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  • Courtney Lee struggling in March for Memphis
    Memphis coach Dave Joerger said that Courtney Lee suffers the most when the Grizzlies' ball-movement stagnates.

    Advice: "He needs a closeout and then he can either shoot it or put it on the ground for one or two dribbles and a pull-up," Joerger said. "We’re going to try and get him on the move a little bit and get him curling into the paint." C-Lee suggested that scouting reports have fed into his slump since the All-Star break, and he's averaging just 7.7 points on 34.4 percent shooting in March. It's nice that the Grizzlies are working to get him going, but in the meantime C-Lee belongs on the waiver wire in average leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Stephen Curry jukes Chris Paul, goes viral
    Stephen Curry finished Tuesday's victory in L.A. with 27 points, four 3-pointers, four assists, one steal and one ankle-breaking move against Chris Paul.

    Advice: This is a somewhat pedestrian line for Steph, who is one of the leading MVP candidates. We just needed an excuse to proliferate his ridiculous juke-move in the second quarter, which sent elite defender CP3 sprawling onto his backside while Curry sank a jumper from the corner. Follow the link below, and enjoy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 27 pts w/ full line in loss
    Chris Paul scored 27 points in a losing effort vs. the Warriors in L.A on Tuesday, finishing with one 3-pointer, two rebounds, nine assists and one steal.

    Advice: CP3 has been a top-5 fantasy value by virtually any metric this season -- 8-cat or 9-cat, per-game or cumulative. He rivals Kawhi Leonard as one of the game's deadliest mid-range shooters and his 10.3 ppg off pull-up jumpers are tops in the NBA, far ahead of Mo Williams (8.9), Stephen Curry (8.6) and Russell Westbrook (8.4). He also leads the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.1) and will be a fixture on plenty of championship-winning fantasy teams this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:03 pm
  • Andre Iguodala dishes seven assists Tuesday
    Andre Iguodala had six points, seven assists and one steal in 29 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, helping Golden State earn a 110-106 win vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: The Warriors play games on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday this week and it would be surprising if Iguodala doesn't sit out one game -- he rested on Saturday and has had three precautionary DNP-CDs in the past month. Harrison Barnes, Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston should all pick up extra minutes of Iguodala sits out this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:57 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
    Yesterday, 8:08 pm
  • C.J. Miles (ankle) now doubtful to return Tue
    Updating a previous report, C.J. Miles (sprained ankle) is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game.

    Advice: He sprained his ankle in the first quarter and was able to return for a while, but Rodney Stuckey took his place in the starting lineup to begin the second half. We'll pass along an update after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:09 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • C.J. Miles returns after spraining ankle
    C.J. Miles sprained his right ankle early during Tuesday's game, but he has since returned.

    Advice: He dealt with a severe left ankle injury last season but hasn't had any issues this season, and Indy is fortunate that he returned in a must-win game vs. Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:52 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Scott thinks Jeremy Lin will play Wednesday
    Lakers' head coach Byron Scott believes that Jeremy Lin (illness) will be able to play Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: "I don’t think it’s serious. I think he’s just drained," said Scott. Lin is dealing with an upper respiratory infection, and owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he is able to go, Wayne Ellington will likely head back to the bench, and Jabari Brown may fall out of the rotation. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:50 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Monta Ellis (calf) could play Wednesday
    Monta Ellis (calf) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and head coach Rick Carlisle implied that there's a good chance Ellis will be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: "Nothing's for sure tomorrow, but it looks promising," said Carlisle of Ellis potentially playing on Wednesday. If Ellis is indeed able to return on Wednesday, he will have only spent a mere one-game on the sidelines. His return to action will push Richard Jefferson back to the bench and irrelevancy in most leagues. Owners can expect to get another update on Ellis' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:29 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) doesn't practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Temple has been sidelined since March 9, has not been able to practice, and remains without a clear timetable to return. We're going to consider him very doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:09 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Steve Clifford explains Lance Stephenson DNP
    Hornets head coach Steve Clifford explained Lance Stephenson's DNP against the Celtics on Monday as a search for rotational consistency.

    Advice: "We have struggled to find a group that has played well off the bench in these last few games," Clifford said after the game. "Jeff [Taylor] has to play with Mike out. We need a defender and an energy guy out there and he’s the best guy, the guy most like Mike. And we need shooting. Lance was disappointed and wants to play. I give him credit. He said, ‘I know I can help the team,’ and he handled it well." While Stephenson took the benching in stride, he's not going to help fantasy owners this season and can safely be dropped. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:49 am
  • Ish Smith earns high praise from Nerlens Noel
    Nerlens Noel called Ish Smith the first true point guard he's ever played with.

    Advice: In what can also be construed as a shot at former teammate Michael Carter-Williams, Noel said, "I love that kid. He just finds me whenever I’m open and honestly, he’s the first true point-guard I’ve ever really played with." Smith has taken the Sixers' starting point guard job and ran with it with averages of 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers over his last five games. Smith has been averaging 30.4 minutes per game over that span and is currently a must-start player in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:38 am
  • Celts passed on multiple Avery Bradley trades
    Per Zach Lowe of Grantland, Danny Ainge passed up multiple trade deadline offers for Avery Bradley.

    Advice: According to league sources, Ainge refused trade proposals from multiple teams who were offering low first-round picks and expiring contracts for Bradley at the trade deadline. While Bradley is coming off a big game, his inconsistency makes him a frustrating player to own and keeps him from being an add in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • 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
    Monday, 11:02 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • 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
    Monday, 10:42 pm
  • Johnson double-doubles on active night
    Wes Johnson hit just 5-of-16 shots and did not make a 3-pointer, but that's where the bad news ended as he finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks over 44 minutes in Monday's overtime win.

    Advice: Johnson is returning serviceable numbers but he's going to be a risk from night-to-night due to DNPs. Luckily he hasn't been the target of the front office's tanking measures, but 'tis the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:56 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 30 points in big win
    Avery Bradley scored 30 points against the Hornets on Monday with eight rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming in ice cold over his previous three, averaging just 9.0 points, 2.0 boards and 1.3 assists. Bradley made just 40 percent from the field in his previous games this month and coach Brad Stevens may have just rode the hot hand. Bradley is a decent player to own in points leagues, but he doesn't add enough to his scoring totals to add in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:26 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (illness) out again for Monday
    Jeremy Lin (illness) will not play against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: He has an allergy issue and will miss his second straight game. Wayne Ellington will get another start and Jabari Brown will be the sixth man for the Lakers tonight. Expect both to be around 30 minutes and they could also be score in the teens tonight. Jordan Clarkson is also a nice play tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:38 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • C.J. Miles scores game-high 28 points in win
    C.J. Miles poured in a game-high 28 points to help Indiana beat the visiting Mavericks on Sunday, making 9-of-12 field goals with five 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Miles also went 5-of-6 at the FT line, richly rewarding owners who gambled on him despite the return of Rodney Stuckey (calf). He's been good enough to keep in all active lineups, especially since the playoff-hungry Pacers are heading into a four-game week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:09 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Courtney Lee can't heat up offensively
    Courtney Lee had another cool night offensively on Sunday, hitting 4-of-11 FGs to finish with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Lee's playing time was inflated by Tony Allen's absence with a sore hamstring, but Lee still didn't do enough to justify plucking him off the waiver wire. He came in shooting 32.7 percent from the field in March, and 23.7 percent from downtown, rendering him unusable in all but the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:26 pm
  • Ish Smith posts 11/7/5 in 31 minutes vs. CLE
    Ish Smith had another solid showing on Sunday, racking up 11 points, five rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 31 minutes during a one-point loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Smith has wrested away the starting PG job from Isaiah Canaan (eight points in 17 minutes) and he's been a solid top-100 point guard since mid-March. Don't hesitate to start him if you need a burst of scoring (13.7 points), 3-pointers (1.0), assists (6.8) and steals (1.5). Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:14 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 17 points on 8-of-16 FGs
    Wes Johnson's aggressive play kept the Lakers competitive on Sunday, as he finished with 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, three assists and one block in a road loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Johnson threw down a baseline dunk in the first half and the Nets' defense didn't adjust, so he followed up with a mirror-image play a few moments later. He had four dunks total and owners heaved a sigh of relief when he made his lone 3-pointer, as he was a combined 0-of-9 in his previous four games. He's a solid late-round option, though L.A.'s random DNP-CDs mean owners should confirm Johnson's status before every game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:51 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (illness) will not play vs. Nets
    Jeremy Lin (illness) will not play vs. the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He is dealing with an upper respiratory infection, so hopefully he recovers in time for Monday's game vs. the 76ers. With Lin out of the lineup, Jordan Clarkson will likely log all the minute he can handle at point guard, while Wayne Ellington and Jabari Brown should also see some extra minutes on the wing. We will update Lin's status as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:41 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Monta Ellis (calf) will not play vs. Pacers
    Monta Ellis (calf) has officially been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Pacers, and Richard Jefferson will draw the start at shooting guard.

    Advice: Ellis had played in 237 consecutive games before the injury, so it's obviously a huge blow for his owners who are in the middle of fantasy playoffs. Ellis is off crutches, but he is still in a lot of pain and doesn't have a timetable to return. We will update his status once we know more, but the Mavericks will probably proceed with caution. Jefferson is worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of short-term value, while Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris will likely see a boost in value as well with the added responsibility on offense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:58 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) will not play vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: Temple still isn't practicing and he is probably looking at some additional time on the sidelines. He wasn't a fantasy asset even when he was healthy, so he belongs on the waiver wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:06 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Mavericks preparing to be without Monta Ellis
    The Mavericks are preparing for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers with the expectation that Monta Ellis (calf) will not be able to play.

    Advice: "We're going to have to make up for his loss collectively," head coach Rick Carlisle said in regards to replacing Ellis. "You don't lose your best offensive player and have one guy who can step up and make the difference. The whole group's got to step forward. So we got our work cut out for us." Carlisle also said that they won't rush Ellis back from injury, so it's safe to say that he is probably looking at some time on the shelf. Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris will be busy in the backcourt vs. the Pacers, while J.J. Barea (ankle) is also hopeful that he will be able to return from injury Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:40 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Warriors lock up No. 1 seed in West, win 60th
    Stephen Curry made 8-of-13 from the field with six 3-pointers for 25 points during a 108-95 win in Milwaukee on Saturday, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal and six turnovers.

    Advice: He didn't have a great first half and was in foul trouble, but Curry and the Warriors turned it on in the third quarter -- that's been their calling card lately. They won their ninth consecutive game and have clinched the top seed in the Western Conference with their 60th win. Curry has been flat-out ridiculous from deep over his last five, making 5.4 treys per game on 61.4 percent from that range. He has to be the favorite for MVP. Meanwhile it's probably safe to say Steve Kerr made the right call with the Warriors winning their 60th game of the season on the same night the Knicks lost their 60th. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:23 pm
  • Curry and Klay are good to go
    Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are all starting on Saturday.

    Advice: This was as expected with the Warriors not pulling any shady business on resting guys. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:14 pm
  • Jeremy Lin should be fine for Sunday
    Jeremy Lin (illness) said he plans to play against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He did leave the door open of him missing the game, saying he'll play "unless it gets worse." A couple starting guards could be sick for Sunday afternoon with Deron Williams also under the weather. Lin had his allergy issue on Friday and still played 36 minutes, so he should be good to go. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:31 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Monta Ellis (calf) is doubtful to play Sunday
    Monta Ellis (calf) is considered very doubtful to play vs. the Pacers on Sunday according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: Ellis has played in 237 consecutive games and is easily one of the most durable players in the NBA, but it is highly unlikely that he plays. Ellis was still using crutches on Saturday and obviously isn't going to practice, but we should have another update after shootaround Sunday. Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris would be extremely busy if Ellis ends up sitting this one out, while the Mavericks are also hoping that J.J. Barea (ankle) will be able to return Sunday. For what it's worth, Ellis won't have an MRI until at least Monday when the team returns to Dallas, and while Carlisle is concerned, he doesn't expect the injury to be too serious. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:18 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • 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
  • Monta (calf) left locker room on crutches
    Updating an earlier item, Monta Ellis (calf) left the locker room on crutches and as we passed along earlier he will be evaluated on Saturday.

    Advice: Crutches can be used as a precautionary measure but it's certainly not good to hear. Ellis is one of the toughest players in the league and doesn't miss games, but the Mavs may be able to convince him that it would be necessary in advance of the playoffs. Rajon Rondo (seven points, five boards, five assists, one steal) and Chandler Parsons (nine points, six boards, two assists, three steals, one trey) would be beneficiaries if he misses any time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Curry posts 38 & 10 with eight 3-pointers
    Stephen Curry torched the Grizzlies in an easy road win on Friday, scoring 38 points on 12-of-22 shooting (8-of-12 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: This is just a crippling line if you had to go against Curry this week and right next door Klay Thompson wasn't bad either with 28 points and six treys of his own. Steve Kerr has made a number of overtures to the effect that rest is good, and owners have to hope that this just means they get hit with a game or two of rest and nothing more. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:04 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
     
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Jeremy Lin plays well in 36 minutes
    Jeremy Lin had team highs with 36 minutes, 18 points and five assists against the Raptors on Friday, adding seven rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had an allergy issue and was a game-time decision, but it didn't seem to affect him. Lin has done a fine job in the starting lineup and not having Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill have allowed some extra shots to go around. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:13 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Chris Paul scores an efficient 25 points
    Chris Paul was magnificent against the 76ers during a 119-98 win on Friday with 25 points, three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on 9-of-15 from the field in just 30 minutes.

    Advice: It was all just too easy for CP3 with 19 points coming in the first half. Paul's offensive game is clicking at the right time, averaging 23.8 points, 4.4 boards, 12.0 dimes, 2.2 steals and 1.8 treys on 55.6 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line in his last five. If CP3 keeps this up, he'll likely be on a lot of fantasy championship teams. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Monta Ellis dealing with a right calf injury
    Monta Ellis was kneed in the right calf and coach Rick Carlisle said he doesn't know what the extent of the injury is.

    Advice: "We'll see how he feels in the morning and go from there," Carlisle said. It sounds like he's dealing with a leg contusion, which has occurred an inordinate amount of times this season. Ellis is one of the toughest dudes in the NBA, so he might not need to miss time. If he does, it'll be Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Chandler Parsons filling in the most for Monta. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:16 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Ish Smith turns in another nice line
    Ish Smith was effective on offense against the Clippers on Friday with 18 points, two rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He has three nine-dime games in his last five, averaging 12.8 points, 3.6 boards, 7.2 dimes, 1.6 steals and 1.0 treys in that span. Smith has been a very nice option for owners needing some points, assists and steals, and he's showing no signs of slowing down. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:54 pm
  • Andre Iguodala will be rested on Saturday
    Andre Iguodala will be rested on Saturday night in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said others will have their minutes limited, so there's a chance there could be other DNPs on the horizon. Iguodala had a bad game in a win on Friday, making 1-of-11 from the field for three points with six boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. It'll be Harrison Barnes, Shaun Livingston and Justin Holiday stepping up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:35 pm
  • Monta Ellis suffers lower right leg injury
    Monta Ellis suffered a right leg injury on Friday night and will not return.

    Advice: He was getting looked at on the bench before going to the locker room. It's unknown what the extent of the injury is for Monta, but he's usually very durable and this is a little bit of a surprise to see he's unlikely to return. He may be re-evaluated on Saturday. Ellis left the game with 10 points, two boards, one assist and one steal. With Monta out, expect Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons to step up. There's also been a Raymond Felton sighting tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:19 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Jeremy Lin (illness) will play on Friday
    Jeremy Lin (illness) will play against the Raptors on Friday night.

    Advice: Considering the Lakers are holding out healthy players, it's a surprise to see him active with his sinus issue. If he's limited, Wayne Ellington and Jabari Brown will get more playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:13 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out Friday vs. CHA
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Temple still hasn't been able to practice, so he doesn't seem close to making a return. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:27 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • 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
     
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • C.J. Miles scores 26 points in a loss
    C.J. Miles was the good version of himself against the Bucks on Thursday, making 7-of-14 from the field for 26 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He briefly left the game due to a leg injury and was able to return about seven minutes later in real time. Miles has been able to knock down 2.1 treys per game in his previous 16 games since the break, but he's been detrimental to most fantasy categories. Congrats if you streamed him on the light night. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:45 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Temple (hamstring) gets up shots at practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) was spotted getting up some shots following Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Temple was not able to practice on Thursday, and has been out since March 9, so we'll be considering him doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. With season averages of just 3.9 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:08 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Monta Ellis denies problem with Rajon Rondo
    Despite reports of dissension in the Mavs' locker room, Monta Ellis said he has no problems with Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: While the Rondo-Ellis pairing ranks 148 out of 149 Mavericks pairings this season, according to Basketball Reference, Ellis insists the duo can do great things together. "There’s no problem [with Rondo]," Ellis said. "Rondo is a great asset on both ends of the floor. It takes a while for the player to really get adjusted to a new system, new personalities, figuring out where guys want the ball. I think it’s going to work out for the best for us once we get over the hump." Ellis broke out of his slump in a big way against the Spurs on Tuesday night and will have a chance to continue that trend when the Mavericks play the Spurs again on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:01 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • 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
     
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Jeremy Lin plays well in another start
    Jeremy Lin started again and had 19 points, three boards, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's overtime win over Minnesota.

    Advice: As long as Lin's starting alongside Jordan Clarkson, he should be owned in fantasy. The Lakers also learned that it's tough to tank against the lowly Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Courtney Lee scoreless in start
    Courtney Lee started after missing time with a hand injury, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score.

    Advice: Tony Allen has been hot for the Grizzlies and had seven points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer, despite hitting just 3-of-11 shots. Forget about Lee unless you see him get hot. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Courtney Lee will start, Jeff Green off bench
    Courtney Lee (hand) will start against the Cavs on Wednesday with Jeff Green going back to the bench.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with the Grizzlies saying they like Green as a primary scoring option off the bench. Lee has lost a lot of fantasy value since Green arrived and can be left on the wire in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:04 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) expects to play Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He's been out since Saturday due to a hand sprain, which has been a lingering issue for him in the past couple weeks. With Lee back, Tony Allen and Jeff Green will lose some playing time. Green may also come off the bench, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:29 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) questionable Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Lee has missed two consecutive games, but we haven't heard a lot about his progress in the last few days. If Lee can't play tonight, Tony Allen will draw another start and is worth owning if you need steals while Jeff Green will continue to be a factor in the scoring column for the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:31 am
  • Andrew Bogut backs Stephen Curry for MVP
    Andrew Bogut said that Stephen Curry is the obvious choice to win the MVP Award this season.

    Advice: "He only needs to play 25, 30 minutes, and we’re winning games by 15, 20 points," Bogut said. "If he had to play 45 minutes for us, I’m sure he’d be averaging greater numbers, so in a way, it’s kind of flawed. He’s the MVP in my opinion. We’re the best team in the league. We have the best record in the league. I don’t think it’s close in my opinion." It's hard to argue with Bogut's logic as the Warriors usually have their games all but won by the end of the third quarter, and Curry has had some memorable performances this season. With season averages of 23.4 points, 7.9 assists, 4.3 boards, 2.1 steals and 3.4 3-pointers in just 32.9 minutes per game, Curry's owners couldn't be any more excited at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:34 am
  • Monta Ellis says that he is finally healthy
    Monta Ellis said after Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs that he has battled several injuries all season, but he is finally healthy and is ready to make some noise down the stretch.

    Advice: "I've been battling injuries all season," Ellis said. "The last few days, my body has been feeling good and tonight I'll sleep real good. I went and worked out last night for at least two and a half hours. I wanted to come in tonight and give my team a lift that they have been looking for." Ellis exploded for 38 points vs. the Spurs Tuesday after being held to just 11 points on 4-of-22 shooting vs. the Suns on Sunday, so hopefully this is a sign that his slump is over. There have been some reports that Ellis has created some unrest in the Mavericks' locker room, but a couple of wins will likely give everyone in Dallas a solid morale boost. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:26 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Warriors clinch Pacific with win vs. Blazers
    The Warriors clinched the Pacific Division with Tuesday's win in Portland, led by Stephen Curry's 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting, five 3-pointers, two rebounds, 10 assists and one steal.

    Advice: He turned the ball over just twice in 34 minutes, a rare treat for 9-cat owners, and continues to be a one-man army for fantasy GMs. The sole concern is that Curry may be rested at some point during Golden State's final 11 games -- they're easily the No. 1 seed in the West and have a 4.5-game lead on the Hawks for potential home court advantage in the Finals. The Warriors haven't won the Pacific Division since 1976, and the fact that they clinched with 12 games remaining underscores how impressive they've been all season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:25 pm
  • Andre Iguodala scores 21 pts on 9-of-11 FGs
    Andre Iguodala lit up the Blazers for 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting during Tuesday's road win, hitting three 3-pointers with four boards, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: He tied his season-high with five turnovers but that's uncharacteristic and it's the least of his fantasy owners' concerns -- as long as he's playing 28+ minutes per game, Iguodala is a solid play in all standard leagues. We'll keep an eye on his role over the coming week, as Klay Thompson's return and the Warriors' iron-clad playoff positioning could lead to some precautionary rest for Iguodala. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:14 pm
  • Ish Smith approaches triple-double Tuesday
    Ish Smith came close to recording a triple-double on Tuesday vs. the Kings, scoring 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting with eight boards, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Smith did have seven turnovers and the shooting obviously wasn't great, but it's tough to complain about this line for a guy that was sitting on waivers in most leagues just a few weeks ago. Isaiah Canaan did score 13 points in 19 minutes tonight, but it's clear that head coach Brett Brown trusts Smith more at the moment. If you can handle his turnovers and his inefficient shooting, Smith is worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:05 pm
  • Mavs beat Spurs behind Monta Ellis' 38 points
    Monta Ellis bounced back after a disastrous game on Sunday, finishing Tuesday's impressive win vs. the Spurs with 38 points on 16-of-27 shooting with two 3-pointers, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: He shot a combined 7-of-31 in his previous two contests and almost single-handedly lost Sunday's game vs. the Suns, so it was a relief to see him score three quick buckets to get himself rolling tonight. The 29-year-old Ellis hasn't missed a game all season, which is remarkable given how much contact he takes every night, and he's rewarding 8-cat owners with top-40 value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:06 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Jeremy Lin starts, scores 19 pts in road loss
    Jeremy Lin made the most of his start on Tuesday, racking up 19 points (6-of-11 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), two 3-pointers, two rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: It's likely that Lin will start the rest of the season and fantasy owners should plug him into all active lineups. The Lakers are drifting toward the draft lottery but Lin will be playing with a purpose -- his $8.4 million contract expires this summer, setting him up for a nice payday in free agency. L.A.'s upcoming schedule also helps his case, as they're tied with Charlotte for the most remaining games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:36 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • 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
    Monday, 9:07 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Bradley scores 20 points with seven boards
    Avery Bradley scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds and one steal in Monday's win.

    Advice: Bradley is playing well enough to be in most lineups and the return of Isaiah Thomas as soon as Wednesday will help get him even better looks. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:25 pm
  • C.J. Miles makes 3-of-16 from the field
    C.J. Miles made 3-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Monday for six points with two rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He missed all eight shots from deep. Miles is the ultimate boom-or-bust player and he's one of the best bets if you had to guess a player was going to shoot below 25 percent from the game. Of course, he could drop 25 his next time out. He is what he is. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:06 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Courtney Lee (hand) out again on Monday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies should be OK without him. On Saturday, Jeff Green and Tony Allen played outstanding ball with Green putting up a 23-point gem and Allen double-doubling with six steals. They're both worth looks in all leagues tonight. Lee can be cut in most leagues until he's deemed healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:08 pm
  • Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson
    Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson on Tuesday against the Thunder with Wayne Ellington moving to the bench.

    Advice: This move has been talked about for close to a month. Lin is playing terrific ball right now, scoring a season-high 29 points against the 76ers on Sunday. He should be owned in all leagues and will be very helpful for fantasy owners due to his favorable schedule. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:30 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Lin, Davis could start for Lakers soon?
    Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis could soon begin starting for the Lakers.

    Advice: Byron Scott previously said that he wanted Lin to get back into the starting lineup before the season concluded, and he's running out of time if he wants to make that happen. Just because both guys could join the starting lineup doesn't guarantee either anything in terms of playing time, but it would certainly add some on-the-surface appeal to each down the stretch. Regardless, both players should be owned in the majority of leagues already. As a starter, Lin is averaging 11.6 points, five dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.1 triples on 44.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:34 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Ish Smith shoots poorly in road loss vs. LAK
    Ish Smith started Sunday's game but had only nine points on 3-of-14 shooting, two rebounds, nine assists and four turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The assists are nice and the best news, if you can call it that, is that backup PG Isaiah Canaan was even worse, shooting 1-of-12 from the field in 22 minutes. This timeshare at PG is doing neither player any favors in fantasy leagues, but Smith has enough upside to warrant holding onto in most 9-cat and all 8-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:41 pm
  • Wes Johnson logs team-high 28 minutes
    Wesley Johnson played 28 minutes on Sunday, the most of any Lakers' starter, posting 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: The Lakers' rotations have been a headache for fantasy owners all season and things may only get worse in the final 14 games. During Sunday's grudging victory, Byron Scott spread minutes evenly throughout a true 10-man rotation that included recent signee Jabari Brown (10 points in 24 minutes). It's not a recipe for success and Johnson is best viewed as a borderline option in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:34 pm
  • Lance Stephenson plays to his strengths Sun
    Lance Stephenson showed signs of life in Sunday's road win, coming off the bench for eight points, four rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Hornets probably need Stephenson to find a productive groove if they're going to make noise in the playoffs, but he's still prone to random benchings and lackluster performances. He's been a season-long trainwreck in fantasy leagues and that's not going to change in Charlotte's final 14 games. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 6:32 pm
  • Chris Paul guides Clippers to 107-100 victory
    Chris Paul led the Clippers to a 107-100 win vs. the Pelicans on Sunday, scoring 23 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists and four steals.

    Advice: He did his damage in 38 minutes and he's averaging a stellar 22.3 points, 11.3 assists and 1.6 steals since the All-Star break. The No. 5 seed Clippers are in the thick of the playoff race with 2.5 games separating the No. 7 and No. 3 seeds, so CP3's owners shouldn't have to worry about precautionary DNPs this week. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:22 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points in win
    Stephen Curry had a mediocre line by his standards against the Jazz during a 106-91 win on Saturday, scoring 24 points with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Warriors are 33-2 at home and were able to score more than 100 points in all of their last 28 games. They are also leading the NBA in offensive and defense efficiency on the season. With James Harden having a bad game tonight and Anthony Davis getting hurt, Curry had a good night for his MVP case. His fantasy owners will have to be aware of his road rest with the Warriors possibly clinching home court as soon as next week. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 10:24 pm
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