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  • Kevin Durant: 'This is just a small obstacle'
    Kevin Durant took to Instagram following his season-ending bone graft surgery on Tuesday, and described his recovery process as "a small obstacle" in the "big picture."

    Advice: We wish Durant the best in his recovery, and you can click the link below to see the full post for yourself. Durant, once seemingly invisible, has for the first time in his career had his season derailed by injuries, and there are no guarantees he's ready to go by the start of training camp next season. He's going to be a risky first-round selection next year, which is a very weird sentence to read/write. Rotoworld.com
    51 minutes ago
     
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  • 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: If Ellis is 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
    Today, 12:29 pm
     
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  • Rudy Gay (concussion) could be out 4-5 days?
    George Karl said that he expects Rudy Gay (concussion) to be out at least 4-5 days as he undergoes the leagues concussion protocol.

    Advice: It doesn't sound likely that Gay will be back this week, so owners in a playoff format that ends at the end of this week should really consider sending Gay to the wire. Omri Casspi and Derrick Williams will have the opportunity for some extended minutes with Gay sidelined, and Casspi is worth a look in deep leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:19 pm
     
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  • David Lee will start Tuesday vs. the Clippers
    David Lee will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Lee will replace Draymond Green (rest) in the starting lineup, and he's good for some points and rebounds, although he really doesn't do much else. Through two starts this season, Lee has put in averages of 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 50.0 percent shooting from the field. He can be viewed as a low-end streamer option in deep leagues, but he's not a great play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:13 pm
  • Daymond Green (rest) out Tuesday vs. LAC
    Draymond Green (rest) will not play Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: David Lee will draw the start in Green's place tonight, and he makes for a decent streamer option in deep leagues for those seeking some points and rebounds. Marreese Speights will also have the opportunity for some extended minutes off the bench with Green out. Head coach Steve Kerr said that Green would play tonight if the game meant anything, but with the No. 1 seed wrapped up, he’s going to get Green some rest. He hinted that Green may even sit Thursday vs. the Suns, so we’ll be watching this situation closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:05 pm
     
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    7:30 pm @ LAC
  • Will Bynum goes through first practice w/ WAS
    Will Bynum went through his first full practice with the Wizards on Tuesday, and head coach Randy Wittman said that he looked good.

    Advice: Bynum only managed to get on the court for three minutes during his first game with the Wizards, and he's currently behind John Wall and Ramon Sessions in the rotation. He's basically an emergency depth guy for Washington, so as long as Wall and Sessions are healthy, Bynum belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:23 am
  • Kris Humphries (groin) goes through practice
    Kris Humphries (groin) went through a full practice on Tuesday, and said he thinks he'll be available to play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Humphries has spent the past month on the sidelines, so he's likely going to be eased back into the rotation. With season averages of just 8.1 points and 6.7 rebounds, it's safe to leave Humphries on the wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:01 am
     
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  • Dion Waiters misses practice on Tuesday
    Dion Waiters (foot) sat out Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Waiters' foot is feeling better, but we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks. With Andre Roberson (ankle) likely out Wednesday, Anthony Morrow could be in line for all the minutes he can handle if Waiters is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:26 am
  • Kevin Durant undergoes bone graft surgery
    Kevin Durant (foot) had bone graft surgery for the fifth metatarsal of his right foot on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next four to six months.

    Advice: While we've yet to see a team say a surgery was unsuccessful, it's worth noting that the Thunder deemed the surgery a success. The optimistic end of Durant's timetable would put him back on the court by training camp, while the longer end of of that timetable would having him returning at some point in October. We'll be keeping close tabs on Durant's recovery, but the 2015-16 season will mark the first in years where he's not the top option in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:38 am
     
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  • Alexey Shved open to re-signing with Knicks
    Alexey Shved (ribs) is open to re-signing with the Knicks after the 2014-15 season, according to sources.

    Advice: According to those same sources, Shved loves playing for Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and is open to returning to the Knicks when he becomes and unrestricted free agent after the summer. Shved played some of the best basketball of his career with the Knicks in March and 16.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 1.9 three-pointers during the month. The 26-year-old can be dropped in all fantasy leagues as there's a good chance he won't play again this season, but he's a player fantasy owners should keep in mind for the 2015-16 season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:55 am
     
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  • 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
  • Draymond Green may sit Tuesday vs Clippers
    Draymond Green (shin) may miss Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Green has been dealing with inflammation in his shins and with the top seed in the Western Conference already clinched, there's a chance that he sits for the second consecutive game on Tuesday. We'll update this item as more information becomes available, but David Lee would likely get another start if Green sits while Marreese Speights would also see a small minutes bump. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:13 am
     
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    7:30 pm @ LAC
  • 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
  • Hamilton slowly ramping back up for Minny
    Justin Hamilton started for Gorgui Dieng (concussion) scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with four rebounds, one assist and one block over 25 minutes in the Wolves' 104-84 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Hamilton continues to ramp his minutes back up after suffering a concussion and it's a shame because he was showing real mid-round upside at the time he got hurt. Dieng's absence helps him out a bit, but there should be more than enough room for him to produce regardless of Dieng's status. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Damian Lillard turns it around vs. Suns
    Damian Lillard ended his brief slump on Monday against the Suns, making 7-of-14 from the field for 19 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had two really bad games over the weekend, but it was just a matter of time before he picked it up. Lillard and the Blazers get a huge matchup against the Clippers on Wednesday, which could be a preview of a first-round playoff series. Lillard also has two more games after that, so he should be a huge help to his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Brown posts nice money counters on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, six assists, one steal and two blocks over 30 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Brown has stealthily posted top 80-90 value over the last two weeks by hitting 52 percent of his shots while averaging 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. If you need help in the latter two categories, he's well worth a look as long as Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin remain out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Johnson grabs 16 rebounds in win over HOU
    Amir Johnson grabbed 16 rebounds in Monday's win over the Rockets, and also chipped in with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson is enjoying a four-game week and was a relatively safe, albeit low-end play for owners this week. This gets him off to a good start and if you started his counterpart, Patrick Patterson (seven points, one three, four boards, one steal, 28 minutes) better luck next time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:42 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
  • Smith slows down in loss to Raptors
    Josh Smith scored just eight points on 3-of-14 shooting (0-for-4 from deep) with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: Smith has been on fire and was due for a bad game. With Donatas Motiejunas, Terrence Jones and Dwight Howard either out and/or on minutes limits he's still a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 15 points at home
    Paul Millsap scored 15 points during a 101-88 win against the Bucks on Monday with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover.

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

    Advice: Dennis Schroder (toe) was hurt tonight and Jeff Teague is unlikely to play on Tuesday in a back-to-back, so we should see Mack getting major run. If you're looking for a player to stream on a light four-game night, he's one of the best options out there among players widely available in leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Canaan scores 18 points with three treys
    Isaiah Canaan scored 18 points off the bench in Monday's overtime loss, hitting 4-of-9 shots (3-of-7 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with zero rebounds, three assists and three steals in 27 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Canaan has his head back above the water in 12-team standard leagues, but owners shouldn't expect more than some threes and steals at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Kelly posts huge line during Tank Fest 2015
    Ryan Kelly scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, four assists and four blocks over 43 minutes in Monday's overtime win against the Sixers.

    Advice: Kelly has been putting up interesting lines for a few games now and though the rug could be pulled out from underneath him he fits the definition of late-season pickup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 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
  • 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
  • Zaza Pachulia double-doubles vs. Hawks
    Zaza Pachulia scored 17 points with 13 boards, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Since his 22-21 line on Mar. 20, Zaza has been able to get consistent minutes in his last five. In that span, he averaged 13.2 points, 8.4 boards, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals on 60.9 percent from the field in 31.0 minutes per game. Pachulia is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Rudy Gay (concussion) out for Wednesday
    Rudy Gay (concussion) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Considering he blacked out following the collision, Gay is likely going to be out for at least a week. His fantasy owners can consider dropping him at any depth if they need games played. Meanwhile, Omri Casspi would get the start while Derrick Williams, Ben McLemore, Ray McCallum and Sauce Castillo would benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:52 pm
     
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  • Rudy Gay (concussion) blacked out on Monday
    Coach George Karl said he believes Rudy Gay was diagnosed with a concussion and that Gay blacked out after his collision on Monday.

    Advice: He will have to go through the concussion protocol, which gives him very little chance to play for Wednesday. Although, Andre Drummond and Elijah Millsap only needed a little over one day to get through the protocol earlier this month, but that's still very rare. Gay could miss the entire week and he's not a must-own player if you really need games played this week. Ben McLemore, Omri Casspi, Ray McCallum and Sauce Castillo benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:48 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rudy Gay (concussion test) out for game
    Rudy Gay is undergoing a concussion test on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: He was able to walk back to the locker room on his own, but he was a little woozy. For now, we would consider Gay extremely doubtful to play for Wednesday's game in Houston and he could miss one of the upcoming home games this weekend. Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Sauce Castillo would benefit without Rudy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:57 pm
     
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  • Draymond Green says he's going to sit
    Updating a previous item, Draymond Green (shin, Blake-itis) jokingly said he's going to sit out on Tuesday because he has "Blake-itis."

    Advice: When it comes to quotes about the Clippers, it's hard to top some of the things Draymond Green has said -- that would be a fantastic series in the second round, by the way. Green and the Warriors do get three more games this week, but one would think Green will miss one of the road-road back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday. His owners should only plan on having him for two games at most. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:59 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAC
  • Draymond Green (shin) could miss Tuesday
    Draymond Green is dealing with a shin issue and it could keep him out of action on Tuesday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It sounds like he's not going to get a "Cool Story, Glenn" game. Green missed Saturday due to rest and coach Steve Kerr said his star PF is banged up, so his fantasy owners can probably expect him to miss at least two more games the rest of the way. With Green out, David Lee and James Michael McAdoo would get his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:42 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAC
  • Rudy Gay likely to sit on Wednesday night
    Rudy Gay could sit on Wednesday night in Houston.

    Advice: We're just guessing here, but the Kings sitting DeMarcus Cousins in a road game that's not in back-to-back set suggests Rudy won't play. We'll pass along anything official, but for now his owners should plan on him getting three games this week. Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Sauce Castillo would benefit most. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:38 am
     
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  • 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
  • Dion Waiters to have sore foot examined
    Dion Waiters (foot) will have an examination when the Thunder return to Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Waiters has been complaining of foot pain over the last few games, and this is par for the course considering how OKC's season is going with injuries. Waiters did manage to jack up 20 shots in Sunday's win over Phoenix and played nearly 38 minutes while doing so. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:09 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
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) starts, gets 18 points
    Dion Waiters (ankle) started Sunday's road win vs. the Suns and finished with 18 points 8-of-20 shooting with one 3-pointer, three rebound, one assist and three turnovers.

    Advice: He struggled on Saturday with just three points on 1-of-4 shooting, possibly due to his sore ankle, but the injury didn't appear to limit him tonight. The bad news is that this line typifies the reasons why Waiters is a poor fantasy option -- he shoots inefficiently and contributes paltry rebounds, assists, steals and blocks, so one off-shooting night can tank his week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:55 pm
  • Justin Hamilton goes for 11 & 5 over 23 mins
    Justin Hamilton logged 23 minutes of action on Sunday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, with five rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and one block.

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

    Advice: The Wolves committed five turnovers on their first seven possessions and they can't get Ricky Rubio (ankle) back soon enough -- the good news is that he's questionable to return on Monday. Brown logged 36 minutes tonight and is a decent deep-league source of assists and steals, but the well could dry up whenever Rubio and Kevin Martin (hamstring) return. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:24 pm
  • Josh Smith lighting it up for the Rockets
    Josh Smith had another great all-around game on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting, with 10 rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, two blocks, one steal and four turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Smith is currently the only healthy power forward on the roster, so he's seen his minutes and production take a big leap over the past two games with Donatas Motiejunas (back) joining Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) on the sidelines. Motiejunas has been ruled out for the next 1-2 weeks, and Jones is without an official return date, meaning that J Smoov is an absolute must-start option heading into a four-game week for the Rockets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:35 pm
  • 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
  • Kris Humphries (groin) will not play Sunday
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not play vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Feb. 26 and he remains without a timetable to return. Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden will continue to see a few extra minutes off the bench, but both players are not options in standard leagues. Humphries can be dropped everywhere until he is cleared to play. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:06 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Dion Waiters scores just three points in loss
    Dion Waiters scored just three points on 1-of-4 shooting in a loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding two boards, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters had scored in double digits in each of his last four games, so this was a frustrating line for any owners relying on him tonight. Waiters is still locked into a starting role moving forward with Andre Roberson on the shelf, and he will have a chance to bounce back vs. the Suns on Sunday. That being said, he is far from a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:53 pm
  • 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
  • Damian Lillard is in a mini slump right now
    Damian Lillard made 4-of-11 from the field for eight points with three boards, 10 assists, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He's in a slump. He made just 4-of-15 from the field on Friday and tonight was just his third game without a trey on the season. On the bright side, the Blazers are on a three-game winning streak. He also had four fouls in a game for just the third time in 2015. His fantasy owners will get a four-game week starting on Monday, assuming they were able to withstand the Lillard drought this week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:44 pm
  • David Lee plays 21 minutes vs. Bucks
    David Lee played 21 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Warriors blew out the Bucks, so Lee didn't play in the fourth quarter. Draymond Green is dealing with some minutes injuries, so he could get another game of rest. Lee won't be worth owning while Dray is active, though. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
  • Draymond Green dealing with nagging injuries?
    Coach Steve Kerr said Draymond Green (rest, out Saturday) has been dealing with nagging injuries and the three days off should help.

    Advice: Green has started all 72 games before Saturday and he certainly doesn't play half speed or shy away from contact. Green will have a chance to sit in another game with next weekend's road-road back-to-back as a possible time to do so. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:16 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAC
  • David Lee will start for Draymond Green
    David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes in his last start and scored 13 points on 4-of-12 from the field, but that was without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. When Lee is with those two in 138 minutes this season, he has a solid 19.4 usage rate, so he should still be able to produce. He's worth starting in standard leagues tonight. James Michael McAdoo and Marreese Speights should also play more. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:04 pm
  • Kyle Korver out for Saturday vs. Charlotte
    Kyle Korver (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

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

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

    Advice: They clinched the No. 1 seed on Friday and are on the road tonight, so this isn't a surprise. The Hawks may also start to rest players in games outside of back-to-back sets, so owners of any Hawk should be concerned on using them -- that's especially true in road games. Expect Elton Brand, Pero Antic and Mike Muscala to get Horford's minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:32 pm
  • Draymond Green (rest) will not play Saturday
    Draymond Green (rest) will not play vs. the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: The Warriors are coasting towards the playoffs, and it was inevitable that Green would eventually get a day off. This is a tough blow for owners in the middle of fantasy playoffs, but Green should be good to go vs. Doc Rivers and the Clippers on Tuesday. David Lee will likely draw the start, while Marreese Speights should see more playing time as well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:52 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAC
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Josh Smith flirts with trip-dub in 40 minutes
    Josh Smith logged 40 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists, three blocks and three 3-pointers.

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

    Advice: The minutes and dimes are there, but the scoring isn't just yet. Kevin Martin (hamstrings) appears to be out for a couple more games, so expect Brown to have plenty of minutes headed his way. He'll likely have more offensive responsibility on Sunday. He's only worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Ryan Kelly plays 31 minutes vs. Raptors
    Ryan Kelly played 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with seven points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Those are some empty stats with all that playing time. Kelly said he's more comfortable at power forward, but he's not exactly playing with pass-first teammates right now. Kelly is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:19 pm
  • 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
  • Isaiah Canaan looking some playing time
    Isaiah Canaan played 20 minutes against the Clippers on Friday with nine points, two rebounds and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Plus/minus isn't the best stat, but Canaan was a minus-22 in his 20 minutes tonight. He's clearly losing playing time to Ish Smith and he could be limited to minutes in the teens going forward. The former Rocket is a drop candidate considering he's not playing well right now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:57 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
  • Josh Smith will start Friday vs. Minnesota
    Josh Smith will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves, with Donatas Motiejunas (back) unavailable.

    Advice: With Motiejunas and Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) out, and Dwight Howard on a minutes limit tonight, J Smoov is going to get all the run he can handle in a very favorable matchup with the Wolves. He looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Kevin Durant will have season-ending surgery
    Kevin Durant (foot) will have season-ending foot surgery and will be held out of basketball activities for 4-6 months.

    Advice: He is going to have a bone graft procedure because he is "showing signs of regression," according to the team. This will be his third surgery on his right foot and he's not a complete lock to be ready for training camp. If Durant needs six months to get back to basketball-related activity, he'll be looking at an October return. After five consecutive seasons of being the number one player in fantasy leagues, Durant's fantasy stock has plummeted more than almost anyone could have imagined. We hope we see the 2013-14 KD next season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:55 am
     
    Injured
  • Will Bynum says he could play Friday vs. NY
    Will Bynum has officially signed a 10-day deal with the Wizards, and said he could play Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Bynum will offer some emergency backcourt depth to the Wizards, but he's not likely to do enough on the stat sheet to matter in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:03 am
  • Kris Humphries (groin) out Friday vs. CHA
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hornets, as expected.

    Advice: Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden will continue to split Humphries reserve minutes, but neither guy is worth owning in standard leagues. With no clear return date in site for Humphries, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:23 am
     
    Injured
  • Ryan Kelly more comfortable playing at PF
    Ryan Kelly stated during a recent interview that he's more comfortable playing at the power forward position.

    Advice: "I’m a little more comfortable there," Kelly said regarding the power forward spot. "I can get more involved offensively than I had been at times [playing small forward]." Kelly has started at the four-spot the past two games, putting in averages of 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 block per game. If he can continue to start at power forward, he'll be worth a look in deep leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:23 am
  • Report: Wizards to sign Will Bynum on Friday
    The Wizards are expected to sign Will Bynum on Friday, according to people familiar with the situation.

    Advice: With injuries to Bradley Beal (ankle), Garrett Temple (hamstring), and Toure Murry (ankle), the Wizards were in need of some backcourt depth, so they cut Murry to make room for Bynum on the roster. Bynum is expected to be available for Friday's game vs. Charlotte, but he's not likely to earn significant minutes right out the gate, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:42 am
  • Zaza Pachulia gets 32 minutes
    Zaza Pachulia played 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with 12 points, six boards, three assists, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He came in red hot over his previous three, averaging 15.7 points, 13.7 boards, 5.7 dimes, 2.7 steals, 0.3 blocks and 3.3 turnovers on 58.8 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the line. Perhaps the most important stat is 34.6 minutes per game in that span. Even though this game wasn't as great as his previous ones this past week, he’s a must-start player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:57 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) doesn't practice Thurs
    Kris Humphries (groin) was unable to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Humphries was spotted going through a lot of individual work on Thursday, but his absence from practice would suggest he's doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. If he's unable to go, Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to split his reserve minutes. Seraphin can be viewed as a shot-blocking specialist in extremely deep leagues, while Humphries belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:03 pm
     
    Injured
  • Josh Smith (ankle) probable Friday vs. MIN
    Josh Smith (ankle) is probable to play Friday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Smith has been playing through the pain, so there's no reason to think he will sit on Friday. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Smith may find himself in the starting lineup with a very favorable matchup against the Timberwolves. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:37 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 in start
    Dion Waiters, who was benched for the start of the second half on Tuesday, started for the Thunder on Wednesday and had 14 points, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: Waiters' line was actually pretty decent due to the final score of 130-91 looking more like an old-school Globetrotters' score over the Washington Generals, instead of a meeting of two of the West's better teams. With Andre Roberson down and out, Waiters should continue to get plenty of starts and run from here on out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:53 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 14 in 29 minutes
    Rudy Gay scored 14 points with four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was on the injury report with his patella tendon issue, but that's probably not the reason why his playing time was low. Gay will be on the injury report going forward, but it's nothing to worry about as long as he's probable. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:46 pm
     
    Injured
  • Justin Hamilton quiet in return for Wolves
    Justin Hamilton returned from a bout with migraines and had four points and four rebounds in just nine minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Maybe he'll get healthy and hot in the upcoming week, but for now, he's just another big man in Minnesota. And that's a shame, because he was playing so well before the migraines set in. If you have an available spot and need a big man, taking a flier on Hamilton still makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:55 pm
  • Lo Brown starts for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown started at shooting guard on Wednesday and had eight points, nine rebounds and three steals in an overtime loss to the Lakers.

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

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

    Advice: The Lakers have benched both Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer as the tank-train gets cranked up, but Jordan Clarkson hit a couple free throws in the clutch to get the Lakers a disappointing win. Kelly, Ed Davis and Tarik Black are all worth a look right now as the Lakers should continue to sit Hill and Boozer as long as they can get away with it. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • 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
  • Rudy Gay ready to roll on Wednesday
    Rudy Gay (knee) will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll get some minutes as the stretch four throughout the game and could have a big night even though the Suns are playing better on D. Gay should be in all lineups tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:43 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Lorenzo Brown starting for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown is starting in place of Kevin Martin on Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Martin is "available to play" for the Wolves, which is pretty much meaningless. Brown probably won't play 45 minutes like he did on Monday, but he could play around 30 or so. Give him a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:03 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (illness) available to play
    Justin Hamilton (illness) will be available to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves may actually have eight players available tonight after running a seven-man rotation on Monday. Hamilton was playing very well before his head injury, so give him a look in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:48 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) won't play vs. Pacers
    Kris Humphries (groin) will sit out again vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Feb. 26 and it's anyone's guess when he'll return to action, though it's somewhat encouraging that he's traveling with the team. Nene, Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to play a few extra minutes in Humphries' absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • Alexey Shved (ribs) out at least 2-3 weeks
    Alexey Shved (ribs) suffered an incomplete fractured rib and will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: There is a good chance he is going to be out for the season, which is too bad because he was playing the best basketball of his life. With Shved out, Shane Larkin will start while Langston Galloway will run the offense a lot more for the Knicks. Galloway is worth owning in all standard leagues while Ricky Ledo and Cleanthony Early may also get some of Shved's minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:16 pm
     
    Injured
  • Alexey Shved (ribs) out for Wednesday night
    Alexey Shved (ribs) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday night and coach Derek Fisher said he is "a ways away" from playing.

    Advice: He was questionable to play but Knicks writer Ian Begley writes that Shved "will likely be out through the weekend at least," which is not what his fantasy owners wanted to hear. With Shved out, Shane Larkin and Langston Galloway will benefit the most. Galloway has played particularly well and is worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:19 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rudy Gay is listed as probable for Wednesday
    Rudy Gay (knee) is listed as probable to play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The overwhelming majority of the time this would be a non-issue with the Kings listing a player as probable. Usually, the team won't even update their "probable" players until they announce the starting lineup minutes before a game. However, there's some added risk here with the road game on a back-to-back set. We're still fully expecting Gay to play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:50 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kris Humphries (groin) doubtful for Wednesday
    Kris Humphries (groin) is doubtful to play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been on the shelf since Feb. 26 and his recovery has been unusually slow, so we would be surprised if he managed to play tonight. We will know more closer to tip-off, but Humprhies still belongs on the wire in most leagues. Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to see a slight uptick in minutes off the bench if Humprhries can't play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:35 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Damian Lillard's 29 pts aren't enough Tuesday
    Damian Lillard scored a team-high 29 points vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, sinking 9-of-21 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with six 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Lillard is shooting just 43.3 percent in March, but he's still averaging 20.3 points and 2.1 triples. He'll be leaned on even more if LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) miss any more games, so fantasy owners can sleep soundly with Lillard locked into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:51 pm
  • Draymond Green two dimes shy of triple-double
    Draymond Green fell two assists shy of a triple-double on Tuesday with 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes, helping Golden State earn a 122-108 win in Portland.

    Advice: He made 6-of-10 shots, including one 3-pointer, while blocking three shots with only two turnovers. Green's jack-of-all-trades play has reduced Golden State's highest-paid player to an afterthought -- David Lee, who is making $15 million this season, picked up another DNP-CD tonight. The Warriors have another favorable four-game schedule on tap next week, solidifying Green as an elite weapon during the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:21 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAC
  • Rudy Gay's 21 pts help Kings fend off Sixers
    Rudy Gay struggled offensively on Tuesday, making 6-of-19 field goals, but he still finished with 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: Gay is owed a guaranteed $25.7 million over the next two seasons, with a $14.3 million player option in 2017-18, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Kings eventually scale back his playing time in the final few weeks of the season. He logged 41 minutes tonight, however, and has been a dominant fantasy force over the past few weeks with averages of 26.4 points, 1.4 threes, 5.4 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocks, all with solid percentages. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:54 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Ryan Kelly scores 16 points in start at PF
    Ryan Kelly played 29 minutes in a start at PF on Tuesday, finishing with 16 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He didn't turn the ball over and this was one of his better outings of the season. Lakers coach Paul Pressey, filling in for Byron Scott, once again spread minutes thin and evenly throughout his first and second units, and Kelly's starting job isn't likely to result in reliable fantasy production. We'll let you know if he plays well enough to warrant your attention. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Dion Waiters stays hot w/ 23 points vs Lakers
    Dion Waiters was benched to start the second half of Tuesday's game, but he got hot offensively and finished with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and only one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Anthony Morrow took Waiters' spot with the starters and remains the more valuable fantasy option, regardless of where he begins Wednesday's game in San Antonio. Waiters has been hot offensively over his past few games, however, and is worth plugging into lineup until he cools off. OKC is starting to gain some breathing room as the No. 8 seed in the West, pulling two games ahead of the idle Suns with tonight's 127-117 home win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia posts 14/11/7 in comeback win
    Zaza Pachulia stepped up during Tuesday's thrilling comeback victory, notching 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 11 rebounds (five offensive), seven assists, a career-high five steals and one block.

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

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

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

    Advice: With Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful and Nikola Pekovic (ankles) out, the Timberwolves could sure use Hamilton back in the rotation. Expect another update on Hamilton following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:20 pm
  • Alexey Shved (ribs) questionable Wednesday
    Alexey Shved (ribs) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Shved is being listed as the probable starter for Wednesday's matchup, but we'll have a better idea of his availability following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's unable to go, Langston Galloway and Shane Larkin would be asked to log heavy minutes for the injury depleted Knicks, with Galloway offering the most upside. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:58 pm
     
    Injured
  • Josh Smith (ankle) probable Wednesday vs. NO
    Josh Smith (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Smith was productive in his 29 minutes of action on Monday, despite dealing with a minor ankle sprain, so we fully expect him to give it a go on Wednesday. Dwight Howard (knee) is also expected to return to action on Wednesday, and it'll be interesting to see how/if he affects Smith’s value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:35 pm
  • Damian Lillard won't use fatigue as excuse
    Damian Lillard refused to use fatigue as an excuse for the Blazers' recent struggles.

    Advice: "I’m fine," Lillard said. "I would tell you if I was worn down or [fatigued]. I got to play better. I don’t want to blame a four-game losing streak on, ‘I’m tired’ or ‘this is hurting or that’s hurting.’" With Nicolas Batum (back) and LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) hurting and unlikely for Tuesday's game, Lillard doesn't really have the luxury to consider a rest day with the Blazers fighting for a higher seed out West. If both Aldrige and Batum are indeed unavailable Tuesday, Lillard is going to have a lot of responsibilities on offense. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:51 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown logs 45 minutes on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown started for Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday and logged 45 minutes, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.

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

    Advice: He used to call himself Mid-Range Shawty, but Smith was hanging on the 3-point line while James Harden kept drawing double- and triple-teams. He was a little banged up due to an ankle injury, but he should continue to get extended run until Dwight Howard gets back. Smith is worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:05 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) out again for Monday
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He might miss the entire month of March and has been out since Feb. 26. Humphries can be ignored in most leagues. Marcin Gortat and Nene get a tough matchup tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:59 pm
     
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  • Lorenzo Brown to start for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown will start in place of Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday against the Jazz.

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

    Advice: His ankle sprain didn't look too bad on Saturday and he did go through shootaround, so we're not expecting him to be limited tonight. Smith will come off the bench and should flirt with 30 minutes. He's worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:14 pm
  • Alexey Shved (ribs) out vs. the Grizzlies
    Alexey Shved (ribs) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday and is hopeful to play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been the Knicks best player, playing 31.2 minutes per game with a 26.5 usage rate over his last 10 games. Shved also had an assist percentage of 26.5, so there will have to be others on the team to help facilitate the offense. Shane Larkin and Ricky Ledo figure to get most of Shved's playing time. Larkin is the safer bet and a better play in most leagues while Ledo may have more chances to score. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:49 pm
     
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  • Ryan Kelly may start next to Tarik Black
    Ryan Kelly could start next to Tarik Black against the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Advice: That means Jordan Hill will move to the bench. This is a surprising move because the Lakers played well on Sunday and pulled out a win. Kelly is still not going to be worth owning even with the starting nod. Hill's fantasy value shouldn't fall too much with his bench role. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 12:34 pm
  • Alexey Shved unlikely to play on Monday
    Alexey Shved (ribs) is unlikely to play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The Knicks are in trouble and are running out of depth. Now it'll likely be Ricky Ledo getting minutes in the rotation and may start after playing eight minutes on Sunday. Shane Larkin replaced Shved on Sunday and may see the biggest increase in production. Plus, Langston Galloway should have the ball more based on Shved's 25.8 usage rate with the Knicks. Shved's owners probably can't play him this week in most cases. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 12:16 pm
     
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  • Update: Josh Smith expects to play Monday
    Updating a previous item, Josh Smith (ankle) went through shootaround and expects to play on Monday against the Pacers.

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

    Advice: Hamilton has been out since March 16 with migraines, and right now there is no clear timetable for his return. It's too bad considering Hamilton has a clear path toward production given all the injuries his team is dealing with, but he's of no use to fantasy owners if he can't get into the lineup. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) both questionable, Gorgui Dieng should get a ton of burn once again. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 9:09 am
  • Alexey Shved very questionable for Monday
    X-rays on Alexey Shved's injured ribs were negative on Sunday, but he's considered questionable for Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Shved left Sunday's game without returning, and it's a bad time for him to get hurt considering that he's been rolling for owners who snagged him off the waiver wire. If he sits, Shane Larkin, Ricky Ledo and Langston Galloway are likely to get more playing time with Jose Calderon (Achilles), Tim Hardaway Jr. (wrist) already out. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 7:18 am
     
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  • Rudy Gay more 'creative' at power forward
    Rudy Gay says he's been more "creative" when he plays power forward.

    Advice: George Karl has made the move in an effort to improve spacing, and Gay has responded in emphatic fashion with averages of 29.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, a steal and two triples on 53.8 percent shooting. "I think Rudy’s confident against the bigger player rather than the quicker player," Karl said. DeMarcus Cousins has also endorsed the move, and everyone will be on board so long as it produces wins. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 7:12 am
     
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  • Isaiah Canaan shoots 1-of-12 off Sixers bench
    Isaiah Canaan made one of his 12 shot attempts on Sunday, coming off the bench for three points, one rebound and two assists in 22 minutes.

    Advice: There is no bright side to relate. He didn't have any steals and appears stuck in an unfavorable backup role behind Ish Smith, who is somewhat more appealing given their current roles for Philly. Owners in roto leagues may want to exercise some patience, but anyone in a head-to-head matchup should feel free to jettison Canaan. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:39 pm
  • Amir Johnson quiet in 24 minutes vs. Knicks
    Amir Johnson's streak of quiet games continued on Sunday with five points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists and one steal vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: It's not a terrible haul for just 24 minutes of action, but Johnson's limited offensive role is capping his fantasy upside at late-round value. He'd likely require an injury to Patrick Patterson (scoreless in 27 minutes) to be a reliable option, and the Raptors only have three games this week, so plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:50 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (migraine) out again Sunday
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Hamilton actually wasn't on the injury report earlier in the day, so it's a shame that he won't be able to give it a go tonight. Hopefully he will be able to return to action on Monday vs. the Jazz, but his owners should have a backup plan ready. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) also out, Gorgui Dieng, Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will be busy again tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:25 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) is inactive on Sunday
    Kris Humphries (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: There hasn't been a lot of information on Humphries' recovery and it's possible he sits out through the end of March. Humphries shouldn't be owners in just about any league right now, and his absence has opened up more minutes for Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kyle Korver drains two 3-pointers in return
    Kyle Korver (nose) returned on Sunday with six points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 29 minutes.

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

    Advice: The Hawks have a stellar assist ratio of 67.3 percent this season, tops in the league, which is a testament of their 'good-to-great' mantra offensively. They've now dropped three consecutive games, all against playoff-bound teams, but Atlanta is still eight games ahead of Cleveland for the East's top seed. Expect Horford to bounce back in Orlando on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 2:34 pm
  • Alexey Shved suffers rib contusion, out Sun.
    Alexey Shved suffered a rib contusion during Sunday's game and he will not return.

    Advice: Shved will end Sunday's game with nine points, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers. Shane Larkin started the second half in Shved's place, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. The Knicks play again on Monday vs. the Grizzlies, and we'll be considering Shved questionable for that one. Larkin will get some more playing time, but he doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to matter in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Magic Johnson praises Draymond Green
    Magic Johnson said that Draymond Green is one of the top 5 all-around players in the NBA.

    Advice: This is a huge compliment from Magic and it speaks volumes about how good Green has been this season. He is boasting averages of 11.8 points, 8.1 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.4 3-pointers per game, and it's safe to say that he will be an elite asset in fantasy leagues for many years to come. Green can expect a heft paycheck this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 10:16 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAC
  • 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
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points with 7 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with three rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers on 8-of-18 from the field during a 97-86 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He might have to be Russell Westbrook with all of these injuries. Lillard does a lot of work in isolation, but not having LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) for spacing will likely hurt his efficiency. Obviously, the usage should offset that. He'll be fine regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 8:32 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores eight points
    Arron Afflalo scored eight points on 3-of-6 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with three rebounds, one assist and three fouls.

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

    Advice: He was expected to miss three games due to a broken nose, which means he should return for this one. The Hawks have missed Korver quite a bit, suffering a two-game losing streak heading into Sunday. If Korver can make it back, Kent Bazemore won't be in play for fantasy owners in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 1:29 pm
  • Waiters scores season-high 26 points vs. ATL
    Dion Waiters scored a season-high 26 points on Friday against the Hawks, hitting 11-of-18 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: If Waiters is going to get this much playing time then he might be worth a look, but chances are that Enes Kanter will return to steal some touches and cap off any theoretic upside that Waiters might have. It was easily his best game of the year but we're just not convinced he can get it done in a standard league. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 11:17 pm
  • Millsap posts yet another versatile line
    Paul Millsap scored 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Millsap was great as usual and he's turning in a top 12-14 season so far. DeMarre Carroll scored 15 points with one trey, and Al Horford (10 points, 5-of-7 FGs, 11 rebounds, four assists, one block) and Jeff Teague (11 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals, one trey) both got things moving in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 11:06 pm
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