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  • Jared Dudley has awful shot in win
    Jared Dudley returned from his kneecap injury on Thursday, scoring two points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had the worst shot you'll see all season with a backwards shot in the corner. We know that doesn't make sense, so click the link below to check it out. Dudley can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • O.J. Mayo scores three points in 13 minutes
    O.J. Mayo returned to action against the Pacers on Thursday, scoring three points with one rebound, four assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He didn't look too bad considering his hamstring issue has bothered him for most of the post-break run. Still, Mayo is likely going to have a 20-minute cap for the next week or so. Keep him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • George Hill scores 24 points, hits six treys
    George Hill stayed hot against the Bucks on Thursday during a 111-107 loss with 24 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal and six 3-pointers on 7-of-12 from the field.

    Advice: His six 3-pointers were a career high and the Bucks just left him open way too often. He's scored at least 20 points in four of his last five, averaging 23.0 points, 4.2 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 triples. Hill no longer has a minutes limit and is one of the hottest properties in fantasy in the past two weeks with second-round value in that span. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) not on road trip
    Rodney Hood (illness) did not travel with the team for their road-game in Denver.

    Advice: We'll be considering Hood doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, and if he is indeed unavailable, Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles will have the opportunity to play extended minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:35 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) probable Friday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hayward spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it appears he'll be able to return to the lineup on Friday for a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. With Hayward back, Elijah Millsap and Trey Burke would be candidates to head back to the bench. Check back for another update on Hayward's status closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:29 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Thursday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Thursday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Mayo was limited to just six minutes when he returned to action on Tuesday, but head coach Jason Kidd said he'll "add minutes" for Mayo tonight. That's a pretty vague quote, but we doubt Mayo would see his minutes much higher than the 20s. With a tough matchup against the Pacers, and a lot of uncertainty around how much floor time Mayo will see tonight, he's not a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) will play Thursday
    Jared Dudley (knee) will play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Dudley had some good stretches during the season, but his play has really fallen off during the month of March with averages of just 2.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game on 22.2 percent shooting from the field. He'll likely be eased back into the rotation, so it's safe to leave Dudley on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:20 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out Friday vs. HOU
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: It would be easier if the Timberwolves would just go ahead and announce that Pek will be shutdown for the season, but until that happens, we'll continue to post updates stating that he's out and belongs on the waiver wire. Justin Hamilton (migraines) returned to action on Wednesday, but only managed to log nine minutes off the bench. However, he was playing very well for Minnesota before going down, so if you have some dead weight on your roster, it makes sense to take a flier on Hamilton with the hopes he'll soon get a decent amount of minutes playing for a Minnesota team that has been devastated by injuries. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:04 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful Friday vs. HOU
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Rubio is again unavailable, it would be his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, and Zach LaVine would draw yet another start. LaVine has been excellent over the past four games, averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 three-pointers and 4.8 turnovers per game, so he's worth a look in all standard leagues if you can live with the turnovers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:55 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Temple (hamstring) gets up shots at practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) was spotted getting up some shots following Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Temple was not able to practice on Thursday, and has been out since March 9, so we'll be considering him doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. With season averages of just 3.9 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:08 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Cha
  • Greg Monroe misses Thursday practice
    Greg Monroe (knee) was unable to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Pistons don't have much motivation to rush Monroe back at this point, so this news may not bode well for his chances to play against the Magic on Friday. We'll update this situation after shootaround on Friday, but Anthony Tolliver would likely again pick up the start if Monroe is unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:10 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • DeAndre Jordan says he loves New York City
    When asked if he would consider the Knicks when he is a free agent after the 2014-15 season, DeAndre Jordan told reporters that he loves New York City.

    Advice: Before Knicks fans get all excited, it's worth pointing out that saying you love a city and signing with a team in that city are two different things. "I love New York City," Jordan said. "I love the city. But right now I’m not thinking of free agency. I’m thinking about finishing our season off strong and focusing on the playoffs.’’ Jordan added to the Clippers demolition of the Knicks with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks on Wednesday and should have no problem providing his fantasy owners with a strong finish to the 2014-15 season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 am
  • Jordan Hill not sweating minutes decrease
    Jordan Hill said he has no issues with the Lakers decision to sit him for the next four or five upcoming games.

    Advice: While the Lakers openly tank, Hill is toeing the company line when it comes to his benching. "I’m not playing for nothing," Hill said. "It’s a good time to get other guys a lot more minutes and get a feel of the game." Hill can be dropped while the Lakers experiment with younger players and Ryan Kelly, Ed Davis, and Tarik Black are all worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:33 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Jeff Teague plays well despite ankle injury
    Jeff Teague had 16 points and nine assists, returning after briefly leaving Wednesday's game with a minor ankle injury.

    Advice: The Hawks need to get their groove back on before the playoffs, but also want to keep their guys healthy. They play the Heat on Friday, so owners of Hawks will want to keep an eye out for some DNP-CD's for some of the starters, although it's possible they play everyone, as well. The game is in ATL, so maybe the Hawks will play their stars for the home crowd. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:20 am
  • Anthony Morrow posts another dud
    Anthony Morrow, who has been very quiet for three straight games, stunk again on Wednesday in an ugly 130-91 loss to the Spurs, finishing with six points and not much else in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow can be forgiven for tonight's performance, as the Spurs blitzed the Thunder by 39 points. Morrow still has plenty of potential given all the OKC injuries, and we would not be surprised to see him get hot again against the Jazz on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:59 pm
  • Mitch McGary goes for 8 & 7 off bench
    Mitch McGary had eight points, seven rebounds, three steals and a block off the Thunder bench in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: The line wasn't bad considering the fact the Thunder lost by 39 points and sat the regulars for most of the second half. Steven Adams disappeared tonight, but he's still the guy we'd rather own over McGary, so don't do anything crazy. This game was over very early. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:57 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 points vs. Suns
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday during a 108-99 victory.

    Advice: He has a foot issue and was probable because of it for this one. Cousins was already on the injury report for calf injury, but neither are likely to threaten his playing time. He should be active in all games going forward as it stands right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:51 pm
  • Surprise: Nic Batum gets a DNP Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum was actually listed as a starter at one point on Wednesday, and it then sounded like he would come off the bench for the Blazers as he deals with a sore back. However, he never got into the game.

    Advice: We're not quite sure what happened here, but the Blazers were not comfortable playing him tonight. The fact he appeared to be a go should be viewed as good news though, and hopefully he'll be back on Friday against the Suns. Allen Crabbe got the surprise start, but Dorell Wright had 15 points, five boards and three 3-pointers, and looks like the safest option if Batum is going to miss more time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:23 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Jerami Grant blocks five shots in start at PF
    Jerami Grant started at power forward against the Nuggets on Wednesday with six points, four rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and five blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Can we please keep him in the starting lineup, Brett Brown? Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) missed tonight and perhaps he misses more time. Grant has 4.0 blocks per game in his two starts and he continues to post highlight-reel plays. He's still below 40 percent from the field and 60 percent from the line, so his ceiling is going to be capped for standard leagues. Give Grant a look if you're looking for some steals, blocks and treys. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:55 pm
     
    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Chase Budinger scores season-high 22
    Chase Budinger came off the bench and played 40 minutes, hitting 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He sent the game to OT with a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in regulation and has now scored in double figures in seven straight games. Pick him up, and hope that Kevin Martin continues to sit for his hamstring, as well as tanking purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Omer Asik plays 26 minutes in his return
    Omer Asik (calf) returned to the lineup on Wednesday with six points, six boards, two assists, one steal and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Rockets.

    Advice: He was a victim of a James Harden poster and didn't have his best game in his return. Asik cost the Pelicans a first-round pick in the upcoming draft, so this sub-par game stings a little more. He's a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:24 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Courtney Lee scoreless in start
    Courtney Lee started after missing time with a hand injury, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score.

    Advice: Tony Allen has been hot for the Grizzlies and had seven points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer, despite hitting just 3-of-11 shots. Forget about Lee unless you see him get hot. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:16 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Tyreke Evans scores 28 points in return
    Tyreke Evans made 10-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Wednesday with 28 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one block, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his most efficient game of the season and it comes on the heels of missing a game on Sunday. Evans should be fine going forward, but his troublesome left ankle will always be something to watch. He'll be a must-start option against the Kings on Friday. Revenge game? Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:12 pm
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Taj Gibson scores two in 14 minutes
    Taj Gibson played just 14 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday during a 116-103 win, scoring two points with two assists.

    Advice: He only played five minutes in the first half and didn't pull down a single rebound. Gibson has lost minutes to red-hot Nikola Mirotic and that's probably going to continue for the foreseeable future. His owners will need to temper expectations and cutting him seems plausible. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:56 pm
  • Evan Turner cools off in loss to Heat
    Evan Turner hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points, four rebounds and five assists in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Heat were up by 17 at halftime and Brad Davis was trying several different and random combos in hopes of getting back into the game. Turner came in hot and Isaiah Thomas didn't look comfortable in his return to action, so we're not ready to give up on Turner just yet. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:55 pm
     
    Player Note
    Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
    4:30 pm @ NY
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points vs. Bulls
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points during a 116-103 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has become more of a facilitator for the Raptors, but he still made just 7-of-19 from the field. DeRozan has made just 40.5 percent from the field in his last seven, averaging 22.4 points, 6.3 boards, 3.7 dimes, 0.6 steals, 2.0 turnovers and 0.7 treys. Specifically, he's made 29.6 percent on his mid-range shots in that span, which accounted for 46.6 percent of his shot total. DeRozan needs to attack the basket more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:28 pm
     
    4:30 pm vs LAL
  • Cleanthony Early scores 18 off Knicks bench
    Cleanthony Early returned from an ankle injury and had a team-high 18 points, four rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks are painful, in all aspects - to watch, to use in fantasy, to watch some more - and Early has really struggled on the season. The points were nice, but he never seems to shoot 50 percent and he's just as likely to give you a three-point game as he is to come through like he did tonight. Then again, maybe the Knicks are ready to wind him up and turn him loose, so it's also possible this was a sign of things to come. Keep a close eye on him on Friday night, and pounce if he does anything. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • George Hill drops 29 points, hits game-winner
    George Hill hit a game-winning layup against the Wizards on Wednesday during a 103-101 victory, scoring 29 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: He made 12-of-24 from the field and had total control of the offense tonight. Hill played a season-high 43 minutes, which crushed his previous season high of 36 from Monday night. It's pretty clear his minutes limit has been lifted, but this does have a little to do with Rodney Stuckey (calf) missing time. Hill is a must-start player regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay will start vs. PHX
    DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: They were listed as probable and should not be limited tonight. Start them in all leagues in what should be a very fast game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:41 pm
  • Update: Nicolas Batum coming off the bench
    Nicolas Batum will come off the bench with Allen Crabbe starting in his place against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: This sounds about right from coach Terry Stotts. Batum should still see a nice chunk of minutes tonight and should be in all lineups. Crabbe is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:03 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Nicolas Batum will start against the Jazz
    Nicolas Batum (back) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and everything seems to be OK for Batum. There's no sign of him being limited, so his fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded tonight. Dorell Wright and Alonzo Gee are not attractive plays tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:54 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Courtney Lee will start, Jeff Green off bench
    Courtney Lee (hand) will start against the Cavs on Wednesday with Jeff Green going back to the bench.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with the Grizzlies saying they like Green as a primary scoring option off the bench. Lee has lost a lot of fantasy value since Green arrived and can be left on the wire in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:04 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Nic Batum might have a good chance to play?
    Nicolas Batum (back) may have a good chance to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: We're going based off team reporter Casey Holdahl saying he thinks Batum will give it a go. Batum may be limited and he's certainly going to be at risk for an aggravation, but owners of Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Alonzo Gee should dial down their expectations. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:57 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Jerami Grant will start for L MAM
    Jerami Grant will start against the Nuggets on Wednesday night.

    Advice: It'll be his second start of his career. In his first start, Grant played 30 minutes for eight points, four boards, one assist and three blocks. He's worth a look in deeper leagues and could climb into the standard league convo with his high upside. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:44 pm
     
    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Jeff Teague (left ankle) will return on Wed
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will return against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: He could barely walk to the locker room, so this is a surprise. The Hawks do play a home game on Friday and there's a decent chance for swelling on Teague. Considering Dennis Schroder was already worth owning in most leagues, he's a very good speculative add. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:37 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) is warming up to play
    Nicolas Batum (back) is on the court warming up to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's shaping up to be a game-time decision tonight. If he can't go, it should be Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright getting most of his minutes. Batum has played through a lot of injuries this season, so he has a chance to play. We should have another update shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:34 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Jeff Teague rolls left ankle vs. the Magic
    Jeff Teague suffered an apparent sprained left ankle against the Magic on Wednesday and went to the locker room.

    Advice: It did not look good and Teague needed some help to get to the locker room. He returned to the bench after a brief trip to the locker room, so apparently the injury wasn't as bad as it initially looked. Dennis Schroder's upside is so high that he's a very strong speculative add. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:27 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and there is still no indication on when he will be able to return. We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, but the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't 100 percent. Trey Burke will draw the start vs. the Blazers and should be very busy on offense, so owners in daily leagues should give him strong consideration. Rodney Hood (illness) is also out tonight, meaning Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles should see some increased run as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:26 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely going to miss more time due to his ankle soreness. Zach LaVine should see a ton of playing tonight at the point while Lorenzo Brown will back him up and could get some minutes at shooting guard. Most owners should cut Rubio at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:52 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer out Wednesday
    Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer are not expected to play against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The pair is not expected to play for the next 4-5 games. Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will get the start and are worth a look in deeper leagues. Hopefully, Ed Davis gets more run than 16 minutes like he did on Tuesday. Hill can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Omer Asik (calf) still expects to play on Wed
    Omer Asik (calf) is still expected to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Asik was able to practice in full on Tuesday, and he was fully expected to be ready for tonight's game. He was playing well prior to suffering the calf injury that cost him the last two games, so he is worth a look for any owner needing help in rebounds. Alexis Ajinca will shift to the bench and his value will take a hit. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:35 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) still expected to play
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is still expected to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is essentially a non-update for Evans and he should be ready to roll after missing Sunday's game against the Clippers. He can be inserted back into fantasy lineups. Expect to see less Norris Cole tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:34 pm
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Courtney Lee (hand) expects to play Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He's been out since Saturday due to a hand sprain, which has been a lingering issue for him in the past couple weeks. With Lee back, Tony Allen and Jeff Green will lose some playing time. Green may also come off the bench, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:29 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) will return vs. LAC
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has a good chance for minutes tonight with the Knicks missing a few guys on the wing. Early has been awful this season, making 33.8 percent from the field in his 31 games. We'll let you know if he does anything noteworthy tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:24 pm
  • Jared Dudley is questionable for Thursday
    Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did go through practice, but that doesn't mean much because he went through practice on Monday and missed Tuesday's game. Dudley can remain on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:06 pm
  • O.J. Mayo is probable to play Thursday
    O.J. Mayo is probable to play against the Pacers on Thursday after going through practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played just six minutes on Tuesday in his return to the lineup. The Bucks are unlikely to play Mayo more than 10-12 minutes on Thursday, so keep him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:04 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf, foot) is listed as probable to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings have yet to rest players a la the Nuggets or Lakers, so we're still fully expecting Cousins to give it a go even on a road game in a back-to-back set. The foot injury was recently added to the Kings' injury report and fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go a little later this evening. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:52 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) questionable for Wed
    Nicolas Batum (back) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday due to an injury from Saturday, but he was listed as doubtful for that game. The Blazers are hopeful Batum can play at some point on the upcoming road trip, which is just for today and Friday. If he's out, Alonzo Gee or Dorell Wright would likely start. Coach Terry Stotts started Gee on Tuesday with Wright at the four, but the matchup is a little different this time around against a big Utah front line. Wright is the more attractive play if you're feeling frisky. Batum owners will want to check back for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:12 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) still doubtful Wed
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) was unable to go through shootaround on Wednesday, and he is still considered doubtful to play vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Hayward has been pretty durable throughout his career, but he is in danger of missing his second straight game. His owners should have a backup plan ready, as the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't feeling up to the task. With Rodney Hood out with an illness, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will be busy on the wings, while Trey Burke will have to step up on offense off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:21 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Rodney Hood (illness) will not play Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (illness) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hood was really starting to come on strong for the Jazz, but the rookie has had a tough time staying on the floor this season. Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is doubtful Wednesday, meaning Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap should see plenty of minutes vs. the Blazers, though neither player is an appealing option in most leagues. Consider Hood day-to-day moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:19 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Courtney Lee (hand) questionable Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Lee has missed two consecutive games, but we haven't heard a lot about his progress in the last few days. If Lee can't play tonight, Tony Allen will draw another start and is worth owning if you need steals while Jeff Green will continue to be a factor in the scoring column for the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:31 am
     
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Omer Asik (calf) expects to play Wednesday
    Omer Asik (calf) is expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Asik has missed the last two games for the Pelicans, but he retuned to practice on Tuesday and is ready to play tonight. He will likely jump back into the starting lineup vs. the Rockets, while Alexis Ajinca will shift back to a limited role off the bench. If you need help in boards, give Asik a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:55 am
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik expect to play Wed
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Omer Asik (calf) are both expected to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans was held out of Sunday's game vs. the Clippers, but he has been able to rest for a few days now, and he should be ready to resume his normal allotment of minutes tonight. With the Pelicans in the hunt for a playoff spot, Evans will likely continue to play through minor injuries for the foreseeable future. Go ahead and pencil him into all active lineups, and expect Norris Cole to return to the bench and lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:54 am
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Kings win behind DeMarcus Cousins' 33 & 17
    DeMarcus Cousins dominated Tuesday's game from start to finish, racking up multiple game-highs with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, four steals and four blocks.

    Advice: Cousins is banged up and it wouldn't be surprising if he received a few DNPs as the season wanes, but tonight's enormous game should allay fears about his health. He made only 8-of-27 field goals tonight, but was a pristine 17-of-19 at the free throw line. Concerns about George Karl's impact on Cousins' fantasy value have proven to be unfounded -- Cousins and Rudy Gay have a combined usage rate of 60.5 percent since the All-Star break, the highest rate of any teammates. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Anthony Morrow scores 12 pts w/ four triples
    Anthony Morrow scored 12 points with four 3-pointers on Tuesday, and he started the second half ahead of Dion Waiters.

    Advice: The bad news is that he didn't have a single rebound, assist, steal or block in 30 minutes of court-time. His second-half start may have been a temporary matchup-based move by Scott Brooks, but it's equally possible that Morrow will continue to start alongside Russell Westbrook, Kyle Singler, Enes Kanter and Steven Adams. Either way, he's a must-start fantasy player -- since Mar. 15 he's averaging 3.6 triples per game, trailing only Randy Foye (3.7) and J.R. Smith (4.2). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:33 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) scoreless in return
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) returned to action on Tuesday, going scoreless with two rebounds and one assist in six minutes vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He didn't check in until the end of the third quarter, presumably because Jason Kidd wanted more offensive weapons on the court with his Bucks trailing by seven points. Mayo has suffered a few setbacks with his hamstring in recent weeks and fantasy owners should view him with skepticism as long as he's playing limited minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Jordan Hill likely to sit out next 4-5 games
    Jordan Hill (tanking) will likely sit out for the next four to five games so that the Lakers can evaluate their younger players.

    Advice: Unreal. The tanking saga continues around the NBA, and this move will certainly draw some harsh criticism from around the league. Hill has been one of the better plays for the Lakers this season with averages of 12.3 points and 8.0 boards per game, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts to this. For what it's worth, Carlos Boozer will also sit out with Hill, meaning Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will handle the frontcourt duties for the Lakers until further notice. With fantasy playoffs in progress, Hill's owners should cut bait. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Nicolas Batum (back) expected to sit Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum (back) didn't go through warmups and he's not listed as a starter for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Batum didn't practice on Monday and he was listed as doubtful prior to being ruled out, so this shouldn't catch any owners by surprise. The extremely short-handed Blazers will rely on Alonzo Gee, Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Arron Afflalo to pick up extra playing time in Batum's absence, with Gee taking Batum's spot in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:28 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer may not play Tues
    Jordan Hill (tanking) and Carlos Boozer (tanking) may not be in the rotation vs. the Thunder on Tuesday according to Lakers beat writer Mike Trudell.

    Advice: Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black are starting in the frontcourt, so winning clearly isn't a priority tonight. The Lakers are going to get their younger guys some more playing time down the stretch, so Hill and Boozer's value will likely start to trend down. We will continue to monitor this story closely, but owners will want to see how things play out tonight before doing anything drastic. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:16 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Jordan Hill moves to the bench on Tuesday
    Jordan Hill will shift to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, while Ryan Kelly will draw the start.

    Advice: The Lakers are desperately trying to improve their chances in the draft lottery, so it's not surprising to see them give their younger players a longer look. Hill's owners should use a wait-and-see approach here, but it look his value could take a hit down the stretch. Ryan Kelly is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) a game-time decision
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: The Bucks will make a decision on Mayo after he goes through warm-ups, but even if he is able to go, he'll likely be on a minutes restriction which will really limit his upside. Mayo belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) out Tuesday vs. Miami
    Jared Dudley (knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Dudley is inching his way closer to making a return after going through a full practice on Monday, but today will not be the day. He wasn't playing well before going down, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) doubtful for Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: With both Hood and Gordon Hayward (shoulder) being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game, the Jazz are going to be very thin on the wings. Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will likely see a healthy heaping of minutes if Hood and Hayward are indeed unavailable, while Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:03 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) doubtful Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: This injury couldn't come at a worse time for owners fighting to make it through the playoffs, but with player development now being prioritized over winning in Utah, the Jazz are not going to rush Hayward back from an injury. If he is unable to go on Wednesday, Joe Ingles would get another game with the starting unit, while Derrick Favors would be asked to step up as the main-man on offense. Trey Burke would also see his shot attempts rise with Hayward on the sidelines. Owners can expect to get another update on Hayward following Wednesday morning's shootaround, so stay tuned for that. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:56 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out Wednesday vs. LAL
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Gorgui Dieng has been logging heavy minutes lately with zero depth behind him. He'll likely again be asked to play as close to the entire game as possible on Wednesday with Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful, and Justin Hamilton (migraines) questionable. Pekovic remains without a clear timetable to return, and with Minnesota playing for draft picks, it's unlikely we'll see Pek in uniform again this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:46 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out Tuesday vs. Toronto
    Greg Monroe (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Anthony Tolliver has been starting with Monroe sidelined, but he failed to score during his last outing, and only managed four points in his previous game without hitting a single 3-pointer in either contest. Andre Drummond on the other hand has been a monster, averaging 14.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 2.8 blocks over the past four games while logging heavy minutes, and he appears to be the primary beneficiary sans Monroe. Tolliver makes for a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:09 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Rubio has spent the past three games on the sidelines, and Zach LaVine has played quite well in his absence, averaging 19.3 points, 4.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers and an unfortunate 5.0 turnovers per game during that span. If you're okay with the turnovers, LaVine is worth owning in standard leagues while Rubio is out. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:59 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) probable Wednesday
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Early hasn't been able to do much this season, even when given big minutes, so he's not someone that should be added in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:52 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Evans is again unable to go on Wednesday, Norris Cole would have another opportunity to run with the starting unit, while Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis would be asked to step it up on the offensive end. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Omer Asik (calf) goes through practice Tues.
    Omer Asik (calf) went through practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Asik has missed the past two games with a strained right calf, but his return to practice is an encouraging sign for his chances of suiting up Wednesday vs. the Rockets. We'll be considering him questionable for now, but if he is able to return to the lineup, Alexis Ajinca would head back to the bench and his value would take a sizable hit with the demotion to the second unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:28 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Rodney Hood misses Tuesday practice
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Hood left Monday's game against Minnesota with a stomach problem and was unable to practice on Tuesday, so we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With Gordon Hayward (shoulder) already questionable for Wedesday, Joe Ingles would be in for a minutes boost if Hood is unable to suit up, while Elijah Millsap would also see some extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:59 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Gordon Hayward misses Tuesday practice
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: While this doesn't mean anything definitive, it certainly casts doubt on Hayward's availability for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With the Jazz having little to play for, we could see them take a cautious approach with their star over the last few weeks of the season. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert would see a bump in fantasy value if Hayward sits on Wednesday, while Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, and Joe Ingles would all see a slight value boost as well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Budinger hits four more threes on Monday
    Chase Budinger hit a season-high four treys in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Budinger has probably earned solid playing time going forward, but as guys return his touches are going to be a question mark. It's entirely possible he dodges all of that and provides serviceable value for owners hunting threes, but he comes with a decent amount of risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Taj Gibson scores four in 32 minutes
    Taj Gibson played 32 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with four points, seven rebounds, three steals and one block.

    Advice: He started tonight with Joakim Noah (rest) out. Gibson could be at risk of losing playing time because Nikola Mirotic is one of the hottest rookies in the NBA. He's still a hold in standard leagues, but isn't a must-own player with Noah expected to be back soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:52 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) out for game on Monday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) will not return on Monday.

    Advice: He was in the tunnel and was in a lot of discomfort before going back to the locker room. For what it's worth, Hood had some issues at college last year with his stomach and during an NBA tryout, so this has been a trend for him in a little over a year. Joe Ingles should get more chances to score while Elijah Millsap will also step up. Hood finished with eight points, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:51 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Turner triple-doubles in Celtics win vs. BKY
    Evan Turner triple-doubled in Monday's win, scoring 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting (no threes) with 10 rebounds, 12 assists and one block.

    Advice: Turner is the guy who takes a hit when Isaiah Thomas (probable) returns as soon as Wednesday. With the way he has been playing lately, owners will want to walk him all the way to the edge before considering a drop. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:23 pm
     
    Player Note
    Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
    4:30 pm @ NY
  • George Hill puts up big 20-point line vs. HOU
    George Hill filled the stat sheet against the Rockets on Monday with 20 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers on 9-of-15 form the field in 36 minutes

    Advice: He stepped up with Rodney Stuckey (calf) out and certainly didn't look like he had any issues with his back. Hill is really picking up his scoring in his last five, averaging 19.0 points, 3.4 boards, 3.8 dimes, 1.0 steals and 1.4 treys and 1.7 turnovers on 56.5 percent from the field. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:00 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play on Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be Zach LaVine getting the start with Lorezno Brown backing him up. Rubio doesn't sound too injured, but the Wolves are looking to get some extra lottery balls for Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns. Rubio is not a must-stash considering we only have a few weeks left in the season and he'll have a minutes cap even if he returns. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:38 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out vs. Minnesota
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz will miss their leading scorer and will have to lean more on Trey Burke and Rodney Hood for more offense on the wing. Plus, they'll likely count on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert more in their frontcourt for scoring. Hayward should be considered questionable to play on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:14 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler listed as starters
    Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler are listed as the starters against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: Joakim Noah (rest) won't play tonight while Butler makes his return. The Bulls should look to beat the Hornets inside with Charlotte missing some depth. Gibson is worth starting in most leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:13 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) out again on Monday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies should be OK without him. On Saturday, Jeff Green and Tony Allen played outstanding ball with Green putting up a 23-point gem and Allen double-doubling with six steals. They're both worth looks in all leagues tonight. Lee can be cut in most leagues until he's deemed healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:08 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Cleanthony Early will not play vs. Memphis
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: His ankle injury isn't getting much better and there's no word of him practicing yet. Early can be dropped in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) doesn't practice Monday
    Nicolas Batum (back) did not practice on Monday and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: One season after the Blazers were one of the healthiest teams in decades, they're dealing with some injuries right now. Batum does have a couple minor injuries to his back, but this isn't a trend for him. Still, he appears doubtful to play on Tuesday. With Batum out, C.J. McCollum and Dorell Wright will benefit on the wing and maybe Arron Afflalo can finally get it going. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:41 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Jared Dudley questionable for Tuesday
    Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He went through practice on Monday and could return after missing most of the second half due to an issue with his kneecap. Dudley would take minutes away from Ersan Ilyasova, but Ghosface Ilya is still worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:37 pm
  • O.J. Mayo is questionable for Tuesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: Even if he does return, the Bucks are unlikely to give him more than minutes in the teens. Mayo is not worth owning in almost any league. Tyler Ennis should remain in the rotation while Jerryd Bayless gets some extra run. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:36 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play vs. Jazz
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play against the Jazz on Monday night.

    Advice: There was almost no chance Pekovic was going to play tonight and the Wolves finally decided to rule him out early. There's a very good chance we won't see Pek back on the court this season with the Wolves playing for lottery balls and being tied to his contract. Gorgui Dieng will continue to be one of the best big men to own in fantasy while Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will get the rest of the big-man minutes. Dieng does get a bad matchup against Rudy Gobert tonight, though. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:21 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Ricky Rubio, Kevin Garnett doubtful Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are doubtful to play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: This will likely be Rubio's third game out of the lineup and his fifth in last six games. There's a decent chance he misses more games in the future, so owners in weekly leagues have to bench him. Cutting him is also an option in several formats. Zach LaVine will get a 30-40 minutes and is worth a look in standard leagues as long as you're OK with high turnovers and low shooting percentage. Lorenzo Brown will also be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:20 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Gordon Hayward remains questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Hayward was listed as questionable on Sunday, and the fact that he did not participate in shootaround is an ominous sign. If he can't give it a go, rookies Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will all have to step up in emphatic fashion. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:48 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Nikoa Pekovic again questionable on Monday
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is once again listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Despite the questionable tag, Pek has missed six straight and he's just not worth the constant headache. We don't expect him to play, and we should instead see Gorgui Dieng, who is a must-own, must-start player at this time. He's averaging 11.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 blocks on 50.5 percent shooting as the starting center, and Justin Hamilton (migraines) has already been ruled out, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:17 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Rubio, Pekovic, Garnett questionable again
    Ricky Rubio (ankle), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are all questionable again to play the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: If Rubio doesn't play (he's missed three of the last four), Zach LaVine will again draw the start, and the rookie has averaged 10.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.1 steals on 42.9 percent shooting over 27 games in that role. If Garnett sits again, Adreian Payne should again draw the start, and he's averaging 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in that role. Finally, if Pekovic sits, it will be the Gorgui Dieng show inside, where he's averaged 11.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 blocks on 50.5 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:15 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Nicolas Batum (back) looking doubtful Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum's (back) status for Tuesday's game in the Warriors is in doubt after leaving Saturday's game early.

    Advice: Batum felt a shooting pain up his legs and back after landing "awkwardly" on his heels, and after the game he had a tough time standing up, so none of that sounds very good at all. With Batum unlikely to suit up, that would mean a larger role for Dorell Wright, who would likely start in Batum's place, with C.J. McCollum also playing extended minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:19 am
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Jordan Hill shoots 6-of-7 in just 20 minutes
    Jordan Hill made 6-of-7 shots vs. the Sixers on Sunday, finishing L.A.'s home victory with 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists in only 20 minutes.

    Advice: Hill was a combined 10-of-31 from the field in his three previous games, so it's nice to see him get going offensively vs. a Sixers defense which has been surprisingly stingy in recent weeks. Hill is a reliable late-round value but he lacks explosive upside while logging 25-28 minutes for coach Byron Scott. Owners should be on the lookout for potential lineup changes, too, as Scott has suggested that he'll tweak his rotations over L.A.'s final 10 games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:37 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Evan Turner scores 23 points with 8 dimes
    Evan Turner scored 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting with eight assists, six boards, three steals and two 3-pointers during Sunday's loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Marcus Smart was suspended for this one, meaning Evan Turner was the primary ball-handler and he was in total control tonight. Turner's value will take a hit when Smart comes back Monday, but he is still posting respectable averages of 12.4 points, 6.8 assists, 4.8 boards and 1.6 steals over his last five games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:21 pm
     
    Player Note
    Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
    4:30 pm @ NY
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) struggles w/ fouls
    DeMarcus Cousins' calf injury didn't limit him on Sunday, as he notched 20 points (6-of-11 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 109-86 win vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: What did limit DMC was foul trouble, but he still finished with a solid fantasy line despite playing just 23 minutes. He's playing through ankle and calf injuries and could easily pick up DNPs with the Kings eyeing the draft lottery, so owners should double-check his status prior to Tuesday's game vs. Philly. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • Anthony Morrow scores 12 for short-handed OKC
    Anthony Morrow stepped up after Andre Roberson's ankle injury on Sunday, scoring 12 points with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He could earn more than his usual 28 minutes per game if Roberson misses more games, especially with Kevin Durant (foot) already on the shelf indefinitely. Morrow has been excellent lately, shooting lights out while averaging 17.3 points, 4.2 triples and 1.0 steals over his previous six games, so make sure he's not still available in your leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:18 pm
  • Mitch McGary scores 14 points in bench role
    Mitch McGary shifted to the Thunder bench on Sunday and didn't miss a beat, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: McGary hasn't fared well recently, exceeding 20 minutes just three times in March, so it's hard to get too excited about tonight's performance vs. a weak Miami frontcourt. He's worth keeping an eye on but standard-league owners should avoid him as long as Enes Kanter and Steven Adams are both healthy and starting. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:10 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: He is reportedly dealing with a Grade 1 left AC sprain, but it doesn't sound too serious. If Hayward is unable to give it a go on Monday, Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap would all have to step up, with Hood being the primary beneficiary. We should know more after Monday's shootaround, so Hayward's owners will want to stay on alert for an update, Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:05 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) ruled out again Sunday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play vs. the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: He's now missed three of the Wolves' past four games but has been a game-time decision for each of his DNPs, giving the impression that he could return any day now. Zach LaVine has shown steady improvement and he's worth a look as Minnesota's fill-in PG, particularly if you need a quick boost in 3-pointers, assists and FT percentages. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:27 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Ho-hum: DeAndre double-doubles w/ three BLKs
    DeAndre Jordan finished Sunday's home victory with 12 points, 16 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 37 minutes, while making 5-of-7 FGs and 2-of-7 FTs.

    Advice: He was aided by the absence of Omer Asik during Sunday's game but this is just another day at the office for DeAndre. He leads the NBA in boards (14.8), ranks fourth in blocks (2.2) and is making an unheard-of 70.9 percent of his field goals -- the next-closest player is Mason Plumlee at 58.3 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:22 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) ruled out for Sunday
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This will be his sixth straight game on the sidelines and there is simply no telling if he will play again this season. Pekovic's owners should have already moved with fantasy playoffs in progress, while Gorgui Dieng will continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Justin Hamilton has also been playing well and is worth a look in deeper leagues if his migraines clear up. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:58 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Jeff Teague scores eight quiet points Sunday
    Jeff Teague had another quiet game on Sunday, scoring eight points while handing out six assists in 28 minutes vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Teague stole the ball three times but he also committed five turnovers, and he didn't so much as attempt a 3-point shot. The Hawks are riding a season-long three-game losing streak but they're headed toward a relatively lenient week with matchups vs. the Magic, Heat and Hornets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:31 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) and Mayo (hamstring) out
    Jared Dudley (knee) and O.J. Mayo (hamstring) remain out indefinitely.

    Advice: Neither guy will play on Sunday, of course, and their absence leaves extra playing time available for Tyler Ennis, Jerryd Bayless, Ersan Ilyasova and others. Ilyasova is the best bet for reliable value, though Bayless is also worth a glance for deep-league owners seeking guard help. Dudley and Mayo both belong on the waiver wire until a return date is announced. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:14 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) out Sunday vs. TOR
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Early has been sidelined since March 15, and with the fantasy playoffs in full swing, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:08 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out Sunday vs. Celtics
    Greg Monroe (knee) will not play vs. the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: He wasn't expected to play vs. Boston but coach Stan Van Gundy is hopeful to have Monroe back for Tuesday's game. The Pistons have a mediocre three-game schedule this week, so ideally Monroe's status will be confirmed after Monday's practice. In his absence, Anthony Tolliver will continue playing heavy minutes as a fill-in starter. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:06 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Omer Asik (calf) out Sunday vs. the Clippers
    Omer Asik (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This will be Asik's second consecutive game on the sidelines, and it'll be Alexis Ajinca and Jeff Withey picking up the slack in his absence, with Ajinca getting the start. The Pelicans don't play again until Wednesday, so we'll be considering Asik questionable for that one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:36 am
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: With Evans unavailable, Eric Gordon will be asked to do more on offense, and Norris Cole will see a bump in value as the starting point guard. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:08 am
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Omer Asik (calf) is questionable vs. Clippers
    Omer Asik (calf) is questionable to play the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Asik was a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Warriors and ended up siting that one out, and it looks like his status likely won't be determined until right before tip-off again. Alexis Ajinca and Jeff Withey would both be in the mix for more playing time if Asik can't give it a go, with Ajinca holding a little more upside. Asik is worth holding onto if you need boards. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:26 am
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik questionable Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) and Omer Asik (calf) are questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Evans injured his calf on Friday and wasn't able to return, so his owners might view it as a good thing that the Pelicans cited his previously sprained ankle for the reason as to why he is questionable. Evans will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to to check back later for the official word on his status. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole would likely start and would be worth a look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:25 am
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Rodney Hood scores 19 points in loss Saturday
    Rodney Hood scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Warriors, adding one board and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It was an encouraging game for the rookie, and the Jazz will simply be glad to see him out on the court after he struggled with plantar fasciitis in his foot for most of the season. Hood is still rather inconsistent and is coming off a two-point performance on Thursday, but he is certainly worth a look for owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers. It also helps that his competition for minutes consists of Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:11 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Taj Gibson plays 19 minutes, scores 13 pts
    Taj Gibson played 19 minutes on Saturday vs. the Pistons, scoring 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting with three rebounds.

    Advice: Gibson acknowledged that his ankle was doing fine, but he said that he is dealing with some tightness in his Achilles and calf. However, his owners shouldn't panic as he will simply have to continue to build on his conditioning and shake off the rust after an extended period on the shelf. Having said that, Gibson isn't a must-own player until he can get at least 25 minutes per game, especially with fantasy playoffs in full swing. Nikola Mirotic's role looks safe for now and he is still a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:47 pm
  • George Hill dealing with his back injury
    George Hill is still dealing with a back injury and finished Saturday's game against the Nets with 18 points, four rebounds, nine assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He didn't look like himself and gave up several easy baskets on defense. Hill has been battling through his back injury since Wednesday, but he's still played at least 30 minutes in all of those games. Just keep an eye on his injury going forward and plug him in this week for his four games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:15 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (low back pain) won't return
    Nicolas Batum (lower back pain) will not return to Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He reportedly felt a pain shoot up his back after landing hard on his heels, so it's not quite clear what exactly he is dealing with. We will pass along further updates once we know more about the severity of the injury, but Batum should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors. If Batum can't play, Dorell Wright started the second half in place of him and would likely be the primary beneficiary, while guys like C.J. McCollum would have to step up as well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:44 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) is listed as probable to play against the Wizards on Sunday.

    Advice: When the Kings list a guy as probable, it basically means they are a lock because they often don't update them until right before tip. Cousins missed the last two games and should be ready to roll for the home game. His owners can plug him back into their lineups, but it doesn't hurt to check back to make sure he's a go at shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:24 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) will not play Saturday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday due to a right hand sprain.

    Advice: That means the Grizzlies will have their third different combo on the wings with Tony Allen and Jeff Green likely to start next to each other. Lee isn't too involved in the offense and only has a 15.1 usage rate, so there won't be too many extra shots to go around. That said, Green and Allen are worth starting in standard leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:11 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: He has missed the last two road games, but he did play at home on Wednesday. Rubio and the Wolves are at home for this one, so it's fair to be somewhat optimistic he'll play for that one. He will likely have his minutes held in check if he does play, though. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) questionable for Sun
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: His ankle are not capable of playing big minutes, so don't expect to see Pekovic get many minutes even if he can play. We're still not expecting him to play and aren't interested in picking him up. Gorgui Dieng is going to continue putting up huge numbers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:19 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out for Saturday night
    Greg Monroe (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He is not expected to play against the Celtics on Sunday with coach Stan Van Gundy saying he's hopeful Monroe can play on Tuesday. Monroe was a surprise scratch this week due to an injury in practice on Monday, which burned fantasy owners in weekly leagues. With Monroe out, Anthony Tolliver is worth a look while a number of other players will have to do more on offense. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:06 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Taj Gibson is probable for Saturday
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is listed as probable to play against the Pistons on Saturday.

    Advice: He played just 11 minutes in his return on Friday. The Bulls have the dreaded back-to-back game on the road, so there's a chance they rest Gibson tonight against one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Bulls didn't reveal much about Gibson yesterday, so he's a very risky play tonight. Nikola Mirotic is safe to start in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:15 pm
  • Tyreke Evans leaves game with calf injury
    Tyreke Evans left Friday's game midway through the third quarter due to a calf injury and did not return, finishing with two points on 1-of-4 shooting, five rebounds and four assists in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Evans was questionable for tonight's game due to an ankle injury so needless to say he's banged up. Norris Cole (16 points, five rebounds, four assists, two threes, 37 minutes) has had some standalone low-end appeal in 12-14 team leagues, but any time off for Evans would obviously boost him into easy late-round value with some upside beyond that. The Pelicans are in the thick of the playoff chase, so guys will push to play. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:38 am
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Morrow scores 21 points with six triples
    Anthony Morrow scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, including six 3-pointers to go with one assist and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow hit 3-of-3 free throws but the line is light everywhere else, but the biggest news is that Kevin Durant's season is in doubt. He was a decent add before that news broke and this news puts him in a must-own position until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Taj Gibson plays 11 minutes in his return
    Taj Gibson played 11 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday with four points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal against the Raptors.

    Advice: He is probably going to have a minutes cap going forward, especially with how Nikola Mirotic is tearing up the league. Gibson can remain on the wire in most leagues until he puts up a big night. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:37 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits a few 3-pointers
    DeMar DeRozan made three 3-pointers and 8-of-14 from the field for 27 points against the Bulls during a 108-92 loss on Friday with seven rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's picking it up with four straight games of at least 21 points. DeRozan has also been to the line at least 10 times in each of his last three, which helps explain the scoring binge. He'll look to keep it going against the hapless Knicks on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:25 pm
     
    4:30 pm vs LAL
  • Early (ankle) does not play on Friday
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) did not play on Friday against the Sixers.

    Advice: Early fits the profile as somebody that the Knicks would develop in this lost season but he just hasn't created any momentum. Owners can watch this action from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play on Friday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: At least the Pelicans will have 40 percent of their starting lineup tonight. Evans has dealt with a ton of ankle injuries and he's still a risky play because of the Warriors defense and the garbage time factor. He should still have enough chances to put up numbers, though. Norris Cole isn't as appealing tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:32 pm
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Omer Asik (calf) out for Friday night vs. GSW
    Omer Asik (calf) will not play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He was expected to be a game-time decision, but the team decided to just rule him out early. Asik tends to stay on the sidelines more than most players, so he could be looking at another DNP on Sunday against the Clippers. Alexis Ajinca is a nice option in all leagues tonight while Jeff Withey will play more off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:24 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) is a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will be a game-time call against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He has a few left ankle injuries in the past couple seasons and there's almost no point at even risking him getting hurt tonight as huge underdogs. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely start while the Pelicans will look for a host of others to step up. Eric Gordon will have to do a ton on offense sans 'Reke. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:14 pm
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Cousins now ruled out for Friday vs. CHA
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will not play on Friday against the Hornets.

    Advice: There is more than meets the eye to this situation and there is some conflict between George Karl and Cousins about whether or not he should play. In reality, this is the fruit of the Kings' front office scapegoating Cousins for their inability to quickly hire Karl, among other things like firing Mike Malone. Now this has become a weird issue, and to be clear if anybody deserves a game off or two while the Kings tank it's Cousins -- who has sprained his ankle twice in the past few weeks, been beat up all year, and had to bounce back from a nasty case of viral meningitis. Owners should be prepared for a bumpy ride with Cousins and tonight Jason Thompson, Omri Casspi and Andre Miller are your beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:32 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins now a game-time call
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: There have been conflicting reports both internally and in the press about his status, so we're simply calling him questionable and we'll let you know when we have clarity. We know he is on the court and working out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:11 pm
  • Taj Gibson in uniform to face the Raptors
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is in uniform to play against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: There is still no word on if he's going to play for sure, but he did go through shootaround this morning. Gibson is a risky play tonight and the Bulls probably won't let him play big minutes off the bat considering he's had so much trouble with his ankle this season. Nikola Mirotic should be starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:55 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will play on Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will play Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Cousins dropped 20 points and 14 rebounds in his last outing against the Hornets, so make sure he's on your active roster. Those that swooped up Jason Thompson under the assumption that Cousins would be out tonight should look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:47 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) warming up to play
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) is warming up to play against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He is still questionable for this one and will likely be a game-time decision. Cousins missed Wednesday night due to a strain and the Kings certainly have nothing to play for outside of lottery balls, so he could sit even though this game is at home. Jason Thompson is probably the only player worth an add in deep leagues. There should be an update on DMC soon. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:06 pm
  • Mitch McGary will start Friday vs. Atlanta
    Mitch McGary will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Hawks with Enes Kanter (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: In McGary's previous start he put up 12 points, two rebounds, and two assists through 22 minutes of action. He'll have a tough matchup tonight against the Hawks, and with Scott Brooks, starting doesn’t necessarily equate to heavy minutes, so McGary remains a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:31 pm
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) a game-time decision Fri.
    Taj Gibson (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Head coach Tom Thibodeau seemed optimistic when discussing Gibson's following Friday morning's shootaround, but nothing is official just yet. If Gibson can't go tonight, Nikola Mirotic will have his minutes unimpeded, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:19 pm
  • George Hill good to go on Friday night
    George Hill (back) will play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He rested in practice yesterday, but was not in jeopardy of missing this game. The Pacers will also have Rodney Stuckey available for today's game and will be close to full strength with the exception of Paul George (leg). Hill is worth starting in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:09 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He did suffer an injury to his troublesome ankle on Thursday and was in some pain, but he didn't look limited upon his return. Evans did suffer an ankle sprain back on Mar. 9 and needed to miss the game on Mar. 10, but that was a more severe sprain based on the team giving him an X-ray. Evans looks like a coin flip right now for the game which is likely going to be a blowout. Norris Cole would benefit and is worth a look as a stream option for a point guard-needy owner. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:31 pm
     
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Omer Asik (calf) questionable to play Friday
    Omer Asik (calf) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He suffered the calf injury in the second half of Thursday's game against the Suns and did not return. Alexis Ajinca stepped up and he is likely going to have his biggest chance to post stats with Anthony Davis (ankle) doubtful for this game. The Pelicans will have Jeff Withey as the backup center while Luke Babbitt will get more run with more minutes now open at power forward. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:23 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Greg Monroe (knee) doubtful for the weekend
    Greg Monroe (knee) is doubtful to play Saturday vs. Chicago, as well as Sunday vs. Boston.

    Advice: This is very unfortunate news for owners of Monroe, and with him sidelined, Anthony Tolliver will likely stick with the starting unit. Through two games as a starter this season, Tolliver has put in averages of 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game, so he's worth a look as a streamer option for those seeking some 3-point shooting. Jodie Meeks will also see some increased opportunity on offense with Monroe out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:27 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) goes through shootaround
    Taj Gibson (ankle) went through shootaround, and head coach Tom Thibodeau said he may be able to give it a go for Friday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Gibson is officially being listed as questionable, but his participation in shootaround can certainly be viewed as a positive sign. He's been out since Feb. 27, so his conditioning probably isn't where it needs to be, and he could be limited if he does go tonight. Folks in Chicago have wondered if he'll cede playing time to Nikola Mirotic and he hasn't produced anywhere near enough this season to be called a must-own player, but he's certainly worth a look. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:56 am
  • Jared Dudley (back) will not play on Friday
    Jared Dudley (back spasms) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn, and he is currently without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: With Dudley out, Ersan Ilyasova will likely continue to see his minutes in the 30s, with Giannis Antetokounmpo getting all the run he can handle. Dudley belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:26 am
  • Mayo (hamstring), Dudley (back) out Friday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) and Jared Dudley (back) have been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Nets, and both players are without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: With both Mayo and Dudley unavailable, Giannis Antetokounmpo will get all the run he can handle with Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis seeing extending minutes off the bench. Bayless can be viewed as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues, but Ennis doesn't offer much value at all. Mayo and Dudley can be cut in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:09 am
  • Gordon Hayward scores 22 points in victory
    Gordon Hayward made 11-of-13 from the line against the Lakers during an 80-73 win on Thursday, scoring 22 points with five rebounds, five assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The Jazz continue to impress and have been the best defense in the NBA these days. Hayward hasn't really been known for his defense, but his production on offense is why the Jazz have the highest winning percentage since the break of any NBA team. He's been a top-50 player since the break in standard leagues and could improve on that ranking going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:25 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Rodney Hood misses all six from the field
    Rodney Hood missed all six shots from the field against the Lakers on Thursday with two points, one rebound, three assists and no turnovers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The law of averages had its say and Hood was on the opposite end of the spectrum from his 9-of-11 from the field back on Monday. His minutes also came down from the 29-minute outing on Wednesday. Although, maybe Hood only making 31.4 percent from the field in his previous seven games with no days rest was a factor here. He could get hot again, but he's probably not going to be a fantasy savior. The rookie is not a must-own player if you're looking at a different guy to add. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:16 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Jordan Hill scores four points in a loss
    Jordan Hill scored four points in an 80-73 loss to the Jazz on Thursday with 10 rebounds, one block and two steals in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes are there for Hill right now, but he's made a combined 10-of-31 (32.3 percent) from the field in his last three games. Hill does have some decent production in the other categories with at least nine rebounds in each of his last four, so he's a decent guy to own. The Lakers have a 4-4-4 schedule in the last three full weeks of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:12 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Omer Asik (calf) doubtful to return vs. Suns
    Omer Asik suffered a calf strain against the Suns on Thursday and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: It's not a good day for the Pelicans and their injuries are just getting out of hand. Anthony Davis (ankle) stepped on Asik's foot at practice today, so they are missing both of their starting frontcourt guys. Plus, Ryan Anderson (knee) and Jrue Holiday (leg) are out. With Asik out, Alexis Ajinca would move into must-add territory if he does need to miss time. Asik left the game with six points, 14 boards and one assist in 18 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:41 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Chase Budinger plays 43 minutes in OT win
    Chase Budinger played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Knicks on Thursday with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: With Adreian Payne making too many mistakes, Budinger stepped in as the stretch four. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and there could be more minutes headed his way going forward. His value depends a lot on Justin Hamilton making his return from migraines. If you need treys in a deep league, give Budinger a look. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:42 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out Thursday vs. NY
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will remain sidelined for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Head coach Flip Saunders said that Pekovic will be out for "a while," but wouldn't confirm whether or not that means he's done for the season. Given the fact that Pek has been battling ankle soreness the entire year, and that Minnesota is playing for draft picks, we don't expect Pekovic to return to action this year; and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne are currently the only healthy bigs on the roster for Minnesota, so they will obviously be forced into heavy minutes tonight. Dieng should be a stud while Payne will look to bounce back from a lackluster Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:28 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Thursday vs. New York
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Zach LaVine will more than likely get the start tonight with a favorable matchup against the Knicks, so he's someone to consider as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. The Timberwolves don't play again until Sunday vs. Charlotte, so we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one, stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:16 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not play Thurs.
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Timberwolves, as expected.

    Advice: There isn't a clear winner with Early sidelined. Lance Thomas and Travis Wear will have the opportunity for some extended minutes, but neither guy is doing enough statistically to matter in most leagues. Early hasn't produced enough for New York this season to warrant a stash, so he can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:02 pm
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) hopeful for Friday vs. TOR
    Updating a previous report, Taj Gibson (ankle) is hopeful he'll be able to return for Friday's game vs. the Raptors, and he's officially being listed as questionable.

    Advice: Gibson said he wants to see how he feels following Friday morning's shootaround, so owners can expect to get another update then. Make sure Gibson isn't sitting on your waiver wire, as it's looking likely he'll be able to return to action this weekend. It'll be interesting to see how he affects Nikola Mirotic's minutes upon his return. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:47 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) questionable Thursday
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Even if Pekovic is able to go, his minutes will more than likely be limited as he's simply not able to log heavy minutes on those gimpy ankles. We'll consider him on the doubtful side of questionable, and if he's unable to go, there will be more minutes for Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne, with Dieng offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:36 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Mitch McGary plays just six minutes Wednesday
    Mitch McGary played just six minutes on Wednesday and didn't see the court in the second half, finishing with just four points and one rebound (and three fouls).

    Advice: With Enes Kanter leaving with a sprained ankle tonight, McGary could be getting more run if Kanter misses time. Stay tuned for news on Kanter's ankle. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:10 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 26 points in loss
    Gordon Hayward scored 26 points against the Wizards during an 88-84 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors are getting all the press, but Hayward is playing well. Since returning from a back injury, Hayward averaged 21.3 points, 5.0 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. He should have a nice finish to his season following his big contract last summer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:40 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Rodney Hood plays 29 minutes
    Rodney Hood played 29 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with eight points, three rebounds, four assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: He was 4-of-9 from the field and cooled off from his red-hot run this March. Hood has been thriving on his shots off the dribble and the four dimes tonight are further proof of coach Quin Snyder trusting his rookie. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:30 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Anthony Morrow scores 20 with four 3-pointers
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 7-of-11 shots and 4-of-7 3-pointers for 20 points, six rebounds and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: Without Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, Morrow is coming on. He's scored 20-plus in two of his last five games, and is averaging 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over that stretch, and should be one of the hottest pickups in fantasy right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • George Hill has a minor back injury
    George Hill had a minor back injury against the Bulls on Wednesday and did return, finishing with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: There is no concern right now of Hill being hurt. The only noteworthy comment from Hill after the game was that he thought the Pacers are a little out of sync. He'll be ready to go against the Cavs on Friday and look to bounce back from this dud. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:54 pm
  • Evan Turner goes 4x5 in loss to OKC
    Evan Turner hit 3-of-6 shots for eight points, six rebounds, 10 assists and five steals before fouling out of Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: He's quietly been putting up nice lines for most of the season and is one of a handful of players to put up at least five points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game this year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:46 pm
     
    Player Note
    Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
    4:30 pm @ NY
  • Chase Budinger scores 19 in 36 minutes
    Chase Budinger hit 9-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Budinger has quietly scored 19, 18 and 10 points in each of his last three games, but has been helped by injuries to teammates. If he does it again on Thursday against the Knicks, pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Ricky Rubio back in action, struggles
    Ricky Rubio was back in action from an ankle injury on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-4 shots for two points in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did have eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals, so all was not lost. And with Rubio back, Zach LaVine played just 20 minutes and had five points and one assist. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:44 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Hawks are starting their usual guys on Wed
    The Hawks are starting Jeff Teague, Kent Bazemore, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Kyle Korver (face) out, the Hawks aren't resting anyone on a road game. Teague and Co. get a matchup against a team with the best defensive efficiency, but he should still have a nice line tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:48 pm
  • Pekovic, Neal, Garnett won't play Wednesday
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Pek joins Kevin Garnett (knee), Gary Neal (hand) and Justin Hamilton (illness) on the sidelines, meaning Adreian Payne and Gorgui Dieng will be very busy tonight. Pek's ankles are a chronic problem and it's anyone's guess when he'll get back on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:02 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Greg Monroe (knee) unlikely until next week?
    Greg Monroe (knee) may not play over the weekend against the Bulls and Celtics.

    Advice: This is arguably the toughest blow of the week for owners in weekly fantasy leagues. On Monday afternoon, they were looking at four games from Monroe this week, but now they might not get a single minute out of him. Anthony Tolliver is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:31 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • KG, Pekovic and Gary Neal unlikely to play
    Kevin Garnett (knee), Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Gary Neal (hand) are very unlikely to play on Wednesday night against the Raptors.

    Advice: This isn't really a big update with these guys being doubtful this morning, but the Wolves are preparing for this one with eight players. Justin Hamilton continues to be a hot pickup in standard leagues while Gorgui Dieng is a must-start option. Garnett is possibly out for the season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out again on Wednesday
    Greg Monroe (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for fantasy owners because he was expected to play as of this morning. With Monroe out, the Pistons will run their offense through Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond may have more plays go his way, too. Anthony Tolliver also played 32 minutes on Tuesday with 15 points, seven boards, one steal and four 3-pointers, so he's worth a look as a plug-and-play tonight. Hopefully Monroe can give it a go on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:37 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) won't play Wednesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely out for a while and the Bucks won't be rushing him back. Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis will benefit most with Bayless holding much more fantasy value. Mayo can be dropped basically everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:34 am
  • Jared Dudley (back spasms) out for Wednesday
    Jared Dudley (back spasms) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been on the injury report for a knee injury, so chances are we won't be seeing Dudley on the court anytime soon now that he has another injury. Since he went down last month, Ersan Ilyasova has really stepped up and is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:33 am
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) doubtful Thursday
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) is doubtful for Thursday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: It's safe to say that Early has been a major disappointment for the Knicks this season, and his ankle has been giving him plenty of problems. Lance Thomas and Travis Wear should be able to see more minutes following this news, but neither player is an attractive option in most leagues. Leave Early on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:28 am
  • DeAndre Jordan hacked again in fourth quarter
    The Hornets intentionally fouled DeAndre Jordan down the stretch on Tuesday, and he finished L.A.'s victory with 12 points (3-of-6 FGs, 6-of-12 FTs), 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Jordan split three pairs of free throws down the stretch and Doc Rivers once again let him play through the Hack-a-Jordan strategy. It does his overall fantasy value no favors, but owners have obviously learned to live with the brutal percentages at this late stage in the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Omer Asik rolling for Pels since A.S. break
    Omer Asik notched his third straight double-double on Tuesday with 16 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He made 6-of-8 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs, and neither Zaza Pachulia nor John Henson could budge Asik when he set up in the paint. He's shooting 58.9 percent since the All-Star break, with copious rebounds and defensive stats, making him a solid option in all 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:14 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) not with team Tuesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday, as he's in Milwaukee receiving treatment.

    Advice: Mayo's hamstring has bothered him for weeks and he may have aggravated it in just seven minutes of action on Saturday. Whether he'll return for Wednesday's home game is unclear, but his inability to stay healthy rules him out as a fantasy option at this critical juncture of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:26 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) questionable for Wed.
    Jared Dudley (knee) won't play vs. New Orleans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's back in Milwaukee receiving treatment and Jason Kidd said that Dudley was "struggling to move" on Monday, so there are no guarantees that he'll return to the lineup for Wednesday's home game vs. the Spurs. Dudley had a few nice stretches this season but he now belongs on the wavier wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:23 pm
  • MRI comes back clean on Greg Monroe (knee)
    An MRI taken on Greg Monroe's right knee came back clean, and he is expected to play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: This is excellent news for owners of Monroe as it would appear he's only going to be forced to miss one game with the knee injury. Check back for an official update closer to Wednesday's tip, but if Monroe is indeed able to go on Wednesday, Anthony Tolliver will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:47 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) out Tuesday vs. SA
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: With Early unavailable, Travis Wear and Lance Thomas will be in line for some extended minutes, although neither guy can be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues. Thomas is coming off a 14-point outing, so he technically offers the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:55 pm
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) not on road trip
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) is not accompanying the Wizards on their current four-game road trip.

    Advice: The Wizards don't return to Washington until March 25, so it sounds like Temple could be looking at an extended absence. Rasual Butler and Ramon Sessions will continue to split Temple's reserve minutes with him sidelined, but their not doing enough on the stat sheet to matter in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:40 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Cha
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out for Tuesday night
    Greg Monroe (right knee strain) will not play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Advice: The injury happened at practice on Monday and is yet another bad break for fantasy owners. Monroe doesn't have an injury history with his knees and this is a strain -- not a sprain -- so he might not be out for too long. He should be considered questionable for Friday against the Magic in Orlando. With Monroe out, Anthony Tolliver will likely get more minutes while a slew of other Pistons will get more shots. Andre Drummond (concussion) is also expected to play and could be busy in the low post. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Hill goes for 15 and 12 with five assists
    Jordan Hill continued to heat up with 15 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a rare 3-pointer in Monday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: After providing droppable numbers for weeks he's back on the right side of the ledger and should be owned in most, if not all standard formats going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:40 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Hood sets another career-high with 24 points
    Rodney Hood scored a career-high 24 points in Monday's blowout win over the Hornets, hitting 9-of-11 shots and all five of his 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Hood added three rebounds, three assists and one steal and he's hot right now, and if he can stay healthy he stands a good chance of being a top-150 guy with a hint of upside. As for tonight's result, owners should note the blowout and try not to get too high when they make add/drop decisions. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:42 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Mitch McGary double-doubles in 17 minutes
    Mitch McGary double-doubled in 17 minutes against the Mavs on Monday with 12 points, 13 rebounds and one block.

    Advice: As promising as this line looks, he's going to have a tough time putting up numbers like this with only 17 minutes. McGary didn't score in nine minutes on Sunday, so most fantasy owners are going to have to see it again. Plus, Enes Kanter fitting in nicely hurts McGary's chances. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Budinger scores 18 points in 26 minutes
    Chase Budinger scored 18 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-10 shots (including two threes) with four threes, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: This is a fluky line but if half the team is out in the future like tonight, owners in daily or DFS leagues might want to give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:05 pm
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