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  • Alec Burks back with the team
    Alec Burks (personal) is back with the team and is expected to be available for Wednesday against the Kings.

    Advice: After being away from the team on Monday to be there for the birth of his daughter, Burks should be in the rotation tonight. He was playing point guard earlier in 2017 and the Jazz could look at him in that spot today. It'll still be tough to trust him in fantasy, especially if Gordon Hayward (quad) is a go. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
  • Kevin Durant to be re-evaluated in 7-10 days
    Kevin Durant (knee) will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

    Advice: ESPN's Marc Stein adds a report that KD's comeback window is for the final three home games from Apr. 8 to Apr. 12. According to the team, Durant has been doing some running, shooting and jumping with the plan to intensify his level of movement over the next several days. He is expected to have a return to contact in practice once he's progressed to more high-intensity workouts. The team adds "the end of the regular season remains a possibility" for KD to make his return. All this stuff said, Durant could make his return late next week, but he will likely have a limitation upon his return. He'll be tough to stash unless you can afford to wait until at least Apr. 8 against the Pelicans and possibly later than that. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:02 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (leg) goes through shootaround
    Gordon Hayward (quad) went through shootaround on Wednesday and remains questionable to face the Kings.

    Advice: This is a good sign for Hayward to suit up in the road game with a late tip. Hayward did take a knee to his lower quad on Saturday and it kept him out of action on Monday. If he can go, Hayward should be busy with George Hill (groin) out based on a 3.0 usage rate increase while also turning in a higher assist percentage. If things change and he can't go, Joe Ingles, Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson will have to carry the load on the wings. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:59 am
  • Iman Shumpert likely to play vs. Bulls
    Iman Shumpert (knee) is expected to play against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He went through a full practice on Wednesday with no issues, so he should be all set. With all of their losses lately, the Cavs could use him because J.R. Smith has not had much success in the starting lineup. Shumpert has missed his last two games and was playing minutes in the low 20s before his injury, so he's not really someone fantasy owners should add here. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:41 am
  • James Michael McAdoo probable Wedsnesday
    James Michael McAdoo (head) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Steve Kerr said that he won't be resting any of his stars for Wednesday's game, so McAdoo's playing status is more or less irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:03 am
  • Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) a GTD Thursday
    Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) practiced on Wednesday and he'll be a game-time call for Thursday's matchup with the Cavs.

    Advice: Felicio has spent the past three games on the sidelines, but it's looking like he could be back on the court on Thursday night. If he is able to return to action, he'll siphon away some minutes from Joffrey Lauvergne. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:39 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) out Wednesday vs. PHI
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will not suit up for Wednesday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: Sefolosha was doubtful heading into this one, so him getting ruled out is far from surprising. Expect Kent Bazemore (knee) and Taurean Prince to split most of Sefolosha's minutes tonight. The Hawks don't play again until Saturday vs. Chicago, so maybe Sefolosha will be able to get back for that one after spending three games on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:07 am
  • Report: IND inks Stephenson to 3-year deal
    The Pacers have reportedly signed Lance Stephenson to a three-year deal worth $12 million.

    Advice: First off, wow. On the open market this season, Stephenson was only able to snag a non-guaranteed deal for $1.2 million from New Orleans, and a few 10-day contracts from Minnesota, so there really wasn't much reason for Bird to throw this sort of money at Born Ready. The first two years of this contract will reportedly be fully guaranteed with Year-3 being a team option. Stephenson put up career numbers the last time he was in Indy, but with how awful he's been over the past three years, fantasy GMs in most settings can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
  • Marc Gasol (foot) will not play Wednesday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Advice: This will mark Gasol's third straight game on the sidelines, and with just two games remaining on the schedule for Memphis this week, owners in head-to-head leagues without an IR-spot fighting to advance to the next round may need to seriously consider cutting the three-time All-Star. Zach Randolph should be looking at another start tonight, and Mike Conley will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:31 am
  • Report: IND looking to bring back Stephenson
    The Pacers are reportedly working on a deal to bring back Lance Stephenson.

    Advice: Indiana opened up a roster spot by waiving Rodney Stuckey on Wednesday, so it appears that three years after Born Ready declined a five-year, $44 million deal from the Pacers, Larry Bird will be able to get him on the books for the veteran's minimum. While Stephenson did have a nice season the last time he put on a Pacers' jersey in 2013, he's been dreadful for the past three years, so this is wait-and-see territory just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:28 am
  • Joakim Noah will begin serving suspension Wed
    Joakim Noah (knee) will begin serving his 20-game suspension on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been medically cleared by an independent doctor, but with just eight games remaining on the schedule this year, Noah will need to spend an additional 12 games on the sidelines during the 2017-18 season. Phil Jackson took a risk on Noah by signing him to a four-year deal worth $72 million this past offseason, which was a pretty obvious swing and a miss. The 32-year-old won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:04 am
  • Marc Gasol (foot) questionable Wednesday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Indiana.

    Advice: Gasol has spent the past two games on the sidelines with this foot issue, and if he's again forced to the sidelines tonight, Zach Randolph will likely earn another start with Mike Conley doing the heavy lifting on offense. After Wednesday, Memphis will only have two more games on the schedule this week, so owners in head-to-head leagues fighting to advance in the fantasy playoffs may need to seriously consider moving on from Gasol. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:47 am
  • DeMarre Carroll will try to play Wednesday
    DeMarre Carroll (back) was a full participant during shootaround, and he'll try to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Dwane Casey confirmed that if Carroll is able to give it a go tonight, he'll reclaim his spot in the starting five, which will result in P.J. Tucker returning to the second unit. Carroll has been woefully inconsistent this season, so even if he is able to get out there, he can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:21 am
  • Manny Harris will not be retained by Dallas
    The Mavs will not be retaining Manny Harris.

    Advice: Harris' second 10-day contract has expired, so he's headed back to the D-League. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:14 am
  • Guerschon Yabusele joins the Main Red Claws
    Guerschon Yabusele has officially joined Boston's D-League affiliate, the Main Red Claws.

    Advice: Yabusele came back stateside on March 16 after wrapping up his season in the CBA where he compiled averages of 20.9 points and 9.4 rebounds, but it took him a while to get his US work visa approved. There's a chance he could be suiting up for the Red Claws on Friday, but it's extremely unlikely he'll make a meaningful impact with the Celtics this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:00 am
  • Report: Indiana will waive Rodney Stuckey
    The Pacers will reportedly waive Rodney Stuckey (knee) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Stuckey will be injured throughout the postseason, and the Pacers need healthy bodies for a playoff run, so Stuckey gets the ax after only managing to suit up for 39 games for the Pacers this season. Additionally, with Indiana getting him off the books prior to April 10, Stuckey will no longer have a player option of $7 million for next season, so he'll need to find his next contract via free agency. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:42 am
  • Whiteside still experiencing pain in hand
    Hassan Whiteside acknowledged that it's been painful playing with 13 stitches in his right hand, but he doesn't intend to miss any games.

    Advice: "It's a little less pain, but it's still pain," he said of his healing process, "like if I shoot a lot of jump shots or if I do a lot, because it just bends back your hand. So that's what it is now." Whiteside has been fighting through the pain over his past three games, and while his shot blocking numbers have dipped to 1.3 during that span, he's still been taking care of business with 17.3 points and 12.7 boards a night. He's obviously a must-start guy every time he steps on the court. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 am
  • Sean Kilpatrick returned to action on Tuesday March 28. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:34 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 22 points
    Jordan Clarkson (hand) scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was playing with a bruised fifth metacarpal, but it didn't seem to bother him as he finished with four rebounds, three assists and two triples in 39 minutes. "He’s been one of our more consistent players and we have a lot more and higher expectations of the player he’s going to become," coach Luke Walton said of Clarkson earlier this week. Nick Young isn't even in the rotation anymore, so Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell are both poised to finish the season strong. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:54 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 28 w/ nine assists
    D'Angelo Russell posted a gem of a line on Tuesday vs. the Wizards with 28 points, nine assists, six rebounds, one block and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was well on pace for a triple-double, but the Lakers had a meltdown in the fourth quarter when they were outscored 37-13. Regardless, Russell shot 10-of-21 from the field and hit all four of his free throws, drawing the praise of head coach Luke Walton after the game -- Walton said he looked "brilliant" and praised him for his aggressiveness, passing and how he pushed the pace. Russell's value is locked and loaded the rest of the way, assuming Walton doesn't bench him again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • John Wall scores 34 w/ 14 assists in win
    John Wall lit up the Lakers for 34 points and 14 assists in Tuesday's 119-108 win.

    Advice: Trailing by 13 points entering the fourth, the Wizards outscored the Lakers 37-13 in the final quarter. Wall finished 14-of-25 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line with three rebounds, four steals and one triple in 37 minutes, improving the Wizards to 30-12 since the new year. The Wizards play three more times this week against the Clippers on Wednesday, the Jazz on Friday and the Warriors on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 23 points in loss to POR
    Jameer Nelson matched his season-high with 23 points in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: He logged 34 minutes and shot an impressive 8-of-11 from the field with four assists, three rebounds and four triples. The Nuggets trail the No. 8 seed (Portland) by a single game with eight games remaining on the schedule, so there's no reason to think that coach Michael Malone will reduce Nelson's workload in favor of Jamal Murray or Emmanuel Mudiay while the Nuggets are in the mix for a playoff spot. Denver only plays two more times this week, so Nelson might be on a lot of benches in weekly formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 15 off the bench
    Al-Farouq Aminu scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aminu's minutes are trending down with Noah Vonleh playing well, but he got a small bump with Moe Harkless in foul trouble tonight. He was only averaging 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in March prior to tonight, and keep in mind that the Blazers only have two more games this week. He's more of a streaming option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Josh Richardson struggles, still produces
    Josh Richardson hit just 3-of-11 shots for nine points, but also had a 3-pointer, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: We're done making excuses for Richardson, but it was nice to see him come through with a decent line on a poor shooting night. However, he hit just 3-of-10 shots on Sunday, making him 6-of-21 over his last two games. The minutes are there and the time is right for Richardson to finally have one of those epic fantasy lines. Maybe it will happen against the struggling Knicks on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside hits game-winner over DET
    Hassan Whiteside hit 7-of-13 shots for 17 points, nine rebounds and no blocks, and had the game-winning tip in a big win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: It wasn't his best game, by far, but he came through in the clutch, keeping the Heat one game in front of the Bulls for the final playoff spot in the East. And because of that, you can expect the Heat regulars to keep playing heavy minutes until further notice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Tobias Harris plays well off Pistons bench
    Tobias Harris moved to the bench on Tuesday and hit 7-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 19 points, six rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes of a tough 97-96 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy tried to mix things up by benching Harris and starting Jon Leuer in the midst of a four-game losing streak, but that number is now up to five straight losses. Leuer was awful tonight and Harris has played well whether starting or coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Ish Smith cooking for Pistons right now
    Ish Smith made another start and Reggie Jackson sat out again on Tuesday, and Smith finished with 19 points and six assists on 7-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: He's played very well in two straight games and with talk of Jackson being shut down for good this season, Smith is as must-own as they come in all formats right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Marquese Chriss gets into foul trouble
    Marquese Chriss got into some early foul trouble on Tuesday vs. the Hawks and finished with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, one block, one triple and five fouls in 19 minutes.

    Advice: When you average 5.6 fouls per 36 minutes, you're going to be prone to duds like these. The rookie also shot just 2-of-11 from the field, but he will have three more chances to redeem himself this week and has been solid for the most part since the All-Star break. Stick with him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Gordon Hayward is questionable Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This isn't really an update, but his owners can expect a real one after Wednesday's morning shootaround. If Hayward misses his second game in a row, Joe Ingles is the clear pickup in fantasy after he scored 19 points with five triples on Monday. Joe Johnson will also benefit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • James Michael McAdoo won't return
    James Michael McAdoo (head laceration) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: He received seven stitches above his left eyebrow, but the good news is that he doesn't have a concussion. He shouldn't miss additional time, but there are no fantasy implications here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:23 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (hand) will play Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (hand) will play on Tuesday vs. Wizards.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, but he was able to play through the injury. We'll let you know how he fares tonight, but his fantasy owners can go ahead and deploy him in lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 pm
  • McAdoo being evaluated for a concussion
    James Michael McAdoo left Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets after taking a shot to head.

    Advice: He had a nasty gash on his head and will need stitches. McAdoo is also being evaluated for a concussion, so his night could be over. He's averaging 8.7 minutes per game on the season, so this won't impact fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:47 pm
  • Tobias Harris back to the bench on Tuesday
    Jon Leuer will replace Tobias Harris in the Pistons starting lineup Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: This won't have much impact on Harris' fantasy value. In fact, Tobias is posting better numbers off the bench. In 47 games as a starter this season, he is averaging 15.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 33.1 minutes. In 27 games as a reserve, Harris is averaging 16.6 points and 5.4 boards in 28.9 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:27 pm
  • Dubs will provide update on Durant Wednesday
    The Warriors will provide an update on Kevin Durant (knee) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Durant has looked great while going through his pregame routines as of late, and he'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday, after which, the Warriors will offer an update. Durant was initially targeting a mid-April return, but we'll have to wait for tomorrow's update to see if anything has changed on that speculative timetable. He might be worth a speculative add in deep leagues with things trending in a positive direction, but know that he'll be on a strict minutes limit upon his return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will play Tuesday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will play Tuesday night vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Kilpatrick had missed seven straight games. Coach Kenny Atkinson said that Kilpatrick will get some minutes "here and there," so we can expect him to see limited playing time on Tuesday. Kilpatrick will eat into the minutes of K.J. McDaniels and Randy Foye. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:56 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (knee) to miss 4-6 weeks
    Rodney Stuckey (left patellar tendon strain) is expected to miss four to six weeks.

    Advice: Stuckey sustained the injury in Sunday night’s victory over Philadelphia. With less than three weeks left in the regular season, we have seen the last of Stuckey. He should be on waivers in all fantasy leagues. 2016-17 was a frustrating and injury-filled campaign Stuckey. He'll finish the season having appeared in just 39 games. Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles will see additional minutes with Stuckey on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • Felicio (back) does not practice on Tuesday
    Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Cristiano Felicio (bruised tailbone) was unable to practice on Tuesday due to soreness.

    Advice: Felicio has missed three straight games. However, the Bulls don't play again until Thursday, so he has two full days to rest. If Felicio is unable to play on Thursday, Joffrey Lauvergne will continue to serve as Robin Lopez's backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 am
  • Joakim Noah could start suspension Wednesday
    Joakim Noah could begin serving his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test as soon as Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks are motivated to get Noah medically cleared so he can begin serving his suspension as soon as possible. Noah was examined by team doctors prior to Monday's game. If he is cleared to practice on Tuesday, then the league will start the clock on his suspension beginning Wednesday. The Knicks have eight games left this season, which would mean Noah would only miss the first 12 games of 2017-18. No matter what, Noah will not see the court again this season, so he should be left on waivers in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Ish Smith posts 15-6-5 in starting role
    Ish Smith finished with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists over 35 minutes in Monday's 109-95 loss against the Knicks.

    Advice: Smith was in the starting five for the third consecutive game, and he is expected to get the nod again Tuesday with Reggie Jackson (knee) out for the second end of the back-to-back. Head coach Stan Van Gundy said he wasn't sure if Jackson would be shut down for the season due to his knee pain. Smith's fantasy owners certainly hope so, as Smith would likely finish out as the starter. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:24 pm
  • Alec Burks out Monday due to personal reasons
    Alec Burks is not with the team for Monday's game against the Pelicans due to personal reasons.

    Advice: Burks just doesn't play enough minutes to make much of a difference for most fantasy owners, especially at this juncture of the season. Dante Exum and Joe Ingles will likely see a couple of extra minutes as a result of Burks being inactive. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:10 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot strain) ruled out Monday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) will not play on Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He was considered doubtful, but now we have official confirmation from coach David Fizdale that he will miss his second game in a row. JaMychal Green and Zach Randolph will each see a healthy dose of minutes in the first unit, while Brandan Wright gets a slight bump off the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:07 pm
  • Report: Gordon Hayward (quad) out Monday
    According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) will not play on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: His owners probably saw this coming because Hayward wasn't able to go through the morning shootaround. The Jazz do have three more games this week, so hopefully he'll be able to give it a go on Wednesday vs. the Kings. Joe Ingles will likely start in Hayward's place and is a decent streaming option if you need assists, steals and triples. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:48 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) out Monday
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf, but he's day-to-day unlike Kyle Korver (foot) -- Korver is out for the week. Look for J.R. Smith to log heavy minutes on the wings tonight, but he's a boom-or-bust option because of his volatile FG percentage. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Joakim Noah (knee) could practice on Tuesday
    Jeff Hornacek said there's a possibility that Joakim Noah (knee) will be able to return to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah was initially given a 3-4 week timetable after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and Sunday marked the end of Week-4. He's going to be re-evaluated by the Knicks training staff tomorrow morning, and if cleared to play, he'll be able to begin serving his 20-game suspension. Noah will not play again this season, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:13 pm
  • Marc Gasol (left foot strain) doubtful Monday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The Grizzlies have said very little about this injury, but it looks like Gasol will miss his second straight game. The Grizzlies will play three more times this week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, but Gasol's status going forward is unclear. Zach Randolph and JaMyhcal Green will benefit the most sans Gasol, while Brandon Wright will likely get a small bump as well. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:03 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) out Monday vs. Orlando
    DeMarre Carroll (back) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

    Advice: This will be Carroll's second straight game on the sidelines, and P.J. Tucker will be earning another start tonight. Tucker produced nine points, nine boards, three dimes, four steals, one triple and one turnover through 34 minutes as a starter his last time out, so he could be someone to consider throwing out there as a deep league streamer. For now, we'll consider Carroll questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (knee) questionable Tuesday
    Rodney Stuckey (knee) is officially being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Stuckey left Sunday's game with a sore knee, but we should have a better idea on his status for Tuesday night once the results of his MRI are made public. If Stuckey can't give it a go on Tuesday, Monta Ellis and Aaron Brooks would have the opportunity for some extra minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:34 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) probable Tuesday
    Sean Kilpatrick (strained left hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: Kilpatrick has spent the past seven games on the sidelines with the hamstring issue, but it sounds like he'll be back in action on Tuesday night. With Kilpatrick expected to be active, there won't be quite as many minutes available for guys like Randy Foye, Archie Goodwin and K.J. McDaniels. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:58 pm
  • Ish Smith will remain a starter on Monday
    Ish Smith will remain in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: This will be Smith's third start in a row, although it's worth pointing out that he hasn't exceeded 28-minute mark in any of those outings. The point guard situation in Detroit has entered value-killing timeshare territory with Reggie Jackson and Smith, so this is something that should be avoided in standard leagues. Joining Smith in the starting five will be Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:52 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) ruled out Tuesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He will miss his second game in a row and he could be looking at more time on the shelf -- he was using the StairMaster at Monday's practice. With Kent Bazemore (knee) out at least one more game, Taurean Prince is worth a long look after the rookie scored a career-high 17 points with six rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:53 am
  • Gordon Hayward sits out morning shootaround
    Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) did not participate in Monday's morning shootaround.

    Advice: To be clear, he remains questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans. This means he will likely test out his quad in pre-game warmups. X-rays were negative and it shouldn't be a long-term issue, and Hayward does have a lot of incentive to play since the Jazz currently hold a 1.0 game lead over the Clippers for the No. 4 seed. If he can't go, Joe Ingles will be a solid streaming option in his absence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:03 am
  • Rodney Stuckey's status is unclear
    Rodney Stuckey's (knee) status for Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves is up in the air.

    Advice: He left Sunday's game against the 76ers due to a sore left knee and wasn't able to return. "We haven’t taken X-rays yet," McMillan said on Sunday night. "He was walking a little better coming off the floor. I’m sure [the training staff] will give me an update tomorrow." Stuckey will undergo an MRI on Monday afternoon, and if he misses time, both Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles could see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:56 am
  • Shumpert (sore right knee) is questionable
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This isn't the same knee that Shumpert has had multiple surgeries on, and with Kyle Korver (foot) on the shelf, hopefully Shumpert will try to give it a go. If not, look for J.R. Smith to take on a heavy workload vs. the Spurs. Shumpert belongs on the waiver wire anyways. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:18 am
  • Durant (knee) will have minute restrictions
    Kevin Durant (knee) will have minutes restrictions if he is cleared to return to the court.

    Advice: "It’s something we’ll consult the training staff on," head coach Steve Kerr said. "I imagine we’ll ease him back by playing him shorter minutes to start, so he can build up his rhythm and his conditioning." Durant's timetable is still murky, but he's scheduled to be re-evaluated by team doctors in less than a week and it sounds like there's a good chance he will return before the end of the regular season. Durant has been seen running wind sprints, shooting jumpers and even dunking, but his return will likely come when most fantasy seasons have concluded. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:12 am
  • Whiteside says playing w/ bandage is tough
    Hassan Whiteside said that playing with his heavily wrapped right hand is "tough."

    Advice: "It's tough rebounding. It's tough to do a lot," Whiteside said. "But I try to give everything I can possibly give to help the team." The big man is playing with 13 stitches in his right hand in addition to a tweaked right ankle, but with the Heat in a playoff race, he can't afford to take any time off. His fantasy owners don't mind, as he was still able to post a dominant line of 19 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, one steal and a blocked shot in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:32 am
  • Jordan Clarkson OK after hand injury Sunday
    X-rays were negative on Jordan Clarkson's bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, and he returned to finish with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists, going 4-of-16 from the field with one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Clarkson dropped a career-high 35 points on Friday and he seems to have avoided any serious injury tonight, although he was ice-cold after returning. "He has the ability to be so dynamic," Luke Walton said before the game. "He’s been one of our more consistent players." His long-term outlook is terrific, and barring a setback owners can also expect him to be ready for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:42 pm
  • Josh Richardson shaky from the floor
    Josh Richardson hit just 3-of-10 from the field to finish with nine points, five assists, two steals and two blocked shots in 37 minutes on Sunday at Boston.

    Advice: The Heat aren't likely to give up on Richardson after one poor outing. Head coach Erik Spoelstra recently said Richardson has started to turn the corner and likes the improvement he is making. Richardson remains a solid short-term fantasy option as long as Dion Waiters (ankle) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:53 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (quad) questionable for Monday
    Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and coach Quin Snyder said that Hayward was "fine" after the injury occurred on Saturday, but Hayward did ask to check out of the game. Utah holds a slim one-game lead over the Clippers for the No. 4 seed, so Hayward will do everything he can to stay on the court, but owners should check for updates following shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:48 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside snags 15 boards in loss
    Hassan Whiteside finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over 30 minutes in Sunday's 112-108 loss against the Celtics.

    Advice: Just another night at the office for Whiteside, who now has double-doubles in each of his 13 games in the month of March, and 15 straight games dating back to Feb. 24. He is also working on a streak with at least one blocked shot in 29 consecutive games since he was last held off the board Jan. 19 against the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey exits Sunday's game
    Rodney Stuckey (knee) left Sunday's game against the 76ers due to a sore knee and he was unable to return.

    Advice: With the Pacers up by a considerable margin, it's uncertain if Stuckey was unavailable due to the severity of his injury or if he was just rested since the game was well out of reach. If Stuckey misses any time it's good news for Aaron Brooks. Stuckey finished with just two points on 1-of-8 shooting before departing. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:18 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) out Sunday, Z-Bo starting
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Warriors, and Zach Randolph will start in his place.

    Advice: Brandan Wright should also see minutes, and Memphis even recalled Deyonta Davis from the D-League for emergency depth tonight. Gasol should be considered day-to-day, with his next chance to play coming in Sacramento on Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:36 pm
  • Marquese Chriss scores 13 points
    Marquese Chriss scored 13 points with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: The Suns are really looking to expand Chriss' game and he is taking a ton of jumpers. With great addition of range, comes with great responsibility of shot selection. Chriss has gone 1-of-8 from deep in his last two, but he's getting enough dunks and close-range shots to offset that. Despite a down weekend after a massive 23-point Thursday, Chriss should be locked in to all fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:53 pm
  • Mavs recall Manny Harris
    The Mavericks have recalled Manny Harris and Jarrod Uthoff from the D-League.

    Advice: Neither player is close to being in the rotation right now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:10 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) ruled out Sunday
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will not play on Sunday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He joins Kent Bazemore (knee) and Paul Millsap (knee) on the injury report. This isn't the same groin that sidelined him for nine straight games earlier this season, but it's not clear how severe the issue is. It's possible the Hawks are giving him the night off against the worst team in the league as well. Taurean Prince will get his first NBA start and is worth a look if you want to stream some rebounds, triples and defensive stats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:06 am
  • Hassan Whiteside (ankle) expected to play
    Hassan Whiteside (sprained ankle) feels "a lot better" and is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The big man sat out of Saturday's practice as a precaution, but it sounds like he's ready for a full workload. He was also talking about the matchup with Boston, so his status doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. We'll confirm that he's starting, but go ahead and get him active. According to Heat reporter Ira Winderman, Whiteside will be a "full go." Daily Slant: Boston has gotten a rep as one of the worst rebounding teams – on the season they’re the 5th-worst in rebounding percentage (48.4%) – but they’re the 11th-best since the all-star break (50.3%) and 8th-best over the past five games (52.3%). They have the 6th-best defensive rating since the break (102.5) and have allowed 44.6 points in the paint per game (13th), where Whiteside scores 74.5% of his points. While the league’s leading rebounder should produce today, his upside may be limited. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:44 am
  • John Wall drops 37 points in win at Cleveland
    John Wall scored 37 points during a 127-115 win over the Cavs on Saturday, adding four rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was red hot and made his first seven shots from the field during this win. Wall and the Wizards just dominated in the paint with 58 points from that range, and they also had a 27-4 advantage in fast-break points during this win. The Wizards are within shouting distance for the top seed and are just 2.5 behind the Cavs while they're 2.0 behind Boston for No. 2. Wall's shot is back with two efficient games in a row, so his owners can expect monster stat lines with four games this week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:02 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) questionable for Sunday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) is questionable for Sunday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The good news is that this isn't the same foot that needed surgery last season. For what it's worth foot strain is typically not as worrisome as a sprain, but of course every injury is different. Gasol has played a whopping 37.6 minutes per game over his last five games and the Grizzlies may slightly dial him back even if he's OK. If he can't go, we'll see a lot more Brandan Wright with some added Zach Randolph and JaMychal Green. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:12 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) out against the Mavs
    DeMarre Carroll (back) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: It's being called a sore lower back, so this isn't his nagging knee injury or his ankle issue from earlier this month. Carroll just can't stay healthy, and you can expect the Raptors to limit him even more. We'll see some Norman Powell and P.J. Tucker this evening. Even if Tucker starts, Powell is still a better fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • Gordon Hayward with left quad contusion
    Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a left quadriceps contusion suffered during the fourth quarter on Saturday.

    Advice: X-rays were negative, so he didn't suffer a fracture due to the contact from Austin Rivers. Hayward did return from this injury, but he asked out for a second time. Coach Quin Snyder also said Hayward is "fine" from this injury, so most signs point to him being ready for Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:49 pm
  • Wall good to go for Saturday
    John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Wall looks like he's good to go and didn't have a water jug as he arrived to the arena this time around. Get him in your lineup and feel free to have high expectations, especially with a thin second unit lacking Bojan Bogdanovic (back). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:17 pm
  • Quin Snyder: Gordon Hayward (leg) is fine
    Coach Quin Snyder said he thinks Gordon Hayward is "fine" after bruising his left leg.

    Advice: The coach added Hayward's injury wasn't to his knee joint and it was to a muscle in his leg. Hayward was not available to comment after the game, but the Jazz said that's their standard procedure for an injured player. For now, Hayward sounds like he'll be ready to roll for Monday against the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) out vs. Wiz
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: This is his "good" knee and not his left one, which required multiple surgeries including an ACL reconstruction. Shumpert being out tonight should help J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver get some added run tonight. Smith is a short-term option and the obvious risk to go along with it. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:30 pm
  • Gordon Hayward has left knee soreness
    Gordon Hayward had left knee soreness in the fourth quarter against the Clippers on Saturday, finishing with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He banged knees with Austin Rivers and came out of the game on the next possession. After about two minutes on the bench, Hayward did return to action for two minutes and even hit a trey in that time, but he asked out of the game after that and did not return. Hayward had a big ice pack on his left knee and went to the locker room before the game was completed. It didn't look bad and hopefully he'll be ready to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday to start his four-game week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:58 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: This hamstring strain will cost him at least two weeks and the Nets haven't indicated much on his progress. Kilpatrick did have an interesting tweet about his time on the sidelines today. "Our road trips be memorable," Kilpatrick tweeted. "Learning, getting better, and analyzing the game of basketball." It sounds like he'll be studying a little while longer. K.J. McDaniels has seen some minutes while Randy Foye has slightly benefited. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:22 pm
  • Cris Felicio out again for Sunday
    Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) will not play on Sunday against the Bucks.

    Advice: The Bulls may have missed Felicio on Friday after they gave up 70 points in the paint to the 76ers. With Felicio out, it'll be Joffrey Lauvergne backing up Robin Lopez, who was terrible on Friday with just one point. Felicio may have value in deep leagues upon his return. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:33 am
  • Hassan Whiteside (ankle) probable for Sunday
    Hassan Whiteside (sprained ankle) did not practice with the team on Saturday but is expected to play Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Whiteside, who is playing with 13 stitches in his right hand, rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Raptors. However, he did downplay the injury after the game and, fortunately, it appears he will not be forced to miss any time. We are still awaiting an official announcement from the team or coach Erik Spoelstra regarding Whiteside's availability for Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:59 am
  • Mavs assign Harris & Uthoff to D-League
    The Mavs assigned Manny Harris and Jarrod Uthoff to their D-League affiliate on Saturday.

    Advice: No fantasy impact here, as neither Harris nor Uthoff is part of Dallas' rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:00 am
  • Hornacek hopes Noah will be cleared soon
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Saturday that he believes that Joakim Noah (knee) will be medically cleared to return this season.

    Advice: Getting Noah cleared is now a priority for the Knicks, as Noah's drug-related suspension can begin only once he is deemed physically able to play. If Noah is not cleared prior to the end of this season, he will have to serve the full 20-game suspension in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:03 am
  • Noah's suspension will not begin immediately
    The NBA announced on Saturday that Joakim Noah's 20-game suspension for a drug violation will begin only when Noah is "eligible and physically able to play."

    Advice: It was initially reported late Friday night that Noah would begin serving his suspension immediately, which meant he would be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 campaign. However, the Knicks have to prove he is actually able to play before the suspension can commence. Noah had knee surgery back on Feb. 27, and it was assumed he'd miss the rest of the regular season. It will be interesting to see if the Knicks attempt to prove he is "game ready" over the next few weeks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:47 am
  • NBA suspends Joakim Noah for 20 games
    The NBA has suspended Joakim Noah 20 games for violating its anti-drug program.

    Advice: This means he will be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 season. Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the CBA, but he cooperated fully with the league’s probe and the National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t "knowingly or willingly" violated the policy. Noah is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that he had on Feb. 27, and while he wasn't expected to return this season anyways, he recently started running and conditioning. That contract is looking pretty awful right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:08 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 33, hits 8 triples
    Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting with eight 3-pointers, five assists and two rebounds in 47 minutes in a 130-117 overtime win over the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: What a way to respond after he scored five points on 1-of-9 shooting vs. the Clippers on Tuesday. It's no secret that Clarkson is a high-volume shooter, but Walton said earlier this week that he wants him to find other ways to impact the game if his shot isn't falling. "He’s too good of an athlete. He’s one guy who loves to compete, but you can’t get locked in and focus on the fact you can’t make any shots," Walton said. "That’ll come eventually. Get into someone on defense, make some steals, make some passes, take a charge, do something." Clarkson has been a beast since the Lou Williams trade and should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:26 pm
  • John Wall scores 22 points vs. Nets
    John Wall (migraine) needed just 24 minutes to score 22 points during a 129-108 win over the Nets on Friday, adding four rebounds, nine assist and one steal.

    Advice: Thankfully, the Wizards had this game in hand early to limit Wall's playing time. Wall said he's dealt with migraines in the past and he took a nap until about 4:30. He had a gallon of water as he arrived to the arena and warmed up wearing a hoodie. The Wizards have a massive game in Cleveland on Saturday, so hopefully Wall will be back to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 pm
  • Marquese Chriss flops vs. Boston
    Marquese Chriss made 1-of-10 from the field for three points with six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: Not the best game after he had a lot of momentum coming into this one. Al Horford did a fine job on him on defense, but Chriss missed a lot of jumpers and couldn't get his easy dunks. He'll be getting another tough matchup against Marvin Williams, but Chriss should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:35 pm
  • Ish Smith scores six in start
    Ish Smith scored six points in the starting lineup during a start against the Magic on Friday, adding three rebounds and one turnover in 16 minutes.

    Advice: This isn't going to end well for the Pistons with two bad losses in a row. While Smith should remain in the first unit for the short term, it's still going to be a timeshare and his usage figures to take a hit with better players around him. He's more of a steals and dimes specialist than a guy fantasy owners should count on the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:27 pm
  • John Wall (migraine) will play Friday night
    John Wall (migraine) will play Friday night against the Nets.

    Advice: He is not 100 percent and did not go through shootaround. As he arrived to the arena, he had a gallon of water, was wearing sunglasses and didn't exactly look healthy for this one. His fantasy owners in season-long leagues have to start him, but DFS owners may want to be careful on using him even in a plus matchup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:02 pm
  • Brooks expects Wall (migraine) to play Friday
    Coach Scott Brooks said he expects John Wall (migraine headache) to play Friday vs. the Nets, but Wall's status has not yet been confirmed.

    Advice: Wall was unable to participate in shootaround on Friday morning and is listed as questionable. This update from Brooks certainly qualifies as good news, but we are still awaiting confirmation. Check back soon, as we should have our final answer within an hour. Brandon Jennings will get the start if Wall is unable to play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:30 pm
  • Kevin Durant doing sprints, some dribbling
    Kevin Durant (knee) was doing some full-court sprints at shootaround on Friday.

    Advice: He was also doing some dribbling moves and some shooting. Durant is coming along faster than expected and it may not be long before he's taking on some contact. There still is no timetable, but a return in early April seems feasible. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:53 am
  • John Wall (migraine) questionable for Friday
    John Wall (migraine headache) is considered questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Wall did not participate in the team's shootaround on Friday morning. He will be re-evaluated pregame on Friday night to determine his availability. This is shaping up as a game-time decision. It is worth noting that the Wiz are playing the lowly Nets. Many teams have used games against Brooklyn to rest their star players. Luckily, the game tips off at 7 pm, so we will have an official update before DFS lineups get locked in.Daily Slant: In the event that Wall does sit, both Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris will become much stronger DFS plays. Beal carries a strong 31.0% usage rate with Wall off the floor this year, while Morris leads the starters with a 7.8% usage bump. Bojan Bogdanovic actually leads the Wizards in usage without Wall on the floor, but it's in a smaller sample size. A match-up with the lowly Nets only makes Beal and Morris more intriguing. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:40 am
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) ruled out Friday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This will be the sixth consecutive game Kilpatrick has missed. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. K.J. McDaniels has been the biggest beneficiary of late. McDaniels has played over 20 minutes in each of Brooklyn's last two games and posted season-highs in both points (16) and rebounds (8) Thursday night in a blowout victory over the Suns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:58 am
  • John Wall (headache) does not practice Friday
    John Wall (headache) did not practice Friday and will be checked on later in the day.

    Advice: It doesn't seem as if Wall is currently in any danger of missing Friday's game, but we will have to wait for confirmation from the team. It should also be noted that the Wizards play the Nets on Friday night. Many teams have rested star players this season when playing against Brooklyn, the NBA's worst team. Check back later for an update. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:48 am
  • Ish Smith will start again on Friday night
    Ish Smith will remain in the starting lineup Friday night vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy wanted to shake things up on Wednesday and inserted Smith into starting five. Smith finished with nine points, seven assists, three steals, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes. Reggie Jackson had just six points and four assists in 19 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:40 am
  • Cristiano Felicio (back) will not play Friday
    Cristiano Felicio (bruised tailbone) will not play Friday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Felicio has missed after landing awkwardly on his back in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors. Fortunately for the Bulls, Robin Lopez returns from suspension on Friday. RoLo will be backed up by Joffrey Lauvergne. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:07 am
  • Kevin Durant (knee) making steady progress
    Coach Steve Kerr said that Kevin Durant (knee) continues to take encouraging steps in his rehab.

    Advice: Kerr told reporters that Durant "did a little more" on Thursday, including some lateral movement. Kerr also said that Durant would be re-evaluated by doctors next Thursday and the team would provide their "first real update" at the end of next week. It's quite possible KD appears in some regular seasons games next month, but the Warriors will likely limit his minutes if he is able to suit up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:53 am
  • Whiteside (ankle) plans on playing Sunday
    Hassan Whiteside downplayed the ankle injury he suffered Thursday night and said he plans on playing Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Whiteside, who received 13 stitches in his hand on Tuesday, rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Raptors. "It’s not crazy like Dion’s," Whiteside said of the injury, referring to the badly sprained ankle of his teammate Dion Waiters. "More just annoying." Coach Erik Spoelstra was not quite as confident. "We'll know more, how severe or not severe," he said after the game. Stay tuned for updates out of Miami this weekend. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:12 am
  • Marc Gasol gets quiet double-double in defeat
    The Grizzlies suffered their second straight loss on Thursday, as Marc Gasol finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Gasol made one 3-pointer and blocked a shot, so it wasn't a total loss, but he shot just 6-of-15 from the field with six turnovers. Mike Conley was better with 22 points (7-of-18 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs), six assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and three turnovers, but the Grizzlies' twin pillars didn't have enough to earn a road win in San Antonio tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • The Marquese Chriss Show continues on Thurs
    Marquese Chriss posted another terrific stat line in Thursday's blowout defeat to the Nets, tallying 23 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and a block in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The high-flying Chriss is playing at a very high level right now. Over Phoenix's last five games, he is averaging 18.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals. Chriss is also shooting 53.3 percent from the floor and 40.9 percent from 3-point territory over that stretch. He is providing a wonderful boost for those fantasy owners that plucked him off the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside sprains ankle late vs. TOR
    Hassan Whiteside rolled his ankle at the end of Thursday's game.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra said he doesn't know how severe the ankle injury is, so we'll have to wait on the details. Whiteside had a right ankle injury before the All-Star Game and there's a chance that injury affected him for arguably the worst part of his season. As for this new injury, the schedule helped the Heat out this week because they won't play again until Sunday. Whiteside already was playing with 13 stitches in his hand, finishing with 16 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in this loss to the Raptors. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 pm
  • Josh Richardson scores 12 points vs. TOR
    Josh Richardson scored 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra is finally playing Richardson consistently with 34.7 minutes per game over his last three, averaging 12.0 points, 1.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.3 steals and 1.2 treys. We still don't know how long Dion Waiters (ankle) is going to be out, but we could get a hint if the Heat do sign someone to a 10-day deal. Regardless, Richardson makes sense as a pickup until Waiters has a target date to return. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside will start on Thursday night
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) will start on Thursday night against the Raptors.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently is good to go. Whiteside also went through morning shootaround and has intended to play all day. Fantasy owners can fire up Whiteside, but the Raptors did a good job against him in their last meeting with just 12 points. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:46 pm
  • Kevin Durant does some 5-on-0
    Kevin Durant (knee) went through some 5-on-0 drills at practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was wearing a knee brace for some of his shooting drills and there is no word of him taking on contact yet. On Wednesday, ESPN reported Durant could be back for part of the regular season, so the news today coincides with that. KD is likely going to travel with the team and could be re-evaulated next week. If you can afford to stash KD, it makes some sense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:31 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside goes through shootaround
    Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) was able to go through the morning shootaround.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra said that Whiteside still intends to play on Thursday vs. the Raptors, but did add that most of the stuff he did at the shootaround was left handed. With the Heat fighting for a playoff spot, the chances of Whiteside playing should be pretty good. Check back for an update after the pre-game warmups. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:50 am
  • Gordon Hayward shoots 6-of-17 from the field
    Gordon Hayward couldn't find the range on Wednesday, making 6-of-17 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs to finish with 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: In Utah's previous three games, Hayward was tasked with defending LeBron James, Jimmy Butler and Paul George, so he may have just run out of energy tonight. The Jazz don't play again until Saturday, which is bad if you're relying on him for immediate value, but at least it'll give him a chance to recharge his batteries. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:00 pm
  • Iman Shumpert benched, logs 17 minutes
    Iman Shumpert came off Cleveland's bench for five points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Shump even knocked down his lone 3-point attempt tonight, but the playing time is a glaring red flag. With J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver both healthy, there's no reason to touch Shumpert unless Cleveland is resting LeBron James. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • John Wall recovers after ice-cold start Wed
    John Wall made 6-of-21 FGs and 9-of-12 FTs vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, finishing with 22 points, 10 assists, four steals, two rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Wall went into halftime scoreless on 0-of-8 FGs and 0-of-2 FTs, but he was on a mission in the third and fourth quarters, helping Washington come back for an impressive home win. Wall also threw down a decisive dunk on a breakaway late in the fourth quarter, which you can enjoy via the link below. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey gets a DNP-CD
    Rodney Stuckey was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Nate McMillan changed his rotation and went with Aaron Brooks over Stuckey for today. He mentioned this before the game, so maybe it sticks in the short term. Although, not winning today probably isn't going to help. Leave Stuckey on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Ish Smith dishes seven assists as starting PG
    Ish Smith moved into Detroit's starting lineup on Wednesday, where he posted nine points, seven assists, three steals, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy threatened lineup changes after Tuesday's loss to the lowly Nets, saying, "We'll find out [Wednesday]," and it wasn't an idle threat. The fact that Detroit got destroyed tonight doesn't help Smith's case, but SVG will probably roll with him for at least a few more games. He's a decent pickup if you missed out on guys like Tyler Ulis and Malcolm Brogdon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • 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 Wednesday, 4:39 pm
  • Ish Smith starting, Jackson to the bench
    Ish Smith will enter the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, sending Reggie Jackson to the bench.

    Advice: Smith has been heating up over the past month, while Jackson has been trending in the wrong direction, so this could be a lineup change that holds. Through 21 games as a starter this season, Smith owns averages of 10.8 points, 6.4 assists, 1.0 steal and just 1.5 turnovers per game on 43.1 percent shooting, so he's worth a look if those numbers fit your needs. Jackson, on the other hand, is quickly approaching cut candidate territory. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • Cris Felicio ruled out; Lauvergne starting
    Cristiano Felicio (back) will not play against the Pistons on Wednesday and Joffrey Lauvergne will get the start.

    Advice: The Bulls are running out of centers for today with Robin Lopez also suspended. Felicio would've been in a great spot, but now the Bulls will likely mix in some Bobby Portis at the five. That should also open up some minutes for Nikola Mirotic. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick out again for Thursday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: This will be his fifth game out of the lineup. The Nets have taken a look at K.J. McDaniels lately, giving him 21 minutes on Tuesday with 11 points. Archie Goodwin has also got some run, but these two are tough to own in most leagues. Caris LeVert should also benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:00 pm
  • 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 Wednesday, 1:16 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 18 points
    D'Angelo Russell started alongside Jordan Clarkson again on Tuesday vs. the Clippers, finishing with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: The game was a 24-point blowout, but at least D Russ filled it up with five assists, two rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers. He was coming off a career-high 40 points in his previous outing with seven triples, and his value should be safe as long as coach Luke Walton doesn't take him out of the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:02 pm
  • Marc Gasol held to 10 points
    Marc Gasol was held to 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting in a loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Memphis. Gasol salvaged his line with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block, but the bad news for his fantasy owners is that the Grizzlies only have two more games this week. The Grizzlies are fighting for playoff seeding, so Gasol hopefully won't be rested any time soon. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:32 pm
  • Josh Richardson plays 36 minutes in start
    Josh Richardson hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and a block in a team-high 36 minutes and a start in Tuesday's 112-97 win over the Suns.

    Advice: Dion Waiters is basically out indefinitely with an ankle injury, so Richardson is starting for the Heat. He's scored in double figures in two straight games now, but is averaging just 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five games. If Waiters is going to miss time, we might finally be on the verge of seeing Richardson get hot. He's been a headache to own for most of the season, but if you have some dead weight to drop, now might be the time to give him a serious look. He's played 30-plus minutes in four of his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio suffers hard fall in loss
    Cristiano Felicio took a hard fall in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors and never returned to the game.

    Advice: Felicio landed hard on his back and hobbled to the locker room, but he joined his teammates on the bench shortly after. It looked like he was available to return, but we'll put him on the injury report to be safe. With Robin Lopez likely looking at a suspension, Felicio could be a low-end source of rebounds if he's able to give it a go on Wednesday vs. the Pistons. He finished with five points, two rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:56 pm
  • Marquese Chriss drops 24 & 7 on Heat
    Marquese Chriss hit 7-of-9 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 8-of-10 free throws on his way to 24 points, seven rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes of Tuesday's 112-97 loss to the Suns.

    Advice: We've been touting Chriss as as pickup for some time now and he's hit double digits in scoring in four straight, averaging 17.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers over that stretch. He's averaging 31 minutes a game right now and if you were lucky enough to snag him before he blew up, congratulations! Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Ish Smith gets hot late, outplays Jackson
    Ish Smith scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's tough 98-96 loss to the Nets and finished with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block, and hit 8-of-15 shots in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Starter Reggie Jackson played just 20 minutes and hit 3-of-9 shots for seven points and two assists, and gave way to Smith in the fourth quarter when Smith caught fire. Jackson is still the starter and it's still his job to lose, while we've seen Smith turn in games like this one before. As usual, Smith is always worth keeping an eye on and might even be worth a deep-league flier, but Jackson played well in his previous two games and probably isn't in jeopardy of losing his job this deep into the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Tobias Harris comes through with 24 points
    Tobias Harris returned to form on Tuesday, hitting 10-of-15 shots for 24 points, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 36 minutes of a tough two-point loss to the lowly Nets.

    Advice: Harris scored just eight points on Sunday and hadn't scored more than 17 points in his previous five games, so if you rolled with him tonight, chances are you're having a good evening. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • Josh Richardson will start again on Tuesday
    Erik Spoelstra said that he'll stick with Josh Richardson in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Dion Waiters (ankle) is looking at a lengthy absence, so Richardson should be the starting two-guard in Miami moving forward. Richardson produced 10 points, one triple, one board, two dimes, one steal and one block through 33 minutes as a starter on Sunday night, so he could be worth a look for deep league GMs seeking to bolster the 3-point category. Waiters is a cut candidate in leagues without an IR-spot. Daily Slant: With Waiters and Winslow off the floor this season, Goran Dragic and James Johnson see the biggest bumps in usage rate (1.9%). Dragic is an elite across the board play against the Suns, who rank 3rd in pace and 26th in defensive efficiency on the season. Hassan Whiteside, James Johnson and Josh Richardson are all nice upside targets, although Richardson's per minute ceiling is capped a bit with Dragic, Whiteside and the Johnson's likely to carry the load offensively. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:58 pm
  • Coach Walton wants Russell to remain engaged
    Coach Luke Walton wants D'Angelo Russell to remain engaged, even when his shots are not falling.

    Advice: The Lakers are hoping Russell can build off the momentum of his career-high 40 point explosion on Sunday. However, coach Walton wants his young playmaker to stay focused, even if he's struggling offensively. "It’s when he’s engaged and doing other things, it allows him to make those type of shots because you’re in rhythm," Walton said. "He seems to be disengaged when the ball is not going in for him." Russell will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:19 am
  • John Wall scores 16 points in loss
    John Wall scored 16 points with eight assists in Monday's loss to Boston.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, adding four rebounds, three steals and five turnovers in 34 minutes. Wall received treatment under his left knee and on the side of his thigh after the game, but he didn't sound concerned and said that he would be "alright." We'll look for an update after Tuesday's practice, but for now his owners should expect him to play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:22 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 11 points
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 11 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one block and three triples in 28 minutes vs. the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: That's a quite a game for Sefolosha, but lines like those have been few and far between. He finished 4-of-7 from the field and should get a small bump with both Kent Bazemore (knee) and Paul Millsap (knee) on the shelf, but he's more a low-end streaming option if you're targeting steals. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:46 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores career-high 38 at IND
    Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 38 points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals, a blocked shot and three 3-pointers in Monday's 107-100 loss at Indiana.

    Advice: It was likely extra special for Hayward since he spent his college days in Indy playing for the Butler Bulldogs. He was on point, connecting on 16 of his 24 field goal attempts. He now has at least one 3-pointer in all 11 games in March, and 22 straight outings dating back to Jan. 28. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:31 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will start Tuesday vs. LAC
    D'Angelo Russell will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Luke Walton said that he'll be going with the same starting five that he deployed on Sunday night, so it'll be Jordan Clarkson, Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac getting the call on Tuesday. Walton also added that he intends on having a different starting lineup before the season ends, so it'll be interesting to see how long Russell can keep his spot as a starter. Randle could also be a candidate to eventually head to the bench if Walton wants to see how Larry Nance fits with the starters. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:37 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick, Harris out Tuesday vs. DET
    Sean Kilpatrick (left hamstring) and Joe Harris (shoulder) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: With both these guys set to spend Tuesday night on the sidelines, and Jeremy Lin (ankle) looking unlikely, Brook Lopez will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Caris LeVert and K.J. McDaniels. LeVert could be someone to consider using as a streamer on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 1:36 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell to play off the ball more
    The Lakers want to evaluate how D'Angelo Russell plays off the ball for the remainder of the season.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said Russell will continue to start next to Jordan Clarkson, and if Sunday was any indication, he should finish the season strong -- he scored a career-high 40 points with six assists, two rebounds, two steals and seven 3-pointers vs. the Cavs. Looking at the big picture, it's possible the Lakers want to see Russell off the ball because the top prospects in this year's draft are point guards and the Lakers have a great chance of keeping their top-3 protected pick. Walton added that Russell is a great cutter and his highest 3-point percentage is off a screen, and it sounds like Russell is on board with the idea. "I’m a basketball player, not a point guard or a shooting guard," he said. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 7:22 am
  • D'Angelo Russell scores career-high 40 points
    D'Angelo Russell scored a career-high 40 points as a starter on Sunday, going 14-of-22 from the field (7-of-12 from downtown), with six assists, two rebounds and two steals in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Russell played the entire first quarter and scored 18 points in that frame alone, looking revived as a member of the starting unit. He got the nod in place of Nick Young (illness) tonight, and after his career night coach Luke Walton said he'll continue pairing D-Russ with Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt. Russell has been alternately frustrating and exhilarating to own this season, but we should get more of the latter over L.A.'s final 12 games. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 9:21 pm
  • Josh Richardson logs 33 minutes as starter
    Josh Richardson started in place of Dion Waiters (ankle) on Sunday, posting 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, one 3-pointer, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters was concerned about his injury and said his goal is to return before the end of the season, so J-Rich could be looking at more starts if coach Erik Spoelstra sticks with this lineup -- he wouldn't commit to it after the game, though. Grab him if you have a guy you've been itching to cut. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:48 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu held to single digits...again
    Al-Farouq Aminu was held to single-digit points for the fifth straight game on Sunday, making his only shot attempt to score three points with five rebounds in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Aminu was playing well to begin the month, but he's fallen off a cliff in the past 10 days. Noah Vonleh is playing very well, Evan Turner is healthy, and the Blazers' simply have too many interchangeable parts to expect Aminu to emerge as a reliable asset down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:44 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell starting for Nick Young
    D'Angelo Russell will start Sunday's game in place of Nick Young (illness).

    Advice: Russell scored 14 points in 21 minutes off the bench in L.A.'s last game, before getting ejected in the third quarter, and his role should expand with the starting unit. If you were on the fence about him tonight, Young's absence should make it easier to deploy him. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:02 pm
  • Tobias Harris quiet Sunday, shoots 2-of-10
    Tobias Harris has a forgettable game on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field to finish with eight points, four rebounds and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Harris earned another start and fantasy owners can give him a pass for tonight's dud since he came in hot, shooting 27-of-40 from the field (67.5 percent) in his previous five games. He's just under 50 percent in March and should bounce back vs. the Heat in Miami on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 4:27 pm
  • Josh Richardson will start for Dion Waiters
    Josh Richardson will start for Dion Waiters (ankle) against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: With Waiters out indefinitely and possibly for the rest of the season, Richardson now has a big chance to turn his season around. He was expected to break out this year, but Waiters was a gigantic road block for him. Richardson can do a little bit of everything on the stat sheet, so he makes sense as a player to add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 2:22 pm
  • Manny Harris signs second 10-day deal
    Manny Harris has signed a second 10-day contract with the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wesley Matthews is a little banged up, so Harris could be relevant later in the season if the Mavs fall out of the playoff hunt. Ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 8:39 am
  • Jameer Nelson scores 15 with 11 assists
    Jameer Nelson scored 15 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: It looked like Nelson's playing time was going to drop, but that's two really strong games with a 16-point, five-dime game on Thursday. Nelson still wasn't doing much before this weekend and Jamal Murray won't be going away, so the limited upside makes him more of a player to stream. Nelson does have four games this week, so maybe he is worth a look for you. Plus, he also slightly benefits from Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) not playing. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 10:00 pm
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