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  • Terry Rozier picks up a DNP-CD
    Terry Rozier picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Rozier is shooting just 27.3 percent from the field in March, so maybe coach Brad Stevens is trying to send him a message. "That's not easy from their standpoint, and I respect that," Stevens said of not playing Rozier or Jonas Jerebko on Wednesday. "And that's hard. But we're going to need all those guys and we're going to need them to be playing great." Avery Bradley played 39 minutes in the win and Marcus Smart is basically a sixth starter, so Rozier is only looking at a handful of minutes at best in the near future. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:22 am
  • Paul Millsap (knee) ruled out for Friday
    Paul Millsap (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This will be his fourth game in a row on the shelf and it's not a good sign that he isn't traveling with the team. Atlanta's next game is on Sunday vs. the 14-56 Nets, so his owners are in a tough spot. With Millsap out, Ersan Ilyasova is worth streaming if you need a bump in points, rebounds and triples. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:51 am
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  • Al Horford's value is trending up
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens hinted that he will keep staggering the playing time for Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas.

    Advice: Horford played only 2.4 minutes per game without Thomas during the final nine games before the break, but since then that average has gone up to double digits. "We still run the same offense, all the same concepts," Horford said. "I think that I may post a little more with the second unit, and guys will look to play off of me, and just create plays that way." Horford's value has been trending up quickly since this rotation tweak and Stevens deserves a lot of credit for maximizing the big man's talent. He's averaging 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 triples over his last five games, so he's peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:41 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
  • Goodwin likely to get second 10-day deal
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson hinted that Archie Goodwin will likely get a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: "We’ve got to discuss it as an organization but I would say it’s trending very positive," Atkinson said. "And that’s not just from a basketball standpoint but from a culture standpoint. From the first day I met him, how he presents himself every day." He scored 10 points with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 18 minutes vs. the Pistons on Tuesday, but with Jeremy Lin (ankle) expected back, Goodwin will likely take a hit -- Atkinson said he's looking at Goodwin as a point guard. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
  • Boris Diaw starts, but plays just 14 minutes
    Boris Diaw drew the start on Wednesday in place of Joe Johnson, but finished with just five points, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Diaw played 14 minutes and this is a predictably quiet return -- he's averaging 15.5 minutes off the bench this season, and that only goes up to 21.2 minutes as a starter. There's no reason to touch him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Gordon Hayward shoots 6-of-17 from the field
    Gordon Hayward couldn't find the range on Wednesday, making 6-of-17 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs to finish with 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: In Utah's previous three games, Hayward was tasked with defending LeBron James, Jimmy Butler and Paul George, so he may have just run out of energy tonight. The Jazz don't play again until Saturday, which is bad if you're relying on him for immediate value, but at least it'll give him a chance to recharge his batteries. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:00 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez logs 17 minutes off bench
    Willy Hernangomez came off the bench vs. Utah on Wednesday, playing 17 minutes to finish with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting, 10 rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis started at center in a frontcourt that also featured Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas, which bumped Willy to a reserve role. His inconsistent minutes have been frustrating at the most important time on the fantasy calendar, but his upside is undeniable. He's worth holding in most leagues, unless there's a very compelling free agent available. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:54 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 Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Lance Thomas quiet in 32 minutes as starter
    Lance Thomas moved into the Knicks' starting unit on Wednesday, where he posted four points, nine rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks went smaller tonight vs. the Jazz and they jumped out to an early lead thanks to a 34-point first quarter. Thomas isn't a great fantasy option even if he continues to start -- in 14 previous starts this season, he averaged a modest 9.5 points, 1.2 threes, 4.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocks. There are better options on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Thon Maker scores four points
    Thon Maker scored four points with three rebounds in 12 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Even with John Henson (thumb) not playing, Maker still couldn't get additional playing time. He's not going to play enough to have value in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • X-rays negative on Derrick Rose's left foot
    X-rays were negative on Derrick Rose's left foot, but he exited the arena after Wednesday's game with a brace and a noticeable limp.

    Advice: Rose did return after the injury, finishing with 17 points and six assists in 32 minutes, but we're considering him questionable to face the Blazers on Thursday. Rose said that his foot was injured, not his ankle, and his oft-injured knees don't seem to have been affected. If he is forced to miss any time, Ron Baker and Chasson Randle would absorb the PG duties. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Spencer Hawes scores 10 points
    Spencer Hawes scored 10 points with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers against the Kings on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos resting, Labissiere was able to make his third NBA start. In his previous two, he only averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 boards, 2.5 blocks and 0.5 steals in just 17.5 minutes. He is clearly earning more run and the Kings will continue to rest players to allow Skal to play more. He's worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 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 Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Garrett Temple comes off the bench
    Garrett Temple scored 12 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's tough to count on any Kings vet right now with how the front office finally is getting to play the youth. Temple can remain on the wire in just about all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 18 points
    Tyreke Evans scored 18 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not play in the previous two games and will continue to be rested going forward. Evans will be a free agent this summer and it'll be interesting to see who pays up for him with all of his injury history. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Papa G blocks a couple shots
    Georgios Papagiannis made 2-of-9 from the field for four points with seven rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos getting the night off, the Kings gave their rookie plenty of run during this game. Papagiannis still isn't very effective on the offensive end, but he is improving and does have some upside for blocks and boards. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Ben McLemore doesn't score in 13 minutes
    Ben McLemore did not score in 13 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with one rebound and one turnover.

    Advice: He was away from the team this weekend to witness the birth of his daughter. McLemore could find himself getting more minutes, but the Kings do seem more invested on Buddy Hield right now. It'll be interesting to see how the Kings handle B-Mac this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Derrick Rose returns to action
    Derrick Rose (right ankle) returned in the fourth quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had a sore right ankle and did go to the locker room. Rose appears to be fine, but the Knicks may take it easier on him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) questionable to return
    Derrick Rose has a sore right ankle and is questionable to return to Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: It looked like he tweaked his ankle on a drive to the basket. Rose stayed in the game and shot the free throws, but he checked out and went to the locker room. While it didn't look bad, the Knicks will probably play it safe with their point guard. If he's out, it'll be Ron Baker and Chasson Randle getting the PG minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops triple-double No. 35
    Russell Westbrook turned in his 35th triple-double of the season during a 122-97 win over the 76ers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds, 14 assists, two blocks and five turnovers.

    Advice: Westbrook was 6-of-6 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line to make him the first player in NBA history to drop a triple-double on perfect shooting. Westbrook only had a 19.5 usage rate in this game, which is less than half his season average and is also a season low by a mile. In fact, this was only the second time this season he had a usage rate under 30 in a game. He gets a triple-double date with James Harden on Sunday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Enes Kanter scores 24 points vs. 76ers
    Enes Kanter scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, one block and one steal against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's usually a fun time for a big man to go up against Jahlil Okafor and that was the case for Kanter today. He also had a double-double against the Warriors on Monday and did play 25 minutes in that loss. The arrival of Taj Gibson hasn't hurt Kanter too much, averaging 16.8 points, 7.4 boards, 0.6 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 steals in his last five games. Plus, Steven Adams struggling has also helped get Kanter going. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez quiet off bench Wednesday
    Juan Hernangomez moved to the bench vs. the Cavaliers, finishing Wednesday's home win with four points, four rebounds, one assist and one block in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler (groin) was back in action tonight, which bumped Denver's promising young forward to the second unit. In eight starts this year he's averaging 11.6 points, 1.8 threes, 6.0 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocks, but his numbers take a big hit coming off the bench. If you're holding him, just remember that his role will be threatened even more once Danilo Gallinari (knee) gets back on the court. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Kevin Love plays 22 minutes in ugly defeat
    Kevin Love played only 22 minutes during Wednesday's game, posting nine points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

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

    Advice: Maybe Isaiah Thomas missing time has helped Horford get back on track. In his last five games, Horford averaged 18.4 points, 8.4 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 treys -- Thomas did not play in two of those. Horford's fantasy owners can probably start expecting early-round value going forward after a very quiet February. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:20 pm
  • Garrett Temple to bench on Wednesday
    Garrett Temple will come off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Arron Afflalo is getting the start tonight, and this effectively erases Temple's faint fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Collison, Hield, Afflalo, Skal & WCS starting
    Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein are starting against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings are resting Kosta Koufos, so Skal should be getting some good minutes in the first unit. The Kings should also roll with Georgios Papagiannis off the bench. Skal is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Lance Thomas starting vs. Utah on Wednesday
    Lance Thomas is starting against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks will go with their smaller lineup and put Kristaps Porzingis at the five. Thomas only averaged 9.5 points per game as a starter, so he's not really someone fantasy owners should be using. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez to come off bench Wednesday
    Willy Hernangomez is listed as a reserve for Wednesday's game, with Lance Thomas starting alongside Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

    Advice: The Knicks are mixing things up against Utah's imposing defense, with Porzingis lining up across from Rudy Gobert. Hernangomez hasn't been great as a starter in his past few games, so hopefully the benching will fire him up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Boris Diaw starting; Joe Johnson to bench
    Boris Diaw will start at power forward and Joe Johnson will move to the bench.

    Advice: The Jazz will go with their bigger lineup with Kristaps Porzingis starting for the Knicks. Diaw is likely just going to play minutes in the teens, so he's not someone fantasy owners should be counting on tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 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 Yesterday, 6:13 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. Milwaukee
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans went scoreless in 14 minutes his last time out, and even if his ankle has fully recovered he's a dubious fantasy option at this stage of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:13 pm
  • Russell Westbrook (hand) will start Wednesday
    Russell Westbrook (hand) will start Wednesday vs. the 76ers, as expected.

    Advice: Westbrook picked up a blister on his shooting hand during Monday's loss to Golden State, but he's obviously fine, and he should have a nice bounce-back performance with a matchup against Philly. Victor Oladipo, Andre Roberson, Taj Gibson and Steven Adams will join him in the starting five. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:49 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:48 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez will come off the bench
    Juan Hernangomez will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler (groin) will be getting the start at the three-spot tonight to matchup with LeBron James, and with Darrell Arthur (knee) also set to return to action, Hernangomez' minutes could take a decent sized hit. He's not the best option tonight with a tough matchup and a return to the second unit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • Hawks will make decision on Millsap Thursday
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Atlanta will make a decision as to whether Paul Millsap (knee) will join the team in Milwaukee for Friday's game on Thursday morning.

    Advice: Budenholzer hinted on Monday that Millsap's absence could extend beyond two games (Monday and Wednesday), so we'll have to wait for the next official update on Thursday morning. With Millsap on the sidelines tonight, Ersan Ilyasova will earn another start and there will be some increased opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:05 pm
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  • 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 Yesterday, 9:59 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:38 am
  • Ben McLemore (personal) to return Wednesday
    Ben McLemore (personal) practiced Tuesday and is expected to be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: McLemore missed the last two games of the Kings recent road trip due to the birth of his first child. However, the fantasy impact of McLemore's return is minimal, as he had been a DNP-CD in four of the Kings previous seven games, before his excused absence. We don't yet have an update on Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (personal). If they remain unavailable on Wednesday, then McLemore will have an opportunity to soak up extra minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Coach Atkinson praises Goodwin and McDaniels
    Kenny Atkinson praised Archie Goodwin and KJ McDaniels on Tuesday and said they would "get some opportunities" in Tuesday's contest vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: With Jeremy Lin (ankle) ruled out, Spencer Dinwiddie will draw the start but Goodwin will likely see extra minutes off the Nets bench. Archie made his Nets debut on Sunday and played 14 minutes after Lin had to leave the game due to the ankle issue. Goodwin could see 15-plus minutes on Tuesday. However, with Dinwiddie starting and playing the lion's share of minutes, Goodwin still belongs on waivers. McDaniels is averaging 17.5 mpg and that could continue to rise. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:08 pm
  • Westbrook dealing with blister on his hand
    Billy Donovan said that Russell Westbrook picked up a blister on his right (shooting) hand during Monday's loss to the Warriors, but he's fine.

    Advice: Westbrook took it easy during Tuesday's light, non-contact practice, but he should be just fine for Wednesday's matchup with the 76ers. Owners can expect to get official confirmation on Westbrook's status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:25 am
  • Lance Thomas returns to bench
    Lance Thomas scored just two points with one assist and one rebound in 15 minutes off the bench against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Thomas was back to a reserve role with Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) back in action. As such, Thomas is back to having very minimal fantasy appeal. However, with the Knicks all but eliminated from a spot in the postseason the team could shut down some key members and Thomas might return to a starting role. For now, most fantasy owners can leave him to the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:28 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis posts 18 and 11 in return
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes in Monday's loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: Porzingis looked pretty sharp in his return from a thigh injury and as expected he did not play with any kind of a minutes cap. In fact, he played all the way down to the final minute despite a lopsided score for most of the second half. With Porzingis back it was Lance Thomas sliding back to a reserve role. It appears safe to plug Porzingis back into the active fantasy lineup in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Enes Kanter double-doubles vs. GSW
    Enes Kanter double-doubled vs. the Warriors on Monday with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

    Advice: This was such an Enes Kanter line with zero assists, blocks or steals -- he was averaging 0.6 blocks and 0.4 steals per game prior to Monday. Kanter shot 6-of-16 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, but with just two more games on the schedule this week, he's just a low-end player to own who specializes in points and rebounds. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:24 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Russell Westbrook held to 15 points in loss
    Russell Westbrook was held to 15 points on 4-of-16 shooting vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Incredibly, his 15 points were his 2nd-fewest in a game this season since he scored 14 vs. the Heat back in November. Westbrook added eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one triple, but only played 27 minutes in the lopsided loss. Westbrook needs seven triple-doubles in his last 12 games to match Oscar Robertson's single-season record of 41 triple-doubles, so Westy's owners probably don't have to worry about him taking time off. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:15 pm
  • Al Horford scores 16 points
    Al Horford scored 16 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal vs. the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 6-of-11 from the field, but only managed to hit 4-of-7 from the line. Horford scored a season-high 27 points in his previous outing and is averaging 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.2 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.0 triples over his last five games. He's been underwhelming for most of the season, but at least he's stepping up in a big way during the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores career-high 38 at IND
    Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 38 points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals, a blocked shot and three 3-pointers in Monday's 107-100 loss at Indiana.

    Advice: It was likely extra special for Hayward since he spent his college days in Indy playing for the Butler Bulldogs. He was on point, connecting on 16 of his 24 field goal attempts. He now has at least one 3-pointer in all 11 games in March, and 22 straight outings dating back to Jan. 28. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:31 pm
  • Millsap (knee) could miss more than 2 games?
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer would not commit to Paul Millsap only needing two games off to rest up his left knee but did describe the injury as a "short term" issue.

    Advice: At the very least, Millsap will be on the sidelines for both Monday and Wednesday's games, and it sounds like there's a chance he could miss Friday's matchup in Milwaukee as well. Ersan Ilyasova will be one of the primary beneficiaries with Millsap on the shelf, and there will also be more opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Millsap owners can expect to get more than a few updates leading up to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:26 pm
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  • 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
  • Kevin Love strong in Sunday's return
    Kevin Love scored 21 points with 15 rebounds in Sunday's 125-120 win against the Lakers.

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

    Advice: The rookie connected on seven of his nine field goal attempts and is now hitting 63.3 percent from the field (50-of-79) in 10 games in the month of March. Labissiere is logging plenty of time since the trade of fellow Kentucky alum DeMarcus Cousin to New Orleans and it's now his time to shine. He and another Wildcat, Willie Cauley-Stein, are the future in Sacramento in the middle. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:56 pm
  • Garrett Temple hot from the perimeter
    Garrett Temple scored 15 points while hitting all three of his attempts from behind the arc in Sunday's 118-102 loss in San Antonio.

    Advice: Temple matched his best shooting night since returning from a long-term hamstring injury, and this was just the second time he played in a back-to-back situation since coming back March 5. The last time he struggled in both ends of the back-to-back, but he obviously excelled this time around. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:17 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:11 pm
  • Georgios Papagiannis grabs 10 more boards
    Georgios Papagiannis scored six points with 10 rebounds, a steal and a blocked shots in 24 minutes against the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Head coach Dave Joerger has decided the remove the bubble wrap from the rookie and see what the Greek-born 7-footer can do. Papagiannis is averaging 10.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game over his past two outings. If he continues to see 15-20 minutes per game, which is a good bet down the stretch, Papagiannis could be quite the addition for fantasy owners in deeper leagues in search of an effective big man, especially in rotisserie formats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:01 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:00 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
  • McLemore is out again on Sunday
    Ben McLemore (personal) is out again for Sunday against the Spurs.

    Advice: He's not in the rotation anyway and the Kings trading for Buddy Hield doesn't bode well for McLemore this offseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:30 pm
  • Tyreke Evans, Afflalo, McLemore out Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) will all sit out vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is also out tonight, so once again it will be all hands on deck for the Kings. Darren Collison, Ty Lawson and Buddy Hield should do the heavy lifting, with some help from Langston Galloway and Garrett Temple. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:27 pm
  • Terry Rozier scores 14 points
    Terry Rozier scored 14 points during a 105-99 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Celtics missed Isaiah Thomas (knee) badly and this loss could be costly for the No. 2 seed. Rozier bounced back nicely from an 0-of-8 on Friday, but his playing time would likely drop upon Thomas' return. The Celtics are hopeful IT is back for Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:12 pm
  • Paul Millsap (knee) ruled out for two games
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play in the next two games.

    Advice: That's not good after it sounded like he was getting rest on Saturday. The Hawks play Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, so hopefully Millsap can make it back for a big game against the Bucks on Friday. While he's out, Ersan Ilyasova becomes a player worth owning in all standard leagues. This news also helps guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and we should see Taurean Prince in the rotation. The Hawks will go smaller more often, as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:31 pm
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  • Al Horford scores season-high 27 in loss
    Al Horford scored a season-high 27 points during a 105-99 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: That's two 20-plus scoring games in his last three. Before that, Horford didn't hit 20 points in any game since Jan. 25, so it's been a prolonged offensive slump for one of the most consistent offensive players over the last decade. Not having Isaiah Thomas obviously helped and he does have a 22.7 usage rate without him and he's even more efficient, too. We saw Horford tear it up earlier this year even with IT next to him, so maybe this gets him going. His owners have to love this line heading into four home games this week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:10 pm
  • Archie Goodwin gets 14 minutes
    Archie Goodwin played 14 minutes with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: Jeremy Lin (ankle) got hurt and Spencer Dinwiddie got some early fouls, so we saw Goodwin for the first time as a Net. The Nets may get another look at him, but he's still not close to seeing consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:45 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
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:51 pm
  • Juancho has a solid game in start
    Juancho Hernangomez scored 15 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes as the starting small forward against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nuggets look like they hit on another international guy. Hernangomez has made a very impressive 45.9 percent from deep this season. Before tonight, a whopping 71 of his 73 attempts were catch-and-shoot attempts, so having Nikola Jokic is helping. With Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari out, Hernangomez is a decent guy to hold until those two get the all clear. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores just nine
    Gordon Hayward made 5-of-16 from the field for 14 points with six rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He's surprisingly failed to hit 15 points in three of his last five games while his averages in boards, assists, field goal percentage and free throw percentage are down in that span. All three of those bad games were on the road, and that has been a trend for Hayward with his field goal percentage four percentage points worse away from Utah. Two of his three games next week are on the road, but one of those is in Indiana for the Butler product. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:39 pm
  • Kevin Love will not play on Saturday
    Kevin Love will not play on Saturday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This isn't surprising at all with the Cavs resting Love on the front end of a back-to-back set. It actually wouldn't even be a surprise to see him rest on Sunday, too. The Cavs are playing with house money on Love because he beat his timetable to return. He'll be seeing several games off as the Cavs get ready for the postseason. Channing Frye will start and benefit most tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:10 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 28 with no trip-dub
    Russell Westbrook scored 28 points during a 110-94 win over the Kings on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, seven turnovers and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: No triple-double this time to snap his four-game streak. While he didn't get the triple-double, he still has an excellent chance to average one for the season because he only needs 7.3 boards and 8.2 dimes in his final 13 games to hold the double-digit averages. Additionally, he has multiple-treys in four straight and his jumper is working again. Monday should be fun against the Warriors. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:31 pm
  • Enes Kanter scores 14 points vs. Kings
    Enes Kanter scored 14 points with four rebounds and one block in 18 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: That's double-digit scoring games in 11 straight while making at least 50 percent from the field in all but two of those games. While the scoring and percentages are great, Kanter is doing almost nothing with only three blocks in March, which has made him only a late-round guy. He's more of a fit player in fantasy and hasn't been worth owning since the break. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:13 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores 13 points
    Skal Labissiere scores 13 points during a 110-94 loss to the Thunder on Saturday, adding four rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: While this line probably made his recent owners frown after a 32-point explosion in Phoenix on Wednesday, it could have been a lot worse. He committed three fouls in his five first-quarter minutes and really didn't have anything going until the fourth. Labissiere continues to show he has terrific moves in the halfcourt and the Kings are starting to feed him the ball more. The Kings are also using him in more lineup combinations as a small forward, which may help if the Kings decide to go with a very big lineup. Labissiere probably won't be a difference-making add, but he should be owned in standard leagues as the Kings try to identify what his limits are. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:00 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:44 pm
  • Garrett Temple plays 28 minutes
    Garrett Temple scored seven points with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He took some friendly fire from Kosta Koufos to the groin, but he was OK after a trip to the bench. While Temple did start, his time in the first unit likely won't be lasting very long. Even after a decent line today, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues with the Kings going so young these days. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:38 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:35 pm
  • Georgios Papagiannis logs first double-double
    Georgis Papagiannis turned in career-highs 14 points and 11 rebounds for his first NBA double-double of his career against the Thunder on Saturday, adding one assist, one block and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: It was obviously his best game. His defense was better, he had his first make outside of the paint, showed an array of post moves, and only committed two fouls. The days of Papa G getting DNP-CDs are probably over and he's likely looking at close to 20 minutes in the short term and possibly more after that. It's also worth mentioning this game comes with both Anthony Tolliver and Kosta Koufos playing -- one or both will likely rest on Sunday. He's not quite worth adding in standard leagues, but he's trending up for owners in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:27 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left knee) out for Saturday
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play on Saturday against the Blazers.

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

    Advice: With Arron Afflalo out, there should be a decent amount of minutes going to Temple tonight. He's still not going to be a fantasy option with the Kings going young. Malachi Richardson (hamstring) returning would also take minutes from him Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:47 am
  • Ben McLemore (personal) won't play Saturday
    Ben McLemore (personal) will not play Saturday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: McLemore has yet to play in consecutive games this month. Due in part to the seeming dysfunction in Sacramento, he can't be trusted in standard fantasy leagues. Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (personal) have also been ruled out on Saturday. These extra backcourt minutes will be divvied up among Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple and Langston Galloway. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:47 am
  • Evans, Afflalo, McLemore ruled out Saturday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) have all been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Evans has been battling a nagging ankle injury. He played just 14 scoreless minutes on Wednesday. There will obviously be plenty of minutes available for the Kings guards that are active on Saturday. Darren Collison sat out Wednesday's game to rest but will be back on Saturday. Buddy Hield should see plenty of playing time. Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple and Langston Galloway will also likely log additional minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:33 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
  • 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
  • Al Horford puts up another strong line
    Al Horford scored 14 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and four blocks against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He looks like he's back. Since returning from his elbow sprain, Horford averaged 14.2 points, 7.2 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.2 treys on 57.4 percent from the field. Horford's owners probably shouldn't feel 100 percent about him returning to the player he was back in 2016, but he looks like he can be trusted as an early-round guy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:23 pm
  • A not so happy birthday for Rozier
    Terry Rozier missed all eight shots from the field and didn't go to the line against the Nets on Friday, adding six rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Not the best birthday for Mr. Rozier. He did get minutes and decent usage, so he may have a chance to produce on Sunday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:54 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:11 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:32 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez comes up with a solid game
    Juan Hernangomez made a start on Thursday with nine points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He's been elite in efficiency for rookies this year and he's always been capable of filling the stat sheet. Per 36 minutes, Hernangomez averaged 13.1 points, 8.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.7 blocks and 2.0 treys this season. With both Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) having unclear return dates, Juancho is worth a speculative look for those with something to cut. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:21 pm
  • Willy doesn't do much in his start
    Willy Hernangomez did not fare well his start against the Nets on Thursday with four points, six rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Foul trouble was the culprit here and he could not handle Brook Lopez down low. There's really nothing to this game besides rookies just having bad games. Hernangomez should remain owned in standard leagues even if Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) can return this weekend. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:38 pm
  • Lance Thomas scores 15 points
    Lance Thomas scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes during his start against the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he is not expected to miss much time beyond Thursday, so there's little reason to react to this line for Thomas in the short term. On the other hand, the Knicks are now 6.5 games out of the No. 8 seed and only have 13 games to play, so maybe guys get shut down to open up minutes for Thomas. Most owners can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:32 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops triple-double No. 34
    Russell Westbrook posted his 34th triple-double of the season during a 123-102 win in Toronto on Thursday, scoring 24 points with 10 rebounds, 16 assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in just 28 minutes.

    Advice: That's four consecutive triple-doubles, eight in his last 12, and it's also his third streak of four straight trip-dubs this season. He is now seven away from Oscar Robertson's record of 41 triple-doubles in a season, which seems to be well within his grasp given his high volume in that department lately. Additionally, Westbrook playing in every game is very impressive given all his usage this season. He gets the Kings at home on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:25 pm
  • Paul Millsap struggles in loss to Grizzlies
    Paul Millsap hit just 3-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, three rebounds, a steal and a block on Thursday, and was dominated by JaMychal Green, who has been struggling lately.

    Advice: It wasn't a great night for Millsap or the Hawks and this was his lowest scoring night in the month of March. Millsap had been playing well and power forwards tend to have a ton of success against the Blazers, who the Hawks face on Saturday night. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:02 pm
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  • Kevin Love goes for 10 & 9 in return
    Kevin Love returned from knee surgery on Thursday and hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Baby steps, right? He looked pretty good and should see his minutes count slowly increase as the season winds down. But the fact he nearly double-doubled in his first game back is a great sign, so owners should plan on deploying him any time he's going to play for the Cavs. Just make sure he's in the lineup when the Cavs go back-to-back this Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 24-25, Mar. 30-31, Apr. 4-5 and Apr. 9-10. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:51 pm
  • Gordon Hayward quiet in loss to Cavs
    Gordon Hayward hit just 4-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five boards, four assists and a steal in 35 minutes of Thursday's 91-83 loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He'd scored 25 and 27 points in his previous two games but had a nine-point dud last Saturday. Hayward's having a fine season but has had trouble putting together long streaks of great games all year. It's not easy to play against LeBron James and he should have a better matchup against the Bulls on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:28 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee will start
    Juancho Hernangomez and Mason Plumlee will start against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He should get some heavy minutes with Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) out. Coach Mike Malone said he doesn't know how long those two vets will be out, so Hernangomez could be a decent speculative add. Mason Plumlee is also expected to start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:23 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez starting vs. Nets
    Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Lance Thomas, Carmelo Anthony, and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nets defense can be the most porous in the league, so Hernangomez should have ample opportunity in this game. He should he owned in all standard leagues going forward. We should see plenty of Kyle O'Quinn behind him, too. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:35 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis hoping he's only out 1 gm
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he thinks he'll only need to miss Thursday's game and should play on the upcoming road trip.

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

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

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

    Advice: Goodwin signed his 10-day deal with the Nets on Wednesday and did go through a full practice, but coach Kenny Atkinson said he won't play until Friday or Sunday. "He’s got to get his feet under him and hopefully in this 10-day period," Atkinson said. "Probably right, not the first game. Get a few practices under his belt we can throw him in against the Celtics or the Mavs and see where he is." If he impresses and earns a long-term deal, Goodwin could be interesting later in the season if the Nets start shutting veterans down. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:46 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:52 pm
  • Garrett Temple comes off the bench
    Garrett Temple scored eight points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes off the bench against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely going to get a rest day at some point and really can't be counted on in fantasy leagues. Temple shouldn't be owned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Papa G blocks three shots
    Georgios Papagiannis blocked a career-high three shots with three rebounds in 13 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did need three stitched under his chin due to some contact in the fourth. Papagiannis may have turned in his best game, but he's still a major project. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:30 pm
  • Evans doesn't score in return
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) did not score in 14 minutes with two rebounds, three assists and one steal against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He didn't look right and couldn't really separate from his defender. Evans is going to be resting more as the season goes on, so he's really not a great property to own in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:25 pm
  • Skal Labissiere explodes for career-high 32
    Skal Labissiere scored a career-high 32 points against the Suns on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The youth movement is on. Skal went berserk in the fourth quarter, scoring the Kings' first 15 points of that frame and scoring 21 total in the fourth. Clearly, he's going to be getting more minutes as the Kings pick their spots on what veterans they will rest next to him. He's been extremely efficient and he's also shown improvement on the glass on defense. He won't be this good, but he should be picked up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:24 pm
  • Gordon Hayward posts 25/9/6 in win vs. DET
    Gordon Hayward had 25 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes on Wednesday, helping Utah beat the Pistons in Detroit.

    Advice: The Jazz have won nine of their last 12 games, helping them stave off the Clippers for the No. 4 seed out West. Hayward has been good but not great since the break, and it wouldn't hurt to see more assists (3.4), steals (0.9) and blocks (0.2). Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Boris Diaw comes off bench Wednesday
    Boris Diaw headed to the bench vs. Detroit on Wednesday, finishing the road victory with seven points, three assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Diaw played just 21 minutes in a start vs. the Clippers on Monday, and his role isn't going to change much whether he's starting or coming off the bench. Quin Snyder said he'd play the matchups until Derrick Favors (knee) can return, so the PF position is likely to be fluid. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Al Horford gets 20/9/8 in win vs Timberwolves
    Al Horford toyed with a triple-double vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It's a matchup Horford clearly enjoys. In his only other game vs. the Wolves this season, he finished with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. He turned the ball over just once in 30 minutes tonight and is rolling since his return from injury. Hopefully you stuck with him during his inexplicable slump in March. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) probable vs. Suns
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is probable against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: It looks like the Kings are going to play all the guys they rested on Monday and rest Darren Collison and Anthony Tolliver. Evans is almost certainly going to be rested again, so he's not really worth owning. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Boris Diaw will come off the bench Wednesday
    Boris Diaw will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: With Derrick Favors (knee) on the sidelines, Utah has been moving Diaw and Joe Johnson in and out of the starting five based on the matchup, but Diaw's unimpressive numbers haven't changed based on how he enters the game. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:19 pm
  • Kevin Love (knee) could play this weekend?
    Kevin Love (knee) could return to the court as soon as Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

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

    Advice: Hornacek also wasn't clear on KP playing on the upcoming road trip. "We’ll see whenever he’s ready to play," Hornacek said. While he's out, we'll see plenty of must-add Willy Hernangomez with some Lance Thomas and Kyle O'Quinn to help out. KOQ is also a solid pickup. Considering the Knicks are basically out of the postseason, the Knicks won't be in a rush to bring him back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:58 pm
  • Kevin Love (knee) goes through light practice
    Kevin Love (knee surgery) went through a light practice on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: Porzingis exited Tuesday's game with the thigh contusion and did not return, and while he downplayed the injury after the game saying it was, "nothing serious," him sitting out Wednesday's practice isn't the greatest sign regarding his availability for Thursday's game against the Nets; Jeff Hornacek was non-committal regarding his status for Thursday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Willy Hernangomez will benefit most. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 am
  • Report: BK to ink Goodwin to 10-day contract
    The Nets will reportedly sign Archie Goodwin to a 10-day deal on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring), Joe Harris (concussion) banged up, and Jeremy Lin's (ankle) status for Thursday's game in New York up in the air, Goodwin may be able to pick up some minutes in the Nets rotation. However, it's unlikely he'll be on the floor enough to matter in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:21 am
  • Westbrook scores 25 w/ 19 dimes, 12 boards
    Russell Westbrook recorded his 33rd triple-double in Tuesday's 122-104 win over the Nets, racking up 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds.

    Advice: Per Statmuse, the last player to match/exceed those totals in a game was Magic Johnson in 1987. The Nets have given up the most fantasy points to point guards this season, so it was the perfect storm for Westy. He shot 6-of-18 from the field and 11-of-13 from the line with two steals, one block and two triples in 35 minutes. He's unfair right now. Westy will be back in action vs. the Raptors on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:16 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 16 points vs. Pacers
    Derrick Rose scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting vs. the Pacers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rose shot an efficient 7-of-12 from the field with four assists, two rebounds and a pair of made free throws in 32 minutes. He's played well for the most part this season, but his outlook is bleak going forward with head coach Jeff Hornacek admitting on Tuesday that reaching the playoffs is all but out of the question. The impending free agent could lose minutes down the stretch as the Knicks may want to see what they have in rookies Chasson Randle and Ron Baker. For now, Rose's owners can look forward to Thursday's dream matchup vs. the Nets -- Brooklyn has given up the most fantasy points to PGs this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:22 pm
  • Lance Thomas plays 33 minutes in start
    Lance Thomas moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Pacers and scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting in 33 minutes.

    Advice: This was simply a matchup move for the Knicks as they needed his defense against Paul George. The low-usage forward added seven rebounds, one assist and three triples, and any prospective owners should be scared away by the fact that the Knicks only play one more time this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez scores 13 w/ 16 boards
    Willy Hernangomez racked up 13 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 31 minutes vs. the Pacers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Knicks moved Hernangomez to the bench tonight for matchup reasons, but it didn't matter in the end. Kristaps Porzingis left the game with a thigh contusion and didn't return, so Hernangomez closed this game out. He shot 6-of-12 from the field and 1-of-4 from the line, and while he's a must-own player for the final stretch, the bad news is that the Knicks only have one more game this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:01 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez to come off the bench Tues
    Willy Hernangomez will come off the bench Tuesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Lance Thomas is starting Tuesday, with Kristaps Porzingis sliding over and starting at center. This change was likely made to matchup with the Pacers frontline, so it may not be permanent. Hernangomez should still see plenty of court time as the first big off the bench, but it will be difficult for him to play the 28-plus minutes he was logging as a starter. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:45 pm
  • Lance Thomas starting, Hernangomez to bench
    Lance Thomas will start on Tuesday vs. the Pacers, sending Willy Hernangomez to the bench.

    Advice: The Pacers are rolling with Thaddeus Young at the four, so the Knicks will match with their own small-ball lineup. Thomas is still a shaky fantasy option, while Hernangomez's owners should still start him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:44 pm
  • Kevin Love (knee) could be back for road trip
    Kevin Love (knee surgery) participated in a 3-on-3 scrimmage on Tuesday and he may be able to return to action during Cleveland's upcoming four-game road trip.

    Advice: Love is currently at the 4-week mark of his initial 6-week timetable, but he described the knee scope as "very minor," so it sounds like there's a chance he could beat the initial 6-week timeline. The Cavs begin their four-game road trip on Saturday in Los Angeles and end it on Friday, March 24 in Charlotte. If Love is able to get back during this road trip, he'll likely be eased back into things, but with the potential for an imminent return, he needs to be stashed in all leagues with an IR-spot and should be strongly considered for those currently in a bye-week. Channing Frye will lose most of his value once Love returns to the court. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:21 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 22 points w/ five triples
    Jamal Murray scored 22 points with five 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds, one block and two steals in Monday's easy win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Nuggets were missing two key pieces in Wilson Chandler (groin) and Kenneth Faried (back), so that opened up some minutes for the rookie. He played a total of 30 minutes with 19 of those coming at PG, but coach Michael Malone said a few days ago that the rookie isn't ready to unseat Jameer Nelson as the starter. This was Murray's sixth game of the season with 20+ points, but just his first since Feb. 4. While his dynasty owners should be pumped, his re-draft value is still limited and the Nuggets only have two more games this week. Give him a look if Chandler misses another game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Ben McLemore drops 14 off the bench
    Ben McLemore finished with 14 points, including three triples, in Monday's win against Orlando.

    Advice: McLemore was seeing extra run off the bench with Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (rest) on the shelf. The Kings have a logjam in the backcourt and head coach Dave Joerger continues to mix and match his guards on a nightly basis. One night someone might be productive, then next game they might be a DNP-CD. It's a maddening situation for fantasy owners owning stock in any of the Kings. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:39 pm
  • Buddy Hield productive in Monday's start
    Buddy Hield finished with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 31 minutes on Monday against the Magic.

    Advice: Hield was in the starting five with Tyreke Evans (ankle) sidelined and Arron Afflalo getting a scheduled day of rest. He has 17 or more points with five or more rebounds in three straight games. The Kings are in tank mode, but they're giving their key acquisition in the DeMarcus Cousins trade a long look and he is looking like the real deal with regular playing time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:33 pm
  • Skal Labissiere swats four shots in win
    Skal Labissiere scored 11 points with seven rebounds and four blocked shots in Monday's start against the Magic.

    Advice: Labissiere moved into the starting five with several regulars out with either an injury or a planned rest. The rookie made the most of the chance, grabbing at least five boards for the fifth straight game, and eighth time in the past nine outings. The rookie is worth picking up in all deeper seasonal fantasy formats and he is a must-have in long-term keeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:29 pm
  • Gordon Hayward bags four 3-pointers
    Gordon Hayward finished with 27 points while hitting nine of his 18 field-goal attempts in Monday's win against the Clippers.

    Advice: Hayward posted four 3-pointers to give him at least one triple in 10 consecutive outings. It was a nice bounce back after his worst performance since the last All-Star break last time out. As mentioned, there is no reason to worry when he occasionally has a poor game. He remains a must-start in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:41 pm
  • Boris Diaw doesn't do much in start
    Boris Diaw made the start Monday against the Clippers, but he finished with just five points, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Diaw made the start with Derrick Favors (knee) on the shelf, but he did very little with the opportunity. It was the 20th straight game without a double-digit point total dating back to Jan. 24. Even when he is in the starting five Diaw is only worth a look in the very deepest of seasonal fantasy play. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:33 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 16 points
    Paul Millsap scored 16 points with five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 40 minutes vs. the Spurs on Monday.

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

    Advice: With Tyreke Evans (ankle) out, and a few others receiving a planned rest, the Kings are dressing just nine players. Temple is in line for a healthy amount of minutes, perhaps his most since returning from a long-term hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:34 pm
  • Skal Labissiere and Temple starting Monday
    The Kings will start Darren Collison, Garrett Temple, Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein on Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Tyreke Evans (sore left ankle), Ty Lawson (rest), Kosta Koufos (rest) and Arron Afflalo (rest) are all out, so the Kings will only have nine available players. This is the first career start for Labissiere, but he's certainly earned it with some impressive play over the last few weeks. With the Kings in tank mode, we should see a lot more of him down the stretch. He's on the radar as a pickup in deeper leagues, but we'll let you know how he fares tonight. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:33 pm
  • Tyreke, Lawson, Afflalo and Koufos out Monday
    Tyreke Evans (sore left ankle), Ty Lawson (rest), Kosta Koufos (rest) and Arron Afflalo (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Unlike Lawson, Koufos and Afflalo, Evans is not healthy and this is the same ankle that he sprained earlier this season. With the Kings going nowhere, Evans is likely going to be rested a lot down the stretch. He should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns. Darren Collison looks like a solid play and he should be a usage rate monster, while Buddy Hield and Ben McLemore should get a ton of burn on the wings. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:11 pm
  • Boris Diaw starting, Joe Johnson to bench
    Boris Diaw will start against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: The move will send Joe Johnson to the bench. Derrick Favors (knee) is out and the Jazz need size against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, so the lineup change makes sense. Diaw isn't a great fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:22 pm
  • Malone may consider starting Murray?
    Nuggets coach Michael Malone hinted that he's not ready to hand the starting PG job over to Jamal Murray just yet.

    Advice: "I have not gotten to that point yet," Malone said. "Obviously, with 18 games to go, we’ll see what happens in those 18 games. I think Jameer [Nelson] has earned the right to be our starter for the time being." These comments were made before Nelson was listed on the injury report with a right hip flexor strain, and he's currently questionable for Monday's game vs. the Lakers. If Nelson can't go, Murray seems like the obvious choice to start with Emmanuel Mudiay still in the doghouse. The rookie is worth a speculative add in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Mar 13, 6:19 am
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