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  • Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) expected to play
    Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) "should be" available on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Assuming he's ready to return from a three-game absence, Felico could take back his backup center minutes from Joffrey Lauvergene. He's not a realistic fantasy option while Robin Lopez is healthy, though. 20 minutes ago
  • Brooks says Gortat 'needs to play better'
    Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Marcin Gortat "needs to play better."

    Advice: "Definitely needs to play better but we’ve got some options," Brooks said. Those "options" are Jason Smith, Ian Mahinmi and Markieff Morris, as the Wizards have been playing more small ball and Gortat has seen his minutes fall off since the All-Star break. In fact, he hasn't played in the fourth quarter of four straight games. He's slumping at the worst possible time for fantasy owners and is a drop candidate if there's a hot free agent available. Today, 8:06 am
  • Marshall Plumlee assigned to D-League
    Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour have been sent down for another D-League stint.

    Advice: Even with the Knicks tanking, fantasy owners can safely leave Plumlee and Ndour on the waiver wire. Today, 6:55 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins returned to action on Wednesday March 29. Today, 12:36 am
  • Marshall Plumlee was signed by NY on Wednesday March 29. Today, 12:36 am
  • Georgios Papagiannis plays 20 minutes Wed
    Georgios Papagiannis returned to action on Wednesday with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Dave Joerger described Monday's game as a "last stand" for his team's veterans, so owners can expect plenty of DNPs in Sacramento's final seven games. As a 19-year-old lottery pick, Papagiannis figures to be one of the biggest winners, but the question is when Joerger will fully unleash his young guys. Again, there are only seven games left in the Kings' regular season. Yesterday, 11:23 pm
  • Skal Labissiere plays 33 minutes as starter
    Skal Labissiere started Wednesday's game with Kosta Koufos resting, and he finished with nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Skal logged 33 minutes despite racking up five fouls, and owners in roto leagues won't appreciate his 1-of-4 mark at the free throw line. He's at 55.3 percent FGs and 71.4 percent FTs on the season, however, so efficiency hasn't been a recurring issue. The Kings are leaning into their youth movement, which means Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis (20 minutes) should see their roles increasing down the stretch. Yesterday, 11:21 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 26 points in win vs. Wiz
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points with 10 rebounds, nine assists and two steals against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Clippers offense was on fire and Blake's bucket with 5:43 left in the third made the Clippers the fastest team to 100 points in a game this season -- Lawler's law worked again today. Griffin's numbers were trending down with only 17.7 points per game over his previous 10, which has knocked him down to just fifth-round value per game on the year. Hopefully, this big game gets him going again. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan cleans up against the Wizards
    DeAndre Jordan scored 23 points with 18 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal in 38 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has scored 20-plus points in consecutive games for the first time this season and the fourth time in his career. Jordan has also been cleaning up on the glass with double-digit boards in eight straight, and he's also up to 76.5 percent from the field in March for his 14.1 points per game this month. Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge gets 17 & 6 w/ four blocks
    LaMarcus Aldridge tied his season-high with four blocks on Wednesday, adding 17 points, six rebounds and one 3-pointer, but it wasn't enough to beat the visiting Warriors.

    Advice: San Antonio blew out the Cavs on Monday and they're a combined 4-1 vs. the Cavs and Warriors this season, with tonight's game as their only loss. The Spurs are now 3.5 games behind the Warriors with eight games left in the regular season, so veterans like Aldridge are prime suspects for precautionary DNPs down the stretch. Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Marcin Gortat scores just six points
    Marcin Gortat scored six points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and no fouls in 19 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He didn't close out again and coach Scott Brooks just doesn't trust Gortat like he used to. Maybe it's because Gortat was playing too many minutes, but he's a drop candidate in most leagues right now. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Jason Smith scores 14 points
    Jason Smith scored 14 points with eight rebounds and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: That puts him at 30 triples on the season, which is double his previous career high in a season. Smith did benefit late in this game from Markieff Morris getting ejected, so the playing time is slightly inflated. He's been in the mix and does play minutes in the teens most nights, but he's not someone fantasy owners should add here. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 30 with 13 boards
    Anthony Davis scored 30 points during a 121-118 win over the Mavs on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He had two different trips to the locker room due to diving on the scorer's tables. He dinged up his chin from the incident, but it didn't affect him with Davis having a very high activity level. He's been racking up the stats and Davis is the first player since Shaquille O'Neal with four consecutive games of 30 points and 13 rebounds. As long as he's healthy, he's a monster. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 29 points in win
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) scored 29 points with 16 rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain that cost him two games didn't seem to bother him too much while he was out there. Interestingly, Cousins wasn't out there for a handful of possessions in the clutch. Plus, coach Alvin Gentry was a bit perturbed by the lack of post touches for Cousins late in the fourth when he had major size advantage, so that was a factor. Cousins himself said the team was "terrible" down the stretch, as well. All this said, Boogie looks good to go and the Pelicans still have a small chance for the playoffs. It's extremely unlikely, though. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Brandan Wright solid as fill-in starter
    Brandan Wright started at center on Wednesday as the Grizzlies deployed their 22nd unique lineup of the season, and he finished with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, four boards, two blocks and one assist.

    Advice: Marc Gasol's strained left foot cost him another game tonight, bumping Wright into the starting lineup, but it's unclear if Gasol will miss any more games. Head coach David Fizdale referred to it as a day-to-day issue, adding, "I think it’s just swelling and soft-tissue type stuff ... It’s nothing structural that we have to be totally concerned about." Wright logged 28 minutes tonight and should see similar action if Gasol misses more games. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki scores 23 points vs. Pels
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points during a 121-118 loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs really needed this one to make the postseason and now they're 5.5 behind the Blazers for the No. 8 seed with just eight games to play. Nowitzki's minutes have increased to 27.4 minutes per game since the break, so it'll be interesting to see how the Mavs play it once they are eliminated. Nowitzki's fantasy owners should still have him active, but keep an eye out for some planned rest. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Zach Randolph posts all-around line off bench
    Zach Randolph had 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Memphis was playing without both Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) tonight, and David Fizdale opted to mix things up -- Brandan Wright and James Ennis started, with Z-Bo anchoring the second unit. The Grizzlies snapped a four-game losing streak while improving to 2-4 without Marc Gasol this season, so it's reasonable to assume Randolph will come off the bench if Marc isn't ready to play this weekend. Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets ejected on Wednesday
    Markieff Morris was ejected on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went up for a block attempt on DeAndre Jordan and the refs called a foul on him, but he obviously didn't agree to lead to the ejection. He shouldn't be suspended for this infraction going forward. Morris finished with 14 points, four rebounds and two 3-pointers. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas double-doubles vs. CHA
    Jonas Valanciunas had an efficient double-double on Wednesday with 14 points (5-of-6 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, three blocks, one steal and zero turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors' six-game win streak was snapped tonight, despite JV's big game. He helped get Cody Zeller into serious foul trouble, which left him in control of the paint, but it was perimeter defense that hurt Toronto tonight -- Charlotte went 16-of-32 from downtown. Valanciunas hasn't been the guy you wanted on draft day, but his value has stabilized in the late-round range. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside scores 11 points
    Hassan Whiteside scored 11 points with nine rebounds, one assist and four blocks during a 105-88 win over the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's talked about the pain in his hand from the stitches and his scoring is slightly down these days. He will get these Knicks again on Friday and he should have a better outing than this one. Whiteside also had some fun quotes about his team after the game. "When the season started out, we were strangers. Strangers became friends, and then friends became family. These my guys," Whiteside said. His Heat are now in the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference. Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Cody Zeller fouls out scoreless in 27 minutes
    Cody Zeller fouled out of Wednesday's game without scoring a single point in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Zeller grabbed six rebounds with four assists and one block, but overall it was a flop for fantasy purposes -- he's been on a steals binge lately, but didn't have any of those tonight, either. Zeller's been fabulous for the past few weeks, so most owners should simply shrug off this random dud. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Miles Plumlee solid in 15 minutes Wednesday
    Miles Plumlee returned from a six-week absence on Wednesday, posting five points on 2-of-2 shooting with one rebound and two steals in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Plumlee was cleared to play last Friday but coach Steve Clifford hasn't felt the need to use him. He was effective in his limited action tonight, but that was largely due to Cody Zeller's foul trouble, so it's unclear if he'll carve out a niche going forward. Don't expect any fantasy value. Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Collison, Hield, Evans, Skal, WCS starting
    Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos resting again, the Kings will go back to Skal here. The rookie has been a disaster in a past handful of games, but now he gets a tough matchup against the Jazz. Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Anthony Davis back after trip to locker room
    Anthony Davis went to the locker room in the first half on Wednesday, but he has since returned.

    Advice: He dove into the scorers table with Dante Cunningham, but he did return to the bench a few minutes later, and has since returned. It looks like Davis is OK. Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Brandan Wright starting; Randolph to bench
    Brandan Wright will start against the Pacers on Wednesday and Zach Randolph will move to the bench.

    Advice: The Grizzlies need some scoring in their second unit, so they'll have their 22nd different starting lineup today. Wright should be looking at minutes in the 20s and is a viable play in fantasy. He will only have short-term value until Marc Gasol (foot) can return. Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Zach Randolph to bench, B-Wright starting
    Zach Randolph will come off the Grizzlies' bench on Wednesday, with Brandan Wright starting at center.

    Advice: Randolph should still see plenty of minutes in the absence of both Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder), so this doesn't do much to impact his fantasy value. He'll be the go-to option offensively for the Grizzlies' thin second unit. Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Hill will play Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Solomon Hill (foot) will play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Cousins will be returning from a two-game absence, which will shift Dante Cunningham back to the second unit, and both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage rates will take a hit. Feel free to get Boogie active for a favorable matchup with the Mavericks. Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • Kosta Koufos, Garrett Temple will not play
    Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a standard move for the Kings. They have rested him basically every other game and started him in the other. We'll see some Georgios Papagiannis tonight after a DNP-CD on Monday. Yesterday, 2:46 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) out Wednesday vs. ATL
    Jahlil Okafor (right knee soreness) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: This will be his fourth consecutive game watching from the sidelines, and it's starting to look like Okafor could start trending in shutdown territory, particularly with how well Richaun Holmes has played in his absence. Okafor's upside isn't great, so if you're in a standard league without an IR-spot, there's not much incentive to hang onto him. Yesterday, 2:22 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) a GTD Thursday
    Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) practiced on Wednesday and he'll be a game-time call for Thursday's matchup with the Cavs.

    Advice: Felicio has spent the past three games on the sidelines, but it's looking like he could be back on the court on Thursday night. If he is able to return to action, he'll siphon away some minutes from Joffrey Lauvergne. Yesterday, 10:39 am
  • Joakim Noah will begin serving suspension Wed
    Joakim Noah (knee) will begin serving his 20-game suspension on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been medically cleared by an independent doctor, but with just eight games remaining on the schedule this year, Noah will need to spend an additional 12 games on the sidelines during the 2017-18 season. Phil Jackson took a risk on Noah by signing him to a four-year deal worth $72 million this past offseason, which was a pretty obvious swing and a miss. The 32-year-old won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season. Yesterday, 9:04 am
  • Whiteside still experiencing pain in hand
    Hassan Whiteside acknowledged that it's been painful playing with 13 stitches in his right hand, but he doesn't intend to miss any games.

    Advice: "It's a little less pain, but it's still pain," he said of his healing process, "like if I shoot a lot of jump shots or if I do a lot, because it just bends back your hand. So that's what it is now." Whiteside has been fighting through the pain over his past three games, and while his shot blocking numbers have dipped to 1.3 during that span, he's still been taking care of business with 17.3 points and 12.7 boards a night. He's obviously a must-start guy every time he steps on the court. Yesterday, 7:06 am
  • Nikola Jokic flirts with a triple-double
    Nikola Jokic flirted with a triple-double on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, eight assists, eight rebounds, two blocks and one triple in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets didn't get the win and Jokic was outplayed by former teammate Jusuf Nurkic, but the good news for his fantasy owners is he should be locked in the rest of the way as the Nuggets try to steal the No. 8 seed back from Portland. The Nuggets have the best offensive rating in the NBA since Jokic moved back into the starting lineup on Dec. 15, so the future is bright for Denver regardless of where they finish the year. Tuesday, 10:08 pm
  • Mason Plumlee goes scoreless in 16 minutes
    Mason Plumlee failed to score in 16 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jusuf Nurkic (33 points, 16 rebounds) believes in revenge games, but Plumlee apparently doesn't. He missed all four of his shots from the field with two rebounds, three assists and one block, and he also had a couple of key turnovers during Portland's run to end the third quarter. The Nuggets are healthy and playing more small-ball, so Plumlee isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Tuesday, 10:02 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside hits game-winner over DET
    Hassan Whiteside hit 7-of-13 shots for 17 points, nine rebounds and no blocks, and had the game-winning tip in a big win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: It wasn't his best game, by far, but he came through in the clutch, keeping the Heat one game in front of the Bulls for the final playoff spot in the East. And because of that, you can expect the Heat regulars to keep playing heavy minutes until further notice. Tuesday, 9:31 pm
  • Jon Leuer fizzles in surprise start
    Jon Leuer started over Tobias Harris on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and finished with just two points, four boards, a steal and a block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Harris came off the bench for 19 points, six boards, two steals and four 3-pointers, even though Stan Van Gundy said previously that Harris would start the rest of the way. Either way, Leuer has been pretty bad whether starting or coming off the bench lately, and belongs on waiver wires. Tuesday, 9:02 pm
  • Cody Zeller quiet in loss to Bucks
    Cody Zeller hit all three of his shots on Tuesday, but finished with just eight points, one rebound, two steals and a block in 29 minutes of a 118-108 loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Zeller had scored in double figures in three straight games and was putting up solid numbers over his last several, but just sort of disappeared tonight. He's shooting it lights-out right now and should bounce back in his next game, as he came in averaging 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds on 19-of-25 shooting over his previous three games. Tuesday, 6:42 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is questionable Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: The big man has missed two games in a row and the Pelicans haven't said much about the injury. The Pelicans will hold a shootaround Wednesday morning, so that's when his owners will have a better idea of his status. If he's out, Dante Cunningham will likely start, but you would have to be very desperate to look his way. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will have higher ceilings if Boogie sits. Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • Jon Leuer starting, Tobias Harris to bench
    Jon Leuer is starting in place of Tobias Harris on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Interesting. Coach Stan Van Gundy previously said that Harris would start for the rest of the season, but the Pistons have lost four straight games and SVG is going to shake things up. Leuer's numbers only get a modest bump in the first unit, so he's just a low-end pickup. The big man is averaging 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.4 triples in March. Tuesday, 4:26 pm
  • Felicio (back) does not practice on Tuesday
    Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Cristiano Felicio (bruised tailbone) was unable to practice on Tuesday due to soreness.

    Advice: Felicio has missed three straight games. However, the Bulls don't play again until Thursday, so he has two full days to rest. If Felicio is unable to play on Thursday, Joffrey Lauvergne will continue to serve as Robin Lopez's backup. Tuesday, 10:58 am
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Jahlil Okafor (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be the third straight game Okafor has missed due to his troublesome right knee. Okafor has downplayed the severity of the injury and said that he could suit up if the Sixers were making a playoff push, but that coach Brett Brown and management want to err on the side of caution. Okafor should be left on waivers. Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long will continue to split minutes in Okafor's absence. Tuesday, 8:24 am
  • Joakim Noah could start suspension Wednesday
    Joakim Noah could begin serving his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test as soon as Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks are motivated to get Noah medically cleared so he can begin serving his suspension as soon as possible. Noah was examined by team doctors prior to Monday's game. If he is cleared to practice on Tuesday, then the league will start the clock on his suspension beginning Wednesday. The Knicks have eight games left this season, which would mean Noah would only miss the first 12 games of 2017-18. No matter what, Noah will not see the court again this season, so he should be left on waivers in all leagues. Tuesday, 6:27 am
  • Georgios Papagiannis does not play
    Georgios Papagiannis was listed as a DNP-CD in Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Papagiannis was pretty hot coming into the game, but head coach Dave Joerger mostly relied upon his veterans in this matchup against the team which unceremoniously dumped him last May after three seasons. The rookie had been playing very well lately, especially with Kosta Koufos resting in two of the past three games. Don't give up on Papagiannis if you recently added him, as Koufos will likely see more rest in the final days of the season with the rookie seeing plenty of run. Monday, 10:52 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 36 w/ 17 boards in loss
    Anthony Davis' 36 points weren't enough in a 108-100 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: AD did everything he could, finishing 12-of-23 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line with 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one triple in 41 minutes. This was his third straight game with 30+ points and 15+ rebounds which is tied for the 2nd longest streak in the last 20 seasons. The loss means the Pelicans are now 4.5 games behind the No. 8 seed (Blazers) with eight games remaining, so Davis' owners do have to worry about a potential shut-down once his team is mathematically eliminated. Monday, 10:47 pm
  • Zach Randolph posts double-double in loss
    Zach Randolph finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shots over 32 minutes in Monday's 91-90 loss against the Kings.

    Advice: The double-double was nice, but if you're a Z-Bo owner in a rotisserie leagues you're still feeling some pain. He misfired on 13 of his 18 field goal attempts to hurt his owners in that category. Still, it was his first double-double since March 9, and just the third in March, so fantasy owners cannot complain too much. Monday, 10:42 pm
  • Kosta Koufos swats three in Monday's wins
    Kosta Koufos finished with 11 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and an assist in 30 minutes Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Koufos has rested in two of the past three outings, and these were his most minutes since logging 37 back on March 5 against Utah. The big man out of Ohio State has been a cheap source of rebounds and blocked shots for DFS players when he is in the lineup, and he has been a decent low-end option in deeper seasonal rotisserie formats down the stretch. Monday, 10:28 pm
  • Skal Labissiere doesn't see much time
    Skal Labissiere finished with just three points and two rebounds in nine minutes off the bench in Monday's 91-90 win against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Labissiere ran into foul trouble, picking up three personals in his brief time on the floor and he didn't play in the second half. Couple that with the fact head coach Dave Joerger wanted this one badly against his former employer, and it wasn't the best night to own stock in the rookie out of Kentucky. Better days are ahead. Monday, 10:23 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores 17 points
    Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points with nine rebounds and one block in 27 minutes vs. the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: This was a nice bounce-back game for J-Val as he was coming off a two-point outing on Thursday in 21 minutes. He got some burn in the fourth quarter tonight which hasn't happened too much since the Serge Ibaka trade, but he was a team-high +21 and finished 7-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. He's frustrating to own and can flop on any given night, but he's worth owning with three more games this week. Monday, 7:57 pm
  • Kosta Koufos and Temple starting on Monday
    Kosta Koufos is starting vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The Kings will start Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple, Willie Cauley-Stein and Koufos, meaning Skal Labissiere will come off the bench. Koufos is going to be rested too much going forward to help fantasy owners, so leave him on the wire. Monday, 7:31 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle sprain) out Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He is getting ruled out nearly a couple hours before tip-off, so that's usually not a good sign. His next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. Dallas. Dante Cunningham will start again, but he's a poor fantasy option. Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will benefit the most with Cousins out. Monday, 6:05 pm
  • Joakim Noah (knee) could practice on Tuesday
    Jeff Hornacek said there's a possibility that Joakim Noah (knee) will be able to return to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah was initially given a 3-4 week timetable after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and Sunday marked the end of Week-4. He's going to be re-evaluated by the Knicks training staff tomorrow morning, and if cleared to play, he'll be able to begin serving his 20-game suspension. Noah will not play again this season, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats. Monday, 3:13 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry also said on Sunday that Cousins would be questionable, but he will likely end up being a game-time call since the Pelicans aren't expected to have a morning shootaround. Dante Cunningham could earn another start if Boogie sits, but he's not a good fantasy option. Instead, look for Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday to carry the Pelicans if Boogie can't go. Monday, 7:35 am
  • Okafor says 76ers are being 'super cautious'
    Jahlil Okafor said that the 76ers are being "super cautious" with his right knee.

    Advice: He has missed two games in a row with right knee soreness and nine total games on the season, and there currently isn't a timetable for his return. "If we were like on the verge of trying to get a playoff spot or something like that, I could go out there and play," Okafor said. "But Coach Brown and all of our people behind the scenes don’t believe it’s necessary for me to play if my knee is feeling sore and stuff like that." This has been a lost season for Okafor and fantasy owners should've moved on a long time ago. Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long will continue to see a bump in value while he's out. Monday, 6:39 am
  • Whiteside says playing w/ bandage is tough
    Hassan Whiteside said that playing with his heavily wrapped right hand is "tough."

    Advice: "It's tough rebounding. It's tough to do a lot," Whiteside said. "But I try to give everything I can possibly give to help the team." The big man is playing with 13 stitches in his right hand in addition to a tweaked right ankle, but with the Heat in a playoff race, he can't afford to take any time off. His fantasy owners don't mind, as he was still able to post a dominant line of 19 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, one steal and a blocked shot in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday. Monday, 6:32 am
  • Mason Plumlee very efficient in home loss
    Mason Plumlee connected on eight of his 10 field goal attempts in Sunday's game against the Pelicans, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

    Advice: Plumlee has pulled down five or more rebounds in 11 of his past 12 outings and he has also been a cheap source of occasional blocked shots and steals in deeper rotisserie formats. He should be amped for Tuesday's trip to Portland to face his former teammates. Sunday, 7:56 pm
  • Nikola Jokic cooled off by Pelicans
    Nikola Jokic misfired on 10 of his 14 field goal attempts to finish with just eight points in Sunday's 115-90 loss against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Jokic salvaged the stat line with 13 rebounds, but he missed all three of his 3-pointers and he did not record a blocked shot or steal, either. It was his worst scoring performance in over a month, as he entered averaging 20.4 points through his first 10 games in March. He'll look to bounce back Tuesday in Portland. Jokic is averaging 12.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in three previous outings against the Blazers this season. Sunday, 7:51 pm
  • Zach Randolph scores 15 points in 29 minutes
    Zach Randolph started Sunday's game and posted 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes during a tough road loss.

    Advice: Marc Gasol was out tonight with a strained left foot, which left Z-Bo to start alongside Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Vince Carter and JaMychal Green. He finished 7-of-15 from the field (0-of-4 from deep), which ties his high for FG attempts since late January. Fantasy owners can expect similarly inflated usage until Gasol gets back on the court. Sunday, 7:46 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Cousins took some shots during halftime on Sunday with a pronounced limp. The Pelicans may not hold a shootaround prior to the second game in a back-to-back set, but owners should check for updates in the afternoon. Dante Cunningham will likely earn another start if Cousins isn't ready to go vs. Utah. Sunday, 7:40 pm
  • Anthony Davis goes for 31 and 15 on Sunday
    Anthony Davis hit 12-of-17 shots from the floor to finish with 31 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 28 minutes in Sunday's 115-90 win in Denver.

    Advice: Davis has 14 games with 30 or more points and 15 or more rebounds, most in the NBA. The 25-point margin of victory was the largest of the season for the Pelicans, as they pulled within four games of the Nuggets for a playoff spot with nine games remaining. Davis stepped up and helped the Pelicans stay alive, and they're now 3-0 in games when DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is sidelined. Sunday, 7:24 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside snags 15 boards in loss
    Hassan Whiteside finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over 30 minutes in Sunday's 112-108 loss against the Celtics.

    Advice: Just another night at the office for Whiteside, who now has double-doubles in each of his 13 games in the month of March, and 15 straight games dating back to Feb. 24. He is also working on a streak with at least one blocked shot in 29 consecutive games since he was last held off the board Jan. 19 against the Mavericks. Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan posts 20 & 11 in loss to Kings
    DeAndre Jordan notched 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting on Sunday, adding 11 rebounds, one steal, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Jordan is shooting better than 75 percent in March, pushing his season average to a league-leading 70.6 percent. He's shot 70+ percent twice before in his career, and he joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only qualifying players to do that in a full season. He's winning three categories for his owners on a weekly basis. Sunday, 4:15 pm
  • Blake Griffin hits 6-of-11 shots for 17/6/4
    Blake Griffin shot 6-of-11 from the field to score 17 points on Sunday, adding six rebounds, four assists, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: Griffin did his damage in 32 minutes and the shooting was a welcome sight -- in his past three games he was a combined 17-of-48 from the field (35.4 percent). The Clippers struggled to find him down the stretch, however, as their offense sputtered and they gave up a double-digit lead, resulting in a crushing loss that leaves them a full game behind the No. 4 seed Jazz in the standings. Sunday, 4:07 pm
  • Skal Labissiere quiet as fill-in starter Sun
    Skal Labissiere started Sunday's road game but fouled out in 19 minutes with just two points on 1-of-7 shooting, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Kosta Koufos was resting so there were extra minutes available for Skal as a starter, but he couldn't get out of his own way with the fouls. It's just the second time in seven games that he's been held to single-digit points, and he was coming off a near triple-double, so most owners should give him a pass. Expect a bounce-back effort vs. the Bucks on Wednesday. Sunday, 3:59 pm
  • Zach Randolph will start Sunday vs. Warriors
    Zach Randolph will move into the starting five for Sunday's matchup with the Warriors, with Marc Gasol (left foot) unavailable.

    Advice: Gasol wasn't even on the injury report today, so it's surprising to see him suddenly ruled out with this foot issue, but the positive takeaway here is that it's not Gasol's surgically repaired foot. Bigs like Randolph tend to get abused by the Dubs' small ball attack, so while he'll see some increased opportunity tonight, he's not necessarily a "must-start" option. Mike Conley figures to do the heavy lifting on offense sans Gasol, and JaMychal Green could be forced into heavy minutes. Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out Sunday vs. DEN
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: Dante Cunningham will start and Solomon Hill stands to benefit from Cousins' absence, while both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will also have less competition for usage. Cousins was essentially a game-time decision tonight, so there's a chance he'll return vs. the Jazz on Monday. Check back for updates after New Orleans' shootaround, assuming they hold one in the second half of a back-to-back set. Sunday, 3:40 pm
  • Skal Labissiere will start Sunday vs. LAC
    Skal Labissiere will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Kosta Koufos is getting a rest day, so Labissiere might be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s tonight. Joining him in the starting five will be Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Willie Cauley-Stein, with Ty Lawson shifting to the second unit. Labissiere is coming off a 10-point, 10-board, eight-dime game, so he could be someone to consider streaming. Sunday, 12:43 pm
  • Kosta Koufos will rest on Sunday
    Kosta Koufos will rest on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This is the front end of a back-to-back set, meaning Koufos should be good for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies. He's going to be rested way too much to help fantasy owners going forward. Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis should get a nice bump with Koufos out, but Labissiere is the better fantasy option. Sunday, 9:29 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is a game-time call
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is a game-time call vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't go through the morning shootaround, but he will do everything he can to play in tonight's must-win game -- the Pelicans trail the Nuggets (No. 8 seed) by 5.0 games. If Boogie can't go, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill will get a bump, but they aren't great options in fantasy. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will get a nice usage bump as well if Boogie sits. Sunday, 9:21 am
  • Hassan Whiteside (ankle) expected to play
    Hassan Whiteside (sprained ankle) feels "a lot better" and is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The big man sat out of Saturday's practice as a precaution, but it sounds like he's ready for a full workload. He was also talking about the matchup with Boston, so his status doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. We'll confirm that he's starting, but go ahead and get him active. According to Heat reporter Ira Winderman, Whiteside will be a "full go." Daily Slant: Boston has gotten a rep as one of the worst rebounding teams – on the season they’re the 5th-worst in rebounding percentage (48.4%) – but they’re the 11th-best since the all-star break (50.3%) and 8th-best over the past five games (52.3%). They have the 6th-best defensive rating since the break (102.5) and have allowed 44.6 points in the paint per game (13th), where Whiteside scores 74.5% of his points. While the league’s leading rebounder should produce today, his upside may be limited. Sunday, 8:44 am
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee soreness) out Sunday
    Jahlil Okafor (knee soreness) will not play on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This will be his second game in a row on the shelf. He's dealing with soreness in his surgically-repaired knee, so the 76ers are going to be cautious moving forward. Richaun Holmes has been a must-own player for weeks, but Shawn Long is on the radar in deeper leagues after he scored a career-high 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist and two steals in 19 minutes vs. the Bulls on Friday. Sunday, 8:25 am
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points vs. Cavs
    Markieff Morris scored 14 points with six rebounds and one block in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Morris at the five lineup has been useful and it certainly was in this win. In seven minutes today with Kelly Oubre in next to the four starters and Marcin Gortat out, they had a 67.8 net rating against the Cavs. Bojan Bogdanovic (back) not playing also gave Morris a slight bump. If Bogie does miss more time, Morris could be more of the mid-round guy we saw most of the season and not the late-round one since the break. Saturday, 7:48 pm
  • Marcin Gortat doesn't step up
    Marcin Gortat played 23 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 10 points with five rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Even with Bojan Bogdanovic (back) out, Gortat still couldn't get it going because Kelly Oubre played lights out in the smaller lineup. Gortat has just been pushed too far down as the Wizards have found their groove in center-less lineups, so Gortat is a drop candidate if you see a hot free agent or want to stream extra games. Saturday, 7:40 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: This may have been sustained late in the game when he had some contact with Ryan Anderson. Cousins did finish the game and played the entire fourth quarter. We should have an update at shootaround, but there's a decent chance Boogie can give it a go. If not, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill should benefit. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis would do the heavy lifting, of course. Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 15 points
    Blake Griffin scored 15 points with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a big game for the Clippers and Griffin said having the tiebreaker over the Jazz could be important. Griffin also talked about how the Clippers will use the last part of the season to get better as a team, so that's an encouraging sign about him not getting rest. He's not playing his best, but his owners just have to keep rolling him out there. Saturday, 4:23 pm
  • Cris Felicio out again for Sunday
    Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) will not play on Sunday against the Bucks.

    Advice: The Bulls may have missed Felicio on Friday after they gave up 70 points in the paint to the 76ers. With Felicio out, it'll be Joffrey Lauvergne backing up Robin Lopez, who was terrible on Friday with just one point. Felicio may have value in deep leagues upon his return. Saturday, 11:33 am
  • Hassan Whiteside (ankle) probable for Sunday
    Hassan Whiteside (sprained ankle) did not practice with the team on Saturday but is expected to play Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Whiteside, who is playing with 13 stitches in his right hand, rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Raptors. However, he did downplay the injury after the game and, fortunately, it appears he will not be forced to miss any time. We are still awaiting an official announcement from the team or coach Erik Spoelstra regarding Whiteside's availability for Sunday. Saturday, 10:59 am
  • Hornacek hopes Noah will be cleared soon
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Saturday that he believes that Joakim Noah (knee) will be medically cleared to return this season.

    Advice: Getting Noah cleared is now a priority for the Knicks, as Noah's drug-related suspension can begin only once he is deemed physically able to play. If Noah is not cleared prior to the end of this season, he will have to serve the full 20-game suspension in 2017-18. Saturday, 9:03 am
  • Noah's suspension will not begin immediately
    The NBA announced on Saturday that Joakim Noah's 20-game suspension for a drug violation will begin only when Noah is "eligible and physically able to play."

    Advice: It was initially reported late Friday night that Noah would begin serving his suspension immediately, which meant he would be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 campaign. However, the Knicks have to prove he is actually able to play before the suspension can commence. Noah had knee surgery back on Feb. 27, and it was assumed he'd miss the rest of the regular season. It will be interesting to see if the Knicks attempt to prove he is "game ready" over the next few weeks. Saturday, 7:47 am
  • Papagiannis gets career-high 27 minutes
    Georgios Papagiannis played a career-high 27 minutes against the Warriors on Friday, scoring seven points with four rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos having another bad game, it probably won't be long until Papagiannis is starting. He's been a great offensive rebounder lately and does have a 19.2 usage rate since he's been freed in his last four. Papagiannis isn't going to be consistent, but he could be a double-double guy with a block going forward. Saturday, 12:04 am
  • Kosta Koufos scores two points
    Kosta Koufos scored two points with two rebounds, one assist and one block in 14 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He'll get more rest going forward and there is just no upside in fantasy right now. Even if you're in a 40-man league, go pick up someone else. The Kings may even shut him down to look more at their youth. Friday, 11:48 pm
  • More Skal stats coming?
    Skal Labissiere handed out a career-high eight assists against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 points, 10 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It was very clear he was being used differently in this game. When Labissiere does get the ball, it's not usually in a set and most of it is when the game is out of hand. However, coach Dave Joerger made it seem like there will be some changes. "I think we've got to play through him," Joerger said. Labissiere should make an impact going forward for owners in standard leagues. Friday, 11:44 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 33 points vs. HOU
    Anthony Davis scored 33 points during a 117-107 loss to the Rockets on Friday, adding 16 rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's four straight double-doubles for Davis, who hasn't really dropped off at all with Boogie Cousins back in the last three games. In those three, Davis averaged 26.7 points, 13.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. The drop in blocks could be due to Boogie because he's away from the basket more often, though. The bad news is the Pelicans are basically out of the playoffs, sitting in the No. 11 spot and trailing the Nuggets by 5.0 games. Friday, 11:20 pm
  • NBA suspends Joakim Noah for 20 games
    The NBA has suspended Joakim Noah 20 games for violating its anti-drug program.

    Advice: This means he will be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 season. Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the CBA, but he cooperated fully with the league’s probe and the National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t "knowingly or willingly" violated the policy. Noah is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that he had on Feb. 27, and while he wasn't expected to return this season anyways, he recently started running and conditioning. That contract is looking pretty awful right now. Friday, 11:08 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 30 points with 17 boards
    Nikola Jokic scored 30 points during a 125-117 win over the Pacers on Friday, adding 17 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had his usual magical no-look dimes with two over his head while looking the complete opposite way. He had his 20-10 at halftime and really there is nothing left to say about him anymore. Jokic is still just 22 years old and is already an elite offensive big man. He'll be a no-brainer first-round pick in fantasy next year. Friday, 10:09 pm
  • Mason Plumlee only plays 16 minutes
    Mason Plumlee played 16 minutes off the bench for nine points with two rebounds, one assist and two steals against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone only went with Plumlee for just two minutes next to Nikola Jokic, so obviously Plumlee's playing time will be taking a hit. He's probably more of a drop now that the Nuggets are healthy for the first time since Plumlee established he can play the four. Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Markieff Morris doesn't do much vs. Nets
    Markieff Morris scored five points with one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: While this bad game is due to garbage time, Morris is kind of a shell of himself compared to what he was doing in February and January. In his previous March games, Morris only averaged 10.5 points, 6.2 boards, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals. He's still worth owning in most situations, but his owners should be lowering their expectations. Friday, 8:37 pm
  • Cody Zeller double-doubles w/ two blocks
    Cody Zeller double-doubled vs. the Cavaliers on Friday with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

    Advice: He hit all six of his shots from the field and finished 3-of-7 from the line with three assists and two blocks in 32 minutes. He was shooting 65.8 percent from the line prior to Friday and that's his only glaring weakness right now, so he's worth owning for his boards, blocks and FG percentage. The Hornets also play four times next week after Sunday's game vs. the Suns. Friday, 7:26 pm
  • Kosta Koufos starting vs. the Warriors
    Kosta Koufos is starting vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: Koufos was rested on Wednesday vs. the Bucks, but should see his normal workload tonight. We still like Skal Labissiere's outlook going forward and Koufos could get more DNPs down the stretch, so Koufos belongs on the wire in standard leagues. Friday, 7:16 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) out against the Bulls
    Jahlil Okafor (knee soreness) will not play against the Bulls on Friday night.

    Advice: The team will give him treatment on his sore knee during the game. Okafor's right knee soreness has been ongoing for most of the past 12 months and there's a good chance he misses additional time. Richaun Holmes should start and play big minutes as a must-start option in fantasy -- he's a strong DFS play, of course. Shawn Long should back him up with some Dario Saric at the five, as well. Friday, 3:36 pm
  • Mason Plumlee bumped to the bench Friday
    With Danilo Gallinari (knee) returning to the starting lineup, Mason Plumlee will get bumped to the bench Friday night vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Plumlee had started five straight games for Denver. He averaged 10.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in those five contests. With Gallo back in the mix, the Nuggets entire frontcourt is finally healthy. Coach Mike Malone will be challenged to split up minutes amongst Plumlee, Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Miles Plumlee could get minutes
    Miles Plumlee (calf) will be available to play on Friday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Coach Steve Clifford said he might play in this game. In other words, Plumlee would probably only play if Frank Kaminsky or Cody Zeller are in foul trouble. Friday, 2:54 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor doubtful for Friday
    Jahlil Okafor (knee) is unlikely to play against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: His knee soreness won't go away and coach Brett Brown made it sound like he won't have Okafor. "It think if you made me guess right now, it’s going to be doubtful that he plays," Brown said. If Okafor is out, Richaun Holmes should get big minutes as a starter with Shawn Long backing him up. Okafor isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Friday, 2:49 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) a GTD for Friday vs. CHI
    Jahlil Okafor (right knee soreness) is listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision Friday night in Chicago.

    Advice: Okafor got hit on the outside of his troublesome right knee in Wednesday night's the loss to OKC. Okafor was unable to participate in shootaround on Friday morning. All indications from the Sixers and coach Brett Brown point towards Okafor being closer to "doubtful" than "questionable." We will have to wait until later this evening for confirmation. If Okafor does not play, Richaun Holmes will draw the start and would see plenty of minutes. Friday, 9:26 am
  • Cristiano Felicio (back) will not play Friday
    Cristiano Felicio (bruised tailbone) will not play Friday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Felicio has missed after landing awkwardly on his back in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors. Fortunately for the Bulls, Robin Lopez returns from suspension on Friday. RoLo will be backed up by Joffrey Lauvergne. Friday, 9:07 am
  • Whiteside (ankle) plans on playing Sunday
    Hassan Whiteside downplayed the ankle injury he suffered Thursday night and said he plans on playing Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Whiteside, who received 13 stitches in his hand on Tuesday, rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Raptors. "It’s not crazy like Dion’s," Whiteside said of the injury, referring to the badly sprained ankle of his teammate Dion Waiters. "More just annoying." Coach Erik Spoelstra was not quite as confident. "We'll know more, how severe or not severe," he said after the game. Stay tuned for updates out of Miami this weekend. Friday, 6:12 am
  • 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Zach Randolph quiet in loss vs. Spurs
    Zach Randolph had another quiet game on Thursday with eight points on 2-of-7 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs, seven rebounds, two assists, and zero defensive stats.

    Advice: Z-Bo took the blame for the Grizzlies' loss on Tuesday, in which he grabbed 10 rebounds but went just 2-of-11 from the field to score four points. He didn't redeem himself tonight, and there are assuredly better options on your waiver wire -- over the past five games, Randolph is averaging 9.2 points on 33.3 percent shooting, 1.8 assists, and precisely zero defensive stats. Thursday, 8:37 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan puts up a double-double
    DeAndre Jordan scored 14 points with 18 rebounds, one assist and two blocks against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He actually didn't go to the line in his previous two games combined, and was only 2-of-4 from there tonight. Jordan does have double-doubles in each of his last four games since he rested on Mar. 16, making 79.3 percent from the field. Thursday, 8:34 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores two points
    Jonas Valanciunas scored two points with eight rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Even with Serge Ibaka suspended, Valanciunas still couldn't get late run in this game. Jakob Poeltl was the guy to guard Hassan Whiteside, so coach Dwane Casey is basically just looking for reasons not to play JV late. Valanciunas is really just a late-round player these days. Thursday, 7:42 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside sprains ankle late vs. TOR
    Hassan Whiteside rolled his ankle at the end of Thursday's game.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra said he doesn't know how severe the ankle injury is, so we'll have to wait on the details. Whiteside had a right ankle injury before the All-Star Game and there's a chance that injury affected him for arguably the worst part of his season. As for this new injury, the schedule helped the Heat out this week because they won't play again until Sunday. Whiteside already was playing with 13 stitches in his hand, finishing with 16 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in this loss to the Raptors. Thursday, 7:39 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside will start on Thursday night
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) will start on Thursday night against the Raptors.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently is good to go. Whiteside also went through morning shootaround and has intended to play all day. Fantasy owners can fire up Whiteside, but the Raptors did a good job against him in their last meeting with just 12 points. Thursday, 3:46 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. Wednesday, 10:08 pm
  • Papa G blocks a couple shots
    Georgios Papagiannis made 2-of-9 from the field for four points with seven rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos getting the night off, the Kings gave their rookie plenty of run during this game. Papagiannis still isn't very effective on the offensive end, but he is improving and does have some upside for blocks and boards. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Marcin Gortat quiet in 28 minutes vs. Hawks
    Marcin Gortat, who played only 12 minutes on Monday, finished Wednesday's game with four points, six rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Foul trouble was the culprit on Monday, but there's no avoiding the fact that Gortat has been a liability for owners at the most critical stage of the fantasy season. He's averaging 7.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in his past eight games, with zero steals and just two blocks in that span. Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor plays 17 minutes in return
    Jahlil Okafor scored six points with two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Thunder went right at him and Okafor continues to have a bullseye on him when he's out there. Okafor's right knee could be a factor for his subpar play, and interestingly today is the one-year anniversary of when he had surgery. The 76ers will probably manage him the rest of the way, so he's really not worth owning in standard leagues until he proves otherwise. Wednesday, 8:36 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. Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • 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. Wednesday, 4:46 pm
  • 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. Wednesday, 4:08 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. Wednesday, 3:25 pm
  • 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. Wednesday, 9:14 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. Tuesday, 9:30 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 19 points in 40 minutes
    Anthony Davis played through an illness on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies and led his team to a 95-82 win with 19 points.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins carried the Pelicans with 41 points, but AD deserves a lot of credit for playing even though he clearly wasn't 100 percent. He finished 9-of-18 from the field after a rough start to the game, adding 13 rebounds in 40 minutes. The Pelicans are only 3.5 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so Davis will finish the season strong if his team remains competitive. Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores eight points
    Jonas Valanciunas scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting vs. the Bulls on Tuesday.

    Advice: He grabbed five rebounds with two turnovers and nothing else in 25 minutes. Before his owners drop him out of frustration, it's worth noting that he should get a nice bump in the short term because Serge Ibaka is likely going to be suspended. The Raptors only have two more games this week, though. Tuesday, 8:06 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. Tuesday, 7:56 pm
  • Jon Leuer goes 0-for-7 in loss
    Jon Leuer missed all seven shots from the bench in 22 minutes and finished Tuesday's loss with two points, five rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Advice: The Pistons are fighting for a playoff spot, so losing to the Nets was not how they envisioned their Tuesday night going. Leuer had scored in double figures in his previous two games, but is averaging just 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last five, meaning you can do better off your waiver wire. Tuesday, 7:21 pm
  • Anthony Davis (illness) will play on Tuesday
    Anthony Davis (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Davis also got poked in the eye and hit in the shins during Sunday's game, but none of these ailments will force him to the sidelines. Make sure you've got The Brow active. Tuesday, 3:43 pm
  • Miles Plumlee (calf) ruled out Wednesday
    Miles Plumlee (right calf strain) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Plumlee has not played since Feb. 13 and remains without a timetable for his return. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Tuesday, 11:02 am
  • DeAndre Jordan double-doubles vs. Knicks
    DeAndre Jordan double-doubled vs. the Knicks on Monday with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

    Advice: He finished 7-of-9 from the field and didn't attempt any free throws, adding three blocks in 28 minutes. Jordan was rested for one game in the last back-to-back set, but since he didn't play in the fourth quarter tonight, hopefully that means he will be available in a cupcake matchup with the Lakers on Tuesday. Monday, 10:10 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. Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Nikola Jokic flirts with triple-double
    Nikola Jokic finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists over 40 minutes in Monday's 125-124 loss in Houston.

    Advice: Jokic rebounded after a subpar effort in the front end of the home-and-home, as he managed to stay out of foul trouble in the rematch. He has 10 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in eight of his past 10 outings, including three triple-doubles. Jokic has emerged as a top-10 fantasy option and he should continue to put up huge numbers as the Nuggets fight for a spot in the postseason. Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Jason Smith fouls out in 17 minutes
    Jason Smith fouled out in 17 minutes vs. the Celtics on Monday, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: He returned to the bench with Markieff Morris (illness) back, but he was on his way to a big game until foul trouble ruined his night. He added five rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples, but standard-league owners should look elsewhere while Morris and Marcin Gortat are healthy. Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points in return
    Markieff Morris (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: He didn't look limited and it's safe to say he's over his flu. Morris added four rebounds, one block and one triple in 31 minutes, and while he has slowed down significantly since the All-Star break, he's still a decent low-end option with three more games this week and four games next week. Hopefully he heats up soon. Monday, 8:08 pm
  • Marcin Gortat plays 12 minutes in loss to BOS
    Marcin Gortat played just 12 minutes in Monday's loss to Boston, finishing with four points, four rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble tonight and it looked like he even went to the locker room simply out of frustration after his third foul -- there's no report of an injury and he didn't seem limited during his time on the court. Gortat simply isn't producing right now and was averaging 8.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in his previous 11 March games. His strong pre-break run is a distant memory and his minutes are way down. Monday, 8:03 pm
  • Cody Zeller limited by foul trouble
    Cody Zeller got into some foul trouble on Monday vs. the Hawks, finishing with eight points and five rebounds.

    Advice: He picked up five fouls and only lasted 22 minutes, but feel free to blame it on the matchup with Dwight Howard. This dud comes on the heels of a 19-point game on Saturday with five rebounds, four steals and two blocks in 33 minutes, so his owners should give him a chance to redeem himself on Wednesday vs. the Magic. Monday, 7:01 pm
  • Jason Smith returns to the bench
    Jason Smith will return to the bench on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This is an expected move with Markieff Morris (illness) returning from a two-game absence. Smith played well in Morris' absence, so he will be back on the radar if Morris or Marcin Gortat ever pick up an injury. For now, he can be dropped in most leagues. Monday, 3:18 pm
  • Markieff Morris starting, Smith to the bench
    Markieff Morris (illness) will return to the starting five for Monday's game against the Celtics, sending Jason Smith back to the bench.

    Advice: Morris will be returning from a two-game absence tonight, and there's been zero talk of a potential minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smith had a nice run in his previous two starts, but he'll likely return to being a non-factor with the second unit on Monday. Monday, 3:15 pm
  • Markieff Morris (illness) is probable Monday
    Markieff Morris (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Morris has been battling the flu and missed the previous two games, but he went through shootaround and it sounds like he's fully expected to return which will bump Jason Smith back to the bench. Morris has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues with four games on the schedule this week and next week. Mar 20, 9:32 am
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