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  • Damian Lillard says he has a chest cold
    Damian Lillard said that he's been battling a chest cold for the past few days.

    Advice: He didn't have a voice after the game, but he's obviously not going to miss any time. Lillard scored 30 points on 8-of-26 shooting in Sunday's loss with five assists, four 3-pointers and four steals with just one turnover, so maybe the illness explains his struggles from the field. Hopefully he will feel better prior to Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
  • Allen Crabbe leads strong bench effort Sunday
    Allen Crabbe led a strong bench effort on Sunday with 15 points on 6-of-9 FGs, five rebounds, three assists and one steal, but it wasn't enough to avoid a 118-106 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Fellow reserve Ed Davis added 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists before fouling out, while Gerald Henderson chipped in five points, three boards and three points before being ejected. Crabbe has scored double-digit points in four straight games, shooting 60.6 percent during that span, and on Sunday he earned more playing time than starters Al-Farouq Aminu (15 points in 25 minutes) and Moe Harkless (10 points in 28 minutes). Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • C.J. McCollum shoots 5-of-17 in Game 1 defeat
    C.J. McCollum shot just 5-of-17 from the field on Sunday to finish a Game 1 defeat with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and zero turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors' length and ability to switch pick-and-rolls was once again a deciding factor, as it helped to limit McCollum and Damian Lillard to combined 30.2 percent shooting in Game 1. He had a quiet Game 1 vs. the Clippers in the first round, before heating up throughout that series, so ideally he'll make a few adjustments to get himself going for Tuesday's Game 2. Rotoworld.com 46 minutes ago
  • Damian Lillard scores 30 points on 26 shots
    Damian Lillard needed 26 shots to score his 30 points during Game 1, finishing 8-of-26 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line with five assists and zero rebounds in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors had the league's fourth-most-efficient defense during the regular season and that hasn't changed in the playoffs, as they're allowing a mere 89.2 points per 100 possessions. Lillard's free throw shooting was impressive, and he added four 3-pointers and four steals with just one turnover, but Portland's hopes in the series may hinge on Lillard's ability to get going -- he came in shooting 37.4 percent in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
  • Klay Thompson scores 37 points in Game 1 win
    Klay Thompson scored a personal playoff-high 37 points during Sunday's Game 1 win vs. the Blazers, making 14-of-28 shots with seven 3-pointers, five boards, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: Portland had no answer for Thompson defensively and he's now the first player in NBA history with at least seven 3-pointers in three consecutive games. Stephen Curry has a "slim" chance of playing in Game 2, but a Game 3 return is more probable. With Thompson and Draymond Green carrying the Warriors to a blowout win in Game 1, the Warriors can afford to be extra cautious with their ailing MVP. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:12 pm
  • Gerald Henderson, Varejao ejected Sunday
    Gerald Henderson and Anderson Varejao were both ejected in Game 1 on Sunday for double technicals.

    Advice: It was a minor confrontation that started after Varejao appeared to trip Henderson. It would be a shock if either player is suspended, so expect to see them both in Game 2 on Tuesday. Henderson finished with five points, three assists, three boards, one block and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:31 pm
  • Stephen Curry thinks he might play in Game 3
    Stephen Curry (knee) said that there is a "pretty good" chance that he will be able to play in Game 3 vs. the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: His chances of playing in Game 2 on Tuesday are reportedly pretty "slim," but it sounds like he's making good progress and coach Steve Kerr said that he might start scrimmaging later this week. There are going to be a ton of updates on the MVP all week, so expect another one on Monday. Shaun Livingston will hold down the fort at point guard until Curry can return. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:16 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (foot) plays 29 minutes
    Nicolas Batum (foot) played 29 minutes on Sunday vs. the Heat, scoring 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting with five boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Hornets coach Steve Clifford said before the game that Batum was only going to play seven or eight minutes in each half, so he must've felt a little better than expected and he even started the second half. Batum hasn't been 100 percent for weeks, so the only good thing about the Hornets being eliminated is that he will finally have some time off to rehab his injury. "To have so many young guys, so many new guys, we had a great season," Batum said. "We need to move on right away and get better." He is a free agent this summer, but it sounds like the Hornets have an excellent chance to re-sign him. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:01 pm
  • Kemba Walker shoots 3-of-16, CHA loses by 33
    Kemba Walker scored just nine points on 3-of-16 shooting in Sunday's 106-73 loss to the Heat in Game 7, adding six assists, two boards, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: His nine points were the second fewest in a Game 7 by a player who averaged 25 points per game in the first six games of a series. As bad as Walker was on Sunday, he had a breakout campaign with averages of 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, 4.4 boards, 1.6 steals and 2.2 3-pointers during the regular season, returning top-20 value in standard 9-cat leagues. The 25-year-old guard will be a solid early-round pick in fantasy drafts next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:47 pm
  • Gerald Green scores 16 points off the bench
    Gerald Green scored 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting vs. the Hornets on Sunday, adding three boards and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Heat won by 33 points, so garbage time was obviously a factor. Green averaged 1.3 points in 5.0 minutes in the first six games of the series, so don't expect him to play a lot of minutes in round two of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:37 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) returns to action
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) returned to action on Sunday vs. the Hornets after nearly three months on the sidelines, finishing with five points, two assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in six minutes.

    Advice: He has technically been "available" for a few games now, but he was finally able to get some minutes due to garbage time. Josh Richardson is ahead of him on the depth chart, so Johnson likely won't have a significant role in round two of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:33 pm
  • Josh Richardson (shoulder) plays 19 minutes
    Josh Richardson (shoulder) played 19 minutes vs. the Hornets on Sunday, scoring three points on 1-of-6 shooting.

    Advice: He didn't shoot the ball well, but still added five boards, three assists and one 3-pointer and got some much needed rest due to the lopsided score. The good news is that his shoulder wasn't an issue, so he should see his normal workload in round two of the playoffs. Prior to this dud, Richardson averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers in the first six games of the series. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:27 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 25, Heat wins Game 7
    Goran Dragic scored 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting to lead the Heat to a 106-73 win over the Hornets in Game 7 on Sunday.

    Advice: The Dragon had a quiet series prior to Sunday with modest averages of 12.3 points, 4.3 boards, 4.3 assists, and 0.8 steals, but he picked the perfect moment to erupt. Dragic was arguably the best player on the court today, adding six rebounds, four assists and one block in 32 minutes. The Heat will now move on to face the winner of Sunday's Game 7 between the Raptors and Pacers. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:23 pm
  • Batum starts 2nd half, Kaminsky to bench
    Nicolas Batum (foot) started the second half in place of Frank Kaminsky on Sunday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Batum was only supposed to play seven or eight minutes in each half according to coach Steve Clifford before the game, but he's already up to 16 minutes at the half. He isn't close to 100 percent and he's not moving that well either, but the Hornets have no choice but to play him if they want to escape Miami with a win. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:22 am
  • Stephen Curry has a 'slim' chance for Game 2
    Stephen Curry (knee) has a "slim" chance to play in Game 2 vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He obviously won't play in Game 1 on Sunday, but Curry was able to do some stationary shooting on Saturday and coach Steve Kerr is open to the idea of allowing the MVP to start scrimmaging early next week. With Curry out on Sunday, Shaun Livingston will draw the start and Draymond Green will spend a lot of time running the offense. Andre Iguodala will have more responsibility as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:54 am
  • Batum and Hawes are available to play Sunday
    Nicolas Batum (foot) and Spencer Hawes (knee) are available to play on Sunday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that while Batum is feeling better, he's still not 100 percent and will likely be limited to just seven or eight minutes per half in Game 7. To be clear, Batum is too risky to deploy in most fantasy formats. We'll let you know how he holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:35 am
  • Nicolas Batum (foot) will go through warmups
    Nicolas Batum (left foot strain) will try to warm up for Game 7 vs. the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that Batum is feeling better and will be a game-time call, but indicated that he will only play seven or eight minutes per half if he's cleared. Clifford is expecting Batum to play, but he's not going to see enough minutes to make an impact in most fantasy formats. We'll have another update before tip-off. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:34 am
  • Josh Richardson (shoulder) will play Sunday
    Josh Richardson (shoulder) will play in Game 7 vs. the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: He cleared all tests and an MRI on Saturday came back negative, so he should be close to 100 percent. Richardson is averaging 7.0 points, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers in 30.5 minutes per game in this series. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:25 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope wants to add weight
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said that he will take about a month off to heal a core muscle strain that he suffered back in February.

    Advice: KCP played through the issue down the stretch and said that he still feels it, but the month off should help him get back to 100 percent. When asked what he wants to accomplish this summer, KCP said he wants to get stronger and add about 10 pounds. He is eligible for an extension of his rookie contract this summer, but if he doesn't reach an agreement with the Pistons he will become a restricted free agent in 2017. The third-year guard averaged 14.5 points, 3.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.5 3-pointers this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:48 am
  • Brad Stevens wants Celtics to re-sign Turner
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens told Evan Turner that he wants him back in Boston next season.

    Advice: "Coach [Stevens] definitely said [he wants me back]," said Turner. "He said he’ll be pushing for me and everything like that. And that’s pretty much it. But there’s a lot of stuff that’s going on right now. I understand it. And I understand what’s going to occur, with the draft picks and the young guys trying to develop and trying to get a superstar, stuff like that. I definitely comprehend it." The Celtics may try to land a star this summer and have a stockpile of draft picks to use, so Turner won't be their top priority even though they want to re-sign him. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:22 am
  • Belinelli discusses Kings' chemistry issues
    In an interview with Sky Sports Italy, Marco Belinelli discussed some of the problems that he saw in Sacramento this season.

    Advice: "There wasn't a group from the start of the season," Belinelli said. "[George] Karl didn't want [DeMarcus] Cousins and Cousins didn't want Karl as coach. It's pretty hard to play well in a situation like that." Belinelli added that he saw some "very bad stuff" in the locker room, but it's no secret that the Kings had some chemistry issues. As for Belinelli, he still has two more years left on his deal with the Kings, but he likely won't be anything more than a 3-point specialist in fantasy next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:45 am
  • Danny Green scores 18 points on 121.4 eFG%
    Danny Green caught fire in a win over the Thunder on Saturday, making 6-of-7 from the field for 18 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and five 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Where was this all season? Green's efficiency was an unbelievable 121.4 effective field goal percentage while playing some terrific defense on the other end during the easy win. Perhaps no player turned in more duds than Green in the regular season, so we'd like to see it again. Congrats to those who started him in DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Kevin Martin scores two points in 12 minutes
    Kevin Martin scored two points in 12 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Martin was sick at the end of last series, but he's fine. He wasn't in the rotation until the game was decided, so don't expect Martin to play this much going forward during this series. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:53 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard locks up Russell Westbrook
    Russell Westbrook made 5-of-19 from the field for 14 points during a 124-92 loss to the Spurs on Saturday, adding two rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: Not a good start. The Spurs put Kawhi Leonard on Westbrook for most of this game and it totally took the Thunder offense out of rhythm. In fact, Westbrook was just 1-of-7 from the field against Kawhi in this game. He was also a disaster on defense during this game with OKC having a seemingly non-existent perimeter defense. Westbrook did have a good run against the Spurs during the season, but this is a terrible start with the Spurs approach to start the series. Leonard being on Westbrook is bad news for his DFS value as the most expensive player in most formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:53 pm
  • Kerr: Not much of a chance Curry in for Gm 2
    Coach Steve Kerr said Stephen Curry (knee) doesn't have much of a chance to play in Game 2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is good news because Kerr did not rule him out. Curry is still not doing on-court work and he's obviously not going to play in Game 1. The MVP is doing some work in the training room and has said he's hoping to return before May 9. Shaun Livingston will be running the point while basically every other player steps up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:20 pm
  • Josh Richardson (shoulder) is game-time call
    An MRI on Josh Richardson's left shoulder was negative and he will be a game-time decision for Game 7 on Sunday.

    Advice: He wasn't concerned on Friday and for good reason. Richardson has been able to stay in front of Kemba Walker better than Goran Dragic, so that's helped his playing time. The second-round rookie has played 30.5 minutes per game in the postseason, which is pretty incredible for a guy who didn't get invited to the combine. He's not a great DFS option, though. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:04 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (foot) questionable for Game 7
    Nicolas Batum (left foot strain) is questionable to play against the Heat in Game 7 on Sunday.

    Advice: He did not play in the second half on Friday due to aggravating his injury from Game 2. The Hornets went 2-0 without Batum thanks to Jeremy Lin stepping up in a big way, so this might not be a huge loss. If Batum can't go, there will be more minutes for Frank Kaminsky, Marvin Williams and Courtney Lee. The Hornets and Heat have the first game of the day, so we'll have word for DFS lineup lock. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:43 am
  • Heat awaiting Richardson's MRI results
    The Miami Heat are still waiting for the results of the MRI on Josh Richardson's shoulder.

    Advice: "The responsible thing for him and for us is to get it checked out, see what it is, and take the next course of action," coach Erik Spoelstra said. Richardson made it sound like the injury wasn't serious on Friday, so hopefully the Heat are just being cautious. There should be an update this evening, but expect Gerald Green and Tyler Johnson to pick up some minutes if the rookie can't play on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 am
  • Lance Stephenson eyeing Memphis return?
    Lance Stephenson believes he can fit in with the Grizzlies next season as a role player.

    Advice: "It's not about money," Stephenson said. "I just want to play and help a team win. I think I can fit in here as a role player." Memphis coach Dave Joerger said that he would "absolutely" want to coach Stephenson again, so it will be interesting to see if the Grizzlies pick up his team option worth $9.5 million for next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Grizzlies believe they can re-sign Conley
    Memphis team officials are confident that they will be able to re-sign Mike Conley this summer according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

    Advice: Conley is obviously the Grizzlies' No. 1 priority this offseason, and they can also offer more money to him than any other team. Regardless, Conley will be the best point guard on the open market this summer, so he's going to get a max deal. A move away from Memphis could actually improve his fantasy value, but he's going to be a stud no matter what. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 am
  • Brett Brown praises T.J. McConnell
    76ers coach Brett Brown heaped praise on T.J. McConnell for his effort this season.

    Advice: "The thing that I respect most about him is that he epitomizes that quality that I think might be the No. 1 thing that we need: day-to-day guys, people that you know what you’re getting," Brown said. "He’s steady, he’s stable, he's personality, he’s tough, he brings that edge to a game, to a practice, to a locker room. I just respect him. That’s just how he’s wired." The 76ers can bring him back for less than $1 million next season, so this quote makes it sound like he will be back in Philly. To be clear, he will be a backup PG at best. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 am
  • Jarrett Jack (knee surgery) is making progress
    Jarrett Jack (knee surgery) is expected to be cleared for basketball activities in about a month and a half.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a torn right ACL and meniscus back in January, but initial reports indicated that he will be ready for the 2016-17 season. The Nets hold a team option on him worth $6.3 million, and he could be a starter again next season unless they bring in another point guard this summer. He averaged 12.8 points, 7.4 assists, 4.3 boards, 1.1 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in 32 games during the 2015-16 campaign. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:16 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 28; Blazers win series
    Damian Lillard scored 28 points in a series-clinching 106-103 win over the Clippers on Friday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Blazers were not supposed to be in the second round after losing four starters this past summer. Well, now they get a taller task against the Warriors. Lillard wears 0 for his hometown of Oakland and he'll be headed back home for Game 1 on Sunday. He was absolutely awesome in his four games against them this year, averaging 36.5 points, 2.0 boards, 6.5 assists, 2.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 5.8 treys. After a somewhat down round against the Clippers, most DFS owners should have high hopes in the second round. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:42 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 13 points vs. Clippers
    Allen Crabbe scored 13 points with two rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 32 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He was big time in the final three games of this series with double-digit scoring in each. Crabbe has made some nice money this season with some terrific perimeter defense while making 39.4 percent from deep. The 24-year-old guard could see his role grow next year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 15 points in loss
    J.J. Redick scored 15 points in a 106-103 season-ending loss to the Blazers on Friday, adding one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He surprisingly only had two shots from deep out of his 12 total field goal attempts. Redick's heel was a problem for him this series and it kept him down to 26 minutes in this game. It'll be interesting to see what the Clippers do this offseason, but Redick should still hold his mid-round value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 11 in start
    Jeff Green got the start on Friday in a loss to the Blazers, finishing with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He had a better chance to perform with the Clippers banged up in the last two. Green will head into free agency afters showing some promise with the Grizzlies after they lost Marc Gasol (foot). His fantasy value hinges on his destination perhaps more than any other player. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 32 points in loss
    Jamal Crawford scored a playoff career-high 32 points during a loss to the Blazers on Friday, adding one assist, three steals and three turnovers on 10-of-25 from the field.

    Advice: He was up to his usual tricks with too many off-the-dribble jumpers. The Clippers didn't really have many options for scoring, so a wild Crawford shot was one of their best plays in the arsenal. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year will head into free agency with plenty of miles left on his tires. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:24 pm
  • Josh Richardson hurts his shoulder
    Josh Richardson (shoulder) said nothing will keep him out in Game 7 on Sunday.

    Advice: He hurt his left shoulder in the last minute of the game and had ice on it after the win. Richardson's defense was very good at times and he has leapfrogged Tyler Johnson (shoulder). Richardson finished with six points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:43 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 37 in Game 6 loss
    Kemba Walker scored a playoff career-high 37 points during a Game 6 97-90 loss to the Heat on Friday, adding three rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He needed some help. Walker was 14-of-30 from the field for his 37 while the other six non-center Hornets scored a combined 23 points. Walker scored 14 points during his 11 minutes in the fourth quarter, but Dwyane Wade was just too strong. If the Hornets want to get a win, Walker will need to be the hero on Sunday in Game 7. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:28 pm
  • Rivers, JJ, LMAM, Green & Jordan starting
    Austin Rivers, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute, Jeff Green and DeAndre Jordan will start on Friday.

    Advice: He Clippers are going bigger in this game, but don't expect the overall minutes to change. Green should still be very busy in the first unit and obviously there's no need to panic on Jamal Crawford. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:28 pm
  • Nicolas Batum aggravates foot injury Friday
    Nicolas Batum (left foot strain) is doubtful to return on Friday.

    Advice: This is the same left foot strain Batum suffered in Game 2 and kept him out of two games. Batum could be limited going forward here, which means more run for Jeremy Lin, Frank Kaminsky, Marvin Williams and Courtney Lee. He checked out with six points, one rebound, one assist and one turnover in 15 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:10 pm
  • Nicolas Batum likely to play more
    Nicolas Batum will play more on Friday in Game 6 against the Heat.

    Advice: It's not a surprise after playing 25 minutes in Game 5. Batum is still going to come off the bench and will likely take minutes from Frank Kaminsky, Courtney Lee, Marvin Williams and maybe Jeremy Lin. He will likely be in the 27-31 minute range for this game and is a risky DFS play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Stephen Curry hopeful to return before May 9
    Stephen Curry (knee) said he is hoping to return before the two-week return date of May 9.

    Advice: He's not wasting any time to get back out there and is getting treatment three times per day. Curry is starting to do some work in the training room, but the big step will be to do some practice with contact. He'll likely miss at least a couple games in the second round, which will start on Sunday or Tuesday depending if the Clippers-Blazers series goes to seven games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:08 pm
  • Stephen Curry not doing on-court work yet
    Stephen Curry (knee) has been doing well in the training room, according to coach Steve Kerr.

    Advice: He is not doing on-court work yet and preview reports suggest he's shooting to start that next week. Curry is likely going to miss the first two games of the second round and will likely be rooting for the Clippers tonight to push back Game 1 to Tuesday. It'll be Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala stepping up the most with more Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:56 am
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will play in Game 6
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will be in the rotation for Game 6 on Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Johnson was an "emergency option" in Game 5, but he never left the bench. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that Johnson will see minutes Friday, but keep in mind that he will likely be pretty limited. His return could push Gerald Green completely out of the rotation and he might take a couple of Josh Richardson's minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:50 am
  • Evan Turner hints about his future with BOS
    Evan Turner indicated that his positive experience in Boston will play heavily into his decision as a free agent this summer.

    Advice: "It’s definitely going to play a lot," Turner said. "Players definitely play their best when they’re happy. Most importantly, I found a situation and coach that tended to myself, and my teammates, to what they do well." Regardless of what Turner decides, he's going to get a serious raise this summer after a promising postseason with averages 13.2 points, 5.7 boards, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:05 am
  • Evan Turner scores eight in off finale
    Evan Turner's solid series ended on a down note during a loss to the Hawks on Thursday, making 4-of-17 from the field for eight points with seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was a big part of the rotation due to Avery Bradley (hamstring) going down. Turner surpassed most expectations to help his value heading into free agency, especially late in the season and in the postseason. In his 12 starts this regular season, Turner averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.6 treys. Several teams will be after The Villain. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:50 pm
  • LAC not lacking in confidence heading into G6
    Jamal Crawford said that the Clippers feel "really good" about their chances of securing a Game 6 win in Portland.

    Advice: "We were in the same situation last year, we had to go to San Antonio and win on their court in a Game 6 to force a Game 7 in front of our home fans," said Crawford. "We’re a confident group. We feel really good about Game 6." It's true that the Clippers pulled off a comeback against the Spurs last season, but that was with a healthy Blake Griffin (quad) and Chris Paul (hand). Crawford is going to be heavily involved on the offensive end, but he'll need to be more efficient if the Clippers hope to secure an upset. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:03 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) questionable for G6
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Friday's Game 6 against the Hornets.

    Advice: Johnson was available to play for Game 5, but didn't actually step foot on the court. He'll likely again be available for Game 6, but he won't play enough minutes to matter in any setting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:32 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will come off the bench Friday
    Nicolas Batum will again come off the bench for Friday's Game 6 against Miami.

    Advice: The Hornets have now won three in a row, and Batum doesn't want to disrupt the chemistry of the first-unit. His ankle still isn't quite 100 percent, so expect his minutes to be in the 25 range. Kemba Walker, Courtney Lee, Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky and Al Jefferson will start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:01 pm
  • Kevin Martin (illness) practices Thursday
    Kevin Martin (illness) has been a full participant during the Spurs past two practices.

    Advice: Martin was forced to miss Game 4 of San Antonio's first-round series against the Grizzlies with an illness, but he should be good to go for Saturday's Game 1 matchup with the Thunder. However, with everyone on the Spurs roster healthy, Martin won't play enough minutes to matter in most formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:36 am
  • Evan Turner will have suitors in free agency
    There will be several teams interested in Evan Turner when he becomes a free agent this summer, according to league sources.

    Advice: Turner has resurrected his career as the Celtics sixth man and it hasn't gone unnoticed around the league. "He’s done everything they’ve asked him to do and from what I hear, hasn’t grumbled a day about it," one rival executive said. "Every team needs a guy like that in their locker room." Turner looks to be in line for a raise this summer and could see a minor boost in fantasy value if he finds a job as a starter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:00 am
  • Stephen Curry to test knee on court next week
    Stephen Curry (knee) will begin testing his knee on the court next week, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

    Advice: Spears reports that Curry is feeling better, according to sources, and is targeting next week to test his knee as he attempts to get back on the court. The Warriors are still awaiting a winner from the Clippers-Trail Blazers series, so he'll have some extra time to recover from his Grade 1 sprain. Shaun Livingston will continue to start as long as Curry is out, but we'll undoubtedly have updates before Golden State's next series starts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 am
  • Klay Thompson propels GSW into second round
    Klay Thompson and the Warriors obliterated the Rockets in a series-clinching win on Wednesday, led by Klay's 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including a 7-of-11 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Golden State built a 30-point lead mid-way through the third quarter, fueled by a 3-point barrage from Thompson, and they won by a final score of 114-81. He's the first player in NBA history to make at least seven 3s in consecutive playoff games -- if nothing else, tonight's eruption confirms that the Warriors are a scary team even when one Splash Brother is in street clothes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:27 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 17 points on 23 shots
    Jamal Crawford moved into the starting lineup on Wednesday and proceeded to launch 23 shots, making six of them to finish with 17 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Crawford started alongside Austin Rivers, J.J. Redick, Paul Pierce and DeAndre Jordan, a unit that played a mere four minutes together during the 2015-16 season. Doc Rivers' gamble was born of desperation and resulted in a home loss, but Crawford is guaranteed a huge role again in Game 6 -- he played 44 minutes tonight and was the focal point of the Clippers' offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 17 points in futile effort
    Jeff Green scored 17 points off the bench during Game 5, making 6-of-10 shots with six rebounds, three steals, two assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Blake Griffin's quad injury has prematurely ended his season, leaving Green a big opportunity even if he isn't starting. He can't fill the void by himself, and more minutes are also available for Wes Johnson (five points, five rebounds) and Paul Pierce (two rebounds), but Green is easily the most palatable DFS option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:02 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores team-high 19 points vs POR
    J.J. Redick scored a team-high 19 points for the Clippers during Game 5, making 7-of-17 shots with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Redick is dealing with a left heel bruise but the Clippers need everything he can give them, especially now that Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are done for the postseason. He was one of six Clippers in double-digits tonight but they shot just 41.9 percent as a team, leaving them one loss away from a premature playoff exit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • C.J. McCollum leads victorious Blazers w/ 27
    C.J. McCollum led Portland with 27 points during Wednesday's Game 5 win in L.A., making 9-of-18 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs with four boards, four assists and two blocks.

    Advice: He committed just one turnover in 38 minutes, and he knocked down two 3-pointers while joining Damian Lillard in a second-half surge that led to a double-digit road victory. Portland is one win away from advancing to a second-round matchup with the Warriors, and their odds are looking good with a home game looming and both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin out of commission. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • Damian Lillard heats up in 2nd half of Game 5
    Damian Lillard got hot late vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, shooting 7-of-20 from the field with five 3-pointers for 22 points, five assists and three steals in a 108-98 road victory.

    Advice: Lillard's usage rate has dropped since the regular season, and he came in shooting a mere 36.5 percent in the Blazers' first-round series. Much of that can be attributed to Chris Paul's individual defense, however, and Lillard shook off a very quiet first half to erupt for 19 points in the third and fourth quarters. He's poised for a huge line vs. Austin Rivers and Pablo Prigioni in Friday's home game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) picks up DNP-CD
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) was available to play in Game 5 on Wednesday but he didn't leave Miami's bench.

    Advice: Johnson was available in case of emergency but wound up getting a DNP-CD. We're taking him off the injury report but it's unlikely that he'll crack the rotation in a critical Game 6 at Charlotte on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:58 pm
  • Josh Richardson earns 31 minutes vs. Hornets
    Josh Richardson logged 31 minutes off the bench during Game 5, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Heat had scored at least 100 points in 17 consecutive home games, with the league's most efficient offense since the All-Star break, but the Hornets tightened their grip defensively tonight. Richardson drew the ire of Dwyane Wade after a poor shot late in the fourth quarter, but he played well overall and should see a similar role in a must-win game at the Time Warner Cable arena on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (ankle) plays 25 mins off bench
    Nicolas Batum (sprained ankle) came off the bench on Wednesday for eight points, three rebounds, three assists and a pair of 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Batum didn't have his normal agility and he was tentative early, but he knocked in some huge jumpers down the stretch, helping the Hornets hang on for a tough 90-88 victory. He'll get just one day to rest before returning to action for Friday's Game 6 in Charlotte, so it's unlikely that he'll be 100 percent in the Hornets' potential closeout game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Kemba Walker shoots 4-of-18, CHA wins anyway
    Kemba Walker cooled off in 35 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 4-of-18 to finish with 14 points, three 3-pointers, five assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: "He's a handful in the pick-and-rolls and there is only so much you can do with that little guy," Dwyane Wade said after Game 4. Miami's defense did enough tonight, keeping the Hornets' leading scorer in check after a 34-point eruption in Game 4, but Charlotte still earned the critical road win. Expect a bounce-back effort from Walker at home on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:52 pm
  • Jamal Crawford starting Game 5 vs. Blazers
    Jamal Crawford will start Game 5 on Wednesday, alongside Austin Rivers, J.J. Redick, Paul Pierce and DeAndre Jordan.

    Advice: Doc Rivers wants more spacing on the court, and the decision to start Crawford takes care of another problem -- with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both out, the Clippers are very short on playmakers. Crawford should have a high usage rate in as many minutes as he can handle tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (ankle) off bench in Game 5
    Nicolas Batum (ankle) will come off the Hornets' bench on Wednesday, as expected.

    Advice: The Hornets won their past two games without Batum and coach Steve Clifford likely doesn't want to mess with his starters' newfound chemistry. Batum reportedly volunteered to come off the bench and owners can expect his minutes to hover in the 24-28 range in his first game back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:33 pm
  • Tyler Johnson active as emergency option
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is available as an emergency option Game 5 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Basically, two guards would have to get hurt in this game for coach Erik Spoelstra to get Johnson in there. For now, it looks like Johnson won't be ready until the second round. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:26 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) ruled out for Game 5
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Hornets.

    Advice: Johnson is inching his way closer to a return, has gone through a full contact practice, and he's reportedly targeting a return to the court for Game 6 on Friday. While Johnson will take some minutes away from Josh Richardson upon his return to the court, it's unlikely he earns enough minutes to matter in most formats, particularly with Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:30 am
  • Evan Turner scores 15 points in loss
    Evan Turner scored 15 points in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Hawks, shooting 5-of-10 from the field.

    Advice: He was the best player on the floor for the Celtics tonight, as Isaiah Thomas (ankle) couldn't get anything to go on the offensive end. Turner added five rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes, and he's still a must-start player in all formats until further notice. If Thomas is unable to play in Game 6 on Thursday, expect Turner to run the offense. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
  • Jeff Green expected to start Wednesday
    Jeff Green is expected to move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 against Portland.

    Advice: Blake Griffin (quad) is going to miss the remainder of the postseason for Los Angeles, so the starting four-spot is Green's to lose. He'll be taking on a much larger role on offense with Chris Paul (hand) also done for the year, so he'll be a reasonable guy to consider in DFS with his minutes set to spike to the mid-30s. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:32 pm
  • J.J. Redick (heel) participates at practice
    J.J. Redick (heel) was spotted getting up some jumpers following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Redick's nagging heel injury appeared to affect his play during Monday's Game 4 loss to the Blazers, but it's a good sign that he was able to go through Tuesday's practice. With Chris Paul (hand) and Blake Griffin (quad) done for the remainder of the postseason, Redick is going to be asked to step it up in a big way on the offensive end. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:58 pm
  • Tyler Johnson could be an option for Game 6
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder surgery) is getting closer to a return and could potentially play in Game 6.

    Advice: While Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra said Johnson is close to forcing some discussions, the Heat guard said he's feeling much better. "The biggest thing is I made progress today without having pain," Johnson said. "This was the second day where I had a good workout or practice and didn’t feel anything. If this continues, I think we can start working towards maybe getting in there." Johnson's return while cut into Josh Richardson's minutes a bit, but he'll likely be eased back into action once he's able to suit up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 am
  • Mike Conley looking forward to free agency
    Mike Conley is looking forward to free agency and expects it to be a fun process.

    Advice: While saying his decision is different than Marc Gasol's to re-sign with Memphis last summer, Conley sounded excited for free agency. "This summer will be a fun one for me," Conley said. "Free agency is new for me. We’ll see how it goes." Conley is considered to be the best point guard available this summer and will have no shortage of suitors. He could see a bit of a bump in fantasy value in a new locale, but the Grizzlies are expected to do everything they can to bring Conley back. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:02 am
  • C.J. McCollum scores 19 points vs. Clips
    C.J. McCollum scored 19 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Damian Lillard didn't have it tonight and McCollum carried the backcourt for scoring. He didn't turn the ball over at all in this game after turning it over twice in each of the previous three games. Expect him to flirt with 20 points the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:55 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores just 12 points vs. LAC
    Damian Lillard scored 4-of-15 from the field for 12 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Things are going to be a little easier on Lillard now that Chris Paul (hand) is out. CP3 has pretty much had his number in every game against him with the exception of Game 3. Lillard should bounce back on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:52 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 12 points vs. Blazers
    Jamal Crawford scored 12 points during a 98-84 loss to the Blazers on Monday, adding five rebounds, two assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He is going to have to be the top-scoring guard now with Chris Paul (hand) out. Crawford exploded for 30 points back on Apr. 8 when the Clippers rested most of their players against the Jazz, so expect plenty of scoring chances the rest of the way. He'll be a highly-owned player in DFS for Game 5. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:43 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 17 points vs. Blazers
    Jeff Green scored 17 points with five rebounds and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He is likely headed for a bigger role in Game 5. Chris Paul (hand) won't be playing while Blake Griffin (quad) could miss some action, as well. Green does a lot of scoring in isolation, so he shouldn't be affected negatively with the loss of CP3. He's on the radar as a DFS play. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:39 pm
  • J.J. Redick plays through heel injury
    J.J. Redick scored eight points with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He was clearly in some discomfort for this game. It looked like Redick's heel injury was going to be the biggest concern for the Clippers in this game, but Chris Paul (hand) and Blake Griffin (quad) getting hurt changed that. Even with more offensive responsibility, it is tough to count on Redick for DFS while he's hurting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:29 pm
  • Superstar: Russell Westbrook drops 36-12-9
    Russell Westbrook was tremendous during a series-clinching 118-104 win over the Mavs on Monday, scoring 36 points with 12 rebounds, nine assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Before the game, owner Mark Cuban said Kevin Durant is the only superstar on the Thunder. After the game, Dirk Nowitzki said he'd take Westbrook and coach Rick Carlisle said the Thunder have two superstars. Westbrook was also asked about Charlie Villanueva. "Now he gets to go home and get ready in the offseason to sit and watch 82 more games like he did this year," Westbrook said. Westbrook will get a tough matchup against the Spurs in the next round, which figures to be the best series of the second round. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:50 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 34; Hornets tie series
    Kemba Walker scored a playoff career-high 34 points during a Game 4 89-85 win over the Heat on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: The Hornets have tied this series 2-2 after the failed to win a playoff game since 2002 before Saturday. Walker has really focused on his scoring with just 3.0 assists per game in this series. The Hornets were pretty bad in Game 1 and 2 in Miami, so it won't be easy for them to get a win on the road. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:36 pm
  • Josh Richardson struggles in 31 minutes
    Josh Richardson made 1-of-7 from the field for three points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He's finally in a slump. In his last five games, Richardson made just 26.4 percent from the field for 5.6 points per game. He is still getting minutes close to 30 as a second-string combo guard. It's still tough to trust Richardson in DFS due to low dimes and a low usage rate. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:46 pm
  • Stephen Curry (knee) could miss two weeks
    The MRI on Stephen Curry's knee was negative and showed no damage with a diagnosis of a Grade 1 sprain.

    Advice: This is good news. Curry will be re-evaluated in two weeks and the Warriors will undoubtedly be very careful with their MVP. He could still be out beyond this two-week prognosis as well. The Warriors will also be rooting for the Blazers to make it a long series to give them more time off. With Curry out, it'll be Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston handling the ball more. Plus, we'll see more shots and play-making chances for Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 12:25 pm
  • Stephen Curry tweets about his injury
    Stephen Curry (knee) tweeted he's going to be "alright" Monday afternoon.

    Advice: This doesn't really say much except that Curry likely received his diagnosis. Curry said "all things considered" in his tweet, so it does sound like he might have at least something wrong. We'll have a clearer update soon. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 12:09 pm
  • Allen Crabbe looking to bounce back vs. LAC
    Allen Crabbe admitted that he hasn't had the first round he'd like to vs. the Clippers to date.

    Advice: "Pretty self explanatory: I haven’t really had the series that I’ve wanted to," Crabbe said. "But we still have more games to play, so there’s no reason for me to dwell on what’s been done. Just go into tonight with a better attitude and change the things I haven’t been able to do." Terry Stotts isn't going to go away from his struggling player, saying "we need (Crabbe’s) minutes." Crabbe, who will be looking for other ways to contribute, has made just 2-of-12 shots for a total of six points through Portland's first three playoff games. Both of his made shots and all six points came in Game 1, so there's nowhere to go but up for a guy who has been scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting over his last two contests. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 11:10 am
  • J.J. Redick expects heel to be ongoing issue
    J.J. Redick said that he expects his heel to be an ongoing issue for the remainder of the postseason.

    Advice: Redick may play a little less than usual when allowable, but the Clippers ride their starters hard and Doc Rivers will play his sharpshooter as many minutes as he can handle. If Redick is forced into limited action or not playing at any juncture, Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers would see some additional playing time. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 10:47 am
  • Lance Stephenson wants to return to Memphis
    Lance Stephenson said that he'd like to return to the Grizzlies next season.

    Advice: The Grizzlies hold a $9.5M option on Stephenson for next season, and the enigmatic swingman is hoping that he's found his new NBA home. If Memphis declines the option, Stephenson showed enough that he'll earn another chance somewhere, but it's not going to be at the rate of more than nine million dollars annually. As an aside, Born Ready plans to use his offseason in order to improve defensively in addition to working to become a better player off the ball. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 9:56 am
  • Mike Conley says money won't be decider in FA
    Mike Conley said that money will not be the "deciding factor" in his upcoming free agency.

    Advice: This is pretty much standard language at this stage of the game, so there is no real takeaway here now that the Grizzlies have concluded their season. Memphis can offer him an additional season on a five-year deal while every other club will be limited to a four-year offer, and the franchise has been adamant that they'll do whatever it takes to bring Conley back into the fold. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 9:46 am
  • Johnson (shoulder) progressing toward return
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder surgery) is progressing toward a return, but he will not play in Monday's Game 4 vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Johnson said it's "the best he's felt" in his rehab, and even the normally cryptic Erik Spoelstra said that the guard is "pushing us into some discussions." It's hard to envision Johnson getting back out there before he goes through a full contact practice—which he has yet to do—but it's clear the guard is on the comeback trail after being pain/soreness-free for the first time this weekend. While Johnson has been ruled out of Game 4 and does not expect to play in Game 5 vs. Charlotte, he could be available after that. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 8:22 am
  • Report: Steph Curry could have MCL sprain
    The Warriors "early fear" is that Steph Curry sustained a right MCL sprain, a source told Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: San Francisco sportscaster Mike Shumann of ABC 7 reported the same thing late on Sunday evening, so there is certainly some smoke behind this potential fire. We won't have an official diagnosis until the Warriors release Curry's MRI results, and his timetable to return will be dependent upon on the severity of the sprain if the early intel is proven accurate. We'd expect him to miss at least the remainder of the first round with the very real potential for more time off. Without Curry, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and every other member of the team will be forced to step up. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 6:24 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope quiet in final game
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope didn't score until mid-way through the third quarter on Sunday, finishing a home loss with nine points, three 3-pointers, five assists, four rebounds and two steals in 43 minutes.

    Advice: The Pistons were out-scored by an average of 8.8 points in the second half of Games 1-4, and their late-game struggles were enough for Cleveland to sweep them out of the playoffs. KCP's playoffs ended on a relatively quiet note, but he played well in the first three games and should see copious playing time again for Stan Van Gundy next season. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 8:35 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 23, Warriors lead 3-1
    Klay Thompson buried seven 3-pointers on his way to 23 points in Sunday's 121-94 win over the Rockets, giving the Warriors a 3-1 series lead.

    Advice: The bad news for the Warriors is that Stephen Curry could miss some time due to a sprained knee, but that will open the door for Thompson to have a larger role in the offense. Thompson was 8-of-15 from the field and added five assists, two boards and two steals, and he will look to help the Warriors advance to the second round with a win in Game 5 on Wednesday at Oracle Arena. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 4:00 pm
  • Stephen Curry (knee) will have an MRI Monday
    Stephen Curry (sprained knee) will have an MRI on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said that Curry wanted to play in the second half, but the Warriors made the decision to hold him out which was probably the right call. Kerr didn't make it sound like he's expecting a quick return for Curry, so it's hard to imagine him playing in Game 5 on Wednesday. Hopefully we will get a timetable after the Warriors release the results of the MRI on Monday. Shaun Livingston will benefit if Curry misses time along with Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 3:42 pm
  • Lance Stephenson scores 26, MEM eliminated
    Lance Stephenson's 26 points (11-of-19 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) weren't enough in a 116-95 loss on Sunday, as the Grizzlies were swept by the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: Stephenson didn't do much in Game 2 or Game 3, but he came to play tonight and has been a solid addition to the Memphis roster. He had a great stretch of 15 games in March when he put up averages of 15.1 points, 4.9 boards, 2.9 assists and 0.9 steals for the shorthanded Grizzlies, but it remains to be seen if that will be enough to entice Memphis to exercise his team option for next season worth just under $9.5 million. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 1:09 pm
  • Danny Green held to two points in win
    Danny Green scored two points (1-of-3 FGs) with two boards and one steal in 18 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: He had a nice steal which led to a dunk in transition, but that was it. Green looked solid in Game 3 with 11 points, four boards, three blocks, one steal and three treys, but he was held to single-digit points in both Game 1 and Game 2. Just like the regular season, Green will continue to be a volatile fantasy option due to his inconsistency. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 12:54 pm
  • Kevin Martin (illness) ruled out for Sunday
    Kevin Martin (illness) will not play in Game 4 on Sunday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: K-Mart said that he's feeling better, but it sounds like the Spurs just want to be cautious. He played an average of 14.5 minutes in the first two games of the series, but keep in mind that they were both blowouts. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 9:27 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 32 points in win vs. LA
    Damian Lillard matched his playoff career-high 32 points during a 96-88 win over the Clippers in Game 3 on Saturday, adding five rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Finally. Lillard was not at his best in the first two games in these playoffs, averaging just 19.0 points, 5.5 dimes, 0.5 steals and 1.5 treys. Chris Paul had Lillard's number for most of the season, making just 32.4 percent from the field during the regular season against the Clippers. Still, Lillard should be ready to roll in Game 4 as the Blazers try to tie this thing up. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 10:42 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 27 points in win
    C.J. McCollum scored 27 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He had his coming-out party last postseason against the Grizzlies. McCollum received his Most Improved Player trophy at tonight's game and he was all business to set the stage for a must-win game. He has a little added motivation against the Clippers due to the memorable clerical error from the Blazers against coach Doc Rivers earlier this season. Expect another nice line from C.J. at home on Game 4. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 10:36 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 19 points in loss
    Jamal Crawford scored 19 points with three rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 30 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He was terrible in the first half and turned it on late. Crawford made 1-of-6 from the field to start the game and picked it up down the stretch like he usually does. He was the first player ever to win three Sixth Man of the Year awards and has plenty of miles left on his tires at age 36. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 10:18 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 25 with 15 dimes
    Russell Westbrook did his thing during a 119-108 Game 4 win over the Mavs on Saturday, scoring 25 points with five rebounds, 15 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has double-doubles in all four games in this round, averaging 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 11.8 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.3 blocks, 2.0 treys and 4.3 turnovers. Westbrook is also the first player to turn in consecutive playoff games of 20-plus points and 15-plus dimes since Kevin Johnson in 1992. There's a reason why DFS owners have to spend up so hard to get him in their lineups. OKC will look to close out the series on Monday. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 9:29 pm
  • Kevin Martin dealing with an illness
    Kevin Martin is dealing with an illness and will not return on Friday.

    Advice: The Spurs were trying to take some pressure of their key rotation players, but Martin won't be able to help much tonight. He should be OK for Sunday. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 8:42 pm
  • Evan Turner scores 17 points in win
    Evan Turner got the start on Friday against the Hawks, scoring 17 points with two rebounds, seven assists, five steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He played some more minutes at the two with the Celtics going bigger thanks to the output from Jonas Jerebko. Turner's play-making has been a big part of the offense and his defense has vastly improved this season as well. Expect a sizable role the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 8:40 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pop scored 18 in 43 mins
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points with three rebounds, one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers in 43 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: His defense was decent with the Cavs really forcing a lot of switching in this game. Caldwell-Pope picked up a couple extra minutes because of Reggie Bullock (leg) not playing in this game. Expect him to get plenty of shots and minutes in Game 4 on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 6:52 pm
  • Evan Turner getting the start
    Evan Turner will get the start at shooting guard on Friday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He's logged the vast majority of his minutes at small forward in this series with even the occasional minutes at power forward. The starting lineup of Turner, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson have not played together at all in this series and have played only 33 possessions during the regular season. This is good news for Turner to get a new avenue for minutes at a new position. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 3:29 pm
  • Tyler Johnson out for Game 3
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will not play against the Hornets in Game 3.

    Advice: He said it's too earlier to tell on Game 4. Johnson is working on his strength and it would be a surprise to see him play in the first round. Josh Richardson will continue to carry the offensive load off the bench as the Heat play their starters big minutes. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 12:21 pm
  • J.J. Redick (bruised heel) is feeling better
    J.J. Redick said his bruised heel felt better after Game 2 than it did in Game 1.

    Advice: He is going to play in Game 3, but there is some talk of his minutes taking a small hit. If that is true, there should be a few minutes going to Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford. There really isn't much fantasy fallout from this news. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 12:09 pm
  • J.J. Redick (heel) could see reduced minutes?
    Clippers coach Doc Rivers may try to reduce J.J. Redick's workload because his heel is still bothering him.

    Advice: "Yeah, it definitely has an impact, I think with his movement, for sure," Rivers said. "I think as the game goes on I’m trying to figure out how to rest him." Redick will be held out of practice prior to Game 3 on Saturday, and he admitted that his heal is very sore. "It’s something that I have to continue to monitor and take care of. To be honest, it’s very sore. And after Sunday’s game it was pretty sore the last few days. So it’s just something that, hopefully, will heal. But it’s going to take time." Redick scored 17 points in both Game 1 and Game 2 and played around 27 minutes in each, so it will be interesting to see how Rivers handles his minutes on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 8:17 am
  • C.J. McCollum wins Most Improved Player Award
    C.J. McCollum has officially been named the Most Improved Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: He was the runaway winner, finishing with 101 first place votes with Kemba Walker finishing in second place with seven votes. "CJ worked extremely hard to have the season that he had this year," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. "His work ethic and commitment to improve is the reason he is deserving of this award. He is an example to everyone what can be accomplished with diligent practice and a belief that you can always get better." McCollum finished the regular season with averages of 20.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.5 3-pointers, returning top-50 value in standard leagues. He's a stud and we hope you listened to us and drafted him this season. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 7:05 am
  • Klay Thompson shoots 7-of-20 in loss to HOU
    Klay Thompson struggled in Thursday's 97-96 loss to the Rockets, scoring 17 points on 7-of-20 shooting from the field with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: With Stephen Curry (ankle) on the shelf, Thompson's owners were expecting a lot more from him tonight. He missed all seven of his 3-pointers, breaking a streak of 31 playoff games with at least one trey which was the second longest active streak behind Curry (41). Rotoworld.com Apr 21, 10:02 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 26 w/ 15 assists
    Russell Westbrook scored 26 points with 15 assists, one block, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in Thursday's win over the Mavericks.

    Advice: The turnovers were rough, but the Mavericks had no answer for Westbrook tonight. He shot 9-of-16 from the field, 2-of-3 from deep and 6-of-9 from the line, and he also had a special block against Dirk Nowitzki which you can check out in the link below. Your move, Charlie Villanueva. Rotoworld.com Apr 21, 7:00 pm
  • J.J. Redick won't practice prior to Game 3
    Doc Rivers said that J.J. Redick (bruised left heel) will not practice prior to Game 3.

    Advice: It's not uncommon for guys to take a practice off here and there during the postseason to rest, and there's currently no reason to believe Redick is in any danger of spending Saturday's Game 3 on the sidelines. Redick has been solid for the first two games of the Clippers' first-round series, owning averages of 17.0 points and 2.0 triples per game on 55.6 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Apr 21, 1:46 pm
  • Stevens says he's contemplating lineup change
    Brad Stevens said that he's contemplating making a change to his starting lineup for Game 3 on Friday, but he's not yet made a final decision.

    Advice: Evan Turner has supplanted Jared Sullinger in the starting five to begin the second half of both Game 1 and Game 2, so if Stevens does end up going through with the change, Turner for Sullinger will be the likely switch. Sullinger has struggled in a big way during Boston's first-round series, and a move to the bench won't do his fantasy value any favors. Rotoworld.com Apr 21, 11:49 am
  • Jamal Crawford accepts 3rd Sixth Man Award
    Jamal Crawford accepted his third Sixth Man of the Year award on Wednesday, going on to post 11 points, four assists and two rebounds in 27 minutes vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Crawford has the most Sixth Man awards in NBA history, eclipsing two-time winners Kevin McHale, Detlef Schrempf and Ricky Pierce. He wasn't the only Clippers' reserve guard to merit attention tonight, as Austin Rivers aided a solid bench effort with nine points in 21 minutes, helping L.A. head into Game 3 with a wave of momentum. Rotoworld.com Apr 20, 10:41 pm
  • J.J. Redick gets hot in 1st quarter, as usual
    J.J. Redick's bruised heel didn't seem to bother him on Wednesday as he picked up 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting with three 3-pointers and one rebound in just 28 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Clippers frequently look for Redick as an early scoring option but he tends to take a backseat as the game progresses -- he ranked 49th in scoring overall this season at 16.3 ppg, but was 20th in first-quarter scoring (5.6 points in the quarter). True to form, he scored 11 of his 17 points in the first frame tonight. Rotoworld.com Apr 20, 10:37 pm
  • Damian Lillard shoots 6-of-22 in Game 2 loss
    The Clippers contained Damian Lillard during Game 2, as he finished with 17 points on 6-of-22 shooting, six rebounds, three assists, four turnovers and zero 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: L.A.'s defensive gameplan is centered around stopping Lillard. "They go as Damian goes," Austin Rivers said after Game 1. "Our focus was to stop him and limit everybody else as well." He's being trapped on many possessions but the biggest issue is Chris Paul's individual defense, which forces Dame to work hard for looks he usually gets at will. Whether Portland plays him off-ball more often or finds another way to spring him loose, they need their leading scorer to heat up at home on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Apr 20, 10:23 pm
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