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  • Jeff Green (back) questionable for Game 1
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable for Game 1 against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Sources have intimated that Tony Allen (hamstring) is the only Grizzlies player to be in jeopardy and he'll probably do anything he can to get on the court. Among the group of banged up players in Memphis, Green's injury status has been a back-burner issue so owners may want to use him as they normally would. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (shoulder) goes through a workout
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) went through a workout on Friday and attempted some shots.

    Advice: He was drenched in sweat and taking some shots today bodes well for his chances to play. Still, Afflalo was outplayed by C.J. McCollum, so he might not play more than 32 minutes in the first round. Fantasy owners might want to use someone else in postseason formats or in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:36 pm
    Injured
  • Nicolas Batum says he'll play in Game 1
    Nicolas Batum (knee) said he will play against the Grizzlies in Game 1 on Sunday.

    Advice: He only had a knee bruise and he only needed to miss one game. Batum was logging minutes around 40 to close the season and he could be in that neighborhood in this series. Batum's numbers were awful against the Grizzlies in four games this season, averaging 6.5 points 4.5 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 treys on 32.4 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:14 pm
    Injured
  • James Ennis will work on his ball-handling
    James Ennis said that his primary focus during the offseason will be "getting stronger" and working on his "ball-handling."

    Advice: Ennis showed some flashes during his rookie season with the Heat, and he ended the regular-season on a high note by putting up his first-career triple-double. If Luol Deng opts out of his contract and leaves Miami during the offseason, Ennis could potentially be looking at a starting role with the Heat. However, there are far too many ifs right now to accurately project Ennis' value, and with season averages of just 5.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, he has a long ways to go before entering the standard league equation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:38 pm
  • Chandler Parsons planning on playing
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is planning on playing in Game 1 against the Rockets.

    Advice: He practiced today and he should be able to give it a go. Parsons said his conditioning is a little suspect, so he may only be in the high 20s for minutes. Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will play less. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:36 pm
    Injured
  • Lance Stephenson searching for confidence
    Lance Stephenson acknowledged that his 3-point shooting was "terrible" this season, and he will spend the summer trying to regain his confidence after a horrific season with the Hornets.

    Advice: "My 3-point percentage was the lowest ever in history. That’s terrible," Stephenson said. "I have to come in and figure out how to be a better shooter. Being a good shooter will help my overall game... It’s confidence – just wanting the shot to go in so bad and then you lose your confidence. That plays a major part when you don’t have confidence in your shot. This summer I’m going to find my confidence." Born Ready was not so ready for the move to Charlotte, and his name will likely regularly surface in various trade rumors throughout the year, it's finding a taker that's the tricky part. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:26 pm
    Injured
  • DeRozan won't be happy w/ 1st round exit
    DeMar DeRozan said that the Raptors' season won't be a success unless they advance past the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: The Raptors went out in the first round after a tough seven game series with the Nets last season, and DeMar has no intentions of making another early-round exit from the playoffs. The Raptors will begin their post-season against the Wizards on Saturday, and that should be quite the thrilling series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:54 am
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) says he'll play Sunday
    Alan Anderson (ankle) said he'll be good to go for Game 1 against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Anderson being available, which dampens the value of Bajon Bogdanovic. He should see his minutes in the mid-20s if is indeed able to play on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:17 am
    Injured
  • Tony Allen likely to be a game-time call
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is likely going to be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Sunday and did go through practice on Friday.

    Advice: The good news is that he expects to play. "I'm gonna try and test it," Allen said. "I've been amped up mentally. Physically I haven't. I'm just trying to get healthy as we go forward." He might have a minutes limit and could come off the bench. With Allen back, Jeff Green, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee lose some appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:16 am
    Injured
  • Teletovic cleared for basketball activities
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) has been cleared for basketball activities, but he will remain sidelined for Games 1 and 2 of the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: Teletovic was a full participant during Friday's practice, and while he will for sure spend the first two games of the Nets playoff series against the Hawks on the sidelines, there's a chance he enters the rotation after that. He's been out since January 22, so even if he is able to return, it'll likely be in a very limited capacity. He could potentially take away some minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic when he is able to return to the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:54 am
    Injured
  • MRI on Paul George reveals strained left calf
    An MRI revealed a strained left calf for Paul George, and the injury is obviously not being considered serious.

    Advice: George said he felt a pop in his calf during Wednesday's regular-season finale, but the MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of a calf strain, which is not a serious injury. PG-13 will have the entire offseason to get things right, and all signs are pointing towards George being back at 100 percent next season. Head coach Frank Vogel implied during his exit interview that the Pacers would like to up their Pace next season, playing some small ball with George at the four-spot, which is a positive sign for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 am
    Injured
  • Carmelo Anthony says he's 'ahead of schedule'
    Carmelo Anthony said that he's "ahead of schedule" in his recovery during a recent interview, and that being ready for training camp next season is a non-issue.

    Advice: "I’ll be ready in June," Anthony said. "I’ll probably be ready a little before June, back to my regular program and working out... The rehab is going extremely well. I feel very positive where I will be about next training camp. I’m actually excited about the progress I’ve made in a short period of time." It sounds like Anthony will have no problem being ready for training camp next season after only making it through 40 games this year. He has first-round upside, but knee injuries are nothing to play with, so he'll certainly carry some risk with an early-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:37 am
    Injured
  • Report: Sefolosha underwent surgery Thursday
    Thabo Sefolosha reportedly underwent surgery on Thursday, and he's expected to be ready for the 2015-16 season opener.

    Advice: We wish Sefolosha the best, and all signs are pointing towards him making a full recovery. With Thabo out of the picture, Atlanta will give DeMarre Carroll all the run he can handle, while Kent Bazemore having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. The Hawks open up their first-round series against the Nets on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:19 am
    Injured
  • Kevin Durant cannot wait for next season
    Kevin Durant has not liked the criticism his team received during the season, and he said he can't wait for the first game of next season so he can prove all the doubters wrong.

    Advice: "I’m definitely pissed," a surly Durant said at his exit interview on Thursday morning. "I've heard a lot of stuff over this time I've been injured from everybody, from different people. So I can't wait for the first game [of next season]." Durant said he likes reading the negative headlines because they make him upset, and he feels he plays well when he gets "really, really upset." It was a rough year for Durant, and he's eager to put this chapter in his life behind him. He'll look to bounce-back next season, but after undergoing two major foot surgeries this season, he'll no longer be the consensus No. 1 overall selection heading into next year's fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:04 am
    Injured
  • K.J. McDaniels likely to miss the playoffs
    K.J. McDaniels injured his wrist (likely fractured) during the Rocket's regular-season finale, and he will likely miss the entire post-season.

    Advice: McDaniels was not at all a part of head coach Kevin McHale's rotations, and it's likely the rookie would have spent much of the post-season watching from the sidelines anyway, so this injury isn't going to affect Houston's playoff outlook. It is, however, an unfortunate injury for the rookie, and it'll be interest to see what kind of salary he can command on the open market when the offseason hits. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:50 pm
    Injured
  • Ryan Kelly will work on his 3-point shooting
    Ryan Kelly said that he will spend this offseason working on his 3-point shooting, and becoming better at putting the ball on the floor.

    Advice: Kelly was simply awful to start the year, but he ended the season strong, averaging 10.7 points, 4.2 assists, and 1.4 three-pointers per game over 35 minutes per game through the month of April. However, Kelly wasn't really showing up in the box score when the Lakers had other healthy bodies to compete with him for minutes and shots, so we're not expecting much from him next season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:55 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Kelly LAL - SF,PF
  • C.J. Miles scores 26 points with five treys
    C.J. Miles scored a team-high 26 points against the Grizzlies during a 95-83 loss on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Pacers just missed the postseason due to a lost tiebreaker and they're going to have to flip a coin with the Jazz for the 11 and 12 spots in the lottery. As for Miles, he had a Stephen Curry-like shooting performance to finish his season in the final four games, averaging 26.3 points, 6.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 5.0 treys. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:59 pm
    Player Note
    C.J. Miles Ind - SG,SF
  • Martell Webster scores a season-high 20
    Martell Webster scored a season-high 20 points against the Cavs on Wednesday with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on 5-of-9 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line.

    Advice: Otto Porter went down tonight, which explains the increase in minutes and usage for Webster. Most signs point to Porter being ready to go for Game 1 on Saturday, so Webster might not be in the rotation against the Raptors. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:28 pm
  • Luigi Datome leads Celtics to win
    Luigi Datome, not to be confused with the character your kid uses in Mario Kart, got a start at small forward on Wednesday and hit 9-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, three rebounds and two assists in a win over the Bucks.

    Advice: This was a meaningless game and the Celtics were without Avery Bradley (quad), leading to Datome's start. Jonas Jerebko and Kelly Olynyk each scored 16 points, and Jared Sullinger added 11, with all three players coming off the bench. Olynyk left with a head injury tonight and didn't return, so check back for updates on his (and Bradley's) status for Sunday's opening playoff game against the Cavaliers. The Celtics enter the postseason hot, winner's of six straight games, and they'll need everything they can get against the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles, will face Mavs
    James Harden's triple-double helped the Rockets beat the Jazz 117-91 on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This is just his second game all season with single-digit attempts from the field (3-of-8) and from the line (8-of-8). Looking ahead, the Rockets will now take on the Mavs in the first round. In four games against them this season, Harden averaged 24.8 points, 6.0 boards, 5.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.5 treys on 44.3 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:10 pm
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