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  • Dennis Schroder plays 18 minutes in Game 2
    Dennis Schroder logged just 18 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, posting 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: Schroder led the Hawks' comeback charge in Game 1 of the series but he never got the chance tonight, as Atlanta found themselves on the wrong side of a history-making 3-point barrage. There was no defense for many of the Cavs' 3-point makes in the first half, particularly from J.R. Smith, but the Hawks clearly need to adjust their defensive approach for Game 3. Expect a better showing from Schroder, Teague and Co. at home on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • Channing Frye scores 12 points w/ five boards
    Channing Frye came off Cleveland's bench on Wednesday for 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, five boards, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Cleveland hit 18 threes in the first half thanks to solid ball-movement, lax defense and unconscious shooting, and Frye merely picked up where the starters left off. Richard Jefferson added eight points with three 3-pointers, Iman Shumpert scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting, and even Dahntay Jones got into the mix with three points -- his only make was the 3-pointer that broke the previous NBA record for most threes made in a game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Mario Chalmers walking without crutches
    Mario Chalmers (Achilles) is walking without crutches.

    Advice: It's progress since his Mar. 15 surgery. Chalmers was walking very slowly in the video posted below and chances are he won't be ready for the start of the season. The timing is also terrible for Chalmers as he heads into free agency. He'll be signed, but the injury might cost him some money given how tough it is to come back from a torn Achilles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:50 pm
  • Ainge undecided on team option for Jerebko
    Danny Ainge said "nothing has been decided" regarding the team option on Jonas Jerebko.

    Advice: The Celtics have a team option worth $5 million on Jerebko for the 2016-17 season, but he's likely the least of Boston's concerns with guys like Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside, Al Horford and Dwight Howard all set to hit the open market this summer. Jerebko is unlikely to land in a situation where he'll be able to establish himself as a standard league option in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:45 am
  • Kelly Olynyk undecided on shoulder surgery
    Kelly Olynyk is expected to make an official decision on whether or not to undergo shoulder surgery within the next week or so.

    Advice: Danny Ainge said that surgery remains an option for Olynyk, but he's still going over all his options. Regardless of the course of treatment, Olynyk should be good to go when the 2016-17 season gets under way. Speaking specifically to fantasy hoops, Olynyk will need some of the guys in Boston's crowded frontcourt to go elsewhere if he hopes to establish himself as a standard league asset next year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 am
  • Cody Zeller will work on expanding his range
    Hornets' GM Rich Cho said that Cody Zeller will work on expanding his range this offseason.

    Advice: "One thing Cody will work on this summer is his shooting, midrange game and pulling up behind-the-arc also," said Cho. Zeller is coming off a career-year in which he averaged 8.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.9 swats per contest on 52.9 percent shooting from the field. If he could add a 3-point shot to his game, it could only help his fantasy value, but he still won't be worth anything more than a late-round flier on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:38 am
  • Eric Griffin arrested for attempted murder
    Former D-League All-Star Eric Griffin has been arrested on charges of attempted murder.

    Advice: Griffin reportedly fired several rounds at another man outside of an apartment building in Orlando, Florida, and is currently being held without bond. Griffin went undrafted in 2012, and while he's played for a handful of Summer League squads, he's never officially made an NBA roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 am
  • Steve Blake says he has one more year left
    Steve Blake said that he feels he can play one more year in the NBA, and he'd like to be back with the Pistons next season.

    Advice: "I feel like I have one more year in my body and then I’ll be ready to be home with my family," Blake said. "It was great playing for [Van Gundy], and I really love playing with these guys. If they wanted me back, I’d be thrilled, but you never know in this league." While Blake would like to remain in Detroit, Van Gundy acknowledged during exit interviews that he's seeking to upgrade the backup point guard position, so the feeling may not be mutual. Blake won't be a fantasy option regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:28 am
  • Moe Harkless scores 11 points in loss
    Moe Harkless scored 11 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: He picked up five fouls which prevented him from playing a lot of minutes, but he was solid on the defensive end and kept Klay Thompson in check until the second half. Harkless played 28 minutes in Game 1, so he's going to get plenty of burn in Game 3 even though he's shooting just 34.7 percent from the field in this series. Al-Farouq Aminu added 14 points, six boards, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes for the Blazers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:13 pm
  • Shaun Livingston scores 14 points in win
    Shaun Livingston scored 14 points (6-of-15 FGs) with four assists, four rebounds, one block and one steal in 33 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The 15 shot attempts were a season high, as the Warriors are trying to utilize his size in the post against Portland's smaller guards. Livingston has filled in admirably for Stephen Curry (knee) and has now scored 10 or more points in all five of his starts this postseason. Curry is progressing, but his status for Game 3 is still up in the air. If the MVP sits, Livingston is a nice option in DFS if you're trying to save a few bucks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:50 pm
  • Festus Ezeli looks great in 13 minutes
    Festus Ezeli gave the Warriors a spark off the bench on Tuesday in Game 2, scoring eight points with six rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up a DNP-CD in Game 1, but coach Steve Kerr told him to stay ready and the big man proved his worth tonight. He shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field and was a +13 in 13 minutes. He may not see many minutes on a consistent basis, but he probably leapfrogged Anderson Varejao (three minutes) in the rotation with his performance tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:39 pm
  • Norman Powell held to two points in start
    Norman Powell moved into the starting lineup for Game 1 vs. the Heat on Tuesday, but he scored just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with two boards, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't look great tonight and lost some playing time because Terrence Ross was playing really well off the bench. The Raptors are going to play a lot of small ball in this series, so Powell's minutes should trend up moving forward, assuming Ross cools off. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Josh Richardson (shoulder) scores 11 in win
    Josh Richardson (shoulder) scored 11 points with two rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Raptors.

    Advice: He averaged 28.9 minutes per game in round one of the playoffs, so it's a little concerning that he only played 24 minutes in the overtime win. The rookie was a little careless with the ball on a couple of possessions, but the fact that Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic were both on fire was probably the main reason for Richardson's low minutes. His shoulder is fine, but he's too hard to trust in DFS. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:23 pm
  • Norman Powell to start, Patterson to bench
    Norman Powell will move into the starting lineup for Game 1 vs. the Heat on Tuesday, sending Patrick Patterson to the bench.

    Advice: The Heat utilize a small-ball lineup with Luol Deng at the four, so the Raptors will slide DeMarre Carroll over to power forward. Powell only averaged 18.0 minutes per game in round one vs. the Pacers, but he should see a lot more minutes in this series and he's definitely earned them too. Patterson should still be the first big off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:23 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi would like to re-sign with IND
    Ian Mahinmi said that he would like to re-sign with the Pacers as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: "I’m hoping to stay here," Mahinmi said. "It’s a very good system. It’s a very good organization." Mahinmi had a career-year as the Pacers' starting center, compiling averages of 9.3 points, 7.1 boards and 1.1 blocks per contest. It'll be interesting to see what kind of deal he can earn on the open market, but if the Pacers are unable to retain him, that would open up a ton of opportunity for Myles Turner. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:02 pm
  • Tyler Johnson working on his conditioning
    Tyler Johnson said that his conditioning still isn't quite where it needs to be.

    Advice: "It's obviously not where I would want it to be," Johnson said of his conditioning, "but I don't think it's too far behind. I don't think it's anything that I can't get back." It's not surprising at all that Johnson still needs to work on his conditioning as he just returned from a three-month absence. He'll likely be used sparingly during Miami's second-round series against Toronto, and with Josh Richardson healthy, Johnson can't be considered a viable target in most settings. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:04 pm
  • Josh Richardson not worried about shoulder
    Josh Richardson (shoulder) said he's feeling fine in advance of Game 1 against the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Advice: Richardson's shoulder doesn't look to be an issue in Round 2 after requiring an MRI after Game 6 of the Charlotte series. The rookie averaged 6.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 blocks, and 1.4 three-pointers in the Heat's opening series and will continue to be a middling fantasy option against the Raptors. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:27 am
  • Dennis Schroder scores playoff career-high 27
    Dennis Schroder scored a playoff career-high 27 points against the Cavs on Monday, adding three rebounds, six assists, five 3-pointers and five turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer went with Schroder in the fourth quarter due to his strong shooting in the first three quarters, but it kind of backfired. Schroder is one of the most Jekyll and Hyde players in the NBA due to how careless he can be at times. He likely won't play this much in Game 2 on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:02 pm
  • Clifford: Zeller has to improve outside shot
    Steve Clifford said Cody Zeller needs to improve his shot from the perimeter.

    Advice: Zeller shot a career-high 52.9 percent from the field this season, but he doesn't have the size or strength to bang around with the bigger bodies in the league on a consistent basis down low. Developing a perimeter jumper would help Zeller stretch the floor while potentially taking advantage of any mismatches, something that could help his game further grow. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:09 am
  • Griffin: Channing Frye is helping locker room
    Cavs GM David Griffin praised Channing Frye for being a "huge, huge plus" in the locker room.

    Advice: "We needed someone who was truly joyful to be part of the process to remind everybody how blessed we are to be together," Griffin said. It's a little odd that a Cavs team filled with talent needed a reminder to enjoy the chance to achieve greatness, but it speaks volumes that Frye, Dahntay Jones and James Jones have such an impact on team chemistry for a roster that includes LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:19 am
  • Tyler Johnson ready to step up when needed
    Tyler Johnson said he's now "comfortable" heading into the second round.

    Advice: Johnson got back on the floor on Sunday for the first time after shoulder surgery, and now that he's been in the fire he's ready to step up when his number is called. Despite the confidence, Johnson is unlikely to have a significant role and there should be better second round DFS options. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:07 am
  • Norman Powell huge in Game 7 win vs. Pacers
    Norman Powell played like a seasoned veteran during Sunday's thrilling Game 7 victory, posting 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting with three 3-pointers, three boards, one assist, one steal, one block and zero turnovers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Powell was a throw-in when the Raptors traded Greivis Vasquez to the Bucks for a 2017 first-round pick, but he's proven to be a diamond in the rough for Toronto. The former No. 46 pick bodied up Paul George defensively despite giving up five inches, he thrived in catch-and-shoot situations, and he consistently made smart decisions. He'll be on Miami's radar when the Raptors host the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern semi-finals. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:43 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) returns to action
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) returned to action on Sunday vs. the Hornets after nearly three months on the sidelines, finishing with five points, two assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in six minutes.

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

    Advice: He didn't shoot the ball well, but still added five boards, three assists and one 3-pointer and got some much needed rest due to the lopsided score. The good news is that his shoulder wasn't an issue, so he should see his normal workload in round two of the playoffs. Prior to this dud, Richardson averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers in the first six games of the series. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:27 pm
  • Josh Richardson (shoulder) will play Sunday
    Josh Richardson (shoulder) will play in Game 7 vs. the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: He cleared all tests and an MRI on Saturday came back negative, so he should be close to 100 percent. Richardson is averaging 7.0 points, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers in 30.5 minutes per game in this series. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:25 am
  • Josh Richardson (shoulder) is game-time call
    An MRI on Josh Richardson's left shoulder was negative and he will be a game-time decision for Game 7 on Sunday.

    Advice: He wasn't concerned on Friday and for good reason. Richardson has been able to stay in front of Kemba Walker better than Goran Dragic, so that's helped his playing time. The second-round rookie has played 30.5 minutes per game in the postseason, which is pretty incredible for a guy who didn't get invited to the combine. He's not a great DFS option, though. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:04 pm
  • Heat awaiting Richardson's MRI results
    The Miami Heat are still waiting for the results of the MRI on Josh Richardson's shoulder.

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

    Advice: He hurt his left shoulder in the last minute of the game and had ice on it after the win. Richardson's defense was very good at times and he has leapfrogged Tyler Johnson (shoulder). Richardson finished with six points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:43 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi scores 12 with better defense
    Ian Mahinmi scored 12 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: His back looked a lot better after playing just 18 minutes in Game 5. The Pacers had some better luck going big while the Raptors went small, so that's something to watch. Mahinmi is still only a borderline option in DFS for Game 7. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:51 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will play in Game 6
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will be in the rotation for Game 6 on Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Johnson was an "emergency option" in Game 5, but he never left the bench. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that Johnson will see minutes Friday, but keep in mind that he will likely be pretty limited. His return could push Gerald Green completely out of the rotation and he might take a couple of Josh Richardson's minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:50 am
  • Olynyk says shoulder surgery is a possibility
    Kelly Olynyk said that he will consider undergoing shoulder surgery this summer.

    Advice: He admitted that his shoulder wasn't even 80 percent during the playoffs, so give him credit for playing though the injury. Olynyk is still evaluating different options and is getting a second opinion as well, so it's not a lock that he will need surgery. Olynyk only averaged 10.0 points, 4.1 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 3-pointers this season in 20.2 minutes per game in Boston's crowded frontcourt, so the Celtics would likely have to move some pieces around in order for him to have a larger role. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:35 am
  • Jonas Jerebko scores 13 points
    Jonas Jerebko scores 13 points with one rebound, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes during a loss to the Hawks on Thursday.

    Advice: The Celtics gave him some minutes at small forward with some foul trouble for Jae Crowder. Jerebko benefited from the matchup in the postseason and certainly because of Avery Bradley (hamstring) missing time -- the Celtics needed spacing. He'll be under contract next year and will likely slide down the depth chart again. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:46 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk says shoulder feeling better
    Kelly Olynyk said after Thursday's shootaround that his right shoulder is feeling the best it's felt through Boston's first-round series.

    Advice: Olynyk has been used sparingly through Boston's first-round matchup against the Hawks, and he'll be battling Jared Sullinger for reserve minutes on Thursday night. His shoulder may be feeling better, but it's unlikely we see him earn much more than 10 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:53 pm
  • Livingston will be more aggressive sans Curry
    Shaun Livingston said that he'll be more aggressive on the offensive end for however long Stephen Curry (knee) is sidelined.

    Advice: "I have to be more aggressive just because of the production that's out," Livingston said. "I don't expect to make all of that up — this guy leads the league in scoring. But it's really important we all remain aggressive and confident." Livingston knocked down 7-of-8 shots during Wednesday's series clinching Game 5 win over Houston, on his way to 16 points, three boards, three assists and just one turnover. Curry likely won't be ready for the start of the second-round, so Livingston could make for a nice low-budget DFS play when the Dubs second-round series begins. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:47 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) questionable for G6
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Friday's Game 6 against the Hornets.

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

    Advice: Zeller tweaked his right knee during Game 5, but it doesn't sound like he's dealing with anything serious. He should play around 20 minutes off the bench, which isn't enough floor time for him to put up a meaningful stat line. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:26 pm
  • Shaun Livingston shoots 7-of-8 in Game 5 win
    Shaun Livingston made 7-of-8 shots for 16 points during the Warriors' Game 5 victory, adding three boards, three assists and just one turnover in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Livingston is a savvy defender whose offense is underrated -- he's not a 3-point threat, but he's a great passer who consistently uses his 6'7" frame to shoot over smaller guards from the paint out to 20 feet. Steph Curry (sprained knee) has an uncertain return date, so Livingston could earn at least a few more starts at PG in the second round of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:25 pm
  • Moe Harkless double-doubles in Game 5 win
    Moe Harkless double-doubled in 33 minutes of action on Wednesday, posting 19 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 7-of-14 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line.

    Advice: Harkless scored 17 of his points in the first half, unexpectedly carrying a sluggish Blazers' offense that picked up steam after halftime. Harkless gave L.A. problems with his defensive versatility and speed in transition, and he even knocked down two 3-pointers to round out a thoroughly impressive evening. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) picks up DNP-CD
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) was available to play in Game 5 on Wednesday but he didn't leave Miami's bench.

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

    Advice: The Heat had scored at least 100 points in 17 consecutive home games, with the league's most efficient offense since the All-Star break, but the Hornets tightened their grip defensively tonight. Richardson drew the ire of Dwyane Wade after a poor shot late in the fourth quarter, but he played well overall and should see a similar role in a must-win game at the Time Warner Cable arena on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
  • Cody Zeller returns despite right knee injury
    Cody Zeller (right knee) scored four points in 21 minutes during Wednesday's road win, adding three boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Zeller headed into the Hornets' locker room during the second quarter with a knee injury, and he occasionally favored that leg during the second half. It's a pre-existing injury and we'll include him on the injury report as a precaution for Game 6 -- if he can't suit up there will be more minutes available for Frank Kaminsky, Al Jefferson and Spencer Hawes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Cody Zeller heads to locker room Wednesday
    Cody Zeller (knee) headed into the locker room during the second quarter of Wednesday's game, but he has since returned.

    Advice: We should have more details about Zeller's injury after the game, but it doesn't sound like it will be an issue going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:54 pm
  • Tyler Johnson active as emergency option
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is available as an emergency option Game 5 on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: Johnson is inching his way closer to a return, has gone through a full contact practice, and he's reportedly targeting a return to the court for Game 6 on Friday. While Johnson will take some minutes away from Josh Richardson upon his return to the court, it's unlikely he earns enough minutes to matter in most formats, particularly with Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:30 am
  • Jonas Jerebko slows down, scores six points
    Jonas Jerebko cooled off in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks, scoring six points on 2-of-4 shooting.

    Advice: The Celtics lost by 27 points, so Jerebko only played 24 minutes and added eight rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals. His DFS owners were expecting a lot more from him tonight after posting two straight double-doubles, but no one on the Celtics played well in Game 5 except for Evan Turner. If anything, hopefully this will keep his price low in DFS. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:22 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (back) held to four points
    Ian Mahinmi (back) was held to four points on 1-of-2 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors, adding six rebounds with two turnovers in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He got into some foul trouble and never got it going. He was coming off a 22-point, 10-rebound performance in Game 4 with five assists, two steals and one block, but that was really his only bright spot in this series. In fact, if you ignore Game 4 then he only has averages of 4.3 points, 4.5 boards and 0.5 blocks. To be fair, his back has been an issue for a while now and he's playing at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:53 pm
  • Norman Powell plays 28 minutes in win
    Norman Powell scored 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting with four boards and two steals in 28 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Pacers.

    Advice: The rookie picked up some extra minutes with DeMarre Carroll in foul trouble and didn't disappoint, playing some solid defense on Paul George while also pulling his weight on the offensive end. Powell's steal and thunderous dunk tied the game in the fourth quarter and the Raptors never looked back after that, winning the final period 25-9. Maybe coach Dwane Casey will finally play him more moving forward and it helps that Terrence Ross (three points on 1-of-6 FGs) was quiet in 14 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:25 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (back) starting Tuesday vs. TOR
    Ian Mahinmi (back) is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Raptors.

    Advice: George Hill, Monta Ellis, Paul George and Myles Turner will join Mahinmi in the first-unit for tonight's contest. Mahinmi still isn't 100 percent, but he's on the radar in DFS after putting up 22 points, 10 boards, five assists, two steals and one block in Game 4. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:10 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (back) expected to play Tuesday
    Frank Vogel said that while Ian Mahinmi is still experiencing some soreness in his back, he's expected to play in Tuesday's Game 5 against the Raptors.

    Advice: Mahinmi will continue to fight through the pain, and after putting up 22 points with a full line during Game 4's win, he'll be someone to consider as a potential DFS target. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:36 pm
  • Dennis Schroder ready to go for Game 5 Tues
    Dennis Schroder (ankle) will be ready to go for Game 5 on Tuesday, according to head coach Mike Budenholzer.

    Advice: Schroder is dealing with a balky ankle, but isn't in danger of missing Tuesday night's Game 5 against the Celtics. He had a bit of a letdown in Game 4 with just seven points and is a risky DFS play as long as Jeff Teague is healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:54 am
  • Tyler Johnson could be an option for Game 6
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder surgery) is getting closer to a return and could potentially play in Game 6.

    Advice: While Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra said Johnson is close to forcing some discussions, the Heat guard said he's feeling much better. "The biggest thing is I made progress today without having pain," Johnson said. "This was the second day where I had a good workout or practice and didn’t feel anything. If this continues, I think we can start working towards maybe getting in there." Johnson's return while cut into Josh Richardson's minutes a bit, but he'll likely be eased back into action once he's able to suit up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 am
  • Josh Richardson struggles in 31 minutes
    Josh Richardson made 1-of-7 from the field for three points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

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

    Advice: He was on the injury report for Saturday and exploded for a 22-point gem in a win. Mahinmi likely won't be as good in Game 5, but he's certainly on the radar as a DFS center with his cheap price tag. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Dennis Schroder is probable again
    Dennis Schroder (ankle) is probable for Tuesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He may not be 100 percent, but Schroder should be out there for Game 5. He cooled off in Game 4 with just seven points after a 20-point Game 3. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:14 pm
  • Stevens hints Olynyk's role could be limited
    Brad Stevens hinted that Kelly Olynyk's role could be limited for the remainder of the first round.

    Advice: "Time will tell. ... We aren't in a position where if a guy has rust you're going to be able to play much," Stevens said. The head coach added that he'd evaluate Olynyk in shootaround to gauge his playing time moving forward, but it's worth noting that Jonas Jerebko has really come on strong vs. Atlanta and looks like the better option right now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:16 am
  • Johnson (shoulder) progressing toward return
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder surgery) is progressing toward a return, but he will not play in Monday's Game 4 vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Johnson said it's "the best he's felt" in his rehab, and even the normally cryptic Erik Spoelstra said that the guard is "pushing us into some discussions." It's hard to envision Johnson getting back out there before he goes through a full contact practice—which he has yet to do—but it's clear the guard is on the comeback trail after being pain/soreness-free for the first time this weekend. While Johnson has been ruled out of Game 4 and does not expect to play in Game 5 vs. Charlotte, he could be available after that. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:22 am
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