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  • Michael Beasley plays through sore elbow
    Michael Beasley played with a sore elbow on Tuesday, scoring six points with two rebounds, two turnovers and one technical foul in 18 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Heat have started 30 different lineups this season, tying a franchise record. It's the result of a deluge of injuries that has Miami clinging to the No. 7 seed in the East, which is still impressive considering they're playing without Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts while dealing with myriad injuries up and down the roster. Beasley made a few bone-headed plays tonight and he's failed to sustain standard-league value despite an increased role over the past few weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:12 pm
  • Danny Green held to 15 minutes in road win
    Danny Green cooled off during Tuesday's game, making 1-of-3 shots to finish with three points, zero rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes.

    Advice: He was fully healthy and the low playing time is a product of Gregg Popovich's evil genius, as guys like Marco Belinelli (23 minutes) and Cory Joseph (23 minutes) played more than Green tonight. This shouldn't have any carry-over into Wednesday's road game, so deploy Green as you normally would. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:08 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (knee) returns as starting PF
    Thaddeus Young (left knee) returned to the Nets' starting lineup on Tuesday with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and zero turnovers in a much-needed win vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-11 from the field without any 3-pointers, but any notion of a minute-limit was abolished as he racked up 39 minutes tonight. Thad's true shooting has leaped to 55.4 percent in Brooklyn, up from 49.1 percent in Minnesota, and he should at least maintain his current late-round value as the Nets chase a playoff berth. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:46 pm
  • Al Horford scores 16 points on 8-of-10 FGs
    Al Horford avoided a dreaded DNP-CD on Tuesday, finishing a disappointing loss vs. the Pistons with 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He played only 24 minutes but the Pistons' frontcourt defense has been poor all season -- opposing centers are averaging 21.4 points vs. the Pistons in March, the second-highest mark behind only the Nets (23.5). That's worth keeping in mind if you own other centers who will face Detroit this week -- Al Jefferson, Joakim Noah/Pau Gasol and Hassan Whiteside. As for Horford, the risk of another DNP-CD this week has at least been mitigated since the Hawks don't play again until Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:06 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver notches first double-double
    Anthony Tolliver recorded his first double-double of the season on Tuesday with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a win vs. the visiting Hawks.

    Advice: He also logged a season-high 40 minutes, adding three 3-pointers and one assist to round out a productive fantasy evening. Tolliver is shooting 38.2 percent in March, part of the reason he's a middling fantasy player even while starting for Greg Monroe (knee), but owners seeking 3-pointers should at least consider picking him up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:56 pm
  • Michael Beasley (elbow) says he'll play Tues
    Updating a previous report, Michael Beasley (elbow) said that he's good to go for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Beasley will have the opportunity to log extended minutes tonight with Udonis Haslem (flu) out. That being said, he really doesn't do a lot aside from score and rebound, and he's a liability on defense which often results in Erik Spoelstra sending him to the bench. He's averaging just 8.5 points and 3.9 per game through the month of March, so owners in standard leagues can probably do better. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:58 pm
  • Michael Beasley (elbow) a game-time decision
    Michael Beasley (elbow) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. San Antonio.

    Advice: Beasley will warm up with the intention of playing, and the Heat could sure use him in the lineup with Udonis Haslem (flu) out, and both Chris Andersen (calf, shoulder) and Hassan Whiteside (hand) headed for a game-time call as well. Beasley doesn't offer a lot of upside, so he's not a great guy to target in most leagues despite the potential increased opportunity he'll see tonight. Although it could be hilarious watching him try to defend Tim Duncan. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:48 pm
  • Thaddeus Young will start Tuesday vs. IND
    Thaddeus Young will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers, sending Mason Plumlee back to the bench.

    Advice: Young will not be on a minutes limit tonight, so owners can feel confident plugging him into their active rosters. Plumlee didn't do much during his run with the starting unit, so the demotion to the second unit isn't going to do him any favors. In fact, Plumlee is averaging just 5.1 points and 4.8 rebounds on 43.6 percent shooting as a reserve, so it makes sense to drop him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:52 pm
  • Ryan Anderson questionable for Weds vs Lakers
    Ryan Anderson (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Anderson went through his first full-court scrimmage on Tuesday and now has a chance to play against the Lakers. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but fantasy owners with an extra roster spot will want to see if Anderson is available on waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:42 am
     
    Injured
  • LeBron shares insight on Big 3 relationship
    LeBron James shared some insight on his relationship with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

    Advice: While article below gives more of a peek behind the curtain of the Big 3's relationship, James shared some interesting thoughts about his relationship with his two star teammates. "People get so infatuated with the best of friends, things of that nature," James said. "First of all, I've got three very good friends in this league, and that's Carmelo [Anthony], and that's C.P. [Chris Paul], and that's D-Wade. And after that I have a bunch of teammates. I have guys I ride for every day." Relationships aside, James is averaging 24.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 three-pointers over his last five games and is a must-start player any time he takes the court. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:49 am
  • Thaddeus Young will play Tuesday vs Pacers
    Thaddeus Young (knee) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: The words "available to play" would seem to insinuate that Young won't start after missing the Nets' previous two games with a left knee strain. We'll update Young's status as more information is available, but he's a risky start for fantasy owners if he's coming off the bench behind Miles Plumlee. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:41 am
  • Ryan Anderson says he's ready to return
    Ryan Anderson (knee) said he's ready to return to the Pelicans' lineup at some point over the next three games.

    Advice: Anderson is expected to go through his first full-court scrimmage workout Tuesday after missing the team's previous 17 games. "'I'm definitely going to be back on this road trip,'' Anderson said. ''That's my full intention." While Anderson isn't a must-add player in standard fantasy leagues, he's worth a flier for owners with an extra roster spot as long as he's able to stick to his outlined timetable. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:31 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
    Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Nicolas Batum as a nice line vs. Suns
    Nicolas Batum scored 16 points with five rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: He scored 10 points on 6-of-8 from the field on Saturday, so Batum is finally back to putting up numbers after a rocky start on Friday following a back injury. Coach Terry Stotts doesn't sound like he's going to rest players, so Batum can be considered a must-start player going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Budinger scores 14 points with two threes
    Chase Budinger scored 14 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including two threes) with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Sure, some folks could return and spoil things, but he looks like a guy that can hold significant minutes and provide late-round returns at a minimum. He has been much better than that lately and he should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:02 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 10:42 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
    Yesterday, 10:32 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
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 105-95 @ Det
  • 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
    Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Hill grabs 10 rebounds in win over Sixers
    Jordan Hill grabbed 10 rebounds to go with five points on 2-of-8 shooting, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes before fouling out on Monday.

    Advice: Hill's status is a question mark on an every night basis these days and owners should rely on him at their own risk. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Michael Beasley (elbow) is questionable Tues
    Michael Beasley (elbow) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He suffered a stinger on Sunday and could only play seven minutes. If he's out, there should be more minutes going to Bill Walker and Udonis Haslem. Beasley doesn't have a high enough upside to keep on most fantasy rosters right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Ryan Anderson expected to return on road trip
    Ryan Anderson (knee) is expected to return on the Pelicans upcoming road trip.

    Advice: The Pelicans play in three straight road games on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, but it's not clear which game the big man is tentatively targeting to make his return. Regardless, his return will only help the Pelicans in their playoff push, but he's not a must-add player at this point. His return should mean less small ball for New Orleans as well as a role reduction for Dante Cunningham. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:32 am
     
    Injured
  • Thad Young questionable vs. IND on Tuesday
    Thad Young (knee) shot around on Monday, and he's being listed as questionable to face the Pacers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's iffy at best for Tuesday and Wednesday's back-to-back set, and he's been out since March 25 with the knee injury. Young's owners can't afford to rely on his return right now given he doesn't appear anywhere close to full strength, and if Young continues to sit, Miles Plumlee is likely to to start at power forward with Earl Clark and Alan Anderson getting a little more time off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 am
  • Scott thinks Jordan Hill can be even better
    Byron Scott said he thinks Jordan Hill can "play harder."

    Advice: After praising Hill for his 22 points and 16 rebounds as one of the only players who competed in Sunday's loss, Scott then took another dig at him. "That's one thing I'm a little disappointed in. I thought he was a real energy guy." Hill's fallen in love with his jumper, and he's no longer doing the dirty work around the rim as often. Hill should be back in the rotation for now, but it's not clear how long it may last. Despite career-high marks in points (12.3) and rebounds (eight), Despite a desire to return, Hill is not a lock to return to the Lakers next season. The team holds a $9 million option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:30 am
  • 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
    Sunday, 8:58 pm
  • Michael Beasley has a stinger in his elbow
    Michael Beasley suffered a stinger in his elbow during Sunday's game vs. the Pistons, and he was unable to return after just seven minutes of action.

    Advice: Beasley's elbow flared up and he didn't have any mobility in his arm after the game, but the Heat didn't seem to be overly concerned and head coach Erik Spoelstra is hopeful that he will play vs. the Spurs on Tuesday. Beasley isn't a great option in fantasy leagues and hasn't been getting a lot of minutes even with the Heat dealing with a lot of injuries, so owners in most leagues should probably leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:04 pm
  • Michael Beasley bruises elbow Sunday vs. DET
    Michael Beasley is questionable to return on Sunday due to a bruised elbow.

    Advice: The Heat are coming apart at the seams, beginning the night extremely short-handed before losing both Beasley and Luol Deng (knee) on Sunday. If Beasley misses any time, James Ennis and Henry Walker will be thrust into bigger roles out of necessity. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:35 pm
  • LeBron James scores 20 inefficient points Sun
    The Cavaliers held off the 76ers for an 87-86 win on Sunday, led by LeBron James' 20 points, one 3-pointer, 11 rebounds, six assists and one block.

    Advice: The bad news is that he committed five turnovers while making 8-of-24 FGs and 3-of-6 FTs in 38 minutes of action. Cleveland could clinch their division in the near future, at which point a precautionary rest day for LeBron wouldn't be surprising -- in the past three weeks he's averaging 36.4 minutes per game, the 10th most of any player during that span. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:08 pm
  • Jordan Hill drops 22 & 16 in return to action
    Jordan Hill thrived in his return to the Lakers' rotation on Sunday, coming off the bench for 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting, 16 rebounds and one block in just 27 minutes.

    Advice: Hill was a healthy DNP-CD in his past three games, as coach Byron Scott opted to give more playing time to younger players down the stretch. He benefited from Ed Davis' precautionary rest day today, so unfortunately it may be hard for Hill to maintain a fantasy-relevant role going forward. Congratulations to anyone who gambled on Hill vs. the Nets, but it's impossible to recommend him given the ongoing risk of a DNP-CD. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:52 pm
  • No Cavs will be rested Sunday vs. the 76ers
    The Cavs will not rest any of their players for Sunday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Anyone who was fearing a possible rest day for LeBron James against the tanking 76ers can go ahead and put those fears to rest. He may however take an early seat on the bench if the game turns into a blowout, but he's obviously a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:44 pm
  • Jordan Hill will be available to play Sunday
    Jordan Hill will be available to play for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Hill will likely come off the bench today, but with season averages of 12.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a reserve, he should be able to put up some low-end stats for owners in deep leagues. He'll likely take away some minutes from Tarik Black and Robert Sacre. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:11 am
  • 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
  • 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
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 105-95 @ Det
  • 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
  • Thaddeus Young (knee) officially out Sunday
    Thaddeus Young (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game out of the lineup, and there is still no indication on when he will return. The Nets are still in the playoff hunt, so hopefully we will see Young back out on the floor soon. Mason Plumlee started at power forward on Friday vs. the Cavaliers, but he was largely ineffective and is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:06 am
  • Nicolas Batum scores five in return
    Nicolas Batum scored five points with nine rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 32 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: It was his first game back from a two-game absence. Batum wasn't thoroughly involved with the scoring, but he did a fine job setting up LaMarcus Aldridge. Batum was rolling before his back injury, so expect him to pick it up on Saturday vs. the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:31 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
  • Chase Budinger puts up 23 points vs. Houston
    Chase Budinger scored 23 points against the Rockets on Friday with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He's basically the sixth man for the Wolves right now. The Wolves only had seven guys log more than 10 minutes for the second consecutive game, so being the sixth man is a pretty good gig. Budinger scored 22 points on Wednesday and is worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:48 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
  • LeBron posts big line in loss to Brooklyn
    LeBron James scored 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, nine assists, five steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Nets.

    Advice: The Cavs played like a team that's starting to coast but most of their key guys got their numbers tonight. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with three assists, one steal and two blocks, and Kevin Love scored 18 points with seven rebounds and two threes. J.R. Smith had a down night with eight points, five rebounds, two steals and two threes, and all of these guys play just seven games in three weeks starting next week. This has the potential to get ugly for owners, and owners have to hope the Bulls can close in from 2.5 games behind for the No. 2 slot in the East. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:12 pm
  • Tolliver scores 11 points with three treys
    Anthony Tolliver scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes on Friday against the Magic.

    Advice: Tolliver could end up starting for the rest of the season if Greg Monroe is shut down, and owners seeking 3-pointers should give him a hard look. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:58 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) probable to play on Friday
    Nicolas Batum (back) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He missed the last two games and should be ready to play tonight. Batum reportedly looked good in warmups on Wednesday, but the team still held him out. Hopefully he doesn't aggravate his back injury and puts up a big line in what should be a high-scoring game. Dorell Wright can be dropped in most leagues while C.J. McCollum will also take a big hit. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:41 am
  • Jordan Hill (tanking) ruled out for Friday
    Jordan Hill will be a healthy scratch for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Hill has spent the past two games on the sidelines despite being perfectly healthy, so it appears head coach Byron Scott has fully embraced the tanking concept. Look for Ryan Kelly to start with Ed Davis seeing some extended minutes off the bench. Both Kelly and Davis have been playing well lately, so they're worth a look in deep leagues. Byron Scott said he may insert Hill back into the lineup for either Sunday's game vs. Brooklyn or Monday's game vs. Philadelphia, so we'll be watching for that. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:18 am
  • Flip Saunders praises Chase Budinger's play
    Flip Saunders praised Chase Budinger's play and professionalism during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He’s got his confidence," Saunders said. "He was able to stay with it. He was able to keep on playing through. Some guys, especially veterans, might have given up on it. Said, ‘This is kind of a lost season.’ But he kept on shooting, kept on working on his game. And when an opportunity came, he took advantage of it. He’s extremely professional." Budinger has excelled since being forced into the rotation due to a slew of injuries to Minnesota's roster, and over the past eight games he has put in averages of 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 three-pointers on 53.5 percent shooting. He's worth owning in all standard leagues while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:50 am
  • Thaddeus Young out Friday, doubtful Sunday
    Thaddeus Young (knee) has been listed as out for Friday's game against the Cavaliers and doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: An MRI on Young's left knee revealed a strain, so the Nets can breathe a sigh of relief as this one looked worse. Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee, and Cory Jefferson will get the biggest fantasy boost while Young is out for Friday and likely Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:45 am
  • LeBron James reportedly frustrated with Love
    LeBron James is reportedly frustrated with Kevin Love's inability to fit in, according to sources.

    Advice: It's worth noting that this article stems from a New York-based media outlet who may or may not be hoping that Love bolts the Cavaliers to join the Knicks after the season, but there have been rumblings of a discord between the two stars all season. Meanwhile, Love scored 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies so even if Love is one-and-done in Cleveland, he's still an important part of the Cavaliers' playoff hopes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:58 am
  • Jordan Hill not sweating minutes decrease
    Jordan Hill said he has no issues with the Lakers decision to sit him for the next four or five upcoming games.

    Advice: While the Lakers openly tank, Hill is toeing the company line when it comes to his benching. "I’m not playing for nothing," Hill said. "It’s a good time to get other guys a lot more minutes and get a feel of the game." Hill can be dropped while the Lakers experiment with younger players and Ryan Kelly, Ed Davis, and Tarik Black are all worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:33 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
  • Surprise: Nic Batum gets a DNP Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum was actually listed as a starter at one point on Wednesday, and it then sounded like he would come off the bench for the Blazers as he deals with a sore back. However, he never got into the game.

    Advice: We're not quite sure what happened here, but the Blazers were not comfortable playing him tonight. The fact he appeared to be a go should be viewed as good news though, and hopefully he'll be back on Friday against the Suns. Allen Crabbe got the surprise start, but Dorell Wright had 15 points, five boards and three 3-pointers, and looks like the safest option if Batum is going to miss more time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:23 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores season-high 22
    Chase Budinger came off the bench and played 40 minutes, hitting 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He sent the game to OT with a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in regulation and has now scored in double figures in seven straight games. Pick him up, and hope that Kevin Martin continues to sit for his hamstring, as well as tanking purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Michael Beasley plays 14 minutes in win
    Michael Beasley came off the bench and played just 14 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with six points, two steals and a block.

    Advice: Yuck. Henry Walker, James Ennis and Tyler Johnson got the minutes tonight, so it looks like the bright light that was shining on Beasley earlier in the day is officially burnt out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:49 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
  • 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
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 105-95 @ Det
  • Update: Nicolas Batum coming off the bench
    Nicolas Batum will come off the bench with Allen Crabbe starting in his place against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: This sounds about right from coach Terry Stotts. Batum should still see a nice chunk of minutes tonight and should be in all lineups. Crabbe is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:03 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will start against the Jazz
    Nicolas Batum (back) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and everything seems to be OK for Batum. There's no sign of him being limited, so his fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded tonight. Dorell Wright and Alonzo Gee are not attractive plays tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:54 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (left knee) out for game
    Thaddeus Young suffered a hyperextended left knee on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and he will likely have an MRI on Thursday. To clarify, a hyperextended knee means his joint just went past where it's normally supposed to go, so this isn't a specific diagnosis. We should know more on Thursday, but Young could miss time. It'll be Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson and Cory Jefferson stepping up. Young finished with 11 points and four boards in 23 minutes, and could miss time with this injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:40 pm
  • Thaddeus Young hurts left leg on Wednesday
    Thaddeus Young suffered an apparent left leg injury on Wednesday and went to the locker room.

    Advice: He laid on the court for 10 seconds or so before the Nets had to commit a foul. Young could have suffered a number of injuries with most of his leg twisting. He was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power. Stay tuned for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:28 pm
  • Nic Batum might have a good chance to play?
    Nicolas Batum (back) may have a good chance to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: We're going based off team reporter Casey Holdahl saying he thinks Batum will give it a go. Batum may be limited and he's certainly going to be at risk for an aggravation, but owners of Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Alonzo Gee should dial down their expectations. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:57 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) is warming up to play
    Nicolas Batum (back) is on the court warming up to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's shaping up to be a game-time decision tonight. If he can't go, it should be Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright getting most of his minutes. Batum has played through a lot of injuries this season, so he has a chance to play. We should have another update shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:34 pm
  • Michael Beasley will start on Wednesday
    Michael Beasley will enter the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Celtics in place of Hassan Whiteside (hand).

    Advice: The Heat are also missing Dwyane Wade (knee) and Chris Andersen (calf) tonight, so Beasley should be very busy on the offensive end. He is averaging 9.0 points, 4.4 boards and 1.3 assists in 24.3 minutes through 12 games in March, but he should see a nice bump in production in a critical matchup with the Celtics. Owners in daily leagues should give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:04 pm
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer out Wednesday
    Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer are not expected to play against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The pair is not expected to play for the next 4-5 games. Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will get the start and are worth a look in deeper leagues. Hopefully, Ed Davis gets more run than 16 minutes like he did on Tuesday. Hill can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) questionable for Wed
    Nicolas Batum (back) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday due to an injury from Saturday, but he was listed as doubtful for that game. The Blazers are hopeful Batum can play at some point on the upcoming road trip, which is just for today and Friday. If he's out, Alonzo Gee or Dorell Wright would likely start. Coach Terry Stotts started Gee on Tuesday with Wright at the four, but the matchup is a little different this time around against a big Utah front line. Wright is the more attractive play if you're feeling frisky. Batum owners will want to check back for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:12 pm
  • Michael Beasley likely to start on Wednesday
    Michael Beasley will likely enter the starting lineup vs. the Celtics on Wednesday if Hassan Whiteside (hand) can't play.

    Advice: Beasley has averages of 9.0 points, 4.4 boards and 1.3 assists in 24.3 minutes per game during the month of March, so he could see a nice bump in production if he is forced to play big minutes. Chris Andersen (calf) is also questionable which only improves Beasley's outlook, so owners in daily leagues looking for a cheap plug-and-play should give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:41 am
  • Ryan Anderson hoping to return in one week
    Ryan Anderson (knee) is hopeful that he will be able to return to action in a week, and he has continued to progress each day.

    Advice: Anderson has been out for over a month, and even though it's fantastic to see him getting closer to a return, the Pelicans will likely ease him back into the rotation. We will continue to monitor his progress closely, but Anderson still belongs on the wire outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:15 am
     
    Injured
  • Michael Beasley starts w/ Whiteside ailing
    With Hassan Whiteside (hand) being stitched up by team trainers, Michael Beasley slid into Miami's starting lineup to begin the second half on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beasley finished with four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes, but he also lost a critical jumpball which led to Milwaukee's game-winning 3-pointer. He's solidified himself as a reliable part of Miami's rotation but he's yet to cause a ripple in fantasy leagues. Whiteside's status for Wednesday's game is in real doubt, but Beasley is best suited to use in very deep leagues or daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:02 pm
  • Jordan Hill likely to sit out next 4-5 games
    Jordan Hill (tanking) will likely sit out for the next four to five games so that the Lakers can evaluate their younger players.

    Advice: Unreal. The tanking saga continues around the NBA, and this move will certainly draw some harsh criticism from around the league. Hill has been one of the better plays for the Lakers this season with averages of 12.3 points and 8.0 boards per game, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts to this. For what it's worth, Carlos Boozer will also sit out with Hill, meaning Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will handle the frontcourt duties for the Lakers until further notice. With fantasy playoffs in progress, Hill's owners should cut bait. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) expected to sit Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum (back) didn't go through warmups and he's not listed as a starter for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Batum didn't practice on Monday and he was listed as doubtful prior to being ruled out, so this shouldn't catch any owners by surprise. The extremely short-handed Blazers will rely on Alonzo Gee, Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Arron Afflalo to pick up extra playing time in Batum's absence, with Gee taking Batum's spot in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer may not play Tues
    Jordan Hill (tanking) and Carlos Boozer (tanking) may not be in the rotation vs. the Thunder on Tuesday according to Lakers beat writer Mike Trudell.

    Advice: Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black are starting in the frontcourt, so winning clearly isn't a priority tonight. The Lakers are going to get their younger guys some more playing time down the stretch, so Hill and Boozer's value will likely start to trend down. We will continue to monitor this story closely, but owners will want to see how things play out tonight before doing anything drastic. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:16 pm
  • Jordan Hill moves to the bench on Tuesday
    Jordan Hill will shift to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, while Ryan Kelly will draw the start.

    Advice: The Lakers are desperately trying to improve their chances in the draft lottery, so it's not surprising to see them give their younger players a longer look. Hill's owners should use a wait-and-see approach here, but it look his value could take a hit down the stretch. Ryan Kelly is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
  • Ryan Anderson (knee) still without timetable
    Ryan Anderson (knee) has begun working out at the Pelicans' practice facility, but he remains without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: Head coach Monty Williams said that Anderson is "closer," but he's still not at a point where Williams can say he'll play next week or even the week after. Anderson is making steady progress, but he's still nowhere near being ready for any game-time action. At this point in the fantasy season, Anderson belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:12 pm
     
    Injured
  • Budinger hits four more threes on Monday
    Chase Budinger hit a season-high four treys in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Budinger has probably earned solid playing time going forward, but as guys return his touches are going to be a question mark. It's entirely possible he dodges all of that and provides serviceable value for owners hunting threes, but he comes with a decent amount of risk. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 9:07 pm
  • LeBron James taking on more vocal role
    LeBron James has started to take on a more vocal role with the Cavs.

    Advice: "I was frustrated with our play and the guys know how I felt about it and they responded," LeBron said. He's clearly become more comfortable in his new (old) surroundings, and the Cavs are rolling as a result. "I feel really good with my game, I feel really good with how I am on my body." Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 6:32 am
  • Anthony Tolliver fails to score in 25 minutes
    Anthony Tolliver failed to score in 25 minutes vs, the Celtics on Sunday, missing all seven of his attempts from the field.

    Advice: He did record three assists, two boards and one block, but it's tough to sugarcoat this performance. Tolliver was simply awful tonight, and the only good news is that he still saw 25 minutes of action. There is no telling when Greg Monroe (knee) will return, but Tolliver is still worth a look in deeper leagues for his 3-point shooting. Expect him to bounce back on Tuesday vs. the Raptors. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 6:36 pm
  • LeBron James racks up 28 points in win
    LeBron James was phenomenal on Sunday, scoring 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting (7-of-7 from the stripe), to go with 10 rebounds, six assists, five steals, one 3-pointer, one block and five turnovers through 39 minutes of action.

    Advice: Turnovers continue to be an issue for LeBron, but when he's putting up lines like this, who really cares? Look for LeBron to keep his foot on the gas pedal when the Cavs take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:08 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
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 105-95 @ Det
  • 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
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 105-95 @ Det
  • 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
  • Anthony Tolliver gets into foul trouble
    Anthony Tolliver didn't make any treys during a 107-91 win over the Bulls on Saturday, scoring four points with six boards, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble, so he squandered a chance for more playing time with Shawne Williams (illness) and Greg Monroe (knee) out. Monroe is out for Sunday and could miss more time, so Tolliver is a sneaky player to own in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 7:59 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
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 105-95 @ Det
  • 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
  • LeBron be illin all over the Pacers on Friday
    LeBron James (illness) scored 29 points on 13-of-26 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds and five assists in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: James took his time coming out of the locker room at halftime and that's really the only issue he had against the Pacers. Kevin Love went for 11 and 13 with a block and one trey, J.R. Smith scored 11 points with one trey, three boards and two assists on a quiet night, and Kyrie Irving shot like he was the sick one with 13 points on 4-of-16 shooting in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 10:02 pm
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