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  • Arron Afflalo scores 16 points vs. PHX
    Arron Afflalo played well again on Monday during a 109-86 victory over the Suns, scoring 16 points with two rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a 21-point game on Saturday and is now the hottest he's ever been while in a Portland uniform. Still, the steals aren't there and he's not doing much besides scoring, so he's not a hot property in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    37 minutes ago
  • Hamilton slowly ramping back up for Minny
    Justin Hamilton started for Gorgui Dieng (concussion) scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with four rebounds, one assist and one block over 25 minutes in the Wolves' 104-84 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Hamilton continues to ramp his minutes back up after suffering a concussion and it's a shame because he was showing real mid-round upside at the time he got hurt. Dieng's absence helps him out a bit, but there should be more than enough room for him to produce regardless of Dieng's status. Rotoworld.com
    39 minutes ago
  • Brown posts nice money counters on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, six assists, one steal and two blocks over 30 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Brown has stealthily posted top 80-90 value over the last two weeks by hitting 52 percent of his shots while averaging 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. If you need help in the latter two categories, he's well worth a look as long as Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin remain out. Rotoworld.com
    42 minutes ago
  • LaVine scores 21 points with five assists
    Zach LaVine scored 21 points on 7-of-19 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in Monday's loss.

    Advice: LaVine's owners are dodging the wishy-washy return of Ricky Rubio and until then he'll be a must-start player, unless field goal percentages or turnovers are critical areas for you. Rotoworld.com
    46 minutes ago
  • Booker goes for 17 and 13 with two blocks
    Trevor Booker went for 17 and 13 with Derrick Favors (back) out in Monday's win over the Wolves, hitting 7-of-11 shots (including a three) with two blocks in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Booker has a chance of putting up startable numbers any night that Favors is out, so if you need a short-term plug-in give him a look. The fact that the Jazz aren't going to rush back Favors also helps here. Rotoworld.com
    49 minutes ago
  • Burke scores 19 points off the bench
    Trey Burke scored 19 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-17 shots (including two threes) with six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: As long as Burke is hitting his shots he's going to hold value while Derrick Favors (back) is out, because the Jazz need folks that can score the ball and that's what Burke does. Rotoworld.com
    51 minutes ago
  • Marcus Morris plays just 22 minutes
    Marcus Morris played 22 minutes against the Blazers during a 109-86 loss on Monday, scoring 11 points with one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Suns were blown out, so Morris didn't play in the fourth quarter. He should be a safe bet for around 30 minutes, but the Suns losing ground in the standings could change their rotation to favor the young guys. Morris is still worth owning in standard leagues until Brandon Knight (ankle) gets back. As a side note, the Suns have been a complete disaster in the third quarter in their last four, posting a putrid 71.1 offensive efficiency rating in those four quarters combined. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:49 pm
  • DeRozan has career-night with 42 & 11
    DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied a career-best with 11 rebounds in the Raptors' 99-96 win over the Rockets on Monday.

    Advice: DeRozan hit 14-of-27 shots (2-of-4 3PTs, 12-of-17 FTs) to go with one steal, one block and six turnovers, as his usage was off the charts with Kyle Lowry (back) out. Look for this trend to continue until Lowry returns, and owners that are sensitive to field goal percentage may need to keep a close eye on him in case he gets a bit too trigger happy. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:45 pm
  • Gerald Green gets 19 minutes, scores 13
    Gerald Green scored 13 points in 19 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Sunday, but Green was very busy tonight with 12 shots from the field and two turnovers. With the Suns likely to prepare for the 2015-16 season, they may opt to go with their young guys over Green. Keep him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:42 pm
  • Johnson grabs 16 rebounds in win over HOU
    Amir Johnson grabbed 16 rebounds in Monday's win over the Rockets, and also chipped in with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson is enjoying a four-game week and was a relatively safe, albeit low-end play for owners this week. This gets him off to a good start and if you started his counterpart, Patrick Patterson (seven points, one three, four boards, one steal, 28 minutes) better luck next time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:42 pm
  • T.J. Warren time again in Phoenix?
    T.J. Warren made 6-of-9 from the field for 13 points against the Blazers on Monday with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns are essentially out of the playoffs, so we should get a nice little look at Warren. He scored a career-high 18 points on Sunday and he's shown some very impressive basketball IQ this month. His upside isn't too high, but all owners should be tracking his progress for Thursday night in Oakland. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:38 pm
  • Valanciunas blocks five shots vs. Rockets
    Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with nine rebounds, one steal and five blocks in Monday's win.

    Advice: This is the type of line that tantalizes owners, as it shows how he can create a quick path to top-24 upside. Valanciunas has chipped away to top 40-50 value this season by staying in the lineup every night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:33 pm
  • Brandan Wright could game more run
    Brandan Wright played 18 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with four points, six boards and two assists.

    Advice: Alex Len probably broke his nose tonight, so Wright could have more minutes headed his way. When Len sprained his ankle earlier this month, Wright was an early-round asset as a starter. If you want to take a chance, give Wright a look in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:32 pm
  • Vasquez struggles in start on Monday
    Greivis Vasquez hit just 1-of-10 shots (including a three) for three points, three boards, seven assists and two steals in 34 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry is still out indefinitely and that keeps Vasquez as a potential fantasy option until Lowry returns. Vasquez just isn't very good and there's no guarantee that he helps owners out on any given night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:31 pm
  • Smith slows down in loss to Raptors
    Josh Smith scored just eight points on 3-of-14 shooting (0-for-4 from deep) with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: Smith has been on fire and was due for a bad game. With Donatas Motiejunas, Terrence Jones and Dwight Howard either out and/or on minutes limits he's still a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:25 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins may not play in road games
    DeMarcus Cousins may not play in remaining road games this season based on some comments from George Karl.

    Advice: "I said, 'Instead of thinking about shutting it down, let's try to find some days that you can get your body rested.' We might schedule a piece of our games and [rest Cousins] again," coach George Karl said. "It gives me an opportunity to experiment a little bit. At home, I'd like to go in and [let Cousins play] every game. But on the road, I might experiment a little bit more." He's likely out on Wednesday, but the Kings do have three home games from Apr. 3-7. After that, four of their final five games will be on the road. Cousins isn't a must-own player right now, but the prudent move might be to hold him until he gets his three home games and then drop him on Apr. 8. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:20 pm
     
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  • Paul Millsap scores 15 points at home
    Paul Millsap scored 15 points during a 101-88 win against the Bucks on Monday with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: He rested on Saturday and will likely rest again on Tuesday in Detroit. Millsap has been fantastic throughout the season, but all the DNPs are going to annoy his fantasy owners. The Hawks have four remaining road games this season and Millsap could miss some to all of them. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:15 pm
  • Shelvin Mack could start on Tuesday?
    Shelvin Mack did not score in 13 minutes against the Bucks on Monday with one rebound, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: Dennis Schroder (toe) was hurt tonight and Jeff Teague is unlikely to play on Tuesday in a back-to-back, so we should see Mack getting major run. If you're looking for a player to stream on a light four-game night, he's one of the best options out there among players widely available in leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:10 pm
  • Kelly posts huge line during Tank Fest 2015
    Ryan Kelly scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, four assists and four blocks over 43 minutes in Monday's overtime win against the Sixers.

    Advice: Kelly has been putting up interesting lines for a few games now and though the rug could be pulled out from underneath him he fits the definition of late-season pickup. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:59 pm
  • Johnson double-doubles on active night
    Wes Johnson hit just 5-of-16 shots and did not make a 3-pointer, but that's where the bad news ended as he finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks over 44 minutes in Monday's overtime win.

    Advice: Johnson is returning serviceable numbers but he's going to be a risk from night-to-night due to DNPs. Luckily he hasn't been the target of the front office's tanking measures, but 'tis the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:56 pm
  • Kyle Korver plays 34 minutes, scores 11
    Kyle Korver scored 11 points with one rebound, five assists and three 3-pointers against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He scored all 11 points within a 65-second span in the third quarter, which is the most potent scoring outburst since Damian Lillard scored 11 points in 39 seconds on Mar. 7. Korver is almost a lock to rest on Tuesday night and he's not a must-own player with more DNPs on the way. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:55 pm
  • Al Horford scores 18, rest coming Tuesday?
    Al Horford scored 18 points against the Bucks on Monday with seven boards, two assists and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks are on the road on Tuesday, so Horford's fantasy owners should absolutely be expecting him to sit in that game. Mike Muscala would likely get a chance to build off his career-high 18 points from Saturday. Horford's fantasy owners should expect him to take a few more games off, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:52 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 18 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 18 points on 7-of-9 from the field against the Hawks on Monday during a 101-88 loss with six boards and four assists in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He only had a 14.6 usage rate despite that incredible efficiency while his point guard continues to take too many bad shots. Antetokounmpo has really turned into a consistent scorer this month, averaging 16.2 points on 51.5 percent from the field in his previous March games. His ceiling is insane. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:48 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia double-doubles vs. Hawks
    Zaza Pachulia scored 17 points with 13 boards, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Since his 22-21 line on Mar. 20, Zaza has been able to get consistent minutes in his last five. In that span, he averaged 13.2 points, 8.4 boards, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals on 60.9 percent from the field in 31.0 minutes per game. Pachulia is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:42 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams has another bad game
    Michael Carter-Williams made 1-of-6 from the field for four points with two rebounds, five assists, four turnovers and one steal.

    Advice: He still hasn't won a road game in a Bucks uniform. Carter-Williams has made just 31.9 percent from the field in his last eight games and turned the ball over 3.4 times. Amazingly, he's averaged 10.5 points per game with a 25.2 usage rate in his last eight. Something has to give here. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:35 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams will play on Monday
    Michael Carter-Williams has arrived to play against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: He's down to a paltry 36.8 percent from the field this month, which is bad for even him. Carter-Williams has been even worse in his last seven games, averaging 11.4 points, 2.9 boards, 4.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.1 treys on 32.9 percent from the field. He hasn't been worth owning in standard leagues, but is a decent option in points formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:21 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (rest) out for Monday night
    DeMarcus Cousins (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday night.

    Advice: He's going to sit on a road game and it's not even in a back-to-back set, so that's a really bad sign regarding his playing time in the final two weeks. Looking at the schedule, the Kings have a road game on Wednesday and two more homes games after that. In other words, he's probably a good bet for at least two games and could play in three. The Kings also have a road game in a back-to-back set on Sunday Apr. 12. With DMC out, Jason Thompson will likely benefit most while the usual four starters should have more offensive responsibility. Perhaps we see more Sauce Castillo. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:13 am
     
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  • Michael Carter-Williams expected to play Mon.
    Michael Carter-Williams will arrive to the Bucks game late today after the funeral of his grandfather, but he's expected to play on Monday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Our thoughts are with MCW and his family after the passing of his grandfather. This news won't impact his fantasy outlook unless he winds up missing the game, but that doesn't seem like a reality at this time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:58 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins not on Kings' injury report
    DeMarcus Cousins is not listed on the Kings' injury report for Monday's game in Memphis.

    Advice: It's been a while since Cousins wasn't at least listed as probable, so this definitely bodes well. George Karl suggested recently that he may rest some players to tinker with his lineups in the Kings' final nine games, however, so Cousins' owners are forced to routinely double-check his status prior to tip-offs. Sacramento's next back-to-back set comes on April 7/8, so hopefully Karl will at least hold off on the DNP-CDs until next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
     
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  • Brandan Wright plays just 16 minutes Sunday
    Brandan Wright was limited to 16 minutes off the bench vs. Oklahoma City, scoring six points with one rebound and two steals.

    Advice: Owners hoping that B-Wright could productively co-exist with Alex Len have been disappointed, as he's averaging a mere 17.0 minutes in Phoenix's past two games. We know what Wright is capable of when given enough playing time but he's better suited to the waiver wire as long as Len is healthy and starting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • T.J. Warren notches career-high 18 pts Sunday
    T.J. Warren sank 8-of-10 shots to finish Sunday's home loss with a career-high 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: The Suns' playoff hopes to a massive blow with tonight's loss, but Warren's emergence as a reliable bench scorer provides another silver lining for their season. He did his damage in 29 minutes tonight, without any turnovers, but fantasy owners should still be skeptical -- efficient shooting hasn't amounted to much given his 17.8 minutes per game over the past three weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:50 pm
  • Justin Hamilton goes for 11 & 5 over 23 mins
    Justin Hamilton logged 23 minutes of action on Sunday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, with five rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and one block.

    Advice: Hamilton was forced into the rotation tonight with Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) taking an early exit, and the 23 minutes marked the most floor time he's seen since returning from the migraine issues that sidelined him for four games earlier this month. He offers plenty of upside, and with Dieng's status currently uncertain for Monday's game vs. Utah, Hamilton is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown hands out eight assists vs. NO
    Lorenzo Brown started at PG again on Sunday, finishing a 22-point loss to New Orleans with eight points, three rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: The Wolves committed five turnovers on their first seven possessions and they can't get Ricky Rubio (ankle) back soon enough -- the good news is that he's questionable to return on Monday. Brown logged 36 minutes tonight and is a decent deep-league source of assists and steals, but the well could dry up whenever Rubio and Kevin Martin (hamstring) return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 17 points on 8-of-16 FGs
    Wes Johnson's aggressive play kept the Lakers competitive on Sunday, as he finished with 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, three assists and one block in a road loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Johnson threw down a baseline dunk in the first half and the Nets' defense didn't adjust, so he followed up with a mirror-image play a few moments later. He had four dunks total and owners heaved a sigh of relief when he made his lone 3-pointer, as he was a combined 0-of-9 in his previous four games. He's a solid late-round option, though L.A.'s random DNP-CDs mean owners should confirm Johnson's status before every game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:51 pm
  • Josh Smith lighting it up for the Rockets
    Josh Smith had another great all-around game on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting, with 10 rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, two blocks, one steal and four turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Smith is currently the only healthy power forward on the roster, so he's seen his minutes and production take a big leap over the past two games with Donatas Motiejunas (back) joining Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) on the sidelines. Motiejunas has been ruled out for the next 1-2 weeks, and Jones is without an official return date, meaning that J Smoov is an absolute must-start option heading into a four-game week for the Rockets. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:35 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay may be rested
    George Karl said he may be resting some players to experiment with some lineups as the Kings close out their regular-season, and he's talked with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay about possibly sitting out 1-2 games.

    Advice: Owners of Gay and Cousins will need to be on high alert this next week for a potential rest day. They don't have any back-to-back sets coming until April 7, so it will be hard to predict when these rest days might come. Omri Casspi will benefit in Gay's absence, while Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, Derrick Williams, and Reggie Evans will all have the opportunity for extended minutes when Cousins sits. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:40 pm
     
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  • Arron Afflalo scores 21 points vs. Nuggets
    Arron Afflalo scored 21 points against the Nuggets on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 8-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: Revenge game? Afflalo didn't really have beef with Denver, but this was a very, very overdue positive showing. His two steals and 21 points were the most he's produced in a Blazer uniform. We'll need to see it again, especially considering he's been posting some single-digit usage rates this month. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Trey Burke scores 22 points with four steals
    Trey Burke scored 22 points in a win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six boards, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He got some extra touches on offense with Derrick Favors (back) in street clothes, and the Jazz also opted to stick with him down the stretch over rookie Dante Exum. Burke did shoot just 8-of-23 from the field and 1-of-8 from deep, but his owners won't be complaining with this line. Over his last five games Burke has averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 assists, 3.0 boards, 2.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in over 33 minutes per game, and he belongs on most fantasy rosters as long he stays hot. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:05 pm
  • Trevor Booker scores 12 in start Saturday
    Trevor Booker started in place of Derrick Favors (back) on Saturday vs. the Thunder and scored 12 points with three boards, one steal and one 3-poiner in 33 minutes.

    Advice: This wasn't a great line by any means, but the Thunder have some serious size in the paint and this wasn't a great matchup for Booker. It isn't clear if Favors will need to miss any more games, but Booker will be worth a look in most leagues if the Jazz keep Favors on the shelf. On a side note, Booker had one of the quotes of the night when he took a subtle shot at former teammate Enes Kanter. "He did what he always does," Booker said. "He got his stats. He didn't defend. He took an L [a loss)." Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:57 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams plays just 22 minutes
    Michael Carter-Williams played 22 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday during a 108-95 loss with eight points, one rebound, three assists, two steals and three turnovers on 3-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: At least he only shot it nine times. Carter-Williams didn't play in the fourth quarter, but that's because the Bucks were down 73-59 at the time of his departure in the third. He has been the 228th best player in nine-cat leagues for total value before tonight and he's been trending down. He's not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:14 pm
  • Cook Book Time: Trevor Booker starts vs. OKC
    Trevor Booker will start against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He should get minutes in the 24-30 range tonight and will likely have a good chance at a double-double. Although, these are the two best teams for rebounding, so a double-double won't be easy to come by. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:20 pm
  • Kyle Korver out for Saturday vs. Charlotte
    Kyle Korver (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: He's going to get some rest for the first time since his broken nose. Korver's fantasy owners may actually have to consider cutting him in weekly leagues because his fantasy value isn't high right now and he likely will sit in three or more games the rest of the way. With Korver out, Kent Bazemore and Thabo Sefolosha should get the starts on the wings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:41 pm
  • Paul Millsap won't play on Saturday night
    Paul Millsap (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: It's rest for Millsap and he's going to be sitting more in the future. The Hawks have another road game in a back-to-back set coming up on Tuesday in Detroit, so expect Millsap to sit in that game, as well. With Sapper out, Mike Muscala will likely start while the Hawks could use some stretch fours in Austin Daye and a couple other options. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:38 pm
  • Hawks sitting entire starting five vs. CHA
    Paul Millsap, Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll and Kyle Korver will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: They clinched the No. 1 seed on Friday and are on the road tonight, so this isn't a surprise. The Hawks may also start to rest players in games outside of back-to-back sets, so owners of any Hawk should be concerned on using them -- that's especially true in road games. Expect Elton Brand, Pero Antic and Mike Muscala to get Horford's minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:32 pm
  • 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
    Saturday, 2:04 am
  • Burke stays inefficient in loss to Nuggets
    Trey Burke hit just 3-of-12 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with six points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Dante Exum (12 minutes) did not play in the second half due to an illness, and for Burke's part he did not hit a three and that's part of the allure here since he's going to hurt your field goal percentage and/or disappear. Burke has been a late-round value lately largely because he has averaged 17.3 shots in his last four games, including two without Gordon Hayward. Derrick Favors' back injury might keep that number up and he's worth a look if you can live with his blemishes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:40 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
    Friday, 11:24 pm
  • Brandan Wright drops to just 18 minutes
    Brandan Wright played just 18 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, two boards and one block.

    Advice: The Suns are back to playing Alex Len extended minutes, so it's going to be tough for Wright to put up solid fantasy value. If you need some production right now, Wright is probably not the best option. He could re-emerge if Len starts dealing with ankle soreness again. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:22 pm
  • Marcus Morris scores 19 points in loss
    Marcus Morris scored 19 points in 44 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with 12 boards, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's been very busy on the glass with four double-digit board games in his last five, averaging 13.6 points, 9.8 boards, 3.6 dimes, 1.4 steals and 1.8 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. Brandon Knight (ankle) was very close to a return yet again tonight, so Marcus will likely be losing playing time in the near future. He's worth owning in standard leagues until Knight can actually make it through a warmup, though. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:18 pm
  • Josh Smith flirts with trip-dub in 40 minutes
    Josh Smith logged 40 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists, three blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was the ball handler in a lot of pick-and-roll sets and had a nice rapport with Dwight Howard. Smith is basically the last man standing at power forward and should see major minutes for the next couple games until Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) can return. He'll be a must-start option until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:07 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown scores six
    Lorenzo Brown scored six points with two rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers in 37 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The minutes and dimes are there, but the scoring isn't just yet. Kevin Martin (hamstrings) appears to be out for a couple more games, so expect Brown to have plenty of minutes headed his way. He'll likely have more offensive responsibility on Sunday. He's only worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:50 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan makes 1-of-10 from field
    DeMar DeRozan made 1-of-10 from the field for six points during a 94-83 win over the Lakers on Friday, adding 10 boards, seven assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He really has to take it easy on his jumpers. In his last nine games, DeRozan has made just 25.8 percent on his jump shots, which account for 44.9 percent of his shot total. He's also struggled all over the court on shooting, averaging 20.1 points, 6.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6 treys on 37.0 percent from the field in that span. Considering he's taking 15.3 shots per game, he's one of the worst guys for field goal percentage right now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:39 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
    Friday, 10:34 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores 19 points
    Jonas Valanciunas made 8-of-12 from the field for 19 points with seven rebounds, one block and two turnovers against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He attempted the first five shots from the field for the Raptors tonight and was clearly part of the plan against a weaker frontcourt. His 19 points tonight were his highest since Mar. 4 and he made over 50 percent from the field for the first time since Mar. 18. Valanciunas will get the Rockets on Monday -- they are playing in the second half of a back-to-back set for that game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Cousins drops 39 & 20 in loss to Pelicans
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 39 points on 16-of-28 shooting (7-of-12 FTs) with 20 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: As long as the big man isn't too angry or beat up he might successfully navigate tanking season. Rudy Gay added 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting with four rebounds, one steal, one block and one trey in the loss. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:22 pm
     
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  • Ryan Kelly plays 31 minutes vs. Raptors
    Ryan Kelly played 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with seven points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Those are some empty stats with all that playing time. Kelly said he's more comfortable at power forward, but he's not exactly playing with pass-first teammates right now. Kelly is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:19 pm
  • Josh Smith will start Friday vs. Minnesota
    Josh Smith will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves, with Donatas Motiejunas (back) unavailable.

    Advice: With Motiejunas and Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) out, and Dwight Howard on a minutes limit tonight, J Smoov is going to get all the run he can handle in a very favorable matchup with the Wolves. He looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Ryan Kelly more comfortable playing at PF
    Ryan Kelly stated during a recent interview that he's more comfortable playing at the power forward position.

    Advice: "I’m a little more comfortable there," Kelly said regarding the power forward spot. "I can get more involved offensively than I had been at times [playing small forward]." Kelly has started at the four-spot the past two games, putting in averages of 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 block per game. If he can continue to start at power forward, he'll be worth a look in deep leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:23 am
  • Zaza Pachulia gets 32 minutes
    Zaza Pachulia played 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with 12 points, six boards, three assists, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He came in red hot over his previous three, averaging 15.7 points, 13.7 boards, 5.7 dimes, 2.7 steals, 0.3 blocks and 3.3 turnovers on 58.8 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the line. Perhaps the most important stat is 34.6 minutes per game in that span. Even though this game wasn't as great as his previous ones this past week, he’s a must-start player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:57 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams fouls out vs. Bucks
    Michael Carter-Williams fouled out in 29 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, making 3-of-11 from the field for 13 points with five rebounds, eight assists, four steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: He finally stopped shooting on Tuesday with just four shots from the field and he seemed to making a conscious effort to not force shots -- a very good thing. In his previous March games, Carter-Williams made just 28.1 percent on his shots from outside of the paint, which accounted for over 40 percent of his shot total. Plus, his turnovers are way too high at 4.0 per game in 33.3 minutes per game. What’s makes it even worse is that the 76ers are playing great ball right now without him. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:55 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 16 on 10 FGA
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 points on 7-of-10 from the field against the Pacers on Thursday with four boards, two assists and one block in 43 minutes.

    Advice: He’s really honed in on how to score, which explains why he’s been so much better with respect to efficiency like tonight. In his previous March games, Antetokounmpo attempted 69.4 percent of his shots in the paint. That helped him get to 49.7 percent from the field with averages of 16.6 points, 8.2 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.2 treys. If he develops his jumper, the sky is the limit. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:53 pm
  • Josh Smith (ankle) probable Friday vs. MIN
    Josh Smith (ankle) is probable to play Friday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Smith has been playing through the pain, so there's no reason to think he will sit on Friday. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Smith may find himself in the starting lineup with a very favorable matchup against the Timberwolves. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:37 am
  • Brandan Wright still getting some burn
    Brandan Wright played 28 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with five points, seven boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He played next to Alex Len for a bit, but coach Jeff Hornacek dropped a minor hint that he could get crazy with his matchups because of Rudy Gay playing at the four. Thanks to his blocks, boards and field goal percentage, Wright is still a hold in standard leagues with minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:14 am
  • Marcus Morris scores 19 points vs. Kings
    Marcus Morris scored 19 points with three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers on 7-of-11 from the field against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Perhaps he's earned more playing time now that he's playing well, averaging 13.8 points, 8.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.6 treys on 48.3 percent from the field in his last five. Brandon Knight could be back soon, so Morris owners might want to start planning for his value to dip. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:08 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 points vs. Suns
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday during a 108-99 victory.

    Advice: He has a foot issue and was probable because of it for this one. Cousins was already on the injury report for calf injury, but neither are likely to threaten his playing time. He should be active in all games going forward as it stands right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:51 pm
     
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  • Trey Burke starts, scores 22 points
    Trey Burke started at shooting guard and hit 9-of-19 shots for 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness) were both out, so Burke (and Elijah Millsap) got the call to start. This was a nice game for Burke, but the lack of threes leaves it a feeling a bit empty. If he continues to start going forward, using him right now makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:37 pm
  • Justin Hamilton quiet in return for Wolves
    Justin Hamilton returned from a bout with migraines and had four points and four rebounds in just nine minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Maybe he'll get healthy and hot in the upcoming week, but for now, he's just another big man in Minnesota. And that's a shame, because he was playing so well before the migraines set in. If you have an available spot and need a big man, taking a flier on Hamilton still makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:55 pm
  • Zach LaVine stays hot in OT loss
    Zach LaVine had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-18 shooting in Wednesday's overtime loss.

    Advice: Ricky Rubio could be shut down for the season with his ankle injury, although that's far from a guarantee. But if you own LaVine, overlook the shooting and hang onto him until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:47 pm
  • Lo Brown starts for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown started at shooting guard on Wednesday and had eight points, nine rebounds and three steals in an overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: Lo-Bro played 35 minutes and as long as Kevin Martin is resting, Brown could continue to see 30-plus minutes a night. Deep leaguers should give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:44 pm
  • Josh Smith plays 24 minutes vs. Pelicans
    Josh Smith played 24 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did go to the locker room briefly, but returned moments later. Smith is likely going to play minutes in the mid-20s going forward and his opportunities to score may also go down. He'll be worth owning in all points leagues, but his fantasy value in standard leagues is likely going to fall with his sub-par shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Ryan Kelly goes for 11 & 8 in start
    Ryan Kelly had 11 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 4-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's overtime win against the Wolves.

    Advice: The Lakers have benched both Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer as the tank-train gets cranked up, but Jordan Clarkson hit a couple free throws in the clutch to get the Lakers a disappointing win. Kelly, Ed Davis and Tarik Black are all worth a look right now as the Lakers should continue to sit Hill and Boozer as long as they can get away with it. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points vs. Bulls
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points during a 116-103 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has become more of a facilitator for the Raptors, but he still made just 7-of-19 from the field. DeRozan has made just 40.5 percent from the field in his last seven, averaging 22.4 points, 6.3 boards, 3.7 dimes, 0.6 steals, 2.0 turnovers and 0.7 treys. Specifically, he's made 29.6 percent on his mid-range shots in that span, which accounted for 46.6 percent of his shot total. DeRozan needs to attack the basket more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:28 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
  • Al Horford quiet again in win over Magic
    Al Horford had just 10 points, six rebounds and a block in Wednesday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: To say Horford is struggling is putting it mildly. In four games since returning from a "rest," Horford is averaging just 9.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks on 38 percent shooting. Maybe he needs some more rest, but the Hawks are going to need him to catch fire again before the playoffs get here. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Korver, Hawks bounce back to end 3-game skid
    Kyle Korver had 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's comeback win over the Magic.

    Advice: The Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak and outscored Orlando 27-12 in the final quarter to steal the win. This was a much needed win for the Hawks and they'll be looking to gain some lost momentum as the playoffs approach. Paul Millsap added 25 points, 15 boards and four blocks, DeMarre Carroll had 11 points, seven boards and four steals, and Jeff Teague just missed a double-double with 16 points and nine assists. Korver was quiet in his first game back from a broken nose on Sunday, but filled the stat sheet up tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay will start vs. PHX
    DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: They were listed as probable and should not be limited tonight. Start them in all leagues in what should be a very fast game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:41 pm
     
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  • Lorenzo Brown starting for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown is starting in place of Kevin Martin on Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Martin is "available to play" for the Wolves, which is pretty much meaningless. Brown probably won't play 45 minutes like he did on Monday, but he could play around 30 or so. Give him a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:03 pm
  • Trey Burke, Elijah Millsap starting Wednesday
    Trey Burke and Elijah Millsap are starting on Wednesday vs. the Blazers in place of Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness).

    Advice: The Jazz are going to heavily rely on Burke to generate a lot of offense, so he should be able to put together a nice line tonight. On the other hand, Millsap should also get plenty of run as well as Joe Ingles, but their value is strictly limited to deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (illness) available to play
    Justin Hamilton (illness) will be available to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves may actually have eight players available tonight after running a seven-man rotation on Monday. Hamilton was playing very well before his head injury, so give him a look in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:48 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf, foot) is listed as probable to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings have yet to rest players a la the Nuggets or Lakers, so we're still fully expecting Cousins to give it a go even on a road game in a back-to-back set. The foot injury was recently added to the Kings' injury report and fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go a little later this evening. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:52 pm
     
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  • Kings win behind DeMarcus Cousins' 33 & 17
    DeMarcus Cousins dominated Tuesday's game from start to finish, racking up multiple game-highs with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, four steals and four blocks.

    Advice: Cousins is banged up and it wouldn't be surprising if he received a few DNPs as the season wanes, but tonight's enormous game should allay fears about his health. He made only 8-of-27 field goals tonight, but was a pristine 17-of-19 at the free throw line. Concerns about George Karl's impact on Cousins' fantasy value have proven to be unfounded -- Cousins and Rudy Gay have a combined usage rate of 60.5 percent since the All-Star break, the highest rate of any teammates. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
     
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  • Ryan Kelly scores 16 points in start at PF
    Ryan Kelly played 29 minutes in a start at PF on Tuesday, finishing with 16 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He didn't turn the ball over and this was one of his better outings of the season. Lakers coach Paul Pressey, filling in for Byron Scott, once again spread minutes thin and evenly throughout his first and second units, and Kelly's starting job isn't likely to result in reliable fantasy production. We'll let you know if he plays well enough to warrant your attention. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams fouls out in 27 mins
    Michael Carter-Williams struggled vs. Goran Dragic and the Heat on Tuesday, scoring four points with three rebounds and four assists before fouling out after 26 minutes.

    Advice: He shot 1-of-4 from the field without any 3-pointers or defensive stats, which is a rarity -- in his past six games he was averaging 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks. The Bucks snapped a five-game skid tonight but they're just 5-12 since Carter-Williams arrived and Brandon Knight headed to Phoenix. MCW is still a must-start fantasy PG despite tonight's dud -- his 35.1 percent shooting is more than offset by solid points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:05 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia posts 14/11/7 in comeback win
    Zaza Pachulia stepped up during Tuesday's thrilling comeback victory, notching 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 11 rebounds (five offensive), seven assists, a career-high five steals and one block.

    Advice: The Bucks' 12-year veteran has quietly surfaced with top-50 value over the past two weeks, chipping in 13.4 points (53.0 percent FGs, 88.9 percent FTs), 10.9 boards, 3.1 assists and 1.0 steals. He won't block many shots but those numbers are good enough to deploy him until he cools off. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:05 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
  • Amir Johnson shoots 5-of-5 in tough road loss
    Amir Johnson made all five of his field goal attempts on Tuesday, adding 3-of-4 free throws to finish with 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 31 minutes of action.

    Advice: Johnson's usage rate has dipped slightly to just 15.3 percent since the All-Star break, a low figure which helps explain why he's failing to crack the top-150 in 8-cat leagues. He's unlikely to play a bigger role as long as Jonas Valanciunas and Patrick Patterson are healthy, so continue to deploy him (or ignore him) as you were prior to tonight's game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:40 pm
  • Ryan Kelly starts vs OKC, Jordan Hill benched
    Ryan Kelly will start vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, shifting Jordan Hill to the bench.

    Advice: It's hard to get excited about Kelly's promotion given his performance in 20 previous starts this season -- he averaged a paltry 5.9 points on 28.2 percent shooting, with 0.9 threes, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.6 steals. He should be left on the waiver wire in nearly all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (migraine) questionable Wed.
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: With Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful and Nikola Pekovic (ankles) out, the Timberwolves could sure use Hamilton back in the rotation. Expect another update on Hamilton following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:20 pm
  • Josh Smith (ankle) probable Wednesday vs. NO
    Josh Smith (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Smith was productive in his 29 minutes of action on Monday, despite dealing with a minor ankle sprain, so we fully expect him to give it a go on Wednesday. Dwight Howard (knee) is also expected to return to action on Wednesday, and it'll be interesting to see how/if he affects Smith’s value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:35 pm
  • Burke has a game to forget on Monday
    Trey Burke had a game to forget in Monday's overtime loss to the Wolves, hitting just 4-of-22 shots (2-of-13 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) for 16 points, one rebound, six assists, four steals and five turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Burke's stat line had some saving graces but his overall play and his play with time expiring was ugly -- and the field goal percentage is obviously killer. Owners taking a chance on him are looking for some points, threes, assists and a low trickle of steals, with plenty of risk on a night-to-night basis. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 9:27 pm
  • Zach Attack goes off for 27 points, five 3PMs
    Zach LaVine scored 27 points on 7-of-19 shooting (a season-high 5-of-6 from deep, 8-of-10 from the line) with three rebounds, four assists and seven turnovers over 46 minutes in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Gordon Hayward wasn't around but this is still a signature performance for LaVine in his rookie year. Yes, Ricky Rubio (ankle) could return, among others, to ruin his fun, but this type of upside can't be lying around any waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 9:04 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown logs 45 minutes on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown started for Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday and logged 45 minutes, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.

    Advice: Brown will be a tough bet in standard leagues even if we know the same pack of Wolves are going to be out on Wednesday. Chances are one or more of them will return and make Brown a bystander, but in DFS leagues he might have some short-term value. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 8:57 pm
  • Long Range Shawty: Josh Smith makes four 3s
    Josh Smith made four 3-pointers and 7-of-14 from the field for 18 points against the Pacers on Monday with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He used to call himself Mid-Range Shawty, but Smith was hanging on the 3-point line while James Harden kept drawing double- and triple-teams. He was a little banged up due to an ankle injury, but he should continue to get extended run until Dwight Howard gets back. Smith is worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 8:05 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown to start for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown will start in place of Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: As they say on the internet, "Welp!" It sounds like Martin is going to be limited, so Brown might get 20-30 minutes tonight. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are going to get more chances at shots. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 6:01 pm
  • Josh Smith (ankle) will play on Monday night
    Josh Smith (ankle) will play against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain didn't look too bad on Saturday and he did go through shootaround, so we're not expecting him to be limited tonight. Smith will come off the bench and should flirt with 30 minutes. He's worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 3:14 pm
  • Ryan Kelly may start next to Tarik Black
    Ryan Kelly could start next to Tarik Black against the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Advice: That means Jordan Hill will move to the bench. This is a surprising move because the Lakers played well on Sunday and pulled out a win. Kelly is still not going to be worth owning even with the starting nod. Hill's fantasy value shouldn't fall too much with his bench role. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 12:34 pm
  • Update: Josh Smith expects to play Monday
    Updating a previous item, Josh Smith (ankle) went through shootaround and expects to play on Monday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Smith is listed as questionable, but he sounds a lot closer to probable, and that's good news for his owners and for the Rockets. With Terrence Jones, Kostas Papanikolaou and Dwight Howard all sidelined, Smith and Donatas Motiejunas should see a ton of minutes down low. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 9:26 am
  • Justin Hamilton (head) out again on Monday
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play again on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Hamilton has been out since March 16 with migraines, and right now there is no clear timetable for his return. It's too bad considering Hamilton has a clear path toward production given all the injuries his team is dealing with, but he's of no use to fantasy owners if he can't get into the lineup. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) both questionable, Gorgui Dieng should get a ton of burn once again. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 9:09 am
  • Wes Johnson logs team-high 28 minutes
    Wesley Johnson played 28 minutes on Sunday, the most of any Lakers' starter, posting 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: The Lakers' rotations have been a headache for fantasy owners all season and things may only get worse in the final 14 games. During Sunday's grudging victory, Byron Scott spread minutes evenly throughout a true 10-man rotation that included recent signee Jabari Brown (10 points in 24 minutes). It's not a recipe for success and Johnson is best viewed as a borderline option in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:34 pm
  • Marcus Morris flirts with a triple-double
    Marcus Morris flirted with a triple-double during Sunday's 98-92 win over the Mavericks, scoring 11 points with 11 boards, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Brandon Knight (ankle) has a chance to return from injury on Wednesday vs. the Kings, but Morris has shown what he can do with extended minutes. Morris has posted averages of 13.6 points, 8.8 boards, 3.8 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and he certainly gave head coach Jeff Hornacek something to think about after this performance. Even though Knight's return would likely see Morris shift to the bench, he is simply too hot to let go of right now. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 8:47 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) struggles w/ fouls
    DeMarcus Cousins' calf injury didn't limit him on Sunday, as he notched 20 points (6-of-11 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 109-86 win vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: What did limit DMC was foul trouble, but he still finished with a solid fantasy line despite playing just 23 minutes. He's playing through ankle and calf injuries and could easily pick up DNPs with the Kings eyeing the draft lottery, so owners should double-check his status prior to Tuesday's game vs. Philly. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 5:47 pm
     
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  • 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
    Mar 22, 3:51 pm
  • Amir Johnson quiet in 24 minutes vs. Knicks
    Amir Johnson's streak of quiet games continued on Sunday with five points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists and one steal vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: It's not a terrible haul for just 24 minutes of action, but Johnson's limited offensive role is capping his fantasy upside at late-round value. He'd likely require an injury to Patrick Patterson (scoreless in 27 minutes) to be a reliable option, and the Raptors only have three games this week, so plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:50 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas' 17 & 10 help hold off NYK
    The Raptors beat the Knicks 106-89 on Sunday, led by Jonas Valanciunas' 17 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks' lackluster frontcourt gets some credit for JV's solid double-double, but he's been heating up lately with averages of 13.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in his past five games. His fantasy owners are also soaking up his 66.7 percent shooting in March, which has helped him maintain mid-round value despite playing just 25 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:49 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 15 pts in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers through 35 minutes of floor time.

    Advice: Giannis also shot 5-of-6 from the charity stripe, and his aggressiveness in getting to the line has really improved this season. He's been rolling through the month of March with averages of 16.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game while shooting at a sterling 49.2 percent clip from the field. He's only in his second year, so owners in keeper leagues can only expect continued. Enjoy. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:35 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (migraine) out again Sunday
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Hamilton actually wasn't on the injury report earlier in the day, so it's a shame that he won't be able to give it a go tonight. Hopefully he will be able to return to action on Monday vs. the Jazz, but his owners should have a backup plan ready. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) also out, Gorgui Dieng, Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will be busy again tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:25 pm
  • Carter-Williams scores 19 points w/ full line
    Michael Carter-Williams finally had a good shooting performance on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting, adding five assists, three rebounds, four steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer and six turnovers through 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The turnovers were an issue, but owners have to be happy with the fact that he shot over 50 percent from the field for this first time in his last seven games. MCW's numbers are down since arriving in Milwaukee, averaging 14.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.7 steals per game on 38.3 percent shooting from the field. The steals are nice, but the poor shooting and minimal 3-point shooting really limits his upside. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:20 pm
  • Kyle Korver drains two 3-pointers in return
    Kyle Korver (nose) returned on Sunday with six points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't seem entirely comfortable wearing a protective mask, but it didn't prevent him from another efficient performance beyond the arc (2-of-3). Korver currently ranks third in the NBA with 194 three-pointers made, trailing only the Splash Brothers, and he's safe to plug into all fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 2:36 pm
  • Al Horford held to eight points in blowout
    Al Horford scored only eight points on 4-of-11 shooting in Sunday's home loss, adding three rebounds, five assists and one steal without any blocks or turnovers.

    Advice: The Hawks have a stellar assist ratio of 67.3 percent this season, tops in the league, which is a testament of their 'good-to-great' mantra offensively. They've now dropped three consecutive games, all against playoff-bound teams, but Atlanta is still eight games ahead of Cleveland for the East's top seed. Expect Horford to bounce back in Orlando on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 2:34 pm
  • Kyle Korver (nose) will start vs. the Spurs
    Kyle Korver (nose) will start vs. the Spurs on Sunday, sending Kent Bazemore back to the bench.

    Advice: Korver has missed the last three games due to a broken nose, but his owners can safely activate him for today's contest. There is a good chance that Korver will sit out some games down the stretch with the Hawks coasting in the Eastern Conference, but he will be a must-start option every time he suits up because of his elite 3-point shooting. Bazemore does lose some value following this news, but he should be hold onto in deeper leagues simply because the Hawks will likely rest their key players often. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 10:26 am
  • Trey Burke scores 20 points with five dimes
    Trey Burke had another great game on Saturday vs. the Warriors, finishing with 20 point and five assists in 29 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: It was the most minutes he had played since Mar. 6 vs. the 76ers, while rookie Dante Exum played just 18 minutes and was held scoreless, though it should be noted that he had to go up against Stephen Curry all night. Burke has now scored 14 or more points in each of his last three games, but it's hard to get behind an add as long as he continues to come off the bench. The Jazz seem committed to developing Exum for the future, meaning Burke's value should be held in check for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 10:25 pm
  • Marcus Morris scores 17 points with 10 boards
    Marcus Morris finally got it going against the Rockets on Saturday with 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This was the production we were expecting since the Brandon Knight (ankle) injury. Morris should continue to log minutes and get shots in the first team, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Knight still hasn't practiced yet and could miss another game or two. Although, if Morris is still on the wire, most of his value is probably behind him. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 9:02 pm
  • Brandan Wright plays 30 minutes
    Brandan Wright came off the bench and logged 30 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday, scoring eight points with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He earned playing time due to stepping it up over his last two. Wright was only logging minutes in the teens before the Alex Len injury, but he should be in the upper 20s going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 9:00 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores eight points
    Arron Afflalo scored eight points on 3-of-6 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with three rebounds, one assist and three fouls.

    Advice: Even with all the injuries, Afflalo still can't produce. He somehow only put up a 9.8 usage rate tonight, which makes his position of shooting guard a complete misnomer. His ceiling will be raised with all of these injuries, but there's no need to be proactive in adding him right now based on how poorly he's played. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 8:17 pm
  • Kyle Korver is questionable to play Sunday
    Kyle Korver (nose) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: He was expected to miss three games due to a broken nose, which means he should return for this one. The Hawks have missed Korver quite a bit, suffering a two-game losing streak heading into Sunday. If Korver can make it back, Kent Bazemore won't be in play for fantasy owners in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 1:29 pm
  • Millsap posts yet another versatile line
    Paul Millsap scored 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Millsap was great as usual and he's turning in a top 12-14 season so far. DeMarre Carroll scored 15 points with one trey, and Al Horford (10 points, 5-of-7 FGs, 11 rebounds, four assists, one block) and Jeff Teague (11 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals, one trey) both got things moving in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 11:06 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits a few 3-pointers
    DeMar DeRozan made three 3-pointers and 8-of-14 from the field for 27 points against the Bulls during a 108-92 loss on Friday with seven rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's picking it up with four straight games of at least 21 points. DeRozan has also been to the line at least 10 times in each of his last three, which helps explain the scoring binge. He'll look to keep it going against the hapless Knicks on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 10:25 pm
  • 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
    Mar 20, 10:12 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 23 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 53 minutes.

    Advice: He played a career-high 53 minutes and the days of him having his playing time held in check are a thing of the past. He's averaging close to 36 minutes per game since the break and is rising up the ranks for fantasy value. He'll be a top-50 pick next season with massive upside. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 9:11 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams scores 19
    Michael Carter-Williams made 7-of-26 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: If your team is going to have the most offensive rebounds in almost 50 years, it certainly helps to have MCW out there to miss all those shots. In his last four games, he's made just 29.9 percent from the field while taking 17 shots per night. He needs to stop shooting so much and it's no surprise the Bucks are the second worst offensive team since the break. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 8:50 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia grabs 18 offensive rebounds
    Zaza Pachulia grabbed an absurd 18 offensive rebounds against the Nets on Friday, adding three defensive rebounds, 22 points, seven assists and one steal in 40 minutes.

    Advice: His effort is tied for the third most offensive rebounds since the NBA kept track of that stat and this game was first time a player had more than 20 points and 20 boards with at least seven dimes since 2004 (Kevin Garnett). Pachulia played just 17 minutes on Wednesday, but his playing time was close to 30 before that. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 8:35 pm
  • Arron Afflalo has a bad night in Orlando
    Arron Afflalo didn't play well against one of his former teams in Orlando on Friday with seven points, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It hasn't gone well for him. Afflalo doesn't have a single steal in any of his last five games, averaging 13.2 points, 2.6 boards, 0.2 blocks and 2.6 treys on 42.6 percent from the field in that span. He's losing some playing time now and it's really hard to hold a guy who has yet to make a splash since joining the team. If there's something promising on the wire, cutting Afflalo makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 6:46 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
    Mar 20, 4:30 pm
  • Kyle Korver (nose) out Friday vs. the Thunder
    Kyle Korver (nose) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Kent Bazemore will get another start tonight with Korver on the sidelines. He is however coming off a disappointing 5-point outing (1-of-6 shooting) from Wednesday, so Bazemore makes for a risky option in daily leagues with a tough matchup against OKC. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 9:25 am
  • Trey Burke has second strong game in a row
    Trey Burke had another good night against the Lakers on Thursday with 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 14 points on Wednesday and finally turned it around after hitting rock bottom over the weekend. Dante Exum is struggling on offense in a big way, but the Jazz don't need his production on offense now to begin with. Unless you're punting field goal percentage, there's no need to be too aggressive in picking up Burke. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 10:22 pm
  • Wesley Johnson plays 33 minutes
    Wesley Johnson played a team-high 33 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday with 12 points, two boards and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a very minor elbow injury and it didn't seem to affect his playing time or role. Johnson's playing time has trended up slightly, but his production has held steady with the occasional big game. He's barely inside of the top 150 for fantasy value over the last 10 games, so he's more of a hold in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 10:02 pm
  • Wright On: Brandan blocks seven, scores 16
    Brandan Wright brought it on both ends of the floor during a 74-72 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds and seven blocks on 8-of-10 from the field in 38 minutes.

    Advice: For years we've been wondering what it would look like for Wright to be unleashed and he's surpassing almost all expectations. He put up an 18-11 line on Sunday and has made it obvious he'll deserve more playing time even when Alex Len (ankle) gets back. Considering how much of a monster he's been, fantasy owners have to pick him up in most leagues even with Len getting closer. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 9:52 pm
  • Marcus Morris has an awful shooting game
    Marcus Morris made 1-of-11 from the field for two points with 13 rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 40 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: To make matters worse, Morris missed both attempts from the line to give him a true shooting percentage of 8.4. March has been a fiasco for his shooting, making just 33.3 percent from the field, which is even worse considering he's making 75.0 percent of his shots at the rim in that span. Awful shooting aside, Morris is still worth owning in standard leagues until Brandon Knight (ankle) gets back. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 9:48 pm
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