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  • Toney Douglas was signed by NO on Friday March 27. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:06 am
  • Shaun Livingston returned to action on Friday March 27. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:06 am
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • Yet another Millsap making noise for Utah
    Elijah Millsap scored 16 points off the bench in 17 minutes on Friday, hitting 6-of-8 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, three steals and one steal.

    Advice: Millsap also had three turnovers and that might explain the minutes cap, because he's usually in the 30-minute range when the team is banged up. Derrick Favors might miss some time now due to a back injury, and Millsap is worth a look for those seeking money counting stats (3PMs/STLs/BLKs). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Nicolas Batum scores five in return
    Nicolas Batum scored five points with nine rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 32 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: It was his first game back from a two-game absence. Batum wasn't thoroughly involved with the scoring, but he did a fine job setting up LaMarcus Aldridge. Batum was rolling before his back injury, so expect him to pick it up on Saturday vs. the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:31 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
    Yesterday, 11:28 pm
  • Gerald Green scores 12 in 13 minutes
    Gerald Green scored 12 points in 13 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with five rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said he gave Green some extra run because he needed some shooting in the lineup, but Green looked gassed tonight. He probably didn't help himself much for playing time and Brandon Knight (ankle) should be back soon, so leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 pm
  • Monta (calf) left locker room on crutches
    Updating an earlier item, Monta Ellis (calf) left the locker room on crutches and as we passed along earlier he will be evaluated on Saturday.

    Advice: Crutches can be used as a precautionary measure but it's certainly not good to hear. Ellis is one of the toughest players in the league and doesn't miss games, but the Mavs may be able to convince him that it would be necessary in advance of the playoffs. Rajon Rondo (seven points, five boards, five assists, one steal) and Chandler Parsons (nine points, six boards, two assists, three steals, one trey) would be beneficiaries if he misses any time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Harden scores 33 points vs. Wolves
    James Harden scored 33 points during a 120-110 win over the Wolves on Friday with four rebounds, eight assists, five steals and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: He tied his season high in steals tonight and his six treys were the most he's made in a game during the second half. The Rockets were able to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but Harden may have actually lost ground in the MVP race with Stephen Curry hitting a 9.5 on the Curry-O-Meter tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • Green goes for 16 and eight off the bench
    Jeff Green scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 7-of-12 shots (including two threes) with eight rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Tony Allen got knocked out of the game with a hamstring injury and the rest of the backcourt isn't exactly a picture of health. Green's minutes become solidified if Allen misses any time and he might be in line for a few more touches too. He's on a bit of a hot streak with mid-round value over the last two weeks, but the Grizzlies' pair of three-game weeks offsets some of the buzz that might create. Give him a look with late-round expectations. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Curry posts 38 & 10 with eight 3-pointers
    Stephen Curry torched the Grizzlies in an easy road win on Friday, scoring 38 points on 12-of-22 shooting (8-of-12 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: This is just a crippling line if you had to go against Curry this week and right next door Klay Thompson wasn't bad either with 28 points and six treys of his own. Steve Kerr has made a number of overtures to the effect that rest is good, and owners have to hope that this just means they get hit with a game or two of rest and nothing more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Livingston back on the floor for the Warriors
    Shaun Livingston scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The Warriors have resisted resting guys too much but Andre Iguodala is already slated for a game off on Saturday against the Bucks. The Warriors have four games next week and Livingston might be able to carve out some late-round value if all goes well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 31 points vs. Rockets
    Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points against the Rockets on Friday during a 120-110 loss, adding four rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's having a very strong second half and no player has logged more minutes than him since the break. Wiggins has scored at least 20 points in four of his last five, averaging 22.6 points, 5.0 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 treys. He and Nerlens Noel are making it tough on voters for Rookie of the Year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • 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
    Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Tyreke goes for 25 and 10 in revenge game
    Tyreke Evans scored 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in the Pelicans' 102-88 win over his old Kings squad on Friday.

    Advice: Evans is towing the line big-time for his fantasy owners as he continues to produce despite an ankle injury. Anthony Davis added 24 points on 11-of-26 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and six blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Eric Gordon disappears yet again on Friday
    Eric Gordon disappeared yet again on Friday against the Kings, scoring four points on 2-of-6 shooting with zero rebounds and four assists in just 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Something is clearly not right and injury reporting in New Orleans is notoriously light. It's been a while since Gordon has been productive and the only play (other than a drop) that makes sense here is to hold him while targeting the four-game week following next week. The Pelicans are three games back in the playoff chase, but a handful of losses (or OKC wins) could cause them to take their foot off the gas. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan makes 1-of-10 from field
    DeMar DeRozan made 1-of-10 from the field for six points during a 94-83 win over the Lakers on Friday, adding 10 boards, seven assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He really has to take it easy on his jumpers. In his last nine games, DeRozan has made just 25.8 percent on his jump shots, which account for 44.9 percent of his shot total. He's also struggled all over the court on shooting, averaging 20.1 points, 6.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6 treys on 37.0 percent from the field in that span. Considering he's taking 15.3 shots per game, he's one of the worst guys for field goal percentage right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Sauce Castillo scores five points; SAC swoons
    Sauce Castillo scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The artist formerly known as Nik Stauskas also had a nasty dunk. It's asking a lot for him to suddenly become a fantasy asset, but the buzz surrounding this nickname thing is just weird enough to loosen up the tight rookie. That and the Kings are tanking and trying to do anything they can to develop the kid, but what fun is that. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:17 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Bogdanovic scores 18 points with two threes
    Bojan Bogdanovic hit 7-of-12 shots (including two threes) for 18 points and four rebounds in 32 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Bogdanovic should see enough touches to give owners a shot at some points and threes, but that's just about it. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:44 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
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 18 off the bench
    Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points against the Knicks on Friday with one rebound, six assists and two 3-pointers on 4-of-13 from the field.

    Advice: He has struggled since returning from a back injury, but getting 24 minutes tonight is an encouraging sign. Thomas was playing around 30 minutes per game before his injury and posting an elite usage rate, so he should be set for a bigger chance against the Clippers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Monta Ellis dealing with a right calf injury
    Monta Ellis was kneed in the right calf and coach Rick Carlisle said he doesn't know what the extent of the injury is.

    Advice: "We'll see how he feels in the morning and go from there," Carlisle said. It sounds like he's dealing with a leg contusion, which has occurred an inordinate amount of times this season. Ellis is one of the toughest dudes in the NBA, so he might not need to miss time. If he does, it'll be Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Chandler Parsons filling in the most for Monta. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
    Yesterday, 7:19 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
    Yesterday, 3:13 pm
  • Kings selling Sauce Castillo shirts
    The Kings are now selling Sauce Castillo T-shirts on their website.

    Advice: On Tuesday morning, nobody knew what a Sauce Castillo was. Now, it's become one of the greatest nicknames in all of sports because of a closed-caption mistake. The internet can be so great sometimes. As for Mr. Castillo himself, he'll need to get it going off the dribble in order to have fantasy value in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:54 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) probable to play on Friday
    Nicolas Batum (back) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He missed the last two games and should be ready to play tonight. Batum reportedly looked good in warmups on Wednesday, but the team still held him out. Hopefully he doesn't aggravate his back injury and puts up a big line in what should be a high-scoring game. Dorell Wright can be dropped in most leagues while C.J. McCollum will also take a big hit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:41 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 11:05 am
  • 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
    Yesterday, 6:50 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Isaiah Thomas offers self-criticism in return
    Isaiah Thomas (back) called his return to the court on Wednesday, "one of the worst games I've ever played."

    Advice: Thomas may want to go easy on himself since this was his first game since March 11, but he did struggle with just four points on 2-of-7 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday. "There's no excuses, I have to play better," said Thomas. "I'm my biggest critic, I have to come out and play better, offensively and defensively." Thomas will have three more weeks to shake the rust off and should be held in standard fantasy leagues while he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:50 am
  • Elijah Millsap starts for Gordon Hayward
    Elijah Millsap started for Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, eight boards, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Not a terrible line, but not one that will really grab your attention, either. Trey Burke also started and had 22 points, while Joe Ingles came off the bench for 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-10 shooting. As long as Hayward is out, we're guessing Burke could be the man to own for scoring, while Millsap and Ingles will be better bets for the intangibles. Rodney Hood was also out with an illness, which helped the aforementioned players. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:42 pm
  • Nik 'Sauce Castillo' Stauskas drops 13 points
    Nik Stauskas scored 13 points on 5-of-7 from the field against the Suns on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes.

    Advice: For those in the nickname game, "Sauce Castillo" was trending on Twitter in Sacramento, which is one of the best nicknames we've seen in a while. He's bounced back from his weak sauce February that included him making just 11.1 percent from the field, but he still has a lot of work to do. While his nickname alone puts him on the map, he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:40 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
  • Surprise: Nic Batum gets a DNP Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum was actually listed as a starter at one point on Wednesday, and it then sounded like he would come off the bench for the Blazers as he deals with a sore back. However, he never got into the game.

    Advice: We're not quite sure what happened here, but the Blazers were not comfortable playing him tonight. The fact he appeared to be a go should be viewed as good news though, and hopefully he'll be back on Friday against the Suns. Allen Crabbe got the surprise start, but Dorell Wright had 15 points, five boards and three 3-pointers, and looks like the safest option if Batum is going to miss more time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:23 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
  • Andrew Wiggins' big line not enough
    Andrew Wiggins hit 8-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 27 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: Wiggins looks like the Rookie of the Year and might have sewn up the award with tonight's line. He's having a great season and while he's faded at times, looks like he might finish strong. He's played 49 minutes in two straight games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:42 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
  • Eric Gordon misses all five from the field
    Eric Gordon missed all five shots from the field and made 6-of-8 from the line for six points against the Rockets on Wednesday with three assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He didn't have any other stats in the loss. Gordon was coming in with some momentum thanks to a 23-point game on Sunday, but he's fallen off more than a handful of times this season. He should be better on Friday and his owners have to be happy he's been able to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 28 points in return
    Tyreke Evans made 10-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Wednesday with 28 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one block, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his most efficient game of the season and it comes on the heels of missing a game on Sunday. Evans should be fine going forward, but his troublesome left ankle will always be something to watch. He'll be a must-start option against the Kings on Friday. Revenge game? Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:12 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas a dud in return to action
    Isaiah Thomas returned from an eight-game absence with a back injury and hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, three turnovers and nothing else in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Hopefully he wasn't in your lineup tonight. "Hopefully that was just a rhythm thing and not how he's feeling," coach Brad Stevens said. "That's what I want to know." Thomas is obviously worth holding and we're guessing he looks much better on Friday night against the hapless Knicks. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points vs. Bulls
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points during a 116-103 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has become more of a facilitator for the Raptors, but he still made just 7-of-19 from the field. DeRozan has made just 40.5 percent from the field in his last seven, averaging 22.4 points, 6.3 boards, 3.7 dimes, 0.6 steals, 2.0 turnovers and 0.7 treys. Specifically, he's made 29.6 percent on his mid-range shots in that span, which accounted for 46.6 percent of his shot total. DeRozan needs to attack the basket more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:28 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
  • Update: Nicolas Batum coming off the bench
    Nicolas Batum will come off the bench with Allen Crabbe starting in his place against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: This sounds about right from coach Terry Stotts. Batum should still see a nice chunk of minutes tonight and should be in all lineups. Crabbe is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:03 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will start against the Jazz
    Nicolas Batum (back) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and everything seems to be OK for Batum. There's no sign of him being limited, so his fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded tonight. Dorell Wright and Alonzo Gee are not attractive plays tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:54 pm
  • Nic Batum might have a good chance to play?
    Nicolas Batum (back) may have a good chance to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: We're going based off team reporter Casey Holdahl saying he thinks Batum will give it a go. Batum may be limited and he's certainly going to be at risk for an aggravation, but owners of Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Alonzo Gee should dial down their expectations. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:57 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) is warming up to play
    Nicolas Batum (back) is on the court warming up to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's shaping up to be a game-time decision tonight. If he can't go, it should be Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright getting most of his minutes. Batum has played through a lot of injuries this season, so he has a chance to play. We should have another update shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:34 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
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) still expected to play
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is still expected to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is essentially a non-update for Evans and he should be ready to roll after missing Sunday's game against the Clippers. He can be inserted back into fantasy lineups. Expect to see less Norris Cole tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:34 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas cleared to return Wednesday
    Isaiah Thomas (back) will play against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been out since Mar. 9 and there has been growing optimism that he'd be ready to go since Monday. Thomas was arguably the best sixth man in the NBA since joining the Celtics with his sky-high usage rate, so his fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded for tonight. Expect to see Jae Crowder, Evan Turner and Marcus Smart to lose some chances to score tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:26 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) questionable for Wed
    Nicolas Batum (back) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday due to an injury from Saturday, but he was listed as doubtful for that game. The Blazers are hopeful Batum can play at some point on the upcoming road trip, which is just for today and Friday. If he's out, Alonzo Gee or Dorell Wright would likely start. Coach Terry Stotts started Gee on Tuesday with Wright at the four, but the matchup is a little different this time around against a big Utah front line. Wright is the more attractive play if you're feeling frisky. Batum owners will want to check back for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:12 pm
  • 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
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik expect to play Wed
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Omer Asik (calf) are both expected to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans was held out of Sunday's game vs. the Clippers, but he has been able to rest for a few days now, and he should be ready to resume his normal allotment of minutes tonight. With the Pelicans in the hunt for a playoff spot, Evans will likely continue to play through minor injuries for the foreseeable future. Go ahead and pencil him into all active lineups, and expect Norris Cole to return to the bench and lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:54 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
  • Andrew Bogut backs Stephen Curry for MVP
    Andrew Bogut said that Stephen Curry is the obvious choice to win the MVP Award this season.

    Advice: "He only needs to play 25, 30 minutes, and we’re winning games by 15, 20 points," Bogut said. "If he had to play 45 minutes for us, I’m sure he’d be averaging greater numbers, so in a way, it’s kind of flawed. He’s the MVP in my opinion. We’re the best team in the league. We have the best record in the league. I don’t think it’s close in my opinion." It's hard to argue with Bogut's logic as the Warriors usually have their games all but won by the end of the third quarter, and Curry has had some memorable performances this season. With season averages of 23.4 points, 7.9 assists, 4.3 boards, 2.1 steals and 3.4 3-pointers in just 32.9 minutes per game, Curry's owners couldn't be any more excited at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:34 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
     
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  • Warriors clinch Pacific with win vs. Blazers
    The Warriors clinched the Pacific Division with Tuesday's win in Portland, led by Stephen Curry's 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting, five 3-pointers, two rebounds, 10 assists and one steal.

    Advice: He turned the ball over just twice in 34 minutes, a rare treat for 9-cat owners, and continues to be a one-man army for fantasy GMs. The sole concern is that Curry may be rested at some point during Golden State's final 11 games -- they're easily the No. 1 seed in the West and have a 4.5-game lead on the Hawks for potential home court advantage in the Finals. The Warriors haven't won the Pacific Division since 1976, and the fact that they clinched with 12 games remaining underscores how impressive they've been all season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:25 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nicolas Batum (back) expected to sit Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum (back) didn't go through warmups and he's not listed as a starter for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Batum didn't practice on Monday and he was listed as doubtful prior to being ruled out, so this shouldn't catch any owners by surprise. The extremely short-handed Blazers will rely on Alonzo Gee, Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Arron Afflalo to pick up extra playing time in Batum's absence, with Gee taking Batum's spot in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:28 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
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Evans is again unable to go on Wednesday, Norris Cole would have another opportunity to run with the starting unit, while Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis would be asked to step it up on the offensive end. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Shaun Livingston will be rested Tuesday
    Shaun Livingston will be rested for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: With Livingston unavailable, expect Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala to see some extended minutes. Klay Thompson may also have his minutes restriction lifted tonight, so we'll be watching for any information on that. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:08 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wiggins scores 22 points in 49 minutes
    Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds, two steals and one block in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Wiggins has been quiet but it's possible he's ready to explode in the fantasy playoffs. If the Wolves continue to have more injured folks than healthy folks, it's almost guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:59 pm
  • James Harden scores 44 points vs. Pacers
    James Harden took over against the Pacers during a 110-100 win on Monday, scoring 44 points on 10-of-21 from the field and 21-of-22 from the line with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his league-leading eighth game with at least 40 points to pass Russell Westbrook with seven. Harden is also the first player this season to score at least 40 points while making 10 or less field goals in a game. It's also his second game with more than 20 free throw makes in a game this season -- no other player has one of those games this season. He lost a little ground for MVP on Saturday, but he regained most of that ground tonight. His fantasy owners are going to love having him for a four-game run this week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:15 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
  • Bogdanovic scores six points with six boards
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored just six points on 3-of-14 shooting with six rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Bogdanovic had been a nice little run but this shows how shaky his value can be. He's a deep league play at best until he shows us a little bit more. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:33 pm
  • 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
  • Isaiah Thomas will be probable for Wednesday?
    Isaiah Thomas (back) should be probable for Wednesday against the Heat, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: He is out on Monday. Stevens said it'll be "as close to probable as it gets" regarding the sixth man's status for Wednesday. This just made a very tough decision for fantasy owners in weekly leagues. If Thomas can make it back, that would give him three games to put up stats. It has a lot to do with your other options, but Thomas is someone to consider using. He should be owned in all leagues while Marcus Smart is not as appealing now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:09 pm
  • Hollins continues praise for Bojan Bogdanovic
    Coach Lionel Hollins said he hasn't been playing Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack together because of how well Bojan Bogdanovic is playing right now.

    Advice: He had some kind of run last week, averaging 17.8 points, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 2.0 treys on 63.8 percent from the field in 35.0 minutes per game in his last four. There is a 49-minute outlier in there, so we're expecting Bojan to get minutes in the 28-33 range this week. He has four games, so feel free to give him a look if you're feeling saucy and want to roll the dice on a rookie. Additionally, Jack and Williams are both likely to play minutes in the mid 20s. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:00 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) doesn't practice Monday
    Nicolas Batum (back) did not practice on Monday and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: One season after the Blazers were one of the healthiest teams in decades, they're dealing with some injuries right now. Batum does have a couple minor injuries to his back, but this isn't a trend for him. Still, he appears doubtful to play on Tuesday. With Batum out, C.J. McCollum and Dorell Wright will benefit on the wing and maybe Arron Afflalo can finally get it going. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:41 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
  • Isaiah Thomas (back) ruled out for Monday
    Isaiah Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He hasn't been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat, but that would be the optimist's view for Thomas' return. He's been out since March 9, so we're going on two-plus weeks without the spark plug in the lineup. Thomas "did more" on Sunday, but he remains day-to-day for the time being. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:32 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
  • 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
    Sunday, 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
    Sunday, 9:09 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
    Sunday, 9:04 pm
  • 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
    Sunday, 5:59 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: He is reportedly dealing with a Grade 1 left AC sprain, but it doesn't sound too serious. If Hayward is unable to give it a go on Monday, Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap would all have to step up, with Hood being the primary beneficiary. We should know more after Monday's shootaround, so Hayward's owners will want to stay on alert for an update, Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:05 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
    Sunday, 3:51 pm
  • Eric Gordon benched, loses tooth, scores 23
    Eric Gordon came off New Orleans' bench on Sunday for disciplinary reasons, but it didn't seem to bother him as he racked up 23 points, five 3-pointers, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: He was late to a team meeting and this shouldn't have any lasting repercussions, especially since he returned to the starting lineup after halftime. Gordon lost a tooth after a hard fall today but he didn't miss a beat, finishing 7-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line. Fantasy owners can deploy him as usual in the Pelicans' upcoming three-game week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:28 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
    Sunday, 3:24 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (back) unlikely for Monday
    Brad Stevens said that Isaiah Thomas' (tailbone, elbow) new tentative return date will be mid-to late next week.

    Advice: Owners will need to check back for another update on Thomas' status on Monday, but given his new timeline, it's a pretty sure bet he won't be active tomorrow. Marcus Smart, Evan Turner, and Avery Bradley will continue to step up in Isaiah's absence, with Bradley being the go-to guy on offense. After Monday, the Celtics have a home game against the Heat on Wednesday, and we'll be considering him questionable for that one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:25 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: With Evans unavailable, Eric Gordon will be asked to do more on offense, and Norris Cole will see a bump in value as the starting point guard. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:08 am
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik questionable Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) and Omer Asik (calf) are questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Evans injured his calf on Friday and wasn't able to return, so his owners might view it as a good thing that the Pelicans cited his previously sprained ankle for the reason as to why he is questionable. Evans will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to to check back later for the official word on his status. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole would likely start and would be worth a look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:25 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points in win
    Stephen Curry had a mediocre line by his standards against the Jazz during a 106-91 win on Saturday, scoring 24 points with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Warriors are 33-2 at home and were able to score more than 100 points in all of their last 28 games. They are also leading the NBA in offensive and defense efficiency on the season. With James Harden having a bad game tonight and Anthony Davis getting hurt, Curry had a good night for his MVP case. His fantasy owners will have to be aware of his road rest with the Warriors possibly clinching home court as soon as next week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:24 pm
  • Shaun Livingston scores four in win
    Shaun Livingston scored four points with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 24 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He hasn't seen an increase in playing time since the Klay Thompson (ankle) injury, so the Warriors are comfortable with his current role. Livingston should have better lines and will have a big chance on the nights Stephen Curry rests on the road. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:16 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
    Saturday, 9:11 pm
  • James Harden only takes five FTAs
    James Harden cooled off from his huge Thursday night with just 16 points on Saturday during a 117-102 loss to the Suns, adding two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He only attempted five shots from the line and the Suns wouldn't let him in the lane nearly as much as usual. Harden also didn't play well on defense in what may have been his worst game since the break. His fantasy owners will obviously forgive him and should have high hopes for his production in a four-game week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:53 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 23 points with nine boards
    Jeff Green was terrific in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Saturday with 23 points, nine rebounds and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He and Tony Allen picked up most of Courtney Lee's (hand) minutes. Green is going to move back to the bench once Lee gets healthy, but he still looked good on Friday with 15 points. Unless you were already eyeing him, Green isn't a great pickup in shallow leagues. He's worth a look if you need scoring, though. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:37 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
    Saturday, 6:53 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 21, makes all 8 FGAs
    Bojan Bogdanovic stayed hot against the Pacers on Saturday, making all eight attempts from the field for 21 points with five rebounds and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He played a whopping 49 minutes on Friday and scored 17 points in a win. Bogdanovic has played at least 27 minutes in four straight games, averaging 17.8 points, 3.8 boards, 0.5 blocks and 2.0 treys. It's becoming clearer that coach Lionel Hollins is going to play him more, so he's worth a look in standard leagues while he's hot. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:46 pm
  • 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
    Saturday, 12:41 pm
  • Jeff Green asked for his new bench role
    Jeff Green asked head coach Dave Joerger if he could come off the bench prior to Friday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: The move certainly paid off for Green and he was really active with the second unit, scoring 15 points with three boards, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes. "The flow was there," Green said after their win over the Mavericks. "I’m going to end up playing with those guys in the starting unit anyway. But it’s good for myself because now I can be more aggressive. I don’t have to worry about getting Marc [Gasol] and Zach [Randolph] involved. By the time I get in they’ve already been involved. It’s on me to just go in be aggressive and try to score." Green will likely continue coming off the bench for the foreseeable future, and it looks like his value could actually be on the rise. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:57 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
    Saturday, 12:42 am
  • Tyreke Evans leaves game with calf injury
    Tyreke Evans left Friday's game midway through the third quarter due to a calf injury and did not return, finishing with two points on 1-of-4 shooting, five rebounds and four assists in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Evans was questionable for tonight's game due to an ankle injury so needless to say he's banged up. Norris Cole (16 points, five rebounds, four assists, two threes, 37 minutes) has had some standalone low-end appeal in 12-14 team leagues, but any time off for Evans would obviously boost him into easy late-round value with some upside beyond that. The Pelicans are in the thick of the playoff chase, so guys will push to play. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:38 am
  • Gordon scores 12 points with just two asts
    Eric Gordon scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds and two assists in Friday's loss.

    Advice: Gordon has slid a bit lately into the late rounds and he logged just 24 minutes tonight in the blowout loss. Tyreke Evans left early due to a calf injury tonight, and any time off there would be a boost to Gordon's value. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:31 am
  • Jeff Green looks good as the sixth man
    Jeff Green came off the bench against the Mavs on Friday with 15 points, three rebounds, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It was a good game for him and he'll be able to do more on offense if he's getting more run with the second unit. This is another reminder that starting doesn't necessarily mean more fantasy value. Green will continue to be a low-end player to own going forward, but keep an eye on him to see if he plays well again on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:43 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits a few 3-pointers
    DeMar DeRozan made three 3-pointers and 8-of-14 from the field for 27 points against the Bulls during a 108-92 loss on Friday with seven rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's picking it up with four straight games of at least 21 points. DeRozan has also been to the line at least 10 times in each of his last three, which helps explain the scoring binge. He'll look to keep it going against the hapless Knicks on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:25 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
    Friday, 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
    Friday, 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
    Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic plays 49 minutes
    Bojan Bogdanovic played 49 minutes against the Bucks on Friday during a triple-overtime win with 17 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He hit a couple clutch shots and his coach clearly has confidence in him. Bogdanovic played 36 minutes on Wednesday and he's also taken 39 shots combined in his last three. He's still not a must-own player because of how many slumps he's had, but he's definitely on the radar now. He's probably a grab in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:36 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play on Friday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: At least the Pelicans will have 40 percent of their starting lineup tonight. Evans has dealt with a ton of ankle injuries and he's still a risky play because of the Warriors defense and the garbage time factor. He should still have enough chances to put up numbers, though. Norris Cole isn't as appealing tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) is a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will be a game-time call against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He has a few left ankle injuries in the past couple seasons and there's almost no point at even risking him getting hurt tonight as huge underdogs. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely start while the Pelicans will look for a host of others to step up. Eric Gordon will have to do a ton on offense sans 'Reke. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:14 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
    Friday, 4:30 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas not likely for Sunday or Monday
    While Isaiah Thomas (tailbone, elbow) continues to improve, Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens said he's unlikely for Sunday's game vs. Detroit, as well as Monday's game vs. Brooklyn.

    Advice: "He continues to feel better," said Stevens. "He's still very unlikely for Sunday, which I assume means unlikely for Monday. Holding pattern." That means Thomas will return for Wednesday's game vs. Miami at the earliest, and we'll continue to follow this situation closely. With Thomas out, Marcus Smart, Evan Turner, and Avery Bradley will continue to see some increased opportunity, with Bradley offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:09 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
    Friday, 5:56 am
  • Jeremy Lin battles through back issue
    Jeremy Lin played through a back injury on Thursday against the Jazz, logging 22 minutes with two points, one rebound, four assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers on 1-of-8 from the field.

    Advice: He didn't close out the game and maybe he's not at 100 percent. Lin has been productive this month before tonight, averaging 12.7 points, 3.7 boards, 5.4 assists, 0.9 blocks, 1.9 steals and 0.8 treys. The Lakers are off until Sunday and hopefully the time off will help Lin get closer to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:57 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
    Thursday, 9:42 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
    Thursday, 8:35 pm
  • James Harden scores career-high 50 points
    James Harden scored a career-high 50 points against the Nuggets during a 118-108 win on Thursday, making 12-of-27 from the field and 22-of-25 from the line with 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's just the fourth player to score 50 on 12 or less field goals in NBA history and is just the third player since 1985-86 to score at least 50 points on less than 45 percent from the field (Kobe Bryant three times and Kevin Durant once). Harden is also the first guard since 2009 to put up 50 points with double-digit rebounds (Dwyane Wade). The Beard added another game to his resume on his case for MVP tonight and has helped the Rockets get to within one game of catching the Grizzlies for the No. 2 seed. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:12 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
    Thursday, 7:42 pm
  • Monty wants to get Gordon more opportunities
    Pelicans' head coach Monty Williams stated during a recent interview that he'll work to get Eric Gordon more opportunities on offense.

    Advice: "I think Eric because A.D [Anthony Davis] is playing so well and Tyreke [Evans] has the ball a lot, he doesn't get as many opportunities," said Williams. "I've got to find more ways to get him the ball. The thing I like about Eric is he tries to make the right play. Eric has so much in his game that people haven't seen what all he can do with his ability to score and play off the dribble." Gordon could have some increased opportunity tonight with Davis (ankle) being listed as a game-time decision, so if Davis is indeed unable to go, Gordon will be someone to consider in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:50 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas a week away from returning
    Celtics president Danny Ainge said Isaiah Thomas (tailbone, elbow) is a week away from returning to the court.

    Advice: If Ainge's timetable holds true, Thomas could return against the Heat on Wednesday or against the Knicks on Friday. We'll update his status as the week progresses, but Marcus Smart, Evan Turner, and Avery Bradley will all continue to see a boost in fantasy value while Thomas is out. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:51 am
  • Andrew Wiggins plans on staying in Minnesota
    Andrew Wiggins said he doesn't plan on leaving the Timberwolves for a very long time.

    Advice: When asked if he'd be interested in signing with his hometown Raptors once his contract with Minnesota is over, Wiggins said, "I love Minnesota. They treat me nice up there. I plan to be there a very, very, very long time." While anything can happen over the next four years, the soon-to-be Rookie of the Year is averaging 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks on the season and is a must-start in all fantasy leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:48 am
  • Nik Stauskas scores 13, B-Mac injured
    Nik Stauskas came off the bench to hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Stauskas could be in for more run with Ben McLemore suffering a right wrist injury tonight, but Andre Miller (and especially Anthony Morrow) look like better pickups to us. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 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
    Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores 19 in 36 minutes
    Chase Budinger hit 9-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Budinger has quietly scored 19, 18 and 10 points in each of his last three games, but has been helped by injuries to teammates. If he does it again on Thursday against the Knicks, pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 12 on Wednesday
    Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench for 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers on 5-of-9 shooting in 36 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He blew up for 21 points on Monday, so maybe he's getting ready to heat up. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • Update: Elijah Millsap cleared to play
    Elijah Millsap (concussion) has been cleared to play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wow. With Andre Drummond being cleared to play on Monday following a Saturday concussion, Millsap becomes the second player in the past week to be cleared in less than two days following his Monday concussion. Still, Rodney Hood has been amazing and Millsap is not a lock for big minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:48 pm
  • Stephen Curry says GSW won't change O much
    In an interview with ESPN's Marc Stein, Stephen Curry said he doesn't expect the Warriors to change their offense too much.

    Advice: Curry said he thinks the team may be a little more aggressive. In games this season, Curry has a 32.0 usage rate when he's not next to Klay Thompson compared to a 27.4 usage rate with him. Additionally, Curry put up a Russell Westbrook-like 42.2 usage rate in his one game he didn't play next to Klay back on Nov. 9. He could be in for a huge week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:51 am
  • Isaiah Thomas (back) likely out 3 more games
    Isaiah Thomas (back) likely won't return to action until Monday vs. Brooklyn, meaning he would miss the next three games for the Celtics.

    Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens didn't rule out Thomas joining up with the team in San Antonio on Friday, though it's highly doubtful that he plays. The good news is that Thomas is reportedly feeling better, so his owners will have to simply stash him in the hopes that he returns soon. In the meantime, Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley and Evan Tunrer will have to continue to step up for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:50 am
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