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  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful Friday vs. HOU
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play Friday vs. Houston.

    Advice: It's a road game, so it's very likely Garnett will be wearing a suit on Friday. Expect Gorgui Dieng to get all the run he can handle, with Adreian Payne seeing his minutes in the 20s. Garnett belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Today, 1:48 pm
  • Hornacek hopeful Knight (ankle) can play Fri.
    Suns' head coach Jeff Hornacek said he is hopeful that Brandon Knight (ankle) will be able to return to the lineup for Friday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Knight was running sprints, and played some one-on-one during Thursday's practice, and the Suns are currently listing him as the dreaded game-time decision. Owners will need to check back closer to Friday's tip, but if he is able to go, Marcus Morris' run with the starting unit will more than likely come to an end. Stay tuned.
    Today, 12:47 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out Friday vs. San Antonio
    J.J. Barea (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: With Barea unavailable, Devin Harris will have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, 1.1 three-pointers and 0.8 steals per game through the month of March, so his value is limited to deep leagues.
    Today, 12:41 pm
  • Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) out for Friday
    Kostas Papanikalaou (ankle) will not play Friday.

    Advice: Papanikalaou has been sidelined since Feb. 21, and there's absolutely no reason to own him in any league. Leave him on the wire.
    Today, 11:49 am
  • Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) will not play Fri
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Jones remains without a clear timetable to return, and at this point in the fantasy season, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Josh Smith could be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes Friday. Stay tuned.
    Today, 11:48 am
  • Corey Brewer (oblique) probable for Friday
    Corey Brewer (oblique strain) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Brewer hasn't missed any time with his oblique strain, so there's no reason to think he won't be able to give it a go on Friday. We'll let you know if that changes.
    Today, 11:33 am
  • Thaddeus Young out Friday, doubtful Sunday
    Thaddeus Young (knee) has been listed as out for Friday's game against the Cavaliers and doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: An MRI on Young's left knee revealed a strain, so the Nets can breathe a sigh of relief as this one looked worse. Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee, and Cory Jefferson will get the biggest fantasy boost while Young is out for Friday and likely Sunday.
    Today, 10:45 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha feeling fine after return
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) said he felt fine in his return on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Sefolosha played just seven minutes against the Magic in his first game since late-January, but was able to get through the game without any setbacks. With the playoffs on the horizon, the Hawks are likely to be cautious with Sefolosha's minutes so he can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats.
    Today, 7:49 am
  • Pain-free Derrick Rose hopes to return soon
    Derrick Rose (knee) said he's pain free and hopes to start taking contact in practice either this week or next week.

    Advice: Rose wouldn't commit on a return date, but said that the process has been smooth and added that he hasn't experience any swelling. "I don't have it," Rose said. "I don't have any. So that's a good sign. The swelling is gone. So it's all about just getting on the court." While Rose may get himself back for the Bulls' last three or four regular season games, owners in standard fantasy leagues will want to avoid the uncertainty here.
    Today, 7:10 am
  • Brandan Wright still getting some burn
    Brandan Wright played 28 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with five points, seven boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He played next to Alex Len for a bit, but coach Jeff Hornacek dropped a minor hint that he could get crazy with his matchups because of Rudy Gay playing at the four. Thanks to his blocks, boards and field goal percentage, Wright is still a hold in standard leagues with minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s.
    Today, 12:14 am
  • Elijah Millsap starts for Gordon Hayward
    Elijah Millsap started for Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, eight boards, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Not a terrible line, but not one that will really grab your attention, either. Trey Burke also started and had 22 points, while Joe Ingles came off the bench for 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-10 shooting. As long as Hayward is out, we're guessing Burke could be the man to own for scoring, while Millsap and Ingles will be better bets for the intangibles. Rodney Hood was also out with an illness, which helped the aforementioned players.
    Yesterday, 11:42 pm
  • Nik 'Sauce Castillo' Stauskas drops 13 points
    Nik Stauskas scored 13 points on 5-of-7 from the field against the Suns on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes.

    Advice: For those in the nickname game, "Sauce Castillo" was trending on Twitter in Sacramento, which is one of the best nicknames we've seen in a while. He's bounced back from his weak sauce February that included him making just 11.1 percent from the field, but he still has a lot of work to do. While his nickname alone puts him on the map, he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • Justin Hamilton quiet in return for Wolves
    Justin Hamilton returned from a bout with migraines and had four points and four rebounds in just nine minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Maybe he'll get healthy and hot in the upcoming week, but for now, he's just another big man in Minnesota. And that's a shame, because he was playing so well before the migraines set in. If you have an available spot and need a big man, taking a flier on Hamilton still makes sense.
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Lo Brown starts for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown started at shooting guard on Wednesday and had eight points, nine rebounds and three steals in an overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: Lo-Bro played 35 minutes and as long as Kevin Martin is resting, Brown could continue to see 30-plus minutes a night. Deep leaguers should give him a look.
    Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Joakim Noah plays 28 minutes vs. Raptors
    Joakim Noah played 28 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday with nine points, five boards, five assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He is likely going to have his minutes kept in check until the playoffs. Noah did average 12.3 boards per game over his previous three and he's also passing more, so he's still worth owning in standard leagues. His owners will have to watch out for more rest games like he had on Monday.
    Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha finally returns for Hawks
    Thabo Sefolosha finally returned from his calf injury and played seven scoreless minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's not going to have any fantasy value, but the Hawks will need his defense and experience in the playoffs. He hadn't played since Jan. 30.
    Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) out on Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He tried to warm up and just couldn't give it a go. Knight will have a chance to play on Friday and should be owned in all leagues now that he's close to a return. Marcus Morris will have another game to produce while Archie Goodwin may also help out more.
    Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) could miss Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) could miss Wednesday due to his troublesome ankle injury.

    Advice: He was hoping to play, but Knight didn't respond well to his ankle injury. We should have another update on his status momentarily.
    Yesterday, 6:12 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (left knee) out for game
    Thaddeus Young suffered a hyperextended left knee on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and he will likely have an MRI on Thursday. To clarify, a hyperextended knee means his joint just went past where it's normally supposed to go, so this isn't a specific diagnosis. We should know more on Thursday, but Young could miss time. It'll be Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson and Cory Jefferson stepping up. Young finished with 11 points and four boards in 23 minutes, and could miss time with this injury.
    Yesterday, 5:40 pm
  • Thaddeus Young hurts left leg on Wednesday
    Thaddeus Young suffered an apparent left leg injury on Wednesday and went to the locker room.

    Advice: He laid on the court for 10 seconds or so before the Nets had to commit a foul. Young could have suffered a number of injuries with most of his leg twisting. He was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power. Stay tuned for an update.
    Yesterday, 5:28 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown starting for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown is starting in place of Kevin Martin on Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Martin is "available to play" for the Wolves, which is pretty much meaningless. Brown probably won't play 45 minutes like he did on Monday, but he could play around 30 or so. Give him a look in deep leagues.
    Yesterday, 5:03 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) out on Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Mar. 7 and the move to acquire him for Thaddeus Young is making less sense by the day because the team has said it's not tanking. Justin Hamilton benefits most while Adreian Payne could play more, too. Garnett could be dropped everywhere, obviously.
    Yesterday, 3:55 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (illness) available to play
    Justin Hamilton (illness) will be available to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves may actually have eight players available tonight after running a seven-man rotation on Monday. Hamilton was playing very well before his head injury, so give him a look in all standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 3:48 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) feeling better
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is "feeling better" and will play as soon as "the pain subsides," according to coach Kevin McHale.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and could miss the rest of the regular season. With Dwight Howard already back and ready to play tonight, Jones seems like a player almost all fantasy owners should cut at this time. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will play more with Dwight having a minutes limit.
    Yesterday, 3:10 pm
  • Joakim Noah will play against the Raptors
    Joakim Noah (soreness) will play against the Raptors on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He rested for "general soreness" on Monday. The return of Noah should mean the Bulls will have their entire frontcourt ready to go with Taj Gibson, Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic good to go. There's certainly a chance for Nikola Mirotic to lose some playing time, but he's gone above and beyond all expectations this month. Mirotic is a hold for now while Noah can be inserted back into all lineups.
    Yesterday, 2:33 pm
  • Brandon Knight hoping to play on Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is hoping to play against the Kings on Wednesday and will likely be a game-time decision.

    Advice: If Knight does play, he will likely come off the bench to keep his ankle loose. Once he does come back, Marcus Morris would lose some playing time along with guys like Archie Goodwin, T.J. Warren and A.J. Price. Knight should be stashed in all leagues with his imminent return.
    Yesterday, 11:04 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will play on Wednesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through shootaround and will play on Wednesday vs. the Magic as expected.

    Advice: After a 23-game absence, Sefolosha is finally back to bolster Atlanta's bench rotation. Expect the Hawks to ease him back into action tonight, and just to be clear, he still belongs on the wire in just about all leagues at the moment.
    Yesterday, 8:20 am
  • Derrick Rose (knee) doesn't have any soreness
    Derrick Rose (knee) said that he isn't experiencing any soreness, and he is still planning on returning before the regular season ends.

    Advice: This is definitely exciting news for the Bulls, and Rose said his rehab is going smooth and he expects to be cleared for full contact sometime this week or the following. However, there is still no known timetable for his return, and fantasy owners outside of keeper leagues will want to avoid this situation because the Bulls will obviously proceed with caution. We will continue to track Rose's progress every step of the way.
    Yesterday, 7:31 am
  • Joakim Noah expected to play on Wednesday
    Joakim Noah (general soreness) is expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Raptors according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: The Bulls are going to be cautious with Noah moving forward, and Thibodeau still wants to see how Noah responds after shootaround, so we should be able to provide another update shortly. Taj Gibson would move to the bench and probably see fewer minutes if Noah is cleared to play, while impressive rookie Nikola Mirotic might see his minutes take a small hit as well. Expect another update after shootaround.
    Yesterday, 7:28 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) probable for Wednesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through a full practice on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Sefolosha has missed the past 23 games, so he'll likely be eased back into the rotation. However, as long as Kyle Korver is healthy, Sefolosha belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 2:35 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Garnett has been out since March 7, and he remains without an official timetable to return. At this point in his career, Garnett belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 2:27 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (migraine) questionable Wed.
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: With Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful and Nikola Pekovic (ankles) out, the Timberwolves could sure use Hamilton back in the rotation. Expect another update on Hamilton following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Wolves.
    Tuesday, 2:20 pm
  • Corey Brewer (oblique) probable Wednesday
    Corey Brewer (oblique strain) is probable to play Wednesday vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of an oblique injury for Brewer, but with the Rockets listing him as probable, we're not expecting him to miss any time. Brewer has been productive through the month of March, putting in averages of 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 48.1 percent shooting from the field. He's a good guy to own in deep leagues.
    Tuesday, 1:42 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) practiced on Tuesday, but remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek said that he's "leaning" towards keeping the same starting lineup for Wednesday's game, meaning if Knight is able to go, he would come off the bench. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, and owners can expect to get another update on Knight following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 1:12 pm
  • J.J. Barea will miss Tuesday's game vs Spurs
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: "He’s out tonight for sure," Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said. "And my understanding is it’s more of a day-to-day thing. Not serious. But he turned it over the other day in practice. He’s not ready to go yet." Devin Harris is in line to see a minutes boost against the Spurs, but he isn't a lock to play as he recovers from an illness, so we may get a look at Raymond Felton if Harris experiences a setback before tip-off.
    Tuesday, 9:26 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha inching closer to return
    Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer said Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is getting closer to a return.

    Advice: "Thabo is very close," Budenholzer said. "He had a very good workout today. I think we’ll see how his calf responds to that. If everything is in a good place. I’ll just leave it as he is very, very close." While Thabo's return will put a dent in the fantasy value of Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder, he can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues as the Hawks are likely to limit his minutes after a two-month layoff.
    Tuesday, 7:20 am
  • Lorenzo Brown logs 45 minutes on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown started for Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday and logged 45 minutes, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.

    Advice: Brown will be a tough bet in standard leagues even if we know the same pack of Wolves are going to be out on Wednesday. Chances are one or more of them will return and make Brown a bystander, but in DFS leagues he might have some short-term value.
    Monday, 8:57 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown to start for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown will start in place of Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: As they say on the internet, "Welp!" It sounds like Martin is going to be limited, so Brown might get 20-30 minutes tonight. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are going to get more chances at shots.
    Monday, 6:01 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) won't play Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He's been out since Mar. 7 and has yet to play in a road game since joining the Wolves. Garnett can be dropped everywhere.
    Monday, 4:39 pm
  • Joakim Noah will not play on Monday night
    Joakim Noah will not play on Monday night due to general soreness.

    Advice: The Bulls are finally getting healthy with Jimmy Butler back, but now they'll sit Noah down for rest. Taj Gibson would likely start and should be worth using in all leagues after playing 19 minutes on Saturday. Nikola Mirotic is also an option for another game.
    Monday, 3:49 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) already ruled out for Tues
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's expected to miss multiple games due to his ankle sprain from Saturday's practice. Barea going down would have given more minutes to Devin Harris (illness), but he is also not 100 percent due to an illness. Raymond Felton could get some run as a backup for the Mavs.
    Monday, 11:54 am
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: It's a road game, so Garnett is almost a lock to not play for his one. With KG and a slew of others out in the frontcourt, expect Gorgui Dieng to be very busy. Plus, Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will get some extra run.
    Monday, 11:22 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) close to a return
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is "very, very close" to a return.

    Advice: His 6-8 week timetable is almost up from his injury back in January. The Hawks gave most of his minutes to Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore, so expect those guys to play a little less when the Hawks have a full roster. Although, they'll be resting players a lot more. Keep Sefolosha on the wire in most leagues.
    Monday, 11:10 am
  • Kevin Garnett again questionable for Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is questionable to play on Monday vs. Utah.

    Advice: There is just no incentive to play Garnett right now, and it doesn't sound like he's close to returning since we never got an update on his second opinion after he was examined last week. Adreian Payne, who is averaging 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds as a starting power forward, should once again get the call.
    Monday, 9:19 am
  • Justin Hamilton (head) out again on Monday
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play again on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Hamilton has been out since March 16 with migraines, and right now there is no clear timetable for his return. It's too bad considering Hamilton has a clear path toward production given all the injuries his team is dealing with, but he's of no use to fantasy owners if he can't get into the lineup. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) both questionable, Gorgui Dieng should get a ton of burn once again.
    Monday, 9:09 am
  • Kostas Papanikolaou remains out of action
    Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) remains out of action and without a timetable to return.

    Advice: Papas has been out for over a month and there remains no timetable for his return. He doesn't belong on any fantasy roster anywhere.
    Monday, 6:47 am
  • Terrence Jones (lung) remains out of action
    Terrence Jones (ribs/lung) will not play on Monday, and he remains out indefinitely.

    Advice: This is just a reminder that Jones has no timetable to return and is unlikely to be back in short order. Considering where we are in the fantasy season, owners have to think long and hard about moving on. Without Jones, Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will be the primary beneficiaries.
    Monday, 6:46 am
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He was considered doubtful, so there are no real surprises here. Knight is progressing well and was doing a lot of work out on the court prior to the game, so it looks like we could see him return to action on Wednesday vs. the Kings. Marcus Morris will remain in the starting lineup tonight and is worth deploying in all leagues.
    Sunday, 5:54 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) has no timetable to return
    Head coach Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea's ankle injury isn't too serious, but he said there is no timetable for his return.

    Advice: Barea sprained his ankle at practice Saturday and isn't even traveling with the team, so we will go ahead and consider him doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. We will track Barea's status closely, but it's safe to drop him in most leagues. Devin Harris will get some more ball-handling responsibilities off the bench following this news and is worth a look in deeper leagues.
    Sunday, 4:47 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: The Wolves have no reason to play Garnett at less than 100 percent, and we wouldn't count on Garnett playing on Monday vs. the Jazz either. Adreian Payne will draw the start again, but Chase Budinger has emerged as the primary beneficiary off the bench for the Wolves.
    Sunday, 3:26 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (migraine) out again Sunday
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Hamilton actually wasn't on the injury report earlier in the day, so it's a shame that he won't be able to give it a go tonight. Hopefully he will be able to return to action on Monday vs. the Jazz, but his owners should have a backup plan ready. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) also out, Gorgui Dieng, Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will be busy again tonight.
    Sunday, 3:25 pm
  • Brandan Wright plays 30 minutes
    Brandan Wright came off the bench and logged 30 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday, scoring eight points with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He earned playing time due to stepping it up over his last two. Wright was only logging minutes in the teens before the Alex Len injury, but he should be in the upper 20s going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
    Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) won't play Saturday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was doubtful to play and still hasn't gone through practice yet. With Knight out, Marcus Morris will get most of his playing time and the lion's share of his shots. He's struggled, but give him a look in standard leagues.
    Saturday, 3:52 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) questionable for Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is questionable to play for Sunday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He has been questionable for each of the last four games and hasn't played in any of them. Garnett hasn't played on the road yet, but he does have a small chance to play on Sunday. Regardless, keep him on the wire. If he does play, Chase Budinger and Adreian Payne would lose some minutes.
    Saturday, 3:38 pm
  • Derrick Rose (knee) close to taking contact
    Coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose is close to taking contact in practice.

    Advice: Thibs still said he still doesn't know when Rose will be back, but he's certainly going to need to go through a practice or two before we have any idea when he'll be back. Fantasy owners can keep Rose on the wire in most leagues because the Bulls will handle his situation very carefully until the playoffs.
    Saturday, 3:27 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) out for Sunday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is out against the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: He is on the tail end of his 6-8 week prognosis for a strained calf back in January. The Hawks have given his minutes to Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore, who both played well in that past couple months. While Sefolosha may cause those two to lose playing time, Bazemore and Schroder should see more minutes with the Hawks having their magic number at three to clinch home court and ready to rest their starters.
    Saturday, 1:32 pm
  • Derrick Rose (knee) still listed as out
    Derrick Rose (knee) is still listed as out for Saturday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He is doing some non-contact stuff in practice and could get a full practice in at some point this month. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too eager in stashing Rose, especially with the fantasy playoffs just around the corner for most owners. Plus, Rose is unlikely to hit the ground running upon his return.
    Saturday, 1:11 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out for Sunday night
    J.J. Barea sprained his left ankle at practice on Saturday and will not play against the Suns on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't even travel, so he could miss Tuesday at home against the Spurs. With Barea out, Devin Harris should play more and Monta Ellis should get a little more ball-handling chances. Barea is not worth owning in most leagues.
    Saturday, 12:29 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) doubtful for Saturday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is doubtful to play vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Knight's ankle is improving, but his chances of playing tonight remain very slim and he remains without a timetable to return. If he can't play tonight, expect Marcus Morris to remain in the starting lineup and continue to be a must-start player in most leagues. Expect another update on Knight's status prior to tip-off.
    Saturday, 10:15 am
  • Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) out Saturday
    Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) will not play vs. the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been on the sidelines since Feb. 21 and there is still no known timetable for a return, so owners in almost all leagues can monitor his progress from the waiver wire.
    Saturday, 9:10 am
  • Terrence Jones (ribs) ruled out for Saturday
    Terrence Jones (ribs) will not play on Saturday, and he will also miss at least the following two games for the Rockets as expected.

    Advice: Jones was one of the hottest players in the league since the All-Star break, so it's a shame to see him go down right as fantasy playoffs are starting to heat up. Given this timetable, the earliest we would see Jones back on the court would be on Mar. 27 vs. the Wolves, but we should have another update early next week. Unless you can comfortably advance in playoffs without him, Jones is no longer a must-own player. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will serve as the primary beneficiaries in Jones' absence.
    Saturday, 9:07 am
  • Terrence Jones out for at least three games
    Terrence Jones (pneumothorax) will miss the next three games due to a partially collapsed lung.

    Advice: He needed to go to the hospital on Thursday night and hopefully he can put this issue behind him soon. The good news is that he didn't crack his rib and the Rockets not ruling him out indefinitely is sort of a good sign. At this point, it's possible we'll see Dwight Howard (knee) return to the court before Jones, so Jones' fantasy owners should strongly consider cutting him. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will get more chances to put up numbers while Joey Dorsey starts until Dwight gets back. Dorsey is not a fantasy option.
    Friday, 11:00 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) out Friday vs. OKC
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: With both Thabo and Kyle Korver (nose) out for Friday's game, Kent Bazemore will get another game with the starting unit. He's averaging 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.3 steals per game on 37.9 percent shooting as a starter for the Hawks, but with a tough matchup against OKC, he makes for a risky option in most leagues.
    Friday, 9:14 am
  • Wright On: Brandan blocks seven, scores 16
    Brandan Wright brought it on both ends of the floor during a 74-72 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds and seven blocks on 8-of-10 from the field in 38 minutes.

    Advice: For years we've been wondering what it would look like for Wright to be unleashed and he's surpassing almost all expectations. He put up an 18-11 line on Sunday and has made it obvious he'll deserve more playing time even when Alex Len (ankle) gets back. Considering how much of a monster he's been, fantasy owners have to pick him up in most leagues even with Len getting closer.
    Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Corey Brewer grabs 10 boards vs. Nuggets
    Corey Brewer grabbed 10 rebounds during a 118-108 win over the Nuggets on Thursday with six points, four rebounds, one steal and one turnover on 3-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: He has suddenly become a rebounding guard and pulled down a career-high 12 boards on Tuesday. Brewer's treys are down and he's slowed down in his last three outings, averaging 8.7 points, 8.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks on 37.9 percent from the field. He's more of a steals specialist as long as you're OK with his sub-par shooting.
    Thursday, 8:28 pm
  • McHale: Terrence Jones is out 'for a little bit'
    Coach Kevin McHale said Terrence Jones (ribs) is at the hospital and will be observed overnight.

    Advice: "I think Terrence will be done for a little bit," McHale said. "He's sore." The good news is that it doesn't sound like he's dealing with a serious injury. However, the pessimistic outlook makes it look like Jones is going to miss a couple games at least. If you own Jones and you're in the fantasy playoffs right now, it probably makes sense to cut him. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will get more run.
    Thursday, 7:59 pm
  • Terrence Jones (rib) taken to the hospital
    Terrence Jones (ribs) was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

    Advice: There are reports that he was wheeled out on a stretcher and we're hoping everything is OK with him. The Rockets may update him later tonight and hopefully this is nothing more than a bruise.
    Thursday, 6:47 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs) will not return vs. DEN
    Terrence Jones suffered a rib injury on Thursday and will not return.

    Advice: He was hit in the side during the first quarter and had to commit a foul to get himself out of the game. Jones was going off before his injury, scoring 10 points with two boards in nine minutes. The NBA injury report is getting out of hand and there's a decent chance TJ will need to miss more games based on how long it's taken him to recover from previous ailments. We should have another update after the game. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith are more attractive fantasy plays now.
    Thursday, 5:45 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (illness) dealing with migraines
    Justin Hamilton (illness) has been suffering from migraines since being kneed in the head against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He is not going to play until the migraines go away, so he could be out through the weekend. Hamilton was playing terrific ball and he would have been worth owning in standard leagues, but now it's tough to tell when he'll be back. Expect Gorgui Dieng to cruise while Chase Budinger and Adreian Payne will help out as well.
    Thursday, 4:54 pm
  • Terrence Jones back in the starting lineup
    Terrence Jones is back in the starting lineup against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He came of the bench on Tuesday, but it didn't affect his playing time too much with 30 minutes of action. Although, Jones had his worst stat line since the break. He's a must-start player right now and his owners shouldn't worry too much about Dwight Howard (knee) returning just yet.
    Thursday, 4:48 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Thursday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Thursday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: This marks Garnett's fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, and he remains without a clear timetable to return. With Garnett, Justin Hamilton (illness), and Nikola Pekovic (ankle), all unavailable tonight, Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes.
    Thursday, 3:25 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (illness) out Thursday vs. NY
    Justin Hamilton (illness) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Wolves are going to be extremely thin tonight with Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) also unavailable. Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will get all the run they can handle, and Dieng is worth a long look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Knicks.
    Thursday, 3:20 pm
  • Rose (knee) goes through non-contact work
    Derrick Rose (knee) participated in all the non-contact portions of Thursday's practice.

    Advice: This is an improvement from Tuesday's practice in which he was only able to go through some non-contact work, but he's still not close to being able to suit up for any game-time action. At this point in the season, Rose belongs on the waiver wire in most standard re-draft leagues.
    Thursday, 12:11 pm
  • Justin Hamilton not on the injury report
    Justin Hamilton (illness) is not on the injury report for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Hamilton was a late scratch on Wednesday due to an illness, but it's a great sign that he's not being listed on the injury report for Thursday's game. We'll be considering him probable, and with Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic's (ankle) status up in the air tonight, Hamilton could be thrust into heavy minutes. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 11:56 am
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) questionable Thursday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is questionable to play Thursday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: If Garnett is again unable to go on Thursday, it will be his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines. Adreian Payne will be the primary beneficiary if Garnett is unable to go, and he's worth a look as a streamer option in deep leagues. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 11:39 am
  • Brandon Knight out Thursday vs Pelicans
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek said Knight's injury is improving, but he did not go through shootaround and will not suit up against the Pelicans. We'll update his status prior to Saturday's game against the Rockets, but for now, Marcus Morris will get the start and see a boost in fantasy value on Thursday.
    Thursday, 10:56 am
  • Nik Stauskas scores 13, B-Mac injured
    Nik Stauskas came off the bench to hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Stauskas could be in for more run with Ben McLemore suffering a right wrist injury tonight, but Andre Miller (and especially Anthony Morrow) look like better pickups to us.
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Joakim Noah plays 29 minutes
    Joakim Noah played 29 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday with six points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He did play down the stretch even with the Bulls winning by 17 tonight. Noah will have a minutes cap going forward because the team can't afford to lose another player. He should still have some solid value in all leagues until Derrick Rose (knee) gets back.
    Wednesday, 10:17 pm
  • Thaddeus Young plays just 16 minutes
    Thaddeus Young played just 16 minutes and had nine points, three rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: He had four fouls and there were no reports of an injury. And given that the Cavaliers spanked the Nets 117-92, the Nets just didn't see a reason to put him back in. He should be fine for his next one, as long as he doesn't have an injury we don't know about.
    Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) targets return Sunday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is targeting a return vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: He advanced to 3-of-3 workouts during Wednesday's practice and should return this weekend as long as there are no setbacks. Kent Bazemore and Shelvin Mack are currently filling in at SG with Kyle Korver (nose) out of commission, so Sefolosha's return will be eagerly welcomed by the top-seeded Hawks.
    Wednesday, 4:57 pm
  • Justin Hamilton out for Wednesday night
    Justin Hamilton (illness) will not play on Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Oh no. The Wolves are extremely shorthanded and will have to give major minutes to their bench guys. Hamilton would have been a fantastic play tonight, but now his fantasy owners will have to go on without him. Adreian Payne and Gorgui Dieng will play as close to 48 minutes as they can.
    Wednesday, 3:59 pm
  • Update: Elijah Millsap cleared to play
    Elijah Millsap (concussion) has been cleared to play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wow. With Andre Drummond being cleared to play on Monday following a Saturday concussion, Millsap becomes the second player in the past week to be cleared in less than two days following his Monday concussion. Still, Rodney Hood has been amazing and Millsap is not a lock for big minutes.
    Wednesday, 1:48 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) completes 3-on-3 work
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through some 3-on-3 work at practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He suffered a calf strain back on Jan. 30 and was expected to be out 6-8 weeks, so he's within that target window right now. The Hawks could use Sefolosha right now with Kyle Korver out and the team likely to rest players through the season. Until Thabo gets back, it'll be Kent Bazemore getting minutes.
    Wednesday, 1:28 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) still not practicing
    Brandon Knight (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday and is unlikely to play on Thursday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He said his ankle "getting better, still a little bit sore" and he's been limited to "simple stuff" past two days. Knight is technically questionable right now, but we would be surprised to see him suit up. Marcus Morris is worth owning in standard leagues while Archie Goodwin will likely get some extra playing time.
    Wednesday, 1:11 pm
  • Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) out Thursday
    Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Thursday as expected.

    Advice: He has been on the shelf since Feb. 21 and is still without a timetable, so it doesn't appear that he is anywhere close to returning. Papanikolaou can be left on the wire in nearly all leagues.
    Wednesday, 10:59 am
  • Joakim Noah says he wants to close games
    Joakim Noah, who is currently on a playing limit of 32 minutes per game, vented his frustration about not being able to close games for the Bulls.

    Advice: "It’s frustrating," Noah said regarding sitting out in close games. "I think I’m not the only one who’s frustrated sometimes. I think it’s part of the grind. I’m just trying to stay focused on what’s important and trying to win basketball games. I’m not trying to get caught up in any noise or anything like that. I don’t want to be a distraction. We’ll figure it out internally and do what’s best for the team." Despite the minutes limit, Noah's owners will just be glad to see him healthy and active, as he hasn't exactly been the most durable player in recent years. While the minutes limit likely won't be lifted until the postseason, Noah is obviously a must-start player every time he steps onto the floor.
    Wednesday, 10:08 am
  • J.J. Barea (illness) will play vs. the Magic
    J.J. Barea (illness) will play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: He does have a fever, but Barea was able to go through shootaround and he will likely resume his normal role off the Dallas bench. That being said, he is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of points and assists.
    Wednesday, 9:05 am
  • Terrence Jones temporarily benched Tuesday
    Terrence Jones came off the bench to begin Tuesday's game but he replaced Joey Dorsey after halftime, finishing with six points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Kevin McHale wouldn't discuss the reason for Jones' temporary benching, and Jones would only say that it was due to a "personal matter." It's likely that he was late to shootaround, or some similar infraction, and this shouldn't have any carry-over for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets. Deploy Jones as you normally would.
    Tuesday, 8:30 pm
  • Corey Brewer grabs season-high 12 rebounds
    Corey Brewer snatched a career-high 12 rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, adding 13 points with one 3-pointer, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: The Magic shot just 42.7 percent from the field so there were plenty of defensive rebounds to be had, and Brewer continues to find ways to help fantasy owners. He's a reliable source of steals and 3-pointers, and has ramped up his offensive with 16.5 points on 54.1 percent shooting over the past two weeks.
    Tuesday, 8:29 pm
  • Elijah Millsap (concussion) out Wednesday
    Elijah Millsap (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Washington.

    Advice: Millsap could be sidelined for as long as week as he recovers from his concussion, and Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles will be the primary beneficiaries with Millsap sidelined. Hood has been on fire, and is well worth a look in all leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting.
    Tuesday, 4:03 pm
  • J.J. Barea (illness) misses practice Tuesday
    J.J. Barea (illness) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: We'll be considering Barea questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic, and if he's unable to go, Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo would be forced into heavy minutes with Devin Harris (illness) also looking unlikely. Raymond Felton would have the opportunity to see some increased minutes off the bench, but he's not going to do enough on the stat sheet to matter in any league as a reserve for the Mavericks. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 11:14 am
  • Elijah Millsap (concussion) may miss a week
    Elijah Millsap could be out anywhere from a few days to a week after suffering a concussion during Monday's game.

    Advice: With Millsap possibly looking at an extended absence, he should not be owned in any league. Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles will likely see their minutes increased with Millsap on the shelf, and Hood makes for an excellent pickup in standard leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting.
    Tuesday, 11:05 am
  • Rose (knee) does non-contact work at practice
    Derrick Rose (knee) went through some non-contact work during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Rose is "on schedule, maybe even slightly ahead," and this is excellent news for the Bulls' championship aspirations. However, Rose is currently at the beginning of the 3-week mark of his initial 4-6 week timetable, so he won't be returning this week. If your team is fighting to make it to the next round of the playoffs, it wouldn't be advisable to have Rose on your roster.
    Tuesday, 10:50 am
  • Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) out Tuesday
    Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Papanikolaou has been sidelined since February 21, and he remains without a clear return date. There's no reason to hang onto a guy with such little upside with the fantasy playoffs in full swing, so Papanikolaou should remain on the waiver wire in all formats.
    Tuesday, 9:35 am
  • Joakim Noah remains on minutes limit
    Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Joakim Noah remains on a playing limit of 32 minutes per game.

    Advice: While Noah has appeared frustrated with the limit, the Bulls front office is determined to preserve their center and Thibodeau is toeing the company line. "You got to keep the game together," Thibodeau said. "Sometimes a group's on a run, sometimes you got to look at the matchup, then you take your shot at the end. You just got to use it the best way you can." While it would be nice to see Noah without a restriction, the big man can still productive enough in 32 minutes to be started whenever he's in the starting lineup.
    Tuesday, 8:19 am
  • Elijah Millsap suffers a concussion
    Elijah Millsap suffered a concussion on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be going through the concussion protocol and is unlikely to play on Wednesday. With Millsap out, red-hot Rodney Hood is even more attractive in standard leagues.
    Monday, 9:57 pm
  • Hamilton goes for 15 & 6 with 1 STL, 2 BLKs
    Justin Hamilton scored 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Hamilton did not attempt any threes but he did make all three of his freebies, turning in another successful night for the early adopters out there. In five games for the Wolves he has averaged 12.0 points, 0.4 treys, 6.0 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks while hitting 52 percent from the field and all eight of his free throws in a five-game span. That's good for top 36-50 value (9/8 cat) over that span and with all sorts of injury-risks playing ahead of him it's probably time to pick him up. He did hit his head and leave with the game decided late but with no report about it we're keeping him off the injury report.
    Monday, 9:02 pm
  • Wright calls lockout blessing in disguise
    Brandan Wright called the previous NBA lockout a "blessing in disguise" because it allowed him to heal his shoulder injury.

    Advice: As a big man with a 7'4" wingspan and a 36" vertical leap, health was the biggest thing preventing Wright from making the impact in the NBA so many thought he would initially. He's now found his niche in the league, and he'll be one of the more fascinating free-agent cases this summer. Wright is averaging 6.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocks in 19 minutes per game for the Suns.
    Mar 16, 8:30 am
  • Joakim Noah declines comment on min. limit
    Joakim Noah declined to comment on his minutes limit after Sunday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Noah had 15 points, three rebounds, seven assists and a steal, but he played just 31 minutes and sat for most of the fourth quarter. Beat writer KC Johnson describes the situation as the latest battle between Tom Thibodeau and management, and it doesn't appear Noah will be able to exceed 32 minutes at any point in the near future. He's been on a minutes limit all season, and the team has been especially stringent since Noah recently sat out for a game with knee soreness. The big man can still be a very productive player, but his ceiling is limited in this role.
    Mar 16, 6:19 am
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