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  • Devin Harris had issue with tape on his toe
    Devin Harris (toe) said the tape job on his left big toe was a problem with his second toe.

    Advice: He had surgery on that toe back in the summer of 2013, so the Mavs will have to figure out a new way to wrap Harris' toe in Game 2. This doesn't sound quite as bad as a normal aggravation, but Harris will likely be limited in some capacity for the rest of the series. J.J. Barea will play a bit more. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • James Harden scores 24 points with 11 dimes
    James Harden handled his business against the Mavs on Saturday during a 118-108 win, scoring 24 points with two rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first double-double of his playoff career and Harden just killed the Mavs at the line, making 15-of-17 from the charity stripe. The Mavs also having injuries to two wings, Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons, is really going to hurt because of how Harden draws so many fouls. This was far from Harden's best game, so the Rockets have to be pleased they won by double-digits tonight. They host the Mavs again on Tuesday for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Dwight Howard battles foul trouble in win
    Dwight Howard played just 17 minutes due to foul trouble against the Mavs on Saturday with 11 points, five boards, one steal and five blocks.

    Advice: If not for the foul trouble, he would have played more. The Rockets didn't really go to Howard in the post much, but Howard looked healthy with respect to his knee. He should be closer to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores 19 points in 34 minutes
    Terrence Jones made 6-of-15 from the field and 7-of-11 from the line for 19 points against the Mavs on Saturday with nine rebounds, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: The shot total is almost shocking and this was the first time in Jones' career he's had more than 10 shots from the field and from the line. Jones saw a little more playing time than expected because of Dwight Howard getting into foul trouble, but he's still a good bet to play over 30 minutes per game in this series. Jones' season flew a little under the radar due to injuries, so he'll be a difference maker if he can stay on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Trevor Ariza has a dub-dub in great game
    Trevor Ariza was a wonderful two-way player against the Mavs on Saturday with 12 points, 10 boards, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The points don't tell the story. Ariza was a terror on defense and getting a double-double with six dimes went a long way. On the injury side of things, Ariza did have some cramping in both of his calves and he did receive some treatment. There's been no indication that he'll need to miss time going forward and this hasn't been a habitual problem for him. We're expecting him to be ready for Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Corey Brewer steps it up down the stretch
    Corey Brewer turned it on down the stretch against the Mavs on Saturday with 15 points, one assist and three 3-poiners in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He killed the Mavs in the fourth quarter with all three 3-pointers coming in that frame. Brewer's versatility at both wing spots should help him get playing time in the 20s. Trevor Ariza did have some cramping issues, but there's no need to worry about him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Jason Terry scores 16 points vs. the Mavs
    Jason Terry scored 16 points on 6-of-10 from the field against the Mavs on Saturday with four boards, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The JET had a little redemption against his former team and you could see it in his eye that this game meant a little more to him. He's going to do almost all his work off the ball and had seven attempts from deep. He'll have a similar role going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Clint Capela gets in the rotation
    Clint Capela played a surprising 16 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday with eight points, six boards, two blocks and one turnover.

    Advice: He saw playing time in the first quarter and the minutes have nothing to do with garbage time whatsoever. Capela has leapfrogged Joey Dorsey for the backup center minutes. Capela is an awful foul shooter, so the Rockets will be hoping teams don't go with a Hack-A-Capela tune. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki's hot shooting isn't enough
    Dirk Nowitzki made 10-of-14 from the field for 24 points during a 118-108 loss to the Rockets on Saturday, adding eight boards, two assists, six turnovers and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The turnovers were a bit much, but Nowitzki was money with his jumper. The Mavs did give Dirk a little breather in the fourth quarter, but his playing time in this game is a good sign. Expect him to be a big part of the offense to help space the Rockets' defense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Tyson Chandler double-doubles vs. Houston
    Tyson Chandler double-doubled against the Rockets on Saturday with 11 points, 18 boards, two steals and one block in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs went small with four wings next to Chandler and they would have been torched on both ends without him. Chandler had himself a fantastic April, averaging 13.1 points, 12.7 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals on 75.6 percent from the field. It's fair to expect a double-double in each game during this series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Monta Ellis scores just 16 points vs. HOU
    Monta Ellis scored 16 points against the Rockets on Saturday with four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: This was not Monta's best game outside of a brilliant buzzer beater to end the third quarter. Ellis was able to attack the basket, but he just couldn't finish over the Rockets' size. Expect him to have a better game in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Chandler Parsons looks fine following injury
    Chandler Parsons battled a knee injury against the Rockets on Saturday, finishing with 10 points, six boards, two assists and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Houston crowd must have remembered Parsons' famous picture with Mark Cuban over the summer when he signed a contract because they booed him throughout the game. Additionally, Parsons missed about 10 minutes in real time due to an aggravation to his knee injury, but he looked fine once he came back. The Mavs went in with a plan to monitor Parsons' minutes, but he likely would have been around 40 had he not missed time. The good news for Parsons is that he's off until Tuesday for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Rajon Rondo scores 15 points with five dimes
    Rajon Rondo scored 15 points against the Rockets on Saturday with five assists, no rebounds, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He turned in a very nice second quarter, but Rondo was a little bashful with his shot in the paint. His defense was also a problem for much of this game. If Devin Harris' toe injury is going to cost him some games, there should be more minutes for Rondo. Even with the extra playing time, Rondo is really going to have to step it up and he'll also need to be better on the glass. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Devin Harris aggravates toe injury vs. HOU
    Devin Harris aggravated his toe injury on Saturday and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable to go into this game and he suffered the aggravation in the second half. Harris seemed to be bothered by the injury throughout the game and he could miss some time. If that's the case, J.J. Barea would be looking at more playing time. Harris left the game with two points, two boards and one assist in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:27 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Chandler Parsons returns to action vs. HOU
    Chandler Parsons went to the locker room in the second quarter on Saturday and has returned to action.

    Advice: He threw down an emphatic slam in transition, but didn't look right following that play. Parsons walked back without a significant limp and he's likely just dealing with some soreness to his knee, which kept him out of action since Apr. 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:35 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Joakim Noah logs 35 minutes vs. Bucks
    Joakim Noah played 35 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with six points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau stuck with his nine-man rotation tonight and Noah was still able to get big minutes. Taj Gibson did have an injury, but Noah was still on track to see a major increase in playing time from his 29.1 minutes per game in his previous 10. He should be in the 35-38 minute neighborhood as long as he's healthy. Pau Gasol didn't play very well in this game, making 5-of-17 from the field for 10 points with 13 boards, four assists and three blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:03 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores five in 13 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic played 13 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played most of his minutes at small forward tonight, which continues to be a problem area for him. Taj Gibson did have a minor knee strain issue, but there's been no concern since the game ended. Mirotic will be seeing playing time in the teens while the Bulls are healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:57 pm
  • Khris Middleton missing late, scores 18
    Khris Middleton scored 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: For some reason, coach Jason Kidd was a little late bringing Middleton into the game during the fourth quarter. Middleton does have sub-par numbers against the Bulls and his 41.2 percent from the field against them is his lowest among any opponent with at least three games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Devin Harris looks like he's playing on Sat
    Devin Harris (toe) looks like a go against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable, but the team expected him to play all along. If any other news comes around regarding Harris, we'll pass it along. Expect him to play minutes in the lower 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:06 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Mavs have a plan for Chandler Parsons' mins
    Coach Rick Carlisle said "there's a plan in place" for Chandler Parsons' playing time on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons said his conditioning isn't up to par, so we're not expecting him to play more than 30 minutes in his first game back. He's going to start and should still be able to put up a decent line against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:10 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Dwight Howard expected to play more
    Dwight Howard is expected to play more in the postseason than he did in the regular season.

    Advice: Coach Kevin McHale said the Rockets will play it by ear with Dwight's minutes. Dwight was up to 28 minutes on Apr. 12 and he should get over the 30-minute plateau tonight. There will be less minutes going to Joey Dorsey. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:49 pm
  • Norris Cole plays 34 minutes vs. Warriors
    Norris Cole played 34 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, six assists, one block and no turnovers.

    Advice: Tyreke Evans (knee) said he felt a little pop in his knee, so the Pelicans might have to roll with Cole a little more going forward. He had a few good games with the Heat in the postseason, but Cole hasn't exactly been reliable. The Pelicans will have an update on Evans on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:36 pm
  • Omer Asik doesn't play well on Saturday
    Omer Asik played 22 minutes in the starting lineup with two points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He only attempted one shot from the field and only had two offensive boards. Considering he just sits in the paint and takes up space near the basket, you could argue he's setting back Anthony Davis. Asik didn't play in the final five minutes and Davis scored 18 points in those five minutes. We'll see what coach Monty Williams does in Game 2 because the Warriors are just too strong on the outside to have Asik out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:31 pm
  • Ryan Anderson has brutal shooting game
    Ryan Anderson made 1-of-6 from the field for three points with five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Pelicans just couldn't get anything out of their other big men besides Anthony Davis. It does make a lot of sense to add some spacing to their offense and put Ryno in the starting lineup, but Quincy Pondexter actually did a decent job in that regard today. Anderson will need to play better on defense to earn more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:18 pm
  • Kris Humphries gets a DNP-CD on Saturday
    Kris Humphries was a DNP-CD on Saturday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Coach Randy Wittman went with Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden today. Humphries looks like he'll just be Nene insurance for now because all three aforementioned players had decent games today. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:59 pm
  • Pelicans sticking with Pondexter as starter
    Quincy Pondexter will start against the Warriors on Saturday and Jrue Holiday will come off the bench.

    Advice: Holiday isn't quite ready for his usual role, but he should play minutes in the high 20s. That means there will be less minutes for Pondexter in this huge game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:09 pm
  • Mike Scott is not on the injury report
    Mike Scott (back) is not on the injury report for Game 1 against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: That means he should be ready to go. Scott suffered his back injury on Monday and missed the finale on Wednesday. He should have minutes in the mid-teens, but that's assuming Paul Millsap's shoulder holds up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 am
     
    Injured
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Mike Scott (back) expected to play Sunday
    Mike Scott (back) made it through practice on Saturday and is expected to be available for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Scott has been a key contributor off the bench for the Hawks, and his presence is even more important considering Paul Millsap isn't 100 percent. We will have another update after shootaround Sunday, but things are definitely looking up for Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:00 am
     
    Injured
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play on Sunday vs. the Blazers despite not being 100 percent.

    Advice: "I feel alright," Allen said. "I'm getting better day by day. I'm far from where I want to be, but I can tolerate the little pain I'm having." Allen is a warrior and it will take a lot for him to miss Sunday's game, so we expect to see him out there. We will consider him a game-time decision for now, but we should know more after shootaround. If Allen continues to sit out, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will have to step up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Update: Chandler Parsons will start Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Chandler Parsons (knee) said that he will definitely be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons said he had no setbacks after practicing in full on Friday, and the Mavericks will be thrilled to see him back after he missed the last six games of the season. His minutes might be held in check, but he is expected to spend some time defending James Harden. Richard Jefferson moves to the bench following this news while Al-Farouq Aminu should see a decreased role. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:48 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Jared Dudley (back) will play on Saturday
    Jared Dudley (back) will play on Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: The Bucks rested him for the final two games of the season, so he should be fresh for the playoffs. Dudley is a seasoned veteran, and his experience will be a huge boost for the young Bucks. Expect Dudley to see minutes in the mid 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:46 am
  • Joakim Noah (hamstring) will play in Game 1
    Joakim Noah (hamstring) will play vs. the Bucks on Saturday as expected.

    Advice: He missed the last two games of the regular season because of his nagging hamstring issue, but he practiced in full on Friday and is ready to rejoin the starting lineup. Noah doesn't have any restrictions on his minutes moving forward, but there is no need for the Bulls to push him considering Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic are backing him up. Still, Noah could play more than 32 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:24 am
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Bucks, and it is unclear if he will be able to play in Game 2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has reportedly "plateaued" in his rehab, so it looks like he could miss more time. With Hinrich out of commission, Tony Snell will see some minutes in the rotation Saturday. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:24 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) expected to start Sat
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is expected to be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He missed the final six games of the regular season due to pain and swelling in his knee, but it looks like he is ready to go after going through a full practice on Friday, Parsons will likely have to spend some time defending James Harden, but his minutes will likely be held in check as he regains his conditioning. Owners in daily leagues should probably avoid him for now. Richard Jefferson will move to the bench Saturday, while Al-Farouq Aminu will play less as well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Chandler Parsons planning on playing
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is planning on playing in Game 1 against the Rockets.

    Advice: He practiced today and he should be able to give it a go. Parsons said his conditioning is a little suspect, so he may only be in the high 20s for minutes. Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will play less. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Mike Scott is progressing from injury
    Mike Scott (back) was a limited participant in practice on Friday and will be evaluated this weekend.

    Advice: "He is progressing," coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We’ll know more between now and (Game 1) Sunday. I don’t think we can say either way that he is definitely in or definitely out. He went through a lot of practice today. We’ll see how he feels today and Sunday. We are hopeful he’ll be ready to go." With Paul Millsap back, Scott isn't going to be as important. If he's limited Mike Muscala would get more run with the second unit. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:22 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) questionable for Sat
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is being listed as questionable for Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons played some 1-on-1 on Thursday, and head coach Rick Carlisle implied that Parsons would be a go for Game 1, so things are progressing in a positive direction. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if Parsons is unavailable, Richard Jefferson would draw the start with Al-Farouq Aminu logging extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:25 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Devin Harris (toe) downgraded to questionable
    Devin Harris (toe) has been downgraded to questionable for Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Thursday that Harris would play, so we're going to assume he's closer to probable than questionable. However, if he's forced to sit, it will open up minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Barea makes for the better daily league target sans Harris. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:21 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Tony Allen likely to be a game-time call
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is likely going to be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Sunday and did go through practice on Friday.

    Advice: The good news is that he expects to play. "I'm gonna try and test it," Allen said. "I've been amped up mentally. Physically I haven't. I'm just trying to get healthy as we go forward." He might have a minutes limit and could come off the bench. With Allen back, Jeff Green, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee lose some appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) doesn't practice Friday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) was unable to practice Friday, and his status is uncertain for Game 1 on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: If Hinrich can't go, Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of his minutes. Hinrich is a solid defender, but he doesn't really bring a lot to the stat sheet, so he's not really a factor in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Joakim Noah (hamstring) practices Friday
    Joakim Noah (hamstring) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he will play in Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: Noah missed the sat out the final two games of the regular-season, but he'll be back in action for the playoffs. However, with solid depth behind him in Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic, head coach Tom Thibodeau may limit his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:02 am
  • Chandler Parsons plays 1-on-1 Thursday
    Chandler Parsons (knee) played 1-on-1 on Thursday and is planning to practice on Friday.

    Advice: "It’s getting much better actually," Parsons said about his knee. "I feel stronger every single day." It sounds like Parsons should be ready to roll for Game 1, but obviously going through practice on Friday will be huge. He certainly will want to suit up against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:22 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Joakim Noah will be ready for Game 1
    Joakim Noah (hamstring) said he'll be ready to go for Game 1 on Saturday.

    Advice: Noah had knee surgery last year and coach Tom Thibodeau believes this hamstring injury is related. Noah's rest at the end of the season seems to be precautionary. Even if he does have limitations, the emergence of Nikola Mirotic really adds some depth. Plus, Taj Gibson is playing well. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:44 pm
  • Howard's minutes to increase for playoffs
    Dwight Howard's minutes restriction will rise to around 32 minutes per game for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: Howard should eventually be without a minutes restriction at some point, but he should get the most floor time he's seen since returning from his knee injury during Game 1 against the Mavericks on Saturday. The more minutes Dwight gets, the further Joey Dorsey will fall out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:00 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) will play on Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (turf toe) will play in Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday.

    Advice: Harris' return to the rotation will lead to fewer minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:59 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Dudley (back), Bayless (neck) practice Thurs
    Jared Dudley (back), and Jerryd Bayless (neck) practiced on Thursday.

    Advice: Dudley missed the final two games of the regular-season with a sore back, while Bayless missed the regular-season finale with a sore neck. Neither of these injuries sounds serious, so these guys should be ready for Game 1 against the Bulls on Saturday. That being said, both players will likely have their minutes trimmed down a bit for the postseason, and they're unlikely to do much on the stat sheet with the guys ahead of them in the rotation fully healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:27 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) expected to play Game 1
    Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (toe) looks "ready to go" for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Harris being available when the playoffs kickoff on Saturday, and his return to the rotation will mean fewer minutes for guys like Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:37 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Carlisle hopes Parsons can return for Game 1
    Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that signs are "promising but not definite" that Chandler Parsons will be available for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: Parsons spent the last six games of the season on the sidelines with a knee injury, but it's sounding like he has a good chance of being ready when the Mavs open up their first round playoff series against the Rockets on Saturday. The Mavs could certainly use him back in the rotation as he's a significant upgrade to Richard Jefferson, and we'll be monitoring Parsons' status closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:29 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Jared Dudley likely to be ready for playoffs
    Jared Dudley sat out for a second straight game due to a sore back in Wednesday's finale against the Celtics.

    Advice: However, he's expected to be ready to go for the Bucks in the playoffs, which start Saturday against the Bulls. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles, will face Mavs
    James Harden's triple-double helped the Rockets beat the Jazz 117-91 on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This is just his second game all season with single-digit attempts from the field (3-of-8) and from the line (8-of-8). Looking ahead, the Rockets will now take on the Mavs in the first round. In four games against them this season, Harden averaged 24.8 points, 6.0 boards, 5.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.5 treys on 44.3 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Dwight Howard gets 21 minutes in blowout
    Dwight Howard played just 21 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday with 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert did block him once, but this was a great game for Dwight tonight. He would have played a lot more, but the Rockets had this game in the bag during the third quarter. He'll get a tough matchup against the Mavs and Tyson Chandler. Dwight only had one game vs. Dallas this year, scoring eight points with seven boards in 18 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:05 pm
  • Tyson Chandler leads Mavs over Blazers
    Tyson Chandler returned from a night of rest and led the Mavericks with 22 points, 15 rebounds, a steal and a block as Dallas beat the Blazers 114-98.

    Advice: The Mavs are the No. 7 seed and will face the No. 2 Rockets in Round 1 of the playoffs. Dirk Nowitzki (16) and Monta Ellis (15) also returned from a rest, while Chandler Parson missed another game with his knee injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) expects to play in Game 1
    Devin Harris is dealing with turf toe in his left big toe, but he expects to be ready for the first game of the playoffs.

    Advice: Harris won't play on Wednesday and he recently had a shot to calm the inflammation in his bruised and swollen toe. He had toe surgery during the offseason but it was a different digit on the same foot, and the good news is that he doesn't sound concerned about any long-term damage. His absence leaves more playing time for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:09 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Jared Dudley out for Wednesday
    Jared Dudley will rest against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: There could be more rested players on the way for the Bucks. Plus, the Bucks will likely limit some of their guys. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:22 pm
  • Dwight Howard expected to play Wednesday
    Dwight Howard is expected to play on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: This is just a reminder that Dwight will be back after missing Monday. He should get around 28-32 minutes against Rudy Gobert, which should be fun to watch. Howard has played well in his last four, averaging 17.3 points, 11.0 boards and 1.3 blocks. Start him even in a bad matchup unless free throw percentage is really important to you tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:05 am
  • Joakim Noah, Kirk Hinrich out Wednesday
    Joakin Noah (left hamstring tendinitis) and Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Thibodeau said that Noah will be ready for the playoffs, so the Bulls are obviously erring on the side of caution tonight. With Noah on the shelf, Taj Gibson will likely draw the start and should be plugged into all lineups, while Nikola Mirotic will also see an uptick in minutes and can be considered a must-start option in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:01 am
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. IND
    Tony Allen (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: There was some hope that Allen would be able to return for the regular-season finale, but that will not be the case. With Allen sidelined, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter, and Jeff Green will all split his minutes, with Green offering the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Devin Harris (toe) out Wednesday vs. Portland
    Devin Harris (toe) will not play Wednesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: With Harris unavailable, look for J.J. Barea to pick up most of his minutes sliding into a Sixth Man role for the Mavericks. He's coming off an 18-point game, and he'll have a favorable matchup against a Blazers team that has been decimated by injuries, so he'll certainly be worth a look in daily leagues. Raymond Felton will also have the opportunity for extended minutes, but he's an extremely risky guy to deploy in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) out Wednesday vs. POR
    Chandler Parsons (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Portland, as expected.

    Advice: Parsons suffered a setback in his recovery while shooting on Sunday, and said even if this were a playoff game he'd be unavailable. Richard Jefferson will draw the start, with Al-Farouq Aminu logging extended minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) ruled out for Wednesday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of Hinrich's minutes, with Rose offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:54 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Joakim Noah (hamstring) doubtful Wednesday
    Joakim Noah (left hamstring tendinitis) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Noah spent Monday's game on the sidelines as well, so we're not expected him to suit up on Wednesday. Taj Gibson will draw the start if Noah is indeed unavailable, with Nikola Mirotic logging extended minutes off the bench. Both players offer plenty of upside, and they'd make for fine plug-and-play options in daily leagues. This seems like a very minor issue for Noah, and while he's unlikely for Monday, all signs are pointing towards him being available for Game 1 of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:49 pm
  • Mike Scott (back) ruled out for Wednesday
    Mike Scott (back contusion) will not travel to Chicago for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: With Paul Millsap's (shoulder) status up in the air for Tuesday, and Scott out, Mike Muscala could be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes. He has however been struggling lately, scoring just two and five points in his previous two outings, so he'll be a risky play in daily leagues despite the increased opportunity. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:20 am
     
    Injured
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Dirk Nowitzki not ready to hang it up yet
    Dirk Nowitzki said he's feeling good and hasn't starting thinking about retirement.

    Advice: The 36-year-old isn't putting up the numbers he used to, but he's still been effective in his 16th season. "I felt amazing in November, so when I went through these droughts here, starting in December and then I couldn’t really turn the corner again, there’s doubt creeping in. But in my head I was saying, ‘I felt amazing in November, I played amazing, I felt amazing, I moved great, I shot great. Just hopefully eventually get over everything in my body and feel good again and then I still think you can play at a high level.' " Nowitzki will no longer be a top pick in fall fantasy drafts, but his 2014-15 averages of 17.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.3 three-pointers show that he can still help fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:58 am
  • Rondo posts solid line with everybody out
    Rajon Rondo was the only usual Mavs starter to play on Monday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs have nothing to play for so owners will have to be on red alert, but if they're lucky they'll get another game on Wednesday in which he has the keys to the car again. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:12 am
  • Pondexter plays 24 minutes on Monday
    Quincy Pondexter played just 24 minutes on Monday with zero points on 0-for-5 shooting.

    Advice: Pondexter had 20 points last Tuesday but that's all we've heard of him since then. With one more game left in the season, he's a risky play for some 3-pointers and that's about it. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:40 am
  • Devin Harris returned to action on Monday April 13. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:57 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 26 points in 24 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic provided an offensive boost off the bench in just 24 minutes, scoring a game-high 26 points with two rebounds, three steals and six 3-pointers against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He's going to get some votes for Rookie of the Year and he's really played well on the nights he gets big minutes. Plus, Mirotic is much more comfortable at power forward, so it's going to be interesting to see how the Bulls handle their logjam over the summer. Joakim Noah (hamstring) could sit again on Wednesday, so you'll want to start Mirotic if/when that happens. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:08 pm
  • James Harden scores 29 in a win
    James Harden scored 29 points against the Hornets on Monday during a 100-90 win, adding six rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's going to need a miracle to earn the scoring title and he's also lost a lot of ground in the MVP race because of how Stephen Curry is burying treys like the world has never seen. Still, Harden has been a monster and he's a big reason why the Rockets will play for the No. 2 seed on Wednesday. They do need a lot of help, though. Harden will be a top-three fantasy pick next season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Terrence Jones double-doubles with 4 blocks
    Terrence Jones double-doubled on Monday against the Hornets with 10 points, 11 boards, two assists and four blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up some minutes at center tonight with Dwight Howard getting some rest. Jones' numbers have dipped a bit in his last five, averaging 7.6 points, 4.8 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 0.2 treys. He'll look to finish strong on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:00 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) out for game on Monday
    Devin Harris suffered a toe injury on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: The Mavs are resting players tonight, so holding Harris out tonight might be precautionary. Regardless, this is a tough blow to anyone who started him. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will get more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:50 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Joakim Noah (knee) out, Taj Gibson to start
    Joakim Noah will not play against the Nets on Monday and Taj Gibson will start.

    Advice: The team is calling it "left knee tendinitis" but it doesn't sound serious. Taj Gibson will start and could be in for a huge line. Nikola Mirotic also greatly benefits here. Noah should be considered questionable for Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:52 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play on Monday vs. Nets
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: Hinrich didn't go through shootaround and isn't expected to return until at least Game 1 of the playoffs. It will be the Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks show at point guard for Chicago, and that's the way it should remain regardless of whether or not Hinrich is available. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:07 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tyson Chandler (rest) will not play on Monday
    Tyson Chandler (rest) will not play on Monday vs. Utah.

    Advice: This was expected and is now official. Without Chandler, expect Amare Stoudemire, Charlie Villanueva, Bernard James and Greg Smith to all be in the mix, with James or Smith as the most likely candidate to start. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:04 am
  • Monta Ellis (rest) will not play on Monday
    Monta Ellis (rest) will not play on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: J.J. Barea is likely to get the start in his place, but it should mean extended run for Richard Jefferson, Devin Harris and Raymond Felton as well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:02 am
  • Nowitzki, Monta & Chandler all out on Monday
    Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler (rest) will all sit out Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: With Dallas locked into the No. 7 seed out West, there is no reason for these guys to grind it out before the postseason begins. Amar'e Stoudemire or Charlie Villanueva could draw the start for Dirk, J.J. Barea is likely to get the call for Monta and either Greg Smith or Bernard James is likely to start inside for Chandler. With Chandler Parsons (knee) still out, the Mavs will roll out a very lackluster lineup on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:00 am
  • Tyson Chandler likely DNP-CD vs. Jazz Monday
    Tyson Chandler is expected to sit out Monday's road game in Utah as a precaution.

    Advice: Chandler dominated the Lakers on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting, nine rebounds and two blocks, but he won't even travel with the Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki is also expected to rest as a precaution, which leaves the frontcourt wide open for Amare Stoudemire, Charlie Villanueva, Bernard James, Dwight Powell and Greg Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:57 pm
  • Monta Ellis expected to sit out Monday's game
    Monta Ellis is not expected to travel to Utah for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Ellis is one of the league's premier 'iron men' who never willingly misses a game, but he managed only four points on 2-of-8 FGs vs. the Lakers on Sunday and a day off could do him good. He'll get two days of rest before potentially returning vs. the Blazers on Wednesday, and his absence should result in plentiful minutes for J.J. Barea, Richard Jefferson and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:54 pm
  • Dirk, Monta & Tyson expected to rest Monday
    Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis are reportedly headed to Dallas on Mark Cuban's private jet, meaning they won't play in Utah on Monday.

    Advice: This isn't at all surprising since the Mavs are cemented into the No. 7 seed and coach Rick Carlisle has been systematically resting his key veterans over the past few games. All three players will likely to return to action for Wednesday's season finale vs. the Blazers, but fantasy owners still grinding away shouldn't take their availability for granted. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:50 pm
  • Monta Ellis lousy in 30 minutes vs. Lakers
    Monta Ellis struggled vs. the Lakers on Sunday, scoring four points on 2-of-8 shooting with five assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle is rotating his key veterans into the DNP-CD cycle and Ellis could be a candidate on Monday, though he's always averse to missing games. Monta sat alone and looked sullen when the Mavs won in double-OT on Friday, and there were reports a few weeks ago that his "moodiness" has negatively impacted the Mavs' locker room, so we'll keep an eye on the situation. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:20 pm
  • Rajon Rondo returns w/ 11 points, 11 assists
    Rajon Rondo returned from a day of rest to finish Sunday's win in L.A. with 11 points, eight rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and a rare 3-pointer.

    Advice: Rondo even knocked down both of his free throw attempts tonight. The fact that he rested on Friday alleviates the risk of another DNP-CD, but owners still have to confirm Rondo's status for the Mavs' final games on Monday and Wednesday. If he does sit out, coach Rick Carlisle seems likely to start Raymond Felton while keeping Devin Harris in his typical role with the second unit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:19 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki a DNP-CD risk on Monday
    Dirk Nowitzki started as usual vs. the Lakers on Sunday, notching 16 points, two 3-pointers, four boards and one steal during the Mavs' road win.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said he'll rest more players on Monday and Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler are prime candidates to sit out a road game in Utah. The Mavs are locked into the No. 7 seed out West, so there's no compelling reason for Dirk to play in the second game of a back-to-back set. Check back after Monday's shootaround for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:19 pm
  • Terrence Jones quiet in 25 mins vs. Pelicans
    Terrence Jones was quiet in 25 minutes vs. the Pelicans, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: A matchup with Anthony Davis is enough to slow down any power forward, and Jones faces an additional challenge with teammate Dwight Howard vacuuming up rebounds and dominating the paint. Dwight will rest on Monday, however, making Jones an excellent option vs. the Hornets' injury-ravaged frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:45 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 15 points w/ two 3s
    Ryan Anderson scored 15 points in 27 minutes vs. Houston on Sunday, hitting 6-of-13 shots including two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's great to see Anderson healthy and once again knocking down some of his his plentiful attempts from the perimeter. He rounded out his evening with four rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes, but didn't have any assists, steals or blocks to his credit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:44 pm
  • Corey Brewer scores 20 points, shoots 6-of-11
    Corey Brewer scored 20 points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes on Sunday, helping Houston hold off the Pelicans for a 121-114 victory.

    Advice: Brewer has been nowhere near fantasy value over the past few weeks, averaging just 7.8 points on 32.7 percent shooting, so it was nice to see him make 6-of-11 field goals and 8-of-11 free throws tonight. He's not a 3-point threat and his steals have tailed off lately, so most fantasy owners should leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:38 pm
  • Dwight Howard posts 19 & 11 w/ three blocks
    Dwight Howard played 28 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the Pelicans, which he finished with 19 points (7-of-10 FGs, 5-of-11 FTs), 11 rebounds and three blocks.

    Advice: As a reminder, Howard will not play vs. the Hornets on Monday. He has three straight double-doubles despite being on a fairly strict minute-limit, and over his past four games he's averaging 17.3 points on 67.5 percent shooting, 11.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks. Considering he missed almost two months with a serious knee injury, this is all fantasy owners could have hoped for. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:37 pm
  • Rajon Rondo will play vs. the Lakers Sunday
    Rajon Rondo will be in the starting lineup vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: Rondo was held out of Friday's game vs. the Nuggets in order to get some extra rest, but his owners can go ahead and get him in their active lineups tonight. The Mavericks do have an away game in Utah on Monday, so it's possible that Rondo could rest again considering the Mavs don't have anything to play for. If that happens, J.J. Barea, Devin Harris and Raymond Felton would be in the mix for more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:34 pm
  • Kris Humphries quiet in 15 minutes Sunday
    Kris Humphries was limited to three points and four rebounds on Sunday, shooting 0-of-2 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free throw line in 15 reserve minutes.

    Advice: Nene played well and showed no signs of his recent shoulder and knee injuries, and Drew Gooden (21 minutes) continues to thrive down the stretch, which is reducing Humphries to a bit-player in the rotation. Suffice to say, even his real-world value exceeds his fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 5:54 pm
  • Mike Scott leads Hawks w/ 19 points in defeat
    Mike Scott led the Hawks with 19 points on 6-of-15 shooting vs. the Wizards, hitting three 3-pointers with three rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The Hawks' reserve forward has explosive offensive potential, as evidenced by his averages of 17.0 points and 2.1 triples per 36 minutes this season. He's averaging only 16.2 minutes per game this season and will be limited with the Hawks' starters returning on Monday, however, so don't put too much stock in tonight's outburst. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 5:53 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • A couple of Mavericks will rest on Sunday
    Head coach Rick Carlisle said that he will rest a couple of players on Sunday vs. the Lakers, but he declined to say who.

    Advice: The lack of transparency is frustrating, but we will let you know as soon we hear anything else. Some obvious candidates for a night off would be Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler, so owners will have to be on high alert for an update. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 5:19 pm
  • Khris Middleton helps Bucks secure No. 6 seed
    The Bucks secured the No. 6 seed with Sunday's win vs. Brooklyn, aided by Khris Middleton's 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, four rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

    Advice: Middleton didn't turn the ball over in 30 minutes and he's rolling over his past three games, giving fantasy owners a final push during his career-best season. He doesn't get much fanfare but Middleton has been a steady top-70 fantasy value (8-cat) with career-high averages of 13.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting, 1.5 triples, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:52 pm
  • Jared Dudley expected to rest Mon. & Wed.
    Jared Dudley went scoreless in 28 minutes off Milwaukee's bench on Sunday, and Jason Kidd said after the game that Dudley will likely rest on Monday and Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been struggling with back and knee issues lately, which helps to explain his 0-of-4 shooting on Sunday, and it makes sense for the Bucks to rest him with the No. 6 seed locked up. His absence should open up more minutes for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and even O.J. Mayo. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:49 pm
  • Dwight Howard to play Sunday, rest on Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans, but he will sit out Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Howard isn't cleared to play in both games of a back-to-back set, so there are no surprises here. Howard belongs in all active lineups Sunday as long as you can deal with his awful free throw shooting, while Terrence Jones, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey will all benefit in his absence vs. the Hornets on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 8:52 am
  • Nikola Mirotic plays just 15 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic played 15 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday with five points, two boards, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a really bad game with a handful of defensive lapses. Now that Taj Gibson is shining again, Mirotic has moved to the small forward spot, which hasn't been a very successful spot for him. Unless the Bulls rest guys, he's not worth starting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 8:15 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not return on Sat
    Kirk Hinrich suffered a hyperextended left knee on Saturday vs. the 76ers and will not be able to return.

    Advice: He has had some tough luck with his knee in recent weeks, but the good news is that he plans on traveling for Monday's game vs. the Nets. However, with Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks both healthy, Hinrich won't be making an impact in fantasy leagues any time soon. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more, but he belongs on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:41 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Dwight Howard will sit Sunday or Monday
    Dwight Howard said he will rest Sunday or Monday, but doesn't know which one yet.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise and Dwight has yet to play in both games of a back-to-back set since his return to the lineup. On the night he sits, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Jones, Joey Dorsey and Josh Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 11:15 am
  • Noah won't have restrictions in the playoffs
    After talks with the coaching staff, trainers and the front office, Joakim Noah said that his minutes restriction will be lifted for the playoffs.

    Advice: Noah has been on a minutes limit of round 32 minutes per game for most of the season (he has gone over that number several times), but it's encouraging that the Bulls are showing confidence in his health leading into the playoffs. This news obviously doesn't help fantasy owners, but if anything at least the restrictions kept him healthy for most of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 9:33 am
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) could return April 15
    Tony Allen (hamstring) could return for the regular-season finale against the Pacers on April 15.

    Advice: He will remain out for Saturday's game against the Clippers as well as Monday vs. the Warriors, but the Grizzlies will at least be glad that Allen is on track to return before the playoffs. Allen shouldn't be owned in almost any league following this news, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will all benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:31 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Dirk scores 25 points in double-OT win
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in Friday's double-overtime win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: Owners have to hope he can avoid the DNP bug and that he uses the Mavs' remaining games to get red hot before the playoffs. Neither scenario would surprise us. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 12:31 am
  • Asik grabs 18 rebounds in win over PHO
    Omer Asik grabbed 18 rebounds to go with three points and two assists in 22 minutes on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: Despite the big game on the glass he's not a valuable player in standard leagues. But if you're targeting that category, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:30 pm
  • Anderson continues to slump on Friday
    Ryan Anderson continued to flop in Friday's win over the Suns, hitting just 1-of-7 shots for three points, three rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Anderson's one make was a three and he's on a short leash with Monty Williams right now. If he makes some shots he'll probably get more playing time, but how much is certainly a question, and in the end he's certainly a guy you can drop. If you're desperate for threes, however, you might gamble on the chance for a bounce-back performance. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:28 pm
  • Jones gets back on track against the Spurs
    Terrence Jones scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds and one block in the Rockets' 104-103 loss to the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: Jones' conditioning has been a question mark since returning and there have also been reports of aggravation to his rib injury. This game goes a long way toward getting him back into lineups, however, because his immense upside is very hard to pass up. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:04 pm
  • Howard double-doubles in loss to SA
    Dwight Howard scored 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting (6-of-9 FTs) with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 27 minutes on Friday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Howard's minutes are slowly getting ramped up for the playoffs and he's more or less where owners want him to be productivity-wise. He's much better than the deep league asset we called him earlier today, though there is going to be risk of DNPs as we finish the season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:02 pm
  • Middleton goes for 22 & 7 with six steals
    Khris Middleton scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, two assists and six steals in Friday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Middleton is one of the better waiver wire pickups this season and he has leveled out as a top-40 value in his new role as primary scorer for the Bucks. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 10:01 pm
  • Rajon Rondo confirmed out on Friday night
    Rajon Rondo (rest) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday night.

    Advice: The Mavs have a plan to rest players and there could be more DNPs on the way tonight. For now, J.J. Barea is likely going to start. Rondo is not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 5:30 pm
  • Rajon Rondo likely to be rested on Friday
    Rajon Rondo is likely to be rested on Friday night against the Nuggets.

    Advice: We won't have anything official, but all signs point to Rondo getting a DNP tonight. There will likely be additional players rested, too. Assuming they're active, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris would benefit tonight. We'll have an update from coach Rick Carlisle soon. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 4:46 pm
  • Terrence Jones still not over rib injury
    Terrence Jones was hit in his ribs on Wednesday night and it bothered him the rest of the night.

    Advice: Perhaps this explains why he only played 17 minutes and didn't look like his usual self on Wednesday. Jones will likely get minutes in the 22-26 range tonight, which is more than enough to start him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 3:42 pm
  • McHale hopes to bump up Dwight's mins Fri
    Kevin McHale said that he hopes to increase Dwight Howard's minutes for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Rockets are slowly but surely increasing Dwight's minutes, and while McHale didn't give a precise figure, it's reasonable to assume he'll see somewhere between 24-28 minutes tonight. His price tag in daily leagues is way too high to be considered a quality plug-and-play option, but he's worth owning as a low-end asset in deep leagues assuming you're punting the free throw category. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 3:32 pm
  • James Harden: 'I am the MVP'
    James Harden made his own case for MVP honors during a recent interview, boldly claiming: "I am the MVP."

    Advice: "I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden said. "I think the MVP is the most valuable player to your team. Obviously you have to be winning and be one of the top teams in this league and we are. I'm not taking credit away from anybody else in the league. But I've been consistent all year. I've just been doing the right things to put my team in situations to win, considering all of the different circumstances we've had to deal with." The vote is going to come down to either Harden or Stephen Curry, and you can make a legitimate case for either. Harden may or may not be the MVP this year, but after having a career-year with the Rockets this season, Harden has likely carried a lot of fantasy teams to the Finals with his ridiculous stat lines. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 7:00 am
  • DAL looking to earn another 50-win season
    Dirk Nowitzki said with the seventh seed locked up, the Mavs have now set their sights on a 50-win season.

    Advice: "I mean, 50 wins in the West is always an accomplishment," said Nowitzki. "We missed it by one game last year... But, if it doesn’t happen, we’d rather go into the playoffs fresh. If Tyson [Chandler] wants a night off or Monta [Ellis] needs a night off, I think that’s more important than winning 50 games." The Mavs currently sit 47-31, and with their next three games coming against teams that have been eliminated from the playoffs, it's certainly a possibility. Although, health is going to be more important for the Mavs than hitting that 50-win mark, so owners of Ellis and Chandler will need to be on the look out for rest days as Dallas closes out their season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 6:44 am
  • Nikola Mirotic now logging minutes at SF
    Nikola Mirotic played 17 minutes against the Heat on Thursday, scoring nine points with three rebounds, one assist, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The transition to small forward seems to be complete with Derrick Rose back. Mirotic logged 16 of his minutes at small forward tonight and he logged 25 of his 27 minutes at the three on Wednesday. Taj Gibson has looked fantastic, so we're probably not going to see Mirotic log more than 24 minutes most nights. He should still have enough per-minute value to be owned in standard leagues, especially considering the Bulls may rest guys like Joakim Noah. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 8:10 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich will play Thursday vs. the Heat
    Kirk Hinrich is a go for Thursday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Hinrich is one of those guys that helps his actual team much more than a fantasy team. He's averaging a meager 5.9 points and 2.3 assists on the season, so it's safe to ignore Hinrich in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 3:43 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Allen is expected to be out through the weekend, and it'll be Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, and Vince Carter picking up the slack in his absence. Green offers the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 3:22 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kirk Hinrich probable to play vs Heat Thurs
    Kirk Hinrich is probable to play against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Hinrich only played 15 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Magic, so he'll likely be limited along with Derrick Rose on Thursday. With a split of minutes with both Rose and Aaron Brooks on Thursday, Hinrich has very little fantasy value outside of the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 10:46 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • James Harden scores 22 in a loss
    James Harden made 6-of-15 from the field against the Spurs during a 110-98 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This one is going to sting for the Rockets with the Grizzlies and Blazers winning tonight while the Clippers are on a four-game winning streak. In fact, it's very possible the Rockets fall to the fifth seed this weekend with a loss to the Spurs on Friday. They'll be in Houston for that one, though. The Rockets also set the record for most 3-pointers in a season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:47 pm
  • Rajon Rondo plays, could rest soon for Mavs
    Rajon Rondo played through a sore knee on Wednesday and had 12 points and seven assists on 6-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: The good news is that he played. The bad news is that Rick Carlisle said after the game that he'll likely rest Rondo for one of his upcoming games. That also means that guys like Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis could also be rested, so owners of Mavericks players should keep a daily eye out for news of a DNP. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:46 pm
  • Tyson Chandler goes for 12 & 23 in win
    Tyson Chandler racked up 12 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's win over the Suns.

    Advice: They Mavs knocked the Suns out of the playoffs with the win and Chandler abused former teammate, Brandan Wright. The Mavs sound like they may rest some starters over the final week, so Chandler's owners should watch the news feed to make sure he's playing from night to night. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:43 pm
  • Terrence Jones plays just 17 minutes
    Terrence Jones played just 17 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with two points and one turnover.

    Advice: It was an awful game from Jones with no other stats, making just 1-of-3 from the field. He just didn't have it tonight and he should be better on Friday against these same Spurs. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:41 pm
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