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  • David Lee will start for Draymond Green
    David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes in his last start and scored 13 points on 4-of-12 from the field, but that was without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. When Lee is with those two in 138 minutes this season, he has a solid 19.4 usage rate, so he should still be able to produce. He's worth starting in standard leagues tonight. James Michael McAdoo and Marreese Speights should also play more. Rotoworld.com
    45 minutes ago
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful to play
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: Why don't they just rule him out? He has yet to play in a road game with the Wolves this season and it would be a shock to see him suit up. The Wolves traded away Thaddeus Young to get Garnett. He can be dropped everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:18 pm
     
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  • Gary Neal out for Sunday night
    Gary Neal (ankle) will not play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: He is not close to a return and is a good bet to not play again this season. Neal has been out for three games due to an ankle sprain and is not worth owning in standard leagues. The Wolves will likely have a tight backcourt rotation again with Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown as the only true guards. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:16 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jeremy Lin should be fine for Sunday
    Jeremy Lin (illness) said he plans to play against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He did leave the door open of him missing the game, saying he'll play "unless it gets worse." A couple starting guards could be sick for Sunday afternoon with Deron Williams also under the weather. Lin had his allergy issue on Friday and still played 36 minutes, so he should be good to go. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:31 am
  • Monta Ellis (calf) is doubtful to play Sunday
    Monta Ellis (calf) is considered very doubtful to play vs. the Pacers on Sunday according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: Ellis has played in 237 consecutive games and is easily one of the most durable players in the NBA, but it is highly unlikely that he plays. Ellis was still using crutches on Saturday and obviously isn't going to practice, but we should have another update after shootaround Sunday. Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris would be extremely busy if Ellis ends up sitting this one out, while the Mavericks are also hoping that J.J. Barea (ankle) will be able to return Sunday. For what it's worth, Ellis won't have an MRI until at least Monday when the team returns to Dallas, and while Carlisle is concerned, he doesn't expect the injury to be too serious. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:18 am
     
    Injured
  • Deron Williams (illness) misses practice Sat
    Deron Williams (illness) was unable to practice on Saturday, leaving his status up in the air for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Williams was dreadful vs. the Cavaliers on Friday with five points, five assists and five turnovers in just 22 minutes, so this illness probably had something to do with it. If Williams is unable to play, Jarrett Jack would be in line for a huge chunk of minutes and would be a must-start option in all leagues. Expect another update following shootaround on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:11 am
  • Doug McDermott (back) will not play Saturday
    Doug McDermott (back) will not play vs. the Knicks on Saturday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: McDermott reportedly had another setback, so he is probably looking at some additional time on the sidelines. He wasn't a consistent part of the rotation anyways, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. We will update his status once we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:55 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Trevor Booker could pickup some minutes
    Trevor Booker scored six points on 2-of-5 shooting with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Nuggets.

    Advice: Booker could slide into some extra minutes if Derrick Favors (back) misses some time and though he has never been a big minute guy he'd probably be worth the plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:04 am
  • Eric Bledsoe has a bad game vs. Blazers
    Eric Bledsoe made 5-of-20 from the field for 13 points during an 87-81 loss to the Blazers on Friday with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and no turnovers.

    Advice: The Blazers have been giving up some big lines to point guards, so this was a big ol' letdown for Bledsoe and the Suns. Plus, this loss also dropped Phoenix to 10th in the Western Conference standings and they are now 3.5 games behind OKC for the No. 8 seed. Bledsoe will get Russell Westbrook in a huge game on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:28 pm
  • Gerald Green scores 12 in 13 minutes
    Gerald Green scored 12 points in 13 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with five rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said he gave Green some extra run because he needed some shooting in the lineup, but Green looked gassed tonight. He probably didn't help himself much for playing time and Brandon Knight (ankle) should be back soon, so leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 pm
  • Monta (calf) left locker room on crutches
    Updating an earlier item, Monta Ellis (calf) left the locker room on crutches and as we passed along earlier he will be evaluated on Saturday.

    Advice: Crutches can be used as a precautionary measure but it's certainly not good to hear. Ellis is one of the toughest players in the league and doesn't miss games, but the Mavs may be able to convince him that it would be necessary in advance of the playoffs. Rajon Rondo (seven points, five boards, five assists, one steal) and Chandler Parsons (nine points, six boards, two assists, three steals, one trey) would be beneficiaries if he misses any time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • Pondexter scores 16 points with four threes
    Quincy Pondexter scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds and two steals against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are good for a few extra 3PAs for their opponents so nothing really stands out here. If you need the triples, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores five in 26 minutes
    Greivis Vasquez scored five points with one rebound, five assists and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: It's been DeMar DeRozan and Lou Williams handling the ball more for the Raptors, so there have been some quiet nights from Vasquez lately. Kyle Lowry (back) doesn't seem to be progressing and he could miss more time. If you need a point guard who can hit some treys, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Sauce Castillo scores five points; SAC swoons
    Sauce Castillo scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The artist formerly known as Nik Stauskas also had a nasty dunk. It's asking a lot for him to suddenly become a fantasy asset, but the buzz surrounding this nickname thing is just weird enough to loosen up the tight rookie. That and the Kings are tanking and trying to do anything they can to develop the kid, but what fun is that. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Jeremy Lin plays well in 36 minutes
    Jeremy Lin had team highs with 36 minutes, 18 points and five assists against the Raptors on Friday, adding seven rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had an allergy issue and was a game-time decision, but it didn't seem to affect him. Lin has done a fine job in the starting lineup and not having Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill have allowed some extra shots to go around. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • D-Will stars as Johnny 5 in Short Circuit 22
    Deron Williams scored five points with five rebounds, five assists and five turnovers in 22 minutes on Friday as he short-circuited against the Cavs.

    Advice: Jarrett Jack (26 minutes, 16 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals) got the lion's share of minutes tonight but it has been the other way around for a while now. The timeshare between the two players is annoying, but Williams has been hot lately and owners might want to give him another game or two before moving him to their benches. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Jack gets back on track in win over Cavs
    Jarrett Jack turned things around on Friday against the Cavs, scoring 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and two steals in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Jack got the lion's share of the point guard minutes as Deron Williams (five points, five boards, five assists, five turnovers) logged just 22 minutes. Williams has had the upper hand for a few weeks now and the timeshare isn't doing either of them favors. Jack needs to do this again before we'll sanction anything but a flier if you need popcorn stats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Mozgov struggles in loss to the Nets
    Timofey Mozgov scored two points on 1-of-3 shooting with five rebounds and one block in 17 minutes on Friday against the Nets.

    Advice: The Cavs came out flat and Mozgov has been underwhelming with very low-end value for 12-team leagues over the last two weeks. When you factor in the Cavs' league-worst schedule going forward, owners can make the cut with relatively low risk. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Monta Ellis dealing with a right calf injury
    Monta Ellis was kneed in the right calf and coach Rick Carlisle said he doesn't know what the extent of the injury is.

    Advice: "We'll see how he feels in the morning and go from there," Carlisle said. It sounds like he's dealing with a leg contusion, which has occurred an inordinate amount of times this season. Ellis is one of the toughest dudes in the NBA, so he might not need to miss time. If he does, it'll be Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Chandler Parsons filling in the most for Monta. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
     
    Injured
  • Monta Ellis suffers lower right leg injury
    Monta Ellis suffered a right leg injury on Friday night and will not return.

    Advice: He was getting looked at on the bench before going to the locker room. It's unknown what the extent of the injury is for Monta, but he's usually very durable and this is a little bit of a surprise to see he's unlikely to return. He may be re-evaluated on Saturday. Ellis left the game with 10 points, two boards, one assist and one steal. With Monta out, expect Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons to step up. There's also been a Raymond Felton sighting tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:19 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Garnett (illness) out on Friday
    Kevin Garnett (illness, knee) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: He has been ill for five days and is not at the arena. Garnett could be out for the season with some sort of soreness in his knee, so keep him on the wire. Justin Hamilton could play more, but he may still be dealing with a head issue. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:51 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jeremy Lin (illness) will play on Friday
    Jeremy Lin (illness) will play against the Raptors on Friday night.

    Advice: Considering the Lakers are holding out healthy players, it's a surprise to see him active with his sinus issue. If he's limited, Wayne Ellington and Jabari Brown will get more playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:13 pm
  • Kings selling Sauce Castillo shirts
    The Kings are now selling Sauce Castillo T-shirts on their website.

    Advice: On Tuesday morning, nobody knew what a Sauce Castillo was. Now, it's become one of the greatest nicknames in all of sports because of a closed-caption mistake. The internet can be so great sometimes. As for Mr. Castillo himself, he'll need to get it going off the dribble in order to have fantasy value in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:54 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (illness) is feeling better Fri
    Eric Bledsoe (illness) is feeling better and is set to play on Friday night against the Blazers.

    Advice: He played through a stomach ailment on Wednesday. Bledsoe could have Brandon Knight (ankle) back in the lineup, but he'll still be the top option in the offense. Expect him to have a big game against Damian Lillard. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:05 am
  • Gary Neal (ankle) will not play on Friday
    Gary Neal (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: With Neal unavailable, the Wolves will again be forced to give heavy minutes to Andrew Wiggins, Chase Budinger, and Lorenzo Brown. With no clear return date in site, Neal belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:12 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful Friday vs. HOU
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play Friday vs. Houston.

    Advice: It's a road game, so it's very likely Garnett will be wearing a suit on Friday. Expect Gorgui Dieng to get all the run he can handle, with Adreian Payne seeing his minutes in the 20s. Garnett belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:48 pm
     
    Injured
  • Eric Bledsoe (illness) doesn't practice Thurs
    Eric Bledsoe (illness) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Bledsoe was able to play through his illness on Wednesday, and he was simply set home for a rest day today in an effort to have him available for Friday's game vs. Portland. We're going to hold him off the injury report for now, but owners should check back for another update on Bledsoe's status following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:19 pm
  • Monta Ellis denies problem with Rajon Rondo
    Despite reports of dissension in the Mavs' locker room, Monta Ellis said he has no problems with Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: While the Rondo-Ellis pairing ranks 148 out of 149 Mavericks pairings this season, according to Basketball Reference, Ellis insists the duo can do great things together. "There’s no problem [with Rondo]," Ellis said. "Rondo is a great asset on both ends of the floor. It takes a while for the player to really get adjusted to a new system, new personalities, figuring out where guys want the ball. I think it’s going to work out for the best for us once we get over the hump." Ellis broke out of his slump in a big way against the Spurs on Tuesday night and will have a chance to continue that trend when the Mavericks play the Spurs again on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:01 am
     
    Injured
  • Nik 'Sauce Castillo' Stauskas drops 13 points
    Nik Stauskas scored 13 points on 5-of-7 from the field against the Suns on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes.

    Advice: For those in the nickname game, "Sauce Castillo" was trending on Twitter in Sacramento, which is one of the best nicknames we've seen in a while. He's bounced back from his weak sauce February that included him making just 11.1 percent from the field, but he still has a lot of work to do. While his nickname alone puts him on the map, he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:40 pm
  • Jeremy Lin plays well in another start
    Jeremy Lin started again and had 19 points, three boards, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's overtime win over Minnesota.

    Advice: As long as Lin's starting alongside Jordan Clarkson, he should be owned in fantasy. The Lakers also learned that it's tough to tank against the lowly Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 22 points in a start
    Greivis Vasquez scored 22 points in the starting lineup against the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He's been very disappointing in his starts at point guard this season and finally came up big tonight in a losing effort. Kyle Lowry has a small chance to return on Friday against the Lakers, so there's no need to be too aggressive in adding Vasquez. If you want help this weekend and aren't limited with matchup moves, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Deron Williams flirts with another trip-dub
    Deron Williams hit just 2-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but still had 10 points, seven rebounds and 14 assists in a win over the Hornets.

    Advice: He had 10 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds on Monday, and while the shooting and points have been disappointing, he's at least coming through elsewhere. If you started him this week, he's probably helping your team win. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Gary Neal won't play on Wednesday
    Gary Neal (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and Neal could miss more games. Keep him on the wire. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger will help carry the bench -- Brown could start again tonight, though. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:58 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) out on Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Mar. 7 and the move to acquire him for Thaddeus Young is making less sense by the day because the team has said it's not tanking. Justin Hamilton benefits most while Adreian Payne could play more, too. Garnett could be dropped everywhere, obviously. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:55 pm
     
    Injured
  • Doug McDermott out Wednesday w/ sore back
    Doug McDermott will not play on Wednesday due to back soreness.

    Advice: His absence gives Tom Thibodeau one fewer perimeter shooter to bring off the bench, but it shouldn't have any implications in fantasy leagues. McDermott is averaging under 10 minutes per game since the All-Star break and the waiver wire is his permanent residence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:38 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Monta Ellis says that he is finally healthy
    Monta Ellis said after Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs that he has battled several injuries all season, but he is finally healthy and is ready to make some noise down the stretch.

    Advice: "I've been battling injuries all season," Ellis said. "The last few days, my body has been feeling good and tonight I'll sleep real good. I went and worked out last night for at least two and a half hours. I wanted to come in tonight and give my team a lift that they have been looking for." Ellis exploded for 38 points vs. the Spurs Tuesday after being held to just 11 points on 4-of-22 shooting vs. the Suns on Sunday, so hopefully this is a sign that his slump is over. There have been some reports that Ellis has created some unrest in the Mavericks' locker room, but a couple of wins will likely give everyone in Dallas a solid morale boost. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:26 am
     
    Injured
  • Mavs beat Spurs behind Monta Ellis' 38 points
    Monta Ellis bounced back after a disastrous game on Sunday, finishing Tuesday's impressive win vs. the Spurs with 38 points on 16-of-27 shooting with two 3-pointers, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: He shot a combined 7-of-31 in his previous two contests and almost single-handedly lost Sunday's game vs. the Suns, so it was a relief to see him score three quick buckets to get himself rolling tonight. The 29-year-old Ellis hasn't missed a game all season, which is remarkable given how much contact he takes every night, and he's rewarding 8-cat owners with top-40 value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jeremy Lin starts, scores 19 pts in road loss
    Jeremy Lin made the most of his start on Tuesday, racking up 19 points (6-of-11 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), two 3-pointers, two rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: It's likely that Lin will start the rest of the season and fantasy owners should plug him into all active lineups. The Lakers are drifting toward the draft lottery but Lin will be playing with a purpose -- his $8.4 million contract expires this summer, setting him up for a nice payday in free agency. L.A.'s upcoming schedule also helps his case, as they're tied with Charlotte for the most remaining games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:36 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez logs 28 minutes w/ Lowry out
    Greivis Vasquez took over at PG once Kyle Lowry (back spasms) exited Tuesday's game, and he finished with seven points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: It's possible that Lowry will miss more games, as back injuries are easy to aggravate, so owners in need of 3-pointers and assists should keep a close eye on Vasquez this week. The Raptors conclude the week with home games vs. the Bulls (Wednesday) and Lakers (Friday). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:41 pm
  • Gary Neal (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Gary Neal (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: If Neal is unable to go on Wednesday, expect Chase Budinger, Lorenzo Brown, and Sean Kilpatrick to get some extended run. Budinger has been playing very well lately, scoring in double figures in his last six outings while offering some assists, steals, and 3-pointers, and he's worth a look in standard leagues with the Wolves running with just seven healthy bodies in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Garnett has been out since March 7, and he remains without an official timetable to return. At this point in his career, Garnett belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:27 pm
     
    Injured
  • D-Will flirts with low-end triple-double
    Deron Williams just missed a low-end triple-double in the Nets' 110-91 loss to the Celtics on Monday, scoring 10 points on 2-of-6 shooting with nine rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Williams did not hit a three but he made all six of his free throws, outplaying Jarrett Jack (19 minutes, 1-of-9 FGs) on a relatively encouraging night. We don't trust anybody in Brooklyn these days, but Williams, Thad Young (12 points, nine boards, two steals, one three) and Brook Lopez (31 points, four rebounds, one steal, two blocks, 7-of-7 FTs) are your best bets. The Nets fell to 1.5 games back of Boston for the No. 8 slot with two teams in-between. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:45 pm
  • Jack hits just 1-of-9 shots in loss to BOS
    Jarrett Jack hit just 1-of-9 shots (6-of-7 FTs) for eight points with two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Deron Williams flirted with a low-end triple-double tonight and clearly was the better player, while the Nets as a whole looked lethargic in a key playoff loss. Jack and Williams have been splitting minutes because Bojan Bogdanovic (3-of-14 FGs) has been hot, but as you can see he cooled off, as well. It wouldn't be surprising if Jack had a bounce-back effort at some point, but he's not a must-own player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:36 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) won't play Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He's been out since Mar. 7 and has yet to play in a road game since joining the Wolves. Garnett can be dropped everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:39 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson
    Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson on Tuesday against the Thunder with Wayne Ellington moving to the bench.

    Advice: This move has been talked about for close to a month. Lin is playing terrific ball right now, scoring a season-high 29 points against the 76ers on Sunday. He should be owned in all leagues and will be very helpful for fantasy owners due to his favorable schedule. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:30 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: It's a road game, so Garnett is almost a lock to not play for his one. With KG and a slew of others out in the frontcourt, expect Gorgui Dieng to be very busy. Plus, Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will get some extra run. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:22 am
     
    Injured
  • Lin, Davis could start for Lakers soon?
    Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis could soon begin starting for the Lakers.

    Advice: Byron Scott previously said that he wanted Lin to get back into the starting lineup before the season concluded, and he's running out of time if he wants to make that happen. Just because both guys could join the starting lineup doesn't guarantee either anything in terms of playing time, but it would certainly add some on-the-surface appeal to each down the stretch. Regardless, both players should be owned in the majority of leagues already. As a starter, Lin is averaging 11.6 points, five dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.1 triples on 44.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:34 am
  • Kevin Garnett again questionable for Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is questionable to play on Monday vs. Utah.

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

    Advice: This was expected after he sprained his ankle on Sunday. Chase Budinger will likely see additional minutes without Neal available. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:05 am
     
    Injured
  • Report: Monta Ellis 'big part' of DAL problem
    Monta Ellis reportedly has "folks in the Mavs organization" worried about his impact on "the team's soul."

    Advice: Specifically, these organizational members "have been fretting for weeks about the impact Ellis' moodiness" has on the club. This sounds like a complete cop out in an effort to make Ellis the fall guy for the Mavs struggles, and that's a bad look all the way around. Ellis still leads the NBA with 118 clutch points, but he has struggled since the All-Star break with averages of just 16.3 points, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals on 38.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:42 am
     
    Injured
  • Lakers beat 76ers as Jeremy Lin scores 29 pts
    Jeremy Lin (back spasms) got hot in the second half of Sunday's 101-87 win over the Sixers, finishing with a season-high 29 points on 10-of-16 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs.

    Advice: Lin made two 3-pointers with five boards, five assists and one steal, and he did it all in just 29 minutes of action. His back was reportedly 6-8 inches out of alignment as recently as Saturday, which makes tonight's sparkling performance even more impressive. He's expected to start the final 10 games of the season, unless Byron Scott changes his mind, which is good news for roto owners and anyone whose season continues until the bitter end. As a late-round value with upside, Lin deserves to be owned in most standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:36 pm
  • Monta Ellis shoots 4-of-22 from the field
    Monta Ellis shot just 4-of-22 from the field during Sunday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 11 points, two assists, two boards and three steals in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Needless to say, it was a dreadful performance by Ellis and his owners can only hope that he bounces back vs. the Spurs on Tuesday. Devin Harris (illness) and J.J. Barea (ankle) could both be looking at some time on the shelf, so Ellis and Rajon Rondo could have their hands full moving forward. Keep Ellis locked into all lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:09 pm
     
    Injured
  • Eric Bledsoe stays hot, scores 20 points
    Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points with nine assists vs. the Mavericks on Sunday, adding six boards, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He scored a career-high 34 points vs. the Rockets on Sunday, and his play has given the Suns some hope to pursue a playoff berth in the loaded Western Conference. Brandon Knight's (ankle) return shouldn't slow him down much, and Bledsoe should be locked in as an elite asset down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:04 pm
  • Gary Neal sprains left ankle, will not return
    Gary Neal sprained his left ankle on Sunday and he's not expected to travel with the Wolves for Monday's game in Utah.

    Advice: Neal just returned from a four-game absence and it's possible that this latest issue will cost him some time on the shelf. Expect Chase Budinger to see an uptick in minutes off the bench for the shorthanded Wolves if Neal misses any additional action. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:04 pm
     
    Injured
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 12 pts as starting PG
    Greivis Vasquez had 12 points, one assist and four turnovers while filling in at PG for Kyle Lowry (back) on Sunday, failing to contribute any rebounds or steals in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Raptors are playing it safe with Lowry and he could return as soon as Tuesday vs. the Pistons, which makes Vasquez an unappealing option in weekly lineups. In 49 games off the bench this season he's averaging 8.7 points, 1.5 threes, 2.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a mere 0.5 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:51 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: The Wolves have no reason to play Garnett at less than 100 percent, and we wouldn't count on Garnett playing on Monday vs. the Jazz either. Adreian Payne will draw the start again, but Chase Budinger has emerged as the primary beneficiary off the bench for the Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:26 pm
     
    Injured
  • Quincy Pondexter starts, plays 38 minutes
    Quincy Pondexter played 38 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, four 3-pointers and three rebounds.

    Advice: He started the first half ahead of Eric Gordon but it was a temporary switch and Gordon will return to the starting five on Wednesday -- he was benched today because he was late to a team meeting. Q-Pon has averaged 30 minutes per game over the past month, but he's only worth using as a 3-point specialist in typical leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:24 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov quiet in 22 minutes of action
    Timofey Mozgov was quiet in his 22 minutes of action Sunday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting (2-of-2 from the stripe), to go with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: This game turned into a blowout, so Mozgov spent the fourth quarter on the bench, which explains the minimal line. His rebounding numbers and minutes have dipped during the month of March, as he's put in averages of 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.0 block per game while shooting 61.0 percent from the field and 76.3 percent from the stripe through 24.3 minutes of action. He's still worth owning in all leagues for his highly efficient scoring, while offering some blocks and boards. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:03 pm
  • Mt. Bledsoe erupts for career-high 34 points
    Eric Bledsoe took over against the Rockets during a 117-102 victory on Saturday, scoring a career-high 34 points with eight boards, four assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He owns the Rockets and put up another 30-point game against them earlier this season. This was a huge win for the Suns to get them within 2.5 games of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. The Suns get another important game on Sunday against the Mavs at home, so expect Bledsoe to torch Rajon Rondo. For what it's worth, Bledsoe averaged 14.9 points, 5.7 boards, 5.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.9 treys in his previous 15 games on the second half of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:11 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 17 in the first half
    Deron Williams scored all 17 of his points in the first half during a 123-111 win over the Pacers on Saturday, adding one rebound, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: For the second night in a row, Deron disappeared in the second half. He looked good and was attacking the defense early on, so it's hard to say his performance was why coach Lionel Hollins didn't play him in the final 18 minutes. He's still worth starting in most leagues, but he's not someone who will carry fantasy owners with limited playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:06 pm
  • Jarrett Jack plays well in 24 minutes
    Jarrett Jack played 24 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Saturday with 13 points, eight assists and no turnovers.

    Advice: He split the point guard minutes with Deron Williams even though Deron played well tonight. Jack doesn't really have a big upside in standard leagues with his lack of steals and treys, but he's someone to consider for those of you looking for some points, free throw shooting and dimes. That's about all he's good for. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:53 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) questionable for Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is questionable to play for Sunday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He has been questionable for each of the last four games and hasn't played in any of them. Garnett hasn't played on the road yet, but he does have a small chance to play on Sunday. Regardless, keep him on the wire. If he does play, Chase Budinger and Adreian Payne would lose some minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:38 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gary Neal probable to play on Sunday
    Gary Neal (hand) is probable to play against the Hornets.

    Advice: He has been out since last Sunday due to a hand injury and it sounds like he'll be back for the home game. The Wolves were so thin on Thursday that they signed Sean Kilpatrick while Lorenzo Brown also played 26 minutes. If Neal can go, he'll be worth a look in deeper leagues. If he's on the wire, you can probably keep him their with the Wolves being extra cautious with injuries. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:16 pm
     
    Injured
  • Deron Williams is starting on Saturday
    Deron Williams, Markel Brown, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez are starting on Saturday against the Pacers.

    Advice: They played a triple-overtime game on Friday and are on the road, so it was possible coach Lionel Hollins rested guys a la the Denver Nuggets. Williams was also benched for most of the second half and will get a chance to redeem himself. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:46 pm
  • Jeremy Lin is good to go for Sunday night
    Jeremy Lin (back) said he will play against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been dealing with back spasms and only played 22 minutes on Thursday. Lin has been solid since the break, averaging 12.9 points, 3.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 treys. That's good for top-70 value in standard leagues, so he's worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:41 pm
  • Pondexter scores 15 points with three treys
    Quincy Pondexter scored 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes on Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: Pondexter has been a late-round value the past two weeks and that's a high water mark for him. If the Pelicans continue to experience multiple injuries, he could be worth a look in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:42 am
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 11 in a start
    Greivis Vasquez scored 11 points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (back) did not play, but he's getting closer to a return. The Raptors have a day off on Saturday before they take on the Knicks, so Lowry has a good chance to suit up for that one. Vasquez is only worth a look if you need Lowry insurance or are desperate for a point guard on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores 12 in 41 minutes
    Jarrett Jack played 41 minutes against the Bucks on Friday with 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

    Advice: Deron Williams was in the doghouse tonight, so Jack ran the offense for the majority of the second half and the three overtimes. This punishment for Deron probably won't continue heading into Saturday against the Pacers, so Jack isn't a strong grab if you're looking for some value beyond the weekend. He's barely been worth owning in standard leagues for his low upside. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Deron Williams gets benched
    Deron Williams was benched for most of the late action against the Bucks on Friday, playing 22 minutes for four points, two rebounds, five assists and no turnovers.

    Advice: He sat out 24 minutes of the second half and overtime combined tonight. Williams played well heading into tonight, but he just had no offensive game, making 1-of-6 from the field. HIs owners shouldn't worry too much and can expect him to be better on Saturday against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez will start vs. Bulls on Fri
    Greivis Vasquez will start against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (back) is going to come off the bench, so it's fair to assume Lowry isn't 100 percent. That said, it's hard to trust Vasquez tonight with such an unclear picture of how the rotation is going to shake out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:30 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (back) says he'll play Sunday
    Jeremy Lin (back) said after Thursday's game that he intends to suit up for Sunday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: Lin is dealing with back spasms and pain in his right wrist, but he was able to fight through his various ailments and end up suiting up for Thursday's game. He wasn't effective, shooting just 1-of-8 from the field, but head coach Byron Scott praised Lin for giving it a go. Lin will likely sit out Friday's practice in order to give his body time to recover for Sunday's game, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:56 am
  • Eric Bledsoe makes 2-of-15 from field
    Eric Bledsoe made 2-of-15 from the field for five points with 11 rebounds, two assists, four steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Yikes. He gets a pass here because he's had a solid March to this point. In his previous games this month, Bledsoe averaged 17.3 points, 5.1 boards, 7.0 dimes, 1.6 steals and 1.5 treys on 49.5 percent from the field. He gets to face off against Pat Beverley in Houston on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:42 pm
  • Gary Neal (hand) will not play on Thursday
    Gary Neal (hand) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. New York.

    Advice: This will be Neal's fourth-straight game on the sidelines, and his absence will translate to more minutes for guys like Kevin Martin, Zach LaVine, and Chase Budinger. Budinger has scored in double figures in his previous three outings, so he's worth a look as a streamer option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:30 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gary Neal (hand) questionable for Thursday
    Gary Neal (hand) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Neal has missed the Timberwolves' past three games, and if he's again unable to go tonight, there will be more minutes for Kevin Martin and Zach LaVine. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:34 am
     
    Injured
  • David Lee gets a DNP-CD on Wednesday
    David Lee was a DNP-CD on Wednesday and coach Steve Kerr said he went with James Michael McAdoo because of the matchup.

    Advice: Lee's backups just keep outplaying him. When he was the No. 1 guy, Draymond Green passed him on the depth chart and now that he's No. 2 we've seen McAdoo get in the rotation before him. He's one of the most overpaid players in the NBA on the league's best team. Lee can be dropped in most leagues even though he probably won't get DNPs the rest of the way. He has the highest salary on the team. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:13 pm
  • Nik Stauskas scores 13, B-Mac injured
    Nik Stauskas came off the bench to hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Stauskas could be in for more run with Ben McLemore suffering a right wrist injury tonight, but Andre Miller (and especially Anthony Morrow) look like better pickups to us. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 11 in win
    Greivis Vasquez hit 4-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry left this game with a back injury and if he's going to miss time, Vasquez will be worth owning for any games Lowry misses. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Gary Neal (hand) won't play vs. Toronto
    Gary Neal (hand) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful so this shouldn't catch fantasy owners by surprise, and his absence means extra opportunities for Kevin Martin and Zach LaVine. Neal has had a few explosive scoring games for the Wolves but he belongs on the waiver wire until we see him producing. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:00 pm
     
    Injured
  • Trevor Booker hopes to remain with Jazz
    Trevor Booker is hopeful that the Jazz will bring him back next season.

    Advice: "I definitely want to be back," Booker said. "I love this place. I have great teammates, and I see big things for the team. I want to be a part of that." The Jazz hold a team option on Booker for next season, but given how highly everyone thinks about him in Utah, it's hard to imagine him leaving. Booker has emerged as the primary big off the bench since Enes Kanter bolted town, but he is still only averaging 18.6 minutes over his last five games. If Derrick Favors or Rudy Gobert ever pick up an injury, Booker would be worth a look in most leagues, but he is firmly off the radar as of right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:23 am
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