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  • Garrett Temple will be available for Game 1
    Head coach Randy Wittman confirmed that Garrett Temple (hamstring) will be available for Game 1 vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: Temple has been on the shelf since Mar. 9 and just recently returned to practice on Friday, so there is no guarantee that he sees the floor today. With the Wizards at full strength, Temple will find it hard to carve out a significant role in this series. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:34 am
     
    Injured
  • Nicolas Batum already focusing for next year
    Nicolas Batum said that he plans on getting a lot more rest this summer in order to get his body right for next season.

    Advice: "I don't think I'll touch a basketball for the next two or three weeks," Batum said. "I'll fly back to France next week. It will [be] time to just relax and free my mind. Then I'll get back on the court and focus on my game and my body. I want to be ready for next year." Batum will play with the French team in EuroBasket this summer, but he won't join the team until August in order to fully recover. Batum was very disappointing this season with averages of 9.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.4 3-pointers while shooting just 40.0 percent from the field, but he will be a bounce-back candidate leading into fantasy drafts next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:25 am
  • Garrett Temple warming up for Game 1 Sun
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) is warming up to play in Game 1 vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: Temple made it through practice on Friday and is expected to be available to play today, so this is definitely a good sign. However, he has been sidelined since Mar. 9, and with the way Otto Porter has been playing off the bench, Temple probably won't see many minutes right out of the gate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Wesley Matthews hoping to return to Portland
    Wesley Matthews (Achilles) said that his "perfect situation" would be for him to return to Portland next season.

    Advice: "So much stuff can happen between now and when free agency starts," Matthews said. "Ideally, perfect situation, yeah. Who doesn't want to go for the perfect situation?" Before suffering a season-ending torn Achilles, Matthews posted averages of 15.9 points, 3.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.9 3-pointers per game and was an integral part of Portland's team. It will be interesting to see how much his injury will impact his stock in free agency, but he shouldn't have any shortage of suitors on July 1. For what it's worth, Matthews wants to resume playing basketball in August, so his Achilles must be progressing rapidly. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:25 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Manu Ginobili is undecided over his future
    Manu Ginobili said that he didn't want to make a decision regarding his future after a disappointing performance against the Clippers on Saturday, but he did admit that his time in the NBA could be over.

    Advice: "It could happen," Ginobili said when asked if he had possibly played in his last NBA game. "I still don't know. I don't want to make a decision after being a disappointment in a game like this. So I'll have a lot of time. I will sit with my family and try to evaluate what happened during the season, how I feel and if I am ready to go at it again. I guess the Spurs are going to have to make a decision, too, and see what they want to do also." Ginobili has clearly lost a step, and he averaged just 18.7 minutes per game in the playoffs this season. If he does return for another season with the Spurs, his role could continue to get smaller, meaning he won't be a target in standard fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:26 am
  • J.J. Redick scores 14 points vs. Spurs
    J.J. Redick hit two clutch 3-pointers on back-to-back fourth quarter possessions to help the Clippers earn a win over the Spurs on Saturday, finishing with 14 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Just Jumpers Redick. Few people are going to talk about Redick and the fantastic year he had because of Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, but the Clippers probably wouldn't have won today without him. Additionally, his numbers after the break were big, averaging 19.6 points, 2.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.9 treys. Only two Warriors had more 3-pointers after the break than J.J. Jamal Crawford was hot early and finished with 16 points, two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Danny Green posts massive stat line vs. LAC
    Danny Green had a very impressive game during a tough 111-109 loss to the Clippers in Game 7 on Saturday, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: While he wasn't great off the ball on defense, his on-ball D was tremendous. Green was one of just six players in NBA history to average at least two blocks, one steal and one block (qualifiers for minutes) in a season. He was a fantasy monster and will be again next season. You won't be able to get him in the last few rounds this time, though. Tony Parker also had a good game tonight with 20 points, five boards, five assists and one steal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:13 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard drops 13 points in sub-par game
    Kawhi Leonard scored 13 points on 5-of-13 from the field with 10 rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It wasn't his best game and he didn't do a great job defending in this series. Leonard attempted 16 shots per game in the postseason in 36 minutes per outing, which bodes well for his prospects next season. Coach Gregg Popovich kept his word last year that he'd use Kawhi more in offensive sets this season, so expect him to be a huge part of the offense next season. He's obviously a first-round target in fantasy drafts and there's really nothing wrong with grabbing him in the top five at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo suspended one game
    Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for the first game of next season for "running over" Mike Dunleavy.

    Advice: It was an expected move and at least Giannis didn't get more than one game. Antetokounmpo joins Kelly Olynyk to get a suspension to start next season. He's expected to play in summer league where he'll likely be working on his perimeter game. Antetokounmpo is going to be pricey in drafts next season, but it might be worth it. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:36 am
     
    Suspended
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • McHale: Pat Beverley (wrist) 'won't be back'
    When coach Kevin McHale was asked if Patrick Beverley (wrist) might return during the playoffs, he replied, "Pat won't be back."

    Advice: Beverley was seen taking a few shots while wearing a cast this week and he said in mid-April that there's a "very strong possibility" he could play in the postseason. That appears to be overly-optimistic, however, and the Rockets have already declared him out for the playoffs. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will continue to hold down the PG position, with James Harden doing all the heavy lifting for Houston's backcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:21 am
     
    Injured
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Joe Johnson has 'no idea' about Nets' future
    Joe Johnson admitted that he has "no idea" what the Nets' roster will look like next season.

    Advice: "I don't see us coming back as the same team," said Johnson, whose 14.4 points this season were his lowest since 2002-03. "To not even be a .500 ballclub in the East, it's disheartening ... I think everyone in that locker room is unsure of the future here." Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are the most pressing issues for Brooklyn, as Lopez is an unrestricted free agent and Young has a player option for 2015-16. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:52 am
     
    Player Note
    Joe Johnson Bkn - SG,SF
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Alan Anderson will opt out, become free agent
    Alan Anderson expects to opt out of his player option in favor of free agency this summer.

    Advice: The 32-year-old swingman shot 34.8 percent from downtown this season and became a reliable rotation player for Lionel Hollins, though he was little more than a 3-point specialist in fantasy leagues. It's not surprising to see him turn down a $1.3 million salary to pursue the security of a longer-team deal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:40 am
     
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Mike Dunleavy avoids suspension for Game 1
    The NBA gave Mike Dunleavy a Flagrant 1 foul for his hit on Michael Carter-Williams during Game 6, but he will not be suspended.

    Advice: Dunleavy popped Michael Carter-Williams and later hit Giannis Antetokounmpo above the neck, but the league obviously didn't view either play as malicious. He finished Round 1 on a high note with 20 points, four rebounds and five assists, and will look to keep it going vs. the Cavaliers on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:31 am
     
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Jack goes for 11-7-5 in Game 6 loss
    Jarrett Jack scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes off the bench in Friday's Game 6 loss.

    Advice: Jack's production basically acts like empty calories at this stage in his career, as the defensive deficiencies and sporadic bad decision-making aren't offset by the good that he does when hot. He's under contract for $6.3 million next season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:12 pm
     
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Korver hits six 3-pointers in Hawks G6 win
    Kyle Korver hit 6-of-10 shots (all threes) for 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in Friday's Game 6 win over the Nets.

    Advice: When Korver is humming the Hawks can beat anybody so seeing him get back on track has been good news for Atlanta. The top-end talent he'll face against Washington next round includes Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce and Otto Porter Jr, so the guys with the athleticism to chase Korver around are young and the guy who knows all Korver's tricks is probably going to be calling for lots of switches. We'll see if they can keep up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:46 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Alan Anderson coming off the bench
    Alan Anderson will come off the bench again on Friday.

    Advice: The Nets are going with the same starters despite Anderson playing remarkably well. If Anderson is hot, expect him to take minutes away from Bojan Bogdanovic and/or Thaddeus Young. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:18 pm
     
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Sergey Karasev not running yet
    Sergey Karasev (knee) is targeting a return to contact basketball in August.

    Advice: He is still not running yet from his surgery last month. Karasev hopes to be able to travel with the team for summer league, but he won't be playing. He's unlikely to be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo to go to summer league?
    Giannis Antetokounmpo said he's willing to play in summer league.

    Advice: Last summer, Antetokounmpo playing point guard in Las Vegas was one of the biggest NBA stories of the month. That didn't really come to fruition during the regular season, though. Expect the Bucks to really focus on Giannis' range. Additionally, there's a chance he's suspended to start the season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:46 pm
     
    Suspended
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Report: Arron Afflalo planning to opt out
    Arron Afflalo is planning to opt out of the last year of his deal this summer, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: This is probably good news for the Blazers. Afflalo was a colossal letdown since the Blazers picked him up at the trade deadline. Plus, C.J. McCollum having a post-break explosion as a scorer suggests he's earned a role with 26-30 minutes with a usage rate over 20 next season. There's still two months before free agency starts, so expect several stories to change. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:48 am
  • Garrett Temple goes through practice
    Garrett Temple went through practice on Friday and will be available for Game 1 in the second round.

    Advice: Temple had a hamstring strain with some tearing and has been out since Mar. 9. With Otto Porter really stepping up and Bradley Beal logging major minutes, there are not a lot of minutes available for Temple. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:06 am
     
    Injured
  • Jared Dudley confident he'll return w/ Bucks
    Jared Dudley said that there was an 80-90 percent chance he comes back with the Bucks next season, even if he decides to opt out of his contract.

    Advice: Dudley has a player option worth $4.25 million for the 2015-16 season, but it sounds like he'll be back in Milwaukee regardless of whether he opts out of his contract. Dudley said that he enjoys helping the younger guys on the roster, and he'd like to come back and continue building what they started this season. However, for fantasy purposes, Dudley will be a non-option in most leagues after averaging a meager 7.2 points, 1.0 steal and 1.0 three-pointer per game through the 2014-15 season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:03 am
     
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Middleton says he'd like to remain with Bucks
    Khris Middleton stated during his exit interview that he hopes to return with the Bucks next season.

    Advice: "I hope to be back. I definitely feel everybody wants me to be back here," said Middleton regarding his impending free agency. Middleton will be a restricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see how high the Bucks will go in matching offers after he had a career-year in Milwaukee. Khris really got going during the second-half of the season, putting in averages of 16.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 three-pointers and 1.4 steals per game. Middleton's value will be tied to where he lands, but if he remains with the Bucks, it's unlikely he'll be able to hoist up 14.1 shots per game when Jabari Parker comes back into the fold. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:26 am
     
    Player Note
    Khris Middleton Mil - SG,SF,PF
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Antetokounmpo will apologize to Dunleavy
    Giannis Antetokounmpo called his flagrant 2 foul against Mike Dunleavy during Game 6 "a bad play," and said he intends to apologize to Dunleavy.

    Advice: "It was a bad play by me. It is not going to happen again," said Giannis. The Greek Freak acknowledged that he expects to receive a suspension from the league for his actions during Game 6, and that suspension would be served during the start of the 2015-16 season. Antetokounmpo took a big step during his sophomore season, putting in averages of 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.0 block per game on 49.1 percent shooting from the field. If he could develop a 3-point shot this offseason, he could emerge as a very valuable asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:53 am
     
    Suspended
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Kawhi Leonard has a really bad night in loss
    Kawhi Leonard had one of his worst games in a long time during a loss to the Clippers on Thursday, making 3-of-15 from the field for 12 points with seven rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: He's coming off a sub-par game from Tuesday night and most of his shots were not even really close. Leonard was easily the best Spur for the first four games of the series with some very efficient scoring. Now, he'll really need to get it figured out for Game 7 in Los Angeles on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:41 pm
  • Marco Belinelli scores 23 points in loss
    Marco Belinelli scored 23 points against the Clippers on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was on fire and played down the stretch as the Spurs tried to pull a comeback. Belinelli played 22 minutes tonight, which is up from 16 minutes in Game 5 and six minutes in Game 4. Assuming he doesn't shoot the ball this well again, Bello will likely play in the teens on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy scores 20 points in easy win
    Mike Dunleavy was on fire during the first half against the Bucks on Thursday, making 5-of-7 from the field for 20 points with four rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He got into it with Michael Carter-Williams and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was ejected for a really bad foul today. Dunleavy does have an outside chance to be suspended for Game 1 against the Cavs. If that happens, Tony Snell and Nikola Mirotic would get more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:53 pm
     
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Khris Middelton has a bad finale
    Khris Middleton made 2-of-7 from the field for six points against the Bulls on Thursday with three rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: While this was a disaster, he could have gone 0-of-50 and it wouldn't affect his offseason value. Middleton will get an offer sheet from the Bucks and become a restricted free agent. Even with the Bucks having two great forwards, the shift to shooting guard was a big success for the former Piston. Expect the Bucks to keep him, but he'll have a very tough time matching his fantasy production because Jabari Parker will take shots away from him. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:50 pm
     
    Player Note
    Khris Middleton Mil - SG,SF,PF
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo ejected in first half
    Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected in the second quarter on Thursday for a flagrant 2 foul.

    Advice: It was warranted and his season is over unless the Bucks somehow come to life. In just 15 minutes on Thursday, Antetokounmpo finished with five points, three rebounds, two assists and one block. He really thrived around the basket and in transition this season, so adding a perimeter game is the last piece of the puzzle for his offense. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:12 pm
     
    Suspended
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • McCollum says playoff performance was 'big'
    C.J. McCollum said that his performance during Games 3, 4, and 5 of the playoffs was "big" for him, as well as for the coaching staff to see his development.

    Advice: "You kind of leave your stamp on how you perform," said McCollum of his playoff performance. "It was big for me, but big for our coaching staff to see how we develop." McCollum had a very nice finish to the 2014-15 season, putting up averages of 15.6 points, 1.4 three-pointers and 1.3 steals per game through the month of April. He's shown that if given the minutes he can put up quality numbers, and he could find himself in a sixth man role with the team next season. His value will be tied to what the Blazers do through free agency, but if Wesley Matthews or Arron Afflalo leaves, he'll likely be looking at a much larger role in Portland. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:15 pm
  • Wesley Matthews says he'll be back by August
    Wesley Matthews stated during his exit interviews that he expects to resume playing basketball in August.

    Advice: August is a bit of an aggressive timetable for such a serious injury, but he did say that rehab has been going well and that he's feeling good. Still, players tend to be overly optimistic in projecting their timetables for recovery, and we'd rather hear something from Portland's medical staff before truly projecting his tentative return date. Matthews will be a free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of salary he can command on the open market coming off a torn Achilles. He'll make for a risky selection in next year's fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:54 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Nicolas Batum has no plans for wrist surgery
    Nicolas Batum stated during his exit interview that he has no plans to undergo wrist surgery this offseason.

    Advice: Batum also said that this was his "toughest season," and his numbers would agree with that statement as he averaged just 9.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.4 steals per game on a career-low 40.0 percent shooting from the field. While Batum struggled to find his shot this season, his across-the-board contributions still had him turning in mid-round value, and we'll be expecting a bounce-back year during the 2015-16 season. He could slide in fantasy drafts next year due to his statistical decline this year, which would make him a fantastic value pick. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:17 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins wins Rookie of the Year
    Andrew Wiggins has officially been named the 2014-15 Rookie of the Year.

    Advice: Wiggins had a strange start to his NBA career, being drafted No. 1 overall by the Cavs, and then shortly after being traded to the Timberwolves (giving some painfully awkward interviews in the process). However, he finished his rookie campaign strong averaging 20.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks on 44.6 percent shooting from the field after the break. He has a very bright future ahead of him, and he'll look to take another step in his development during his sophomore season. He received 110 of the possible 130 first place votes for Rookie of the Year honors, and become the first player in Wolves history to come away with the award. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:39 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins will reportedly be ROY
    Andrew Wiggins is expected to be named the 2014-15 Rookie of the Year on Thursday, according to reports.

    Advice: The Wolves have an announcement scheduled for Thursday afternoon and Wiggins' first piece of NBA hardware is expected to be the topic of the announcement. The 20-year-old averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.5 three-pointers in his first NBA season and came on strong in the second-half of the season. We'll update this item once a formal announcement comes out, but it would be a major shock to see anyone else with the award. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:59 am
  • Celtics see Isaiah Thomas as bench player
    Celtics president Danny Ainge said he thinks Isaiah Thomas is better-suited to coming off the bench.

    Advice: While this might sound like an indictment of Thomas, Ainge said it's more about conserving the diminutive guard. "I think Isaiah is more suited for a bench role. Isaiah expends a ton of energy to score," the Celtics president said. Ainge also lauded Thomas' ability to score in the fourth quarter and left no doubt over the importance of Thomas to the Celtics' future. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:52 am
  • Ainge non-committal on Luigi Datome QO
    Celtics president Danny Ainge did not say whether the Celtics will extend a qualifying offer to Luigi Datome.

    Advice: The Celtics would need to extend a $2.6 million qualifying offer to make Datome a restricted free agent, so Ainge has a difficult decision ahead of him. Datome became a fan favorite in Boston, but the Celtics may decline to extend an offer considering his limited role with the team. For what it's worth, Ainge did say the Celtics would extend a qualifying offer to Jae Crowder so it's very possible that Datome isn't back in Boston next season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:37 am
  • Nicolas Batum takes blame for bad season
    Nicolas Batum called the 2014-15 season his "worst year" after the Trail Blazers lost their playoff series to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: After a season during which he averaged 9.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 1.4 three-pointers, Batum said he understood the blame should fall on him. "I understand that,'' Batum said. "There were huge expectations. I felt we could do something special this season, collectively and personally. So I understand. Since I signed this contract, the first two years I was OK. This one, like I said, was my first bad one. But I understand why people get mad. I'm the first one to get mad at myself.'' While his numbers were a bit depressed this season, Batum is being a tad hard on himself and should be able to rebound to become a top-35 fantasy player again in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:31 am
  • Nicolas Batum goes 2-of-12 from the field
    Nicolas Batum had another poor shooting performance in Game 5 vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday, going just 2-of-12 from the field on his way to six points, 10 boards, seven assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Batum finished the series with averages of 14.2 points, 5.2 assists, 8.6 boards and 2.6 3-pointers, but he shot just 34.3 percent from the field over that span. Batum had a rather disappointing 2014-15 campaign, but his troublesome wrist could have definitely been a major reason why. He often lacks confidence and tends to hesitate a lot before shooting, but hopefully he will be able to bounce back stronger than ever for next season. The offseason should do wonders for his ailing wrist and back. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • C.J. McCollum goes off for 33 points in loss
    C.J. McCollum went off against the Grizzlies in Wednesday Game 5 loss, scoring 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field with three boards and seven 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Blazers' season came to an end on Wednesday, but the good news is that they found a gem for the future. The 33 points were obviously a career-high for him, but McCollum also set a franchise record for most points off the bench in a playoff game (previous record was held by Billy Ray Bates with 29). McCollum's fantasy value for next season will depend on what the Blazers do with Wesley Matthews and Arron Afflalo in free agency, but he looks destined to have a substantial role in Portland after this performance. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:08 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 20 in win on Wednesday
    Courtney Lee dropped 20 points in Wednesday's Game 5 win over the Blazers, adding one board, one assist and two steals in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Lee is on fire right now, and he has now scored 18 or more points in each of his last four games. The Grizzlies desperately need Lee's scoring punch right now with Jeff Green slumping, and owners in daily leagues should take notice while he is this hot. For what it's worth, Lee shot 65.9 percent from the filed in the series, so his numbers will eventually come back down to earth. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:59 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Jeff Green struggles vs. Blazers in Game 5
    Jeff Green shot just 2-of-9 from the field in Wednesday's win over the Blazers, finishing with 10 points, seven boards, one assist and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Green has been in a terrible slump in the playoffs and his confidence is clearly rattled. He will finish the series with a shooting percentage of just under 27 percent from the field, and his minutes have also been trending down. If the Grizzlies want to give the Warriors a run for their money in the next round, Green must provide them with a consistent scoring presence off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:47 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jeff Green Mem - SG,SF
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kyle Korver scores 17 points vs. Nets
    Kyle Korver scored 17 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was easily his best game and the Hawks gave him a ton of off-ball screens to help get him free. Korver attempted 12 treys today and he's pretty much been a one-trick pony for the Hawks offense. It's a pretty neat trick, though. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:52 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Alan Anderson catches fire in a loss
    Alan Anderson kept the Nets in the game with a 23-point gem in a loss to the Hawks on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds and four 3-pointers on 9-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: He started the second half over Bojan Bogdanovic thanks to scoring 16 points in the first half. Anderson was already extremely efficient in this series, turning in an 80.0 effective field goal percentage in his previous four games. He will likely come off the bench on Friday with minutes in the 20s. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:42 pm
     
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Jarrett Jack gets hot late, scores 18 points
    Jarrett Jack scored 18 points with four rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He scored 12 straight points for the Nets in the fourth and continues to play well when it counts. In his previous four fourth quarters, Jack made 57.1 percent from the field in 9.0 minutes per game. He's likely earned more playing time again on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:41 pm
     
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Jeff Green, Nick Calathes are starting
    Jeff Green and Nick Calathes will start against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It makes sense to bring Tony Allen off the bench. The Blazers' second unit was great on Monday, so expect Allen to get C.J. McCollum today. Green's usage rate will likely be down, so moving to the first unit may not help his numbers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:29 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jeff Green Mem - SG,SF
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Andrew Wiggins is going to win ROY?
    The Wolves will have an NBA announcement Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Presumably, this announcement will be Andrew Wiggins won Rookie of the Year. While you could argue Nerlens Noel had a stronger finish to the season, Wiggins did it over the entire season. Although, he had a very good finish in his last 12, averaging 23.4 points, 5.8 boards, 3.7 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.3 treys. He looks like the real deal at 20 years old. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:07 pm
  • Temple (hamstring) to be ready for 2nd round
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) has progressed to going through individual drills, and he should be ready to play for the Wizards' second-round series.

    Advice: As long as John Wall and Bradley Beal are healthy, Temple is going to have a tough time getting consistent minutes in Washington's rotations. He'll fight with Ramon Sessions for reserve minutes, but his fantasy value is essentially non-existent playing in a limited role off the bench for the Wizards. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:17 am
     
    Injured
  • C.J. McCollum has another big game
    C.J. McCollum looked good again on Monday with 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 8-of-12 from the field in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He played the entire second and fourth quarters tonight. McCollum is really emerging as a shooting guard this season and most of it has to do with his dribbling. He is coming off a 26-point game on Saturday and will carry some momentum into the offseason. He's a darkhorse for Sixth Man of the Year next season and is on the radar in the later rounds of fantasy drafts. Arron Afflalo didn't score in 19 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:27 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 19 points on 11 FGAs
    Courtney Lee made 8-of-11 from the field for 19 points against the Blazers on Monday with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: That's a very efficient game with so much playing time. The Grizzlies are even drawing up plays for Lee down the stretch now due to how well he's playing. In his last three, he averaged 19.0 points, 3.0 boards, 1.3 steals and 1.3 treys on 70.0 percent from the field. He won't be this good and it's still hard to count on him based on his somewhat small usage rate this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:08 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Khris Middleton cashes in with 21 points
    Khris Middleton scored 21 points in 38 minutes against the Bulls on Monday with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers on 8-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He was really hot in the first half with 15 points, but cooled off after halftime. Middleton wasn't shooting the ball well before this game, making 36.2 percent from the field for 17.0 points in his previous four. He'll likely have another good game in front of the home crowd on Thursday. For what it's worth, Middleton's 50.9 percent from the field in home games this regular season was 8.3 percent better than it was on the road. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:05 pm
     
    Player Note
    Khris Middleton Mil - SG,SF,PF
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Kyle Korver makes 6-of-16 from field
    Kyle Korver made 6-of-16 from the field for 16 points against the Nets on Monday with 11 rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He missed three 3-pointers in the last 45 seconds of the game and forced all of them. The Hawks came up with some very creative ways to get Korver some looks, but he still couldn't come through today. He'll look to turn it around at home on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:52 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) taking some shots
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) was taking some shots while wearing his cast on Monday.

    Advice: He is still nowhere near close to a return and will be in a cast for another six weeks. Beverley has been on the bench with the team and will likely be out for the rest of the playoffs. He does hope to return later in the playoffs, but the Rockets would have to advance very far to make this even a possibility. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:35 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Gigi Datome uncertain about his next move
    Following the Celtics Game 4 loss on Sunday, Luigi Datome said that it's too early to consider his next move.

    Advice: Datome expects offers from both the NBA and Europe, but he did say that he enjoyed his time with the Celtics, the team that gave him his first real chance in the NBA. Datome will find a larger role overseas, but he may opt for the NBA payday depending on the offers. He's a three-point specialist and that's about it. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 27, 6:48 am
  • Danny Green scoreless, shoots 0-of-6 Sunday
    Danny Green failed to connect on his six 3-point attempts in Game 4, going scoreless with two rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes of action.

    Advice: Five of Green's 3-pointers were of the 'uncontested' variety, meaning no Clippers' defender was within 3.5 feet of him, yet he still came up empty in the tough home loss. He's now averaging 6.5 points on 29.0 percent shooting in the series. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 4:50 pm
  • Marco Belinelli held to six minutes in Game 4
    Marco Belinelli played only six minutes off the Spurs' bench in Sunday's Game 4 loss, scoring three points with two boards and one assist.

    Advice: Gregg Popovich tightened his second-unit rotation with only three players logging more than six minutes -- Patty Mills (20), Manu Ginobili (22) and Boris Diaw (31). Belinelli scored proficiently in the series' first three games and he's a likely candidate to get more burn in L.A. on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 4:49 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard sparkles in tough Game 4 defeat
    Kawhi Leonard followed up Friday's career game with another sparkling performance on Sunday, finishing with 26 points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: He reached the 40-minute mark for only the third time this season and continues to establish himself as a go-to offensive weapon in addition to being the league's Defensive Player of the Year. A pair of clutch 3-pointers from Kawhi kept his team competitive down the stretch, but the Spurs' defeat means they've again ceded homecourt advantage to the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 4:48 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas shoots 4-of-17 in Game 4 loss
    Isaiah Thomas shot just 4-of-17 from the field during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Cavs, scoring 21 points with nine assists, five rebounds, one 3-pointer, on steal and four turnovers through 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: Thomas struggled from the field, but he still got his points by going a perfect 12-of-12 from the charity stripe. Thomas' numbers made a major jump when he was traded to Boston, averaging 19.0 points, 5.4 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers per game through 21 games with the Celtics. He was a major reason why Boston was able to make the playoffs this season, and he figures to be a mid-round asset next year as Boston's sixth man. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 3:20 pm
  • Arron Afflalo fouls out in return on Saturday
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) returned to action for Game 3 vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday, but he scored just five points on 2-of-5 shooting before fouling out in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He did add six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer to his name, but he looked pretty rusty and he was clearly frustrated with himself after picking up so many cheap fouls. Afflalo wasn't playing well before the injury, so he is going to have to step it up if he doesn't want to lose more minutes to C.J. McCollum. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 11:03 pm
  • C.J. McCollum explodes for 26 points Saturday
    C.J. McCollum exploded off the bench for 26 points in Saturday's Game 3 loss to the Grizzlies, adding four boards, two steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Finally. McCollum was awful in his previous two outings against the Grizzlies, scoring a combined eight points on just 4-of-21 shooting. McCollum is starting to make a name for himself with the Blazers, and even though he got a few extra minutes tonight due to Arron Afflalo getting into some foul trouble, he looks destined for a larger role heading into next season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 10:58 pm
  • Nicolas Batum sinks six treys in Game 3 loss
    Nicolas Batum was on fire from beyond the arc in Portland's Game 3 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, sinking six 3-pointers on 12 attempts.

    Advice: He finished the game with 27 points, six boards and four assists, but it wasn't enough to keep the Grizzlies from capturing a 3-0 series lead. Batum has been hesitant on his jumpers all season (mostly 3-pointers), so it was nice to see him in attack mode tonight. The Blazers will need Batum to continue to be aggressive if they have any hope of competing with the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 10:53 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 20 in win on Saturday
    Courtney Lee scored an impressive 20 points vs. the Blazers on Saturday, adding five boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Lee was an efficient 5-of-8 from the field tonight and also connected on all nine of his free throws. He was coming off an 18-point performance in Game 2 on Wednesday, and it looks like he chose the right time to hit his stride with a potential matchup with the Warriors on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 10:44 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Jared Dudley scores 13 off the bench
    Jared Dudley played 29 minutes off the bench during a 92-90 Game 4 victory over the Bulls on Saturday, scoring 13 points with two rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Jared hit Jerryd Bayless for a backdoor layup on an inbounds pass to get the Bucks a buzzer-beater to win it. It was a slightly dangerous pass, but Dudley deserves a lot of credit for executing it perfectly. The Bucks second unit was great with 47 points, which was more than the starters' 45. The Bucks also capitalized on the Bulls' 28 turnovers with 39 points off those mistakes. As for Dudley's extra playing time, he earned his minutes from Ersan Ilyasova, who scored just nine points on 3-of-11 from the field in 17 minutes. Both could wind up being around 24 minutes in Game 5 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 6:28 pm
     
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Arron Afflalo will start against Memphis
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) will start against the Grizzlies in Game 3 on Saturday.

    Advice: He said on Friday that he's not 100 percent, but he has been able to go through practice. Afflalo hasn't played well whatsoever, so it should be interesting to see how tight of a leash coach Terry Stotts will have on him. Allen Crabbe will lose a ton of minutes while C.J. McCollum could lose a handful, too. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 5:58 pm
  • Jarrett Jack closes out Game 3 on Sat
    Jarrett Jack played down the stretch against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with five points on 1-of-3 from the field, five boards, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Deron Williams was a shell of himself, so it was up to Jack to carry the load at point guard. He's playing with much more confidence than Deron and only taking three shots from the field is a positive for the Nets when other guys like Brook Lopez have been better options. Jack will likely come off the bench again in Game 4, but it wouldn't be a shock to see a change. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 3:07 pm
     
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Kyle Korver scores just two points
    Kyle Korver managed to score just two points against the Nets on Saturday with two rebounds, five assists and two blocks on 1-of-8 from the field.

    Advice: He was forcing shots and the Nets clearly went into today with a plan to keep Korver in check. He only had one 3-point attempt in the first half and a lot of credit should go to Bojan Bogdanovic. Expect the Nets to keep a guy on Korver throughout most possessions in Game 4 like they did today. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 2:35 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kyle Korver Atl - SG,SF
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Arron Afflalo says he will play in Game 3 Sat
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is officially listed as probable, but he says he will play in Game 3 on Saturday.

    Advice: "It's no time to get to 100 percent," Afflalo said. "You just go out there and give it your best." Afflalo isn't expected to have a minutes restriction moving forward and also said that he won't have any problems shooting from distance. It isn't clear what type of role he will have right out of the gate, but it's safe to say that Allen Crabbe and C.J. McCollum should expect to lose some playing time. However, Afflalo wasn't playing well before the injury which makes it tough to trust him in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 8:49 am
  • Kawhi Leonard is going nowhere in free agency
    Kawhi Leonard isn't expected to pursue offer sheets when he becomes a restricted free agent this summer, as the Spurs are planning on offering him a max contract.

    Advice: Leonard is quickly becoming one of the top players in the NBA due to his contributions on both sides of the court, so it's not surprising in the slightest that he is expected to get a max deal. The Spurs took a 2-1 series lead over the Clippers on Friday night thanks to a career-high 32 points from Leonard, and he also added four boards, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers to his name. Spiderman is going to be a fantasy stud for many years to come, and he is going to be off the board early in fantasy drafts next season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 6:13 am
  • Spiderman scores career-high 32 in SA win
    Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 32 points on 13-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the Spurs 100-73 Game 3 win over the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: We're going to float Spiderman out there as a nickname and see if it sticks. He was the best player on the floor tonight and it wasn't close, as we see the blossoming of a top-10 NBA player before our eyes. Tim Duncan added four points, seven boards, four assists, one steal and three blocks in the blowout win. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 24, 9:00 pm
  • Green gets back on track against Clippers
    Danny Green scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and three triples in Friday's Game 3 win over the Clippers.

    Advice: Green has been quiet but tonight's output was a good sign that he's ready to heat up. Check his DFS prices because he might be undervalued. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 24, 8:56 pm
  • Arron Afflalo probable to play on Saturday
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is probable to play against the Grizzlies in Game 3 on Saturday.

    Advice: He was able to do some shooting before Wednesday, but his shoulder looked to be an issue on long-range shots. Afflalo was pushing a weighed sled on Friday, which suggests he's a lot closer to being healthy. C.J. McCollum played 37 minutes in Game 1 and just 29 minutes in Game 2, so maybe he's lost some playing time due to making just 19.0 percent from the field in the playoffs. Expect C.J. and Allen Crabbe to lose more minutes. Afflalo is still not someone fantasy owners can trust due to his lackluster numbers since joining the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 24, 12:48 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 25 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo logged 51 minutes against the Bulls during a double-overtime 113-106 loss on Thursday, scoring 25 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three turnovers.

    Advice: He was red hot in the beginning of the game and entered halftime with 17 points. Antetokounmpo scored just six points in Game 2 and he was extremely aggressive in this loss, but he was tightly defended for most of his shots in the second half and in OT. Looking ahead, the big question for the Greek Freak this summer will be if he can develop a jumper. Last year, we were all hoping he'd perform better at the rim to improve his efficiency and he didn't let us down, so he certainly is capable of extending his range. He's 20 years old. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 8:28 pm
     
    Suspended
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Khris Middleton scores 18 points in loss
    Khris Middleton scored 18 points on 6-of-17 from the field against the Bulls on Thursday, adding three rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 49 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a clutch shot late in regulation to get this to overtime. Middleton continues to be the floor spacer in the Bucks offense, which is absolutely essential with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Michael Carter-Williams yet to develop some range to their games. Even with Jabari Parker coming back next season, expect the Bucks to match all reasonable offers this summer for the restricted free agent. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 8:22 pm
     
    Player Note
    Khris Middleton Mil - SG,SF,PF
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Isaiah Thomas plays just 21 minutes
    Isaiah Thomas played just 21 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday during a Game 3 loss, making 2-of-9 from the field for five points with one rebound, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: After two 22-point games to open this series, Thomas just couldn't penetrate and disrupt the defense like he's been doing since he joined the Celtics. He didn't play down the stretch in this game which may have been due to the poor offensive showing. The Pizza Guy will likely get another chance to be the top scoring option in Game 4. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 6:58 pm
  • Temple (hamstring) still not able to practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) has still not been able to practice.

    Advice: Temple isn't close to being ready for any game-time action, and it'll be Ramon Sessions serving as Washington's primary backup point guard for however long he's sidelined. As long as John Wall is healthy, the backup point guards in Washington will remain non-options in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 12:03 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kawhi Leonard named Defensive Player of Year
    Kawhi Leonard has been named the 2014-15 Defensive Player of the Year.

    Advice: Leonard finished ahead of Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Anthony Davis, and Rudy Gobert, respectively, on his way to winning his first DPOY Award. After a slow start to the 2014-15 season, Leonard was still able to finish as a top-25 player in standard fantasy leagues and should be a popular early-round pick next season. Now the only thing to do is keep an eye on Draymond Green's Twitter feed. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 7:19 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 23 points vs. Clippers
    Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points against the Clippers on Wednesday with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This time last year, we were just starting to see the Kawhi ISO plays and he's really grown as a scorer. Leonard also made it very tough on the wings for the Clippers tonight and he also was guarding Chris Paul during this game. It's hard to overrate Kawhi and he's arguably a top-five player in the NBA for his contributions on both sides of the ball. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 22, 11:08 pm
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