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  • Evans posts 16-10-7 line despite knee issues
    Tyreke Evans played through a knee injury in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors, scoring 16 points on 4-of-13 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 7-of-12 FTs) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Considering the injury, Evans played very well even if he had some of his trademark drive-into-nowhere forays toward the hoop. His knee injury should be a point of concern for the rest of the series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Cole the man for the job defending Curry
    Norris Cole scored 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes off the bench in Monday's Game 2 loss.

    Advice: Cole made some key buckets but really his importance is on the defensive end, where he's the only guy that can stay in the same zip code as Stephen Curry. If the Pelicans are going to keep pushing the Warriors, they'll need to increase both Cole and Dante Cunningham's minutes (18) to match up with this Warriors squad. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Derrick Rose finishes strong after bad start
    Derrick Rose scored all 15 points in the second half against the Bucks on Monday, adding seven boards, nine assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He looked great out there, but his shot selection was not where it should be in the first half. Rose looks as athletic as ever and his passing was much better tonight, too. Additionally, his 38 minutes are a great sign for him and he might be at 40 minutes by the time the Cleveland series comes around. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) will play on Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: With Jrue Holiday (leg) out, the Pelicans are going to need plenty out of Evans. He is likely less than 100 percent and needed some treatment before this game. Evans only scored one point in Game 1 and will look to bounce back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:54 pm
  • Jrue Holiday (leg) won't play on Monday
    Jrue Holiday (leg) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: There should be more minutes going to Norris Cole with Jrue out of the lineup. The Pelicans gave Holiday 21 minutes in Game 1, so they're probably regretting that. Holiday should be considered questionable to play in Game 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:53 pm
    Injured
  • Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans are still GTDs
    Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (leg) are still game-time decisions to face the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: They are both getting treatment and are on track to play right now. Both players also have said they're planning on playing today. We'll look for another update as we approach the 10:30 EDT start time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:10 pm
    Injured
  • Tyreke Evans thinks he'll play on Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he thinks he'll be able to play on Monday night against the Warriors.

    Advice: He is questionable and will be a game-time decision. Evans' bone bruise on his knee might be an issue for him, especially if he's going to have to guard Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson. We'll have another update on Tyreke in the next hour or so. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:23 pm
  • Jrue Holiday says he's expected to play
    Jrue Holiday (leg) said on Monday morning he feels fine and expects to play against the Warriors.

    Advice: ''I'm all right, I'm going to make it,'' Holiday said. Coach Monty Williams said Tyreke Evans and Holiday "are pretty much the same situation," but Holiday's comments contradict that slightly. We probably won't get an update until around 9:00 EDT tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:01 pm
    Injured
  • Zach LaVine needs to get stronger to play SG
    Coach Flip Saunders said Zach LaVine will have to get stronger to play shooting guard next season.

    Advice: LaVine also said that's a focus for him in the offseason. He was outstanding around the rim and from deep to close the season, so he'll be someone worth watching in the offseason. For now, he's not someone most fantasy owners will want to target in a standard fantasy draft. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 pm
  • Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday game-time calls
    Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (leg) are both game-time decisions against the Warriors for Monday's Game 2.

    Advice: Holiday will be limited even if he does play in this one, while Evans' availability is unlikely to be determined until right before tipoff. It's hard to envision any scenario where Evans is at 100 percent health, but Evans will do everything he can to get out there. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole is staring at an enormous role with Holiday not his usual self. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 am
  • Jrue Holiday (leg) game-time vs. Warriors
    Jrue Holiday (leg) is questionable to play in Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be a game-time decision. Holiday is experiencing soreness in his leg, a common theme over the last two seasons as he's dealt with a stress reaction. If the point guard does play, he'll likely be limited to right around 15-20 minutes of action. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:50 am
    Injured
  • Devin Harris questionable to play in Game 2
    Devin Harris (toe) is questionable to play in Game 2 vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Harris aggravated his toe injury in Game 1, and then later admitted the tape job was an issue for his second toe, so it's unlikely to be a pretty picture inside of his shoe right now. Regardless, Harris' availability is obviously up in the air, and if he sits, J.J. Barea would see more action off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 am
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Lou Williams wins Sixth Man of the Year
    Lou Williams was named the NBA's 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year on Monday.

    Advice: Isaiah Thomas finished second in the voting, and Jamal Crawford rounded out the top three. There was a darkhorse case to be made for Andre Iguodala, but he finished fourth in the voting. It's been a pretty good year for Sweet Lou after being traded for John Salmons and Lucas Nogueira last summer. Williams finished the regular season with averages of 15.5 points, 1.1 steals and 1.9 triples on 40.4 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 am
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play Monday vs. Bucks
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks in Game 2.

    Advice: Hinrich was also ruled out of Game 1, and although he was thought to be improving, he hasn't made enough progress to get back into action. With Derrick Rose hooping and Aaron Brooks backing him up, Hinrich's availability doesn't seem to matter much anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 am
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Cho: Kemba Walker needs to improve shooting
    Hornets GM Rich Cho said Kemba Walker needs to improve his midrange and three-point shooting.

    Advice: Walker shot a career-wost 30.4 percent from downtown this season, a number that's unacceptable for a point guard who relies on volume shooting in order to get himself going. A surgical procedure on Walker's knee didn't help anything this season, but Kemba needs to show improvement in a big way after inking a lucrative four-year, $48 million extension in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:26 am
  • Van Gundy wants Jackson to work on defense
    Stan Van Gundy wants Reggie Jackson to improve on the defensive end of the court.

    Advice: "Defensively, he's still got a long, long way to go, but on the offensive end of the floor, I mean, he can certainly score and he can create shots for other people." The Pistons are expected to re-sign Jackson, and it will be interesting to see at what number after the point guard reportedly rejected a four-year, $48 million extension from Oklahoma City prior to being traded. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:45 am
  • Mike Conley plays through pain in Game 1 win
    Mike Conley (foot) admitted that it felt like a golf ball was at the bottom of his shoe in the Game 1 victory over the Blazers.

    Advice: Conley scored 16 points in 24 minutes on 6-of-11 shooting, but he's nowhere near 100 percent healthy. Despite a successful Game 1 effort, we simply can't be expecting the usual Mike Conley as he deal with this injury. Beno Udrih will be a very important player for Memphis in the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:21 am
  • Michael Carter-Williams vows to be aggressive
    Michael Carter-Williams vowed to be more aggressive in Game 2 vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: MCW shot just 4-of-13, including 1-of-4 from the free-throw line, in the Game 1 loss. "I'm looking to be more aggressive to the basket, getting into the lane and finding the open guy," Carter-Williams said. "We've got to look to move the ball better. That starts with me. Just be unselfish." One thing former Buck Brandon Jennings never lacked is confidence, something Milwaukee could use in abundance right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • Jamal Crawford drops 17 points on 7-of-10 FGs
    Jamal Crawford scorched the Spurs on Sunday for 17 points with three 3-pointers, shooting 7-of-10 overall in 23 minutes off the Clippers' bench.

    Advice: The former sixth-man of the year had been shooting 27.8 percent since returning from a calf injury that caused him to miss 17 games. Doc Rivers had "zero" concern about his veteran before the game and that was borne out tonight as Crawford dipped into his sampler-pack of pull-up jumpers and dribble-drives. As coach Rivers said, "Jamal will be fine" for Wednesday's Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:13 pm
    Player Note
    Jamal Crawford LAC - PG,SG,SF
  • Clips beat Spurs, Chris Paul scores 32 points
    Chris Paul was unguardable down the stretch of Sunday's Game 1 win vs. the Spurs, finishing with a game-high 32 points on 13-of-20 shooting with three 3-pointers, seven boards, six assists and two steals.

    Advice: CP3 started the postseason with a bang. He led the NBA with 10.2 assists per game this season, played 82 games for the first time in his 10-year career, and looks ready to step up offensively vs. the Spurs' elite defense. Paul knocked down a career-high 139 three-pointers this season and was 3-of-5 beyond the arc on Sunday, abusing every defender the Spurs threw his way. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:09 pm
  • Tony Parker tweaks ankle and thigh in Game 1
    Tony Parker tweaked his ankle early in Sunday's game, but he kept playing and finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Chris Paul lit up the Spurs for 32 points in a lopsided battle at PG tonight. The ankle injury caused Parker to briefly head into the Spurs' locker room and we'll monitor his status as a precaution leading up to Game 2, especially since he also took a shot to his left thigh in the second quarter. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:01 pm
  • Tony Parker (ankle) back after injury scare
    Tony Parker briefly visited the Spurs locker room after appearing to sprain his ankle during Sunday's game, but he has since returned to the game.

    Advice: Parker may have simply had his ankle re-taped in the locker room and his return is terrific news. We'll keep a close eye on his status going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:14 pm
  • Mike Conley thrives Sun despite sprained foot
    Mike Conley (sprained right foot) scored 16 points in only 24 minutes of action vs. the Blazers, making 6-of-11 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws with one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He's been having trouble walking and was told he'd need 4-6 weeks to fully recover, but he didn't seem limited while using change-of-speed dribbles to befuddle the Blazers' defense. Conley was even wearing a shoe one size bigger on his right foot to allow for extra padding but all signs point to him starting without a minute-limit on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:53 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) will play Game 1 on Sunday
    Mike Conley (foot) will play Game 1 on Sunday against Portland, as expected.

    Advice: Conley was listed as a game-time call, but there was never really any doubt that he'd suit up for Game 1 of the playoffs. Head coach Dave Joerger said he'd play Conley as close to 45 minutes as possible, so he's looking like a quality guy to target in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:37 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) is officially being listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Evans said that he's still not able to run at full speed, and that he will be a game-time decision for Game 2. He's expected to test his knee during Monday's pregame warmups to see if he is able to push off his left leg and attack the basket without experiencing any pain, so it sounds like he'll be a true game-time call. If he's unable to go, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will be asked to fill the void. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:24 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Kirk Hinrich (knee) is improving, but he's unsure about his status for Game 2 against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: Tony Snell will pick up most of Hinrich's reserve minutes if he's again unable to go on Monday, but he's not going to see enough floor time to matter in any league. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:32 am
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tyreke Evans says he will be a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) said he will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Evans will not practice on Sunday, but he did say he was feeling a lot better and he wasn't walking with a limp. For what it's worth, the injury doesn't sound too serious and Evans said he will find a way to play. Expect an update after shootaround on Monday, but Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would have to step up if Evans can't give it a go. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:51 am
  • Mike Conley and Tony Allen will give it a go
    Mike Conley (foot) and Tony Allen (hamstring) will play vs. the Blazers on Sunday according to head coach Dave Joerger, though they are officially listed as game-time decisions.

    Advice: Conley missed the last four games of the regular season, and even though he is still experiencing some discomfort, he is expected to be in the starting lineup tonight. Joerger admitted that there will likely be some rust, but it's possible that Conley could see close to his normal allotment of minutes. We will confirm his status right before tip-off, but it's safe to say that Beno Udrih will be heading back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:08 am
  • Thibodeau praises Derrick Rose Saturday
    Head coach Tom Thibodeau praised Derrick Rose and said that all of his injuries have just made him stronger.

    Advice: "Obviously, we're a much better team with Derrick," Thibodeau said. "He has been through a grind. We're very pleased to have him back. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a long run of health for him. Time does go by quickly. You're talking about a guy who is sort of now in the middle of his career. He has been through a lot. Early on, you're 22 and the MVP of the league and there weren't many bumps in the road. He has hit a few bumps and gotten through those. The fact he has, I think, has made him stronger." Rose was excellent in a win vs. the Bucks on Saturday with 23 points, seven assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers, and it didn't look his knees were an issue at all. He will look to to keep building momentum in Game 2 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:33 am
  • Devin Harris had issue with tape on his toe
    Devin Harris (toe) said the tape job on his left big toe was a problem with his second toe.

    Advice: He had surgery on that toe back in the summer of 2013, so the Mavs will have to figure out a new way to wrap Harris' toe in Game 2. This doesn't sound quite as bad as a normal aggravation, but Harris will likely be limited in some capacity for the rest of the series. J.J. Barea will play a bit more. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:16 am
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Devin Harris aggravates toe injury vs. HOU
    Devin Harris aggravated his toe injury on Saturday and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable to go into this game and he suffered the aggravation in the second half. Harris seemed to be bothered by the injury throughout the game and he could miss some time. If that's the case, J.J. Barea would be looking at more playing time. Harris left the game with two points, two boards and one assist in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:27 pm
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Derrick Rose scores 23 points in win vs Bucks
    Derrick Rose looked 100 percent during a 103-91 win over the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 23 points with seven assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 9-of-16 from the field and made the most of the Bucks not bringing double-teams to him. Rose said multiple times in the post-game interview on ESPN that he had open looks because the Bucks didn't double, so expect that message to be received loud and clear in Game 2 on Monday. Of course, Rose looking great tonight is a top-five story from the day. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:11 pm
  • MCW has another inefficient game
    Michael Carter-Williams made 4-of-13 from the field and 1-of-4 from the line for nine points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three turnovers against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He attempted eight mid-range shots during this game, which is not the answer. Carter-Williams and the Bucks were actually shooting the ball well in the first quarter at 59.1 percent, but they finished at 39.3 percent for the entire game. He'll need to be better on both ends if the Bucks want to get this series to even five games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:34 pm
  • Devin Harris looks like he's playing on Sat
    Devin Harris (toe) looks like a go against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable, but the team expected him to play all along. If any other news comes around regarding Harris, we'll pass it along. Expect him to play minutes in the lower 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:06 pm
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Tyreke Evans 'felt a little pop' in his knee
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he "felt a little pop" in his left knee on Saturday and will have an MRI Saturday night.

    Advice: Coach Monty Williams said this is a new injury for Evans. The Pelicans were just starting to get healthy, but now they might be without their top scoring guard. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely draw the start unless the team wants to lift Jrue Holiday's minutes limit. We'll look for the results on the MRI later today. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Norris Cole plays 34 minutes vs. Warriors
    Norris Cole played 34 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, six assists, one block and no turnovers.

    Advice: Tyreke Evans (knee) said he felt a little pop in his knee, so the Pelicans might have to roll with Cole a little more going forward. He had a few good games with the Heat in the postseason, but Cole hasn't exactly been reliable. The Pelicans will have an update on Evans on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:36 pm
  • Jrue Holiday gets 21 minutes
    Jrue Holiday played 21 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with four points, two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Pelicans needed a little more out of Holiday today because Tyreke Evans could not return from a knee bruise. Holiday didn't play in the final five minutes of this game, so the team likely went into today's game with a minutes restriction in mind due to his leg issues. He'll likely be in the 22-25 minute range in Game 2 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:24 pm
    Injured
  • Tyreke Evans (knee bruise) will not return
    Tyreke Evans suffered a left knee bruise on Saturday and will not return.

    Advice: Evans' main issue with respect to injuries has been his left ankle, but he did have a knee injury back in December and he's had some other knee problems in the past. The Pelicans still went with Norris Cole to start the second half, so coach Monty Williams clearly wants to keep Jrue Holiday in the second unit. Cole is really going to have to play well against Stephen Curry. Evans finished with one point and one rebound. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:52 pm
  • Lou Williams' late surge isn't enough
    Lou Williams made 4-of-16 from the field for 10 points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had just two points going into the fourth quarter and helped get this game to overtime. Williams was also guarding John Wall in this game, which created some problems for the Raptors late and caused some defensive breakdowns. Williams will struggle with consistency going forward, but he'll likely have a huge game or two in this series. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:53 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) thinks he will play Sunday
    Mike Conley (foot) continues to make progress, and he believes he will hear his name announced in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Conley returned to practice on Friday, and it's clear that the time on the shelf sped up his recovery. He added that his foot is still sore every morning, but he does feel better when he moves around. It sounds like he will be a game-time decision, but we should have an official update after the team's shootaround on Sunday. Beno Udrih will move back to the bench if Conley plays. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:10 am
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Bucks, and it is unclear if he will be able to play in Game 2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has reportedly "plateaued" in his rehab, so it looks like he could miss more time. With Hinrich out of commission, Tony Snell will see some minutes in the rotation Saturday. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:24 am
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Rose, Noah, Gibson all good to go Saturday
    Derrick Rose (knee), Joakim Noah (hamstring) and Taj Gibson (shoulder) are good to go for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Rose scared the Bulls when he left Wednesday's regular-season finale vs. the Hawks with knee soreness, but he made it clear that he sat out as a precaution. Rose made it through a full practice on Friday and his minutes could be on the rise in the playoffs. We will let you know how he holds up after the game. For what it's worth, this will be his first playoff series since the 2011-12 season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:21 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) downgraded to questionable
    Devin Harris (toe) has been downgraded to questionable for Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Thursday that Harris would play, so we're going to assume he's closer to probable than questionable. However, if he's forced to sit, it will open up minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Barea makes for the better daily league target sans Harris. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:21 am
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Mike Conley, Tony Allen practice on Friday
    Mike Conley (foot) and Tony Allen (hamstring) practiced on Friday.

    Advice: Conley expects to play and he'll likely be a game-time decision on Sunday. He has been able to do some pre-game stuff, so keeping him out the last week is probably somewhat precautionary. He'll be a very important piece for the Grizzlies at home considering the struggles of Damian Lillard on defense. Beno Udrih would move to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 am
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) doesn't practice Friday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) was unable to practice Friday, and his status is uncertain for Game 1 on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: If Hinrich can't go, Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of his minutes. Hinrich is a solid defender, but he doesn't really bring a lot to the stat sheet, so he's not really a factor in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 am
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Derrick Rose (knee) practices on Friday
    Derrick Rose (knee) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he will play in Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: Rose will take the court in a playoff series for the first time since the 2011-12 season on Saturday, and it appears that the minor left knee soreness that caused him to miss the second half of Wednesday's regular-season finale will be a non-issue going forward. Any news regarding Rose's troublesome knees is going to make the headlines, but a deep playoff push behind a healthy Rose will at least temporarily silence the critics. Tom Thibodeau said that Rose will play around the same amount of minutes he did towards the end of the regular-season, so it sounds like he'll still be with a minutes limit. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:55 am
  • Derrick Rose dealing with left knee soreness
    Derrick Rose is dealing with minor left knee soreness.

    Advice: The soreness is in the knee in which Rose tore his ACL back in 2012 and not the one needing surgery for a torn meniscus. "It's nothing serious at all," Rose said. "I'm just being cautious. I'm used to knee injuries and my knees being sore. It's just that it was the last game and we didn't want it to linger into a couple of more days." The Bulls are downplaying the issue, which isn't a surprise. Still, Rose should be good to go for Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:40 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) will play on Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (turf toe) will play in Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday.

    Advice: Harris' return to the rotation will lead to fewer minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:59 pm
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Devin Harris (toe) expected to play Game 1
    Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (toe) looks "ready to go" for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Harris being available when the playoffs kickoff on Saturday, and his return to the rotation will mean fewer minutes for guys like Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:37 pm
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Reggie Jackson leads Pistons over Knicks
    Reggie Jackson was one of seven Detroit players to score in double figures in Wednesday's finale, racking up 24 points, 11 assists and three steals on 9-of-16 shooting.

    Advice: In a meaningless game, all five Pistons starters scored in double figures, while Andre Drummond joined Jackson with a double-double of 17 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and two blocks. Greg Monroe, who might have played his last game for Detroit as an unrestricted free agent, had just 10 points and two rebounds in 21 minutes, but also came through with four steals. And despite Drummond's woes at the free throw line and a slow start, he was a blast to own this season. And speaking of those two, they're the only two teammates who averaged a double-double this year, outside of the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 11 in 25 minutes
    Jrue Holiday returned to action on Wednesday and had 11 points and four assists in 25 minutes of Wednesday's win.

    Advice: The Pelicans are hoping he can get back into a groove for the playoffs, but he's clearly not 100 percent yet after returning from a leg injury. The good news is he played and should be able to get some rest before the playoffs start this weekend. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists, Eric Gordon scored 14, while Norris Cole came off the bench to score 13 points. Anthony Davis led the way with 31 points and 13 boards, and the Pelicans will face the Warriors in Round 1 of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:35 pm
    Injured
  • Tony Parker leads Spurs in loss to Pelicans
    Tony Parker hit 11-of-17 shots for 23 points and six assists in 35 minutes of Wednesday's 108-105 loss to the Pelicans, who had to win to get into the playoffs.

    Advice: The Spurs had something to play for too, as their 11-game winning streak was snapped, they won't win the Southwest Division now, and got bounced out of a Top 4 seed (home court) because Houston won. The Spurs will be fine and are still one of the favorites in the West, but things won't be as easy if they don't have home court in the first round of the playoffs. If the Grizzlies lose to the Pacers, the Spurs will be the No. 5 seed and would have home-court advantage over Portland. If the Grizz win (and they're ahead right now), the Spurs would be No. 6 and not have home court in Round 1. And if the Spurs are the No. 6 seed, they'll go down as one of the most dangerous No. 6 seed of all time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Derrick Rose sits out 2nd half with sore knee
    Derrick Rose didn't play in the second half of Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks due to soreness in his left knee, but the Bulls do not seem to be concerned.

    Advice: This isn't the same knee that he had his most recent procedure on, but it should be noted that he has torn his ACL in his left knee before (2012). However, Rose was in good spirits on the sidelines and said that he could have played if it were a playoff game, so it looks like he was just being cautious. Head coach Tom Thibodeau expects Rose to be ready to play in Game 1 of the playoffs, but we will pass along any additional information when we know more. Rose finished with two points, two boards, one assist and four turnovers in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores just 17 in finale
    Kemba Walker scored 17 points during a 92-87 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a very disappointing finish to his season. In his previous 19 games since the break, Walker averaged just 14.2 points, 3.1 boards, 4.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.9 treys on 34.8 percent from the field. After he looked tremendous the last time Al Jefferson missed games back in January, this awful finish stings even more. He'll be a mid-round player to target next season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:02 pm
  • Lou Williams gets a DNP-CD on Wednesday
    Lou Williams was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey said he was going to limit Williams and he rested him the entire way. Williams had a terrific season and he's one of the three players most likely to win Sixth Man of the Year along with Isaiah Thomas and Andre Iguodala. He'll be a very important piece for the Raptors. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:19 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) expects to play in Game 1
    Devin Harris is dealing with turf toe in his left big toe, but he expects to be ready for the first game of the playoffs.

    Advice: Harris won't play on Wednesday and he recently had a shot to calm the inflammation in his bruised and swollen toe. He had toe surgery during the offseason but it was a different digit on the same foot, and the good news is that he doesn't sound concerned about any long-term damage. His absence leaves more playing time for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:09 pm
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Bucks to rest starters in 2nd half Wednesday
    The Bucks will deploy their usual starting lineup on Wednesday, though Jason Kidd plans to rest his starters for most of the second half.

    Advice: Milwaukee is cemented in the No. 6 seed and they're simply waiting to see if they'll play the Bulls or Raptors in the first round of the playoffs. This news makes it harder to rely on Michael Carter-Williams, Khris Middleton, Zaza Pachulia and other Bucks' stalwarts, so think twice before committing to them in daily formats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:32 pm
  • Jrue Holiday is active for Wednesday night
    Jrue Holiday is active to face the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Holiday played well on Sunday with 17 points, so he certainly can help the Pelicans tonight in what's basically a must win. Still, he'll have a minutes cap and isn't a great option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:32 pm
    Injured
  • Lou Williams will have a minutes restriction
    Lou Williams will have a minutes restriction against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: If Lou plays less, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Ross, Greivis Vasquez and maybe even James Johnson. Considering there are so many playing tonight, we wouldn't suggest using Williams. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:21 pm
  • Mike Conley (ankle) officially ruled out Weds
    Mike Conley (ankle) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday according to head coach Dave Joerger.

    Advice: This will be his fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, but this should help Conley recover in time for the playoffs. Beno Udrih will draw another start and is worth a look in most leagues, while Nick Calathes and Jordan Adams should be more involved as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 am
  • Derrick Rose to play four segments Wednesday
    Derrick Rose will play four segments on Wednesday vs. the Hawks according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: Rose played just 23 minutes vs. the Nets on Monday, but that was mainly due to the lopsided score. He could approach close to 30 minutes tonight, so his owners can go ahead and get him active. Rose still needs to shake off some rust, but he is making a lot of progress and could make the Bulls a very dangerous team in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:11 am
  • Mike Conley (foot) doubtful for Wednesday
    Mike Conley (foot) did not participate in shootaround and isn't expected to play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Conley has missed the last three games, and the Grizzlies obviously want him to be as close to 100 percent as possible for the playoffs. With Conley likely on the sidelines, Beno Udrih will draw another start and will be the primary beneficiary, while Nick Calathes and Jordan Adams could see some extra minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:41 am
  • Jamal Crawford productive in season finale
    Jamal Crawford came off L.A.'s bench for 10 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, four assists and three steals in 29 minutes during Tuesday's road victory.

    Advice: Crawford passed Pete Maravich on the NBA's all-time scoring list tonight, though in fairness Pistol Pete played 10 seasons while Crawford is in his 15th season. The Clippers' regular season is over and they're currently the No. 2 seed in the West, but they could fall depending upon the results of Wednesday's games. No matter what happens, L.A. has to feel confident heading into the postseason without any players on the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:37 pm
    Player Note
    Jamal Crawford LAC - PG,SG,SF
  • Chris Paul finishes 82 games played in style
    Chris Paul scored 22 points with six 3-pointers, six assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in just 29 minutes of action on Tuesday, playing in his 82nd game of the season.

    Advice: CP3 ramped up his scoring to a season-best 22.6 points per game in March, followed by 20.3 points in April, and he's showing no signs of fatigue despite playing 82 games for the first time in his NBA career. It's worth mentioning that Paul's six 3-pointers tonight were a career-high and they came against a Suns' defense which ranks No. 8 in fewest 3-pointers against. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:31 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) questionable for Wednesday
    Mike Conley (foot) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Conley has spent the last three games on the sidelines, and it's been Beno Udrih in the starting lineup splitting minutes with Nick Calathes. Udrih is capable of scoring in the teens while dishing out a few assists, but with a tough matchup against the Pacers, he'd make for a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:36 pm
  • Jrue Holiday (leg) now questionable Wednesday
    Jrue Holiday (leg) is now being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Even if Holiday is able to give it a go, he's going to be playing on a minutes restriction with a tough matchup against the Spurs, making him far too risky for use in most leagues. Expect another update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:47 pm
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (toe) out Wednesday vs. Portland
    Devin Harris (toe) will not play Wednesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: With Harris unavailable, look for J.J. Barea to pick up most of his minutes sliding into a Sixth Man role for the Mavericks. He's coming off an 18-point game, and he'll have a favorable matchup against a Blazers team that has been decimated by injuries, so he'll certainly be worth a look in daily leagues. Raymond Felton will also have the opportunity for extended minutes, but he's an extremely risky guy to deploy in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:36 pm
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) ruled out for Wednesday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of Hinrich's minutes, with Rose offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:54 pm
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Jrue Holiday (leg) will play Wednesday vs. SA
    Jrue Holiday (leg) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Holiday is a very talented player, and he was able to put up a quality line through just 15 minutes of action against the Rockets on Sunday, but it's very unlikely he'll be able to repeat that performance in limited minutes with a tough matchup against San Antonio. He's an extremely risky guy to own in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:36 pm
    Injured
  • Paul, Clippers head into Tuesday ready to win
    Chris Paul scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, nine assists and two steals in the Clippers' 110-103 win over the Nuggets on Monday.

    Advice: Paul is working on an 82-game season and the Clippers can finish with either the two, three or five-seeds. They'll bring out their A-game against the Suns on Tuesday and watch the scoreboard both that night and on Wednesday as the rest of the West playoff teams finish their final games. Blake Griffin added 22 points, nine boards, eight assists, two blocks and an 8-of-9 mark from the line, DeAndre Jordan went for 20 and 21 with one steal and four blocks, and J.J. Redick scored 20 points with three treys in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:30 am
  • Crawford scores just three points in 23 mins
    Jamal Crawford had another dud in Monday's win, scoring just three points on 1-of-6 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Crawford is still knocking the rust off and Tuesday's game against the Suns has plenty of meaning, so the Clips can't exactly give him the ball with the sole purpose of getting on track. Depending on one's format though, he could be worth streaming if you have low expectations going in. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:23 am
    Player Note
    Jamal Crawford LAC - PG,SG,SF
  • All LaVine all the time for the Wolves
    Zach LaVine hit just 8-of-24 shots in the Wolves' 100-88 loss to the Pelicans on Monday, but still finished with 24 points, five boards, seven assists and two threes in 45 minutes.

    Advice: It's all LaVine all the time for the Wolves these days and though he might wreck your field goal percentage and turnovers, that's not necessarily a given as he has hit 48.3 percent of his shots over the last four games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:48 am
  • Devin Harris returned to action on Monday April 13. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:57 pm
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Derrick Rose scores 13 points vs. Nets
    Derrick Rose scored 13 points with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He didn't play in the fourth segment tonight because the Bulls blew out the Nets tonight. Rose was effective on defense and he's really changed his mentality on the offensive side with less contested jumpers. Rose is expected to play in the season finale on Wednesday to help him shake off the rust. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:03 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams scores 30 vs. 76ers
    Michael Carter-Williams was sensational against the 76ers on Monday during a 107-97 win, scoring 30 points on 11-of-17 from the field with five boards, five assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: Surprisingly, he had a tribute video tonight in his return to Philly. Carter-Williams is playing very well right now, averaging 22.8 points, 6.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.8 turnovers on 62 percent from the field in his last four. This is his second strong finish in a row in his career, but he's still not someone we'll be targeting in standard fantasy drafts next season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:43 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) remains out for Monday
    Mike Conley (foot) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: So the Grizzlies will have Beno Udrih at point guard to match up with Stephen Curry. Conley has been out for two games before tonight and he might not be at 100 percent heading into the playoffs. Give Beno a look if you need a plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:16 pm
  • Jrue Holiday (leg) out against the Wolves
    Jrue Holiday will not play against the Wolves on Monday night.

    Advice: He had a very good game on Sunday with 17 points, but the Pelicans aren't comfortable with him playing in back-to-backs just yet. Tyreke Evans will handle most of the point guard duties tonight. Expect Holiday to play on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:34 pm
    Injured
  • Derrick Rose to play four segments on Monday
    Derrick Rose (knee) could see his minutes increased in Monday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: After playing 28 minutes on Saturday, Rose will play four segments on Monday and could very well break the 30-minute barrier. After dropping 22 points, six boards, eight assists and three steals without a turnover (Disclaimer: Against the Sixers), we'll be watching Rose closely on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:09 am
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play on Monday vs. Nets
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: Hinrich didn't go through shootaround and isn't expected to return until at least Game 1 of the playoffs. It will be the Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks show at point guard for Chicago, and that's the way it should remain regardless of whether or not Hinrich is available. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:07 am
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Reggie Jackson hands out 13 assists in win
    Reggie Jackson could not buy a bucket during Sunday's win over the Hornets, scoring just five points on 1-of-7 shooting (3-of-3 FTs), but he still found a way to be effective by handing out 13 assists through 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Jackson had been rolling up to this point, averaging an impressive 20.4 points, 10.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 three-pointer per game through the month of April, so we expect him to bounce-back on Monday with a matchup against the Cavaliers. He also only committed two turnovers tonight, which is a major improvement as he's averaged 6.0 turnovers per game over his last five outings. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 4:00 pm
  • Kidd may reduce playing time for Bucks
    Head coach Jason Kidd said that he could lower the playing time for his players next week.

    Advice: Kidd isn't the most transparent coach, but at least we have a warning this time. Some obvious candidates to see a reduction in playing time includes Michael Carter-Williams, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Ersan Ilyasova and Zaza Pachulia, so their owners should expect to see their value take a small hit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 3:29 pm
  • Zach Attack: LaVine scores career-high 37
    Zach LaVine scored a career-high 37 points against the Warriors on Saturday during a 110-101 loss, adding nine rebounds, four assists and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a career high in boards and 3-pointers tonight, too. In his six April games, LaVine averaged 21.0 points, 6.0 boards, 5.5 dimes, 0.5 steals and 1.7 treys on 52.1 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the line. He's made a very impressive 23-of-28 (82.1 percent) of his shots at the rim this month, which account for 30 percent of his shot total. Wolves fans have every right to be excited for next season and LaVine is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 10:56 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 15 with 14 dimes
    Chris Paul handled his business against the Grizzlies during a 94-86 win on Saturday, scoring 15 points with five boards, 14 assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This game probably seals his crown for dimes per game and he's certainly going to win the total dime distinction. Thanks to staying healthy, CP3 has 52 more assists than second place (John Wall). If you drafted him, you probably stole him due to all the knee injuries he had leading up to this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 10:19 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 29 points vs. Heat
    Lou Williams scored 29 points against the Heat on Saturday with one rebound, two assists and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 17 points in the second quarter, which was more than the Knicks and Magic scored in the second quarter today (15). Williams is really solidifying his chances for Sixth Man of the Year and is scoring in bunches right now. In his last five, he averaged 21.6 points, 2.2 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.6 treys. He's also led the team in scoring 17 times this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:44 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not return on Sat
    Kirk Hinrich suffered a hyperextended left knee on Saturday vs. the 76ers and will not be able to return.

    Advice: He has had some tough luck with his knee in recent weeks, but the good news is that he plans on traveling for Monday's game vs. the Nets. However, with Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks both healthy, Hinrich won't be making an impact in fantasy leagues any time soon. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more, but he belongs on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:41 pm
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Parker held to two points in win over MEM
    Tony Parker hit just 1-of-7 shots in Friday's win over the Grizzlies, finishing with two points, two rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Perhaps his Achilles' injury is bothering him but Danny Green also struggled against a good, albeit gimpy Grizzlies squad. Owners will want to weigh their options carefully when deploying Parker. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 10:48 pm
  • Carter-Williams takes advantage of the Knicks
    Michael Carter-Williams scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting with one rebound, seven assists and four steals in 31 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: It hasn't been a stable ride, but the MCW experience has been better for owners in Milwaukee, where he has posted top 60-110 value (8/9 cat) in his last 22 games. It makes sense that the Bucks continue to give him reps before the playoffs, but anything can happen at this time of year. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 9:59 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 21 points with 9 dimes
    Reggie Jackson scored a team-high 21 points against the Pacers during a 107-103 loss on Friday, adding four rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He made just 6-of-15 from the field and turned the ball over five times. Jackson has scored at least 20 points in each of his last four games, averaging 23.3 points, 2.8 boards, 11.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 treys on 54.5 percent from the field. The bad news? He's turned the ball over 6.8 times per game. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 9:31 pm
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