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  • Markieff Morris gets ejected on Wednesday
    Markieff Morris was ejected on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went up for a block attempt on DeAndre Jordan and the refs called a foul on him, but he obviously didn't agree to lead to the ejection. He shouldn't be suspended for this infraction going forward. Morris finished with 14 points, four rebounds and two 3-pointers. 30 minutes ago
  • Thaddeus Young posts double-double...finally
    Thaddeus Young got hot in 33 minutes on Wednesday, sinking 8-of-12 shots to finish with 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Al Jefferson (ankle) is out at least two weeks, and Glenn Robinson (calf) will miss at least one more week, so the Pacers need their key guys to be effective in big minutes. Young has struggled since he injured his left wrist -- he was 0-of-7 from the field on Sunday, but over the past two games he's a combined 15-of-27. This was his first double-double since late December. 32 minutes ago
  • P.J. Tucker heads to bench w/ Carroll active
    P.J. Tucker shifted back to the bench with DeMarre Carroll active on Wednesday, playing 23 minutes to score six points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

    Advice: Toronto has a vastly superior net rating (+12.6) with Tucker playing in the post-Lowry starting unit, compared to Carroll (-6.7), albeit in a small sample size. The two veteran forwards split their time tonight, with Carroll logging 25 minutes, and this looks like a no-win situation for fantasy purposes. 53 minutes ago
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) quiet in return Wed
    DeMarre Carroll (back) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he posted just three points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Carroll has struggled with injuries and inconsistency all season, and there's no reason to think that will change in Toronto's final seven regular-season games. He's better in 9-cat leagues due to minimal turnovers, and is a decent source of 3-pointers with some defensive stats, but that's about it. 54 minutes ago
  • Marco Belinelli goes off for 21 pts off bench
    Marco Belinelli lit up the Raptors on Wednesday for 21 points, making 7-of-11 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with five assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The veteran sharp-shooter had just one turnover in 27 minutes, and his efforts helped the Hornets escape with an essential road win in Toronto, keeping their slim playoff hopes alive. Frank Kaminsky added 13 points, three 3-pointers, four boards and two assists tonight, and those are the only two Hornets reserves worth considering in most fantasy leagues. 59 minutes ago
  • Austin Rivers (left hamstring) out for game
    Austin Rivers (sore left hamstring) will not return on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went to the locker room in the second quarter and was ruled out approximately 15 minutes later. Thankfully, the Clippers do have J.J. Redick back for this game and Jamal Crawford can also help out. There should be slightly more Luc Mbah a Moute until Rivers can come back. Redick is the only guy worth owning in standard leagues. Today, 8:39 pm
  • James Johnson does his thing
    James Johnson had a very typical line on Wednesday with 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers against the Knicks.

    Advice: He just does this far too often and probably deserves more love for Most Improved Player. Johnson and his black-belt game have been one of the best values in fantasy this year. Chalk up another gem to coach Erik Spoelstra. Today, 8:35 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (knee) scoreless in four mins
    Jonas Jerebko (sore knee) played four scoreless minutes during Wednesday's home loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Jerebko has fallen out of the rotation for stretches, and even when he's playing he rarely gets more than 14-18 minutes. With the Celtics frontcourt at full strength, there's no reason to touch him in fantasy leagues. Today, 8:30 pm
  • Jae Crowder struggles vs. MIL on Wednesday
    Jae Crowder was relatively quiet vs. the Bucks on Wednesday with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, and zero 3-pointers or defensive stats.

    Advice: Crowder shot just 4-of-12 from the field and he committed four turnovers, his highest total since Feb. 2016. His shots have been falling lately, after a prolonged slump, so owners should expect a far more efficient outing vs. Orlando's defense on Friday. Today, 8:26 pm
  • Terrence Ross scores 23 points w/ five 3s
    Terrence Ross played well in a tough loss on Wednesday, hitting 9-of-17 shots with five 3-pointers for 23 points, two assists, one rebound, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The efficiency, 3-pointers and defensive stats combine to make this one of T-Ross' best lines of the season, and he logged 45 minutes in an eventual overtime defeat. Aaron Gordon chipped in 13 points, five boards and four steals, and Nikola Vucevic had 11 points, 16 boards and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to beat the one-man wrecking-crew named Russell Westbrook. Today, 7:46 pm
  • Evan Fournier posts 24/6/5 in overtime loss
    Evan Fournier led the Magic with 24 points during Wednesday's home loss, adding six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Fournier was tolerably efficient, hitting 9-of-22 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with a 3-of-8 mark from downtown. He did commit five turnovers, but this is basically what owners have come to expect -- solid scoring, 3-pointers and FT percentages, with limited supporting stats. Today, 7:44 pm
  • Gerald Henderson (sore hip) returns Wednesday
    Gerald Henderson (sore hip) played 22 minutes during Wednesday's home loss, scoring five points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and three turnovers.

    Advice: Henderson's shot wasn't falling tonight, as he went just 2-of-10 from the field with one 3-pointer, and he also turned the ball over three times. The Sixers had nine players on their active roster tonight and Henderson is the rare veteran to stick in the rotation on a young, rebuilding team, but he's still not a fantasy asset. Today, 7:18 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 14 points vs. Sixers
    Ersan Ilyasova made 5-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers to score 14 points on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot.

    Advice: Ilyasova played 32 minutes and should continue to get elevated playing time with Paul Millsap (knee) out at least two more games. He was coming off a strong double-double and played well against vs. his former team tonight, and his rebounds would have been higher if Dwight Howard hadn't dominated with 20 boards. Today, 7:08 pm
  • Gordon Hayward will play; Exum starting
    Gordon Hayward (quad) will play and Dante Exum will start against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's back after missing just one game due to a knee to his quad from Austin Rivers. Hayward went through shootaround today and he did try to play through the injury initially, so Hayward should be close to 100 percent. His return should take minutes from Joe Ingles, Joe Johnson and maybe even Rodney Hood. Today, 6:18 pm
  • Kevin Durant already taking on contact
    Kevin Durant (knee) did some 1-on-1 with assistant coach Willie Green on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played full-court and half-court 1-on-1, so this is a great sign to see him taking on contact already. Durant was expected to take on contact at some point in the next 7-10 days, and coach Steve Kerr also said he would like to see KD get back out there for some regular-season action. For now, Apr. 8 seems like a possibility for the former MVP. Today, 5:23 pm
  • Dante Cunningham will return to the bench
    Dante Cunningham will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Mavs.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will be back in the starting lineup tonight following a two-game stint on the sidelines, so Cunningham will go from irrelevant starter to even more irrelevant bench player. Leave him on the wire. Today, 3:29 pm
  • P.J. Tucker will come off the bench
    P.J. Tucker will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been a revelation on the defensive end and his ability to defender fours and larger threes has helped turn the Toronto defense around. With DeMarre Carroll (back) returning, Tucker loses a lot of his fantasy appeal. Today, 3:22 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll will start, Tucker to bench
    DeMarre Carroll (back) will start and P.J. Tucker will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Carroll is back after missing his last two games. He was only playing around 20 minutes before his injury, so he should be in that neighborhood. With his return, Tucker, Norman Powell, Delon Wright, Jonas Valanciunas and Jakob Poeltl could lose a few minutes with the rotation change. Leave Carroll on the wire in most cases. Today, 3:20 pm
  • Marco Belinelli will be available vs. Raptors
    Marco Belinelli (face laceration) will be available for Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He received seven stitches for the cut on his face and it sounds like he won't be limited. Belinelli's status means Jeremy Lamb likely won't be playing much while this also lowers the floor slightly for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Today, 3:11 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (knee) available to play Weds
    Jonas Jerebko (sore knee) will be available to play Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Jerebko will resume his limited bench role with Boston at full strength, meaning he's not going to be earning enough minutes tonight to matter in any setting. Today, 3:01 pm
  • Lance Thomas (hip) out Wednesday vs. Miami
    Lance Thomas (hip) will not play Wednesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it's unclear exactly when he'll be able to return to the court. Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will continue to split Thomas' minutes, and Thomas can safely be left on the waiver wire in all settings. Today, 2:58 pm
  • Gerald Henderson back for Wednesday
    Gerald Henderson (hip) is probable to play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll be coming off the bench and the 76ers should take a long look at Justin Anderson in the starting lineup. Henderson isn't worth owning as the 76ers may look at their young guys more than they have before this point. Today, 2:33 pm
  • Quincy Acy will not play on Thursday
    Quincy Acy (ankle soreness) will not play on Thursday against the Pistons.

    Advice: The Nets will hold him out in a non-back-to-back game, so it's possible he misses additional time. With him out, Justin Hamilton should get most of the backup minutes at the five. Today, 1:55 pm
  • 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. 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.Daily Slant: It's sounding like Hayward is going to give it a go tonight, especially considering the Jazz will be without George Hill. Hayward gets a modest usage bump with Hill, Favors and Neto off the floor this season (1.3%), with Rodney Hood getting the biggest bump among the Utah regulars (2.9%). Hood's playing time has been fairly erratic of late, but if he sees 25-30 minutes against the Kings, he'll have a nice shot at returning value. Today, 11:59 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. 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. Today, 9:58 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. Today, 9:28 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. Today, 8:21 am
  • James Harden acknowledges wrist is hurting
    James Harden acknowledged after Tuesday's 5-of-20 shooting performance that his left (shooting) wrist is giving him problems, but he doesn't anticipate spending any time on the sidelines.

    Advice: "It's pretty tough, man, I'm not going to lie," said Harden of fighting through the pain with his wrist. "I don't like to feel sorry for myself at all, but just the shot is short and frustrating when you can't really follow through and whatnot. I'm going to continue to go out there and do my best." While Harden has made it clear he has no interest of getting hit with a rest day, it's Mike D'Antoni who will ultimately be able to decide if he plays Thursday vs. Portland. Check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround. Today, 6:32 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (back) returns to action
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Maybe the Wizards were taking it easy on him, as he only played 16 minutes with one rebound, one assist and one steal. It also doesn't help that Kelly Oubre is playing much better these days. He did score 17 points in his previous game before missing Saturday's contest vs. Cleveland, but standard-league owners should probably look elsewhere for consistent production. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Will Barton scores 13 points in loss
    Will Barton scored 13 points with one rebound, one assist and one block vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He shot 6-of-14 from the field and only played 20 minutes, so his value has fallen off a cliff since Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari returned to the lineup. Barton's owners outside of deeper leagues can move on since the Nuggets only play two more times this week. Yesterday, 10:11 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. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • James Johnson scores 16 in win over Pistons
    James Johnson hit 5-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, six rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes of Tuesday's tough 97-96 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He's quietly been playing very well again, scoring in double figures in 10 straight games and averaging 16 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last five. And tonight's game was his first without a block and a steal in his last five games, as well. The fact the Heat are fighting for their playoff lives also works in his favor, so just keep rolling him out there. Yesterday, 9:41 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. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova double-doubles in win
    Ersan Ilyasova double-doubled vs. the Suns on Tuesday with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

    Advice: This was his first double-double as a member of the Hawks. He finished 6-of-15 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line with one assist, one steal and two triples in 33 minutes, and he's worth deploying in standard leagues with Paul Millsap (knee) out at least two more games. Hopefully he will go on a run now that he snapped his streak of three straight games with single-digit points. Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles, hurts wrist
    James Harden had his 20th triple-double of the season with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's 113-106 loss to the Warriors, but also hurt his left wrist along the way.

    Advice: He hit just 5-of-20 shots and 1-of-9 3-pointers, but was a perfect 13-of-13 from the line. As for his left wrist injury, coach Mike D'Antoni said it was bothering Harden during the game and that it might be something to "look at." It was also wrapped in ice after the game, ironically, on the same day Harden's comments about guys not resting so as not to let their teammates down emerged. If Harden sits, it's going to be because he's hurt, but he hasn't missed a game this season and we doubt he's about to start now. Especially with the fact he's embattled in one of the best MVP races we've ever seen with Russell Westbrook. The Rockets visit Portland on Thursday, so owners will want to watch for news about Harden's status for that one. Yesterday, 8:20 pm
  • Thaddeus Young plays well vs. Wolves
    Thaddeus Young had 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal on 7-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's tough 115-114 loss to Minnesota.

    Advice: Young played for the Wolves for a cup of coffee in 2014, so maybe he had some revenge in mind. He's been pretty awful, scoring no more than eight points in any of his previous four games, and this was just his second double-digit scoring night over his last eight. Maybe this is a sign he's about to finally get hot, but we'll need to see it a few more times before actually getting excited. Yesterday, 7:23 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. Yesterday, 7:19 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. 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. Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Jonas Jerebko was unable to finish practice on Tuesday due to a sore knee.

    Advice: At this point, we have to consider Jerebko questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. The fantasy impact is minimal, as he is averaging just 11.1 minutes per game over his last four appearances. Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller may see a few extra minutes if Jerebko does not play on Wednesday. Yesterday, 10:50 am
  • Gerald Henderson (hip) ruled out Tuesday
    Gerald Henderson (hip) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This is not surprising, as the Sixers also play on Wednesday and they have previously kept Henderson out of back-to-back sets due to his nagging hip injury. Nik Stauskas, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Justin Anderson could see a slight uptick in minutes. Yesterday, 8:27 am
  • P.J. Tucker racks up three steals, one block
    P.J. Tucker started in place of DeMarre Carroll (back) on Monday vs. the Magic and finished with seven points, five rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and one triple in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Tucker has seen a spike in minutes recently because of Carroll's injury and Serge Ibaka's suspension last week, so keep rolling him out there if you rebounds, defensive stats and the occasional 3-pointer -- he has seven steals over his last two games. He finished 3-of-5 from the field in 33 minutes, but there are probably some better options on your wire unless you're specifically targeting steals. Monday, 7:39 pm
  • Evan Fournier scores 20 points in loss
    Evan Fournier scored 20 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals and two triples vs. the Raptors on Monday.

    Advice: The Magic are all but out of the playoff hunt, but with Mario Hezonja playing more small-ball four, hopefully that means Fournier's workload is safe. The Magic play three more times this week and Fournier has scored 20+ points six times in March, so keep rolling him out there as long as he's healthy. He finished 7-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line in 30 minutes. Monday, 7:27 pm
  • Terrence Ross scores 17 points vs. TOR
    Terrence Ross scored 17 points against his former team on Monday in Toronto, shooting 8-of-14 from the field.

    Advice: He came out firing tonight and had a little extra bounce in his step, but foul trouble kept him in check. Ross logged 29 minutes and added two rebounds and four steals, but he missed both of his 3-point attempts. He's heating up with averages of 16.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.4 triples over his last five games on 50.8 percent shooting, and while the FG percentage isn't sustainable, he's worth a look if you're targeting triples and steals with three more games on the schedule this week. Monday, 7:15 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. Monday, 5:48 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (back) says he'll play Tues
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) said he'll play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: "I feel way better," Bogdanovic said following a brief practice at UCLA. "I'll be ready for tomorrow's game. I just woke up like that. I was stiff. Cramps in my back. Still sore but way better." Bogdanovic was a full participant during Monday's practice, so it's looking like the back issues will only end up costing him one game on the sidelines. With Bogdanovic back in action on Tuesday, Kelly Oubre won't play as much. Monday, 3:44 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. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Lance Thomas (hip) out Monday vs. Detroit
    Lance Thomas (sore right hip) will not play Monday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: This will be Thomas' third consecutive game watching from the sidelines, and while his MRI came back clean, he should still be considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Miami. Thomas' minutes will continue to be divvied up between Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn. Monday, 2:57 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic, Mahinmi practice in full
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) and Ian Mahinmi (hip) practiced in full on Monday.

    Advice: Bogdanovic sat out Saturday's game with a stiff back, and Mahinmi was limited to nine minutes after catching a knee to the hip via Richard Jefferson on Saturday night, but them going through a full practice is a good sign regarding their status for Tuesday night's matchup with the Lakers. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if Bogdanovic is able to return to the court, Kelly Oubre's minutes will take a hit. Monday, 12:52 pm
  • 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. Monday, 10:53 am
  • James Harden (wrist) practices Monday
    James Harden (wrist) is practicing on Monday and will play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: He already said that he would play on Tuesday vs. the Warriors after aggravating his wrist on Sunday night, but it doesn't hurt to get more confirmation. Harden's owners should be in great shape with four games on the schedule this week. Monday, 10:22 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. Monday, 10:03 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. Monday, 7:12 am
  • James Harden says he will play vs. Warriors
    James Harden said he will play on Tuesday vs. the Warriors despite aggravating his left wrist on Sunday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: He left Sunday's game vs. the Thunder in the final minute after a hard a fall and didn't return, but he said that he's "good." Coach Mike D'Antoni hinted that Harden may get a maintenance day at some point, but not if Harden has anything to say about it. "It's something he's probably going to have to put up with the rest of the year," D'Antoni said. "It's a tendon. He jammed it. Hopefully, he's good. If he needs to rest, he'll rest and make sure he gets well, but knowing him, he wants to play." With Harden hoping to lock up the MVP Award, his fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned. Monday, 6:52 am
  • Dante Cunningham doesn't do much in start
    Dante Cunningham finished with six points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots in 31 minutes against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: Cunningham was making the start with DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) sidelined. He is only worth a look in the very deepest of seasonal fantasy leagues even if he makes another start in place of Cousins. Cunningham has a low usage rate even in a starting role. However, he is worth a roll of the dice as a low-priced DFS option if he makes another start. Sunday, 7:21 pm
  • Jae Crowder helps C's vault to top of East
    Jae Crowder connected on 8-of-13 from the field to finish with 25 points, six rebounds, two steals, two blocked shots and an assist in 36 minutes Sunday against the Heat.

    Advice: Crowder has been a big part of Boston's resurgence, as they pulled into a tie with the Cleveland Cavaliers atop the Eastern Conference standings. The former Marquette star, who was drafted, ironically, by the Cavs in the second round in 2012, is averaging 17.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game over his past six outings. Sunday, 6:29 pm
  • Thaddeus Young awful in 13 minutes Sunday
    Thaddeus Young had a terrible night on Sunday, going 0-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line to score two points in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Thad chipped in two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block, but that isn't enough to compensate for his lousy shooting tonight. He missed multiple layups and it seems like his wrist is still bothering him, even though he said recently that it's "feeling better." The Pacers need him to start knocking down shots if they hope to advance deep into the playoffs -- Paul George can't do it alone. Sunday, 6:18 pm
  • Gerald Henderson (hip) logs 18 minutes
    Gerald Henderson (hip) played 18 minutes during Sunday's 107-94 loss in Indiana, going 2-of-6 from the field for five points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Henderson's hip has been a nagging issue for most of the season, and it's somewhat surprising that Philly hasn't simply shut him down. He's little more than a veteran mentor at this point, setting an example for his neophyte teammates, and the vast majority of fantasy owners can do better on the wire. Sunday, 6:15 pm
  • James Johnson scores 20 points off bench
    James Johnson finished with 20 points, six assists, five rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal in 29 minutes off the bench Sunday in Boston.

    Advice: Johnson has tied a season best with 10 or more points in nine consecutive games. He is averaging 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.7 steals per outing during the impressive nine-game run. Johnson worked hard to whip himself into better shape for the season and it is paying off with career numbers across the board. In his first eight NBA campaigns he averaged single-digit point totals, but he is averaging more than 12 points per contest this season. Sunday, 6:11 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. Sunday, 5:48 pm
  • Austin Rivers starts for J.J. Redick (ankle)
    Austin Rivers started Sunday's game in place of J.J. Redick (sprained right ankle), shooting 4-of-13 with a pair of 3-pointers for 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists in 43 minutes.

    Advice: In 28 starts this season, the coach's son has averaged 16.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting, 2.3 triples, 2.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 0.7 steals in 34.3 minutes. He played well tonight, other than the shooting, and would be worth a look if Redick misses more games. Sunday, 4:13 pm
  • Dante Cunningham starts for DeMarcus (ankle)
    Dante Cunningham will start vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) has been ruled out tonight, so Cunningham should get significant minutes. He sports an extremely low usage rate, however, and even as a fill-in starter he hasn't done much to merit fantasy owners' attention. Sunday, 3:45 pm
  • James Harden double-doubles, tweaks wrist
    James Harden put up a 22-point, 12-assist double-double during Sunday's win over OKC, but exited the game with 30 seconds left in the fourth after a hard fall on his left wrist, and did not return.

    Advice: Harden added five boards, two triples and five turnovers through his 36 minutes of floor time, but this wrist issue is definitely a concern. Harden's left (shooting) wrist was heavily wrapped up in ice after the game, and he acknowledged during his post-game interview that he initially suffered the injury during Monday's win over Denver. Head coach Mike D'Antoni said it's something Harden will likely be dealing with the rest of the season, and admitted that he'll rest the MVP-candidate if need be. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State, and if he's out, Lou Williams would likely emerge as the primary beneficiary. Stay tuned. Sunday, 3:21 pm
  • Ghostface Ilya not having a good run
    Ersan Ilyasova grabbed a season-high 18 boards against the Nets on Sunday, adding nine points, one assist and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: That's a lot of rebounds and it's still not close to his career-high 25 from 2012. Besides those boards, he was actually tearing it up before Paul Millsap got hurt, but he's been down as a scorer since. In those five, Ilyasova averaged 11.8 points, 9.0 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 treys on 37.7 percent from the field in 29.2 minutes per game. Bad shooting aside, Ghostface Ilya should still be in starting lineup with Millsap still having some swelling on Sunday. Sunday, 1:45 pm
  • Austin Rivers will start Sunday vs. the Kings
    Austin Rivers will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with Sacramento, with J.J. Redick (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: Rivers could have a nice game tonight going up against Sacramento's weak defense, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer. Chris Paul, Luc Mbah a Moute, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan will join Rivers in the starting five, and there will be some more opportunity for Jamal Crawford in the second unit sans Redick. Sunday, 12:18 pm
  • 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. Sunday, 9:06 am
  • Gerald Henderson is available Sunday
    Gerald Henderson (hip) is available to play on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He sat out of the morning shootaround and is likely battling some soreness in his hip. Henderson will likely pick up some DNPs down the stretch, so he belongs on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues. Sunday, 8:34 am
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine points
    P.J. Tucker scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: With DeMarre Carroll (back) out, coach Dwane Casey pulled a page out of Suns coach Earl Watson's playbook with heavy run of Tucker against strong offensive players. The Raptors are getting some serious value out of Tucker from their second-round pick at the deadline and he could make a big impact in the postseason, but most fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere unless he's being added as a steals specialist. There are a lot of hot pickups out there. Saturday, 9:34 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points vs. Cavs
    Markieff Morris scored 14 points with six rebounds and one block in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Morris at the five lineup has been useful and it certainly was in this win. In seven minutes today with Kelly Oubre in next to the four starters and Marcin Gortat out, they had a 67.8 net rating against the Cavs. Bojan Bogdanovic (back) not playing also gave Morris a slight bump. If Bogie does miss more time, Morris could be more of the mid-round guy we saw most of the season and not the late-round one since the break. Saturday, 7:48 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. 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. Saturday, 4:49 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. Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (lower back stiffness) out
    Bojan Bogdanovic (lower back stiffness) is out for Saturday night in Cleveland.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Bogie after he played 26 minutes on Friday night. Bogdanovic also doesn't have a history of back problems in his NBA career, so it's likely just a short-term thing. His absence affects a slew of players here. Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter should all have much higher floors for this evening. Kelly Oubre could pick up some extra run, too. Plus, John Wall and Bradley Beal should be very busy. Saturday, 3:35 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. Saturday, 2:58 pm
  • Lance Thomas (hip) ruled out for Saturday
    Lance Thomas (sore right hip) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Thomas has missed. With the Knicks prioritizing lottery balls over wins, they have no reason to rush back one of their vets. Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will see an uptick in minutes with Thomas sidelined. Saturday, 9:12 am
  • James Harden scores 38 points with 17 dimes
    James Harden scored 38 points during a 117-107 win over the Pelicans on Friday with 17 assists, seven rebounds, one block, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's his NBA-high eighth 30-plus scoring game this month. Harden also scored or assisted on 77 points tonight, and he's currently on pace to set the record for that department this season with 57.7 points per game -- Nate Archibald has the record with 56.8 in 1972-73. He has scored at least 38 points in four straight and will get a big MVP-caliber matchup with Russell Westbrook Sunday afternoon. There will be triple-doubles. Friday, 11:38 pm
  • Will Barton scores 10 points
    Will Barton scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He'll be losing some run now that Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler are back. Barton was in a serious slump before the Gallo injury last week with only a two-point, 16-minute game in the game prior to the Gallo injury, so Barton's fantasy owners should be expecting a drop in production. If there's a hot free agent or you want to stream, Barton is a possible drop candidate. Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Markieff Morris doesn't do much vs. Nets
    Markieff Morris scored five points with one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: While this bad game is due to garbage time, Morris is kind of a shell of himself compared to what he was doing in February and January. In his previous March games, Morris only averaged 10.5 points, 6.2 boards, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals. He's still worth owning in most situations, but his owners should be lowering their expectations. Friday, 8:37 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores nine points in loss
    Ersan Ilyasova scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: This was his second dud in a row after he scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting vs. the Wizards on Wednesday. Ilyasova salvaged his poor shooting tonight with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one triple, and he also logged 33 minutes. Coach Mike Budenholzer was non-committal when asked if Paul Millsap (knee) would play on Sunday vs. the Nets, so Ilyasova could get another start in a cupcake matchup. He's a hold for now. Friday, 8:28 pm
  • Belinelli scores 22 points w/ three triples
    Marco Belinelli matched his season-high with 22 points, three rebounds, two assists and three triples in 32 minutes vs. the Cavaliers on Friday.

    Advice: He has the hot hand right now and coach Steve Clifford is riding him. He scored 20 points in 21 minutes in his previous outing, but picked up a big chunk of minutes tonight with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in foul trouble. Belinelli hit 7-of-12 shots and made all five of his free throws, but with a playoff spot looking out of reach, the Hornets may be tempted to give Jeremy Lamb more burn at the expense of Belinelli. If he has another good game on Sunday vs. the Suns, give him a look since the Hornets play four times next week. Friday, 7:42 pm
  • Terrence Ross scores 18 points
    Terrence Ross scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He looks to be back in a good rhythm with at least 50 percent from the field in four of his last five. In that span, Ross averaged 14.8 points, 2.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.6 treys. He's still more of a threes and points specialist. Friday, 6:32 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. Friday, 11:53 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. Friday, 7:53 am
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine as starter
    P.J. Tucker started for Serge Ibaka on Thursday with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Heat.

    Advice: The Raptors have gone with Tucker at power forward quite a bit since they signed him, but most of the time it's when he's next to Ibaka. Tucker isn't exactly a stats guy for fantasy unless he's racking up the steals, but he has to be pumped about getting some playoff action. "I know the intensity goes up but my intensity never goes down. So for me, I'm excited about it," Tucker said about the upcoming playoff run. Tucker still isn't going to be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Lance Thomas (hip) out for Thursday night
    Lance Thomas (sore right hip) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday night.

    Advice: Thomas played 32 minutes in a start on Wednesday and apparently picked up an injury along the way. With Thomas and Carmelo Anthony (knee) out, the Knicks will likely play more Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn next to each other. We should see more Mindaugas Kuzminskas and a little bit of Justin Holiday at the three. Thursday, 5:34 pm
  • P.J. Tucker likely to start for Serge Ibaka
    P.J. Tucker is likely to start for Serge Ibaka against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Ibaka is serving his one-game suspension for throwing a punch earlier this week. The Raptors can get away with going smaller against the Heat with the Heat not having many options at power forward. Besides Tucker, there should be more minutes going to Norman Powell and Pat Patterson may also play slightly more. Without Serge, Jonas Valanciunas should also play more against Hassan Whiteside, assuming he can go.Daily Slant: With Ibaka out of action, Tucker figures to see more than 30 minutes of court time and sets up as one of the best punt plays at the SF spot on Thursday. He's not typically a strong per-minute producer, but his 0.79 FPPM with Lowry/Ibaka off the floor this month would be enough for him to hit value. Patrick Patterson should also see increased run off the bench, but his ceiling is fairly limited. Thursday, 3:11 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. Thursday, 12:31 pm
  • 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. Wednesday, 11:00 pm
  • Lance Thomas quiet in 32 minutes as starter
    Lance Thomas moved into the Knicks' starting unit on Wednesday, where he posted four points, nine rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks went smaller tonight vs. the Jazz and they jumped out to an early lead thanks to a 34-point first quarter. Thomas isn't a great fantasy option even if he continues to start -- in 14 previous starts this season, he averaged a modest 9.5 points, 1.2 threes, 4.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocks. There are better options on your waiver wire. Wednesday, 10:42 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores four points
    Gerald Henderson scored four points with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: The 76ers didn't play Henderson on Monday and actually put him in the first unit to start the second half. With the 76ers likely wanting to get a longer look at their younger wings, Henderson won't be playing too much down the stretch. Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic gets five points Wednesday
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored five points in 15 minutes on Wednesday, going 2-of-6 from the field with one 3-pointer, two rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was riding a 10-game streak with double-digit points, but he took a backseat in the rotation tonight -- the Wizards deployed 10 players, and only Brandon Jennings logged fewer minutes than Bojan. This is a perfect example of his hollow fantasy value, as he doesn't help you when he's not scoring. Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova struggles in 26 min vs Wizards
    Ersan Ilyasova struggled vs. the Wizards on Wednesday, playing 26 minutes to finish with five points on 2-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds, two assists, one steals and one block.

    Advice: The rebounds and defensive stats help salvage the line, and he could have played more minutes if it weren't for foul trouble. Paul Millsap (knee) missed his third straight game and there are no guarantees that he'll return for Friday's road game, so Ilyasova might have another start coming his way this week. Even if he does shift to the bench, he's proven to be a decent fantasy asset with the Hawks' reserves. Wednesday, 8:34 pm
  • Lance Thomas starting vs. Utah on Wednesday
    Lance Thomas is starting against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks will go with their smaller lineup and put Kristaps Porzingis at the five. Thomas only averaged 9.5 points per game as a starter, so he's not really someone fantasy owners should be using. Wednesday, 7:20 pm
  • Marco Belinelli gets 20 points in 21 minutes
    Marco Belinelli scored 20 points in just 21 minutes during Wednesday's road win, hitting 5-of-9 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Belinelli came in ice cold from the field but he scored 16 points in the first half alone, helping to keep the Hornets close despite his teammates' struggles. The veteran rarely does much beyond scoring and hitting a handful of 3-pointers, and there should be better specialists available in most leagues. Wednesday, 6:42 pm
  • Terrence Ross scores 19 points on 8-of-15 FGs
    Terrence Ross sank 8-of-15 shots with three 3-pointers to score 19 points on Wednesday, adding two boards, two steals and one assist in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Ross got off to a hot start in Orlando but he quickly cooled off -- over the past two weeks he was averaging just 9.3 points on 37.0 percent shooting, with 1.2 threes, 2.5 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks. He'll have occasional scoring outbursts, but predicting when they'll occur is a hazardous job. Wednesday, 6:36 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. Wednesday, 1:16 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. Tuesday, 10:35 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. Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • Lance Thomas returns to bench
    Lance Thomas scored just two points with one assist and one rebound in 15 minutes off the bench against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Thomas was back to a reserve role with Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) back in action. As such, Thomas is back to having very minimal fantasy appeal. However, with the Knicks all but eliminated from a spot in the postseason the team could shut down some key members and Thomas might return to a starting role. For now, most fantasy owners can leave him to the waiver wire. Monday, 10:28 pm
  • 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. Monday, 10:14 pm
  • James Harden does his usual thing
    James Harden scored a game-high 39 points with 11 assists, seven rebounds, four steals and four 3-pointers in Monday's win against the Nuggets.

    Advice: The Beard has 38 or more points in three straight games and four of his past five outings. He has managed three or more 3-pointers in five of his past six contests while rolling up two or more steals in four straight and six of the past seven. Harden continues to post huge fantasy totals and the Rockets will not rest their players until they're locked into a playoff seed, so the good times will continue to roll. Mar 20, 9:34 pm
  • Will Barton efficient in Monday's loss
    Will Barton finished with 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds with a steal and a blocked shot in 30 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss at Houston.

    Advice: After a handful of uneven performances Barton is back on track. He is averaging 22.8 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds over his past four outings. Barton stepped up his game with Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) sidelined, but his fantasy value will take a hit once those two are healthy enough to return. Mar 20, 9:23 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points in return
    Markieff Morris (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: He didn't look limited and it's safe to say he's over his flu. Morris added four rebounds, one block and one triple in 31 minutes, and while he has slowed down significantly since the All-Star break, he's still a decent low-end option with three more games this week and four games next week. Hopefully he heats up soon. Mar 20, 8:08 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. Mar 20, 6:46 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 13 points in start
    Ersan Ilyasova started his second game in a row vs. the Hornets on Monday, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) was out again, so Ilyasova logged 28 minutes and added six rebounds, one assist and three triples with a pair of turnovers. He scored 23 points in his previous start with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes, so there's a lot of short-term appeal here -- Millsap has already been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards and coach Mike Budenholzer hinted that he could miss more time. The Hawks play three more times this week. Mar 20, 6:23 pm
  • Markieff Morris starting, Smith to the bench
    Markieff Morris (illness) will return to the starting five for Monday's game against the Celtics, sending Jason Smith back to the bench.

    Advice: Morris will be returning from a two-game absence tonight, and there's been zero talk of a potential minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smith had a nice run in his previous two starts, but he'll likely return to being a non-factor with the second unit on Monday. Mar 20, 3:15 pm
  • Gerald Henderson ruled out Monday
    Gerald Henderson (hip) will not play on Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Henderson will no longer play in both games of back-to-back sets, but they only have one more back-to-back set remaining on the schedule. Hendo has been battling through hip soreness, so he could be a shut-down candidate down the stretch. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Robert Covington will log heavy minutes on the wings, but Justin Anderson could see a nice bump as well. Henderson belongs on the wire in most formats. Mar 20, 2:47 pm
  • Markieff Morris (illness) is probable Monday
    Markieff Morris (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Morris has been battling the flu and missed the previous two games, but he went through shootaround and it sounds like he's fully expected to return which will bump Jason Smith back to the bench. Morris has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues with four games on the schedule this week and next week. Mar 20, 9:32 am
  • James Johnson discovers true 9-cat gem Sunday
    James Johnson turned in a 9-cat gem on Sunday with 24 points on 9-of-13 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks, two 3-pointers and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Johnson did his damage in 31 minutes, to the delight of anyone benefiting from his unique production with Miami's second unit. The veteran lost weight and re-shaped his body for this season, and the hard work has clearly paid off -- at age 30, he's averaging career-high numbers in most categories. Mar 19, 6:49 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. Mar 19, 6:44 pm
  • Thaddeus Young hits 7-of-9 shots w/ 3-pointer
    Thaddeus Young scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Toronto on Sunday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Young hadn't made a 3-pointer since injuring his wrist, but he knocked down his only long-range attempt tonight. He said his wrist is "feeling better" and likely would have played more minutes if it weren't for the lopsided score. Young is still a ridiculously bad 3-of-13 from the FT line over the past two weeks, dragging down his already-shaky value, but at least this gives owners some cause for optimism. Mar 19, 6:01 pm
  • Dante Cunningham plays 22 minutes off bench
    Dante Cunningham came off the bench on Sunday for three points, three rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Cunningham filled in for DeMarcus Cousins (knee) on Friday, scoring seven points with nine boards in 39 minutes. He's been a fantasy liability all season, and that's not about to change with 12 games left. Mar 19, 5:59 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. Mar 19, 4:27 pm
  • Dante Cunningham to bench w/ Cousins active
    Dante Cunningham will come off the bench behind DeMarcus Cousins (knee) on Sunday.

    Advice: Cunningham played 39 minutes on Friday but his role will shrink in the second unit. His per-minute usage is minuscule and there's no reason to touch him outside of the deepest leagues. Mar 19, 2:18 pm
  • Hendo scores nine points vs. Boston
    Gerald Henderson scored nine points with three rebounds and one assist against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: He did play some clutch minutes in this game and being the team's best free throw shooter this season helps his case. Still, the 76ers won't be playing him big minutes to get a longer look at their young guys. Mar 19, 1:13 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 15 on 13 FGAs
    Jae Crowder made 3-of-13 from the field for 15 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He had a tougher time today against Robert Covington and Dario Saric than he did against the Nets on Friday. It was almost weird to see Crowder carry the offensive load on the perimeter late, so clearly the Celtics missed Isaiah Thomas. Crowder puts up strong fantasy value even without much offensive output, so keep him going. Mar 19, 12:52 pm
  • Quincy Acy scores 11 points
    Quincy Acy scored 11 points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: With the Nets giving Trevor Booker a DNP-CD, Acy looks like the main bench big man right now. He's scored at least nine in four of his last five games with a stunning 1.8 treys per game. If the Nets do rest Brook Lopez at some point, Acy might be sneaky in deep leagues. Mar 19, 11:43 am
  • Gerald Henderson is probable for Sunday
    Gerald Henderson is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He's still dealing with some left hip soreness, the same hip he had surgery on in 2015. With Justin Anderson (illness) out Sunday, Hendo could pick up a few extra minutes off the bench. Don't be surprised if he's rested on Monday vs. the Magic, though. Mar 19, 8:19 am
  • James Harden scores 40 in triple-double
    James Harden had another triple-double against the Nuggets during a 109-105 win on Saturday, scoring 40 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, eight turnovers and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: That extends his NBA record seven 40-point triple-doubles in one season. Harden also has four consecutive triple-doubles, and it does help he's camping out under the rim more often these days. The Rockets are not expected to rest their players until they are locked in to their seed to allow them to grow as a team and develop chemistry. That is music to the ears of Harden fantasy owners. Mar 18, 10:31 pm
  • Will Barton flops after big game
    Will Barton made 2-of-13 from the field for 10 points with one rebound, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Live by the Thrill, die by the Thrill. He was coming off a career-high 35 points and just couldn't hit open shots with a 1-of-9 shooting line from deep. Barton will be playing big minutes while Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) are out, so he should be worth owning in standard leagues until we get a timeline on those two. Mar 18, 9:49 pm
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