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  • Juan Hernangomez will come off the bench
    Juan Hernangomez will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler (groin) will be getting the start at the three-spot tonight to matchup with LeBron James, and with Darrell Arthur (knee) also set to return to action, Hernangomez' minutes could take a decent sized hit. He's not the best option tonight with a tough matchup and a return to the second unit. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
  • Iman Shumpert will come off the bench vs. DEN
    Iman Shumpert will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: J.R. Smith will be replacing him in the starting five, and Kyle Korver (foot) will be back in action tonight, so Shumpert's minutes will likely dip to the lower-20s. He's not a viable target in most settings with Smith and Korver active. Rotoworld.com 41 minutes ago
  • Kyle Korver (foot) will play against Nuggets
    Kyle Korver (foot) will play against the Nuggets on Wednesday night.

    Advice: It will be his first action since Mar. 6. With Korver back, it'll be interesting to see how coach Ty Lue divides the minutes on the wing. Korver will have a lower upside, but he should be a solid specialist for treys going forward. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
  • J.R. Smith starting, Iman Shumpert to bench
    J.R. Smith will start Wednesday's game, bumping Iman Shumpert to the second unit.

    Advice: This was the plan all along, as Tyronn Lue only kept Smith on the bench to have more shooting in the second unit. With Kyle Korver (foot) returning tonight, Smith was pushed back to his usual starting role. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) will play vs. Cavs
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He needed almost two weeks to recover from a groin contusion. Chandler has dealt with a lot of groin injuries in his career, so the Nuggets could ease him back into his role. It'll be interesting to see where he fits in with coach Mike Malone liking the Mason Plumlee starting lineup. Chandler is worth owning, but his upside is capped. Kenneth Faried may also lose minutes. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
  • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will play Wednesday
    Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: The veteran's return gives Atlanta some extra depth with Kent Bazemore (knee) and Paul Millsap (knee) still out of commission. He's not going to play enough minutes to help most fantasy owners, though. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:11 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will play
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right ankle strain) will play against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable and did have an MRI, but everything came back clean. MKG's minutes are slightly down this month, which was somewhat surprising with Frank Kaminsky missing time in March. Kidd-Gilchrist has been racking up the defensive stats to make him a solid player to use in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:42 pm
  • Dion Waiters out again for Thursday
    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Thursday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He's coming along just fine and the team may not give him an MRI this week. As of Wednesday, he doesn't have an MRI scheduled, so maybe Waiters is more day-to-day. Josh Richardson is a solid add in standard leagues and dropped 14 points on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:15 pm
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  • Warriors hoping KD can return in season
    Kevin Durant's (knee) progress has the Warriors hopeful he can return before end of regular season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: KD is doing some on-court work these days, but he still doesn't have a target date. He was expected to miss four weeks, which means his original target window will be at the end of this month. The Warriors would likely ease KD back in and perhaps do so in the first round of the postseason. If you're going to stash him, there's a decent chance he won't make much of an impact upon his return. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:16 pm
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  • Tony Allen likely questionable for Thursday.
    Tony Allen (knee) went through treatment at Wednesday's practice in San Antonio and is likely questionable Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: He did not play on Tuesday for his first DNP since the break. The Grizzlies started Wayne Selden for 16 minutes on Tuesday while Andrew Harrison and Troy Daniels also picked up some minutes. This is a situation to avoid in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:24 am
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  • LeBron James confirms he'll play on Wednesday
    As expected, LeBron James confirmed he will play Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: With all the controversy surrounding teams resting their stars, LeBron will likely get asked to confirm that he is playing prior to each game the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:58 am
  • Chandler (groin) expects to play Wednesday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) was able to participate in shootaround on Wednesday and is expected to play Wednesday night vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Chandler had missed four straight games. If Chandler does play, he will eat into the minutes of Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Will Barton. Darrell Arthur (knee) is also expected to return on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:21 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) ruled out Wednesday
    Coach Mike Malone said that Danilo Gallinari (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Gallo has missed. Fortunately for the Nuggets, both Wilson Chandler (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) are expected to return on Wednesday night. It is unknown if Juancho Hernangomez will draw another start in place of Gallinari. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:18 am
  • Kyle Korver (foot) questionable Wednesday
    Coach Tyronn Lue said he was unsure whether Kyle Korver (sore left foot) will be able to play Wednesday night vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Korver has not played since March 6th due to the foot injury. He did state that he felt "a lot better" on Tuesday, so Korver is clearly headed in the right direction. We may be looking at a game-time decision Wednesday night. The issue for Korver owners is that even once he is fully healthy and active, Korver will have to divvy up minutes with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. Thus, it will be very difficult for him to match the numbers he was putting up his first few weeks in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
  • Gbinije (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Michael Gbinije (left ankle sprain) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: No fantasy impact to discuss, as Gbinije is not part of the Pistons rotation. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:47 am
  • Jeff Green (back) will not play Wednesday
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Jeff Green (back spasms) has been ruled out of Wednesday night's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This will be just the third game Green has missed all season. However, he has apparently played through back spasms intermittently. Green had been averaging 17.5 minutes per game off the Magic's bench in March. Mario Hezonja will likely soak up the majority of the extra minutes available on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:14 am
  • Malone 'hopeful' Gallo and Chandler play Wed
    Coach Michael Malone said that he is "hopeful" that Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) will play Wednesday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: "Hopeful is the word I’d use," Malone said on Monday night. "We’ll have to wait and see how their continued rehabs go and how they’re feeling. For both of those guys it comes down to whether they’re comfortable enough and confident enough to go out there and play at a high level." Gallinari is currently listed as doubtful in the game notes, while Chandler is questionable. We should receive a reliable update after the Nuggets shootaround Wednesday morning. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:08 am
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 18 points
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 18 points with four rebounds, one steal and two triples vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He finished 8-of-15 from the field in 24 minutes, and his workload was safe despite the arrival of Omri Casspi. Muhammad is rolling with 18.5 points per game over his last four outings, but he offers very little to fantasy owners other than scoring. He's a low-end pickup with two games remaining for the Wolves this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Manu Ginobili returns from a day of rest
    Manu Ginobili returned from a day of rest and scored 11 points in 19 minutes vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's going to be annoying to own down the stretch because of all the DNPs, so he belongs on the wire outside of deeper leagues. He shot 4-of-7 from the field with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one triple. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:30 pm
  • Nick Young (illness) picks up a DNP-CD
    Nick Young (illness) picked up a DNP-CD on Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He was healthy enough to play and coach Luke Walton said he was "available," but they probably wanted to take a look at David Nwaba. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues and this probably won't be his last DNP going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 21 points in 40 minutes
    Brandon Ingram scored 21 points in 40 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: This was his second game of the season with 20+ points and he finished one point shy of his career high. He added five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two triples, and it looks like he's going to make some noise in the final few weeks of the season. Over the last five games, he's averaging 16.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 triples on 53.0 percent shooting. However, he's still struggling from the free throw line, hitting just 3-of-8 FTAs in this one. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 18 points
    Austin Rivers scored 18 points in 31 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The last four games for the Clippers haven't been close at all, so Rivers' minutes have been on the rise. He hit 6-of-11 shots from the field with four rebounds, four assists and one steal, and with a 17-point game on Monday, Rivers is off to a great start during the Clippers' five-game week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 15 points
    Jamal Crawford scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, adding two rebounds, three assists, one steal and three triples in 30 minutes.

    Advice: If you picked him up to take advantage of a five-game week for the Clippers, you should be feeling pretty good because he had 14 points, one triple and one steal on Monday. He has taken advantage of some garbage time in both games, so just keep in mind that he likely won't be this good in his next three games this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Khris Middleton helps Bucks beat Blazers
    Khris Middleton racked up 26 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and three 3-pointers on 11-of-22 shooting in 33 minutes of Tuesday's big 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Wow. He was worth the wait if you stashed him long before he came back and there was some risk involved, as no one was really sure how he'd look or fit in with the new-look Bucks. He's been fantastic, averaging 18.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five games. With the Bucks fighting for their playoff life and seeding, Middleton should continue to roll the rest of the way. He's also played in all 12 of the Bucks' March games, scoring in double figures in all of them. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 in big win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 8-of-21 shots for 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes of Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Giannis tweaked an ankle on Saturday, but was never really in jeopardy of missing this game. This was a huge win for the Bucks, who now sit just 1/2 game in front of the No. 8 seeded Heat. This is good news for his owners, as the Bucks are going to need everything he has to offer in order to ensure the Bucks make the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Omri Casspi plays 22 minutes in debut
    Omri Casspi played 22 minutes in his Wolves debut vs. the Spurs on Tuesday, finishing with five points (2-of-2 FGs), one rebound and one triple.

    Advice: Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau was talking him up before the game and said he likes his floor spacing, so maybe he can earn a larger role going forward. For now, Casspi is just someone to keep an eye on in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Davis Bertans plays six minutes
    Davis Bertans moved back to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Wolves and finished scoreless with one rebound in six minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get any extra run with David Lee (foot) out, but he shouldn't have been owned in most leagues anyways. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Solomon Hill held to five points
    Solomon Hill scored five points with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Advice: As expected, Hill has come down to earth after his 30-point explosion on Mar. 17. Hill hit just 1-of-7 shots from the field, and with only two more games on the schedule this week, he's more of a streaming option in deeper formats. He was averaging 9.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists and 0.9 steals in his previous 10 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) starting vs. Blazers
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is starting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday, but wasn't listed on the injury report and should be fine. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 pm
  • Nick Young (illness) is 'available' Tuesday
    Nick Young (illness) is "available" for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: When asked if Young would actually play, coach Luke Walton wouldn't commit to it. The Lakers just signed David Nwaba to a two-year deal Tuesday, so Young's illness may give the team an excuse to take a long look at the rookie guard. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:35 pm
  • Dion Waiters spotted without walking boot
    Dion Waiters (ankle) was spotted without a walking boot on Tuesday.

    Advice: Waiters is still on crutches, and his ankle is still swollen, but he was at least able to put some weight on his injured left ankle while making his way through the Miami locker room on Tuesday. Waiters remains without an official timetable to return, and him gingerly making his way through a locker room on crutches suggests that he's still not very close, so those without an IR-spot will need to strongly consider moving on from Waiters. Josh Richardson will continue to start in his place. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:51 pm
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  • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) probable Wednesday
    Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's matchup with the Wizards.

    Advice: Dunleavy was available to play on Monday but didn't actually step foot on the court, and there are no guarantees that will change on Wednesday night. If Dunleavy does manage to get out there, it will likely be in a very limited capacity, so there's no incentive to pick him up anywhere. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:37 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) questionable vs. CLE
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Chandler has missed the past four games, but he said on Monday that he was shooting to return on Wednesday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if Chandler is able to return to action, there will be less opportunity for guys like Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee. Jamal Murray's usage could also suffer a slight hit with Chandler active. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) doubtful Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Gallinari was hopeful that he'd be able to return to the court for Wednesday's game, but now it's looking like it'll be his fourth straight game on the sidelines. With Gallinari unlikely, Juan Hernangomez could be looking at another start, and there will be more opportunity for Will Barton with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 pm
  • Kyle Korver (left foot) feeling much better
    Kyle Korver (sore left foot) said on Tuesday that he was feeling "a lot better," and "well rested."

    Advice: Korver added that his foot is feeling stronger, and with him getting in a full practice on Tuesday, it's looking like there's a chance we could see him back in action on Wednesday night vs. the Nuggets. Korver was playing well prior to going down, but that was with J.R. Smith on the sidelines, so it could be tough for him to replicate that production fighting for minutes with Smith and Iman Shumpert. We should get another update following shootaround, but this is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:42 pm
  • Omri Casspi available to play Tuesday vs. SA
    Omri Casspi will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: "Shooting is critical," Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "We think [Casspi] can open up the floor. He’s shown throughout his career he’s been a really good shooter. We’ve always liked him. So we’ll get a look at him." Casspi is still sporting a small brace on his surgically repaired thumb, and he'll likely be rusty tonight considering he hasn't taken the court in about a month, so this is wait-and-see territory in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:32 am
  • Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right ankle strain) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Kidd-Gilchrist underwent an MRI on his ankle and the results were negative, which is great news for nervous MKG owners. He injured the ankle in Monday's win over Atlanta, but both MKG and coach Steve Clifford downplayed the injury after the game. It appears Kidd-Gilchrist will be ready to roll on Wednesday, but check back to make sure he doesn't suffer any setbacks and to find out if the Hornets plan to place him on any minutes restriction. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • Tony Allen (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Tony Allen (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: This is the first game Allen will miss due to injury since mid-November. James Ennis had replaced Allen in the starting lineup for a couple of games earlier this month, so he will likely draw the start on Tuesday night. Troy Daniels and Andrew Harrison will also see an uptick in minutes. This is a situation to avoid from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 am
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  • Giannis tweaks ankle in Saturday's loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday and immediately left the game.

    Advice: He scored just nine points in the blowout loss and played 31 minutes, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We expect him to play on Tuesday night, but owners of the Greek Freak should watch for injury updates prior to game time in order to be certain he's playing tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:08 am
  • Austin Rivers scores 17 points vs. Knicks
    Austin Rivers scored 17 points in 23 minutes vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with two assists, one rebound and one triple. This game was basically over at halftime, so most fantasy owners shouldn't read too much into this line. With that said, Rivers is a sneaky low-end option with four more games on the schedule this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:14 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers ankle strain
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a right ankle strain in Monday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: Before his owners panic, MKG said he is "fine" and coach Steve Clifford added that he is day-to-day. MKG left the game in the third quarter and wasn't able to return, but the Hornets had a comfortable lead at the time. We should get an update after Tuesday's practice, but we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Magic. He finished with nine points (4-of-8 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), two boards, three assists and three steals in 21 minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:49 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) unlikely to play Monday
    Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will be available to play on Monday, but it's unlikely he'll take the court.

    Advice: Dunleavy hasn't played since February 24, and while that trend will likely hold tonight, it does appear he's getting close. Still, even when Dunleavy was healthy, he wasn't worth owning, so feel free to leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:12 pm
  • Timberwolves officially sign Omri Casspi
    The Timberwolves have officially signed Omri Casspi.

    Advice: With Lance Stephenson no longer on the roster and Nemanja Bjelica (foot) done for the year, Casspi should be able to get some playing time in Minnesota. However, this remains a wait-and-see situation just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:40 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Waiters is still on crutches, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season, he's most certainly going to be looking at a multi-game absence here. Josh Richardson drew the start in his place on Sunday and finished with 10 points, one triple, two dimes, one steal, one block, one board and one turnover in 33 minutes, so he could be worth a look in deep leagues. Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson should also be more active on offense. Unfortunately, Waiters is now a cut candidate in all leagues without an IR-spot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:26 pm
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  • Nick Young (illness) practices on Monday
    Nick Young (illness) was a full participant during Monday's practice.

    Advice: Young sat out Sunday's loss to the Cavs, but it looks like there's a good chance he'll be back in action on Tuesday vs. the Clippers. If Swaggy P is able to play, that'll translate to fewer minutes for guys like David Nwaba and Corey Brewer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:03 pm
  • Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) out Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This will be his third game in a row on the shelf, but it could also be his last -- Gallo said he's hopeful to play on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. The Nuggets have a total of four games this week, but starting Gallo in a weekly league is still pretty risky. Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray are all solid streaming options on Monday with Wilson Chandler (groin) also out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:08 am
  • Chandler and Gallinari ruled out for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This is his fourth game in a row on the shelf, but both Chandler and Gallo are hoping to return on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. If he is able to play vs. the Cavs, that means his owners would still get him for three games. To be clear, he's still a very risky start in weekly formats. Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray will continue to get a bump in value until Chandler and Gallo are able to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 am
  • LeBron James returns with 34/7/6 in road win
    LeBron James (rest) posted 34 points (13-of-22 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs) with seven assists, six rebounds, three 3-pointers and one steal in 38 minutes during his return on Sunday.

    Advice: LBJ came up clutch, as always, guiding the Cavs past the Lakers in L.A., 125-120. He's likely to get a few more rest games down the stretch, but it helps that Boston is keeping up the pressure -- they're just 2.5 games behind Cleveland, which is the same separation between the Spurs and Warriors in the Western Conference. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:42 pm
  • J.R. Smith shoots 1-of-7 in 27 bench minutes
    J.R. Smith couldn't find the range on Sunday, going 1-of-7 from the field for two points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Before the game, coach Tyronn Lue said that Smith will "probably" return to the starting lineup once Kyle Korver (foot) is healthy. He's keeping Smith on the bench behind Iman Shumpert because he wants another shooter with the second unit. Smith would be well-served if he got easier looks complements of LeBron and Kyrie as a starter, and his owners should be wishing Korver a quick recovery. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:39 pm
  • Brandon Ingram has 18 pts w/ supporting stats
    Brandon Ingram scored 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting during Sunday's tough home loss, adding six rebounds, one assist, one block, and just one turnover in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Ingram is finally making some noise for fantasy purposes. He's shooting 39.0 percent on the season, but in an expanded role in March he's averaged 12.3 points on 50.6 percent shooting, 0.8 threes, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocks. The supporting stats are tolerable, but he's also committing 2.6 turnovers while making under half of his free throw attempts. Plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:36 pm
  • Davis Bertans flops in brief start on Sunday
    Davis Bertans made a surprise start on Sunday in place of Dewayne Dedmon, but he finished with just two points and one rebound in 15 minutes of action.

    Advice: Bertans was ineffective to begin the game and wound up back on the bench to start the third quarter. It's probable Gregg Popovich just wanted more offense in his starting unit, or was searching for a spark after two straight losses, but either way it's very unlikely that Bertans will get another start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:01 pm
  • Solomon Hill posts well-rounded line vs. MIN
    Solomon Hill followed up his 30-point eruption with 13 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Hill went off in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins, who was back tonight after missing one game, but he still carved out a strong across-the-board fantasy line. We're skeptical that he can keep up this level of play, or anywhere near it, but in fairness he's played well in four of his past five games. He's worth a look until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:58 pm
  • Update: Nick Young (illness) ruled out Sunday
    Updating a previous report, Nick Young (illness) will not play vs. the Cavs on Sunday.

    Advice: Luke Walton said he wasn't sure who would take over Young's role, but it figures to be split between Jordan Clarkson and Tyler Ennis, with Brandon Ingram possibly playing a few more minutes. Consider Young day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:51 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 20 points in 24 mins
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 points in 24 minutes vs. New Orleans on Sunday, making 8-of-13 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Muhammad is shooting the ball well lately, at 51.2 percent in the past two weeks, but he's contributing nothing else to support his fantasy value. Prospective owners should also be aware that the Wolves are close to signing Omri Casspi to fill the void left by Nemanja Bjelica (ankle), which could cut into Bazz's minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:41 pm
  • Nick Young (illness) questionable for Sunday
    Nick Young (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Lakers are embracing their young guys down the stretch, so it doesn't make much sense to play Young at less than 100 percent. Check back for updates closer to tip-off. If he sits out, expect Jordan Clarkson, Tyler Ennis and Brandon Ingram to cover his minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:52 pm
  • Michael Gbinije (ankle) out again Sunday
    Michael Gbinije (ankle) was out again on Sunday.

    Advice: Gbinije was listed as doubtful prior to the game, but even at full strength he's unlikely to crack the rotation. Ignore him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:29 pm
  • Davis Bertans starting over Dewayne Dedmon
    Davis Bertans is starting over Dewayne Dedmon against the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich is trying something new today and will give Bertans his fourth start this season. This could mean Dedmon is resting or Pop just wants to see how the rookie handles minutes with the first unit. Regardless, there's no need to add him here. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:06 pm
  • Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches and is hoping he can return before the end of the regular season.

    Advice: Waiters said this ankle sprain is worse than his last one and he did break this ankle back in high school. The Heat are going to give him treatment every day and have not provided a timetable on his return. While Waiters is out, Josh Richardson gets a big chance and is starting on Sunday. If you need a guard and the wire dried up, J-Rich could be your guy with his nice upside. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:27 pm
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  • ESPN: Wolves are close to signing Omri Casspi
    Omri Casspi is closing on a deal with the Timberwolves, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: He reportedly is ahead of schedule on his thumb injury and he getting close to his original target date. The Wolves are dying for a combo forward like Casspi with Nemanja Bjelica (ankle) out for the season, and they also lost Lance Stephenson. Casspi would likely get minutes, but he's not a great player to add just yet. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:53 pm
  • Manu Ginobili, Dejounte Murray out Sunday
    Manu Ginobili (rest) and Dejounte Murray (left groin) will not play against the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: It's just a game off for Ginobili and he should be ready to go for the next game in Minnesota on Tuesday. Jonathon Simmons should pick up a couple extra minutes, but he's still not really worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:15 am
  • Wilson Chandler questionable for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable for Monday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Due to some contact to his groin last Saturday, Chandler has missed his last three games. On Thursday, coach Mike Malone said he didn't know how much time Chandler would miss, so this is a good sign. Still, there is a chance he could miss time considering how many groin injuries he's had in his career. If he's back, this will likely take minutes from Kenneth Faried and perhaps the Nuggets won't go with as much Mason Plumlee at the four. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:09 am
  • Chandler, Gallinari are questionable vs. HOU
    Wilson Chandler (right groin contusion) and Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) have been upgraded to questionable for Monday at Houston.

    Advice: This is encouraging news after both players missed multiple games with their injuries. If Gallinari does return, that should take minutes from Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. It could also take away from Jamal Murray and Jameer Nelson because Murray likely wouldn't play as much SG. Hopefully, the Nuggets provide an update on Gallo Monday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:05 am
  • Kyle Korver remains out
    Kyle Korver (foot) remains out and said there's "still something in" his left foot.

    Advice: "It's getting better but it hasn't come along like I'd hoped," Korver said. "I should've stopped playing on it a week and a half earlier. Now that I'm out, we might as well let it come all the way back, but it just hasn't yet." Considering the Cavs have been careful with their guys, we're likely not going to see Korver for a few games at least. J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert will play a little more. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:45 am
  • Giannis Anteotokounmpo gets held to 9 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored nine points during a blowout 117-92 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors know how to defend drivers as well as just about anyone and Antetokounmpo got a little too much Draymond Green today. He came into this game with a 53.9 field goal percentage in March and he continues to flirt with his two steals and two blocks per game. His fantasy owners will have a big advantage next week with the Bucks suiting up for four games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 11 points
    Khris Middleton scored 11 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The minutes were solid and he likely would've been in the mid-30s had the Bucks been in this game. Middleton is heavily involved in the offense and is playing on the ball a lot more than expected after he said he was focusing more on shooting late in his rehab. We're not expecting him to rest until the Bucks have something clinched, so keep rolling Middleton out there. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:33 pm
  • Juancho has a solid game in start
    Juancho Hernangomez scored 15 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes as the starting small forward against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nuggets look like they hit on another international guy. Hernangomez has made a very impressive 45.9 percent from deep this season. Before tonight, a whopping 71 of his 73 attempts were catch-and-shoot attempts, so having Nikola Jokic is helping. With Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari out, Hernangomez is a decent guy to hold until those two get the all clear. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 pm
  • Austin Rivers returns to bench
    Austin Rivers returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers and scored 11 points in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan returned from a day of rest, but maybe Rivers will draw another start in the near future -- the Clippers have five games next week which includes two back-to-back sets. Rivers missed all three of his triples tonight with three rebounds, but he could be a sneaky low-end streaming option next week if the Clippers rest their veterans in a game or two. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:35 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores 10 points
    Iman Shumpert (shoulder) scored 10 points with five rebounds and three assists vs. the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered a minor shoulder strain in his previous game, but played through the issue tonight with the Cavaliers resting their studs. Shumpert finished 5-of-11 from the field in 25 minutes, but his upside is way too low when the Cavs have everyone available. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:54 pm
  • J.R. Smith misses all seven 3-pointers
    J.R. Smith moved into the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the Clippers, but flopped with 10 points on 4-of-17 shooting.

    Advice: Not good. Smith was actually coming off a pair of nice games with averages of 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 3.5 triples, but he missed all seven of his 3-pointers tonight and added six rebounds and one assist. Considering Kyrie Irving (rest), LeBron James (rest), Kevin Love (rest) and Kyle Korver (foot) were all out, Smith's line was a huge letdown. He remains a volatile option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:51 pm
  • MKG blocks four shots in a win
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist matched his career-high four blocks against the Wizards on Saturday, adding eight points, four rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He has always been a good defender, but it took until this year for him to consistently show value in fantasy with his defensive stats. Since the break, MKG has been a fourth-round player, averaging 9.1 points, 6.7 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.9 blocks, 1.5 steals and 0.6 turnovers in those 13 contests. He's been a fantasy steal this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:17 pm
  • J.R. Smith in the starting lineup
    J.R. Smith is in the starting lineup against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It'll be his first start since returning from injury. With the Cavs resting their star offensive players, Smith is probably licking his chops at the shots coming his way. He's still probably not worth owning beyond tonight unless you're fishing for treys. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:19 pm
  • Iman Shumpert will start on Saturday
    Iman Shumpert will start on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: With the Cavs resting their stars, Shumpert could get some decent usage today. He's still not someone fantasy owners will want to trust outside of just a streaming spot for today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:17 pm
  • LeBron, Kyrie and Love will not play vs. LAC
    LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will not play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: Another Saturday night national TV game, another night of heavy rest. James and the Cavs start the front end of their back-to-back set and will play again on Sunday. It's possible the Cavs do rest guys for that one because they're rested Kyrie in both games of a back-to-back set earlier this season. LeBron's fantasy owners can expect multiple nights off to close out the regular season. J.R. Smith and Deron Williams should do most of the scoring tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:08 pm
  • Kevin Durant getting shots up
    Kevin Durant (knee) was getting shots up at shootaround on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a step in the right direction for the former MVP. Durant is still not close to a return and he is expected to be re-evaluated around Mar. 28. He'll likely need at least a week or two off after that, so he's still unlikely to play this regular season. Pat McCaw, Ian Clark and Matt Barnes have stepped up, but none of them are great pickups. Andre Iguodala has seen his value increase, too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:27 pm
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  • Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Sunday
    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: He does not have a timetable to return right now and coach Erik Spoelstra had some comments about his shooting guard on Saturday. "He was in the locker room doing treatment pretty much all night, last night, and then early this morning," Spoelstra said. The Heat won't put a grade on it, but it's fair to guess he's going to miss multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson makes sense as a pickup in standard leagues while Wayne Ellington could be a scoring and threes specialist. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:37 am
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  • Michael Gbinije (ankle) doubtful for Sunday
    Michael Gbinije (left ankle sprain) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: No fantasy impact here, as Gbinije is not a part of the Pistons rotation. He has played a total of three minutes over the last three months. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:22 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) without a timeline
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters (ankle) is currently without a timeline to return.

    Advice: Waiters sprained his left ankle late in the second quarter and had to be carried off the court. Coach Spo said the sprain is "similar to the way he did last time. There's no timeline on it. There's no way to really tell until we get to the next day." The previous sprain Spo is referring to sidelined Waiters for three games over six days. We should have an update this weekend, but the safe assumption is that Waiters will likely miss at least a couple of games. Josh Richardson is expected to soak up most of Waiters minutes. Wayne Ellington should also see a bump in playing time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:18 am
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  • Jeff Green scores just two points
    Jeff Green made 1-of-9 from the field for two points with eight rebounds, one assist and one turnover against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: This is totally unacceptable on St. Patrick's Day. Anyway, Green just doesn't have fantasy value when the Magic are healthy up front. He doesn't even have much when players are out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:55 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores season-high 30 points
    Khris Middleton scored a season-high 30 points in Friday's 107-103 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He missed his only two 3-point attempts, but finished 11-of-18 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line with two rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes. Middleton has played 30+ minutes in nine out of his last 10 games and hasn't rested since Feb. 27, so double check to make sure he's active for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors in Golden State. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:24 pm
  • Solomon Hill scores a career-high 30 points
    Solomon Hill scored a career-high 30 points against the Rockets on Friday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: Those assists also matched his career high and he set a season high in treys. He has been one of the primary defenders for the Pelicans and he even had to guard James Harden for much of this game. Obviously not having DeMarcus Cousins was huge for Hill tonight, but this is shocking after a four-point Wednesday. Hill could be worth a look as a speculative add in deeper leagues, but most owners should want to see him do it again on Sunday against the Wolves. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:21 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 26 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points before fouling out of Friday's 107-103 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He fouled out of a game for the fourth time this season, but at least this time he fouled out in the final minute. Giannis shot 11-of-16 from the field in 35 minutes, adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one triple and four turnovers. The Bucks have won eight out of their last nine games and are seventh in the East, so the Greek Freak will feast the rest of the way with four games on the schedule in each of the next two weeks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 pm
  • Nick Young ejected on Friday
    Nick Young was ejected from Friday's game vs. the Bucks for shoving Malcolm Brogdon.

    Advice: The shove resulted in his second technical and ruined what could've been a great night for Swaggy P. He started at SG and played through a sprained left ring finger, finishing with 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and four triples in 29 minutes. The Lakers are still experimenting with different lineups and Young will have a low floor on the nights when his shot isn't falling, so he's just a 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:40 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 15 points
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting vs. the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: Nemanja Bjelica (left foot) won't play again this season, so Muhammad will get a nice bump in minutes off the bench. He played 28 minutes tonight and added two assists and one rebound, and this is coming on the heels of a 21-point effort on Wednesday vs. the Celtics in 31 minutes. He's going to post some empty stat lines outside of the scoring column, so he's just a low-end pickup in deeper formats. After Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, the Wolves will have a total of six games over a two-week span. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:23 pm
  • X-rays negative on Dion Waiters' left ankle
    Dion Waiters (left ankle sprain) had X-rays taken and the results were negative.

    Advice: The good news is he didn't break anything, but Waiters is likely going to get an MRI to check on ligament damage. He could not put weight on his left foot, so there's a good chance he is going to miss multiple games. With Waiters out, Josh Richardson becomes a strong speculative add. Wayne Ellington is worth a look if you need scoring and treys. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:17 pm
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  • Dion Waiters (ankle) carried to locker room
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) was carried to the locker room in the first half on Friday.

    Advice: He had a really bad ankle rolled he couldn't put weight on his left foot as he went to the locker room. Waiters was in a lot of pain and he may need to miss time here. We should have an update shortly. In the meantime, Josh Richardson is a speculative add for those with something to cut. He also will not return tonight because he did not shoot his free throws after the injury. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:55 pm
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  • Nick Young starting vs. the Bucks Friday
    Nick Young (finger) is starting vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He was considered probable with a sprained left ring finger, but the big takeaway here is that he's getting the nod over D'Angelo Russell. Unless you're hurting for 3-pointers, leave Young on the wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:49 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy remains out
    Mike Dunleavy remains out for Saturday against the Blazers.

    Advice: He's not likely to make it back any time soon. Taurean Prince played well in the last game with plenty of minutes at the four in a smaller lineup, so he's the guy to watch in deep leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:54 pm
  • Wilson Chandler out again for Saturday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will not be available for Saturday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: The Nuggets haven't really missed Chandler too much these days thanks to their success with the Mason Plumlee and Nikola Jokic lineups. Besides Plumlee, Juancho Hernangomez should benefit, and he did score nine points with five boards, one steal and one trey in 26 minutes on Thursday. Kenneth Faried should also get minutes. Plumlee is probably the only one worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari out vs. HOU
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) will not be available for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Both of these forwards do not have a target date, but coach Mike Malone said there was a chance they come back soon. However, getting ruled out a day in advance is usually not a good sign for the next few games. With Gallo and Chandler out, Will Barton went off with a career-high 35 points on Thursday while he also saw a few more Jamal Murray minutes at the two. Barton should be owned in all leagues while Murray is starting to trend up as a pickup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
  • Nick Young still probable for Friday
    Nick Young (finger) remains probable for Friday against the Bucks.

    Advice: He had a bandage over his sprained left ring finger at shootaround. Young could be starting at shooting guard and could have a chance to redeem himself after an 0-of-9 Wednesday. He's not a fantasy option right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:00 pm
  • Kyle Korver (foot) listed as out for Saturday
    Kyle Korver (left foot soreness) is listed as "out" in the game notes for Saturday's matchup with the Clippers.

    Advice: This is merely a 'game notes designation,' so we will have to wait for a complete medical update from the Cavs before Saturday's game in L.A. Korver, who has missed five straight games, has begun participating in team practices and is headed in the right direction. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 am
  • Iman Shumpert (shoulder) is day-to-day
    After Thursday's game, coach Tyronn Lue said Iman Shumpert (shoulder) "is going to be day-to-day, he's fine."

    Advice: Shumpert injured his shoulder in the third quarter of Thursday's victory over Utah when he tried to dunk on Rudy Gobert. Shumpert didn't talk to reporters after the game, but J.R. Smith said that Shump told him "it was nothing serious." There is no guarantee that Shumpert will play Saturday vs. the Clippers, but it certainly appears he is dealing with only minor discomfort. He can be left on waivers in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:27 am
  • Juan Hernangomez comes up with a solid game
    Juan Hernangomez made a start on Thursday with nine points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He's been elite in efficiency for rookies this year and he's always been capable of filling the stat sheet. Per 36 minutes, Hernangomez averaged 13.1 points, 8.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.7 blocks and 2.0 treys this season. With both Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) having unclear return dates, Juancho is worth a speculative look for those with something to cut. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:21 pm
  • Austin Rivers gets a start at forward
    Austin Rivers scored 17 points with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes during his start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He started at forward because of no Blake Griffin (rest) tonight. He's actually been effective on the stat sheet as a starting forward, averaging 18.3 points, 3.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.7 treys in those previous 13 starts at that position. He'll be moving back to the bench on Saturday against the Cavs and isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:43 pm
  • LeBron James leads Cavs to win over Jazz
    LeBron James didn't have a triple-double on Thursday, but still went off for 33 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes of a 91-83 win over the Jazz.

    Advice: It's almost disappointing when Bron, Russell Westbrook and James Harden don't triple-double this season, but LeBron has racked up 10 of them on the season put up a great stat line tonight, which included 13-of-20 shooting. The Cavs still have five sets of back-to-backs left this season and we saw Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert suffer what appear to be minor injuries tonight. Don't be surprised if LeBron gets more rest than his fantasy owners will care for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:55 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (shoulder) will not return
    Iman Shumpert suffered a left shoulder strain and will not return to Thursday's game.

    Advice: He'll finish with 22 minutes, nine points and three rebounds on 4-of-11 shooting and should be considered day-to-day. J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver (foot) will both see a boost in minutes if Shumpert is going to miss time, and once Korver's healthy. However, Fred McLeod reported on Twitter after the game that Ty Lue said Shumpert was "OK," meaning his injury isn't thought to be serious. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:10 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (shoulder) to locker room
    Iman Shumpert (left shoulder) went to the locker room on Thursday.

    Advice: He asked to come out and is likely being evaluated in the locker room. We'll have an update when the Cavs provide it. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:39 pm
  • Austin Rivers is starting
    Austin Rivers will start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's an expected move for the Clippers with Blake Griffin (rest) out. Rivers should see minutes around 30 in this game while we might see Wes Johnson in the rotation to help out on the wings. Rivers is a decent DFS punt in a great matchup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:31 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee will start
    Juancho Hernangomez and Mason Plumlee will start against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He should get some heavy minutes with Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) out. Coach Mike Malone said he doesn't know how long those two vets will be out, so Hernangomez could be a decent speculative add. Mason Plumlee is also expected to start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:23 pm
  • Wilson Chandler's return date is unclear
    Coach Mike Malone said Wilson Chandler (groin) doesn't have a definitive timetable.

    Advice: There's a chance Chandler can make it back over the weekend, but he still isn't practicing yet. Chandler's fantasy owners will have to weigh if they want to keep him stashed, especially with the fantasy playoffs starting in several leagues. While he's out, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Juan Hernangomez should pick up the minutes at the four. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:58 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari's return date is unclear
    Coach Mike Malone said there is "no definitive timetable" on Danilo Gallinari (knee).

    Advice: "It could be next game, hopefully it is," Malone said. Gallinari has a bone bruise and is not going to play on Thursday. With Wilson Chandler (groin) also out, we should get a heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez, Will Barton and some more Jamal Murray. Barton should be owned while Murray is a very interesting pickup in competitive leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:53 pm
  • Nick Young (left ring finger) probable Friday
    Nick Young (sprained left ring finger) is probable for Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: He was able to get some shots up at practice on Thursday and this isn't to his shooting hand -- the right arm isn't strictly for buckets anymore, though. The Lakers gave him two DNP-CDs leading up to Wednesday, but then he flopped with an 0-of-9 shooting line in the loss to Houston. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:03 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo limited by fouls vs LAC
    Giannis Antetokounmpo played just 28 minutes vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, but he still finished with 16 points (5-of-10 FGs, 6-of-9 FTs), five rebounds, five assists and one block.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo picked up two fouls in the first eight minutes of the game, forcing a substitution, and he picked up a third foul after playing 4:24 in the second quarter. Jason Kidd was playing it safe, in other words. Giannis came in leading his team in points (23.1), rebounds (8.6), assists (5.5), blocks (1.9), and steals (1.8), and he's successfully guided the Bucks into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:06 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 18 points
    Brandon Ingram scored 18 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's starting to string games together with six straight in double-figure scoring, which started after a zero-point game on Mar. 3. He's also seen an increase in assists and defensive stats over his last five, averaging 14.2 points, 4.0 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.6 treys on 54.5 percent from the field. Ingram likely won't be a difference maker, but he's trending up as a pickup and is locked in for big minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:28 pm
  • Nick Young misses all nine FGAs
    Nick Young missed all nine shots from the field on Wednesday against the Rockets, adding three rebounds and one turnover in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Not exactly the best way to return from two DNP-CDs. Young is likely going to pick up several DNP-CDs the rest of the way, so there's no reason to add him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 points on 15 shots
    Dion Waiters needed 15 shot attempts to score 14 points on Wednesday, connecting on one 3-pointer with three assists, two steals and one rebound in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters lives and dies by high-volume shooting. When he's on, his owners benefit from hefty scoring totals and copious 3-pointers. When he's off, however, his FG percentages often drag his roto value through the mud. He had scored at least 20 points in four straight games prior to tonight, of course, so we'll give him a pass. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:13 pm
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  • Solomon Hill goes 1-of-7 from field Wednesday
    Solomon Hill went just 1-of-7 from the field vs. Miami on Wednesday, scoring four points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and four turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Hill scored 16 and 12 points in his previous two games. He hasn't scored double-digit points in three straight games all season, however, so this was the easiest prop bet of the night. With Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins swallowing up all the usage, there's nothing to see here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:48 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 21 points in 31 mins
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points with three boards, one assist and one block on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-14 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs in 31 minutes vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He fell one point shy of his season high, getting a boost in minutes once Nemanja Bjelica went down with an ankle injury. He'll be worth a look for streaming and DFS value with Bjelica looking very iffy for Friday's game vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari out vs. LAC
    Wilson Chandler (right groin contusion) and Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: This Saturday groin injury will keep him out for at least a week with the Nuggets not playing again until Mar. 18. Chandler was able to return from this injury during that game, but it's become worse over time. He should be considered questionable for Saturday. While he's out, expect more run for Mason Plumlee, Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and more shots for the wings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) out
    Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: Gallinari did not practice on Wednesday and now we know why. A knee bone bruise could result in various games missed, so it's tough to get a read on how much time he will miss. Of course, we all know how many knee injuries he's suffered, including a left ACL tear. While he's out, Will Barton's value gets new life as a strong pickup while Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris also benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:19 pm
  • Wilson Chandler not at practice
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone said he wasn't sure if Chandler could play, but he's likely going to be questionable. We should have an update on Chandler tomorrow, but the Nuggets may opt to be careful given his history with groin injuries in his career. If he's out again, Juan Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee and maybe even Kenneth Faried (back) can step up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:02 pm
  • Gallinari, Wilson Chandler do not practice
    Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler (groin) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone said he wasn't sure who would be available for Thursday against the Clippers. Gallo has been fantastic since the break and has played 31.7 minutes per game since the break and he's looked healthy in each game. We don't have the details on the injury front, but it's possible this is a day off. On the other hand, he's not the most durable guy. If he can't go, Juan Hernangomez and Will Barton would benefit most. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:59 am
  • Kyle Korver (foot) practices on Wednesday
    Kyle Korver (foot) participated during Wednesday's light practice.

    Advice: Korver still hasn't officially been cleared to play, but head coach Tyronn Lue hinted that his return to action could come soon. However, with J.R. Smith back in the mix, it could be tough for Korver to replicate his production prior to going down, so he's not the strongest hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:32 am
  • Iman Shumpert scores 18 points with two treys
    Iman Shumpert hit 8-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 18 points and five rebounds in 36 minutes of Tuesday's easy win over the Pistons.

    Advice: It's kind of hard to believe that 18 points is a season high for Shump, but it's true. He'd only scored in double figures in one of his previous 15 games coming in and the fact that the Cavaliers were up 44-26 at the end of the first quarter and won walking away gave Shumpert some extra opportunities he wouldn't have had in a close game. Ignore him until we see this start becoming the norm instead of the highlight of his season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:17 pm
  • LeBron James triple-doubles in blowout
    LeBron James hit 6-of-12 shots in just 28 minutes and had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists for his 10th triple-double of the season in a 128-96 blowout win over the Pistons.

    Advice: LeBron didn't need to do much more, as this game was basically over at the end of the first quarter. LeBron's not going to win the MVP Award this season, but he'll certainly get some votes. And things might be different if Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard didn't decide to all blow up during the same season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:10 pm
  • Omri Casspi (thumb) cleared to return
    ESPN's Marc Stien is reporting that Omri Casspi (thumb) has been cleared to resume basketball activities.

    Advice: Stein also reports that Casspi is "now evaluating his options and has drawn interest from multiple playoff teams, including the Grizzlies and Clippers." Casspi fractured his right thumb on Feb. 24 and was expected to be sidelined until March 24 at the earliest, so he is clearly ahead of schedule. However, it is unlikely he will be ready to play heavy minutes or make a significant fantasy impact over the final month of the regular season. He can be left on waivers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 am
  • Austin Rivers on the mark in Monday's loss
    Austin Rivers ended up with 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in Monday's 114-108 loss against the Jazz.

    Advice: Rivers bounced back from an ugly 2-of-8 shooting performance last time out. He is averaging 12.8 points per game over his past four outings, slightly above his season total (12.1 PPG). He continues to be productive even with Chris Paul back in the lineup and finally 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:28 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scores 22 points
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 22 points in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: It's the most points he's scored since he dropped 23 points on opening night. Nicolas Batum (migraine) was out tonight, so that explains his big night. He finished 9-of-12 from the field with six rebounds and one assist, and he also hit 4-of-5 from the line. He's been a mid-round player for months, but his owners can't expect lines like these when Batum is healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:48 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin strain) out Monday
    Wilson Chandler (right groin strain) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He took a shot to the groin during Saturday's game and went down in noticeable pain, and while he did initially play through the injury, it later flared up on him. This is a game the Nuggets should be able to win without Chandler, so hopefully they're just erring on the side of caution. Chandler has been on fire, so most fantasy owners should sit tight and wait for an update. Juan Hernangomez will likely start and should get a nice bump, and Chandler's absence might help Will Barton get it going offensively. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:40 pm
  • Kevin Durant sheds knee brace, not practicing
    Kevin Durant has shed his knee brace, but he's still not been able to go through any portions of practice.

    Advice: Durant was limited to riding a stationary bike during Monday's practice, and the only encouraging thing here is that he told head coach Steve Kerr that he's "feeling really good." Durant might be able to make it back to the court for the final week of the 2016-17 regular-season, but that potential return date would fall outside of the fantasy season in a lot of leagues. If your league doesn't offer an IR-spot, it's probably best to send KD to the wire. Andre Iguodala has seen the largest uptick in value since Durant hit the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Mar 13, 1:02 pm
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  • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) out Monday
    Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: There is still no timetable for his return, but he did say last week that he hopes to return "soon." He can be left on the wire in all standard leagues. In the meantime, rookie Taurean Prince will likely continue to pick up a handful of minutes on the wings. Rotoworld.com Mar 13, 7:37 am
  • Pistons recall Michael Gbinije
    The Pistons have recalled Michael Gbinije from the D-League.

    Advice: The rookie sprained his left ankle over the weekend, but X-rays were negative. He's day-to-day, but fantasy owners can ignore this because he's not close to being in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Mar 13, 6:38 am
  • Iman Shumpert quiet in 30 minutes vs. HOU
    Iman Shumpert shot just 2-of-9 from the field on Sunday for seven points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 30 Sunday.

    Advice: Shump has shot better than 42.9 percent just once since Jan. 30, an abysmal stretch that spoils any potential fantasy value as a perimeter specialist. Until his shots start to fall, he's nowhere near being worth owning in most fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 9:11 pm
  • J.R. Smith struggles from floor in loss
    J.R. Smith ended up with just two points on 1-of-6 shooting in 22 minutes off the bench Sunday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Smith had an ugly night from the floor and he missed all four of his 3-point tries. He looked decent last time out in Orlando with 11 points in 21 minutes, but he has hit 2-of-15 field goals in his other two games since returning from thumb surgery. Right now he is only worth keeping around in deeper fantasy formats until he irons out his shooting woes. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 8:42 pm
  • Dion Waiters posts solid stat line
    Dion Waiters finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists over 36 minutes in Sunday's loss at Indiana.

    Advice: Waiters did most of the ball handling for the offense with Goran Dragic (eye) sidelined. He also was likely taking out a little aggression upon finding out his Syracuse Orange were squeezed out of the Field of 68 for the NCAA Tournament. Waiters has really found a home in Miami, and he is working on a four-game streak with 20 or more points. He is averaging 23.3 points, 5.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game during the four-game stretch. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 6:06 pm
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  • LeBron James, Kyrie Irving starting Sunday
    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will both start vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set for Cleveland, but coach Ty Lue said his stars will start as normal tonight. Deploy them as usual in what should be a high-scoring affair vs. Houston. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 4:39 pm
  • Tony Allen will start Monday vs. the Bucks
    Tony Allen will return to the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: James Ennis replaced Allen in the starting five on Saturday, but it looks like Ennis will be heading back to the second unit on Monday night. Allen is basically only worth owning as a steals specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 11:41 am
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  • Manu Ginobili returned to action on Saturday March 11. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 9:19 am
  • Gallo scores 15 points in a win
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: There was no sign of his vertigo issue from earlier this month. Gallinari and the Nuggets are firmly in the mix to make the postseason, so Gallo should be all set and is not a shutdown candidate. Keep him going as a mid-round player. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 12:02 am
  • Davis Bertans plays well
    Davis Bertans scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The other part of the Kawhi Leonard deal played really well in this game. Bertans should be in the rotation while LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) is out, but he's really just a deep-league or desperation stream. Rotoworld.com Mar 11, 9:56 pm
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