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  • Stanley Johnson gets early run
    Stanley Johnson scored two points with two rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He saw some first-quarter action today and coach Stan Van Gundy may be warming up to playing Johnson. Of course, the play hasn't been there basically all season for the second-year Arizona Wildcat. Just keep an eye on him. 25 minutes ago
  • 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. 26 minutes ago
  • Reggie Jackson scores 11 points
    Reggie Jackson came off the bench again on Friday vs. the Magic, making 5-of-14 from the field for 11 points with four rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy said before the game that he still thinks Jackson is the answer down the line. "It’s a decision for now," Van Gundy said about the lineup change. "It doesn’t reflect any long-term thoughts on him." It's basically been a lost season for Jackson and the trade rumors will likely be there. Most fantasy owners should be able to do better. He does have four games next week, though. 29 minutes ago
  • Brandon Ingram (knee) will play Friday
    Brandon Ingram (knee tendinitis) will play on Friday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: With the Lakers tanking, Ingram's knee issue must be very minor if they are letting him play through it. With averages of 15.2 points (on 52.8 percent shooting), 4.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists over his last nine games, he's a decent option if you don't mind his poor free throw percentage. The Lakers will keep their same starting five of Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac. 58 minutes ago
  • Buddy Hield (right quad) is probable Friday
    Buddy Hield is probable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors with a right quad contusion.

    Advice: The Kings must be confident about Hield playing, as they just announced that Tyreke Evans, Darren Collison and Anthony Tolliver are resting. Hield is coming off a 21-point game on Wednesday and his owners can pencil him into lineups for now. Today, 5:48 pm
  • Tyreke Evans resting on Friday
    Tyreke Evans will rest on Friday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This decision is coming from the Kings, as Evans just said that he feels "better than ever with my knee." With the Kings tanking, he's going to pick up too many DNPs to help most fantasy owners. Buddy Hield and Ben McLemore should be busy tonight. Today, 5:43 pm
  • Collison, Tyreke and Tolliver resting vs. GSW
    Darren Collison, Tyreke Evans and Anthony Tolliver are all out for planned rest against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: This is pretty much status quo for the Kings as they get a look at their youth. Ty Lawson should get big minutes in the first unit while the Kings piece it together in the second unit. Collison isn't worth owning now that he's basically resting every other game. Today, 5:42 pm
  • Monta starts 3Q for Miles
    Monta Ellis started the second half for C.J. Miles on Friday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: The defense was really bad, especially on the perimeter. Additionally, this could be a tweak to not having Glenn Robinson III (calf). Whatever the case, there's no need to react to this from a fantasy perspective. Today, 5:20 pm
  • Ronnie Price (leg) will not play Friday night
    Ronnie Price (left lower leg contusion) will not play Friday night vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Price has missed. Tyler Ulis, the only healthy point guard on the roster, will once again be forced into playing heavy minutes. Ulis is averaging 41.8 minutes per game over the Suns last five games, the most in the NBA over that stretch. Today, 4:23 pm
  • Bradley (illness) to spend night in hospital
    Avery Bradley (stomach illness) is being kept overnight at a local hospital as a precaution, to keep him hydrated.

    Advice: The Celtics next game is Sunday vs. Miami. At this point, Bradley can be considered questionable for that contest. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown will soak up extra minutes with Bradley sidelined. Today, 3:58 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. Today, 3:02 pm
  • Ramon Sessions cleared
    Ramon Sessions (knee) has been cleared to play, but will not on Friday.

    Advice: He is way past his original timeline and it's more about Briante Weber being ahead of him right now. Sessions could get minutes at some point, but he's not a fantasy option. Today, 2:52 pm
  • Jaylen Brown to start on Friday vs. the Suns
    With Avery Bradley (illness) sidelined, Jaylen Brown will start on Friday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Brown has started 17 games this season and is averaging 9.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 24.7 minutes. He worth a look as a plug-and-play in deep leagues. Today, 2:43 pm
  • Avery Bradley out vs. PHX; Brown starting
    Avery Bradley (illness) will not play against the Suns on Friday and Jaylen Brown will get the starting

    Advice: At least it's not Bradley's Achilles injury from earlier in 2017. Bradley should be considered questionable for Sunday against the Heat. For tonight, Marcus Smart should pick up minutes in the low 30s while Brown should get 20-24 minutes in a plus matchup and Terry Rozier could get added run in a blowout. Isaiah Thomas' revenge game also got a little sweeter. Today, 2:40 pm
  • Glenn Robinson III (calf) out two weeks
    Coach Nate McMillan said Glenn Robinson III will miss two weeks due to the calf strain he suffered in practice on Thursday.

    Advice: With less than three weeks left in the regular season, Robinson may not see the floor again in 2016-17. He should obviously be on waivers in all leagues. C.J. Miles and Thaddeus Young are expected to see a slight uptick in minutes with GR3 sidelined. Today, 2:33 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. Today, 2:30 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) ruled out Friday vs. DET
    Jeff Green (back spasms) will not play Friday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: This is the second straight game Green has missed due to low back pain. Mario Hezonja is expected to soak up the majority of minutes left behind by Green. Hezonja played 23 minutes on Wednesday, scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds. Today, 2:24 pm
  • Glenn Robinson III (calf) ruled out Friday
    Glenn Robinson III (left calf strain) has been ruled out for Friday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: The team only called it soreness on Thursday, so this new diagnosis for a strain is worse. There is no additional info on the severity or if GR3 needed an MRI, but Robinson was losing playing time anyway. With him out, there should be a few extra minutes going to C.J. Miles, Thaddeus Young and maybe Lavoy Allen. Today, 1:46 pm
  • Archie Goodwin gets another 10 day
    The Nets will sign Archie Goodwin to a second 10-day deal.

    Advice: He's played in each of the last three games, averaging 8.7 points in 13.3 minutes. Goodwin may seem some added run if the Nets rest more players, but he's still not a fantasy option. Today, 12:30 pm
  • Shelvin Mack questionable for Saturday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Jazz won't need Mack anyway with George Hill somewhat healthy against Chris Paul. Today, 12:29 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (knee) still probable Friday
    Brandon Ingram (knee tendinitis) was a full participant in shootaround on Friday and remains listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: This serves as confirmation that Ingram is ready to roll on Friday. He's been putting up solid numbers of late. Ingram has scored in double figures in each of the Lakers last nine games. He is averaging 15.2 points (on 52.8 percent shooting), 4.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists during this current stretch. Today, 11:03 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. Today, 10:40 am
  • Ronnie Price (leg) doubtful for Friday night
    Ronnie Price (left lower leg contusion) is listed as questionable but is not expected to play Friday night vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: No Price means Tyler Ulis will once again have to play nearly the entire game. Despite the fact that the Suns got blown out by 28 points Thursday in Brooklyn, Ulis still logged 45 minutes. Over his last five contests, Ulis is averaging 13.6 points, 10.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in a whopping 41.8 minutes. Today, 10:37 am
  • Joe Harris (shoulder) will not play Friday
    Joe Harris (shoulder) will not play Friday night vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: No fantasy impact here, as Harris has not played since March 3rd. He belongs on waivers in all leagues. Today, 10:05 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. Today, 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. Today, 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. Today, 9:40 am
  • Jeff Green (back spasms) a GTD for Friday
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Jeff Green (back spasms) will be a game-time decision on Friday night vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Green did not play on Wednesday due to the back issue. With Green sidelined, Mario Hezonja logged 23 minutes, finishing with eight points and seven rebounds. Mario would likely see 20-plus minutes again on Friday if Green is unable to play. Today, 8:23 am
  • Ty Lawson denies violating his probation
    Ty Lawson denied that he violated his probation is a court hearing on Thursday.

    Advice: The Associated Press reported that Lawson "wanted his vehicle equipped with an interlock device that would test him for alcohol consumption so he could prove he's not drinking." The judge agreed and will hold another hearing in May to determine if Lawson should face more severe punishment. Thus, it appears he won't face any discipline from the NBA this season. Lawson may have to deal with a suspension at the start of the 2017-18 season, depending on what happens in his next court hearing. Today, 7:13 am
  • Tyreke Evans says he 'feels better than ever'
    Tyreke Evans says he feels "better than ever with my knee."

    Advice: Evans is averaging only 22 minutes per contest and has sat out six of the Kings last 11 games. However, he believes he can handle a more significant workload. "I’m still maintaining," said Evans. "I feel better than ever with my knee. No pain, just playing free." Evans will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and is eager to prove he still has plenty left in the tank. "A lot of teams know I had tough injuries so they want to see how I’m moving, how I’m playing every night." Today, 6:55 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) is 'progressing'
    Dion Waiters (ankle) is reportedly "progressing in the right direction," but there is still no timetable for his return.

    Advice: Waiters has missed three straight games due to the ankle issue. "He’s feeling better," coach Erik Spoelstra said on Thursday. "Some of the swelling is starting to come down. But there still is no timetable." Josh Richardson is the primary benefactor here. J-Rich continues to start and play heavy minutes in Waiters absence. Today, 6:30 am
  • Jeremy Lin returned to action on Thursday March 23. Today, 1:08 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 30 points in win vs. NY
    Damian Lillard scored 30 points during a 110-95 win over the Knicks on Thursday, adding four rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's seven 30-plus scoring games in March to tie him with James Harden for the most in the NBA this month. Since the break, Lillard averaged 31.1 points, 4.6 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.4 treys on 49.5 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. His Blazers are just 1.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so this will likely come down to the wire. Lillard has been the No. 2 player for total value in standard leagues since the break. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 16 points vs. Blazers
    Courtney Lee scored 16 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 41 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks are probably going to start rolling the tank, which could mean more shots for Lee going forward. On the other hand, it's possible he gets some time off to get a look at some of their other younger players. Lee is still worth owning for now and he hasn't been rested yet this season -- he's had two different injury stints. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Seth Curry will get more minutes at PG
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs "need" to take an extended look at Seth Curry as a point guard going forward.

    Advice: Interesting. Curry played mostly the two during a win over the Clippers and he's played a lot of two since his breakout. Curry was not a very good point guard earlier in his career, and the change to the SG is part of the reason he's been so good. Regardless, Curry has a big role coming his way and he should continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Curry turned in a strong Thursday game, scoring 23 points with three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in a win over the Clippers. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) scores 13 points in return
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) finished with 13 points, five assists, three boards, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 21 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: Lin ended up missing just one game after spraining his ankle on Sunday. He did not seem bothered by the injury on Thursday. The game was a complete blowout, with the Nets winning by 28 points, or else Lin would have likely played more than just 21 minutes. The good news is that the limited workload tonight probably increases the chances he won't be rested and will play normal minutes on Friday. Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Seth Curry in the starting lineup
    Seth Curry (shoulder) is in the starting lineup against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a minor shoulder injury against the Warriors, but there was no word of any lingering damage heading into this game. While he has been struggling, get him in your lineup. Yesterday, 5:25 pm
  • Ronnie Price is out again
    Ronnie Price (leg) will not play on Thursday against the Nets.

    Advice: Tyler Ulis will continue to get major minutes as the starter. Leandro Barbosa should get some minutes behind Ulis, as well. Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) in a walking boot
    Dion Waiters (ankle) was in a walking boot on Thursday.

    Advice: The good news is Waiters was not on crutches. The Heat have not revealed a timetable on Waiters, but he's likely out for multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson should benefit the most while Wayne Ellington should have more shots going his way. J-Rich is worth a long look in standard leagues. Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (right ankle) available to play
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) will start against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain from Sunday will only cost him one game. Lin's playing time was on the rise and he even played 30 minutes last Thursday, so the Nets may get him back up to minutes in the upper 20s. With Lin back, Spencer Dinwiddie will move back to the bench and Isaiah Whitehead will lose playing time. Lin is safe to start tonight, but the Nets may take it easy on him for Friday night. Yesterday, 2:48 pm
  • Glenn Robinson III has a sore calf
    Glenn Robinson III (sore left calf) is questionable for Friday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Perhaps this is why he only played six minutes on Wednesday. The Pacers also did tweak their rotation and made Rodney Stuckey a DNP-CD in the loss. If Robinson III can't go, there should be a few extra minutes for Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles. Yesterday, 12:57 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (knee) probable Friday
    Brandon Ingram (knee tendinitis) is probable to play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: He did not finish practice due to right patella tendinitis. Ingram had some tendinitis in his right knee back in October, but the rookie has been fairly healthy besides that. In other news, he's starting to be more involved in the offense lately, averaging 16.4 points per game over his last five. He's worth a look in standard leagues while he's playing well. Yesterday, 12:34 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) still has no timetable
    Dion Waiters (ankle) still has no timetable to return.

    Advice: The good news is that the swelling is down and coach Erik Spoelstra said he's "feeling better." With Waiters out, Josh Richardson has emerged as the clear pickup in his absence. Richardson is averaging 12.0 points, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.5 steals and 1.5 triples in his last two games. Yesterday, 8:56 am
  • Atkinson expects Jeremy Lin (ankle) to play
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he expects Jeremy Lin (ankle) to play on Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "My gut is it’s very positive," Atkinson said. "I like what I see in him shooting etcetera." Atkinson previously said that Spencer Dinwiddie will start the rest of the season, and with Archie Goodwin making a case for more minutes, Lin's workload will likely be monitored. He may have to play off the ball more as well. Lin could be shut down at a moment's notice, so his outlook going forward isn't the best. Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Goodwin likely to get second 10-day deal
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson hinted that Archie Goodwin will likely get a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: "We’ve got to discuss it as an organization but I would say it’s trending very positive," Atkinson said. "And that’s not just from a basketball standpoint but from a culture standpoint. From the first day I met him, how he presents himself every day." He scored 10 points with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 18 minutes vs. the Pistons on Tuesday, but with Jeremy Lin (ankle) expected back, Goodwin will likely take a hit -- Atkinson said he's looking at Goodwin as a point guard. Yesterday, 6:44 am
  • Tyreke Evans scores 18 points
    Tyreke Evans scored 18 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not play in the previous two games and will continue to be rested going forward. Evans will be a free agent this summer and it'll be interesting to see who pays up for him with all of his injury history. Wednesday, 10:00 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 21 points vs. Bucks
    Buddy Hield scored 21 points with four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's his best scoring game as a King. Hield has seen his shot total rise with at least 12 in each of his last three games as coach Dave Joerger gives his rookie more responsibility. Hield also has a steal in three straight and only 1.0 turnovers in that span, as well. His fantasy value isn't all that great because he doesn't do too much outside of scoring, but feel free to give him a look if you need some points and treys. Wednesday, 9:53 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. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 18 points vs. Indiana
    Avery Bradley played 39 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Celtics obviously are not limiting his minutes anymore and the team is leaning on him more offensively. After the game, someone told Bradley he played 39 minutes and Bradley responded that he wasn't even tired. Bradley played 34 minutes in each of his previous three games, so he'll be in the upper 30s going forward. Wednesday, 8:15 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. Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Stanley Johnson back in rotation vs. Bulls
    The Pistons followed up Tuesday's ugly loss to the Nets with a blowout loss in Chicago, despite getting 12 points, three rebounds and two 3-pointers from Stanley Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson fell out of the rotation vs. the Nets on Tuesday, but he was effective in 16 minutes in a crucial Central Division matchup tonight. Stan Van Gundy is searching for answers and could very well keep Johnson in the rotation on Friday, but he's only worth a glance in deep leagues. Wednesday, 7:37 pm
  • Reggie Jackson benched, plays 20 minutes
    Reggie Jackson played 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, going 3-of-10 from the field for six points, four assists, one rebound and three turnovers.

    Advice: Jackson didn't play in the fourth quarter vs. the Nets on Tuesday, and he's been routinely out-performed by Ish Smith, so this was a fairly obvious move for the struggling Pistons. He was barely inside the top-200 for roto value over the past two weeks, and the bench role isn't likely to help. To add injury to insult, Jax also appeared to tweak his left leg in the third quarter. We're leaving him off the injury report, but he's a cut candidate in most situations. Wednesday, 7:36 pm
  • GR3 gets just six minutes
    Glenn Robinson III did not score in six minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's his first scoreless game since the break and the first time he's been in single-digit minutes all month. With the Pacers now healthy for the most part, Robinson III may be falling all the way out of the rotation. Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. Milwaukee
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans went scoreless in 14 minutes his last time out, and even if his ankle has fully recovered he's a dubious fantasy option at this stage of the season. Wednesday, 5:13 pm
  • Ty Lawson, Kosta Koufos resting Wednesday
    Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos will both be rested for Wednesday's game vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Darren Collison and Langston Galloway should pick up extra minutes with Lawson out of the picture, while Koufos' absence opens things up for Georgios Papagiannis, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. Wednesday, 4:44 pm
  • Reggie Jackson to come off Pistons bench
    Reggie Jackson will come off the Pistons' bench on Wednesday, with Ish Smith moving into the starting lineup.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy teased a lineup change after Tuesday's loss to Brooklyn, and this isn't shocking after Jackson was benched for the entire fourth quarter of that game. Smith has been playing well lately and should see an uptick in his minutes as a starter, whereas this is another hit to Jackson's already shaky value. Wednesday, 4:23 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. Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • Dion Waiters out again for Thursday
    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Thursday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He's coming along just fine and the team may not give him an MRI this week. As of Wednesday, he doesn't have an MRI scheduled, so maybe Waiters is more day-to-day. Josh Richardson is a solid add in standard leagues and dropped 14 points on Tuesday. Wednesday, 2:15 pm
  • Joe Harris is out again
    Joe Harris (shoulder) will not play on Thursday against the Suns.

    Advice: The Nets are not revealing too much on Harris. He could be out for a little while longer as he recovers from his sprained shoulder. Wednesday, 2:01 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. Wednesday, 2:00 pm
  • Jeremy Lin probable for Thursday
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is probable to play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: His Sunday ankle sprain looks like it's only going to cost him one game. With Lin back, Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead will be losing minutes. Lin is probably worth owning, but the Nets may take it easy on him to get a look at their younger guards. Wednesday, 1:57 pm
  • Nets 'hopeful' Lin (ankle) will play Thursday
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he is "hopeful" that Jeremy Lin (ankle) will be able to play Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Atkinson said the decision on Lin would be made on Thursday. Even if Lin is able to suit up, he will likely be placed on a strict minutes limit. Nonetheless, Lin's return will greatly reduce the fantasy value of Spencer Dinwiddie and Archie Goodwin. Wednesday, 10:50 am
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Wednesday
    Shelvin Mack (left ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Mack has been sidelined for over five weeks. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Wednesday, 8:46 am
  • Jeff Green (back) will not play Wednesday
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Jeff Green (back spasms) has been ruled out of Wednesday night's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This will be just the third game Green has missed all season. However, he has apparently played through back spasms intermittently. Green had been averaging 17.5 minutes per game off the Magic's bench in March. Mario Hezonja will likely soak up the majority of the extra minutes available on Wednesday. Wednesday, 8:14 am
  • Brandon Ingram scores 21 points in 40 minutes
    Brandon Ingram scored 21 points in 40 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: This was his second game of the season with 20+ points and he finished one point shy of his career high. He added five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two triples, and it looks like he's going to make some noise in the final few weeks of the season. Over the last five games, he's averaging 16.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 triples on 53.0 percent shooting. However, he's still struggling from the free throw line, hitting just 3-of-8 FTAs in this one. Tuesday, 10:51 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 31 in loss to Bucks
    Damian Lillard hit 13-of-26 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 31 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals in Tuesday's tough loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Lillard did his job tonight and C.J. McCollum was right there with him, hitting 9-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points in the loss. The Blazers didn't get much from their bench and Noah Vonleh and Moe Harkless are generally lacking as starters, and the Blazers are still on the outside looking in at the playoffs, 1.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed. So this was a very tough home loss. Tuesday, 9:51 pm
  • Seth faces off with Steph, hurts shoulder
    Seth Curry started against brother Stephen Curry on Tuesday and hit 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Seth on facing off against Steph: "It was a lot of fun until the game started and they were beating up on us." On a serious note, Curry suffered some sort of left shoulder injury during the game and said it was sore afterwards. We're going to throw him on the injury report, so make sure he's good to go before the Mavs face the Clippers on Thursday. He dealt with shoulder issues earlier this season, so it's definitely something to keep an eye on. Tuesday, 8:44 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. Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Reggie Jackson plays 20 minutes in loss
    Reggie Jackson played just 20 minutes and hit 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points and two assists in Tuesday's 98-86 loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Here we go again. Ish Smith came off the bench, played 28 minutes, hit 8-of-15 shots and finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block off the bench. Jackson lulled us to sleep with two solid performances of 14 and 20 points over his previous two games, but Smith came on and scored 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, although the Pistons still lost. As has been the case all year, Jackson is still the man and the starter, and Smith will have the occasional big night when Stan Van Gundy turns to him. Tuesday, 7:16 pm
  • Dion Waiters spotted without walking boot
    Dion Waiters (ankle) was spotted without a walking boot on Tuesday.

    Advice: Waiters is still on crutches, and his ankle is still swollen, but he was at least able to put some weight on his injured left ankle while making his way through the Miami locker room on Tuesday. Waiters remains without an official timetable to return, and him gingerly making his way through a locker room on crutches suggests that he's still not very close, so those without an IR-spot will need to strongly consider moving on from Waiters. Josh Richardson will continue to start in his place. Tuesday, 3:51 pm
  • Coach Atkinson praises Goodwin and McDaniels
    Kenny Atkinson praised Archie Goodwin and KJ McDaniels on Tuesday and said they would "get some opportunities" in Tuesday's contest vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: With Jeremy Lin (ankle) ruled out, Spencer Dinwiddie will draw the start but Goodwin will likely see extra minutes off the Nets bench. Archie made his Nets debut on Sunday and played 14 minutes after Lin had to leave the game due to the ankle issue. Goodwin could see 15-plus minutes on Tuesday. However, with Dinwiddie starting and playing the lion's share of minutes, Goodwin still belongs on waivers. McDaniels is averaging 17.5 mpg and that could continue to rise. Tuesday, 3:08 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) out Tuesday vs. Detroit
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Lin was doubtful heading into this one, so it's not surprising at all to see the oft-injured guard hit the sidelines. Head coach Kenny Atkinson has already said that Spencer Dinwiddie will close out the year as Brooklyn's starting point guard, so Lin figures to lose some value once he's eventually cleared as he'll be confined to a reserve role. Brook Lopez should be more active on offense with Lin watching from the sidelines. Atkinson did say that Lin is "trending positive" when asked about Lin's injury situation, but at this point in the season, we wouldn't recommend clinging to injured players. Tuesday, 2:50 pm
  • Ronnie Price (leg) downgraded to doubtful
    Ronnie Price (leg contusion) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: Price did not play on Sunday and was initially listed as questionable on Monday, so this represents a downgrade. Assuming Price is unavailable, the Suns will once again be forced to lean heavily on Tyler Ulis, the only healthy point guard on the roster. Ulis played 43 minutes on Sunday and will likely be asked to log 40-plus minutes on Tuesday as well. As a result, Ulis is a strong DFS option. Tuesday, 9:36 am
  • Avery Bradley in the running for MIP award
    Avery Bradley, one of the NBA's most underrated players, is also one of the leading candidates for this season's Most Improved Player award.

    Advice: Bradley is averaging career-highs in multiple categories this season, including scoring (16.9 points per game), rebounds (6.2), assists (2.3) and 3-pointers (2.1). Avery's monstrous jump up in rebound rate is the most startling. He averaged 2.9 boards in 33.4 minutes per game last season. In 2016-17, he is averaging 6.2 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game. Tuesday, 6:38 am
  • Courtney Lee has off shooting night
    Courtney Lee scored just two points, missing five of his six field goal attempts, in Monday's 114-105 loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: That's two poor outings over the past three games. Ron Baker picked up the slack in Monday's loss, but it's hard to see him eating into the veteran Lee's minutes just yet. Despite the rough patch recently he has been a solid source of 3-pointers and rebounds for most fantasy owners while also chipping in with a steal or two in rotisserie formats. Monday, 10:16 pm
  • 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. Monday, 8:22 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 20 points
    Avery Bradley scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight, racking up nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and four triples in 34 minutes. Bradley had his minute restrictions lifted on Mar. 12 and he's played 32+ minutes in four straight games since then. He's finally healthy and is peaking at the perfect time for his fantasy owners. The Celtics have three more games this week, so his owners should be in good shape. Monday, 7:46 pm
  • Ronnie Price (leg) questionable for Tuesday
    Ronnie Price (leg) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with Miami.

    Advice: If Price can't give it a go on Tuesday night, Tyler Ulis will get all the run he can possibly handle as the only healthy point guard in Phoenix. Stay tuned. Monday, 1:59 pm
  • Joe Harris (shoulder) ruled out for Tuesday
    Joe Harris (shoulder) will not play Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Harris hasn't played since March 3, and it's unclear exactly when he'll be able to return to the court. Leave him on the wire. Monday, 1:54 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. Monday, 1:36 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) doubtful for Tuesday
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: While Lin has downplayed the injury, the Nets have absolutely no incentive to rush him back to the court, so there's a good chance he could be looking at a multi-game absence here despite being listed as "day-to-day." Spencer Dinwiddie will be drawing the start in his place, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Archie Goodwin and Isaiah Whitehead. Unfortunately, at this juncture in the fantasy season, Lin is a cut candidate in all leagues without an IR-spot. Monday, 1:35 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Waiters is still on crutches, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season, he's most certainly going to be looking at a multi-game absence here. Josh Richardson drew the start in his place on Sunday and finished with 10 points, one triple, two dimes, one steal, one block, one board and one turnover in 33 minutes, so he could be worth a look in deep leagues. Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson should also be more active on offense. Unfortunately, Waiters is now a cut candidate in all leagues without an IR-spot. Monday, 1:26 pm
  • Jeremy Lin says ankle injury nothing serious
    Jeremy Lin said that he's just day-to-day with his right ankle injury and he doesn't believe it will be a serious issue moving forward.

    Advice: Lin really played down the injury, calling it just a tweak, and said it wasn't comparable to the hamstring injury. Still, Kenny Atkinson saying on Monday that Spencer Dinwiddie will remain in the starting five to close out the year hints that Lin could be spending at least some time on the sidelines, and if he's brought off the bench once he is cleared, it could be tough for him to have much value in standard leagues. Monday, 11:37 am
  • Report: Jeremy Lin (ankle) is day-to-day
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said that Jeremy Lin's ankle is still being evaluated.

    Advice: The Nets aren't being very transparent here, but the "belief" is that Lin is likely day-to-day. The Nets have nothing to play for with the worst record in the NBA all but locked up, so Lin is a prime shut-down candidate going forward. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons. Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to start at PG the rest of the way, but he's not a great pickup. Monday, 10:13 am
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Monday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Feb. 11 and isn't in the rotation anyways. Monday, 9:06 am
  • Brandon Ingram has 18 pts w/ supporting stats
    Brandon Ingram scored 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting during Sunday's tough home loss, adding six rebounds, one assist, one block, and just one turnover in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Ingram is finally making some noise for fantasy purposes. He's shooting 39.0 percent on the season, but in an expanded role in March he's averaged 12.3 points on 50.6 percent shooting, 0.8 threes, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocks. The supporting stats are tolerable, but he's also committing 2.6 turnovers while making under half of his free throw attempts. Plan accordingly. Sunday, 9:36 pm
  • Darren Collison struggles in Sunday's loss
    Darren Collison misfired on seven of his eight field-goal attempts in Sunday's 118-102 loss against the Spurs, finishing with just two points, four assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Collison has turned in back-to-back disappointing efforts, hitting just five of his 21 field goal attempts. He had the chance to shine and be the focal point of the offense with Arron Afflalo (personal), Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Ben McLemore (rest) sidelined, but his shot was not falling and he struggled mightily against San Antonio's defense. He'll have two full days to rest before the team's next outing against Milwaukee on Wednesday. Sunday, 7:07 pm
  • Buddy Hield (finger) posts 18/5/5 in defeat
    Buddy Hield knocked down 8-of-14 shots with a pair of 3-pointers on Sunday, finishing with 18 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: This was one of Hield's best performances of the season, with the assists tying his career-high, but it wasn't enough to get a road win vs. the Spurs. He injured his right index finger during the game, ripping half of his nail, but didn't leave after getting it bandaged up. We'll let you know if it's serious enough to jeopardize his status for Tuesday's game. For now we're assuming he's fine and leaving him off the injury report. Sunday, 7:00 pm
  • Damian Lillard erupts for 49 points & nine 3s
    Damian Lillard was unstoppable vs. the Heat on Sunday, pouring in 49 points on 14-of-21 field goals and 12-of-12 free throws, while tying the Blazers' franchise record with nine 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lillard has been awesome in March, helping the Blazers move to within one game of the No. 8 seed Nuggets, and he earned a ton of milestones with tonight's performance. He fell just two points shy of his career-high in scoring, matched his career-best streak with six consecutive games of 25+ points, and became the first player in Blazers' history to make 1,000 three-pointers in his career. His recent onslaught is carrying fantasy owners at the ideal moment. Sunday, 6:43 pm
  • Monta Ellis hits double digits in loss
    Monta Ellis finished with 10 points, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes in Sunday's loss against the Raptors.

    Advice: Ellis continues in a reserve role for the Pacers, but he has hit double-digit point totals in five of his past seven games while contributing six steals in the past three outings. He is no longer a bona fide fantasy starter, but he is still a valuable option in deeper leagues for his help with points and steals while contributing a handful of assists. Sunday, 5:34 pm
  • Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches and is hoping he can return before the end of the regular season.

    Advice: Waiters said this ankle sprain is worse than his last one and he did break this ankle back in high school. The Heat are going to give him treatment every day and have not provided a timetable on his return. While Waiters is out, Josh Richardson gets a big chance and is starting on Sunday. If you need a guard and the wire dried up, J-Rich could be your guy with his nice upside. Sunday, 2:27 pm
  • Tyreke Evans, Afflalo, McLemore out Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) will all sit out vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is also out tonight, so once again it will be all hands on deck for the Kings. Darren Collison, Ty Lawson and Buddy Hield should do the heavy lifting, with some help from Langston Galloway and Garrett Temple. Sunday, 2:27 pm
  • Ronnie Price out for Sunday
    Ronnie Price (leg) is out for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Get ready for some new lineup combinations and a lot of Tyler Ulis today. Price did play 20 minutes in the last game, so losing him today does matter for coach Earl Watson. Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 13 points vs. 76ers
    Avery Bradley scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed his last eight attempts from deep and maybe some of that is because of no Isaiah Thomas, but he was actually hot before this slump and had 2.0 treys in his previous games since returning from injury. Bradley does have better efficiency when he's next to Thomas with his 56.4 true shooting percentage next to IT compared to 54.3 without him. Bradley's minutes are back up again, so his fantasy owners should consider him a total must-start player. Sunday, 1:04 pm
  • Jaylen Brown plays just 12 minutes
    Jaylen Brown scored two points with two rebounds in 12 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: Terry Rozier was in a good groove on the offensive end and the Celtics were trailing, so Brown didn't pick up many minutes today. His defense is beyond his years in his rookie season and coach Brad Stevens puts him in all sorts of spots, but the fantasy value still isn't there yet. Sunday, 12:58 pm
  • Seth Curry scores eight points
    Seth Curry scored eight points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He's finally in a slump. On top of that, the usage is really tailing off, too. In his last five games, Curry averaged just 8.4 points, 1.6 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on just 35.9 percent from the field. His minutes are still there at with at least 31 in the four games without garbage time, so his role is still solidified. He was too good for too long to not trust, so keep him active. He gets his brother on Tuesday for his next time out. Sunday, 12:32 pm
  • Ronnie Price is a GTD
    Ronnie Price (leg) is a game-time call for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He is doubtful to play, but the Suns will need all the help they can get. If Price can't go, Tyler Ulis might have to play the entire game or the Suns will have to get a look at a new ball-handler. Sunday, 12:11 pm
  • Archie Goodwin gets 14 minutes
    Archie Goodwin played 14 minutes with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: Jeremy Lin (ankle) got hurt and Spencer Dinwiddie got some early fouls, so we saw Goodwin for the first time as a Net. The Nets may get another look at him, but he's still not close to seeing consistent minutes. Sunday, 11:45 am
  • Ronnie Price is doubtful for Sunday
    Ronnie Price (leg contusion) is doubtful for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: It looks like Tyler Ulis is not going to have a backup tonight, so he should be very, very busy. Price played 20 minutes and even played some combo guard, so he's been a noteworthy piece in the rotation. We might see some Jarell Eddie in his Suns debut while T.J. Warren may be handing the ball a ton. Sunday, 10:56 am
  • John Wall scores 19 points in a loss
    John Wall made 5-of-16 from the field for 19 points during a 98-93 loss to the Hornets on Saturday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: After some trendy talk of the Wizards competing for the No. 1 seed, they've won just one of their last four games. That has pushed them down to two games behind the Celtics for the No. 2 spot and the Celtics get the 76ers on Sunday. Some of that is on Wall because he has made just 38.5 percent from the field -- he's made just 20.6 percent on jumpers in those four games. The more he attacks, the better he is. Saturday, 7:05 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pionters in 34 minutes during a 113-97 in Saturday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: It's Lillard time right now. Dame's confidence as a shooter is back with at least three treys in each of his last five games, averaging 32.8 points per game on 50.0 percent from the field and 97.3 percent from the line on his 7.4 attempts per outing. Lillard's Blazers will not go away and are just 2.0 games behind the Nuggets before the Denver vs. Houston game tonight. Lillard looks like he'll be a top-20 player going forward. Saturday, 6:35 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 11 points vs. OKC
    Buddy HIeld scored 11 points with one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Even a homecoming game in Oklahoma couldn't get him going. Hield is coming of a seven-points, zero-dime game on Wednesday and he continues to do very little outside of scoring. There just isn't enough incentive to own the rookie in most leagues right now. Saturday, 2:44 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 10 points
    Darren Collison scored 10 points with three rebounds in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: It was somewhat disappointing for Collison, who has a decent chance to rest on Sunday. Most fantasy owners may want to jump ship and the Kings do only have three games for the upcoming week, so one day off would make an undesirable player to use. Malachi Richardson returning next week won't help him either. Saturday, 2:32 pm
  • Joe Harris will not play on Sunday
    Joe Harris (shoulder) will not play on Sunday against the Mavs.

    Advice: He does not have a target date to return and there has been no word of him practicing. Harris may even lose minutes to K.J. McDaniels upon his return. Saturday, 2:03 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Sean Kilpatrick (strained left hamstring) will not play against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: The Nets continue to rule him out early and it's possible he's out for several games given how careful the Nets are. He should be dropped in most fantasy leagues. Meanwhile, Caris LeVert is trending up and played both ends of a back-to-back set, so he's a decent pickup right now. K.J. McDaniels is also getting minutes. Saturday, 2:02 pm
  • Collison, Temple, Buddy, WCS & Kosta starting
    Darren Collison, Garrett Temple, Buddy Hield, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos will start against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Collison is back after a day off. With plenty of resting players behind him, he should be getting some heavy minutes against Russell Westbrook. The bad news is more rest is likely coming, so he probably won't be very fun to own when he's not starting. Saturday, 11:40 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Sunday
    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: He does not have a timetable to return right now and coach Erik Spoelstra had some comments about his shooting guard on Saturday. "He was in the locker room doing treatment pretty much all night, last night, and then early this morning," Spoelstra said. The Heat won't put a grade on it, but it's fair to guess he's going to miss multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson makes sense as a pickup in standard leagues while Wayne Ellington could be a scoring and threes specialist. Saturday, 11:37 am
  • Evans, Afflalo, McLemore ruled out Saturday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) have all been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Evans has been battling a nagging ankle injury. He played just 14 scoreless minutes on Wednesday. There will obviously be plenty of minutes available for the Kings guards that are active on Saturday. Darren Collison sat out Wednesday's game to rest but will be back on Saturday. Buddy Hield should see plenty of playing time. Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple and Langston Galloway will also likely log additional minutes. Saturday, 9:33 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) without a timeline
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters (ankle) is currently without a timeline to return.

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

    Advice: This is totally unacceptable on St. Patrick's Day. Anyway, Green just doesn't have fantasy value when the Magic are healthy up front. He doesn't even have much when players are out. Friday, 10:55 pm
  • Ronnie Price gets 20 minutes
    Ronnie Price scored one point with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He should get minutes because he's really the only backup point guard. You're obviously not going to add Price almost anywhere while Tyler Ulis is healthy. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 16 points in win
    Avery Bradley scored 16 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 34 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: That's the most minutes he's played since returning from his Achilles injury. Bradley has also scored 16-plus points in each of his last four games with 11 treys in that span, so his offense is back. He'll have another big opportunity on Sunday against the 76ers with Isaiah Thomas (knee) out again. Bradley is an absolute must-start player again. Friday, 9:12 pm
  • Seth Curry scores just seven points
    Seth Curry scored seven points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The 17 minutes can be chalked up to the Mavs losing by 42 points here. On the other hand Curry has slowed down considerably with single-digit scoring in three of his last four. We've seen his brother go through some slumps, so it's likely just another case of one of those. Curry has been flirting with early-round value since the start of 2017, so his owners have to just keep using him until he figures it out. Friday, 6:37 pm
  • John Wall hands out career-high 20 assists
    John Wall dished out a career-high 20 assists with 14 points in Friday's 112-107 win over the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Wall's status for this game was initially up in the air due to a sprained left foot, but his owners can breathe easy because he was sensational tonight. He shot just 4-of-13 from the field in 34 minutes, but added one block and one steal with two turnovers. The Wizards do play again on Saturday vs. the Hornets on the road, but Wall's owners should expect him to play with his team fighting for playoff seeding. Friday, 6:33 pm
  • X-rays negative on Dion Waiters' left ankle
    Dion Waiters (left ankle sprain) had X-rays taken and the results were negative.

    Advice: The good news is he didn't break anything, but Waiters is likely going to get an MRI to check on ligament damage. He could not put weight on his left foot, so there's a good chance he is going to miss multiple games. With Waiters out, Josh Richardson becomes a strong speculative add. Wayne Ellington is worth a look if you need scoring and treys. Friday, 6:17 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Saturday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Mack has not played since February 11th. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Friday, 3:17 pm
  • John Wall (foot) will play Friday as expected
    John Wall (foot) will play Friday night vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Wall had been listed as probable and this news serves as confirmation he will suit up. He sprained his left foot on Wednesday, but was able to return to that game. Coach Scott Brooks said that there will be "no limitations" on Wall. He should be deployed in all starting lineups as usual. Friday, 2:24 pm
  • Joe Harris out again for Friday
    Joe Harris (left shoulder) will not play Friday against the Celtics.

    Advice: The good news on Harris is that he isn't dealing with concussion symptoms anymore. The severity of his shoulder sprain isn't known, but the Nets are clearly not fans of playing guys at less than 100 percent. With Harris out, Randy Foye, Caris LeVert, K.J. McDaniels and Spencer Dinwiddie should get some added wing minutes. Friday, 11:29 am
  • Sean Kilpatrick (left hamstring) out Friday
    Sean Kilpatrick (strained left hamstring) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Tuesday night and will miss his second straight game. The Nets said they wanted to get a look at K.J. McDaniels on Thursday, and he came through with nine points in 18 minutes. McDaniels is probably going to be looking at around 20 minutes tonight while Caris LeVert could also benefit. Although, be careful of LeVert being on a back-to-back and having limited minutes. Friday, 11:21 am
  • John Wall (foot) listed as probable Friday
    John Wall (foot) is listed as probable in the game notes for Friday's contest vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: On Thursday, Wall said his chances of playing were "50-50" and that it was "up in the air." We know never to place too much faith in the game notes, but it could be a positive sign that the team is listing him as "probable," as opposed to "questionable." We should have a more thorough update following the Wizards shootaround. If Wall can't play, Brandon Jennings is expected to draw the start at point guard. Friday, 8:34 am
  • Archie Goodwin won't debut Thursday
    Archie Goodwin won't make his debut vs. the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: Goodwin signed his 10-day deal with the Nets on Wednesday and did go through a full practice, but coach Kenny Atkinson said he won't play until Friday or Sunday. "He’s got to get his feet under him and hopefully in this 10-day period," Atkinson said. "Probably right, not the first game. Get a few practices under his belt we can throw him in against the Celtics or the Mavs and see where he is." If he impresses and earns a long-term deal, Goodwin could be interesting later in the season if the Nets start shutting veterans down. Thursday, 8:46 am
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Thursday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) is listed as out on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Mack is out of the rotation anyways, so this doesn't have any impact for fantasy owners. Leave him on the wire. Thursday, 8:10 am
  • Buddy Hield gets 21 minutes
    Buddy Hield scored seven points in 21 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: While he won't be rested, Hield just isn't that good yet. He hasn't picked up a steal in four of his last five and his assist:turnover ratio is below 1.0 in that span, too. Most fantasy owners should be able to do better. Wednesday, 11:52 pm
  • Ty Lawson returns to action
    Ty Lawson returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday with 11 points, three rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Suns.

    Advice: After Lawson rested on Monday, it was Darren Collison's turn tonight. Lawson is likely going to get multiple rest days going forward, so he's just going to be too annoying to own in fantasy. Wednesday, 11:36 pm
  • Evans doesn't score in return
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) did not score in 14 minutes with two rebounds, three assists and one steal against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He didn't look right and couldn't really separate from his defender. Evans is going to be resting more as the season goes on, so he's really not a great property to own in most leagues. Wednesday, 11:25 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 36 pts in win at Spurs
    Damian Lillard scored 36 points on 12-of-22 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs during Wednesday's road win in San Antonio, hitting three 3-pointers in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Blazers were coming off a blowout loss to the Pelicans, which makes tonight's win at San Antonio even more impressive and unexpected. Dame also had four assists, three rebounds, two steals and just two turnovers. He sank four free throws in the final five seconds to seal the victory for his team, and is on pace to do the same for fantasy owners in weekly matchups. Wednesday, 9:45 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 16 points, makes 6-of-9 FGs
    Detroit lost at home on Wednesday despite getting 16 points from backup PG Ish Smith, who made 6-of-9 shots with three rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: The loss leaves the Pistons into a virtual three-way tie for the No. 7 seed, joining Milwaukee and Miami. The Heat have been terrific over the past few months, and the Bucks are 7-3 in their previous 10 games, so the pressure is on Detroit -- if Smith is playing better than Reggie Jackson on a given night, Stan Van Gundy hasn't hesitated to give the backup more minutes. He's holding steady as a low-end PG since the break. Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Reggie Jackson plays 20 minutes in home loss
    Reggie Jackson played 20 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday to finish with eight points, two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: Jackson had a +/- rating of -19 during his 20 minutes on the court, and it wasn't hard to see why he was on a short leash. This is his second straight 20-minute dud and Ish Smith has been the better fantasy option since the All-Star break. Jackson obviously isn't a must-play guy right now, especially if you're desperate for production in a playoff scenario. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 18 points
    Brandon Ingram scored 18 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's starting to string games together with six straight in double-figure scoring, which started after a zero-point game on Mar. 3. He's also seen an increase in assists and defensive stats over his last five, averaging 14.2 points, 4.0 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.6 treys on 54.5 percent from the field. Ingram likely won't be a difference maker, but he's trending up as a pickup and is locked in for big minutes. Wednesday, 9:28 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) still out for Utah
    Shelvin Mack (sprained left ankle) was inactive again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Mack hasn't played in over a month and he might not be in the rotation even once he's fully healthy. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 18 points in 32 minutes
    Avery Bradley looked great in 32 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-12 shots with four 3-pointers to score 18 points in a win vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Bradley's minute-limit has been lifted for a while now, but he averaged a modest 27.5 minutes in his previous two games due to lopsided scores. He added four assists and three rebounds without any turnovers tonight, and with his minutes north of 30 he's poised for a strong finish for fantasy owners. Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Seth Curry shoots 6-of-10, scores 19 points
    Seth Curry shot 6-of-10 from the field on Wednesday to finish with 19 points, two steals, one assist and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Dirk Nowitzki said that the Mavs' poor shooting has been "putting a lot of strain on the defense," and Curry was a prime culprit over the past two games. He shot a combined 3-of-16 from the field in those games, a far cry from his red-hot play since the All-Star break. It helped that Wesley Matthews (calf) was out tonight, but owners should feel confident deploying Curry on Friday and Sunday. Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • Monta Ellis scores 16 points on 7-of-13 FGs
    Monta Ellis made 7-of-13 shots to score 16 points off the bench on Wednesday, hitting two 3-pointers with one rebound, two assists, two blocks and one steal.

    Advice: Ellis did his damage in 27 minutes tonight, helping to compensate for quiet games from Rodney Stuckey (scoreless in 16 minutes) and C.J. Miles (nine points in 18 minutes). The 31-year-old's game is predicated on quickness and he's showing his age this season, making it impossible to roster him outside of the deepest leagues. Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) out for Thursday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) is out for Thursday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Tuesday and did not return. The Nets are going to be thin on the wings with Joe Harris (shoulder) also out, so Caris LeVert may play minutes in the upper 30s after a well-rounded 16-point line on Tuesday. He's worth a look while Randy Foye also benefits. Wednesday, 5:59 pm
  • Joe Harris (concussion) ruled out Thursday
    Joe Harris (concussion/sprained left shoulder) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: We're considering Harris out indefinitely and the Nets have no reason to rush his return. With Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) also out of commission, there should be plenty of minutes available for Caris LeVert, with Randy Foye and K.J. McDaniels also getting a boost. Wednesday, 5:56 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) probable vs. Suns
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is probable against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: It looks like the Kings are going to play all the guys they rested on Monday and rest Darren Collison and Anthony Tolliver. Evans is almost certainly going to be rested again, so he's not really worth owning. Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Darren Collison, Anthony Tolliver resting
    Darren Collison and Anthony Tolliver are out against the Suns on Wednesday due to "planned rest."

    Advice: The Kings will rest the other vets in this game after they rested a slew of them on Monday. With Collison out, there should be big minutes going to Ty Lawson with Tyreke Evans backing him up. Collison is probably going to rest at some point again, so his fantasy owners will have to figure out if he's worth owning with possible rest every other game. Wednesday, 5:28 pm
  • Report: BK to ink Goodwin to 10-day contract
    The Nets will reportedly sign Archie Goodwin to a 10-day deal on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring), Joe Harris (concussion) banged up, and Jeremy Lin's (ankle) status for Thursday's game in New York up in the air, Goodwin may be able to pick up some minutes in the Nets rotation. However, it's unlikely he'll be on the floor enough to matter in most leagues. Wednesday, 8:21 am
  • Seth Curry trying to bust out of slump
    Seth Curry knows that teams are game planning for him now, and he understands he needs to make a stronger effort to try and find his shots.

    Advice: "Seth is seeing a lot of physical defenders and guys attacking him at the offensive end to make it tough on him,’’ Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "So, he’s in situations where he’s going to see a lot more of that and we’ve got to help him adjust." Over the past two games, Curry has gone just 3-of-16 from the field, but it should only be a matter of time until the sharpshooting gets his groove back. Stick with him. Wednesday, 7:50 am
  • Ish Smith scores 12 points in blowout loss
    Ish Smith hit 6-of-12 shots and finished with 12 points, one rebound, three assists and a steal in 21 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

    Advice: We were hoping for more with the Pistons getting blown out so badly in this one, but Smith basically split time with starter Reggie Jackson, who hit just 3-of-13 shots in the loss. We're probably well past the point of Smith starting over Jackson still being a real possibility, but a timeshare isn't too much to ask for. However, Ish hasn't played very well lately, averaging just 7.6 points and 5.0 assists in 19.8 minutes over his last five. Now that starting doesn't look like a real possibility for Smith, you might be able to find more value on your waiver wire. Tuesday, 6:52 pm
  • Stanley Johnson gets up 10 shots, makes one
    Stanley Johnson played 24 minutes and hit just 1-of-10 shots for five points, one rebound, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's 128-96 blowout loss to the Cavs.

    Advice: This was nearly a perfect storm for Johnson, as he had the potential to play unlimited minutes in a game that was over by the end of the first quarter. But his shots weren't falling and his stat line was forgettable, despite leading the Pistons' reserves in minutes. Johnson is worth keeping an eye on, but if he can't go off in such a lopsided game, the chances of him putting up big minutes in close ones probably aren't all that great. Tuesday, 6:45 pm
  • Reggie Jackson struggles against Cavs
    Reggie Jackson hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points, one rebound, six assists and one steal in 20 minutes of Tuesday's blowout 128-96 loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: This one was basically over by the end of the first quarter, so it's not all that surprising that Stan Van Gundy didn't run Jackson heavy minutes, as he doesn't appear to be a big fan to begin with. Backup Ish Smith scored 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting, but only had three assists and played 21 minutes. This was a forgettable night for the Pistons, all the way around. Tuesday, 6:42 pm
  • Kilpatrick (hamstring) doubtful to return
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: The Nets are calling it a "sore left hamstring," but we all know how cautious the Nets have been with injuries this season. Assuming he doesn't return, he will finish with two points, one assist and one rebound in seven minutes. Isaiah Whitehead has been playing off the ball more these days, so he should benefit along with Caris LeVert if SKP misses more time. Tuesday, 5:33 pm
  • Joe Harris (concussion) will not play Tuesday
    Joe Harris (concussion/sprained left shoulder) will not play Tuesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: This will be the sixth straight game Harris has missed. Sean Kilpatrick and Caris LeVert will continue to soak up extra minutes in his absence. Tuesday, 10:02 am
  • Buddy Hield productive in Monday's start
    Buddy Hield finished with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 31 minutes on Monday against the Magic.

    Advice: Hield was in the starting five with Tyreke Evans (ankle) sidelined and Arron Afflalo getting a scheduled day of rest. He has 17 or more points with five or more rebounds in three straight games. The Kings are in tank mode, but they're giving their key acquisition in the DeMarcus Cousins trade a long look and he is looking like the real deal with regular playing time. Monday, 10:33 pm
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