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  • Jose Calderon struggling mightily in Atlanta
    Jose Calderon is struggling mightily in his role as backup point guard for the Hawks.

    Advice: "When I came here, I was trying to make shots for this team," Calderon said. "That is not working so I’m trying to do everything I can on the court. The ball is not falling in the basket. Why? I’m not sure. I’ve never missed so many shots in my life." Over his last five games, Calderon is 1-for-10 from the floor and averaging 0.6 points and 2.0 assists. He belongs on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
  • Andre Iguodala finishing the season strongly
    Andre Iguodala has stepped up since Kevin Durant (knee) went down and has played his best basketball of the season this month.

    Advice: The 33-year old Iguodala credits yoga, cryotherapy and salt floating with keeping him fresh this late in the season. "He’s been fantastic," coach Steve Kerr said. "He looks incredibly athletic, bouncy and fresh." Over his last nine games, Iggy is averaging 12.4 points (on 63.1 percent shooting), 3.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals. The only real concern going forward is Kerr intermittently resting him. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
  • Jackson (knee) possibly done for the season
    Reggie Jackson (knee) is unlikely to play Tuesday vs. Miami and the Pistons may elect to shut him down for the remainder of the season.

    Advice: Jackson has been fighting through a knee tendinitis injury all season after the platelet-rich plasma injections caused him to miss the first 21 games of the year. "We’ve been thinking about this for a long time. It’s hard to put a percentage, but he’s been playing at probably about 80 percent and as we get into this stretch of games in March where we’re playing a lot, the fatigue is making it worse," coach Stan Van Gundy said. Ish Smith will continue to start and play heavy minutes, with Beno Udrih backing him up. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:03 am
  • Joakim Noah could start suspension Wednesday
    Joakim Noah could begin serving his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test as soon as Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks are motivated to get Noah medically cleared so he can begin serving his suspension as soon as possible. Noah was examined by team doctors prior to Monday's game. If he is cleared to practice on Tuesday, then the league will start the clock on his suspension beginning Wednesday. The Knicks have eight games left this season, which would mean Noah would only miss the first 12 games of 2017-18. No matter what, Noah will not see the court again this season, so he should be left on waivers in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:27 am
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  • Tony Parker returned to action on Monday March 27. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:46 am
  • Ty Lawson plays 19 minutes in win
    Ty Lawson (knee) returned to action in Monday's game against the Grizzlies, finishing with 10 points over 19 minutes.

    Advice: Lawson was a late scratch Sunday due to a stiff right knee, but he didn't seem to be terribly impacted by the ailment. He drew plenty of contact, getting to the line 10 times in his 19 minutes while converting six times from the stripe. If you normally rely upon him in seasonal play he can safely be plugged back into the lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Georgios Papagiannis does not play
    Georgios Papagiannis was listed as a DNP-CD in Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Papagiannis was pretty hot coming into the game, but head coach Dave Joerger mostly relied upon his veterans in this matchup against the team which unceremoniously dumped him last May after three seasons. The rookie had been playing very well lately, especially with Kosta Koufos resting in two of the past three games. Don't give up on Papagiannis if you recently added him, as Koufos will likely see more rest in the final days of the season with the rookie seeing plenty of run. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) returns to action
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) returned to action on Monday vs. the Pelicans and finished with zero points and one rebound in three minutes.

    Advice: He hasn't played in six weeks, but got a chance tonight with Alec Burks (personal) away from the team. Mack can be left on the wire in most leagues as he clearly isn't in Utah's plans going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 20 points in win
    Rodney Hood snapped out of his funk with 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting vs. the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: Hood scored a combined 23 points in his previous three games, but stepped up with Gordon Hayward (quad) and Alec Burks (personal) out -- Hood gets an 8.2 usage rate bump with Hayward off the court. He added six rebounds with three assists and four triples, but he's had a lot of trouble staying healthy this season and his FG percentage has been all over the place. If Hayward sits on Wednesday, Hood could be poised for another solid night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 14 points in Monday's win
    Buddy Hield ended with 14 points, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and just one turnover in 34 minutes Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The rookie has posted double-digit point totals in six straight, and 13 of his 14 outings in the month of March. He was the cornerstone of the return in the deal with New Orleans involving DeMarcus Cousins. The rookie has been money from the perimeter, hitting at least one 3-pointer in each of his 17 games with the Kings, and 23 in a row dating back to Feb. 4 when he was with the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Kosta Koufos swats three in Monday's wins
    Kosta Koufos finished with 11 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and an assist in 30 minutes Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Koufos has rested in two of the past three outings, and these were his most minutes since logging 37 back on March 5 against Utah. The big man out of Ohio State has been a cheap source of rebounds and blocked shots for DFS players when he is in the lineup, and he has been a decent low-end option in deeper seasonal rotisserie formats down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Skal Labissiere doesn't see much time
    Skal Labissiere finished with just three points and two rebounds in nine minutes off the bench in Monday's 91-90 win against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Labissiere ran into foul trouble, picking up three personals in his brief time on the floor and he didn't play in the second half. Couple that with the fact head coach Dave Joerger wanted this one badly against his former employer, and it wasn't the best night to own stock in the rookie out of Kentucky. Better days are ahead. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Garrett Temple doesn't do much with time
    Garrett Temple played 34 minutes in Monday's 91-90 win against the Grizzlies, but he finished with just six points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot.

    Advice: Temple was leaned upon heavily for his veteran presence in a game head coach Dave Joerger wanted badly against his former team, but Temple misfired on eight of his 10 field goal attempts. When Arron Afflalo (personal) or Tyreke Evans (rest) return it will mean a lesser role - and fantasy appeal - for Temple. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Joe Ingles scores 19 points, hits five treys
    Joe Ingles started in place of Gordon Hayward (quad) in Monday's 108-100 win over the Pelicans and scored 19 points in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The Jazz were running a lot of offense through him down the stretch and he delivered, scoring 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter -- he even hit a step-back jumper over Anthony Davis in the final two minutes. He finished 7-of-13 from the field and hit all five of his 3-pointers, adding four rebounds, four assists and one steal. He won't be this good, but give him a look if we learn that Hayward will miss more time. Ingles averaged 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.0 triples in 20 previous starts this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell scores 13 points in start
    Yogi Ferrell moved into the starting lineup in place of Seth Curry (shoulder) on Monday vs. the Thunder and scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting.

    Advice: This was one of his best games in a while, as he racked up five assists with four rebounds, three steals, three triples and three turnovers in 34 minutes. Curry's injury is "minor," but if he misses more time, feel free to give Ferrell a look if you need a low-end point guard. He posted averages of 11.6 points, 4.6 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 triples on 40.3 percent shooting in 21 previous starts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Garrett Temple starting Monday vs. Memphis
    Garrett Temple is in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Temple should do some heavy lifting with Arron Afflalo (personal) and Tyreke Evans (rest) in street clothes. While his role might be fairly significant for this game, he isn't someone to rely upon down the stretch. The Kings are likely to lean heavily upon their youth to get a jump on the 2017-18 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:35 pm
  • Kosta Koufos and Temple starting on Monday
    Kosta Koufos is starting vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The Kings will start Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple, Willie Cauley-Stein and Koufos, meaning Skal Labissiere will come off the bench. Koufos is going to be rested too much going forward to help fantasy owners, so leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Reggie Jackson could be shut down by DET?
    Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said Monday he is unsure whether Reggie Jackson (knee) will be shut down for the season, but he is out Tuesday against the Heat.

    Advice: With Jackson on the shelf it is Ish Smith who benefits the most. He and Beno Udrih will continue to fill the void until such point as Jackson is plugged back into the lineup. Jackson's fantasy owners hope that isn't until the 2017-18 season, but that possibility is looming. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:16 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) is available
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) is available on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He's been sidelined for nearly six weeks and isn't a lock to see the court tonight even with Alec Burks (personal) and Gordon Hayward (quad) out. Leave Mack on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:33 pm
  • Joe Ingles starting for Gordon Hayward (quad)
    Joe Ingles will start in place of Gordon Hayward (quad) on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The Jazz will start George Hill, Rodney Hood, Ingles, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert. Ingles is worth a look if you need some stream some assists, steals and triples, as he's averaging 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.0 triples in 20 starts this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell starting for Curry (shoulder)
    Yogi Ferrell is moving back into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Thunder with Seth Curry (shoulder) out.

    Advice: Curry's injury is "minor," so Ferrell isn't a must-add player by any means. In 21 starts this season, Ferrell has posted averages of 11.6 points, 4.6 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 triples, but he's also shooting 40.3 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:23 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (rest) out Monday vs. NYK
    Reggie Jackson will be rested for Monday's matchup with the Knicks.

    Advice: With Jackson unavailable, Ish Smith should be able to see his minutes in the 30s, so he could be someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer or low-budget DFS option with a favorable, up-tempo matchup against the Knicks. Beno Udrih should also see his minutes in the teens sans Jackson, but that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:59 pm
  • Joakim Noah (knee) could practice on Tuesday
    Jeff Hornacek said there's a possibility that Joakim Noah (knee) will be able to return to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah was initially given a 3-4 week timetable after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and Sunday marked the end of Week-4. He's going to be re-evaluated by the Knicks training staff tomorrow morning, and if cleared to play, he'll be able to begin serving his 20-game suspension. Noah will not play again this season, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:13 pm
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  • Andre Iguodala posts all-around gem vs. MEM
    Andre Iguodala had a hyper-efficient game on Sunday, making 7-of-8 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs with two 3-pointers for 20 points, while adding seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Iguodala logged 32 minutes tonight and he's been critical to the Warriors' success since Kevin Durant went down. For what it's worth, Steve Kerr didn't explicitly rule out resting Iguodala over the next week, which includes a back-to-back set vs. the Spurs and Rockets. He has been awesome lately, and owners should simply monitor his status prior to each of Golden State's games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:00 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) iffy to return on Monday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) is questionable to play vs. the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: Mack hasn't played in over a month and we're considering him out indefinitely until we've seen him on the court. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:49 pm
  • Buddy Hield catches fire late in comeback win
    Buddy Hield caught fire down the stretch of Sunday's 98-97 comeback win in L.A., finishing with 15 points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Hield finished 5-of-12 from the field but he made them when it mattered, going 0-of-5 from deep before hitting three straight during a furious fourth-quarter comeback. He scored at least 20 points in his previous two games and continues to look like a long-term piece for the rebuilding Kings. He's in a perfect situation for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:04 pm
  • Skal Labissiere quiet as fill-in starter Sun
    Skal Labissiere started Sunday's road game but fouled out in 19 minutes with just two points on 1-of-7 shooting, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Kosta Koufos was resting so there were extra minutes available for Skal as a starter, but he couldn't get out of his own way with the fouls. It's just the second time in seven games that he's been held to single-digit points, and he was coming off a near triple-double, so most owners should give him a pass. Expect a bounce-back effort vs. the Bucks on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:59 pm
  • Calderon plays 21 minutes for some reason
    Jose Calderon scored one points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: Yeah, the Hawks probably shouldn't be rolling with two-PG lineups of Calderon and Dennis Schroder. Calderon will lose minutes once the Hawks get a starter back. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:38 pm
  • Ty Lawson (knee) a late scratch vs. Clippers
    Ty Lawson (right knee stiffness) was a late scratch vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Lawson's injury wasn't reported until well after the game began, so this will burn more than a few owners in DFS and deep leagues. He's a perpetual DNP risk even when healthy, and there should be many more reliable options on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:57 pm
  • Tony Parker, Danny Green expected to play Mon
    Tony Parker (head) is expected to play vs. the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: Danny Green (rest) is also expected to return to action as the Spurs try to close the gap with the No. 1 seed Warriors, who are currently two games up. Parker has been playing well when healthy lately, but he's not a reliable option outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:53 pm
  • Skal Labissiere will start Sunday vs. LAC
    Skal Labissiere will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Kosta Koufos is getting a rest day, so Labissiere might be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s tonight. Joining him in the starting five will be Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Willie Cauley-Stein, with Ty Lawson shifting to the second unit. Labissiere is coming off a 10-point, 10-board, eight-dime game, so he could be someone to consider streaming. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:43 pm
  • Kosta Koufos will rest on Sunday
    Kosta Koufos will rest on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This is the front end of a back-to-back set, meaning Koufos should be good for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies. He's going to be rested way too much to help fantasy owners going forward. Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis should get a nice bump with Koufos out, but Labissiere is the better fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:29 am
  • Yogi Ferrell scores 10 points in 18 minutes
    Yogi Ferrell scored 10 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not check for the first 15 minutes of this game. Ferrell gave the Mavs a nice spark after a strong start, so it's fair to say Ferrell's minutes were likely going to be in the low double digits had he not played well early. He's a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:04 pm
  • Tony Parker returns from face injury
    Tony Parker scored 10 points with one rebound, three assists and two steals in 22 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: He did return after his face ran right into Willy Hernangomez's hip, and Parker looked fine after that. The Spurs have a big matchup against the Cavs in San Antonio on Monday, so Parker will likely be ready for that one. He's not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Tony Parker (head) returns to the game
    Tony Parker returned to action in the third quarter.

    Advice: He looks to be just fine. The Knicks had a big run after Parker checked out, so that may have been a factor for his return. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:08 pm
  • Tony Parker (head) goes to the locker room
    Tony Parker (head) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Saturday.

    Advice: He was on a drive and lowered his head to collided into Willy Hernangomez's left hip. Parker was able to walk to the bench under his own power, but he went straight to the locker room. With the Spurs up 20 at the time of the injury, Parker may be done for the night. He's likely being evaluated for a concussion. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:56 pm
  • Rodney Hood has another rough day
    Rodney Hood made 4-of-13 from the field for nine points with four rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He has not shown up since returning from his knee soreness, averaging 7.7 points, 3.0 boards, 0.7 steals and 1.0 treys on just 33.3 percent from the field in those three. Joe Ingles has outplayed Hood for the majority of the season and his knee issue may be the reason. Regardless, Hood isn't a fantasy option for most owners in this crucial part of the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:15 pm
  • Joe Ingles hurts right elbow
    Joe Ingles (right elbow) scored one point with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 27 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He looked to suffer a non-contact injury to his non-shooting elbow and left the game after the injury. Ingles didn't get treatment or medical attention after he checked out, and he did return shortly afterwards. For now, Ingles sounds like he's going to be OK. If Gordon Hayward (knee) does need to miss time, Ingles would be asked to step up. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:04 pm
  • Hornacek hopes Noah will be cleared soon
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Saturday that he believes that Joakim Noah (knee) will be medically cleared to return this season.

    Advice: Getting Noah cleared is now a priority for the Knicks, as Noah's drug-related suspension can begin only once he is deemed physically able to play. If Noah is not cleared prior to the end of this season, he will have to serve the full 20-game suspension in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:03 am
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  • Ty Lawson returned to action on Friday March 24. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:00 am
  • Noah's suspension will not begin immediately
    The NBA announced on Saturday that Joakim Noah's 20-game suspension for a drug violation will begin only when Noah is "eligible and physically able to play."

    Advice: It was initially reported late Friday night that Noah would begin serving his suspension immediately, which meant he would be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 campaign. However, the Knicks have to prove he is actually able to play before the suspension can commence. Noah had knee surgery back on Feb. 27, and it was assumed he'd miss the rest of the regular season. It will be interesting to see if the Knicks attempt to prove he is "game ready" over the next few weeks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:47 am
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  • Ty Lawson happy court date is behind him
    Ty Lawson says he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders after getting through a court appearance on Thursday.

    Advice: Lawson denied he violated his probation stemming from a drunken driving case in 2015 and had his next hearing pushed back to May 4. This means he will not be disciplined by the NBA this season. Lawson started at PG on Friday vs. the Warriors and finished with 20 points, two assists and two 3-pointers. "He looked much more relieved," said coach Dave Joerger. "He was the Ty that we know that he is still." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:43 am
  • Andre Iguodala scores nine points
    Andre Iguodala scored nine points with one rebound, three assists and no turnovers in 27 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He did go to the locker room in the last few minutes, but the game was over. Iguodala did not give much indication he was going to miss time, so he should be fine for Sunday. Although, the Warriors will likely rest him again at some point. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:10 am
  • Papagiannis gets career-high 27 minutes
    Georgios Papagiannis played a career-high 27 minutes against the Warriors on Friday, scoring seven points with four rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos having another bad game, it probably won't be long until Papagiannis is starting. He's been a great offensive rebounder lately and does have a 19.2 usage rate since he's been freed in his last four. Papagiannis isn't going to be consistent, but he could be a double-double guy with a block going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:04 am
  • Buddy Hield drops best line of career
    Buddy Hield turned in career-highs 22 points, eight boards and seven dimes against the Warriors on Friday, adding two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's about as hot as he could be, matching his previous career-high 21 points on Wednesday. The Kings are resting their point guards now to allow Hield to have the ball more, and he does have at least 32 minutes in each of his last four. He could disappoint his next time out, but Hield looks like an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:58 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores two points
    Kosta Koufos scored two points with two rebounds, one assist and one block in 14 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He'll get more rest going forward and there is just no upside in fantasy right now. Even if you're in a 40-man league, go pick up someone else. The Kings may even shut him down to look more at their youth. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:48 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores 20 points
    Ty Lawson scored 20 points with two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He did his damage early with 18 points in the first half, but the Kings went away from him in the second half. Considering Lawson will likely be rested for several games, he can stay on the wire in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:46 pm
  • More Skal stats coming?
    Skal Labissiere handed out a career-high eight assists against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 points, 10 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It was very clear he was being used differently in this game. When Labissiere does get the ball, it's not usually in a set and most of it is when the game is out of hand. However, coach Dave Joerger made it seem like there will be some changes. "I think we've got to play through him," Joerger said. Labissiere should make an impact going forward for owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:44 pm
  • NBA suspends Joakim Noah for 20 games
    The NBA has suspended Joakim Noah 20 games for violating its anti-drug program.

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

    Advice: Koufos was rested on Wednesday vs. the Bucks, but should see his normal workload tonight. We still like Skal Labissiere's outlook going forward and Koufos could get more DNPs down the stretch, so Koufos belongs on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:16 pm
  • Buddy Hield is starting
    Buddy Hield (quad) is starting against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He was on the injury report for a quad contusion, but was never expected to miss time. Hield is coming off a strong 21-point effort, so he's starting to creep onto the radar in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
  • Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos starting Friday
    Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos are starting vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are starting Lawson, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein. Lawson was rested last game, but he's looking at a heavy workload tonight with Darren Collison resting this time around. He's still a low-end option going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:14 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 11 points
    Reggie Jackson came off the bench again on Friday vs. the Magic, making 5-of-14 from the field for 11 points with four rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy said before the game that he still thinks Jackson is the answer down the line. "It’s a decision for now," Van Gundy said about the lineup change. "It doesn’t reflect any long-term thoughts on him." It's basically been a lost season for Jackson and the trade rumors will likely be there. Most fantasy owners should be able to do better. He does have four games next week, though. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:24 pm
  • Buddy Hield (right quad) is probable Friday
    Buddy Hield is probable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors with a right quad contusion.

    Advice: The Kings must be confident about Hield playing, as they just announced that Tyreke Evans, Darren Collison and Anthony Tolliver are resting. Hield is coming off a 21-point game on Wednesday and his owners can pencil him into lineups for now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:48 pm
  • Andre Iguodala not on the injury report
    Andre Iguodala (hip) is not on the injury report for Friday against the Kings.

    Advice: After missing the last game on Tuesday, Iguodala could be back for this home game. The Warriors are not on a back-to-bac set, but they really won't need Iggy as 18-point favorites tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:47 pm
  • Shelvin Mack questionable for Saturday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Jazz won't need Mack anyway with George Hill somewhat healthy against Chris Paul. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:29 pm
  • Carlisle calls Yogi a utility player
    Coach Rick Carlisle said Yogi Ferrell can be great as a "utility player."

    Advice: This confirms Carlisle's talk of the Mavs playing Seth Curry more at the point. Ferrell only played 16 minutes on Thursday and that was because Curry played a lot of two. It's possible Ferrell's minutes drop even more going forward, so he's a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:38 am
  • Ty Lawson denies violating his probation
    Ty Lawson denied that he violated his probation is a court hearing on Thursday.

    Advice: The Associated Press reported that Lawson "wanted his vehicle equipped with an interlock device that would test him for alcohol consumption so he could prove he's not drinking." The judge agreed and will hold another hearing in May to determine if Lawson should face more severe punishment. Thus, it appears he won't face any discipline from the NBA this season. Lawson may have to deal with a suspension at the start of the 2017-18 season, depending on what happens in his next court hearing. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:13 am
  • Yogi Ferrell scores just five points
    Yogi Ferrell scored five points off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: It's not looking great for Yogi right now. Coach Rick Carlisle said he wants to get a longer look at Seth Curry at the one, and obviously the Mavs can't use Ferrell at the two for more than a handful of minutes. It was a fun ride, but Ferrell is a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:50 pm
  • Tony Parker scores 13 points w/ seven assists
    Tony Parker went 5-of-12 from the field on Thursday for 13 points with seven assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Parker shot 8-of-10 from the field on Sunday, but he followed that up with 0-of-6 shooting on Tuesday, so tonight's game basically split the difference. The veteran has been open about the fact that he's no longer needed as an aggressive scorer, and he's very hard to trust on a night-to-night basis for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:40 pm
  • Yogi to the bench
    Yogi Ferrell will come off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did receive his Western Conference Rookie of the Month for February, but Ferrell won't get to start against Chris Paul. He hasn't played well for a few weeks now, so he was shaping up to be a drop even before this news. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:38 pm
  • Rodney Hood struggles in 21 minutes Wednesday
    Rodney Hood had another forgettable game on Wednesday, logging 21 minutes to finish with three points on 1-of-4 shooting, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: Hood was in foul trouble during his return from a knee injury on Monday, but tonight he was the victim of his own inefficiency -- Joe Ingles played 25 minutes, Joe Johnson played 23 minutes, and even Alec Burks logged 19 scoreless minutes. With his uninspiring play and recurring knee soreness, Hood is tough to trust if you're battling for the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores eight points
    Skal Labissiere scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes during a 116-98 loss.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos resting, Labissiere was able to make his third NBA start. In his previous two, he only averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 boards, 2.5 blocks and 0.5 steals in just 17.5 minutes. He is clearly earning more run and the Kings will continue to rest players to allow Skal to play more. He's worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 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
  • Papa G blocks a couple shots
    Georgios Papagiannis made 2-of-9 from the field for four points with seven rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos getting the night off, the Kings gave their rookie plenty of run during this game. Papagiannis still isn't very effective on the offensive end, but he is improving and does have some upside for blocks and boards. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:57 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
  • Reggie Jackson benched, plays 20 minutes
    Reggie Jackson played 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, going 3-of-10 from the field for six points, four assists, one rebound and three turnovers.

    Advice: Jackson didn't play in the fourth quarter vs. the Nets on Tuesday, and he's been routinely out-performed by Ish Smith, so this was a fairly obvious move for the struggling Pistons. He was barely inside the top-200 for roto value over the past two weeks, and the bench role isn't likely to help. To add injury to insult, Jax also appeared to tweak his left leg in the third quarter. We're leaving him off the injury report, but he's a cut candidate in most situations. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:36 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
  • Collison, Hield, Afflalo, Skal & WCS starting
    Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein are starting against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings are resting Kosta Koufos, so Skal should be getting some good minutes in the first unit. The Kings should also roll with Georgios Papagiannis off the bench. Skal is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday
    Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Bucks.

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

    Advice: Darren Collison and Langston Galloway should pick up extra minutes with Lawson out of the picture, while Koufos' absence opens things up for Georgios Papagiannis, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:44 pm
  • Reggie Jackson to come off Pistons bench
    Reggie Jackson will come off the Pistons' bench on Wednesday, with Ish Smith moving into the starting lineup.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy teased a lineup change after Tuesday's loss to Brooklyn, and this isn't shocking after Jackson was benched for the entire fourth quarter of that game. Smith has been playing well lately and should see an uptick in his minutes as a starter, whereas this is another hit to Jackson's already shaky value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:23 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Wednesday
    Shelvin Mack (left ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Mack has been sidelined for over five weeks. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:46 am
  • Tony Parker misses all six shots
    Tony Parker missed all six of his shots on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, finishing with two points, five assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He doesn't look healthy right now and did miss four games earlier this month due to a bad back. We expect him to pick up some DNP-rest days down the stretch, but even when he's active, he's a low-end option that's better suited for deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:36 pm
  • Reggie Jackson plays 20 minutes in loss
    Reggie Jackson played just 20 minutes and hit 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points and two assists in Tuesday's 98-86 loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Here we go again. Ish Smith came off the bench, played 28 minutes, hit 8-of-15 shots and finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block off the bench. Jackson lulled us to sleep with two solid performances of 14 and 20 points over his previous two games, but Smith came on and scored 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, although the Pistons still lost. As has been the case all year, Jackson is still the man and the starter, and Smith will have the occasional big night when Stan Van Gundy turns to him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (hip) ruled out Tuesday
    Andre Iguodala (left hip strain) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of a hip injury for Iggy. We should get an update on its severity soon. Iguodala has missed a few games to rest this season but has been remarkably healthy all year long. With Kevin Durant (knee) already sidelined, this leaves the Warriors a bit thin at small forward. Patrick McCaw and Matt Barnes will both see an uptick in minutes, but it would be difficult to place too much trust in either player. Daily Slant: With Durant and Iguodala off the floor this season, Klay Thompson leads the Warriors in usage at 32.2%, and produces at a 1.17 FPPM clip compared to a 1.11 FPPM mark for back-court mate Stephen Curry. Ian Clark carries a considerably higher usage rate (25.6%) than either Matt Barnes (17.0%) or Patrick McCaw (15.2%) in that split, but targeting any of those three players is best left for GPP play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:51 am
  • Tony Parker is embracing his new role
    Tony Parker has embraced his late-career role as a facilitator of the Spurs offense.

    Advice: Once a main cog in the San Antonio attack, Parker is now merely a minor contributor. "Just try and get Kawhi [Leonard] and [LaMarcus Aldridge] rolling early in the game to make sure they’re in the best rhythm as possible," said Parker. "That’s my job right now. It’s not my job anymore to try and be a scorer or try to be aggressive." Parker is averaging fewer than 11 points and five assists per game for the first time since his rookie season in 2001-02. Add in his injury issues, and it's tough to trust Parker down the home stretch of this fantasy season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:56 am
  • Foul trouble limits Rodney Hood
    Rodney Hood (knee) was in the starting five Monday in Indiana, and he finished with 11 points, two rebounds and a pair of 3-pointers over 16 minutes.

    Advice: Hood was limited to 16 minutes due to foul trouble, not his ailing knee. That meant Joe Ingles, who Hood supplanted in the lineup, saw more action. It might be a slow go for Hood to knock off the rust and get back into the swing of things, but he is a decent play when he is active and healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:21 pm
  • Joe Ingles adjusts to bench role again
    Joe Ingles came off the bench in Monday's game at Indiana, scoring four points with seven rebounds and five assists over 27 minutes.

    Advice: Ingles wasn't terribly active on the offensive end, but he was busy on the glass and he even recorded a blocked shot. He still logged starter-type minutes as the first option off the bench, although that was partly due to Rodney Hood being in foul trouble. Ingles remains a decent play in deeper fantasy formats even in a reserve role, although obviously his appeal is much higher when Hood is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:12 pm
  • Rodney Hood starting, Joe Ingles to the bench
    Rodney Hood (knee) will return to the starting lineup following a two-game stint on the sidelines for Monday's matchup with Indiana, sending Joe Ingles back to the bench.

    Advice: Hood has been a frustrating guy to own this season, but at the very least, he could be someone to consider deploying as a deep league streamer or DFS punt play. George Hill, Gordon Hayward, Joe Johnson and Rudy Gobert will join Hood in the starting five for tonight's game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:31 pm
  • Joe Ingles returns to the bench
    Joe Ingles will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Rodney Hood (knee) is returning to action, but Derrick Favors (knee) is still out. The Jazz are playing more small ball with Joe Johnson at the four, so Ingles should still see a healthy amount of minutes. His upside isn't the greatest when Hood is active, though. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Rodney Hood (knee) expected to play Monday
    Rodney Hood (knee) is expected to play Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Hood has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a sore right knee, but it sounds like he'll be back in action tonight, which will likely result in Joe Ingles heading back to the bench and there won't be as many minutes available for Joe Johnson. Hood has been woefully inconsistent this season, but if you've got someone to cut in a deep league, he could be someone to take a flier on. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Monday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Feb. 11 and isn't in the rotation anyways. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:06 am
  • Rodney Hood (knee) questionable for Monday
    Rodney Hood (knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He can't shake this knee issue and even if does manage to play tonight, he will likely get some DNPs down the stretch. He's too frustrating to trust in the fantasy playoffs in standard leagues. Joe Ingles will be a solid streaming option if Hood is ruled out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:04 am
  • Tony Parker playing his way into shape
    Tony Parker (back) said he played in both games of the back-to-back set on Saturday and Sunday in order to improve his conditioning.

    Advice: "I need to get back into shape," said Parker, who is averaging a career-low 25.5 minutes. "Too much rest can go against me sometimes. That’s why I told [coach Gregg Popovich] I wanted to be out there and get a rhythm, because the playoffs they’re coming real fast." Parker hinted that he was over his back strain that cost him four games last week and also added that it shouldn't be a chronic issue. We still think he will be rested a bit more going forward, so he will be a shaky fantasy option the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 6:36 am
  • Skal Labissiere hot from the floor
    Skal Labissiere ended up with 14 points and seven rebounds in Sunday's 118-102 loss against the Spurs.

    Advice: The rookie connected on seven of his nine field goal attempts and is now hitting 63.3 percent from the field (50-of-79) in 10 games in the month of March. Labissiere is logging plenty of time since the trade of fellow Kentucky alum DeMarcus Cousin to New Orleans and it's now his time to shine. He and another Wildcat, Willie Cauley-Stein, are the future in Sacramento in the middle. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 7:56 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 Mar 19, 7:17 pm
  • Tony Parker scores 16 points w/ seven assists
    Tony Parker made the most of his 20 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, finishing 8-of-10 from the field for 16 points, with seven assists, three rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: Parker was on a strict minute-limit tonight, after logging 25 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday. He looked great with 12 points in the second quarter alone, his most in a quarter all season, and at this point his deep-league owners will take what they can get. Gregg Popovich said Parker hasn't been able to find a "rhythm" this season due to injuries, so maybe they'll be less inclined to rest him down the stretch. As a footnote, Parker is now No. 22 in NBA history with 6,590 career assists. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 7:02 pm
  • Georgios Papagiannis grabs 10 more boards
    Georgios Papagiannis scored six points with 10 rebounds, a steal and a blocked shots in 24 minutes against the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Head coach Dave Joerger has decided the remove the bubble wrap from the rookie and see what the Greek-born 7-footer can do. Papagiannis is averaging 10.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game over his past two outings. If he continues to see 15-20 minutes per game, which is a good bet down the stretch, Papagiannis could be quite the addition for fantasy owners in deeper leagues in search of an effective big man, especially in rotisserie formats. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 7:01 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 Mar 19, 7:00 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell fizzling out
    Yogi Ferrell scored eight points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, three blocks and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: The defensive stats are nice, but that's now four straight games with single-digit scoring and he's really not doing much in other areas. Ferrell is really tough to trust in most leagues right now, especially with just three games this week. Plus, J.J. Barea turning it up doesn't help either. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 12:24 pm
  • Andre Iguodala scores 15 off bench
    Andre Iguodala scored 15 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: He may be one of the sneakiest players in fantasy right now with fourth-round value since the break. Iguodala does a little bit of everything, he's making his free throws at a reasonable rate and his 1.5 steals are top notch for a waiver add. Iggy should hold value for at least a couple weeks, but beware of some possible rest. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 10:45 pm
  • Joe Ingles scores 10 points in start
    Joe Ingles scored 10 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: The Jazz may continue to hold Rodney Hood (knee) out to play it safe for next month, which should allow Ingles to get minutes in the 30s. He was tied for the league lead in 3-point percentage, but going 1-of-5 tonight dropped him to second behind Otto Porter. Ingles is a decent player to ride in the short term, but his value will likely drop once the Jazz are whole again. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 8:27 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores 13 points
    Skal Labissiere scores 13 points during a 110-94 loss to the Thunder on Saturday, adding four rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: While this line probably made his recent owners frown after a 32-point explosion in Phoenix on Wednesday, it could have been a lot worse. He committed three fouls in his five first-quarter minutes and really didn't have anything going until the fourth. Labissiere continues to show he has terrific moves in the halfcourt and the Kings are starting to feed him the ball more. The Kings are also using him in more lineup combinations as a small forward, which may help if the Kings decide to go with a very big lineup. Labissiere probably won't be a difference-making add, but he should be owned in standard leagues as the Kings try to identify what his limits are. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 3:00 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 Mar 18, 2:44 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores nine points
    Kosta Koufos scored nine points with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 23 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He is playing through a right hand injury and does have two fingers taped. According to the Kings broadcast, Koufos said he is going to have to play through it for a month or so. Perhaps this will be a reason to hold Koufos out of games as the season winds down. With Georgios Papagiannis turning in his best game as a pro, we'll likely be seeing Koufos' playing time start to fade. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 2:40 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 Mar 18, 2:38 pm
  • Georgios Papagiannis logs first double-double
    Georgis Papagiannis turned in career-highs 14 points and 11 rebounds for his first NBA double-double of his career against the Thunder on Saturday, adding one assist, one block and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: It was obviously his best game. His defense was better, he had his first make outside of the paint, showed an array of post moves, and only committed two fouls. The days of Papa G getting DNP-CDs are probably over and he's likely looking at close to 20 minutes in the short term and possibly more after that. It's also worth mentioning this game comes with both Anthony Tolliver and Kosta Koufos playing -- one or both will likely rest on Sunday. He's not quite worth adding in standard leagues, but he's trending up for owners in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 2:27 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 Mar 18, 11:47 am
  • Rodney Hood (knee) will not play Saturday
    Rodney Hood (knee) will not play Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Hood was removed from Wednesday's game due to knee soreness and was unable to suit up on Thursday. Joe Ingles started in place of Hood on Thursday and logged 36 minutes, finishing with 12 points, four rebounds and four assists. Joe Johnson could also see a few extra minutes with Hood sidelined. If you still own Hood, there are probably more attractive, less frustrating options on your league's waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 9:02 am
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