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  • Dante Exum returned to action on Saturday March 28. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:26 pm
  • Will Barton scores 12 off the bench
    Will Barton scored 12 points on 6-of-8 from the field against the Blazers on Saturday with seven boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He was known as Will the Thrill and the People's Champ in Portland as one of the fan favorites and he was quite comfortable tonight. Plus, he did the ol' inbounds pass of an opponent and was able to get an easy dunk. Barton is doing a fine job of adding multiple stats for his fantasy owners, but it's going to sting to have him on your roster because the Nuggets are off until Wednesday while tons of teams will play two games in that span. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Jameer Nelson gets hot late, scores 22 points
    Jameer Nelson scored 22 points against the Blazers on Saturday with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: With Danilo Gallinari (rest) out, most of the Nuggets players moved up a position -- shooting guard to a small forward and so forth. That allowed Nelson to play next to Ty Lawson a little more, which has been happening more often. Nelson has scored at least 12 points in each of his last four and he's on the radar in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) scores seven in return
    Rodney Hood (illness) returned from a two-game absence vs. the Thunder on Saturday and scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with three boards, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes were there for Hood, but this was a rather boring line and he wasn't very aggressive tonight. The Jazz also opted to go with newly acquired Chris Johnson down the stretch, but they probably just wanted to ease Hood back into action. As of right now, Hood is only an option in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers, but he does have upside and owners will want to monitor him down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores 20 on 100.0 eFG%
    Gerald Henderson was extremely efficient during a 115-100 win over the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-10 from the field with five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's good for a 100.0 effective field goal percentage to help him get to his fifth 20-point game this month. In his previous games this month, Henderson averaged 15.0 points, 4.5 boards, 2.9 dimes and 0.8 steals on 46.2 percent from the field. The Hornets are really thin at forward, so expect Hendo to have at least one more 20-point game this week. He's a must-add player in points leagues and a decent add in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:51 pm
  • Dante Exum, Rodney Hood starting vs. OKC
    Dante Exum and Rodney Hood are both starting on Saturday against the Thunder.

    Advice: They are both getting over illnesses and neither played in the second half yesterday -- Hood has been out since Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:17 pm
  • Dante Exum warming up to play on Saturday
    Dante Exum (illness) is not on the injury report and is warming up to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He will get Russell Westbrook tonight, so he's going to have his hands full. Exum has been pretty good on defense, but his offensive game has a long way to go. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • 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
    Yesterday, 3:16 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Shabazz Napier (hip) doubtful for Sunday
    Shabazz Napier (hip) is doubtful to play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He may have suffered the injury on earlier in the week because he didn't play on Friday and the team is calling it "right hip pain." If the Heat are going to miss Dwyane Wade (knee, questionable) and Napier, there should be a lot of minutes going to Tyler Johnson and Mario Chalmers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:45 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • Paul George still not saying positive things
    Paul George (leg) said "everyone has to feel good" and "has to be on the same page" about his return this season.

    Advice: "The last is just doing it consistently and over a long period of time of having great practices," George said. "It’s not about the plays. That’s the last step." This doesn't sound like a guy eager to come back and he's likely going to have a minutes cap when he plays, so it's hard to stash him in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Rodney Hood is probable for Saturday
    Rodney Hood (illness) is probable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been sick since Monday due to a stomach problem and is finally feeling better. Hood may have more shots headed his way with Derrick Favors (back) likely out tonight. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:55 pm
  • Paul George (leg) inactive for Sunday's game
    Paul George (leg) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: So much for George supposedly playing this week. The Pacers have rightfully been cautious with their franchise player and it's highly doubtful that he takes the court any time soon. At this point in the season, hopeful owners who have stashed George should probably move on. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:20 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Jose Calderon is likely done for the season
    Jose Calderon admitted that he is likely done for the season due to his ailing Achilles.

    Advice: Calderon is expected to be in a walking boot for at least another week, and with the season drawing to a close, there is no reason for the veteran point guard to risk his health. "To play again, I don’t think it’s a good chance,’’ Calderon said. "It’s a totally different picture now.’’ Calderon can be dropped just about everywhere, and it will be up to Langston Galloway and Shane Larkin to handle most of the backcourt responsibilities for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:30 am
  • Toney Douglas was signed by NO on Friday March 27. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:06 am
     
    1:00 pm vs Min
  • Nelson stays on heater; scores 18 points
    Jameer Nelson's heater continued on Friday as he hit 7-of-10 shots (including four threes) for 18 points, one rebound and three assists in just 22 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Nelson has shot a ridiculous 52.1 percent over the last 15 games and that has made him a late-round value over that span, but when he plays lately he's even better than that because he's averaging 2.8 treys per game over the last six contests. Rest and shooting regressions threaten his value nightly, but especially if you need point guard stats and threes he's well worth a look. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:54 pm
  • Barton double-doubles off the bench
    Will Barton double-doubled off the bench on Friday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds and two assists in just 20 minutes.

    Advice: Barton continues to hang onto late-round value in his low-minute role and it's enough to keep throwing kindling on the fire. If he can see some key guys ahead of him call it an early season, there is potential for him to post some really active lines. On the other hand, the Nuggets finish the fantasy playoffs with a pair of three-game weeks so that is working against him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:51 pm
  • Exum misses second half of Friday's game
    Dante Exum missed the second half of Friday's game due to illness.

    Advice: Exum logged 12 minutes on the night and had just one rebound and one steal to his credit. He has shown some nice defensive skills at times but his fantasy game is in the trash, so owners don't need to worry about his status too much. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:41 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
     
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • 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
    Friday, 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
    Friday, 10:34 pm
  • Marcus Smart plays 34 minutes, scores six
    Marcus Smart made 2-of-3 from the field for six points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: What a weird game for Smart. In 34 minutes, he posted a 5.4 usage rate and a 4.8 assist percentage, which is almost unfathomable for a starting point guard. Smart isn't out there for his offense, so he's going to have a tough time being consistent in fantasy leagues now that Isaiah Thomas is back. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:46 pm
  • Alan Anderson plays 30 minutes on Friday
    Alan Anderson logged 30 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: With Thaddeus Young (knee) looking doubtful for Sunday's game and possibly more, this type of workload seems like a decent bet until Young gets back. Anderson has a week of late-round value under his belt and isn't going to blow you away, but if you need shooting guard stats he could be worth a look. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:43 pm
     
    12:30 pm vs LAL
  • Henderson grabs career-high 14 rebounds
    Gerald Henderson grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to go with 11 points, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer on Friday against the Wizards.

    Advice: Henderson is producing at a late-round level and the Hornets have a favorable schedule so he should be owned in most standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Jose Calderon will be in walking boot 10-days
    Jose Calderon (Achilles) will be in a walking boot for 10-days.

    Advice: While Jose would not rule out the possibility of him making a return this season, he admitted that he doesn't like his chances. There's really no reason for Calderon to risk a setback playing for the worst team in basketball, so we don't expect to see him back on the floor this season. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:35 pm
  • Rodney Hood getting medical evaluation
    Rodney Hood (illness) is getting further medical evaluation.

    Advice: He is not traveling with the team and it sounds like he's going to be out for a while. With Hood out, Joe Ingles will get some extra run along with Elijah Millsap and newly-added Chris Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:22 am
  • Rodney Hood (illness) not on road trip
    Rodney Hood (illness) did not travel with the team for their road-game in Denver.

    Advice: We'll be considering Hood doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, and if he is indeed unavailable, Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles will have the opportunity to play extended minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:35 pm
  • 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
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Paul George out again vs Bucks on Thursday
    Paul George (leg) will be inactive for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Despite recent reports saying that George was close to a return, the daily injury report is saying otherwise. There's still a chance that he'll return to the court before the end of the regular season, but the opportunities are dwindling and fantasy owners in standard leagues would be wise to move on from George. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:36 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Will Barton doesn't play in the fourth
    Will Barton did not play in the fourth quarter against the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with six points, five rebounds, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't the worst player on the team tonight and coach Melvin Hunt likely just went with some other guys down the stretch. It didn't work with the 76ers winning the fourth quarter 27-9, so at least Barton has that going for him. He should get some extra minutes with the Nuggets having a back-to-back set this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:32 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
  • Gerald Henderson scores 23 in loss
    Gerald Henderson hit 10-of-19 shots for 23 points, one rebound, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: He's scored in double figures in five straight games and his 23 points were the most he's scored since Feb. 5, when he had 27. He's scoring again, but not doing a lot else right now to help his owners on most nights. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:24 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
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Rodney Hood (illness) will not play Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (illness) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hood was really starting to come on strong for the Jazz, but the rookie has had a tough time staying on the floor this season. Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is doubtful Wednesday, meaning Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap should see plenty of minutes vs. the Blazers, though neither player is an appealing option in most leagues. Consider Hood day-to-day moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:19 am
  • Will Barton would like to remain a Nugget
    Will Barton is hoping to stick around with the Nuggets beyond this season.

    Advice: "No doubt," Barton said. "I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." The Nuggets can extend Barton a qualifying offer in the summer that estimates to be around $1.1 million, and if he accepts it would make him a restricted free agent. Barton has played well in Denver and is averaging 10.2 points, 4.6 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointer in just over 26 minutes per game over his last five, making him a viable asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:23 am
  • 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
  • Jameer Nelson not worried about hip injury
    Jameer Nelson expressed little concern when asked about the hip injury that's been bothering him lately.

    Advice: Nelson only missed one game with the injury, so it doesn't sound like it's going to be a major issue moving forward. However, with the Nuggets in full rebuilding mode, it would be far from shocking to see the veteran handed out some random rest days here and there as the Nuggets close out their season. Nelson has been playing well lately, but playing in a reserve role behind Ty Lawson will really limit his value to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:04 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) doubtful for Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: With both Hood and Gordon Hayward (shoulder) being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game, the Jazz are going to be very thin on the wings. Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will likely see a healthy heaping of minutes if Hood and Hayward are indeed unavailable, while Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:03 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
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Paul George (leg) out Wednesday vs. WAS
    Paul George (leg) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: There's really no telling when, or if, George will be able to return this season, and with so much uncertainty surrounding Indiana’s franchise player, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:41 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Rodney Hood misses Tuesday practice
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Hood left Monday's game against Minnesota with a stomach problem and was unable to practice on Tuesday, so we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With Gordon Hayward (shoulder) already questionable for Wedesday, Joe Ingles would be in for a minutes boost if Hood is unable to suit up, while Elijah Millsap would also see some extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:59 am
  • Jameer Nelson could stay in Denver
    Jameer Nelson said he is thinking about picking up his option to remain in Denver for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: While Nelson wasn't committal about his end-of-season plans, he didn't rule out remaining in Denver. "I wouldn’t mind staying here," Nelson said. "I’m not ready to make that decision just yet. I’ll make that decision with my agency and my family first and foremost when the time comes." While the 33-year-old has been playing well as of late, the rebuilding Nuggets may elect to rest him over the last few weeks of the season so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues as long as Ty Lawson is starting. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:56 am
  • Frank Vogel says Paul George isn't ready
    In a departure from what team president Larry Bird recently said, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't think Paul George (leg) is ready to return.

    Advice: While Bird had previously said George is cleared to play, Vogel said that George is cleared to practice. "Well, that's what Larry said. Like I said," Vogel told reporters, "there's a lot of layers to it. He's not ready. He hasn't reached our level of what we feel he's ready to play." While the Pacers are hopeful that George will return this season, fantasy owners are better off using a roster spot on a healthy player that can produce right now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:14 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Pelicans re-sign Toney Douglas
    Pelicans re-sign Toney Douglas.

    Advice: While the terms of the deal are still undisclosed, Douglas will re-join the Pelicans for what we assume will be the rest of the season. He averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 22.0 minutes over three games with the Pelicans earlier this year and can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues as he's unlikely to see many minutes for New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 am
     
    1:00 pm vs Min
  • Marcus Smart says he's not a dirty player
    Marcus Smart said he's not a dirty player after his incident with Matt Bonner.

    Advice: Smart's shot to Bonner's groin earned him a one-game suspension and he's determined to move forward in a productive manner. "I respect the decision," Smart said. "I gotta live with it. Looking at the film, it does look a little intentional. But that’s not who I am. I’m not a dirty player." Smart only scored two points with one rebound and two steals in his first game back from his suspension on Monday and Isaiah Thomas (back) is due to return on Wednesday, so the rookie's fantasy value will likely be limited to deeper leagues for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:54 am
  • Rodney Hood (illness) out for game on Monday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) will not return on Monday.

    Advice: He was in the tunnel and was in a lot of discomfort before going back to the locker room. For what it's worth, Hood had some issues at college last year with his stomach and during an NBA tryout, so this has been a trend for him in a little over a year. Joe Ingles should get more chances to score while Elijah Millsap will also step up. Hood finished with eight points, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:51 pm
  • Josh Calderon has surgery, out for season
    Jose Calderon had minor Achilles surgery and will likely miss the rest of the regular season.

    Advice: He had platelet rich plasma treatment and will take the offseason to recover. Calderon has been out since Feb. 25 due to a strain in his Achilles and should be fine for next season. The Knicks have his contract for the next two seasons at around $7.5 million per season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Pacers going day-by-day with Paul George
    Larry Bird told ESPN that he thinks Paul George (leg) has been cleared to play, but he stopped short of saying George was going to play again this season.

    Advice: He will not play on Monday, and to be clear, Bird wants George to get back out there if he can. "I think he has to go through a series of tests this week, just like we’ve always been doing to see where he’s at. I think he’s cleared by the doctors to play, but obviously he’s not in shape. Just because he’s cleared to play, doesn’t mean he’s in shape to play. And I don’t want Paul to go out there until he feels comfortable with his conditioning and the way he’s practicing. I’d like to see him do a little bit better." It sounds like a very nebulous situation with lots of moving parts, and nobody is certain what will come next despite everyone doing their best to guess. The Pacers and George are taking this day-by-day, and the sooner everyone else in the world can realize that's how it's going to be—and should be—the better. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:23 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • 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
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Celtics want Marcus Smart to temper spirit
    The Celtics want Marcus Smart to focus on channeling his competitive energy in a more positive way.

    Advice: In other words, the C's want him to stop doing dumb things on the floor when his competitive juices get flowing. "What we love about Marcus is his competitive nature, his competitive spirit, but he has to handle that situation better. There’s no question about that," Brad Stevens said. The rookie will look to move on Monday when he'll be back in action following his one-game suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:29 am
  • 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
    Mar 22, 6:04 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Will Barton chips in across the board Sunday
    Will Barton had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals off the bench vs. Orlando on Sunday.

    Advice: Randy Foye was out with a stomach illness, setting up Barton for a solid game but instead he played only 25 minutes, much of which came during garbage time. He has had a few offensive explosions since the All-Star break and does just enough to hold steady late-round value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 5:59 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (hip) posts 15 pts, five dimes
    Jameer Nelson (hip) returned on Sunday with 15 points, three 3-pointers, five assists and one steal in just 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: Nelson's value is severely capped as long as Ty Lawson is healthy, but he's playing well and is a decent short-term option given his averages over the past six games -- 14.2 points on 53.1 percent shooting, 2.7 threes, 3.2 assists and 0.5 steals. Just be aware that Nelson may sit out as a precaution on either Friday (Mar. 27) or Saturday (Mar. 28). Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 5:57 pm
  • 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
  • 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
    Mar 22, 3:24 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 19 points in loss Saturday
    Rodney Hood scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Warriors, adding one board and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It was an encouraging game for the rookie, and the Jazz will simply be glad to see him out on the court after he struggled with plantar fasciitis in his foot for most of the season. Hood is still rather inconsistent and is coming off a two-point performance on Thursday, but he is certainly worth a look for owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers. It also helps that his competition for minutes consists of Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 10:11 pm
  • 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
    Mar 21, 3:16 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Vogel: Paul George doesn't have timetable
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Paul George (leg) doesn't have a timetable to return.

    Advice: This contradicts a report from ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst from Friday saying George could return in the next week. However, Windhorst has been very credible and cited multiple sources, so Vogel saying George doesn't have a timetable holds a little less weight than Windhorst's report because teams aren't obligated to disclose timetables. All that said, George isn't a great player to stash in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 2:28 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Marcus Smart suspended for one game
    Marcus Smart has been suspended for one game and will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He may have deserved more than one game for one of the worst plays of the season. With Smart out, the Celtics will use Evan Turner and Phil Pressey at point guard. There should also be more minutes available for Jae Crowder on the wing. Smart is worth a hold in some leagues until Isaiah Thomas gets back. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 12:33 pm
  • Paul George (leg) will not return on Saturday
    Paul George (leg) will not make his anticipated return on Saturday vs. the Nets, but the Pacers are expected to update his status on Monday.

    Advice: The Pacers have yet to put a timetable on his return, but multiple sources said that he could play as soon as next week. This would mean that George can now be considered questionable for Monday's game vs. Rockets, but his owners shouldn't get their hopes up. Even if George can return, the Pacers are going to proceed with extreme caution, and it's hard to imagine him having a substantial role right out of the gate. If you have some dead weight on your roster and you are advancing comfortably in fantasy playoffs, feel free to give him a look. However, owners should keep their expectations really low considering how long he has been on the shelf. Expect another update on Monday morning. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 6:09 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Nelson (hip) does not play on Friday vs. MIA
    Jameer Nelson (hip) did not play on Friday against the Heat.

    Advice: Nelson is a candidate for rest down the stretch but he has been a solid late-round play over the last two weeks, averaging 12.7 points with 2.3 treys, 2.6 boards, 2.9 assists and 51.4 percent shooting from the field. The shooting is likely to cool off at some point, but achieving this value in just 23.3 minutes per game at least gives him a shot to be productive down the stretch. Not a must-own player, he's worth a look if you need help in his proficient areas. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 5:58 am
  • 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
    Mar 21, 12:42 am
  • Barton quiet but still versatile on Friday
    Will Barton scored seven points on 2-of-5 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: If Barton can rack up the money stats like this on bad nights he'll be set, and he's still pushing top-70 value this past week despite two low-minute outings in a row. He'll probably need some injuries ahead of him to feel good about his role, but consistency isn't an issue as he has been a top 90-100 player for 16 games now. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 10:21 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
  • Marcus Smart ejected for punch to groin
    Marcus Smart was ejected on Friday for punching Matt Bonner in the groin.

    Advice: It was bad and Smart has some explaining to do. He came off a screen and basically wound up before hitting Bonner below the belt. He'll be suspended for this one, so Phil Pressey will likely start for at least one game. Smart finished with 10 points, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. You can check out a quick video in the link below. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 7:45 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
  • Report: Paul George targeting return this week
    Paul George is targeting a season debut this week and could debut as soon as Saturday against the Nets, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.

    Advice: This comes as a surprise with George having a little limp at practice earlier this week. Even if he does return, the Pacers are likely going to handle him with kid gloves and put a minutes cap on him. The Pacers have lost three in a row and have suddenly dropped to the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. If you want to pick him up, make sure you keep your expectations low. He's far from a must-stash player. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 3:26 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Jameer Nelson (hip) questionable Friday
    Jameer Nelson (hip) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: If Nelson is unable to go, Ty Lawson and Randy Foye will get all the run they can handle, with Will Barton and Gary Harris having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 10:08 am
  • Rodney Hood misses all six from the field
    Rodney Hood missed all six shots from the field against the Lakers on Thursday with two points, one rebound, three assists and no turnovers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The law of averages had its say and Hood was on the opposite end of the spectrum from his 9-of-11 from the field back on Monday. His minutes also came down from the 29-minute outing on Wednesday. Although, maybe Hood only making 31.4 percent from the field in his previous seven games with no days rest was a factor here. He could get hot again, but he's probably not going to be a fantasy savior. The rookie is not a must-own player if you're looking at a different guy to add. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 10:16 pm
  • Dante Exum doesn't score again on Thursday
    Dante Exum was scoreless for the second consecutive game on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He missed all five from the field and has really regressed as a scorer. Exum is actually one of the worst scorers in pick-and-roll sets while he's also seen his 3-point shooting percentages trend down. Owners in keeper leagues probably will have to wait a couple more years or maybe longer. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 10:14 pm
  • Will Barton slows down on Thursday
    Will Barton scored just three points with five rebounds, one steal and two turnovers on 1-of-6 from the field in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: That's two really bad games in a row following his 1-of-5 from the field on Monday. Barton had a 25-point game on Sunday and his value is going to be a roller coaster going forward. The Nuggets are on the second half of a road-road back-to-back on Friday, so maybe the front offices rests guys again like they did on Monday. He's not a must-own player, but there is some reward to go with the risk, obviously. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 8:35 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
    Mar 19, 3:30 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Jose Calderon still can't do on-court work
    Jose Calderon (Achilles) has still not been able to participate in any on-court work, but head coach Derek Fisher remains hopeful that he'll be able to return at some point this season.

    Advice: There's absolutely no reason Calderon should risk a more serious injury to play for a team that would like to lose, and given the fact he wasn't very effective while he was on the court this season, Calderon should remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Alexey Shved, Shane Larkin, and Langston Galloway will continue to see some increased opportunity with Calderon on the shelf, and Shved is the guy to own out of the three. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 3:14 pm
  • 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
    Mar 19, 11:34 am
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Paul George aims to play for Team USA
    Paul George (leg) said he's aiming to take part in Team USA's training camp this summer.

    Advice: While his return is still uncertain for the 2014-15 season, George said he's "in" for Team USA's camp in August. "The day it happened," George said in reference to his injury suffered with Team USA in the summer of 2014, "right after, I told them I looked forward to continuing on with USA basketball." Fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave George on waivers, but it's good to hear that he's feeling healthy enough to be planning ahead for August. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 9:35 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Marcus Smart scores career-high 25 in loss
    Marcus Smart hit 8-of-14 shots and seven 3-pointers for a career-high 25 points to go along with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Finally. He's flirted with fantasy greatness for weeks, but finally came through with the 'big one' tonight. Maybe this is the game he needed to get going. With Boston fully invested in Smart the rest of the way, picking him up right now looks like a very smart thing to do, if he happens to be available in your league. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 18, 9:43 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
    Mar 18, 9:07 pm
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