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  • John Henson (thumb) likely to miss a week
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) is expected to be sidelined for approximately a week.

    Advice: Henson already missed two straight games after injuring his thumb in Portland on Tuesday night. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Greg Monroe and Spencer Hawes will see some additional minutes with Henson sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:11 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:03 am
  • Kevon Looney was signed by GS on Friday March 24. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:00 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:47 am
  • Porzingis learning how to be a No. 1 option
    With the Knicks limiting the minutes of their veterans, Kristaps Porzingis is learning what it takes to be the focal point of New York's offense.

    Advice: KP got his first taste of being "The Man" Thursday in Portland when the Knicks rested both Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose. Porzingis' usage rate spikes when those two are not on the floor. KP scored a team-high 18 points and added nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks. "I’m trying to learn how to be the guy,’’ Porzingis said, "how to be the focal point or make a play or create a shot for myself. I’m still working on that, still have a lot to learn." Melo and Rose are expected to return Saturday vs. San Antonio, but will likely be rested for another game or two this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:14 am
  • Pondexter (knee) unlikely to return this year
    Coach Alvin Gentry said Quincy Pondexter (left knee) is unlikely to return for the remainder of the regular season.

    Advice: Pondexter underwent a third surgery on his left knee in January and has not appeared in an NBA game since the 2015 postseason. Gentry said that Pondexter "will be gearing toward the summer and next year, really." Pondexter should obviously be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
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  • Draymond Green scores season-high 23 points
    Draymond Green scored a season-high 23 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: It's just his fourth 20-plus scoring game of the season. Green has scored in single digits for each of his last four games, which was somewhat surprising due to how he did have some added usage while Kevin Durant (knee) was out. Green's assists have still been great and the Warriors handed out 37 dimes in this win. The Warriors still only have a 2.5 game lead over the Spurs, so they may not rest too many games until they lock up the No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:17 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein scores 12 points
    Willie Cauley-Stein scored 12 points during a 114-100 loss to the Warriors on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He hasn't quite lit it up, but Cauley-Stein is still getting it done in the starting lineup. In his last five, WCS averaged 11.6 points, 6.0 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 steals. He's a little like Nerlens Noel and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:07 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad goes scoreless in 12 mins
    Shabazz Muhammad failed to score in 12 minutes vs. the Lakers on Friday, missing all three of his shots from the field with nothing else.

    Advice: If he's not scoring, he's not helping you. Muhammad was hot in his previous four with 18.5 points per game in that span, but his floor is way too low when his shot isn't falling. It also didn't help that the Wolves used more two-PG lineups. He's strictly a scoring specialist in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:14 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 29 points
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 29 points with six rebounds, four assists, four blocks, one steal and five 3-pointers against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: It looks like all is right in the Boogie world. With one of his techs getting rescinded, he hasn't picked up a tech since his last one-game suspension, and his numbers have climbed since he missed Mar. 17 due to an injury. In those three games, Cousins averaged 28.3 points, 11.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.3 blocks and 3.7 treys. Sure, small sample size matters here, but this is still very impressive after such a rough start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:13 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Richaun Holmes comes off the bench in 3Q
    Richaun Holmes started the first quarter and came off the bench in the second half against the Bulls on Friday, scoring eight points with three rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Shawn Long had his breakout game, so coach Brett Brown took it easier on Holmes in this game. Jahlil Okafor (knee) is dealing with knee soreness, so Holmes should have a clear runway for minutes the rest of the way. Even if it is close to a spilt with Long, Holmes should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 36 points
    Jimmy Butler scored 36 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and no turnovers in 42 minutes during a 117-107 loss to the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The Bulls are a total mess and Butler was probably in this game for too long despite how the 76ers had it locked up in the fourth. Butler's assists are soaring over his last two with a 12-dime game coming on Wednesday, and at this point coach Fred Hoiberg has no choice but to go with Jimmy overload. Hoiberg did mention the lack of effort on his team, as well. "For us to play with that type of effort at this type of year is maddening," Hoiberg said. The Bulls are fading fast, but expect Butler to dominate as long as the Bulls have a chance at the postseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Larry Nance plays 35 minutes in overtime win
    Larry Nance played 35 minutes in Friday's overtime win over the Wolves, finishing with 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: He looked great on both ends tonight and coach Luke Walton has been dropping some hints that Nance could eventually get a shot in the first unit -- Walton said it could happen "at some point" and also pointed out that he has great chemistry with starting center Ivica Zubac. If Nance plays well on Sunday vs. the Blazers, he could be an interesting flier with four games on the schedule next week. He was poked in the eye during the final minute of this one, but he stayed in the game and appeared to be fine. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 15 points
    Nikola Mirotic scored 15 points with four rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He seems to have his minutes locked down, but it's never a lock when coach Fred Hoiberg is calling the shots. The Bulls continue to be attacked relentlessly inside and some of that is on Mirotic. He's playing well enough to be owned in standard leagues, but just know the bad games are coming. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Bobby Portis scores 17 points in loss
    Bobby Portis scored 17 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The Bulls rotation is an absolute mess, so who knows how much Portis will play? Nikola Mirotic is still playing somewhat well, so Portis is likely only going to be in the low 20s for his next time out. He's not really worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Gary Harris scores an easy 10
    Gary Harris made all three shots from the field and both free throws for 10 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: We saw Harris peak from a minutes and usage standpoint earlier this month, but now he'll go back to being his super-efficient self with minutes in the low 30s with the Nuggets having their firepower back. That's still totally fine with Harris posting early-round value since the break. He's just a fantastic player in reality and in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Will Barton scores 10 points
    Will Barton scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He'll be losing some run now that Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler are back. Barton was in a serious slump before the Gallo injury last week with only a two-point, 16-minute game in the game prior to the Gallo injury, so Barton's fantasy owners should be expecting a drop in production. If there's a hot free agent or you want to stream, Barton is a possible drop candidate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores nine off the bench
    Kenneth Faried scored nine points with three rebounds in 16 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He actually subbed in for Nikola Jokic in the first quarter, but that was pretty much it for his minutes as a center. There shouldn't be too much playing time available for Faried while the Nuggets are healthy, but almost any injury to the frontcourt would help him. Most owners can probably do better. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 21 points
    Danilo Gallinari made 2-of-12 from the field and 17-of-18 from the line for 21 points against the Pacers on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He did say he was "a little sore" after the game. "It was just really good to be out there," Gallinari said. While he didn't shoot the ball well and on top of being sore, he said he is going to get back in the gym and work on his legs a little bit. Coach Mike Malone doesn't usually go light on Gallo, so expect him to play solid minutes as long as he's active. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 24 points vs. Indy
    Wilson Chandler scored 24 points with four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: After the game, Chandler said he felt pretty good and sounded healthy. He said his groin contusion wasn't too serious and he was just getting treatment. He also said he had an acupuncture guy and spent "countless hours" with him. Chandler doesn't look like he'll be leaving many holes in the scoring department going forward, so keep him going. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Greg Monroe double-doubles vs. Hawks
    Greg Monroe double-doubled vs. the Hawks on Friday with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

    Advice: He finished 7-of-15 from the field with three assists in 26 minutes. The Bucks have been missing John Henson (ankle) for the last two games, but surprisingly, Monroe's minutes haven't gone up. Instead, Thon Maker has seen a slight uptick and Spencer Hawes has entered the rotation. Monroe is still worth deploying in standard leagues and just needs 24+ minutes to help his owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Paul George scores 27 points in loss
    Paul George scored 27 points with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Nuggets during a 125-117 loss on Friday.

    Advice: After the game, George said he's OK with being a "lone wolf" in the offense when he's going strong. George has seen his usage rate climb to 33.5 in his last five games, including 36.1 in the fourth quarter. George has also been extremely efficient with a 77.7 true shooting percentage in that fourth quarter time, so the Pacers should be leaning on him big time. George looks poised for a big finish as the Pacers look to fight for playoff seeding. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Myles Turner scores 20 points on birthday
    Myles Turner scored 20 points with four rebounds, two steals and four blocks against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: It was his 21st birthday, but Nikola Jokic wasn't in a friendly mood to give Turner a really hard time while Turner was on defense. After about a two-week drop off, Turner is back to putting up elite value. In his last three, he's averaged 14.3 points, 6.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.3 blocks. With one more game this week, Turner's fantasy owners are probably in good shape for blocks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Giannis scores 34 w/ 13 boards, five dimes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points with 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks, two steals and one triple in Friday's 100-97 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: He was unconscious in the first quarter, racking up 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks, one steal and a triple in 12 minutes. He was coming off a monster 32-point game on Wednesday and is now the first Bucks player with 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in consecutive games since Terry Cummings in 1985. The Greek Freak slowed down a bit in March, but he's rolling again and should finish the season as a top-3 fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Richaun Holmes will start Friday vs. Chicago
    Richaun Holmes will start at center on Friday night vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Jahlil Okafor (knee) is sidelined once again on Friday night, which makes Holmes a very intriguing DFS option. Holmes has started six games this season and is averaging 13.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in those six contests, including a monster 24-point, 14-rebound effort in his most recent start on Monday. Shawn Long will backup Holmes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • John Henson (thumb) out again for Friday
    John Henson (thumb) will not play against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out of the lineup. Spencer Hawes was in the rotation for the last game and scored 10 points, so he should be looking at a similar role. Henson was expected to be re-evaluated today, but there's no update on his status going forward. Besides Greg Monroe as a low-end guy, this is a situation to avoid in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:27 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:27 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari starting, Plumlee to bench
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) will start and Mason Plumlee will move to the bench for Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: The Nuggets will go back to their old lineup with Gallo and Wilson Chandler at the starting forward spots. Coach Mike Malone usually plays Gallo huge minutes and he has played well since the break, so expect him to hit the ground running. Gallo's return should take away from Plumlee and Kenneth Faried. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:20 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (shoulder) will play vs. Indy
    Kenneth Faried (left shoulder) will play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He has a contusion and was questionable to play, but the Manimal gets an all clear before warmups. After a big 17-point Wednesday, it'll be interesting to see how he gets minutes with Danilo Gallinari back. Gallo's return will push Wilson Chandler to the four and the Nuggets do want to use Mason Plumlee at PF, as well. Faried would be a risky DFS or season-long play on a busy night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:36 pm
  • Faried (shoulder) questionable for Friday
    Kenneth Faried (left shoulder contusion) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Just when it appeared that Faried was injury-free and the Nuggets were at full strength, a new ailment pops up on the radar. Denver has plenty of depth up front with Danilo Gallinari (knee) expected to return to the lineup on Friday, so the Nuggets may prefer to err on the side of caution and keep Faried sidelined unless he is close to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 am
  • 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 Yesterday, 8:11 am
  • 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 7:31 am
  • 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 Thursday, 9:45 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 Thursday, 1:40 pm
  • 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
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 32 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in a 116-98 win at Sacramento on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: It's just the second time this month he's hit the 30-point mark, and Antetokounmpo scored at least 20 points in just two of his previous six games. The Bucks finally had their six-game road trip end and they'll be heading back home this weekend. Antetokounmpo is much better at home with a 54.0 field goal percentage with better averages in points, boards, steals, blocks and threes at home compared to being on the road. After a down couple weeks, Giannis should go back to being a top-three guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • John Henson (thumb) to be re-evaluated on Wed
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) will be re-evaluated when the Bucks return to Milwaukee.

    Advice: Henson got hurt in Portland and he sat out Wednesday's game. Owners should consider him questionable to play vs. the visiting Hawks on Friday -- if he can't suit up, Spencer Hawes looks like the biggest winner after scoring 10 points in 18 minutes on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 pm
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  • Gary Harris racks up efficient 21-point line
    Gary Harris had another strong game during Wednesday's win vs. Cleveland, scoring 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting with three 3-pointers, four assists and three rebounds.

    Advice: The Nuggets took it to the Cavs tonight, racking up 126 points on 53.1 percent shooting, and Harris got his slice of the cake. In his past four games he's averaging 21.5 points on 56.6 percent shooting, 2.5 triples, 3.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals. Despite being perpetually banged up to start the season, Harris was worth the wait. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:05 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
  • 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
  • Richaun Holmes has disappointing game
    Richaun Holmes scored 11 points with two rebounds and five fouls in 16 minutes off the bench during a 122-97 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a big-time letdown for Holmes after blowing up for 24 points and 14 boards on Monday. Holmes did get in foul trouble during this game and Shawn Long was in the mix for 15 minutes due to some garbage time. Jahlil Okafor also got the start today, but he probably won't be holding that job for very long. Holmes should remain owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:51 pm
  • Paul George scores 37 points in loss to BOS
    Paul George scored 37 points in a 109-100 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: After a down February with only 17.8 points per game, George is on a roll in March. Even before this explosion, he was averaging 25.7 points, 7.7 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.0 treys in his previous 10 outings. George gets another friendly matchup against Denver on Friday, so he may be flirting with 40 for that game, as well. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:09 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
  • Jimmy Butler doesn't miss in blowout win
    Jimmy Butler went 6-of-6 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line vs. Detroit on Wednesday, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, two steals and zero turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Butler poured in 37 points during an OT loss on Tuesday, and he ranks sixth in the league in minutes per game (36.8), but he certainly didn't let exhaustion impact his play tonight. He also dismissed a left hand/wrist injury, so we're leaving him off the injury report. He's cruising as as a top-10 value in nearly every fantasy format. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:41 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
  • John Henson (thumb) ruled out Wednesday
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) will not play vs. the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Greg Monroe stands to gain some minutes in Henson's absence, with Thon Maker and Mirza Teletovic also in the equation. It's possible that we'll even see Spencer Hawes or Terrence Jones crack the rotation. Henson is day-to-day so this doesn't have significant long-term implications. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:13 pm
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  • Richaun Holmes to bench w/ Okafor starting
    Richaun Holmes will come off the bench on Wednesday with Jahlil Okafor (knee) starting.

    Advice: Holmes won't approach the 42 minutes he saw on Tuesday, but he should still get more than enough run to benefit fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:41 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
  • Kevon Looney sent down to the D-League
    Kevon Looney has been sent down to the D-League.

    Advice: Looney is a non-factor in the Dubs rotation while they're at full strength, so no fantasy impact here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:14 pm
  • 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
  • John Henson (thumb) questionable Wednesday
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Henson appeared to injure his left thumb on Tuesday night when Damian Lillard crossed him up, causing Henson to fall to the floor. If Henson is unable to play on Wednesday, Greg Monroe would soak up most of his minutes. Thon Maker would likely see an uptick in playing time as well. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:59 am
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  • 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
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 18 points
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 18 points with four rebounds, one steal and two triples vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He finished 8-of-15 from the field in 24 minutes, and his workload was safe despite the arrival of Omri Casspi. Muhammad is rolling with 18.5 points per game over his last four outings, but he offers very little to fantasy owners other than scoring. He's a low-end pickup with two games remaining for the Wolves this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:37 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 in big win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 8-of-21 shots for 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes of Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Giannis tweaked an ankle on Saturday, but was never really in jeopardy of missing this game. This was a huge win for the Bucks, who now sit just 1/2 game in front of the No. 8 seeded Heat. This is good news for his owners, as the Bucks are going to need everything he has to offer in order to ensure the Bucks make the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:05 pm
  • Draymond Green scores seven points in win
    Draymond Green hit just 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, seven rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout win over the Mavs.

    Advice: That makes four straight single-digit scoring nights for Dray, who is averaging just 6.5 points over his last four games. But he's also averaging 9.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five, so it's the 32 percent shooting that is holding him down. Even when he got loose for 20 points and a monster line a week ago, he hit just 4-of-13 shots in doing so. He's still obviously a must-start player and he probably doesn't care how bad his shooting is as long as the Warriors are winning, but it would be nice to see him make some shots against the Kings on Friday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:52 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins drops 41 w/ monster line
    DeMarcus Cousins dropped 41 points in a 95-82 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, adding 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was easily his best game with the Pelicans as he shot 14-of-27 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He became just the second player since '83 with 41+ points, 17+ rebounds and 5+ triples, and the first since Kevin Love did it in 2010. The Pelicans trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 3.5 games, so expect him to keep playing through some minor ailments -- he missed Friday's game with a right rib contusion and a knee issue. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:51 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:39 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
  • Jimmy Butler's 37 pts not enough in OT loss
    Jimmy Butler's 37 points weren't enough in Tuesday's 122-102 overtime loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: The Bulls blew a 15-point fourth quarter lead, but Butler was a monster all night. He finished 11-of-21 from the field and 12-of-14 from the line, adding 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks, three triples and zero turnovers in 44 minutes. The Bulls are trailing the Bucks by 1.5 games for the No. 8 seed in the East, So Butler is locked in as a top-10 player as long as his team has their eyes on a playoff spot. Chicago has three more games this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:40 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) starting vs. Blazers
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is starting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday, but wasn't listed on the injury report and should be fine. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:00 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:43 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
  • 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
  • Larry Nance could eventually start for LAL
    Larry Nance could eventually move into the starting lineup this season.

    Advice: Luke Walton confirmed on Monday that he will be rolling with a starting five of Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac for Tuesday night's matchup with the Clippers, but he wouldn't commit to using that starting group long-term. If Nance eventually finds himself in the starting lineup, that would likely shift either Randle or Zubac to the second unit. Nance can be a sneaky top-60 play when given the minutes, but as a reserve, he's not much more than a low-end option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:13 am
  • Giannis tweaks ankle in Saturday's loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday and immediately left the game.

    Advice: He scored just nine points in the blowout loss and played 31 minutes, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We expect him to play on Tuesday night, but owners of the Greek Freak should watch for injury updates prior to game time in order to be certain he's playing tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:08 am
  • 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
  • Will Barton efficient in Monday's loss
    Will Barton finished with 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds with a steal and a blocked shot in 30 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss at Houston.

    Advice: After a handful of uneven performances Barton is back on track. He is averaging 22.8 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds over his past four outings. Barton stepped up his game with Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) sidelined, but his fantasy value will take a hit once those two are healthy enough to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:23 pm
  • Gary Harris takes part in a little thievery
    Gary Harris hit 10-of-16 from the floor to finish with a team-high 28 points Monday in Houston and he added four assists and three steals.

    Advice: The former Michigan State standout has averaged 20.2 points, 3.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game over his past five outings. He is also working on a streak with at least one 3-pointer in eight straight outings, while connecting for a triple in 19 of his past 20 contests. Harris has really emerged as a fantasy asset, especially in rotisserie formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:11 pm
  • Draymond Green held to two points
    Draymond Green scored two points with 10 rebounds, six assists and one steal vs. the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: He was 0-of-4 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line, but this is basically his floor when his shot isn't falling. Green only played 26 minutes in the blowout win, so the good news is that he should be reasonably fresh for Tuesday's game in Dallas on the second night of a back-to-back set. Just double check his status to make sure he isn't rested. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:57 pm
  • Richaun Holmes grabs career-high 14 boards
    Richaun Holmes was plugged into the starting lineup Tuesday at Orlando and he delivered, finishing with 24 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Holmes hit 11 of his 19 field goal tries while also adding four assists with a steal and a blocked shot. He certainly responded well to his return to the starting five and he will likely remain there until Jahlil Okafor (knee) is ready to return. Since there is no real reason to rush Okafor back it could be an extended period of starting for Holmes which is great news for his short-term fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:56 pm
  • 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
  • Richaun Holmes starting vs. the Magic
    Richaun Holmes is starting vs. the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: Jahlil Okafor (knee) is out and could miss additional time, but Holmes has been worth owning for weeks. He's averaging 12.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.1 steals and 0.6 triples in March, so he is clearly worth deploying in standard leagues. Shawn Long will back him up. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:00 pm
  • 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
  • Kevon Looney recalled by GSW
    The Warriors have recalled Kevon Looney from the D-League.

    Advice: The Warriors begin a back-to-back set on Monday vs. the Thunder and Tuesday vs. Dallas, so Looney could get some burn vs. the Mavs if the Warriors rest some of their studs. However, he's still not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:22 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
  • Bobby Portis expected to come off the bench
    Bobby Portis is expected to come off the bench again on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He scored a career-high 22 points off the bench against the Jazz on Saturday with five rebounds and a triple in 31 minutes, but regardless of who starts at PF, coach Fred Hoiberg will usually ride the hot hand in the fourth quarter. Portis was brutal in his previous six games with averages of 7.3 points and 6.2 rebounds on 39 percent shooting, but he said he was thinking too much and wasn't playing the game the right way. "I feel like the last couple games, I was just kind of hesitant to shoot," he said. "I've got to get that out of my system. I've got to, when the shot is available, just take it. I worry too much about shooting too much." We're not ready to add him after one solid game, but feel free to put him on your watch list to see if he can keep it going Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:09 am
  • Holmes playing with a chip on shoulder
    Richaun Holmes said that he always plays with a chip on his shoulder.

    Advice: "I've been overlooked for so long that it's always been that," Holmes said. "There's always been somebody that's bigger, somebody that's supposedly better. It's always been that way." Holmes opened the season as the fourth-string center, but he has a legitimate chance to start the rest of the way -- Jahlil Okafor left Sunday's game with right knee soreness. Coach Brett Brown loves Holmes and called him a "modern-day player," so the 76ers keep dropping hints that he could open the 2017-18 season as the primary backup behind Joel Embiid. With averages of 12.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.1 steals and 0.6 triples in March, Holmes is a must-start player vs. the Magic on Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:11 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins returned to action on Sunday March 19. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:02 am
  • Larry Nance doesn't do much for encore
    Larry Nance finished with just five points and two rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench on Sunday against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Nance had a strong game on Friday with 13 points, four rebounds and four steals, but he was very quiet on offense and not nearly as active on the defensive end, either. Nance drew plenty of contact Friday, getting to the line for seven free throw attempts, but he didn't get to the stripe once on Sunday. Chalk it up as just one poor outing, or perhaps he was feeling a bit fatigued. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:20 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein bounces back nicely
    Willie Cauley-Stein scored 18 points with four rebounds, five assists and a blocked shot in 32 minutes against Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: Cauley-Stein bounced back nicely after an ugly four-point effort in Oklahoma City last night, and he did it against one of the best defensive units in the league. Occasionally there will be growing pains with the rookie, but he is really trending upward since the trade of DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans and Cauley-Stein hasn't even come close to reaching his fantasy ceiling. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:57 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (knee) double-doubles Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (knee) returned on Sunday with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Cousins had an MRI, which came back negative, and the fact that he played two days later confirms that it's not serious. The Pelicans host the Grizzlies on Tuesday, after which they don't play until Friday, so Cousins' knee should have plenty of time to heal. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Davis OK after minor injuries Sunday
    Anthony Davis survived a few minor injuries on Sunday to finish a 123-109 home victory with 28 points (11-of-16 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists and five turnovers.

    Advice: Davis got hit in the eye and banged shins with Karl-Anthony Towns, but neither injury cost him any time. We'll let you know if there's cause for concern. The good news is that the Pelicans' victory moves them closer to playoff contention, ensuring that New Orleans will do whatever they can to keep Davis on the court for a final push. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:55 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 20 points in 24 mins
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 points in 24 minutes vs. New Orleans on Sunday, making 8-of-13 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Muhammad is shooting the ball well lately, at 51.2 percent in the past two weeks, but he's contributing nothing else to support his fantasy value. Prospective owners should also be aware that the Wolves are close to signing Omri Casspi to fill the void left by Nemanja Bjelica (ankle), which could cut into Bazz's minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:41 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
  • DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) starting Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) will start for the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: Cousins missed Friday's game but an MRI came back negative and he said he would play tonight, so hopefully he's in your active lineups. His return should dent Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage, but AD in particular has proven that he can post elite value even while playing alongside Boogie. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:13 pm
  • Richaun Holmes has five assists, four blocks
    Richaun Holmes scored eight points with seven rebounds, five assists, four blocks and two steals in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday.

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

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

    Advice: "Every time you step on the court, [an] opportunity to play against the best in the world, you're going to get better," Holmes said. "I feel like I'm getting better with every game, learning more every game, and just looking to continue to improve." He is averaging 13.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 triples in March while shooting 63.3 percent from the field, and he's making a strong case to open the 2017-18 season as the primary backup center behind Joel Embiid. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:12 am
  • Draymond Green hands out 10 dimes
    Draymond Green scored eight points with eight rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: It's his first double-digit assist game this month, which is somewhat surprising because of Kevin Durant (knee) not playing. Green's usage is up this month while he's also seen an increase in blocks and boards, which should have something to do with KD not being around, too. Expect him to have some massive stat lines to finish the season. As a quick aside, his defense has been so good it's almost like he's listening in on the team's plays because it seems like he knows exactly what's coming. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:49 pm
  • Giannis Anteotokounmpo gets held to 9 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored nine points during a blowout 117-92 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors know how to defend drivers as well as just about anyone and Antetokounmpo got a little too much Draymond Green today. He came into this game with a 53.9 field goal percentage in March and he continues to flirt with his two steals and two blocks per game. His fantasy owners will have a big advantage next week with the Bucks suiting up for four games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 pm
  • Gary Harris scores 17 points vs. Rockets
    Gary Harris scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He had one of the toughest jobs in the NBA tonight, guarding James Harden for most of his minutes. Harris is being a bigger part of the offense now with an increase in usage while he's also running the offense more. He continues to be an early-round player since the break, so keep him rolling with four games next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:04 pm
  • 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
  • Will Barton flops after big game
    Will Barton made 2-of-13 from the field for 10 points with one rebound, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Live by the Thrill, die by the Thrill. He was coming off a career-high 35 points and just couldn't hit open shots with a 1-of-9 shooting line from deep. Barton will be playing big minutes while Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) are out, so he should be worth owning in standard leagues until we get a timeline on those two. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:49 pm
  • Mason Plumlee plays well in start
    Mason Plumlee scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: While the offense wasn't great in big minutes for him, you could call this a win for Plumlee's minutes going forward. Before the game, coach Mike Malone stressed covering the 3-point line and the Nuggets actually held them to a season low in treys. The fact that Malone can still go big and cover the 3-point line will be huge in certain spots for the former Blazer. While Plumlee did benefit a ton from Nikola Jokic being in foul trouble, he looks like he's earned a handful of minutes at PF. He's a hold. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:44 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points vs. Utah
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points during a 95-86 win over the Jazz on Saturday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and two turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He is the only sure thing in the rotation right now with coach Fred Hoiberg running the messiest rotation in the NBA. The move to start Rajon Rondo does slightly hurt Jimmy's ceiling because he's not as efficient, his assist percentage goes way down and he takes a usage rate hit with Rajon, too. All that said, Butler should be a first-round player going forward, assuming the Bulls can stay in the playoff race. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:32 pm
  • Bobby Portis scores a career-high 22 points
    Bobby Portis scored a career-high 22 points off the bench against the Jazz on Saturday, adding five rebounds and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Uhh, what? Portis was terrible coming into this game and that's why he came off the bench after starting every other game this month. Portis' defense was non-existent in his recent games and he only scored 5.3 points per game in his previous three. He will be coming off the bench the next time out and will continue to share minutes with Nikola Mirotic. Coach Fred Hoiberg will ride the hot hand, so this will be a very annoying fantasy situation -- the Bulls have the most inconsistent rotation in the NBA right now. We'd like to see Portis do it a couple more times before adding him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:28 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
  • Greg Monroe is available Saturday
    Greg Monroe is available to play on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Monroe was ejected on Friday vs. the Lakers for shoving Nick Young, but the NBA isn't going to step in and issue a suspension. Get him active. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:41 pm
  • Bobby Portis back to the bench
    Bobby Portis will move back to the bench against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Nikola Mirotic is on one of his heaters while Portis has not been able to string together games since a solid finish to his first half. He should see minutes tonight, but it likely won't be more than minutes in the teens. He's a drop candidate. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:21 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
  • WCS has a bad game against OKC
    Willie Cauley-Stein scored four points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 26 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a game to forget with the Thunder going right at him. Cauley-Stein played 36.5 minutes per game over his previous four, which is probably going to be tough to match going forward now that the Kings have Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis going. Still, Trill should be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:56 pm
  • Cousins (knee, ribs) expects to play Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) said he expects to play Sunday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Cousins was a late scratch on Friday night as he is dealing with a right rib contusion and a knee issue. Boogie had an MRI on the knee, and fortunately, it came back negative. If he does, in fact, return to the lineup on Sunday, Dante Cunningham would get bumped back to the bench. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will also have their usage rates reduced a bit. As of now, there is now word as to whether the Pelicans plan to keep Boogie on a minutes restriction on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:11 am
  • Denver's defense much improved with Plumlee
    The Nuggets defense has improved significantly since the team traded for Mason Plumlee.

    Advice: As the Denver Post article points out, before Plumlee’s arrival, the Nuggets ranked last in the NBA with a defensive rating of 110.8. However, Denver is allowing 108.4 points per 100 possessions in the 13 games Plumlee has played as a Nugget. Plumlee is averaging 9.4 points (on 58.3 percent shooting), 7.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 24.7 minutes with the Nuggets. Denver is also having great success playing Plumlee alongside Jusuf Nurkic, which means his minutes will likely increase going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:06 am
  • Warriors assign Kevon Looney to D-League
    The Warriors have assigned Kevon Looney to their D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz.

    Advice: It was believed that Looney might see a bump in playing time once Kevin Durant went down with a knee injury. However, those minutes haven't materialized. "Kevon needs to play," coach Steve Kerr said. "He’s fallen out of the rotation, obviously. So, he needs to go down (to Santa Cruz) and get a lot of minutes. That’ll be good for him." Looney should be left on waivers in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:59 am
  • 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
  • Larry Nance plays well in loss
    Larry Nance racked up 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and two turnovers in 28 minutes vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: The Lakers were missing Tarik Black (illness), so Nance picked up a few extra minutes as a small-ball center. He shot 3-of-6 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line, but he's been quiet this month with averages of 6.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.9 steals in his previous seven games. He's just a deep-league asset for his steals right now, but keep tonight's line in mind if Black misses more time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:57 pm
  • John Henson blocks four shots in win
    John Henson blocked four shots on Friday vs. the Lakers with eight points, nine rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Greg Monroe was ejected in the third quarter, so Henson closed this game out for the Bucks and played well. He's averaging 6.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his last five games, but the problem is that he's getting just 17.6 minutes per game in that span and coach Jason Kidd has pulled him out of the rotation in the past without warning. For now, he's more of a deep-league pickup if you need blocks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:30 pm
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  • Anthony Davis scores 24 points with 15 boards
    Anthony Davis scored 24 points during a 128-112 win over the Rockets on Friday, adding 15 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: It was still a solid game, but most AD owners probably had higher hopes. In fact, Davis has a 37.4 usage rate in his minutes without DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) since the break, which tops his 29.1 usage rate with Boogie. He's also way better on the glass with a terrific 19.2 total rebounding rate without DMC. If Cousins is out again, AD vs. Karl-Anthony Towns should be a treat. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:26 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 26 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points before fouling out of Friday's 107-103 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He fouled out of a game for the fourth time this season, but at least this time he fouled out in the final minute. Giannis shot 11-of-16 from the field in 35 minutes, adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one triple and four turnovers. The Bucks have won eight out of their last nine games and are seventh in the East, so the Greek Freak will feast the rest of the way with four games on the schedule in each of the next two weeks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 pm
  • Greg Monroe ejected on Friday vs. the Lakers
    Greg Monroe was ejected from Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Nick Young pushed Malcolm Brogdon after a hard foul, but Monroe came over and aggressively shoved Young in the neck area. While a suspension isn't likely, it wouldn't hurt to confirm his status for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors just in case. Monroe finished with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks in just 16 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:25 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 15 points
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting vs. the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: Nemanja Bjelica (left foot) won't play again this season, so Muhammad will get a nice bump in minutes off the bench. He played 28 minutes tonight and added two assists and one rebound, and this is coming on the heels of a 21-point effort on Wednesday vs. the Celtics in 31 minutes. He's going to post some empty stat lines outside of the scoring column, so he's just a low-end pickup in deeper formats. After Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, the Wolves will have a total of six games over a two-week span. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:23 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
  • Jimmy Butler's 28 points not enough vs. WAS
    Jimmy Butler scored 28 points in Friday's 112-107 loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Butler hit a clutch 3-pointer with less than a minute to play and helped the Bulls claw their way back from a 19-point halftime deficit, but he missed a chance to tie the game with an off-balance triple on their final possession. Butler's usage rate rises from 22.7 to 30.7 when Wade is off the court, so he is going to eat the rest of the way. He finished 10-of-17 from the field in 38 minutes and added five rebounds, five assists, three steals and two triples. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:05 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) out for Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins will not play on Friday due to left knee soreness and a right rib contusion.

    Advice: He likely suffered the right rib contusion when James Johnson kicked him in the chest on Wednesday night. The knee injury is a little more concerning and Cousins even had an MRI. The good news is results were negative for structural damage. Hopefully, Cousins is only day-to-day going forward. For tonight, Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will go back to being studs while there are more shots for Jordan Crawford and more minutes for Dante Cunningham. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:35 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
  • 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
  • Draymond Green fills stat sheet in 25 minutes
    Draymond Green played just 25 minutes and still had nine points, 11 rebounds, six dimes, a steal and a block in Thursday's 122-92 win over the Magic.

    Advice: This game was basically over after the first quarter when the Dubs opened up a 34-20 lead and then they blew it wide open in the third quarter. Green, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry were all fantastic tonight, and Green is rolling right now, averaging 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 3.5 blocks in his two games since returning from a rest day. And if tonight's game had been just a little bit close, he probably would have finished with a triple-double. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:07 pm
  • Will Barton scores career-high 35 points
    Will Barton scored a career-high 35 points against the Clippers on Thursday, adding five rebounds, three assists, one block and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: Those seven treys also match his career best. Barton took full advantage of Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Will Barton (groin) not playing today, and both of those forwards have an unclear return date. Barton was trending down big time coming into the week because of guys like Jamal Murray coming for his minutes, but he basically has a vertical line upward trend right now. He should be owned in standard leagues while Gallo and Wil-Chand are out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:45 pm
  • Gary Harris scores 20 in efficient fashion
    Gary Harris made 6-of-9 from the field and all five from the line for 20 points with two rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: Efficiency is the name of the game for Harris. His 49.2 percent from the field is better than the top-qualifying shooting guard, C.J. McCollum, but Harris does need some more games to qualify himself. Harris has been even better since the break, averaging 16.8 points, 2.6 boards, 2.8 dimes, 1.5 steals and 2.5 treys on 53.1 percent from the field. He's been a third-round player since the All-Star Game in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:38 pm
  • Mason Plumlee drops 10-10-6 line vs. LAC
    Mason Plumlee scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: While the Nuggets were destroyed with their old big lineup back when Jusuf Nurkic was on the team, they're thriving with it now. In the 47 minutes Plumlee played with Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets have a +26.6 net rating and just smash teams with their offense. That bodes extremely well for Plumlee, who is averaging 10.3 points, 8.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.3 blocks and 0.5 steals in the last four games with Jokic. Given that success, Plumlee looks like he's going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Plumlee also said this was the best passing team he's ever been on. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:14 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • NBA likely to rescind Cousins' Wednesday tech
    DeMarcus Cousins' technical foul from Wednesday night in Miami will be rescinded, according to Justin Verrier of ESPN.

    Advice: This is great news for the Pelicans because Boogie will be suspended for every two techs going forward. With this tech being dropped, Cousins is back down to 18 on the season. That would mean he needs two more techs to get a suspension instead of one. He'll be ready to roll on Friday against the Rockets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:05 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
  • Willie Cauley-Stein drops monster stat line
    Willie Cauley-Stein went off during a 107-101 win over the Suns on Wednesday, scoring 14 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, four steals and four blocks in 33 minutes.

    Advice: A 5x4 will definitely work. The Kings are trying to go with their youth, but it's costing them lottery balls with two straight wins against two teams, the Suns and Magic, also in the mix for a high pick. Cauley-Stein's minutes are way up in his last four, averaging 36.8 minutes, 16.3 points, 9.0 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks in that span. With all the rest going on around him, Trill looks poised for a big finish. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:58 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo limited by fouls vs LAC
    Giannis Antetokounmpo played just 28 minutes vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, but he still finished with 16 points (5-of-10 FGs, 6-of-9 FTs), five rebounds, five assists and one block.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo picked up two fouls in the first eight minutes of the game, forcing a substitution, and he picked up a third foul after playing 4:24 in the second quarter. Jason Kidd was playing it safe, in other words. Giannis came in leading his team in points (23.1), rebounds (8.6), assists (5.5), blocks (1.9), and steals (1.8), and he's successfully guided the Bucks into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:06 pm
  • Larry Nance gets just eight minutes
    Larry Nance played eight minutes with four points, two rebounds and one steal against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Julius Randle was cooking during this game, so coach Luke Walton didn't look to take him out until the game got out of hand. Secondly, the Lakers fell behind big time, so they needed a power forward capable of hitting threes. Nance is shaping up to be more of a steals specialist with some help in points and field goal percentage. He should definitely play more than eight minutes next time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:21 pm
  • Anthony Davis (ankle) plays 35 mins Wednesday
    Anthony Davis (ankle) logged 35 minutes on Wednesday, posting 27 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three blocks, while making 7-of-17 field goals and 13-of-18 free throws.

    Advice: Davis briefly exited Tuesday 's game with a left ankle injury, but he was never in danger of sitting out tonight. He's a brutal matchup for any big man and Miami starts Luke Babbitt at PF, so it wasn't shocking to see him parade his way to the free throw line tonight. The loss drops New Orleans 5.5 games out of the No. 8 seed, but they show no inclination to rest their key players. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Jimmy Butler has a dud in loss
    Jimmy Butler made 4-of-16 from the field for 14 points during a 98-91 loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one turnover in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Butler is ice cold on offense lately. In his last five games, he only averaged 15.8 points, 5.8 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.2 treys on 36.0 percent from the field. Butler could be asked to score more with Dwyane Wade (elbow) possibly missing time, especially with his 30.7 usage rate in his minutes without Wade this year. Expect Butler to turn this around quickly. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:45 pm
  • Bobby Portis gets 20 minutes
    Bobby Portis scored eight points with seven rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's fading fast with Nikola Mirotic back in the mix again. Portis could stick in the first unit and may be asked to score more, but he really needs to be able to string games together to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:42 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
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 21 points in 31 mins
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points with three boards, one assist and one block on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-14 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs in 31 minutes vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He fell one point shy of his season high, getting a boost in minutes once Nemanja Bjelica went down with an ankle injury. He'll be worth a look for streaming and DFS value with Bjelica looking very iffy for Friday's game vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Paul George drops season-high 39 vs. Hornets
    Paul George poured in a season-high 39 points on Wednesday, sinking 15-of-21 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with six 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

    Advice: PG went 6-of-10 from deep tonight, helping the Pacers avoid a losing streak by beating the Hornets 98-77. George and Nate McMillan both said after Tuesday's loss that the Pacers hadn't played "the right way" vs. the Knicks. "Stop moving the ball, start taking quick shots, stop screening. Stop defending. Stop playing together," McMillan said. "When you don’t play the game the right way, you show up looking like that." They solved those problems tonight, and despite the team's inconsistency, George's owners have been enjoying top-20 value since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins goes to the locker room
    DeMarcus Cousins went to the locker room with 1:35 left in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and did not return.

    Advice: He went up to block a shot and James Johnson inadvertently kicked him in the side. Cousins was down on the floor for a minute and stood near the bench for another two minutes or so. This game was decided, so Cousins leaving may have just been to keep him from getting a technical. He also picked up his 19th tech in this game, finishing with 19 points, nine boards, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:55 pm
  • Jrue, Selden, Hill, Davis & Cousins starting
    Jrue Holiday, Wayne Selden Jr, Solomon Hill, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis will start against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Brow is back after an injury scare on Tuesday. He looked fine in his return and even checked back in late in the fourth quarter with a 19-point lead. He should he all set for tonight and hopefully he can avoid another trip to the locker room. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:18 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
  • 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
  • Anthony Davis not on the injury report Weds
    Anthony Davis is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Davis tweaked his left ankle during Tuesday's win over the Blazers, but he played through it, and him not being on the injury report suggests that he'll be just fine for tonight's game against Miami. Feel free to get him active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:53 am
  • Draymond: 20 pts, 8 dimes, 6 blocks, 4 steals
    Draymond Green posted one of the best fantasy lines of the season in Tuesday's 106-104 win over the 76ers, racking up 20 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, six blocks, four steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Incredible. Hakeem Olajuwon is the only other player to reach those totals in a single game. Green finished 4-of-12 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line, turning the ball over just once in 38 minutes. Apparently the rest day against the Spurs on Saturday paid off. Green made a strong case for the Defensive Player of the Year Award and helped the Warriors rally back from a 16-point deficit to end their three-game losing streak. He gets a matchup with the Magic on Thursday and the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:29 pm
  • Kevon Looney picks up a DNP-CD
    Kevon Looney picked up a DNP-CD on Tuesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Draymond Green (rest) was back in the starting lineup, but Looney fell completely out of the rotation because he flopped in a start on Saturday vs. the Spurs with two points on 1-of-8 shooting. David West was ahead of him in the rotation tonight, so Looney shouldn't be owned in the vast majority of leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:12 pm
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