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  • Tony Parker (ankle, thigh) a go for Game 2
    Tony Parker said after the Spurs practice on Tuesday that his left ankle and thigh are fine and he will play in Game 2 against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Parker struggled in his 29 minutes of action during Sunday's Game 1, shooting just 4-of-11 from the field, and getting torched by Chris Paul on the other end. He'll need to put forth a better effort on Wednesday if the Spurs have any chance of evening up the series before heading to San Antonio for Game 3. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:16 pm
  • Thibodeau thinks Kirk Hinrich can play Thurs
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau sounded optimistic about Kirk Hinrich's (knee) availability for Thursday's Game 3 against the Bucks.

    Advice: Hinrich would likely take away some minutes from Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell, but he's not a guy that makes major contributions to the stat sheet, so he's not a great guy to target in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:37 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • 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
    Today, 11:32 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • 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
  • Wolves expect Kevin Garnett back in 2015-16
    Wolves head coach and president Flip Saunders said he expects Kevin Garnett to return for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: KG is set to become a free agent on July 1, but Saunders expects the veteran to remain in Minnesota for his 20th NBA season. While it's a bit of a surprise to see the 38-year-old planning to return for another season, he is likely to transition to a front office or ownership role with the Timberwolves so it makes sense for him to remain with the team. If Garnett does indeed return for another season, he's more or less off the fantasy radar as he's too unreliable to depend on outside of the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:53 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Devin Harris present at Tuesday shootaround
    Devin Harris (toe) was able to participate in Tuesday's shootaround.

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said he wouldn't have a decision on Harris' availability for Tuesday's Game 2 until pre-game, but his participation in shootaround is a good sign for Harris. We'll have an update on Harris once Carlisle and the training staff make a decision, but J.J. Barea would be in line to see a minutes bump if Harris is unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:40 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • 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
  • Jose Calderon bothered by Achilles all season
    Knicks president Phil Jackson said that Jose Calderon was bothered by his Achilles for the entire 2014-15 season.

    Advice: Jackson also added that he's confident Calderon will bounce back in 2015-16, but fantasy owners can't put too much stock in the 33-year-old at this point. Calderon disappointed even when he did play in 2014-15 with averages of 9.1 points, 4.7 assists, and 1.4 three-pointers in 42 games and he'll have to compete with Langton Galloway, Shane Larkin, and a potential free agent or draft pick next season, so he shouldn't be much more than a late-round flier in 2015-16 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:12 am
     
    Injured
    L, 112-90 vs Det
  • 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
  • Bogut a force on the interior per usual in G2
    Andrew Bogut scored five points on 2-of-5 shooting with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks over 33 minutes in Monday's Gamw 2 win.

    Advice: Bogut looks spry even if still looks a bit hesitant on offense. As long as he's upright, he's going to be the key to maintaining an advantage over any team with size in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Brow's huge line not enough against GSW
    Anthony Davis scored 26 points on 9-of-22 shooting (8-of-8 FTs) with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks over 45 minutes in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Davis is carrying his team and there are certainly some warts but in terms of overall development, this playoff experience has been an overwhelming positive for him. He'll look to force the series back to Oakland with a win in Game 3 on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Gordon scores 23 points with five treys in G2
    Eric Gordon scored 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting (including five threes) in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Gordon has exceeded expectations for this series and that's a nice little subplot in New Orleans considering his start with the franchise was basically terrible. He's a big reason the games have been close. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Cole the man for the job defending Curry
    Norris Cole scored 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes off the bench in Monday's Game 2 loss.

    Advice: Cole made some key buckets but really his importance is on the defensive end, where he's the only guy that can stay in the same zip code as Stephen Curry. If the Pelicans are going to keep pushing the Warriors, they'll need to increase both Cole and Dante Cunningham's minutes (18) to match up with this Warriors squad. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Asik a controversial player to start series
    Omer Asik scored two points on 1-of-3 shooting with 13 rebounds, two steals and three turnovers over 24 minutes in Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Asik was bad in the first half and improved greatly in the second half, with most of Basketball Twitter calling for him to see less minutes all night. He has clogged the lane and isn't a great fit for this series, but 24 minutes depending on how he looks at any given time is probably where he should be. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 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
  • 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
  • Devin Harris questionable to play in Game 2
    Devin Harris (toe) is questionable to play in Game 2 vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Harris aggravated his toe injury in Game 1, and then later admitted the tape job was an issue for his second toe, so it's unlikely to be a pretty picture inside of his shoe right now. Regardless, Harris' availability is obviously up in the air, and if he sits, J.J. Barea would see more action off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • 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
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play Monday vs. Bucks
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks in Game 2.

    Advice: Hinrich was also ruled out of Game 1, and although he was thought to be improving, he hasn't made enough progress to get back into action. With Derrick Rose hooping and Aaron Brooks backing him up, Hinrich's availability doesn't seem to matter much anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Kevin Garnett preparing to return next season
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is going through the work to prepare to play next season.

    Advice: All signs point to Garnett returning, so we'd be surprised if he didn't work out a new contract with the Wolves to extend his stay as a player-coach before moving into the team's front office. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:43 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • 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
  • Tony Parker tweaks ankle and thigh in Game 1
    Tony Parker tweaked his ankle early in Sunday's game, but he kept playing and finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Chris Paul lit up the Spurs for 32 points in a lopsided battle at PG tonight. The ankle injury caused Parker to briefly head into the Spurs' locker room and we'll monitor his status as a precaution leading up to Game 2, especially since he also took a shot to his left thigh in the second quarter. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:01 pm
  • Tony Parker (ankle) back after injury scare
    Tony Parker briefly visited the Spurs locker room after appearing to sprain his ankle during Sunday's game, but he has since returned to the game.

    Advice: Parker may have simply had his ankle re-taped in the locker room and his return is terrific news. We'll keep a close eye on his status going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:14 pm
  • 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
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Kirk Hinrich (knee) is improving, but he's unsure about his status for Game 2 against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: Tony Snell will pick up most of Hinrich's reserve minutes if he's again unable to go on Monday, but he's not going to see enough floor time to matter in any league. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:32 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Devin Harris had issue with tape on his toe
    Devin Harris (toe) said the tape job on his left big toe was a problem with his second toe.

    Advice: He had surgery on that toe back in the summer of 2013, so the Mavs will have to figure out a new way to wrap Harris' toe in Game 2. This doesn't sound quite as bad as a normal aggravation, but Harris will likely be limited in some capacity for the rest of the series. J.J. Barea will play a bit more. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • 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
  • Devin Harris aggravates toe injury vs. HOU
    Devin Harris aggravated his toe injury on Saturday and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable to go into this game and he suffered the aggravation in the second half. Harris seemed to be bothered by the injury throughout the game and he could miss some time. If that's the case, J.J. Barea would be looking at more playing time. Harris left the game with two points, two boards and one assist in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:27 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
  • Devin Harris looks like he's playing on Sat
    Devin Harris (toe) looks like a go against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable, but the team expected him to play all along. If any other news comes around regarding Harris, we'll pass it along. Expect him to play minutes in the lower 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:06 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • 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
  • Andrew Bogut double-doubles in 30 minutes
    Andrew Bogut played 30 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday with 12 points, 14 boards, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: His help defense was great at times and his presence in the paint on both ends is huge for the Warriors. Bogut only played 23.6 minutes per game in the regular season, but he'll see his minutes rise to 30 now. Subsequently, Marreese Speights could play less and was essentially out of the rotation today. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:57 pm
  • Playoff Brow Engaged: Anthony Davis scores 35
    Anthony Davis' terrific game wasn't enough against the Warriors during a 106-99 loss on Saturday, scoring 35 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks.

    Advice: He scored 20 points in 12 fourth-quarter minutes and his advanced stats were truly awesome. In that frame, he had a true shooting percentage of 79.1, a usage rate of 42.8 and a net rating of 44.0, which made this game fairly close after it looked to be over in the third. The Pelicans need to give him the ball more or else they'll be out of the playoffs in four games. That's even more true with Tyreke Evans (knee) suffering a knee injury. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
  • Eric Gordon scores 16 points vs. Warriors
    Eric Gordon scored 16 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and five turnovers in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Gordon was coming in red hot from deep, making 48.0 percent from beyond the arc in April to get him to averages of 15.2 points, 2.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.7 treys. Anthony Davis will be commanding a ton of double teams, so EJ will have plenty of chances for open looks in this series. Plus, if Tyreke Evans (knee) is out, Gordon will have a higher usage rate with more off-the-dribble stuff, too. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:39 pm
  • Norris Cole plays 34 minutes vs. Warriors
    Norris Cole played 34 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, six assists, one block and no turnovers.

    Advice: Tyreke Evans (knee) said he felt a little pop in his knee, so the Pelicans might have to roll with Cole a little more going forward. He had a few good games with the Heat in the postseason, but Cole hasn't exactly been reliable. The Pelicans will have an update on Evans on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:36 pm
  • Omer Asik doesn't play well on Saturday
    Omer Asik played 22 minutes in the starting lineup with two points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He only attempted one shot from the field and only had two offensive boards. Considering he just sits in the paint and takes up space near the basket, you could argue he's setting back Anthony Davis. Asik didn't play in the final five minutes and Davis scored 18 points in those five minutes. We'll see what coach Monty Williams does in Game 2 because the Warriors are just too strong on the outside to have Asik out there. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:31 pm
  • 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
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Bucks, and it is unclear if he will be able to play in Game 2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has reportedly "plateaued" in his rehab, so it looks like he could miss more time. With Hinrich out of commission, Tony Snell will see some minutes in the rotation Saturday. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:24 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • 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
  • 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
  • Devin Harris (toe) downgraded to questionable
    Devin Harris (toe) has been downgraded to questionable for Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Thursday that Harris would play, so we're going to assume he's closer to probable than questionable. However, if he's forced to sit, it will open up minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Barea makes for the better daily league target sans Harris. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:21 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) doesn't practice Friday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) was unable to practice Friday, and his status is uncertain for Game 1 on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: If Hinrich can't go, Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of his minutes. Hinrich is a solid defender, but he doesn't really bring a lot to the stat sheet, so he's not really a factor in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Devin Harris (toe) will play on Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (turf toe) will play in Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday.

    Advice: Harris' return to the rotation will lead to fewer minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:59 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Devin Harris (toe) expected to play Game 1
    Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (toe) looks "ready to go" for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Harris being available when the playoffs kickoff on Saturday, and his return to the rotation will mean fewer minutes for guys like Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:37 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • 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
  • Tony Parker leads Spurs in loss to Pelicans
    Tony Parker hit 11-of-17 shots for 23 points and six assists in 35 minutes of Wednesday's 108-105 loss to the Pelicans, who had to win to get into the playoffs.

    Advice: The Spurs had something to play for too, as their 11-game winning streak was snapped, they won't win the Southwest Division now, and got bounced out of a Top 4 seed (home court) because Houston won. The Spurs will be fine and are still one of the favorites in the West, but things won't be as easy if they don't have home court in the first round of the playoffs. If the Grizzlies lose to the Pacers, the Spurs will be the No. 5 seed and would have home-court advantage over Portland. If the Grizz win (and they're ahead right now), the Spurs would be No. 6 and not have home court in Round 1. And if the Spurs are the No. 6 seed, they'll go down as one of the most dangerous No. 6 seed of all time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Anthony Davis leads Pels to playoffs, OKC out
    Anthony Davis had 31 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks on 12-of-26 shooting as the Pelicans beat the Spurs 108-103 in Wednesday's finale.

    Advice: The win not only put the Pelicans in the playoffs, but knocked the Oklahoma City Thunder out. AD played well down the stretch and calmly knocked down open jumpers and blocked a couple shots to close the door on the Spurs. The Pelicans will face the Warriors (who have lost just two home games this season) in the first round of the playoffs, when Davis will make his postseason debut. And getting to see both Davis and Steph Curry in a playoff series should be a treat to watch. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:52 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) expects to play in Game 1
    Devin Harris is dealing with turf toe in his left big toe, but he expects to be ready for the first game of the playoffs.

    Advice: Harris won't play on Wednesday and he recently had a shot to calm the inflammation in his bruised and swollen toe. He had toe surgery during the offseason but it was a different digit on the same foot, and the good news is that he doesn't sound concerned about any long-term damage. His absence leaves more playing time for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:09 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) out on Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Garnett is still leaning toward returning to the Wolves next season, but his age is obviously catching up with him. To be clear, Garnett won't be on the fantasy radar outside of deeper leagues next season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Devin Harris (toe) out Wednesday vs. Portland
    Devin Harris (toe) will not play Wednesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: With Harris unavailable, look for J.J. Barea to pick up most of his minutes sliding into a Sixth Man role for the Mavericks. He's coming off an 18-point game, and he'll have a favorable matchup against a Blazers team that has been decimated by injuries, so he'll certainly be worth a look in daily leagues. Raymond Felton will also have the opportunity for extended minutes, but he's an extremely risky guy to deploy in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) ruled out for Wednesday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of Hinrich's minutes, with Rose offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:54 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • 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
  • Gordon scores 22 points; Pelicans win
    Eric Gordon scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds and two assists in the Pelicans' win over the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Gordon is picking it up as the Pelicans try to close out the regular season with a trip to the playoffs. They hold the tiebreaker against the Thunder, so if they win on Wednesday against the Spurs then they'll have punched their ticket. Tyreke Evans added 22 points, three rebounds and five assists, and Anthony Davis went for 24 and 11 with five assists, two steals and six blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:42 am
  • 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
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play on Monday vs. Nets
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: Hinrich didn't go through shootaround and isn't expected to return until at least Game 1 of the playoffs. It will be the Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks show at point guard for Chicago, and that's the way it should remain regardless of whether or not Hinrich is available. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:07 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Report: Garnett leaning toward returning
    Kevin Garnett is "still leaning toward" returning next season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Stein cites "rumbles out of 'Sota" as his source, but it was always going to be a surprise if KG retired after just half of a season with his former team. There was a report at the time he was dealt that Garnett was expected to sign on for another two years, and if he does, it's going to be in a player-coach role, even if the Wolves don't call it as much. His days of being consistently fantasy relevant are over, but it looks like The Big Ticket will keep the crowds coming at the box office. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 6:27 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Anthony Davis' 27 points not enough vs. HOU
    The Pelicans fell in Houston on Sunday despite Anthony Davis' team-high 27 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Davis hit 10-of-16 FGs and 7-of-10 FTs with only one turnover in 39 minutes in the disappointing loss, which prevented the No. 8 seed Pelicans from gaining ground on the No. 9 seed Thunder. They may have earned a subtle victory by default, however, as Russell Westbrook faces a one-game suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul. Expect an all-out effort from Davis and co. when they play the Wolves in Minnesota on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:46 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
  • Kevin Garnett doubtful for Monday vs. NOP
    Kevin Garnett is listed as doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: To be clear, there is almost no shot that KG plays on Monday and head coach Flip Saunders recently hinted that he won't play again this season. We will let you know if something changes, but KG belongs on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 10:59 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday will play Sunday
    Anthony Davis (throat) and Jrue Holiday (leg) went through shootaround and are ready to play vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: The Pelicans are battling the Thunder for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, so it's a huge boost that both Davis and Holiday are ready to roll. Davis was reportedly having trouble speaking after the injury, but he should be able to have a big game vs. Dwight Howard and will likely see his normal allotment of minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:34 am
  • 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
  • Kevin Garnett likely done for the season?
    Head coach Flip Saunders hinted that Kevin Garnett isn't likely to return this season.

    Advice: Saunders said that the Wolves will go with what they got for the final three games, so the writing is on the wall for KG. The Wolves are trying to bolster their position in the draft lottery and aren't interested in risking the health of their veterans. We will let you know if we hear anything else, but it's safe to drop KG in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:13 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not return on Sat
    Kirk Hinrich suffered a hyperextended left knee on Saturday vs. the 76ers and will not be able to return.

    Advice: He has had some tough luck with his knee in recent weeks, but the good news is that he plans on traveling for Monday's game vs. the Nets. However, with Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks both healthy, Hinrich won't be making an impact in fantasy leagues any time soon. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more, but he belongs on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:41 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Anthony Davis (throat) goes through practice
    Anthony Davis (throat) went through practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Even though he's still having trouble speaking, Davis should be fine for a huge game against the Rockets on Sunday. He may or may not have to deal with Dwight Howard, but fantasy owners should start him regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 11:39 am
  • Davis survives throat contusion, NO wins
    Anthony Davis survived a throat contusion in the Pelicans' 90-75 win over the Suns on Friday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting (5-of-11 FTs) with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in just 23 minutes.

    Advice: Davis hasn't been the elite player he has been all season in the past two weeks or so, but he's surviving and so are the Pellies in their race with the Thunder. The two teams are tied with three games to play and New Orleans holding the tiebreaker. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:33 pm
  • Asik grabs 18 rebounds in win over PHO
    Omer Asik grabbed 18 rebounds to go with three points and two assists in 22 minutes on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: Despite the big game on the glass he's not a valuable player in standard leagues. But if you're targeting that category, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:30 pm
  • Parker held to two points in win over MEM
    Tony Parker hit just 1-of-7 shots in Friday's win over the Grizzlies, finishing with two points, two rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Perhaps his Achilles' injury is bothering him but Danny Green also struggled against a good, albeit gimpy Grizzlies squad. Owners will want to weigh their options carefully when deploying Parker. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 10:48 pm
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