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  • Spencer Hawes (knee sprain) does not play
    Spencer Hawes (knee sprain) did not leave the bench on Sunday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He was available to play, so we will take him off the injury report now that he has a full offseason to recover. Hawes is under contract with the Hornets through the 2017-18 season, so he will likely reprise his role off the bench next season. He finished the 2015-16 regular season with averages of 6.0 points, 4.3 boards and 1.9 assists in 18.2 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:11 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores 12 points
    Frank Kaminsky was benched at halftime in Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Heat, finishing with 12 points, six boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He missed a lot of easy looks around the rim and shot just 3-of-15 from the field, and his defense wasn't great either. The rookie didn't make a significant impact this season due to the emergence of Marvin Williams, but he could have a larger role next season depending on what the Hornets do with Al Jefferson and Williams in free agency. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:07 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (foot) plays 29 minutes
    Nicolas Batum (foot) played 29 minutes on Sunday vs. the Heat, scoring 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting with five boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Hornets coach Steve Clifford said before the game that Batum was only going to play seven or eight minutes in each half, so he must've felt a little better than expected and he even started the second half. Batum hasn't been 100 percent for weeks, so the only good thing about the Hornets being eliminated is that he will finally have some time off to rehab his injury. "To have so many young guys, so many new guys, we had a great season," Batum said. "We need to move on right away and get better." He is a free agent this summer, but it sounds like the Hornets have an excellent chance to re-sign him. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:01 pm
  • Marvin Williams played through an elbow issue
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that Marvin Williams played through an elbow injury during the series against the Heat.

    Advice: That explains a lot. Williams scored just five points on 1-of-3 shooting in Sunday's Game 7 loss with five rebounds in 33 minutes, and he was averaging just 5.2 points on 27.1 percent shooting in the previous six games. Williams deserves a pass for playing through the injury, but it would've been nice to get a heads up from the Hornets a lot earlier. Regardless, Williams was one of the most improved players in the NBA this season and could get a significant raise when he hits free agency this summer. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 pm
  • Kemba Walker shoots 3-of-16, CHA loses by 33
    Kemba Walker scored just nine points on 3-of-16 shooting in Sunday's 106-73 loss to the Heat in Game 7, adding six assists, two boards, one steal and one 3-pointer.

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

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

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

    Advice: He didn't shoot the ball well, but still added five boards, three assists and one 3-pointer and got some much needed rest due to the lopsided score. The good news is that his shoulder wasn't an issue, so he should see his normal workload in round two of the playoffs. Prior to this dud, Richardson averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers in the first six games of the series. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:27 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside double-doubles in win
    Hassan Whiteside double-doubled in Sunday's win over the Hornets, scoring 10 points with 12 rebounds, one assist and five blocks in just 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was 4-of-8 from the field and basically took Al Jefferson out of the game by getting him into early foul trouble. Charlotte really had no answer for Whiteside in the paint and the Heat were able to outrebound the Hornets 58-36, with 10 of those coming on the offensive glass. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:25 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 25, Heat wins Game 7
    Goran Dragic scored 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting to lead the Heat to a 106-73 win over the Hornets in Game 7 on Sunday.

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

    Advice: Batum was only supposed to play seven or eight minutes in each half according to coach Steve Clifford before the game, but he's already up to 16 minutes at the half. He isn't close to 100 percent and he's not moving that well either, but the Hornets have no choice but to play him if they want to escape Miami with a win. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:22 am
  • Spencer Hawes (knee sprain) is available
    Spencer Hawes (knee sprain) is available to play in Game 7 vs. the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Originally expected to miss at least a week of action, Hawes was a late addition to the active roster and it's not a guarantee that he plays. Even if he does get some action, his minutes will likely be limited to the teens. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:36 am
  • Batum and Hawes are available to play Sunday
    Nicolas Batum (foot) and Spencer Hawes (knee) are available to play on Sunday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that while Batum is feeling better, he's still not 100 percent and will likely be limited to just seven or eight minutes per half in Game 7. To be clear, Batum is too risky to deploy in most fantasy formats. We'll let you know how he holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:35 am
  • Spencer Hawes (knee) is a game-time call
    Spencer Hawes (knee sprain) has been upgraded to questionable for Game 7 vs. the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: He was supposed to be sidelined for at least a week, so this is definitely a surprise. Hawes will warm up and try to play, but he will only see minutes in the teens at best if he's cleared. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 am
  • Tyler Hansbrough (back) will not play Sunday
    Tyler Hansbrough (back spasms) will not play in Game 7 vs. the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: He isn't in the rotation anyways, so this won't have any fantasy implications. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:59 am
  • Nicolas Batum (foot) will go through warmups
    Nicolas Batum (left foot strain) will try to warm up for Game 7 vs. the Heat on Sunday.

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

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

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

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

    Advice: "There wasn't a group from the start of the season," Belinelli said. "[George] Karl didn't want [DeMarcus] Cousins and Cousins didn't want Karl as coach. It's pretty hard to play well in a situation like that." Belinelli added that he saw some "very bad stuff" in the locker room, but it's no secret that the Kings had some chemistry issues. As for Belinelli, he still has two more years left on his deal with the Kings, but he likely won't be anything more than a 3-point specialist in fantasy next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:45 am
  • Kris Humphries will see minutes in round two
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said that he expects to use Kris Humphries in the series against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: "I think we’ll need Kris in this series," Budenholzer said. "I can see us needing Kris and [Mike Muscala] and everybody. I think Kris is always ready. He’s anxious. He’s let me know he is ready to go." Humphries only made one appearance in round one vs. Boston, but Budenholzer may need Humphries for his rebounding ability because Tristan Thompson is a handful on the glass for the Cavs. To be clear, he likely won't see enough minutes to make an impact in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 am
  • Josh Richardson (shoulder) is game-time call
    An MRI on Josh Richardson's left shoulder was negative and he will be a game-time decision for Game 7 on Sunday.

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

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

    Advice: "The responsible thing for him and for us is to get it checked out, see what it is, and take the next course of action," coach Erik Spoelstra said. Richardson made it sound like the injury wasn't serious on Friday, so hopefully the Heat are just being cautious. There should be an update this evening, but expect Gerald Green and Tyler Johnson to pick up some minutes if the rookie can't play on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 am
  • Josh Richardson hurts his shoulder
    Josh Richardson (shoulder) said nothing will keep him out in Game 7 on Sunday.

    Advice: He hurt his left shoulder in the last minute of the game and had ice on it after the win. Richardson's defense was very good at times and he has leapfrogged Tyler Johnson (shoulder). Richardson finished with six points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:43 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside plays 28 minutes
    Hassan Whiteside (hand, thigh) played 28 minutes against the Hornets on Friday with 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

    Advice: He was slightly limping at times when play was stopped, but he looked fine during the game action. Whiteside has cooled off in his last three, averaging 10.3 points, 8.7 boards, 3.3 blocks and 2.0 turnovers in 28.5 minutes. It could be due to the injury because his minutes haven't really jumped up in the postseason. He'll likely be the top option at center for DFS on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:32 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 37 in Game 6 loss
    Kemba Walker scored a playoff career-high 37 points during a Game 6 97-90 loss to the Heat on Friday, adding three rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He needed some help. Walker was 14-of-30 from the field for his 37 while the other six non-center Hornets scored a combined 23 points. Walker scored 14 points during his 11 minutes in the fourth quarter, but Dwyane Wade was just too strong. If the Hornets want to get a win, Walker will need to be the hero on Sunday in Game 7. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:28 pm
  • Marvin Williams puts up another goose egg
    Marvin Williams missed all seven shots from the field against the Heat on Friday with four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: After turning in his best year of his career, Williams is falling on his face in the playoffs. He's made just 27.1 percent from the field in this series as one of the most disappointing players in the postseason. He's turned in worse fantasy output on the road, so it won't be easy to trust him in DFS in Game 7. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:17 pm
  • Nicolas Batum aggravates foot injury Friday
    Nicolas Batum (left foot strain) is doubtful to return on Friday.

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

    Advice: It's not a surprise after playing 25 minutes in Game 5. Batum is still going to come off the bench and will likely take minutes from Frank Kaminsky, Courtney Lee, Marvin Williams and maybe Jeremy Lin. He will likely be in the 27-31 minute range for this game and is a risky DFS play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside says his hand isn't an issue
    Hassan Whiteside said that his hand won't be an issue in Game 6 on Friday.

    Advice: He is dealing with some swelling, but X-rays came back negative and the injury isn't believed to be serious. Whiteside is averaging 14.0 points, 12.2 boards and 3.0 blocks during the postseason and is safe to leave in all active lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:59 am
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will play in Game 6
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will be in the rotation for Game 6 on Friday vs. Charlotte.

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

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

    Advice: He was a big part of the rotation due to Avery Bradley (hamstring) going down. Turner surpassed most expectations to help his value heading into free agency, especially late in the season and in the postseason. In his 12 starts this regular season, Turner averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.6 treys. Several teams will be after The Villain. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:50 pm
  • Spencer Hawes diagnosed with MCL sprain
    Spencer Hawes has been diagnosed with a right MCL sprain, and he will miss at least the next week of action.

    Advice: Hawes will obviously miss Friday's Game 6 against the Heat, and he's going to be re-evaluated in one week, although it wouldn't be surprising at all to see his absence extend beyond that one-week timeline. Tyler Hansbrough, Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky should pick up some extra minutes in Hawes' absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:24 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) questionable for G6
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Friday's Game 6 against the Hornets.

    Advice: Johnson was available to play for Game 5, but didn't actually step foot on the court. He'll likely again be available for Game 6, but he won't play enough minutes to matter in any setting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:32 pm
  • Spencer Hawes (knee) doubtful for Game 6
    Spencer Hawes (right knee sprain) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's Game 6 against Miami.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Hawes suffered the knee injury, but it's looking like he'll be spending Game 6 on the sidelines. His minutes will likely be divvied up between Tyler Hansbrough, Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky, but Hawes' absence won't have a dramatic impact on the fantasy landscape. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:42 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will come off the bench Friday
    Nicolas Batum will again come off the bench for Friday's Game 6 against Miami.

    Advice: The Hornets have now won three in a row, and Batum doesn't want to disrupt the chemistry of the first-unit. His ankle still isn't quite 100 percent, so expect his minutes to be in the 25 range. Kemba Walker, Courtney Lee, Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky and Al Jefferson will start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:01 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) says he'll play Fri
    Hassan Whiteside said that his right hand is swollen, but he will fight through the pain and play in Friday's Game 6 against the Hornets.

    Advice: Whiteside hurt his hand during Game 5's loss, but it doesn't appear to be anything serious enough to force him to the sidelines. Check back for another update on his status closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:55 am
  • Evan Turner will have suitors in free agency
    There will be several teams interested in Evan Turner when he becomes a free agent this summer, according to league sources.

    Advice: Turner has resurrected his career as the Celtics sixth man and it hasn't gone unnoticed around the league. "He’s done everything they’ve asked him to do and from what I hear, hasn’t grumbled a day about it," one rival executive said. "Every team needs a guy like that in their locker room." Turner looks to be in line for a raise this summer and could see a minor boost in fantasy value if he finds a job as a starter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:00 am
  • X-rays negative on Hassan Whiteside's hand
    Hassan Whiteside is dealing with a right hand injury but X-rays were negative.

    Advice: There aren't any details about the injury, which Whiteside may have suffered during Wednesday's Game 5 loss in Miami. It sounds like he avoided any structural damage but we'll add him to the injury report as a precaution -- for what it's worth, his recent thigh injury no longer seems to be an issue. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:44 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) picks up DNP-CD
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) was available to play in Game 5 on Wednesday but he didn't leave Miami's bench.

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

    Advice: The Heat had scored at least 100 points in 17 consecutive home games, with the league's most efficient offense since the All-Star break, but the Hornets tightened their grip defensively tonight. Richardson drew the ire of Dwyane Wade after a poor shot late in the fourth quarter, but he played well overall and should see a similar role in a must-win game at the Time Warner Cable arena on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside double-doubles in Game 5
    Hassan Whiteside finished Wednesday's Game 5 defeat with 11 points, 12 boards, three blocks and one turnover in 32 minutes, making 5-of-8 FGs and 1-of-2 FTs.

    Advice: Whiteside has struggled defensively against Al Jefferson's shifty post play, and a lingering thigh bruise may be limiting him, but he's still an impact player. Only Al Horford has contested more 2-point field goals per game in the playoffs, and Horford is averaging eight more minutes per game than Whiteside. He'll need to bring his 'A' game for Game 6. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (ankle) plays 25 mins off bench
    Nicolas Batum (sprained ankle) came off the bench on Wednesday for eight points, three rebounds, three assists and a pair of 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Batum didn't have his normal agility and he was tentative early, but he knocked in some huge jumpers down the stretch, helping the Hornets hang on for a tough 90-88 victory. He'll get just one day to rest before returning to action for Friday's Game 6 in Charlotte, so it's unlikely that he'll be 100 percent in the Hornets' potential closeout game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Marvin Williams heats up w/ 17 points in Gm 5
    Marvin Williams found some traction in Game 5 with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, eight rebounds, three steals, three 3-pointers, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Hornets came into the playoffs as the league's fourth-leading team in 3-pointers per game, but in Games 1-4 vs. Miami they were a collective 16-of-67 from downtown. They finally found the range tonight and that was the difference in the game, as they hit 50.0 percent of their 3-pointers including a late barrage in the fourth quarter. Williams was having a nightmare series prior to this game, shooting 19.4 percent from the field, so hopefully this eruption will carry over to Friday's game in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:53 pm
  • Kemba Walker shoots 4-of-18, CHA wins anyway
    Kemba Walker cooled off in 35 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 4-of-18 to finish with 14 points, three 3-pointers, five assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: "He's a handful in the pick-and-rolls and there is only so much you can do with that little guy," Dwyane Wade said after Game 4. Miami's defense did enough tonight, keeping the Hornets' leading scorer in check after a 34-point eruption in Game 4, but Charlotte still earned the critical road win. Expect a bounce-back effort from Walker at home on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:52 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (ankle) off bench in Game 5
    Nicolas Batum (ankle) will come off the Hornets' bench on Wednesday, as expected.

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

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

    Advice: Johnson is inching his way closer to a return, has gone through a full contact practice, and he's reportedly targeting a return to the court for Game 6 on Friday. While Johnson will take some minutes away from Josh Richardson upon his return to the court, it's unlikely he earns enough minutes to matter in most formats, particularly with Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:30 am
  • Spo says Whiteside (thigh) is himself again
    Erik Spoelstra indicated that Hassan Whiteside (thigh) is back to his usual self for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Hornets.

    Advice: Whiteside said that the thigh injury limited his explosion during Game 4, but he said after shootaround that the injury is feeling better, so it sounds like he'll be much closer to 100 percent for Game 5. He's a reasonable guy to target in DFS. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:26 am
  • Evan Turner scores 15 points in loss
    Evan Turner scored 15 points in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Hawks, shooting 5-of-10 from the field.

    Advice: He was the best player on the floor for the Celtics tonight, as Isaiah Thomas (ankle) couldn't get anything to go on the offensive end. Turner added five rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes, and he's still a must-start player in all formats until further notice. If Thomas is unable to play in Game 6 on Thursday, expect Turner to run the offense. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside hoping to heal by Game 6
    Hassan Whiteside (thigh) is hoping he'll be more agile for Game 5.

    Advice: Whiteside said the thigh injury limited his explosion on Monday night, but is planning to play through the pain. "It bothered me, but there's nothing I could do about it, so I just played through the pain," he said. "I couldn't explode on it like I normally can." Whiteside has a day to recover before Wednesday's Game 5, so he should have better production as the Heat head back home. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:45 am
  • Tyler Johnson could be an option for Game 6
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder surgery) is getting closer to a return and could potentially play in Game 6.

    Advice: While Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra said Johnson is close to forcing some discussions, the Heat guard said he's feeling much better. "The biggest thing is I made progress today without having pain," Johnson said. "This was the second day where I had a good workout or practice and didn’t feel anything. If this continues, I think we can start working towards maybe getting in there." Johnson's return while cut into Josh Richardson's minutes a bit, but he'll likely be eased back into action once he's able to suit up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 am
  • Kemba Walker scores 34; Hornets tie series
    Kemba Walker scored a playoff career-high 34 points during a Game 4 89-85 win over the Heat on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: The Hornets have tied this series 2-2 after the failed to win a playoff game since 2002 before Saturday. Walker has really focused on his scoring with just 3.0 assists per game in this series. The Hornets were pretty bad in Game 1 and 2 in Miami, so it won't be easy for them to get a win on the road. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:36 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky gets 25 minutes, scores four
    Frank Kaminsky scored four points in 25 minutes against the Heat on Monday with four rebounds and one block.

    Advice: He could not follow up his 15-point gem from Saturday. The Hornets wanted to get Kaminsky the ball in the post more, but they had a lot of success with their three-guard lineup during this game. Kaminsky will likely fall between this line and Saturday's, assuming Nicolas Batum (ankle) can't go. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:22 pm
  • Marvin Williams doesn't score in 37 minutes
    Marvin Williams missed all five shots from the field and didn't go to the line for a scoreless game against the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: He had a nice double-double in Game 3, but he's been terrible in the other three games. In fact, Williams has made just 1-of-22 from the field and missed both free throws to give him a microscopic 4.8 true shooting percentage. The minutes are there, so he's a decent tournament option in DFS. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Whiteside turns in worst game of series
    Hassan Whiteside (thigh) did not play well in his 25 minutes against the Hornets on Monday, scoring eight points with seven rebounds and three blocks.

    Advice: He got off to a good start, but fell off due to foul trouble. Miami really struggled on the glass down the stretch with Whiteside just in unfortunate positions. Whiteside was a game-time call with his bruised thigh, but didn't show much discomfort during this game. He'll be better in Game 5. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:54 pm
  • Josh Richardson struggles in 31 minutes
    Josh Richardson made 1-of-7 from the field for three points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He's finally in a slump. In his last five games, Richardson made just 26.4 percent from the field for 5.6 points per game. He is still getting minutes close to 30 as a second-string combo guard. It's still tough to trust Richardson in DFS due to low dimes and a low usage rate. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:46 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside will play on Monday night
    Hassan Whiteside (thigh) will play on Monday night against the Hornets.

    Advice: He is not likely going to have a minutes cap during this game. Whiteside should be getting minutes slightly above 30 with plenty of stats headed his way. We'll see how the Heat respond to their Game 3 loss on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:56 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky could get more shots?
    Coach Steve Clifford said the Hornets might use Frank Kaminsky more in post-up plays.

    Advice: Both assistant coach Patrick Ewing and owner Michael Jordan have mentioned to Clifford how posting up Kaminsky could be a good move. He's coming off a productive 15-point game on Saturday and should get minutes in the 30s for Monday. He makes a good case as a DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 11:13 am
  • Johnson (shoulder) progressing toward return
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder surgery) is progressing toward a return, but he will not play in Monday's Game 4 vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Johnson said it's "the best he's felt" in his rehab, and even the normally cryptic Erik Spoelstra said that the guard is "pushing us into some discussions." It's hard to envision Johnson getting back out there before he goes through a full contact practice—which he has yet to do—but it's clear the guard is on the comeback trail after being pain/soreness-free for the first time this weekend. While Johnson has been ruled out of Game 4 and does not expect to play in Game 5 vs. Charlotte, he could be available after that. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 8:22 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope quiet in final game
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope didn't score until mid-way through the third quarter on Sunday, finishing a home loss with nine points, three 3-pointers, five assists, four rebounds and two steals in 43 minutes.

    Advice: The Pistons were out-scored by an average of 8.8 points in the second half of Games 1-4, and their late-game struggles were enough for Cleveland to sweep them out of the playoffs. KCP's playoffs ended on a relatively quiet note, but he played well in the first three games and should see copious playing time again for Stan Van Gundy next season. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 8:35 pm
  • Marvin Williams finally shows up
    Marvin Williams snapped out of a putrid slump during a win on Saturday, making 5-of-9 from the field for 12 points with 14 rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He was 1-of-17 from the field and missed both free throws in the first two games, which gives him an unfathomably bad 5.6 true shooting percentage. However, Williams pulled down a playoff career-high 14 boards and looked better as a small forward on offense. He might be back now. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 5:54 pm
  • Tank Topped: Kaminsky scores 15 in W over MIA
    Frank Kaminsky shined in his first playoff start on Saturday, scoring 15 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and no turnovers in 35 minutes against the Heat.

    Advice: He's just the third rookie in Hornets playoff history to score at least 15 points (Tony Delk and Alonzo Mourning). Kaminsky had the best scoring quarter of his career with 13 in the third, but he we pretty quiet after that. In other words, this nice outing is likely going to be overblown. He should still get his minutes and becomes a punt play in DFS with Nicolas Batum (ankle) likely out for the series. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 5:39 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky will start for Batum (ankle)
    Frank Kaminsky will start for Nicolas Batum (ankle) on Saturday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Hornets will go bigger against the Heat with Batum out. Miami has killed them inside this series, making 70.8 percent from within eight feet. Plus, this move will help Jeremy Lin put up numbers in the second unit. If Kaminsky gets hot early and Marvin Williams stays cold, there might be more minutes for the rookie. Kaminsky, Lin and Courtney Lee are all in play as DFS punts Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 12:52 pm
  • Evan Turner scores 17 points in win
    Evan Turner got the start on Friday against the Hawks, scoring 17 points with two rebounds, seven assists, five steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

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

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

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

    Advice: He said it's too earlier to tell on Game 4. Johnson is working on his strength and it would be a surprise to see him play in the first round. Josh Richardson will continue to carry the offensive load off the bench as the Heat play their starters big minutes. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 12:21 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky could start in Game 3
    Frank Kaminsky could start in Game 3 vs. the Heat on Saturday according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

    Advice: Nicolas Batum (foot) has been ruled out for Game 3 and is likely going to miss Game 4 as well, but coach Steve Clifford said he hasn't decided who will start in his place yet. If Kaminsky does get the nod at the four, Marvin Williams would obviously move back to the three. Even if the rookie starts on Saturday, most fantasy owners should be able to do better. In three starts during the regular season, he averaged 11.3 points, 5.3 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.3 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 9:45 am
  • Stevens says he's contemplating lineup change
    Brad Stevens said that he's contemplating making a change to his starting lineup for Game 3 on Friday, but he's not yet made a final decision.

    Advice: Evan Turner has supplanted Jared Sullinger in the starting five to begin the second half of both Game 1 and Game 2, so if Stevens does end up going through with the change, Turner for Sullinger will be the likely switch. Sullinger has struggled in a big way during Boston's first-round series, and a move to the bench won't do his fantasy value any favors. Rotoworld.com Apr 21, 11:49 am
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