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  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) leaves game
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a left ankle sprain on Friday and will not return.

    Advice: He was able to limp to the locker room under his own power, but he was moving slowly. At this point, he's likely going to be out for the rest of the game. With Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller (shoulder) out, Jason Maxiell, Marvin Williams and Gerald Henderson will step up. MKG exited with 11 points, eight boards and one block. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:51 pm
  • Brandon Knight warming up without brace
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is warming up without a brace for Friday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: That's usually a good sign that he'll play, but nothing is official. We should have another update shortly. He is likely to come off the bench and take minutes away from Archie Goodwin and Marcus Morris. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:46 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Darrell Arthur (calf) out again on Friday
    Darrell Arthur (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his second consecutive game out with a nagging calf injury. This is his third different flare up with this injury and he's likely going to be out for a few more. Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler should get his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:04 pm
    Injured
  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) out 1-2 weeks
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) is expected to miss the next 1-2 weeks.

    Advice: He has low back pain and tightness, so the Rockets are going to be very thin at power forward. Motiejunas was playing very well and scored 21 points on Wednesday, but he's suddenly a cut candidate in all leagues. It'll be Josh Smith getting all the minutes he can handle until Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) can return -- he could be back next week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:46 pm
    Injured
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out for Friday night
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: He has no timetable to return due to his ankle soreness. With Rubio out, Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown will get most of the minutes at the guard spots. LaVine could be in for a big night with Pat Beverley (wrist) out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:56 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (illness) out on Friday
    Kevin Garnett (illness, knee) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: He has been ill for five days and is not at the arena. Garnett could be out for the season with some sort of soreness in his knee, so keep him on the wire. Justin Hamilton could play more, but he may still be dealing with a head issue. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:51 pm
  • Klay Thompson no longer with minutes limit
    Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr said that Klay Thompson (ankle) will no longer be with a hard minutes limit, but he would still like to keep at around 25-30 minutes.

    Advice: Basically, if the Warriors can get another blowout tonight expect to see Klay on the bench early. That being said, even if Klay is held to the lower-end of the minutes spectrum, that's still plenty of time for him to produce quality statistics for his fantasy teams, and remains a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Get him active. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:49 pm
  • Mario Chalmers back to the bench Friday
    Mario Chalmers will return to the bench for Friday's game vs. the Hawks with Dwyane Wade back in action.

    Advice: Chalmers is averaging 10.2 points, 2.8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer per game as a reserve, so his value takes a bit of a hit with the demotion to the second unit. He's not a great guy to play on such a busy Friday night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:44 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) in the starting lineup
    Dwyane Wade (knee) is in the starting lineup against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Apparently Wade really wants to play on 2 Chainz night in the ATL. He was not expected to play earlier today and skipped shootaround this morning. For what it's worth, Wade was in the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he didn't play in that game. Start him at your own risk in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:40 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Bradley Beal (ankle) is starting vs. Hornets
    Bradley Beal (ankle) will start against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: The Wizards dodged a bullet here with Garrett Temple (hamstring) out and this injury also occurring to Beal's troublesome right leg. He can be started in all leagues tonight in a very important game for the Wizards. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:25 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) out for Friday
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: He could miss a couple more games because he couldn't even make it through shootaround today. With Donuts out, Josh Smith will start and could play minutes in the mid 30s. Expect to see more Trevor Ariza at the four. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:22 pm
    Injured
  • Robert Covington back with the starters Fri.
    Robert Covington will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Covington has been en fuego over the last two, draining 11 three-pointers while offering a little bit of everything. Make sure you have him in your active lineup. It's not clear at this point if Jason Richardson will be rested, or if he's simply coming off the bench, but he's been pretty awful lately so his status shouldn't matter in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:21 pm
  • Clint Capela called up with the Rockets
    Clint Capela is with the Rockets for Friday night.

    Advice: He could get minutes with Donatas Motiejunas (back) out tonight. Capela is only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:19 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (illness) will play on Friday
    Jeremy Lin (illness) will play against the Raptors on Friday night.

    Advice: Considering the Lakers are holding out healthy players, it's a surprise to see him active with his sinus issue. If he's limited, Wayne Ellington and Jabari Brown will get more playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:13 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Chris Andersen (calf) out Friday vs. Atlanta
    Chris Andersen (calf) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Hassan Whiteside (hand) and Andersen unavailable, Udonis Haslem will likely be forced into heavy minutes again tonight, and he's worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Henry Walker, Luol Deng, and Michael Beasley will all likely split minutes at the four-spot, with Deng offering the most upside out of that group. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:11 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) is a game-time decision
    Dwyane Wade (knee) is a game-time decision to face the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra hinted earlier today that Wade is a little closer to doubtful, so we're cautiously not expecting Wade to suit up tonight. If he is out, Mario Chalmers will likely slide into the starting lineup with Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson also stepping up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:09 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Donatas Motiejunas closer to doubtful Friday
    Donatas Motiejunas is closer to doubtful for Friday's game against the Wolves and he could miss upcoming games, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:06 pm
    Injured
  • Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) out Friday vs. DET
    Dewayne Dedmon (left ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: It appears that Dedmon suffered a setback when he returned to action on Wednesday, and he could be looking at additional time on the sidelines. Channing Frye will have the opportunity to slide back into the starting lineup tonight, but he can only be viewed as a 3-point specialist in extremely deep leagues. On such a busy Friday night, there should be much better options available to slide into your active roster. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:34 pm
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out Friday vs. CHA
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Temple still hasn't been able to practice, so he doesn't seem close to making a return. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:27 pm
  • Kings selling Sauce Castillo shirts
    The Kings are now selling Sauce Castillo T-shirts on their website.

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

    Advice: He has been out since last week and the Blazers were able to get Joel Freeland some minutes. Kaman will likely be close to 15-20 minutes and is only an option in very deep leagues on a 13-game night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:45 am
  • Nicolas Batum (back) probable to play on Friday
    Nicolas Batum (back) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He missed the last two games and should be ready to play tonight. Batum reportedly looked good in warmups on Wednesday, but the team still held him out. Hopefully he doesn't aggravate his back injury and puts up a big line in what should be a high-scoring game. Dorell Wright can be dropped in most leagues while C.J. McCollum will also take a big hit. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:41 am
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) a game-time decision
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Knight has missed the past seven games, so if he is able to go, he'll likely have his minutes held in check, as his conditioning is likely not where it needs to be. Owners will need to check back for another update closer to tip-off, but with 13 games being played tonight, Knight is not necessarily a must-start guy in standard leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:02 am
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Chalmers likely to get another start Friday
    With Dwyane Wade (knee) not likely to play Friday vs. the Hawks, Mario Chalmers looks like he'll get another game with the starting unit.

    Advice: Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hinted that he'll go with the same starting lineup from Wednesday which featured Goran Dragic, Mario Chalmers, Luol Deng, Henry Walker, and Udonis Haslem. Chalmers will see a boost in value as a starter, and he'll have a favorable matchup against the Hawks, so he's someone to consider in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:46 am
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) out Friday vs. the Heat
    Jeff Teague (tender ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Head coach Mike Budenholder would not say whether Teague would miss any additional time with the ankle injury, but we'll be considering him questionable for Saturday's game against the Hornets. With Teague out, Dennis Schroder will slide back into the starting lineup, and he looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues tonight with a favorable matchup against Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:30 am
    Injured
    W, 99-86 vs Mia
  • Bradley Beal (ankle) goes through shootaround
    Bradley Beal (ankle) went through shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Beal said it's possible that he plays tonight, but he wants to go through pre-game warmups before making an official decision. It sounds like Beal may be headed for the dreaded game-time decision, so owners will need to check back for an update on his status closer to tip-off. If he sits, Rasual Butler, Otto Porter, and Martell Webster would split his minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:21 am
  • Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill out Friday
    Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill will not play Friday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: With Boozer and Hill out, Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will likely remain in the starting unit, with Ed Davis seeing extended minutes off the bench. All three guys can be viewed as low-end streamer options in deep leagues, with Davis and Kelly offering the most upside. Head coach Byron Scott said Hill and Boozer may return to the lineup for either Sunday's game vs. the Nets or Monday's game vs. the 76ers. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:06 am
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Dwight Howard to see around 20 minutes Friday
    Dwight Howard said he'll have his minutes limit increased to 20 for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: 20 minutes may actually be enough time for Howard to rack up some decent statistics against a weak Minnesota frontcourt, so he's someone to consider deploying as a low-end option in very deep leagues. However, the minutes limit, horrendous free throw shooting, and the fact he'll be sitting out of back-to-back sets makes Howard a tough guy to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:59 am
  • Spoelstra says Chris Andersen unlikely Friday
    Updating a previous report, Erik Spoelstra said there is a slim chance that Chris Andersen (calf) is able to play Friday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: This runs contrary to Andersen's comments that he thought he'd be able to play tonight, so we'll be watching this story closely. If Birdman is unable to go, it will leave Udonis Haslem as the only healthy big on the roster, and he'll more than likely be forced into heavy minutes. Haslem double-doubled through 38 minutes of action during his last outing, so he'll be worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Andersen is forced to sit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:57 am
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) out Friday vs. ATL
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Whiteside's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners battling their way through the playoffs, and he could be looking at an extended absence, as he's currently unable to rebound, block shots, or catch a basketball. We'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Sunday's game vs. Detroit, and if he's again unable to go, it'll be Chris Andersen (calf) and Udonis Haslem picking up the slack for a Miami frontcourt that has been decimated by injuries. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:47 am
  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) misses shootaround
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) did not participate during shootaround, and he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Motiejunas isn't headed in the right direction after missing shootaround, so we're going to consider him closer to doubtful than questionable for tonight's game. If he's unable to go, Josh Smith would get all the run he can handle, and he'll be well worth a look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:44 am
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) misses shootaround Friday
    Dwyane Wade (knee) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Head coach Erik Spoelstra said that he doesn't expect Wade to play tonight, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable. If he is forced to sit, expect Goran Dragic and Luol Deng to see some increased opportunity on offense, with Mario Chalmers likely starting at the two-spot. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:40 am
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Chris Andersen (calf) says he'll play Friday
    Chris Andersen (calf) said that he will play Friday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Hassan Whiteside (hand) very unlikely to play tonight, the Heat could really use Andersen in the lineup. Birdman would have the opportunity to start if he is able to suit up, but with averages of just 8.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks with the starting unit, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Check back for an official update on Andersen closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:38 am
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Borrego praises Dewayne Dedmon's defense
    Magic head coach James Borrego praised Dewayne Dedmon's effort on the defensive end during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He gives us energy," Borrego said. "He gives us an edge. He gives us toughness. He challenges shots, passes. And then we have another big guy right next to him there to clog the paint and challenge shots. The length of those two, the size, is a good combination for us defensively." It sounds like Dedmon will remain in the starting lineup as the Magic close out their season, but with averages of just 4.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game as a starter, he can only be viewed as a rebounding and shot-blocking specialist in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:03 am
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Flip Saunders praises Chase Budinger's play
    Flip Saunders praised Chase Budinger's play and professionalism during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He’s got his confidence," Saunders said. "He was able to stay with it. He was able to keep on playing through. Some guys, especially veterans, might have given up on it. Said, ‘This is kind of a lost season.’ But he kept on shooting, kept on working on his game. And when an opportunity came, he took advantage of it. He’s extremely professional." Budinger has excelled since being forced into the rotation due to a slew of injuries to Minnesota's roster, and over the past eight games he has put in averages of 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 three-pointers on 53.5 percent shooting. He's worth owning in all standard leagues while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:50 am
  • Robinson (knee) may not be retained by LAC
    The Clippers are reportedly waiting to see how Nate Robinson's knee is recovering before deciding whether or not to sign him for the remainder of the season.

    Advice: Robinson's second 10-day contract with the club expired on Thursday, and given that the Clippers have not yet signed him, he's not going to be available for Friday's game vs. the Sixers. Through nine games with the Clippers, Robinson put in averages of 5.1 points and 2.2 assists over 14 minutes of action. His reserve minutes will likely go to Austin Rivers, and at this point, it's safe to cut Robinson in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:00 am
    Injured
    W, 119-98 @ Phi
  • Chris Andersen (calf) questionable for Friday
    Chris Andersen (calf) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Andersen questionable and Hassan Whiteside (hand) doubtful, Udonis Haslem could again be forced into heavy minutes Friday, with Luol Deng spending some time at the four-spot. Haslem would be worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues if both Andersen and Whiteside are unavailable. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:37 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) questionable for Friday
    Dwyane Wade (knee) is questionable to play Friday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Wade was forced to spend Wednesday's game on the sidelines, which resulted in Mario Chalmers sliding into the starting unit, although he only managed to put up six points and seven assists over 37 minutes of action. If Wade is again unavailable on Friday, look for Goran Dragic and Luol Deng to do the heavy lifting on offense, with Chalmers and Henry Walker likely seeing extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:29 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) doubtful for Friday
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. Atlanta

    Advice: Udonis Haslem stepped up in a big way on Wednesday with Whiteside unavailable, putting up 12 points, 12 rebounds, and three steals through 38 minutes of action, so he'll be worth a look on Friday if Whiteside can't go. Beasley on the other hand only managed to log 14 minutes with minimal contributions to the stat sheet, so he's not a great guy to target in Hassan's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:25 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful Friday vs. HOU
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Rubio is again unavailable, it would be his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, and Zach LaVine would draw yet another start. LaVine has been excellent over the past four games, averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 three-pointers and 4.8 turnovers per game, so he's worth a look in all standard leagues if you can live with the turnovers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:55 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful Friday vs. HOU
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play Friday vs. Houston.

    Advice: It's a road game, so it's very likely Garnett will be wearing a suit on Friday. Expect Gorgui Dieng to get all the run he can handle, with Adreian Payne seeing his minutes in the 20s. Garnett belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:48 pm
  • Hornacek hopeful Knight (ankle) can play Fri.
    Suns' head coach Jeff Hornacek said he is hopeful that Brandon Knight (ankle) will be able to return to the lineup for Friday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Knight was running sprints, and played some one-on-one during Thursday's practice, and the Suns are currently listing him as the dreaded game-time decision. Owners will need to check back closer to Friday's tip, but if he is able to go, Marcus Morris' run with the starting unit will more than likely come to an end. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Temple (hamstring) gets up shots at practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) was spotted getting up some shots following Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Temple was not able to practice on Thursday, and has been out since March 9, so we'll be considering him doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. With season averages of just 3.9 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:08 pm
  • Dwight Howard (knee) probable Friday vs. MIN
    Dwight Howard (knee) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against Minnesota.

    Advice: There's no reason to think that Dwight won't play Friday after he returned from a two-month absence on Wednesday without experiencing any setbacks. He will however be with a minutes limit, so he's by no means a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:44 am
  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) questionable Friday
    Donatas Motiejunas (lower back pain) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: If Motiejunas is unable to go on Friday, Josh Smith would likely slide into the starting lineup, and he'd get all the run he can handle as the only healthy power forward on the roster. He'd draw a very favorable matchup against the Wolves, so Smith would be worth a look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Motiejunas is forced to sit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:28 am
    Injured
  • Wittman says Beal's ankle 'not too bad'
    Wizards' head coach Randy Wittman said that Bradley Beal's sprained right ankle is "not too bad," and the swelling has gone down.

    Advice: Beal was able to walk off the court without any assistance following his ankle injury, and he didn't require a walking boot or crutches when he left the arena, which are all positive signs. We'll be considering Beal questionable for Friday's game against the Hornets, and owners can expect to get another update on his status following Friday morning's shootaround. If he's unable to go, it'll be Rasual Butler, Otto Porter, and Martell Webster splitting his minutes, although none of those guys are worth an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:16 am
  • Jeff Teague plays well despite ankle injury
    Jeff Teague had 16 points and nine assists, returning after briefly leaving Wednesday's game with a minor ankle injury.

    Advice: The Hawks need to get their groove back on before the playoffs, but also want to keep their guys healthy. They play the Heat on Friday, so owners of Hawks will want to keep an eye out for some DNP-CD's for some of the starters, although it's possible they play everyone, as well. The game is in ATL, so maybe the Hawks will play their stars for the home crowd. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:20 am
    Injured
    W, 99-86 vs Mia
  • Nik 'Sauce Castillo' Stauskas drops 13 points
    Nik Stauskas scored 13 points on 5-of-7 from the field against the Suns on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes.

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

    Advice: We're not quite sure what happened here, but the Blazers were not comfortable playing him tonight. The fact he appeared to be a go should be viewed as good news though, and hopefully he'll be back on Friday against the Suns. Allen Crabbe got the surprise start, but Dorell Wright had 15 points, five boards and three 3-pointers, and looks like the safest option if Batum is going to miss more time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:23 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Lord Robert Covington scores 25 points vs. DEN
    Robert Covington stayed hot against the Nuggets during a 99-85 win on Wednesday, matching his career high of 25 points with six rebounds, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's getting hot at the right time for his fantasy owners with a 21-point game coming on Tuesday. Covington moved back to the bench, but he was still able to get 17 shots from the field and three from the line. He is a must-start player when he's on track like he is now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:16 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores season-high 22
    Chase Budinger came off the bench and played 40 minutes, hitting 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He sent the game to OT with a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in regulation and has now scored in double figures in seven straight games. Pick him up, and hope that Kevin Martin continues to sit for his hamstring, as well as tanking purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas scores 21 points vs. NO
    Donatas Motiejunas scored 21 points with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 10-of-16 from the field in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Dwight Howard still on a minutes limit, Donuts was still able to eat. He should have another couple weeks of solid fantasy value in standard formats. It's also worth noting he played much more than Josh Smith (24 minutes) tonight. Start Motiejunas on Friday against the Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:37 pm
    Injured
  • Dwight Howard plays 16 minutes in return
    Dwight Howard returned from a two-month absence during a win against the Pelicans on Wednesday, playing 16 minutes for four points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He was playing four-minute stints and also committed four fouls. Howard is not expected to play in back-to-back sets and should have a minutes cap for a few more games. He's not a must-own player due to his awful foul shooting and upcoming DNPs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Jeremy Lin plays well in another start
    Jeremy Lin started again and had 19 points, three boards, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's overtime win over Minnesota.

    Advice: As long as Lin's starting alongside Jordan Clarkson, he should be owned in fantasy. The Lakers also learned that it's tough to tank against the lowly Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Dewayne Dedmon quiet in return
    Dewayne Dedmon returned from a three-game absence due to a sprained ankle on Wednesday, but didn't score.

    Advice: He did have seven rebounds, a steal and a block, but with Nikola Vucevic healthy, it's going to be tough for Dedmon to sustain much consistency. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:01 pm
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) out on Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He tried to warm up and just couldn't give it a go. Knight will have a chance to play on Friday and should be owned in all leagues now that he's close to a return. Marcus Morris will have another game to produce while Archie Goodwin may also help out more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:04 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) could miss Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) could miss Wednesday due to his troublesome ankle injury.

    Advice: He was hoping to play, but Knight didn't respond well to his ankle injury. We should have another update on his status momentarily. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:12 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Update: Nicolas Batum coming off the bench
    Nicolas Batum will come off the bench with Allen Crabbe starting in his place against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: This sounds about right from coach Terry Stotts. Batum should still see a nice chunk of minutes tonight and should be in all lineups. Crabbe is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:03 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Nicolas Batum will start against the Jazz
    Nicolas Batum (back) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and everything seems to be OK for Batum. There's no sign of him being limited, so his fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded tonight. Dorell Wright and Alonzo Gee are not attractive plays tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:54 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Darrell Arthur (calf) out on Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (calf) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He can't shake this calf injury and could miss more time for the Nuggets. He can be dropped in most leagues. Expect Jusuf Nurkic, Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hickson to get his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:08 pm
    Injured
  • Nic Batum might have a good chance to play?
    Nicolas Batum (back) may have a good chance to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: We're going based off team reporter Casey Holdahl saying he thinks Batum will give it a go. Batum may be limited and he's certainly going to be at risk for an aggravation, but owners of Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Alonzo Gee should dial down their expectations. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:57 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Bradley Beal (ankle) out for game vs. Indy
    Bradley Beal (right ankle) will not return to Wednesday's game due to an ankle sprain.

    Advice: He was in a lot of pain after rolling his ankle on a drive to the basket. Beal does have some issues with his lower right leg and hopefully this doesn't affect that issue. If he's out, it'll be a group effort of Rasual Butler and Otto Porter stepping up. Neither are worth grabbing in most leagues while owners in deep leagues can take a look at either depending on need. Martell Webster started the second half and maybe he gets some run, too. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:46 pm
  • Jeff Teague (left ankle) will return on Wed
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will return against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: He could barely walk to the locker room, so this is a surprise. The Hawks do play a home game on Friday and there's a decent chance for swelling on Teague. Considering Dennis Schroder was already worth owning in most leagues, he's a very good speculative add. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:37 pm
    Injured
    W, 99-86 vs Mia
  • Nicolas Batum (back) is warming up to play
    Nicolas Batum (back) is on the court warming up to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's shaping up to be a game-time decision tonight. If he can't go, it should be Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright getting most of his minutes. Batum has played through a lot of injuries this season, so he has a chance to play. We should have another update shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:34 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Jeff Teague rolls left ankle vs. the Magic
    Jeff Teague suffered an apparent sprained left ankle against the Magic on Wednesday and went to the locker room.

    Advice: It did not look good and Teague needed some help to get to the locker room. He returned to the bench after a brief trip to the locker room, so apparently the injury wasn't as bad as it initially looked. Dennis Schroder's upside is so high that he's a very strong speculative add. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:27 pm
    Injured
    W, 99-86 vs Mia
  • Mario Chalmers will start vs. Celtics
    Mario Chalmers will start against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's going to get some serious minutes with the Heat missing more than half their team for back in October. With so much offense missing because of Dwyane Wade (knee) being out, Chalmers should have his biggest chance to produce since the break. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:03 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) out on Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Mar. 7 and the move to acquire him for Thaddeus Young is making less sense by the day because the team has said it's not tanking. Justin Hamilton benefits most while Adreian Payne could play more, too. Garnett could be dropped everywhere, obviously. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:55 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely going to miss more time due to his ankle soreness. Zach LaVine should see a ton of playing tonight at the point while Lorenzo Brown will back him up and could get some minutes at shooting guard. Most owners should cut Rubio at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:52 pm
  • Carlos Boozer not expected to play on Wed
    Carlos Boozer (tanking) is expected to sit out of Wednesday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Jordan Hill also won't play, but both players will still dress and will be on the bench for emergency purposes. Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black will draw the start again, but they are both only options in deeper leagues. Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will also be in the frontcourt rotation, but Davis is the only one worth a look for his upside in blocks. Just to clarify, Boozer or Hill are not expected to play for at least a few more games, and the Lakers will do everything they can to strengthen their chances of a high pick in this year's draft. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:41 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) out for Wednesday night
    Dwyane Wade (knee) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: "Wade fell on his left knee in last night’s game and it continued to swell overnight," according to the team. Without Wade the Heat are going to be in dire straits for offense. Goran Dragic is going to dominate the offense and has a monster upside while Mario Chalmers and Tyler Johnson are also more attractive plays. Michael Beasley may take 25 shots tonight. As for Wade, his fantasy owners are going to be a little uneasy regarding his status for Friday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:21 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Chris Andersen (calf) ruled out vs. Celtics
    Updating a previous report, Chris Andersen (calf) will not play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: The timing of his injury is unfortunate since the Heat are already without Hassan Whiteside (hand). Udonis Haslem will play as many minutes as he can handle and Michael Beasley will likely start at PF, making him worth a look for temporary low-end value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:08 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Hassan Whiteside (right hand) officially out
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He needed 10 stitches to his hand and could miss Friday's game against the Hawks. With Chris Andersen also up in the air, we could see a lot of Michael Beasley and Udonis Haslem tonight. Expect to see a ton of small-ball lineups with Henry Walker also getting some run at the four. Whiteside's fantasy owners will have to assess their situation and determine whether or not he's worth stashing. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:04 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside not listed as starter vs BOS
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) is not listed with the starters against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: As of right now, it is Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Michael Beasley and Udonis Haslem. Whiteside arrived to the arena with his hand heavily wrapped, so it looks like he won't play after needing 10 stitches on Tuesday. His owners should be making other plans. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:46 pm
  • Nate Robinson (knee) won't play vs. New York
    Nate Robinson (knee) will not play vs. the Knicks on Wednesday but he hopes to return later this week.

    Advice: It's unclear when injured himself, but fortunately the bone bruise in his knee doesn't sound severe. He has scored double-digit points just once since joining the Clippers and isn't a fantasy asset while J.J. Redick and Chris Paul are healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:39 pm
    Injured
    W, 119-98 @ Phi
  • Dewayne Dedmon will start on Wednesday
    Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) will start against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He should be ready to go with his minutes in the 20s. With his return, Channing Frye is at risk of losing playing time. Dedmon is capable of being a double-double guy with some blocks, so keep an eye on him. He's still not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:18 pm
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Nicolas Batum (back) questionable for Wed
    Nicolas Batum (back) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday due to an injury from Saturday, but he was listed as doubtful for that game. The Blazers are hopeful Batum can play at some point on the upcoming road trip, which is just for today and Friday. If he's out, Alonzo Gee or Dorell Wright would likely start. Coach Terry Stotts started Gee on Tuesday with Wright at the four, but the matchup is a little different this time around against a big Utah front line. Wright is the more attractive play if you're feeling frisky. Batum owners will want to check back for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:12 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out again on Wednesday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury last week and has missed the last two games. Joel Freeland benefits the most as the backup center and did play 23 minutes on Tuesday. He is only worth a look in deep leagues. Kaman can be dropped everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:05 pm
  • Brandon Knight hoping to play on Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is hoping to play against the Kings on Wednesday and will likely be a game-time decision.

    Advice: If Knight does play, he will likely come off the bench to keep his ankle loose. Once he does come back, Marcus Morris would lose some playing time along with guys like Archie Goodwin, T.J. Warren and A.J. Price. Knight should be stashed in all leagues with his imminent return. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:04 am
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Dwight Howard (knee) will start Wednesday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will be in the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans according to head coach Kevin McHale, but he will be on a minutes limit.

    Advice: Howard won't see any more than 16 minutes tonight, but after spending the past two months in street clothes, his owners will just be glad to have him back. His owners will probably want to keep Howard on the bench until he gets his legs under him, but he should be able to provide plenty of points, boards and blocks in the near future. Joey Dorsey will return to the bench and shouldn't have been owned in most leagues anyway. We will let you know how Superman's knee holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:01 am
  • Chris Andersen (left calf) questionable Wed
    Chris Andersen (left calf) is questionable to play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: The injuries are piling up across the NBA, and the Heat have arguably had some of the toughest luck in the league. Hassan Whiteside (hand) is considered doubtful, meaning Udonis Haslem and Michael Beasley may be forced to play big minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:23 am
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) doubtful Wednesday
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Whiteside needed 10 stitches and couldn't feel his hand after leaving Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks, so this isn't that surprising. Chris Andersen is dealing with a left calf injury and is considered questionable, meaning the Heat could potentially be shorthanded once again. Michael Beasley is expected to draw the start alongside Udonis Haslem in the frontcourt if Whiteside can't play, so owners in daily leagues should give him a look. Expect another update closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:22 am
  • Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) is doubtful Wednesday
    Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) is unlikely to play on Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Dedmon has missed three straight games now, and it looks like the Magic will continue to be cautious on Wednesday. If Dedmon can't give it a go tonight, expect Andrew Nicholson, Channing Frye (illness) and Kyle O'Quinn to be in the mix for more minutes, though none of these players are viable options in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:05 am
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Klay Thompson (ankle) scores 16 in 24 minutes
    Klay Thompson (ankle) was on a 25-minute limit during his return on Tuesday, but he still scored 16 points (6-of-13 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs) with two boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Thompson wasn't even expected to play tonight until his status rapidly improved during the afternoon, so this is all gravy for owners relying on him in fantasy playoffs. He added one 3-pointer without any turnovers in 24 minutes and should see his playing time slowly increase during Golden State's games on Friday (at Memphis), Saturday (at Milwaukee) and Tuesday (at the Clippers). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Robert Covington drops 21 points, five 3PTs
    Robert Covington dropped 21 points in place of Jason Richardson (rest) on Tuesday vs. the Kings, adding three boards, one assist, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Covington has been phenomenal this season when he is given the minutes, but head coach Brett Brown has continued to give precious minutes away to veterans such as Jason Richardson and Luc Mbah a Moute. Covington is averaging just 9.4 points, 3.8 boards, 1.8 assists and 2.2 3-pointers in just over 25 minutes per game over his last five, so unless you need 3-pointers, it's tough to call him a must-own player. Expect Covington's value to take a hit when Richardson returns to the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:56 pm
  • Jeremy Lin starts, scores 19 pts in road loss
    Jeremy Lin made the most of his start on Tuesday, racking up 19 points (6-of-11 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), two 3-pointers, two rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: It's likely that Lin will start the rest of the season and fantasy owners should plug him into all active lineups. The Lakers are drifting toward the draft lottery but Lin will be playing with a purpose -- his $8.4 million contract expires this summer, setting him up for a nice payday in free agency. L.A.'s upcoming schedule also helps his case, as they're tied with Charlotte for the most remaining games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:36 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Hassan Whiteside can't feel his right hand
    Hassan Whiteside said that he has no feeling in his right hand after he was forced to leave Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: "I can’t feel my hand at all right now," Whiteside said. "We’ll see how it feels tomorrow and go day-to-day." Whiteside suffered a laceration that cost him 10 stitches, but hopefully his hand feels better in the morning. We should know more about his status after shootaround, but his owners go ahead can consider him questionable to play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday. If Whiteside can't play, Michael Beasley and Chris Andersen would both be in line for an uptick in minutes, though neither player is worth a look outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:16 pm
  • Mario Chalmers chips in 14 pts off Heat bench
    Mario Chalmers scored 14 points with one 3-pointer, two assists and three steals in 27 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's crushing loss in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Before the game Erik Spoelstra told reporters, "For the next month each game will have the feel of playoff intensity." The No. 7 seed Heat were facing the No. 6 seed Bucks tonight and they blew a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter, so there's sure to be some soul-searching during their flight to Boston. Chalmers hasn't been worth owning in 12-team leagues since Goran Dragic (16 points, six assists) took over the starting PG job. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:01 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores 21 but Heat blow huge lead
    Dwyane Wade's 21 points, four assists and three steals weren't enough to avoid an 88-89 loss vs. the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Since the All-Star break, only Russell Westbrook has a higher usage rate than Wade (34.7 percent), and he earned Player of the Week honors for his stellar play from March 16 -22, when he averaged 24.5 points on 53.2 percent shooting, 2.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals. He's only missed one game since mid-February and he's peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners and the Heat, who are still locked in a tight race for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:00 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Carlos Boozer taken out of Lakers' rotation
    Carlos Boozer did not play vs. the Thunder on Tuesday and the Lakers' coaching staff told him that he's unlikely to play for the next "four or five games."

    Advice: Boozer has been a net negative player both offensively and defensively this season, per Basketball Reference, but his inactivity is another signal that the Lakers are ready to tank in earnest over their final 12 games. Boozer is not a viable fantasy option, even if he does claw his way back into the rotation. His absence opens up more minutes for Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre, but only Davis is a worth owning in standard leagues Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play Tues
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Blazers will probably err on the side of caution with Kaman moving forward in an effort to keep him fresh for the playoffs, so we wouldn't expect him to play unless he is 100 percent. The Blazers play again on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, so Kaman should be considered doubtful for that one as well. With LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) also out of the lineup, expect Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard to see an uptick in minutes, though neither player is very appealing in most leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:33 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) expected to sit Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum (back) didn't go through warmups and he's not listed as a starter for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Batum didn't practice on Monday and he was listed as doubtful prior to being ruled out, so this shouldn't catch any owners by surprise. The extremely short-handed Blazers will rely on Alonzo Gee, Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Arron Afflalo to pick up extra playing time in Batum's absence, with Gee taking Batum's spot in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:28 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Hassan Whiteside (cut on hand) won't return
    Hassan Whiteside suffered a laceration on his right hand that required 10 stitches, and he will not be able to return to Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This is incredibly frustrating news for Whiteside's owners, as he was well on his way to a fantastic all-around game. Whiteside will probably do everything he can take the floor against Kelly Olynyk and the Celtics Wednesday, but we should be able to provide further details shortly. Michael Beasley started the second half for the Heat, and he will likely see the biggest boost in minutes along with Chris Andersen if Whiteside is forced to miss any action. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:29 pm
  • Klay Thompson to play 25 minutes Tuesday
    Klay Thompson (ankle) will likely play around 25 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Thompson said that he felt good after playing 18 minutes vs. the Wizards on Monday, and his owners can feel free to plug him in to active lineups despite the light workload. There is always a chance that the Warriors decide to rest him for a game or two down the stretch, so his owners should keep a close eye on the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:09 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) leaves game Tuesday
    Hassan Whiteside briefly left Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks with an apparent cut on his left hand and he should be able to return.

    Advice: He is likely getting his hand patched up right now and we hope to see him back out on the court soon. We should have another update momentarily. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:03 pm
  • Nate Robinson (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Nate Robinson (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: If Robinson is unable to go on Wednesday, Austin Rivers and Jordan Hamilton will likely pick up most of his reserve minutes, but they can't be viewed as reliable options in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:50 pm
    Injured
    W, 119-98 @ Phi
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Garnett has been out since March 7, and he remains without an official timetable to return. At this point in his career, Garnett belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:27 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Rubio has spent the past three games on the sidelines, and Zach LaVine has played quite well in his absence, averaging 19.3 points, 4.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers and an unfortunate 5.0 turnovers per game during that span. If you're okay with the turnovers, LaVine is worth owning in standard leagues while Rubio is out. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:59 pm
  • Dwight Howard (knee) upgraded to questionable
    Updating a previous report, Dwight Howard (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Dwight returning to action on Wednesday, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. He will, however, more than likely have a minutes cap, so owners should not be expected a 20-20 game when he returns to the floor after spending the past two months on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:30 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) practiced on Tuesday, but remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek said that he's "leaning" towards keeping the same starting lineup for Wednesday's game, meaning if Knight is able to go, he would come off the bench. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, and owners can expect to get another update on Knight following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:12 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Robert Covington will start Tuesday vs. SAC
    Robert Covington will replace Jason Richardson (rest) in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Covington is much better with the starting unit, putting in averages of 14.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 2.7 three-pointers per game as a starter. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:30 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) could return Wednesday
    Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale said he plans to play Dwight Howard (knee) Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Howard said he felt good following Tuesday's practice, and he will talk with the Rockets' medical staff tomorrow to determine his availability. Howard will likely return to the starting lineup, which would send Joey Dorsey back to the bench, and he could cut into the production of Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas. Dwight will more than likely have a minutes cap, so his upside is going to be limited, at least initially. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:02 am
  • Klay Thompson feels good after return
    Klay Thompson (ankle) said he felt good after Monday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: While Thompson played just 18 minutes in Monday's blowout win over the Wizards, his comments after the game should make fantasy owners feel better. "It felt good," Thompson said of his ankle. "I'm excited to be back, and just it's good to feel no pain and just be healthy." While Steve Kerr may elect to rest Thompson at times down the stretch, he's still a must-start option for his ability to rack up three-pointers in bunches. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:02 am
  • Klay Thompson (ankle) returns in blowout win
    Klay Thompson (ankle) returned to action in the Warriors' 107-76 blowout win over the Wizards on Monday, playing just 18 minutes with eight points on 3-of-9 shooting (no threes), one board, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Thompson might have hurt a few owners tonight but the good news is that he returned to action early and didn't need to exert himself tonight. In fact, that's the biggest factor in his dud, and the rest of the box score wasn't exactly kind to folks either. Stephen Curry survived with 24 points, five treys, five boards, six assists and two steals, but everybody else was limited by the bench being emptied. Steve Kerr said he "didn't think" he'd rest anybody on Tuesday's road back-to-back against Portland, leaving the door open to do exactly that. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Beal somewhat survives the blowout loss
    Bradley Beal barely survived the Wizards' 31-point blowout loss to the Warriors on Monday, hitting 4-of-11 shots (including two threes) for 12 points, two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Beal is getting minutes and he simply needs to hit shots to pay owners off for a bad season. If everything is absolutely clicking for him he can sneak into some mid-round value, but with the way things have gone he'll be lucky to post late-round numbers the rest of the way. The rest of the Wizards' box score is not suitable for children and should probably be ignored for evaluation purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:55 pm
  • Budinger hits four more threes on Monday
    Chase Budinger hit a season-high four treys in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Budinger has probably earned solid playing time going forward, but as guys return his touches are going to be a question mark. It's entirely possible he dodges all of that and provides serviceable value for owners hunting threes, but he comes with a decent amount of risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas scores 17 points
    Donatas Motiejunas scored 17 points with two rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer on 6-of-9 from the field in 38 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He is going to be a bigger part of the offense until Dwight Howard (knee) gets back, which could be as soon as Wednesday. Motiejunas should still be able to put up decent value in standard leagues because Dwight will be limited and is not expected to play in both games on a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:45 pm
    Injured
  • Klay Thompson officially a go for Monday
    Klay Thompson (ankle) will play against the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He is going to have around a 25-minute limit tonight in his first game back. Thompson has been jogging since Wednesday and should be close to 100 percent while he's out there. Start him. Meanwhile, Justin Holiday and Leandro Barbosa can be dropped in most leagues unless you want to use them on Tuesday and have a matchup acquisition limit per week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:39 pm
  • Klay Thompson to have 25-minute limit Monday
    Klay Thompson (ankle) will likely have a 25-minute limit against the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He will start and likely play like four six-minute stretches or so in his first game back. Justin Holiday will move to the bench while Leandro Barbosa will lose touches as well. Thompson should be starting in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:47 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) won't play Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He's been out since Mar. 7 and has yet to play in a road game since joining the Wolves. Garnett can be dropped everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:39 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play on Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be Zach LaVine getting the start with Lorezno Brown backing him up. Rubio doesn't sound too injured, but the Wolves are looking to get some extra lottery balls for Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns. Rubio is not a must-stash considering we only have a few weeks left in the season and he'll have a minutes cap even if he returns. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:38 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) doubtful Tuesday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: He did not practice on Monday and is likely going to miss his second consecutive game. The Blazers will use Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard to back up Robin Lopez. Neither are trustworthy in most leagues while Kaman can be dropped basically everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:48 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) doesn't practice Monday
    Nicolas Batum (back) did not practice on Monday and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: One season after the Blazers were one of the healthiest teams in decades, they're dealing with some injuries right now. Batum does have a couple minor injuries to his back, but this isn't a trend for him. Still, he appears doubtful to play on Tuesday. With Batum out, C.J. McCollum and Dorell Wright will benefit on the wing and maybe Arron Afflalo can finally get it going. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:41 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson
    Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson on Tuesday against the Thunder with Wayne Ellington moving to the bench.

    Advice: This move has been talked about for close to a month. Lin is playing terrific ball right now, scoring a season-high 29 points against the 76ers on Sunday. He should be owned in all leagues and will be very helpful for fantasy owners due to his favorable schedule. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:30 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Klay Thompson (ankle) upgraded to probable
    Klay Thompson (ankle) has been upgraded to probable to play against the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He was doubtful about 90 minutes ago and now it sounds like he'll have a chance to play. Thompson has been able to jog since Wednesday and could be close to 100 percent even though he was expected to be out until Tuesday. Looking ahead, the Warriors have a road-road back-to-back set coming up on Friday and Saturday, so Klay and company could rest one of those games, too. With Thompson close to a return, Justin Holiday and Leandro Barbosa are less appealing. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:44 am
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: It's a road game, so Garnett is almost a lock to not play for his one. With KG and a slew of others out in the frontcourt, expect Gorgui Dieng to be very busy. Plus, Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will get some extra run. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:22 am
  • Ricky Rubio, Kevin Garnett doubtful Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are doubtful to play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: This will likely be Rubio's third game out of the lineup and his fifth in last six games. There's a decent chance he misses more games in the future, so owners in weekly leagues have to bench him. Cutting him is also an option in several formats. Zach LaVine will get a 30-40 minutes and is worth a look in standard leagues as long as you're OK with high turnovers and low shooting percentage. Lorenzo Brown will also be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:20 am
  • Klay Thompson doubtful to play on Monday
    Klay Thompson (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: That means Justin Holiday should again the draw the start, and he's averaging 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.5 triples on 48.5 percent shooting over four games in that role. It will also mean more minutes for Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala, and it would seem as if Thompson's status for Tuesday's game is in doubt as well with the Warriors off until Friday after that. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:19 am
  • Update: Dwight Howard ruled out on Monday
    Updating a previous item, Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday.

    Advice: Howard had been listed as doubtful against the Pacers, but he was never expected to make his return on Monday. It remains possible for Dwight to re-debut on Wednesday against the Pelicans. Joey Dorsey is likely to draw the start at center again in Howard's place, but he's not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:54 am
  • Lin, Davis could start for Lakers soon?
    Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis could soon begin starting for the Lakers.

    Advice: Byron Scott previously said that he wanted Lin to get back into the starting lineup before the season concluded, and he's running out of time if he wants to make that happen. Just because both guys could join the starting lineup doesn't guarantee either anything in terms of playing time, but it would certainly add some on-the-surface appeal to each down the stretch. Regardless, both players should be owned in the majority of leagues already. As a starter, Lin is averaging 11.6 points, five dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.1 triples on 44.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:34 am
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Kevin Garnett again questionable for Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is questionable to play on Monday vs. Utah.

    Advice: There is just no incentive to play Garnett right now, and it doesn't sound like he's close to returning since we never got an update on his second opinion after he was examined last week. Adreian Payne, who is averaging 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds as a starting power forward, should once again get the call. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:19 am
  • Rubio, Pekovic, Garnett questionable again
    Ricky Rubio (ankle), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are all questionable again to play the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: If Rubio doesn't play (he's missed three of the last four), Zach LaVine will again draw the start, and the rookie has averaged 10.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.1 steals on 42.9 percent shooting over 27 games in that role. If Garnett sits again, Adreian Payne should again draw the start, and he's averaging 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in that role. Finally, if Pekovic sits, it will be the Gorgui Dieng show inside, where he's averaged 11.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 blocks on 50.5 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:15 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) doubtful for Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Howard was hopeful to return on either Monday or Wednesday, but he remains without a firm timetable or target date as he works his way back into game action. Howard is not expected to play in back-to-back contest, and we're not expecting a dominant Dwight when Howard does make his return because the team is likely to treat him with kid gloves so he's ready and able for the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:54 am
  • Nicolas Batum (back) looking doubtful Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum's (back) status for Tuesday's game in the Warriors is in doubt after leaving Saturday's game early.

    Advice: Batum felt a shooting pain up his legs and back after landing "awkwardly" on his heels, and after the game he had a tough time standing up, so none of that sounds very good at all. With Batum unlikely to suit up, that would mean a larger role for Dorell Wright, who would likely start in Batum's place, with C.J. McCollum also playing extended minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:19 am
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • 76ers burying Robert Covington in bench role
    Robert Covington played 25 minutes off the bench vs. the Lakers, finishing with 11 points (3-of-9 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one block.

    Advice: The Sixers were within one point after the third quarter, yet only one player for either team (Nerlens Noel) reached the 30-minute threshold. That's what happens when two cellar-dwelling teams face off with nothing but lottery balls at stake, and it's hard to envision Covington regaining the mojo he had midseason. Owners in need of instant production can't be faulted for having cut him loose. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:43 pm
  • Lakers beat 76ers as Jeremy Lin scores 29 pts
    Jeremy Lin (back spasms) got hot in the second half of Sunday's 101-87 win over the Sixers, finishing with a season-high 29 points on 10-of-16 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs.

    Advice: Lin made two 3-pointers with five boards, five assists and one steal, and he did it all in just 29 minutes of action. His back was reportedly 6-8 inches out of alignment as recently as Saturday, which makes tonight's sparkling performance even more impressive. He's expected to start the final 10 games of the season, unless Byron Scott changes his mind, which is good news for roto owners and anyone whose season continues until the bitter end. As a late-round value with upside, Lin deserves to be owned in most standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:36 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist gets 18 points vs. MIN
    The Hornets earned a 109-98 road win on Sunday with a boost from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who grabbed nine rebounds and scored 18 points on 8-of-10 field goals.

    Advice: MKG added one block and his offensive improvement has been fun to watch this season -- shot selection has been the biggest key, and tonight all but three of his shots came within two feet of the hoop. He's worth owning for steady across-the-board contributions with an emphasis on rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:35 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He was considered doubtful, so there are no real surprises here. Knight is progressing well and was doing a lot of work out on the court prior to the game, so it looks like we could see him return to action on Wednesday vs. the Kings. Marcus Morris will remain in the starting lineup tonight and is worth deploying in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:54 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Bradley Beal leads Wizards w/ 19 pts Sunday
    Bradley Beal was the only Wizard to score more than 11 points on Sunday, finishing a disappointing road loss with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: Washington was flat from the opening tip and they've now lost two straight games, leaving them 1.5 games behind Chicago for the No. 4 seed and first-round homecourt advantage. Beal's owners can't complain as he's finally rolling after an injury-plagued season during which he's missed 18 games and averaged just 14.8 points, down from 17.1 points last season. With four games on tap this week, Beal is poised to be a difference-maker in fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:44 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) ruled out again Sunday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play vs. the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: He's now missed three of the Wolves' past four games but has been a game-time decision for each of his DNPs, giving the impression that he could return any day now. Zach LaVine has shown steady improvement and he's worth a look as Minnesota's fill-in PG, particularly if you need a quick boost in 3-pointers, assists and FT percentages. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:27 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: The Wolves have no reason to play Garnett at less than 100 percent, and we wouldn't count on Garnett playing on Monday vs. the Jazz either. Adreian Payne will draw the start again, but Chase Budinger has emerged as the primary beneficiary off the bench for the Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:26 pm
  • Mario Chalmers plays team-high 34 minutes
    Mario Chalmers logged a team-high 34 minutes in Sunday's road loss, scoring 12 points with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: He helped pester Russell Westbrook into 5-of-16 shooting, though WB still racked up his 10th triple-double of the season. It wasn't all good for Chalmers, as he shot 4-of-14 from the field and didn't have any assists. His value has plummetted since Goran Dragic arrived in Miami and owners in 12-team leagues should leave him floating on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:01 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores eight quiet points Sunday
    Jeff Teague had another quiet game on Sunday, scoring eight points while handing out six assists in 28 minutes vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Teague stole the ball three times but he also committed five turnovers, and he didn't so much as attempt a 3-point shot. The Hawks are riding a season-long three-game losing streak but they're headed toward a relatively lenient week with matchups vs. the Magic, Heat and Hornets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:31 pm
    Injured
    W, 99-86 vs Mia
  • Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) out Sunday vs. DEN
    Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) will remain sidelined for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Channing Frye (illness) is also out tonight, which means Kyle O'Quinn, Andrew Nicholson and Aaron Gordon will combine to fill the void at power forward. O'Quinn would be the best option if he gets sufficient playing time, but Andrew Nicholson is also worth a look as Orlando's fill-in starter. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:48 pm
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Howard (knee) hopes to play on road trip
    Dwight Howard (knee) is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup during the Rocket's upcoming road trip.

    Advice: Howard referred to his status being upgraded to doubtful as "a big step," and said he was hopeful to return within the next couple of games. Howard also said that he hasn't circled a specific date on his calendar, and his return will be dependent upon how his body responds to the intense workout he underwent on Sunday. He's not likely to make it back to the lineup for Monday's game vs. the Pacers, but it sounds like there's a chance he's able to go on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:23 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon will be a game-time call
    Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) will be a game-time decision on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Dedmon has been sidelined for the past two games which has forced the Magic to turn to the veteran Channing Frye, but he has been pretty underwhelming. We will let you know if Dedmon is cleared to play, and even though he would likely reclaim his spot in the starting lineup, he is only worth a look for owners in need of blocks and boards. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:11 am
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Donatas Motiejunas scores 18 points
    Donatas Motiejunas scored 18 points with three rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He is going to get major minutes until Dwight Howard (knee) and Terrence Jones (chest) get back. Howard is likely out for at least a couple more games, so Motiejunas could have a nice week with four games on the schedule. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:44 pm
    Injured
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) won't play Saturday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was doubtful to play and still hasn't gone through practice yet. With Knight out, Marcus Morris will get most of his playing time and the lion's share of his shots. He's struggled, but give him a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:52 pm
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) questionable for Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is questionable to play for Sunday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He has been questionable for each of the last four games and hasn't played in any of them. Garnett hasn't played on the road yet, but he does have a small chance to play on Sunday. Regardless, keep him on the wire. If he does play, Chase Budinger and Adreian Payne would lose some minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:38 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: He has missed the last two road games, but he did play at home on Wednesday. Rubio and the Wolves are at home for this one, so it's fair to be somewhat optimistic he'll play for that one. He will likely have his minutes held in check if he does play, though. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:31 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out vs. Memphis
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Friday and did not return. Kaman had a minor shoulder injury back in 2011, but it's certainly not a trend. With Kaman out for most of Friday, coach Terry Stotts went with a combination of C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard to fill in. Considering Kaman is only playing in the teens and Stotts doesn't have a consistent rotation when a wing or big is out, fantasy owners shouldn't trust C.J. or Meyers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:47 pm
  • Jeremy Lin is good to go for Sunday night
    Jeremy Lin (back) said he will play against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been dealing with back spasms and only played 22 minutes on Thursday. Lin has been solid since the break, averaging 12.9 points, 3.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 treys. That's good for top-70 value in standard leagues, so he's worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:41 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) doubtful for Saturday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is doubtful to play vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Knight's ankle is improving, but his chances of playing tonight remain very slim and he remains without a timetable to return. If he can't play tonight, expect Marcus Morris to remain in the starting lineup and continue to be a must-start player in most leagues. Expect another update on Knight's status prior to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:15 am
    Injured
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones out Saturday
    Dwight Howard (knee) and Terrence Jones (pneumothorax) will not play on Saturday vs. the Suns as expected.

    Advice: Howard didn't practice on Friday but he reportedly has a chance to return next week, so we will be sure to track his progress closely. Until Howard or Jones is able to return, Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will be very busy, while Joey Dorsey will remain in the rotation as well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:01 am
  • Beal hits 5-of-10 shots and two triples
    Bradley Beal hit 5-of-10 shots (3-of-5 from deep, 5-of-5 from the line) for 18 points with two rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Beal's fantasy future is in his hands as the minutes are there and he simply needs to make shots like he did tonight to have mid-round upside. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:59 pm
  • Kidd-Gilchrist posts solid line in loss
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's loss.

    Advice: MKG has been a steady but unexciting late-round value for about two months now and that figures to continue the way things stand right now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:41 pm
  • Chalmers has productive night vs. Nuggets
    Mario Chalmers scored 10 points on 2-of-4 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with four rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Chalmers is providing some surprising late-round value over the past week or two, but he's 55 percent of his shots over the last seven games and when that straightens itself out he might not even be a 14-team play. Plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Covington scores eight points with two threes
    Robert Covington scored eight points off the bench on Friday, hitting 3-of-7 shots (including two threes) with five rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Covington is sliding at the wrong time for owners and it's really anybody's guess if he's going to get back on track. There's not a huge body of work for owners to look back at for comfort, and Brett Brown is known to make changes on the fly. We haven't heard anything about his elbow injury, and it's best if owners view him more as a stash than somebody to rely on. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:58 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out for game vs. ORL
    Chris Kaman suffered a right shoulder strain on Friday against the Magic and will not return.

    Advice: He has a tough time staying on the court and it's fair to think he's going to miss a couple games here. If that's true, Meyers Leonard should get a few more minutes. Leonard is worth a look in deep leagues for owners need some scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:15 pm
  • Dedmon (ankle), Green (back) out for Friday
    Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) and Willie Green (back) have been ruled out for Friday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: With Dedmon out, Channing Frye will stick with the starting unit, with Kyle O'Quinn having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. Frye's good for some 3-pointers, but not much else, while O'Quinn has been irrelevant since December. Green's absence will give Ben Gordon the opportunity for some extended minutes off the bench, but he's been far too inconsistent this season to be considered an option in almost any league. Victor Oladipo will be forced into heavy minutes with the Orlando backcourt banged up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:26 pm
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) uncertain for Friday
    Dewayne Dedmon's (ankle) status for Friday's game will be decided closer to tip-off.

    Advice: If he's unable to go on Friday, Channing Frye will get another opportunity to start, but with a tough matchup vs. the Blazers he's not looking like a great option in most leagues. Kyle O'Quinn could also enter the rotation if Dedmon is out, but he too is an extremely risky option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:23 am
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Jeremy Lin (back) says he'll play Sunday
    Jeremy Lin (back) said after Thursday's game that he intends to suit up for Sunday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: Lin is dealing with back spasms and pain in his right wrist, but he was able to fight through his various ailments and end up suiting up for Thursday's game. He wasn't effective, shooting just 1-of-8 from the field, but head coach Byron Scott praised Lin for giving it a go. Lin will likely sit out Friday's practice in order to give his body time to recover for Sunday's game, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:56 am
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Jeremy Lin battles through back issue
    Jeremy Lin played through a back injury on Thursday against the Jazz, logging 22 minutes with two points, one rebound, four assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers on 1-of-8 from the field.

    Advice: He didn't close out the game and maybe he's not at 100 percent. Lin has been productive this month before tonight, averaging 12.7 points, 3.7 boards, 5.4 assists, 0.9 blocks, 1.9 steals and 0.8 treys. The Lakers are off until Sunday and hopefully the time off will help Lin get closer to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:57 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Donatas Motiejunas plays 37 minutes
    Donatas Motiejunas made 3-of-10 from the field for seven points with nine rebounds, four assists and three steals in 37 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: With Terrence Jones (rib) going down, Donuts is going to get a lot of run. Although, he hasn't played well in his last five, averaging 12.4 points, 5.8 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on 40.7 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the line. Motiejunas is not a must-own player in standard leagues, especially with Dwight Howard coming back soon. He's worth owning in points leagues and deeper formats. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:15 pm
    Injured
  • Chase Budinger plays 43 minutes in OT win
    Chase Budinger played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Knicks on Thursday with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: With Adreian Payne making too many mistakes, Budinger stepped in as the stretch four. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and there could be more minutes headed his way going forward. His value depends a lot on Justin Hamilton making his return from migraines. If you need treys in a deep league, give Budinger a look. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:42 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (back) will try to play vs. Utah
    Jeremy Lin (back) said he will try to play against the Jazz on Thursday.

    Advice: He's going to come off the bench, so there's always a lot of risk to starting a hurt player who isn't a complete lock to play. Lin may have his minutes cut and does have some back issues in the past, so he's a risky play at any depth. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:35 pm
    Injured
    L, 94-83 @ Tor
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Thursday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Thursday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: This marks Garnett's fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, and he remains without a clear timetable to return. With Garnett, Justin Hamilton (illness), and Nikola Pekovic (ankle), all unavailable tonight, Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:25 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Thursday vs. New York
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Zach LaVine will more than likely get the start tonight with a favorable matchup against the Knicks, so he's someone to consider as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. The Timberwolves don't play again until Sunday vs. Charlotte, so we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one, stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:16 pm
  • Klay Thompson shoots flat-footed jumpers
    Klay Thompson (ankle) was limited to shooting flat-footed jumpers during Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The Warriors are not going to rush Thompson back, so he'll remain sidelined for at least Friday's game vs. the Pelicans, as well as Saturday's game vs. the Jazz. While he's out, Justin Holiday will start with Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala taking on a larger role with the offense. Iggy put up a season-high 21 points on Wednesday, so he looks like the guy to own out of the three. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:27 pm
  • Dwyane Wade feels the best he has in years
    Dwyane Wade said his body feels the best that it has in years.

    Advice: "This is the best I've felt in years right now," Wade said. "You question it. And you try not to question it, like 'Why? Why couldn't I feel like this the last two years?' But it is what it is. I'm feeling like this now, when I need it individually to [carry] more of a load to help this team." Wade is averaging 29.1 points over his past seven games and has the Heat in position for a playoff spot. Despite some nagging injuries this season, Wade has been surprisingly healthy and is a must-start for fantasy owners as long as he's on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:32 am
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Nik Stauskas scores 13, B-Mac injured
    Nik Stauskas came off the bench to hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Stauskas could be in for more run with Ben McLemore suffering a right wrist injury tonight, but Andre Miller (and especially Anthony Morrow) look like better pickups to us. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Bradley Beal plays 40 minutes
    Bradley Beal played 40 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: The Jazz have been the best defense in the NBA since the break, so Beal having a bad game isn't too big of an indication of him slowing down -- he did score 23 points on Monday. The good news is that he's played at least 39 minutes in each of his last two games and will have more chances to post big lines. He'll be an interesting daily play on Friday against the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:47 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores 19 in 36 minutes
    Chase Budinger hit 9-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Budinger has quietly scored 19, 18 and 10 points in each of his last three games, but has been helped by injuries to teammates. If he does it again on Thursday against the Knicks, pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores 32 in win over Blazers
    Dwyane Wade hit 13-of-26 shots for 32 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Wade is surprisingly healthy these days, as well as on fire. He's scored at least 25 points in each of his last five games and is averaging 30.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals on 55 percent shooting. Hopefully he keeps playing until the end of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:07 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Hassan Whiteside dub-dubs with 6 blocks
    Hassan Whiteside had 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The kid is still rolling, averaging 11.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over his last four games. His one-game suspension last week may have helped his ankle heal, and he's blocked 12 shots in his last three games. He's a candidate for waiver-wire pickup of the year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:05 pm
  • Hawks are starting their usual guys on Wed
    The Hawks are starting Jeff Teague, Kent Bazemore, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Kyle Korver (face) out, the Hawks aren't resting anyone on a road game. Teague and Co. get a matchup against a team with the best defensive efficiency, but he should still have a nice line tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:48 pm
    Injured
    W, 99-86 vs Mia
  • Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) ruled out vs. Mavs
    Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) will not play vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He rolled an ankle during Tuesday's loss in Houston, and his absence will likely thrust Channing Frye into the starting PF spot. Nikola Vucevic will also be busy vs. Tyson Chandler and the Mavs' frontcourt. We're calling Dedmon questionable to return for Friday's home game vs. the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
    Injured
    L, 111-97 vs Det
  • Bradley Beal will not have any restrictions
    Despite dealing with a variety of minor ailments, Bradley Beal will not have any restrictions on the Wizards' upcoming 4-game road trip.

    Advice: Beal has been a little rusty since returning from his leg injury on Feb. 28, but he was able to drop 23 points with seven assists in 39 minutes vs. the Blazers on Monday, which was the most action he has seen since the beginning of February. As long as Beal doesn't suffer any setbacks in his lower right leg, he will likely continue to battle through injuries as the Wizards look to bolster their position in the Eastern Conference. Deploy him with confidence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:08 am
  • Nate Robinson notches 12 points in home win
    Nate Robinson was one of five Clippers in double-figures vs. the Hornets, scoring 12 points with two 3-pointers, two assists and one rebound in 21 minutes of action.

    Advice: He's no Jamal Crawford, but the Clippers' bench needs all the scoring Nate can provide with J-Craw out indefinitely and Matt Barnes (hamstring) day-to-day. He's worth a look for temporary value in deeper leagues, but most owners can safely ignore him. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:19 pm
    Injured
    W, 119-98 @ Phi
  • Donatas Motiejunas leads Houston w/ 23 points
    Donatas Motiejunas lit up the Magic for a team-high 23 points with two 3-pointers, seven rebounds and four assists on Tuesday, helping the Rockets earn a 13-point victory.

    Advice: Orlando ranks No. 26 in defensive efficiency, allowing 105.4 points per 100 possessions, so it's no surprise to see D-Mo take advantage of the matchup. He saw more opportunities early with Terrence Jones coming off the bench in the first half, and with any luck this will spark an offensive resurgence -- he was making 37.9 percent FGs and 41.2 percent FTs over his previous six games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
    Injured
  • Whiteside working to keep his fouls down
    Hassan Whiteside stated during a recent interview that he's actively working to stay out of foul trouble so that he can remain in the game for longer stretches.

    Advice: "Just trying to stay out of foul trouble so I can help my teammates and just stay in the game longer," Whiteside said. Anything Hassan does to keep himself in the game longer is obviously a good thing for fantasy owners. He's been phenomenal since the All-Star break with averages of 13.1 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game, and is a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:30 pm
  • LAC ink Nate Robinson to second 10-day deal
    The Clippers have signed Nate Robinson to a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: Robinson is averaging just 4.0 points and 2.0 assists on 24.1 percent shooting through 14.7 minutes of action with the Clippers this season. He'll add some emergency depth the LAC's backcourt, but he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:19 pm
    Injured
    W, 119-98 @ Phi
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) not on road trip
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) is not accompanying the Wizards on their current four-game road trip.

    Advice: The Wizards don't return to Washington until March 25, so it sounds like Temple could be looking at an extended absence. Rasual Butler and Ramon Sessions will continue to split Temple's reserve minutes with him sidelined, but their not doing enough on the stat sheet to matter in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:40 am
  • Dwyane Wade scores 32 in win over Cavs
    Dwyane Wade was in superstar mode during a 106-92 win over the Cavs on Monday, scoring 32 points with two rebounds, two assists and a season-high five steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was 13-of-18 from the field and just did whatever he wanted on offense for his second 30-point game against the Cavs this season. "When we play the way we played tonight on both ends of the floor, we know we can beat anyone," Wade said. It sounds like the Heat are now going for the postseason and they're sitting in the No. 8 spot right now with the tiebreaker over Boston. Wade will have much more fantasy value if the Heat stay in the hunt. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:09 pm
    Injured
    L, 99-86 @ Atl
  • Budinger scores 18 points in 26 minutes
    Chase Budinger scored 18 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-10 shots (including two threes) with four threes, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: This is a fluky line but if half the team is out in the future like tonight, owners in daily or DFS leagues might want to give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:05 pm
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