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  • Jeff Green's back is reportedly doing better
    According to teammate Zach Randolph, Jeff Green's back is showing improvement.

    Advice: Green is still listed as questionable, but all indications point to him playing vs. the Blazers on Sunday. His back has been bothering him for a while now, but he has been able to play through it so far and it's very unlikely that he will miss tonight's game. We will have an update on his status prior to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:29 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will play on Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Blazers on Sunday according to head coach Dave Joerger, though he is still listed as a game-time decision.

    Advice: This is exciting news for the Grizzlies considering Allen has missed their last nine games, but he will be back in the rotation tonight. His minutes will likely be held in check for obvious reasons, but his return could reduce the workload of Courtney Lee, Jeff Green (back) and Vince Carter. Check back for an update closer to tip-off to confirm that Allen is indeed active. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:09 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Mike Conley and Tony Allen will give it a go
    Mike Conley (foot) and Tony Allen (hamstring) will play vs. the Blazers on Sunday according to head coach Dave Joerger, though they are officially listed as game-time decisions.

    Advice: Conley missed the last four games of the regular season, and even though he is still experiencing some discomfort, he is expected to be in the starting lineup tonight. Joerger admitted that there will likely be some rust, but it's possible that Conley could see close to his normal allotment of minutes. We will confirm his status right before tip-off, but it's safe to say that Beno Udrih will be heading back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:08 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • DeAndre Jordan not worried about free throws
    DeAndre Jordan expects to spend plenty of time at the free throw line against the Spurs, but said that he wasn't worried about it.

    Advice: "It’s happened all season, and I feel like a lot of the games that they’ve done it we’ve won," Jordan said in regards to teams intentionally putting him at the foul line. "I’m not really worried about it. When it does happen, which I know it will, I’ll just go to the line and shoot the basketball. It’s not something that I’m dreading, but I’m prepared for it. I’m ready." Despite shooting just 39.7 percent from the line this season, the Clippers are 9-0 when he shoots at least 14 free throws. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:19 am
  • LeBron James showers praise on Kyrie Irving
    LeBron James showered praise on teammate Kyrie Irving and said that the sky was the limit for him.

    Advice: "I think the sky is the limit for that kid and his talent, his work ethic, the fact that he loves to continue to learn about how to play the game, I think the sky is the limit for him and like you said, the kid is 23-years old, man," James said. "And to do the thing's that he's doing in our league right now, it's been awesome to be a part of it with him." Irving will be playing in his first playoff game vs. the Celtics on Sunday, and it will be encouraging for him to know that he will be going to battle with James by his side. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:54 am
  • Tobias Harris not worried about free agency
    Tobias Harris said that he is not worried about becoming a restricted free agent in the summer, as he knows the Magic will have the final say whether or not he will stay in Orlando.

    Advice: "I don’t really worry. I trust in God and I know that He has the ultimate plan for me,’’ Harris said. "You get a little nervous at times, but I think everything is going to work out for me. I wanted to go out and have a successful year and a great year and I think I’ve put in the work. It’s in the teams hands with whatever wants to be done. All I can do is really sit back and be patient at this time." Harris is expected to draw some serious interest in July, most notably from the Knicks, and it will be interesting to see if the Magic are wiling to match any offer. We will be following this story very closely over the summer. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:54 am
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Thibodeau praises Derrick Rose Saturday
    Head coach Tom Thibodeau praised Derrick Rose and said that all of his injuries have just made him stronger.

    Advice: "Obviously, we're a much better team with Derrick," Thibodeau said. "He has been through a grind. We're very pleased to have him back. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a long run of health for him. Time does go by quickly. You're talking about a guy who is sort of now in the middle of his career. He has been through a lot. Early on, you're 22 and the MVP of the league and there weren't many bumps in the road. He has hit a few bumps and gotten through those. The fact he has, I think, has made him stronger." Rose was excellent in a win vs. the Bucks on Saturday with 23 points, seven assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers, and it didn't look his knees were an issue at all. He will look to to keep building momentum in Game 2 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:33 am
  • James Harden scores 24 points with 11 dimes
    James Harden handled his business against the Mavs on Saturday during a 118-108 win, scoring 24 points with two rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first double-double of his playoff career and Harden just killed the Mavs at the line, making 15-of-17 from the charity stripe. The Mavs also having injuries to two wings, Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons, is really going to hurt because of how Harden draws so many fouls. This was far from Harden's best game, so the Rockets have to be pleased they won by double-digits tonight. They host the Mavs again on Tuesday for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Dwight Howard battles foul trouble in win
    Dwight Howard played just 17 minutes due to foul trouble against the Mavs on Saturday with 11 points, five boards, one steal and five blocks.

    Advice: If not for the foul trouble, he would have played more. The Rockets didn't really go to Howard in the post much, but Howard looked healthy with respect to his knee. He should be closer to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores 19 points in 34 minutes
    Terrence Jones made 6-of-15 from the field and 7-of-11 from the line for 19 points against the Mavs on Saturday with nine rebounds, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: The shot total is almost shocking and this was the first time in Jones' career he's had more than 10 shots from the field and from the line. Jones saw a little more playing time than expected because of Dwight Howard getting into foul trouble, but he's still a good bet to play over 30 minutes per game in this series. Jones' season flew a little under the radar due to injuries, so he'll be a difference maker if he can stay on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Trevor Ariza has a dub-dub in great game
    Trevor Ariza was a wonderful two-way player against the Mavs on Saturday with 12 points, 10 boards, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The points don't tell the story. Ariza was a terror on defense and getting a double-double with six dimes went a long way. On the injury side of things, Ariza did have some cramping in both of his calves and he did receive some treatment. There's been no indication that he'll need to miss time going forward and this hasn't been a habitual problem for him. We're expecting him to be ready for Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Corey Brewer steps it up down the stretch
    Corey Brewer turned it on down the stretch against the Mavs on Saturday with 15 points, one assist and three 3-poiners in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He killed the Mavs in the fourth quarter with all three 3-pointers coming in that frame. Brewer's versatility at both wing spots should help him get playing time in the 20s. Trevor Ariza did have some cramping issues, but there's no need to worry about him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Tyson Chandler double-doubles vs. Houston
    Tyson Chandler double-doubled against the Rockets on Saturday with 11 points, 18 boards, two steals and one block in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs went small with four wings next to Chandler and they would have been torched on both ends without him. Chandler had himself a fantastic April, averaging 13.1 points, 12.7 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals on 75.6 percent from the field. It's fair to expect a double-double in each game during this series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Monta Ellis scores just 16 points vs. HOU
    Monta Ellis scored 16 points against the Rockets on Saturday with four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: This was not Monta's best game outside of a brilliant buzzer beater to end the third quarter. Ellis was able to attack the basket, but he just couldn't finish over the Rockets' size. Expect him to have a better game in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • 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
    Yesterday, 9:23 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Chandler Parsons returns to action vs. HOU
    Chandler Parsons went to the locker room in the second quarter on Saturday and has returned to action.

    Advice: He threw down an emphatic slam in transition, but didn't look right following that play. Parsons walked back without a significant limp and he's likely just dealing with some soreness to his knee, which kept him out of action since Apr. 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:35 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Derrick Rose scores 23 points in win vs Bucks
    Derrick Rose looked 100 percent during a 103-91 win over the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 23 points with seven assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 9-of-16 from the field and made the most of the Bucks not bringing double-teams to him. Rose said multiple times in the post-game interview on ESPN that he had open looks because the Bucks didn't double, so expect that message to be received loud and clear in Game 2 on Monday. Of course, Rose looking great tonight is a top-five story from the day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:11 pm
  • 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
    Yesterday, 5:10 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Dwight Howard expected to play more
    Dwight Howard is expected to play more in the postseason than he did in the regular season.

    Advice: Coach Kevin McHale said the Rockets will play it by ear with Dwight's minutes. Dwight was up to 28 minutes on Apr. 12 and he should get over the 30-minute plateau tonight. There will be less minutes going to Joey Dorsey. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:49 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) thinks he will play Sunday
    Mike Conley (foot) continues to make progress, and he believes he will hear his name announced in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Conley returned to practice on Friday, and it's clear that the time on the shelf sped up his recovery. He added that his foot is still sore every morning, but he does feel better when he moves around. It sounds like he will be a game-time decision, but we should have an official update after the team's shootaround on Sunday. Beno Udrih will move back to the bench if Conley plays. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play on Sunday vs. the Blazers despite not being 100 percent.

    Advice: "I feel alright," Allen said. "I'm getting better day by day. I'm far from where I want to be, but I can tolerate the little pain I'm having." Allen is a warrior and it will take a lot for him to miss Sunday's game, so we expect to see him out there. We will consider him a game-time decision for now, but we should know more after shootaround. If Allen continues to sit out, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will have to step up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • 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
    Yesterday, 9:48 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Rose, Noah, Gibson all good to go Saturday
    Derrick Rose (knee), Joakim Noah (hamstring) and Taj Gibson (shoulder) are good to go for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Rose scared the Bulls when he left Wednesday's regular-season finale vs. the Hawks with knee soreness, but he made it clear that he sat out as a precaution. Rose made it through a full practice on Friday and his minutes could be on the rise in the playoffs. We will let you know how he holds up after the game. For what it's worth, this will be his first playoff series since the 2011-12 season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:21 am
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) expected to start Sat
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is expected to be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He missed the final six games of the regular season due to pain and swelling in his knee, but it looks like he is ready to go after going through a full practice on Friday, Parsons will likely have to spend some time defending James Harden, but his minutes will likely be held in check as he regains his conditioning. Owners in daily leagues should probably avoid him for now. Richard Jefferson will move to the bench Saturday, while Al-Farouq Aminu will play less as well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Jeff Green (back) questionable for Game 1
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable for Game 1 against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Sources have intimated that Tony Allen (hamstring) is the only Grizzlies player to be in jeopardy and he'll probably do anything he can to get on the court. Among the group of banged up players in Memphis, Green's injury status has been a back-burner issue so owners may want to use him as they normally would. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:27 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • 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
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) questionable for Sat
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is being listed as questionable for Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons played some 1-on-1 on Thursday, and head coach Rick Carlisle implied that Parsons would be a go for Game 1, so things are progressing in a positive direction. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if Parsons is unavailable, Richard Jefferson would draw the start with Al-Farouq Aminu logging extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:25 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Mike Conley, Tony Allen practice on Friday
    Mike Conley (foot) and Tony Allen (hamstring) practiced on Friday.

    Advice: Conley expects to play and he'll likely be a game-time decision on Sunday. He has been able to do some pre-game stuff, so keeping him out the last week is probably somewhat precautionary. He'll be a very important piece for the Grizzlies at home considering the struggles of Damian Lillard on defense. Beno Udrih would move to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen likely to be a game-time call
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is likely going to be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Sunday and did go through practice on Friday.

    Advice: The good news is that he expects to play. "I'm gonna try and test it," Allen said. "I've been amped up mentally. Physically I haven't. I'm just trying to get healthy as we go forward." He might have a minutes limit and could come off the bench. With Allen back, Jeff Green, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee lose some appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Derrick Rose (knee) practices on Friday
    Derrick Rose (knee) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he will play in Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: Rose will take the court in a playoff series for the first time since the 2011-12 season on Saturday, and it appears that the minor left knee soreness that caused him to miss the second half of Wednesday's regular-season finale will be a non-issue going forward. Any news regarding Rose's troublesome knees is going to make the headlines, but a deep playoff push behind a healthy Rose will at least temporarily silence the critics. Tom Thibodeau said that Rose will play around the same amount of minutes he did towards the end of the regular-season, so it sounds like he'll still be with a minutes limit. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:55 am
  • Chandler Parsons plays 1-on-1 Thursday
    Chandler Parsons (knee) played 1-on-1 on Thursday and is planning to practice on Friday.

    Advice: "It’s getting much better actually," Parsons said about his knee. "I feel stronger every single day." It sounds like Parsons should be ready to roll for Game 1, but obviously going through practice on Friday will be huge. He certainly will want to suit up against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:22 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Derrick Rose dealing with left knee soreness
    Derrick Rose is dealing with minor left knee soreness.

    Advice: The soreness is in the knee in which Rose tore his ACL back in 2012 and not the one needing surgery for a torn meniscus. "It's nothing serious at all," Rose said. "I'm just being cautious. I'm used to knee injuries and my knees being sore. It's just that it was the last game and we didn't want it to linger into a couple of more days." The Bulls are downplaying the issue, which isn't a surprise. Still, Rose should be good to go for Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:40 pm
  • Howard's minutes to increase for playoffs
    Dwight Howard's minutes restriction will rise to around 32 minutes per game for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: Howard should eventually be without a minutes restriction at some point, but he should get the most floor time he's seen since returning from his knee injury during Game 1 against the Mavericks on Saturday. The more minutes Dwight gets, the further Joey Dorsey will fall out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:00 pm
  • Carlisle hopes Parsons can return for Game 1
    Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that signs are "promising but not definite" that Chandler Parsons will be available for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: Parsons spent the last six games of the season on the sidelines with a knee injury, but it's sounding like he has a good chance of being ready when the Mavs open up their first round playoff series against the Rockets on Saturday. The Mavs could certainly use him back in the rotation as he's a significant upgrade to Richard Jefferson, and we'll be monitoring Parsons' status closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:29 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Kyrie Irving scores nine in 18 minutes
    Kyrie Irving played 18 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday during a 113-108 win, adding two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Kyrie is in the playoffs and he'll be a favorite among most people to be a point guard in the NBA Finals. Irving's season was truly awesome and his ability to connect on catch-and-shoot shots explains a lot. He'll be a first-round target in drafts next season. The Cavs face the Celtics in Cleveland for Game 1 on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles, will face Mavs
    James Harden's triple-double helped the Rockets beat the Jazz 117-91 on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This is just his second game all season with single-digit attempts from the field (3-of-8) and from the line (8-of-8). Looking ahead, the Rockets will now take on the Mavs in the first round. In four games against them this season, Harden averaged 24.8 points, 6.0 boards, 5.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.5 treys on 44.3 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Dwight Howard gets 21 minutes in blowout
    Dwight Howard played just 21 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday with 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert did block him once, but this was a great game for Dwight tonight. He would have played a lot more, but the Rockets had this game in the bag during the third quarter. He'll get a tough matchup against the Mavs and Tyson Chandler. Dwight only had one game vs. Dallas this year, scoring eight points with seven boards in 18 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:05 pm
  • Tyson Chandler leads Mavs over Blazers
    Tyson Chandler returned from a night of rest and led the Mavericks with 22 points, 15 rebounds, a steal and a block as Dallas beat the Blazers 114-98.

    Advice: The Mavs are the No. 7 seed and will face the No. 2 Rockets in Round 1 of the playoffs. Dirk Nowitzki (16) and Monta Ellis (15) also returned from a rest, while Chandler Parson missed another game with his knee injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Derrick Rose sits out 2nd half with sore knee
    Derrick Rose didn't play in the second half of Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks due to soreness in his left knee, but the Bulls do not seem to be concerned.

    Advice: This isn't the same knee that he had his most recent procedure on, but it should be noted that he has torn his ACL in his left knee before (2012). However, Rose was in good spirits on the sidelines and said that he could have played if it were a playoff game, so it looks like he was just being cautious. Head coach Tom Thibodeau expects Rose to be ready to play in Game 1 of the playoffs, but we will pass along any additional information when we know more. Rose finished with two points, two boards, one assist and four turnovers in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • Tobias Harris won't play due to sore Achilles
    Tobias Harris will not play on Wednesday due to a sore right Achilles.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of an Achilles injury for Harris and it sounds like a convenient excuse to rest him in a meaningless game, as the Magic can't move up or down the draft-lottery board. His absence shifts more playing time to Moe Harkless and Aaron Gordon. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:28 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Kyrie Irving (hip) will play Wed. vs. Wizards
    Kyrie Irving (hip) will play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday, though he will be on a minute-limit.

    Advice: The rest of Cleveland's starters will also be limited, and LeBron James is resting as a precaution, so consider all your options before locking too many Cavs into active fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Dwight Howard expected to play Wednesday
    Dwight Howard is expected to play on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: This is just a reminder that Dwight will be back after missing Monday. He should get around 28-32 minutes against Rudy Gobert, which should be fun to watch. Howard has played well in his last four, averaging 17.3 points, 11.0 boards and 1.3 blocks. Start him even in a bad matchup unless free throw percentage is really important to you tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:05 am
  • Mike Conley (ankle) officially ruled out Weds
    Mike Conley (ankle) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday according to head coach Dave Joerger.

    Advice: This will be his fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, but this should help Conley recover in time for the playoffs. Beno Udrih will draw another start and is worth a look in most leagues, while Nick Calathes and Jordan Adams should be more involved as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Derrick Rose to play four segments Wednesday
    Derrick Rose will play four segments on Wednesday vs. the Hawks according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: Rose played just 23 minutes vs. the Nets on Monday, but that was mainly due to the lopsided score. He could approach close to 30 minutes tonight, so his owners can go ahead and get him active. Rose still needs to shake off some rust, but he is making a lot of progress and could make the Bulls a very dangerous team in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:11 am
  • Mike Conley (foot) doubtful for Wednesday
    Mike Conley (foot) did not participate in shootaround and isn't expected to play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Conley has missed the last three games, and the Grizzlies obviously want him to be as close to 100 percent as possible for the playoffs. With Conley likely on the sidelines, Beno Udrih will draw another start and will be the primary beneficiary, while Nick Calathes and Jordan Adams could see some extra minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:41 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Mike Conley (foot) questionable for Wednesday
    Mike Conley (foot) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Conley has spent the last three games on the sidelines, and it's been Beno Udrih in the starting lineup splitting minutes with Nick Calathes. Udrih is capable of scoring in the teens while dishing out a few assists, but with a tough matchup against the Pacers, he'd make for a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. IND
    Tony Allen (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: There was some hope that Allen would be able to return for the regular-season finale, but that will not be the case. With Allen sidelined, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter, and Jeff Green will all split his minutes, with Green offering the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) out Wednesday vs. POR
    Chandler Parsons (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Portland, as expected.

    Advice: Parsons suffered a setback in his recovery while shooting on Sunday, and said even if this were a playoff game he'd be unavailable. Richard Jefferson will draw the start, with Al-Farouq Aminu logging extended minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Green (back) returns to action on Monday
    Jeff Green (back) got on the floor on Monday against the Warriors, scoring four points on 2-of-6 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies starters got throttled by the Dubs and they're all banged up, so it wouldn't be shocking if the now No. 6 seed Grizzlies gave up on seeding and rested up. Use guys like Green and Courtney Lee (nine points, one three, three boards, one steal, 21 minutes) at your own risk on Wednesday against the Pacers, who will be playing for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:05 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kyrie Irving returned to action on Monday April 13. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:57 pm
  • Tobias Harris scores 26 points vs. Heat
    Tobias Harris had 26 points, 12 boards, one assist and two 3-pointers during a 100-93 loss to the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: The Magic are planning to re-sign Harris this summer and it's going to cost them quite a bit to do so. Harris played well over his last five, averaging 17.6 points, 7.6 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.6 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. He's going to be a mid-round target next season, assuming he stays in Orlando. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:21 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Derrick Rose scores 13 points vs. Nets
    Derrick Rose scored 13 points with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He didn't play in the fourth segment tonight because the Bulls blew out the Nets tonight. Rose was effective on defense and he's really changed his mentality on the offensive side with less contested jumpers. Rose is expected to play in the season finale on Wednesday to help him shake off the rust. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:03 pm
  • James Harden scores 29 in a win
    James Harden scored 29 points against the Hornets on Monday during a 100-90 win, adding six rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's going to need a miracle to earn the scoring title and he's also lost a lot of ground in the MVP race because of how Stephen Curry is burying treys like the world has never seen. Still, Harden has been a monster and he's a big reason why the Rockets will play for the No. 2 seed on Wednesday. They do need a lot of help, though. Harden will be a top-three fantasy pick next season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Terrence Jones double-doubles with 4 blocks
    Terrence Jones double-doubled on Monday against the Hornets with 10 points, 11 boards, two assists and four blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up some minutes at center tonight with Dwight Howard getting some rest. Jones' numbers have dipped a bit in his last five, averaging 7.6 points, 4.8 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 0.2 treys. He'll look to finish strong on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:00 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) remains out for Monday
    Mike Conley (foot) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: So the Grizzlies will have Beno Udrih at point guard to match up with Stephen Curry. Conley has been out for two games before tonight and he might not be at 100 percent heading into the playoffs. Give Beno a look if you need a plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:16 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kyrie Irving (hip) out for game on Monday
    Kyrie Irving (hip) will not return to Monday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: He is resting as a precaution, so he should be ready to go for the playoffs. For now, we're not expecting him to play on Wednesday. Irving finished with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers. Matthew Dellavedova started the second half. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:27 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) will play on Monday night
    Jeff Green (back) will play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He's been dealing with a back issue for about a week, but he's played in each of his last three games since suffering the injury. Green could be looking at a lot of responsibility with Marc Gasol (ankle) and Mike Conley (foot) up in the air. He should be worth starting in standard leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:57 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Mike Conley will be a game-time decision
    Mike Conley (foot) will be a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He went through warmups on Saturday, but did not play against the Clippers in an important game. As a reference point, Conley was ruled out approximately one hour before the tip on Saturday, so we're probably looking at getting the news on him tonight at around 9:30 EDT. If he's out, Beno Udrih would start. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:54 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Derrick Rose to play four segments on Monday
    Derrick Rose (knee) could see his minutes increased in Monday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: After playing 28 minutes on Saturday, Rose will play four segments on Monday and could very well break the 30-minute barrier. After dropping 22 points, six boards, eight assists and three steals without a turnover (Disclaimer: Against the Sixers), we'll be watching Rose closely on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:09 am
  • Tyson Chandler (rest) will not play on Monday
    Tyson Chandler (rest) will not play on Monday vs. Utah.

    Advice: This was expected and is now official. Without Chandler, expect Amare Stoudemire, Charlie Villanueva, Bernard James and Greg Smith to all be in the mix, with James or Smith as the most likely candidate to start. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:04 am
  • Monta Ellis (rest) will not play on Monday
    Monta Ellis (rest) will not play on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: J.J. Barea is likely to get the start in his place, but it should mean extended run for Richard Jefferson, Devin Harris and Raymond Felton as well. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:02 am
  • Magic planning on re-signing Tobias Harris
    The Magic are planning to re-sign Tobias Harris in free agency.

    Advice: Harris, who is slated to become a restricted free agent, will have no shortage of offers, but Orlando GM Rob Hennigan said that the club plans on bringing him back "no matter what" the cost is. We'll see how serious he is when Harris starts getting multiyear offers between $12 and $15 million annually. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 6:19 am
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Tyson Chandler likely DNP-CD vs. Jazz Monday
    Tyson Chandler is expected to sit out Monday's road game in Utah as a precaution.

    Advice: Chandler dominated the Lakers on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting, nine rebounds and two blocks, but he won't even travel with the Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki is also expected to rest as a precaution, which leaves the frontcourt wide open for Amare Stoudemire, Charlie Villanueva, Bernard James, Dwight Powell and Greg Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:57 pm
  • Monta Ellis expected to sit out Monday's game
    Monta Ellis is not expected to travel to Utah for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Ellis is one of the league's premier 'iron men' who never willingly misses a game, but he managed only four points on 2-of-8 FGs vs. the Lakers on Sunday and a day off could do him good. He'll get two days of rest before potentially returning vs. the Blazers on Wednesday, and his absence should result in plentiful minutes for J.J. Barea, Richard Jefferson and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:54 pm
  • Monta Ellis lousy in 30 minutes vs. Lakers
    Monta Ellis struggled vs. the Lakers on Sunday, scoring four points on 2-of-8 shooting with five assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle is rotating his key veterans into the DNP-CD cycle and Ellis could be a candidate on Monday, though he's always averse to missing games. Monta sat alone and looked sullen when the Mavs won in double-OT on Friday, and there were reports a few weeks ago that his "moodiness" has negatively impacted the Mavs' locker room, so we'll keep an eye on the situation. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:20 pm
  • Terrence Jones quiet in 25 mins vs. Pelicans
    Terrence Jones was quiet in 25 minutes vs. the Pelicans, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: A matchup with Anthony Davis is enough to slow down any power forward, and Jones faces an additional challenge with teammate Dwight Howard vacuuming up rebounds and dominating the paint. Dwight will rest on Monday, however, making Jones an excellent option vs. the Hornets' injury-ravaged frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:45 pm
  • Corey Brewer scores 20 points, shoots 6-of-11
    Corey Brewer scored 20 points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes on Sunday, helping Houston hold off the Pelicans for a 121-114 victory.

    Advice: Brewer has been nowhere near fantasy value over the past few weeks, averaging just 7.8 points on 32.7 percent shooting, so it was nice to see him make 6-of-11 field goals and 8-of-11 free throws tonight. He's not a 3-point threat and his steals have tailed off lately, so most fantasy owners should leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:38 pm
  • Dwight Howard posts 19 & 11 w/ three blocks
    Dwight Howard played 28 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the Pelicans, which he finished with 19 points (7-of-10 FGs, 5-of-11 FTs), 11 rebounds and three blocks.

    Advice: As a reminder, Howard will not play vs. the Hornets on Monday. He has three straight double-doubles despite being on a fairly strict minute-limit, and over his past four games he's averaging 17.3 points on 67.5 percent shooting, 11.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks. Considering he missed almost two months with a serious knee injury, this is all fantasy owners could have hoped for. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:37 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) questionable for Monday
    Mike Conley (foot) is questionable to play in Monday's road game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Conley warmed up prior to Saturday's game but ultimately decided to sit out, and he could easily be a game-time decision again on Monday. If he does sit out, expect Beno Udrih to play 30+ minutes as a starter with Nick Calathes mopping up the remaining playing time at PG. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 3:58 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Jeff Green (back) questionable Monday
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Green has been dealing with back spasms for a while now, and he has continued to play despite not being 100 percent. The Grizzlies could desperately use the bodies Monday, so we would expect Green to remain on the active roster, especially with Tony Allen (hamstring) not even traveling. We should know more on Green's status after shootaround on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 3:58 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kyrie Irving (hip) will not play on Sunday
    Kyrie Irving (hip) will be rested against the Celtics on Sunday, but he is expected to play against the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: Irving was held out of Friday's game vs. the Celtics because of soreness in his right hip, so his owners probably saw this coming. Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert (quad) will be very busy tonight, and are both worth a look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 10:33 am
  • Dwight Howard to play Sunday, rest on Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans, but he will sit out Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Howard isn't cleared to play in both games of a back-to-back set, so there are no surprises here. Howard belongs in all active lineups Sunday as long as you can deal with his awful free throw shooting, while Terrence Jones, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey will all benefit in his absence vs. the Hornets on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 8:52 am
  • DeAndre Jordan makes free throws
    DeAndre Jordan made 6-of-7 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 16 points with 16 boards, three steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He's not supposed to be this good from the line. In fact, he hasn't made over 70 percent from the line with at least three attempts in any game in 2015 before tonight. Jordan's fantasy owners shouldn't care by now thanks to the boards, field goal percentage and blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 10:11 pm
  • Jeff Green plays 41 minutes vs. Clippers
    Jeff Green played 41 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer on 5-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He took an elbow to the face from Blake Griffin, but Green seems to be fine. He was questionable for this game due to a lower back issue, but obviously playing 41 minutes suggests he's fine. If Marc Gasol (ankle) is out, Green is going to have some major offensive responsibilities. He looks like a high-upside, must-start player for Monday against the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 9:54 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Derrick Rose finishes strong, scores 22 in W
    Derrick Rose looked great down the stretch against the 76ers during a 114-107 win on Saturday, scoring 22 points with six rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Most importantly, he had no turnovers. Rose attacked the basket at will to close this game out, which is exactly what the Bulls will want out of him because he's lost his touch from deep. Rose had his usual bounce tonight in his 28 minutes, too. The Bulls will probably want him to shake the rust off, so we'd expect him to play in the final two games. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 8:35 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) will play vs. the Clippers
    Jeff Green (back) will play vs. the Clippers on Saturday night.

    Advice: Green is going to be very busy with Mike Conley and Tony Allen in street clothes, so he belongs in all active lineups tonight despite not being 100 percent. We will let you know how his back holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:05 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tobias Harris scores 15 points vs. NYK
    Tobias Harris scored 15 points against the Knicks on Saturday with five boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He'll be a restricted free agent this summer and there have been plenty of rumors of the Long Island native going back home. Harris and the Magic have a big of a logjam at forward with Aaron Gordon likely in line of minutes, but he'd still be main option. He's a must-start player the rest of the way this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:44 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Mike Conley (foot) will not play on Saturday
    Mike Conley (foot) will not play vs. the Clippers on Saturday, and Beno Udrih is expected to draw the start.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for Conley's owners, but it's probably a smart decision by the Grizzlies. We will consider Conley questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors, but the Grizzlies will likely err on the side of caution with playoffs looming. Beno Udrih is worth a look in most leagues while Nick Calathes could get some extra run as well. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:28 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Jeff Green is questionable for Saturday night
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies haven't been updating most of their injured guys heading into games, so we might not get an official word on Green until just before the 10:00 EDT tip. For now, his owners can take a no news is good news approach. Green did play 33 minutes on Wednesday and they'll definitely need him in a massive game tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 1:02 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Dwight Howard will sit Sunday or Monday
    Dwight Howard said he will rest Sunday or Monday, but doesn't know which one yet.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise and Dwight has yet to play in both games of a back-to-back set since his return to the lineup. On the night he sits, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Jones, Joey Dorsey and Josh Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 11:15 am
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) could return April 15
    Tony Allen (hamstring) could return for the regular-season finale against the Pacers on April 15.

    Advice: He will remain out for Saturday's game against the Clippers as well as Monday vs. the Warriors, but the Grizzlies will at least be glad that Allen is on track to return before the playoffs. Allen shouldn't be owned in almost any league following this news, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will all benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:31 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tobias Harris says the Magic hold his fate
    Tobias Harris is set to become a restricted free agent in the summer, but he wants to remind people that the Magic will determine whether he stays or goes.

    Advice: "There's a lot of things you have to look at in any type of free agency, but what I think what everybody's beginning to forget is that [I'll be] a restricted free agent," Harris said. "So whatever happens, it's in the organization's hands to make a call. So I think everybody has to really keep that in mind and not just say, 'You might want to go here and there.' " Harris has had a pretty decent season and is sure to command a lot of interest this summer, but any interested teams will likely have to overpay to have a chance of stealing him from the Magic. For obvious reasons, we will be watching this story very closely in the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:40 am
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Jones gets back on track against the Spurs
    Terrence Jones scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds and one block in the Rockets' 104-103 loss to the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: Jones' conditioning has been a question mark since returning and there have also been reports of aggravation to his rib injury. This game goes a long way toward getting him back into lineups, however, because his immense upside is very hard to pass up. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:04 pm
  • Howard double-doubles in loss to SA
    Dwight Howard scored 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting (6-of-9 FTs) with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 27 minutes on Friday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Howard's minutes are slowly getting ramped up for the playoffs and he's more or less where owners want him to be productivity-wise. He's much better than the deep league asset we called him earlier today, though there is going to be risk of DNPs as we finish the season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:02 pm
  • Kyrie Irving (right hip) out for Friday night
    Kyrie Irving is dealing with a sore right hip injury and will not play on Friday night against the Celtics.

    Advice: He felt the soreness at shootaround and that continued in warmups. Irving looked sharp on Wednesday and he probably would be suiting up had this been a playoff game. Still, he is probably much more likely to be rested in an upcoming game since he's at less than 100 percent Matthew Dellavedova will start, but is not a fantasy option. J.R. Smith and Kevin Love also benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 4:09 pm
  • Terrence Jones still not over rib injury
    Terrence Jones was hit in his ribs on Wednesday night and it bothered him the rest of the night.

    Advice: Perhaps this explains why he only played 17 minutes and didn't look like his usual self on Wednesday. Jones will likely get minutes in the 22-26 range tonight, which is more than enough to start him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 3:42 pm
  • McHale hopes to bump up Dwight's mins Fri
    Kevin McHale said that he hopes to increase Dwight Howard's minutes for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Rockets are slowly but surely increasing Dwight's minutes, and while McHale didn't give a precise figure, it's reasonable to assume he'll see somewhere between 24-28 minutes tonight. His price tag in daily leagues is way too high to be considered a quality plug-and-play option, but he's worth owning as a low-end asset in deep leagues assuming you're punting the free throw category. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 3:32 pm
  • James Harden: 'I am the MVP'
    James Harden made his own case for MVP honors during a recent interview, boldly claiming: "I am the MVP."

    Advice: "I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden said. "I think the MVP is the most valuable player to your team. Obviously you have to be winning and be one of the top teams in this league and we are. I'm not taking credit away from anybody else in the league. But I've been consistent all year. I've just been doing the right things to put my team in situations to win, considering all of the different circumstances we've had to deal with." The vote is going to come down to either Harden or Stephen Curry, and you can make a legitimate case for either. Harden may or may not be the MVP this year, but after having a career-year with the Rockets this season, Harden has likely carried a lot of fantasy teams to the Finals with his ridiculous stat lines. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 7:00 am
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Allen is expected to be out through the weekend, and it'll be Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, and Vince Carter picking up the slack in his absence. Green offers the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 3:22 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • James Harden scores 22 in a loss
    James Harden made 6-of-15 from the field against the Spurs during a 110-98 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This one is going to sting for the Rockets with the Grizzlies and Blazers winning tonight while the Clippers are on a four-game winning streak. In fact, it's very possible the Rockets fall to the fifth seed this weekend with a loss to the Spurs on Friday. They'll be in Houston for that one, though. The Rockets also set the record for most 3-pointers in a season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:47 pm
  • Tyson Chandler goes for 12 & 23 in win
    Tyson Chandler racked up 12 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's win over the Suns.

    Advice: They Mavs knocked the Suns out of the playoffs with the win and Chandler abused former teammate, Brandan Wright. The Mavs sound like they may rest some starters over the final week, so Chandler's owners should watch the news feed to make sure he's playing from night to night. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:43 pm
  • Terrence Jones plays just 17 minutes
    Terrence Jones played just 17 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with two points and one turnover.

    Advice: It was an awful game from Jones with no other stats, making just 1-of-3 from the field. He just didn't have it tonight and he should be better on Friday against these same Spurs. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:41 pm
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