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  • Blake Griffin posts triple-double in victory
    Blake Griffin triple-doubled against the Spurs on Saturday with 24 points, 13 boards, 10 assists and four turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: That's two triple-doubles in this series and Blake's averages are otherworldly. In the seven games, Griffin averaged 24.1 points, 13.1 boards, 7.4 dimes, 1.4 steals, 1.4 blocks and 2.7 turnovers. He's playing some of his best ball of his life and he'll have huge numbers against the Rockets as well. The series starts on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:29 pm
  • Glen Davis (ankle) plays well
    Glen Davis (ankle) played 11 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday with six points, three rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: Chris Paul overshadows his injury just a bit. Davis scored on his first possession and had a nice game. He'll be ready to go on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Tim Duncan scores 27 in season-ending loss
    Tim Duncan played unbelievably well against the Clippers during a thrilling 111-109 loss on Saturday, scoring 27 points with 11 rebounds and no turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: It was an amazing game to arguably the best first-round series ever. Duncan clearly has several miles left on his tires and it's hard to imagine him retiring after this season. He's 39 years old, but he might be playing until he's 45 based on how awesome he was tonight. He'll be someone to target in the middle rounds of drafts next season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Glen Davis (ankle) will play in Game 7
    Glen Davis (ankle) will play against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: This comes from coach Doc Rivers and is as official as we'll get. Rivers said Davis is "good" for this game, so expect him to play around 10-15 minutes tonight. Blake Griffin should be around 42 minutes and DeAndre Jordan's playing time will be based on how often he's fouled. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Ognjen Kuzmic (ankle) out for one week
    Ognjen Kuzmic sprained his ankle and will be re-evaluated in one week.

    Advice: He wasn't in the rotation and the Warriors are really tightening it up in their frontcourt. Draymond Green played more minutes than any Warrior in the first round and he will be a huge piece for the second round. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:18 pm
  • Report: Glen Davis feeling better for Game 7
    Glen Davis (ankle) is feeling better and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him play in Game 7 on Saturday.

    Advice: Considering he had to be in a wheelchair on Thursday, it's somewhat surprising to see Davis is feeling so much better today. While Big Baby is hardly a make-or-break player, it will be nice to have him available in order to keep Blake Griffin under 44 minutes tonight. We'll likely have an update around 90 minutes before the 8:00 EDT start time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • Joakim Noah (illness) ready to go for Game 1
    Joakim Noah (illness) went through most of Saturday's practice and he's in no danger of missing Monday's Game 1 vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: "We're ready to roll," said Tom Thibodeau. Noah made himself a target for Cavs' fans ire by telling reporters this week, "You know what? I never thought I'd say this, but I'm very excited to go to Cleveland." Noah averaged only 6.5 points vs. the Bucks in the first round, but he also had 11.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:57 am
  • John Henson aims to gain weight this summer
    John Henson will focus on gaining weight with an improved diet this offseason.

    Advice: Henson added some bulk last summer but said he burned most of it off while playing in 67 games this season, averaging 7.0 points, 4.7 boards and 2.0 blocks in only 18.3 minutes per game. He has tantalizing per-minute fantasy potential but his role is complicated with starters Zaza Pachulia and Ersan Ilyasova both set to return for Milwaukee next season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:08 am
  • Kings not interested in DeMarcus Cousins deal
    The Kings are not interested in trading DeMarcus Cousins, according to CSN California.

    Advice: This comes in the context of a rumor that the Celtics hope to pry Cousins away from the Kings with a package of draft picks and young talent, and there isn't a team in the league that would balk at acquiring him for the right price. Sacramento endured a rocky season including a mid-season coaching change that didn't sit well with Cousins, but for now, "The Kings want to make a playoff run next season with Cousins as the centerpiece of the franchise." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:40 am
  • Blazers GM optimistic about retaining FAs
    With LaMarcus Aldridge poised to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, Blazers GM Neil Olshey said the league's collective bargaining agreement "is favorable for teams that want to retain their players."

    Advice: Olshey has "contingencies in place" no matter what happens in free agency, and he readily concedes the obvious -- "When you have a franchise player who is unrestricted, that will dictate a great deal of what [the Blazers] do this summer." Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez are also headed for free agency, as is Dorell Wright, and there's a chance that well see a very different Portland team in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:32 am
  • Report: Nets intend to retain Brook Lopez
    The Nets reportedly intend to retain Brook Lopez even if he declines his $16.7 million player option for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: Few players boosted their stock as a free agent more than Lopez this season -- coming off major reconstructive foot surgery, he played in 72 games and in the playoffs he averaged 20.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks. He finished the year with top-30 fantasy value but projects as a high-risk, high-reward pick on draft day due to his injury history. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:14 am
  • Hawks finally close out Nets in Game 6 win
    Al Horford scored 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in Friday's clinching Game 6 win over the Nets.

    Advice: Horford's finger is going to be on the radar for perhaps the rest of the playoffs and the Hawks turn right around and play Game 1 against the Wizards on Sunday. Paul Millsap's shoulder will also be worth watching, though you couldn't tell by his 25 points, nine boards, six assists and two steals in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:09 pm
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Kelly Olynyk will not be at summer league
    Kelly Olynyk will not play in summer league in July.

    Advice: He will play for the Canadian team instead. Olynyk will be suspended for the first game of the season and it'll be interesting to see how the Celtics address their frontcourt this summer. For now, he's not going to be worth drafting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:42 pm
     
    Suspended
  • Donatas Motiejunas still out 2-3 months
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) is still expected to miss the next 2-3 months.

    Advice: He was already ruled out for the playoffs and now he could miss some time during his offseason program. Motiejunas needed a lumbar microdiscectomy on Apr. 10 and should be ready for training camp. It'll be interesting to see how much playing time he gets with Terrence Jones playing well. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:10 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Glen Davis (ankle) is questionable for Game 7
    Glen Davis (ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Spurs in Game 7 on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Doc Rivers didn't have a noteworthy update today and we should get a better idea at shootaround on Saturday. Davis fortunately seems to have avoided a serious injury after needing a wheelchair on Thursday night. If he's out, Spencer Hawes may get a couple more minutes, but expect DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin to get 40 minutes each. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:08 pm
  • Report: DAL/SA could land LaMarcus Aldridge?
    San Antonio and Dallas are rumored to be at the top of LaMarcus Aldridge's list as a free agent destination.

    Advice: Aldridge stated during his exit interview that he's enjoyed his time with the Trail Blazers, but there are rumors out there that he's felt underappreciated in Portland as the spotlight has shifted more towards his fiery counterpart, Damian Lillard. Then again, there are 29 other teams that would have no problem asking Marc Stein or any other writer to print that. He's also spent nine years playing for an organization that has only made it out of their first-round series once, and they've failed to go any further than a second-round exit, so that will likely weigh into his decision. That being said, it's still far too early to make any definitive proclamations, and nothing is final until Aldridge puts his name to a contract. We’ll be following this story very closely this offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:42 am
  • Glen Davis (ankle) listed as day-to-day
    Glen Davis (ankle) is officially being listed as day-to-day, and his status for Saturday's Game 7 against the Spurs remains uncertain.

    Advice: Davis is set to be re-evaluated later today, but given that he needed wheelchair to get to the locker room after sustaining the injury during Thursday's Game 6, we're going to be considering him doubtful for Saturday's Game 7 in Los Angeles. If Davis is unable to go, Blake Griffin will log as close to 48 minutes as possible in a do-or-die Game 7 for the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:51 am
  • Joakim Noah looking forward to matchup w/ CLE
    Joakim Noah is looking forward to the Bulls' second-round matchup with the Cavaliers.

    Advice: "You know what? I never thought I'd say this, but I'm very excited to go to Cleveland," said Noah after Thursday's dominant Game 6 win over the Bucks. Noah and LeBron James have some history, and friendly-rivalry is not a term we'd use to describe this upcoming series. Noah is going to draw a favorable matchup against the Cavs, so he makes sense as a guy to target in daily leagues, as he should be able to put up some quality numbers throughout the Bull's second-round series. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:00 am
  • Glen Davis (ankle) uncertain for Game 7
    Glen Davis suffered low ankle sprain during Thursday's Game 6 win over the Spurs, and his status for Saturday's Game 7 has yet to be determined.

    Advice: Davis was in a considerable amount of pain after the injury, and he needed to be taken off the court in a wheelchair, so we're going to consider him doubtful for Game 7. Without Davis, Blake Griffin will get all the run he can handle, while Spencer Hawes and Ekpe Udoh will have the opportunity to log some extended minutes off the bench. The Clippers could also elect to go small and give Matt Barnes and Hedo Turkoglu some minutes at the four-spot. Griffin is the only guy with any meaningful fantasy value out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:29 am
  • Report: BOS will go after DeMarcus Cousins
    The Celtics are reportedly expected to try and land DeMarcus Cousins via trade this offseason.

    Advice: The Celtics currently have a treasure trove of draft picks to dangle in trade talks, in addition to guys like Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, and Gerald Wallace's expiring contract. There was a report that came out at the trade deadline this season that Kings' head coach George Karl didn't view anyone on the roster as "untouchable," and it'll be interesting to see if Sacramento is willing to listen to offers for Cousins this offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:25 am
  • Sullinger, Olynyk will garner trade interest
    Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk will reportedly garner trade interest this offseason.

    Advice: While Sullinger and Olynyk are talented players, they aren't exactly franchise building blocks, and Boston has no reason to not at least listen to the offers that come in this offseason. Weight has been an issue for Sullinger, but his ability to score, rebound, and stretch the floor is nothing to shrug at. Olynyk isn't a great defender, but he's a 7-footer with range, and that's a valuable asset to have in today's NBA. It'll be interesting to see what the Celtics do this offseason, but a trade of Sullinger or Olynyk will open up minutes for the guy that remains in Boston. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:03 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 26 in Game 6 win on road
    Blake Griffin logged 41 minutes against the Spurs during a Game 6 victory on Thursday, scoring 26 points with 12 boards, six assists, one steal and four blocks.

    Advice: He is putting up some enormous stat lines right now. In his previous five, Griffin averaged 24.2 points, 13.2 boards, 7.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.7 steals in 41.2 minutes. If Glen Davis (ankle) is out for Game 7, Griffin will likely be near 44 minutes. Although, he looked really tired at times tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:50 pm
  • Boris Diaw scores 17 points, Spurs lose
    Boris Diaw scored 17 points off the bench in Game 6 during a 102-96 loss on Thursday, adding four rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Clippers.

    Advice: Tim Duncan was not great with 12 points, 13 boards and three assists while Manu Ginobili had just three points in 14 minutes. The Spurs had one of their worst games from an offensive standpoint and just missed a ton of open shots. Game 7 will be at 8:00 EDT on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:46 pm
  • Glen Davis hurts ankle on Thursday
    Glen Davis suffered a left ankle injury in the fourth quarter on Thursday night.

    Advice: He couldn't put much weight on his left leg and received some treatment on the bench. He was in a lot of pain and needed to be taken off in a wheelchair, so this sounds like a serious injury or even an Achilles problem. He checked out with two points, three rebounds and two turnovers in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:48 pm
  • Aldridge says he won't drag out free agency
    LaMarcus Aldridge said during his exit interview that he doesn't intend to drag out the free agency process.

    Advice: "I’ve never been in it. I’ve never been in this situation," Aldridge said of his impending free agency. "I’m not one to prolong things or drag it out." He also said that he's unsure on whether or not he'll undergo thumb surgery, so that's a story we'll be monitoring over the offseason. Aldridge has established himself as an elite power forward in the league, and there will be no shortage of suitors vying for his services this offseason. For what it's worth, Aldridge did say that he's enjoyed his nine years in Portland, and that those nine years will weigh more than anything else during free agency. Regardless of where he winds up, he’ll be a solid second-round selection in next year’s fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:05 pm
  • Ainge says Jared Sullinger hurting his career
    Celtics president Danny Ainge said Jared Sullinger is hurting the longevity of his career by being in his current shape.

    Advice: While Ainge also added that Sullinger is working to get himself into better shape, his comments don't exactly make it sound like the team is pleased with Sullinger's conditioning. The 23-year-old had previously talked about losing weight over the summer, so we'll keep an eye out for updates on his offseason progress. Sullinger's 2014-15 averages of 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 treys, 0.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game can be helpful in standard fantasy leagues, but he won't be more than a later-round option unless he takes his game to another level next season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:55 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge not ready to talk future
    LaMarcus Aldridge declined to talk about his free agency plans after the Trail Blazers lost their opening-round playoff series to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: While rumors have circulated that Aldridge is ready to leave Portland as an unrestricted free agent this summer, the big man wasn't ready to talk about that after the game. "I will cross that bridge later on,'' Aldridge said. "Right now, I want to be with my teammates and reflect on the good season we had.'' LA's rumored suitors include the Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, and Spurs, but no matter where he ends up, he's coming of a top-25 fantasy season and should be a second-round target on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:24 am
  • Aldridge scores 14, Blazers are eliminated
    LaMarcus Aldridge couldn't prevent the Blazers from losing their series with the Grizzlies on Wednesday, as he finished with just 14 points and nine boards before fouling out in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He shot just 5-of-18 from the field tonight, and it's possible that this was his last game in a Blazer uniform. Aldridge is set to become a free agent this summer, and teams such as the Mavericks, Spurs, Knicks and Lakers will reportedly go after him very aggressively. Aldridge is also still bothered by his left thumb, and it should be noted that he will have to get surgery on it in the offseason. As always, we will monitor this situation very closely in the coming weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:27 pm
  • Marc Gasol scores 26, Grizzlies beat Blazers
    Marc Gasol scored 26 points with 14 rebounds to win Game 5 and clinch the series against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gasol was shooting just 37.5 percent from the field in his previous four games, but he got back on track tonight by going 9-of-15 from the field while adding three assists and two blocks to his name. The Grizzlies will now have the daunting task of facing the Warriors in the next round, and Gasol will have his hands full with Andrew Bogut manning the paint for Golden State. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:31 pm
  • Brook Lopez has a bad game
    Brook Lopez struggled against the Hawks on Wednesday with 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Maybe he just ran out of gas because he just looked like a different player late. His defense was really bad and he forced several shots today. Lopez did see his scoring increase in every game during this series up until now. He'll look for a better game in Game 6 on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:43 pm
  • Aldridge doesn't have any regrets over thumb
    LaMarcus Aldridge made it clear that he doesn't have any regrets of delaying his thumb surgery, but he did add that he isn't 100 percent.

    Advice: "If feeling great is 10, I'm about a 5, 6," Aldridge said in regards to his thumb. The Blazers are losing 3-1 to the Grizzlies, but Aldridge is doing everything he can to keep the Blazers alive by averaging 23.8 points, 11.8 boards, 2.0 assists and 2.5 blocks per game. His future in Portland is very unclear at the moment, and a first-round exit surely wouldn't help things. Expect Aldridge to give everything he has in Game 5 tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:51 am
  • Kelly Olynyk wants to be more aggressive
    Kelly Olynyk said that he must be more aggressive on the offensive end to take his game to the next level.

    Advice: "I think I had stretches where I was playing well and doing a lot of different things on the floor, whether passing or creating shots, shooting or getting to the rim," Olynyk said. "And then I had other games where I wasn’t as good, not the same aggressiveness." Olynyk was limited to just 64 games this season due to a nasty ankle sprain, but he was pretty disappointing with averages of 10.3 points, 4.7 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 3-pointer in 22.3 minutes per game. The Celtics have four of the top 45 picks in the upcoming draft, and even though Brandon Bass may not return to town, Olynyk could find it difficult to see his role increase if the Celtics add more assets to their frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:37 am
     
    Suspended
  • Tim Duncan notches 21 & 11 in Game 5 victory
    Tim Duncan scored 21 points during Tuesday's thrilling Game 5 road win, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and only one turnover in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The game began at 10:30 ET and was just under three hours long, but anyone who stayed awake until its conclusion was treated to a magnificent playoff battle. The Spurs landed the final blow, earning a 3-2 lead as they head home for Thursday's Game 6. As for Duncan, the ageless one continues to solidify his place among the league's all-time greats. Follow the link below for his game-changing block vs. Blake Griffin. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:46 pm
  • Blake Griffin posts 30 & 14 in Game 5 defeat
    Blake Griffin finished Tuesday's crushing Game 5 loss with a game-high 30 points (10-of-15 FGs, 10-of-14 FTs), 14 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, one block and five turnovers.

    Advice: Griffin is averaging 7.3 assists per game in the playoffs, tied for fourth behind only J.J. Barea, James Harden and John Wall -- yes, he's ahead of Chris Paul. He's one of three players with at least four playoff double-doubles (Pau Gasol leads the way with five) and the Spurs don't have a player to check him individually. On the other hand, Blake is shooting an abysmal 19.0 percent in the fourth quarter during the series. He'll look to even the score in a hostile environment during Game 6 on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:36 pm
  • Boris Diaw's clutch play boosts Spurs to 3-2
    Boris Diaw came up clutch during Game 5 in L.A. on Tuesday, notching 10 points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Diaw made a few timely buckets to help the Spurs escape with a four-point victory, including a critical 3-pointer and a savvy turnaround jumper to beat the shot clock (which you can view via the link below). He's averaging 4.3 assists in the playoffs while committing a mere 0.5 turnovers, giving him an astounding 8.5 assist-to-turnover ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:21 pm
  • Tim Duncan: a modest man w/ historic numbers
    Tim Duncan remained modest when asked how he's managed to continue to be an effective player on the basketball court even into his later years.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to keep pace," Duncan said after Game 2's win. "I don’t have a secret. I’m in a great system, I’m on a great team and I’m not asked to do what I used to do. I’m asked to play a role, and I’m happy to play a role. I’m just trying to be as consistent as I can for my teammates." When all is said and done, Duncan will go down as one of the best power forwards to ever play the game. He's been a key piece to all of San Antonio's five championships, he ranks 14th on the all-time scoring list, and he's currently the only player in NBA history to have 9,000+ playoff minutes. Amazing. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:55 pm
  • Rival execs say Nets will re-sign Brook Lopez
    Several NBA executives think Brook Lopez will be back with the Nets next season.

    Advice: Lopez can opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer by declining his $16.7 million option, but rival executives think the Nets will make every effort to retain him if that happens. "If he leaves, then they are starting all over again," an NBA executive said. "He has proven he is healthy. There’s no question he’s always been a good basketball player. The question was ‘Can he come back from the injury?’ He’s shown he can, especially the last two months." Lopez will have plenty of suitors if he opts out of the last year of his contract, but the Nets can offer him the largest contract, so there's a good chance we see Bro-Lo back in Brooklyn net season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:07 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge has an awful game
    LaMarcus Aldridge made 6-of-22 from the field for 18 points with 12 boards, one assist and no turnovers in 40 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: It was a really bad game and he was defended very well by Zach Randolph. This could have been Aldridge's last game at the Moda Center and the fans gave him a nice reception. The team will look to extend its season on Wednesday in Memphis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:34 pm
  • Marc Gasol scores 19 on sub-par shooting
    Marc Gasol made 7-of-16 from the field for 21 points during a Game 4 99-92 loss to the Blazers on Monday, adding seven rebounds, six assists and one block.

    Advice: The Grizzlies fell apart late and lost the fourth quarter 31-17. Gasol hasn't been as efficient in this series, entering this game with just 18.3 points on 35.4 percent from the field in his previous three. He's still making 28-of-32 from the line (87.5 percent), so the poor shooting from the field is offset a little. The Grizzlies will look to end the series on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 26 points in Game 4 win
    Brook Lopez dominated against the Hawks on Monday with 26 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocks in 43 minutes.

    Advice: He made 11-of-19 from the field and is using his size extremely well on offense in this series. Lopez continues to be a force in the postseason with 20 points in nine out of his 11 postseason games (3-of-4 this year). He's been outstanding since the break and the Nets will have at least one more game at home with the series tied. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:25 pm
  • Al Horford has pinkie issue, returns to game
    Al Horford played 31 minutes against the Nets on Monday with 17 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He had a minor pinkie injury and had to leave the game, but he just needed to be re-taped. Horford didn't play too much down the stretch in favor of Pero Antic, which marks the second consecutive time that's been an issue. He did have some foul trouble and maybe the pinkie injury was a factor. He'll be in the starting lineup on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:05 pm
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Kelly Olynyk suspended one game
    Kelly Olynyk has been suspended one game for his incident with Kevin Love.

    Advice: He was tangled up with Love and now won't play in the opening game of the 2015-16 season. Olynyk doesn't have a history of dirty play, but it was a little more physical than most loose-ball incidents. HIs fantasy value will be tied to whether or not the Celtics keep Brandon Bass or draft another big man. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:08 pm
     
    Suspended
  • Blake Griffin (shoulder stinger) will play
    Blake Griffin is dealing with a right shoulder stinger and will play in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of the injury and it sounds minor. Griffin logged 43 minutes on Sunday with 20 points and 19 boards. He's also posting terrific averages of 22.3 points, 13.3 boards, 7.3 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals in the first round. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:37 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk fires back at Kevin Love
    Kelly Olynyk said it's "ridiculous" that Kevin Love (shoulder) thinks Olynyk injured him on purpose.

    Advice: "I would never intentionally hurt Kevin or anyone else. He locked my arm up, I locked up his as we were fighting for a loose ball. You lock up arms all the time in this league," Olynyk said. "I wish him a very speedy recovery, and I hope he can come back to help his team in the playoffs." Love called it a "bush-league play," but it was in the moment and the big man was probably extra salty after sustaining the injury in the first round of his first playoff series ever. GM Danny Ainge also defended Olynyk, saying that the two simply got their arums tangled up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:56 am
     
    Suspended
  • Rivers: Blake is our second-best passer
    Doc Rivers called Blake Griffin the second-best passer on the Clippers behind Chris Paul.

    Advice: When asked why he had his power forward operating for others, Rivers responded simply, "Because after Chris, Blake is our best passer." Griffin averaged a career-high 5.3 assists this season after never eclipsing the 4.0 mark in any campaign prior, and he's averaging 7.3 assists in the first round series vs. San Antonio through its first four games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:08 am
  • Tim Duncan's 22 & 14 aren't enough in Game 4
    Tim Duncan had 22 points (8-of-13 FGs and 6-of-10 FTs), 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in a losing effort on Sunday, as the Spurs fell at home 105-114.

    Advice: Duncan got off to a slow start but he was as terrific as ever today, and he racked up a few more records that highlight his longevity -- he's the only player to log 9,000+ minutes in the NBA playoffs, and passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for third place in most postseason appearances (trailing only Robert Horry and Derek Fisher). Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 4:51 pm
  • Blake Griffin w/ playoff-career-high 19 rebs
    Blake Griffin grabbed a playoff career-high 19 rebounds to help the Clippers even their first-round series at 2-2, adding 20 points, seven assists and one steal.

    Advice: Griffin turned the ball over just once in 43 minutes and continues to be a problem matchup for the Spurs, who don't have a big man able to defend him one-on-one or keep him off the glass. He had 109 touches in Game 4, easily the most of any player on either team, and will play just as central a role during Tuesday's crucial Game 5. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 4:26 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk could be facing a suspension?
    Kelly Olynyk may be facing a suspension for his actions against Kevin Love during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Cavs.

    Advice: Olynyk got tangled up with Love on a play during the first quarter, pulling at Loves arm, and it resulted in a dislocated shoulder for Love. Evan Turner did come to Olynyk's defense after the game saying, "He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He just can't box out to save his life." Boston's season is over, so the suspension wouldn't go in effect until next season, but we'll be watching or an official ruling from the league. Olynyk finished Sunday's game with just one point and one rebound through 11 minutes of play. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 3:33 pm
     
    Suspended
  • Jared Sullinger's 21 pts not enough for BOS
    Jared Sullinger did his best to keep the Celtics' season alive on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting, to go with 11 rebounds, one 3-pointer and one block, but it ultimately was not enough as Boston was swept by Cleveland.

    Advice: Sullinger made some minor improvements during third year in the league, finishing his 2014-15 campaign with averages of 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 three-pointers, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. Injuries also limited him to just 58 regular-season games, marking his second injury-plagued season. His weight continues to be an issue, and his low field goal percentage partnered with limited contributions to the defensive categories really weighs down his value. He's not much more than a low-end asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 3:06 pm
  • Jared Sullinger (tailbone) will play Sunday
    Jared Sullinger (bruised tailbone) will be available to play in Game 4 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

    Advice: Sullinger was unable to practice on Saturday and was supposedly a game-time decision, but it's a good sign that the Celtics cleared him to play with over an hour before tip-off. Sullinger is averaging 9.3 points and 5.7 boards while shooting 57 percent from the field in the series, so he is going to have to continue to provide solid minutes off the bench if the Celtics want to avoid getting swept by the Cavaliers. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 8:51 am
  • Jared Sullinger will be a game-time decision
    Jared Sullinger (bruised tailbone) will be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He wasn't able to practice at all on Saturday and was originally listed as probable, so it looks like he is in danger of missing this contest. For what it's worth, head coach Brad Stevens wouldn't give any indication on whether or not Sullinger will give it a go, but we will pass along an update when we know more. Brandon Bass and Jonas Jerebko could play more if Sullinger is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 8:23 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge's future is up in the air
    ESPN's Chris Broussard reported on Saturday that when he asked LaMarcus Aldridge if Portland will be his No.1 choice in free agency, Aldridge said "we'll see".

    Advice: To make this story even more interesting, Blazers general manager Neil Olshey gave his team the option of flying home separately after their Game 2 defeat in Memphis, and Aldridge was the only player to take a separate flight from the team. This certainly doesn't bode well for Aldridge's future in Portland, and it's already being reported that teams such as the Spurs, Mavericks, Lakers and Knicks will pursue him hard this summer. The Blazers have lost the first three games of the series to the Grizzlies, so an early-round exit likely won't help Portland's chances of retaining their star power forward. We will continue to pass along updates as necessary. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 7:50 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge shoots 6-of-18 from field
    LaMarcus Aldridge struggled from the field in Saturday's Game 3 loss to the Grizzlies, shooting just 6-of-18 from the field to finish with 21 points, seven boards, five assists and two blocks.

    Advice: His shot was way off for most of the night and he was never able to establish a rhythm. Rumors were swirling around Aldridge for the entire game about potential destinations when he hits free agency, and an early first-round exit likely won't sit too well with him. Aldridge will look to bounce back in Game 4 on Monday as the Blazers try to avoid getting swept by the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 11:18 pm
  • Marc Gasol drops 25 in win, Grizzlies lead 3-0
    Marc Gasol scored 25 points with seven boards, four assists and three blocks in a decisive win over the Blazers on Saturday to give the Grizzlies a 3-0 series lead.

    Advice: Gasol shot just 6-of-17 from the field, but he was a bully in the paint and held Robin Lopez to just four points and four boards on the night. The Grizzlies will look to sweep the series on Monday in Portland, but it might be a lot tougher than they think if Mike Conley (eye) is unable to suit up for that one. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 10:39 pm
  • John Henson gets 26 minutes on Saturday
    John Henson played 26 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with six points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks.

    Advice: He didn't play nearly as much as his 39-minute outing in Game 3, but Zaza Pachulia was very good on defense. Pachulia finished with eight points, five rebounds, one assist and six steals in 22 minutes. The two will likely split the center minutes for the rest of this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 5:52 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 22 points with 13 boards
    Brook Lopez controlled the paint during a 91-83 Game 3 win over the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 22 points with 13 boards and two blocks in 42 minutes.

    Advice: He was a little more traditional with his scoring and played in the post more than in the first two games. After only posting a usage rate of just 11.8 in Game 1, he's basically doubled it to 23.3 in the last two games. If the Nets are going to make this a six- or seven-game series, there will need to be more 20-10 games from Bro-Lo. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 3:19 pm
  • Al Horford makes just 3-of-12 from the field
    Al Horford made just 3-of-12 from the field for seven points against the Nets on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't play down the stretch with Pero Antic getting his minutes. There is no word of an injury and the Hawks probably just wanted a 3-point threat out there in a comeback attempt. Horford is making just 35.9 percent from the field in this series and is being outplayed by Brook Lopez. He'll look to turn it around on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 2:44 pm
     
    Player Note
    Al Horford Atl - PF,C
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Jared Sullinger is probable for Game 4 Sunday
    Jared Sullinger missed practice on Saturday due to a bruised tailbone, but he is probable to play in Game 4 on Sunday according to head coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: Sullinger was having trouble getting up and down the court, so the team wisely held him out of practice as a precaution. It doesn't sound like he is in danger of missing any action, but we should have another update after shootaround. Sullinger is still getting back into shape after recovering from a foot injury, and he has only played an average of 17.3 minutes through three playoff games. However, he has been playing quite well with averages of 9.3 points and 5.7 boards while shooting 57 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 10:46 am
  • Tim Duncan ready to go for Game 3 on Friday
    Tim Duncan said he was "a little sore, and a little tired" after logging 44 minutes against the Clippers during Game 2 on Wednesday, but he's ready to go for Friday's Game 3.

    Advice: The 38-year-old was absolutely fantastic during Wednesday's Game 2 win, putting up 28 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block. While it's a bit unlikely he can match his scoring total from Wednesday, he may have to shoulder a bit more of the offensive workload with Tony Parker (Achilles) hurting, so he's someone to consider in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 24, 10:47 am
  • John Henson gets 39 minutes vs. Bulls
    John Henson played 39 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with 15 points, 14 boards, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: This was his first game with more than 30 minutes since Feb. 4, and is what his fantasy owners were hoping for all season. Henson provided a huge spark off the bench and coach Jason Kidd went with him for the final 27 minutes of this contest. He probably won't start in Game 4, but Henson may be looking at more than 30 minutes again. He'll be a risk-reward guy in daily fantasy leagues, but the reward is very attractive. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 8:12 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk plays just three minutes
    Kelly Olynyk played just three minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't take a shot today and coach Brad Stevens basically cut him out of the rotation. Olynyk only added one assist and one turnover tonight. His minutes went to Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome, who both played well. Olynyk's sub-par rim protecting likely cost him some playing time and that might continue the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 6:41 pm
     
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  • Texas teams interested in LaMarcus Aldridge
    The Spurs and Mavericks will pursue LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency this summer, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: While the Lakers and Knicks are thought to covet Aldridge, Stein reports that both the Spurs and Mavericks think they have a shot at signing the Texas native. Aldridge will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and will have no shortage of suitors, so we'll have to revisit this topic over the summer. No matter where he ends up, Aldridge is coming off a top-25 fantasy season and should be a late-second round pick in fall drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 6:40 am
  • Tim Duncan scores 28 points with 11 boards
    Tim Duncan looked like he was in his prime during the Game 2 111-107 overtime victory over the Clippers, scoring 28 points with 11 boards, four assists, two steals and one block in 44 minutes.

    Advice: He's 38 years old. Duncan only played 30 minutes in Game 1, but coach Gregg Popovich just couldn't keep the Hall of Famer on the bench. Duncan also became the fifth player in NBA history to score 5,000 postseason points (Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal). Tonight was also his 100th 20-10 game of his playoff career. His playoff resume is one of a kind. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 22, 11:11 pm
  • Blake Griffin triple-doubles in an OT loss
    Blake Griffin put up a triple-double against the Spurs in a Game 2 loss on Wednesday, scoring 29 points with 12 boards, 11 assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 47 minutes.

    Advice: He had a really bad turnover with 11 seconds left in regulation, which led to Patty Mills tying the game with eight seconds left. Griffin has been posting some massive numbers, but the costly turnover will be the story here. Basically all of his stats are up from the regular season and he's poised for another monster outing in Game 3 on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 22, 10:43 pm
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