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  • Anthony Davis scores 36 w/ 17 boards in loss
    Anthony Davis' 36 points weren't enough in a 108-100 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: AD did everything he could, finishing 12-of-23 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line with 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one triple in 41 minutes. This was his third straight game with 30+ points and 15+ rebounds which is tied for the 2nd longest streak in the last 20 seasons. The loss means the Pelicans are now 4.5 games behind the No. 8 seed (Blazers) with eight games remaining, so Davis' owners do have to worry about a potential shut-down once his team is mathematically eliminated. Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Zach Randolph posts double-double in loss
    Zach Randolph finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shots over 32 minutes in Monday's 91-90 loss against the Kings.

    Advice: The double-double was nice, but if you're a Z-Bo owner in a rotisserie leagues you're still feeling some pain. He misfired on 13 of his 18 field goal attempts to hurt his owners in that category. Still, it was his first double-double since March 9, and just the third in March, so fantasy owners cannot complain too much. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Skal Labissiere doesn't see much time
    Skal Labissiere finished with just three points and two rebounds in nine minutes off the bench in Monday's 91-90 win against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Labissiere ran into foul trouble, picking up three personals in his brief time on the floor and he didn't play in the second half. Couple that with the fact head coach Dave Joerger wanted this one badly against his former employer, and it wasn't the best night to own stock in the rookie out of Kentucky. Better days are ahead. Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Pau Gasol sharp in 21 minutes off bench
    Pau Gasol hit five of his eight field goal attempts, including both of his 3-pointer tries, to finish with 14 points and four rebounds over 21 minutes in Monday's blowout win against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Gasol has been coming off the bench with Dewayne Dedmon starting, almost splitting the minutes. However, the veteran Gasol is the big man you want between the two, as he has much more scoring upside without losing much in rebounds. Gasol is also a solid option from behind the arc, hitting nine triples on 13 tries over the past five outings. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Nerlens Noel looks great in loss to OKC
    Nerlens Noel stuffed the stat sheet on Monday vs. the Thunder with 15 points, eight rebounds, one assist, four steals and two blocks in 28 minutes.

    Advice: There we go. Noel had a nightmare showing against the Raptors Saturday, but he's now posted two monster lines over his last three games. As good as Seth Curry (shoulder) is, it may have helped Noel that the Mavs deployed two pass-first point guards in Yogi Ferrell and J.J. Barea tonight. He finished 6-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line and was even showing off his new mid-range jumper, so the future looks bright for Noel in Dallas. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Kevin Love scores just nine in San Antonio
    Kevin Love was limited to just nine points with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals over 27 minutes in Monday's 103-74 lopsided loss in San Antonio.

    Advice: The Big 3 combined for just 34 total points across 83 minutes in a game which looked like a JV team taking on the Varsity side. Sure, the Cavaliers are banged up, but who isn't at this point of the NBA grind? The defending champs looked completely underprepared and overwhelmed against the Spurs. Love is averaging just 12.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over his past four games. Those numbers aren't close to his season totals. Yesterday, 8:41 pm
  • LeBron takes shot to neck in lopsided loss
    LeBron James (neck) did not return to Monday's game at San Antonio after taking an elbow to the base of the neck in the third quarter.

    Advice: James likely left as a precaution, perhaps his neck was hurt, but also a bit of his pride took a shot, too. The game was well out of hand by the point he checked out and went to the locker room. LeBron will have two full days to recover before the Cavaliers, now in second place in the Eastern Conference, hit the court in the Windy City on Thursday night. Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony hits 21 in return to lineup
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) was back in the lineup Monday against the Pistons, finishing with 21 points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals in 35 minutes.

    Advice: 'Melo didn't play with any kind of a minutes cap and he dropped in three triples to make his rotisserie owners happy. He'll look to keep it going against the Heat on Wednesday night. He scored 35 points in the first meeting in Miami back on December 6. Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis busy in Monday's win
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points with eight rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals in 37 minutes on Monday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Porzingis had a disastrous outing March 14 against Indiana, but he has tightened things up in the past five games. Porzingis is averaging 19.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocked shots and 1.4 steals per game during the five-game span. He remains fairly safe to keep using in all fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 7:47 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. Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Andre Drummond snags 15 boards in loss
    Andre Drummond finished with 10 points, 15 rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes Monday against the Knicks.

    Advice: In typical Drum fashion he made five of his seven field goal attempts yet missed each of his four tries from the free throw stripe. He'll go toe-to-toe against Miami's Hassan Whiteside in a battle of the big men on Tuesday night at the Palace. Yesterday, 7:30 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. Yesterday, 6:05 pm
  • Paul Millsap (knee) out at least three games
    Paul Millsap had a non-surgical procedure on his left knee and will miss at least the next three games.

    Advice: He has been diagnosed with left knee synovitis and will miss Tuesday's game vs. the Suns, Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers and Saturday's game vs. the Spurs. He will be re-evaluated after those three games, meaning the earliest we would see him back in action is on Sunday vs. the Nets. That's not a lock by any means, though. Ersan Ilyasova should be a nice source of points, rebounds and triples this week. Yesterday, 5:05 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas will come off the bench
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas will return to the bench for Monday's matchup with Detroit.

    Advice: Carmelo Anthony (knee) will be back in the starting five tonight, so Kuzminskas will likely see his minutes reduced to the teens. With Melo active, Kuzminskas can't be considered a viable target in most settings. Yesterday, 4:05 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 2:58 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) will play on Monday
    Carmelo Anthony (left knee) will play Monday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Anthony has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a sore left knee, but he'll get back out there tonight, which will likely result in Mindaugas Kuzminskas returning to the second unit. Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis also won't be quite as active on offense with Melo out there. Anthony owners can feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup against Detroit. Yesterday, 2:52 pm
  • Al Jefferson (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
    Al Jefferson (left ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota.

    Advice: Nate McMillan said that at the very least he's expecting Jefferson to spend a couple days on the sidelines, and considering Jefferson was recently spotted on crutches and in a walking boot, we'd considered him doubtful for Wednesday's game in Memphis as well. Lavoy Allen and Kevin Seraphin will likely pick up most of Jefferson's minutes, but that really doesn't mean much at all in fantasy hoops. Yesterday, 1:31 pm
  • Paul Millsap, Sefolosha ruled out Tuesday
    Paul Millsap (knee), Thabo Sefolosha (groin) and Kent Bazemore (knee) will not play vs. the Suns on Tuesday.

    Advice: Despite an MRI on Millsap's knee coming back clean, the big man will miss his sixth game in a row. The Hawks do have three more games this week after Tuesday, but it's anybody's guess at this point if he will play. While he's said to be dealing with "left knee tightness," coach Mike Budenholzer said over the weekend that he also has some swelling. Ersan Ilyasova will draw another start at the four on Tuesday. Yesterday, 10:52 am
  • Al Jefferson (ankle) out at least a few days
    Al Jefferson (ankle) is expected to miss at least a few days according to coach Nate McMillan.

    Advice: This means it's safe to rule him out for Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves. X-rays came back negative after he sprained his left ankle on Sunday, but Big Al woke up on Monday morning with a lot of swelling. He's also still on crutches and in a walking boot. In his absence, Lavoy Allen, Kevin Seraphin and Rakeem Christmas are all candidates for more minutes, but there are no fantasy pickups here. Yesterday, 9:44 am
  • Millsap's (knee) status uncertain for Tuesday
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said he doesn't know Paul Millsap's (knee) status for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "Hopefully between now and then he makes more progress and there is a chance but at this point we don’t know about Tuesday," Budenholzer said on Sunday afternoon. Millsap has missed five games in a row due to left knee tightness, and the good news is that an MRI showed no damage. Hopefully we'll get a better idea of Millsap's status before weekly lineups lock later this evening. If he misses more time, Ersan Ilyasova will continue to benefit the most. Yesterday, 7:55 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. Yesterday, 7:35 am
  • Paul George praises Myles Turner
    Paul George said he wants Myles Turner to keep dominating on the glass.

    Advice: "That’s the Myles that we need," George said after Turner pulled down 16 rebounds to go with 17 points, two blocks, one assist and one steal vs. the 76ers on Sunday. "At his position, with us playing small, he’s got to do that. He’s got to rebound the ball. He had that mindset and that motor to go get every rebound. That’s how he should approach every game." Turner is averaging 7.2 rebounds on the season, but he's still returning second-round value in standard leagues because of his 2.1 blocks per game and his excellent shooting percentages -- he's hitting 51.2 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line. Yesterday, 7:31 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. Yesterday, 7:12 am
  • Larry Nance confident in his 3-point shooting
    Larry Nance missed both of his 3-point attempts on Sunday, but he finished 4-of-7 from the field for nine points, seven rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.

    Advice: "At the beginning of the season it was, ‘All right, I’ve got [an open 3-point shot], who else is open?’" Nance said before the game. "Now it's, ‘I’ve got it. Where’s the shot clock at?’ I’m confident in it, our team’s confident, the coaches have given me confidence. I’m ready to let it go." He's just 6-of-23 from deep this season and his owners shouldn't be eager for more long-range attempts, since his 53.3 percent shooting is a key aspect of his fantasy value. Better luck next season. Sunday, 9:40 pm
  • Julius Randle cools off in loss to Blazers
    Julius Randle cooled off during Sunday's lopsided defeat, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with nine boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He played 27 minutes and this was a big letdown after Friday's huge all-around game. Such is life for Randle's fantasy owners, who can anticipate a bigger line vs. the Wizards on Tuesday -- in his previous 10 games, Randle was averaging 14.7 points, 0.7 threes, 10.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.8 blocks. Sunday, 9:35 pm
  • Noah Vonleh grabs career-high 14 rebounds
    Noah Vonleh racked up a career-high 14 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding eight points on 4-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Vonleh posted 12 boards on Thursday vs. the Knicks and it didn't take him long to exceed that mark -- he could have gone even higher, but Portland's starters were reined in during tonight's blowout win. Vonleh is thriving lately and he's making the most of limited attempts on offense, but fantasy owners shouldn't rely on him in standard leagues. Sunday, 9:29 pm
  • Zach Randolph scores 15 points in 29 minutes
    Zach Randolph started Sunday's game and posted 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes during a tough road loss.

    Advice: Marc Gasol was out tonight with a strained left foot, which left Z-Bo to start alongside Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Vince Carter and JaMychal Green. He finished 7-of-15 from the field (0-of-4 from deep), which ties his high for FG attempts since late January. Fantasy owners can expect similarly inflated usage until Gasol gets back on the court. Sunday, 7:46 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. Sunday, 7:40 pm
  • Anthony Davis goes for 31 and 15 on Sunday
    Anthony Davis hit 12-of-17 shots from the floor to finish with 31 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 28 minutes in Sunday's 115-90 win in Denver.

    Advice: Davis has 14 games with 30 or more points and 15 or more rebounds, most in the NBA. The 25-point margin of victory was the largest of the season for the Pelicans, as they pulled within four games of the Nuggets for a playoff spot with nine games remaining. Davis stepped up and helped the Pelicans stay alive, and they're now 3-0 in games when DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is sidelined. Sunday, 7:24 pm
  • Jae Crowder helps C's vault to top of East
    Jae Crowder connected on 8-of-13 from the field to finish with 25 points, six rebounds, two steals, two blocked shots and an assist in 36 minutes Sunday against the Heat.

    Advice: Crowder has been a big part of Boston's resurgence, as they pulled into a tie with the Cleveland Cavaliers atop the Eastern Conference standings. The former Marquette star, who was drafted, ironically, by the Cavs in the second round in 2012, is averaging 17.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game over his past six outings. Sunday, 6:29 pm
  • X-rays negative for Al Jefferson (left ankle)
    X-rays were negative on Al Jefferson's sprained left ankle, and he was in good spirits after Sunday's game.

    Advice: "Everything seemed normal so it's just an ankle sprain," Jefferson said. He was in a great deal of pain after the injury and left the court in a wheelchair, however, and the veteran center could easily miss extended time here. If he does get some DNPs, that would open up a few extra minutes for Lavoy Allen, Kevin Seraphin and Rakeem Christmas. Sunday, 6:23 pm
  • Myles Turner racks up 17 & 16 w/ two blocks
    Myles Turner came up huge vs. Philly on Sunday with 17 points (7-of-9 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 16 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: Turner is the 16th player in Pacers history to block at least 150 shots in a season, and swats have been a bedrock for his fantasy value this season. He's also picked up the pace scoring-wise with 18.5 points on 16-of-25 shooting in his past two games, giving the Pacers some much-needed versatility on offense. Turner has been an absolute steal relative to his Average Draft Position. Sunday, 6:20 pm
  • Al Jefferson (ankle) won't return Sunday
    Al Jefferson won't return after spraining his left ankle during Sunday's game vs. the 76ers, finishing with 14 points and seven rebounds in 11 minutes.

    Advice: X-rays were negative but Jefferson appeared to be in considerable pain, as he was screaming in agony after the injury. The team brought out a wheelchair to take him back to the locker room. It's uncertain how much time he'll need before he returns, but his absence could be a big blow to the depth of the Pacers down the stretch. Rakeem Christmas and Kevin Seraphin figure to pick up the scraps if Jefferson is forced to the shelf. Sunday, 5:01 pm
  • Blake Griffin hits 6-of-11 shots for 17/6/4
    Blake Griffin shot 6-of-11 from the field to score 17 points on Sunday, adding six rebounds, four assists, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: Griffin did his damage in 32 minutes and the shooting was a welcome sight -- in his past three games he was a combined 17-of-48 from the field (35.4 percent). The Clippers struggled to find him down the stretch, however, as their offense sputtered and they gave up a double-digit lead, resulting in a crushing loss that leaves them a full game behind the No. 4 seed Jazz in the standings. Sunday, 4:07 pm
  • Skal Labissiere quiet as fill-in starter Sun
    Skal Labissiere started Sunday's road game but fouled out in 19 minutes with just two points on 1-of-7 shooting, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Kosta Koufos was resting so there were extra minutes available for Skal as a starter, but he couldn't get out of his own way with the fouls. It's just the second time in seven games that he's been held to single-digit points, and he was coming off a near triple-double, so most owners should give him a pass. Expect a bounce-back effort vs. the Bucks on Wednesday. Sunday, 3:59 pm
  • Zach Randolph will start Sunday vs. Warriors
    Zach Randolph will move into the starting five for Sunday's matchup with the Warriors, with Marc Gasol (left foot) unavailable.

    Advice: Gasol wasn't even on the injury report today, so it's surprising to see him suddenly ruled out with this foot issue, but the positive takeaway here is that it's not Gasol's surgically repaired foot. Bigs like Randolph tend to get abused by the Dubs' small ball attack, so while he'll see some increased opportunity tonight, he's not necessarily a "must-start" option. Mike Conley figures to do the heavy lifting on offense sans Gasol, and JaMychal Green could be forced into heavy minutes. Sunday, 3:41 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. Sunday, 3:40 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores 10
    Frank Kaminsky made 3-of-11 from the field for 10 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Suns on Sunday.

    Advice: He's kind of back in a slump again. After an impressive 20-point game last week, Kaminsky averaged just 11.2 points, 5.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 treys on just 31.0 percent from the field in his last five. Because of how his fantasy game is so dependent on him making shots, he can be annoying to own at times like these. He has the upside and role to have value, though. Sunday, 1:18 pm
  • Skal Labissiere will start Sunday vs. LAC
    Skal Labissiere will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Kosta Koufos is getting a rest day, so Labissiere might be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s tonight. Joining him in the starting five will be Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Willie Cauley-Stein, with Ty Lawson shifting to the second unit. Labissiere is coming off a 10-point, 10-board, eight-dime game, so he could be someone to consider streaming. Sunday, 12:43 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. Sunday, 9:29 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. Sunday, 9:21 am
  • Paul Millsap's (knee) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Paul Millsap's left knee came back clean according to Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer.

    Advice: Millsap has already been ruled out for the fourth straight game on Sunday vs. the Nets, but based on Budenholzer's comments, the All-Star forward is likely day-to-day. His injury was previously described as "tightness" in his left knee, but Budenholzer added that he has some swelling as well. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns. Ersan Ilyasova will continue to be the primary beneficiary in his absence. Sunday, 8:32 am
  • Noel doesn't have a great start to experiment
    Nerlens Noel scored three points in 25 minutes as a starter against the Raptors on Saturday, adding eight rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Not a great start to the experiment. The Mavs want to figure out what Noel can do on the offensive end and how he can develop with Seth Curry, but it'll definitely be a work in progress with Curry not having the same PNR experience as his bro, Stephen. Still, Noel should be a lot better than this and should be starting in all standard leagues. Saturday, 9:01 pm
  • Pau Gasol scores 19 points with 10 boards
    Pau Gasol scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been kind of ridiculous as a jump shooter. Since returning from injury, Gasol has made 7-of-8 on corner treys to go with his 51.5 percent on above the breaks for his 24 total treys in 16 games. His defense isn't great, but his shooting has made the San Antonio offense especially tough to guard. Keep him rolling and hope he doesn't rest in back-to-back sets. Saturday, 8:52 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis has brutal night in SA
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 12 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 26 minutes against the Spurs during a 106-98 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: Alpha Unicorn is not going well. While it's not all on KP, the Knicks are running about as bad of an offense as you can think of these days -- yes, even if you watch the Magic. Porzingis was so bad in this game that he didn't even start the second half due to foul trouble. If you want to look at the glass half full, the Knicks may have to give Porzingis more reps as the top option because their team will likely look different next year. For now, he seems fairly safe to start this week. Saturday, 8:37 pm
  • Extra Cheese: Mindaugas Kuzminskas scores 19
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas matched his career-high 19 points against the Spurs on Saturday, adding one rebound, two assists and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks appear to want to get an extra look at Kuzminskas, who came off a 14-point Thursday in Portland. Of course, his minutes and stat output will be based on whether or not Carmelo Anthony (knee) gets shut down this season. There is a decent chance this happens, so Kuzminskas is worth a look in deep leagues until we have a clear picture on Melo's status. At this time, it'll be really hard to trust him in a weekly league when it comes time to set lineups on Monday. Saturday, 8:24 pm
  • LeBron James scores 24 points in loss to Wiz
    LeBron James (eye) scored 24 points during a 127-115 loss to the Wizards on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, eight assists, one block and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: He had some goggles on to start the game, but he ditched them in the first quarter after he missed a 3-pointer. After this loss, the Cavs are now just 0.5 games ahead of the Celtics in the standings. A big reason why has been their defense, giving up a league-worst 115.0 defensive rating in their last 14 games. LeBron's fantasy owners can view this as a positive because he's less likely to be rested late. Saturday, 7:32 pm
  • Kevin Love gets 33 minutes vs. Wizards
    Kevin Love scored 17 points with seven rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: The 33 minutes are a positive for Love after he played 29 minutes on Friday. The Cavs have cleared him for back-to-back sets, but he did have some major defensive issues in this game -- that may not be injury related. The Cavs have one back-to-back set in their upcoming four-game week and a total of three for the rest of the season. Love is safe to start for this week. Saturday, 7:18 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. 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. Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 15 points
    Blake Griffin scored 15 points with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a big game for the Clippers and Griffin said having the tiebreaker over the Jazz could be important. Griffin also talked about how the Clippers will use the last part of the season to get better as a team, so that's an encouraging sign about him not getting rest. He's not playing his best, but his owners just have to keep rolling him out there. Saturday, 4:23 pm
  • Mavs in 'experimental mode' on Noel at C
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs are in "experimental mode" with Nerlens Noel as a starting center.

    Advice: In addition to Carlisle saying the Mavs "need" to look at Seth Curry as a PG, he added he wants to see how Curry and Noel go together. Noel did have a strong game on Thursday, so he should be getting some good run as the Mavs figure out where he is as a roll man with a 3-pointers guy. He should be starting in all formats tonight. Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) ruled out on Saturday
    Carmelo Anthony (left knee) will not play against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: His troublesome sore left knee will keep him out for his second consecutive game. The Knicks have almost no chance at the postseason and actually moved up to the No. 5 spot in the lottery, so they may try to tank it and get all the way up to No. 4. Melo should be considered questionable for Monday at home against the Pistons. While he's out, Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Kyle O'Quinn will benefit. Daily Slant: Kuzminskas and Porzingis have played 260.7 minutes together without Anthony. Kuzminskas delivers 0.75 FanDuel points per minute and Porzingis sees a 2.1% increase in usage and a 16.1% rise in FD ppm. Kuzminskas picked up 32 minutes in his last start and could do the same here. Of course, the Spurs are a great defensive team - the Knicks’ implied total of 94.75 is 10.35 below their average – so both players are better for tournaments than cash. Saturday, 4:03 pm
  • LeBron James (eye) will play against Wizards
    LeBron James (right eye corneal abrasion) will play against the Wizards on Saturday night.

    Advice: He gets the all clear before warmups are completed, so all signs point to LeBron not having a limitation against the No. 3 seed Wizards. James and the Cavs only have a 1.0 game lead over the Celtics, so they could use a win. Additionally, the Raptors, Wizards and Celtics have the easiest remaining schedules in the NBA. Go ahead and fire up LeBron in what should be a close game. Saturday, 2:54 pm
  • Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore out vs. Nets
    Paul Millsap (knee) and Kent Bazemore (knee) will not play against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: Millsap will now miss at least one week for his knee tightness. The Hawks are a disaster without Millsap and have lost all six games without him this season. His fantasy owners will have a decision on their hands for the upcoming week, but he is day-to-day. With him out, Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to be a main option while Taurean Prince and Thabo Sefolosha get some added run. Saturday, 2:03 pm
  • LeBron James (eye) could be a game-time call
    LeBron James (eye) could be a game-time call for Saturday against the Wizards and is listed as questionable.

    Advice: He suffered a scratched cornea on Friday in the third quarter and was able to return to the game. This is a home game on a back-to-back set, so there is a chance he doesn't play in this important game for Eastern Conference seeding. If you're into factoring in the Las Vegas spreads, it does seem to be more towards the Wizards than you might expect, so perhaps the folks in Vegas think LeBron could miss this one. We should have an update at around 6:00 EDT.Daily Slant: Even with Kevin Love on the floor (249.1-minute sample), Irving’s rate increases 9.8% to 42.4% when LeBron is off and he delivers 1.39 FanDuel points per minute. Love gets a smaller bump, but he enjoys a 6.1% increase in FD ppm. Irving would be a top option in all formats. Love is riskier, but should get solid minutes and the Wizards are 24th in DvP against PFs; he’d be a great tournament option. Saturday, 12:40 pm
  • 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. Saturday, 9:03 am
  • Anthony & Rose questionable for Saturday
    Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) and Derrick Rose (sore right foot) are all listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Melo sat out Thursday's game vs. the Blazers, but it was widely believed that was primarily for rest purposes. As always, it is unwise to read too much into the game notes. Thus, we will have to wait for a formal update from coach Jeff Hornacek following the team's shootaround on Saturday. Mindaugas Kuzminskas will likely draw the start if Anthony is unable to suit up. Saturday, 8:38 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. Saturday, 7:47 am
  • Porzingis learning how to be a No. 1 option
    With the Knicks limiting the minutes of their veterans, Kristaps Porzingis is learning what it takes to be the focal point of New York's offense.

    Advice: KP got his first taste of being "The Man" Thursday in Portland when the Knicks rested both Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose. Porzingis' usage rate spikes when those two are not on the floor. KP scored a team-high 18 points and added nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks. "I’m trying to learn how to be the guy,’’ Porzingis said, "how to be the focal point or make a play or create a shot for myself. I’m still working on that, still have a lot to learn." Melo and Rose are expected to return Saturday vs. San Antonio, but will likely be rested for another game or two this season. Saturday, 7:14 am
  • LeBron James (eye) uncertain for Saturday
    LeBron James suffered a scratched cornea in his right eye on Friday and may miss Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: LeBron was poked in the eye by Jeremy Lamb in the final minute of the third quarter of Friday night's win over the Hornets. He was able to return to the game but then fell hard on his lower back in the fourth quarter. After the game, LeBron said his vision was blurry and was unable to keep his right eye open. "If coach decides to give me a game off [Saturday], it's not because I'm resting," said James. "It's because I'm banged up." Check back, as we should have an official update from the team following Saturday morning's shootaround. Saturday, 6:16 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. Friday, 11:48 pm
  • More Skal stats coming?
    Skal Labissiere handed out a career-high eight assists against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 points, 10 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It was very clear he was being used differently in this game. When Labissiere does get the ball, it's not usually in a set and most of it is when the game is out of hand. However, coach Dave Joerger made it seem like there will be some changes. "I think we've got to play through him," Joerger said. Labissiere should make an impact going forward for owners in standard leagues. Friday, 11:44 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 33 points vs. HOU
    Anthony Davis scored 33 points during a 117-107 loss to the Rockets on Friday, adding 16 rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's four straight double-doubles for Davis, who hasn't really dropped off at all with Boogie Cousins back in the last three games. In those three, Davis averaged 26.7 points, 13.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. The drop in blocks could be due to Boogie because he's away from the basket more often, though. The bad news is the Pelicans are basically out of the playoffs, sitting in the No. 11 spot and trailing the Nuggets by 5.0 games. Friday, 11:20 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. 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. Friday, 11:08 pm
  • Julius Randle scores 23 points w/ 12 rebounds
    Julius Randle lit up the Wolves for 23 points and 12 rebounds on Friday.

    Advice: He hit 8-of-14 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws in 34 minutes, adding three assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples in one of his best all-around games of the season. He's always been a great points, dimes and rebounds guy, but the lack of consistent defensive stats limits his fantasy upside -- he was averaging 0.5 blocks and 0.7 steals prior to Friday. Friday, 10:33 pm
  • Larry Nance plays 35 minutes in overtime win
    Larry Nance played 35 minutes in Friday's overtime win over the Wolves, finishing with 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: He looked great on both ends tonight and coach Luke Walton has been dropping some hints that Nance could eventually get a shot in the first unit -- Walton said it could happen "at some point" and also pointed out that he has great chemistry with starting center Ivica Zubac. If Nance plays well on Sunday vs. the Blazers, he could be an interesting flier with four games on the schedule next week. He was poked in the eye during the final minute of this one, but he stayed in the game and appeared to be fine. Friday, 10:29 pm
  • Myles Turner scores 20 points on birthday
    Myles Turner scored 20 points with four rebounds, two steals and four blocks against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: It was his 21st birthday, but Nikola Jokic wasn't in a friendly mood to give Turner a really hard time while Turner was on defense. After about a two-week drop off, Turner is back to putting up elite value. In his last three, he's averaged 14.3 points, 6.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.3 blocks. With one more game this week, Turner's fantasy owners are probably in good shape for blocks. Friday, 9:07 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky goes scoreless on Friday
    Frank Kaminsky missed all nine of his shots on Friday vs. the Cavaliers and failed to score in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Five of his nine shot attempts were from beyond the arc, but at least he grabbed eight rebounds with a pair of assists. Frank the Tank was averaging 14.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.7 blocks, 0.5 steals and 2.0 triples in his previous six games, so his owners should give him another chance. The Hornets play four games next week after Sunday's contest vs. the Suns. Friday, 7:48 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. Friday, 7:16 pm
  • LeBron James (eye) questionable for Saturday
    LeBron James scored 32 points with 11 assists and nine rebounds in Friday's 112-105 win over the Hornets, but he was poked in the right eye and is dealing with some swelling.

    Advice: LeBron also took a hard fall tonight and landed on his back, but he did finish the game. Cavs reporter Jason Lloyd said James can barely open his right eye and that he is going to have his eyes/vision checked by a specialist. We'll look for more updates, but he should be considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Wizards. James finished 9-of-14 from the field and 14-of-16 from the line with two blocks, one steal and four turnovers in 40 minutes. Friday, 6:46 pm
  • Kevin Love double-doubles in win
    Kevin Love double-doubled vs. the Wizards on Friday with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

    Advice: He shot an efficient 6-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, adding four assists and two turnovers. Coach Ty Lue said before the game that Love is not restricted to back-to-back sets anymore, and with Love playing 29 minutes tonight, he's likely going to give it a go on Saturday vs. the Wizards. Friday, 6:41 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores six in another loss
    Andre Drummond scored six points during a 115-87 loss to the Magic on Friday, adding 14 rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He hasn't had much success in the last two games, making a combined 7-of-20 from the field and missing all six from the line. Drummond and the Pistons are one of the coldest teams in basketball, but the 23-year-old Drummond should still get his minutes when it's not garbage time. He gets a much better matchup against the Knicks on Monday. Friday, 6:29 pm
  • Kyrie, LeBron & Love listed as starters
    Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson will start against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: The Cavs have a back-to-back with tonight's game and tomorrow with the Wizards coming to Cleveland. Coach Ty Lue said Love is not restricted to back-to-back sets anymore, so he could play in both games this weekend. Go ahead and get them in your lineups for tonight, but keep an eye out for some limited minutes. Friday, 3:16 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. 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. Friday, 7:53 am
  • Myles Turner is being asked to pass more
    Myles Turner says his dip in scoring is the result of the coaching staff asking him to be more of a distributor.

    Advice: After averaging 15.5 points over the first 60 games of the season, Turner is averaging just 8.7 points over the Pacers last 10 games. However, his assists average has jumped up from 1.2 to 2.3 over that same stretch. "I'm distributing the ball a lot more," said Turner. "It's what the offense has called for, feeding the hot hands. [Paul George] and Jeff [Teague] have been hot, so I'm getting it to them." Turner is still boarding and blocking shots, so he should still be owned and started in all fantasy formats. Friday, 7:31 am
  • Noah Vonleh grabs 12 boards
    Noah Vonleh matched his career-high 12 rebounds against the Knicks on Thursday, adding four points, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He's actually making an impact on the stat sheet and for coach Terry Stotts. The problem is Stotts just has another weapon to use and make his rotation even more complicated. Most fantasy owners will just want to avoid this situation. Thursday, 9:50 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 18 points vs. POR
    Kristaps Porzingis scored a team-high 18 points during a 110-95 loss in Portland on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: The Knicks did not use Derrick Rose (foot), Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Lance Thomas (hip) in this game, so KP was the main man. In his minutes without Rose and Melo this year, Porzingis has a 26.6 usage rate while his rebounding rate and efficiency are similar, so he will be taking plenty of shots if those guys remain out. Also, Porzingis was asked about missing time earlier this month, and he kind of laughed it off. With the Knicks almost certainly going to be eliminated this weekend, it's certainly possible they rest KP. All his owners can do is just plug him in there and hope he's not going to rest. Thursday, 9:45 pm
  • Kuz scores 14 points in start
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 14 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks will probably be getting an extended look at their European rookie. Kuzminskas was barely in the rotation before this game, so he would need Carmelo Anthony (knee) to get shut down. There's a decent chance that'll happen, especially with the Knicks on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention. Still, Kuzminskas' upside isn't too attractive, so most owners can wait for some concrete news on Melo before taking the plunge on Cheese. Thursday, 9:40 pm
  • Nerlens Noel puts up big stat line
    Nerlens Noel scored eight points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: That's more like it. Noel played terrific defense on Blake Griffin throughout this game, so that should help coach Rick Carlisle play him big minutes. He only played 19.0 minutes per game over his last three, but now that should change after this important win. Noel should start trending up and flirt with early-round value. Thursday, 9:02 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 21 points vs. Dallas
    Blake Griffin scored 21 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He was coming off a mega dud with only 12 points against the Lakers on Tuesday, and still this line could've been better with only a 9-of-23 shooting line in this loss. Griffin's March has been underwhelming with only 18.0 points per game in his previous outings this month, so Blake just hasn't been right. The good news for his fantasy owners is that he still has two more games to go. Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Zach Randolph quiet in loss vs. Spurs
    Zach Randolph had another quiet game on Thursday with eight points on 2-of-7 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs, seven rebounds, two assists, and zero defensive stats.

    Advice: Z-Bo took the blame for the Grizzlies' loss on Tuesday, in which he grabbed 10 rebounds but went just 2-of-11 from the field to score four points. He didn't redeem himself tonight, and there are assuredly better options on your waiver wire -- over the past five games, Randolph is averaging 9.2 points on 33.3 percent shooting, 1.8 assists, and precisely zero defensive stats. Thursday, 8:37 pm
  • Baker, Kuzminskas & Willy starting vs. POR
    Ron Baker, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks are extremely shorthanded with Carmelo Anthony (knee), Derrick Rose (foot) and Lance Thomas (hip) not playing. Kuzminskas should be getting some heavy run as the starter, but it's tough to pick him up unless Melo gets ruled out for multiple games. Kristaps Porzingis is going to be doing some serious heavy lifting. Thursday, 6:38 pm
  • Nerlens Noel starting; Yogi Ferrell to bench
    Nerlens Noel will start and Yogi Ferrell will come off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Mavs will go with Noel as a start for just the second time. He blew up for 15 points and 17 boards in his first start, so hopefully coach Rick Carlisle plays him more than his 17 minutes from Tuesday. Get him in your lineup. Thursday, 5:36 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose out vs. POR
    Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) and Derrick Rose (sore right foot) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: It will be Melo's second half off this month and his first March DNP was also due to his sore left knee. With the Knicks quickly falling out of the playoff race, the likelihood of Melo missing games goes up each day. With him out, the Knicks will give some big minutes to Mindaugas Kuzminskas while Kristaps Porzingis should be busy. Thursday, 5:29 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. Thursday, 12:31 pm
  • Paul Millsap (knee) ruled out for Friday
    Paul Millsap (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This will be his fourth game in a row on the shelf and it's not a good sign that he isn't traveling with the team. Atlanta's next game is on Sunday vs. the 14-56 Nets, so his owners are in a tough spot. With Millsap out, Ersan Ilyasova is worth streaming if you need a bump in points, rebounds and triples. Thursday, 7:51 am
  • Mavericks were cautious with Noel in blowout
    Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said Nerlens Noel only played 17 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday due to the blowout.

    Advice: "[Noel] did a lot of good things [Tuesday] night, but I’m not going to play a guy coming off a sore knee meaningless minutes in a blowout," Carlisle said. "So if you’re asking for garbage minutes, that ain’t gonna happen." Carlisle added that Noel's knee is "doing really well," and it's worth noting that he should be looking at a nice workload on Thursday vs. DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers. He's averaging 9.5 points and 7.1 rebounds and 22.5 minutes through 10 games with the Mavs, but he should start trending up soon. Thursday, 6:25 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores team-high 24 points
    Kristaps Porzingis started at center on Wednesday and scored a team-high 24 points (8-of-17 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs) with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one steal, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: It was an interesting move from New York, but Porzingis barely avoided fouling out (thanks to multiple fouls attributed to other players), and Rudy Gobert destroyed the Knicks with 35 points on 13-of-14 shooting. Porzingis' recent Achilles injury hasn't been an issue since his return, which is the key for fantasy owners, and he's going to get his stats whether he's starting at center or power forward. Wednesday, 10:53 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores eight points
    Skal Labissiere scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes during a 116-98 loss.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos resting, Labissiere was able to make his third NBA start. In his previous two, he only averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 boards, 2.5 blocks and 0.5 steals in just 17.5 minutes. He is clearly earning more run and the Kings will continue to rest players to allow Skal to play more. He's worth a long look in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:08 pm
  • Kevin Love plays 22 minutes in ugly defeat
    Kevin Love played only 22 minutes during Wednesday's game, posting nine points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: The Cavs' starters were crushed to begin the game and coach Ty Lue relied on his bench heavily tonight, to Love's detriment. He still managed to post a decent fantasy line, however, and at least he'll be well-rested for Friday's road game. The loss also makes it less likely that Cleveland will rest their key guys, as Boston is now just one game back for the No. 1 seed. Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Myles Turner hands out five dimes
    Myles Turner handed out five assists against the Celtics on Wednesday, adding seven points, nine rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Those assists are just one off his career high. Turner has been in an offensive slump for most of this month, averaging 9.6 points per game in his previous March outings. He's not going to the line nearly as much, but Turner does have 2.0 blocks per game in March. He's still a must-start option. Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Andre Drummond (knee) grabs 17 rebounds
    Andre Drummond (knee) hauled in 17 rebounds on Wednesday, with eight of them on the offensive glass, but he added just eight points on 4-of-12 shooting in a lopsided loss to Chicago.

    Advice: Drummond checked out late on Tuesday due to a minor knee ailment, but coach Stan Van Gundy played it down, and nothing about his play indicated discomfort. Drummond did solid work on the boards tonight, but his rim protection was suspect and the Bulls piled up 58 points in the paint. His owners surely expected more against Chicago's decimated frontcourt. Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Collison, Hield, Afflalo, Skal & WCS starting
    Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein are starting against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings are resting Kosta Koufos, so Skal should be getting some good minutes in the first unit. The Kings should also roll with Georgios Papagiannis off the bench. Skal is worth a look in standard leagues. Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky rolls along w/ 18 points Wed
    Frank Kaminsky had another productive evening on Wednesday, going 6-of-13 from the field with four 3-pointers for 18 points.

    Advice: Kaminsky added five boards, one assist and one block in 33 minutes, as Charlotte escaped Orlando with a comeback victory tonight. His perimeter shooting helped the Hornets erase an early deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter, bolstering their odds of overtaking Miami, Detroit and Chicago for the No. 8 seed in the East. Frank the Tank is rolling right now. Wednesday, 6:43 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. Wednesday, 4:46 pm
  • Andre Drummond (knee) will start Wednesday
    Andre Drummond (knee) will start Wednesday vs. the Bulls, as expected.

    Advice: Drummond left Tuesday's game during the closing minutes of the fourth quarter with some minor knee pain, but it was never expected to be an issue that would cause him to spend any additional time on the sidelines. Ish Smith, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris and Tobias Harris will join him in the starting five for tonight's game. Wednesday, 4:32 pm
  • Hawks will make decision on Millsap Thursday
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Atlanta will make a decision as to whether Paul Millsap (knee) will join the team in Milwaukee for Friday's game on Thursday morning.

    Advice: Budenholzer hinted on Monday that Millsap's absence could extend beyond two games (Monday and Wednesday), so we'll have to wait for the next official update on Thursday morning. With Millsap on the sidelines tonight, Ersan Ilyasova will earn another start and there will be some increased opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Wednesday, 4:05 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. Wednesday, 1:16 pm
  • LeBron James confirms he'll play on Wednesday
    As expected, LeBron James confirmed he will play Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: With all the controversy surrounding teams resting their stars, LeBron will likely get asked to confirm that he is playing prior to each game the remainder of the season. Wednesday, 10:58 am
  • Drummond (knee) left Tuesday's game early
    Andre Drummond (knee) exited Tuesday's loss to the Nets late fourth quarter, but coach Stan Van Gundy said Drummond was "OK."

    Advice: Drummond was apparently dealing with some minor knee pain which forced him from the game with 3:22 left in the fourth. Van Gundy said he stuck with Aron Baynes the rest of the way because the Pistons went on a run. We will have to wait for confirmation from the Pistons, but it appears as though Drummond should be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls. Wednesday, 9:38 am
  • 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. Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Nerlens Noel plays 17 minutes in ugly loss
    Nerlens Noel played just 17 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and a block in Tuesday's blowout 112-87 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Noel was quiet on Sunday against the Nets and failed to score, and then was the victim of the blowout tonight. He should be fine going forward, as long as he's healthy enough to play. Tuesday, 8:48 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 19 points in 40 minutes
    Anthony Davis played through an illness on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies and led his team to a 95-82 win with 19 points.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins carried the Pelicans with 41 points, but AD deserves a lot of credit for playing even though he clearly wasn't 100 percent. He finished 9-of-18 from the field after a rough start to the game, adding 13 rebounds in 40 minutes. The Pelicans are only 3.5 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so Davis will finish the season strong if his team remains competitive. Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony's minutes to be reduced
    Carmelo Anthony's minutes will be reduced over the final 12 games of the season.

    Advice: The change will be immediate, with Melo playing fewer minutes on Wednesday vs. Utah. "[Coach Jeff Hornacek] mentioned today that he's going to start shortening minutes," Anthony said. Melo did not give details as to exactly how many minutes he might play. He logged only 25 on Monday, but that game was a blowout. The Knicks have a back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday, so there is a possibility Melo sits out Thursday's contest. "That's not (anything) that we've discussed so far as of yet," Anthony said of missing the second night of a back-to-back. Tuesday, 4:47 pm
  • Anthony Davis (illness) will play on Tuesday
    Anthony Davis (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Davis also got poked in the eye and hit in the shins during Sunday's game, but none of these ailments will force him to the sidelines. Make sure you've got The Brow active. Tuesday, 3:43 pm
  • Larry Nance could eventually start for LAL
    Larry Nance could eventually move into the starting lineup this season.

    Advice: Luke Walton confirmed on Monday that he will be rolling with a starting five of Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac for Tuesday night's matchup with the Clippers, but he wouldn't commit to using that starting group long-term. If Nance eventually finds himself in the starting lineup, that would likely shift either Randle or Zubac to the second unit. Nance can be a sneaky top-60 play when given the minutes, but as a reserve, he's not much more than a low-end option in deep leagues. Tuesday, 11:13 am
  • Carmelo Anthony contemplating offseason move
    Carmelo Anthony hinted that he might be willing to waive his no-trade clause this offseason.

    Advice: This year will be the fourth straight season the Knicks have failed to qualify for the playoffs. Speaking with reporters on Monday, Melo was introspective. "Honestly, I think about it a lot," he said. "I try to put everything into perspective. I think about [New York], I think postseason... It makes you want to think about what’s next or what could be next." Melo had been averaging over 36 minutes per game for the last two months but played just 25 in Monday night's blowout. He may be rested once or twice over New York's final 12 games. Tuesday, 6:26 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis posts 18 and 11 in return
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes in Monday's loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: Porzingis looked pretty sharp in his return from a thigh injury and as expected he did not play with any kind of a minutes cap. In fact, he played all the way down to the final minute despite a lopsided score for most of the second half. With Porzingis back it was Lance Thomas sliding back to a reserve role. It appears safe to plug Porzingis back into the active fantasy lineup in all leagues. Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Blake Griffin drops 30 points in win over NYK
    Blake Griffin dropped 30 points in Monday's easy win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in just 31 minutes, shooting 12-of-19 from the field with six rebounds, one steal and one block. He also tied his career-high with three triples. Griffin didn't play in the fourth quarter tonight, so hopefully that means he won't be rested on Tuesday vs. the Clippers on the second night of a back-to-back set. The Clippers have four more games this week, so his owners should be in great shape. Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Al Jefferson busy in small window
    Al Jefferson jacked up nine shots in just 11 minutes off the bench Monday against the Jazz, hitting five field goals to end up with 10 points.

    Advice: Jefferson certainly made the most of his small amount of playing time, and for that his remaining fantasy owners in deeper leagues thank him. Perhaps this decent showing will get him more intertwined in the team's rotation, as he has been limited to fighting for scraps lately behind the likes of Rakeem Christmas and Kevin Seraphin. It was Seraphin who didn't leave the bench in this one because Jefferson was so hot. Monday, 7:36 pm
  • Myles Turner has bounce back game
    Myles Turner hit 6-of-11 from the floor in Tuesday's win against the Jazz to finish with 16 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots.

    Advice: Turner wasn't terrible involved on the offensive end over the past two games, posting just nine total points while grabbing 16 rebounds. He focused more on scoring, as his shot was falling early. Fantasy owners have come to expect some uneven performances from Turner offensively, but he is a solid source of rebounds and blocks. Monday, 7:32 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores 14 points
    Frank Kaminsky scored 14 points in 36 minutes vs. the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Cody Zeller picked up five fouls, so that explains the spike in minutes for Frank the Tank. He finished 5-of-11 from the field with five assists, three rebounds, one steal, two blocks and three triples, and with a playoff berth looking unlikely, he should be heavily involved going forward. He will likely be more of a late-round player while Cody Zeller and Marvin Williams are active, though. Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Millsap (knee) could miss more than 2 games?
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer would not commit to Paul Millsap only needing two games off to rest up his left knee but did describe the injury as a "short term" issue.

    Advice: At the very least, Millsap will be on the sidelines for both Monday and Wednesday's games, and it sounds like there's a chance he could miss Friday's matchup in Milwaukee as well. Ersan Ilyasova will be one of the primary beneficiaries with Millsap on the shelf, and there will also be more opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Millsap owners can expect to get more than a few updates leading up to Friday's tip. Monday, 3:26 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) will play Monday
    Kristaps Porzingis (bruised left thigh) will play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Porzingis was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and there's been no discussion of a minutes limit, so owners can feel confident plugging Porzingis back into their starting lineup following a one-game absence. With Porzingis back in action, Lance Thomas will likely return to the bench, and he'll lose most of his value with the demotion to the second unit. Monday, 11:43 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins returned to action on Sunday March 19. Mar 20, 1:02 am
  • LeBron James returns with 34/7/6 in road win
    LeBron James (rest) posted 34 points (13-of-22 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs) with seven assists, six rebounds, three 3-pointers and one steal in 38 minutes during his return on Sunday.

    Advice: LBJ came up clutch, as always, guiding the Cavs past the Lakers in L.A., 125-120. He's likely to get a few more rest games down the stretch, but it helps that Boston is keeping up the pressure -- they're just 2.5 games behind Cleveland, which is the same separation between the Spurs and Warriors in the Western Conference. Mar 19, 9:42 pm
  • Larry Nance doesn't do much for encore
    Larry Nance finished with just five points and two rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench on Sunday against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Nance had a strong game on Friday with 13 points, four rebounds and four steals, but he was very quiet on offense and not nearly as active on the defensive end, either. Nance drew plenty of contact Friday, getting to the line for seven free throw attempts, but he didn't get to the stripe once on Sunday. Chalk it up as just one poor outing, or perhaps he was feeling a bit fatigued. Mar 19, 9:20 pm
  • Julius Randle gets 10/7/7 in tough home loss
    Julius Randle finished Sunday's 125-120 home loss with 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, making 3-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer and zero steals or blocks.

    Advice: Randle blew up for 32 points on Wednesday, but in the two games since he's averaging just 7.0 points on 4-of-15 shooting. He's contributing more than enough in other categories to mask occasional shooting woes, however, and is perfectly positioned as a young cornerstone on a tanking team. Mar 19, 9:18 pm
  • Kevin Love strong in Sunday's return
    Kevin Love scored 21 points with 15 rebounds in Sunday's 125-120 win against the Lakers.

    Advice: Love was back after resting in Saturday's game against the Clippers and apparently the down time did him some good. He hit three triples and was active on the boards, looking good in the town where he played his college ball at UCLA. Love was markedly better than Thursday, his first game back after a long layoff following knee surgery. You can likely bank on Love resting during back-to-back situations and whenever the score gets remotely out of hand, as the Cavs need their big man for what they hope is another long postseason run. Mar 19, 9:06 pm
  • Pau Gasol efficient from floor in win
    Pau Gasol scored 22 points to go along with nine rebounds, two steals and a pair of 3-pointers in Sunday's 118-102 win against the Kings.

    Advice: Gasol's 22 points were his most since he posted 24 points in a game in Sacramento back on Nov. 16. Apparently there is something about the purple and slate gray that he enjoys seeing on the other side of the court. He has bagged six 3-pointers over the past four games and he is averaging 8.3 rebounds per game during the span. Gasol plays with a bit of a minutes cap to preserve him for the postseason, but he continues to turn in decent stat lines for his fantasy owners. Mar 19, 8:51 pm
  • Skal Labissiere hot from the floor
    Skal Labissiere ended up with 14 points and seven rebounds in Sunday's 118-102 loss against the Spurs.

    Advice: The rookie connected on seven of his nine field goal attempts and is now hitting 63.3 percent from the field (50-of-79) in 10 games in the month of March. Labissiere is logging plenty of time since the trade of fellow Kentucky alum DeMarcus Cousin to New Orleans and it's now his time to shine. He and another Wildcat, Willie Cauley-Stein, are the future in Sacramento in the middle. Mar 19, 7:56 pm
  • Noah Vonleh hits 10+ pts in 3rd straight game
    Noah Vonleh logged 29 minutes during Sunday's impressive road win, chipping in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vonleh has now scored double-digit points in three straight games, something he's never done before in his NBA career. The low-usage forward is getting it done thanks to extreme efficiency, connecting on 72.2 percent of his shot attempts during his double-digit streak. There are higher-upside guys on the vast majority of waiver wires. Mar 19, 6:42 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (knee) double-doubles Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (knee) returned on Sunday with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Cousins had an MRI, which came back negative, and the fact that he played two days later confirms that it's not serious. The Pelicans host the Grizzlies on Tuesday, after which they don't play until Friday, so Cousins' knee should have plenty of time to heal. Mar 19, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Davis OK after minor injuries Sunday
    Anthony Davis survived a few minor injuries on Sunday to finish a 123-109 home victory with 28 points (11-of-16 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists and five turnovers.

    Advice: Davis got hit in the eye and banged shins with Karl-Anthony Towns, but neither injury cost him any time. We'll let you know if there's cause for concern. The good news is that the Pelicans' victory moves them closer to playoff contention, ensuring that New Orleans will do whatever they can to keep Davis on the court for a final push. Mar 19, 5:55 pm
  • Andre Drummond gets 18 & 18 vs. Phoenix
    Andre Drummond piled up 18 points, 18 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 112-95 win vs. Phoenix on Sunday.

    Advice: Drummond made 7-of-10 field goals but he was just 4-of-11 at the line. In his past dozen games he's a combined 19-of-68 (27.9 percent), which is atrocious even by his standards. That said, it was nice to see Drummond scoring 10+ points after a three-game lull in single-digits, his longest of the season. He'll face a stiffer test vs. Miami on Monday. Mar 19, 4:24 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) practices Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (bruised left thigh) practiced on Sunday and said he hopes to play vs. the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: The official game notes have Porzingis listed as 'out' but that's usually meaningless, since game notes tend to parrot whatever happened in the previous game. Both KP and coach Jeff Hornacek have been optimistic that he'll play on Monday, so all signs are pointing in that direction. Check back for more concrete updates following shootaround. Mar 19, 3:15 pm
  • Paul Millsap (knee) ruled out for two games
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play in the next two games.

    Advice: That's not good after it sounded like he was getting rest on Saturday. The Hawks play Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, so hopefully Millsap can make it back for a big game against the Bucks on Friday. While he's out, Ersan Ilyasova becomes a player worth owning in all standard leagues. This news also helps guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and we should see Taurean Prince in the rotation. The Hawks will go smaller more often, as well. Mar 19, 1:31 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 15 on 13 FGAs
    Jae Crowder made 3-of-13 from the field for 15 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He had a tougher time today against Robert Covington and Dario Saric than he did against the Nets on Friday. It was almost weird to see Crowder carry the offensive load on the perimeter late, so clearly the Celtics missed Isaiah Thomas. Crowder puts up strong fantasy value even without much offensive output, so keep him going. Mar 19, 12:52 pm
  • Nerlens Noel doesn't score vs. Nets
    Nerlens Noel did not score with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: The pace was not his friend in this game and Noel was in foul trouble. As a Mav, he was flirting with early-round value before this game, so there's no need to worry even though he's coming off the bench. The Mavs will need his pick-and-roll defense against the Warriors, Clippers and Raptors this week. Start him. Mar 19, 12:28 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis listed as out in notes
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) is listed as out in the Sunday game notes for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: To be very clear here, this does not mean he is out for this game. Porzingis said he is expected to play in this game and coach Jeff Hornacek also added he thinks Porzingis had a good chance to play. We should have another update Monday afternoon before fantasy owners have to set their rosters. Mar 19, 10:50 am
  • Zach Randolph scores 17 points in win
    Zach Randolph scored 17 points with seven rebounds in Saturday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: He snapped a streak of two straight games in single digits. Z-Bo finished 7-of-12 from the field in 26 minutes with two assists and a triple, but he's a low-end option next week with only three games on the schedule. If there's a player like Richaun Holmes or Ivica Zubac on your wire, it makes sense to move on from Z-Bo despite tonight's solid line. Mar 18, 9:36 pm
  • Pau Gasol struggles vs. Memphis
    Pau Gasol was quiet vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring eight points with nine rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: He made 3-of-5 shots from the field, his ninth game of the season with five or fewer FGAs. The good news is that he only played 24 minutes, so that means he has a good chance of playing on Sunday vs. the Kings on the second night of a back-to-back set. It also helps that the Spurs are 3.0 games behind the Warriors for the top seed in the West. Mar 18, 9:11 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 23 points
    Blake Griffin scored 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting in Saturday's easy win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Griffin was returning from a maintenance day, so that explains why he still played 31 minutes in the 30-point blowout. He added eight rebounds, four assists and one triple, and his fantasy owners should be in great shape with five games on the schedule next week. Mar 18, 8:20 pm
  • Frank scores 14 points vs. Wizards
    Frank Kaminsky scored 14 points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: Even with Cody Zeller playing one of his best games of the season, coach Steve Clifford still went with Kaminsky for some important minutes at the five late. He looks like he'll continue to see about 15 minutes at both the four and five, which should put him at around 30 minutes in a very tight frontcourt rotation. He likely only has late-round upside, but Kaminsky should make an impact to finish the season. Mar 18, 7:19 pm
  • Noah Vonleh posts a double-double
    Noah Vonleh scored 10 points with 11 rebounds and five turnovers in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He may be playing his best ball of the season and turned in his first double-double of his third-year campaign. Vonleh is still just 21 and he did slide in the 2014 draft because he was raw, so maybe better days are ahead. That said, there's very little reason to add him in fantasy unless you're streaming on a light night. Mar 18, 6:21 pm
  • Kevin Love will not play on Saturday
    Kevin Love will not play on Saturday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This isn't surprising at all with the Cavs resting Love on the front end of a back-to-back set. It actually wouldn't even be a surprise to see him rest on Sunday, too. The Cavs are playing with house money on Love because he beat his timetable to return. He'll be seeing several games off as the Cavs get ready for the postseason. Channing Frye will start and benefit most tonight. Mar 18, 4:10 pm
  • LeBron, Kyrie and Love will not play vs. LAC
    LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will not play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: Another Saturday night national TV game, another night of heavy rest. James and the Cavs start the front end of their back-to-back set and will play again on Sunday. It's possible the Cavs do rest guys for that one because they're rested Kyrie in both games of a back-to-back set earlier this season. LeBron's fantasy owners can expect multiple nights off to close out the regular season. J.R. Smith and Deron Williams should do most of the scoring tonight. Mar 18, 4:08 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores 13 points
    Skal Labissiere scores 13 points during a 110-94 loss to the Thunder on Saturday, adding four rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: While this line probably made his recent owners frown after a 32-point explosion in Phoenix on Wednesday, it could have been a lot worse. He committed three fouls in his five first-quarter minutes and really didn't have anything going until the fourth. Labissiere continues to show he has terrific moves in the halfcourt and the Kings are starting to feed him the ball more. The Kings are also using him in more lineup combinations as a small forward, which may help if the Kings decide to go with a very big lineup. Labissiere probably won't be a difference-making add, but he should be owned in standard leagues as the Kings try to identify what his limits are. Mar 18, 3:00 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores nine points
    Kosta Koufos scored nine points with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 23 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He is playing through a right hand injury and does have two fingers taped. According to the Kings broadcast, Koufos said he is going to have to play through it for a month or so. Perhaps this will be a reason to hold Koufos out of games as the season winds down. With Georgios Papagiannis turning in his best game as a pro, we'll likely be seeing Koufos' playing time start to fade. Mar 18, 2:40 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left knee) out for Saturday
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play on Saturday against the Blazers.

    Advice: It will be his first game out of the lineup since Dec. 3. This is not on a back-to-back set and it's not on the road, so this isn't just rest for the 32-year-old forward. Ersan Ilyasova gets a big bump and Mike Muscala should also be in the rotation this evening. Mar 18, 2:20 pm
  • Kevin Durant getting shots up
    Kevin Durant (knee) was getting shots up at shootaround on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a step in the right direction for the former MVP. Durant is still not close to a return and he is expected to be re-evaluated around Mar. 28. He'll likely need at least a week or two off after that, so he's still unlikely to play this regular season. Pat McCaw, Ian Clark and Matt Barnes have stepped up, but none of them are great pickups. Andre Iguodala has seen his value increase, too. Mar 18, 12:27 pm
  • Porzingis (thigh) expects to play Monday
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he believes his injury is "nothing serious" and that he plans on playing Monday night vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: KP sat out Thursday's game after injuring his thigh in Tuesday's win over the Pacers. "This is just one game, the muscle swelled up. That’s how I see it right now. Nothing serious," said Porzingis. He also quickly dismissed the notion that he would be shut down at some point later this season. "If I’m healthy, I want to be out there. Not even a question." This is encouraging news for fantasy owners. Mar 18, 6:43 am
  • Larry Nance plays well in loss
    Larry Nance racked up 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and two turnovers in 28 minutes vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: The Lakers were missing Tarik Black (illness), so Nance picked up a few extra minutes as a small-ball center. He shot 3-of-6 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line, but he's been quiet this month with averages of 6.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.9 steals in his previous seven games. He's just a deep-league asset for his steals right now, but keep tonight's line in mind if Black misses more time. Mar 17, 10:57 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 24 points with 15 boards
    Anthony Davis scored 24 points during a 128-112 win over the Rockets on Friday, adding 15 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: It was still a solid game, but most AD owners probably had higher hopes. In fact, Davis has a 37.4 usage rate in his minutes without DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) since the break, which tops his 29.1 usage rate with Boogie. He's also way better on the glass with a terrific 19.2 total rebounding rate without DMC. If Cousins is out again, AD vs. Karl-Anthony Towns should be a treat. Mar 17, 10:26 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 24 points in win vs. BK
    Jae Crowder saved the day during a 98-95 win at Brooklyn on Friday, scoring 24 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: With Isaiah Thomas (knee) out, it was Crowder picking up the offensive slack in a very favorable matchup for season highs in points and boards. He was coming in cold on offense with five consecutive games of single-digit scoring, but nothing can cure a slump quite like the Nets. Crowder continues to add stats in multiple areas, which has made him a fifth-round player on the season. Expect him to have a similar finish. With Thomas out again on Sunday, Crowder could have another big game in Philly. Mar 17, 9:28 pm
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