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  • Arron Afflalo says goal is to play in Game 2
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) said that his goal is to play in Game 2 against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Afflalo stopped short of saying that he would actually play on Wednesday, but we'll likely get another update on his status following Tuesday's practice. It sounds like he could be headed for the dreaded game-time call on Wednesday, but if he is able to go, he'll take away minutes from C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    25 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Nikola Mirotic (quad) likely doubtful Thurs
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that they will wait to see how Nikola Mirotic (quad strain) responds to treatment before giving an official timetable on his return.

    Advice: Thibodeau added that if the Bulls had a game tonight, Mirotic would not play, but he did not want to speculate on his availability for Thursday. Mirotic will be getting treatment on his left quad strain and swollen knee 2-3 times a day, and he was spotted moving around very gingerly during Tuesday's practice, with his left leg heavily wrapped. On a positive note, Thibodeau said that Mirotic does not have a concussion, but it's looking like he's not going to be available for Game 3. Taj Gibson will be the primary beneficiary if Mirotic is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
    41 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Mirza Teletovic (lungs) probable for Game 2
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) is being listed as probable for Game 2 against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Teletovic had earlier been ruled out for Game 2, but after going through a full practice on Monday, it sounds like he's going to try to give it a go on Wednesday. He's likely to have his minutes held in check, as he hasn't seen any game-time action since January 22, so he's not going to be a strong fantasy play. His minutes will likely come at the expense of Earl Clark. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:11 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Bulls bracing for serious Mirotic injury
    Early indications on Nikola Mirotic's left quad strain are that it is serious, according to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune.

    Advice: While we're still awaiting updates, it's sounding like Mirotic could end up missing some time with his left quad strain. The good news for Miro and the Bulls is that he'll have two days to rest before Thursday's Game 3, but we'll be scouring news reports for updates on the situation. If Mirotic is forced to miss time, TaJ Gibson, Jimmy Butler, and Mike Dunleavy would all see a boost in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:57 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tyreke Evans playing through throbbing pain
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he played through throbbing pain in his left knee during Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Despite still experiencing pain from bumping knees with Andre Iguodala in Game 1, Evans came close to recording a triple-double in Monday's loss. "The whole game it was throbbing and I was trying to fight through it to do anything to help our team,'' Evans said. We'll update Evans' status heading into Thursday's Game 3, but it sounds like he's planning on gutting it through this injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:32 am
  • Lakers mixed on re-signing Wes Johnson
    The Lakers reportedly have mixed feelings on retaining Wes Johnson.

    Advice: While Johnson said he'd like to sign a multi-year deal to return to the Lakers, the team is reportedly concerned about the on-going inconsistencies in the 27-year-old's game. Lakers head coach Byron Scott still thinks Johnson can be one of the league's top defenders, but the Lakers will have other priorities as they head into free agency. We should have some clarity on the situation when Johnson becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but there's a good chance that clarity will come in another city besides Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:10 am
  • Chandler Parsons misses Tuesday shootaround
    Chandler Parsons (knee) was not present at shootaround on Tuesday.

    Advice: While we already knew Parsons would be a game-time decision for Tuesday's Game 2, this certainly isn't good news for his availability. Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said he wouldn't have an update on Parsons until the evening, so we'll have to wait to see if Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will get increased run in the event that Parsons is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:36 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Jackson has mixed reviews on Tim Hardaway Jr
    Knicks president Phil Jackson has mixed reviews on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 2014-15 season.

    Advice: Jackson said that Hardaway has a bright future, but was "both good and average" during the 2014-15 season. The Zen Master is correct as Hardaway had an inconsistent season during which he averaged 11.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.7 three-pointers on just 38.9 percent shooting from the field. While the 23-year-old has potential, he won't be much more than a late-round target in 2015-16 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:37 am
  • Caron Butler wants to return to Pistons
    Caron Butler said he would like to return to the Detroit Pistons next season.

    Advice: The ball is in the Pistons' court as the team holds a $4.5 million option on the 35-year-old, but Butler said he'd like to be back in Detroit next year. "I'm in a good situation," he said. "I like where we're at. I like what we've been able to accomplish, being better than we were prior, and I feel like I've got my fingerprints all over these guys. So it's a great opportunity to come back and continue the thing on." While Butler provided veteran leadership to the Pistons, his 2014-15 season averages of 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds will limit his fantasy potential to the deepest of leagues in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:52 am
  • Nikola Mirotic awaiting evaluation Tuesday
    Nikola Mirotic (left quad strain) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday morning.

    Advice: Mirotic left Monday's game following multiple scuffles with Zaza Pachulia and is dealing with a swollen left knee and potentially a concussion. "Hopefully it won't be anything serious," teammate Pau Gasol said. "I think Zaza had a couple of bad plays, not basketball plays. He got penalized with technicals, but just got to protect players." Mirotic will have two days to rest up before Game 3 on Thursday, but Taj Gibson, Mike Dunleavy, and Jimmy Butler would all see a boost in minutes if Miro is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:58 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Klay, Curry combine for 48 points in G2 win
    Klay Thompson scored 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Warriors' 97-87 Game 2 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: Thompson and Stephen Curry (22 points, four boards, six assists, three treys) continued to play like one of the most electric backcourts of a generation, even if Curry did get dinged on his efficiency a bit with 9-of-21 makes from the field and five turnovers. Remember when Mark Jackson called this the best shooting backcourt of all time? That might be the most insightful thing he has ever said. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Draymond Green everywhere in Game 2 win
    Draymond Green scored 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in Monday's Game 2 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Green looked hobbled at times and that's something for folks to keep an eye on, and the Warriors will want to waste no time dispatching the Pelicans so he can get some time to rest up. Otherwise, it was a podium-worthy game for the heart and soul of the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Evans posts 16-10-7 line despite knee issues
    Tyreke Evans played through a knee injury in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors, scoring 16 points on 4-of-13 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 7-of-12 FTs) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Considering the injury, Evans played very well even if he had some of his trademark drive-into-nowhere forays toward the hoop. His knee injury should be a point of concern for the rest of the series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (quad) has a limp following game
    Nikola Mirotic (left quad strain) had a limp following Monday's game against the Bucks

    Advice: He also had swelling in his knee and may have suffered a concussion. Mirotic had treatment and was able to limp around under his own power. He said he's a little concerned about his leg, but the good news is that the Bulls are off until Thursday. If he's out, Taj Gibson, Mike Dunleavy and Jimmy Butler will play a little more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:15 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Nikola Mirotic suffers a leg injury on Monday
    Nikola Mirotic suffered a leg injury on Monday against the Bucks and did not return.

    Advice: He walked to the locker room under his own power after bumping into O.J. Mayo. Mirotic was checked out on the bench before going to the locker room. There was only one minute left in the game, so maybe he's not dealing with anything major. He finished with eight points, four boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:28 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) will play on Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: With Jrue Holiday (leg) out, the Pelicans are going to need plenty out of Evans. He is likely less than 100 percent and needed some treatment before this game. Evans only scored one point in Game 1 and will look to bounce back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:54 pm
  • Tyreke Evans thinks he'll play on Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he thinks he'll be able to play on Monday night against the Warriors.

    Advice: He is questionable and will be a game-time decision. Evans' bone bruise on his knee might be an issue for him, especially if he's going to have to guard Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson. We'll have another update on Tyreke in the next hour or so. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:23 pm
  • Jared Dudley will play on Monday night
    Jared Dudley will play against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable, but coach Jason Kidd said he can play. Kidd also said rebounding was very important today, so maybe the Bucks won't go with a lineup of Michael Carter-Williams, Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo. Dudley has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:12 pm
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) is extremely sore
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is extremely sore on Monday and could be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

    Advice: The good news is that his knee didn't swell up like it did last time. Parsons had some swelling in his knee following his injury on Apr. 2, so at least this aggravation isn't as bad. If Parsons can't go, the Mavs are really going to have a tough time containing James Harden because of all the fouls he'll draw. Richard Jefferson would start and one would think Al-Farouq Aminu would get more minutes because of the matchup. We'll have an update on Parsons tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:31 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Mirza Teletovic looking good in practice
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) went through practice on Monday.

    Advice: He is still very unlikely to play on Wednesday, but this is fantastic news. Teletovic has been practicing since Friday and he's cleared to play in games. If he does play, he'll likely take some minutes away from Mason Plumlee or maybe Markel Brown with the Nets tweaking their rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:36 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday game-time calls
    Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (leg) are both game-time decisions against the Warriors for Monday's Game 2.

    Advice: Holiday will be limited even if he does play in this one, while Evans' availability is unlikely to be determined until right before tipoff. It's hard to envision any scenario where Evans is at 100 percent health, but Evans will do everything he can to get out there. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole is staring at an enormous role with Holiday not his usual self. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 am
  • Parsons, Harris both questionable for Game 2
    Updating a previous item, Chandler Parsons (knee) and Devin Harris (toe) are both questionable for Game 2 vs. Houston.

    Advice: Parsons admitted to his knee giving out on him during Game 1, something that was pretty noticeable to anyone watching as he battled with a limp for the duration of the contest. Harris, on the other hand, aggravated his toe injury in Game 1 and was forced out of action. If both guys are on the sidelines, it would mean Richard Jefferson is likely to start with increased minutes for Al-Farouq Aminu. As for Harris' absence, that would open the door for more J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Gerald Green hoping to return to the Suns
    Gerald Green is hoping to re-sign with the Suns this offseason.

    Advice: "I do want to come back," he said. "I think they do want me back, too ... I just talked to Lon (Babby, president of basketball operations). It was a good conversation so I'm a little positive about that." Green had some ugly public back-and-forths with the Suns toward the end of the year about playing time, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he heads for greener pastures. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:14 am
  • Report: Arron Afflalo could return for Game 2
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) could return for Game 2 vs. Memphis, according to CSNNW.

    Advice: "Yeah, I'm good," Afflalo said when asked if he'd be ready for the next contest. All the Blazers have said was that he participated in some portions of practice on Sunday, and with players notoriously optimistic about their recoveries, especially in the playoffs, we're going to need to see harder news before declaring AA ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:07 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Beal, Wall both heap praise on Otto Porter
    John Wall and Bradley Beal both went out of their way to praise Otto Porter after Washington's Game 1 win over Toronto.

    Advice: "He does the little things that nobody sees," Wall said. Beal added, "He’s terrific for us. He helps space the floor, he can shoot the ball, and he’s just smart. I mean he just knows how to play and make the right reads. You need a guy like him." As for confidence in himself, Porter lacks none. "It’s just confidence from myself. I know what I can do." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:54 am
  • Chandler Parsons aggravates knee in Game 1
    Chandler Parsons aggravated his knee injury in the Mavericks Game 1 loss, and he's questionable to play in Game 2 vs. Houston on Tuesday.

    Advice: "I just landed and I felt some pain," he said. "My leg just kind of gave out on me. I couldn’t really shake it. It didn’t feel great." Parsons then added, "Something happened when I landed and it was real painful. We have a lot of work to do here and I hope it doesn’t swell up overnight." Parsons is obviously not right, and he's unlikely to be 100 percent at any point in the opening round. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:06 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Manu trails Reggie & Ray for postseason 3PM
    Manu Ginobili chipped in 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals in only 19 minutes off the bench on Sunday.

    Advice: In the process, Manu passed Kobe Bryant for third place in all-time postseason 3-pointers, trailing only Reggie Miller and Ray Allen. He shot 3-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 at the free throw line, but that's the least of the Spurs' concerns after shooting 36.6 percent as a team while allowing L.A. to shoot 51.3 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:25 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard's +/- rating a team-worst -21
    Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 18 points during a Game 1 loss on Sunday, hitting 7-of-12 shots with six boards, three assists and four steals.

    Advice: Kawhi also turned the ball over four times and missed three of his six FT attempts, finishing with a team-worst +/- rating at -21. That might be a first. The No. 6 seed Spurs lack homecourt advantage and they trail 0-1 in the series with Game 2 looming on Wednesday. The Rockets in 1995 were the last No. 6 seed to win an NBA championship, with a roster that included Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Kenny Smith, Sam Cassell and Robert Horry. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:58 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (shoulder) out for Game 1
    Updating a previous report, Arron Afflalo (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for Game 1 against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Head coach Terry Stotts said that Afflalo is getting better every day, and that he's getting his range of motion back, so it sounds like he's getting close to being available. However, he’ll be forced to spend Game 1 on the sidelines, and it'll be Allen Crabbe and C.J. McCollum being asked to fill the void in his absence, with McCollum offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:34 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Afflalo (shoulder) going through warmups
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) was spotted going through a pregame workout at full speed, and it's looking like he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Afflalo is still being listed as doubtful, but the fact that he's going through a workout at full speed is certainly a positive sign. He's currently in the second week of his initial 1-2 week timetable, so there is a chance he takes the floor tonight, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. If he is able to play, C.J. McCollum's value would take a sizable hit, and Allen Crabbe may fall entirely out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:28 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Draymond Green (ankle) limited in practice
    Draymond Green rolled his ankle during Game 1 on Saturday and was limited during Sunday's practice, but head coach Steve Kerr said it's not a big deal.

    Advice: The Warriors had a light practice today, and there's nothing suggesting this will cause Draymond to miss any time. He logged 42 minutes on Saturday and filled up the stat sheet, so he'll be a quality daily league target for Game 2 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:34 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) is officially being listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Evans said that he's still not able to run at full speed, and that he will be a game-time decision for Game 2. He's expected to test his knee during Monday's pregame warmups to see if he is able to push off his left leg and attack the basket without experiencing any pain, so it sounds like he'll be a true game-time call. If he's unable to go, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will be asked to fill the void. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:24 pm
  • Tyreke Evans says he will be a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) said he will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Evans will not practice on Sunday, but he did say he was feeling a lot better and he wasn't walking with a limp. For what it's worth, the injury doesn't sound too serious and Evans said he will find a way to play. Expect an update after shootaround on Monday, but Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would have to step up if Evans can't give it a go. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:51 am
  • Chandler Parsons looks fine following injury
    Chandler Parsons battled a knee injury against the Rockets on Saturday, finishing with 10 points, six boards, two assists and one turnover in 37 minutes.

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

    Advice: He threw down an emphatic slam in transition, but didn't look right following that play. Parsons walked back without a significant limp and he's likely just dealing with some soreness to his knee, which kept him out of action since Apr. 4. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:35 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Nikola Mirotic scores five in 13 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic played 13 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played most of his minutes at small forward tonight, which continues to be a problem area for him. Taj Gibson did have a minor knee strain issue, but there's been no concern since the game ended. Mirotic will be seeing playing time in the teens while the Bulls are healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:57 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Mavs have a plan for Chandler Parsons' mins
    Coach Rick Carlisle said "there's a plan in place" for Chandler Parsons' playing time on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons said his conditioning isn't up to par, so we're not expecting him to play more than 30 minutes in his first game back. He's going to start and should still be able to put up a decent line against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:10 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Draymond Green flirts with a 5x5 in win
    Draymond Green stuffed the stat sheet against the Pelicans on Saturday with 15 points, 12 boards, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Up until the last five minutes of the game, Green did a great job on Anthony Davis. Green only played 30.3 minutes per game in March and April, so he's clearly set for a major bump in playing time. He had his coming out party in the postseason last year and he could take yet another big step forward this time around. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 21 points in Game 1
    Klay Thompson scored 21 points against the Pelicans on Saturday with one rebound, three assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He missed two clutch free throws late, which statistically only has a 1.4 percent chance of happening based on his season free throw percentage of 87.9. The Warriors only made 61.8 percent from the line today, which is well below their season average of 76.8 percent. Thompson didn't have a great game, but his teammates picked him up. It'll be the other way around at some point in this postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:08 pm
  • Tyreke Evans 'felt a little pop' in his knee
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he "felt a little pop" in his left knee on Saturday and will have an MRI Saturday night.

    Advice: Coach Monty Williams said this is a new injury for Evans. The Pelicans were just starting to get healthy, but now they might be without their top scoring guard. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely draw the start unless the team wants to lift Jrue Holiday's minutes limit. We'll look for the results on the MRI later today. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee bruise) will not return
    Tyreke Evans suffered a left knee bruise on Saturday and will not return.

    Advice: Evans' main issue with respect to injuries has been his left ankle, but he did have a knee injury back in December and he's had some other knee problems in the past. The Pelicans still went with Norris Cole to start the second half, so coach Monty Williams clearly wants to keep Jrue Holiday in the second unit. Cole is really going to have to play well against Stephen Curry. Evans finished with one point and one rebound. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:52 pm
  • Otto Porter gets 34 minutes vs. Raptors
    Otto Porter played a surprising 34 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: It's taken two years for coach Randy Wittman to trust Porter with important minutes and he didn't disappoint with impressive defense on DeMar DeRozan. The Wizards went small for several parts of this game with a forward combo of Porter next to Paul Pierce. They hardly played well in this game, but Porter should see close to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:07 pm
  • Arron Afflalo listed as doubtful for Sunday
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as doubtful to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: The good news is that he's getting closer and is even getting his shots up on Friday, but Afflalo might need two weeks to heal from his shoulder strain suffered on Apr. 9. C.J. McCollum will benefit most even if the Blazers opt to go with Allen Crabbe as the starter, which could definitely happen. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:24 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Update: Chandler Parsons will start Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Chandler Parsons (knee) said that he will definitely be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

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

    Advice: The Bucks rested him for the final two games of the season, so he should be fresh for the playoffs. Dudley is a seasoned veteran, and his experience will be a huge boost for the young Bucks. Expect Dudley to see minutes in the mid 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:46 am
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) expected to start Sat
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is expected to be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

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

    Advice: He was drenched in sweat and taking some shots today bodes well for his chances to play. Still, Afflalo was outplayed by C.J. McCollum, so he might not play more than 32 minutes in the first round. Fantasy owners might want to use someone else in postseason formats or in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:36 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Chandler Parsons planning on playing
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is planning on playing in Game 1 against the Rockets.

    Advice: He practiced today and he should be able to give it a go. Parsons said his conditioning is a little suspect, so he may only be in the high 20s for minutes. Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will play less. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Teletovic cleared for basketball activities
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) has been cleared for basketball activities, but he will remain sidelined for Games 1 and 2 of the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: Teletovic was a full participant during Friday's practice, and while he will for sure spend the first two games of the Nets playoff series against the Hawks on the sidelines, there's a chance he enters the rotation after that. He's been out since January 22, so even if he is able to return, it'll likely be in a very limited capacity. He could potentially take away some minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic when he is able to return to the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:54 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Dudley (back), Bayless (neck) practice Thurs
    Jared Dudley (back), and Jerryd Bayless (neck) practiced on Thursday.

    Advice: Dudley missed the final two games of the regular-season with a sore back, while Bayless missed the regular-season finale with a sore neck. Neither of these injuries sounds serious, so these guys should be ready for Game 1 against the Bulls on Saturday. That being said, both players will likely have their minutes trimmed down a bit for the postseason, and they're unlikely to do much on the stat sheet with the guys ahead of them in the rotation fully healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:27 pm
  • Otto Porter (ankle) practices on Thursday
    Otto Porter (ankle) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and he will play on Saturday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Randy Wittman said that Paul Pierce will play some power forward during their series against the Raptors, and that move should open up some more floor time for Otto Porter. Still, in a reserve role, Porter isn't likely to do much on the box score. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:05 pm
  • Wes Johnson interested in return to Lakers
    Wes Johnson said he'd like to sign a multi-year deal somewhere and would love to be there for when the Lakers "turn it around."

    Advice: Johnson also turned introspective during his exit interview in recognizing his inconsistency, before adding, "if I could pinpoint it, it wouldn't be there." The 27-year-old finished the season strong on his way towards posting averages of 11.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 1.1 three-pointers in 30.5 minutes per game after the All-Star Break. Johnson has enough upside to be a player worth owning in standard fantasy leagues, but he'll have to fall into the right situation in order to realize that potential. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:53 am
  • Otto Porter's ankle injury not serious
    The left ankle injury suffered by Otto Porter in Wednesday's finale is not thought to be serious and he's expected to be ready for the playoffs, according to coach Randy Wittman.

    Advice: "I don't think it's too bad," Wittman said after the game, and added he thought about putting him back in the game at one point. This is good news for the Wizards, who kick off the NBA Playoffs with the opening game at 12:30 this Saturday. If Porter's unable to go, Rasual Butler would likely eat up his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:40 am
  • Klay Thompson scores 25 points in 16 minutes
    Klay Thompson needed just 16 minutes to score 25 points against the Nuggets on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, five 3-pointers and two turnovers.

    Advice: He made 8-of-12 from the field and all four attempts from the line. It's so awesome to see that Klay usually matches his high usage rate with high efficiency. In fact, in his last 17 games with a usage rate greater than 30, he posted an effective field goal percentage of at least 50.0 16 times. It's kind of crazy how much Stephen Curry is overshadowing Klay. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:33 pm
  • Draymond Green scores eight points
    Draymond Green scored eight points with three rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: His minutes were down to just 20 tonight, which was part of the plan. Green's defensive numbers are awesome this season and he's capable of guarding anyone. Additionally, he's allowed his man to shoot 9.0 percent less from shots within six feet compared to his averages. He'll be a popular Defensive Player of the Year pick. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:30 pm
  • Jared Dudley likely to be ready for playoffs
    Jared Dudley sat out for a second straight game due to a sore back in Wednesday's finale against the Celtics.

    Advice: However, he's expected to be ready to go for the Bucks in the playoffs, which start Saturday against the Bulls. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Otto Porter sprains ankle, will not return
    Otto Porter left Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers with a sprained left ankle and will not return.

    Advice: The last thing we want to see is an injury right before the playoffs, but hopefully it isn't too serious. Porter will probably have to deal with some swelling, but we will pass along any additional information once we know more. If Porter has to miss any time, Rasual Butler and Martell Webster could see more minutes. Porter finished tonight's game with four points and four boards in 21 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:53 pm
  • Jared Dudley out for Wednesday
    Jared Dudley will rest against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: There could be more rested players on the way for the Bucks. Plus, the Bucks will likely limit some of their guys. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:22 pm
  • Arron Afflalo hoping for a Sunday Game 1
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is hoping for a Game 1 to occur on Sunday.

    Advice: He's unsure about his status for the first day of the postseason and he's out tonight. The Blazers lost Nicolas Batum and C.J. McCollum to leg injuries, so they may need Afflalo more than ever. For now, Allen Crabbe and Alonzo Gee will get most of the minutes on the wing. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:35 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Wes Johnson (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Wes Johnson (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He was considered doubtful to play in this one, so at least his owners have ample time to prepare without him. Johnson showed improvement towards the end of the season, but it will be interesting to see if the Lakers want to bring him back over the summer. Ryan Kelly will start at small forward, but he has struggled in that position and is a risky play outside of deeper leagues, Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:54 am
  • Otto Porter logs 43 minutes off bench Tuesday
    Otto Porter finished Tuesday's road loss with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and zero steals or blocks in 43 minutes off the Wizards' bench.

    Advice: Paul Pierce criticized Porter's lack of intensity in a recent interview, saying, "[Porter] just doesn't understand how good he is. He can shoot, he's a slasher, he can defend, I'm just not sure how badly he wants it every day. That kid just needs to get mad ... I should punch him one day just to get him riled up.'' Pierce was kidding about the last part, of course, but his point is well taken. Porter had a nice run while filling in as a starter but he's a shaky fantasy option when coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:05 pm
  • Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) doubtful Wed
    Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) is considered doubtful to play vs. the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's dealing with a "moderate" sprain but the Lakers have no incentive to play him with nothing at stake on Wednesday. Ryan Kelly should get all the minutes he can handle at SF, as the Lakers simply don't have any healthy alternatives. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:03 pm
  • Thompson hits 15-of-20 shots for 42 points
    Klay Thompson decided that one insane shooting game wasn't enough this season, hitting 15-of-20 shots (including eight treys) for 42 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Warriors' 111-107 win over the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The game was nowhere near as close as the score suggested so his teammates had some slow nights. Harrison Barnes logged 23 minutes with just two points, two boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks, and Andrew Bogut went for six and seven with three assists and one block. Steph Curry scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three treys, four boards, eight assists and a steal, and Draymond Green scored five points with nine rebounds, four assists and one steal. Steve Kerr said that he doesn't want to mess with their rhythm, but they'll all possibly see low minutes on Wednesday against the Nuggets. And the studs will all be worth using if they're starting that game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:13 am
  • Hardaway scores 23 points with three treys
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including three triples) with two rebounds, five assists and one block in 36 minutes on Monday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Hardaway has been a disappointment all season but he got it done tonight and he wasn't bad on Saturday with a game-winning trey, 13 points and four assists. Though he hit three 3-pointers in that contest, he was just 4-of-16 from the field and that's a typical problem for him. He's as risky as a risk-reward pickup can be heading into the team's final game on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:49 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 26 points in 24 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic provided an offensive boost off the bench in just 24 minutes, scoring a game-high 26 points with two rebounds, three steals and six 3-pointers against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He's going to get some votes for Rookie of the Year and he's really played well on the nights he gets big minutes. Plus, Mirotic is much more comfortable at power forward, so it's going to be interesting to see how the Bulls handle their logjam over the summer. Joakim Noah (hamstring) could sit again on Wednesday, so you'll want to start Mirotic if/when that happens. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:08 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Butler scores 19 points in 27 minutes
    Caron Butler scored 19 points on Monday, hitting 6-of-10 shots (including six threes) with zero rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: This is a classic out-of-nowhere explosion for Butler, and with Stan Van Gundy talking about getting the younger guys going after the game we're pretty sure that doesn't apply to Tough Juice. Tap him at your own risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:05 pm
  • Caron Butler hoping to remain w/ the Pistons
    Caron Butler is hoping to remain with the Pistons next season.

    Advice: Butler has a $4.5 million team option for next year, and that is a lot of money to pay for "veteran presence." Butler called the Pistons his "boys, they're my brothers," and while Stan Van Gundy really likes what Butler brings to the table, the two sides could revisit a new deal if Detroit decides the current price tag is too rich. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:11 am
  • Wes Johnson (ankle) won't play Mon vs. Kings
    Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) will not play on Monday but he is traveling with the Lakers for Monday's game in Sacramento.

    Advice: The sprain was described as "moderate" and X-rays came back negative, but the cellar-dwelling Lakers have no incentive to play him at less than 100 percent. Johnson is headed into unrestricted free agency this season and his fantasy value is nebulous until he signs on the dotted line. Assuming Johnson sits, which seems inevitable, Ryan Kelly is the only logical option to start at small forward. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:39 pm
  • Wes Johnson limps off w/ ankle injury Sunday
    Wes Johnson will not return to Sunday's game after rolling his ankle in the second quarter.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and the Lakers called it a "moderate sprain," so they may just be playing it safe with nothing at stake and only two games left in the season. Ryan Kelly will have to hold down the SF spot if Johnson can't return for games on Monday and Wednesday. Wes finished with 16 points and four 3-pointers in just 20 minutes of action. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 7:44 pm
  • Gerald Green (back) scores 23 pts in return
    Gerald Green led the Suns with 23 points in a futile effort on Sunday, knocking down 8-of-16 shots with two 3-pointers in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Green obviously wasn't limited by the back spasms that forced him to leave Friday's game, as this marks just the fifth time since Jan. 1 that he's scored 20+ points. He even chipped in four rebounds and two assists tonight -- with Brandon Knight (ankle) out of commission, Green is an intriguing gamble for owners seeking points and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 7:00 pm
  • Caron Butler benched to start 2nd half Sunday
    Caron Butler was benched to begin the second half of Sunday's game, finishing scoreless with two rebounds in just 10 minutes of action.

    Advice: Butler's ability to space the floor is the only conceivable reason he's in the Pistons' starting lineup, but tonight's disappearing act is a reminder that he's useless for fantasy purposes. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 4:17 pm
  • Gerald Green (back) will play on Sunday
    Gerald Green (back) will play on Sunday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Green was forced to leave Friday's game against the Pelicans due to back spasms, but he will be ready to roll tonight. The Suns will have just 10 players available, so Green could get plenty of minutes off the bench. He will always be a hit-or-miss option, but Green is worth a flier for any owner in need of scoring or 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:55 pm
  • Jared Dudley expected to rest Mon. & Wed.
    Jared Dudley went scoreless in 28 minutes off Milwaukee's bench on Sunday, and Jason Kidd said after the game that Dudley will likely rest on Monday and Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been struggling with back and knee issues lately, which helps to explain his 0-of-4 shooting on Sunday, and it makes sense for the Bucks to rest him with the No. 6 seed locked up. His absence should open up more minutes for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and even O.J. Mayo. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:49 pm
  • Draymond Green stuffs stat sheet as per usual
    Draymond Green scored 13 points with 14 boards, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: He said he should win the Defensive Player of the Year award, but Draymond has to be favorite for Most Improved Player, too. Green is shaping up to be a second-round target in fantasy drafts next season. The Warriors are going to have to ante up like MOP for the MIP this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 11:02 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic plays just 15 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic played 15 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday with five points, two boards, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a really bad game with a handful of defensive lapses. Now that Taj Gibson is shining again, Mirotic has moved to the small forward spot, which hasn't been a very successful spot for him. Unless the Bulls rest guys, he's not worth starting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 8:15 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. hits a game-winning trey
    TIm Hardaway Jr. made a game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left on Saturday to beat the Magic, finishing with 13 points, one rebound, four assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was going to be an ugly game for Hardaway Jr., but he had a big fourth quarter. His shooting line was still putrid, making 4-of-16 from the field and he's now made just 28.6 percent from the field in his last five. Leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:59 pm
  • Green leaves game due to back spasms
    Gerald Green left Friday's game due to back spasms after 12 minutes of action.

    Advice: Green scored five points on 2-of-6 shooting with one three and this kills any appeal he had after his 30-point eruption on Wednesday. If he gets the all-clear going forward, he's to be viewed as a 3-point shooting lottery ticket and that's it. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:18 pm
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