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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
  • Nelson stays on heater; scores 18 points
    Jameer Nelson's heater continued on Friday as he hit 7-of-10 shots (including four threes) for 18 points, one rebound and three assists in just 22 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Nelson has shot a ridiculous 52.1 percent over the last 15 games and that has made him a late-round value over that span, but when he plays lately he's even better than that because he's averaging 2.8 treys per game over the last six contests. Rest and shooting regressions threaten his value nightly, but especially if you need point guard stats and threes he's well worth a look. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:54 pm
  • Burke stays inefficient in loss to Nuggets
    Trey Burke hit just 3-of-12 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with six points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Dante Exum (12 minutes) did not play in the second half due to an illness, and for Burke's part he did not hit a three and that's part of the allure here since he's going to hurt your field goal percentage and/or disappear. Burke has been a late-round value lately largely because he has averaged 17.3 shots in his last four games, including two without Gordon Hayward. Derrick Favors' back injury might keep that number up and he's worth a look if you can live with his blemishes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:40 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
  • Conley logs 32 minutes in home loss to GSW
    Mike Conley led the team with 32 minutes played in the Grizzlies' 107-84 home loss to the Warriors on Friday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, five assists and three steals.

    Advice: Conley is as banged up as they come due to multiple ankle sprains and a suspect shooting wrist, but as you can see in the big game he pushed through it for greater returns. The Grizzlies have lost their cushion ahead of the pack with just a half-game lead over Houston for the No. 2 slot, and if they don't get things turned around they could fall at least a few places below that. Unless they decide it's worth resting Conley even at the expense of seeding, he's going to keep playing through his ailments. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:13 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
  • Lorenzo Brown scores six
    Lorenzo Brown scored six points with two rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers in 37 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The minutes and dimes are there, but the scoring isn't just yet. Kevin Martin (hamstrings) appears to be out for a couple more games, so expect Brown to have plenty of minutes headed his way. He'll likely have more offensive responsibility on Sunday. He's only worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:50 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
  • Miller set aside by Karl to develop Ray Mac
    Andre Miller played just 14 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with three turnovers and that's it.

    Advice: Ray McCallum (two points, two boards, five assists, one steal, 34 minutes) also struggled and this is what you get when dealing with low-end fantasy assets. Miller has fallen off lately and doesn't have enough upside to justify dealing with this kind of stuff, while McCallum is probably worth being more patient with. If and when Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins start resting there will be a lot more stats to go around. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • D-Will stars as Johnny 5 in Short Circuit 22
    Deron Williams scored five points with five rebounds, five assists and five turnovers in 22 minutes on Friday as he short-circuited against the Cavs.

    Advice: Jarrett Jack (26 minutes, 16 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals) got the lion's share of minutes tonight but it has been the other way around for a while now. The timeshare between the two players is annoying, but Williams has been hot lately and owners might want to give him another game or two before moving him to their benches. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:52 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
  • 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
  • Shane Larkin plays 44 minutes
    Shane Larkin played 44 minutes against the Celtics on Friday during a 96-92 loss with 14 points, one rebound, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: It's his second 44-minute game in his last three, but it's his first game with double-digit points in his last four. Larkin isn't exactly a per-minute dynamo, but he'll be on the radar if he's logging 44 minutes. He's still not a must-own player or anything, but give him a look if you really need a point guard. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Dennis Schroder double-doubles vs. Heat
    Dennis Schroder double-doubled against the Heat on Friday with 12 points, 11 assists, three boards, one steal and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't shoot the ball well in the win, making 3-of-10 from the field. It's unknown how much longer Jeff Teague (ankle) will be out, but tonight wasn't just rest for him because the Hawks were at home. Considering the Hawks have locked up the No. 1 seed, we should see Teague on the sidelines at least a few more games the rest of the way. Schroder is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 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
  • Dennis Schroder will start Friday vs. Miami
    Dennis Schroder will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. Miami with Jeff Teague (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: We've seen this movie before, and basically every time Schroder starts, he's an excellent guy to target in daily leagues. Through seven starts this season Schroder has compiled averages of 14.0 points, 7.4 assists, and 0.9 steals per game. With a favorable matchup against Miami tonight, he's a great, low-budget play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:32 am
  • 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
  • Trey Burke starts, scores 22 points
    Trey Burke started at shooting guard and hit 9-of-19 shots for 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness) were both out, so Burke (and Elijah Millsap) got the call to start. This was a nice game for Burke, but the lack of threes leaves it a feeling a bit empty. If he continues to start going forward, using him right now makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:37 pm
  • Lo Brown starts for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown started at shooting guard on Wednesday and had eight points, nine rebounds and three steals in an overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: Lo-Bro played 35 minutes and as long as Kevin Martin is resting, Brown could continue to see 30-plus minutes a night. Deep leaguers should give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:44 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
  • Shane Larkin invisible in ugly loss
    Shane Larkin hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points and two assists in 30 minutes of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: He's getting minutes for the banged up and dreadful Knicks, but he is also dreadful. If you thought Tony Snell didn't do anything with his minutes for the Bulls, take a look at Larkin's game log. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Deron Williams flirts with another trip-dub
    Deron Williams hit just 2-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but still had 10 points, seven rebounds and 14 assists in a win over the Hornets.

    Advice: He had 10 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds on Monday, and while the shooting and points have been disappointing, he's at least coming through elsewhere. If you started him this week, he's probably helping your team win. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Dennis Schroder quiet in Hawks win
    Dennis Schroder hit just 4-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, three rebounds and three assists on Wednesday.

    Advice: The good news is he was shooting the ball, but he only played 20 minutes, which is his lowest number since March 11. The Hawks got hot in the fourth quarter when he was on the bench, and Jeff Teague stayed in the game to finish it off. Schroder has scored 11 or fewer points in three of his last five games, but had 18 and 21 in the two prior to this dud. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:53 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown starting for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown is starting in place of Kevin Martin on Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Martin is "available to play" for the Wolves, which is pretty much meaningless. Brown probably won't play 45 minutes like he did on Monday, but he could play around 30 or so. Give him a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:03 pm
  • Trey Burke, Elijah Millsap starting Wednesday
    Trey Burke and Elijah Millsap are starting on Wednesday vs. the Blazers in place of Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness).

    Advice: The Jazz are going to heavily rely on Burke to generate a lot of offense, so he should be able to put together a nice line tonight. On the other hand, Millsap should also get plenty of run as well as Joe Ingles, but their value is strictly limited to deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Injured
  • 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
  • Jameer Nelson not worried about hip injury
    Jameer Nelson expressed little concern when asked about the hip injury that's been bothering him lately.

    Advice: Nelson only missed one game with the injury, so it doesn't sound like it's going to be a major issue moving forward. However, with the Nuggets in full rebuilding mode, it would be far from shocking to see the veteran handed out some random rest days here and there as the Nuggets close out their season. Nelson has been playing well lately, but playing in a reserve role behind Ty Lawson will really limit his value to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:04 pm
  • 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
  • Jameer Nelson could stay in Denver
    Jameer Nelson said he is thinking about picking up his option to remain in Denver for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: While Nelson wasn't committal about his end-of-season plans, he didn't rule out remaining in Denver. "I wouldn’t mind staying here," Nelson said. "I’m not ready to make that decision just yet. I’ll make that decision with my agency and my family first and foremost when the time comes." While the 33-year-old has been playing well as of late, the rebuilding Nuggets may elect to rest him over the last few weeks of the season so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues as long as Ty Lawson is starting. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:56 am
  • 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
  • Burke has a game to forget on Monday
    Trey Burke had a game to forget in Monday's overtime loss to the Wolves, hitting just 4-of-22 shots (2-of-13 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) for 16 points, one rebound, six assists, four steals and five turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Burke's stat line had some saving graces but his overall play and his play with time expiring was ugly -- and the field goal percentage is obviously killer. Owners taking a chance on him are looking for some points, threes, assists and a low trickle of steals, with plenty of risk on a night-to-night basis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:27 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown logs 45 minutes on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown started for Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday and logged 45 minutes, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.

    Advice: Brown will be a tough bet in standard leagues even if we know the same pack of Wolves are going to be out on Wednesday. Chances are one or more of them will return and make Brown a bystander, but in DFS leagues he might have some short-term value. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:57 pm
  • Larkin just can't get it done despite 44 mins
    Shane Larkin logged 44 minutes in Monday's loss, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists and one block.

    Advice: Larkin just isn't any good for fantasy leagues in Derek Fisher's system, so no matter how many minutes he gets he is deep league asset at best. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Conley quiet in easy win over the Knicks
    Mike Conley was quiet in Monday's win over the Knicks, scoring seven points on 3-of-10 shooting (including a three) with one rebound and four assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: It was a good spot for the Grizzlies to go easy on Conley and due to his various ailments owners are going to have to deal with some off-nights. Expectations are probably best set in the mid-rounds in terms of value and the Grizzlies would love to get some separation for the No. 2 seed so they could outright rest him. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:56 pm
  • D-Will flirts with low-end triple-double
    Deron Williams just missed a low-end triple-double in the Nets' 110-91 loss to the Celtics on Monday, scoring 10 points on 2-of-6 shooting with nine rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Williams did not hit a three but he made all six of his free throws, outplaying Jarrett Jack (19 minutes, 1-of-9 FGs) on a relatively encouraging night. We don't trust anybody in Brooklyn these days, but Williams, Thad Young (12 points, nine boards, two steals, one three) and Brook Lopez (31 points, four rebounds, one steal, two blocks, 7-of-7 FTs) are your best bets. The Nets fell to 1.5 games back of Boston for the No. 8 slot with two teams in-between. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:45 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
  • Lorenzo Brown to start for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown will start in place of Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: As they say on the internet, "Welp!" It sounds like Martin is going to be limited, so Brown might get 20-30 minutes tonight. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are going to get more chances at shots. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:01 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
  • Shane Larkin will start on Monday night
    Shane Larkin will start next to Langston Galloway on Monday night.

    Advice: This is interesting because the Knicks are putting their two active point guards in the starting lineup without a real backup point behind them. They are only dressing nine players with Ricky Ledo, Lance Thomas, Andrea Bargnani, Jason Smith, Quincy Acy, Cole Aldrich and Lou Amundson as the others. Larkin starting is a slight boost for his floor and ceiling in fantasy tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:53 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jameer Nelson (hip) posts 15 pts, five dimes
    Jameer Nelson (hip) returned on Sunday with 15 points, three 3-pointers, five assists and one steal in just 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: Nelson's value is severely capped as long as Ty Lawson is healthy, but he's playing well and is a decent short-term option given his averages over the past six games -- 14.2 points on 53.1 percent shooting, 2.7 threes, 3.2 assists and 0.5 steals. Just be aware that Nelson may sit out as a precaution on either Friday (Mar. 27) or Saturday (Mar. 28). Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:57 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scores 18 pts on 8-of-13 FGs
    Dennis Schroder provided a rare bright spot for the Hawks on Sunday, coming off the bench for 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting, two 3-pointers, three boards, five assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He turned the ball over twice in 24 minutes and has proven to be a steady contributor as the leader of Atlanta's second unit. Schroder is flirting with late-round value in just 25 minutes per game over the past few weeks, but he's best deployed as a spot-starter if and when Jeff Teague is rested -- with back-to-back sets coming up on Friday/Saturday and Monday/Tuesday, it's possible we'll see Schroder starting at PG in the near future. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:34 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
  • Trey Burke scores 20 points with five dimes
    Trey Burke had another great game on Saturday vs. the Warriors, finishing with 20 point and five assists in 29 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: It was the most minutes he had played since Mar. 6 vs. the 76ers, while rookie Dante Exum played just 18 minutes and was held scoreless, though it should be noted that he had to go up against Stephen Curry all night. Burke has now scored 14 or more points in each of his last three games, but it's hard to get behind an add as long as he continues to come off the bench. The Jazz seem committed to developing Exum for the future, meaning Burke's value should be held in check for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • 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
  • Mike Conley scores 21 points with nine dimes
    Mike Conley had his best game since the All-Star break during a 97-86 win over the Blazers on Saturday with 21 points, nine assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on 8-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: While he did take advantage of a good matchup, Conley needed a big game tonight. His 34 minutes were above his season average of 31.7 and a nice step up from Friday's 26 minutes. He'll get another great matchup against the Knicks on Monday to begin a four-game week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:39 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 17 in the first half
    Deron Williams scored all 17 of his points in the first half during a 123-111 win over the Pacers on Saturday, adding one rebound, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: For the second night in a row, Deron disappeared in the second half. He looked good and was attacking the defense early on, so it's hard to say his performance was why coach Lionel Hollins didn't play him in the final 18 minutes. He's still worth starting in most leagues, but he's not someone who will carry fantasy owners with limited playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:06 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
  • Deron Williams is starting on Saturday
    Deron Williams, Markel Brown, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez are starting on Saturday against the Pacers.

    Advice: They played a triple-overtime game on Friday and are on the road, so it was possible coach Lionel Hollins rested guys a la the Denver Nuggets. Williams was also benched for most of the second half and will get a chance to redeem himself. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:46 pm
  • Nelson (hip) does not play on Friday vs. MIA
    Jameer Nelson (hip) did not play on Friday against the Heat.

    Advice: Nelson is a candidate for rest down the stretch but he has been a solid late-round play over the last two weeks, averaging 12.7 points with 2.3 treys, 2.6 boards, 2.9 assists and 51.4 percent shooting from the field. The shooting is likely to cool off at some point, but achieving this value in just 23.3 minutes per game at least gives him a shot to be productive down the stretch. Not a must-own player, he's worth a look if you need help in his proficient areas. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:58 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
  • Miller posts low-end line off the bench
    Andre Miller scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and seven assists in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Miller is going to consistently produce late-round numbers with very little upside beyond that. If that works for you, pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:46 pm
  • Schroder scores 21 points off the bench
    Dennis Schroder scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 7-of-14 shots (including three treys) with three rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Yes, Kyle Korver (nose) was out but Schroder has been on the fantasy radar in 12-team leagues for a while, even if he hasn't really been able to produce enough for starting lineups. The Hawks will probably rest guys down the stretch, and Schroder is somebody to take a hard look at. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:54 pm
  • Mike Conley plays 26 minutes in return
    Mike Conley played 26 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday during a 112-101 win over the Mavs with 14 points, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: Even though the Grizzlies had this game under control, Conley didn't check out until 52 seconds left in the game. He will likely have his minutes a shade under 30 against the Blazers on Saturday in a game with major playoff implications. Considering some of the big lines Damian Lillard is giving up, Conley is a must-start. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:50 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
  • Deron Williams gets benched
    Deron Williams was benched for most of the late action against the Bucks on Friday, playing 22 minutes for four points, two rebounds, five assists and no turnovers.

    Advice: He sat out 24 minutes of the second half and overtime combined tonight. Williams played well heading into tonight, but he just had no offensive game, making 1-of-6 from the field. HIs owners shouldn't worry too much and can expect him to be better on Saturday against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Larkin scores 13 points with six boards
    Shane Larkin scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: This level of production has been his high water mark and owners need to see a lot more of this before considering an add. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:00 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
  • Mike Conley (ankle) says he'll play Friday
    Mike Conley (ankle) said he will play against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: It's the first game of a back-to-back set, so Conley must be feeling pretty good. He looked fine in warmups and could be ready for a full complement of minutes. He'll look to take advantage of a favorable matchup tonight and should be in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:20 pm
  • Mike Conley (ankle) is a game-time call
    Mike Conley (ankle) is a game-time decision to play against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: This game is on the road and it's on the front end of a back-to-back set, so Conley is probably a little closer to doubtful here. Still, he's been out since Mar. 11 and could make it back with so much time off. If he's out, Beno Udrih will have a good chance to take advantage of Rajon Rondo's sub-par defense. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:03 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (hip) questionable Friday
    Jameer Nelson (hip) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: If Nelson is unable to go, Ty Lawson and Randy Foye will get all the run they can handle, with Will Barton and Gary Harris having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:08 am
  • 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
  • Trey Burke has second strong game in a row
    Trey Burke had another good night against the Lakers on Thursday with 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 14 points on Wednesday and finally turned it around after hitting rock bottom over the weekend. Dante Exum is struggling on offense in a big way, but the Jazz don't need his production on offense now to begin with. Unless you're punting field goal percentage, there's no need to be too aggressive in picking up Burke. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:22 pm
  • Mike Conley (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Mike Conley (ankle) remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: This is the third time this season Conley has been forced to sit due to a right ankle injury, and if he's again unable to go on Friday, it'll mark his fifth straight game on the sidelines. Beno Udrih will start at the point guard spot with Nick Calathes seeing extended minutes off the bench if Conley is indeed unavailable, and with averages of 11.4 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game on 55.2 percent shooting from the field as a starter, Udrih will be someone to consider as a streamer option in Conley’s absence. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:38 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
  • Andre Miller scores 16 on Wednesday
    Andre Miller hit 8-of-11 shots for 16 points, three rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: He also had 16 points and a nice game on Monday, and with Ben McLemore leaving tonight's game with a right wrist injury, could keep it going. Put Miller on your radar. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:00 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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