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  • Jonas Jerebko scores 13 points
    Jonas Jerebko scores 13 points with one rebound, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes during a loss to the Hawks on Thursday.

    Advice: The Celtics gave him some minutes at small forward with some foul trouble for Jae Crowder. Jerebko benefited from the matchup in the postseason and certainly because of Avery Bradley (hamstring) missing time -- the Celtics needed spacing. He'll be under contract next year and will likely slide down the depth chart again. Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Spencer Hawes diagnosed with MCL sprain
    Spencer Hawes has been diagnosed with a right MCL sprain, and he will miss at least the next week of action.

    Advice: Hawes will obviously miss Friday's Game 6 against the Heat, and he's going to be re-evaluated in one week, although it wouldn't be surprising at all to see his absence extend beyond that one-week timeline. Tyler Hansbrough, Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky should pick up some extra minutes in Hawes' absence. Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • Mbah a Moute to return to the rotation Gm 6?
    Doc Rivers said that there were stretches he could have used Luc Mbah a Moute's defense during Wednesday's Game 5 loss.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute picked up a DNP-CD as Rivers tried and go with more floor spacers, but given that the result was a loss, it sounds like Mbah a Moute will be back in the rotation for Game 6. Still, even when given the minutes, Mbah a Moute rarely makes a meaningful contribution to the stat sheet. Yesterday, 2:29 pm
  • Spencer Hawes (knee) doubtful for Game 6
    Spencer Hawes (right knee sprain) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's Game 6 against Miami.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Hawes suffered the knee injury, but it's looking like he'll be spending Game 6 on the sidelines. His minutes will likely be divvied up between Tyler Hansbrough, Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky, but Hawes' absence won't have a dramatic impact on the fantasy landscape. Yesterday, 12:42 pm
  • Cody Zeller (knee) expected to play in Game 6
    Cody Zeller (knee) is expected to play in Friday's Game 6 against Miami.

    Advice: Zeller tweaked his right knee during Game 5, but it doesn't sound like he's dealing with anything serious. He should play around 20 minutes off the bench, which isn't enough floor time for him to put up a meaningful stat line. Yesterday, 12:26 pm
  • Jason Maxiell signs in United Arab Emirates
    Jason Maxiell has signed a one-month deal to play in the United Arab Emirates.

    Advice: While the 33-year-old is trying to work his way back to the NBA, he hasn't played in the league since the end of the 2014-15 season and doesn't have any fantasy value. Yesterday, 10:32 am
  • Jarell Martin unlikely to play Summer League
    Jarell Martin (foot surgery) is unlikely to participate in Summer League.

    Advice: Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said Martin probably won't play at Summer League as he recovers from surgery to alleviate soreness in his foot. Martin is expected to recover in time for training camp, but he's not a fantasy option in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:09 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute picks up DNP-CD
    Luc Mbah a Moute did not leave the Clippers' bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute was bumped from the starting lineup in favor of Paul Pierce tonight, and it's anyone's guess whether he'll play in a must-win Game 6 on Friday. Wednesday, 10:00 pm
  • Josh McRoberts logs 16 minutes in Game 5 loss
    Josh McRoberts played a postseason-high 16 minutes during Game 5, but he failed to score and had just three rebounds, two steals and one assist to his credit.

    Advice: McBob never looks to score and he passed up some open looks tonight, resulting in empty possessions that can't sit well with coach Erik Spoelstra. He finished 0-of-2 from the field and is a longshot to have DFS appeal in the postseason. Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Cody Zeller returns despite right knee injury
    Cody Zeller (right knee) scored four points in 21 minutes during Wednesday's road win, adding three boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Zeller headed into the Hornets' locker room during the second quarter with a knee injury, and he occasionally favored that leg during the second half. It's a pre-existing injury and we'll include him on the injury report as a precaution for Game 6 -- if he can't suit up there will be more minutes available for Frank Kaminsky, Al Jefferson and Spencer Hawes. Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Cody Zeller heads to locker room Wednesday
    Cody Zeller (knee) headed into the locker room during the second quarter of Wednesday's game, but he has since returned.

    Advice: We should have more details about Zeller's injury after the game, but it doesn't sound like it will be an issue going forward. Wednesday, 5:54 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko slows down, scores six points
    Jonas Jerebko cooled off in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks, scoring six points on 2-of-4 shooting.

    Advice: The Celtics lost by 27 points, so Jerebko only played 24 minutes and added eight rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals. His DFS owners were expecting a lot more from him tonight after posting two straight double-doubles, but no one on the Celtics played well in Game 5 except for Evan Turner. If anything, hopefully this will keep his price low in DFS. Tuesday, 8:22 pm
  • Mike Scott scores 17 points in win
    Mike Scott scored a team-high 17 points in Game 5 on Tuesday, adding five boards, one steal and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry and the Hawks won by 27 points, but Scott shot 7-of-9 from the field tonight and looked great. He did have 14 points in Game 1, but keep in mind that he was held to single-digit points in his previous three outings. He doesn't see enough minutes to be a reliable option in fantasy. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Luis Scola picks up a DNP-CD
    Luis Scola picked up a DNP-CD on Tuesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Patrick Patterson played 26 minutes in the starting lineup and while he wasn't great, he will likely be the starter going forward. Scola isn't a fantasy option. Tuesday, 6:39 pm
  • Patrick Patterson held to seven points
    Patrick Patterson started in Game 5 on Tuesday, but scored just seven points (3-of-10 FGs) with two boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was averaging just 5.8 field goal attempts in the first four games of the series, so at least he was more involved on the offensive end tonight. While Patterson's stat line was disappointing, Luis Scola picked up a DNP-CD tonight and it looks like he will be the starting PF moving forward, although coach Dwane Casey wouldn't commit to it when asked after the game. Tuesday, 6:16 pm
  • Luis Scola will come off the bench for Game 5
    Luis Scola will move to the bench for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Pacers.

    Advice: Scola has been struggling as a starter through Toronto's first-round series, owning meager averages of 2.0 points and 3.0 boards on 21.4 percent shooting. He wasn't worth using as a starter, and it'll only get worse for Scola fantasy-wise with the demotion to the second unit. Tuesday, 2:52 pm
  • Patrick Patterson starting, Scola benched
    Patrick Patterson will move into the starting five for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Pacers, sending Luis Scola to the bench.

    Advice: The Raptors haven't been getting much of anything from Scola through the first four games of the series, so it looks like Dwane Casey would like to infuse some offense into the first unit with Patterson. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas will join Patterson in the starting five for tonight's game, and Patterson could be someone to consider as a punt in DFS given the increased opportunity. Tuesday, 2:45 pm
  • Dwight Powell really steps up in loss
    Dwight Powell scored 16 points with nine rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 28 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: He was logging most of his minutes at power forward lately, but coach Rick Carlisle shifted him to the center spot with Salah Mejri (hip) out for this game. Powell had himself a solid sophomore season and he could find himself in the rotation to start next season. Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky gets 25 minutes, scores four
    Frank Kaminsky scored four points in 25 minutes against the Heat on Monday with four rebounds and one block.

    Advice: He could not follow up his 15-point gem from Saturday. The Hornets wanted to get Kaminsky the ball in the post more, but they had a lot of success with their three-guard lineup during this game. Kaminsky will likely fall between this line and Saturday's, assuming Nicolas Batum (ankle) can't go. Monday, 7:22 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky could get more shots?
    Coach Steve Clifford said the Hornets might use Frank Kaminsky more in post-up plays.

    Advice: Both assistant coach Patrick Ewing and owner Michael Jordan have mentioned to Clifford how posting up Kaminsky could be a good move. He's coming off a productive 15-point game on Saturday and should get minutes in the 30s for Monday. He makes a good case as a DFS punt. Monday, 11:13 am
  • Jon Leuer wants to remain with Phoenix Suns
    Jon Leuer, who will be an unrestricted free agent, is hopeful to remain with the Suns.

    Advice: "I want to play here," Leuer said. "To have a year like that, it definitely gives me confidence moving forward." The Suns will prioritize a lot of things before turning attention to Leuer, and the same could be said for almost any other team that has interest in his services. Monday, 11:00 am
  • Jarell Martin seeing a foot specialist Monday
    Jarell Martin is seeing a foot specialist on Monday.

    Advice: It's not clear if Martin's visit is related to the procedure he was expected to undergo in order to alleviate soreness, but we'll provide more information when available and appropriate. Monday, 10:12 am
  • Brandan Wright (knee) nowhere near healthy
    Brandan Wright (MCL sprain) indicated that he's "weeks away" from being 100 percent healthy.

    Advice: Wright sustained the injury just before March began, so we're working on two months and the big man remains sidelined indefinitely. While he shouldn't have any issue being ready in time for training camp, Wright will only be on next season's fantasy radar if Marc Gasol (foot) sustains a setback in his rehab. Monday, 9:51 am
  • Marcus Morris shoots 9-of-12 with little else
    Marcus Morris drained 9-of-12 shots to finish Sunday's Game 4 defeat with 24 points, three 3-pointers and one rebound in 31 minutes.

    Advice: No NBA team has come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series, and the Pistons couldn't even avoid the sweep despite Morris' solid game. He played only 31 minutes due to foul trouble but that hardly excuses his inability to post a single assist, steals or block in Detroit's final game of the season. Sunday, 8:33 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko double-doubles in Game 4 win
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens heaped praise on Jonas Jerebko prior to Game 4, which he finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: "[Jerebko] plays really, really, hard," Stevens said. "He's got versatility with regard to defensively ... And then his scoring is just a plus. You know, if he scores, he scores; if not, he's still spacing for us." Jerebko more than justified his coach's faith tonight, shooting 6-of-9 with multiple clutch baskets. His move to the starting lineup has benefited Boston in reality, and he's worth considering as a DFS punt-play. Sunday, 6:13 pm
  • Celtics will start Jerebko and Turner again
    The Celtics will start Evan Turner and Jonas Jerebko again in Game 4 vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: This means that Marcus Smart and Jared Sullinger will come off the bench again. Jerebko scored 11 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes in Game 3 and Turner also played well with 17 points, seven assists and five steals, so it's a no-brainer for the Celtics. Both Jerebko and Turner are solid plays tonight. Sunday, 1:25 pm
  • Cody Zeller looks good off the bench
    Cody Zeller looked good off the bench against the Heat on Saturday with 12 points, eight rebounds and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The move to the bench worked out very well. Zeller did kind of pad his stats late with Hassan Whiteside not wanting to foul out, so this output is slightly inflated. He will likely have a tough time repeating this effort in Game 4. Saturday, 5:46 pm
  • Tank Topped: Kaminsky scores 15 in W over MIA
    Frank Kaminsky shined in his first playoff start on Saturday, scoring 15 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and no turnovers in 35 minutes against the Heat.

    Advice: He's just the third rookie in Hornets playoff history to score at least 15 points (Tony Delk and Alonzo Mourning). Kaminsky had the best scoring quarter of his career with 13 in the third, but he we pretty quiet after that. In other words, this nice outing is likely going to be overblown. He should still get his minutes and becomes a punt play in DFS with Nicolas Batum (ankle) likely out for the series. Saturday, 5:39 pm
  • Luis Scola has terrbile game
    Luis Scola missed all five shots from the field and made 1-of-2 from the line for one point with two rebounds on Saturday.

    Advice: His 14 minutes were about 14 minutes too many. Scola hurt the Raptors a ton today and he shouldn't be cracking double-digit minutes. Saturday, 2:55 pm
  • Patrick Patterson scores eight points
    Patrick Patterson scored eight points with one rebound, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: Luis Scola is just wasting minutes right now and coach Dwane Casey needs to find a away to Patterson in the 33-36 minute range. While Patterson is key for the second unit, something has to change at their starting power forward spot. Even though Two-Pat hasn't been good in his last two, he's still a fine punt while his price is around $4,000 in DFS. Saturday, 2:53 pm
  • Cody Zeller coming off the bench on Saturday
    Cody Zeller is coming off the bench on Saturday.

    Advice: It makes sense because Zeller has been torched in the first unit. He could even lose some minutes to Spencer Hawes. Fantasy owners should be steering clear of Zeller for this game. Saturday, 1:06 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky will start for Batum (ankle)
    Frank Kaminsky will start for Nicolas Batum (ankle) on Saturday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Hornets will go bigger against the Heat with Batum out. Miami has killed them inside this series, making 70.8 percent from within eight feet. Plus, this move will help Jeremy Lin put up numbers in the second unit. If Kaminsky gets hot early and Marvin Williams stays cold, there might be more minutes for the rookie. Kaminsky, Lin and Courtney Lee are all in play as DFS punts Saturday, 12:52 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko double-doubles in 37 minutes
    Jonas Jerebko double-doubled in 37 minutes against the Hawks on Friday with 11 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played the game of his life and coach Brad Stevens stuck with him. Interestingly, Jerebko was first among the Celtics in net rating in the first two games of this series and he had a team-high plus-14 in plus-minus for this win. There's no doubt Jerebko has earned more run as the Celtics take an offense-first approach to their up-tempo style. He'll be in play as a DFS punt. Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko, Evan Turner will start Friday
    Jonas Jerebko and Evan Turner will start over Jared Sullinger and Marcus Smart against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: The Celtics really need some spacing on their offensive side, so that's why Jerebko is out there. Plus, Sullinger was not good at all in Game 2. Jerebko should get minutes in the upper teens to the low 20s tonight unless he is very hot or cold. He's on the table as a punt in DFS. Friday, 3:21 pm
  • Jarell Martin (left foot) out for playoffs
    Jarell Martin will undergo a procedure to alleviate soreness in his left foot.

    Advice: He will miss the rest of the postseason. Martin had a left foot fracture last year and had surgery in September and he did deal with issues over the season. The good news is he will make a full recovery. The Grizzlies have given some heavy run to Martin because of garbage time, so it puts JaMychal Green on the board as a punt play in DFS tonight. Friday, 11:56 am
  • Frank Kaminsky could start in Game 3
    Frank Kaminsky could start in Game 3 vs. the Heat on Saturday according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

    Advice: Nicolas Batum (foot) has been ruled out for Game 3 and is likely going to miss Game 4 as well, but coach Steve Clifford said he hasn't decided who will start in his place yet. If Kaminsky does get the nod at the four, Marvin Williams would obviously move back to the three. Even if the rookie starts on Saturday, most fantasy owners should be able to do better. In three starts during the regular season, he averaged 11.3 points, 5.3 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.3 3-pointers. Friday, 9:45 am
  • Jonas Jerebko could start on Friday?
    Jonas Jerebko could enter the starting lineup on Friday for Game 3 vs. the Hawks according to ESPN.

    Advice: "I’m always ready. I don’t care if that’s starting or coming off the bench first or coming off the eighth man, ninth man -- no matter what it is," said Jerebko. "I’m ready for whatever." Head coach Brad Stevens already hinted that a lineup switch could be coming, but hinted that he may need Jerebko's shooting in the second unit if Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) can't play. Even if Jerebko gets the nod with the first unit, he will be hard to trust in fantasy. Friday, 6:16 am
  • Marcus Morris OK after getting bloody nose
    Marcus Morris posted 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists on Wednesday, making 6-of-6 free throws, but he was just 2-of-10 from the field in the Pistons' road loss.

    Advice: Detroit knocked down a season-high 15 shots from downtown in Game 1, but the Cavs' defense tightened up tonight as Detroit made only four triples. Morris briefly exited tonight's game with a bloody nose but he's ready to go for Game 3. Wednesday, 7:59 pm
  • Marcus Morris heads to locker room Wednesday
    Marcus Morris briefly headed into the Pistons' locker room during Game 2, but he has since returned.

    Advice: Morris had a bloody nose but he only missed a few minutes and will be fine for Game 3. Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • Cody Zeller quiet in 14 foul-plagued minutes
    Cody Zeller got off to a strong start with a seven-point first quarter on Wednesday, but he finished with just eight points, five rebounds and four fouls in 14 minutes.

    Advice: Steve Clifford didn't make any lineup changes after criticizing his team's defense during Game 1's blowout loss, and it remains to be seen how they can slow down Hassan Whiteside, who has a combined 38 points on 17-of-19 shooting through two games. Zeller was more physical in his limited minutes but it hardly mattered -- Whiteside finished with 17 points and 13 boards, and even Spencer Hawes wound up playing meaningful minutes at center down the stretch. Wednesday, 6:57 pm
  • Marcus Morris will be more physical with Love
    Marcus Morris said that he'll ramp up the physicality when defending Kevin Love during Game 2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: "He had a good game the first game," Morris said. "We definitely took it a little disrespectful. So I think we're definitely going to push up a little harder on him, maybe foul him a little harder, things like that. I think he was just too comfortable. His confidence was too high." Kevin Love lit up the Pistons to the tune of 28 points and 13 boards during Game 1, and he killed them in small ball lineups. It'll be interesting to see how Stan Van Gundy counters the Love at center lineup, but it sounds like it's going to be a physical Game 2. Tuesday, 3:54 pm
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