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  • Brian Roberts gets free throw title
    Brian Roberts played through his ankle injury and hit 3-of-4 free throws to secure this year's free throw percentage title.

    Advice: Roberts only played so he could shoot some free throws, which he needed to qualify for the honor. He got it done in just four minutes, and will go back to nursing his ankle at home now that the season is over.
    Today, 8:10 pm
    W, 105-100 vs Hou
  • Troy Daniels scores career-high 22 in loss
    Troy Daniels got a start for the Rockets on Wednesday and had a career-high 22 points, five assists and six 3-pointers in a loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: Don't feel bad if you've never heard of him, as they signed him in February and called him up from the D-League last week. Patrick Beverley had 14 points and two 3-pointers, Dwight Howard hit just 1-of-5 shots for seven points, four boards and three blocks, Terrence Jones added 17 points and eight rebounds, Donatas Motiejunas had 11 points and 10 boards in 17 minutes, and Jordan Hamilton had 14 points and four 3-pointers in the meaningless loss. The Rockets will face the Blazers in Round 1 of the playoffs.
  • Reggie Jackson scores 15 in season finale
    Reggie Jackson played through his sore neck on Wednesday and had 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in a big win over the Pistons.

    Advice: His neck appears to be fine and he's ready to go for the playoffs. Now the Thunder just have to wait a few more minutes to find out if they get the Mavs or Grizzlies (currently in overtime) in Round 1 of the playoffs.
    Today, 7:47 pm
  • Nedovic out with a calf injury
    Nemanja Nedovic (calf) will not play on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He's had a tough time staying in the lineup and played just 6.2 minutes per game with the Warriors this season. They're going to be shorthanded tonight.
    Today, 6:08 pm
  • Mo Williams gets night off for Blazers
    Mo Williams will rest in Wednesday's finale.

    Advice: He's been dealing with some knee issues and is no spring chicken, so it makes sense for the Blazers to give him a rest. LaMarcus Aldridge will join him in street clothes.
  • J.J. Barea is a late scratch on Wednesday
    J.J. Barea (back) will sit out of Wednesday's season finale due to back spasms.

    Advice: He was a late scratch and his back has caused him some problems this month. With Barea out, Alexey Shved could get more run, but he's been horrible this year and is not a fantasy option. Shabazz Muhammad could also get some more looks.
    Today, 5:14 pm
  • Brian Roberts available to play on Wednesday
    Brian Roberts (ankle) is available to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was a game-time call and it's unclear how much playing time he'll see off the bench. Roberts probably isn't at 100 percent and will be looking to get to the line if he's able to.
    Today, 5:02 pm
    W, 105-100 vs Hou
  • Will Bynum will not play on Wednesday
    Will Bynum (foot) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: His foot injury will have kept him out for the final seven games of the season. Bynum has been effective off the bench and the Pistons play better team ball when he's out there.
    Today, 4:43 pm
  • Troy Daniels getting the start
    Troy Daniels will start with Pat Beverley, Omri Casspi, Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones.

    Advice: With Chandler Parsons and James Harden resting, the Rockets will get some of their bench guys some run. Daniels has been bombing triples all year in the D-League and will have his best chance to have a good game in the NBA tonight.
  • Austin Rivers is starting on Wednesday
    Austin Rivers is starting on Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Brian Roberts (ankle) is a game-time call and could sit, so we'll be looking for an update on that front. Rivers joins Tyreke Evans, Alexis Ajinca, Jeff Withey and Darius Miller in the first unit.
    Today, 4:31 pm
  • Brian Roberts is a game-time call for Wed.
    Brian Roberts is a game-time call for Wednesday vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He needs three more free throws to qualify for the free-throw percentage title, so that is likely a priority for him. If he's out, Austin Rivers will start and could have success with big minutes.
    Today, 4:09 pm
    W, 105-100 vs Hou
  • Mario Chalmers won't play on Wednesday
    Mario Chalmers (rest) will not play on Wednesday against the Sixers.

    Advice: He's just getting some rest and had a great season in his sixth year. Chalmers had a career-high 45.4 percent from the field while adding some nice steals and triples for his fantasy owners. Expect Norris Cole and Toney Douglas to play point guard vs. a soft Philly D.
  • Jerryd Bayless will not play on Wednesday
    Jerryd Bayless (knee) will not play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: There is nothing structurally wrong with Bayless' knee, but this injury has cost him the final three games of the season. He'll head into the summer as a free agent and will likely have less value than he did this season. Expect Phil Pressey and Avery Bradley to carry the load in the backcourt.
    Today, 2:42 pm
  • Kobe Bryant starts offseason a bit early
    Kobe Bryant travelled to France on Tuesday or Wednesday with his family, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Advice: It looks like he started his offseason a bit early and won't be with the team as their season concludes. Bryant reportedly doesn't like being associated with the Lakers' horrific season and it's hard to blame him considering it's the worst year they've ever had. He'll be ready to go for 2014-15 after playing in just six games this season.
    Today, 12:02 pm
  • Steve Nash, Chris Kaman both out Wednesday
    Steve Nash (hamstring) and Chris Kaman (calf) will not return for the Lakers' final game on Wednesday.

    Advice: The 40-year-old Nash was never expected to return after taking over the third spot on the NBA's all-time assist leaderboard, and it's uncertain whether he'll retire this summer or attempt a return in 2014-15. Even if he does attempt to return, fantasy owners should be very leery of him on draft day.
    Today, 9:56 am
  • Shaun Livingston (toe) out again vs. Cavs
    Shaun Livingston (toe) will sit out Wednesday's road game in Cleveland.

    Advice: This marks Livingston's fifth straight DNP and the Nets can only hope that he's ready for the first round of the playoffs, as he's been an invaluable part of their backcourt rotation all season long. Marcus Thornton and Alan Anderson will take on more minutes and responsibilities in his continued absence.
    Today, 9:36 am
    L, 114-85 @ Cle
  • Tony Wroten becoming a more judicious passer
    Tony Wroten said that he's learned to "pick his spots" for passes this season, to cut down on his 2.8 turnovers per game.

    Advice: "This season, I learned a lot," Wroten said. "I don't try to make the home runs as much. I try to make the right play." While his passing is a work in progress, there's nothing wrong with Wroten's ability to get into the paint -- he took a whopping 72.4 percent of his FG attempts within eight feet of the hoop this season.
  • Aaron Brooks scores 19 in loss
    Aaron Brooks had 19 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: He's been great filling in for Ty Lawson and all indications are that he'll get serious minutes again in Wednesday's finale.
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Mo Williams may be rested on Wednesday
    Mo Williams may be rested on Wednesday, as the Blazers gear up for their first-round matchup with the Rockets.

    Advice: Williams recently returned from a knee injury and a maintenance day makes perfect sense for the 11-year veteran. Williams has averaged 24.8 minutes off the bench this season, while no other reserve has averaged more than Dorell Wright's 14.5 minutes per game.
    Yesterday, 1:54 pm
  • Shaun Livingston ruled out for Tuesday
    Shaun Livingston will not play again on Tuesday, as he continues to deal with an injured big toe.

    Advice: Livingston has now missed four straight games, but as long as the toe's not broken, you have to think he'll be ready for the playoffs. Marcus Thornton should once again see big minutes in his absence.
    Yesterday, 7:36 am
    L, 114-85 @ Cle
  • Jackson, Thunder struggle in loss to NO
    Reggie Jackson (neck) struggled in Monday's loss to the Pelicans, scoring four points on 1-of-7 shooting with two rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The whole team looked bad but Jackson was on the top of the list. Hopefully for Thunder fans his up-and-down role won't come back to bite the team in the playoffs, and now the Thunder need a win on Wednesday to assure themselves of the No. 2 seed, so Russell Westbrook is probably a lock to play. This makes Jackson a borderline play on a busy 15-game night.
    Monday, 8:13 pm
  • Tony Wroten scores 20 off the bench
    Tony Wroten scored 20 points off the bench during Monday's 113-108 win over the Celtics, adding two boards, four assists, two steals and seven turnovers.

    Advice: The Sixers had a 26-game losing streak this year, but they won't have the worst record because they were out-tanked by the Milwaukee Bucks. Wroten was horrible with the Grizzlies last season, had one of the worst showings of any player in Las Vegas Summer League, and yet he was still able to play well with the Sixers this season.
    Monday, 7:35 pm
  • Austin Rivers gets tossed on Monday
    Austin Rivers was ejected from Monday's game for an altercation with Nick Collison.

    Advice: A fight was close to breaking out, but it did seem a bit extreme to toss Rivers from this game. He finished with eight points, two assists and two 3-pointers in 14 minutes. The Pelicans will shift Tyreke Evans over to point guard because what else are they going to do with their decimated roster?
    Monday, 5:56 pm
  • Steve Nash and Chris Kaman out on Monday
    Steve Nash (hamstring) and Chris Kaman (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Nash is also likely to sit out for the rest of the season, according to coach Mike D'Antoni. He turned 40 this season and it showed as he was unable to finish just about every game he played. Kendall Marshall will start while Jordan Farmar will get plenty of chances to score and hit triples.
    Monday, 4:47 pm
  • Nemanja Nedovic back up with GSW
    The Warriors recalled Nemanja Nedovic on Monday.

    Advice: He's had a handful of injuries this season and played just 6.2 minutes per game in 23 contests with the Warriors. Nedovic also shot just 20.5 percent from the field in those games and has no fantasy value.
    Monday, 4:39 pm
  • Brian Roberts doubtful for Monday
    Brian Roberts (ankle) did not play on Monday due to his lingering ankle injury.

    Advice: Austin Rivers had a big game on Saturday and should be primed for a lot more action tonight.
    Monday, 3:46 pm
    W, 105-100 vs Hou
  • Reggie Jackson (neck) will play vs. Pelicans
    Reggie Jackson (neck) will play against the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: Most signs point to him getting the start tonight with Russell Westbrook getting some scheduled rest. Jackson has improved quite a bit this season and he should have plenty of chances to produce against a weak Pelicans defense. He looks safe to start in fantasy leagues. Those of you in extremely deep leagues who added Derek Fisher, can bark up a different tree today.
    Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless unlikely to play this season
    Jerryd Bayless (knee) is unlikely to play against the Wizards on Wednesday, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: He was ruled out for Monday's game very early and his knee injury from Friday has already cost him one game. Bayless was brought on the team more for his contract, but he played fairly well in his 41 games with the Celtics. Avery Bradley and Phil Pressey will get some extra run.
    Monday, 2:50 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (knee) doesn't travel to PHI
    Jerryd Bayless (knee) didn't travel with the Celtics for Monday's game in Philly.

    Advice: Bayless was recently scheduled to have an MRI but the test results haven't been announced, and for now we're considering him questionable to return on Wednesday. Avery Bradley will continue to dominate minutes at SG in his absence.
    Monday, 8:23 am
  • Reggie Jackson (neck) passes medical tests
    Reggie Jackson (neck) passed all medical tests on Sunday but said he's unsure if he can play on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He suffered a neck injury and the team even gave him a precautionary X-ray during the fourth quarter. Jackson has already missed time due to a back problem, which makes him even more doubtful to play on Monday. Fantasy owners can probably cut him at less than 100 percent health. Derek Fisher will get the start, but he's not too strong of a pickup considering he's 39 years old.
    Sunday, 2:04 pm
  • Reggie Jackson goes to the locker room
    Reggie Jackson had an X-ray on his neck on Sunday and will not return to the game.

    Advice: He ran into a tough screen by Ian Mahinmi and was on the ground in pain for about a minute. Jackson went back to the locker room and could be receiving a concussion test. The team should update him shortly and we'll pass along any info. Derek Fisher will get some extra run while Jackson is out. Jackson finished with eight points, three assists and two turnovers in 15 minutes.
    Sunday, 12:08 pm
  • Aaron Brooks struggles in another start
    Aaron Brooks hit just 3-of-13 shots for eight points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and zero 3-pointers in Saturday's win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Brooks has really cooled off recently, scoring no more than 13 points in four of his last five games. And the fact the Nuggets keep suggesting that Ty Lawson could return to finish out the season doesn't work in his favor. But any time that Lawson is out, Brooks is still a solid fantasy option.
  • Austin Rivers scores 20 in Pelicans loss
    Austin Rivers started for injured Brian Roberts and had 20 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 8-of-24 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: Rivers had a great game and could continue to start, as the Pelicans are very banged up right now. If he' starting for the Pelicans, he can start for many fantasy teams over the last few games.
    Saturday, 8:23 pm
  • Brian Roberts will not play on Saturday
    Brian Robers (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Hopefully he can make it back in time this season because he just needs four more free throws to qualify as the league's leader in percentage. Roberts did not return from his ankle injury on Friday night and ti's certainly possible he's out for the year. Austin Rivers will start, but he'll give way to Tyreke Evans.
    Saturday, 4:42 pm
    W, 105-100 vs Hou
  • Brian Roberts (ankle) will not play Saturday
    Brian Roberts' sprained left ankle will prevent him from playing on Saturday.

    Advice: His absence means that Austin Rivers should get huge minutes at PG vs. the Rockets, and the Pelicans will be lucky to avoid their eighth consecutive defeat. Their final two games come against the Thunder and Rockets (again) so a double-digit slump is also quite possible.
    Saturday, 3:43 pm
    W, 105-100 vs Hou
  • Shaun Livingston (toe) will not play vs. ORL
    Shaun Livingston (toe) has been ruled out of Sunday's game, according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: This makes three DNPs for Livingston, who has a sore big toe, and with Alan Anderson (abs) also sidelined the Nets may once again start Andrei Kirilenko at SF and Joe Johnson at SG. Livingston should be considered questionable for Brooklyn's final back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday, but he did say that he's feeling better and aiming to return before the playoffs.
    Saturday, 9:59 am
    L, 114-85 @ Cle
  • Barea scores four points in return
    J.J. Barea (back) returned to action on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound, three assists and one steal in 11 minutes.

    Advice: Assuming the Wolves' injury report stays the way it is right now, owners should still let Barea prove himself before taking a chance on him in most formats.
    Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Mo Williams returns to action on Friday
    Mo Williams (knee) returned to action on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-7 shooting with zero rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Unless the Blazers start resting guys, then Williams is just a low-end asset in deeper formats.
    Friday, 10:59 pm
  • Wroten scores 18 points off the bench
    Tony Wroten scored 18 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-14 shots (0-for-3 from deep, 6-of-8 from the line) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Wroten has been very inconsistent lately but he could be ready to heat up. James Anderson was limited to just five points, three rebounds, one three and one block in his 30 minutes, and it's possible these two will trade off having serviceable games going forward.
    Friday, 10:39 pm
  • Rivers posts 18-8-5 line as last man standing
    Austin Rivers scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists, two threes and one steal in Friday's blowout loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Rivers was already poised to get significant playing time with Eric Gordon out for the year, and now both Tyreke Evans and Brian Roberts are questionable going forward after being knocked out of tonight's game. Rivers might struggle with his efficiency playing with a stripped-down Pelicans squad, but his usage should be high and he's a must-add player after these developments.
    Friday, 9:59 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless will have MRI on right knee
    Jerryd Bayless will have an MRI on his right knee and won't travel with the team for Saturday's game vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: If the MRI goes well, he could join the team in time for the game. Of course, things don't sound very encouraging at this point and we would consider Bayless doubtful. If he's out, the Celtics might be looking to get huge minutes out of Avery Bradley and Phil Pressey. Rajon Rondo missed Friday due to a shin injury and is questionable.
    Friday, 8:37 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (knee sprain) out for game
    Jerryd Bayless suffered a right knee sprain on Friday and will not return.

    Advice: The team only needed about five minutes to rule him out following the injury, so that doesn't bode well for his outlook on Saturday night. Rajon Rondo (shin) is also out, so the Celtics might have to get a lot out of Phil Pressey and Avery Bradley. Bayless finished with two points, one board and two assist sin 19 minutes.
    Friday, 6:36 pm
  • Brian Roberts (left ankle) out for game
    Brian Roberts suffered a left ankle sprain on Friday and will not return.

    Advice: He came off the bench tonight and finished with two points, one board and one foul in eight minutes. Roberts made both of his attempts from the line and now needs just four more to qualify as the NBA's leader in free throw percentage. Austin Rivers will get more run and is on the radar as a pickup for PG-needy owners.
    Friday, 6:23 pm
    W, 105-100 vs Hou
  • J.J. Barea will play on Friday night
    J.J. Barea (back) will play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: He missed Wednesday due to a back injury and the team will need all the bodies they can get. Their second unit is really thin, so Barea could have a chance to score. Of course, he's been extremely inconsistent all year and is not a fantasy option.
    Friday, 4:11 pm
  • Brian Roberts moves to the bench on Friday
    Brian Roberts will come off the bench vs. the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: He should still get some nice run off the bench, but the move makes him less likely to have a big game and moves him off the radar as a play tonight. The big thing to watch for Roberts is that he takes six free throws the rest of the way, which will qualify him for the NBA percentage crown.
    Friday, 4:06 pm
    W, 105-100 vs Hou
  • Austin Rivers will start vs. the Thunder
    Austin Rivers will start vs. the Thunder on Friday in place of Brian Roberts.

    Advice: Coach Monty Williams is doing this to try and stop Russell Westbrook, which seems like a bit of a futile effort. Rivers is at least better on defense than he is on offense, but moving into the starting lineup doesn't really help his fantasy value much. Expect Tyreke Evans to handle the ball a lot.
    Friday, 4:03 pm
  • Will Bynum still out on Friday
    Will Bynum (foot) will not play against the Bulls on Friday night.

    Advice: He hasn't been close to returning to the lineup due to his foot injury. Rodney Stuckey has seen extra chances in the starting lineup and is a decent option in points-heavy formats.
    Friday, 3:42 pm
  • Mo Williams will return Friday night vs. Jazz
    Mo Williams will return to the lineup on Friday night vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He was rested on Wednesday night and it may have been due to a knee injury which was a small issue back in March. The Blazers played their starters at least 37 minutes each on Wednesday, so Mo getting back in the lineup should help them a bit. Williams is a lukewarm fantasy option.
    Friday, 11:10 am
  • Steve Nash out Friday, as expected
    Steve Nash (hamstrings) is out Friday, as expected.

    Advice: Nash is not expected to play again this season. The Lakers will again have nine guys available: Kendall Marshall, Jodie Meeks, Wes Johnson, Ryan Kelly and Jordan Hill will start. Jordan Farmar, Nick Young, MarShonBrooks and Robert Sacre will come off the bench.
    Friday, 10:46 am
  • J.J. Barea considered questionable
    J.J. Barea (back) is questionable for Friday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: If Barea can suit up, he'd have a decent shot at 20+ minutes. Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad are all sidelined.
    Friday, 8:04 am
  • Shaun Livingston still out with sprained toe
    Shaun Livingston (toe) will not play in Friday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Livingston also missed Wednesday's loss to the Magic and his status for the rest of the regular season is unclear. Coach Jason Kidd said that he expects everyone else to play, meaning a likely starting five of Deron Williams, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
    Friday, 7:34 am
    L, 114-85 @ Cle
  • Aaron Brooks struggles with shot vs. Warriors
    Aaron Brooks struggled with his shot against the Warriors on Thursday during a 100-99 win, shooting 3-of-14 from the field for eight points with two boards, seven assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: His 3-point shot is not dropping right now, making just 4-of-20 (20.0 percent) in his last four games. Brooks has still played major minutes and has at least seven dimes in each of his last three games. Ty Lawson (ankle) is likely out for the year and Brooks should handle the point-guard duties the rest of the way.