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  • Ginobili starts Game 4, Anderson to bench
    Manu Ginobili was a surprise starter for Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He wasn't listed as the official starter, but coach Gregg Popovich isn't the most transparent coach with his lineups. With San Antonio trailing 3-0, this could be a great time for the Spurs to showcase Ginobili in what could be his final NBA game. Kyle Anderson will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com 37 minutes ago
  • McCaw will start Game 4, McGee to bench
    Patrick McCaw will start Game 4 vs. the Spurs on Monday with JaVale McGee returning to the bench.

    Advice: The Spurs are starting a small-ball lineup with Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Jonathon Simmons and LaMarcus Aldridge, so the Warriors will counter with Stephen Curry, Patrick McCaw, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. JaVale McGee will come off the bench, but he should still be involved with Zaza Pachulia (heel) out again. Rotoworld.com 40 minutes ago
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) ruled out Monday
    Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will not play in Game 4 on Monday vs. the Warriors

    Advice: He was never expected to play and was previously considered doubtful. With the Spurs trailing the Warriors 3-0, this could be the end of Leonard's season. Expect to see a lot of Jonathon Simmons tonight with Kyle Anderson picking up some extra minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:18 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (left knee) will play Monday
    Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) will play in Game 4 vs. the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: Zaza Pachulia (heel) remains questionable. Iguodala was originally considered probable after logging 19 minutes in Game 3, but with the Warriors holding a comfortable 3-0 series lead, they may limit his workload again tonight. Fantasy owners should keep their expectations in check while he's limited. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:46 am
  • Manu Ginobili unsure of future in NBA
    Manu Ginobili said he still hasn't decided if he will retire at the end of the season.

    Advice: "I’m going to go game by game," Ginobili said. "We’ll see if [Monday] is the last one of the season. We hope that it’s not, and that we have a few more. Once it’s over, then I’ll start wondering what the future brings." With the Spurs facing an elimination game in San Antonio tonight, there's a very real chance that this could be his last dance at the AT&T Center. Ginobili had arguably his best game of the season in Game 3 with 21 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes, but the Spurs will need more of that Manu magic with Kawhi Leonard (ankle) expected to sit out again. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:47 am
  • Stephen Curry says his elbow is fine
    Stephen Curry said that his right (shooting) elbow is fine.

    Advice: "It’s fine, it’s kind of been banged up for a while," Curry said after Game 3. "Landing on the floor was kind of hard, but it doesn’t affect my performance or shot or anything like that." Curry was grabbing his elbow several times on Saturday, but he continues to light it up in the playoffs with 27.9 points per game on 49.2 percent shooting. He also banged knees with Dewayne Dedmon during Game 3 and was walking with a slight limp at shootaround, but he'll be good to go for tonight's Game 4. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
  • Gerald Green logs seven minutes off bench
    Gerald Green shifted to the Celtics' bench on Sunday, posting five points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in seven minutes.

    Advice: Green started Game 2 but came off the bench to begin the third quarter, telegraphing his demotion tonight. Brad Stevens continues to search for winning combinations in this series and he found some tonight, as the Celts pulled off an improbable 111-108 road win without Isaiah Thomas. Green's lack of activity in the victory doesn't bode well for Game 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 pm
  • Celts win as Avery Bradley hits buzzer-beater
    Avery Bradley hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left on Sunday, finishing with 20 points in the Celtics' 111-108 Game 3 victory.

    Advice: Bradley's final shot bounced around the rim a few times before dropping through the hoop, a fortuitous time-waster that prevented the Cavs from getting off another shot. He didn't shoot well overall, at 8-of-23 from the field, but he added four assists, three rebounds and two steals without any turnovers in 42 minutes. With Isaiah Thomas (hip) out of commission, Bradley's production is as critical as ever for the Celtics' playoff hopes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Gerald Green coming off bench for Game 3
    Gerald Green will come off the Celtics bench for Game 3 on Sunday.

    Advice: Green didn't start the second half during Friday's blowout loss, so this isn't a big surprise. Amir Johnson will earn the start tonight and it's unclear how many minutes Green will see with the second unit, but he's a dubious option in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) probable for Game 4
    Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is being listed as probable for Monday's Game 4 in San Antonio.

    Advice: Iguodala logged 19 minutes off the bench on Saturday despite the sore knee, and that's likely where his minutes will be for Game 4. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:33 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) doubtful for Game 4
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hinted that Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will not play in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: "If he's unable to play yesterday, I don't think there's going to be a miraculous healing by tomorrow," Popovich said at Sunday's practice. Popovich added that "it wouldn't make much sense" to play Leonard at less than 100 percent, especially with his team trailing 3-0. Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson will pick up Leonard's minutes and will try to help the Spurs avoid a series sweep. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 am
  • P.J. Tucker on the Wolves radar?
    ESPN's Darren Wolfson said that he has heard Minnesota is "very much" on P.J. Tucker's radar.

    Advice: The 32-year-old veteran will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and it will be tough for the Raptors to bring him back to Toronto with Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka also hitting the open market. The Wolves could definitely use some of Tucker's 3-point shooting and defense on the wings, so this report makes sense. He will have a number of suitors this summer, but a move away from Toronto would likely be good news for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 21 points in victory
    Stephen Curry scored 21 points with five rebounds, three assists, six steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He passed Rick Barry for the Warriors all-time postseason record for points scored. Curry didn't have his best defensive game with a couple really bad fouls, which does happen more than it should for such a savvy player. On the offensive side, Curry isn't just counting on his jumpers and the Spurs continue to have trouble tracking him with his off-ball moves. Unlike last year, he looks very healthy in these playoffs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:41 pm
  • Andre Iguodala scores two points
    Andre Iguodala (knee soreness) scored two points with two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: While he didn't have a formal minutes cap, coach Mike Brown did bring in Iguodala a little later than usual in the second half. Iggy did look healthy during his game and even had a coast-to-coast basket in the first half. He'll get plenty of time off before the NBA Finals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:38 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 17 points vs. Spurs
    Klay Thompson scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He's still not quite as aggressive as usual, but Thompson continues to make winning plays on both ends. The All-Star hasn't been concerned about his underwhelming scoring postseason and obviously his playing time will be very high when the games are close. Will the games ever be close, though? Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:36 pm
  • Manu Ginobili scores 21 points in loss to GSW
    Manu Ginobili thrived off the bench in a 120-108 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 21 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes.

    Advice: He was the best player for the Spurs tonight and it wasn't close. Ginobili also had one of the best nutmegs you'll see as he split the defense while putting the ball through David West's legs (video in link below). The future Hall of Fame guard said he's going to take some time off to decide if he wants to retire, so hopefully Monday isn't his last game. A quick injury note: Manu was grabbing his hamstring in the second half, so we'll keep an eye out to make sure he's OK. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:34 pm
  • Kyle Anderson makes a start
    Kyle Anderson started on Saturday with six points, nine rebounds, five assists, one block and one turnover in 20 minutes against the Warriors.

    Advice: He had to guard Kevin Durant for most of his time out there and Anderson was still able to turn in some stats. He also didn't play in garbage time, so maybe coach Gregg Popovich is looking to get him run again on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:32 pm
  • Kyle Anderson starting, Pau Gasol to bench
    Kyle Anderson will start and Pau Gasol will move to the bench against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Gasol has not played well at all in this series, so coach Gregg Popovich will go with a smaller lineup to help defend transition and the trey. Anderson did play well in Game 1 and he may have to guard Kevin Durant quite a bit, so don't expect much effort on offense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:32 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) will play on Saturday
    Andre Iguodala (knee) will play on Saturday against the Spurs for Game 3.

    Advice: After not playing in the second half in Game 1 and sitting out in Game 2, Iguodala is back from his knee soreness. The time off does sound precautionary and Iggy has been practicing since Thursday. If he isn't limited, Ian Clark, Matt Barnes and Pat McCaw could lose some minutes. The Warriors will need him against LeBron James, so they may take it easy on the former Finals MVP. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:33 pm
  • Dion Waiters talks more about re-signing
    Dion Waiters said he and the Heat "just got to make it happen" when it comes to agreeing to terms this summer.

    Advice: "Let’s get it over with as quick as possible," Waiters said. After years of being one of the more inefficient high-volume players, Waiters cracked 50 true shooting percentage for the first time since 2013-14, and a lot of credit has to go to coach Erik Spoelstra. He added he thinks he'll be back, and it does help the Heat will have $38 million in cap space this summer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:46 pm
  • Jonathon Simmons will start Game 3
    Jonathon Simmons will start in place of Kawhi Leonard (ankle) in Game 3 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Simmons was superb in Game 2. He finished with a team-high 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in just 25 minutes. Over the Spurs last five games this postseason, he is averaging 16.2 points (shooting 48.4 percent from the floor), 2.2 assists, 2.2 boards and 1.4 treys. Simmons is a pending free agent and will get paid handsomely this summer, especially after his stellar playoff performances. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:05 am
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) probable for Game 3
    Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is probable for Game 3 vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: Iguodala sat out the final 25 minutes of Game 1 and was ruled out for Game 2. However, he got in a full practice on Friday and is expected to suit up on Saturday night. Warrior reserves Ian Clark, Matt Barnes and Pat McCaw will see their playing time reduced in Game 3, assuming Iggy logs his usual allotment of minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:36 am
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) ruled out of Game 3
    Coach Gregg Popovich said that Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will not play in Game 3 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: A brutal blow for the Spurs, who need to win Game 3 if they have any chance of salvaging this series. The fact that Leonard has already been ruled out this early on Saturday isn't an encouraging sign regarding his chances of suiting up for Game 4, which will be played on Monday. Jonathon Simmons will draw another start in place of Kawhi. Simmons played well in Game 2, scoring a team-high 22 points. Kyle Anderson will also see an uptick in minutes. San Antonio will desperately need LaMarcus Aldridge to step up and carry the load offensively. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:40 am
  • Kyrie Irving scores 23 points in win vs. BOS
    Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Friday, adding one rebound, three assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: While LeBron James is stealing the show, Kyrie is starting to come around after an underwhelming start to this postseason. He beat up on the Celtics all season with 25.5 points per game on 62.8 true shooting percentage, so a big game today is no surprise. After the game on TNT, Irving also said the Cavs are playing "pissed off" ad they're being more aggressive. With Isaiah Thomas (hip) now banged up, it's possible Irving gets more Marcus Smart in Game 3. It probably won't matter. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:56 pm
  • Jaylen Brown scores 19 points in bad loss
    Jaylen Brown scored a team-high 19 points during an embarrassing 130-86 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Yeah, he might not want to talk about LeBron James again. Before the game, Brown said LeBron is "just a regular guy" and there are bigger threats in his neighborhood. TD Garden probably won't have to worry about LeBron threatening the Celtics again as the Celtics take their 0-2 deficit to Cleveland. As bad as the Celtics were, at least Brown looked decent today and he probably deserves more minutes in Game 3. Maybe take the mic away from him, though. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:54 pm
  • Gerald Green scores six points
    Gerald Green scored six points in a start against the Cavs on Friday, adding two 3-pointers and one turnover in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He actually played well early with a couple big threes in the first quarter. Green was probably the best player in the first quarter before things got out of hand, but coach Brad Stevens still didn't start Green in the second half. There will probably be a change in Game 3. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:49 pm
  • Lou Williams, Gordon, Iguodala for 6MOY
    Lou Williams, Eric Gordon and Andre Iguodala are the finalists for Sixth Man of the Year.

    Advice: Williams was almost lapping the field during his Lakers days, but he did lose some ground in Houston with even coach Mike D'Antoni calling him the seventh man. Williams also only made one start all season, averaging 18.6 points per game in his 58 outings as a Laker. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:50 pm
  • Gerald Green starting over Amir Johnson
    The Celtics will start Gerald Green in place of Amir Johnson for Game 2 against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense to pull Johnson from the starting lineup. That lineup didn't fare well during the season and it was roasted in Game 1. It is somewhat interesting that Green is starting over someone like Jaylen Brown. Green likely won't play too much beyond his first stints from each half, assuming he can start the second half. Expect Brown to get more minutes than Green. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Jaylen Brown not afraid of LeBron
    Jaylen Brown said he sees LeBron James as "just a regular guy."

    Advice: "There's bigger threats in my neighborhood than LeBron James," Brown added. You could argue Brown was the best Celtic on Wednesday, scoring 10 points in 20 minutes. It sounds like coach Brad Stevens is going to get him out there again, and it makes a lot of sense to even start him. He makes a lot of sense as a DFS play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:39 pm
  • Dray nd KD think Kawhi will play
    Both Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are expecting Kawhi Leonard (ankle) to play in Game 3 on Saturday.

    Advice: "No doubt in my mind," Green said. Obviously, theses opinions don't mean much, but it's a slow day. Leonard had plenty of treatment on Thursday and he said if he feels good, he'll play. Expect an update on Kawhi at shootaround on Saturday morning. He'll likely be a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:04 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) goes through practice
    Andre Iguodala (knee) went through a full practice in San Antonio on Friday.

    Advice: That means he has a great chance to play in Game 3 on Saturday. Iguodala is still questionable for the game and the Warriors may want to take it easy on their vet with still six wins to go. If Iguodala is back, guys like Ian Clark, Matt Barnes and Pat McCaw may lose some playing time. Shaun Livingston may be more of a backup PG than the wing he's been lately. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:28 pm
  • Jazz envision Exum at multiple positions
    Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey said that Utah plans play to play Dante Exum at multiple positions next season.

    Advice: Exum has not lived up to expectations since being selected fifth overall in the 2014 draft, due in part to missing the entire 2015-16 season due to an ACL tear. However, he did show signs of progress in the 2017 postseason. Going forward, Utah envisions making the most of his versatility, including playing him off the ball. "The team functioned better when Dante was playing a wing, versus point guard, but there’s point guard in his future, there’s two-guard and even three because of his unique size, length and speed and hopefully developing strength," said GM Dennis Lindsey. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:57 am
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) listed as questionable
    The Spurs are officially listing Kawhi Leonard (ankle) as questionable for Game 3 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Speaking with reporters, Leonard said his ankle is feeling "better" but did not sound overly optimistic. "It's still not ready... I could be feeling way better." When asked if he thought he would be able to play on Saturday, Leonard replied: "We'll see how it feels tomorrow." We should get another update Saturday morning after shootaround, but at this point, it appears we may be heading towards a game-time decision. Jonathon Simmons would once again be asked to shoulder an increased load if Kawhi is unable to play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:14 am
  • Jazz unable to offer Hayward 'super max' deal
    Becuase Gordon Hayward was not named to an All-NBA team this season, Utah is unable to offer him the Designated Player Veteran Extension this summer.

    Advice: It's a tough break for the Jazz. Had Hayward made one of the three All-NBA teams, Utah would have been able to ink him to a deal worth approximately $207 million over five years. Now, once he opts out in July, they will only be able to offer a max contract at around $177 million over five years. Other teams, including the Celtics, can offer $132 million over four years. Utah still can obviously offer far more than competitors, but it's not as sizable a difference as it could have been. Most league insiders believe Hayward's decision will come down to re-signing with Utah or heading to Boston to reunite with his former college coach Brad Stevens. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:21 am
  • Jazz confident they can re-sign George Hill
    Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said he is confident that Utah will be able to re-sign George Hill.

    Advice: "There’s a very good chance, we’re each other’s best option come July," Lindsey said of Hill. However, Lindsey did acknowledge that if Hill got an exorbitant offer, Utah might not be able to match it. "I told him if he gets a crazy offer somewhere else and we helped him get that offer, 'you’re not going to get one poor thought, much less a word (from us)’ if he were to go," Lindsey said. "He helped us." Three of Utah's most important players, Hill, Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles, are all set to hit free agency in July. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:26 am
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) does light practice
    Andre Iguodala (knee) went through a full light practice on Thursday.

    Advice: A "full light practice" isn't exactly clear, but this is a good sign after Iguodala missed the last 1.5 games -- he didn't play in the final 25 minutes of Game 1. With Iggy out, it was Shaun Livingston, Pat McCaw, Matt Barnes and Ian Clark stepping up. Iguodala may still be limited with the Warriors having a 2-0 advantage. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:24 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard's (ankle) status still unclear
    Kawhi Leonard (ankle) "didn't do much, if anything, on the court" at Thursday's practice according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.

    Advice: The Spurs will likely keep Leonard's availability close to their chest as long as they can, so don't expect a real update until Saturday. Pau Gasol said Leonard was "sitting nicely on the sideline," but did hint that he's making progress. If Leonard sits out in Game 3 on Saturday, Jonathon Simmons will be the clear winner after scoring a team-high 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Game 2. Kyle Anderson and Dejounte Murray would also benefit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:53 am
  • 76ers the favorites to sign J.J. Redick?
    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said that the 76ers appear to be the favorites to sign J.J. Redick.

    Advice: A return to the Clippers seems unlikely, as they won't have much financial flexibility if they re-sign Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to max deals. Redick is seeking $18-$20 million per season according to recent reports, and Philly has more than enough cap space to make that happen. Redick will be 33 in June, but he's coming off another strong season with averages of 15.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.6 triples on 44.5 percent shooting. Wojnarowski added that the Nets and Knicks are also interested in the veteran SG. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:36 am
  • Korkmaz unlikely to join PHI in 2017-18
    Furkan Korkmaz is unlikely to join the 76ers for the 2017-18 season.

    Advice: The 26th overall pick in the 2016 draft is expected to remain in Europe for at least one more season -- the 76ers have 11 players under contract for 2017-18 and have two first-round picks and four second-round picks. The 76ers are also expected to be busy in free agency with a lot of cap space to work with, and J.J. Redick is a rumored target. To make things even more complicated for Korkmaz, he has two years left on his deal and the 76ers would have to negotiate a buyout to bring him to the states. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:09 am
  • Wizards won't prioritize Bojan Bogdanovic?
    Candace Buckner of the Washington Post said the Wizards "may not prioritize" keeping Bojan Bogdanovic if he can "command a big payday elsewhere."

    Advice: The Wizards gave up their 2017 first-round pick in order to acquire Bogdanovic, but their biggest priority is to re-sign Otto Porter first. Both players are restricted free agents, but Porter is expected to receive max contract offers which limits Washington's financial flexibility. Bogdanovic averaged 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 triples following his trade from the Nets and shouldn't have any problem landing a sizable contract this summer. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:43 am
  • Gordon Hayward a target for Celtics?
    Chris Mannix of The Vertical believes Gordon Hayward is Boston's No. 1 target in free agency.

    Advice: Hayward has been non-committal about his future in Utah, but it's a lock that he's going to opt out of the final year of his deal and hit the open market. The 27-year-old wing is coming off a career year with averages of 22.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.1 treys on 46.8 percent shooting, so it will likely take a max contract offer to pry him away from Utah. To be clear, the Jazz are still the favorites to re-sign him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:08 am
  • Jaylen Brown plays well off bench in Gm 1
    Jaylen Brown was one of the few bright spots for Boston on Wednesday, coming off the bench for 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting, nine rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: "Jaylen [earns minutes] because he adds value to winning," Brad Stevens said before the game. Brown missed a pair of free throws late, with the game out of reach, but otherwise he was excellent in Game 1. He played admirable defense against LeBron James, and his four offensive rebounds gave Boston some much-needed (albeit short-lived) momentum. The rookie seems to have earned a significant role in this series. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Kyrie Irving w/ 11 points on 11 shot attempts
    Kyrie Irving scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting during the Cavs' Game 1 victory in Boston on Wednesday.

    Advice: Irving handed out six assists with two rebounds, two steals and one block in 34 minutes. He boasts a gaudy usage rate during the postseason but the Cavs had great success with LeBron James as their de facto point guard tonight, so Irving was relegated to second-string duties. We anticipate a bigger game, usage-wise, on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:42 pm
  • Sounds like Jaylen Brown is going to get run
    Coach Brad Stevens said Jaylen Brown has been playing "because he adds value to winning."

    Advice: "It’s been a great situation for us to see his growth," Stevens said. "It’s been pretty evident." It sounds like the Celtics will use their No. 3 pick in this series. Plus, Stevens also said that he may have a tough time doubling LeBron James because of all the shooters around him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:08 pm
  • Curry says McCaw was 'amazing'
    Stephen Curry said Patrick McCaw was "amazing" in Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: "Obviously, with Andre Iguodala (knee) out, it’s the next-man-up philosophy," Curry said. "Everybody says it, but when you have a guy like Pat who doesn’t really know when his minutes are going to come, he always stays ready. We just told him to be aggressive, make the right decision and make things happen, and he did that the whole game. That was a huge pickup for us." Head coach Steve Kerr suggested to Mike Brown to use McCaw in Iguodala's role and the rookie delivered, scoring 16 points on 6-of-8 from the field with five assists, three rebounds, three steals and three triples in 27 minutes. If Iggy sits out in Game 3, McCaw will be on the DFS radar as a punt option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 am
  • Celtics no longer interested in Butler?
    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune believes that a Jimmy Butler trade to the Celtics is now off the table.

    Advice: The Celtics refused to offer the Bulls their 2017 first-round pick without protections back in February for Butler, so a trade seems unlikely now that they have the No. 1 pick in the draft. Instead, Johnson believes that the Celtics will keep the pick and pursue a maximum contract player like Gordon Hayward in free agency. The Bulls have made it clear that they value Butler "greatly," so don't expect them to move the two-way wing unless they receive a Godfather offer. As for his fantasy value, Butler's owners should be hoping he remains in Chicago. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:35 am
  • Denzel Valentine undergoes ankle scope
    Denzel Valentine underwent a left ankle scope this week according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

    Advice: This is the same ankle that he sprained twice during the season. Valentine is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks, but Johnson adds that the guard should be ready for the summer league. Valentine had a decent finish to his rookie season and averaged 7.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.9 triples in 23.0 minutes per game after the All-Star break, so his development during the offseason will be something to watch closely. He should be ready for a larger role next season, especially if Dwyane Wade opts out of the final year of his deal. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:24 am
  • Patrick McCaw scores 16 points in blowout
    Patrick McCaw scored a playoff career-high 16 points in Tuesday's Game 2 win over the Spurs.

    Advice: It's hard to put a lot of stock into this performance since the Warriors won by 36, but McCaw was excellent all night and stepped up in the absence of Andre Iguodala (knee). He shot 6-of-8 from the field in 27 minutes with five assists, three rebounds, three steals and three triples, helping the Golden State bench score a season-high 63 points. This will likely go down as his best game of the postseason, but expect him to be in the rotation again in Game 3 if Iggy sits out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:16 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 29 points in 136-100 win
    Stephen Curry lit up the Spurs for 29 points in Tuesday's 136-100 Game 2 win, giving the Warriors a 2-0 series lead.

    Advice: He sat out the fourth quarter due to the lopsided score, but still had a monster night with seven assists, seven rebounds, three steals and six 3-pointers. He was also very efficient, shooting 8-of-13 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line. The Warriors are 10-0 in the playoffs which extends a franchise record, but they will need another big night from Curry if they want to take Game 3 with the series shifting to San Antonio. Draymond Green scored 13 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and two triples, while Klay Thompson added 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:12 pm
  • Jonathon Simmons scores 22 points in loss
    Jonathon Simmons started in place of Kawhi Leonard (ankle) in Tuesday's 136-100 Game 2 loss vs. the Warriors, scoring a team-high 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting.

    Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich said after the game that Simmons was the only player that showed up for San Antonio. "Jonathon [Simmons] was in a category by himself," he said. "The other guys were in the other category." Simmons did his damage in just 26 minutes because of the blowout, adding three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers. Regardless of Leonard's status for Game 3 on Saturday, Simmons is going to have a significant role and has been one of the biggest surprises of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:46 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) won't play in Game 2
    Kawhi Leonard has been officially ruled out for Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: No surprise here, as Leonard was previously considered doubtful. Game 3 isn't until Saturday which will give Leonard several days to rest up, but coach Gregg Popovich said that his superstar forward will likely be listed as questionable. Jonathon Simmons will start in Game 2 and is the big winner in fantasy formats, but Kyle Anderson, Dejounte Murray and Manu Ginobili should also get a bump. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:50 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) ruled out for Game 2
    Andre Iguodala (left knee) has been ruled out for Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: His MRI on Monday came back clean and he's simply dealing with some soreness. However, Game 3 isn't until Saturday and the Spurs are expected to without Kawhi Leonard (ankle) tonight, so it makes sense for the Warriors to play it safe. Shaun Livingston will pick up the slack in the second unit, while Matt Barnes may see a handful of minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:47 pm
  • Jonathon Simmons starting in place of Kawhi
    Jonathon Simmons will draw the start in place of Kawhi Leonard (ankle) in Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: Leonard was listed as doubtful on the last injury report, but he's fully expected to sit this one out. The last time Simmons was in the starting lineup for Leonard, he dropped 18 points with four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. He will be a popular play in all formats tonight. Expect Manu Ginobili, Kyle Anderson and Dejounte Murray to help fill the void as well. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:32 pm
  • Warriors confident Thompson will make shots
    The Warriors are highly confident that Klay Thompson will snap out of his recent shooting slump.

    Advice: After scoring only six points on 2-of-11 shooting in Game 1, Thompson is now averaging 15.0 points on 38.8 percent shooting, including 36.0 percent from 3-point territory in the playoffs. During the regular season, Klay averaged 22.3 points, while 46.8 percent from the floor and 41.4 percent from downtown. It's likely only a matter of time before Thompson starts heating up. Also, he's been phenomenal on the defensive end. "His stat line, offensively, wasn’t what most people expect, nor was it what he expected," said coach Mike Brown. "When you go back and you watch that tape, defensively he was a monster." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:43 am
  • Moses Malone Jr. suing James Harden
    Moses Malone Jr. is suing James Harden for allegedly orchestrating a plan to rob him.

    Advice: According to a report from Fox 26 in Houston, Malone Jr. is alleging that Harden paid a group of people $20,000 in cash to attack and rob Malone at a club last year. Apparently, Malone claims Harden was offended by a Facebook post from Malone that criticized Harden. Harden's attorney denies all charges on behalf of his client. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:28 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (illness) scores five points
    Bojan Bogdanovic (illness) scored five points on 1-of-2 shooting with one rebound in 16 minutes in Monday's Game 7 loss to Boston.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was the only bench player to score for Washington and everyone else was 0-of-3 from the field. The second unit has been Washington's biggest weakness all season, so expect that to be a priority this summer after they try to lock up Otto Porter to a new deal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:56 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 38, Wizards eliminated
    Bradley Beal's 38 points weren't enough in Monday's Game 7 loss to the Celtics as the Wizards were eliminated from the postseason.

    Advice: Washington ran out of gas down the stretch, but Beal kept them in it with some huge shots despite some suffocating defense from Boston. He played a whopping 46 minutes in the loss, shooting 12-of-22 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers. Beal probably should've made the All-Star team this season and returned top-30 value in standard leagues, averaging 23.1 points, 3.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.9 triples. He also was able to finally stay healthy, appearing in 77 games while playing nearly 35 minutes per contest. Still only 23 years old, Beal could be poised for another leap in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:27 pm
  • Andre Iguodala's (knee) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Andre Iguodala's left knee came back clean according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

    Advice: This confirms that he's simply dealing with soreness, but he is still considered questionable for Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday. With Kawhi Leonard (ankle) expected to sit out Game 2, the Warriors may opt to hold Iguodala out as well. If they do, he will have several days to rest up for Game 3 on Saturday. Shaun Livingston will likely benefit the most if Iggy sits, while Matt Barnes would likely pick up a handful of minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:21 pm
  • Leonard's ankle has no structural damage
    An MRI taken on Kawhi Leonard's left ankle revealed no structural damage.

    Advice: While this is obviously good news, the Spurs are still listing Leonard as doubtful for Game 2 on Tuesday. If he sits out as expected, he will then have several days to rest up for Game 3 in San Antonio on Saturday. Expect Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Dejounte Murray to pick up the slack on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com May 15, 4:14 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Andre Iguodala (left knee) is questionable for Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He already underwent an MRI, but the Warriors are still waiting on the results. It was reported on Sunday that there's a "strong chance" Iguodala won't play in Game 2, so he's likely closer to doubtful. As expected, he was also held out of Monday's practice. Look for Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes to pick up the slack if Iggy can't play in Game 2. Daily Slant: Livingston earned 23 minutes on Sunday, 15 of them after Iggy was shut down. Although he's far from a lock, as he's averaged just 0.60 FD ppm this postseason, he's very affordable at or near the minimum across the industry and provides a route towards unique lineups on a two-game slate. However, the opportunity cost of missing big games from the three elite point guards - Isaiah Thomas, John Wall, and Stephen Curry - may be too great. Rotoworld.com May 15, 12:48 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) doubtful for Game 2
    Kawhi Leonard (ankle) isn't expected to play in Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Tuesday according to coach Gregg Popovich.

    Advice: Leonard was undergoing an MRI while Popovich was speaking, so we might get another update later today. The two-way superstar has rolled his ankle a few times this week, so the Spurs may hold him out for Game 2 because Game 3 isn't until May 20 in San Antonio -- that would give him an additional five days of rest. If he's out, Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson and Manu Ginobili will all have to step up, with Simmons offering the most upside in DFS. The Spurs would also have to use more two-PG lineups which would benefit Dejounte Murray. Rotoworld.com May 15, 10:44 am
  • George Hill would like to re-sign w/ Utah
    George Hill said that he's hoping to re-sign with the Jazz this summer.

    Advice: "I really enjoyed playing with the guys here. I think we created a heck of a bond" Hill said. "Let’s stay together, build on what we’ve done this year. Hopefully we can do that." A report in early March by Tim MacMahon of ESPN indicated that Hill's camp is seeking a four-year deal worth $132 million, so a return to Utah is going to be difficult with Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles also hitting free agency. Hill recently turned 31 and missed a total of 36 games if you include the playoffs, so handing out that type of money will be a massive gamble. Rotoworld.com May 15, 9:40 am
  • Gordon Hayward non-committal on future
    Gordon Hayward said he hasn't thought about free agency too much, but made it clear that he's enjoyed his time in Utah.

    Advice: "It’s been so much fun for me here in Utah and kind of growing up here starting a family — growth from a basketball standpoint, growth from a man’s standpoint," he said. "I have nothing but love for everybody here in Utah." It's a lock that Hayward will opt out of his $16.7 million player option to test free agency, but he hasn't given any indication on what the future holds. Hayward said making the playoffs this season makes him want to "work even harder and go further," so hopefully the 27-year-old forward will take another step forward in 2017-18 after returning top-35 value in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com May 15, 9:30 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (illness) will play
    Bojan Bogdanovic (illness) will play on Monday vs. the Celtics in Game 7.

    Advice: According to coach Scott Brooks, everyone on the Wizards is available. Bogdanovic has been battling the flu for a few days and sat out of Saturday's practice, but expect him to see his normal role with minutes in the high teens or low 20s. Rotoworld.com May 15, 9:03 am
  • Kawhi Leonard (left ankle) will have an MRI
    Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will have an MRI Sunday night on his left ankle.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise for a guy who has rolled his ankle three times this week, which is by far the roughest stretch of ankle injuries he's had of his career. Leonard didn't have much of a limp and didn't have anything on his ankle besides some tape. For now, he's likely looking at a game-time call. While the Spurs did sit him in Game 6, it may be tougher to do so against the Warriors in a 0-1 hole. If he's out, Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Dejounte Murray will have to step up. Rotoworld.com May 14, 4:15 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 40 in Game 1 win vs. SA
    Stephen Curry scored 40 points during a 113-111 win over the Spurs on Sunday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and seven 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors were down 25 in the first half and pulled off the comeback with some strong offensive play. Curry saved the day with a strong third while Kevin Durant closed this one out with several tough buckets. The Warriors finished 58-33 after the Kawhi Leonard injury, posting a 159.3 offensive rating when Kawhi was off the court and while Durant was on. Kawhi aside, the Spurs lost Curry a lot off screens and perhaps they're not used to that after going against James Harden. This was a 2017 postseason high and his fifth career postseason 40-plus scoring game. Rotoworld.com May 14, 4:10 pm
  • Klay Thompson still stuck in his slump
    Klay Thompson made 2-of-11 from the field for six points with four rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: His offense has been a nightmare for most of the postseason. In his previous games in this postseason, he only had a 47.5 effective field goal percentage on catch-and-shoot attempts, which is way down from his 61.8 during the season. Offense aside, Klay's defense has actually been great in the past month, but he was biting on pump fakes and just wasn't quite there today. We'll see if he can get better in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com May 14, 3:46 pm
  • Manu Ginobili scores 17 points in loss
    Manu Ginobili scored 17 points with one rebound, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes in a Game 1 loss to the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He made some big buckets, including a driving dunk in the last minute (video in link below). If Kawhi Leonard (ankle) can't play on Tuesday, Ginobili may have to step up even more. After it looked like he had very little left in the tank during the season, Ginobili has been a factor in these playoffs. He's 39 years old. Rotoworld.com May 14, 3:32 pm
  • Kyle Anderson gets the call
    Kyle Anderson scored four points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in nine minutes against the Warriors in Game 1 on Sunday.

    Advice: When Kawhi Leonard (ankle) went down, it was basically Anderson who stepped up and picked up the minutes. While it wasn't quite Summer League Slo Mo, Anderson gave the Spurs some good minutes in the third quarter. Anderson only played six minutes in the first half of Game 6 vs. Houston, but coach Gregg Popovich may call on him more until Kawhi is ready to roll for some added length. Rotoworld.com May 14, 3:30 pm
  • Jonathon Simmons gets 26 minutes
    Jonathon Simmons played 26 minutes off the bench against the Warriors in Game 1 on Sunday, scoring 12 points with one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers in the loss.

    Advice: He was already the first sub of the game when he checked in for Danny Green in the first quarter, but Simmons really had to step up after the Kawhi Leonard (ankle) injury. Coach Gregg Popovich did trust Juice on Kevin Durant throughout this game and Simmons continues to show off new tools in his offensive arsenal. Regardless of Leonard's health, Simmons will be a big factor in this series. Rotoworld.com May 14, 3:24 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic doesn't practice
    Bojan Bogdanovic (illness) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: It's just some rest after he had a bad case of the flu on Friday. Bogdanovic was still able to play 17 minutes in Game 6, so he should be in that neighborhood again for Monday. Rotoworld.com May 13, 12:49 pm
  • Rockets may rest Harden during regular season
    Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he may consider giving James Harden more rest during the regular season in 2017-18.

    Advice: Harden played poorly and looked strangely lethargic in the Rockets 39-point home loss to the Spurs in Game 6. He scored just 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting and committed six turnovers. He was also held scoreless and turned the ball over three times in the overtime period of Game 5. D'Antoni acknowledged that fatigue may have played a factor. "Maybe he does need to take a game off here and there. 'Hey, you're nicked up a little bit, don't play,'" said D'Antoni. Rotoworld.com May 13, 6:19 am
  • Bogie plays through the flu
    Bojan Bogdanovic played through an illness on Friday with four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes.

    Advice: No flu game for Bogie here, but credit to him for going out there. Bogdanovic should be close to 100 percent for Monday. Rotoworld.com May 12, 8:15 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 33 points in win
    Bradley Beal caught fire late to finish with 33 points during a thrilling win over Boston in Game 6 on Friday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes.

    Advice: He did struggle from deep at just 1-of-8 from beyond the arc, which is a big reason why the Wizards made just 5-of-24 from out there tonight. Beal was actually 0-of-7 from deep to start, but he hit a clutch trey with 1:08 left and also an 11-foot two with 28 seconds left. Beal had difficult shots all night and scoring 33 with only one trey just drives home the point of what a complete scorer he is. After his first healthy season, Beal has made it clear he's capable of being an early-round fantasy player. Rotoworld.com May 12, 8:11 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 27 points in loss
    Avery Bradley scored 27 points during a Game 6 loss to the Wizards on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Usually, when Bradley goes off in the postseason, the Celtics have been winning those games, but not today. He played excellent defense on Bradley Beal for almost the entire night to go with the scoring. It seemed like coach Brad Stevens saw something in the Wizards defense because Bradley had several cuts to get some easy hoops to go with those three treys. He's clearly healthy and will be a very important piece on Monday. Rotoworld.com May 12, 7:56 pm
  • Brooks says Bojan Bogdanovic will play
    Coach Scott Brooks said Bojan Bogdanovic (illness) will play in Game 6 on Friday.

    Advice: He is under the weather and was sent home from shootaround this morning. The Celtics wore all black to this game and it was a hot topic for Brooks, so he had plenty of jokes about it. "I heard [Bojan] is wearing black," Brooks said. We could get a Bogie flu game, but he may be limited as well. Rotoworld.com May 12, 3:31 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic has flu, intends to play
    Bojan Bogdanovic (illness) has a bad case of the flu and intends to play in Game 6 on Friday.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of the illness, but hearing a "bad case" doesn't sound promising about Bogdanovic being 100 percent. Kelly Oubre will likely be getting more cheers at home tonight, so expect him to get some extra run. Otto Porter may play slightly more, as well. Rotoworld.com May 12, 2:53 pm
  • Avery Bradley (hips) good to go
    Avery Bradley (hips) is still all set to play in Game 6 despite how his hip pointers are still bothering him.

    Advice: He finally showed up in a big way in Game 5, scoring 29 points to help the Celtics dominate to get a 3-2 lead. Bradley was a big reason why the Celtics won four straight against the Bulls, so another strong game from him today could put the C's over the top today. Rotoworld.com May 12, 11:37 am
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