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  • Jeff Green (back spasms) a GTD for Friday
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Jeff Green (back spasms) will be a game-time decision on Friday night vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Green did not play on Wednesday due to the back issue. With Green sidelined, Mario Hezonja logged 23 minutes, finishing with eight points and seven rebounds. Mario would likely see 20-plus minutes again on Friday if Green is unable to play. Rotoworld.com 28 minutes ago
  • Aaron Gordon (hip) will play on Friday
    Coach Frank Vogel confirmed that Aaron Gordon (sore left hip) will play Friday vs. the Pistons. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
  • Gallinari (knee) says he will play Friday
    Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) said he will play Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Gallinari, who has missed four straight games, has clearly been inching closer to a return over the last few days. With Gallo back in the mix, the Nuggets will have their full complement of frontcourt players for the first time in quite a while. This will present a welcomed dilemma for coach Mike Malone on Friday. It will be interesting to see how Malone divvies up minutes amongst Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee, Will Barton and Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com 40 minutes ago
  • Kevin Durant (knee) making steady progress
    Coach Steve Kerr said that Kevin Durant (knee) continues to take encouraging steps in his rehab.

    Advice: Kerr told reporters that Durant "did a little more" on Thursday, including some lateral movement. Kerr also said that Durant would be re-evaluated by doctors next Thursday and the team would provide their "first real update" at the end of next week. It's quite possible KD appears in some regular seasons games next month, but the Warriors will likely limit his minutes if he is able to suit up. Rotoworld.com 58 minutes ago
  • Nikola Mirotic determined to salvage season
    Nikola Mirotic said he is determined to salvage this season with a strong finish.

    Advice: "All season it was going a little bit up and down, but it's not how you start a season, it's how you finish it," Mirotic said. "For me, it's very important to have a strong finish." He is coming off a season-high 28 points on Wednesday, but fantasy owners have learned the hard way that it is perilous to trust Mirotic. He has not scored more than 15 points in consecutive games since the third and fourth games of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:40 am
  • Myles Turner is being asked to pass more
    Myles Turner says his dip in scoring is the result of the coaching staff asking him to be more of a distributor.

    Advice: After averaging 15.5 points over the first 60 games of the season, Turner is averaging just 8.7 points over the Pacers last 10 games. However, his assists average has jumped up from 1.2 to 2.3 over that same stretch. "I'm distributing the ball a lot more," said Turner. "It's what the offense has called for, feeding the hot hands. [Paul George] and Jeff [Teague] have been hot, so I'm getting it to them." Turner is still boarding and blocking shots, so he should still be owned and started in all fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:31 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 Today, 6:02 am
  • Alan Williams returned to action on Thursday March 23. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 am
  • Noah Vonleh grabs 12 boards
    Noah Vonleh matched his career-high 12 rebounds against the Knicks on Thursday, adding four points, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He's actually making an impact on the stat sheet and for coach Terry Stotts. The problem is Stotts just has another weapon to use and make his rotation even more complicated. Most fantasy owners will just want to avoid this situation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 18 points vs. POR
    Kristaps Porzingis scored a team-high 18 points during a 110-95 loss in Portland on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: The Knicks did not use Derrick Rose (foot), Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Lance Thomas (hip) in this game, so KP was the main man. In his minutes without Rose and Melo this year, Porzingis has a 26.6 usage rate while his rebounding rate and efficiency are similar, so he will be taking plenty of shots if those guys remain out. Also, Porzingis was asked about missing time earlier this month, and he kind of laughed it off. With the Knicks almost certainly going to be eliminated this weekend, it's certainly possible they rest KP. All his owners can do is just plug him in there and hope he's not going to rest. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Kuz scores 14 points in start
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 14 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks will probably be getting an extended look at their European rookie. Kuzminskas was barely in the rotation before this game, so he would need Carmelo Anthony (knee) to get shut down. There's a decent chance that'll happen, especially with the Knicks on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention. Still, Kuzminskas' upside isn't too attractive, so most owners can wait for some concrete news on Melo before taking the plunge on Cheese. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn scores four points
    Kyle O'Quinn scored four points with seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 22 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks not having most of their depth up front allowed O'Quinn to get some decent run off the bench. O'Quinn only played 12 minutes combined in his previous two games, so he would need Lance Thomas (hip) and Carmelo Anthony (knee) to miss additional games. KOQ is only worth a speculative look until we know more about how much time Melo is going to miss. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Nerlens Noel puts up big stat line
    Nerlens Noel scored eight points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: That's more like it. Noel played terrific defense on Blake Griffin throughout this game, so that should help coach Rick Carlisle play him big minutes. He only played 19.0 minutes per game over his last three, but now that should change after this important win. Noel should start trending up and flirt with early-round value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • David Lee (foot) plays 22 minutes Thursday
    David Lee (foot) returned to action on Thursday with four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal, finishing 2-of-2 from the field in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Lee sat out Tuesday's game but it was mostly a precautionary DNP, and he was never in doubt tonight. The veteran is fitting in well with San Antonio, averaging 7.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists. He's shooting 61.2 percent from the field, the second-highest mark in his career, but limited minutes continue to spoil his fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:48 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge posts 28 & 8, three blocks
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting vs. Memphis on Thursday, going 1-of-2 from downtown with eight rebounds, three blocks, one assist and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Aldridge's mid-range shot was falling tonight, and even praise-stingy Gregg Popovich said afterward, "He looks pretty comfortable shooting the ball." His recent absence due to a heart issue was very brief, and he's been excellent since his return -- in his previous four games, he averaged 21.0 points (48.1 FGs, 100.0 FTs) with 7.5 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.5 triples. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 21 points vs. Dallas
    Blake Griffin scored 21 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He was coming off a mega dud with only 12 points against the Lakers on Tuesday, and still this line could've been better with only a 9-of-23 shooting line in this loss. Griffin's March has been underwhelming with only 18.0 points per game in his previous outings this month, so Blake just hasn't been right. The good news for his fantasy owners is that he still has two more games to go. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Alex Len double-doubles in loss to Brooklyn
    Alex Len finished with 11 points (on 4-of-6 shooting), 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes in a blowout loss to the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: This was the second straight double-double for Lin, who tallied 12 points and 11 boards on Tuesday. At the advanced age of 23, Len was actually the oldest starter for the Suns on Thursday. With T.J. Warren (foot) ruled out, Phoenix rolled out the youngest starting lineup in NBA history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The average age of Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, Tyler Ulis, Derrick Jones Jr. and Len is just 21 years, 14 days. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Baker, Kuzminskas & Willy starting vs. POR
    Ron Baker, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks are extremely shorthanded with Carmelo Anthony (knee), Derrick Rose (foot) and Lance Thomas (hip) not playing. Kuzminskas should be getting some heavy run as the starter, but it's tough to pick him up unless Melo gets ruled out for multiple games. Kristaps Porzingis is going to be doing some serious heavy lifting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:38 pm
  • Nerlens Noel starting; Yogi Ferrell to bench
    Nerlens Noel will start and Yogi Ferrell will come off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Mavs will go with Noel as a start for just the second time. He blew up for 15 points and 17 boards in his first start, so hopefully coach Rick Carlisle plays him more than his 17 minutes from Tuesday. Get him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:36 pm
  • David Lee (foot) will play on Thursday night
    David Lee (foot) will play against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: He was probable to play after missing Tuesday's action. With the Spurs having most of their depth up front, Lee is likely looking at minutes in the upper teens. He's not a fantasy option right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:59 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) questionable vs. Indy
    Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He's missed the last four games, but Gallinari at least had a chance to play on Wednesday. If Gallinari does make it back, coach Mike Malone will have a tough time getting everyone minutes. Wilson Chandler played mostly SF on Wednesday, which allowed Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee to hold down the minutes at the four. Gallo's return would also take minutes from Will Barton. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:40 pm
  • Kevin Durant does some 5-on-0
    Kevin Durant (knee) went through some 5-on-0 drills at practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was wearing a knee brace for some of his shooting drills and there is no word of him taking on contact yet. On Wednesday, ESPN reported Durant could be back for part of the regular season, so the news today coincides with that. KD is likely going to travel with the team and could be re-evaulated next week. If you can afford to stash KD, it makes some sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:31 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 Yesterday, 9:07 am
  • Tyler Zeller's role with Celtics is fluid
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he's been looking to give Tyler Zeller "some reps."

    Advice: "Because I think if you look at all the different teams that we may play [in the playoffs], there's a good amount of size," Stevens said on Wednesday. "And, you know, he's played against those guys in a lot of scenarios and done pretty well. And he's been ready and he came in and boosted us again tonight." While Zeller is back in the rotation for now, he's only played a combined 16 minutes in his last two games and Stevens hinted that he's going to tweak his rotations based on the matchups. That means he could be a DNP-CD on any given night. There's no fantasy appeal here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 am
  • Al Horford's value is trending up
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens hinted that he will keep staggering the playing time for Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas.

    Advice: Horford played only 2.4 minutes per game without Thomas during the final nine games before the break, but since then that average has gone up to double digits. "We still run the same offense, all the same concepts," Horford said. "I think that I may post a little more with the second unit, and guys will look to play off of me, and just create plays that way." Horford's value has been trending up quickly since this rotation tweak and Stevens deserves a lot of credit for maximizing the big man's talent. He's averaging 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 triples over his last five games, so he's peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 am
  • Mavericks were cautious with Noel in blowout
    Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said Nerlens Noel only played 17 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday due to the blowout.

    Advice: "[Noel] did a lot of good things [Tuesday] night, but I’m not going to play a guy coming off a sore knee meaningless minutes in a blowout," Carlisle said. "So if you’re asking for garbage minutes, that ain’t gonna happen." Carlisle added that Noel's knee is "doing really well," and it's worth noting that he should be looking at a nice workload on Thursday vs. DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers. He's averaging 9.5 points and 7.1 rebounds and 22.5 minutes through 10 games with the Mavs, but he should start trending up soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:25 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores team-high 24 points
    Kristaps Porzingis started at center on Wednesday and scored a team-high 24 points (8-of-17 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs) with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one steal, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: It was an interesting move from New York, but Porzingis barely avoided fouling out (thanks to multiple fouls attributed to other players), and Rudy Gobert destroyed the Knicks with 35 points on 13-of-14 shooting. Porzingis' recent Achilles injury hasn't been an issue since his return, which is the key for fantasy owners, and he's going to get his stats whether he's starting at center or power forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:53 pm
  • Thon Maker scores four points
    Thon Maker scored four points with three rebounds in 12 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Even with John Henson (thumb) not playing, Maker still couldn't get additional playing time. He's not going to play enough to have value in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Spencer Hawes scores 10 points
    Spencer Hawes scored 10 points with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He stepped into John Henson's (thumb) role as the backup big man. Hawes could get a couple more games in the rotation, but he's still not someone fantasy owners should be turning to because of how coach Jason Kidd plays the matchups. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:13 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores eight points
    Skal Labissiere scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes during a 116-98 loss.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos resting, Labissiere was able to make his third NBA start. In his previous two, he only averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 boards, 2.5 blocks and 0.5 steals in just 17.5 minutes. He is clearly earning more run and the Kings will continue to rest players to allow Skal to play more. He's worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 17 points on 8-of-15 FG
    Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Wednesday for 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, two steals and one assist in 19 minutes vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Faried was on a strict 20-minute limit as the Nuggets try to preserve his troublesome back, which cost him nearly a month before returning last Thursday. He was great tonight, but with his minutes down and the Nikola Jokic/Mason Plumlee frontcourt playing well, there's no reason to expect much from Faried down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez quiet off bench Wednesday
    Juan Hernangomez moved to the bench vs. the Cavaliers, finishing Wednesday's home win with four points, four rebounds, one assist and one block in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler (groin) was back in action tonight, which bumped Denver's promising young forward to the second unit. In eight starts this year he's averaging 11.6 points, 1.8 threes, 6.0 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocks, but his numbers take a big hit coming off the bench. If you're holding him, just remember that his role will be threatened even more once Danilo Gallinari (knee) gets back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) plays 41 minutes
    Wilson Chandler (groin) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, making 8-of-14 shots to score 18 points with one 3-pointer, five boards, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Chandler had missed the past four games, but he sure didn't appear rusty while playing a game-high 41 minutes tonight. He was slumping offensively prior to the injury, and it looks like the extended rest could lead to renewed efficiency over Denver's final 11 games. Make sure he's not floating on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Kevin Love plays 22 minutes in ugly defeat
    Kevin Love played only 22 minutes during Wednesday's game, posting nine points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: The Cavs' starters were crushed to begin the game and coach Ty Lue relied on his bench heavily tonight, to Love's detriment. He still managed to post a decent fantasy line, however, and at least he'll be well-rested for Friday's road game. The loss also makes it less likely that Cleveland will rest their key guys, as Boston is now just one game back for the No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Al Horford puts up another strong line
    Al Horford scored 15 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Maybe Isaiah Thomas missing time has helped Horford get back on track. In his last five games, Horford averaged 18.4 points, 8.4 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 treys -- Thomas did not play in two of those. Horford's fantasy owners can probably start expecting early-round value going forward after a very quiet February. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Myles Turner hands out five dimes
    Myles Turner handed out five assists against the Celtics on Wednesday, adding seven points, nine rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Those assists are just one off his career high. Turner has been in an offensive slump for most of this month, averaging 9.6 points per game in his previous March outings. He's not going to the line nearly as much, but Turner does have 2.0 blocks per game in March. He's still a must-start option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 28 pts on 12-of-18 FGs
    Nikola Mirotic went off for a season-high 28 points on Wednesday, going 12-of-15 from the field with four 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and just one turnover in 39 minutes.

    Advice: We got the 'good' Mirotic tonight, as opposed to the guy who shot a combined 14-of-42 from the field (33.3 percent) in his previous four games. He's averaging just 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.9 blocks in March, while shooting 37.0 percent from the field. Tonight's game is a vivid reminder of his upside, but as every former Mirotic owner already knows, he's wildly inconsistent. Caveat emptor. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Collison, Hield, Afflalo, Skal & WCS starting
    Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein are starting against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings are resting Kosta Koufos, so Skal should be getting some good minutes in the first unit. The Kings should also roll with Georgios Papagiannis off the bench. Skal is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • Aaron Gordon quiet in 29 minutes vs Charlotte
    Aaron Gordon was quiet in 29 minutes vs. the Hornets, scoring seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and no defensive stats.

    Advice: Jeff Green (back spasms) was out tonight, which could have opened up more playing time for Gordon, who came in averaging 29.5 minutes in March. Instead, Gordon played his usual role and it was Mario Hezonja (23 minutes) gaining the most in Green's absence. Despite tonight's disappointing line, AG continues to hold low-end value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:37 pm
  • David Lee is probable for Thursday
    David Lee (foot) is probable for Thursday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He said he is expecting to play, so this is essentially a non-update. Lee is likely looking at minutes in the teens now that the Spurs are healthy up front. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:15 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez will come off the bench
    Juan Hernangomez will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler (groin) will be getting the start at the three-spot tonight to matchup with LeBron James, and with Darrell Arthur (knee) also set to return to action, Hernangomez' minutes could take a decent sized hit. He's not the best option tonight with a tough matchup and a return to the second unit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:44 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) will play vs. Cavs
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He needed almost two weeks to recover from a groin contusion. Chandler has dealt with a lot of groin injuries in his career, so the Nuggets could ease him back into his role. It'll be interesting to see where he fits in with coach Mike Malone liking the Mason Plumlee starting lineup. Chandler is worth owning, but his upside is capped. Kenneth Faried may also lose minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Warriors hoping KD can return in season
    Kevin Durant's (knee) progress has the Warriors hopeful he can return before end of regular season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: KD is doing some on-court work these days, but he still doesn't have a target date. He was expected to miss four weeks, which means his original target window will be at the end of this month. The Warriors would likely ease KD back in and perhaps do so in the first round of the postseason. If you're going to stash him, there's a decent chance he won't make much of an impact upon his return. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:16 pm
  • 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 Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • Chandler (groin) expects to play Wednesday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) was able to participate in shootaround on Wednesday and is expected to play Wednesday night vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Chandler had missed four straight games. If Chandler does play, he will eat into the minutes of Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Will Barton. Darrell Arthur (knee) is also expected to return on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) ruled out Wednesday
    Coach Mike Malone said that Danilo Gallinari (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Gallo has missed. Fortunately for the Nuggets, both Wilson Chandler (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) are expected to return on Wednesday night. It is unknown if Juancho Hernangomez will draw another start in place of Gallinari. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:18 am
  • Jeff Green (back) will not play Wednesday
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Jeff Green (back spasms) has been ruled out of Wednesday night's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This will be just the third game Green has missed all season. However, he has apparently played through back spasms intermittently. Green had been averaging 17.5 minutes per game off the Magic's bench in March. Mario Hezonja will likely soak up the majority of the extra minutes available on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 am
  • Malone 'hopeful' Gallo and Chandler play Wed
    Coach Michael Malone said that he is "hopeful" that Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) will play Wednesday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: "Hopeful is the word I’d use," Malone said on Monday night. "We’ll have to wait and see how their continued rehabs go and how they’re feeling. For both of those guys it comes down to whether they’re comfortable enough and confident enough to go out there and play at a high level." Gallinari is currently listed as doubtful in the game notes, while Chandler is questionable. We should receive a reliable update after the Nuggets shootaround Wednesday morning. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:08 am
  • 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 Tuesday, 9:30 pm
  • Nerlens Noel plays 17 minutes in ugly loss
    Nerlens Noel played just 17 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and a block in Tuesday's blowout 112-87 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Noel was quiet on Sunday against the Nets and failed to score, and then was the victim of the blowout tonight. He should be fine going forward, as long as he's healthy enough to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:48 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores eight points
    Nikola Mirotic scored eight points on 2-of-7 shooting vs. the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Advice: That's two duds in a row after his incredible three-game stretch. Mirotic is as streaky as they come, so he's going to a boom-or-bust fantasy option the rest of the way. The good news for his owners is that Bobby Portis (nine points in 21 minutes) wasn't much better. Mirotic added two rebounds, two assists and two triples in 26 minutes. The Bulls play three more times this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Alex Len double-doubles without Big Sauce
    Alex Len played 36 minutes and hit 5-of-13 shots for 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Alan Williams missed this one with an illness so Len was the man in the middle and came through with a solid line. But Williams has been outplaying him from the bench and should be back sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:57 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 Tuesday, 5:24 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
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) doubtful Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Gallinari was hopeful that he'd be able to return to the court for Wednesday's game, but now it's looking like it'll be his fourth straight game on the sidelines. With Gallinari unlikely, Juan Hernangomez could be looking at another start, and there will be more opportunity for Will Barton with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) questionable vs. CLE
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Chandler has missed the past four games, but he said on Monday that he was shooting to return on Wednesday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if Chandler is able to return to action, there will be less opportunity for guys like Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee. Jamal Murray's usage could also suffer a slight hit with Chandler active. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis posts 18 and 11 in return
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes in Monday's loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: Porzingis looked pretty sharp in his return from a thigh injury and as expected he did not play with any kind of a minutes cap. In fact, he played all the way down to the final minute despite a lopsided score for most of the second half. With Porzingis back it was Lance Thomas sliding back to a reserve role. It appears safe to plug Porzingis back into the active fantasy lineup in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Blake Griffin drops 30 points in win over NYK
    Blake Griffin dropped 30 points in Monday's easy win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in just 31 minutes, shooting 12-of-19 from the field with six rebounds, one steal and one block. He also tied his career-high with three triples. Griffin didn't play in the fourth quarter tonight, so hopefully that means he won't be rested on Tuesday vs. the Clippers on the second night of a back-to-back set. The Clippers have four more games this week, so his owners should be in great shape. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Al Horford scores 16 points
    Al Horford scored 16 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal vs. the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 6-of-11 from the field, but only managed to hit 4-of-7 from the line. Horford scored a season-high 27 points in his previous outing and is averaging 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.2 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.0 triples over his last five games. He's been underwhelming for most of the season, but at least he's stepping up in a big way during the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 pm
  • Myles Turner has bounce back game
    Myles Turner hit 6-of-11 from the floor in Tuesday's win against the Jazz to finish with 16 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots.

    Advice: Turner wasn't terrible involved on the offensive end over the past two games, posting just nine total points while grabbing 16 rebounds. He focused more on scoring, as his shot was falling early. Fantasy owners have come to expect some uneven performances from Turner offensively, but he is a solid source of rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:32 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) will play Monday
    Kristaps Porzingis (bruised left thigh) will play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Porzingis was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and there's been no discussion of a minutes limit, so owners can feel confident plugging Porzingis back into their starting lineup following a one-game absence. With Porzingis back in action, Lance Thomas will likely return to the bench, and he'll lose most of his value with the demotion to the second unit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:43 am
  • Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) out Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This will be his third game in a row on the shelf, but it could also be his last -- Gallo said he's hopeful to play on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. The Nuggets have a total of four games this week, but starting Gallo in a weekly league is still pretty risky. Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray are all solid streaming options on Monday with Wilson Chandler (groin) also out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:08 am
  • Chandler and Gallinari ruled out for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This is his fourth game in a row on the shelf, but both Chandler and Gallo are hoping to return on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. If he is able to play vs. the Cavs, that means his owners would still get him for three games. To be clear, he's still a very risky start in weekly formats. Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray will continue to get a bump in value until Chandler and Gallo are able to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 am
  • Kevin Love strong in Sunday's return
    Kevin Love scored 21 points with 15 rebounds in Sunday's 125-120 win against the Lakers.

    Advice: Love was back after resting in Saturday's game against the Clippers and apparently the down time did him some good. He hit three triples and was active on the boards, looking good in the town where he played his college ball at UCLA. Love was markedly better than Thursday, his first game back after a long layoff following knee surgery. You can likely bank on Love resting during back-to-back situations and whenever the score gets remotely out of hand, as the Cavs need their big man for what they hope is another long postseason run. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:06 pm
  • Skal Labissiere hot from the floor
    Skal Labissiere ended up with 14 points and seven rebounds in Sunday's 118-102 loss against the Spurs.

    Advice: The rookie connected on seven of his nine field goal attempts and is now hitting 63.3 percent from the field (50-of-79) in 10 games in the month of March. Labissiere is logging plenty of time since the trade of fellow Kentucky alum DeMarcus Cousin to New Orleans and it's now his time to shine. He and another Wildcat, Willie Cauley-Stein, are the future in Sacramento in the middle. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:56 pm
  • Noah Vonleh hits 10+ pts in 3rd straight game
    Noah Vonleh logged 29 minutes during Sunday's impressive road win, chipping in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vonleh has now scored double-digit points in three straight games, something he's never done before in his NBA career. The low-usage forward is getting it done thanks to extreme efficiency, connecting on 72.2 percent of his shot attempts during his double-digit streak. There are higher-upside guys on the vast majority of waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:42 pm
  • Alex Len struggles w/ fouls Sunday vs. DET
    Alex Len played through foul trouble on Sunday to post 11 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Len shot 3-of-12 from the field in his previous game, so the shooting was an improvement, but he struggled to check Andre Drummond without fouling him. Like clockwork, Len was again outplayed by backup big man Alan Williams, who notched 11 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one blocks without any turnovers in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:20 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) practices Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (bruised left thigh) practiced on Sunday and said he hopes to play vs. the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: The official game notes have Porzingis listed as 'out' but that's usually meaningless, since game notes tend to parrot whatever happened in the previous game. Both KP and coach Jeff Hornacek have been optimistic that he'll play on Monday, so all signs are pointing in that direction. Check back for more concrete updates following shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:15 pm
  • Al Horford scores season-high 27 in loss
    Al Horford scored a season-high 27 points during a 105-99 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: That's two 20-plus scoring games in his last three. Before that, Horford didn't hit 20 points in any game since Jan. 25, so it's been a prolonged offensive slump for one of the most consistent offensive players over the last decade. Not having Isaiah Thomas obviously helped and he does have a 22.7 usage rate without him and he's even more efficient, too. We saw Horford tear it up earlier this year even with IT next to him, so maybe this gets him going. His owners have to love this line heading into four home games this week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:10 pm
  • Nerlens Noel doesn't score vs. Nets
    Nerlens Noel did not score with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: The pace was not his friend in this game and Noel was in foul trouble. As a Mav, he was flirting with early-round value before this game, so there's no need to worry even though he's coming off the bench. The Mavs will need his pick-and-roll defense against the Warriors, Clippers and Raptors this week. Start him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:28 pm
  • Wilson Chandler questionable for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable for Monday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Due to some contact to his groin last Saturday, Chandler has missed his last three games. On Thursday, coach Mike Malone said he didn't know how much time Chandler would miss, so this is a good sign. Still, there is a chance he could miss time considering how many groin injuries he's had in his career. If he's back, this will likely take minutes from Kenneth Faried and perhaps the Nuggets won't go with as much Mason Plumlee at the four. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:09 am
  • Chandler, Gallinari are questionable vs. HOU
    Wilson Chandler (right groin contusion) and Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) have been upgraded to questionable for Monday at Houston.

    Advice: This is encouraging news after both players missed multiple games with their injuries. If Gallinari does return, that should take minutes from Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. It could also take away from Jamal Murray and Jameer Nelson because Murray likely wouldn't play as much SG. Hopefully, the Nuggets provide an update on Gallo Monday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:05 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis listed as out in notes
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) is listed as out in the Sunday game notes for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: To be very clear here, this does not mean he is out for this game. Porzingis said he is expected to play in this game and coach Jeff Hornacek also added he thinks Porzingis had a good chance to play. We should have another update Monday afternoon before fantasy owners have to set their rosters. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:50 am
  • Kenneth Faried scores 11 in lss
    Kenneth Faried scored 11 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He's playing well and is back to seeing minutes at mostly power forward. In his last two games, he's played 15 minutes next to Nikola Jokic, 22 minutes next to Mason Plumlee and four minutes as the lone big man. Faried's upside still isn't that high with Mason Plumlee being successful and Wilson Chandler (groin) returning would hurt him even more, so he's not the best pickup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:55 pm
  • Juancho has a solid game in start
    Juancho Hernangomez scored 15 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes as the starting small forward against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nuggets look like they hit on another international guy. Hernangomez has made a very impressive 45.9 percent from deep this season. Before tonight, a whopping 71 of his 73 attempts were catch-and-shoot attempts, so having Nikola Jokic is helping. With Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari out, Hernangomez is a decent guy to hold until those two get the all clear. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores five points in start
    Nikola Mirotic scored five points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes during his start against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Typical Mirotic. He remains one of the most inconsistent players in the NBA, so flopping in the start tonight is not a surprise at all. Speaking of surprises, Mirotic said he was surprised when he found out he was starting today. He's worth a pickup, but anyone with a short fuse on frustrating players may just want to sit this one out. The Bulls do need scoring, though. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:04 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
  • Blake Griffin scores 23 points
    Blake Griffin scored 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting in Saturday's easy win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Griffin was returning from a maintenance day, so that explains why he still played 31 minutes in the 30-point blowout. He added eight rebounds, four assists and one triple, and his fantasy owners should be in great shape with five games on the schedule next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:20 pm
  • Noah Vonleh posts a double-double
    Noah Vonleh scored 10 points with 11 rebounds and five turnovers in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He may be playing his best ball of the season and turned in his first double-double of his third-year campaign. Vonleh is still just 21 and he did slide in the 2014 draft because he was raw, so maybe better days are ahead. That said, there's very little reason to add him in fantasy unless you're streaming on a light night. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:21 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic starting over Bobby Portis
    Nikola Mirotic will start over Bobby Portis on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He's certainly earned it with averages of 17.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 3.3 triples over his last three games. Consistency has always been his biggest issue, but hopefully he can keep his momentum going tonight. He clearly has the hot hand right now and should be deployed in standard leagues. Portis can be dropped. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:20 pm
  • Kevin Love will not play on Saturday
    Kevin Love will not play on Saturday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This isn't surprising at all with the Cavs resting Love on the front end of a back-to-back set. It actually wouldn't even be a surprise to see him rest on Sunday, too. The Cavs are playing with house money on Love because he beat his timetable to return. He'll be seeing several games off as the Cavs get ready for the postseason. Channing Frye will start and benefit most tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:10 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores 13 points
    Skal Labissiere scores 13 points during a 110-94 loss to the Thunder on Saturday, adding four rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: While this line probably made his recent owners frown after a 32-point explosion in Phoenix on Wednesday, it could have been a lot worse. He committed three fouls in his five first-quarter minutes and really didn't have anything going until the fourth. Labissiere continues to show he has terrific moves in the halfcourt and the Kings are starting to feed him the ball more. The Kings are also using him in more lineup combinations as a small forward, which may help if the Kings decide to go with a very big lineup. Labissiere probably won't be a difference-making add, but he should be owned in standard leagues as the Kings try to identify what his limits are. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:00 pm
  • Kevin Durant getting shots up
    Kevin Durant (knee) was getting shots up at shootaround on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a step in the right direction for the former MVP. Durant is still not close to a return and he is expected to be re-evaluated around Mar. 28. He'll likely need at least a week or two off after that, so he's still unlikely to play this regular season. Pat McCaw, Ian Clark and Matt Barnes have stepped up, but none of them are great pickups. Andre Iguodala has seen his value increase, too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:27 pm
  • Porzingis (thigh) expects to play Monday
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he believes his injury is "nothing serious" and that he plans on playing Monday night vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: KP sat out Thursday's game after injuring his thigh in Tuesday's win over the Pacers. "This is just one game, the muscle swelled up. That’s how I see it right now. Nothing serious," said Porzingis. He also quickly dismissed the notion that he would be shut down at some point later this season. "If I’m healthy, I want to be out there. Not even a question." This is encouraging news for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:43 am
  • Aaron Gordon scores 17 points vs. PHX
    Aaron Gordon scored 17 points with four rebounds, one steal, four blocks and one 3-pointer against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: That's more like it. His Arizona Wildcats were able to get the win and the Magic were also able to bear down in Phoenix tonight. Gordon continues to play better at the four and the Magic really pushed the ball. After the game, Gordon said he liked the pace on the Suns broadcast, so maybe coach Frank Vogel can help him out and create a better fantasy offense for him. Maybe this game can get him going to set up his three games next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:02 pm
  • Jeff Green scores just two points
    Jeff Green made 1-of-9 from the field for two points with eight rebounds, one assist and one turnover against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: This is totally unacceptable on St. Patrick's Day. Anyway, Green just doesn't have fantasy value when the Magic are healthy up front. He doesn't even have much when players are out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:55 pm
  • Big Sauce only gets 12 points
    Alan Williams scored 12 points with seven rebounds and two assists in just 16 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Alex Len actually showed up in this game and Big Sauce was in foul trouble, so that explains the low minutes. Williams' fantasy owners shouldn't worry here and can plan on a better game against Andre Drummond and company on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:49 pm
  • Alex Len has solid game vs. Magic
    Alex Len scored nine points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: This was easily his best game in some time. Len hit the glass and didn't give up low-post position, both of which have been major problems. We're not ready to say "he's back" just yet, but maybe he can get it going. He'll get Andre Drummond on Sunday, so give him a look if you're looking for a big man to stream on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Al Horford puts up another strong line
    Al Horford scored 14 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and four blocks against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He looks like he's back. Since returning from his elbow sprain, Horford averaged 14.2 points, 7.2 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.2 treys on 57.4 percent from the field. Horford's owners probably shouldn't feel 100 percent about him returning to the player he was back in 2016, but he looks like he can be trusted as an early-round guy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:23 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 15 points in loss
    Nikola Mirotic kept his foot on the gas with 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two triples in 32 minutes vs. the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: Bobby Portis was invisible in 16 minutes and Mirotic played down the stretch when it mattered the most. While he hit just 6-of-16 shots from the field, his upside has never been a question -- his lack of consistency is his biggest issue. With that said, he's looked great in three straight games with averages of 17.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 3.3 triples. Mirotic has the hot hand right now and belongs in fantasy lineups. The Bulls play four games next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:19 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scores nine in Philly return
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench in Philadelphia on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He received a standing ovation when he checked into the game and responded with a wave to the crowd. Noel's playing time likely would've been higher had this game been closer, so don't read to much into those 19 minutes. He has been third-round player in his previous 10, so keep him rolling. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Nerlens Noel off bench; Dirk starting at C
    Nerlens Noel will come off the bench against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be Yogi Ferrell, Seth Curry, Wes Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup. Noel should still be getting some decent minutes against his former team, so he should be in all fantasy lineups. He's a viable DFS play, too. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:53 pm
  • Blake Griffin not on the injury report
    Blake Griffin will return to game action against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He rested on Thursday night and the Clippers did not fare well in a loss to the Nuggets. Griffin's offensive output has fallen off this month with a 9.4 points per game drop compared to February. Griffin only scored 13 points against the Cavs in his last game against them, but he figures to have a better game on national TV. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:38 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari out vs. HOU
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) will not be available for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Both of these forwards do not have a target date, but coach Mike Malone said there was a chance they come back soon. However, getting ruled out a day in advance is usually not a good sign for the next few games. With Gallo and Chandler out, Will Barton went off with a career-high 35 points on Thursday while he also saw a few more Jamal Murray minutes at the two. Barton should be owned in all leagues while Murray is starting to trend up as a pickup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
  • Wilson Chandler out again for Saturday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will not be available for Saturday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: The Nuggets haven't really missed Chandler too much these days thanks to their success with the Mason Plumlee and Nikola Jokic lineups. Besides Plumlee, Juancho Hernangomez should benefit, and he did score nine points with five boards, one steal and one trey in 26 minutes on Thursday. Kenneth Faried should also get minutes. Plumlee is probably the only one worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
  • Aaron Gordon, Magic stink vs. Warriors
    Aaron Gordon hit 2-of-7 shots for six points and three rebounds in 21 minutes of Thursday's 122-92 blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: This game was over after the first quarter and the bench for both teams played a big role in the 30-point blowout. Gordon had scored in double figures in all eight of his March games coming into this one, but the Magic simply ran into a buzzsaw. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:54 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez comes up with a solid game
    Juan Hernangomez made a start on Thursday with nine points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He's been elite in efficiency for rookies this year and he's always been capable of filling the stat sheet. Per 36 minutes, Hernangomez averaged 13.1 points, 8.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.7 blocks and 2.0 treys this season. With both Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) having unclear return dates, Juancho is worth a speculative look for those with something to cut. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:21 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 12 in return
    Kenneth Faried (back) returned from a nine-game absence on Thursday with 12 points, six rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone said he wanted to keep his minutes down and he was able to do so in the easy win. Faried played well and even had some confidence on some jumpers. "I'm happy to be back. Watching them from the bench was hard. You want to be out there having fun. I felt like a kid again," Faried said. Given the success of Mason Plumlee, Faried isn't really a great add. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:07 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn goes off for 23 points vs. Nets
    Kyle O'Quinn filled it up off the bench against the Nets on Thursday, scoring a season-high 23 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on Thursday.

    Advice: Leave it to Kyle Yoyo'Quinn to have a DNP-CD on Tuesday and bust out the next game. Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) not playing in this game explains most of it and Willy Hernangomez also had some foul trouble. With KP not expected to miss many games, KOQ is only a speculative add. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Kevin Love goes for 10 & 9 in return
    Kevin Love returned from knee surgery on Thursday and hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Baby steps, right? He looked pretty good and should see his minutes count slowly increase as the season winds down. But the fact he nearly double-doubled in his first game back is a great sign, so owners should plan on deploying him any time he's going to play for the Cavs. Just make sure he's in the lineup when the Cavs go back-to-back this Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 24-25, Mar. 30-31, Apr. 4-5 and Apr. 9-10. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:51 pm
  • Kenneth Faried coming off the bench
    Kenneth Faried is available off the bench on Thursday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone hinted Faried my not be where he needs to be, which is to be expected after he had such serious back pain. It may take him a few games to get going, so his potential fantasy owners may not want to add him if they have to wait a week for decent production. His upside isn't great anyway with Mason Plumlee playing well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:33 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee will start
    Juancho Hernangomez and Mason Plumlee will start against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He should get some heavy minutes with Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) out. Coach Mike Malone said he doesn't know how long those two vets will be out, so Hernangomez could be a decent speculative add. Mason Plumlee is also expected to start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:23 pm
  • Wilson Chandler's return date is unclear
    Coach Mike Malone said Wilson Chandler (groin) doesn't have a definitive timetable.

    Advice: There's a chance Chandler can make it back over the weekend, but he still isn't practicing yet. Chandler's fantasy owners will have to weigh if they want to keep him stashed, especially with the fantasy playoffs starting in several leagues. While he's out, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Juan Hernangomez should pick up the minutes at the four. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:58 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari's return date is unclear
    Coach Mike Malone said there is "no definitive timetable" on Danilo Gallinari (knee).

    Advice: "It could be next game, hopefully it is," Malone said. Gallinari has a bone bruise and is not going to play on Thursday. With Wilson Chandler (groin) also out, we should get a heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez, Will Barton and some more Jamal Murray. Barton should be owned while Murray is a very interesting pickup in competitive leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:53 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis hoping he's only out 1 gm
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he thinks he'll only need to miss Thursday's game and should play on the upcoming road trip.

    Advice: He was asked about shutting down, and KP said he wants to finish the season and basically laughed off the question. Porzingis suffered his injury on Tuesday and coach Jeff Hornacek also said he's only expecting his star big to miss just one game. With him out, Willy Hernangomez and Carmelo Anthony benefit while Lance Thomas and Kyle O'Quinn should step up. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:46 pm
  • Kevin Love (knee) back in the starting lineup
    Kevin Love (knee) will return to the starting lineup on Thursday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He is going to have a minutes limit, but this is wonderful news for the Cavs. They'll have about a month to get him back on track before the first round of the playoffs. The Cavs will almost certainly rest him in some back-to-back games. Make sure he's not still sitting on the waiver wire right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:20 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis listed as out for Thursday
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) is listed as out for Thursday against the Nets.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said he wasn't sure if Porzingis will play on the road trip, so KP could miss additional games. Besides Carmelo Anthony getting a hefty bump in usage, we'll see plenty of Willy Hernangomez in the first unit while Lance Thomas helps out. Hernangomez should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:21 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (back) will play Thursday
    Kenneth Faried (low back) will play on Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Faried has looked good in practice and he's ready to return from a nine-game absence. Wilson Chandler (groin), Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Darrell Arthur (body) have all been ruled out already, so Faried is a low-end pickup if you need to stream some boards. He could be limited right out of the gate, but we'll pass along his restrictions if the Nuggets provide another update. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:23 am
  • Nerlens Noel hints that his knee is fine
    Nerlens Noel said he sat out three games with left knee soreness as more of a precaution.

    Advice: He said the swelling was a "result of overuse" while trying to get up to speed with the Mavericks. "It's not like I'm handicapped," Noel said. "I could move around. It's just something I chose not to play through." He looked fine on Wednesday vs. the Wizards with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one block, and as long as the Mavs can stay within striking distance of the No. 8 seed, Noel's value should trend up. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:49 am
  • Skal Labissiere explodes for career-high 32
    Skal Labissiere scored a career-high 32 points against the Suns on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The youth movement is on. Skal went berserk in the fourth quarter, scoring the Kings' first 15 points of that frame and scoring 21 total in the fourth. Clearly, he's going to be getting more minutes as the Kings pick their spots on what veterans they will rest next to him. He's been extremely efficient and he's also shown improvement on the glass on defense. He won't be this good, but he should be picked up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:24 pm
  • Alan Williams drops another double-double
    Alan Williams scored 14 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 31 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Another night, another double-double. Williams has a double-double in seven of his eight March games with consistent playing time in each. Alex Len isn't taking minutes from him and Tyson Chandler is likely done for the year, so keep plugging in Big Sauce as a possible mid-round guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:11 pm
  • Alex Len scores six in return
    Alex Len (hip) scored six points during a start with eight rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's tough to tell what's wrong with Len, but he's just not right. He and Alan Williams are both restricted free agents this summer, so the Suns may not keep both. Len just can't be used in most fantasy leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:54 pm
  • Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan out Thursday
    DeAndre Jordan (rest) and Blake Griffin (rest) will not travel to Denver for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Even after a tough loss at home, coach Doc Rivers will hold his bigs out against another playoff contender. Griffin hasn't exactly played well lately and finished Wednesday with 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. With him out, there will be a lot of usage to go around while Marreese Speights, Brandon Bass and the guards should also benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 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
  • Noah Vonleh logs season-high 26 minutes Wed
    Noah Vonleh played a season-high 26 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points, six rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Vonleh was three minutes below his career-high for playing time, and it's easy to see why coach Terry Stotts left him on the court -- he played solid defense and made the most of every offensive opportunity, making 4-of-4 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs. He's averaging below 19 minutes per game since the break, however, with a meager 12.9 usage rate, so tonight's game doesn't mean much in the scheme of things. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:44 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic has another solid game
    Nikola Mirotic scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was 3-of-10 from the field and made all five from the line. Mirotic is coming off a big 24-point Monday night. On top of the two games with big minutes, Mirotic should get a usage rate increase if Dwyane Wade (elbow) needs to miss time. He makes sense as a pickup, but everyone knows he could be a DNP-CD within the next week. There's nothing wrong with riding the hot hand in fantasy during March, of course. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • Al Horford gets 20/9/8 in win vs Timberwolves
    Al Horford toyed with a triple-double vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It's a matchup Horford clearly enjoys. In his only other game vs. the Wolves this season, he finished with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. He turned the ball over just once in 30 minutes tonight and is rolling since his return from injury. Hopefully you stuck with him during his inexplicable slump in March. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (left knee) scores 12 in return
    Nerlens Noel (left knee) returned on Wednesday with 12 points in 23 bench minutes vs. the Wizards, making 4-of-8 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with three rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Noel missed three games with the injury but didn't appear to be limited tonight. He quickly developed good chemistry with J.J. Barea, which could be one more reason for Dallas to keep him in a reserve role. It's not the worst thing for his fantasy value, and it's safe to activate him with two games left on the Mavs' schedule this week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • Earl Watson says Alex Len is ready to go
    Coach Earl Watson said Alex Len (hip) is ready to go against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Watson said Len will be "fine" for this game. The Suns seem to like the idea of playing Marquese Chriss at the five, so we'll see where Len fits in from here. He can stay on the wire and this news doesn't really affect Alan Williams too much, assuming Tyson Chandler is still out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:24 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
  • Kevin Love (knee) could play this weekend?
    Kevin Love (knee) could return to the court as soon as Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    Advice: Love was able to practice two days in a row, and while Wednesday's practice was just a light 20-minute workout, there have been whispers that he's looking to get back to the court by this weekend. Tyronn Lue said that he'll start as soon as he's cleared to play, so it makes sense to grab him if you're currently in a bye-week, or you have an open IR-slot. Just know that even if he's starting, his minutes will likely be relegated to the lower-20s for at least the first few weeks of his return. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:19 pm
  • Hornacek expects Porzingis to miss Thursday
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said he's expecting Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) to miss Thursday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Hornacek also wasn't clear on KP playing on the upcoming road trip. "We’ll see whenever he’s ready to play," Hornacek said. While he's out, we'll see plenty of must-add Willy Hernangomez with some Lance Thomas and Kyle O'Quinn to help out. KOQ is also a solid pickup. Considering the Knicks are basically out of the postseason, the Knicks won't be in a rush to bring him back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:58 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari out vs. LAC
    Wilson Chandler (right groin contusion) and Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: This Saturday groin injury will keep him out for at least a week with the Nuggets not playing again until Mar. 18. Chandler was able to return from this injury during that game, but it's become worse over time. He should be considered questionable for Saturday. While he's out, expect more run for Mason Plumlee, Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and more shots for the wings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) out
    Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: Gallinari did not practice on Wednesday and now we know why. A knee bone bruise could result in various games missed, so it's tough to get a read on how much time he will miss. Of course, we all know how many knee injuries he's suffered, including a left ACL tear. While he's out, Will Barton's value gets new life as a strong pickup while Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris also benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:19 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (low back) is questionable
    Kenneth Faried (low back) is questionable against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: This is expected news with Faried looking good in practice, according to coach Mike Malone. Faried could actually be stepping into a nice role with Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) ruled out for Thursday. He's still not a strong pickup until he proves otherwise. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:19 pm
  • Wilson Chandler not at practice
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone said he wasn't sure if Chandler could play, but he's likely going to be questionable. We should have an update on Chandler tomorrow, but the Nuggets may opt to be careful given his history with groin injuries in his career. If he's out again, Juan Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee and maybe even Kenneth Faried (back) can step up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:02 pm
  • Kevin Love (knee) goes through light practice
    Kevin Love (knee surgery) went through a light practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cavs only practiced for 20 minutes on Wednesday, so it was definitely a very light practice, but head coach Tyronn Lue did seem to hint that Love is on the cusp of a return. Love also got in some 3-on-3 work on Tuesday, and while he's still not officially been cleared to play, he's going to attempt to get back on the court sometime during Cleveland's upcoming four-game road trip (possibly this weekend). Lue said that Love will start once he's cleared, so he should be considered must-own in leagues with an IR-spot. Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson will lose most their value once Love is back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:29 am
  • 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
  • Nerlens Noel (knee) expected to play vs. WAS
    Nerlens Noel (left knee) is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Noel was a full participant during shootaround, so it would be shocking if he didn't take the court tonight. Wesley Matthews (calf) is headed for a game-time call, and if he's out, that could result in Noel moving back into the starting five. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:44 am
  • Myles Turner scores 17 w/ 12 boards, 3 blocks
    Myles Turner played through a jammed index finger on Tuesday vs. the Knicks and looked great, scoring 17 points with 12 rebounds.

    Advice: His status was never really in doubt tonight and his fantasy owners obviously have nothing to worry about. Turner finished 8-of-17 from the field with three blocks, one steal and one assist in 31 minutes. After a sluggish start to March, Turner is trending up just in time to help his fantasy owners in the playoffs. He gets a matchup with the Hornets on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:29 pm
  • Myles Turner (finger) starting vs. the Knicks
    Myles Turner (jammed index finger) is starting against the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Advice: He jammed his finger on Sunday vs. the Heat and was sporting a big wrap at Monday's practice, but his status was never really in question. Get him active in all season-long lineups. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:43 pm
  • Kevin Love (knee) could be back for road trip
    Kevin Love (knee surgery) participated in a 3-on-3 scrimmage on Tuesday and he may be able to return to action during Cleveland's upcoming four-game road trip.

    Advice: Love is currently at the 4-week mark of his initial 6-week timetable, but he described the knee scope as "very minor," so it sounds like there's a chance he could beat the initial 6-week timeline. The Cavs begin their four-game road trip on Saturday in Los Angeles and end it on Friday, March 24 in Charlotte. If Love is able to get back during this road trip, he'll likely be eased back into things, but with the potential for an imminent return, he needs to be stashed in all leagues with an IR-spot and should be strongly considered for those currently in a bye-week. Channing Frye will lose most of his value once Love returns to the court. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:21 pm
  • Alex Len (hip) will try to play on Wednesday
    Alex Len (hip) said he will try to play Wednesday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Len has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a minor hip injury, but perhaps he'll be able to return to the court for Wednesday's game. He was playing like garbage prior to going down, so it'll be interesting to see if he's immediately re-inserted into the starting five, or if head coach Earl Watson decides to stick with rookie Derrick Jones Jr. Either way, Len isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:52 pm
  • Skal Labissiere swats four shots in win
    Skal Labissiere scored 11 points with seven rebounds and four blocked shots in Monday's start against the Magic.

    Advice: Labissiere moved into the starting five with several regulars out with either an injury or a planned rest. The rookie made the most of the chance, grabbing at least five boards for the fifth straight game, and eighth time in the past nine outings. The rookie is worth picking up in all deeper seasonal fantasy formats and he is a must-have in long-term keeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:29 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
  • Just eight points for Blake Griffin in loss
    Blake Griffin was held to eight points with nine rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: The eight points was a season low, and it was his lowest output in a game since April 4, 2016. He has been struggling with his shot over the past week, hitting just 12 of his 33 (.364) over the past three games with 12.3 points per game, well under his season average of 21.7. Despite the recent struggles he remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues as long as he is healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:59 pm
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