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  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) out for Wednesday
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) will not play Wednesday vs. the Kings, as expected.

    Advice: Motiejunas may be able to return before the regular-season ends, but with no clear return date in sight, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Josh Smith will continue to get all the run he can handle for however long Motiejunas and Terrence Jones (lung) are sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:48 pm
    Injured
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Dwight Howard (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: Howard is going to sit either Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, or Thursday's game vs. the Mavericks, and owners can expect another update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. When he sits, Joey Dorsey will slot into the starting center spot, although he can only be viewed as a rebounding specialist in extremely deep leagues. Josh Smith, however, will get all the run he can handle when Dwight is out of commission, and he's the guy that should be targeted in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:41 pm
  • Kevin Durant: 'This is just a small obstacle'
    Kevin Durant took to Instagram following his season-ending bone graft surgery on Tuesday, and described his recovery process as "a small obstacle" in the "big picture."

    Advice: We wish Durant the best in his recovery, and you can click the link below to see the full post for yourself. Durant, once seemingly invincible, has for the first time in his career had his season derailed by injuries, and there are no guarantees he's ready to go by the start of training camp next season. He's going to be a risky first-round selection next year, which is a very weird sentence to read/write. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:07 pm
    Injured
  • Monta Ellis (calf) could play Wednesday
    Monta Ellis (calf) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and head coach Rick Carlisle implied that there's a good chance Ellis will be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: "Nothing's for sure tomorrow, but it looks promising," said Carlisle of Ellis potentially playing on Wednesday. If Ellis is indeed able to return on Wednesday, he will have only spent a mere one-game on the sidelines. His return to action will push Richard Jefferson back to the bench and irrelevancy in most leagues. Owners can expect to get another update on Ellis' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:29 pm
    Injured
  • Rudy Gay (concussion) could be out 4-5 days?
    George Karl said that he expects Rudy Gay (concussion) to be out at least 4-5 days as he undergoes the leagues concussion protocol.

    Advice: It doesn't sound likely that Gay will be back this week, so owners in a playoff format that ends at the end of this week should really consider sending Gay to the wire. Omri Casspi and Derrick Williams will have the opportunity for some extended minutes with Gay sidelined, and Casspi is worth a look in deep leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:19 pm
    Injured
  • David Lee will start Tuesday vs. the Clippers
    David Lee will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Lee will replace Draymond Green (rest) in the starting lineup, and he's good for some points and rebounds, although he really doesn't do much else. Through two starts this season, Lee has put in averages of 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 50.0 percent shooting from the field. He can be viewed as a low-end streamer option in deep leagues, but he's not a great play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:13 pm
  • Daymond Green (rest) out Tuesday vs. LAC
    Draymond Green (rest) will not play Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: David Lee will draw the start in Green's place tonight, and he makes for a decent streamer option in deep leagues for those seeking some points and rebounds. Marreese Speights will also have the opportunity for some extended minutes off the bench with Green out. Head coach Steve Kerr said that Green would play tonight if the game meant anything, but with the No. 1 seed wrapped up, he’s going to get Green some rest. He hinted that Green may even sit Thursday vs. the Suns, so we’ll be watching this situation closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:05 pm
    Injured
  • Will Bynum goes through first practice w/ WAS
    Will Bynum went through his first full practice with the Wizards on Tuesday, and head coach Randy Wittman said that he looked good.

    Advice: Bynum only managed to get on the court for three minutes during his first game with the Wizards, and he's currently behind John Wall and Ramon Sessions in the rotation. He's basically an emergency depth guy for Washington, so as long as Wall and Sessions are healthy, Bynum belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:23 am
  • Thaddeus Young will play Tuesday vs Pacers
    Thaddeus Young (knee) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: The words "available to play" would seem to insinuate that Young won't start after missing the Nets' previous two games with a left knee strain. We'll update Young's status as more information is available, but he's a risky start for fantasy owners if he's coming off the bench behind Miles Plumlee. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:41 am
  • Arron Afflalo scores 16 points vs. PHX
    Arron Afflalo played well again on Monday during a 109-86 victory over the Suns, scoring 16 points with two rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a 21-point game on Saturday and is now the hottest he's ever been while in a Portland uniform. Still, the steals aren't there and he's not doing much besides scoring, so he's not a hot property in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Hamilton slowly ramping back up for Minny
    Justin Hamilton started for Gorgui Dieng (concussion) scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with four rebounds, one assist and one block over 25 minutes in the Wolves' 104-84 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Hamilton continues to ramp his minutes back up after suffering a concussion and it's a shame because he was showing real mid-round upside at the time he got hurt. Dieng's absence helps him out a bit, but there should be more than enough room for him to produce regardless of Dieng's status. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Brown posts nice money counters on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, six assists, one steal and two blocks over 30 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Brown has stealthily posted top 80-90 value over the last two weeks by hitting 52 percent of his shots while averaging 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. If you need help in the latter two categories, he's well worth a look as long as Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin remain out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Johnson grabs 16 rebounds in win over HOU
    Amir Johnson grabbed 16 rebounds in Monday's win over the Rockets, and also chipped in with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson is enjoying a four-game week and was a relatively safe, albeit low-end play for owners this week. This gets him off to a good start and if you started his counterpart, Patrick Patterson (seven points, one three, four boards, one steal, 28 minutes) better luck next time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Brandan Wright could game more run
    Brandan Wright played 18 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with four points, six boards and two assists.

    Advice: Alex Len probably broke his nose tonight, so Wright could have more minutes headed his way. When Len sprained his ankle earlier this month, Wright was an early-round asset as a starter. If you want to take a chance, give Wright a look in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 15 points at home
    Paul Millsap scored 15 points during a 101-88 win against the Bucks on Monday with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: He rested on Saturday and will likely rest again on Tuesday in Detroit. Millsap has been fantastic throughout the season, but all the DNPs are going to annoy his fantasy owners. The Hawks have four remaining road games this season and Millsap could miss some to all of them. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Shelvin Mack could start on Tuesday?
    Shelvin Mack did not score in 13 minutes against the Bucks on Monday with one rebound, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: Dennis Schroder (toe) was hurt tonight and Jeff Teague is unlikely to play on Tuesday in a back-to-back, so we should see Mack getting major run. If you're looking for a player to stream on a light four-game night, he's one of the best options out there among players widely available in leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Kelly posts huge line during Tank Fest 2015
    Ryan Kelly scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, four assists and four blocks over 43 minutes in Monday's overtime win against the Sixers.

    Advice: Kelly has been putting up interesting lines for a few games now and though the rug could be pulled out from underneath him he fits the definition of late-season pickup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Kyle Korver plays 34 minutes, scores 11
    Kyle Korver scored 11 points with one rebound, five assists and three 3-pointers against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He scored all 11 points within a 65-second span in the third quarter, which is the most potent scoring outburst since Damian Lillard scored 11 points in 39 seconds on Mar. 7. Korver is almost a lock to rest on Tuesday night and he's not a must-own player with more DNPs on the way. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Al Horford scores 18, rest coming Tuesday?
    Al Horford scored 18 points against the Bucks on Monday with seven boards, two assists and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks are on the road on Tuesday, so Horford's fantasy owners should absolutely be expecting him to sit in that game. Mike Muscala would likely get a chance to build off his career-high 18 points from Saturday. Horford's fantasy owners should expect him to take a few more games off, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia double-doubles vs. Hawks
    Zaza Pachulia scored 17 points with 13 boards, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Since his 22-21 line on Mar. 20, Zaza has been able to get consistent minutes in his last five. In that span, he averaged 13.2 points, 8.4 boards, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals on 60.9 percent from the field in 31.0 minutes per game. Pachulia is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 pm
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