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  • Dante Exum returned to action on Saturday March 28. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:26 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores just three points in loss
    Dion Waiters scored just three points on 1-of-4 shooting in a loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding two boards, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters had scored in double digits in each of his last four games, so this was a frustrating line for any owners relying on him tonight. Waiters is still locked into a starting role moving forward with Andre Roberson on the shelf, and he will have a chance to bounce back vs. the Suns on Sunday. That being said, he is far from a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 37 points Saturday
    Russell Westbrook scored 37 points with eight boards, six assists, three 3-pointers and nine turnovers in a loss to the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Westbrook's owners probably didn't even blink twice at this line which speaks volumes about his play recently. Kevin Durant isn't coming back this season, meaning Westbrook will arguably be the top play in fantasy leagues moving forward with the Thunder trying to clinch a playoff berth. Enjoy the show. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores 21 points vs. Nuggets
    Arron Afflalo scored 21 points against the Nuggets on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 8-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: Revenge game? Afflalo didn't really have beef with Denver, but this was a very, very overdue positive showing. His two steals and 21 points were the most he's produced in a Blazer uniform. We'll need to see it again, especially considering he's been posting some single-digit usage rates this month. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Damian Lillard is in a mini slump right now
    Damian Lillard made 4-of-11 from the field for eight points with three boards, 10 assists, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He's in a slump. He made just 4-of-15 from the field on Friday and tonight was just his third game without a trey on the season. On the bright side, the Blazers are on a three-game winning streak. He also had four fouls in a game for just the third time in 2015. His fantasy owners will get a four-game week starting on Monday, assuming they were able to withstand the Lillard drought this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Will Barton scores 12 off the bench
    Will Barton scored 12 points on 6-of-8 from the field against the Blazers on Saturday with seven boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He was known as Will the Thrill and the People's Champ in Portland as one of the fan favorites and he was quite comfortable tonight. Plus, he did the ol' inbounds pass of an opponent and was able to get an easy dunk. Barton is doing a fine job of adding multiple stats for his fantasy owners, but it's going to sting to have him on your roster because the Nuggets are off until Wednesday while tons of teams will play two games in that span. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Jameer Nelson gets hot late, scores 22 points
    Jameer Nelson scored 22 points against the Blazers on Saturday with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: With Danilo Gallinari (rest) out, most of the Nuggets players moved up a position -- shooting guard to a small forward and so forth. That allowed Nelson to play next to Ty Lawson a little more, which has been happening more often. Nelson has scored at least 12 points in each of his last four and he's on the radar in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Randy Foye scores 17 points vs. Blazers
    Randy Foye scored 17 points with one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He scored just 14 points combined in his previous two games, but he really turned it around. Foye has been a must-own player in standard leagues thanks to his output in treys and coach Melvin Hunt has been playing him somewhat consistently. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 17 in win Saturday
    Gordon Hayward shot just 4-of-16 from the field on Saturday with four turnovers, but he still managed to finish with 17 points, five boards, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes.

    Advice: This was Hayward's second game back since missing two consecutive games with a shoulder injury, so his owners should give him a pass for the poor shooting. The good news is that Hayward played 38 minutes tonight, and it doesn't appear that he will miss any more action due to his shoulder. Deploy him with confidence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Trey Burke scores 22 points with four steals
    Trey Burke scored 22 points in a win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six boards, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He got some extra touches on offense with Derrick Favors (back) in street clothes, and the Jazz also opted to stick with him down the stretch over rookie Dante Exum. Burke did shoot just 8-of-23 from the field and 1-of-8 from deep, but his owners won't be complaining with this line. Over his last five games Burke has averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 assists, 3.0 boards, 2.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in over 33 minutes per game, and he belongs on most fantasy rosters as long he stays hot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) scores seven in return
    Rodney Hood (illness) returned from a two-game absence vs. the Thunder on Saturday and scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with three boards, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes were there for Hood, but this was a rather boring line and he wasn't very aggressive tonight. The Jazz also opted to go with newly acquired Chris Johnson down the stretch, but they probably just wanted to ease Hood back into action. As of right now, Hood is only an option in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers, but he does have upside and owners will want to monitor him down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Dante Exum, Rodney Hood starting vs. OKC
    Dante Exum and Rodney Hood are both starting on Saturday against the Thunder.

    Advice: They are both getting over illnesses and neither played in the second half yesterday -- Hood has been out since Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:17 pm
  • Dante Exum warming up to play on Saturday
    Dante Exum (illness) is not on the injury report and is warming up to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He will get Russell Westbrook tonight, so he's going to have his hands full. Exum has been pretty good on defense, but his offensive game has a long way to go. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Gary Neal out for Sunday night
    Gary Neal (ankle) will not play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: He is not close to a return and is a good bet to not play again this season. Neal has been out for three games due to an ankle sprain and is not worth owning in standard leagues. The Wolves will likely have a tight backcourt rotation again with Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown as the only true guards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:16 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Shabazz Napier (hip) doubtful for Sunday
    Shabazz Napier (hip) is doubtful to play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He may have suffered the injury on earlier in the week because he didn't play on Friday and the team is calling it "right hip pain." If the Heat are going to miss Dwyane Wade (knee, questionable) and Napier, there should be a lot of minutes going to Tyler Johnson and Mario Chalmers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:45 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • Paul George still not saying positive things
    Paul George (leg) said "everyone has to feel good" and "has to be on the same page" about his return this season.

    Advice: "The last is just doing it consistently and over a long period of time of having great practices," George said. "It’s not about the plays. That’s the last step." This doesn't sound like a guy eager to come back and he's likely going to have a minutes cap when he plays, so it's hard to stash him in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Rodney Hood is probable for Saturday
    Rodney Hood (illness) is probable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been sick since Monday due to a stomach problem and is finally feeling better. Hood may have more shots headed his way with Derrick Favors (back) likely out tonight. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:55 pm
  • Jeremy Lin should be fine for Sunday
    Jeremy Lin (illness) said he plans to play against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He did leave the door open of him missing the game, saying he'll play "unless it gets worse." A couple starting guards could be sick for Sunday afternoon with Deron Williams also under the weather. Lin had his allergy issue on Friday and still played 36 minutes, so he should be good to go. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:31 am
  • Paul George (leg) inactive for Sunday's game
    Paul George (leg) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: So much for George supposedly playing this week. The Pacers have rightfully been cautious with their franchise player and it's highly doubtful that he takes the court any time soon. At this point in the season, hopeful owners who have stashed George should probably move on. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:20 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Monta Ellis (calf) is doubtful to play Sunday
    Monta Ellis (calf) is considered very doubtful to play vs. the Pacers on Sunday according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: Ellis has played in 237 consecutive games and is easily one of the most durable players in the NBA, but it is highly unlikely that he plays. Ellis was still using crutches on Saturday and obviously isn't going to practice, but we should have another update after shootaround Sunday. Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris would be extremely busy if Ellis ends up sitting this one out, while the Mavericks are also hoping that J.J. Barea (ankle) will be able to return Sunday. For what it's worth, Ellis won't have an MRI until at least Monday when the team returns to Dallas, and while Carlisle is concerned, he doesn't expect the injury to be too serious. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:18 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Ind
  • Jose Calderon is likely done for the season
    Jose Calderon admitted that he is likely done for the season due to his ailing Achilles.

    Advice: Calderon is expected to be in a walking boot for at least another week, and with the season drawing to a close, there is no reason for the veteran point guard to risk his health. "To play again, I don’t think it’s a good chance,’’ Calderon said. "It’s a totally different picture now.’’ Calderon can be dropped just about everywhere, and it will be up to Langston Galloway and Shane Larkin to handle most of the backcourt responsibilities for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:30 am
  • Toney Douglas was signed by NO on Friday March 27. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:06 am
     
    1:00 pm vs Min
  • Nelson stays on heater; scores 18 points
    Jameer Nelson's heater continued on Friday as he hit 7-of-10 shots (including four threes) for 18 points, one rebound and three assists in just 22 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Nelson has shot a ridiculous 52.1 percent over the last 15 games and that has made him a late-round value over that span, but when he plays lately he's even better than that because he's averaging 2.8 treys per game over the last six contests. Rest and shooting regressions threaten his value nightly, but especially if you need point guard stats and threes he's well worth a look. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:54 pm
  • Barton double-doubles off the bench
    Will Barton double-doubled off the bench on Friday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds and two assists in just 20 minutes.

    Advice: Barton continues to hang onto late-round value in his low-minute role and it's enough to keep throwing kindling on the fire. If he can see some key guys ahead of him call it an early season, there is potential for him to post some really active lines. On the other hand, the Nuggets finish the fantasy playoffs with a pair of three-game weeks so that is working against him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:51 pm
  • Hayward (shoulder) returns, produces vs. DEN
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) returned from a two-game absence in Friday's loss to the Nuggets, scoring 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting (1-of-7 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Hayward looked fine and made it through the game unscathed at least as far as the postgame reporting indicates. If Derrick Favors misses any time with his back injury, you'll see Hayward get a few more touches. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:48 pm
  • Exum misses second half of Friday's game
    Dante Exum missed the second half of Friday's game due to illness.

    Advice: Exum logged 12 minutes on the night and had just one rebound and one steal to his credit. He has shown some nice defensive skills at times but his fantasy game is in the trash, so owners don't need to worry about his status too much. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:41 pm
  • Burke stays inefficient in loss to Nuggets
    Trey Burke hit just 3-of-12 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with six points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Dante Exum (12 minutes) did not play in the second half due to an illness, and for Burke's part he did not hit a three and that's part of the allure here since he's going to hurt your field goal percentage and/or disappear. Burke has been a late-round value lately largely because he has averaged 17.3 shots in his last four games, including two without Gordon Hayward. Derrick Favors' back injury might keep that number up and he's worth a look if you can live with his blemishes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:40 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe has a bad game vs. Blazers
    Eric Bledsoe made 5-of-20 from the field for 13 points during an 87-81 loss to the Blazers on Friday with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and no turnovers.

    Advice: The Blazers have been giving up some big lines to point guards, so this was a big ol' letdown for Bledsoe and the Suns. Plus, this loss also dropped Phoenix to 10th in the Western Conference standings and they are now 3.5 games behind OKC for the No. 8 seed. Bledsoe will get Russell Westbrook in a huge game on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:28 pm
     
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Monta (calf) left locker room on crutches
    Updating an earlier item, Monta Ellis (calf) left the locker room on crutches and as we passed along earlier he will be evaluated on Saturday.

    Advice: Crutches can be used as a precautionary measure but it's certainly not good to hear. Ellis is one of the toughest players in the league and doesn't miss games, but the Mavs may be able to convince him that it would be necessary in advance of the playoffs. Rajon Rondo (seven points, five boards, five assists, one steal) and Chandler Parsons (nine points, six boards, two assists, three steals, one trey) would be beneficiaries if he misses any time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Ind
  • Chase Budinger puts up 23 points vs. Houston
    Chase Budinger scored 23 points against the Rockets on Friday with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He's basically the sixth man for the Wolves right now. The Wolves only had seven guys log more than 10 minutes for the second consecutive game, so being the sixth man is a pretty good gig. Budinger scored 22 points on Wednesday and is worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:48 pm
  • Pondexter scores 16 points with four threes
    Quincy Pondexter scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds and two steals against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are good for a few extra 3PAs for their opponents so nothing really stands out here. If you need the triples, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores five in 26 minutes
    Greivis Vasquez scored five points with one rebound, five assists and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: It's been DeMar DeRozan and Lou Williams handling the ball more for the Raptors, so there have been some quiet nights from Vasquez lately. Kyle Lowry (back) doesn't seem to be progressing and he could miss more time. If you need a point guard who can hit some treys, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:34 pm
  • Jeremy Lin plays well in 36 minutes
    Jeremy Lin had team highs with 36 minutes, 18 points and five assists against the Raptors on Friday, adding seven rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had an allergy issue and was a game-time decision, but it didn't seem to affect him. Lin has done a fine job in the starting lineup and not having Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill have allowed some extra shots to go around. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:13 pm
  • Jack gets back on track in win over Cavs
    Jarrett Jack turned things around on Friday against the Cavs, scoring 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and two steals in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Jack got the lion's share of the point guard minutes as Deron Williams (five points, five boards, five assists, five turnovers) logged just 22 minutes. Williams has had the upper hand for a few weeks now and the timeshare isn't doing either of them favors. Jack needs to do this again before we'll sanction anything but a flier if you need popcorn stats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:46 pm
     
    12:30 pm vs LAL
  • Marcus Smart plays 34 minutes, scores six
    Marcus Smart made 2-of-3 from the field for six points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: What a weird game for Smart. In 34 minutes, he posted a 5.4 usage rate and a 4.8 assist percentage, which is almost unfathomable for a starting point guard. Smart isn't out there for his offense, so he's going to have a tough time being consistent in fantasy leagues now that Isaiah Thomas is back. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:46 pm
  • Alan Anderson plays 30 minutes on Friday
    Alan Anderson logged 30 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: With Thaddeus Young (knee) looking doubtful for Sunday's game and possibly more, this type of workload seems like a decent bet until Young gets back. Anderson has a week of late-round value under his belt and isn't going to blow you away, but if you need shooting guard stats he could be worth a look. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:43 pm
     
    12:30 pm vs LAL
  • Monta Ellis dealing with a right calf injury
    Monta Ellis was kneed in the right calf and coach Rick Carlisle said he doesn't know what the extent of the injury is.

    Advice: "We'll see how he feels in the morning and go from there," Carlisle said. It sounds like he's dealing with a leg contusion, which has occurred an inordinate amount of times this season. Ellis is one of the toughest dudes in the NBA, so he might not need to miss time. If he does, it'll be Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Chandler Parsons filling in the most for Monta. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:16 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Ind
  • Monta Ellis suffers lower right leg injury
    Monta Ellis suffered a right leg injury on Friday night and will not return.

    Advice: He was getting looked at on the bench before going to the locker room. It's unknown what the extent of the injury is for Monta, but he's usually very durable and this is a little bit of a surprise to see he's unlikely to return. He may be re-evaluated on Saturday. Ellis left the game with 10 points, two boards, one assist and one steal. With Monta out, expect Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons to step up. There's also been a Raymond Felton sighting tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:19 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Ind
  • Jose Calderon will be in walking boot 10-days
    Jose Calderon (Achilles) will be in a walking boot for 10-days.

    Advice: While Jose would not rule out the possibility of him making a return this season, he admitted that he doesn't like his chances. There's really no reason for Calderon to risk a setback playing for the worst team in basketball, so we don't expect to see him back on the floor this season. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:35 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (illness) will play on Friday
    Jeremy Lin (illness) will play against the Raptors on Friday night.

    Advice: Considering the Lakers are holding out healthy players, it's a surprise to see him active with his sinus issue. If he's limited, Wayne Ellington and Jabari Brown will get more playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:13 pm
  • Rodney Hood getting medical evaluation
    Rodney Hood (illness) is getting further medical evaluation.

    Advice: He is not traveling with the team and it sounds like he's going to be out for a while. With Hood out, Joe Ingles will get some extra run along with Elijah Millsap and newly-added Chris Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:22 am
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) looks like a go
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) participated in shootaround on Friday and is probable to play against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He needed two games out of the lineup and should be ready to roll tonight. With Rodney Hood out, there should be more opportunity for Hayward to produce at a high level. Expect less output from Joe Ingles and Trey Burke tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:11 am
  • Eric Bledsoe (illness) is feeling better Fri
    Eric Bledsoe (illness) is feeling better and is set to play on Friday night against the Blazers.

    Advice: He played through a stomach ailment on Wednesday. Bledsoe could have Brandon Knight (ankle) back in the lineup, but he'll still be the top option in the offense. Expect him to have a big game against Damian Lillard. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:05 am
     
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Flip Saunders praises Chase Budinger's play
    Flip Saunders praised Chase Budinger's play and professionalism during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He’s got his confidence," Saunders said. "He was able to stay with it. He was able to keep on playing through. Some guys, especially veterans, might have given up on it. Said, ‘This is kind of a lost season.’ But he kept on shooting, kept on working on his game. And when an opportunity came, he took advantage of it. He’s extremely professional." Budinger has excelled since being forced into the rotation due to a slew of injuries to Minnesota's roster, and over the past eight games he has put in averages of 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 three-pointers on 53.5 percent shooting. He's worth owning in all standard leagues while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:50 am
  • Rodney Hood (illness) not on road trip
    Rodney Hood (illness) did not travel with the team for their road-game in Denver.

    Advice: We'll be considering Hood doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, and if he is indeed unavailable, Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles will have the opportunity to play extended minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:35 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) probable Friday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hayward spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it appears he'll be able to return to the lineup on Friday for a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. With Hayward back, Elijah Millsap and Trey Burke would be candidates to head back to the bench. Check back for another update on Hayward's status closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Gary Neal (ankle) will not play on Friday
    Gary Neal (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: With Neal unavailable, the Wolves will again be forced to give heavy minutes to Andrew Wiggins, Chase Budinger, and Lorenzo Brown. With no clear return date in site, Neal belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:12 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Eric Bledsoe (illness) doesn't practice Thurs
    Eric Bledsoe (illness) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Bledsoe was able to play through his illness on Wednesday, and he was simply set home for a rest day today in an effort to have him available for Friday's game vs. Portland. We're going to hold him off the injury report for now, but owners should check back for another update on Bledsoe's status following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:19 pm
     
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Paul George out again vs Bucks on Thursday
    Paul George (leg) will be inactive for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Despite recent reports saying that George was close to a return, the daily injury report is saying otherwise. There's still a chance that he'll return to the court before the end of the regular season, but the opportunities are dwindling and fantasy owners in standard leagues would be wise to move on from George. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:36 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Monta Ellis denies problem with Rajon Rondo
    Despite reports of dissension in the Mavs' locker room, Monta Ellis said he has no problems with Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: While the Rondo-Ellis pairing ranks 148 out of 149 Mavericks pairings this season, according to Basketball Reference, Ellis insists the duo can do great things together. "There’s no problem [with Rondo]," Ellis said. "Rondo is a great asset on both ends of the floor. It takes a while for the player to really get adjusted to a new system, new personalities, figuring out where guys want the ball. I think it’s going to work out for the best for us once we get over the hump." Ellis broke out of his slump in a big way against the Spurs on Tuesday night and will have a chance to continue that trend when the Mavericks play the Spurs again on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:01 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Ind
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 in start
    Dion Waiters, who was benched for the start of the second half on Tuesday, started for the Thunder on Wednesday and had 14 points, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: Waiters' line was actually pretty decent due to the final score of 130-91 looking more like an old-school Globetrotters' score over the Washington Generals, instead of a meeting of two of the West's better teams. With Andre Roberson down and out, Waiters should continue to get plenty of starts and run from here on out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:53 pm
  • Russell Westbrook finally cools off vs. Spurs
    Russell Westbrook didn't make a basket after the first quarter in Wednesday's ugly 130-91 loss to the Spurs, finishing with 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists and two steals on 5-of-16 shooting.

    Advice: Given the score, it's pretty easy to understand Westbrook finally having an off night, and it didn't help that he didn't play in the fourth quarter. The good news is that he's healthy and probably really ticked off, and will take his anger out on the poor Jazz on Saturday. He came into this one with seven triple-doubles in his last 14 games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:49 pm
  • Trey Burke starts, scores 22 points
    Trey Burke started at shooting guard and hit 9-of-19 shots for 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness) were both out, so Burke (and Elijah Millsap) got the call to start. This was a nice game for Burke, but the lack of threes leaves it a feeling a bit empty. If he continues to start going forward, using him right now makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:37 pm
  • Will Barton doesn't play in the fourth
    Will Barton did not play in the fourth quarter against the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with six points, five rebounds, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't the worst player on the team tonight and coach Melvin Hunt likely just went with some other guys down the stretch. It didn't work with the 76ers winning the fourth quarter 27-9, so at least Barton has that going for him. He should get some extra minutes with the Nuggets having a back-to-back set this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Randy Foye plays 34 minutes in return
    Randy Foye played 34 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: If Randy Foye gets 34 minutes in the second half of the season, he's usually more like Randy Moss because he's straight cash, homey. Before missing Sunday due to an illness, he played at least 30 minutes in his previous three games. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:26 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores season-high 22
    Chase Budinger came off the bench and played 40 minutes, hitting 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He sent the game to OT with a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in regulation and has now scored in double figures in seven straight games. Pick him up, and hope that Kevin Martin continues to sit for his hamstring, as well as tanking purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Jeremy Lin plays well in another start
    Jeremy Lin started again and had 19 points, three boards, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's overtime win over Minnesota.

    Advice: As long as Lin's starting alongside Jordan Clarkson, he should be owned in fantasy. The Lakers also learned that it's tough to tank against the lowly Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 22 points in a start
    Greivis Vasquez scored 22 points in the starting lineup against the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He's been very disappointing in his starts at point guard this season and finally came up big tonight in a losing effort. Kyle Lowry has a small chance to return on Friday against the Lakers, so there's no need to be too aggressive in adding Vasquez. If you want help this weekend and aren't limited with matchup moves, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Trey Burke, Elijah Millsap starting Wednesday
    Trey Burke and Elijah Millsap are starting on Wednesday vs. the Blazers in place of Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness).

    Advice: The Jazz are going to heavily rely on Burke to generate a lot of offense, so he should be able to put together a nice line tonight. On the other hand, Millsap should also get plenty of run as well as Joe Ingles, but their value is strictly limited to deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and there is still no indication on when he will be able to return. We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, but the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't 100 percent. Trey Burke will draw the start vs. the Blazers and should be very busy on offense, so owners in daily leagues should give him strong consideration. Rodney Hood (illness) is also out tonight, meaning Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles should see some increased run as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Gary Neal won't play on Wednesday
    Gary Neal (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and Neal could miss more games. Keep him on the wire. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger will help carry the bench -- Brown could start again tonight, though. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:58 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) still doubtful Wed
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) was unable to go through shootaround on Wednesday, and he is still considered doubtful to play vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Hayward has been pretty durable throughout his career, but he is in danger of missing his second straight game. His owners should have a backup plan ready, as the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't feeling up to the task. With Rodney Hood out with an illness, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will be busy on the wings, while Trey Burke will have to step up on offense off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Rodney Hood (illness) will not play Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (illness) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hood was really starting to come on strong for the Jazz, but the rookie has had a tough time staying on the floor this season. Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is doubtful Wednesday, meaning Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap should see plenty of minutes vs. the Blazers, though neither player is an appealing option in most leagues. Consider Hood day-to-day moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:19 am
  • Will Barton would like to remain a Nugget
    Will Barton is hoping to stick around with the Nuggets beyond this season.

    Advice: "No doubt," Barton said. "I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." The Nuggets can extend Barton a qualifying offer in the summer that estimates to be around $1.1 million, and if he accepts it would make him a restricted free agent. Barton has played well in Denver and is averaging 10.2 points, 4.6 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointer in just over 26 minutes per game over his last five, making him a viable asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:23 am
  • Monta Ellis says that he is finally healthy
    Monta Ellis said after Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs that he has battled several injuries all season, but he is finally healthy and is ready to make some noise down the stretch.

    Advice: "I've been battling injuries all season," Ellis said. "The last few days, my body has been feeling good and tonight I'll sleep real good. I went and worked out last night for at least two and a half hours. I wanted to come in tonight and give my team a lift that they have been looking for." Ellis exploded for 38 points vs. the Spurs Tuesday after being held to just 11 points on 4-of-22 shooting vs. the Suns on Sunday, so hopefully this is a sign that his slump is over. There have been some reports that Ellis has created some unrest in the Mavericks' locker room, but a couple of wins will likely give everyone in Dallas a solid morale boost. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:26 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Ind
  • Damian Lillard's 29 pts aren't enough Tuesday
    Damian Lillard scored a team-high 29 points vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, sinking 9-of-21 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with six 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Lillard is shooting just 43.3 percent in March, but he's still averaging 20.3 points and 2.1 triples. He'll be leaned on even more if LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) miss any more games, so fantasy owners can sleep soundly with Lillard locked into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:51 pm
  • Mavs beat Spurs behind Monta Ellis' 38 points
    Monta Ellis bounced back after a disastrous game on Sunday, finishing Tuesday's impressive win vs. the Spurs with 38 points on 16-of-27 shooting with two 3-pointers, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: He shot a combined 7-of-31 in his previous two contests and almost single-handedly lost Sunday's game vs. the Suns, so it was a relief to see him score three quick buckets to get himself rolling tonight. The 29-year-old Ellis hasn't missed a game all season, which is remarkable given how much contact he takes every night, and he's rewarding 8-cat owners with top-40 value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:06 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Ind
  • Jeremy Lin starts, scores 19 pts in road loss
    Jeremy Lin made the most of his start on Tuesday, racking up 19 points (6-of-11 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), two 3-pointers, two rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: It's likely that Lin will start the rest of the season and fantasy owners should plug him into all active lineups. The Lakers are drifting toward the draft lottery but Lin will be playing with a purpose -- his $8.4 million contract expires this summer, setting him up for a nice payday in free agency. L.A.'s upcoming schedule also helps his case, as they're tied with Charlotte for the most remaining games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:36 pm
  • Dion Waiters stays hot w/ 23 points vs Lakers
    Dion Waiters was benched to start the second half of Tuesday's game, but he got hot offensively and finished with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and only one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Anthony Morrow took Waiters' spot with the starters and remains the more valuable fantasy option, regardless of where he begins Wednesday's game in San Antonio. Waiters has been hot offensively over his past few games, however, and is worth plugging into lineup until he cools off. OKC is starting to gain some breathing room as the No. 8 seed in the West, pulling two games ahead of the idle Suns with tonight's 127-117 home win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez logs 28 minutes w/ Lowry out
    Greivis Vasquez took over at PG once Kyle Lowry (back spasms) exited Tuesday's game, and he finished with seven points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: It's possible that Lowry will miss more games, as back injuries are easy to aggravate, so owners in need of 3-pointers and assists should keep a close eye on Vasquez this week. The Raptors conclude the week with home games vs. the Bulls (Wednesday) and Lakers (Friday). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:41 pm
  • Jameer Nelson not worried about hip injury
    Jameer Nelson expressed little concern when asked about the hip injury that's been bothering him lately.

    Advice: Nelson only missed one game with the injury, so it doesn't sound like it's going to be a major issue moving forward. However, with the Nuggets in full rebuilding mode, it would be far from shocking to see the veteran handed out some random rest days here and there as the Nuggets close out their season. Nelson has been playing well lately, but playing in a reserve role behind Ty Lawson will really limit his value to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:04 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) doubtful for Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: With both Hood and Gordon Hayward (shoulder) being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game, the Jazz are going to be very thin on the wings. Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will likely see a healthy heaping of minutes if Hood and Hayward are indeed unavailable, while Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:03 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) doubtful Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: This injury couldn't come at a worse time for owners fighting to make it through the playoffs, but with player development now being prioritized over winning in Utah, the Jazz are not going to rush Hayward back from an injury. If he is unable to go on Wednesday, Joe Ingles would get another game with the starting unit, while Derrick Favors would be asked to step up as the main-man on offense. Trey Burke would also see his shot attempts rise with Hayward on the sidelines. Owners can expect to get another update on Hayward following Wednesday morning's shootaround, so stay tuned for that. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:56 pm
  • Gary Neal (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Gary Neal (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: If Neal is unable to go on Wednesday, expect Chase Budinger, Lorenzo Brown, and Sean Kilpatrick to get some extended run. Budinger has been playing very well lately, scoring in double figures in his last six outings while offering some assists, steals, and 3-pointers, and he's worth a look in standard leagues with the Wolves running with just seven healthy bodies in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Randy Foye (flu) expected to play Wednesday
    Randy Foye (flu) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he is expected to be available for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: If Foye is able to go on Wednesday, he'll likely cut into the minutes of Jameer Nelson (hip) and Will Barton, while Garry Harris may fall out of the rotation entirely. Foye has played very well since the All-Star break with averages of 11.3 points, 3.0 assists, and 2.4 three-pointers per game, and he's well worth owning in standard leagues for his ability to light up the 3-point category. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Damian Lillard won't use fatigue as excuse
    Damian Lillard refused to use fatigue as an excuse for the Blazers' recent struggles.

    Advice: "I’m fine," Lillard said. "I would tell you if I was worn down or [fatigued]. I got to play better. I don’t want to blame a four-game losing streak on, ‘I’m tired’ or ‘this is hurting or that’s hurting.’" With Nicolas Batum (back) and LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) hurting and unlikely for Tuesday's game, Lillard doesn't really have the luxury to consider a rest day with the Blazers fighting for a higher seed out West. If both Aldrige and Batum are indeed unavailable Tuesday, Lillard is going to have a lot of responsibilities on offense. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:51 pm
  • Paul George (leg) out Wednesday vs. WAS
    Paul George (leg) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: There's really no telling when, or if, George will be able to return this season, and with so much uncertainty surrounding Indiana’s franchise player, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:41 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Rodney Hood misses Tuesday practice
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Hood left Monday's game against Minnesota with a stomach problem and was unable to practice on Tuesday, so we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With Gordon Hayward (shoulder) already questionable for Wedesday, Joe Ingles would be in for a minutes boost if Hood is unable to suit up, while Elijah Millsap would also see some extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:59 am
  • Gordon Hayward misses Tuesday practice
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: While this doesn't mean anything definitive, it certainly casts doubt on Hayward's availability for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With the Jazz having little to play for, we could see them take a cautious approach with their star over the last few weeks of the season. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert would see a bump in fantasy value if Hayward sits on Wednesday, while Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, and Joe Ingles would all see a slight value boost as well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Jameer Nelson could stay in Denver
    Jameer Nelson said he is thinking about picking up his option to remain in Denver for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: While Nelson wasn't committal about his end-of-season plans, he didn't rule out remaining in Denver. "I wouldn’t mind staying here," Nelson said. "I’m not ready to make that decision just yet. I’ll make that decision with my agency and my family first and foremost when the time comes." While the 33-year-old has been playing well as of late, the rebuilding Nuggets may elect to rest him over the last few weeks of the season so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues as long as Ty Lawson is starting. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:56 am
  • Frank Vogel says Paul George isn't ready
    In a departure from what team president Larry Bird recently said, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't think Paul George (leg) is ready to return.

    Advice: While Bird had previously said George is cleared to play, Vogel said that George is cleared to practice. "Well, that's what Larry said. Like I said," Vogel told reporters, "there's a lot of layers to it. He's not ready. He hasn't reached our level of what we feel he's ready to play." While the Pacers are hopeful that George will return this season, fantasy owners are better off using a roster spot on a healthy player that can produce right now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:14 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Pelicans re-sign Toney Douglas
    Pelicans re-sign Toney Douglas.

    Advice: While the terms of the deal are still undisclosed, Douglas will re-join the Pelicans for what we assume will be the rest of the season. He averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 22.0 minutes over three games with the Pelicans earlier this year and can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues as he's unlikely to see many minutes for New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 am
     
    1:00 pm vs Min
  • Marcus Smart says he's not a dirty player
    Marcus Smart said he's not a dirty player after his incident with Matt Bonner.

    Advice: Smart's shot to Bonner's groin earned him a one-game suspension and he's determined to move forward in a productive manner. "I respect the decision," Smart said. "I gotta live with it. Looking at the film, it does look a little intentional. But that’s not who I am. I’m not a dirty player." Smart only scored two points with one rebound and two steals in his first game back from his suspension on Monday and Isaiah Thomas (back) is due to return on Wednesday, so the rookie's fantasy value will likely be limited to deeper leagues for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:54 am
  • Burke has a game to forget on Monday
    Trey Burke had a game to forget in Monday's overtime loss to the Wolves, hitting just 4-of-22 shots (2-of-13 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) for 16 points, one rebound, six assists, four steals and five turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Burke's stat line had some saving graces but his overall play and his play with time expiring was ugly -- and the field goal percentage is obviously killer. Owners taking a chance on him are looking for some points, threes, assists and a low trickle of steals, with plenty of risk on a night-to-night basis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:27 pm
  • Budinger hits four more threes on Monday
    Chase Budinger hit a season-high four treys in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Budinger has probably earned solid playing time going forward, but as guys return his touches are going to be a question mark. It's entirely possible he dodges all of that and provides serviceable value for owners hunting threes, but he comes with a decent amount of risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) out for game on Monday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) will not return on Monday.

    Advice: He was in the tunnel and was in a lot of discomfort before going back to the locker room. For what it's worth, Hood had some issues at college last year with his stomach and during an NBA tryout, so this has been a trend for him in a little over a year. Joe Ingles should get more chances to score while Elijah Millsap will also step up. Hood finished with eight points, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:51 pm
  • Jack hits just 1-of-9 shots in loss to BOS
    Jarrett Jack hit just 1-of-9 shots (6-of-7 FTs) for eight points with two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Deron Williams flirted with a low-end triple-double tonight and clearly was the better player, while the Nets as a whole looked lethargic in a key playoff loss. Jack and Williams have been splitting minutes because Bojan Bogdanovic (3-of-14 FGs) has been hot, but as you can see he cooled off, as well. It wouldn't be surprising if Jack had a bounce-back effort at some point, but he's not a must-own player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:36 pm
     
    12:30 pm vs LAL
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out vs. Minnesota
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz will miss their leading scorer and will have to lean more on Trey Burke and Rodney Hood for more offense on the wing. Plus, they'll likely count on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert more in their frontcourt for scoring. Hayward should be considered questionable to play on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:14 pm
  • Josh Calderon has surgery, out for season
    Jose Calderon had minor Achilles surgery and will likely miss the rest of the regular season.

    Advice: He had platelet rich plasma treatment and will take the offseason to recover. Calderon has been out since Feb. 25 due to a strain in his Achilles and should be fine for next season. The Knicks have his contract for the next two seasons at around $7.5 million per season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson
    Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson on Tuesday against the Thunder with Wayne Ellington moving to the bench.

    Advice: This move has been talked about for close to a month. Lin is playing terrific ball right now, scoring a season-high 29 points against the 76ers on Sunday. He should be owned in all leagues and will be very helpful for fantasy owners due to his favorable schedule. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:30 pm
  • Gordon Hayward remains questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Hayward was listed as questionable on Sunday, and the fact that he did not participate in shootaround is an ominous sign. If he can't give it a go, rookies Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will all have to step up in emphatic fashion. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:48 am
  • Lin, Davis could start for Lakers soon?
    Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis could soon begin starting for the Lakers.

    Advice: Byron Scott previously said that he wanted Lin to get back into the starting lineup before the season concluded, and he's running out of time if he wants to make that happen. Just because both guys could join the starting lineup doesn't guarantee either anything in terms of playing time, but it would certainly add some on-the-surface appeal to each down the stretch. Regardless, both players should be owned in the majority of leagues already. As a starter, Lin is averaging 11.6 points, five dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.1 triples on 44.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:34 am
  • Pacers going day-by-day with Paul George
    Larry Bird told ESPN that he thinks Paul George (leg) has been cleared to play, but he stopped short of saying George was going to play again this season.

    Advice: He will not play on Monday, and to be clear, Bird wants George to get back out there if he can. "I think he has to go through a series of tests this week, just like we’ve always been doing to see where he’s at. I think he’s cleared by the doctors to play, but obviously he’s not in shape. Just because he’s cleared to play, doesn’t mean he’s in shape to play. And I don’t want Paul to go out there until he feels comfortable with his conditioning and the way he’s practicing. I’d like to see him do a little bit better." It sounds like a very nebulous situation with lots of moving parts, and nobody is certain what will come next despite everyone doing their best to guess. The Pacers and George are taking this day-by-day, and the sooner everyone else in the world can realize that's how it's going to be—and should be—the better. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:23 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Gary Neal will not play on Monday night
    Gary Neal (ankle) will not play on Monday against Utah.

    Advice: This was expected after he sprained his ankle on Sunday. Chase Budinger will likely see additional minutes without Neal available. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:05 am
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Celtics want Marcus Smart to temper spirit
    The Celtics want Marcus Smart to focus on channeling his competitive energy in a more positive way.

    Advice: In other words, the C's want him to stop doing dumb things on the floor when his competitive juices get flowing. "What we love about Marcus is his competitive nature, his competitive spirit, but he has to handle that situation better. There’s no question about that," Brad Stevens said. The rookie will look to move on Monday when he'll be back in action following his one-game suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:29 am
  • Report: Monta Ellis 'big part' of DAL problem
    Monta Ellis reportedly has "folks in the Mavs organization" worried about his impact on "the team's soul."

    Advice: Specifically, these organizational members "have been fretting for weeks about the impact Ellis' moodiness" has on the club. This sounds like a complete cop out in an effort to make Ellis the fall guy for the Mavs struggles, and that's a bad look all the way around. Ellis still leads the NBA with 118 clutch points, but he has struggled since the All-Star break with averages of just 16.3 points, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals on 38.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:42 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Ind
  • Lakers beat 76ers as Jeremy Lin scores 29 pts
    Jeremy Lin (back spasms) got hot in the second half of Sunday's 101-87 win over the Sixers, finishing with a season-high 29 points on 10-of-16 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs.

    Advice: Lin made two 3-pointers with five boards, five assists and one steal, and he did it all in just 29 minutes of action. His back was reportedly 6-8 inches out of alignment as recently as Saturday, which makes tonight's sparkling performance even more impressive. He's expected to start the final 10 games of the season, unless Byron Scott changes his mind, which is good news for roto owners and anyone whose season continues until the bitter end. As a late-round value with upside, Lin deserves to be owned in most standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:36 pm
  • Monta Ellis shoots 4-of-22 from the field
    Monta Ellis shot just 4-of-22 from the field during Sunday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 11 points, two assists, two boards and three steals in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Needless to say, it was a dreadful performance by Ellis and his owners can only hope that he bounces back vs. the Spurs on Tuesday. Devin Harris (illness) and J.J. Barea (ankle) could both be looking at some time on the shelf, so Ellis and Rajon Rondo could have their hands full moving forward. Keep Ellis locked into all lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:09 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Ind
  • Eric Bledsoe stays hot, scores 20 points
    Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points with nine assists vs. the Mavericks on Sunday, adding six boards, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He scored a career-high 34 points vs. the Rockets on Sunday, and his play has given the Suns some hope to pursue a playoff berth in the loaded Western Conference. Brandon Knight's (ankle) return shouldn't slow him down much, and Bledsoe should be locked in as an elite asset down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:04 pm
     
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Gary Neal sprains left ankle, will not return
    Gary Neal sprained his left ankle on Sunday and he's not expected to travel with the Wolves for Monday's game in Utah.

    Advice: Neal just returned from a four-game absence and it's possible that this latest issue will cost him some time on the shelf. Expect Chase Budinger to see an uptick in minutes off the bench for the shorthanded Wolves if Neal misses any additional action. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 6:04 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Will Barton chips in across the board Sunday
    Will Barton had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals off the bench vs. Orlando on Sunday.

    Advice: Randy Foye was out with a stomach illness, setting up Barton for a solid game but instead he played only 25 minutes, much of which came during garbage time. He has had a few offensive explosions since the All-Star break and does just enough to hold steady late-round value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 5:59 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (hip) posts 15 pts, five dimes
    Jameer Nelson (hip) returned on Sunday with 15 points, three 3-pointers, five assists and one steal in just 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: Nelson's value is severely capped as long as Ty Lawson is healthy, but he's playing well and is a decent short-term option given his averages over the past six games -- 14.2 points on 53.1 percent shooting, 2.7 threes, 3.2 assists and 0.5 steals. Just be aware that Nelson may sit out as a precaution on either Friday (Mar. 27) or Saturday (Mar. 28). Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 5:57 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles yet again
    Russell Westbrook put up his 10th triple-double of the season on Sunday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting, to go with 10 rebounds, 17 assists, four steals, two blocks and six turnovers over 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: Ridiculous. Westbrook become the first player since Jason Kidd to have at least 10 triple-doubles in a season, and he also matched his career-high in assists tonight. He's been absolutely stupendous, and with Serge Ibaka (knee) and Kevin Durant (foot) out for the remainder of the regular-season, Russell is going to continue to flirt with video game-like lines. As a reminder, Westbrook was taken No. 4 overall on draft day, only behind Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, and O.J. Mayo. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:55 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 12 pts as starting PG
    Greivis Vasquez had 12 points, one assist and four turnovers while filling in at PG for Kyle Lowry (back) on Sunday, failing to contribute any rebounds or steals in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Raptors are playing it safe with Lowry and he could return as soon as Tuesday vs. the Pistons, which makes Vasquez an unappealing option in weekly lineups. In 49 games off the bench this season he's averaging 8.7 points, 1.5 threes, 2.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a mere 0.5 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:51 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter starts, plays 38 minutes
    Quincy Pondexter played 38 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, four 3-pointers and three rebounds.

    Advice: He started the first half ahead of Eric Gordon but it was a temporary switch and Gordon will return to the starting five on Wednesday -- he was benched today because he was late to a team meeting. Q-Pon has averaged 30 minutes per game over the past month, but he's only worth using as a 3-point specialist in typical leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:24 pm
  • Randy Foye (illness) will not play Sunday
    Randy Foye will reportedly sit out Sunday's game due to a stomach illness.

    Advice: This news breaks an hour before tip-off, giving owners a short window to plug in a replacement guard. Will Barton and Gary Harris should gain the most in his absence, with Harris a likely starter. Foye has been terrific in a starting role lately, averaging 18.3 points and 3.7 triples over his past three games, so this is a tough break for fantasy owners relying on him in a playoff matchup. Consider him questionable to return on Wednesday vs. the 76ers. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 1:55 pm
  • Trey Burke scores 20 points with five dimes
    Trey Burke had another great game on Saturday vs. the Warriors, finishing with 20 point and five assists in 29 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: It was the most minutes he had played since Mar. 6 vs. the 76ers, while rookie Dante Exum played just 18 minutes and was held scoreless, though it should be noted that he had to go up against Stephen Curry all night. Burke has now scored 14 or more points in each of his last three games, but it's hard to get behind an add as long as he continues to come off the bench. The Jazz seem committed to developing Exum for the future, meaning Burke's value should be held in check for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 10:25 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 19 points in loss Saturday
    Rodney Hood scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Warriors, adding one board and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It was an encouraging game for the rookie, and the Jazz will simply be glad to see him out on the court after he struggled with plantar fasciitis in his foot for most of the season. Hood is still rather inconsistent and is coming off a two-point performance on Thursday, but he is certainly worth a look for owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers. It also helps that his competition for minutes consists of Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 10:11 pm
  • Mt. Bledsoe erupts for career-high 34 points
    Eric Bledsoe took over against the Rockets during a 117-102 victory on Saturday, scoring a career-high 34 points with eight boards, four assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He owns the Rockets and put up another 30-point game against them earlier this season. This was a huge win for the Suns to get them within 2.5 games of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. The Suns get another important game on Sunday against the Mavs at home, so expect Bledsoe to torch Rajon Rondo. For what it's worth, Bledsoe averaged 14.9 points, 5.7 boards, 5.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.9 treys in his previous 15 games on the second half of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 9:11 pm
     
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points with 7 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with three rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers on 8-of-18 from the field during a 97-86 loss to the Grizzlies.

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

    Advice: Even with all the injuries, Afflalo still can't produce. He somehow only put up a 9.8 usage rate tonight, which makes his position of shooting guard a complete misnomer. His ceiling will be raised with all of these injuries, but there's no need to be proactive in adding him right now based on how poorly he's played. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 8:17 pm
  • Jarrett Jack plays well in 24 minutes
    Jarrett Jack played 24 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Saturday with 13 points, eight assists and no turnovers.

    Advice: He split the point guard minutes with Deron Williams even though Deron played well tonight. Jack doesn't really have a big upside in standard leagues with his lack of steals and treys, but he's someone to consider for those of you looking for some points, free throw shooting and dimes. That's about all he's good for. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 6:53 pm
     
    12:30 pm vs LAL
  • Gary Neal probable to play on Sunday
    Gary Neal (hand) is probable to play against the Hornets.

    Advice: He has been out since last Sunday due to a hand injury and it sounds like he'll be back for the home game. The Wolves were so thin on Thursday that they signed Sean Kilpatrick while Lorenzo Brown also played 26 minutes. If Neal can go, he'll be worth a look in deeper leagues. If he's on the wire, you can probably keep him their with the Wolves being extra cautious with injuries. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 3:16 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Vogel: Paul George doesn't have timetable
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Paul George (leg) doesn't have a timetable to return.

    Advice: This contradicts a report from ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst from Friday saying George could return in the next week. However, Windhorst has been very credible and cited multiple sources, so Vogel saying George doesn't have a timetable holds a little less weight than Windhorst's report because teams aren't obligated to disclose timetables. All that said, George isn't a great player to stash in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 2:28 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Jeremy Lin is good to go for Sunday night
    Jeremy Lin (back) said he will play against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been dealing with back spasms and only played 22 minutes on Thursday. Lin has been solid since the break, averaging 12.9 points, 3.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 treys. That's good for top-70 value in standard leagues, so he's worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 12:41 pm
  • Marcus Smart suspended for one game
    Marcus Smart has been suspended for one game and will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He may have deserved more than one game for one of the worst plays of the season. With Smart out, the Celtics will use Evan Turner and Phil Pressey at point guard. There should also be more minutes available for Jae Crowder on the wing. Smart is worth a hold in some leagues until Isaiah Thomas gets back. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 12:33 pm
  • Paul George (leg) will not return on Saturday
    Paul George (leg) will not make his anticipated return on Saturday vs. the Nets, but the Pacers are expected to update his status on Monday.

    Advice: The Pacers have yet to put a timetable on his return, but multiple sources said that he could play as soon as next week. This would mean that George can now be considered questionable for Monday's game vs. Rockets, but his owners shouldn't get their hopes up. Even if George can return, the Pacers are going to proceed with extreme caution, and it's hard to imagine him having a substantial role right out of the gate. If you have some dead weight on your roster and you are advancing comfortably in fantasy playoffs, feel free to give him a look. However, owners should keep their expectations really low considering how long he has been on the shelf. Expect another update on Monday morning. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 6:09 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Nelson (hip) does not play on Friday vs. MIA
    Jameer Nelson (hip) did not play on Friday against the Heat.

    Advice: Nelson is a candidate for rest down the stretch but he has been a solid late-round play over the last two weeks, averaging 12.7 points with 2.3 treys, 2.6 boards, 2.9 assists and 51.4 percent shooting from the field. The shooting is likely to cool off at some point, but achieving this value in just 23.3 minutes per game at least gives him a shot to be productive down the stretch. Not a must-own player, he's worth a look if you need help in his proficient areas. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 5:58 am
  • Pondexter scores 15 points with three treys
    Quincy Pondexter scored 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes on Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: Pondexter has been a late-round value the past two weeks and that's a high water mark for him. If the Pelicans continue to experience multiple injuries, he could be worth a look in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 12:42 am
  • Yawn: Russell Westbrook posts 36-10-14
    Russell Westbrook triple-doubled in the Thunder's 123-115 win over the Hawks on Friday, scoring 36 points on 8-of-24 shooting (3-of-6 from deep, 17-of-17 from the line) with 10 rebounds, 14 assists and one steal.

    Advice: Westbrook is the sixth best fantasy play in 8-cat leagues this season despite playing just 54 games so far. He has also been the No. 1 and 3 play in 8- and 9-cat leagues over the last two months, basically averaging just under a 30-10-10 mark over the last 30 contests. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 11:25 pm
  • Waiters scores season-high 26 points vs. ATL
    Dion Waiters scored a season-high 26 points on Friday against the Hawks, hitting 11-of-18 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: If Waiters is going to get this much playing time then he might be worth a look, but chances are that Enes Kanter will return to steal some touches and cap off any theoretic upside that Waiters might have. It was easily his best game of the year but we're just not convinced he can get it done in a standard league. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 11:17 pm
  • Barton quiet but still versatile on Friday
    Will Barton scored seven points on 2-of-5 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: If Barton can rack up the money stats like this on bad nights he'll be set, and he's still pushing top-70 value this past week despite two low-minute outings in a row. He'll probably need some injuries ahead of him to feel good about his role, but consistency isn't an issue as he has been a top 90-100 player for 16 games now. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 10:21 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 11 in a start
    Greivis Vasquez scored 11 points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (back) did not play, but he's getting closer to a return. The Raptors have a day off on Saturday before they take on the Knicks, so Lowry has a good chance to suit up for that one. Vasquez is only worth a look if you need Lowry insurance or are desperate for a point guard on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 10:12 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores 12 in 41 minutes
    Jarrett Jack played 41 minutes against the Bucks on Friday with 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

    Advice: Deron Williams was in the doghouse tonight, so Jack ran the offense for the majority of the second half and the three overtimes. This punishment for Deron probably won't continue heading into Saturday against the Pacers, so Jack isn't a strong grab if you're looking for some value beyond the weekend. He's barely been worth owning in standard leagues for his low upside. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 9:41 pm
     
    12:30 pm vs LAL
  • Marcus Smart ejected for punch to groin
    Marcus Smart was ejected on Friday for punching Matt Bonner in the groin.

    Advice: It was bad and Smart has some explaining to do. He came off a screen and basically wound up before hitting Bonner below the belt. He'll be suspended for this one, so Phil Pressey will likely start for at least one game. Smart finished with 10 points, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. You can check out a quick video in the link below. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 7:45 pm
  • Arron Afflalo has a bad night in Orlando
    Arron Afflalo didn't play well against one of his former teams in Orlando on Friday with seven points, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It hasn't gone well for him. Afflalo doesn't have a single steal in any of his last five games, averaging 13.2 points, 2.6 boards, 0.2 blocks and 2.6 treys on 42.6 percent from the field in that span. He's losing some playing time now and it's really hard to hold a guy who has yet to make a splash since joining the team. If there's something promising on the wire, cutting Afflalo makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 6:46 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez will start vs. Bulls on Fri
    Greivis Vasquez will start against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (back) is going to come off the bench, so it's fair to assume Lowry isn't 100 percent. That said, it's hard to trust Vasquez tonight with such an unclear picture of how the rotation is going to shake out. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 4:30 pm
  • Report: Paul George targeting return this week
    Paul George is targeting a season debut this week and could debut as soon as Saturday against the Nets, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.

    Advice: This comes as a surprise with George having a little limp at practice earlier this week. Even if he does return, the Pacers are likely going to handle him with kid gloves and put a minutes cap on him. The Pacers have lost three in a row and have suddenly dropped to the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. If you want to pick him up, make sure you keep your expectations low. He's far from a must-stash player. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 3:26 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Jameer Nelson (hip) questionable Friday
    Jameer Nelson (hip) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: If Nelson is unable to go, Ty Lawson and Randy Foye will get all the run they can handle, with Will Barton and Gary Harris having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 10:08 am
  • Jeremy Lin (back) says he'll play Sunday
    Jeremy Lin (back) said after Thursday's game that he intends to suit up for Sunday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: Lin is dealing with back spasms and pain in his right wrist, but he was able to fight through his various ailments and end up suiting up for Thursday's game. He wasn't effective, shooting just 1-of-8 from the field, but head coach Byron Scott praised Lin for giving it a go. Lin will likely sit out Friday's practice in order to give his body time to recover for Sunday's game, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 5:56 am
  • Trey Burke has second strong game in a row
    Trey Burke had another good night against the Lakers on Thursday with 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 14 points on Wednesday and finally turned it around after hitting rock bottom over the weekend. Dante Exum is struggling on offense in a big way, but the Jazz don't need his production on offense now to begin with. Unless you're punting field goal percentage, there's no need to be too aggressive in picking up Burke. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 10:22 pm
  • Rodney Hood misses all six from the field
    Rodney Hood missed all six shots from the field against the Lakers on Thursday with two points, one rebound, three assists and no turnovers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The law of averages had its say and Hood was on the opposite end of the spectrum from his 9-of-11 from the field back on Monday. His minutes also came down from the 29-minute outing on Wednesday. Although, maybe Hood only making 31.4 percent from the field in his previous seven games with no days rest was a factor here. He could get hot again, but he's probably not going to be a fantasy savior. The rookie is not a must-own player if you're looking at a different guy to add. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 10:16 pm
  • Dante Exum doesn't score again on Thursday
    Dante Exum was scoreless for the second consecutive game on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He missed all five from the field and has really regressed as a scorer. Exum is actually one of the worst scorers in pick-and-roll sets while he's also seen his 3-point shooting percentages trend down. Owners in keeper leagues probably will have to wait a couple more years or maybe longer. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 10:14 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe makes 2-of-15 from field
    Eric Bledsoe made 2-of-15 from the field for five points with 11 rebounds, two assists, four steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Yikes. He gets a pass here because he's had a solid March to this point. In his previous games this month, Bledsoe averaged 17.3 points, 5.1 boards, 7.0 dimes, 1.6 steals and 1.5 treys on 49.5 percent from the field. He gets to face off against Pat Beverley in Houston on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 9:42 pm
     
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Randy Foye scores 23 points vs. Rockets
    Randy Foye was aggressive against the Rockets on Thursday with 23 points, two rebounds, six assists, one steal and five 3-pointers on 9-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: He rested on Sunday and scored 16 points on Monday while others were resting, so there's a chance Foye rests on Friday at Miami. It's tough to project what the Nuggets are going to do, but the coaches and the players voicing their displeasure make it less likely they rest guys. If Foye plays on Friday, he should be starting in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 8:54 pm
  • Will Barton slows down on Thursday
    Will Barton scored just three points with five rebounds, one steal and two turnovers on 1-of-6 from the field in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: That's two really bad games in a row following his 1-of-5 from the field on Monday. Barton had a 25-point game on Sunday and his value is going to be a roller coaster going forward. The Nuggets are on the second half of a road-road back-to-back on Friday, so maybe the front offices rests guys again like they did on Monday. He's not a must-own player, but there is some reward to go with the risk, obviously. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 8:35 pm
  • Chase Budinger plays 43 minutes in OT win
    Chase Budinger played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Knicks on Thursday with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: With Adreian Payne making too many mistakes, Budinger stepped in as the stretch four. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and there could be more minutes headed his way going forward. His value depends a lot on Justin Hamilton making his return from migraines. If you need treys in a deep league, give Budinger a look. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 7:42 pm
  • Gary Neal (hand) will not play on Thursday
    Gary Neal (hand) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. New York.

    Advice: This will be Neal's fourth-straight game on the sidelines, and his absence will translate to more minutes for guys like Kevin Martin, Zach LaVine, and Chase Budinger. Budinger has scored in double figures in his previous three outings, so he's worth a look as a streamer option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 3:30 pm
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Jose Calderon still can't do on-court work
    Jose Calderon (Achilles) has still not been able to participate in any on-court work, but head coach Derek Fisher remains hopeful that he'll be able to return at some point this season.

    Advice: There's absolutely no reason Calderon should risk a more serious injury to play for a team that would like to lose, and given the fact he wasn't very effective while he was on the court this season, Calderon should remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Alexey Shved, Shane Larkin, and Langston Galloway will continue to see some increased opportunity with Calderon on the shelf, and Shved is the guy to own out of the three. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 3:14 pm
  • Gary Neal (hand) questionable for Thursday
    Gary Neal (hand) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Neal has missed the Timberwolves' past three games, and if he's again unable to go tonight, there will be more minutes for Kevin Martin and Zach LaVine. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 11:34 am
     
    Injured
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Paul George aims to play for Team USA
    Paul George (leg) said he's aiming to take part in Team USA's training camp this summer.

    Advice: While his return is still uncertain for the 2014-15 season, George said he's "in" for Team USA's camp in August. "The day it happened," George said in reference to his injury suffered with Team USA in the summer of 2014, "right after, I told them I looked forward to continuing on with USA basketball." Fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave George on waivers, but it's good to hear that he's feeling healthy enough to be planning ahead for August. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 9:35 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Russell Westbrook still rolling for OKC
    Russell Westbrook hit just 8-of-26 shots and committed seven turnovers, but still had 36 points (19-of-22 free throws), five rebounds, 10 assists, five steals and a 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's scary good right now, and worth every penny he costs in daily tournaments, despite his outrageous price tag. And the best news is he's going to keep playing, as the Thunder are without Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, and are just a 1/2 game ahead of the Pelicans for the final playoff spot in the West. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 18, 9:56 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores career-high 25 in loss
    Marcus Smart hit 8-of-14 shots and seven 3-pointers for a career-high 25 points to go along with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Finally. He's flirted with fantasy greatness for weeks, but finally came through with the 'big one' tonight. Maybe this is the game he needed to get going. With Boston fully invested in Smart the rest of the way, picking him up right now looks like a very smart thing to do, if he happens to be available in your league. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 18, 9:43 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 11 in win
    Greivis Vasquez hit 4-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry left this game with a back injury and if he's going to miss time, Vasquez will be worth owning for any games Lowry misses. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 18, 9:07 pm
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