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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. Today, 8:22 am
  • Atkinson expects Jeremy Lin (ankle) to play
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he expects Jeremy Lin (ankle) to play on Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "My gut is it’s very positive," Atkinson said. "I like what I see in him shooting etcetera." Atkinson previously said that Spencer Dinwiddie will start the rest of the season, and with Archie Goodwin making a case for more minutes, Lin's workload will likely be monitored. He may have to play off the ball more as well. Lin could be shut down at a moment's notice, so his outlook going forward isn't the best. Today, 6:48 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. Today, 6:44 am
  • Raul Neto scores season-high 10 points
    Raul Neto scored a season-high 10 points in 14 minutes on Wednesday, going 4-of-4 from the field with two 3-pointers and one assist.

    Advice: Dante Exum has been unimpressive lately, so coach Quin Snyder rolled with Neto as his primary backup PG tonight. The veteran made the most of the opportunity, knocking down some easy looks from the corner for his first double-digit scoring performance since Mar. 17 last season. Yesterday, 11:02 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 32 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in a 116-98 win at Sacramento on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: It's just the second time this month he's hit the 30-point mark, and Antetokounmpo scored at least 20 points in just two of his previous six games. The Bucks finally had their six-game road trip end and they'll be heading back home this weekend. Antetokounmpo is much better at home with a 54.0 field goal percentage with better averages in points, boards, steals, blocks and threes at home compared to being on the road. After a down couple weeks, Giannis should go back to being a top-three guy going forward. Yesterday, 10:24 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. Yesterday, 10:15 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. 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. Yesterday, 10:00 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. 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. 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. Yesterday, 9:21 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. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Kay Felder inactive on Wednesday
    Kay Felder was inactive for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: The promising rookie simply isn't in the rotation now that Deron Williams is backing up Kyrie Irving. Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Trey Burke gets another DNP-CD
    Trey Burke picked up another DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Burke dealt with an illness last week but he's had ample time to recover, and he's simply not part of the rotation. Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • John Wall recovers after ice-cold start Wed
    John Wall made 6-of-21 FGs and 9-of-12 FTs vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, finishing with 22 points, 10 assists, four steals, two rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Wall went into halftime scoreless on 0-of-8 FGs and 0-of-2 FTs, but he was on a mission in the third and fourth quarters, helping Washington come back for an impressive home win. Wall also threw down a decisive dunk on a breakaway late in the fourth quarter, which you can enjoy via the link below. Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 18 points vs. Indiana
    Avery Bradley played 39 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Celtics obviously are not limiting his minutes anymore and the team is leaning on him more offensively. After the game, someone told Bradley he played 39 minutes and Bradley responded that he wasn't even tired. Bradley played 34 minutes in each of his previous three games, so he'll be in the upper 30s going forward. Yesterday, 8:15 pm
  • Ish Smith dishes seven assists as starting PG
    Ish Smith moved into Detroit's starting lineup on Wednesday, where he posted nine points, seven assists, three steals, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy threatened lineup changes after Tuesday's loss to the lowly Nets, saying, "We'll find out [Wednesday]," and it wasn't an idle threat. The fact that Detroit got destroyed tonight doesn't help Smith's case, but SVG will probably roll with him for at least a few more games. He's a decent pickup if you missed out on guys like Tyler Ulis and Malcolm Brogdon. Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Reggie Jackson benched, plays 20 minutes
    Reggie Jackson played 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, going 3-of-10 from the field for six points, four assists, one rebound and three turnovers.

    Advice: Jackson didn't play in the fourth quarter vs. the Nets on Tuesday, and he's been routinely out-performed by Ish Smith, so this was a fairly obvious move for the struggling Pistons. He was barely inside the top-200 for roto value over the past two weeks, and the bench role isn't likely to help. To add injury to insult, Jax also appeared to tweak his left leg in the third quarter. We're leaving him off the injury report, but he's a cut candidate in most situations. Yesterday, 7:36 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. Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • D.J. Augustin logs 15 minutes in tough loss
    D.J. Augustin chipped in six points, two assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The ninth-year veteran continues to fill a quiet role backing up Elfrid Payton, but he's averaging just 7.3 points in 16.8 minutes per game in March. He's also shooting 34.8 percent from the field in that span, and you'd have to be in a super deep league to find him appealing. Yesterday, 6:35 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. 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. Yesterday, 4:49 pm
  • Ty Lawson, Kosta Koufos resting Wednesday
    Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos will both be rested for Wednesday's game vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Darren Collison and Langston Galloway should pick up extra minutes with Lawson out of the picture, while Koufos' absence opens things up for Georgios Papagiannis, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • Reggie Jackson to come off Pistons bench
    Reggie Jackson will come off the Pistons' bench on Wednesday, with Ish Smith moving into the starting lineup.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy teased a lineup change after Tuesday's loss to Brooklyn, and this isn't shocking after Jackson was benched for the entire fourth quarter of that game. Smith has been playing well lately and should see an uptick in his minutes as a starter, whereas this is another hit to Jackson's already shaky value. Yesterday, 4:23 pm
  • Ish Smith starting, Jackson to the bench
    Ish Smith will enter the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, sending Reggie Jackson to the bench.

    Advice: Smith has been heating up over the past month, while Jackson has been trending in the wrong direction, so this could be a lineup change that holds. Through 21 games as a starter this season, Smith owns averages of 10.8 points, 6.4 assists, 1.0 steal and just 1.5 turnovers per game on 43.1 percent shooting, so he's worth a look if those numbers fit your needs. Jackson, on the other hand, is quickly approaching cut candidate territory. Yesterday, 4:22 pm
  • Malik Beasley headed for a D-League stint
    The Nuggets have sent Malik Beasley down for a D-League stint.

    Advice: He's appeared in just 19 games for the Nuggets this season, so he'll get some much-needed experience in the D-League. Yesterday, 3:10 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick out again for Thursday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: This will be his fifth game out of the lineup. The Nets have taken a look at K.J. McDaniels lately, giving him 21 minutes on Tuesday with 11 points. Archie Goodwin has also got some run, but these two are tough to own in most leagues. Caris LeVert should also benefit. Yesterday, 2:00 pm
  • Jeremy Lin probable for Thursday
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is probable to play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: His Sunday ankle sprain looks like it's only going to cost him one game. With Lin back, Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead will be losing minutes. Lin is probably worth owning, but the Nets may take it easy on him to get a look at their younger guards. Yesterday, 1:57 pm
  • Nets 'hopeful' Lin (ankle) will play Thursday
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he is "hopeful" that Jeremy Lin (ankle) will be able to play Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Atkinson said the decision on Lin would be made on Thursday. Even if Lin is able to suit up, he will likely be placed on a strict minutes limit. Nonetheless, Lin's return will greatly reduce the fantasy value of Spencer Dinwiddie and Archie Goodwin. Yesterday, 10:50 am
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Wednesday
    Shelvin Mack (left ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Mack has been sidelined for over five weeks. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Yesterday, 8:46 am
  • Austin Rivers scores 18 points
    Austin Rivers scored 18 points in 31 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The last four games for the Clippers haven't been close at all, so Rivers' minutes have been on the rise. He hit 6-of-11 shots from the field with four rebounds, four assists and one steal, and with a 17-point game on Monday, Rivers is off to a great start during the Clippers' five-game week. Tuesday, 10:35 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon quiet in big win over PDX
    Malcolm Brogdon hit 4-of-6 shots for eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal in 26 minutes of Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Brogdon went off for 18 points in 41 minutes on Saturday, but still hasn't been able to put together long streaks of big games. But the minutes are there, the Bucks love him and he should continue to start the rest of the way for Milwaukee. And as long as he's starting for them, he should be starting for your fantasy team. Tuesday, 10:10 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 in big win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 8-of-21 shots for 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes of Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Giannis tweaked an ankle on Saturday, but was never really in jeopardy of missing this game. This was a huge win for the Bucks, who now sit just 1/2 game in front of the No. 8 seeded Heat. This is good news for his owners, as the Bucks are going to need everything he has to offer in order to ensure the Bucks make the playoffs. Tuesday, 10:05 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 31 in loss to Bucks
    Damian Lillard hit 13-of-26 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 31 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals in Tuesday's tough loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Lillard did his job tonight and C.J. McCollum was right there with him, hitting 9-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points in the loss. The Blazers didn't get much from their bench and Noah Vonleh and Moe Harkless are generally lacking as starters, and the Blazers are still on the outside looking in at the playoffs, 1.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed. So this was a very tough home loss. Tuesday, 9:51 pm
  • Tony Parker misses all six shots
    Tony Parker missed all six of his shots on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, finishing with two points, five assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He doesn't look healthy right now and did miss four games earlier this month due to a bad back. We expect him to pick up some DNP-rest days down the stretch, but even when he's active, he's a low-end option that's better suited for deeper leagues. Tuesday, 9:36 pm
  • Ish Smith gets hot late, outplays Jackson
    Ish Smith scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's tough 98-96 loss to the Nets and finished with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block, and hit 8-of-15 shots in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Starter Reggie Jackson played just 20 minutes and hit 3-of-9 shots for seven points and two assists, and gave way to Smith in the fourth quarter when Smith caught fire. Jackson is still the starter and it's still his job to lose, while we've seen Smith turn in games like this one before. As usual, Smith is always worth keeping an eye on and might even be worth a deep-league flier, but Jackson played well in his previous two games and probably isn't in jeopardy of losing his job this deep into the season. Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Reggie Jackson plays 20 minutes in loss
    Reggie Jackson played just 20 minutes and hit 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points and two assists in Tuesday's 98-86 loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Here we go again. Ish Smith came off the bench, played 28 minutes, hit 8-of-15 shots and finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block off the bench. Jackson lulled us to sleep with two solid performances of 14 and 20 points over his previous two games, but Smith came on and scored 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, although the Pistons still lost. As has been the case all year, Jackson is still the man and the starter, and Smith will have the occasional big night when Stan Van Gundy turns to him. Tuesday, 7:16 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) starting vs. Blazers
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is starting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday, but wasn't listed on the injury report and should be fine. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Tuesday, 7:00 pm
  • 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. Tuesday, 3:08 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) out Tuesday vs. Detroit
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Lin was doubtful heading into this one, so it's not surprising at all to see the oft-injured guard hit the sidelines. Head coach Kenny Atkinson has already said that Spencer Dinwiddie will close out the year as Brooklyn's starting point guard, so Lin figures to lose some value once he's eventually cleared as he'll be confined to a reserve role. Brook Lopez should be more active on offense with Lin watching from the sidelines. Atkinson did say that Lin is "trending positive" when asked about Lin's injury situation, but at this point in the season, we wouldn't recommend clinging to injured players. Tuesday, 2:50 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. Tuesday, 11:25 am
  • Tony Parker is embracing his new role
    Tony Parker has embraced his late-career role as a facilitator of the Spurs offense.

    Advice: Once a main cog in the San Antonio attack, Parker is now merely a minor contributor. "Just try and get Kawhi [Leonard] and [LaMarcus Aldridge] rolling early in the game to make sure they’re in the best rhythm as possible," said Parker. "That’s my job right now. It’s not my job anymore to try and be a scorer or try to be aggressive." Parker is averaging fewer than 11 points and five assists per game for the first time since his rookie season in 2001-02. Add in his injury issues, and it's tough to trust Parker down the home stretch of this fantasy season. Tuesday, 6:56 am
  • Avery Bradley in the running for MIP award
    Avery Bradley, one of the NBA's most underrated players, is also one of the leading candidates for this season's Most Improved Player award.

    Advice: Bradley is averaging career-highs in multiple categories this season, including scoring (16.9 points per game), rebounds (6.2), assists (2.3) and 3-pointers (2.1). Avery's monstrous jump up in rebound rate is the most startling. He averaged 2.9 boards in 33.4 minutes per game last season. In 2016-17, he is averaging 6.2 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game. Tuesday, 6:38 am
  • Giannis tweaks ankle in Saturday's loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday and immediately left the game.

    Advice: He scored just nine points in the blowout loss and played 31 minutes, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We expect him to play on Tuesday night, but owners of the Greek Freak should watch for injury updates prior to game time in order to be certain he's playing tonight. Tuesday, 3:08 am
  • Austin Rivers scores 17 points vs. Knicks
    Austin Rivers scored 17 points in 23 minutes vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with two assists, one rebound and one triple. This game was basically over at halftime, so most fantasy owners shouldn't read too much into this line. With that said, Rivers is a sneaky low-end option with four more games on the schedule this week. Monday, 10:14 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
  • 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. Monday, 9:15 pm
  • John Wall scores 16 points in loss
    John Wall scored 16 points with eight assists in Monday's loss to Boston.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, adding four rebounds, three steals and five turnovers in 34 minutes. Wall received treatment under his left knee and on the side of his thigh after the game, but he didn't sound concerned and said that he would be "alright." We'll look for an update after Tuesday's practice, but for now his owners should expect him to play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. Monday, 8:22 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 20 points
    Avery Bradley scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight, racking up nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and four triples in 34 minutes. Bradley had his minute restrictions lifted on Mar. 12 and he's played 32+ minutes in four straight games since then. He's finally healthy and is peaking at the perfect time for his fantasy owners. The Celtics have three more games this week, so his owners should be in good shape. Monday, 7:46 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick, Harris out Tuesday vs. DET
    Sean Kilpatrick (left hamstring) and Joe Harris (shoulder) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: With both these guys set to spend Tuesday night on the sidelines, and Jeremy Lin (ankle) looking unlikely, Brook Lopez will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Caris LeVert and K.J. McDaniels. LeVert could be someone to consider using as a streamer on Tuesday. Monday, 1:36 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) doubtful for Tuesday
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: While Lin has downplayed the injury, the Nets have absolutely no incentive to rush him back to the court, so there's a good chance he could be looking at a multi-game absence here despite being listed as "day-to-day." Spencer Dinwiddie will be drawing the start in his place, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Archie Goodwin and Isaiah Whitehead. Unfortunately, at this juncture in the fantasy season, Lin is a cut candidate in all leagues without an IR-spot. Monday, 1:35 pm
  • Jeremy Lin says ankle injury nothing serious
    Jeremy Lin said that he's just day-to-day with his right ankle injury and he doesn't believe it will be a serious issue moving forward.

    Advice: Lin really played down the injury, calling it just a tweak, and said it wasn't comparable to the hamstring injury. Still, Kenny Atkinson saying on Monday that Spencer Dinwiddie will remain in the starting five to close out the year hints that Lin could be spending at least some time on the sidelines, and if he's brought off the bench once he is cleared, it could be tough for him to have much value in standard leagues. Monday, 11:37 am
  • Report: Jeremy Lin (ankle) is day-to-day
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said that Jeremy Lin's ankle is still being evaluated.

    Advice: The Nets aren't being very transparent here, but the "belief" is that Lin is likely day-to-day. The Nets have nothing to play for with the worst record in the NBA all but locked up, so Lin is a prime shut-down candidate going forward. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons. Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to start at PG the rest of the way, but he's not a great pickup. Monday, 10:13 am
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Monday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Feb. 11 and isn't in the rotation anyways. Monday, 9:06 am
  • Tony Parker playing his way into shape
    Tony Parker (back) said he played in both games of the back-to-back set on Saturday and Sunday in order to improve his conditioning.

    Advice: "I need to get back into shape," said Parker, who is averaging a career-low 25.5 minutes. "Too much rest can go against me sometimes. That’s why I told [coach Gregg Popovich] I wanted to be out there and get a rhythm, because the playoffs they’re coming real fast." Parker hinted that he was over his back strain that cost him four games last week and also added that it shouldn't be a chronic issue. We still think he will be rested a bit more going forward, so he will be a shaky fantasy option the rest of the way. Monday, 6:36 am
  • 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. Sunday, 7:17 pm
  • Tony Parker scores 16 points w/ seven assists
    Tony Parker made the most of his 20 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, finishing 8-of-10 from the field for 16 points, with seven assists, three rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: Parker was on a strict minute-limit tonight, after logging 25 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday. He looked great with 12 points in the second quarter alone, his most in a quarter all season, and at this point his deep-league owners will take what they can get. Gregg Popovich said Parker hasn't been able to find a "rhythm" this season due to injuries, so maybe they'll be less inclined to rest him down the stretch. As a footnote, Parker is now No. 22 in NBA history with 6,590 career assists. Sunday, 7:02 pm
  • Damian Lillard erupts for 49 points & nine 3s
    Damian Lillard was unstoppable vs. the Heat on Sunday, pouring in 49 points on 14-of-21 field goals and 12-of-12 free throws, while tying the Blazers' franchise record with nine 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lillard has been awesome in March, helping the Blazers move to within one game of the No. 8 seed Nuggets, and he earned a ton of milestones with tonight's performance. He fell just two points shy of his career-high in scoring, matched his career-best streak with six consecutive games of 25+ points, and became the first player in Blazers' history to make 1,000 three-pointers in his career. His recent onslaught is carrying fantasy owners at the ideal moment. Sunday, 6:43 pm
  • Tony Parker to play limited minutes Sunday
    Tony Parker will play limited minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Dejounte Murray (groin) is out for at least a few weeks and the good news is that Parker is healthy enough to play at all, following his recent back injury. Given his minute-limit, though, he's not an enviable fantasy asset. Sunday, 2:43 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. 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. Sunday, 2:12 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 13 points vs. 76ers
    Avery Bradley scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed his last eight attempts from deep and maybe some of that is because of no Isaiah Thomas, but he was actually hot before this slump and had 2.0 treys in his previous games since returning from injury. Bradley does have better efficiency when he's next to Thomas with his 56.4 true shooting percentage next to IT compared to 54.3 without him. Bradley's minutes are back up again, so his fantasy owners should consider him a total must-start player. Sunday, 1:04 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. Sunday, 11:45 am
  • Jeremy Lin (right ankle) will not return
    Jeremy Lin (right ankle) will not return to Sunday's game against the Mavs.

    Advice: He tweaked his right ankle on a drive and checked out on the next possession. Lin was on the exercise bike a few minutes later and looked like he was going to try to come back in, but he went to the locker room at some point in the second quarter. It didn't look bad, but of course the Nets will be very careful. Spencer Dinwiddie should play most of the point guard minutes while Isaiah Whitehead gets some added run, too. We might see a little more Archie Goodwin. Dinwiddie is only a lukewarm add if you're desperate for a point guard. Sunday, 9:58 am
  • Giannis Anteotokounmpo gets held to 9 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored nine points during a blowout 117-92 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors know how to defend drivers as well as just about anyone and Antetokounmpo got a little too much Draymond Green today. He came into this game with a 53.9 field goal percentage in March and he continues to flirt with his two steals and two blocks per game. His fantasy owners will have a big advantage next week with the Bucks suiting up for four games. Saturday, 10:42 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon plays 41 minutes
    Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points in 41 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: After that two-game absence for a bad back, Brogdon is looking good again with averages of 12.5 points, 3.3 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 treys in those four. Brogdon's upside is still somewhat low with Khris Middleton cruising, but he looks to he locked in as a late-mid value. Saturday, 10:38 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. Saturday, 9:51 pm
  • Tony Parker held to four points in loss
    Tony Parker (back) returned from a four-game absence on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies and scored four points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Maybe he returned too soon. Assuming the Warriors beat the Bucks on Saturday, the Spurs would be 3.0 games behind the Warriors for the top seed with 14 games left to play. The Spurs obviously need a healthy Tony Parker in the playoffs, so expect him to be rested quite a bit going forward. There's a good chance he sits out on Sunday vs. the Kings. Saturday, 8:59 pm
  • Austin Rivers returns to bench
    Austin Rivers returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers and scored 11 points in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan returned from a day of rest, but maybe Rivers will draw another start in the near future -- the Clippers have five games next week which includes two back-to-back sets. Rivers missed all three of his triples tonight with three rebounds, but he could be a sneaky low-end streaming option next week if the Clippers rest their veterans in a game or two. Saturday, 8:35 pm
  • John Wall scores 19 points in a loss
    John Wall made 5-of-16 from the field for 19 points during a 98-93 loss to the Hornets on Saturday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: After some trendy talk of the Wizards competing for the No. 1 seed, they've won just one of their last four games. That has pushed them down to two games behind the Celtics for the No. 2 spot and the Celtics get the 76ers on Sunday. Some of that is on Wall because he has made just 38.5 percent from the field -- he's made just 20.6 percent on jumpers in those four games. The more he attacks, the better he is. Saturday, 7:05 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pionters in 34 minutes during a 113-97 in Saturday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: It's Lillard time right now. Dame's confidence as a shooter is back with at least three treys in each of his last five games, averaging 32.8 points per game on 50.0 percent from the field and 97.3 percent from the line on his 7.4 attempts per outing. Lillard's Blazers will not go away and are just 2.0 games behind the Nuggets before the Denver vs. Houston game tonight. Lillard looks like he'll be a top-20 player going forward. Saturday, 6:35 pm
  • Tony Parker starting, Mills to the bench
    Tony Parker (back) is starting vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He's returning from a four-game absence and he will push Patty Mills back to the bench. The Spurs play again on Sunday and they have been cautious with Parker all season, so he could pick up a DNP-rest in his next outing. He's not a great pickup. Saturday, 6:09 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. Saturday, 3:31 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. Saturday, 2:38 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Sean Kilpatrick (strained left hamstring) will not play against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: The Nets continue to rule him out early and it's possible he's out for several games given how careful the Nets are. He should be dropped in most fantasy leagues. Meanwhile, Caris LeVert is trending up and played both ends of a back-to-back set, so he's a decent pickup right now. K.J. McDaniels is also getting minutes. Saturday, 2:02 pm
  • 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 Saturday, 11:47 am
  • Tony Parker not on the injury report
    Tony Parker (back) is not on the injury report and will be available for Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: After a four-game absence, Parker should be ready to roll. The last time he had a multi-game absence, he played 22 minutes in his return, which seems like a fair estimate for tonight. If so, that should have Patty Mills at around 26 minutes. Parker won't be worth owning while Mills takes a small hit. Mills is still playing well enough to ride for now. Saturday, 11:30 am
  • Tony Parker (back) on track to play Saturday
    According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, "signs are pointing" to Tony Parker (back) returning to play Saturday night vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Parker has missed four straight games due to back stiffness but was able to participate in shootaround and seems to be trending in the right direction. Dejounte Murray (groin) was also able to take part in the team's shootaround. Patty Mills will see his minutes reduced once Parker and/or Murray return to game action. Saturday, 10:08 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. Saturday, 9:33 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 26 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points before fouling out of Friday's 107-103 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He fouled out of a game for the fourth time this season, but at least this time he fouled out in the final minute. Giannis shot 11-of-16 from the field in 35 minutes, adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one triple and four turnovers. The Bucks have won eight out of their last nine games and are seventh in the East, so the Greek Freak will feast the rest of the way with four games on the schedule in each of the next two weeks. Friday, 10:18 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 16 points in win
    Avery Bradley scored 16 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 34 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: That's the most minutes he's played since returning from his Achilles injury. Bradley has also scored 16-plus points in each of his last four games with 11 treys in that span, so his offense is back. He'll have another big opportunity on Sunday against the 76ers with Isaiah Thomas (knee) out again. Bradley is an absolute must-start player again. Friday, 9:12 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. Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Jeremy Lin scores 10 points in loss
    Jeremy Lin scored 10 points with seven rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: As expected, the Nets kept Lin's minutes down in the second half of a back-to-back set after his 30 minutes on Thursday. The Nets don't have another back-to-back set until Thursday, so expect to see a few games of Lin getting closer to 30 minutes. Friday, 8:35 pm
  • John Wall hands out career-high 20 assists
    John Wall dished out a career-high 20 assists with 14 points in Friday's 112-107 win over the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Wall's status for this game was initially up in the air due to a sprained left foot, but his owners can breathe easy because he was sensational tonight. He shot just 4-of-13 from the field in 34 minutes, but added one block and one steal with two turnovers. The Wizards do play again on Saturday vs. the Hornets on the road, but Wall's owners should expect him to play with his team fighting for playoff seeding. Friday, 6:33 pm
  • Trey Burke (illness) available to play Friday
    Trey Burke (illness) is feeling better and will be available to play Friday night vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Minimal fantasy impact here, as Burke is no longer a part of the Wizards rotation since Washington traded for Brandon Jennings. Leave Burke on waivers. Friday, 3:21 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Saturday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Mack has not played since February 11th. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Friday, 3:17 pm
  • John Wall (foot) will play Friday as expected
    John Wall (foot) will play Friday night vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Wall had been listed as probable and this news serves as confirmation he will suit up. He sprained his left foot on Wednesday, but was able to return to that game. Coach Scott Brooks said that there will be "no limitations" on Wall. He should be deployed in all starting lineups as usual. Friday, 2:24 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (left hamstring) out Friday
    Sean Kilpatrick (strained left hamstring) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Tuesday night and will miss his second straight game. The Nets said they wanted to get a look at K.J. McDaniels on Thursday, and he came through with nine points in 18 minutes. McDaniels is probably going to be looking at around 20 minutes tonight while Caris LeVert could also benefit. Although, be careful of LeVert being on a back-to-back and having limited minutes. Friday, 11:21 am
  • Trey Burke (illness) will not play Friday
    Trey Burke (illness) will not play Friday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Even when healthy, Burke is no longer a part of the Wizards rotation now that Brandon Jennings is in the mix. Burke has played a total of three minutes the entire month of March. Friday, 9:19 am
  • John Wall (foot) listed as probable Friday
    John Wall (foot) is listed as probable in the game notes for Friday's contest vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: On Thursday, Wall said his chances of playing were "50-50" and that it was "up in the air." We know never to place too much faith in the game notes, but it could be a positive sign that the team is listing him as "probable," as opposed to "questionable." We should have a more thorough update following the Wizards shootaround. If Wall can't play, Brandon Jennings is expected to draw the start at point guard. Friday, 8:34 am
  • 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. Thursday, 9:32 pm
  • Austin Rivers gets a start at forward
    Austin Rivers scored 17 points with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes during his start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He started at forward because of no Blake Griffin (rest) tonight. He's actually been effective on the stat sheet as a starting forward, averaging 18.3 points, 3.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.7 treys in those previous 13 starts at that position. He'll be moving back to the bench on Saturday against the Cavs and isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:43 pm
  • Jeremy Lin scores 15 in 30 minutes
    Jeremy Lin scored 15 points with four rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: That's the most minutes he's played in a game since returning from injury on Feb. 24. With the Nets at home on Friday night, it'll be interesting to see if coach Kenny Atkinson opts to rest Lin. The Nets are not expected to shootaround on Friday, so his fantasy owners will have to wait until pre-game before we find out his status. If he plays, that would be huge for his value going forward. Lin made it clear he really wants to play. Thursday, 8:13 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. Thursday, 7:25 pm
  • Austin Rivers is starting
    Austin Rivers will start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's an expected move for the Clippers with Blake Griffin (rest) out. Rivers should see minutes around 30 in this game while we might see Wes Johnson in the rotation to help out on the wings. Rivers is a decent DFS punt in a great matchup. Thursday, 5:31 pm
  • John Wall says he's '50-50' for Friday
    John Wall (foot) said his chances to play against the Bulls on Friday are "50-50."

    Advice: "It's up in the air," Wall said. Earlier today, coach Scott Brooks said he should know more on Friday morning, so we should have an update at shootaround. Wall has been extremely durable this season and has only missed two games due to rest earlier in November. That's extremely impressive because the plan was to rest him on back-to-backs until January. If he's out, Brandon Jennings will be a solid start in a good matchup against Rajon Rondo. Thursday, 1:46 pm
  • John Wall (foot) feels good on Thursday
    Coach Scott Brooks said John Wall (foot) "feels good" on Thursday.

    Advice: The coach said he didn't know for sure on his status for Friday. "I anticipate him feeling pretty good tomorrow morning," Brooks said. Wall was able to return from his foot sprain on Wednesday, but he did say he was pretty sore after the game. If he's limited, we'll see plenty of Brandon Jennings in the first unit while Brad Beal would have to step up big time. Thursday, 12:47 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. Thursday, 8:46 am
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Thursday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) is listed as out on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Mack is out of the rotation anyways, so this doesn't have any impact for fantasy owners. Leave him on the wire. Thursday, 8:10 am
  • Ty Lawson returns to action
    Ty Lawson returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday with 11 points, three rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Suns.

    Advice: After Lawson rested on Monday, it was Darren Collison's turn tonight. Lawson is likely going to get multiple rest days going forward, so he's just going to be too annoying to own in fantasy. Wednesday, 11:36 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. Wednesday, 11:32 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. Wednesday, 11:25 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon plays 26 minutes as starter
    Malcolm Brogdon was back in the Bucks' starting five on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points, two rebounds, five assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jason Kidd is obviously comfortable with his rookie guard, who resumed starting after initially coming off the bench following a back injury. Brogdon played alongside Matthew Dellavedova for a crucial five-minute stretch late in the fourth quarter, which is a good sign. He may be inconsistent, but he's still a standard-league option with a starting job and proven fantasy upside. Wednesday, 11:07 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo limited by fouls vs LAC
    Giannis Antetokounmpo played just 28 minutes vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, but he still finished with 16 points (5-of-10 FGs, 6-of-9 FTs), five rebounds, five assists and one block.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo picked up two fouls in the first eight minutes of the game, forcing a substitution, and he picked up a third foul after playing 4:24 in the second quarter. Jason Kidd was playing it safe, in other words. Giannis came in leading his team in points (23.1), rebounds (8.6), assists (5.5), blocks (1.9), and steals (1.8), and he's successfully guided the Bucks into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Wednesday, 11:06 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 36 pts in win at Spurs
    Damian Lillard scored 36 points on 12-of-22 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs during Wednesday's road win in San Antonio, hitting three 3-pointers in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Blazers were coming off a blowout loss to the Pelicans, which makes tonight's win at San Antonio even more impressive and unexpected. Dame also had four assists, three rebounds, two steals and just two turnovers. He sank four free throws in the final five seconds to seal the victory for his team, and is on pace to do the same for fantasy owners in weekly matchups. Wednesday, 9:45 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 16 points, makes 6-of-9 FGs
    Detroit lost at home on Wednesday despite getting 16 points from backup PG Ish Smith, who made 6-of-9 shots with three rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: The loss leaves the Pistons into a virtual three-way tie for the No. 7 seed, joining Milwaukee and Miami. The Heat have been terrific over the past few months, and the Bucks are 7-3 in their previous 10 games, so the pressure is on Detroit -- if Smith is playing better than Reggie Jackson on a given night, Stan Van Gundy hasn't hesitated to give the backup more minutes. He's holding steady as a low-end PG since the break. Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Reggie Jackson plays 20 minutes in home loss
    Reggie Jackson played 20 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday to finish with eight points, two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: Jackson had a +/- rating of -19 during his 20 minutes on the court, and it wasn't hard to see why he was on a short leash. This is his second straight 20-minute dud and Ish Smith has been the better fantasy option since the All-Star break. Jackson obviously isn't a must-play guy right now, especially if you're desperate for production in a playoff scenario. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) still out for Utah
    Shelvin Mack (sprained left ankle) was inactive again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Mack hasn't played in over a month and he might not be in the rotation even once he's fully healthy. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 18 points in 32 minutes
    Avery Bradley looked great in 32 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-12 shots with four 3-pointers to score 18 points in a win vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Bradley's minute-limit has been lifted for a while now, but he averaged a modest 27.5 minutes in his previous two games due to lopsided scores. He added four assists and three rebounds without any turnovers tonight, and with his minutes north of 30 he's poised for a strong finish for fantasy owners. Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • John Wall (sprained foot) iffy for Friday
    X-rays on John Wall's sprained his left foot came back negative, but he's "pretty sore" and is questionable to play on Friday.

    Advice: Wall limped off the court tonight, but he returned after halftime to finish with 26 points (10-of-20 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 11 assists, three steals, two 3-pointers and one rebound. Scott Brooks described it as a "minor sprain" but Washington plays back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, so we're adding Wall to the injury report. Check back for updates following Thursday's practice. Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon starting, Delly to the bench
    Malcolm Brogdon will start and Matthew Dellavedova will move to the bench.

    Advice: This move is probably going to stick for the Bucks. Brogdon looked good with 32 minutes on Monday, so he should be looking at 30-plus minutes tonight. Although, he may not do much with that time due to minutes next to Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. He's a lukewarm hold in standard leagues with limited upside. Wednesday, 6:18 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) out for Thursday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) is out for Thursday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Tuesday and did not return. The Nets are going to be thin on the wings with Joe Harris (shoulder) also out, so Caris LeVert may play minutes in the upper 30s after a well-rounded 16-point line on Tuesday. He's worth a look while Randy Foye also benefits. Wednesday, 5:59 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. Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • John Wall starts the second half
    John Wall started the second half on Wednesday.

    Advice: It looks like he's fine. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Wednesday, 5:31 pm
  • Tony Parker (back) will not play on Wednesday
    Tony Parker (back) will not play on Wednesday against the Blazers.

    Advice: With Dejounte Murray (groin) also out, Patty Mills should be looking at heavy minutes once again -- he played 37 minutes in the last game. Bryn Forbes should be the backup for Mills and could get close to minutes in the low teens. Mills should be a solid DFS target in a good matchup. Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • 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. 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. 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. Tuesday, 7:22 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 12 points in blowout loss
    Ish Smith hit 6-of-12 shots and finished with 12 points, one rebound, three assists and a steal in 21 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

    Advice: We were hoping for more with the Pistons getting blown out so badly in this one, but Smith basically split time with starter Reggie Jackson, who hit just 3-of-13 shots in the loss. We're probably well past the point of Smith starting over Jackson still being a real possibility, but a timeshare isn't too much to ask for. However, Ish hasn't played very well lately, averaging just 7.6 points and 5.0 assists in 19.8 minutes over his last five. Now that starting doesn't look like a real possibility for Smith, you might be able to find more value on your waiver wire. Tuesday, 6:52 pm
  • Reggie Jackson struggles against Cavs
    Reggie Jackson hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points, one rebound, six assists and one steal in 20 minutes of Tuesday's blowout 128-96 loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: This one was basically over by the end of the first quarter, so it's not all that surprising that Stan Van Gundy didn't run Jackson heavy minutes, as he doesn't appear to be a big fan to begin with. Backup Ish Smith scored 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting, but only had three assists and played 21 minutes. This was a forgettable night for the Pistons, all the way around. Tuesday, 6:42 pm
  • Kilpatrick (hamstring) doubtful to return
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: The Nets are calling it a "sore left hamstring," but we all know how cautious the Nets have been with injuries this season. Assuming he doesn't return, he will finish with two points, one assist and one rebound in seven minutes. Isaiah Whitehead has been playing off the ball more these days, so he should benefit along with Caris LeVert if SKP misses more time. Tuesday, 5:33 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. Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Austin Rivers on the mark in Monday's loss
    Austin Rivers ended up with 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in Monday's 114-108 loss against the Jazz.

    Advice: Rivers bounced back from an ugly 2-of-8 shooting performance last time out. He is averaging 12.8 points per game over his past four outings, slightly above his season total (12.1 PPG). He continues to be productive even with Chris Paul back in the lineup and finally 100 percent. Monday, 9:28 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon posts 15 points, eight boards
    Malcolm Brogdon (back) posted 15 points with eight assists in 32 minutes on Monday night against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Brogdon buried three triples on five attempts to give him 13 3-pointers over his past seven appearances. He is logging plenty of minutes down the stretch in Cream City as the Bucks give their younger players a long look. The former University of Virginia star appears to have a bright future with the Bucks. Monday, 7:51 pm
  • 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. Monday, 7:34 pm
  • Ty Lawson to rest for Monday's game vs. ORL
    Ty Lawson (rest) will get a planned day to rest for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: With Lawson on the shelf, look for Darren Collison to play a ton of minutes with Langston Galloway also figuring in. The shorthanded Kings are resting a ton of players despite the fact several guards, including Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Malachi Richardson (hamstring), are out with injuries. It's good news if you have a lot of exposure to Collison in DFS play. He figures to be the biggest winner running the show. Monday, 6:20 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. Monday, 6:11 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon available off bench Monday
    Malcolm Brogdon (back) will be available off the bench Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: After missing the last two games, coach Jason Kidd may ease him back in. Brogdon looked like he was trending up in a big way with 42 minutes on Mar. 4, but he only played 21.5 minutes per game in the two following that and he missed the last two. Considering the Bucks have won six straight, they may go with more of a split with him and Matthew Dellavedova. He's still probably worth owning, but he's not likely to hit the ground running. Keep that in mind if you have a big playoff matchup this week. Mar 13, 10:51 am
  • Nuggets recall Malik Beasley
    The Nuggets have recalled Malik Beasley from the D-League.

    Advice: The Nuggets are a little banged up, so Beasley will provide some emergency depth off the bench on Monday vs. the Lakers. He's not a fantasy pickup and isn't a lock to see minutes. Mar 13, 8:50 am
  • 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. Mar 13, 6:19 am
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