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  • Dante Cunningham will return to the bench
    Dante Cunningham will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Mavs.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will be back in the starting lineup tonight following a two-game stint on the sidelines, so Cunningham will go from irrelevant starter to even more irrelevant bench player. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com 26 minutes ago
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Hill will play Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Solomon Hill (foot) will play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Cousins will be returning from a two-game absence, which will shift Dante Cunningham back to the second unit, and both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage rates will take a hit. Feel free to get Boogie active for a favorable matchup with the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com 31 minutes ago
  • P.J. Tucker will come off the bench
    P.J. Tucker will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been a revelation on the defensive end and his ability to defender fours and larger threes has helped turn the Toronto defense around. With DeMarre Carroll (back) returning, Tucker loses a lot of his fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com 33 minutes ago
  • DeMarre Carroll will start, Tucker to bench
    DeMarre Carroll (back) will start and P.J. Tucker will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Carroll is back after missing his last two games. He was only playing around 20 minutes before his injury, so he should be in that neighborhood. With his return, Tucker, Norman Powell, Delon Wright, Jonas Valanciunas and Jakob Poeltl could lose a few minutes with the rotation change. Leave Carroll on the wire in most cases. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
  • Marco Belinelli will be available vs. Raptors
    Marco Belinelli (face laceration) will be available for Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He received seven stitches for the cut on his face and it sounds like he won't be limited. Belinelli's status means Jeremy Lamb likely won't be playing much while this also lowers the floor slightly for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
  • Jonas Jerebko (knee) available to play Weds
    Jonas Jerebko (sore knee) will be available to play Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Jerebko will resume his limited bench role with Boston at full strength, meaning he's not going to be earning enough minutes tonight to matter in any setting. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
  • Lance Thomas (hip) out Wednesday vs. Miami
    Lance Thomas (hip) will not play Wednesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it's unclear exactly when he'll be able to return to the court. Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will continue to split Thomas' minutes, and Thomas can safely be left on the waiver wire in all settings. Rotoworld.com 57 minutes ago
  • Kosta Koufos, Garrett Temple will not play
    Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a standard move for the Kings. They have rested him basically every other game and started him in the other. We'll see some Georgios Papagiannis tonight after a DNP-CD on Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:46 pm
  • Afflalo, Koufos, Temple out vs. the Jazz
    Arron Afflalo (personal), Kosta Koufos (rest) and Garrett Temple (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. Utah.

    Advice: Afflalo has spent the past two games away from the team for personal reasons, and with both him and Temple on the sidelines tonight, Buddy Hield and Darren Collison will get all the run they can handle as some of the last men standing in Sacramento's backcourt. Afflalo isn't really worth owning anywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:46 pm
  • Kent Bazemore will come off the bench
    Kent Bazemore (knee) will come off the bench and have a minutes restriction against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It will be his first game back after missing the last five. Mike Dunleavy (knee) is out, so perhaps Bazemore just slides right into his 18-minute role from Tuesday night. Taurean Prince should still be looking at a decent amount of playing time and is the preferred fantasy option for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:40 pm
  • Gerald Henderson back for Wednesday
    Gerald Henderson (hip) is probable to play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll be coming off the bench and the 76ers should take a long look at Justin Anderson in the starting lineup. Henderson isn't worth owning as the 76ers may look at their young guys more than they have before this point. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:33 pm
  • Quincy Acy will not play on Thursday
    Quincy Acy (ankle soreness) will not play on Thursday against the Pistons.

    Advice: The Nets will hold him out in a non-back-to-back game, so it's possible he misses additional time. With him out, Justin Hamilton should get most of the backup minutes at the five. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:55 pm
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  • Kevin Durant to be re-evaluated in 7-10 days
    Kevin Durant (knee) will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

    Advice: ESPN's Marc Stein adds a report that KD's comeback window is for the final three home games from Apr. 8 to Apr. 12. According to the team, Durant has been doing some running, shooting and jumping with the plan to intensify his level of movement over the next several days. He is expected to have a return to contact in practice once he's progressed to more high-intensity workouts. The team adds "the end of the regular season remains a possibility" for KD to make his return. All this stuff said, Durant could make his return late next week, but he will likely have a limitation upon his return. He'll be tough to stash unless you can afford to wait until at least Apr. 8 against the Pelicans and possibly later than that. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:02 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (leg) goes through shootaround
    Gordon Hayward (quad) went through shootaround on Wednesday and remains questionable to face the Kings.

    Advice: This is a good sign for Hayward to suit up in the road game with a late tip. Hayward did take a knee to his lower quad on Saturday and it kept him out of action on Monday. If he can go, Hayward should be busy with George Hill (groin) out based on a 3.0 usage rate increase while also turning in a higher assist percentage. If things change and he can't go, Joe Ingles, Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson will have to carry the load on the wings.Daily Slant: It's sounding like Hayward is going to give it a go tonight, especially considering the Jazz will be without George Hill. Hayward gets a modest usage bump with Hill, Favors and Neto off the floor this season (1.3%), with Rodney Hood getting the biggest bump among the Utah regulars (2.9%). Hood's playing time has been fairly erratic of late, but if he sees 25-30 minutes against the Kings, he'll have a nice shot at returning value. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:59 am
  • Iman Shumpert likely to play vs. Bulls
    Iman Shumpert (knee) is expected to play against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He went through a full practice on Wednesday with no issues, so he should be all set. With all of their losses lately, the Cavs could use him because J.R. Smith has not had much success in the starting lineup. Shumpert has missed his last two games and was playing minutes in the low 20s before his injury, so he's not really someone fantasy owners should add here. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:41 am
  • Kent Bazemore (knee) probable for Wednesday
    Kent Bazemore (knee) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Bazemore has spent the past five games on the sidelines, but he said on Tuesday that he was planning to return to the court tonight, and at this point, it would be surprising if he didn't play. That being said, he wasn't playing very well prior to going down, owning averages of just 12.4 points, 1.3 triples and 1.5 dimes per contest on 44.3 percent shooting, so he's basically just a low-end pickup in deep leagues. Tim Hardaway Jr. may be heading back to the bench tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:08 am
  • Report: IND inks Stephenson to 3-year deal
    The Pacers have reportedly signed Lance Stephenson to a three-year deal worth $12 million.

    Advice: First off, wow. On the open market this season, Stephenson was only able to snag a non-guaranteed deal for $1.2 million from New Orleans, and a few 10-day contracts from Minnesota, so there really wasn't much reason for Bird to throw this sort of money at Born Ready. The first two years of this contract will reportedly be fully guaranteed with Year-3 being a team option. Stephenson put up career numbers the last time he was in Indy, but with how awful he's been over the past three years, fantasy GMs in most settings can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
  • Report: IND looking to bring back Stephenson
    The Pacers are reportedly working on a deal to bring back Lance Stephenson.

    Advice: Indiana opened up a roster spot by waiving Rodney Stuckey on Wednesday, so it appears that three years after Born Ready declined a five-year, $44 million deal from the Pacers, Larry Bird will be able to get him on the books for the veteran's minimum. While Stephenson did have a nice season the last time he put on a Pacers' jersey in 2013, he's been dreadful for the past three years, so this is wait-and-see territory just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:28 am
  • Joakim Noah will begin serving suspension Wed
    Joakim Noah (knee) will begin serving his 20-game suspension on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been medically cleared by an independent doctor, but with just eight games remaining on the schedule this year, Noah will need to spend an additional 12 games on the sidelines during the 2017-18 season. Phil Jackson took a risk on Noah by signing him to a four-year deal worth $72 million this past offseason, which was a pretty obvious swing and a miss. The 32-year-old won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:04 am
  • DeMarre Carroll will try to play Wednesday
    DeMarre Carroll (back) was a full participant during shootaround, and he'll try to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Dwane Casey confirmed that if Carroll is able to give it a go tonight, he'll reclaim his spot in the starting five, which will result in P.J. Tucker returning to the second unit. Carroll has been woefully inconsistent this season, so even if he is able to get out there, he can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:21 am
  • Khris Middleton gets 3 stitches to forehead
    Khris Middleton required three stitches to close a gash in his forehead following a freak collision with Marco Belinelli during Tuesday's win over Charlotte.

    Advice: Middleton was still able to log 35 minutes on Tuesday, and it doesn't sound like he's in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's game vs. Boston. Owners can expect official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:36 am
  • James Harden acknowledges wrist is hurting
    James Harden acknowledged after Tuesday's 5-of-20 shooting performance that his left (shooting) wrist is giving him problems, but he doesn't anticipate spending any time on the sidelines.

    Advice: "It's pretty tough, man, I'm not going to lie," said Harden of fighting through the pain with his wrist. "I don't like to feel sorry for myself at all, but just the shot is short and frustrating when you can't really follow through and whatnot. I'm going to continue to go out there and do my best." While Harden has made it clear he has no interest of getting hit with a rest day, it's Mike D'Antoni who will ultimately be able to decide if he plays Thursday vs. Portland. Check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (back) returns to action
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Maybe the Wizards were taking it easy on him, as he only played 16 minutes with one rebound, one assist and one steal. It also doesn't help that Kelly Oubre is playing much better these days. He did score 17 points in his previous game before missing Saturday's contest vs. Cleveland, but standard-league owners should probably look elsewhere for consistent production. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Mason Plumlee goes scoreless in 16 minutes
    Mason Plumlee failed to score in 16 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jusuf Nurkic (33 points, 16 rebounds) believes in revenge games, but Plumlee apparently doesn't. He missed all four of his shots from the field with two rebounds, three assists and one block, and he also had a couple of key turnovers during Portland's run to end the third quarter. The Nuggets are healthy and playing more small-ball, so Plumlee isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 15 off the bench
    Al-Farouq Aminu scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aminu's minutes are trending down with Noah Vonleh playing well, but he got a small bump with Moe Harkless in foul trouble tonight. He was only averaging 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in March prior to tonight, and keep in mind that the Blazers only have two more games this week. He's more of a streaming option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • James Johnson scores 16 in win over Pistons
    James Johnson hit 5-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, six rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes of Tuesday's tough 97-96 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He's quietly been playing very well again, scoring in double figures in 10 straight games and averaging 16 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last five. And tonight's game was his first without a block and a steal in his last five games, as well. The fact the Heat are fighting for their playoff lives also works in his favor, so just keep rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Tobias Harris plays well off Pistons bench
    Tobias Harris moved to the bench on Tuesday and hit 7-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 19 points, six rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes of a tough 97-96 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy tried to mix things up by benching Harris and starting Jon Leuer in the midst of a four-game losing streak, but that number is now up to five straight losses. Leuer was awful tonight and Harris has played well whether starting or coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Jon Leuer fizzles in surprise start
    Jon Leuer started over Tobias Harris on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and finished with just two points, four boards, a steal and a block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Harris came off the bench for 19 points, six boards, two steals and four 3-pointers, even though Stan Van Gundy said previously that Harris would start the rest of the way. Either way, Leuer has been pretty bad whether starting or coming off the bench lately, and belongs on waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles, hurts wrist
    James Harden had his 20th triple-double of the season with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's 113-106 loss to the Warriors, but also hurt his left wrist along the way.

    Advice: He hit just 5-of-20 shots and 1-of-9 3-pointers, but was a perfect 13-of-13 from the line. As for his left wrist injury, coach Mike D'Antoni said it was bothering Harden during the game and that it might be something to "look at." It was also wrapped in ice after the game, ironically, on the same day Harden's comments about guys not resting so as not to let their teammates down emerged. If Harden sits, it's going to be because he's hurt, but he hasn't missed a game this season and we doubt he's about to start now. Especially with the fact he's embattled in one of the best MVP races we've ever seen with Russell Westbrook. The Rockets visit Portland on Thursday, so owners will want to watch for news about Harden's status for that one. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:20 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (knee) will play Wednesday
    Kent Bazemore (knee) said he will play on Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: He has missed five games in a row, so he might be limited upon his return. Bazemore has been a headache to own in fantasy this season, so he's just a low-end pickup with averages of 11.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 triples on 40.7 percent shooting. His return could send Tim Hardaway Jr. to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:08 pm
  • Gordon Hayward is questionable Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This isn't really an update, but his owners can expect a real one after Wednesday's morning shootaround. If Hayward misses his second game in a row, Joe Ingles is the clear pickup in fantasy after he scored 19 points with five triples on Monday. Joe Johnson will also benefit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 14 despite illness
    Khris Middleton played through a stomach illness on Tuesday and had 14 points and five rebounds on 4-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: It was a pretty empty line for Middleton tonight, but he's been pretty awesome since returning from his torn hamstring. He fought through his stomach problem tonight and should bounce back in his next one. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is questionable Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

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

    Advice: This won't have much impact on Harris' fantasy value. In fact, Tobias is posting better numbers off the bench. In 47 games as a starter this season, he is averaging 15.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 33.1 minutes. In 27 games as a reserve, Harris is averaging 16.6 points and 5.4 boards in 28.9 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:27 pm
  • Jon Leuer starting, Tobias Harris to bench
    Jon Leuer is starting in place of Tobias Harris on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Interesting. Coach Stan Van Gundy previously said that Harris would start for the rest of the season, but the Pistons have lost four straight games and SVG is going to shake things up. Leuer's numbers only get a modest bump in the first unit, so he's just a low-end pickup. The big man is averaging 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.4 triples in March. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Dubs will provide update on Durant Wednesday
    The Warriors will provide an update on Kevin Durant (knee) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Durant has looked great while going through his pregame routines as of late, and he'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday, after which, the Warriors will offer an update. Durant was initially targeting a mid-April return, but we'll have to wait for tomorrow's update to see if anything has changed on that speculative timetable. He might be worth a speculative add in deep leagues with things trending in a positive direction, but know that he'll be on a strict minutes limit upon his return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Khris Middleton (illness) will play Tuesday
    Coach Jason Kidd said that Khris Middleton (stomach virus) will play Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Middleton missed shootaround this morning, but fortunately is feeling better. Fantasy owners can breathe a sign of relief and feel comfortable inserting him into their starting lineup. Middleton is averaging 16.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 treys over the Bucks last 15 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:41 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Jonas Jerebko was unable to finish practice on Tuesday due to a sore knee.

    Advice: At this point, we have to consider Jerebko questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. The fantasy impact is minimal, as he is averaging just 11.1 minutes per game over his last four appearances. Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller may see a few extra minutes if Jerebko does not play on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 am
  • Khris Middleton (ill) questionable Tuesday
    Khris Middleton (stomach virus) missed shootaround this morning and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: The flu bug has claimed many a victim this season. Here's hoping that Middleton is not added to the list of players that have been forced to miss a game. If Middleton is unable to suit up, Mirza Teletovic would likely see the biggest bump in playing time. Tony Snell and Jason Terry may log a few extra minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 am
  • Gerald Henderson (hip) ruled out Tuesday
    Gerald Henderson (hip) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This is not surprising, as the Sixers also play on Wednesday and they have previously kept Henderson out of back-to-back sets due to his nagging hip injury. Nik Stauskas, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Justin Anderson could see a slight uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:27 am
  • Kent Bazemore (knee) 'trending upward'
    Kent Bazemore (knee) will not play Tuesday but is planning to return for Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Tuesday's game vs. Phoenix will be the fifth straight contest Bazemore has missed after injuring his knee during the Hawks loss to the Blazers on March 18. Bazemore said the rehab has been successful and he is "starting to feel good" and can now do "just about everything." The red-hot Tim Hardaway Jr. will draw another start and play heavy minutes on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • Joakim Noah could start suspension Wednesday
    Joakim Noah could begin serving his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test as soon as Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks are motivated to get Noah medically cleared so he can begin serving his suspension as soon as possible. Noah was examined by team doctors prior to Monday's game. If he is cleared to practice on Tuesday, then the league will start the clock on his suspension beginning Wednesday. The Knicks have eight games left this season, which would mean Noah would only miss the first 12 games of 2017-18. No matter what, Noah will not see the court again this season, so he should be left on waivers in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Kosta Koufos swats three in Monday's wins
    Kosta Koufos finished with 11 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and an assist in 30 minutes Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Koufos has rested in two of the past three outings, and these were his most minutes since logging 37 back on March 5 against Utah. The big man out of Ohio State has been a cheap source of rebounds and blocked shots for DFS players when he is in the lineup, and he has been a decent low-end option in deeper seasonal rotisserie formats down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:28 pm
  • P.J. Tucker racks up three steals, one block
    P.J. Tucker started in place of DeMarre Carroll (back) on Monday vs. the Magic and finished with seven points, five rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and one triple in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Tucker has seen a spike in minutes recently because of Carroll's injury and Serge Ibaka's suspension last week, so keep rolling him out there if you rebounds, defensive stats and the occasional 3-pointer -- he has seven steals over his last two games. He finished 3-of-5 from the field in 33 minutes, but there are probably some better options on your wire unless you're specifically targeting steals. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:39 pm
  • Kosta Koufos and Temple starting on Monday
    Kosta Koufos is starting vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

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

    Advice: He is getting ruled out nearly a couple hours before tip-off, so that's usually not a good sign. His next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. Dallas. Dante Cunningham will start again, but he's a poor fantasy option. Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will benefit the most with Cousins out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:05 pm
  • Report: Gordon Hayward (quad) out Monday
    According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) will not play on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: His owners probably saw this coming because Hayward wasn't able to go through the morning shootaround. The Jazz do have three more games this week, so hopefully he'll be able to give it a go on Wednesday vs. the Kings. Joe Ingles will likely start in Hayward's place and is a decent streaming option if you need assists, steals and triples. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:48 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (personal) ruled out Monday
    Arron Afflalo (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He was rested on Sunday vs. the Clippers and isn't even with the team today. With Tyreke Evans resting, Buddy Hield looks like a strong play in all formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:52 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (back) says he'll play Tues
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) said he'll play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: "I feel way better," Bogdanovic said following a brief practice at UCLA. "I'll be ready for tomorrow's game. I just woke up like that. I was stiff. Cramps in my back. Still sore but way better." Bogdanovic was a full participant during Monday's practice, so it's looking like the back issues will only end up costing him one game on the sidelines. With Bogdanovic back in action on Tuesday, Kelly Oubre won't play as much. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:44 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) out Monday
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf, but he's day-to-day unlike Kyle Korver (foot) -- Korver is out for the week. Look for J.R. Smith to log heavy minutes on the wings tonight, but he's a boom-or-bust option because of his volatile FG percentage. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Joakim Noah (knee) could practice on Tuesday
    Jeff Hornacek said there's a possibility that Joakim Noah (knee) will be able to return to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah was initially given a 3-4 week timetable after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and Sunday marked the end of Week-4. He's going to be re-evaluated by the Knicks training staff tomorrow morning, and if cleared to play, he'll be able to begin serving his 20-game suspension. Noah will not play again this season, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:13 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) out Monday vs. Orlando
    DeMarre Carroll (back) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

    Advice: This will be Carroll's second straight game on the sidelines, and P.J. Tucker will be earning another start tonight. Tucker produced nine points, nine boards, three dimes, four steals, one triple and one turnover through 34 minutes as a starter his last time out, so he could be someone to consider throwing out there as a deep league streamer. For now, we'll consider Carroll questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Lance Thomas (hip) out Monday vs. Detroit
    Lance Thomas (sore right hip) will not play Monday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: This will be Thomas' third consecutive game watching from the sidelines, and while his MRI came back clean, he should still be considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Miami. Thomas' minutes will continue to be divvied up between Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:57 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic, Mahinmi practice in full
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) and Ian Mahinmi (hip) practiced in full on Monday.

    Advice: Bogdanovic sat out Saturday's game with a stiff back, and Mahinmi was limited to nine minutes after catching a knee to the hip via Richard Jefferson on Saturday night, but them going through a full practice is a good sign regarding their status for Tuesday night's matchup with the Lakers. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if Bogdanovic is able to return to the court, Kelly Oubre's minutes will take a hit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:52 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (knee) targeting Wednesday?
    Kent Bazemore (knee) could return on Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: This means he will miss at least one more game vs. the Suns on Tuesday. Thabo Sefolosha (groin) is also out on Tuesday, meaning Taurean Prince will be a solid streaming option vs. the Suns -- Prince scored a career-high 17 points in his first NBA start against the Nets on Sunday with six rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to be a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:49 am
  • James Harden (wrist) practices Monday
    James Harden (wrist) is practicing on Monday and will play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: He already said that he would play on Tuesday vs. the Warriors after aggravating his wrist on Sunday night, but it doesn't hurt to get more confirmation. Harden's owners should be in great shape with four games on the schedule this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:22 am
  • Gordon Hayward sits out morning shootaround
    Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) did not participate in Monday's morning shootaround.

    Advice: To be clear, he remains questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans. This means he will likely test out his quad in pre-game warmups. X-rays were negative and it shouldn't be a long-term issue, and Hayward does have a lot of incentive to play since the Jazz currently hold a 1.0 game lead over the Clippers for the No. 4 seed. If he can't go, Joe Ingles will be a solid streaming option in his absence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:03 am
  • Shumpert (sore right knee) is questionable
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This isn't the same knee that Shumpert has had multiple surgeries on, and with Kyle Korver (foot) on the shelf, hopefully Shumpert will try to give it a go. If not, look for J.R. Smith to take on a heavy workload vs. the Spurs. Shumpert belongs on the waiver wire anyways. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:18 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins is questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry also said on Sunday that Cousins would be questionable, but he will likely end up being a game-time call since the Pelicans aren't expected to have a morning shootaround. Dante Cunningham could earn another start if Boogie sits, but he's not a good fantasy option. Instead, look for Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday to carry the Pelicans if Boogie can't go. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:35 am
  • Durant (knee) will have minute restrictions
    Kevin Durant (knee) will have minutes restrictions if he is cleared to return to the court.

    Advice: "It’s something we’ll consult the training staff on," head coach Steve Kerr said. "I imagine we’ll ease him back by playing him shorter minutes to start, so he can build up his rhythm and his conditioning." Durant's timetable is still murky, but he's scheduled to be re-evaluated by team doctors in less than a week and it sounds like there's a good chance he will return before the end of the regular season. Durant has been seen running wind sprints, shooting jumpers and even dunking, but his return will likely come when most fantasy seasons have concluded. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:12 am
  • James Harden says he will play vs. Warriors
    James Harden said he will play on Tuesday vs. the Warriors despite aggravating his left wrist on Sunday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: He left Sunday's game vs. the Thunder in the final minute after a hard a fall and didn't return, but he said that he's "good." Coach Mike D'Antoni hinted that Harden may get a maintenance day at some point, but not if Harden has anything to say about it. "It's something he's probably going to have to put up with the rest of the year," D'Antoni said. "It's a tendon. He jammed it. Hopefully, he's good. If he needs to rest, he'll rest and make sure he gets well, but knowing him, he wants to play." With Harden hoping to lock up the MVP Award, his fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:52 am
  • Mason Plumlee very efficient in home loss
    Mason Plumlee connected on eight of his 10 field goal attempts in Sunday's game against the Pelicans, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

    Advice: Plumlee has pulled down five or more rebounds in 11 of his past 12 outings and he has also been a cheap source of occasional blocked shots and steals in deeper rotisserie formats. He should be amped for Tuesday's trip to Portland to face his former teammates. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:56 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Cousins took some shots during halftime on Sunday with a pronounced limp. The Pelicans may not hold a shootaround prior to the second game in a back-to-back set, but owners should check for updates in the afternoon. Dante Cunningham will likely earn another start if Cousins isn't ready to go vs. Utah. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:40 pm
  • Dante Cunningham doesn't do much in start
    Dante Cunningham finished with six points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots in 31 minutes against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: Cunningham was making the start with DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) sidelined. He is only worth a look in the very deepest of seasonal fantasy leagues even if he makes another start in place of Cousins. Cunningham has a low usage rate even in a starting role. However, he is worth a roll of the dice as a low-priced DFS option if he makes another start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:21 pm
  • Gerald Henderson (hip) logs 18 minutes
    Gerald Henderson (hip) played 18 minutes during Sunday's 107-94 loss in Indiana, going 2-of-6 from the field for five points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Henderson's hip has been a nagging issue for most of the season, and it's somewhat surprising that Philly hasn't simply shut him down. He's little more than a veteran mentor at this point, setting an example for his neophyte teammates, and the vast majority of fantasy owners can do better on the wire. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:15 pm
  • James Johnson scores 20 points off bench
    James Johnson finished with 20 points, six assists, five rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal in 29 minutes off the bench Sunday in Boston.

    Advice: Johnson has tied a season best with 10 or more points in nine consecutive games. He is averaging 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.7 steals per outing during the impressive nine-game run. Johnson worked hard to whip himself into better shape for the season and it is paying off with career numbers across the board. In his first eight NBA campaigns he averaged single-digit point totals, but he is averaging more than 12 points per contest this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:11 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (quad) questionable for Monday
    Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and coach Quin Snyder said that Hayward was "fine" after the injury occurred on Saturday, but Hayward did ask to check out of the game. Utah holds a slim one-game lead over the Clippers for the No. 4 seed, so Hayward will do everything he can to stay on the court, but owners should check for updates following shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:48 pm
  • Dante Cunningham starts for DeMarcus (ankle)
    Dante Cunningham will start vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) has been ruled out tonight, so Cunningham should get significant minutes. He sports an extremely low usage rate, however, and even as a fill-in starter he hasn't done much to merit fantasy owners' attention. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:45 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out Sunday vs. DEN
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: Dante Cunningham will start and Solomon Hill stands to benefit from Cousins' absence, while both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will also have less competition for usage. Cousins was essentially a game-time decision tonight, so there's a chance he'll return vs. the Jazz on Monday. Check back for updates after New Orleans' shootaround, assuming they hold one in the second half of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:40 pm
  • James Harden double-doubles, tweaks wrist
    James Harden put up a 22-point, 12-assist double-double during Sunday's win over OKC, but exited the game with 30 seconds left in the fourth after a hard fall on his left wrist, and did not return.

    Advice: Harden added five boards, two triples and five turnovers through his 36 minutes of floor time, but this wrist issue is definitely a concern. Harden's left (shooting) wrist was heavily wrapped up in ice after the game, and he acknowledged during his post-game interview that he initially suffered the injury during Monday's win over Denver. Head coach Mike D'Antoni said it's something Harden will likely be dealing with the rest of the season, and admitted that he'll rest the MVP-candidate if need be. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State, and if he's out, Lou Williams would likely emerge as the primary beneficiary. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:21 pm
  • Khris Middleton gets 14 points on 17 shots
    Khris Middleton needed 17 shots to score 14 points on Sunday, connecting on six attempts while adding six rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers without a turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Middleton had an atrocious night vs. Atlanta on Friday, going 1-of-13 from the field with three turnovers, and he's going through a prolonged slump at a brutal time for fantasy owners. He's too good to struggle much longer, though, and should benefit from a cupcake matchup with the Kings' defense on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:19 pm
  • Kosta Koufos will rest on Sunday
    Kosta Koufos will rest on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This is the front end of a back-to-back set, meaning Koufos should be good for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies. He's going to be rested way too much to help fantasy owners going forward. Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis should get a nice bump with Koufos out, but Labissiere is the better fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:29 am
  • Arron Afflalo and Kosta Koufos resting Sunday
    Arron Afflalo and Kosta Koufos will rest against the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Of course they will. This is the front end of a back-to-back set, so both players should be active on Monday vs. the Grizzlies. Expect plenty of DNPs for the veterans in Sacramento going forward. Buddy Hield is the only wing worth owning on the Kings right now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:27 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is a game-time call
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is a game-time call vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

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

    Advice: He sat out of the morning shootaround and is likely battling some soreness in his hip. Henderson will likely pick up some DNPs down the stretch, so he belongs on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:34 am
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine points
    P.J. Tucker scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: With DeMarre Carroll (back) out, coach Dwane Casey pulled a page out of Suns coach Earl Watson's playbook with heavy run of Tucker against strong offensive players. The Raptors are getting some serious value out of Tucker from their second-round pick at the deadline and he could make a big impact in the postseason, but most fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere unless he's being added as a steals specialist. There are a lot of hot pickups out there. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:34 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: This may have been sustained late in the game when he had some contact with Ryan Anderson. Cousins did finish the game and played the entire fourth quarter. We should have an update at shootaround, but there's a decent chance Boogie can give it a go. If not, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill should benefit. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis would do the heavy lifting, of course. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) out against the Mavs
    DeMarre Carroll (back) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: It's being called a sore lower back, so this isn't his nagging knee injury or his ankle issue from earlier this month. Carroll just can't stay healthy, and you can expect the Raptors to limit him even more. We'll see some Norman Powell and P.J. Tucker this evening. Even if Tucker starts, Powell is still a better fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • Gordon Hayward with left quad contusion
    Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a left quadriceps contusion suffered during the fourth quarter on Saturday.

    Advice: X-rays were negative, so he didn't suffer a fracture due to the contact from Austin Rivers. Hayward did return from this injury, but he asked out for a second time. Coach Quin Snyder also said Hayward is "fine" from this injury, so most signs point to him being ready for Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:49 pm
  • Quin Snyder: Gordon Hayward (leg) is fine
    Coach Quin Snyder said he thinks Gordon Hayward is "fine" after bruising his left leg.

    Advice: The coach added Hayward's injury wasn't to his knee joint and it was to a muscle in his leg. Hayward was not available to comment after the game, but the Jazz said that's their standard procedure for an injured player. For now, Hayward sounds like he'll be ready to roll for Monday against the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (lower back stiffness) out
    Bojan Bogdanovic (lower back stiffness) is out for Saturday night in Cleveland.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Bogie after he played 26 minutes on Friday night. Bogdanovic also doesn't have a history of back problems in his NBA career, so it's likely just a short-term thing. His absence affects a slew of players here. Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter should all have much higher floors for this evening. Kelly Oubre could pick up some extra run, too. Plus, John Wall and Bradley Beal should be very busy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:35 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) out vs. Wiz
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: This is his "good" knee and not his left one, which required multiple surgeries including an ACL reconstruction. Shumpert being out tonight should help J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver get some added run tonight. Smith is a short-term option and the obvious risk to go along with it. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:30 pm
  • Gordon Hayward has left knee soreness
    Gordon Hayward had left knee soreness in the fourth quarter against the Clippers on Saturday, finishing with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He banged knees with Austin Rivers and came out of the game on the next possession. After about two minutes on the bench, Hayward did return to action for two minutes and even hit a trey in that time, but he asked out of the game after that and did not return. Hayward had a big ice pack on his left knee and went to the locker room before the game was completed. It didn't look bad and hopefully he'll be ready to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday to start his four-game week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:58 pm
  • Kent Bazemore out again for Sunday
    Kent Bazemore (knee) will not play against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was expected to miss 7-10 days, so he was not expected to play since that prognosis back on Mar. 19. With Bazemore out at least one more, Tim Hardaway Jr. should see all the run he can handle while Thabo Sefolosha, Mike Dunleavy and Taurean Prince pick up the scraps on the wing. Bazemore should be dropped in most leagues. Prince has the most value of that bunch and gets a great matchup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:06 pm
  • Lance Thomas (hip) ruled out for Saturday
    Lance Thomas (sore right hip) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Thomas has missed. With the Knicks prioritizing lottery balls over wins, they have no reason to rush back one of their vets. Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will see an uptick in minutes with Thomas sidelined. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:12 am
  • Hornacek hopes Noah will be cleared soon
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Saturday that he believes that Joakim Noah (knee) will be medically cleared to return this season.

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

    Advice: It was initially reported late Friday night that Noah would begin serving his suspension immediately, which meant he would be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 campaign. However, the Knicks have to prove he is actually able to play before the suspension can commence. Noah had knee surgery back on Feb. 27, and it was assumed he'd miss the rest of the regular season. It will be interesting to see if the Knicks attempt to prove he is "game ready" over the next few weeks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:47 am
  • Kosta Koufos scores two points
    Kosta Koufos scored two points with two rebounds, one assist and one block in 14 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He'll get more rest going forward and there is just no upside in fantasy right now. Even if you're in a 40-man league, go pick up someone else. The Kings may even shut him down to look more at their youth. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:48 pm
  • James Harden scores 38 points with 17 dimes
    James Harden scored 38 points during a 117-107 win over the Pelicans on Friday with 17 assists, seven rebounds, one block, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's his NBA-high eighth 30-plus scoring game this month. Harden also scored or assisted on 77 points tonight, and he's currently on pace to set the record for that department this season with 57.7 points per game -- Nate Archibald has the record with 56.8 in 1972-73. He has scored at least 38 points in four straight and will get a big MVP-caliber matchup with Russell Westbrook Sunday afternoon. There will be triple-doubles. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:38 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 29 points
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 29 points with six rebounds, four assists, four blocks, one steal and five 3-pointers against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: It looks like all is right in the Boogie world. With one of his techs getting rescinded, he hasn't picked up a tech since his last one-game suspension, and his numbers have climbed since he missed Mar. 17 due to an injury. In those three games, Cousins averaged 28.3 points, 11.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.3 blocks and 3.7 treys. Sure, small sample size matters here, but this is still very impressive after such a rough start. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:13 pm
  • NBA suspends Joakim Noah for 20 games
    The NBA has suspended Joakim Noah 20 games for violating its anti-drug program.

    Advice: This means he will be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 season. Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the CBA, but he cooperated fully with the league’s probe and the National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t "knowingly or willingly" violated the policy. Noah is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that he had on Feb. 27, and while he wasn't expected to return this season anyways, he recently started running and conditioning. That contract is looking pretty awful right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:08 pm
  • Mason Plumlee only plays 16 minutes
    Mason Plumlee played 16 minutes off the bench for nine points with two rebounds, one assist and two steals against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone only went with Plumlee for just two minutes next to Nikola Jokic, so obviously Plumlee's playing time will be taking a hit. He's probably more of a drop now that the Nuggets are healthy for the first time since Plumlee established he can play the four. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Middleton shoots 1-of-13, Bucks win anyways
    Khris Middleton shot 1-of-13 from the field and only scored six points, but the Bucks won their third straight game in a 100-97 win over the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: With the win, the Bucks are now tied with the Hawks for the No. 5 seed in the East. Middleton played 32 minutes and added three rebounds, three assists, three steals and three turnovers, but this will likely be an outlier in what has been an incredible month -- he was averaging 18.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.9 triples in his previous 13 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:43 pm
  • Belinelli scores 22 points w/ three triples
    Marco Belinelli matched his season-high with 22 points, three rebounds, two assists and three triples in 32 minutes vs. the Cavaliers on Friday.

    Advice: He has the hot hand right now and coach Steve Clifford is riding him. He scored 20 points in 21 minutes in his previous outing, but picked up a big chunk of minutes tonight with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in foul trouble. Belinelli hit 7-of-12 shots and made all five of his free throws, but with a playoff spot looking out of reach, the Hornets may be tempted to give Jeremy Lamb more burn at the expense of Belinelli. If he has another good game on Sunday vs. the Suns, give him a look since the Hornets play four times next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
  • Kosta Koufos starting vs. the Warriors
    Kosta Koufos is starting vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: Koufos was rested on Wednesday vs. the Bucks, but should see his normal workload tonight. We still like Skal Labissiere's outlook going forward and Koufos could get more DNPs down the stretch, so Koufos belongs on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:16 pm
  • Mason Plumlee bumped to the bench Friday
    With Danilo Gallinari (knee) returning to the starting lineup, Mason Plumlee will get bumped to the bench Friday night vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Plumlee had started five straight games for Denver. He averaged 10.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in those five contests. With Gallo back in the mix, the Nuggets entire frontcourt is finally healthy. Coach Mike Malone will be challenged to split up minutes amongst Plumlee, Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Kevin Durant doing sprints, some dribbling
    Kevin Durant (knee) was doing some full-court sprints at shootaround on Friday.

    Advice: He was also doing some dribbling moves and some shooting. Durant is coming along faster than expected and it may not be long before he's taking on some contact. There still is no timetable, but a return in early April seems feasible. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:53 am
  • Kevin Durant (knee) making steady progress
    Coach Steve Kerr said that Kevin Durant (knee) continues to take encouraging steps in his rehab.

    Advice: Kerr told reporters that Durant "did a little more" on Thursday, including some lateral movement. Kerr also said that Durant would be re-evaluated by doctors next Thursday and the team would provide their "first real update" at the end of next week. It's quite possible KD appears in some regular seasons games next month, but the Warriors will likely limit his minutes if he is able to suit up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:53 am
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine as starter
    P.J. Tucker started for Serge Ibaka on Thursday with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Heat.

    Advice: The Raptors have gone with Tucker at power forward quite a bit since they signed him, but most of the time it's when he's next to Ibaka. Tucker isn't exactly a stats guy for fantasy unless he's racking up the steals, but he has to be pumped about getting some playoff action. "I know the intensity goes up but my intensity never goes down. So for me, I'm excited about it," Tucker said about the upcoming playoff run. Tucker still isn't going to be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Lance Thomas (hip) out for Thursday night
    Lance Thomas (sore right hip) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday night.

    Advice: Thomas played 32 minutes in a start on Wednesday and apparently picked up an injury along the way. With Thomas and Carmelo Anthony (knee) out, the Knicks will likely play more Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn next to each other. We should see more Mindaugas Kuzminskas and a little bit of Justin Holiday at the three. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:34 pm
  • P.J. Tucker likely to start for Serge Ibaka
    P.J. Tucker is likely to start for Serge Ibaka against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Ibaka is serving his one-game suspension for throwing a punch earlier this week. The Raptors can get away with going smaller against the Heat with the Heat not having many options at power forward. Besides Tucker, there should be more minutes going to Norman Powell and Pat Patterson may also play slightly more. Without Serge, Jonas Valanciunas should also play more against Hassan Whiteside, assuming he can go.Daily Slant: With Ibaka out of action, Tucker figures to see more than 30 minutes of court time and sets up as one of the best punt plays at the SF spot on Thursday. He's not typically a strong per-minute producer, but his 0.79 FPPM with Lowry/Ibaka off the floor this month would be enough for him to hit value. Patrick Patterson should also see increased run off the bench, but his ceiling is fairly limited. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:11 pm
  • Kevin Durant does some 5-on-0
    Kevin Durant (knee) went through some 5-on-0 drills at practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was wearing a knee brace for some of his shooting drills and there is no word of him taking on contact yet. On Wednesday, ESPN reported Durant could be back for part of the regular season, so the news today coincides with that. KD is likely going to travel with the team and could be re-evaulated next week. If you can afford to stash KD, it makes some sense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:31 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 Wednesday, 11:00 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 Wednesday, 10:42 pm
  • Arron Afflalo returns to action in loss
    Arron Afflalo scored 12 points with two rebounds and two 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings will continue to rest their veterans and chances are Afflalo won't play either Friday or Sunday. Afflalo can remain on the waiver wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Iman Shumpert benched, logs 17 minutes
    Iman Shumpert came off Cleveland's bench for five points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Shump even knocked down his lone 3-point attempt tonight, but the playing time is a glaring red flag. With J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver both healthy, there's no reason to touch Shumpert unless Cleveland is resting LeBron James. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores four points
    Gerald Henderson scored four points with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: The 76ers didn't play Henderson on Monday and actually put him in the first unit to start the second half. With the 76ers likely wanting to get a longer look at their younger wings, Henderson won't be playing too much down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic gets five points Wednesday
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored five points in 15 minutes on Wednesday, going 2-of-6 from the field with one 3-pointer, two rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was riding a 10-game streak with double-digit points, but he took a backseat in the rotation tonight -- the Wizards deployed 10 players, and only Brandon Jennings logged fewer minutes than Bojan. This is a perfect example of his hollow fantasy value, as he doesn't help you when he's not scoring. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Arron Afflalo starting, Temple to Kings bench
    Arron Afflalo (personal) will start for the Kings on Wednesday, sending Garrett Temple to the bench.

    Advice: The Kings' rotations are perpetually in flux, and tonight it'll be Afflalo getting the nod vs. Milwaukee. He's done nothing this season to encourage owners to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:29 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 Wednesday, 7:20 pm
  • Marco Belinelli gets 20 points in 21 minutes
    Marco Belinelli scored 20 points in just 21 minutes during Wednesday's road win, hitting 5-of-9 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Belinelli came in ice cold from the field but he scored 16 points in the first half alone, helping to keep the Hornets close despite his teammates' struggles. The veteran rarely does much beyond scoring and hitting a handful of 3-pointers, and there should be better specialists available in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:42 pm
  • Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday
    Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Bucks.

    Advice: It's a home game for the Kings, so they'll give their fans a look at the youth today. Georgios Papagiannis had a productive weekend on the road and should be looking at minutes in the 20s. He's a sneaky guy to use in fantasy, especially with how the Kings are giving him the ball. Koufos is not worth owning in most fantasy leagues anymore. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:46 pm
  • Iman Shumpert will come off the bench vs. DEN
    Iman Shumpert will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: J.R. Smith will be replacing him in the starting five, and Kyle Korver (foot) will be back in action tonight, so Shumpert's minutes will likely dip to the lower-20s. He's not a viable target in most settings with Smith and Korver active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:39 pm
  • Warriors hoping KD can return in season
    Kevin Durant's (knee) progress has the Warriors hopeful he can return before end of regular season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: KD is doing some on-court work these days, but he still doesn't have a target date. He was expected to miss four weeks, which means his original target window will be at the end of this month. The Warriors would likely ease KD back in and perhaps do so in the first round of the postseason. If you're going to stash him, there's a decent chance he won't make much of an impact upon his return. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:16 pm
  • Khris Middleton helps Bucks beat Blazers
    Khris Middleton racked up 26 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and three 3-pointers on 11-of-22 shooting in 33 minutes of Tuesday's big 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Wow. He was worth the wait if you stashed him long before he came back and there was some risk involved, as no one was really sure how he'd look or fit in with the new-look Bucks. He's been fantastic, averaging 18.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five games. With the Bucks fighting for their playoff life and seeding, Middleton should continue to roll the rest of the way. He's also played in all 12 of the Bucks' March games, scoring in double figures in all of them. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:15 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins drops 41 w/ monster line
    DeMarcus Cousins dropped 41 points in a 95-82 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, adding 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was easily his best game with the Pelicans as he shot 14-of-27 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He became just the second player since '83 with 41+ points, 17+ rebounds and 5+ triples, and the first since Kevin Love did it in 2010. The Pelicans trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 3.5 games, so expect him to keep playing through some minor ailments -- he missed Friday's game with a right rib contusion and a knee issue. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Jon Leuer goes 0-for-7 in loss
    Jon Leuer missed all seven shots from the bench in 22 minutes and finished Tuesday's loss with two points, five rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Advice: The Pistons are fighting for a playoff spot, so losing to the Nets was not how they envisioned their Tuesday night going. Leuer had scored in double figures in his previous two games, but is averaging just 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last five, meaning you can do better off your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:21 pm
  • Tobias Harris comes through with 24 points
    Tobias Harris returned to form on Tuesday, hitting 10-of-15 shots for 24 points, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 36 minutes of a tough two-point loss to the lowly Nets.

    Advice: Harris scored just eight points on Sunday and hadn't scored more than 17 points in his previous five games, so if you rolled with him tonight, chances are you're having a good evening. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • 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
  • James Harden does his usual thing
    James Harden scored a game-high 39 points with 11 assists, seven rebounds, four steals and four 3-pointers in Monday's win against the Nuggets.

    Advice: The Beard has 38 or more points in three straight games and four of his past five outings. He has managed three or more 3-pointers in five of his past six contests while rolling up two or more steals in four straight and six of the past seven. Harden continues to post huge fantasy totals and the Rockets will not rest their players until they're locked into a playoff seed, so the good times will continue to roll. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:34 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
  • Gerald Henderson ruled out Monday
    Gerald Henderson (hip) will not play on Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Henderson will no longer play in both games of back-to-back sets, but they only have one more back-to-back set remaining on the schedule. Hendo has been battling through hip soreness, so he could be a shut-down candidate down the stretch. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Robert Covington will log heavy minutes on the wings, but Justin Anderson could see a nice bump as well. Henderson belongs on the wire in most formats. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 2:47 pm
  • James Johnson discovers true 9-cat gem Sunday
    James Johnson turned in a 9-cat gem on Sunday with 24 points on 9-of-13 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks, two 3-pointers and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Johnson did his damage in 31 minutes, to the delight of anyone benefiting from his unique production with Miami's second unit. The veteran lost weight and re-shaped his body for this season, and the hard work has clearly paid off -- at age 30, he's averaging career-high numbers in most categories. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:49 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu held to single digits...again
    Al-Farouq Aminu was held to single-digit points for the fifth straight game on Sunday, making his only shot attempt to score three points with five rebounds in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Aminu was playing well to begin the month, but he's fallen off a cliff in the past 10 days. Noah Vonleh is playing very well, Evan Turner is healthy, and the Blazers' simply have too many interchangeable parts to expect Aminu to emerge as a reliable asset down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:44 pm
  • Dante Cunningham plays 22 minutes off bench
    Dante Cunningham came off the bench on Sunday for three points, three rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Cunningham filled in for DeMarcus Cousins (knee) on Friday, scoring seven points with nine boards in 39 minutes. He's been a fantasy liability all season, and that's not about to change with 12 games left. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 5:59 pm
  • Tobias Harris quiet Sunday, shoots 2-of-10
    Tobias Harris has a forgettable game on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field to finish with eight points, four rebounds and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Harris earned another start and fantasy owners can give him a pass for tonight's dud since he came in hot, shooting 27-of-40 from the field (67.5 percent) in his previous five games. He's just under 50 percent in March and should bounce back vs. the Heat in Miami on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 4:27 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (personal) out Sunday vs. Spurs
    Arron Afflalo (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

    Advice: No reason has been given for Afflalo's absence, so it's unclear when he might rejoin the team. The Kings are tanking, with their young guys getting more and more minutes, so there's no reason to think the 31-year-old Afflalo will play a big role down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 2:29 pm
  • Dante Cunningham to bench w/ Cousins active
    Dante Cunningham will come off the bench behind DeMarcus Cousins (knee) on Sunday.

    Advice: Cunningham played 39 minutes on Friday but his role will shrink in the second unit. His per-minute usage is minuscule and there's no reason to touch him outside of the deepest leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 2:18 pm
  • Kent Bazemore has right knee bone bruise
    Kent Bazemore has a right knee bone bruise and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Saturday night and did not return. Bazemore had an MRI to confirm the diagnosis and the Hawks will now have to move on to start this week without 40 percent of their starting lineup -- Paul Millsap (knee) is out for two games. With those two out, Ersan Ilyasova will be firing away from three, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get big minutes, Taurean Prince should play more than 20 minutes, the Hawks will likely use Malcolm Delaney at the two and maybe even DeAndre Bembry gets in the mix again. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 1:34 pm
  • Hendo scores nine points vs. Boston
    Gerald Henderson scored nine points with three rebounds and one assist against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: He did play some clutch minutes in this game and being the team's best free throw shooter this season helps his case. Still, the 76ers won't be playing him big minutes to get a longer look at their young guys. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 1:13 pm
  • Quincy Acy scores 11 points
    Quincy Acy scored 11 points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: With the Nets giving Trevor Booker a DNP-CD, Acy looks like the main bench big man right now. He's scored at least nine in four of his last five games with a stunning 1.8 treys per game. If the Nets do rest Brook Lopez at some point, Acy might be sneaky in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 11:43 am
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  • Gerald Henderson is probable for Sunday
    Gerald Henderson is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He's still dealing with some left hip soreness, the same hip he had surgery on in 2015. With Justin Anderson (illness) out Sunday, Hendo could pick up a few extra minutes off the bench. Don't be surprised if he's rested on Monday vs. the Magic, though. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 8:19 am
  • Khris Middleton scores 11 points
    Khris Middleton scored 11 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The minutes were solid and he likely would've been in the mid-30s had the Bucks been in this game. Middleton is heavily involved in the offense and is playing on the ball a lot more than expected after he said he was focusing more on shooting late in his rehab. We're not expecting him to rest until the Bucks have something clinched, so keep rolling Middleton out there. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 10:33 pm
  • James Harden scores 40 in triple-double
    James Harden had another triple-double against the Nuggets during a 109-105 win on Saturday, scoring 40 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, eight turnovers and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: That extends his NBA record seven 40-point triple-doubles in one season. Harden also has four consecutive triple-doubles, and it does help he's camping out under the rim more often these days. The Rockets are not expected to rest their players until they are locked in to their seed to allow them to grow as a team and develop chemistry. That is music to the ears of Harden fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 10:31 pm
  • Mason Plumlee plays well in start
    Mason Plumlee scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: While the offense wasn't great in big minutes for him, you could call this a win for Plumlee's minutes going forward. Before the game, coach Mike Malone stressed covering the 3-point line and the Nuggets actually held them to a season low in treys. The fact that Malone can still go big and cover the 3-point line will be huge in certain spots for the former Blazer. While Plumlee did benefit a ton from Nikola Jokic being in foul trouble, he looks like he's earned a handful of minutes at PF. He's a hold. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 9:44 pm
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