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  • Guerschon Yabusele joins the Main Red Claws
    Guerschon Yabusele has officially joined Boston's D-League affiliate, the Main Red Claws.

    Advice: Yabusele came back stateside on March 16 after wrapping up his season in the CBA where he compiled averages of 20.9 points and 9.4 rebounds, but it took him a while to get his US work visa approved. There's a chance he could be suiting up for the Red Claws on Friday, but it's extremely unlikely he'll make a meaningful impact with the Celtics this season. Rotoworld.com 30 minutes ago
  • Report: Indiana will waive Rodney Stuckey
    The Pacers will reportedly waive Rodney Stuckey (knee) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Stuckey will be injured throughout the postseason, and the Pacers need healthy bodies for a playoff run, so Stuckey gets the ax after only managing to suit up for 39 games for the Pacers this season. Additionally, with Indiana getting him off the books prior to April 10, Stuckey will no longer have a player option of $7 million for next season, so he'll need to find his next contract via free agency. Rotoworld.com 48 minutes ago
  • Brandon Ingram is not a shutdown candidate
    Luke Walton confirmed on Tuesday that he has no intention of shutting down Brandon Ingram (right knee tendinitis) for the rest of the season.

    Advice: Walton wants Ingram to get through a practice before he returns to the court, so we should have a better idea on his status for Thursday's game based on his activity during Wednesday's practice. That being said, despite earning 36 minutes a night over the past month, Ingram has ranked well outside the top-150 with averages of 13.0 points, 4.2 boards, 2.4 dimes, 1.0 steal and 2.3 turnovers per game, so there's not much incentive to hang onto him through the injury in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
  • Sean Kilpatrick returned to action on Tuesday March 28. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:34 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 22 points
    Jordan Clarkson (hand) scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.

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

    Advice: He was well on pace for a triple-double, but the Lakers had a meltdown in the fourth quarter when they were outscored 37-13. Regardless, Russell shot 10-of-21 from the field and hit all four of his free throws, drawing the praise of head coach Luke Walton after the game -- Walton said he looked "brilliant" and praised him for his aggressiveness, passing and how he pushed the pace. Russell's value is locked and loaded the rest of the way, assuming Walton doesn't bench him again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (hip) returns to action
    Ian Mahinmi (hip) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and scored 10 points in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He finished 3-of-4 from the field with five rebounds and two steals, and while he showed no signs of being limited, his workload will be low while Marcin Gortat is healthy. Leave Mahinmi on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • John Wall scores 34 w/ 14 assists in win
    John Wall lit up the Lakers for 34 points and 14 assists in Tuesday's 119-108 win.

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

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

    Advice: Aminu's minutes are trending down with Noah Vonleh playing well, but he got a small bump with Moe Harkless in foul trouble tonight. He was only averaging 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in March prior to tonight, and keep in mind that the Blazers only have two more games this week. He's more of a streaming option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Goran Dragic leads Heat with 28 points
    Goran Dragic hit 9-of-16 shots, a 3-pointer and 9-of-13 free throws for 28 points, four rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes of Tuesday's one-point win over the Pistons.

    Advice: There was once a time when everyone was worried about him being traded, but those days are long gone. Now he's simply the Heat's most reliable player as they fight for their playoff lives. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Josh Richardson struggles, still produces
    Josh Richardson hit just 3-of-11 shots for nine points, but also had a 3-pointer, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: We're done making excuses for Richardson, but it was nice to see him come through with a decent line on a poor shooting night. However, he hit just 3-of-10 shots on Sunday, making him 6-of-21 over his last two games. The minutes are there and the time is right for Richardson to finally have one of those epic fantasy lines. Maybe it will happen against the struggling Knicks on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Alan Williams gets into foul trouble
    Alan Williams couldn't stay out of foul trouble vs. the Hawks on Tuesday, finishing with four points, eight rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Williams and Marquese Chriss combined for 10 fouls in 34 minutes. He's no stranger to foul trouble, as he has picked up at least four fouls in 11 out of 15 games in March. That limits his upside and he's not a great free throw shooter by any means, but he's still worth owning for his points, rebounds and blocks -- he was averaging 11.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in his previous 14 games this month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Marquese Chriss gets into foul trouble
    Marquese Chriss got into some early foul trouble on Tuesday vs. the Hawks and finished with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, one block, one triple and five fouls in 19 minutes.

    Advice: When you average 5.6 fouls per 36 minutes, you're going to be prone to duds like these. The rookie also shot just 2-of-11 from the field, but he will have three more chances to redeem himself this week and has been solid for the most part since the All-Star break. Stick with him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi and Bogdanovic will play Tuesday
    Ian Mahinmi (hip) and Bojan Bogdanovic (back) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Mahinmi went through a full practice on Monday and should be ready for his normal workload off the bench. However, fantasy owners can continue to ignore him while Marcin Gortat is healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:13 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (hand) will play Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (hand) will play on Tuesday vs. Wizards.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, but he was able to play through the injury. We'll let you know how he fares tonight, but his fantasy owners can go ahead and deploy him in lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will play Tuesday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will play Tuesday night vs. the Sixers.

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

    Advice: Stuckey sustained the injury in Sunday night’s victory over Philadelphia. With less than three weeks left in the regular season, we have seen the last of Stuckey. He should be on waivers in all fantasy leagues. 2016-17 was a frustrating and injury-filled campaign Stuckey. He'll finish the season having appeared in just 39 games. Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles will see additional minutes with Stuckey on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (knee) out Tuesday vs. Wizards
    Brandon Ingram (right knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: With Ingram on the sidelines, Corey Brewer could be looking at another start, and guys like David Nwaba and Larry Nance should see some increased minutes with the second unit. Ingram will be traveling with the team to Minnesota for Thursday's matchup with the Wolves, so for now, we'll be considering him questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:09 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (knee) questionable Tuesday
    Rodney Stuckey (knee) is officially being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.

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

    Advice: Kilpatrick has spent the past seven games on the sidelines with the hamstring issue, but it sounds like he'll be back in action on Tuesday night. With Kilpatrick expected to be active, there won't be quite as many minutes available for guys like Randy Foye, Archie Goodwin and K.J. McDaniels. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:58 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (hip) practices in full on Monday
    Ian Mahinmi (hip) went through a full practice on Monday.

    Advice: Mahinmi was limited to nine minutes off the bench during Saturday's loss to the Cavs after getting kneed in the hip on a Richard Jefferson drive to the hoop, but it's not looking like this will be an issue that forced Mahinmi to spend any time on the sidelines. That being said, as long as Marcin Gortat is healthy, Mahinmi won't be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:54 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (knee) doubtful for Tuesday
    Brandon Ingram (right knee) did not practice on Monday and is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Corey Brewer got the start in Ingram's place on Sunday, but only managed to contribute three points, two boards, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and two blocks in 19 minutes, so while he could be looking at another start on Tuesday night, he's not a very attractive target in most scenarios. David Nwaba and Larry Nance Jr. figure to pick up some extra minutes if Ingram is out again on Tuesday, with Nance offering the most upside out of that group. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:46 pm
  • Goran Dragic playing through a foot injury
    Goran Dragic is playing through a "nagging foot injury."

    Advice: The injury is so painful that the Heat training staff has been cutting a hole in the side of his sneaker to alleviate the pressure while he’s playing. There aren't any specifics, but this likely explains why Dragic has slowed down with averages of 15.6 points, 5.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.2 triples on 35.7 percent shooting over his last five games. The good news for fantasy owners is that DNPs will be unlikely down the stretch for Dragic with the Heat clinging onto the No. 8 seed. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 am
  • Rodney Stuckey's status is unclear
    Rodney Stuckey's (knee) status for Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves is up in the air.

    Advice: He left Sunday's game against the 76ers due to a sore left knee and wasn't able to return. "We haven’t taken X-rays yet," McMillan said on Sunday night. "He was walking a little better coming off the floor. I’m sure [the training staff] will give me an update tomorrow." Stuckey will undergo an MRI on Monday afternoon, and if he misses time, both Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles could see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:56 am
  • Jordan Clarkson OK after hand injury Sunday
    X-rays were negative on Jordan Clarkson's bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, and he returned to finish with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists, going 4-of-16 from the field with one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Clarkson dropped a career-high 35 points on Friday and he seems to have avoided any serious injury tonight, although he was ice-cold after returning. "He has the ability to be so dynamic," Luke Walton said before the game. "He’s been one of our more consistent players." His long-term outlook is terrific, and barring a setback owners can also expect him to be ready for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:42 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:11 pm
  • Josh Richardson shaky from the floor
    Josh Richardson hit just 3-of-10 from the field to finish with nine points, five assists, two steals and two blocked shots in 37 minutes on Sunday at Boston.

    Advice: The Heat aren't likely to give up on Richardson after one poor outing. Head coach Erik Spoelstra recently said Richardson has started to turn the corner and likes the improvement he is making. Richardson remains a solid short-term fantasy option as long as Dion Waiters (ankle) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:53 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey exits Sunday's game
    Rodney Stuckey (knee) left Sunday's game against the 76ers due to a sore knee and he was unable to return.

    Advice: With the Pacers up by a considerable margin, it's uncertain if Stuckey was unavailable due to the severity of his injury or if he was just rested since the game was well out of reach. If Stuckey misses any time it's good news for Aaron Brooks. Stuckey finished with just two points on 1-of-8 shooting before departing. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:18 pm
  • Brandon Ingram out for Sunday's game
    Brandon Ingram (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers due to patellar tendinitis.

    Advice: With Ingram out of the lineup, it is still being determined who will take his place. Head coach Luke Walton said he has not yet decided who will be included in the starting five. However, it's likely David Nwaba picks up plenty of minutes with Ingram on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:55 pm
  • Marquese Chriss scores 13 points
    Marquese Chriss scored 13 points with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: The Suns are really looking to expand Chriss' game and he is taking a ton of jumpers. With great addition of range, comes with great responsibility of shot selection. Chriss has gone 1-of-8 from deep in his last two, but he's getting enough dunks and close-range shots to offset that. Despite a down weekend after a massive 23-point Thursday, Chriss should be locked in to all fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:53 pm
  • Alan Williams back to his double-double ways
    Alan Williams scored 11 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: Somewhat surprisingly, this is his first double-double since Mar. 13. His little slump looks to be over and he's doing a little more high screening than he was before his illness on Tuesday. Williams should continue to see around 24 minutes and continue to hang double-doubles. With four games next week, he should be in just about all lineups. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:24 pm
  • John Wall drops 37 points in win at Cleveland
    John Wall scored 37 points during a 127-115 win over the Cavs on Saturday, adding four rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

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

    Advice: He took a Richard Jefferson knee to his left hip and was in a lot of pain, but Mahinmi stayed in the game. It was pretty clear Mahinmi was protecting his hip from contact after that and he will likely be feeling it tomorrow. He isn't worth owning in fantasy anyway. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 pm
  • Wall good to go for Saturday
    John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Wall looks like he's good to go and didn't have a water jug as he arrived to the arena this time around. Get him in your lineup and feel free to have high expectations, especially with a thin second unit lacking Bojan Bogdanovic (back). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:17 pm
  • Brandon Ingram listed as questionable
    Brandon Ingram (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Blazers.

    Advice: Ingram did not finish the Friday game, but he looked fine in his 30 minutes of action. He also said he is going to play in this game, but we'll see how the coaching staff feels about that. Plus, the Lakers are only up 0.5 games on the Suns for the No. 2 spot in the lotto. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:02 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: This hamstring strain will cost him at least two weeks and the Nets haven't indicated much on his progress. Kilpatrick did have an interesting tweet about his time on the sidelines today. "Our road trips be memorable," Kilpatrick tweeted. "Learning, getting better, and analyzing the game of basketball." It sounds like he'll be studying a little while longer. K.J. McDaniels has seen some minutes while Randy Foye has slightly benefited. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:22 pm
  • Brandon Ingram returned to action on Friday March 24. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:00 am
  • Brandon Ingram (knee) plans to play Sunday
    Brandon Ingram (right patellar tendinitis) said he was sore after Friday's game but that he "can manage it" and will play Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Ingram has been dealing with nagging tendinitis recently and was forced to sit out the second half of Friday's win over the Wolves. However, it appears it's simply an issue of pain tolerance, and he says he'll be ready to roll on Sunday. Still, it's tough to put too much trust in Ingram going forward, as the Lakers have no reason to overextend their prized rookie at the end of a lost season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:29 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 33, hits 8 triples
    Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting with eight 3-pointers, five assists and two rebounds in 47 minutes in a 130-117 overtime win over the Wolves on Friday.

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

    Advice: This was announced during overtime, so he was probably on a minutes restriction -- he was icing his knee on the bench down the stretch. Ingram is dealing with tendinitis, so it shouldn't be a long-term issue and he will likely be fine for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers. The rookie scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with three rebounds and a triple in 30 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:05 pm
  • John Wall scores 22 points vs. Nets
    John Wall (migraine) needed just 24 minutes to score 22 points during a 129-108 win over the Nets on Friday, adding four rebounds, nine assist and one steal.

    Advice: Thankfully, the Wizards had this game in hand early to limit Wall's playing time. Wall said he's dealt with migraines in the past and he took a nap until about 4:30. He had a gallon of water as he arrived to the arena and warmed up wearing a hoodie. The Wizards have a massive game in Cleveland on Saturday, so hopefully Wall will be back to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 pm
  • Alan Williams plays better vs. Boston
    Alan Williams scored nine points with 14 boards and one steal in 24 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He had some major issues holding onto the ball lately, but he was better in that regard tonight. Perhaps his bad four-point game on Thursday was because he was still getting over his illness from earlier this week. He should still be owned in standard leagues, assuming you're OK with bad foul shooting. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:39 pm
  • Marquese Chriss flops vs. Boston
    Marquese Chriss made 1-of-10 from the field for three points with six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: Not the best game after he had a lot of momentum coming into this one. Al Horford did a fine job on him on defense, but Chriss missed a lot of jumpers and couldn't get his easy dunks. He'll be getting another tough matchup against Marvin Williams, but Chriss should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:35 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:55 pm
  • John Wall (migraine) will play Friday night
    John Wall (migraine) will play Friday night against the Nets.

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

    Advice: Wall was unable to participate in shootaround on Friday morning and is listed as questionable. This update from Brooks certainly qualifies as good news, but we are still awaiting confirmation. Check back soon, as we should have our final answer within an hour. Brandon Jennings will get the start if Wall is unable to play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:30 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:40 am
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) ruled out Friday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play Friday vs. the Wizards.

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

    Advice: It doesn't seem as if Wall is currently in any danger of missing Friday's game, but we will have to wait for confirmation from the team. It should also be noted that the Wizards play the Nets on Friday night. Many teams have rested star players this season when playing against Brooklyn, the NBA's worst team. Check back later for an update. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:48 am
  • Alan Williams (illness) plays 16 mins vs Nets
    Alan Williams (illness) returned to action on Thursday, scoring four points and grabbing seven rebounds in 16 minutes.

    Advice: Williams was sidelined on Tuesday, but it turned out to be just a one-game absence. Thursday was the first time he had failed to score in double figures since the All-Star break. He had been averaging 13.3 points and 10.3 boards in his previous 12 contests. Williams will likely log his typical 20-plus minutes of action on Friday in Boston. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:02 am
  • Alan Williams returned to action on Thursday March 23. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:08 am
  • The Marquese Chriss Show continues on Thurs
    Marquese Chriss posted another terrific stat line in Thursday's blowout defeat to the Nets, tallying 23 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and a block in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The high-flying Chriss is playing at a very high level right now. Over Phoenix's last five games, he is averaging 18.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals. Chriss is also shooting 53.3 percent from the floor and 40.9 percent from 3-point territory over that stretch. He is providing a wonderful boost for those fantasy owners that plucked him off the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Josh Richardson scores 12 points vs. TOR
    Josh Richardson scored 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

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

    Advice: Williams was on the active list on Tuesday vs. the Heat, but left the team right before tip-off because he was dealing with some food poisoning. If he looks good during pre-game warmups, expect him to be out there tonight. If not, Alex Len will have a heavy workload at center and Marquese Chriss will have to play some five as well. Through 10 games in March, Williams is averaging a double-double with 13.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:07 am
  • John Wall recovers after ice-cold start Wed
    John Wall made 6-of-21 FGs and 9-of-12 FTs vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, finishing with 22 points, 10 assists, four steals, two rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes.

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

    Advice: Coach Nate McMillan changed his rotation and went with Aaron Brooks over Stuckey for today. He mentioned this before the game, so maybe it sticks in the short term. Although, not winning today probably isn't going to help. Leave Stuckey on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick out again for Thursday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

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

    Advice: The game was a 24-point blowout, but at least D Russ filled it up with five assists, two rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers. He was coming off a career-high 40 points in his previous outing with seven triples, and his value should be safe as long as coach Luke Walton doesn't take him out of the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:02 pm
  • Josh Richardson plays 36 minutes in start
    Josh Richardson hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and a block in a team-high 36 minutes and a start in Tuesday's 112-97 win over the Suns.

    Advice: Dion Waiters is basically out indefinitely with an ankle injury, so Richardson is starting for the Heat. He's scored in double figures in two straight games now, but is averaging just 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five games. If Waiters is going to miss time, we might finally be on the verge of seeing Richardson get hot. He's been a headache to own for most of the season, but if you have some dead weight to drop, now might be the time to give him a serious look. He's played 30-plus minutes in four of his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Marquese Chriss drops 24 & 7 on Heat
    Marquese Chriss hit 7-of-9 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 8-of-10 free throws on his way to 24 points, seven rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes of Tuesday's 112-97 loss to the Suns.

    Advice: We've been touting Chriss as as pickup for some time now and he's hit double digits in scoring in four straight, averaging 17.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers over that stretch. He's averaging 31 minutes a game right now and if you were lucky enough to snag him before he blew up, congratulations! Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Alan Williams (illness) will not play Tuesday
    Alan Williams (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Wow. He's not even with the team, but the Suns didn't even bother to mention this -- this report came as the first quarter was wrapping up. With Williams out, Alex Len gets a nice boost and Marquese Chriss will have to play more center. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:21 pm
  • Josh Richardson will start again on Tuesday
    Erik Spoelstra said that he'll stick with Josh Richardson in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

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

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

    Advice: He shot 4-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, adding four rebounds, three steals and five turnovers in 34 minutes. Wall received treatment under his left knee and on the side of his thigh after the game, but he didn't sound concerned and said that he would be "alright." We'll look for an update after Tuesday's practice, but for now his owners should expect him to play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:22 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will start Tuesday vs. LAC
    D'Angelo Russell will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

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

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

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

    Advice: Russell played the entire first quarter and scored 18 points in that frame alone, looking revived as a member of the starting unit. He got the nod in place of Nick Young (illness) tonight, and after his career night coach Luke Walton said he'll continue pairing D-Russ with Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt. Russell has been alternately frustrating and exhilarating to own this season, but we should get more of the latter over L.A.'s final 12 games. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 9:21 pm
  • Goran Dragic shoots 6-of-22 in home defeat
    Goran Dragic couldn't find the range on Sunday, going just 6-of-22 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Dragic missed some shots he usually makes, but credit is also due to the Blazers, who dogged him on the perimeter and didn't let up when bigger guys switched onto him. Tonight's loss dropped Miami to the No. 9 seed, in a virtual tie with Detroit and just half a game behind the Bucks. The Eastern Conference playoff race is going to have a fun finish, and it helps ensure that key players like Dragic won't see any rest in the next few weeks. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:51 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:49 pm
  • Josh Richardson logs 33 minutes as starter
    Josh Richardson started in place of Dion Waiters (ankle) on Sunday, posting 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, one 3-pointer, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

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

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

    Advice: Russell scored 14 points in 21 minutes off the bench in L.A.'s last game, before getting ejected in the third quarter, and his role should expand with the starting unit. If you were on the fence about him tonight, Young's absence should make it easier to deploy him. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:02 pm
  • Josh Richardson will start for Dion Waiters
    Josh Richardson will start for Dion Waiters (ankle) against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: With Waiters out indefinitely and possibly for the rest of the season, Richardson now has a big chance to turn his season around. He was expected to break out this year, but Waiters was a gigantic road block for him. Richardson can do a little bit of everything on the stat sheet, so he makes sense as a player to add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 2:22 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 15 with 11 assists
    Jameer Nelson scored 15 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

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