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  • Jeremy Lin returned to action on Thursday March 23. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 am
  • Courtney Lee scores 16 points vs. Blazers
    Courtney Lee scored 16 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 41 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks are probably going to start rolling the tank, which could mean more shots for Lee going forward. On the other hand, it's possible he gets some time off to get a look at some of their other younger players. Lee is still worth owning for now and he hasn't been rested yet this season -- he's had two different injury stints. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Ron Baker scores four in start
    Ron Baker scored four points in a start against the Blazers on Thursday with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: It's never easy to tell how long Derrick Rose (foot) is going to be out, but his track record suggests he could miss additional time. Still, Baker just doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to add speculatively. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Seth Curry will get more minutes at PG
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs "need" to take an extended look at Seth Curry as a point guard going forward.

    Advice: Interesting. Curry played mostly the two during a win over the Clippers and he's played a lot of two since his breakout. Curry was not a very good point guard earlier in his career, and the change to the SG is part of the reason he's been so good. Regardless, Curry has a big role coming his way and he should continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Curry turned in a strong Thursday game, scoring 23 points with three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in a win over the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores five points
    Wesley Matthews made 1-of-8 from the field for five points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He just is stuck in one of his brutal slumps again. In his last five, Matthews made just 28.9 percent from the field with averages of 6.6 points, 3.0 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. The Iron Man has some of the longest slumps among NBA starters, so some fantasy owners may want to just leave him on the wire until he snaps out of it. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Danny Green vanishes in 22 minutes Thursday
    Danny Green disappeared vs. Memphis on Thursday with four points, two assists, one turnover and no other stats to his credit in 22 minutes.

    Advice: We're more than 85 percent through with the regular season, so anyone owning Green should be inured to occasional duds. He's not worth owning in most points leagues, but continues to eke out value in most roto formats. Owners should at least be spared DNP-CDs given his modest playing time and the Spurs' continued pursuit of the No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores nine points
    J.J. Redick scored nine points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Despite going just 2-of-8 from the field until the last possession, Redick attempted the final shot at the buzzer and it didn't go down. Redick was coming in fairly hot with at least a dozen points in his previous nine games, and even a cold Redick is better than almost anyone for a clutch shot. Redick continues to hang around top 100 value in fantasy, but he's not exactly a must-own player if you think it may help to stream his roster spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 40 in win at Miami
    DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points during a 101-84 win in Miami on Thursday, adding six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He just scored 42 points on Tuesday to make this the first time he's scored 40-plus points in consecutive games in his career. The Raptors have had tremendous success when DeMar drops 40, going 8-0 in those instances. DeRozan did tweak his ankle earlier in the game, but obviously it wasn't affecting him too much. The Raptors are playing solid ball again with a four-game winning streak to put them just 0.5 games behind the third-seeded Wizards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:20 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine as starter
    P.J. Tucker started for Serge Ibaka on Thursday with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Heat.

    Advice: The Raptors have gone with Tucker at power forward quite a bit since they signed him, but most of the time it's when he's next to Ibaka. Tucker isn't exactly a stats guy for fantasy unless he's racking up the steals, but he has to be pumped about getting some playoff action. "I know the intensity goes up but my intensity never goes down. So for me, I'm excited about it," Tucker said about the upcoming playoff run. Tucker still isn't going to be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 pm
  • Delon Wright scores 13 points in win at Miami
    Delon Wright scored 13 points in a 101-84 win at Miami on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The younger Raptors came to the rescue to earn this comeback victory with Wright posting a +26 in +/- today. We've seen Wright play important minutes before and did so against John Wall back on Mar. 3, but he still wasn't able to get consistent run even after his coach talked him up. This is probably only going to be a timeshare for Wright and Cory Joseph, so most fantasy owners may want to steer clear. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:06 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) scores 13 points in return
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) finished with 13 points, five assists, three boards, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 21 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: Lin ended up missing just one game after spraining his ankle on Sunday. He did not seem bothered by the injury on Thursday. The game was a complete blowout, with the Nets winning by 28 points, or else Lin would have likely played more than just 21 minutes. The good news is that the limited workload tonight probably increases the chances he won't be rested and will play normal minutes on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • J.J. Barea ejected for flagrant 2 foul
    J.J. Barea was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Blake Griffin in the third quarter on Thursday.

    Advice: This was probably one of the worst flagrant 2 fouls of the season. Barea only have Griffin a shove and may have made some contact to his face. He won't be suspended for this one and will be ready for Saturday against the Raptors. Barea finished with five points, three assists and one 3-pointer. He isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:14 pm
  • Wayne Ellington doesn't score
    Wayne Ellington did not score in 13 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra went with his starters more than expected, so Ellington didn't see much court time as a proud papa. Now that Josh Richardson looks healthy, Ellington may be more of a situation guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:11 pm
  • Ron Baker getting the start
    Ron Baker will start for Derrick Rose (foot) on Thursday against the Blazers.

    Advice: Baker should be splitting the minutes with fellow rookie Chasson Randle tonight. Plus, the Knicks would likely run some two-PG lineups against the quicker Blazers backcourt. Randle has the higher upside, but most fantasy owners can ignore this situation unless Rose gets ruled out for multiple games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Seth Curry in the starting lineup
    Seth Curry (shoulder) is in the starting lineup against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a minor shoulder injury against the Warriors, but there was no word of any lingering damage heading into this game. While he has been struggling, get him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:25 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 4:19 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 Yesterday, 3:11 pm
  • Wayne Ellington likely to be available
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said he's planning on Wayne Ellington (personal) being available for Thursday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He was with his family to witness the birth of his son. With Ellington back, he should be looking at minutes in the upper 20s with several attempts from deep. In his last two, Ellington averaged 10.0 points in 25.0 minutes per game. He's a specialist for owners looking to add more treys. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:56 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (right ankle) available to play
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) will start against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain from Sunday will only cost him one game. Lin's playing time was on the rise and he even played 30 minutes last Thursday, so the Nets may get him back up to minutes in the upper 20s. With Lin back, Spencer Dinwiddie will move back to the bench and Isaiah Whitehead will lose playing time. Lin is safe to start tonight, but the Nets may take it easy on him for Friday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:48 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 12:34 pm
  • Ellington (personal) is expected to play
    Wayne Ellington (personal) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Ellington became a father on Wednesday and wasn't with the team at the morning shootaround, but he's expected to make it to Thursday's game on time. With Dion Waiters (ankle) out indefinitely, Ellington will continue to be a nice source of 3-pointers in deeper formats, but Josh Richardson is a better pickup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:59 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 Yesterday, 6:55 am
  • Atkinson expects Jeremy Lin (ankle) to play
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he expects Jeremy Lin (ankle) to play on Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "My gut is it’s very positive," Atkinson said. "I like what I see in him shooting etcetera." Atkinson previously said that Spencer Dinwiddie will start the rest of the season, and with Archie Goodwin making a case for more minutes, Lin's workload will likely be monitored. He may have to play off the ball more as well. Lin could be shut down at a moment's notice, so his outlook going forward isn't the best. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Gordon Hayward shoots 6-of-17 from the field
    Gordon Hayward couldn't find the range on Wednesday, making 6-of-17 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs to finish with 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: In Utah's previous three games, Hayward was tasked with defending LeBron James, Jimmy Butler and Paul George, so he may have just run out of energy tonight. The Jazz don't play again until Saturday, which is bad if you're relying on him for immediate value, but at least it'll give him a chance to recharge his batteries. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:00 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 32 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in a 116-98 win at Sacramento on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: It's just the second time this month he's hit the 30-point mark, and Antetokounmpo scored at least 20 points in just two of his previous six games. The Bucks finally had their six-game road trip end and they'll be heading back home this weekend. Antetokounmpo is much better at home with a 54.0 field goal percentage with better averages in points, boards, steals, blocks and threes at home compared to being on the road. After a down couple weeks, Giannis should go back to being a top-three guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Garrett Temple comes off the bench
    Garrett Temple scored 12 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's tough to count on any Kings vet right now with how the front office finally is getting to play the youth. Temple can remain on the wire in just about all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:03 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 18 points
    Tyreke Evans scored 18 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not play in the previous two games and will continue to be rested going forward. Evans will be a free agent this summer and it'll be interesting to see who pays up for him with all of his injury history. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:00 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Jamal Murray thrives in 20 minutes vs. Cavs
    Jamal Murray thrived in 20 minutes vs. the Cavs, coming off the bench with 15 points (5-of-11 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), three 3-pointers, three assists and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Starting PG Jameer Nelson had three points and nine dimes in 28 minutes, as the two continue to share the position. Mike Malone likes to play the rookie alongside Will Barton (20 points in 33 minutes), to take pressure off him as a ball-handler, and the tandem displayed terrific chemistry tonight. Murray is trending up and he makes sense as a cheap pickup for 3-pointers, steals and a trickle of other stats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) plays 41 minutes
    Wilson Chandler (groin) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, making 8-of-14 shots to score 18 points with one 3-pointer, five boards, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Chandler had missed the past four games, but he sure didn't appear rusty while playing a game-high 41 minutes tonight. He was slumping offensively prior to the injury, and it looks like the extended rest could lead to renewed efficiency over Denver's final 11 games. Make sure he's not floating on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 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 Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Garrett Temple to bench on Wednesday
    Garrett Temple will come off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Arron Afflalo is getting the start tonight, and this effectively erases Temple's faint fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:31 pm
  • Arron Afflalo starting, Temple to Kings bench
    Arron Afflalo (personal) will start for the Kings on Wednesday, sending Garrett Temple to the bench.

    Advice: The Kings' rotations are perpetually in flux, and tonight it'll be Afflalo getting the nod vs. Milwaukee. He's done nothing this season to encourage owners to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. Milwaukee
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans went scoreless in 14 minutes his last time out, and even if his ankle has fully recovered he's a dubious fantasy option at this stage of the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:13 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 Wednesday, 4:48 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) will play vs. Cavs
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He needed almost two weeks to recover from a groin contusion. Chandler has dealt with a lot of groin injuries in his career, so the Nuggets could ease him back into his role. It'll be interesting to see where he fits in with coach Mike Malone liking the Mason Plumlee starting lineup. Chandler is worth owning, but his upside is capped. Kenneth Faried may also lose minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Jeremy Lin probable for Thursday
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is probable to play against the Suns on Thursday.

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

    Advice: Atkinson said the decision on Lin would be made on Thursday. Even if Lin is able to suit up, he will likely be placed on a strict minutes limit. Nonetheless, Lin's return will greatly reduce the fantasy value of Spencer Dinwiddie and Archie Goodwin. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:50 am
  • Chandler (groin) expects to play Wednesday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) was able to participate in shootaround on Wednesday and is expected to play Wednesday night vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Chandler had missed four straight games. If Chandler does play, he will eat into the minutes of Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Will Barton. Darrell Arthur (knee) is also expected to return on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:21 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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
  • J.J. Redick scores 24 w/ four triples
    J.J. Redick scored 24 points with three rebounds, one steal and four triples vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in 18 minutes and didn't touch the floor in the fourth quarter of the lopsided win. Redick finished 7-of-9 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line, and with three more games on the schedule this week, his owners should be off to a great start. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 in big win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 8-of-21 shots for 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes of Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Giannis tweaked an ankle on Saturday, but was never really in jeopardy of missing this game. This was a huge win for the Bucks, who now sit just 1/2 game in front of the No. 8 seeded Heat. This is good news for his owners, as the Bucks are going to need everything he has to offer in order to ensure the Bucks make the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:05 pm
  • Seth faces off with Steph, hurts shoulder
    Seth Curry started against brother Stephen Curry on Tuesday and hit 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Seth on facing off against Steph: "It was a lot of fun until the game started and they were beating up on us." On a serious note, Curry suffered some sort of left shoulder injury during the game and said it was sore afterwards. We're going to throw him on the injury report, so make sure he's good to go before the Mavs face the Clippers on Thursday. He dealt with shoulder issues earlier this season, so it's definitely something to keep an eye on. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:44 pm
  • Wes Matthews back in a funk on Tuesday
    Wesley Matthews, who had 15 points and two 3-pointers on Sunday, hit just 3-of-8 shots for eight points, three boards, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: If you throw out Sunday's mini-explosion against the lowly Nets, he's scored a grand total of 13 points in three of his last four games. The emergence of Seth Curry has hurt him, but if he doesn't show improvement immediately, owners may have to think about hitting the waiver wire, since fantasy seasons are on the line here. He's hit just 33 percent of his shots over his last four games, although the rest of his line was pretty good tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores 11 with three 3s
    Wayne Ellington played 27 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, two assists and a steal on Tuesday.

    Advice: With Dion Waiters out indefinitely with an ankle injury, Josh Richardson is starting. But the Heat know that Ellington can hit open threes, and his minutes should see a bump as long as Waiters is out. If. you need 3-pointers, he might be the best pure shooter on your waiver wire and he's averaging 13 points and 3.4 3-pointers over this last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:18 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 42 points in OT win
    DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points in a 122-120 overtime win over the Bulls on Tuesday.

    Advice: DeRozan helped the Raptors claw their way back from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit. He shot 17-of-38 from the field, adding seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one triple in 43 minutes. He had two 40-point games in his career entering this season, but now he has five this campaign which is a franchise record. DeRozan should eat the rest of the way with Kyle Lowry's (wrist) timetable still up in the air. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) starting vs. Blazers
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is starting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

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

    Advice: Lin was doubtful heading into this one, so it's not surprising at all to see the oft-injured guard hit the sidelines. Head coach Kenny Atkinson has already said that Spencer Dinwiddie will close out the year as Brooklyn's starting point guard, so Lin figures to lose some value once he's eventually cleared as he'll be confined to a reserve role. Brook Lopez should be more active on offense with Lin watching from the sidelines. Atkinson did say that Lin is "trending positive" when asked about Lin's injury situation, but at this point in the season, we wouldn't recommend clinging to injured players. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:50 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) questionable vs. CLE
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Chandler has missed the past four games, but he said on Monday that he was shooting to return on Wednesday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if Chandler is able to return to action, there will be less opportunity for guys like Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee. Jamal Murray's usage could also suffer a slight hit with Chandler active. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • 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
  • Giannis tweaks ankle in Saturday's loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday and immediately left the game.

    Advice: He scored just nine points in the blowout loss and played 31 minutes, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We expect him to play on Tuesday night, but owners of the Greek Freak should watch for injury updates prior to game time in order to be certain he's playing tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:08 am
  • Courtney Lee has off shooting night
    Courtney Lee scored just two points, missing five of his six field goal attempts, in Monday's 114-105 loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: That's two poor outings over the past three games. Ron Baker picked up the slack in Monday's loss, but it's hard to see him eating into the veteran Lee's minutes just yet. Despite the rough patch recently he has been a solid source of 3-pointers and rebounds for most fantasy owners while also chipping in with a steal or two in rotisserie formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:16 pm
  • Jamal Murray tries to protect his job
    Jamal Murray hit five of his eight field goal attempts to finish with 13 points and four rebounds over 23 minutes in Monday's 125-124 loss at Houston.

    Advice: Murray continues to hold down the backup point guard job between veteran Jameer Nelson, and he is trying to hold off Emmanuel Mudiay. He did nothing to hurt his standing in Monday's game, as the rookie out of Kentucky continues to play well. He remains a nice depth option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams and in long-term keeper formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores career-high 38 at IND
    Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 38 points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals, a blocked shot and three 3-pointers in Monday's 107-100 loss at Indiana.

    Advice: It was likely extra special for Hayward since he spent his college days in Indy playing for the Butler Bulldogs. He was on point, connecting on 16 of his 24 field goal attempts. He now has at least one 3-pointer in all 11 games in March, and 22 straight outings dating back to Jan. 28. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:31 pm
  • 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
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) doubtful for Tuesday
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. Detroit.

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

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

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

    Advice: This is his fourth game in a row on the shelf, but both Chandler and Gallo are hoping to return on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. If he is able to play vs. the Cavs, that means his owners would still get him for three games. To be clear, he's still a very risky start in weekly formats. Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray will continue to get a bump in value until Chandler and Gallo are able to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 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
  • Garrett Temple hot from the perimeter
    Garrett Temple scored 15 points while hitting all three of his attempts from behind the arc in Sunday's 118-102 loss in San Antonio.

    Advice: Temple matched his best shooting night since returning from a long-term hamstring injury, and this was just the second time he played in a back-to-back situation since coming back March 5. The last time he struggled in both ends of the back-to-back, but he obviously excelled this time around. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:17 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
  • Wayne Ellington goes 3-of-10 from deep Sunday
    Wayne Ellington came off the bench on Sunday, hitting 3-of-10 shots for nine points in 23 minutes, with all of his attempts coming from downtown.

    Advice: This is precisely why we always refer to Ellington as a 3-point specialist. He chipped in five rebounds but didn't have any other stats to his credit tonight. There's a chance that he or Tyler Johnson (14 points in 31 minutes) will earn a start in the near future, because Dion Waiters (ankle) is out for an extended period and coach Erik Spoelstra wouldn't commit to tonight's starting unit. It's just something to watch for this week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:48 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
  • Ellington is coming off the bench
    Wayne Ellington will come off the bench on Sunday against the Blazers.

    Advice: The Heat will go with Josh Richardson's defense first against the Blazers. Ellington should still get minutes in the upper 20s, so he's a points and treys specialist while Dion Waiters is out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:28 pm
  • Tyreke Evans, Afflalo, McLemore out Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) will all sit out vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is also out tonight, so once again it will be all hands on deck for the Kings. Darren Collison, Ty Lawson and Buddy Hield should do the heavy lifting, with some help from Langston Galloway and Garrett Temple. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:27 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
  • Wes Matthews scores 15 points
    Wes Matthews scored 15 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was in a rough slump since the break, so luckily he got the slump-busting Nets today. Hopefully, this game could get Matthews going, but his shot total is also down because there are more mouths to feed with J.J. Barea getting in the mix. Matthews is usually a mid-round guy, but his month-long slump makes him a questionable player to own in standard leagues. He only has three games this week, too. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:36 pm
  • Seth Curry scores eight points
    Seth Curry scored eight points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He's finally in a slump. On top of that, the usage is really tailing off, too. In his last five games, Curry averaged just 8.4 points, 1.6 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on just 35.9 percent from the field. His minutes are still there at with at least 31 in the four games without garbage time, so his role is still solidified. He was too good for too long to not trust, so keep him active. He gets his brother on Tuesday for his next time out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:32 pm
  • J.J. Barea scores 20 points vs. Nets
    J.J. Barea scored 20 points with one rebound, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He carried the Mavs late with nine consecutive points in the fourth quarter in a 2:32 span. The Mavs are still likely to limit him, and this was his first game over 20 minutes since his January injury. Barea is playing well and even had a 13-dime game, but we'd like to see him play over 20 minutes again before suggesting he's an add. Give him a look in deep leagues. The Mavs only have three games this upcoming week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:20 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
  • Wilson Chandler questionable for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable for Monday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Due to some contact to his groin last Saturday, Chandler has missed his last three games. On Thursday, coach Mike Malone said he didn't know how much time Chandler would miss, so this is a good sign. Still, there is a chance he could miss time considering how many groin injuries he's had in his career. If he's back, this will likely take minutes from Kenneth Faried and perhaps the Nuggets won't go with as much Mason Plumlee at the four. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:09 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
  • Wayne Ellington likely to start for Waiters
    Wayne Ellington is likely to start for Dion Waiters (ankle) on Sunday.

    Advice: This is expected to be the move after Ellington started the second half on Friday. Josh Richardson should still be getting plenty of minutes off the bench as coach Erik Spoesltra wants to keep his second unit guards together. Richardson is the better speculative pickup while Waiters is down. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:35 am
  • Giannis Anteotokounmpo gets held to 9 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored nine points during a blowout 117-92 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors know how to defend drivers as well as just about anyone and Antetokounmpo got a little too much Draymond Green today. He came into this game with a 53.9 field goal percentage in March and he continues to flirt with his two steals and two blocks per game. His fantasy owners will have a big advantage next week with the Bucks suiting up for four games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 12 points vs. Rockets
    Jamal Murray scored 12 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He had three really bad fouls early in this game and never really got it going. Coach Mike Malone has said he wants to give Murray to help develop him faster while also trusting him in clutch spots. That was the case in this game for Murray with plenty of important shots, but he did not come through -- he missed two big free throws late. Murray's usage and minutes are rising, so that makes him a pickup in competitive leagues while Danilo Gallinari (knee) is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:51 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores just nine
    Gordon Hayward made 5-of-16 from the field for 14 points with six rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He's surprisingly failed to hit 15 points in three of his last five games while his averages in boards, assists, field goal percentage and free throw percentage are down in that span. All three of those bad games were on the road, and that has been a trend for Hayward with his field goal percentage four percentage points worse away from Utah. Two of his three games next week are on the road, but one of those is in Indiana for the Butler product. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:39 pm
  • 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
  • Garrett Temple plays 28 minutes
    Garrett Temple scored seven points with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He took some friendly fire from Kosta Koufos to the groin, but he was OK after a trip to the bench. While Temple did start, his time in the first unit likely won't be lasting very long. Even after a decent line today, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues with the Kings going so young these days. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:38 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
  • Garrett Temple back in the starting lineup
    Garrett Temple will start against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: With Arron Afflalo out, there should be a decent amount of minutes going to Temple tonight. He's still not going to be a fantasy option with the Kings going young. Malachi Richardson (hamstring) returning would also take minutes from him Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:47 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
  • Evans, Afflalo, McLemore ruled out Saturday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) have all been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Evans has been battling a nagging ankle injury. He played just 14 scoreless minutes on Wednesday. There will obviously be plenty of minutes available for the Kings guards that are active on Saturday. Darren Collison sat out Wednesday's game to rest but will be back on Saturday. Buddy Hield should see plenty of playing time. Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple and Langston Galloway will also likely log additional minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:33 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
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 26 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points before fouling out of Friday's 107-103 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He fouled out of a game for the fourth time this season, but at least this time he fouled out in the final minute. Giannis shot 11-of-16 from the field in 35 minutes, adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one triple and four turnovers. The Bucks have won eight out of their last nine games and are seventh in the East, so the Greek Freak will feast the rest of the way with four games on the schedule in each of the next two weeks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 pm
  • Wayne Ellington starts second half
    Wayne Ellington started the second half of Friday's game vs. the Wolves, finishing with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: He only played 18 minutes with two rebounds, one triple and one assist, and while it looks like Dion Waiters is going to miss some time with an ankle injury, Josh Richardson looks like the better speculative add -- Richardson played 32 minutes. Unless you need to stream some triples on Sunday, leave Ellington on the wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:35 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan gets tough shots all night
    DeMar DeRozan made just 3-of-9 from the field and all eight from the line for 14 points during an 87-75 win over the Pistons on Friday, adding eight rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Defenses know exactly what's coming and they continue to trap and double-team DeRozan these days. He's always been contested way too much and is getting close to 80 percent of his shots contested these days. DeRozan is trending down due to so little help, but he could bust out at any moment. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:24 pm
  • Wes Matthews' rough second half continues
    Wes Matthews (calf) returned from a one-game absence during a 116-74 loss to the 76ers on Friday, making 1-of-8 from the field for three points with two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He looked frustrated throughout the game and maybe he wasn't 100 percent. Matthews is not exactly having a great post-break run so far, averaging 8.5 points, 3.5 boards, 2.9 dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.5 treys on 30.5 percent from the field in his previous games since the break. We've seen some brutally long slumps from Wes, so a couple more bad games could make him a drop candidate. Considering it's the fantasy playoffs in many leagues, he already is for shallow formats. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:45 pm
  • Seth Curry scores just seven points
    Seth Curry scored seven points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The 17 minutes can be chalked up to the Mavs losing by 42 points here. On the other hand Curry has slowed down considerably with single-digit scoring in three of his last four. We've seen his brother go through some slumps, so it's likely just another case of one of those. Curry has been flirting with early-round value since the start of 2017, so his owners have to just keep using him until he figures it out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:37 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (calf) will start on Friday
    Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) will start Friday night vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Matthews ends up missing just one game; he sat out Wednesday night after injuring himself on Monday. Dorian Finney-Smith will get bumped back to the bench with Matthews back in the mix. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:41 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
  • Wilson Chandler out again for Saturday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will not be available for Saturday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: The Nuggets haven't really missed Chandler too much these days thanks to their success with the Mason Plumlee and Nikola Jokic lineups. Besides Plumlee, Juancho Hernangomez should benefit, and he did score nine points with five boards, one steal and one trey in 26 minutes on Thursday. Kenneth Faried should also get minutes. Plumlee is probably the only one worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
  • Wes Matthews (calf) expected to play Friday
    Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) is expected to play Friday night vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Matthews injured himself on Monday night and did not play in Wednesday's win over Washington. On Thursday, coach Rick Carlisle did say he was hopeful that Wes would return for the Chicago game and it appears that is the case. Matthews' return will bump Dorian Finney-Smith back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:27 am
  • Jamal Murray scores 10 points
    Jamal Murray made 4-of-14 from the field for 10 points with five rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He struggled with his shot, at least the usage was there and he didn't turn the ball over. The combo guard minutes are coming with 11 minutes tonight, which is way more than his average since the break. Of course, Danilo Gallinari (knee) not playing slid Will Barton to more of a straight three, so there were minutes available at SG. Regardless, Murray looks like he's part of the next crop of rookie pickups after guys like Tyler Ulis, Ivica Zubac and Skal Labissiere. If you're looking for a rookie with upside, Murray might be your guy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:32 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 22 points
    J.J. Redick scored 22 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointer against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's his first 20-point game of the month and not having Blake Griffin tonight certainly helped him get more shots. Redick hasn't exactly lit it up in March, averaging 11.9 points, 1.9 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.8 treys in his previous March games. He likely only has late-round upside, but he's still worth owning unless it's to grab a hot free agent. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:50 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
  • Gordon Hayward quiet in loss to Cavs
    Gordon Hayward hit just 4-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five boards, four assists and a steal in 35 minutes of Thursday's 91-83 loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He'd scored 25 and 27 points in his previous two games but had a nine-point dud last Saturday. Hayward's having a fine season but has had trouble putting together long streaks of great games all year. It's not easy to play against LeBron James and he should have a better matchup against the Bulls on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:28 pm
  • Wilson Chandler's return date is unclear
    Coach Mike Malone said Wilson Chandler (groin) doesn't have a definitive timetable.

    Advice: There's a chance Chandler can make it back over the weekend, but he still isn't practicing yet. Chandler's fantasy owners will have to weigh if they want to keep him stashed, especially with the fantasy playoffs starting in several leagues. While he's out, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Juan Hernangomez should pick up the minutes at the four. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:58 pm
  • Wes Matthews (calf) questionable Friday
    Wes Matthews (calf) is considered questionable to play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is hopeful that Matthews will play and the SG hinted on Wednesday that he's expecting to give it a go. With Matthews on the sidelines Wednesday, Nicolas Brussino played 23 minutes off the bench and Dorian-Finney Smith played 20 in the first unit. If Matthews is unable to play, there are no great pickups. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:17 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
  • Garrett Temple comes off the bench
    Garrett Temple scored eight points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes off the bench against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely going to get a rest day at some point and really can't be counted on in fantasy leagues. Temple shouldn't be owned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Evans doesn't score in return
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) did not score in 14 minutes with two rebounds, three assists and one steal against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He didn't look right and couldn't really separate from his defender. Evans is going to be resting more as the season goes on, so he's really not a great property to own in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:25 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo limited by fouls vs LAC
    Giannis Antetokounmpo played just 28 minutes vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, but he still finished with 16 points (5-of-10 FGs, 6-of-9 FTs), five rebounds, five assists and one block.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo picked up two fouls in the first eight minutes of the game, forcing a substitution, and he picked up a third foul after playing 4:24 in the second quarter. Jason Kidd was playing it safe, in other words. Giannis came in leading his team in points (23.1), rebounds (8.6), assists (5.5), blocks (1.9), and steals (1.8), and he's successfully guided the Bucks into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:06 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
  • Gordon Hayward posts 25/9/6 in win vs. DET
    Gordon Hayward had 25 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes on Wednesday, helping Utah beat the Pistons in Detroit.

    Advice: The Jazz have won nine of their last 12 games, helping them stave off the Clippers for the No. 4 seed out West. Hayward has been good but not great since the break, and it wouldn't hurt to see more assists (3.4), steals (0.9) and blocks (0.2). Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Wayne Ellington w/ five 3-pointers, scores 19
    Wayne Ellington sank five 3-pointers en route to 19 points during Wednesday's 120-112 win vs. the visiting Pelicans.

    Advice: Miami has won 18 straight games when making at least 10 triples, and they poured in 16 tonight. Ellington is shooting very well lately and makes for a fine specialist, as long as you're not expecting more than his 12.3 points and 3.5 triples per game since the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Seth Curry shoots 6-of-10, scores 19 points
    Seth Curry shot 6-of-10 from the field on Wednesday to finish with 19 points, two steals, one assist and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Dirk Nowitzki said that the Mavs' poor shooting has been "putting a lot of strain on the defense," and Curry was a prime culprit over the past two games. He shot a combined 3-of-16 from the field in those games, a far cry from his red-hot play since the All-Star break. It helped that Wesley Matthews (calf) was out tonight, but owners should feel confident deploying Curry on Friday and Sunday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • J.J. Barea hands out season-high 13 assists
    J.J. Barea dished out a season-high 13 assists on Wednesday, adding six points and two rebounds in 20 minutes during a 112-107 win vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Barea's previous high was eight assists, set back on Nov. 8, but he looked great leading the second unit tonight. His big game cut into the playing time of starter Yogi Ferrell, who managed nine points, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes. If you need a cheap guard, give Barea a glance. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:42 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) probable vs. Suns
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is probable against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: It looks like the Kings are going to play all the guys they rested on Monday and rest Darren Collison and Anthony Tolliver. Evans is almost certainly going to be rested again, so he's not really worth owning. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Wes Matthews (calf) will not play vs. Wiz
    Wes Matthews (calf) will not play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: He warmed up and apparently his calf injury is still bothering him. The team is hopeful he can make it back for Friday's game, though. With him out, Dorian Finney-Smith and Devin Harris figure to pick up some added minutes while Seth Curry and others could see more shots come their way. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:08 pm
  • Wes Matthews is still a game-time call
    Wesley Matthews (calf) will warm up for Wednesday against the Wizards and is a game-time decision.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle said he didn't know Wes' status for this game just yet. Matthews usually doesn't miss games when he's banged up, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him back after his calf injury on Monday. If he can't go, that's more minutes for Dorian Finney-Smith would get some added run while Devin Harris could help out. Both are not fantasy options in most leagues while Seth Curry would get a bump. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:51 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari out vs. LAC
    Wilson Chandler (right groin contusion) and Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: This Saturday groin injury will keep him out for at least a week with the Nuggets not playing again until Mar. 18. Chandler was able to return from this injury during that game, but it's become worse over time. He should be considered questionable for Saturday. While he's out, expect more run for Mason Plumlee, Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and more shots for the wings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • Wilson Chandler not at practice
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone said he wasn't sure if Chandler could play, but he's likely going to be questionable. We should have an update on Chandler tomorrow, but the Nuggets may opt to be careful given his history with groin injuries in his career. If he's out again, Juan Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee and maybe even Kenneth Faried (back) can step up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:02 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (calf) a game-time decision
    Wesley Matthews (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday matchup with Washington.

    Advice: "You guys will never know how much pain I'm in," said Matthews after going through shootaround. "I'm just going to go out there and play." It sounds like Matthews is going to try and gut it out tonight, which does make some sense with the Mavs sitting just 3.5 games out of the No. 8 spot out West, but we likely won't get official confirmation until just prior to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:44 am
  • Seth Curry trying to bust out of slump
    Seth Curry knows that teams are game planning for him now, and he understands he needs to make a stronger effort to try and find his shots.

    Advice: "Seth is seeing a lot of physical defenders and guys attacking him at the offensive end to make it tough on him,’’ Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "So, he’s in situations where he’s going to see a lot more of that and we’ve got to help him adjust." Over the past two games, Curry has gone just 3-of-16 from the field, but it should only be a matter of time until the sharpshooting gets his groove back. Stick with him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 am
  • Jamal Murray scores 22 points w/ five triples
    Jamal Murray scored 22 points with five 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds, one block and two steals in Monday's easy win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Nuggets were missing two key pieces in Wilson Chandler (groin) and Kenneth Faried (back), so that opened up some minutes for the rookie. He played a total of 30 minutes with 19 of those coming at PG, but coach Michael Malone said a few days ago that the rookie isn't ready to unseat Jameer Nelson as the starter. This was Murray's sixth game of the season with 20+ points, but just his first since Feb. 4. While his dynasty owners should be pumped, his re-draft value is still limited and the Nuggets only have two more games this week. Give him a look if Chandler misses another game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:02 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
  • Danny Green scores 14 points
    Danny Green scored 14 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: Green hasn't been worth owning since the All-Star break, but he could heat up at a moment's notice. While his shot comes and goes, he's averaging 1.1 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.9 triples on the season which is gold in fantasy. He's been a ninth-round value on the season and is worth a look with three more games on the schedule this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Gordon Hayward bags four 3-pointers
    Gordon Hayward finished with 27 points while hitting nine of his 18 field-goal attempts in Monday's win against the Clippers.

    Advice: Hayward posted four 3-pointers to give him at least one triple in 10 consecutive outings. It was a nice bounce back after his worst performance since the last All-Star break last time out. As mentioned, there is no reason to worry when he occasionally has a poor game. He remains a must-start in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:41 pm
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