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  • Tony Allen will start on Thursday night
    Tony Allen (knee) will start against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: He had some treatment earlier today and said he wants to be close to 100 percent before suiting up again. Allen is going to have his hands full against Kawhi Leonard tonight, but he doesn't have much fantasy value anyway. Rotoworld.com 37 minutes ago
  • Ronnie Price is out again
    Ronnie Price (leg) will not play on Thursday against the Nets.

    Advice: Tyler Ulis will continue to get major minutes as the starter. Leandro Barbosa should get some minutes behind Ulis, as well. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
  • Tony Allen likely to play against the Spurs
    Tony Allen (knee) is likely to play against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: "It's looking positive," coach David Fizdale said. "I expect him to play." Allen went through shootaround and had some ice on his knee afterwards. He said it's going to be up to the training staff, but for now Allen is likely going to get minutes in the 20s. He's not really a fantasy options right now. Rotoworld.com 57 minutes ago
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) in a walking boot
    Dion Waiters (ankle) was in a walking boot on Thursday.

    Advice: The good news is Waiters was not on crutches. The Heat have not revealed a timetable on Waiters, but he's likely out for multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson should benefit the most while Wayne Ellington should have more shots going his way. J-Rich is worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:40 pm
  • Cam Payne to the D-League
    Cameron Payne was sent down to the Windy City Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He should be back with the Bulls this weekend. Payne has not played in an NBA game since Mar. 13 and is basically the fourth PG on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:25 pm
  • P.J. Tucker likely to start for Serge Ibaka
    P.J. Tucker is likely to start for Serge Ibaka against the Heat on Thursday.

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

    Advice: Perhaps this is why he only played six minutes on Wednesday. The Pacers also did tweak their rotation and made Rodney Stuckey a DNP-CD in the loss. If Robinson III can't go, there should be a few extra minutes for Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:57 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (knee) probable Friday
    Brandon Ingram (knee tendinitis) is probable to play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: He did not finish practice due to right patella tendinitis. Ingram had some tendinitis in his right knee back in October, but the rookie has been fairly healthy besides that. In other news, he's starting to be more involved in the offense lately, averaging 16.4 points per game over his last five. He's worth a look in standard leagues while he's playing well. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:34 pm
  • Tony Allen to be a game-time call
    Tony Allen (knee) said he will be a game-time decision for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: He said it'll be up to the training staff and he'll see how he feels after he warms up. Allen said he's been managing this left knee injury and said he wants to be close to 100 percent. He had a lot of ice on his knee after shootaround, as well. If he can't go, Troy Daniels, James Ennis, Vince Carter and Andrew Harrison will get a little added run. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:27 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) still has no timetable
    Dion Waiters (ankle) still has no timetable to return.

    Advice: The good news is that the swelling is down and coach Erik Spoelstra said he's "feeling better." With Waiters out, Josh Richardson has emerged as the clear pickup in his absence. Richardson is averaging 12.0 points, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.5 steals and 1.5 triples in his last two games. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:56 am
  • Terry Rozier picks up a DNP-CD
    Terry Rozier picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Rozier is shooting just 27.3 percent from the field in March, so maybe coach Brad Stevens is trying to send him a message. "That's not easy from their standpoint, and I respect that," Stevens said of not playing Rozier or Jonas Jerebko on Wednesday. "And that's hard. But we're going to need all those guys and we're going to need them to be playing great." Avery Bradley played 39 minutes in the win and Marcus Smart is basically a sixth starter, so Rozier is only looking at a handful of minutes at best in the near future. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:22 am
  • Malachi Richardson is day-to-day
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) said he's taking his time returning to the court.

    Advice: "I just want to take it day by day, just make sure I’m completely confident in my body and ready to play," Richardson said. "I don’t want to go out there and not be ready to play." Coach Dave Joerger said that Richardson could play as soon as this week, so he should be considered questionable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors. He's going to be limited to a handful of minutes when he is cleared, so most fantasy owners can ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
  • Goodwin likely to get second 10-day deal
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson hinted that Archie Goodwin will likely get a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: "We’ve got to discuss it as an organization but I would say it’s trending very positive," Atkinson said. "And that’s not just from a basketball standpoint but from a culture standpoint. From the first day I met him, how he presents himself every day." He scored 10 points with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 18 minutes vs. the Pistons on Tuesday, but with Jeremy Lin (ankle) expected back, Goodwin will likely take a hit -- Atkinson said he's looking at Goodwin as a point guard. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
  • Raul Neto scores season-high 10 points
    Raul Neto scored a season-high 10 points in 14 minutes on Wednesday, going 4-of-4 from the field with two 3-pointers and one assist.

    Advice: Dante Exum has been unimpressive lately, so coach Quin Snyder rolled with Neto as his primary backup PG tonight. The veteran made the most of the opportunity, knocking down some easy looks from the corner for his first double-digit scoring performance since Mar. 17 last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:02 pm
  • Lance Thomas quiet in 32 minutes as starter
    Lance Thomas moved into the Knicks' starting unit on Wednesday, where he posted four points, nine rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks went smaller tonight vs. the Jazz and they jumped out to an early lead thanks to a 34-point first quarter. Thomas isn't a great fantasy option even if he continues to start -- in 14 previous starts this season, he averaged a modest 9.5 points, 1.2 threes, 4.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocks. There are better options on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 21 points vs. Bucks
    Buddy Hield scored 21 points with four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's his best scoring game as a King. Hield has seen his shot total rise with at least 12 in each of his last three games as coach Dave Joerger gives his rookie more responsibility. Hield also has a steal in three straight and only 1.0 turnovers in that span, as well. His fantasy value isn't all that great because he doesn't do too much outside of scoring, but feel free to give him a look if you need some points and treys. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Ben McLemore doesn't score in 13 minutes
    Ben McLemore did not score in 13 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with one rebound and one turnover.

    Advice: He was away from the team this weekend to witness the birth of his daughter. McLemore could find himself getting more minutes, but the Kings do seem more invested on Buddy Hield right now. It'll be interesting to see how the Kings handle B-Mac this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Arron Afflalo returns to action in loss
    Arron Afflalo scored 12 points with two rebounds and two 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings will continue to rest their veterans and chances are Afflalo won't play either Friday or Sunday. Afflalo can remain on the waiver wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • GR3 gets just six minutes
    Glenn Robinson III did not score in six minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's his first scoreless game since the break and the first time he's been in single-digit minutes all month. With the Pacers now healthy for the most part, Robinson III may be falling all the way out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:35 pm
  • Arron Afflalo starting, Temple to Kings bench
    Arron Afflalo (personal) will start for the Kings on Wednesday, sending Garrett Temple to the bench.

    Advice: The Kings' rotations are perpetually in flux, and tonight it'll be Afflalo getting the nod vs. Milwaukee. He's done nothing this season to encourage owners to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Lance Thomas starting vs. Utah on Wednesday
    Lance Thomas is starting against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks will go with their smaller lineup and put Kristaps Porzingis at the five. Thomas only averaged 9.5 points per game as a starter, so he's not really someone fantasy owners should be using. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Malachi Richardson (hamstring) out again Wed
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) will not play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Richardson is inching closer to a return, according to coach Dave Joerger, but he's not quite ready. The Kings aren't playing for anything at this point, so even when he does return he's unlikely to play more than a handful of minutes initially. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:48 pm
  • Cameron Payne recalled from the D-League
    The Bulls have recalled Cameron Payne (foot) from the D-League.

    Advice: It's unclear if Payne will be available to play for Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons, but if he does get on the court, it will likely just be for limited minutes. Payne isn't a viable target in most settings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:31 pm
  • Dion Waiters out again for Thursday
    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Thursday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He's coming along just fine and the team may not give him an MRI this week. As of Wednesday, he doesn't have an MRI scheduled, so maybe Waiters is more day-to-day. Josh Richardson is a solid add in standard leagues and dropped 14 points on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:15 pm
  • Tony Allen likely questionable for Thursday.
    Tony Allen (knee) went through treatment at Wednesday's practice in San Antonio and is likely questionable Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: He did not play on Tuesday for his first DNP since the break. The Grizzlies started Wayne Selden for 16 minutes on Tuesday while Andrew Harrison and Troy Daniels also picked up some minutes. This is a situation to avoid in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Richardson (hamstring) closing in on return
    Coach Dave Joerger said Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is close to returning and may play Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Richardson has not appeared in a game since partially tearing his right hamstring back on February 15th. "We’ll see if he can go (Wednesday)," Joerger said. "If not, maybe this weekend. But we haven’t really put a time on it. We want him to feel good when he walks away from practice. But it’s been a little bit sore." Richardson is averaging less than 10 minutes per game this season. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:38 am
  • Ben McLemore (personal) to return Wednesday
    Ben McLemore (personal) practiced Tuesday and is expected to be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: McLemore missed the last two games of the Kings recent road trip due to the birth of his first child. However, the fantasy impact of McLemore's return is minimal, as he had been a DNP-CD in four of the Kings previous seven games, before his excused absence. We don't yet have an update on Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (personal). If they remain unavailable on Wednesday, then McLemore will have an opportunity to soak up extra minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Brandon Ingram scores 21 points in 40 minutes
    Brandon Ingram scored 21 points in 40 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: This was his second game of the season with 20+ points and he finished one point shy of his career high. He added five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two triples, and it looks like he's going to make some noise in the final few weeks of the season. Over the last five games, he's averaging 16.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 triples on 53.0 percent shooting. However, he's still struggling from the free throw line, hitting just 3-of-8 FTAs in this one. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:51 pm
  • Dion Waiters spotted without walking boot
    Dion Waiters (ankle) was spotted without a walking boot on Tuesday.

    Advice: Waiters is still on crutches, and his ankle is still swollen, but he was at least able to put some weight on his injured left ankle while making his way through the Miami locker room on Tuesday. Waiters remains without an official timetable to return, and him gingerly making his way through a locker room on crutches suggests that he's still not very close, so those without an IR-spot will need to strongly consider moving on from Waiters. Josh Richardson will continue to start in his place. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:51 pm
  • Coach Atkinson praises Goodwin and McDaniels
    Kenny Atkinson praised Archie Goodwin and KJ McDaniels on Tuesday and said they would "get some opportunities" in Tuesday's contest vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: With Jeremy Lin (ankle) ruled out, Spencer Dinwiddie will draw the start but Goodwin will likely see extra minutes off the Nets bench. Archie made his Nets debut on Sunday and played 14 minutes after Lin had to leave the game due to the ankle issue. Goodwin could see 15-plus minutes on Tuesday. However, with Dinwiddie starting and playing the lion's share of minutes, Goodwin still belongs on waivers. McDaniels is averaging 17.5 mpg and that could continue to rise. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:08 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Tony Allen (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: This is the first game Allen will miss due to injury since mid-November. James Ennis had replaced Allen in the starting lineup for a couple of games earlier this month, so he will likely draw the start on Tuesday night. Troy Daniels and Andrew Harrison will also see an uptick in minutes. This is a situation to avoid from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:39 am
  • Ronnie Price (leg) downgraded to doubtful
    Ronnie Price (leg contusion) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: Price did not play on Sunday and was initially listed as questionable on Monday, so this represents a downgrade. Assuming Price is unavailable, the Suns will once again be forced to lean heavily on Tyler Ulis, the only healthy point guard on the roster. Ulis played 43 minutes on Sunday and will likely be asked to log 40-plus minutes on Tuesday as well. As a result, Ulis is a strong DFS option. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:36 am
  • Lance Thomas returns to bench
    Lance Thomas scored just two points with one assist and one rebound in 15 minutes off the bench against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Thomas was back to a reserve role with Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) back in action. As such, Thomas is back to having very minimal fantasy appeal. However, with the Knicks all but eliminated from a spot in the postseason the team could shut down some key members and Thomas might return to a starting role. For now, most fantasy owners can leave him to the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:28 pm
  • Ronnie Price (leg) questionable for Tuesday
    Ronnie Price (leg) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with Miami.

    Advice: If Price can't give it a go on Tuesday night, Tyler Ulis will get all the run he can possibly handle as the only healthy point guard in Phoenix. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:59 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Waiters is still on crutches, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season, he's most certainly going to be looking at a multi-game absence here. Josh Richardson drew the start in his place on Sunday and finished with 10 points, one triple, two dimes, one steal, one block, one board and one turnover in 33 minutes, so he could be worth a look in deep leagues. Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson should also be more active on offense. Unfortunately, Waiters is now a cut candidate in all leagues without an IR-spot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:26 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) headed to D-Leauge
    Cameron Payne (foot) will head down to the D-League to play a couple games.

    Advice: On the bright side, at least this means his foot must be better. Payne can be left on the wire in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:25 am
  • Brandon Ingram has 18 pts w/ supporting stats
    Brandon Ingram scored 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting during Sunday's tough home loss, adding six rebounds, one assist, one block, and just one turnover in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Ingram is finally making some noise for fantasy purposes. He's shooting 39.0 percent on the season, but in an expanded role in March he's averaged 12.3 points on 50.6 percent shooting, 0.8 threes, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocks. The supporting stats are tolerable, but he's also committing 2.6 turnovers while making under half of his free throw attempts. Plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:36 pm
  • Malachi Richardson (hamstring) out 1-2 weeks
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) will miss "another week or two," according to CSN's James Ham.

    Advice: The Kings' telecast recently speculated that Richardson could return on Wednesday, Mar. 22, but we give far more weight to this report from Ham. Richardson has been progressing, even going through some practices and warmups, but the Kings have no reason to rush him back. He's not worth adding until we've seen him on the court. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:11 pm
  • Buddy Hield (finger) posts 18/5/5 in defeat
    Buddy Hield knocked down 8-of-14 shots with a pair of 3-pointers on Sunday, finishing with 18 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: This was one of Hield's best performances of the season, with the assists tying his career-high, but it wasn't enough to get a road win vs. the Spurs. He injured his right index finger during the game, ripping half of his nail, but didn't leave after getting it bandaged up. We'll let you know if it's serious enough to jeopardize his status for Tuesday's game. For now we're assuming he's fine and leaving him off the injury report. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:00 pm
  • McLemore is out again on Sunday
    Ben McLemore (personal) is out again for Sunday against the Spurs.

    Advice: He's not in the rotation anyway and the Kings trading for Buddy Hield doesn't bode well for McLemore this offseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:30 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (personal) out Sunday vs. Spurs
    Arron Afflalo (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

    Advice: No reason has been given for Afflalo's absence, so it's unclear when he might rejoin the team. The Kings are tanking, with their young guys getting more and more minutes, so there's no reason to think the 31-year-old Afflalo will play a big role down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:29 pm
  • Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches and is hoping he can return before the end of the regular season.

    Advice: Waiters said this ankle sprain is worse than his last one and he did break this ankle back in high school. The Heat are going to give him treatment every day and have not provided a timetable on his return. While Waiters is out, Josh Richardson gets a big chance and is starting on Sunday. If you need a guard and the wire dried up, J-Rich could be your guy with his nice upside. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:27 pm
  • Terry Rozier scores 14 points
    Terry Rozier scored 14 points during a 105-99 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Celtics missed Isaiah Thomas (knee) badly and this loss could be costly for the No. 2 seed. Rozier bounced back nicely from an 0-of-8 on Friday, but his playing time would likely drop upon Thomas' return. The Celtics are hopeful IT is back for Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:12 pm
  • Ronnie Price out for Sunday
    Ronnie Price (leg) is out for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Get ready for some new lineup combinations and a lot of Tyler Ulis today. Price did play 20 minutes in the last game, so losing him today does matter for coach Earl Watson. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Ronnie Price is a GTD
    Ronnie Price (leg) is a game-time call for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He is doubtful to play, but the Suns will need all the help they can get. If Price can't go, Tyler Ulis might have to play the entire game or the Suns will have to get a look at a new ball-handler. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:11 pm
  • Archie Goodwin gets 14 minutes
    Archie Goodwin played 14 minutes with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: Jeremy Lin (ankle) got hurt and Spencer Dinwiddie got some early fouls, so we saw Goodwin for the first time as a Net. The Nets may get another look at him, but he's still not close to seeing consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:45 am
  • Ronnie Price is doubtful for Sunday
    Ronnie Price (leg contusion) is doubtful for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: It looks like Tyler Ulis is not going to have a backup tonight, so he should be very, very busy. Price played 20 minutes and even played some combo guard, so he's been a noteworthy piece in the rotation. We might see some Jarell Eddie in his Suns debut while T.J. Warren may be handing the ball a ton. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:56 am
  • Buddy Hield scores 11 points vs. OKC
    Buddy HIeld scored 11 points with one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Even a homecoming game in Oklahoma couldn't get him going. Hield is coming of a seven-points, zero-dime game on Wednesday and he continues to do very little outside of scoring. There just isn't enough incentive to own the rookie in most leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:44 pm
  • Malachi Richardson could be back Wednesday?
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) could play Wednesday, according to the Kings TV broadcast.

    Advice: This sounded more like a guess than anything else, but it's more than what we've seen. Richardson has been going through practice and warmups this week, and he did dress for Saturday's game. While the Kings will get a look at him later this year, it'll likely take a good week or so to get him up to speed. He's only a stash in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:35 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Sunday
    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: He does not have a timetable to return right now and coach Erik Spoelstra had some comments about his shooting guard on Saturday. "He was in the locker room doing treatment pretty much all night, last night, and then early this morning," Spoelstra said. The Heat won't put a grade on it, but it's fair to guess he's going to miss multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson makes sense as a pickup in standard leagues while Wayne Ellington could be a scoring and threes specialist. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:37 am
  • Ben McLemore (personal) won't play Saturday
    Ben McLemore (personal) will not play Saturday vs. the Thunder.

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

    Advice: The Kings are in full tank mode and continue to shuffle their lineup haphazardly on almost a nightly basis. Afflalo has been putting up decent numbers, averaging 11.6 points and 2.9 rebounds over his last seven games, but it's hard to rely on him due to the frequent nights off. He should be left on waivers in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:45 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) without a timeline
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters (ankle) is currently without a timeline to return.

    Advice: Waiters sprained his left ankle late in the second quarter and had to be carried off the court. Coach Spo said the sprain is "similar to the way he did last time. There's no timeline on it. There's no way to really tell until we get to the next day." The previous sprain Spo is referring to sidelined Waiters for three games over six days. We should have an update this weekend, but the safe assumption is that Waiters will likely miss at least a couple of games. Josh Richardson is expected to soak up most of Waiters minutes. Wayne Ellington should also see a bump in playing time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:18 am
  • Ronnie Price gets 20 minutes
    Ronnie Price scored one point with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He should get minutes because he's really the only backup point guard. You're obviously not going to add Price almost anywhere while Tyler Ulis is healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:40 pm
  • A not so happy birthday for Rozier
    Terry Rozier missed all eight shots from the field and didn't go to the line against the Nets on Friday, adding six rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Not the best birthday for Mr. Rozier. He did get minutes and decent usage, so he may have a chance to produce on Sunday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:54 pm
  • X-rays negative on Dion Waiters' left ankle
    Dion Waiters (left ankle sprain) had X-rays taken and the results were negative.

    Advice: The good news is he didn't break anything, but Waiters is likely going to get an MRI to check on ligament damage. He could not put weight on his left foot, so there's a good chance he is going to miss multiple games. With Waiters out, Josh Richardson becomes a strong speculative add. Wayne Ellington is worth a look if you need scoring and treys. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:17 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) carried to locker room
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) was carried to the locker room in the first half on Friday.

    Advice: He had a really bad ankle rolled he couldn't put weight on his left foot as he went to the locker room. Waiters was in a lot of pain and he may need to miss time here. We should have an update shortly. In the meantime, Josh Richardson is a speculative add for those with something to cut. He also will not return tonight because he did not shoot his free throws after the injury. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:55 pm
  • Malachi Richardson back on practice floor
    Malachi Richardson (hamstring) was back on the practice floor on Friday.

    Advice: He went through a full contact 5-on-5 in Phoenix. For what it's worth, he was scrimmaging with Skal Labissiere, Willie Cauley-Stein, Buddy Hield and Langston Galloway on his team, so that's an interesting combo of their young guys. Richardson is obviously just a stash in super deep leagues, but it sounds like he'll be back this month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:11 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) to miss at least 2 games
    Cameron Payne (foot) will not play Friday vs. the Wizards or Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This is not surprising news, as Payne had already been ruled out of Friday's contest. Rajon Rondo will continue to see the bulk of playing time at point guard. Michael Carter-Williams may see an increase in playing time as well, especially with Dwyane Wade (elbow) out for the season. Payne should be left on waivers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:53 am
  • Lance Thomas scores 15 points
    Lance Thomas scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes during his start against the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he is not expected to miss much time beyond Thursday, so there's little reason to react to this line for Thomas in the short term. On the other hand, the Knicks are now 6.5 games out of the No. 8 seed and only have 13 games to play, so maybe guys get shut down to open up minutes for Thomas. Most owners can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:32 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores six points in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored six points with three rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He somewhat surprisingly didn't get an increase in playing time while DeMarre Carroll was out. The problem has been the Raptors have been trailing more often, so they need offense more than Tucker's defense. He's not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:56 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) out for Friday
    Cameron Payne (foot) is listed as out and not with the team for Friday against the Wizards.

    Advice: The Bulls have a one-game road trip, so they'll keep Payne home and hope he can play Sunday. Rajon Rondo is playing his best ball of the season and could get 30 minutes, so he may be worth owning if that's your cup of tea. With Dwyane Wade (elbow) out for the season, we'll see if Michael Carter-Williams plays more two-guard minutes. Jerian Grant was also a DNP-CD on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:55 am
  • Archie Goodwin won't debut Thursday
    Archie Goodwin won't make his debut vs. the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: Goodwin signed his 10-day deal with the Nets on Wednesday and did go through a full practice, but coach Kenny Atkinson said he won't play until Friday or Sunday. "He’s got to get his feet under him and hopefully in this 10-day period," Atkinson said. "Probably right, not the first game. Get a few practices under his belt we can throw him in against the Celtics or the Mavs and see where he is." If he impresses and earns a long-term deal, Goodwin could be interesting later in the season if the Nets start shutting veterans down. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:46 am
  • Buddy Hield gets 21 minutes
    Buddy Hield scored seven points in 21 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: While he won't be rested, Hield just isn't that good yet. He hasn't picked up a steal in four of his last five and his assist:turnover ratio is below 1.0 in that span, too. Most fantasy owners should be able to do better. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:52 pm
  • Arron Afflalo returns to the lineup
    Arron Afflalo scored 14 points with four rebounds in 30 minutes as a starter against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: While he did play well, Afflalo is likely going to get rested at some point again. Afflalo can stay on the wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:50 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 18 points
    Brandon Ingram scored 18 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's starting to string games together with six straight in double-figure scoring, which started after a zero-point game on Mar. 3. He's also seen an increase in assists and defensive stats over his last five, averaging 14.2 points, 4.0 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.6 treys on 54.5 percent from the field. Ingram likely won't be a difference maker, but he's trending up as a pickup and is locked in for big minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:28 pm
  • Cam Payne not worried about foot
    Cameron Payne (foot) said he isn't concerned about his foot long term.

    Advice: "They got a big ol' screw in there so I'm not worried at all," Payne said. He also said he'll work on keep his turnovers down on his new team. So far, Payne has not been very good, averaging 6.0 points, 1.6 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.4 turnovers in 15.3 minutes. He has some work to do this offseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:55 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) out Wednesday vs. MEM
    Cameron Payne (sore right foot) will miss Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This is the same foot that Payne broke twice earlier in the year and required surgery to correct, so it makes sense for Chicago to take a very cautious approach when he experiences soreness there. Payne hasn't done much since landing in Chicago, so his absence won't have much of an affect in fantasy hoops. Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams will likely split his reserve minutes, but that doesn't mean much. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • Report: BK to ink Goodwin to 10-day contract
    The Nets will reportedly sign Archie Goodwin to a 10-day deal on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring), Joe Harris (concussion) banged up, and Jeremy Lin's (ankle) status for Thursday's game in New York up in the air, Goodwin may be able to pick up some minutes in the Nets rotation. However, it's unlikely he'll be on the floor enough to matter in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:21 am
  • Lance Thomas plays 33 minutes in start
    Lance Thomas moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Pacers and scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting in 33 minutes.

    Advice: This was simply a matchup move for the Knicks as they needed his defense against Paul George. The low-usage forward added seven rebounds, one assist and three triples, and any prospective owners should be scared away by the fact that the Knicks only play one more time this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 pm
  • Lance Thomas starting, Hernangomez to bench
    Lance Thomas will start on Tuesday vs. the Pacers, sending Willy Hernangomez to the bench.

    Advice: The Pacers are rolling with Thaddeus Young at the four, so the Knicks will match with their own small-ball lineup. Thomas is still a shaky fantasy option, while Hernangomez's owners should still start him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:44 pm
  • Ben McLemore drops 14 off the bench
    Ben McLemore finished with 14 points, including three triples, in Monday's win against Orlando.

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

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

    Advice: With Afflalo (rest), Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Malachi Richardson (hamstring) out, it will be Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple and Ben McLemore seeing an increase in minutes. In fact, Hield might be a real steal in DFS play at a low price. Afflalo is likely to play in Wednesday's game in Phoenix. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:13 pm
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