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  • Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday
    Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Bucks.

    Advice: It's a home game for the Kings, so they'll give their fans a look at the youth today. Georgios Papagiannis had a productive weekend on the road and should be looking at minutes in the 20s. He's a sneaky guy to use in fantasy, especially with how the Kings are giving him the ball. Koufos is not worth owning in most fantasy leagues anymore. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • Richaun Holmes to bench w/ Okafor starting
    Richaun Holmes will come off the bench on Wednesday with Jahlil Okafor (knee) starting.

    Advice: Holmes won't approach the 42 minutes he saw on Tuesday, but he should still get more than enough run to benefit fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
  • Andre Drummond (knee) will start Wednesday
    Andre Drummond (knee) will start Wednesday vs. the Bulls, as expected.

    Advice: Drummond left Tuesday's game during the closing minutes of the fourth quarter with some minor knee pain, but it was never expected to be an issue that would cause him to spend any additional time on the sidelines. Ish Smith, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris and Tobias Harris will join him in the starting five for tonight's game. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) will start on Wednesday
    Jahlil Okafor (knee) will start Wednesday vs. the Thunder, with Richaun Holmes coming off the bench.

    Advice: Okafor will be returning from a one-game absence, and his return to action will result in fewer minutes for Holmes. Okafor is good for some points and boards, but he typically doesn't offer much on the defensive end and turnovers have been an issue as of late. He's more of a deep league guy, while Holmes should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:08 pm
  • Hawks will make decision on Millsap Thursday
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Atlanta will make a decision as to whether Paul Millsap will join the team in Milwaukee for Friday's game on Thursday morning.

    Advice: Budenholzer hinted on Monday that Millsap's absence could extend beyond two games (Monday and Wednesday), so we'll have to wait for the next official update on Thursday morning. With Millsap on the sidelines tonight, Ersan Ilyasova will earn another start and there will be some increased opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:05 pm
  • Joel Embiid (left knee) will have surgery
    Joel Embiid (left knee) will have surgery in the coming days.

    Advice: The team officially confirmed what many have been expecting all month. Embiid's small tear in his meniscus will likely keep him out for Summer League, but he should be close to 100 percent for the preseason. The 76ers will have more details after the procedure is completed. Richaun Holmes will continue to thrive in his expanded role and should be owned in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:39 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne will start on Wednesday
    Joffrey Lauvergne will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons.

    Advice: Robin Lopez is serving his one-game suspension, so Lauvergne will get the call to enter the starting five. Fred Hoiberg has talked up Lauvergne a lot since he got to Chicago, so maybe he'll be worth a punt play in DFS as his minutes could be in the 30s tonight. Bobby Portis still seems like a more attractive DFS target, though. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:27 pm
  • Cris Felicio ruled out; Lauvergne starting
    Cristiano Felicio (back) will not play against the Pistons on Wednesday and Joffrey Lauvergne will get the start.

    Advice: The Bulls are running out of centers for today with Robin Lopez also suspended. Felicio would've been in a great spot, but now the Bulls will likely mix in some Bobby Portis at the five. That should also open up some minutes for Nikola Mirotic. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:25 pm
  • Meyers Leonard's hip is bothering him
    Meyers Leonard’s right hip has been in so much pain recently he said he hasn’t been able to sleep at night.

    Advice: He also has two herniated discs in his back, so he said it's almost like playing on one leg."It’s a very bizarre feeling to be playing the highest level of basketball while feeling like I have one leg,’’ Leonard said Wednesday. "It’s frustrating to say the least.’’ He actually had an MRI to reveal the damage, but didn't go into detail. It sounds like he'll play through it, but he doesn't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:46 pm
  • Serge Ibaka suspended for one game
    Serge Ibaka has been suspended for one game.

    Advice: That means he's not going to play against the Heat on Thursday. Ibaka threw multiple punches at Robin Lopez, so he was clearly going to get at least one game. With him out, Jonas Valanciunas may actually play in the fourth quarter while Pat Patterson figures to get more run. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:54 pm
  • Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka suspended one game
    Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka have been suspended for one game for throwing punches at each other.

    Advice: This one was coming all along today and Lopez only getting one game is good news. He won't be playing tonight against the Pistons and the Bulls may have to get creative with their center minutes. Cristiano Felicio is questionable to play, so he would be busy if he's able to give it a go. We might see some Bobby Portis at the five. Daily Slant: If Cristiano Felicio is able to suit up, he'd likely eat up 25-30 minutes of court time in order to deal with Andre Drummond, making him a potential GPP punt play at minimum price. In the event that he sits, both Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic could see upticks in playing time, with Joffrey Lauvergne also looming as an option at the 5. Mirotic looks like the best upside play in the group after seeing at least 26 minutes in four of the last five games. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:52 pm
  • Whiteside (right hand laceration) is probable
    Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) is listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. Raptors.

    Advice: He cut his hand on Tuesday night and has said he wouldn't miss additional time. Whiteside looks healthy again and turned in averages of 21.8 points, 15.2 boards and 2.2 blocks in his last five games. The Raptors did shut him down last time with just 12 points and 14 boards back on Mar. 11. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:43 pm
  • Joel Embiid very likely to have knee surgery
    Joel Embiid (knee) is "very likely" to have surgery, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: This confirms a previous report of Embiid likely to have surgery from earlier this month. Embiid has a small tear in his meniscus and it will keep the rookie out for the rest of the season. If he does have surgery, it will likely cost him about two months in his offseason program. Richaun Holmes will continue to thrive and has made a case he deserves minutes next year. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:11 pm
  • Mozgov sprains his ankle
    Timofey Mozgov left Wednesday practice early with a left ankle sprain.

    Advice: He is going to be questionable to play on Friday. Mozgov is not in the rotation anyway and the Lakers have gone with Thomas Robinson off the bench. Of course, Ivica Zubac will be getting heavy run the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:05 pm
  • Arthur (knee) will be active Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will be active for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: It's been quite the turnaround for Arthur. As recently as Monday, coach Mike Malone was addressing questions about Arthur potentially being shut down for the season. Now, he'll suit up on Wednesday night. However, with Wilson Chander (groin) also expected to return, as well as Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Juancho Hernangomez in the mix, it will be difficult for Arthur to carve out extended minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:59 am
  • David Lee (foot) expects to play Thursday
    David Lee (foot) said he expects to play Thursday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Lee did not play Tuesday, but it was expected to be just a one-game absence. Lee's return will mean LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol will play their usual allotment of minutes on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:45 am
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  • Whiteside (hand) 'intends to play' Thursday
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) said that he "has the intent to play" in Thursday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: It was widely assumed Whiteside would miss multiple games after receiving 13 stitches on his right hand Tuesday night. He left the arena with his hand heavily bandaged. However, Whiteside was working out in the weight room at the Heat's practice facility on Wednesday and told reports that he plans to play. We still haven't heard from a team official or coach Erik Spoelstra on the matter, so you'll obviously want to check back for updates. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:22 am
  • John Henson (thumb) questionable Wednesday
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Henson appeared to injure his left thumb on Tuesday night when Damian Lillard crossed him up, causing Henson to fall to the floor. If Henson is unable to play on Wednesday, Greg Monroe would soak up most of his minutes. Thon Maker would likely see an uptick in playing time as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:59 am
  • Drummond (knee) left Tuesday's game early
    Andre Drummond (knee) exited Tuesday's loss to the Nets late fourth quarter, but coach Stan Van Gundy said Drummond was "OK."

    Advice: Drummond was apparently dealing with some minor knee pain which forced him from the game with 3:22 left in the fourth. Van Gundy said he stuck with Aron Baynes the rest of the way because the Pistons went on a run. We will have to wait for confirmation from the Pistons, but it appears as though Drummond should be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:38 am
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Jahlil Okafor (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Okafor injured his knee Sunday night and did not suit up on Monday. He will be evaluated before Wednesday's game to determine his status. If Okafor does not play, Richaun Holmes, who is coming off a monster 24-point, 14-rebound effort, will draw another start. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:14 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) may return on Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) may be available to play on Wednesday vs. the Cavs if "all goes well at shootaround."

    Advice: This is surprising news, as earlier this week Coach Michael Malone admitted there was an outside possibility that Arthur would have to be shut down for the season. Apparently, he has made great strides in just two days. However, with Mason Plumlee playing well and Kenneth Faried healthy, there are limited minutes available for Arthur even if he is active. He can be left on waivers in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:00 am
  • Derrick Favors (knee) ruled out for Wednesday
    Derrick Favors (left knee bone contusion) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Favors has not played since March 6th and is considered out indefinitely. There is a chance he returns before the end of the regular season, but he will be on a minutes restriction if/when he does. This time of year, when roster spots are so valuable, he belongs on the waiver wire in fantasy leagues without an IR spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:44 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) without a timetable
    Coach Michael Malone said there is a "very, very remote" chance that Darrell Arthur (knee) will be shut down for the season.

    Advice: Arthur has not played since March 11th. "With 13 games to go and that knee being as troublesome as it has been at times, I guess that’s always a possibility," Malone said. "I don’t think we’re there yet. He’s not there yet. We’ll have to wait and see how it reacts to all the treatment he’s getting." At the very least, we can consider Arthur doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:46 am
  • Whiteside (hand) uncertain for Thursday night
    Hassan Whiteside received 13 stitches between the middle and ring finger on his right hand Tuesday night and his status for Miami's game on Thursday is uncertain.

    Advice: "It’s in an awkward place in his hand," coach Erik Spoelstra said after the game. "We’ll know more tomorrow. Hopefully he’s going to be OK." Whiteside missed three games late in 2015 after needing 10 stitches in a very similar injury to his hand. "I know people are thinking ‘Is it the same as two years ago? Is it worse?’ We’ll see," said Spoelstra. Willie Reed will likely draw the start at center on Thursday if Whiteside can't play. James Johnson would also see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:20 am
  • Tarik Black returned to action on Tuesday March 21. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:20 am
  • Ivica Zubac scores 17 points on 8-of-14 FGs
    Ivica Zubac scored 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting vs. the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The game was over by the third quarter, but the Lakers let Zubac play all the garbage time minutes and he finished with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes. He continues to trend up and he's only going to get better in the final few weeks, but the bad news for his owners is the Lakers only have two more games this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 25 points in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting (8-of-9 FTs) in a loss to the Spurs on Tuesday, adding 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one triple.

    Advice: The Wolves looked like they had this game won until a third-quarter meltdown. The loss means that the Wolves are now 5.0 games behind the No. 8 seed (Denver) in the West, but Towns is averaging the most minutes per game in the NBA since the break and his owners probably don't need to worry about him being shut down -- he's yet to miss a game during his NBA career. His value should be safe and he's a top-3 fantasy option every time he takes the floor. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng held to nine points
    Gorgui Dieng finished with nine points, four rebounds, two assists and one triple before fouling out in 33 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He dropped a perfect pass from Ricky Rubio in the final minute and also committed a costly offensive foul in the seven-point loss. Dieng hit 4-of-6 from the field, but couldn't add any steals or blocks. His minutes are much safer with Nemanja Bjelica (foot) out of the picture and he had a decent game on Sunday with nine points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes, so his owners should stick with him for the final 12 games of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Alert: Jusuf Nurkic double-doubles in loss
    Jusuf Nurkic hit 5-of-9 shots on his way to 11 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Nurkic wasn't incredible tonight, but we doubt anyone is actually complaining about this game. He's been a blast to own for weeks now and should be ready to finish up strong. That makes back-to-back double-doubles for Nurkic and his two-point game a week ago is now a distant memory, as he's averaging 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.8 blocks on 46 percent shooting over his last five. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon scores two points
    Dewayne Dedmon scored two points with five rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was back in the starting lineup at the expense of Davis Bertans, but he was benched at halftime for Pau Gasol. Dedmon was averaging 16.9 minutes per game in March prior to Tuesday, so he's not getting enough playing time to help fantasy owners outside of deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 26 points in win
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points on 12-of-24 shooting vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: He got it going early with 12 points in the first quarter, his third-highest scoring quarter this season. This was one of his most complete games of the season, as he racked up five rebounds with three assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes. The Spurs don't have another back-to-back set until Apr. 4 and Apr. 5, so LMA hopefully won't be rested too much since the Spurs are within striking distance of the No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Marc Gasol held to 10 points
    Marc Gasol was held to 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting in a loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Memphis. Gasol salvaged his line with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block, but the bad news for his fantasy owners is that the Grizzlies only have two more games this week. The Grizzlies are fighting for playoff seeding, so Gasol hopefully won't be rested any time soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio suffers hard fall in loss
    Cristiano Felicio took a hard fall in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors and never returned to the game.

    Advice: Felicio landed hard on his back and hobbled to the locker room, but he joined his teammates on the bench shortly after. It looked like he was available to return, but we'll put him on the injury report to be safe. With Robin Lopez likely looking at a suspension, Felicio could be a low-end source of rebounds if he's able to give it a go on Wednesday vs. the Pistons. He finished with five points, two rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside suffers hand laceration
    Hassan Whiteside suffered a right hand laceration on Tuesday vs. the Suns and will need 13 stitches.

    Advice: He suffered a cut between his right middle and ring fingers during the last couple minutes of the game and didn't return. Whiteside let out a scream when it happened, and it's worth noting that he missed four games back in March 2015 when he needed 10 stitches to patch up a similar laceration. When asked about Whiteside's status for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors, coach Erik Spoelstra said, "We'll see." He finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks. Willie Reed and James Johnson will benefit if HW misses time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon starting, Bertans to bench
    Dewayne Dedmon is starting vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: He came off the bench against the Kings on Sunday, so the Spurs may continue to mix up their lineup depending on the matchups. His minutes will be pretty low regardless of where he starts the game, especially with Pau Gasol healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:29 pm
  • Robin Lopez ejected on Tuesday
    Robin Lopez was ejected from Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He got tangled up with Serge Ibaka and both players started throwing punches, but none of them landed. A suspension is certainly on the table, so look for Cristiano Felicio to benefit if Lopez misses time. RoLo finished with 12 points, four rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 pm
  • Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez ejected Tuesday
    Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez were ejected from Tuesday's game in the third quarter.

    Advice: Both players got tangled up and punches were thrown, but none of them landed. However, a suspension for both players is a very real possibility. If Ibaka is suspended for Thursday's game vs. the Heat, Jonas Valanciunas would likely be the biggest winner, while Patrick Patterson and maybe even Lucas Noguiera would benefit. Ibaka finished with 16 points, six rebounds, one assist and two triples in 26 minutes. You can check out the incident in the link below. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • David Lee (foot) ruled out for Tuesday
    David Lee (foot) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He's dealing with a sore left foot, but he said he's sitting as a precaution and expects to play on Thursday vs. Memphis. With Lee out, LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol could get a small bump in minutes, while we could see more of Davis Bertans at the four. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:24 pm
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  • Darrell Arthur (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: A report on Monday stated that Arthur is currently without an official timetable to return, so him being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game feels a bit overly optimistic. We should have another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but even if he's cleared to play, Arthur won't be worth a roster spot in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:19 pm
  • Richaun Holmes grabs career-high 14 boards
    Richaun Holmes was plugged into the starting lineup Tuesday at Orlando and he delivered, finishing with 24 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Holmes hit 11 of his 19 field goal tries while also adding four assists with a steal and a blocked shot. He certainly responded well to his return to the starting five and he will likely remain there until Jahlil Okafor (knee) is ready to return. Since there is no real reason to rush Okafor back it could be an extended period of starting for Holmes which is great news for his short-term fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:56 pm
  • Darrell Arthur without a timetable to return
    Darrell Arthur (knee) is currently without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: Monday will mark Arthur's fourth straight game on the sidelines, and while Denver is hopeful that he'll be able to make it back to the court sometime before the end of the regular season, it doesn't seem like he's very close at all to making that happen. Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee will pick up most of Arthur's minutes, and Arthur can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:53 pm
  • Millsap (knee) could miss more than 2 games?
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer would not commit to Paul Millsap only needing two games off to rest up his left knee but did describe the injury as a "short term" issue.

    Advice: At the very least, Millsap will be on the sidelines for both Monday and Wednesday's games, and it sounds like there's a chance he could miss Friday's matchup in Milwaukee as well. Ersan Ilyasova will be one of the primary beneficiaries with Millsap on the shelf, and there will also be more opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Millsap owners can expect to get more than a few updates leading up to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:26 pm
  • Richaun Holmes starting vs. the Magic
    Richaun Holmes is starting vs. the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: Jahlil Okafor (knee) is out and could miss additional time, but Holmes has been worth owning for weeks. He's averaging 12.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.1 steals and 0.6 triples in March, so he is clearly worth deploying in standard leagues. Shawn Long will back him up. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:00 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor, Henderson out Monday vs. ORL
    Jahlil Okafor (knee) and Gerald Henderson (rest) have been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

    Advice: Okafor tweaked his knee on Sunday, and while a sore knee doesn't seem like a very serious issue, it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him miss more than a few games given how the 76ers tend to handle injuries. With Okafor on the sidelines, Richaun Holmes will return to the starting five, and Henderson's absence will open up some opportunity for guys like Timothe Luwawu. For now, we'll be considering Okafor questionable for Wednesday's game in OKC. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:41 pm
  • Derrick Favors (knee) ruled out Monday
    Derrick Favors (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He's out indefinitely, but maybe he returns to the lineup later this month. Even if he does, most fantasy owners will want to steer clear of the oft-injured big man. The Jazz will likely continue to play more small ball with Joe Johnson getting more run, but Joe Ingles is likely the best player in Utah that's available on your wire right now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:03 am
  • Holmes playing with a chip on shoulder
    Richaun Holmes said that he always plays with a chip on his shoulder.

    Advice: "I've been overlooked for so long that it's always been that," Holmes said. "There's always been somebody that's bigger, somebody that's supposedly better. It's always been that way." Holmes opened the season as the fourth-string center, but he has a legitimate chance to start the rest of the way -- Jahlil Okafor left Sunday's game with right knee soreness. Coach Brett Brown loves Holmes and called him a "modern-day player," so the 76ers keep dropping hints that he could open the 2017-18 season as the primary backup behind Joel Embiid. With averages of 12.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.1 steals and 0.6 triples in March, Holmes is a must-start player vs. the Magic on Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:11 am
  • Tarik Black (illness) doesn't leave bench Sun
    Tarik Black (illness) didn't leave the Lakers' bench on Sunday.

    Advice: Black was questionable to return tonight after missing Friday's game with the ailment, but he wasn't quite well enough to suit up. His next chance comes vs. the Clippers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:17 pm
  • Ivica Zubac plays just 19 minutes
    Ivica Zubac scored 10 points while grabbing six rebounds with two assists and a blocked shot in Sunday's 125-120 loss against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The overall stat line wasn't bad, but he was limited to just 19 minutes. He has been limited lately due to foul trouble, but that wasn't the case in this one with just one personal. Perhaps he was just seeing his minutes scaled back after playing 29 minutes on Friday and 30 minutes on Monday in Denver. He is averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds over the past six outings to emerge as a useful depth option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:17 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon benched, then starts Sunday
    Dewayne Dedmon came off the bench to begin Sunday's home game, but he started the second half and finished with six points and four boards in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Davis Bertans started over Dedmon but that experiment didn't go well, as the Spurs fell into an early 12-0 hole vs. the Kings. It was business as usual after halftime, so anyone relying on Dedmon in deep leagues can continue to do so with confidence. Most owners can leave him on the wire, though. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:01 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside gets 17 & 10 w/ three swats
    Hassan Whiteside (shoulder) picked up 17 points, 10 rebounds (five offensive), three blocks and two assists in 31 minutes of action on Sunday.

    Advice: Whiteside tweaked his right shoulder on Friday but there was never any official indication that his status was in jeopardy tonight. He shot 8-of-15 from the field and was physical inside with burly Jusuf Nurkic, so he also didn't show any signs of favoring his shoulder. Deploy him as usual. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:47 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic notches 21 & 12 in win vs. Heat
    Jusuf Nurkic had another great game on Sunday with 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes, making 9-of-15 field goals and 3-of-8 free throws.

    Advice: Owners can live with the poor FT shooting, and tonight's line was even more impressive because it came against Hassan Whiteside. The two got heated early, but Nurkic had the last laugh. If you were lucky enough to have him when he was dealt to Portland, you know the drill -- lock him into your lineups and enjoy the show. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:43 pm
  • Serge Ibaka shoots well from field
    Serge Ibaka was 7-of-11 from the field in Sunday's 116-91 victory against the Pacers, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds and a blocked shot in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Ibaka's .636 shooting percentage in the blowout win tied his best in 13 games since coming over from the Magic in a trade back in mid-February. While his offense has been better lately, he has managed just two blocked shots over past three games to give his fantasy owners a new reason to wring their hands and shake their heads. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:19 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng recovers after scoreless outing
    Gorgui Dieng, who went scoreless on Friday, finished Sunday's road game with nine points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks, making 3-of-4 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Dieng has been quiet lately, primarily due to the fact that he shot an uncharacteristic 36.9 percent over his past 10 games. The slump had to end sometime, and hopefully his play tonight will ignite a hot stretch with 13 games remaining in the regular season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:45 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns makes career-high four 3s
    Karl-Anthony Towns tied his career-high with four 3-pointers on Sunday, finishing with 33 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in a loss at New Orleans.

    Advice: KAT predictably rose to the challenge vs. the Pelicans' mega frontcourt of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, but his efforts weren't enough to avoid the Wolves' third straight loss. They scored easily enough, getting 109 points on 51.8 percent shooting, but they gave up 123 points and were outscored in transition 33-13. They head home to face the Spurs on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:44 pm
  • Andre Drummond gets 18 & 18 vs. Phoenix
    Andre Drummond piled up 18 points, 18 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 112-95 win vs. Phoenix on Sunday.

    Advice: Drummond made 7-of-10 field goals but he was just 4-of-11 at the line. In his past dozen games he's a combined 19-of-68 (27.9 percent), which is atrocious even by his standards. That said, it was nice to see Drummond scoring 10+ points after a three-game lull in single-digits, his longest of the season. He'll face a stiffer test vs. Miami on Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:24 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon to bench w/ Bertans starting
    Dewayne Dedmon will shift to the bench on Sunday, with Davis Bertans taking his spot in the starting lineup.

    Advice: The Spurs have lost two straight and coach Gregg Popovich is mixing it up tonight. He's been a negligible fantasy option with LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol healthy, and the demotion certainly doesn't help. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:05 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) travels w/ team to ORL
    Jahlil Okafor (sore right knee) will travel with the Sixers to Orlando, where he will continue to be evaluated.

    Advice: Okafor exited Sunday's game with the issue, which has plagued him all season, and just because he's traveling to Orlando doesn't mean he'll play vs. the Magic. Owners should check back for updates after Monday's shootaround. If he is ruled out, expect Richaun Holmes to soak up most of his minutes, with Shawn Long backing him up. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:21 pm
  • Richaun Holmes has five assists, four blocks
    Richaun Holmes scored eight points with seven rebounds, five assists, four blocks and two steals in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: Those five assists are a career high and he did much more work on the ball today. Jahlil Okafor (knee) did not play in the second half of this game with his troublesome knee injury. Holmes has already outplayed Jah in a big way with his coach saying he likes his speed, bounce, called him a "modern-day player" and said he "could be a keeper." Holmes has absolutely been a keeper in his last five, averaging 14.6 points, 7.2 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.4 steals and 0.8 treys on 66.0 percent from the field. He needs to be owned everywhere in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:02 pm
  • Paul Millsap (knee) ruled out for two games
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play in the next two games.

    Advice: That's not good after it sounded like he was getting rest on Saturday. The Hawks play Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, so hopefully Millsap can make it back for a big game against the Bucks on Friday. While he's out, Ersan Ilyasova becomes a player worth owning in all standard leagues. This news also helps guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and we should see Taurean Prince in the rotation. The Hawks will go smaller more often, as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:31 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee soreness) will not return
    Jahlil Okafor will not return to Sunday's game against the Celtics due to right knee soreness.

    Advice: This is the same troublesome knee for Okafor and the 76ers will likely be taking it easy on him. His owners in fantasy may just want to go ahead and drop him. Richaun Holmes will pick up big minutes and should be owned in all leagues. We'll see Shawn Long back him up for owners in deep leagues. Okafor finished with four points and one rebound in 12 minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:22 am
  • Darrell Arthur out again
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play on Monday against the Rockets.

    Advice: With Kenneth Faried back and Mason Plumlee playing well as a power forward, Arthur likely won't be in the rotation when healthy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:10 am
  • Richaun Holmes will come off the bench
    Richaun Holmes will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He drew a lot of praise for his effort in a start on Friday after he racked up 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes. He is averaging 13.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 triples in March, but it doesn't really matter if he starts the game because he's basically locked into a timeshare with Jahlil Okafor for now. Depending on the matchups, Holmes will likely make some more starts going forward and is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:29 am
  • Jahlil Okafor starting, Holmes to bench
    Jahlil Okafor will start vs. the Celtics on Sunday, sending Richaun Holmes to the bench.

    Advice: Both players are locked into a timeshare at center, so it doesn't really matter who starts the game. The 76ers will likely continue to pick their starting center based on the matchups. We'd still rather own Holmes in a standard league, as Okafor is basically just a points and boards specialist. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:26 am
  • Richaun Holmes thriving as starter
    Richaun Holmes said he feels "very comfortable" in the first unit.

    Advice: "Every time you step on the court, [an] opportunity to play against the best in the world, you're going to get better," Holmes said. "I feel like I'm getting better with every game, learning more every game, and just looking to continue to improve." He is averaging 13.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 triples in March while shooting 63.3 percent from the field, and he's making a strong case to open the 2017-18 season as the primary backup center behind Joel Embiid. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:12 am
  • Robin Lopez scores 14 points vs. Utah
    Robin Lopez scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 30 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He went up against Rudy Gobert and lives to tell about it. Lopez is coming off a 25-point Friday, so he heads into next week with some nice momentum. He still only has mid-round upside and is flirting with that recently even with this two strong games, so he's not exactly a strong add. Although, with four games and some favorable matchups this week, he's someone fantasy owners may want to call on. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:22 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 21 points in loss
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points in 34 minutes in Saturday's 104-96 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This was just his third game with 20+ points since the start of February. LMA shot 9-of-18 from the field with nine rebounds, four assists and a block, and the good news is that his heart scare appears to be behind him -- he logged 32 minutes in his first game back on Wednesday. The Spurs do play again on the second night of a back-to-back set vs. the tanking Kings on Sunday, so there's a decent chance that LMA could be rested. Keep an eye on the injury report. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:49 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 12 in full stat line
    Jusuf Nurkic filled it up against the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds, six assists, five blocks and two steals in 32 minutes.

    Advice: That's his sixth game of his career with at least five blocks and three of those have come in his 13 games with the Blazers. Besides the eye-popping stats, Nurkic's screening and passing has been huge and it's a big reason why the Blazers guards aren't missing Mason Plumlee whatsoever. Expect several Nurk Alerts the rest of the season as he continues to flirt with early-round value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:31 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play vs. HOU
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are really shorthanded at forward with Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin). We'll see plenty of Mason Plumlee and coach Mike Malone said he was OK going big against the Rockets. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:56 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores nine points
    Kosta Koufos scored nine points with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 23 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He is playing through a right hand injury and does have two fingers taped. According to the Kings broadcast, Koufos said he is going to have to play through it for a month or so. Perhaps this will be a reason to hold Koufos out of games as the season winds down. With Georgios Papagiannis turning in his best game as a pro, we'll likely be seeing Koufos' playing time start to fade. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:40 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left knee) out for Saturday
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play on Saturday against the Blazers.

    Advice: It will be his first game out of the lineup since Dec. 3. This is not on a back-to-back set and it's not on the road, so this isn't just rest for the 32-year-old forward. Ersan Ilyasova gets a big bump and Mike Muscala should also be in the rotation this evening. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:20 pm
  • Tarik Black is still sick
    Tarik Black (illness) is still sick and did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He could miss Sunday's game, which would allow Ivica Zubac to play slightly more in the starting lineup. This will also help Larry Nance get some small-ball five minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:50 pm
  • Ivica Zubac scores 18 w/ eight rebounds
    Ivica Zubac scored 18 points on 9-of-15 shooting with eight rebounds and one assist vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: This was a nice bounce-back performance for the rookie after his 11-minute dud on Wednesday. Like most rookies, there are going to be some bumps in the road, but Zubac should be a fun player to own for the final stretch. He logged 29 minutes without Tarik Black (illness) on the active roster, but he didn't close this game out with the Lakers going small in an effort to make up some ground on the scoreboard. Zubac will be the starter the rest of the way and should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:40 pm
  • John Henson blocks four shots in win
    John Henson blocked four shots on Friday vs. the Lakers with eight points, nine rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Greg Monroe was ejected in the third quarter, so Henson closed this game out for the Bucks and played well. He's averaging 6.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his last five games, but the problem is that he's getting just 17.6 minutes per game in that span and coach Jason Kidd has pulled him out of the rotation in the past without warning. For now, he's more of a deep-league pickup if you need blocks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:30 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside tweaks right shoulder in win
    Hassan Whiteside tweaked his right shoulder in Friday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He got hit in his right shoulder with about six minutes left in the fourth quarter, and while he did finish the game, it was clear that it was bothering him -- he was even giving out left-handed high-fives on the bench. HW said after the game that his shoulder was still hurting and that he expects to get it checked out on Saturday. We should get a better idea of his status for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers on Saturday afternoon. He finished with 23 points (10-of-11 FGs), 14 rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 33 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng shoots 0-of-7 from field
    Gorgui Dieng had a rough game vs. the Heat on Friday, finishing with zero points on seven missed shots.

    Advice: This was his first game of the season in which he finished scoreless. He grabbed five rebounds with two assists and two blocks in 28 minutes, but there's still hope for his owners -- Nemanja Bjelica (foot) has been ruled out for the season which means Dieng's workload will be much safer going forward. Expect him to be bounce back vs. the Pelicans on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:16 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 31 points in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting vs. the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He didn't record a block or a steal for the second straight game, but hit all eight of his free throws with 11 rebounds, one assist and one triple in 38 minutes. The Wolves are now 4.5 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed out West, but KAT has yet to miss a game in his NBA career and there's very little risk of a possible shut-down. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Andre Drummond struggles in bad loss
    Andre Drummond scored eight points with 22 rebounds, one block, two steals, three turnovers and six fouls in 36 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: That's his third straight game with single-digit scoring, but the previous two had something to do with garbage time. As per usual, a major problem for Drummond these days is at the line, making just 11-of-38 (28.9 percent) in March. If the Pistons are going to make the postseason, they'll need their big man to play better. He hasn't really shown much improvement this season and it's fair to say he's regressed. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:41 pm
  • Robin Lopez scores season-high 25 points
    Robin Lopez scored a season-high 25 points in a loss to the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: He was five points shy of his career-high and has only scored 25+ points five times in his career. There are more touches up for grabs in Chicago with Dwayne Wade (elbow) out for the season, so Lopez should get a small bump. He finished 12-of-16 from the field with 12 rebounds, two assists and one block, and with four games on the schedule for the Bulls next week, he's back on the radar as a pickup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:33 pm
  • Richaun Holmes scores 17 points in start
    Richaun Holmes scored 17 points in the starting lineup against the Mavs during an easy 116-74 win on Friday, adding seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He had a red-hot start with 15 points in the first half and didn't play in garbage time. Holmes actually made his first seven shots from the field, so coach Brett Brown going with him as the starter worked out. Brown said he likes Holmes' bounce and speed, so it's possible he sticks with him in the starting lineup. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:21 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor comes off the bench
    Jahlil Okafor came off the bench against the Mavs with 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and six turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Richaun Holmes is basically lapping Okafor right now. Coach Brett Brown said he likes Holmes' athleticism, which certainly fits his system better. Okafor is more of a points and boards specialist right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:10 pm
  • Tarik Black (illness) out for Friday night
    Tarik Black (illness) is out for Friday night against the Bucks.

    Advice: This should set up nicely for Ivica Zubac, assuming he can avoid foul trouble. Black was fading anyway and doesn't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:59 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor to come off the bench on Friday
    Jahlil Okafor will come off the bench on Friday night vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: Coach Brett Brown decided to start Richaun Holmes at center, as he views Holmes as a better matchup against Mavs starter Dirk Nowitzki. This will be just the second time Okafor will come off the bench in the last two months. He had started all nine games he appeared in since the All-Star break. Okafor's playing time shouldn't be impacted significantly. He will still likely see between 22-25 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:58 pm
  • Richaun Holmes will start against the Mavs
    Richaun Holmes will start against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: With Dirk Nowitzki at the five, coach Brett Brown would rather have a defensive five man in Holmes out there. He should be looking at minutes in the 20s with Jahlil Okafor behind him. Holmes should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:55 pm
  • Derrick Favors (knee) out again for Saturday
    Derrick Favors (knee) is out again for Saturday against the Bulls.

    Advice: He's basically out indefinitely and can be dropped in most leagues. The Jazz have liked their small-ball lineup and will likely use it again against the Bulls. That should help Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles, especially if a questionable Rodney Hood can't play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:17 pm
  • Brown will start Okafor or Holmes vs. DAL
    Coach Brett Brown will wait to see what the Mavs do before deciding on starting Jahlil Okafor or Richaun Holmes on Friday.

    Advice: This is all about if the Mavs start Dirk Nowitzki or Nerlens Noel at the five. Brown likes Holmes' athleticism, so he may be a better matchup against a center Dirk. Regardless, these two should wind up splitting the minutes at the five, assuming they both avoid foul trouble. Holmes has more fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:24 pm
  • Darrell Arthur still doubtful to play
    Darrell Arthur (knee soreness) is doubtful to play against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: With Kenneth Faried back in action and Mason Plumlee playing lights out, Arthur may not get minutes even when he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:22 pm
  • Tarik Black (illness) questionable for Friday
    Tarik Black (illness) did not participate in shootaround and is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Black has seen his playing time dimish since being bumped to the bench. He is averaging 13.6 minutes over the Lakers last five games and should be on waivers in all standard leagues at this point. If Black is unable to play on Friday, it will open up plenty of extra minutes for newly-installed starting center Ivica Zubac, which would make Zubac an attractive DFS option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:02 am
  • Marc Gasol triple-doubles in win over Hawks
    Marc Gasol hit 7-of-16 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, giving him his third triple-double of his career.

    Advice: He's the Grizzlies franchise leader in trip-dubs and he's on fire right now, averaging 17.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five. He's doing it all right now and is a big reason the No 7 Grizzlies have bounced back to win three straight games as they chase the No. 6 Thunder and No. 5 Clippers in the Western playoff hunt. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:35 pm
  • Paul Millsap struggles in loss to Grizzlies
    Paul Millsap hit just 3-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, three rebounds, a steal and a block on Thursday, and was dominated by JaMychal Green, who has been struggling lately.

    Advice: It wasn't a great night for Millsap or the Hawks and this was his lowest scoring night in the month of March. Millsap had been playing well and power forwards tend to have a ton of success against the Blazers, who the Hawks face on Saturday night. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:02 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 10 points
    Serge Ibaka scored 10 points with three rebounds, one assist and one block in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday during a 123-102 loss.

    Advice: No revenge game this time. That hot start from Serge has gone south in The North. In his last three games, Ibaka averaged 6.3 points, 5.3 boards, 2.0 blocks and 0.3 treys. Obviously those blocks are great and his minutes are still likely to be over 30 when the Raptors are in a close game. Expect him to flirt with early-round value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:00 pm
  • Walton: Zubac never got chance to get going
    Coach Luke Walton said Ivica Zubac never got a chance to get going on Wednesday in his 11-minute outing against the Rockets.

    Advice: It was all about foul trouble. Walton said he wants to see Zubac go straight up and try to avoid reaching down to try and get an extra block. In other words, Zubac gets a pass for Wednesday, so he should be closer to his Monday 25-point gem than his ugly Wednesday game. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:47 pm
  • Derrick Favors, Rodney Hood out Thursday
    Derrick Favors (knee) and Rondey Hood (knee) have both been ruled out of Thursday's game vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: He's scheduled to be re-evaluated in a few days, but his fantasy owners should just move on at this point. With Favors out, the Jazz have been playing a lot of small ball and Joe Ingles and Joe Johnson have been the biggest winners.Daily Slant: With Favors, Hood and Mack off the floor this year, Gordon Hayward sports at 31.0% usage rate, a +1.8% bump from his season total, with George Hill picking up a slightly bigger bump (+1.9%). Both Hayward and Hill are viable targets against the Cavs, with Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles picking up between 25-30 minutes in relief of Hood and Favors. Neither carry terribly high ceilings, but Ingles is the better bet to see bigger minutes and given the short slate, he's playable in any format. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:56 am
  • Kosta Koufos looks good in his return
    Kosta Koufos scored 13 points with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 20 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Koufos was back in the starting lineup after getting rest on Monday. He looked to be on his way to a really strong game, but Skal Labissiere went scorched-earth mode in the fourth and Koufos never checked back in. Koufos did rest on Monday and there's a very good chance he's not going to play on Friday. He can't be owned in fantasy with so much uncertainty about his status going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:43 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) returns w/ 19 pts
    LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) was back in the Spurs' starting lineup on Wednesday, posting 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The only bad news is that LA shot 9-of-24 from the field. Gregg Popovich said Aldridge looked "a little rusty," which is obvious from the fact that he shot 1-of-5 from the 3-10 foot range. "I know my body well and I've been through this before," Aldridge said after the game, referring to his heart arrhythmia. He confirmed that he will not need any offseason procedure, and there are no indications that he'll have restrictions this season. Deploy him as usual. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:50 pm
  • David Lee shifts to bench, scores 12 points
    David Lee came off the bench on Wednesday for 12 points and five rebounds, making 5-of-6 field goals and 2-of-3 free throws in 19 minutes.

    Advice: LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) was able to return tonight, fortunately, which returned Lee to his typical bench role. He's made 75.0 percent of his shots over the past five games and is a decent source of rebounds, but most owners can do better on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:47 pm
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  • Jusuf Nurkic posts 16 & 9 w/ four steals
    Jusuf Nurkic bounced back vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Nurk started ice cold from the field but he came through when it mattered most tonight. It wasn't an ideal line, with five turnovers and poor shooting (7-of-18 FGs, 2-of-5 FTs), but owners will happily take it after Tuesday's hollow two-point performance. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:46 pm
  • Andre Drummond held to 20 minutes vs. Jazz
    Andre Drummond played only 20 minutes during a lopsided loss to the Jazz on Wednesday, posting six points, five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Ouch. Drummond was badly outplayed by Rudy Gobert tonight, and Stan Van Gundy didn't hesitate to bench his struggling starters. It's not the first time SVG has messed with Drummond's minutes, and it won't be the last, but he should be fine vs. Toronto on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:38 pm
  • Ivica Zubac flops after a big Monday
    Ivica Zubac scored two points with two rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Yuck. He picked up two quick fouls to start the game, picked up his third just 27 seconds after he checked back in during the second quarter, and then picked up his fourth four minutes into the third quarter. Bad games like this will happen for Zubac, but his monster 25-point double-double from Monday makes him a hold. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:13 pm
  • Marc Gasol scores 27 points
    Marc Gasol scored 27 points during a 98-91 win over the Bulls on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, seven assists and one block in 37 minutes.

    Advice: It was the Gasol and Mike Conley show with those two scoring 16 of the final 18 points to seal this road win. The Grizzlies are now going with arguably their most talented starting five with those two, JaMychal Green, Tony Allen and Vince Carter, which has helped them turn around their post-break woes. As for Gasol, he's been slightly down as a sixth-round player since the break, but he should improve on that. Plus, the Grizzlies are going to try for home court in the first round. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:08 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns gets 17 & 14 in defeat
    Karl-Anthony Towns had another strong game on Wednesday with 17 points, 14 rebounds and four assists, going 7-of-14 from the field with one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Just how good has Towns been? He's on pace to become the first player in NBA history with 2,000+ points, 1,000+ rebounds and 50+ three-pointers in a season. This snapped a streak of 21 straight games in which KAT had scored 21+ points, but his owners aren't about to complain. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Ty, Buddy, Arron, Kosta & Willie starting
    Ty Lawson, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Koufos is back after a night off and he should be looking at minutes in the 20s. Now that he's likely going to rest more often, he's not really a reliable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:58 pm
  • Derrick Favors evaluated in a few days
    Derrick Favors (knee) will be re-evaluated in a few days.

    Advice: He has been out this week with a bone contusion on his left knee, and the knee issues continue to pile up for Favors. It's looking like a lost season for Favors and his fantasy owners will probably want to look at other options right now. Coach Quin Snyder will play the matchups while he's out, but Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles should benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:13 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) will start vs. POR
    LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Portland.

    Advice: David Lee will likely return to the bench, and he loses most of his value with Aldridge active. LMA will be without a minutes limit tonight, so he's safe to fire up in all leagues. Kawhi Leonard's usage rate will take a slight hit with Aldridge back in the fold. Daily Slant: With Aldridge on the floor this season, Kawhi Leonard's usage rate takes a 1.3% dip, so he's not quite the upside play he was with Aldridge sidelined. Still, he's a viable tournament target, especially on sites that require you to roster more than one SF. As for Aldridge himself, the Portland PF carousel should have issues slowing him down, and he's likely to carry a minuscule GPP ownership coming off an injury. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:07 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (rest) has been ruled out
    Darrell Arthur (rest) has been ruled out against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets have said all along they would manage Arthur, so this isn't a surprise. Juancho Hernangomez and Mason Plumlee should pick up minutes, assuming Kenneth Faried (back) isn't 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:19 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) available to play
    LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) has been cleared to resume all basketball-related activities, and he'll be available to play Wednesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Aldridge will not have any restrictions for tonight's game, so it sounds like he'll be back in the starting five following a two-game absence, which will result in David Lee moving back to the bench where he'll lose most of his value. Aldridge was operating with a sixth-round evaluation prior to going down, so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 am
  • Ivica Zubac will start final 15 games for LAL
    Lakers head coach Luke Walton said he's planning on starting Ivica Zubac for the final 15 games of the season.

    Advice: The Lakers want to get a good look at Zubac to determine if he's capable of being their long-term starting center, and they've already shut down Timofey Mozgov for the remainder of the year to ensure Zubac gets his minutes. Through three starts this season, Zubac has compiled averages of 13.7 points, 7.0 boards and 1.7 blocks per game on 79.2 percent shooting, so he's officially a must-own guy in all formats moving forward. "It’s going to be good to get some playing time with the starting five for the rest of the season," said Zubac. "I’ll try to make the most of my minutes." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:31 am
  • Richaun Holmes drops 14 & 8 off bench
    Richaun Holmes came off the bench and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, eight rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 21 minutes of Tuesday's 106-104 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Jahlil Okafor was great tonight, but Holmes was also nice off the bench. The Sixers rolled with Holmes a lot down the stretch, when the Warriors overcame a big deficit and ended up winning the game, but it's become clear that Holmes is going to be a big part of what the Sixers do down the stretch. He should be owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:39 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor scores 22 in tough loss
    Jahlil Okafor played 23 minutes and hit 8-of-15 shots and 6-of-7 free throws for 22 points, six boards, a steal and four blocks in Tuesday's painful loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: The Sixers were leading for much of the second half, but were unable to hold off Steph Curry and Draymond Green in the fourth quarter. Interestingly, a red-hot Okafor was benched in favor of Richaun Holmes down the stretch, which is a decision coach Brett Brown might be regretting right now. Okafor appears to be healthy and is rolling right now, averaging 18.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks on 57 percent shooting over his last four. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:23 pm
  • Alert: Nurkic struggles in ugly loss
    Jusuf Nurkic hit just 1-of-8 shots for two points, eight rebounds, four turnovers and nothing else in Tuesday's 100-77 loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: While Nurkic has basically been a beast ever since landing in Portland, he has struggled in two of his last three games. Those two bad games featured 3-of-16 shooting totals, along with nine points and 15 rebounds. But he also had a double-double in between the two bad games and it was less than a week ago that he went off for 28 points, 20 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six blocks. He'll break out of his funk soon. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:38 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov shut down for the season
    According to Marc Spears of ESPN, the Lakers have decided to "shut down healthy center Timofey Mozgov to take a stronger look at their younger guys for the rest of the season."

    Advice: Mozgov was already out of the rotation, having appeared in only one game since the All-Star break, back on March 5. It seems that will be the last game Mozgov plays this season. He should obviously be on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Remarkably, it was only eight months ago that the Lakers signed Mozgov to a four-year, $64 million contract, which means he is still owed $48 million over the next three seasons. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:32 am
  • Zubac Alert: Ivica Zubac racks up 25 points
    Ivica Zubac had the game of his life on Monday vs. the Nuggets, racking up a career-high 25 points.

    Advice: Magic Johnson said he wanted to see what Zubac could do in a 30-minute role, so we guess he got his answer. He played a career-high 30 minutes and shot a ridiculous 12-of-15 from the field with 11 rebounds, one assist and one block, showcasing a soft touch around the rim. Timofey Mozgov isn't even on the active list anymore and Zubac's competition for minutes consists of Tarik Black, so the upside here is enormous. The Lakers have three more games on the schedule this week and hopefully you took our advice last week and picked him up in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:23 pm
  • David Lee scores 14 points on 7-8 shooting
    David Lee scored 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting vs. the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Unlike Saturday's blowout 107-85 win over the Warriors, the Spurs actually needed Lee tonight and he logged 30 minutes with six rebounds, four assists and a block. The Spurs have three more games this week and LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) doesn't have a timetable to return, so Lee looks like a nice pickup for owners targeting points, rebounds and shooting percentages. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:11 pm
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  • Paul Millsap scores 16 points
    Paul Millsap scored 16 points with five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 40 minutes vs. the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-13 shots from the field, but finished 0-of-2 from beyond the arc and 4-of-6 from the line. After averaging 32.0 minutes per game in February, Millsap is averaging 37.4 minutes in March because he's playing more small-ball center next to Ersan Ilyasova. While fantasy owners are loving the bump in minutes, Millsap might be looking at a DNP or two down the stretch as the Hawks will want him fresh for the postseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:31 pm
  • Serge Ibaka goes scoreless in 32 minutes
    Serge Ibaka failed to score in 32 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Monday.

    Advice: He was a team-high +18, but missed all four of his field goals for his third scoreless game since 2011-12. Ibaka did add nine rebounds and two blocks, but this wasn't an easy matchup for him -- the Mavericks have allowed the third fewest fantasy points to power forwards this season. Ibaka will look to bounce back on Thursday vs. the Thunder in a "revenge game." Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:29 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns keeps on rolling
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 39 points on 17-of-26 shooting while grabbing 13 rebounds in Monday's 119-104 victory against the Wizards.

    Advice: Towns, named as Player of the Week earlier on Monday, has posted 14 games with 30 or more points this season. He also extended the franchise record of consecutive games with 20 or more points to 21 games. Towns has been unstoppable in the middle and he has been one of the most consistent performers in fantasy basketball for months now. Don't be surprised to see Towns receiving plenty of consideration for the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy leagues for the 2017-18 season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:22 pm
  • Kosta Koufos to sit out Monday
    Kosta Koufos (rest) is receiving a planned rest and he will not face the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: With Koufos in street clothes it will be Willie Cauley-Stein playing all the minutes he can handle, and Skal Labissiere is likely to have a larger role than usual, too. Anthony Tolliver should also see added run against the Magic. The best bet for DFS purposes is Cauley-Stein, as he has double-double potential, while Labissiere might be the best value in points per dollar spent. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:17 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (rest) will not play Monday
    Darrell Arthur (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: After this game, the Nuggets are off until Thursday's game vs. the Clippers. Arthur is only averaging 15.8 minutes per game on the season, so this won't impact too many fantasy owners. Juancho Hernangomez should be pretty busy with Kenneth Faried (back) also out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:44 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) out Monday vs. ATL
    LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) will not play Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Aldridge flew out to see a specialist on Monday, so we should get more information when he returns to the team sometime tomorrow. With Aldridge on the sidelines tonight, David Lee will have another opportunity to start and Davis Bertans should be able to flirt with minutes in the 20s. Kawhi Leonard (concussion) will be back in action tonight, and he should be working with a robust usage rate sans LMA. Rotoworld.com Mar 13, 3:31 pm
  • Derrick Favors (knee) out Monday vs. Clippers
    Derrick Favors (left knee bone bruise) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Favors is going to be watching from the sidelines until he's re-evaluated some time "later in the week," so it sounds like he's in serious danger of missing Utah's upcoming back-to-back set. Favors just never really got going this season, operating at a 14th round evaluation with averages of 9.6 points, 6.2 boards and not much else, and with an uncertain return date, it may be best to just move on in standard leagues. Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Trey Lyles will pick up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com Mar 13, 11:39 am
  • Ivica Zubac has 10 & 6, four blocks in start
    Ivica Zubac started Sunday's game ahead of Tarik Black, logging 19 minutes to finish with 10 points, six rebounds and a career-high four blocked shots.

    Advice: Zubac got all four of his blocks in the first five minutes of the game, and the low playing time is disappointing, but fantasy owners aren't about to complain. Lakers president Magic Johnson said recently that he wanted to see Zubac playing heavy minutes, and within days he was starting over Tarik Black, so all signs are pointing toward steady fantasy value down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 10:01 pm
  • Tarik Black logs 18 minutes off bench Sunday
    Tarik Black came off the bench on Sunday for six points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: We've entered the Ivica Zubac era with the rookie center displacing Black as a starter, possibly for good. Black was averaging just 15.2 minutes since the All-Star break so tonight's role change shouldn't have an appreciable impact on his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 9:58 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic double-doubles w/ three swats
    Jusuf Nurkic had another strong game on Sunday with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and three blocks, making 6-of-9 shots without any FT attempts in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns started Marquese Chriss as a makeshift center and Nurk had his way in the paint tonight, throwing down a few thunderous dunks while roaming the paint unchecked. He's been everything the Blazers could have hoped for when they traded for him, and his fantasy owners have to be delighted. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 8:53 pm
  • Derrick Favors battling bone contusion
    Derrick Favors (knee) was examined Saturday and an MRI determined he is dealing with a bone contusion of the left knee.

    Advice: It's uncertain how long Favors will be on the shelf, but he will continue to receive treatment and will be re-evaluated later this week. All fantasy owners in seasonal weekly leagues will want him reserved. With Favors on the shelf Joe Johnson will likely pick up most of the slack with Boris Diaw and Jeff Withey fighting for scraps off the bench. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 7:31 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside gets 26 & 21 in road loss
    Hassan Whiteside piled up 26 points and 21 rebounds in 34 minutes vs. the Pacers on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to avoid a 102-98 loss in Indiana.

    Advice: Miami was playing the second of back-to-back games and Whiteside was flat to begin the game, but it didn't take him long to find his rhythm. He blocked one shot tonight after collecting eight swats in his previous two games, and his roto owners have to be thrilled with his free throw shooting -- he was 4-of-5 at the line tonight, and is 85.0 percent in his past five games. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 6:30 pm
  • Tarik Black off bench w/ Zubac starting
    Tarik Black will come off the bench on Sunday.

    Advice: Ivica Zubac is starting tonight and this likely is the final nail in the coffin of Black's fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 6:23 pm
  • Ivica Zubac starting, Tarik Black to bench
    Ivica Zubac will start vs. the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: Tarik Black will head to the bench as coach Luke Walton makes good on his recent vow to start Zubac "eventually." It turns out that was sooner than expected. Magic Johnson said recently that he wants Zubac to play 30-35 minutes to evaluate him as a full-time starter, so make sure that he's not somehow floating on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 6:12 pm
  • Robin Lopez scores 13 points with two blocks
    Robin Lopez scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Over the past month, Lopez has seen his minutes dip to 26.4 a night, and over that 12 game span he’s only managed to put in averages of 11.5 points, 5.1 boards, 1.1 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.3 turnovers per game on 44.8 percent shooting, numbers that have him ranking well outside the top-150 in standard 9-cat leagues. Lopez is little more than a deep-league blocks specialist, and there should be higher-upside guys sitting on your wire. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 3:29 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne fires up misses in 17 mins
    Joffrey Lauvergne went 1-of-7 from the field during Friday's blowout loss to the Celtics, ending his evening with three points, one 3-pointer, two boards and one turnover in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Fred Hoiberg has been intrigued by the addition of Lauvergne to his roster, so he’s likely going to keep giving him minutes until he realizes just how bad Lauvergne really is. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 3:22 pm
  • Ivica Zubac recalled for Sunday
    The Lakers recalled Ivica Zubac for Sunday against the 76ers.

    Advice: He was fantastic with the D-Fenders on Friday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes. The Lakers may have wanted to get him up to speed stamina wise, which could set him up for big minutes against the 76ers -- Magic Johnson wants him to get to 30-35 minutes. With four games from Monday-Sunday, Zubac could be the hottest pickup after tonight. If you want to add him before the demand gets high, it's not a bad idea. Daily Slant: Zubac projects as our top value play tonight. Out of the eight games he’s seen at least 20 minutes of action, he’s scored at least 24.7 DraftKings points in all but two. Across those eight contests, he averaged 27.06 DK points despite never hitting the 28-minute mark. Fortunately, he’ll have a wonderful matchup against the 76ers, who rank dead last in DvP against centers. Plus, LA’s implied total is 113.25. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 2:04 pm
  • Aldridge to undergo more testing Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) will undergo additional testing on Monday.

    Advice: The Spurs announced on Saturday that Aldridge will be out indefinitely due to an occurrence of a minor heart arrhythmia. LMA was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome as a rookie which is "an electrical abnormality that can cause a rapid heartbeat and dizzy spells," but the Spurs aren't ready to say that it's related to this recent setback. "Based on what they do and see, we’ll know better what we are really looking at," coach Gregg Popovich said. "But we don’t know right now." LMA was sidelined for the final nine games of his rookie season, but when he suffered a recurrence in 2011 he only ended up missing 10 days. Hopefully we'll get a better idea of his timetable in the next day or two, but his fantasy owners should just sit tight for now. In the meantime, David Lee and Davis Bertans will fill the void at power forward. Rotoworld.com Mar 12, 6:33 am
  • Nurk slows down against the Wizards
    Jusuf Nurkic scored seven points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 28 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: While this wasn't a great game after his awesome 28-point, 20-board gem on Thursday, Portland still hasn't found the vaccine for Nurk Fever. A lot of the credit has to go to Marcin Gortat here and he continues to shut down younger bigs. Nurkic is still playing very well and is doing the little things he wasn't doing in Denver, so there's no way this game affects him negatively going forward. Nurk looks like a stud the rest of the way and a staple for the Blazers in the next couple years. Rotoworld.com Mar 11, 10:57 pm
  • David Lee scores 12 in start
    David Lee scored 12 points during a blowout 107-85 win over the Warriors on Saturday, adding six rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He played 12 minutes in the first half in this game and was looking at a few extra minutes had this game been close. Coach Gregg Popovich kind of uses Lee as an understudy, so he should be stepping up while LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) is out. He didn't really make a difference-making impact when Pau Gasol was out, but give him a look if you're sick of the guy at the end of your bench. The Spurs do play four games this upcoming week and they are now just 0.5 games behind the Warriors. Rotoworld.com Mar 11, 10:12 pm
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  • Dewayne Dedmon scores nine in win
    Dewayne Dedmon scored nine points with seven rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: His role shouldn't change too much with coach Gregg Popovich comfortable playing Dedmon in the 18-22 minute range most nights. He does have a higher floor now with LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) out indefinitely, so he's worth a look if you're looking to bolster your blocks. Rotoworld.com Mar 11, 10:00 pm
  • Marc Gasol held to eight points
    Marc Gasol scored eight points on 3-of-11 shooting in Saturday's blowout loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Gasol only played 27 minutes due to the lopsided score, so the good news is that he will be well rested against the Bucks on Monday. He added six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple, and he was clearly frustrated after his team's fifth straight loss -- he didn't even make himself available for the media after this one. The Grizzlies are ranked dead last on defense since the break and coach David Fizdale may continue to shuffle his lineup until he finds something that works. Rotoworld.com Mar 11, 9:12 pm
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