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  • Williams, Dekker will see more mins sans Ryno
    With Ryan Anderson (ankle) set to spend the next two weeks on the sidelines, the Rockets will give more minutes to Lou Williams and Sam Dekker.

    Advice: Mike D'Antoni acknowledged that Williams has been in a bit of a shooting funk as of late, but he's hopeful some added minutes will help him get into a better rhythm. "He hasn't been real consistent, [but] he manufacturers points somehow either getting to the foul line or assists," said D'Antoni. "He started off so well you think he's going to make every shot and it's not fair to him, but he's good." Williams could be worth a speculative add in wake of the Ryno injury. 33 minutes ago
  • Eric Gordon will start vs. the Thunder
    Eric Gordon will start vs. the Thunder on Sunday.

    Advice: Ryan Anderson (ankle) is likely going to miss around two weeks according to coach Mike D'Antoni, so Gordon, Lou Williams and Sam Dekker are all looking at a bump in minutes. Gordon is averaging 12.8 points, 2.8 boards, 3.2 assists and 2.4 treys on 43.1 percent shooting over his last five games, and with four games on the schedule next week, his owners should be in great shape in terms of 3-pointers. Today, 10:55 am
  • J.J. Redick (ankle) ruled out for Sunday
    J.J. Redick (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He's dealing with a sprained right ankle, but maybe the Clippers are being cautious on the second night of a back-to-back set -- this is also the fifth game of the week for LAC. With Redick out, both Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford should get a nice bump, but Rivers will draw the start. Today, 10:54 am
  • Jeff Green (back spasms) ruled out Monday
    Jeff Green (back spasms) will not play on Monday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He's not even making the trip and this will be his third straight game on the shelf. With the Magic playing for lottery balls, it wouldn't be a surprise if the veteran missed more time. Mario Hezonja is getting a nice bump in minutes in Green's absence, but he's only worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues for now. Today, 10:34 am
    New Player Note
    Jeff Green Orl - SG,SF,PF
  • Mavs recall Manny Harris
    The Mavericks have recalled Manny Harris and Jarrod Uthoff from the D-League.

    Advice: Neither player is close to being in the rotation right now. Today, 10:10 am
  • Leandro Barbosa (hamstring) out Sunday
    Leandro Barbosa (hamstring) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He has a "left hamstring issue" and will join Ronnie Price (leg), Eric Bledsoe (rest) and Brandon Knight (rest), Tyson Chandler (rest) on the shelf. Expect heavy workloads for Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker the rest of the way. Today, 9:51 am
  • Ronnie Price (left leg contusion) out Sunday
    Ronnie Price (left lower leg contusion) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This is his fifth game in a row on the shelf, meaning Tyler Ulis will continue to flirt with 40+ minutes on a nightly basis. Today, 9:48 am
  • Malachi Richardson (hamstring) out Sunday
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) will not play on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return right now and said earlier in the week that he's going to take his time getting back to the court. He can be left on the wire in most fantasy leagues. Today, 9:32 am
  • Arron Afflalo and Kosta Koufos resting Sunday
    Arron Afflalo and Kosta Koufos will rest against the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Of course they will. This is the front end of a back-to-back set, so both players should be active on Monday vs. the Grizzlies. Expect plenty of DNPs for the veterans in Sacramento going forward. Buddy Hield is the only wing worth owning on the Kings right now. Today, 9:27 am
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (illness) is starting
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (illness) is starting vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: As cautious as the Nets are, this a pleasant surprise for RHJ's fantasy owners. His minutes are still being held in check, but RHJ will continue to be a solid source of rebounds and defensive stats going forward. Today, 9:17 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) ruled out Sunday
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will not play on Sunday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He joins Kent Bazemore (knee) and Paul Millsap (knee) on the injury report. This isn't the same groin that sidelined him for nine straight games earlier this season, but it's not clear how severe the issue is. It's possible the Hawks are giving him the night off against the worst team in the league as well. Taurean Prince will get his first NBA start and is worth a look if you want to stream some rebounds, triples and defensive stats. Today, 9:06 am
  • Hollis-Jefferson (illness) a game-time call
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (illness) is a game-time call on Sunday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Fantasy owners know the drill here. The Nets are super cautious, so they may hold RHJ out if he's not feeling up to it. This also gives them an excuse to take a long look at K.J. McDaniels. If RHJ can't go, McDaniels and Caris LeVert will likely get the biggest boost, while the Nets won't be able to play as much small ball. Today, 8:43 am
  • Gerald Henderson is available Sunday
    Gerald Henderson (hip) is available to play on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He sat out of the morning shootaround and is likely battling some soreness in his hip. Henderson will likely pick up some DNPs down the stretch, so he belongs on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues. Today, 8:34 am
  • C.J. McCollum scores 32 points on 100.0 eFG%
    C.J. McCollum made scoring 32 points look easy during a 112-100 win over the Wolves on Saturday, making 11-of-13 from the field and all six free throws with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Not bad on efficiency with a 102.3 true shooting percentage. Damian Lillard said McCollum is the best midrange player in the league, but McCollum said on the Blazers broadcast that he's the best "in the world." He may be right with C.J. way above league average in non-restricted paint scoring, midrange and on 3-pointers. For a guy who gets 48.3 percent of his shots on pull-ups, McCollum is vastly underrated as an elite scorer in the NBA. His fantasy owners certainly don't underrate him thanks to his top-20 value in standard leagues this season. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Kris Dunn scores career-high 17 points
    Kris Dunn scored a career-high 17 points against the Blazers on Saturday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: It's looking like Kris Dunn shooting guard time. In the last two games, Dunn has played a combined 31 minutes next to Ricky Rubio and 37 minutes next to Tyus Jones -- the Dunn-Rubio lineups have been torched. Now that the Wolves are basically out of it, Dunn looks like he'll be contributing on a nightly basis. If you need a point guard, he's worth a look. He could be a sneaky player to have in the last full week of the season with five games, but only has three next week. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine points
    P.J. Tucker scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: With DeMarre Carroll (back) out, coach Dwane Casey pulled a page out of Suns coach Earl Watson's playbook with heavy run of Tucker against strong offensive players. The Raptors are getting some serious value out of Tucker from their second-round pick at the deadline and he could make a big impact in the postseason, but most fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere unless he's being added as a steals specialist. There are a lot of hot pickups out there. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Norm doesn't step up without Carroll
    Norman Powell scored six points with one assist and one steal in 14 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Even with DeMarre Carrol (back) out, coach Dwane Casey used some two-PG combos to offset that loss along with plenty of P.J. Tucker. Powell isn't really an add unless you're fishing for points at the bottom of the barrel. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Delon Wright scores eight points
    Delon Wright scored eight points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: That will work as the Raptors went smaller to help offset not having DeMarre Carroll (back) out there today. Wright does appear to be trending up, but he's still only worth a look in very deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Seth Curry flops as PG vs. Raptors
    Seth Curry scored 11 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mavs want to get a look Curry as a point guard, but it just wasn't there against a vastly improved defense. We've seen coach Rick Carlisle turn trash to treasure on a lot of point guards, so this should be a positive for Curry after an adjustment period. Of course, fantasy owners in redraft leagues may not enjoy said adjustment period. He still has to be starting in almost all formats. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Wes puts up another dud
    Wesley Matthews made 2-of-12 from the field and missed both free throws for four points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Besides the missed shots, that's a pretty good line for Matthews. Still, Matthews is now down to just 28.6 percent from the field in March, and a lot of that is because he's only made two shots at the rim for the entire month. The downside is outweighing the upside by a lot these days. He did go to the locker room today, but quickly returned. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • George Hill scores just nine points
    George Hill scored nine points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He did suffer what looked like a groin injury, but he stayed in the game after a timeout. He also was shut down by Chris Paul in this game, so there's no need to worry. Hill's minutes were climbing with 36.7 minutes per game over his previous three, but it's worth a mention he hasn't played in a back-to-back set since before this recent spike. The Jazz have games every other day from now until Apr. 4, so Hill should be all set for this four-game week coming up. Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Mavs assign Harris & Uthoff to D-League
    The Mavs assigned Manny Harris and Jarrod Uthoff to their D-League affiliate on Saturday.

    Advice: No fantasy impact here, as neither Harris nor Uthoff is part of Dallas' rotation. Yesterday, 10:00 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. Yesterday, 6:52 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 27 with 12 dimes in win
    Stephen Curry handed out a season-high 12 assists during a 114-100 win over the Kings on Friday, adding 27 points, seven rebounds, six steals and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors assists were all over the place early with 20 in the first half, which was the second straight time they did so in the first half. As for Curry, he also made his 277th triple this season for the third most in NBA history -- he has the first and second most. Not that anyone should've been worried about Curry's shooting slump, but now he's made 52.5 percent from deep with 5.3 treys per game over his last four outings. Expect a big finish until the Warriors lock up their top seed. Yesterday, 12:24 am
  • Buddy Hield drops best line of career
    Buddy Hield turned in career-highs 22 points, eight boards and seven dimes against the Warriors on Friday, adding two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's about as hot as he could be, matching his previous career-high 21 points on Wednesday. The Kings are resting their point guards now to allow Hield to have the ball more, and he does have at least 32 minutes in each of his last four. He could disappoint his next time out, but Hield looks like an add in standard leagues. Friday, 11:58 pm
  • Pat Beverley scores 17 points
    Patrick Beverley scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: That's two great games in a row with a 14-point game coming on Wednesday. While Beverley isn't known for his offense, he does get a 3.3 usage rate increase when Ryan Anderson (ankle) is on the bench. He should have a solid week and is a must-start player in standard leagues. Friday, 11:30 pm
  • Eric Gordon scored 14 points
    Eric Gordon scored 14 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He's finally out of his slump over his last five, averaging 12.8 points, 2.8 boards, 3.2 assists and 2.4 treys on 43.1 percent from the field in that span. With Ryan Anderson (ankle) likely to miss time, Gordon should be looking at some added scoring opportunities. He's still more of a specialist. Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Lou Williams scores five in 20 minutes
    Lou Williams scored five points with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He has been ice cold lately, but the Rockets may need him more with Ryan Anderson (ankle) going down tonight. Expect Williams to heat up as a scoring and treys specialist. Friday, 11:22 pm
  • Kris Dunn scores 11 points in loss
    Kris Dunn scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: There's a lot to be excited about with this line, but the biggest takeaway is that he logged 25 minutes next to Ricky Rubio. He finished 5-of-12 from the field and his path to minutes will be wider if the Wolves keep using more two-PG lineups, so he's someone to keep an eye on in the final few weeks of the season. Let's see if he can keep it going on Saturday vs. the Blazers. Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Jamal Murray gets 17 minutes
    Jamal Murray scored six points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 17 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Now that the Nuggets have their offensive weapons back, they won't be needing Murray to do nearly as much. Plus, his shooting guard minutes will likely evaporate. If you added him, it's probably time to drop him. Friday, 9:58 pm
  • Rondae scores 19 points vs. Wizards
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 19 points during a 129-108 loss to the Wizards on Friday, adding seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: After becoming the first player since 1983-84 to have at least 16 boards in 15 or fewer minutes on Thursday, Hollis-Jefferson was better on the offensive end today. His minutes have still be all over the place due to how he's so undersized. Because he's so matchup dependent, it's tough to trust him on a nightly basis. He should have a strong finish to his second season. Friday, 7:24 pm
  • Buddy Hield is starting
    Buddy Hield (quad) is starting against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He was on the injury report for a quad contusion, but was never expected to miss time. Hield is coming off a strong 21-point effort, so he's starting to creep onto the radar in fantasy. Friday, 7:15 pm
  • Buddy Hield (right quad) is probable Friday
    Buddy Hield is probable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors with a right quad contusion.

    Advice: The Kings must be confident about Hield playing, as they just announced that Tyreke Evans, Darren Collison and Anthony Tolliver are resting. Hield is coming off a 21-point game on Wednesday and his owners can pencil him into lineups for now. Friday, 5:48 pm
  • Malachi out again for Friday
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) will not play on Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The Kings should play him at some point, but he doesn't have a target date just yet. Keep an eye on him in very deep leagues. Friday, 5:44 pm
  • Ronnie Price (leg) will not play Friday night
    Ronnie Price (left lower leg contusion) will not play Friday night vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Price has missed. Tyler Ulis, the only healthy point guard on the roster, will once again be forced into playing heavy minutes. Ulis is averaging 41.8 minutes per game over the Suns last five games, the most in the NBA over that stretch. Friday, 4:23 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) ruled out Friday vs. DET
    Jeff Green (back spasms) will not play Friday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: This is the second straight game Green has missed due to low back pain. Mario Hezonja is expected to soak up the majority of minutes left behind by Green. Hezonja played 23 minutes on Wednesday, scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds. Friday, 2:24 pm
    New Player Note
    Jeff Green Orl - SG,SF,PF
  • Ronnie Price (leg) doubtful for Friday night
    Ronnie Price (left lower leg contusion) is listed as questionable but is not expected to play Friday night vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: No Price means Tyler Ulis will once again have to play nearly the entire game. Despite the fact that the Suns got blown out by 28 points Thursday in Brooklyn, Ulis still logged 45 minutes. Over his last five contests, Ulis is averaging 13.6 points, 10.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in a whopping 41.8 minutes. Friday, 10:37 am
  • Jeff Green (back spasms) a GTD for Friday
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Jeff Green (back spasms) will be a game-time decision on Friday night vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Green did not play on Wednesday due to the back issue. With Green sidelined, Mario Hezonja logged 23 minutes, finishing with eight points and seven rebounds. Mario would likely see 20-plus minutes again on Friday if Green is unable to play. Friday, 8:23 am
    New Player Note
    Jeff Green Orl - SG,SF,PF
  • Seth Curry will get more minutes at PG
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs "need" to take an extended look at Seth Curry as a point guard going forward.

    Advice: Interesting. Curry played mostly the two during a win over the Clippers and he's played a lot of two since his breakout. Curry was not a very good point guard earlier in his career, and the change to the SG is part of the reason he's been so good. Regardless, Curry has a big role coming his way and he should continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Curry turned in a strong Thursday game, scoring 23 points with three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in a win over the Clippers. Thursday, 9:08 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores five points
    Wesley Matthews made 1-of-8 from the field for five points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He just is stuck in one of his brutal slumps again. In his last five, Matthews made just 28.9 percent from the field with averages of 6.6 points, 3.0 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. The Iron Man has some of the longest slumps among NBA starters, so some fantasy owners may want to just leave him on the wire until he snaps out of it. Thursday, 8:54 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores nine points
    J.J. Redick scored nine points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Despite going just 2-of-8 from the field until the last possession, Redick attempted the final shot at the buzzer and it didn't go down. Redick was coming in fairly hot with at least a dozen points in his previous nine games, and even a cold Redick is better than almost anyone for a clutch shot. Redick continues to hang around top 100 value in fantasy, but he's not exactly a must-own player if you think it may help to stream his roster spot. Thursday, 8:24 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine as starter
    P.J. Tucker started for Serge Ibaka on Thursday with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Heat.

    Advice: The Raptors have gone with Tucker at power forward quite a bit since they signed him, but most of the time it's when he's next to Ibaka. Tucker isn't exactly a stats guy for fantasy unless he's racking up the steals, but he has to be pumped about getting some playoff action. "I know the intensity goes up but my intensity never goes down. So for me, I'm excited about it," Tucker said about the upcoming playoff run. Tucker still isn't going to be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Delon Wright scores 13 points in win at Miami
    Delon Wright scored 13 points in a 101-84 win at Miami on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The younger Raptors came to the rescue to earn this comeback victory with Wright posting a +26 in +/- today. We've seen Wright play important minutes before and did so against John Wall back on Mar. 3, but he still wasn't able to get consistent run even after his coach talked him up. This is probably only going to be a timeshare for Wright and Cory Joseph, so most fantasy owners may want to steer clear. Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • Norman Powell scores 14 points vs. Heat
    Norman Powell scored 14 points with three rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: With P.J. Tucker in the first unit to start for the suspended Serge Ibaka, there were more minutes available for Powell. Ibaka will be ready to go for the next one and Powell only playing in 15.5 minutes per game in his previous two, so fantasy owners can keep him on the wire. Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Hollis-Jefferson grabs 16 boards in 15 mins
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds in just 15 minutes in Tuesday night's blowout victory vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: Hollis-Jefferson continued to struggle offensively, as he was just 2-of-10 from the floor for five points, but RHJ was absolutely all over the glass during hs limited time on the court. He is the first player in over than three decades to grab more than 15 boards in 15 or fewer minutes. He also added two assists, two steals, a block and two turnovers. Thursday, 7:36 pm
  • Seth Curry in the starting lineup
    Seth Curry (shoulder) is in the starting lineup against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a minor shoulder injury against the Warriors, but there was no word of any lingering damage heading into this game. While he has been struggling, get him in your lineup. Thursday, 5:25 pm
  • Ronnie Price is out again
    Ronnie Price (leg) will not play on Thursday against the Nets.

    Advice: Tyler Ulis will continue to get major minutes as the starter. Leandro Barbosa should get some minutes behind Ulis, as well. Thursday, 4:19 pm
  • P.J. Tucker likely to start for Serge Ibaka
    P.J. Tucker is likely to start for Serge Ibaka against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Ibaka is serving his one-game suspension for throwing a punch earlier this week. The Raptors can get away with going smaller against the Heat with the Heat not having many options at power forward. Besides Tucker, there should be more minutes going to Norman Powell and Pat Patterson may also play slightly more. Without Serge, Jonas Valanciunas should also play more against Hassan Whiteside, assuming he can go.Daily Slant: With Ibaka out of action, Tucker figures to see more than 30 minutes of court time and sets up as one of the best punt plays at the SF spot on Thursday. He's not typically a strong per-minute producer, but his 0.79 FPPM with Lowry/Ibaka off the floor this month would be enough for him to hit value. Patrick Patterson should also see increased run off the bench, but his ceiling is fairly limited. Thursday, 3:11 pm
  • Malachi Richardson is day-to-day
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) said he's taking his time returning to the court.

    Advice: "I just want to take it day by day, just make sure I’m completely confident in my body and ready to play," Richardson said. "I don’t want to go out there and not be ready to play." Coach Dave Joerger said that Richardson could play as soon as this week, so he should be considered questionable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors. He's going to be limited to a handful of minutes when he is cleared, so most fantasy owners can ignore him for now. Thursday, 6:55 am
  • Buddy Hield scores 21 points vs. Bucks
    Buddy Hield scored 21 points with four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's his best scoring game as a King. Hield has seen his shot total rise with at least 12 in each of his last three games as coach Dave Joerger gives his rookie more responsibility. Hield also has a steal in three straight and only 1.0 turnovers in that span, as well. His fantasy value isn't all that great because he doesn't do too much outside of scoring, but feel free to give him a look if you need some points and treys. Wednesday, 9:53 pm
  • Arron Afflalo returns to action in loss
    Arron Afflalo scored 12 points with two rebounds and two 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings will continue to rest their veterans and chances are Afflalo won't play either Friday or Sunday. Afflalo can remain on the waiver wire in just about all leagues. Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Jamal Murray thrives in 20 minutes vs. Cavs
    Jamal Murray thrived in 20 minutes vs. the Cavs, coming off the bench with 15 points (5-of-11 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), three 3-pointers, three assists and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Starting PG Jameer Nelson had three points and nine dimes in 28 minutes, as the two continue to share the position. Mike Malone likes to play the rookie alongside Will Barton (20 points in 33 minutes), to take pressure off him as a ball-handler, and the tandem displayed terrific chemistry tonight. Murray is trending up and he makes sense as a cheap pickup for 3-pointers, steals and a trickle of other stats. Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores four points
    Gerald Henderson scored four points with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: The 76ers didn't play Henderson on Monday and actually put him in the first unit to start the second half. With the 76ers likely wanting to get a longer look at their younger wings, Henderson won't be playing too much down the stretch. Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Arron Afflalo starting, Temple to Kings bench
    Arron Afflalo (personal) will start for the Kings on Wednesday, sending Garrett Temple to the bench.

    Advice: The Kings' rotations are perpetually in flux, and tonight it'll be Afflalo getting the nod vs. Milwaukee. He's done nothing this season to encourage owners to pick him up. Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Malachi Richardson (hamstring) out again Wed
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) will not play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Richardson is inching closer to a return, according to coach Dave Joerger, but he's not quite ready. The Kings aren't playing for anything at this point, so even when he does return he's unlikely to play more than a handful of minutes initially. Wednesday, 4:48 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) will not play Wednesday
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Jeff Green (back spasms) has been ruled out of Wednesday night's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This will be just the third game Green has missed all season. However, he has apparently played through back spasms intermittently. Green had been averaging 17.5 minutes per game off the Magic's bench in March. Mario Hezonja will likely soak up the majority of the extra minutes available on Wednesday. Wednesday, 8:14 am
    New Player Note
    Jeff Green Orl - SG,SF,PF
  • Richardson (hamstring) closing in on return
    Coach Dave Joerger said Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is close to returning and may play Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Richardson has not appeared in a game since partially tearing his right hamstring back on February 15th. "We’ll see if he can go (Wednesday)," Joerger said. "If not, maybe this weekend. But we haven’t really put a time on it. We want him to feel good when he walks away from practice. But it’s been a little bit sore." Richardson is averaging less than 10 minutes per game this season. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Wednesday, 6:38 am
  • J.J. Redick scores 24 w/ four triples
    J.J. Redick scored 24 points with three rebounds, one steal and four triples vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in 18 minutes and didn't touch the floor in the fourth quarter of the lopsided win. Redick finished 7-of-9 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line, and with three more games on the schedule this week, his owners should be off to a great start. Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Steph Curry plays well in easy win
    Stephen Curry faced off against brother Seth Curry on Tuesday and hit 7-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, five boards, nine assists and two steals in a 112-87 win over the Mavs.

    Advice: Klay Thompson stayed red-hot, hitting 9-of-15 shots and five 3-pointers for 23 points and three steals, and the Warriors have now won five straight games without Kevin Durant. And that number should improve to six with a date against the Kings on Friday night. Tuesday, 8:55 pm
  • Seth faces off with Steph, hurts shoulder
    Seth Curry started against brother Stephen Curry on Tuesday and hit 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Seth on facing off against Steph: "It was a lot of fun until the game started and they were beating up on us." On a serious note, Curry suffered some sort of left shoulder injury during the game and said it was sore afterwards. We're going to throw him on the injury report, so make sure he's good to go before the Mavs face the Clippers on Thursday. He dealt with shoulder issues earlier this season, so it's definitely something to keep an eye on. Tuesday, 8:44 pm
  • Wes Matthews back in a funk on Tuesday
    Wesley Matthews, who had 15 points and two 3-pointers on Sunday, hit just 3-of-8 shots for eight points, three boards, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: If you throw out Sunday's mini-explosion against the lowly Nets, he's scored a grand total of 13 points in three of his last four games. The emergence of Seth Curry has hurt him, but if he doesn't show improvement immediately, owners may have to think about hitting the waiver wire, since fantasy seasons are on the line here. He's hit just 33 percent of his shots over his last four games, although the rest of his line was pretty good tonight. Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa plays 18 minutes in loss
    Leandro Barbosa played through an illness on Tuesday and hit 4-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points and an assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He missed Sunday's game with the illness and while he played fairly well tonight, he only gets around 15-18 minutes a night, which aren't enough to make him fantasy-worthy. Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson struggling for Nets
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points and four rebounds in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 98-96 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He's struggling over his last three, hitting just 7-of-20 shots and averaging 6.7 points and 6.0 rebounds. As long as he's starting, he's worth a look, but for now, he's not a huge part of what the Nets are trying to do offensively. Tuesday, 7:31 pm
  • Barbosa (illness) likely to play Tuesday
    Coach Earl Watson said Leandro Barbosa (illness) is likely to play Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Barbosa was upgraded to probable earlier in the day, so it certainly appears he is on track to return after missing the Suns previous two contests. Devin Booker (right ankle) is also expected to play, so Barbosa will likely log his usual 12-15 minutes. Tuesday, 3:14 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) probable Tuesday
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: The Suns are badly in need of healthy backcourt bodies and it appears they will get both Barbosa and Devin Booker (ankle) back on Tuesday night. Derrick Jones, Jared Dudley and Jarell Eddie will see their minutes reduced with Barbosa and Booker back in the mix. Tuesday, 9:44 am
  • Ronnie Price (leg) downgraded to doubtful
    Ronnie Price (leg contusion) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: Price did not play on Sunday and was initially listed as questionable on Monday, so this represents a downgrade. Assuming Price is unavailable, the Suns will once again be forced to lean heavily on Tyler Ulis, the only healthy point guard on the roster. Ulis played 43 minutes on Sunday and will likely be asked to log 40-plus minutes on Tuesday as well. As a result, Ulis is a strong DFS option. Tuesday, 9:36 am
  • Barbosa (ill) participates in walk-through
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) participated in the Suns' walk-through on Tuesday morning.

    Advice: Barbosa has missed each of Pheonix's last two games. As of yesterday, he was listed as questionable in the game notes and we don't know if his odds of playing have increased. Devin Booker (ankle) is now probable, so the Suns will likely have at least one healthy shooting guard active on Tuesday. Tuesday, 8:37 am
  • Eric Gordon hits four triples off bench
    Eric Gordon scored 18 points with four 3-pointers in Monday's 125-124 win against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Gordon has been able to coexist with Lou Williams since the Rockets acquired the latter from the Lakers. However, Gordon is averaging just 12.8 points per game in March, his worst month of the season in terms of points. He remains a useful option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams, although his shot attempts are down since Williams arrived on the scene. Monday, 9:45 pm
  • Jamal Murray tries to protect his job
    Jamal Murray hit five of his eight field goal attempts to finish with 13 points and four rebounds over 23 minutes in Monday's 125-124 loss at Houston.

    Advice: Murray continues to hold down the backup point guard job between veteran Jameer Nelson, and he is trying to hold off Emmanuel Mudiay. He did nothing to hurt his standing in Monday's game, as the rookie out of Kentucky continues to play well. He remains a nice depth option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams and in long-term keeper formats. Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 23, hits seven triples
    Stephen Curry scored 23 points and hit seven 3-pointers on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Curry and Thompson combined to score 57 points with 14 triples in an easy win. He shot 8-of-17 from the field with six assists, four rebounds and five turnovers, and the good news is that he was able to rest for the entire fourth quarter. Considering he only played 30 minutes, his fantasy owners should be expecting him to play vs. the Mavericks on the second night of a back-to-back set on Tuesday in Dallas. Monday, 8:44 pm
  • George Hill posts 16-6-6 against old team
    George Hill finished with 16 points, six rebounds and six assists over 38 minutes in Monday's loss at Indiana against his former teammates.

    Advice: Hill is good for 16 or more points in four of his past five outings as he appears back on track after dealing with a toe injury earlier in the month. The only complaint from fantasy owners Monday is his 0-for-7 mark from the perimeter. As long as he can stay healthy he is a must-start fantasy option in most formats. Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 11 points
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 11 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one block and three triples in 28 minutes vs. the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: That's a quite a game for Sefolosha, but lines like those have been few and far between. He finished 4-of-7 from the field and should get a small bump with both Kent Bazemore (knee) and Paul Millsap (knee) on the shelf, but he's more a low-end streaming option if you're targeting steals. Monday, 6:46 pm
  • Gerald Henderson ruled out Monday
    Gerald Henderson (hip) will not play on Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Henderson will no longer play in both games of back-to-back sets, but they only have one more back-to-back set remaining on the schedule. Hendo has been battling through hip soreness, so he could be a shut-down candidate down the stretch. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Robert Covington will log heavy minutes on the wings, but Justin Anderson could see a nice bump as well. Henderson belongs on the wire in most formats. Monday, 2:47 pm
  • Ronnie Price (leg) questionable for Tuesday
    Ronnie Price (leg) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with Miami.

    Advice: If Price can't give it a go on Tuesday night, Tyler Ulis will get all the run he can possibly handle as the only healthy point guard in Phoenix. Stay tuned. Monday, 1:59 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) questionable Tues
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Devin Booker (ankle) and Ronnie Price (leg) are also questionable, and if none of these guys can give it a go on Tuesday night, Tyler Ulis and T.J. Warren will be forced into heavy minutes. Barbosa is not worth a roster spot in any scenario. Monday, 1:57 pm
  • Malachi Richardson (hamstring) out 1-2 weeks
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) will miss "another week or two," according to CSN's James Ham.

    Advice: The Kings' telecast recently speculated that Richardson could return on Wednesday, Mar. 22, but we give far more weight to this report from Ham. Richardson has been progressing, even going through some practices and warmups, but the Kings have no reason to rush him back. He's not worth adding until we've seen him on the court. Mar 19, 7:11 pm
  • Buddy Hield (finger) posts 18/5/5 in defeat
    Buddy Hield knocked down 8-of-14 shots with a pair of 3-pointers on Sunday, finishing with 18 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: This was one of Hield's best performances of the season, with the assists tying his career-high, but it wasn't enough to get a road win vs. the Spurs. He injured his right index finger during the game, ripping half of his nail, but didn't leave after getting it bandaged up. We'll let you know if it's serious enough to jeopardize his status for Tuesday's game. For now we're assuming he's fine and leaving him off the injury report. Mar 19, 7:00 pm
  • Kris Dunn quiet in road loss vs. Pelicans
    Kris Dunn had another quiet night on Sunday with two points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 13 minutes during a loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: The Wolves lost five straight road games and tonight's defeat dropped them below the Pelicans into the No. 12 seed. They trail the Nuggets by five games for the No. 8 seed with just 13 games remaining, so it's possible that Dunn will be unleashed if they eventually decide to rest key players like Ricky Rubio (10 points, 14 assists). Even if that does happen, however, it would likely be too late for Dunn to help many owners. Mar 19, 5:47 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (personal) out Sunday vs. Spurs
    Arron Afflalo (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

    Advice: No reason has been given for Afflalo's absence, so it's unclear when he might rejoin the team. The Kings are tanking, with their young guys getting more and more minutes, so there's no reason to think the 31-year-old Afflalo will play a big role down the stretch. Mar 19, 2:29 pm
  • Ronnie Price out for Sunday
    Ronnie Price (leg) is out for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Get ready for some new lineup combinations and a lot of Tyler Ulis today. Price did play 20 minutes in the last game, so losing him today does matter for coach Earl Watson. Mar 19, 1:21 pm
  • Hendo scores nine points vs. Boston
    Gerald Henderson scored nine points with three rebounds and one assist against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: He did play some clutch minutes in this game and being the team's best free throw shooter this season helps his case. Still, the 76ers won't be playing him big minutes to get a longer look at their young guys. Mar 19, 1:13 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores 15 points
    Wes Matthews scored 15 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was in a rough slump since the break, so luckily he got the slump-busting Nets today. Hopefully, this game could get Matthews going, but his shot total is also down because there are more mouths to feed with J.J. Barea getting in the mix. Matthews is usually a mid-round guy, but his month-long slump makes him a questionable player to own in standard leagues. He only has three games this week, too. Mar 19, 12:36 pm
  • Seth Curry scores eight points
    Seth Curry scored eight points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He's finally in a slump. On top of that, the usage is really tailing off, too. In his last five games, Curry averaged just 8.4 points, 1.6 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on just 35.9 percent from the field. His minutes are still there at with at least 31 in the four games without garbage time, so his role is still solidified. He was too good for too long to not trust, so keep him active. He gets his brother on Tuesday for his next time out. Mar 19, 12:32 pm
  • Ronnie Price is a GTD
    Ronnie Price (leg) is a game-time call for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He is doubtful to play, but the Suns will need all the help they can get. If Price can't go, Tyler Ulis might have to play the entire game or the Suns will have to get a look at a new ball-handler. Mar 19, 12:11 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson gets 30 minutes
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored six points with nine rebounds and one block in 30 minutes against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: After just 16 minutes on Friday, 30 is the headline from today. Trevor Booker was a DNP-CD on Sunday and the Nets may start leaning on RHJ more. His fouls were climbing before this game and that was a big reason for the drop, but he only had two today. Hollis-Jefferson still doesn't have the best upside, but he's worth a look for defensive stats and decent rebounding. Mar 19, 11:55 am
  • Leandro Barbosa is out for Sunday night
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: That makes it 2.5 games for Barbosa with this illness. If Devin Booker (ankle) can't go, the only natural shooting guard the team will have will be newly-signed Jarell Eddie. Barbosa can remain on the wire in most leagues. Mar 19, 10:59 am
  • Ronnie Price is doubtful for Sunday
    Ronnie Price (leg contusion) is doubtful for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: It looks like Tyler Ulis is not going to have a backup tonight, so he should be very, very busy. Price played 20 minutes and even played some combo guard, so he's been a noteworthy piece in the rotation. We might see some Jarell Eddie in his Suns debut while T.J. Warren may be handing the ball a ton. Mar 19, 10:56 am
  • Manny Harris signs second 10-day deal
    Manny Harris has signed a second 10-day contract with the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wesley Matthews is a little banged up, so Harris could be relevant later in the season if the Mavs fall out of the playoff hunt. Ignore him for now. Mar 19, 8:39 am
  • Gerald Henderson is probable for Sunday
    Gerald Henderson is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He's still dealing with some left hip soreness, the same hip he had surgery on in 2015. With Justin Anderson (illness) out Sunday, Hendo could pick up a few extra minutes off the bench. Don't be surprised if he's rested on Monday vs. the Magic, though. Mar 19, 8:19 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 28 points in 117-92 win
    Stephen Curry scored 28 points during a 117-92 win over the Bucks on Saturday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: Hopefully, this can get him going. Curry has shockingly made just 31.0 percent from deep in his previous games since the break. What's more, Curry has been open on 74.8 percent of those 3-pointers, and he also made just 27.9 percent of his pullup treys. This is Stephen Curry we're talking about here, so he could drop 50 points in his next game with no notice. The Warriors do have a road-road back-to-back set to kick off their four-game week, so check back if coach Steve Kerr wants to rest his guys for one of those. Mar 18, 10:55 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 12 points vs. Rockets
    Jamal Murray scored 12 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He had three really bad fouls early in this game and never really got it going. Coach Mike Malone has said he wants to give Murray to help develop him faster while also trusting him in clutch spots. That was the case in this game for Murray with plenty of important shots, but he did not come through -- he missed two big free throws late. Murray's usage and minutes are rising, so that makes him a pickup in competitive leagues while Danilo Gallinari (knee) is out. Mar 18, 9:51 pm
  • George Hill scores 18 points in loss
    George Hill scored 18 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: After just 18 minutes in a bad game from the first unit in his return last week, Hill has played at least 31 minutes in each of his last four games. He hasn't really looked hobbled, but the offense is going through Gordon Hayward more compared to when Hill was going strong. Still, Hill averaged 15.8 points, 5.3 boards, 3.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 treys on 45.8 percent from the field. As long as he's healthy, Hill is a must-start player. Mar 18, 8:45 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 22 points
    C.J. McCollum scored 22 points with six rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and no turnovers against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: That eight-point Tuesday dud is forgiven now and C.J. has been very effective in his other recent games. Even with that game factored into his last five outings, McCollum averaged 23.2 points, 3.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 1.6 treys on 51.1 percent from the field and 94.1 percent from the line. He's elite and has been a second-round player this season. Mar 18, 6:25 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha has another bad game
    Thabo Sefolosha did not score with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 19 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: Low scoring is nothing new for Thabo, but his minutes continue to drop. Taurean Prince is coming on strong and is clearly earning more playing time. Sefolosha isn't worth owning right now unless you're really searching for steals. Mar 18, 5:25 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 11 points vs. OKC
    Buddy HIeld scored 11 points with one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Even a homecoming game in Oklahoma couldn't get him going. Hield is coming of a seven-points, zero-dime game on Wednesday and he continues to do very little outside of scoring. There just isn't enough incentive to own the rookie in most leagues right now. Mar 18, 2:44 pm
  • Malachi Richardson could be back Wednesday?
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) could play Wednesday, according to the Kings TV broadcast.

    Advice: This sounded more like a guess than anything else, but it's more than what we've seen. Richardson has been going through practice and warmups this week, and he did dress for Saturday's game. While the Kings will get a look at him later this year, it'll likely take a good week or so to get him up to speed. He's only a stash in very deep leagues. Mar 18, 2:35 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (personal) won't play Saturday
    Arron Afflalo (personal) is not with the team and will not play Saturday vs. OKC.

    Advice: The Kings are in full tank mode and continue to shuffle their lineup haphazardly on almost a nightly basis. Afflalo has been putting up decent numbers, averaging 11.6 points and 2.9 rebounds over his last seven games, but it's hard to rely on him due to the frequent nights off. He should be left on waivers in most leagues. Mar 18, 9:45 am
  • Mavs to sign Manny Harris to 2nd 10-day deal
    Dallas plans to sign Manny Harris to a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: Harris ended up playing 16 minutes on Friday night, but that was because the game was a 40-point blowout. Harris is not typically a part of the Mavs rotation. He should remain on waivers in all leagues. Mar 18, 7:35 am
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) shows no sign of injury
    Stephen Curry (ankle) showed no lingering signs of injury at practice on Friday.

    Advice: Curry tweaked his ankle in the first quarter of Thursday's victory over Orlando and ended up heading to the locker room with about seven minutes left in the game to get treatment on the ankle. However, Curry seems to have avoided even a minor injury and is fully expected to suit up Saturday night vs. the Bucks. Mar 18, 7:05 am
  • Jeff Green scores just two points
    Jeff Green made 1-of-9 from the field for two points with eight rebounds, one assist and one turnover against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: This is totally unacceptable on St. Patrick's Day. Anyway, Green just doesn't have fantasy value when the Magic are healthy up front. He doesn't even have much when players are out. Mar 17, 10:55 pm
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  • Ronnie Price gets 20 minutes
    Ronnie Price scored one point with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He should get minutes because he's really the only backup point guard. You're obviously not going to add Price almost anywhere while Tyler Ulis is healthy. Mar 17, 10:40 pm
  • Lou Williams scores just 14 points
    Lou Williams scored 14 points with one rebound, two assists and no 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He'll be all over the place with eye-popping lines of 30 points like Wednesday, but then he'll have letdown like this one. Williams should have a bumpy ride as a mid-round guy, but that's fine. Mar 17, 9:41 pm
  • RHJ gets just 16 minutes vs. Boston
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 10 points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: The Nets saw some good run out of Andrew Nicholson, which surprisingly took away from Hollis-Jefferson tonight. The inconsistent minutes continue to be a thorn in the side of his fantasy owners, so we don't blame you if you want to drop him. His upside isn't the greatest anyway. Mar 17, 8:39 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell scored 11 points with two rebounds and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He did play some big minutes late, but the return of DeMarre Carroll clearly hurts Powell. We'll see him again at some point, but he's a drop candidate in most leagues. Mar 17, 8:10 pm
  • Wes Matthews' rough second half continues
    Wes Matthews (calf) returned from a one-game absence during a 116-74 loss to the 76ers on Friday, making 1-of-8 from the field for three points with two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He looked frustrated throughout the game and maybe he wasn't 100 percent. Matthews is not exactly having a great post-break run so far, averaging 8.5 points, 3.5 boards, 2.9 dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.5 treys on 30.5 percent from the field in his previous games since the break. We've seen some brutally long slumps from Wes, so a couple more bad games could make him a drop candidate. Considering it's the fantasy playoffs in many leagues, he already is for shallow formats. Mar 17, 6:45 pm
  • Seth Curry scores just seven points
    Seth Curry scored seven points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The 17 minutes can be chalked up to the Mavs losing by 42 points here. On the other hand Curry has slowed down considerably with single-digit scoring in three of his last four. We've seen his brother go through some slumps, so it's likely just another case of one of those. Curry has been flirting with early-round value since the start of 2017, so his owners have to just keep using him until he figures it out. Mar 17, 6:37 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) ruled out Friday
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) will not play on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight will not play again this season, so with Barbosa out, Ronnie Price will likely see a handful of minutes off the bench behind Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker. Mar 17, 6:23 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) a game-time call
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) is a game-time call on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: With Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight shut down for the season, Barbosa will get a small bump in minutes off the bench behind Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker. Ulis and Booker are the only guards you want to own in Phoenix, so leave Barbosa on the wire. Mar 17, 5:46 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (calf) will start on Friday
    Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) will start Friday night vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Matthews ends up missing just one game; he sat out Wednesday night after injuring himself on Monday. Dorian Finney-Smith will get bumped back to the bench with Matthews back in the mix. Mar 17, 2:41 pm
  • Malachi Richardson back on practice floor
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) was back on the practice floor on Friday.

    Advice: He went through a full contact 5-on-5 in Phoenix. For what it's worth, he was scrimmaging with Skal Labissiere, Willie Cauley-Stein, Buddy Hield and Langston Galloway on his team, so that's an interesting combo of their young guys. Richardson is obviously just a stash in super deep leagues, but it sounds like he'll be back this month. Mar 17, 2:11 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa is doubtful to play
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) is listed as doubtful in the game notes for Friday against the Magic.

    Advice: If Barbosa can't go and Brandon Knight (back) doesn't play for whatever reason, the Suns should have to give big minutes to Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker. We should see some Ronnie Price and maybe T.J. Warren plays some two -- he did play a little shooting guard earlier in the season. Ulis needs to be owned everywhere. Daily Slant: With Bledsoe, Knight, Chandler and Barbosa off the floor this year, Devin Booker leads the Suns in usage at 39.4%, along with a healthy 1.12 FPPM mark, making him a core target industry wide. Tyler Ulis should also command big minutes this evening, and he carries an ample 21.3% usage rate and 0.85 FPPM mark, and both of those figures are likely to rise with the Suns looking towards the future. Both Booker and Ulis should push for 40 minutes of court time on Friday. Mar 17, 12:32 pm
  • Wes Matthews (calf) expected to play Friday
    Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) is expected to play Friday night vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Matthews injured himself on Monday night and did not play in Wednesday's win over Washington. On Thursday, coach Rick Carlisle did say he was hopeful that Wes would return for the Chicago game and it appears that is the case. Matthews' return will bump Dorian Finney-Smith back to the bench. Mar 17, 8:27 am
  • Steph Curry ices ankle early in blowout
    Stephen Curry, who left during the first quarter in Thursday's game to have his right ankle attended to, headed to the locker room for good with about seven minutes remaining with a 114-78 blowout lead against the Magic.

    Advice: Steph appears to be fine (and coach Steve Kerr said as much after the game) and he finished with 25 points, nine assists and two 3-pointers in an incredibly easy win. He basically got a new ankle brace and tape job on his first trip to the locker room, and then went in to ice it early with the game completely out of reach for Orlando. Curry could be a sit candidate any time the Warriors are in a back-to-back situation, but they'd still like to finish with the league's best record and they'll need Curry in order to make it happen over the Spurs. Consider him very probable for Saturday's game against the Bucks. Mar 16, 9:33 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 10 points
    Jamal Murray made 4-of-14 from the field for 10 points with five rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He struggled with his shot, at least the usage was there and he didn't turn the ball over. The combo guard minutes are coming with 11 minutes tonight, which is way more than his average since the break. Of course, Danilo Gallinari (knee) not playing slid Will Barton to more of a straight three, so there were minutes available at SG. Regardless, Murray looks like he's part of the next crop of rookie pickups after guys like Tyler Ulis, Ivica Zubac and Skal Labissiere. If you're looking for a rookie with upside, Murray might be your guy. Mar 16, 9:32 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 22 points
    J.J. Redick scored 22 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointer against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's his first 20-point game of the month and not having Blake Griffin tonight certainly helped him get more shots. Redick hasn't exactly lit it up in March, averaging 11.9 points, 1.9 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.8 treys in his previous March games. He likely only has late-round upside, but he's still worth owning unless it's to grab a hot free agent. Mar 16, 8:50 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scores 20 points
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson matched his career-high 20 points during a 121-110 win at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, adding 10 rebounds and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Trevor Booker (rest) not playing was definitely a factor for RHJ going off. On the other hand, he has played at least 24 minutes in each of his last three games with solid production in each if you take into account his defensive stats and low turnovers. He's trending up and looks like he could touch mid-round value going forward if the Nets do opt to shut down guys like Brook Lopez and others. The consistent minutes will be key. Mar 16, 8:34 pm
  • Stephen Curry returns to game action
    Stephen Curry went to the locker room in the first quarter on Thursday and returned to the floor minutes later.

    Advice: The team called it a minor right ankle tweak and he made it back fairly quickly. Curry did look to have a new ankle brace on, so he likely just got retaped and added that. Mar 16, 7:49 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha plays just 14 minutes in loss
    Thabo Sefolosha played just 14 minutes and scored two points in Thursday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: He normally gets around 25 minutes a game, but the Hawks were crushed in the third quarter and Taurean Prince got hot in this one. Thabo's not really worth owning in most leagues to begin with and if you were on the fence about holding him, this game might have been enough to push you over the edge. Mar 16, 7:07 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores six points in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored six points with three rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He somewhat surprisingly didn't get an increase in playing time while DeMarre Carroll was out. The problem has been the Raptors have been trailing more often, so they need offense more than Tucker's defense. He's not a fantasy option. Mar 16, 6:56 pm
  • George Hill struggles on Thursday
    George Hill hit just 3-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, two assists and a steal in Thursday's loss to Cleveland.

    Advice: He scored just nine in his return to action from a toe injury on Saturday, but then played very well on Monday and Wednesday before struggling tonight. The good news is that his minutes were there and he's healthy again, so he should bounce back against Rajon Rondo and the Bulls on Saturday. Mar 16, 6:47 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell scored 13 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes off the bench against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He played a little more than expected because the Raptors needed some late offense. Powell does have a four-game streak of scoring at least 12 points, but he's really not doing anything else besides that. He's not really worth owning right now and does need to work on his defense. Mar 16, 6:27 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell will move back to the bench on Thursday against the Thunder.

    Advice: Norm is coming off a strong game with 19 points in 31 minutes, but he should see a noticeable drop in minutes. In the last game Carroll played, Powell was at just 18 minutes, so expect him to be around 20 in this home game. He's not the strongest player to own while Carroll is in the lineup. Mar 16, 2:27 pm
  • Wes Matthews (calf) questionable Friday
    Wes Matthews (calf) is considered questionable to play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is hopeful that Matthews will play and the SG hinted on Wednesday that he's expecting to give it a go. With Matthews on the sidelines Wednesday, Nicolas Brussino played 23 minutes off the bench and Dorian-Finney Smith played 20 in the first unit. If Matthews is unable to play, there are no great pickups. Mar 16, 11:17 am
  • Buddy Hield gets 21 minutes
    Buddy Hield scored seven points in 21 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: While he won't be rested, Hield just isn't that good yet. He hasn't picked up a steal in four of his last five and his assist:turnover ratio is below 1.0 in that span, too. Most fantasy owners should be able to do better. Mar 15, 11:52 pm
  • Arron Afflalo returns to the lineup
    Arron Afflalo scored 14 points with four rebounds in 30 minutes as a starter against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: While he did play well, Afflalo is likely going to get rested at some point again. Afflalo can stay on the wire in just about all leagues. Mar 15, 11:50 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 30 points in win vs. LA
    Lou Williams scored 30 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and seven 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Revenge game? Williams was having a nightmare March coming into this game, averaging 9.0 points, 2.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.2 treys on just 24.6 percent from the field in his previous six games. This wasn't about garbage time with Lou making all seven shots from the field in the first half. Williams is just the third player since 1983-84 with two 30-point, 7-assist games off bench in a season (Sleepy Floyd, Jamal Crawford). This monster game moved him back into the mid-round range after the break. He'll likely be more of a top 75-100 guy going forward. Mar 15, 10:40 pm
  • Eric Gordon scores 10 points
    Eric Gordon scored 10 points with three rebounds, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Despite coach Mike D'Antoni saying Lou Williams coming to town will help Gordon, that hasn't been the case at all. Gordon is really just a specialist for 3-pointers right now and hasn't been a top-100 player since the break. Mar 15, 10:18 pm
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