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  • Aron Baynes (ankle) will not play on Friday
    Coach Gregg Popovich said Aron Baynes (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Not even a mask can get Baynes to play, apparently. It's a little interesting and unusual for Pop to reveal Baynes' status for this game. As we all know, theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated. It sounds like Baynes will be out for a couple games. Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw will play more. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:54 pm
  • Chris Kaman, Arron Afflalo planning to play
    Chris Kaman (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (shoulder) are planning to play on Saturday in Game 3.

    Advice: Kaman is listed as questionable and he said he didn't do anything in practice on Friday. "I know once I tape it and get the right drugs in me, everything will be good," Kaman said. "I’m ready to play tomorrow." He's likely looking at minutes in the teens and will bump Joel Freeland out of the rotation while taking away some time from Meyers Leonard. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:44 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Amir Johnson starting for Tyler Hansbrough
    Ami Johnson will start at power forward in place of Tyler Hansbrough in Game 3 on Friday.

    Advice: Hansbrough literally had nothing positive to offer on the stat sheet in 12 minutes on Saturday with only one foul and one missed field goal attempt. The Wizards led the NBA in player efficiency rating allowed to power forwards this regular season, so Johnson may have a tough time putting up a big line. He'll also really need to avoid foul trouble, which is a problem for him. Patrick Patterson should also play more than Psycho T. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:03 pm
  • David Lee (back) not on the injury report
    David Lee (back) is not listed on the injury report for Game 4 on Saturday.

    Advice: He was expected to play 3-on-3 today and it apparently went well. Lee may not be in the rotation and he would only be Draymond Green's backup at best. Green has at least 40 minutes in all three playoff games this season while Andrew Bogut is also getting 29.7 minutes of playing time. Don't expect much out of Lee in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:02 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Chris Kaman (ankle) questionable for Saturday
    Chris Kaman (ankle) is questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: His ankle was heavily taped at practice on Friday and he probably won't be 100 percent. Meyers Leonard will likely be the first big off the bench while Joel Freeland was in the rotation for just four minutes in Game 2. Fantasy owners can ignore this situation in almost all cases. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:51 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Tim Duncan ready to go for Game 3 on Friday
    Tim Duncan said he was "a little sore, and a little tired" after logging 44 minutes against the Clippers during Game 2 on Wednesday, but he's ready to go for Friday's Game 3.

    Advice: The 38-year-old was absolutely fantastic during Wednesday's Game 2 win, putting up 28 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block. While it's a bit unlikely he can match his scoring total from Wednesday, he may have to shoulder a bit more of the offensive workload with Tony Parker (Achilles) hurting, so he's someone to consider in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:47 am
  • Taj Gibson laboring through injuries
    Taj Gibson is dealing with injuries to his left ankle and left shoulder, but that won't keep him off the court during the Bulls' first-round series with the Bucks.

    Advice: "It's tough," Gibson said of his injuries. "But you still have to go out there and do your best... It's the playoffs. You can't worry about injuries right now. I'm just trying to be there for my teammates any way I can." After struggling through 11 minutes of action during Game 2, Gibson returned as a key piece to the Bulls' rotation during Game 3, playing 29 minutes and hauling in 10 rebounds. Nikola Mirotic's status is still up in the air for Game 4 on Saturday, so Gibson could again be forced to log significant minutes for the Bulls. He's a low-end option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:36 am
  • Splitter likely to get more mins for Game 3
    Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter will be available for as many minutes as needed for Game 3 against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Aron Baynes (ankle) is being listed as doubtful, so if he's unable to go, his minutes will likely be split up between Splitter, Boris Diaw, and potentially Matt Bonner. Bonner offers very little value in fantasy leagues, but Diaw and Splitter are worth considering as low-end, plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:20 am
  • Aron Baynes (ankle) doubtful for Game 3
    Aron Baynes (sprained ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's Game 3 against the Clippers.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Baynes suffered this ankle injury, but it's sounding like he's not going to be able to play tonight. Head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter will be available for as many minutes as needed tonight, so he looks like the primary beneficiary with Baynes on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:14 am
  • Johnson or Patterson to start for Game 3?
    Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewenberg is speculating that Amir Johnson or Patrick Patterson could replace Tyler Hansbrough in the starting lineup for Friday's Game 3 against the Wizards.

    Advice: Tyler Hansbrough has been painfully ineffective as the starting power forward for the Raptors through their first two playoff games against Washington, so it would be far from shocking to see head coach Dwane Casey alter his rotations for a crucial Game 3. Johnson gives Toronto a bit more of a defensive presence, while Patterson's range should be able to take some pressure off DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:21 am
  • Dirk Nowitzki only focusing on Game 3
    Dirk Nowitzki acknowledged that it's been a "frustrating couple of days" for the Mavericks' franchise, but he's more concerned about Friday's crucial Game 3 against the Rockets.

    Advice: "It’s been a frustrating couple of days for this franchise," Nowitzki said. "But I think when you’re down and stuff is not really going right, you focus on yourself and what you have to do to get ready to play. You focus on the guys that are here. You focus on the gameplan, make a few adjustments and go from there." Dirk is obviously talking about Rajon Rondo's mysterious back injury here, but he didn't go into much detail as his primary focus is getting a win tonight to avoid the dreaded 0-3 hole. Dirk struggled during Game 2, but we'd expect a bit of a bounce-back performance tonight in front of his home crowd. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:48 am
  • James calls Kevin Love a 'big-time player'
    LeBron James praised Kevin Love following his big 23-point performance during Thursday's Game 3 win over the Celtics.

    Advice: "I don't get too involved in what everybody says," James said. "I know what type of player [Love] is, what type of competitor he is, and I know he relishes the opportunity to be a part of this franchise and the postseason. With everything said with the first eight months of the season, he's definitely used it as motivation. I think he's a big-time player, he's a cerebral basketball player." Love received his fair share of criticism (much like Chris Bosh) during his inaugural season as part of the Cavs’ Big-3, but he's looked fantastic so far throughout the Boston-Cleveland series. It’ll be very interesting to see what Love elects to do this offseason with his player option worth $16.7 million. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:53 am
  • Anthony Davis has huge line in NO collapse
    Anthony Davis scored 29 points during a heartbreaking 123-119 overtime loss to the Warriors on Thursday, adding 15 boards, three assists, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: The Pelicans went into the fourth quarter with a 20-point lead, but they couldn't hold it due losing the fourth 39-19. Davis also missed some rebounds and one could argue Draymond Green just out-hustled him in that department. As for the offensive side, Davis has at least 22 shots from the field and eight attempts from the line in each of his playoff games. Maybe he'll be even more of an offensive weapon next season, which is scary from a fantasy perspective. The Pelicans will look to avoid a sweep on Saturday at home. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 26 points in loss
    Ryan Anderson scored 26 points against the Warriors on Thursday with five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He scored just seven points combined in his previous two games and it looked like giving Ryno big minutes was going to work before the Pelicans folded down the stretch. Anderson should be looking at extended playing time again on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Taj Gibson gets 29 minutes vs. Bucks
    Taj Gibson played 29 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday with six points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: His energy was big time and the Bulls did not miss Nikola Mirotic (knee), especially with Tony Snell and Mike Dunleavy hitting eight treys combined. With Mirotic likely out for Game 4, expect Gibson to see a similar allotment of playing time as the Bulls look to close out this series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:36 pm
  • John Henson gets 39 minutes vs. Bulls
    John Henson played 39 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with 15 points, 14 boards, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: This was his first game with more than 30 minutes since Feb. 4, and is what his fantasy owners were hoping for all season. Henson provided a huge spark off the bench and coach Jason Kidd went with him for the final 27 minutes of this contest. He probably won't start in Game 4, but Henson may be looking at more than 30 minutes again. He'll be a risk-reward guy in daily fantasy leagues, but the reward is very attractive. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Kevin Love scores 23 points, hits six treys
    Kevin Love made 6-of-10 from beyond the arc during a Game 3 win over the Celtics on Thursday, scoring a total of 23 points with nine rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He hit two clutch 3-pointers late in the game to help put this one on ice. Love killed the Celtics on catch-and-shoot 3s and all but one of those six triples came off an assist from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Yes, that's why they brought him the Cleveland. It's probably safe to say he won't be benched for James Jones again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk plays just three minutes
    Kelly Olynyk played just three minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't take a shot today and coach Brad Stevens basically cut him out of the rotation. Olynyk only added one assist and one turnover tonight. His minutes went to Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome, who both played well. Olynyk's sub-par rim protecting likely cost him some playing time and that might continue the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:41 pm
  • David Lee (back) will go through 3-on-3
    David Lee (back) is progressing and is expected to play 3-on-3 at practice on Friday.

    Advice: He's not going to play tonight and the Warriors don't need him anyway. Draymond Green is logging 42 minutes per game and is playing some of the best defense of anyone right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:03 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Pachulia in the starting lineup for Game 3
    Zaza Pachulia will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 3 against the Bulls.

    Advice: Pachulia was ejected from Monday's game after picking up two technical fouls, but he was never really in any danger of being suspended for tonight's game. The Bucks will go with their usual starting lineup of Michael Carter-Williams, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ersan Ilyasova, and Zaza in a must-win Game 3 for Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:37 pm
  • David Lee (back) spotted running on the court
    David Lee (back) was spotted running on the court on Thursday.

    Advice: He's still going to be out for Thursday's Game 3 against the Pelicans, but it sounds like he's moving in the right direction. Draymond Green has been logging major minutes for the Dubs, and that likely won't change when Lee returns to the rotation. Marreese Speights will pick up most of Lee's reserve minutes for however long he's sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:19 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Green calls Andrew Bogut DPOY snub a mockery
    Draymond Green took issue with Andrew Bogut's sixth-place finish in the Defensive Player of the Year voting.

    Advice: While many expected Green's reaction to be about his own second-place finish, Green took to defending his teammate and called the center's sixth-place finish a "mockery" while also labeling Bogut the best defensive center in the league. While DeAndre Jordan might have something to say about that last statement, it's nice to see Green support his teammate while taking his own snub with a grain of salt. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:42 am
  • David Lee ruled out for Thursday's Game 3
    David Lee (back) has been ruled out for Thursday's Game 3 against the Pelicans.

    Advice: This news comes as no surprise as Lee had already been listed as doubtful. Draymond Green has averaged 42 minutes per game over the first two games of the series and he and Marreese Speights will continue to see a boost in playing time while Lee is out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:21 am
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Texas teams interested in LaMarcus Aldridge
    The Spurs and Mavericks will pursue LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency this summer, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: While the Lakers and Knicks are thought to covet Aldridge, Stein reports that both the Spurs and Mavericks think they have a shot at signing the Texas native. Aldridge will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and will have no shortage of suitors, so we'll have to revisit this topic over the summer. No matter where he ends up, Aldridge is coming off a top-25 fantasy season and should be a late-second round pick in fall drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:40 am
  • Joel Embiid will play summer league ball
    Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said Joel Embiid will participate in summer league basketball.

    Advice: Sixers head coach Brett Brown had previously been non-committal when asked about Embiid's potential participation, but it looks like that plan has now been finalized. After having some conditioning issues while sitting out his rookie season due to surgery, this is a good move for Embiid to get into shape so he can hit the ground running for the 2015-16 season. Like his teammate Nerlens Noel did this past summer, Embiid will go into fantasy drafts as a high-risk, high-reward option for owners willing to roll the dice. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:26 am
     
    Injured
    L, 105-101 vs Mia
  • Tim Duncan scores 28 points with 11 boards
    Tim Duncan looked like he was in his prime during the Game 2 111-107 overtime victory over the Clippers, scoring 28 points with 11 boards, four assists, two steals and one block in 44 minutes.

    Advice: He's 38 years old. Duncan only played 30 minutes in Game 1, but coach Gregg Popovich just couldn't keep the Hall of Famer on the bench. Duncan also became the fifth player in NBA history to score 5,000 postseason points (Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal). Tonight was also his 100th 20-10 game of his playoff career. His playoff resume is one of a kind. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:11 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan drops 20 & 15, misses 11 FTAs
    DeAndre Jordan made 7-of-10 from the field and 6-of-17 from the line for 20 points against the Spurs on Wednesday with 15 boards and three blocks in 44 minutes.

    Advice: The Hack-A-Jordan was on tonight and it obviously worked for the Spurs. Jordan was struggling from the line so much that coach Doc Rivers had to take him out for a little while. Expect the Spurs to continue hacking Jordan throughout the series. Besides that, his defense has been great and he had a terrific block on Tim Duncan down the stretch, too. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 pm
  • Blake Griffin triple-doubles in an OT loss
    Blake Griffin put up a triple-double against the Spurs in a Game 2 loss on Wednesday, scoring 29 points with 12 boards, 11 assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 47 minutes.

    Advice: He had a really bad turnover with 11 seconds left in regulation, which led to Patty Mills tying the game with eight seconds left. Griffin has been posting some massive numbers, but the costly turnover will be the story here. Basically all of his stats are up from the regular season and he's poised for another monster outing in Game 3 on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Marc Gasol shoots poorly, fills stat sheet
    Marc Gasol hit just 4-of-15 shots against the Blazers on Wednesday, but still finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists, a steal and three blocks in the 97-82 win.

    Advice: He's one of the best centers in the league and despite the poor shooting tonight, still rewarded his fantasy owners. He looks like a good bet to keep playing well, and should also continue on to Round 2 as the Grizzlies hold a 2-0 lead over the Blazers in Round 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Aldridge's 24-14-4 not enough for Blazers
    LaMarcus Aldridge hit 7-of-20 shots, a 3-pointer and 9-of-10 free throws to finish with 24 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in Wednesday's 97-82 Game 2 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Blazers now trail 2-0 in the series, and the future doesn't look very bright in Portland. Damian Lillard added 18 points, but just one assist, and also hit just 5-of-16 shots in the process. With Arron Afflalo and Wesley Matthews both out, the Blazers started Allen Crabbe, who hit just 1-of-2 shots for three points. Games 3 & 4 are in Portland, so the Blazers have a chance to get back into the series, but they'll need everyone to play well in order for that to happen. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 19 points, Hawks lead 2-0
    Paul Millsap scored a team-high 19 points during a 96-91 win over the Nets on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Nets left him open from deep and Millsap made them pay. He did have a shoulder injury heading into the postseason, but he ditched the protective padding for this game. Based on the line tonight, he won't be using a protective padding on his shoulder again. The Hawks will take their 2-0 lead to Brooklyn for Game 3 on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:41 pm
  • Al Horford flirts with a triple-double in win
    Al Horford flirted with a triple-double against the Nets during a win on Wednesday, scoring 14 points with 13 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He had a finger injury heading into this game and only made 6-of-15 from the field. Besides the poor shooting, Horford was absolutely fantastic in the win. He has two double-doubles in this series and he's done a very good job on defense, too. He'll get a couple days off before Game 3 on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:38 pm
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • David Lee (back) doubtful to play in Game 3
    David Lee (back) is doubtful to play in Game 3 against the Pelicans.

    Advice: It's not a surprise and the Warriors don't need him anyway. Draymond Green is logging 42 minutes per game and is on his way to his second outstanding run in the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:48 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Chris Kaman (ankle) will not play in Game 2
    Chris Kaman (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies in Game 2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been on the injury report for a back issue, but he suffered this ankle injury in practice on Tuesday. Joel Freeland will likely be the backup center while we could see LaMarcus Aldridge and Meyers Leonard get some time at the five. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:34 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Andrew Bogut to get hacked more?
    Coach Monty Williams said he feels like the Pelicans could have fouled Andrew Bogut more.

    Advice: Williams also jokingly added that he's concerned Stephen Curry will see the hack-a-Bogut play and shoot a three. The Pelicans went with a hack-a-Bogut in the first half, so there could be a lot of free throws going Bogut's way in Game 3. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:56 pm
  • Cody Zeller has surgery on his right shoulder
    Cody Zeller had successful surgery to repair a tendon and remove a bone spur and scar tissue from his right shoulder.

    Advice: He's expected to need three months to recover from the surgery. Zeller was plagued by his shoulder injury for most of the second half, missing 19 of the final 20 games of the season. He'll look to improve his range as a shooter next season. Zeller may have some extra competition from Noah Vonleh in training camp. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:15 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 92-87 @ Tor
  • Anthony Davis was fatigued down stretch
    Anthony Davis admitted he was fatigued down the stretch in Game 2 on Monday.

    Advice: Anyone who saw the game would have noticed, but AD still was solid in 45 minutes. Plus, his best five minutes of the playoff series came in the last five minutes of Game 1. He might be near 42-43 minutes in Game 3. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:14 am
  • Paul Millsap will ditch his shoulder pad Weds
    Paul Millsap will play without his protective shoulder pad in Game 2 vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Millsap also participated in practice on Tuesday and this is a great sign that his shoulder injury is progressing well. He struggled in Game 1 with just six points on 2-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block, but it will be interesting to see how he fares tonight without the shoulder pad. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:52 am
  • Lakers undecided over Jordan Hill's option
    The Lakers are unsure if they will exercise Jordan Hill's $9 million team option for next season, but Hill hopes to remain in Los Angeles.

    Advice: "It’s going to be a big offseason for the Lakers," Hill said. "It’s up in the air right now. They don’t know what’s going to happen. I have to stay positive and hope everything will fall into plan." Hill averaged a respectable 12.0 points, 7.9 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.7 blocks per game this season while shooting 46 percent from the field, but he lost a lot of steam as the season progressed and often appeared fatigued. The Lakers have big plans this offseason via the draft and free agency, so it's certainly possible that they let Hill hit the open market. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:23 am
     
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • Dwight Howard leads Rockets to Game 2 win
    Dwight Howard played a fear-inducing Game 2 on Tuesday with 28 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 33 minutes vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Howard made 8-of-11 free throws, spoiling any "Hack-a-Howard" strategy, and he finished 10-of-15 from the field after a barrage of alley-oops in the second half. The Rockets can take a bullet-proof series lead if they win in Dallas on Friday or Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • David Lee (back) expected to miss Game 3
    David Lee (back) is not expected to play in Game 3 on Thursday.

    Advice: He is listed as "out" on the Warriors' injury report as he continues to rest his strained lower back. It's an easily-aggravated injury so his absence isn't surprising, especially with Draymond Green and Marreese Speights ably handling the PF position. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:00 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Popovich to up Splitter's minutes for Game 2
    Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter (calf) is fine, and he hopes that he can play more minutes against the Clippers for Game 2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Splitter echoed the same sentiment, so it sounds like his minutes are due for an increase on Wednesday, which will likely come at the expense of Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:31 pm
  • Paul Millsap able to practice on Tuesday
    Paul Millsap (shoulder) was able to take part in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Millsap is dealing with a right shoulder sprain and contusion, but was able to practice without the compression shirt or the pad he has worn in the past two games since his return to the lineup. While he did have kinesiology tape on his shoulder, the lack of compression shirt should be a a good sign as Millsap attempts to get healthy for what the Hawks hope is a long playoff run. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:24 am
  • Al Horford says he's ready for Game 2
    Al Horford (finger) said he will play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Nets.

    Advice: After dislocating his finger in Game 1 on Sunday, Horford left no doubt regarding his status for Game 2. "I’m playing," Horford said Tuesday. "I’m playing. I feel fine. I practiced today." Horford said he must still have his pinky and ring fingers taped together and added that the taping affected his shooting in Game 1. We'll update his status prior to tipoff on Wednesday, but it sounds like owners in daily leagues can safely roster Horford on Wednesday.. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:17 am
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Tiago Splitter expecting bigger Game 2 role
    Tiago Splitter (calf) said he expects to have a bigger role in Game 2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: After playing only 10 minutes in Game 1 against the Clippers, Splitter thinks he'll see his minutes increase in Game 2. "I feel like at least least it didn’t get worse," said Splitter. "I got some minutes. That’s good. Even in the practices, I didn’t go hard. So it was good to feel myself in the game and running." We'll consider Splitter probable for Game 2, but he'll again likely split minutes with Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:16 am
  • 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
    Monday, 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
    Monday, 10:27 pm
  • Anderson continues to struggle for NO
    Ryan Anderson hit 1-of-5 shots and played just nine minutes in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Anderson has been ice-cold since returning from his knee injury and he'll eventually get it turned around, but one has to wonder if it will happen this year or not. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:20 pm
  • Taj Gibson plays just 11 minutes
    Taj Gibson played just 11 minutes against the Bucks on Monday with one rebound, three blocks and three turnovers.

    Advice: It wasn't his best game at all and coach Tom Thibodeau went with Nikola Mirotic at the four. If Mirotic's leg injury is going to cost him time, there should be more minutes going to Gibson. For now, it's tough to expect more than 20 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:01 pm
  • John Henson scores eight with six boards
    John Henson played 25 minutes against the Bulls on Monday with eight points, six boards, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He was only looking at around 23 minutes tonight, but Zaza Pachulia was ejected with a few minutes left in the game. Henson did play more than Pachulia in Game 1 and he's actually played well in this series with great defense on Pau Gasol. He'll likely see minutes in the mid-20s going forward in this series. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:37 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia ejected for two technical fouls
    Zaza Pachulia was ejected on Monday for two technical fouls.

    Advice: The first one a little excessive by the refs and second came because he got into it with Nikola Mirotic. Pachulia isn't going to be suspended for this infraction and should still start for Game 3. There will be more minutes going to John Henson the rest of the way tonight. Zaza finished with seven points, six boards, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:22 pm
  • Millsap could ditch protective shoulder pad
    Paul Millsap said he could ditch his protective shoulder pad in Game 2.

    Advice: The move would be designed in order to improve his range of motion. Millsap struggled offensively in Game 1 as he shot just 2-of-11 from the floor, and he also admitted that he's being extra cautious with the shoulder right now. The Hawks are now dealing with injuries to both of their starting bigs with Al Horford suffering a dislocated finger. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:31 am
  • Al Horford says he's not certain for Game 2
    Al Horford (finger) said there is still "some question" as to whether or not he'll be available for Game 2 vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He's getting "treatment galore," but it would be a major surprise if Horford were forced out of the lineup. Although the big man said it was "very uncomfortable" to shoot with his fingers taped, Horford should be able to get out there so long as he doesn't have any setbacks. It's a situation to monitor closely, and we're putting him on the injury report now that he's said he's unsure of his availability. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:21 am
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Dwight Howard a difference-maker in Game 1
    Dwight Howard was a difference-maker in the Game 1 win over the Mavericks on defense.

    Advice: When Howard was on the floor Saturday night, the Rockets allowed 75.1 points per 100 possessions. When he was off, that number ballooned to 112.2 points per 100 possessions. The good news is Howard felt good out there over his 17 minutes, and his playing time should increase moving forward so long as he stays out of foul trouble. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:57 am
  • LeBron: Very important to keep Love involved
    LeBron James said it's "very important" to keep Kevin Love involved.

    Advice: "It’s very important Kev stays involved," James said. "For our ultimate goal Kev has to be in a rhythm or at least touching the ball. I’m going to have the ball a lot, Kyrie is going to have the ball a lot. I’m just trying to find a way to get Kev touches." Love finished his first playoff game ever with 19 points, 12 rebounds and four dimes on 5-of-14 shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:49 am
  • Rumor: Aldridge could bolt in free agency
    The Blazers are fearful LaMarcus Aldridge could bolt in free agency this offseason, according to The Oregonian.

    Advice: One Blazers player estimated Aldridge is 50-50 to return after the season. This is more rumor than report, and we haven't seen much to suggest Aldridge is seriously considering a change of scenery. That being said, he'll be in high demand, and a first-round playoff exit could leave a sour taste in his mouth. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:13 am
  • Aron Baynes benched, bullied in Game 1 loss
    Aron Baynes suffered during Sunday's road loss vs. the Clippers, finishing with five points, five rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Tiago Splitter (calf) was limited so Baynes played a significant role, but in a short span he was viciously dunked on by Blake Griffin, flipped into a row of photographers by Matt Barnes, and then dunked on again by Griffin. Splitter only logged 10 minutes and Baynes' ability to hold down the paint alongside Tim Duncan may be a key to the series, as he's likely to log 20+ minutes regardless of Splitter's status for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:23 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) plays only 10 minutes
    Tiago Splitter (calf) started Sunday's game in L.A. but he played only 10 minutes to finish with four points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Splitter, who played five-minute stints to begin the first and third quarters, spent time in the Spurs' locker room and wore a large wrap around his calf while on the bench. He shot a combined 6-of-17 outside the paint this season and faces a brutal matchup vs. the athletic frontcourt of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, and even at full strength he'd be pressed to the limit. We'll keep an eye on his status over the next few days since the evidence suggests he's not a lock to start Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:18 pm
  • Blake Griffin sells posters in Game 1 victory
    Blake Griffin finished Sunday's win vs. the Spurs with 26 points (9-of-20 FGs, 8-of-10 FTs), 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, three blocks, one turnover and a pair of highlight-reel dunks in 43 minutes.

    Advice: The Clippers won by 15 points but this was as intense a Game 1 as we've seen this year, starting a stand-out series on an impressive note. NBA fans on the East Coast should consider a late-night cappuccino before L.A. and San Antonio lock horns in Game 2 on Wednesday. Click on the link below to re-live one of Blake's phenomenal dunks over (and through) Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:17 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan gets 14 boards, four blocks
    DeAndre Jordan attempted 12 free throws vs. the Spurs on Sunday, making five of them to finish with nine points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Gregg Popovich isn't shy about intentionally fouling Jordan -- he did it in February and Jordan finished just 10-of-28 at the line. The horrendous FT shooting is juxtaposed with his historically-excellent 71.0 percent field goal average this season, which ranks No. 2 all-time in the NBA behind only Wilt Chamberlain. He's a matchup problem for the Spurs, to say the least. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:03 pm
  • Tim Duncan double-doubles in Game 1 defeat
    Tim Duncan finished Sunday's Game 1 defeat with 11 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Duncan told reporters before Sunday's game, "We've been through just about every situation possible, so we have the capacity and we have the experience to be able to start a series on the road." They now need to win a game in L.A. to advance in the playoffs, and the defending champs will try to leverage their capacity and experience to even the series on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:51 pm
  • Tiago Splitter returns after quiet first half
    Tiago Splitter played five minutes before heading into the Spurs' locker room on Sunday, but he has since returned to start the second half.

    Advice: Splitter ran without obvious discomfort in the third quarter and appears to have avoided any setbacks, to the relief of the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:40 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge gets 32 pts in blowout loss
    The Blazers left LaMarcus Aldridge on an island offensively on Sunday, as he scored a game-high 32 points on 13-of-34 shooting in a blowout road loss at Memphis.

    Advice: The Blazers left LaMarcus Aldridge on an island offensively on Sunday, as he scored a game-high 32 points on 13-of-34 shooting in a blowout road loss at Memphis. Aldridge snared 14 rebounds with four blocks, two 3-pointers and only two turnovers in 42 minutes, but it wasn't nearly enough with his teammates scoring a combined 54 points on 31.1 percent shooting. Teams that lose Game 1 of a seven-game series go on to lose 76.9 percent of the time, a trend Portland will try to reverse beginning on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:58 pm
  • Chris Kaman (back) scores seven pts in defeat
    Chris Kaman (back) finished an ugly road loss on Sunday with seven points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 14 minutes off Portland's bench.

    Advice: The Blazers opened the game 7-of-29 from the field and never regained their footing, finishing 33.7 percent from the field including an 8-of-26 mark from downtown. Portland will need Kaman and Robin Lopez (two points, five rebounds) to step up if they hope to even their first-round series at 1-1 on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:54 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Marc Gasol paces Grizzlies in blowout vs. POR
    Marc Gasol contributed 15 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three blocks with only one turnover vs. the short-handed Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Gasol led the NBA with 114 points created when passing to cutters out of the post this season, just one facet of the former Defensive Player of the Year's impressive skill-set. He combined with Zach Randolph (14 points, nine boards) to dominate the Blazers' frontcourt tonight, as Memphis used efficient offense and stifling defense to run away with an easy win. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:51 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) starts Game 1 vs. Clips
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will start Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Aron Baynes will serve as Splitter's primary backup and Matt Bonner (calf) should also get in the mix if he's healthy enough to play. The Spurs may be conservative with Splitter's minutes to avoid any setbacks with his calf injury, but they'll need him to have a big series in a tough matchup with Defensive Player of the Year candidate DeAndre Jordan. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:33 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) available for Game 1
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Gregg Popovich wouldn't reveal whether Splitter will start but he's the most logical option to match up vs. DeAndre Jordan. The center position has been a platoon all season -- Aron Baynes will also log significant minutes in the middle and Matt Bonner (calf) may get some time when San Antonio wants to spread the court. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:07 pm
  • Paul Millsap (shoulder) shoots 2-of-11 Sunday
    Paul Millsap (sore shoulder) struggled offensively on Sunday, scoring six points on 2-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: ''Anybody coming off an injury, they kind of favor their injury," Millsap said before the game. "They don't want it to get hit. I'm going to try not to think about it, but it's tough.'' The Hawks' offense shot a relatively poor 43.0 percent from the field, but they knocked down 21-of-22 free throws to escape with a 99-92 win. Millsap should be ready to play heavy minutes in Game 2 whether or not his shoulder is 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:33 pm
  • Al Horford 'fine' after dislocating finger
    Al Horford returned to Sunday's game after dislocating his right pinky finger, finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks went 29-0 at home when leading after three quarters this season and they were up by 12 points after three frames today, but a late surge from Brooklyn forced them to sweat out a narrow home victory. Horford said that it was "very uncomfortable" to shoot with his finger taped up, but X-rays were negative and we're leaving him off the injury report in advance of Wednesday's Game 2 in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:30 pm
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Al Horford returns after dislocating finger
    Al Horford exited Sunday's game after appearing to dislocate his right pinky finger, though he has since returned.

    Advice: The Hawks were leading by double-digits in the fourth quarter at the time of Horford's injury, but X-rays were negative and his return confirms that he's fine. Crisis averted. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:33 pm
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Kelly Olynyk scores 12 pts, starts 2nd half
    Kelly Olynyk started the second half of Sunday's game in Cleveland, finishing with 12 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 18 minutes of action.

    Advice: Olynyk wasn't bothered despite playing with five stitches in his head after being elbowed in the Celts' regular-season finale. He was hot offensively in the first half and bumped Tyler Zeller to the bench, but it's unclear whether this was a temporary switch or something Brad Stevens will stick with on Tuesday. We'll pass along an update once Stevens discusses the decision. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:20 pm
  • Love drops a double-double in playoff debut
    Kevin Love looked great in his playoff debut on Sunday, scoring 19 points (5-of-14 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), with a game-high 12 rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover through 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Love struggled from the field a bit, but he made shots when it really counted, and his aggressive play on the glass was a big boost for Cleveland. Boston isn't a great team at defending the power forward position, so Love should continue to put up quality numbers throughout the series. It'll be interesting to see if a deep playoff run tilts Love's hand towards re-signing with the Cavs this offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:19 pm
  • David Lee (back) out for Game 2 on Monday
    David Lee (back) will remain sidelined for Game 2 against the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut will play extended minutes with Lee unavailable, with Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. However, Ezeli and Speights combined for a total of four minutes during Game 1, so there are no guarantees they play significant minutes during Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:18 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Taj Gibson (knee) says he is fine for Game 2
    Taj Gibson said his right knee is "fine," and he's expected to play in Game 2 against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: Gibson added that he could have returned to action on Saturday if needed, but the game was already in hand. All signs are pointing towards Gibson being available for Game 2 on Monday, so those in playoff fantasy leagues can go ahead and plan on having him active. Nikola Mirotic won't log quite as many minutes with Gibson in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:37 am
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) is a game-time decision
    Tiago Splitter (calf) is a game-time call against the Clippers on Sunday according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

    Advice: Splitter missed the last six games of the regular season because of the calf issue, but he did go through a light practice on Friday and was seen getting up some free throws at shootaround. The Spurs could really use his presence in the paint against DeAndre Jordan, but it looks like he will be a true game-time decision. If Splitter can't play, Aron Baynes is expected to start at center. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:52 am
  • Amir Johnson will see consistent minutes
    Head coach Dwane Casey said that Amir Johnson will play the same amount of minutes he usually does even if he continues to come off the bench behind Tyler Hansbrough.

    Advice: Casey was impressed with Johnson after he scored a team-high 18 points with eight boards, one assist and one block vs. the Wizards on Saturday, and the fact that he played 34 minutes speaks volumes. Hansbrough will likely continue to start for now, but he saw just 13 minutes of action on Saturday and he will probably have a short leash from here on out. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:39 am
  • 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
    Sunday, 8:19 am
  • 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
    Saturday, 9:37 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki's hot shooting isn't enough
    Dirk Nowitzki made 10-of-14 from the field for 24 points during a 118-108 loss to the Rockets on Saturday, adding eight boards, two assists, six turnovers and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The turnovers were a bit much, but Nowitzki was money with his jumper. The Mavs did give Dirk a little breather in the fourth quarter, but his playing time in this game is a good sign. Expect him to be a big part of the offense to help space the Rockets' defense. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:27 pm
  • John Henson gets 26 minutes vs. Bulls
    John Henson played 26 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 12 points, seven boards, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He played more than Zaza Pachulia's 22 minutes and the extra length seemed to help the Bucks on defense. Henson hasn't played 26 minutes in any game since Mar. 9, so this came as a surprise. We'll see if this continues in this series, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see coach Jason Kidd change his mind. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:44 pm
  • Taj Gibson suffers strained knee on Saturday
    Taj Gibson suffered a strained left knee on Saturday night and did not return.

    Advice: He was riding a stationary bike towards the end of the game and said he's fine. At this point, Gibson should be ready to go against the Bucks on Monday. If for some reason he's not, Nikola Mirotic would likely shift over to the power forward spot more often. Gibson finished with eight points, 11 boards, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:30 pm
  • 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
    Saturday, 4:49 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
  • Ryan Anderson has brutal shooting game
    Ryan Anderson made 1-of-6 from the field for three points with five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Pelicans just couldn't get anything out of their other big men besides Anthony Davis. It does make a lot of sense to add some spacing to their offense and put Ryno in the starting lineup, but Quincy Pondexter actually did a decent job in that regard today. Anderson will need to play better on defense to earn more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:18 pm
  • Amir Johnson plays 34 minutes
    Amir Johnson played 34 minutes off the bench against the Wizards on Saturday, scoring a team-high 18 points with eight boards, one assist, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: He was arguably the best player on the Raptors today and he'll likely be in the starting lineup for Game 2 on Tuesday. Johnson was rested for basically the last two weeks of the season due to his habitual ankle issues. Expect him to play close to 30 minutes going forward, assuming he avoids injuries and foul trouble. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:48 pm
  • Chris Kaman is probable to play on Sunday
    Chris Kaman (back) is probable to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't play on Wednesday due to a lingering back injury. The Blazers are somewhat healthy up front as far as active players go, so expect Kaman to log minutes in the mid-teens. He won't be able to do much on offense with his low usage rate and will have to do his damage on the glass. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:32 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Taj Gibson (shoulder) will play on Saturday
    Taj Gibson (shoulder) will play on Saturday vs. the Bucks as expected.

    Advice: He was forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks early because of soreness in his shoulder, but he practiced in full on Saturday and is ready to go. Gibson will move back into his role as the sixth man now that Joakim Noah is active, but he will still see minutes in the high 20s. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:25 am
  • Joel Embiid fined several times by the 76ers?
    Joel Embiid was reportedly fined thousands of dollars for showing up late and missing multiple rehab sessions this season.

    Advice: Head coach Brett Brown recently said that he questioned Embiid's work ethic at times this season, so this report likely has some validity. This is definitely a story that he will continue to follow, and if you factor in the uncertainties surrounding his foot injury, he will be a high-risk, high-reward option next season. Hopefully, we will get a good chance to evaluate him at the summer league if he is cleared to play. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:13 am
     
    Injured
    L, 105-101 vs Mia
  • David Lee (back) out for Game 1 vs. NO
    David Lee (back) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: That means Festus Ezeli should be in the rotation along with Marreese Speights. Lee's back injury kept him out of action on Wednesday and the Warriors won't need him to kick off the first round. Draymond Green's minutes may also go up slightly. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:40 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Taj Gibson (shoulder) practices in full Fri
    Taj Gibson (shoulder) went through a full practice on Friday, and he will play Game 1 on Saturday against the Bucks, as expected.

    Advice: Gibson was unable to finish Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Hawks after injuring his shoulder, but he was never really expected to miss any time during the playoffs. He'll be in his usual Sixth Man role off the bench, and he should see his minutes in the high 20s. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:10 am
  • Tiago Splitter goes through light practice
    Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter (calf) went through a light practice on Friday, but he would not commit to his availability for Game 1 against the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: "If he plays, he plays," said Popovich of Splitter. Splitter is likely headed for a game-time decision on Sunday, but if he's forced to sit, there will be more minutes for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, and Aron Baynes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:26 am
  • Jordan Hill wants to become a 3-point threat
    Jordan Hill stated during his exit interview that he hopes to expand his range during the offseason, and he would like to become a threat from 3-point range.

    Advice: Hill made some major improvements this season, and he posted career-highs in points (12.0) and rebounds (7.9). However, the limited contributions to the defensive categories (0.5 steals and 0.7 blocks per game) limited him to just low-end value in standard leagues. Hill also admitted that the increased role and minutes led to some fatigue, which took away from his rebounding energy, but he hopes to come into next season more prepared to play big minutes. Hill may or may not be with the Lakers next season, but he's a guy that needs to be on a bad team to provide meaningful statistics. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:43 pm
     
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • 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
  • David Lee (back) questionable for Game 1 Sat
    David Lee (lower back strain) is being listed as questionable for Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday.

    Advice: If Lee can't go on Saturday, expect Draymond Green to get all the run he can handle with Marreese Speights having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. The Warriors don't necessarily need Lee available to dispatch the Pelicans in their first round playoff series. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:04 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • 76ers coach questions Embiid's work ethic
    76ers head coach Brett Brown said there were times that he was disappointed with Joel Embiid's work ethic this season.

    Advice: Brown previously said he would be personally disappointed if Embiid isn't able to play in the summer league and on Thursday added, "there were times I wasn't happy with [Embiid's work ethic]." While Embiid is still young, it's not a great sign to have your coach question your work ethic, so here's to hoping the 21-year-old takes Brown's words to heart as he continues his rehab this summer. Embiid will enter 2015-16 fantasy drafts similarly to Nerlens Noel in 2014-15 and will provide his future owners with a high-risk, high-reward gamble. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:39 am
     
    Injured
    L, 105-101 vs Mia
  • Cody Zeller to undergo shoulder procedure
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) said he will undergo a small procedure to repair his rotator cuff.

    Advice: Zeller's estimated timetable is four-to-six weeks, so he should be healed in plenty of time for training camp. The 22-year-old showed improvement in his second season, but his averages of 7.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.8 blocks still leave something to be desired for fantasy owners. While Zeller deserves a look in deeper leagues next season, he shouldn't be more than a late-round flier for owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:29 am
     
    Injured
    L, 92-87 @ Tor
  • Marc Gasol drops 33 points, will face Blazers
    Marc Gasol sure looked 100 percent during a huge 95-83 win over the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring a career-high 33 points with 13 boards, two assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The Memphis crowd should have been chanting "Spaniard" after this one. Gasol was expected to be on a minutes limit, but he played one of his best games of the year. Now, the Grizzlies will get a home game in the first round when the Blazers come to town. Both teams are really banged up, so health will be a massive factor. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk (head) needed five stitches Weds
    Kelly Olynyk needed five stitches on the back of his head after he was forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He wasn't able to return, but he should be fine moving forward and we will leave him off the injury report unless we hear anything different. Olynyk played well with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting with five boards, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes, but the Celtics have a very difficult task in front of them as they will have to take on the Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Aldridge leads Blazers to 'No. 4 seed'
    LaMarcus Aldridge returned to action on Wednesday and had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Blazers in a loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: The Blazers are technically the No. 4 seed in the West, but will face the No. 5 seeded Grizzlies, who will have home-court advantage due to having a better record than Memphis. Damian Lillard scored 17, but it was reserve Tim Frazier who was one of the surprises of the night, racking up 13 points, 10 assists and a 3-pointer off the bench in 30 minutes. Nicolas Batum sat this one out, and is iffy for Game 1 against the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:07 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
  • Duncan double-doubles in Spurs loss
    Tim Duncan had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: Kawhi Leonard also double-doubled with 14 points and 10 boards, Tony Parker scored 23, and Boris Diaw hit 10-of-14 shots for 20 points, five rebounds and five assists. The Spurs fell out of the Top 4 in the West, meaning they may not have home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They'll either be the No. 5 or 6 seed, depending on the outcome of the Memphis-Indy game, but they would still be the home team if they are the No. 5 seed, as they have a better record than Portland. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 5 points in 27 minutes
    Paul Millsap (shoulder) returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Bulls and scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting with six boards and four assists in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He managed to save his line by adding four steals and two blocks, but he looked really rusty tonight and the Hawks probably should have rested him. Millsap said that there was still some soreness in his shoulder, so it looks like the issue could linger into the playoffs. The good news is that Millsap should be able to play through the injury, but we will pass along additional details if we hear anything else. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Taj Gibson says he will be ready for playoffs
    Taj Gibson (shoulder) said that he will be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs after being forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Gibson revealed that he received a cortisone shot at halftime, and it's pretty obvious that his shoulder was an issue as he was held scoreless in 20 minutes of action. Gibson is a warrior and it doesn't sound like he will miss any time, but we will update his status when we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:13 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
  • Kelly Olynyk (head) leaves game Wednesday
    Kelly Olynyk was forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks with an injury to the back of his head and he will not return.

    Advice: He was holding a towel to the back of his head to stop the bleeding, but it doesn't appear to be anything too serious. Olynyk could be tested for a concussion as a precaution, but we will update his status when we know more. He finished with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting with five boards, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:24 pm
  • Amir Johnson scores two in 21 minutes
    Amir Johnson scored two points during a 92-87 win over the Hornets on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He only played 16 minutes on Tuesday and may not be at 100 percent. Johnson will get a few days off before the playoffs start on Saturday. He'll likely see minutes in the mid 20s in the first round. The Wizards will travel to Toronto for Game 1 of that series. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Taj Gibson (shoulder) will not return Weds
    Taj Gibson left Wednesday's game against the Hawks with a shoulder strain and will not be able to return.

    Advice: Gibson was dealing with soreness in his shoulder prior to the game, so hopefully the Bulls are just being cautious. The Bulls were already without Joakin Noah for this game, meaning Nikola Mirotic will have to step up. We will update Gibson's status as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:50 pm
  • Kevin Love, J.R. Smith not starting 2nd half
    Kevin Love and J.R. Smith will not start the second half against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: There's no rest for the weary, but there's plenty of rest in Wizards at Cavs. Love should be done for the night, checking out with 19 points, three boards and five 3-pointers. Additionally, when LeBron James was asked who the MVP was this season, he said "Kevin Love." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:22 pm
  • Taj Gibson will start on Wednesday
    Taj Gibson will start against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He does have some shoulder soreness, but he should be ready to go. The Bulls are going for the three seed tonight and Nikola Mirotic should get some run tonight, too. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:38 pm
  • Aron Baynes starts, Diaw benched vs. Pelicans
    Aron Baynes will start Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans, shifting Boris Diaw back to the Spurs' bench.

    Advice: The Pelicans have an imposing front line with Omer Asik and Anthony Davis, so it's no surprise to see Baynes resurface as a starter. Tiago Splitter (calf) is still resting but there's a good chance he'll be ready to go for the playoffs, so Baynes' starting job may once again be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Spurs starters all active for key game vs. NO
    The Spurs will deploy their normal starting lineup vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: There was never any doubt about it. Gregg Popovich admitted that he'd prefer to bench all of his key players, but the No. 2 seed Spurs could fall as far as the No. 6 seed during a wild Wednesday to conclude the regular season. They control their own fate, as a win would secure the No. 2 seed, so Spurs' owners can comfortably start Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard and company. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:06 pm
  • Amir Johnson off bench, Psycho T starting
    Amir Johnson will come off the Raptors' bench again on Wednesday, with Tyler Hansbrough earning another start at power forward.

    Advice: It's surprising to see coach Dwane Casey leave Johnson in a reserve role, though it may be designed to keep his playing time in check due to his recent ankle injury. Hansbrough has been a marginal fantasy option even when starting, and Johnson's minutes are too limited to rely on him in typical fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:00 pm
  • Marc Gasol (ankle) on minute-limit vs. Pacers
    Marc Gasol (ankle) will play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday but he will be on a minute-limit.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are without both Tony Allen and Mike Conley tonight, so they'll take anything they can get from Gasol. The Grizzlies will be either the No. 5 or No. 6 seed in the playoffs -- to get the No. 5 seed they'll need to beat Indiana and have either the Spurs or Rockets lose on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:52 pm
  • David Lee (back) day-to-day after having MRI
    David Lee (back) will not play on Wednesday and he's listed as day-to-day after having an MRI on Wednesday.

    Advice: The tests didn't reveal any significant damage but GM Boy Myers said, "It's not like we're resting him to be cautious." Lee may only be deployed strategically in certain matchups during the postseason, so his long-term health is more important than his immediate availability. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:44 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Marc Gasol is questionable, expected to play
    Marc Gasol (ankle) is officially listed as questionable to play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: We would be shocked if Gasol didn't play in this very important game for the Grizzlies and their playoff positioning. Coach Dave Joerger has already said that Gasol would give it a go. Additionally, fantasy owners can take a "no news is good news" approach on Gasol tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:46 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
  • Paul Millsap (shoulder) will start Wednesday
    Paul Millsap (shoulder) will be in the starting lineup against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: His shoulder was still a little tender on Tuesday, so it's a surprise to see Millsap active when the Hawks have nothing to play for. Millsap has missed the last five games, so his minutes will likely be held in check tonight. If anything, the Hawks will just be glad to have him back with playoffs right around the corner. Mike Muscala will move back to the bench, but he could get some decent minutes with Mike Scott on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:40 am
  • Chris Kaman (back) doubtful for Wednesday
    Chris Kaman (back) is now doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: The Blazers want their veteran big man to be healthy with playoffs starting in a few days, so there is almost no shot that they risk playing him tonight. Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland may see a few extra minutes off the bench tonight, but they aren't appealing options in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:25 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (foot) will play Wednesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (foot) will play on Wednesday vs. the Mavericks, and he is expecting to see his normal allotment of minutes.

    Advice: Nicolas Batum (knee) and C.J. McCollum (ankle) have already been ruled out, meaning Aldridge will be able to take as many shots as he pleases Wednesday. Aldridge has missed the last two games, but the Blazers likely want him to establish some rhythm leading into the playoffs. Aldridge obviously belongs in all lineups, while Meyers Leonard will shift to the bench and loses most of his value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 am
  • Marc Gasol (ankle) will start vs. the Pacers
    Marc Gasol (ankle) will start Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers according to head coach Dave Joerger.

    Advice: Gasol was ineffective vs. the Warriors on Monday, scoring six points with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in just 21 minutes. His ankle isn't 100 percent, but Gasol is incredibly tough and should see his normal allotment of minutes tonight. Get him in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:14 am
  • Zeller, Stephenson, Hairston out Wednesday
    Cody Zeller (shoulder), Lance Stephenson (toe) and P.J. Hairston (knee) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is just a formality, as Zeller never had a realistic shot of playing tonight. We will track his progress closely in the coming weeks, but his shoulder injury is a little concerning. Marvin Williams and Noah Vonleh will both benefit for the short-handed Hornets. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:41 am
     
    Injured
    L, 92-87 @ Tor
  • Blake Griffin leads Clips to win in Phoenix
    Blake Griffin finished Tuesday's game with 20 points (8-of-14 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and only one turnover on 29 minutes.

    Advice: By virtue of tonight's road victory, the Clippers guaranteed themselves the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. They could assume the No. 2 spot but that's out of their hands -- L.A.'s regular season is over, and they'd need both San Antonio and Houston to lose on Wednesday. All signs point to a first-round playoff matchup of the Clippers vs. the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Amir Johnson (ankle) rejuvenated Tuesday
    Amir Johnson (ankle) came off Toronto's bench on Tuesday for eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in only 16 minutes of action.

    Advice: Tyler Hansbrough earned another start but Johnson, who missed the Raptors' past four games, should retake the starting PF job as soon as Wednesday's contest vs. the Hornets. Johnson looked rejuvenated tonight after battling nagging injuries for most of the season, which is great news for the Raptors as they gear up for the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk quiet in 13 minutes off Cs bench
    Kelly Olynyk was held to three points on 1-of-4 shooting in 13 minutes vs. the Raptors on Tuesday, contributing as many personal fouls (four) as rebounds (four).

    Advice: The future is bright in Boston no matter how far they get in the postseason -- they have a roster laden with young talent, a bushel of draft picks, and a GM who is relentless and opportunistic in trade talks. With only $40-$45 million in guaranteed contracts for the 2015-16 season the Celtics should be quite busy this summer, but for now their focus is squarely on the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:27 pm
  • Chris Kaman (back) iffy to play Wednesday
    Chris Kaman is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game due to a back injury.

    Advice: He sat out Monday's game to get some rest, and also because of a lingering thumb injury, so this back ailment is a new addition to his injury rolodex. With nothing at stake on Wednesday and the playoffs looming, it would be somewhat surprising to see Kaman in uniform. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:12 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (foot) probable Wednesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (foot) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Head coach Terry Stotts said on Monday that he was hopeful Aldridge would be able to play Wednesday, so it's looking like he has a good chance of suiting up tomorrow. He'll be very busy on offense with Nicolas Batum (knee) and C.J. McCollum (ankle) already having been ruled out, so he'll be someone to consider in daily leagues. Meyers Leonard would head back to the bench with Aldridge active, rendering him a negligible option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:08 pm
  • Amir Johnson will come off the bench Tuesday
    Amir Johnson (ankle) will come off the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Johnson's minutes will likely be limited in his first game back in action since April 3, so he's not a great option in most leagues. His return to the rotation will really hurt the limited value of Tyler Hansbrough, so while Psycho T will remain a starter, he won't be worth using in most leagues, as his minutes will likely take a hit tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:59 pm
  • Marc Gasol (ankle) questionable for Wednesday
    Marc Gasol (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Gasol didn't look right during his 21 minutes of action on Monday, so there's certainly a chance the Grizzlies elect to give their star big man the night off for Wednesday's regular-season finale. If he sits, Kosta Koufos would likely slide into the starting lineup, but it would be Zach Randolph as the primary beneficiary, assuming he isn't also handed out a rest day. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:32 pm
  • Paul Millsap (shoulder) questionable for Wed
    Paul Millsap (shoulder) is officially being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it doesn't seem very logical for the Hawks to risk Millsap aggravating his shoulder injury in a meaningless game, so we're going to assume he's much more closer to doubtful than questionable. Mike Muscala will draw the start if Millsap can't go, but he has been struggling lately, and would make for a risky play in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:04 pm
  • Paul Millsap says shoulder is still 'tender'
    Paul Millsap said that his shoulder "is still a little tender in areas," and there is still no official decision on his status for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: We're going to assume Millsap spends Wednesday's game on the sidelines, as the Hawks would like him to be 100 percent for the playoffs, and they have nothing to gain in a meaningless game against the Bulls. Mike Scott (back) has already been ruled out for Wednesday, so if Millsap does indeed sit out tomorrow’s game, Mike Muscala will get all the run he can handle. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:56 am
  • Amir Johnson (ankle) will be a GTD on Tuesday
    Amir Johnson (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Raptors want to get Johnson 100 percent healthy heading into the playoffs, so there's certainly a chance he sits this one out. Tyler Hansbrough and Patrick Patterson will log extended minutes if Johnson sits, but neither guy makes for a great play in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:09 am
  • Paul Millsap able to practice on Tuesday
    Paul Millsap (shoulder) took part in practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Millsap has missed five games with his shoulder injury and will likely make it a sixth on Wednesday as the Hawks have nothing to play for against the Bulls. With Hawks' focused on getting Millsap healthy for the playoffs, Mike Scott and Mike Muscala will likely again see a minutes boost on Wednesday and would be a solid play in daily leagues if Millsap sits. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:38 am
  • Amir Johnson questionable for Tues vs Celtics
    Amir Johnson (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said he'd like to get Johnson some playing time on Tuesday or during Wednesday's game against the Hornets, but is prioritizing getting the big man 100 percent healthy for the playoffs. We should have an update later on Johnson later int he day, but Tyler Hansbrough would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary if Johnson can't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:08 am
  • Dirk Nowitzki not ready to hang it up yet
    Dirk Nowitzki said he's feeling good and hasn't starting thinking about retirement.

    Advice: The 36-year-old isn't putting up the numbers he used to, but he's still been effective in his 16th season. "I felt amazing in November, so when I went through these droughts here, starting in December and then I couldn’t really turn the corner again, there’s doubt creeping in. But in my head I was saying, ‘I felt amazing in November, I played amazing, I felt amazing, I moved great, I shot great. Just hopefully eventually get over everything in my body and feel good again and then I still think you can play at a high level.' " Nowitzki will no longer be a top pick in fall fantasy drafts, but his 2014-15 averages of 17.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.3 three-pointers show that he can still help fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:58 am
  • Gasol (ankle) plays 21 minutes on Monday
    Marc Gasol (ankle) labored through 21 minutes of action in Monday's lopsided loss to the Warriors, scoring six points on 3-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: Both Gasol and Zach Randolph (10 points, five boards, four assists, one steal, 21 minutes) looked like they needed the night off and after falling to No. 6 in the seeding they might just get that on Wednesday. Owners of all Grizzlies players need to stay glued to the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:06 am
  • Hill posts 18-6-4 line in 28 minutes
    Jordan Hill started on Monday against the Kings, scoring 18 points on 9-of-19 shooting with six rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Hill did not have a steal or block and could be found attempting one-legged Dirks last night. He's a DNP-risk and it doesn't seem like the Lakers are thrilled with his approach to the game this season, but if he's starting against the Kings he should probably be in most lineups on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:34 am
     
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • Horford (rest) back on the floor Monday night
    Al Horford (rest) got back on the floor Monday against the Knicks, scoring 18 points on 9-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, two steals and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It's pretty terrible that the Hawks lost to the Knicks with most of their starters in place, so maybe Mike Budenholzer wants them to get another crack at things on Wednesday in Chicago. Owners of all Hawks need to stay glued to the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:29 am
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Al Horford returned to action on Monday April 13. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:57 pm
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Marc Gasol returned to action on Monday April 13. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:57 pm
  • Love (rest) returns on quiet night vs. DET
    Kevin Love (rest) returned to action on Monday against the Pistons, scoring just seven points on 3-of-9 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds and two blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Love is a rest candidate considering how banged up he is this year, and it's going to be hard to trust him after a performance like this. The only thing he has going for him is that the Cavs would love for him to heat up before the playoffs. All told, he's a risky start even if he's active on Wednesday against the Wizards. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:28 pm
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