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  • 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 38 minutes ago
  • Hornacek praises Willy Hernangomez
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek praised Willy Hernangomez after he scored 24 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: "He’s getting better and better every game,’’ Hornacek said. "The experience against this team with LaMarcus [Aldridge], [Dewayne] Dedmon, Pau [Gasol], those are long, long guys. You see how smart a player he is. He didn’t try to jump over the guys and challenge them — he shot his little floaters over them.’’ Hornacek said he isn't ready to commit to Hernangomez as the starting center for the 2017-18 season, but with Joakim Noah suspended for the first 12 games of that campaign, the rookie has to be the heavy favorite. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:28 am
  • Larry Sanders was signed by CLE on Saturday March 25. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl still finds his minutes
    Jakob Poeltl scored four points with three rebounds, one block and one steal in 18 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey still gave Poeltl some important run even with Serge Ibaka back. The biggest takeaway from this is that Jonas Valanciunas is even tougher to trust in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Willy Hernagomez scores 24 with 13 boards
    Willy Hernangomez scored 24 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: With Kristaps Porzingis having a nightmare performance, the Knicks needed Willy to come through inside. The Knicks could be resting more players the rest of the way, so Hernangomez could be a difference maker in fantasy. He was still turning in value worth starting before Carmelo Anthony (knee) was out, but the added value with possible shutdowns makes him a very strong start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Mo Buckets gets a double-double
    Marreese Speights scored 11 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Buckets can get some boards with his fourth double-double of the season. He actually had a dribble drive to the basket for a dunk, so that was cool (video in the link below). He's still not a fantasy option unless the Clippers rest their frontcourt. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:13 pm
  • Kenneth Faried probable for Sunday
    Kenneth Faried (shoulder) is probable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: This is standard stuff for the Nuggets to list guys as probable. Faried's minutes will be taking a hit with the Nuggets now healthy, but one small positive is Mason Plumlee barely played PF on Friday. Still, Faried isn't a fantasy option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:00 pm
  • Boris Diaw scores six in 21 minutes
    Boris Diaw scored six points with five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 21 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It did not go well for Diaw and the Jazz are missing Derrick Favors (knee) right now. Sure, Favors may be playing on one leg, but that one leg is probably better than Diaw or Jeff Withey. Diaw can remain on the wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:23 pm
  • Boris Diaw getting the start vs. Clippers
    Boris Diaw will start against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Jazz had the same plan against the Clippers in their last game with Diaw as the starter. In that one back on Mar. 13, Diaw scored five points with three boards in just 21 minutes, so there's not much to like here from a fantasy perspective. Joe Johnson scored 14 points in 28 minutes in that game, as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:06 pm
  • Cris Felicio out again for Sunday
    Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) will not play on Sunday against the Bucks.

    Advice: The Bulls may have missed Felicio on Friday after they gave up 70 points in the paint to the 76ers. With Felicio out, it'll be Joffrey Lauvergne backing up Robin Lopez, who was terrible on Friday with just one point. Felicio may have value in deep leagues upon his return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:33 am
  • John Henson (thumb) likely to miss a week
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) is expected to be sidelined for approximately a week.

    Advice: Henson already missed two straight games after injuring his thumb in Portland on Tuesday night. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Greg Monroe and Spencer Hawes will see some additional minutes with Henson sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 am
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:03 am
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  • 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 Yesterday, 7:47 am
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  • 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 Yesterday, 12:04 am
  • Kosta Koufos scores two points
    Kosta Koufos scored two points with two rebounds, one assist and one block in 14 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He'll get more rest going forward and there is just no upside in fantasy right now. Even if you're in a 40-man league, go pick up someone else. The Kings may even shut him down to look more at their youth. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:48 pm
  • More Skal stats coming?
    Skal Labissiere handed out a career-high eight assists against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 points, 10 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It was very clear he was being used differently in this game. When Labissiere does get the ball, it's not usually in a set and most of it is when the game is out of hand. However, coach Dave Joerger made it seem like there will be some changes. "I think we've got to play through him," Joerger said. Labissiere should make an impact going forward for owners in standard leagues. 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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  • Joffrey gets 16 minutes
    Joffrey Lauvergne scored four points with four rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes off the bench against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He is not going to play much when the Bulls are healthy. Lauvergne is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:14 pm
  • Bobby Portis scores 17 points in loss
    Bobby Portis scored 17 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The Bulls rotation is an absolute mess, so who knows how much Portis will play? Nikola Mirotic is still playing somewhat well, so Portis is likely only going to be in the low 20s for his next time out. He's not really worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:12 pm
  • Mason Plumlee only plays 16 minutes
    Mason Plumlee played 16 minutes off the bench for nine points with two rebounds, one assist and two steals against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone only went with Plumlee for just two minutes next to Nikola Jokic, so obviously Plumlee's playing time will be taking a hit. He's probably more of a drop now that the Nuggets are healthy for the first time since Plumlee established he can play the four. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores nine off the bench
    Kenneth Faried scored nine points with three rebounds in 16 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He actually subbed in for Nikola Jokic in the first quarter, but that was pretty much it for his minutes as a center. There shouldn't be too much playing time available for Faried while the Nuggets are healthy, but almost any injury to the frontcourt would help him. Most owners can probably do better. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:42 pm
  • Kosta Koufos starting vs. the Warriors
    Kosta Koufos is starting vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: Koufos was rested on Wednesday vs. the Bucks, but should see his normal workload tonight. We still like Skal Labissiere's outlook going forward and Koufos could get more DNPs down the stretch, so Koufos belongs on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:16 pm
  • John Henson (thumb) out again for Friday
    John Henson (thumb) will not play against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out of the lineup. Spencer Hawes was in the rotation for the last game and scored 10 points, so he should be looking at a similar role. Henson was expected to be re-evaluated today, but there's no update on his status going forward. Besides Greg Monroe as a low-end guy, this is a situation to avoid in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Mason Plumlee bumped to the bench Friday
    With Danilo Gallinari (knee) returning to the starting lineup, Mason Plumlee will get bumped to the bench Friday night vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Plumlee had started five straight games for Denver. He averaged 10.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in those five contests. With Gallo back in the mix, the Nuggets entire frontcourt is finally healthy. Coach Mike Malone will be challenged to split up minutes amongst Plumlee, Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (shoulder) will play vs. Indy
    Kenneth Faried (left shoulder) will play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He has a contusion and was questionable to play, but the Manimal gets an all clear before warmups. After a big 17-point Wednesday, it'll be interesting to see how he gets minutes with Danilo Gallinari back. Gallo's return will push Wilson Chandler to the four and the Nuggets do want to use Mason Plumlee at PF, as well. Faried would be a risky DFS or season-long play on a busy night. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:36 pm
  • Sanders not likely for minutes
    Coach Tyronn Lue said he had no plans to use Larry Sanders in meaningful minutes on Friday night against the Hornets.

    Advice: The Cavs are on the front end of a back-to-back set and play the Wizards on Saturday night, so there is absolutely a chance for rest tonight. Still, Sanders likely won't be making an impact until the last week of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:35 pm
  • Faried (shoulder) questionable for Friday
    Kenneth Faried (left shoulder contusion) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Just when it appeared that Faried was injury-free and the Nuggets were at full strength, a new ailment pops up on the radar. Denver has plenty of depth up front with Danilo Gallinari (knee) expected to return to the lineup on Friday, so the Nuggets may prefer to err on the side of caution and keep Faried sidelined unless he is close to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:21 am
  • Cristiano Felicio (back) will not play Friday
    Cristiano Felicio (bruised tailbone) will not play Friday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Felicio has missed after landing awkwardly on his back in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors. Fortunately for the Bulls, Robin Lopez returns from suspension on Friday. RoLo will be backed up by Joffrey Lauvergne. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:07 am
  • Willy Hernangomez scores 10 in start
    Willy Hernangomez scored 10 points in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks are not getting much out of their Willy and Kristaps Porzingis frontcourt these days, giving up 30 points in the paint in the first half tonight. Since the break, that combo has a woeful 121.8 defensive rating, so something has to give here. Whatever coach Jeff Hornacek decides to do, Hernangomez should get enough minutes to remain owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:33 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl to the rescue late
    Jakob Poeltl scored four points with six rebounds in 24 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: He played some big minutes in the second half to help the Raptors earn the comeback victory. Poeltl may not have picked up the run if Serge Ibaka wasn't suspended, so there's really nothing to this output going forward. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is that Poeltl is just another guy who can take minutes from Jonas Valanciunas. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Willy getting the start
    Willy Hernangomez will start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He should get some serious minutes with Kyle O'Quinn backing him up. Plus, the Blazers have given up some big lines to centers, so Willy could be in for a big night. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:42 pm
  • Boris Diaw starts, but plays just 14 minutes
    Boris Diaw drew the start on Wednesday in place of Joe Johnson, but finished with just five points, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Diaw played 14 minutes and this is a predictably quiet return -- he's averaging 15.5 minutes off the bench this season, and that only goes up to 21.2 minutes as a starter. There's no reason to touch him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:01 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez logs 17 minutes off bench
    Willy Hernangomez came off the bench vs. Utah on Wednesday, playing 17 minutes to finish with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting, 10 rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis started at center in a frontcourt that also featured Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas, which bumped Willy to a reserve role. His inconsistent minutes have been frustrating at the most important time on the fantasy calendar, but his upside is undeniable. He's worth holding in most leagues, unless there's a very compelling free agent available. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:54 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
  • John Henson (thumb) to be re-evaluated on Wed
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) will be re-evaluated when the Bucks return to Milwaukee.

    Advice: Henson got hurt in Portland and he sat out Wednesday's game. Owners should consider him questionable to play vs. the visiting Hawks on Friday -- if he can't suit up, Spencer Hawes looks like the biggest winner after scoring 10 points in 18 minutes on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 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
  • Kenneth Faried scores 17 points on 8-of-15 FG
    Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Wednesday for 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, two steals and one assist in 19 minutes vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Faried was on a strict 20-minute limit as the Nuggets try to preserve his troublesome back, which cost him nearly a month before returning last Thursday. He was great tonight, but with his minutes down and the Nikola Jokic/Mason Plumlee frontcourt playing well, there's no reason to expect much from Faried down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne starts, scores 17 points
    Joffrey Lauvergne started in place of Robin Lopez (suspension) on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: With Lopez suspended and Cristiano Felicio (back) out of commission, the Bulls plugged the hole at center with a whole lot of Lauvergne. The fact that they easily won this critical home game could earn him another start, but for now we're assuming that Lopez will reclaim the job on Friday. Prior to this game, Lauvergne had scored 17 points combined in March, and he's been nowhere near standard-league value in Chicago. It's hard to recommend him after one big game in a blowout. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:42 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
  • Willy Hernangomez to come off bench Wednesday
    Willy Hernangomez is listed as a reserve for Wednesday's game, with Lance Thomas starting alongside Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

    Advice: The Knicks are mixing things up against Utah's imposing defense, with Porzingis lining up across from Rudy Gobert. Hernangomez hasn't been great as a starter in his past few games, so hopefully the benching will fire him up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Boris Diaw starting; Joe Johnson to bench
    Boris Diaw will start at power forward and Joe Johnson will move to the bench.

    Advice: The Jazz will go with their bigger lineup with Kristaps Porzingis starting for the Knicks. Diaw is likely just going to play minutes in the teens, so he's not someone fantasy owners should be counting on tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:03 pm
  • John Henson (thumb) ruled out Wednesday
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) will not play vs. the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Greg Monroe stands to gain some minutes in Henson's absence, with Thon Maker and Mirza Teletovic also in the equation. It's possible that we'll even see Spencer Hawes or Terrence Jones crack the rotation. Henson is day-to-day so this doesn't have significant long-term implications. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:13 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
  • Joffrey Lauvergne will start on Wednesday
    Joffrey Lauvergne will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons.

    Advice: Robin Lopez is serving his one-game suspension, so Lauvergne will get the call to enter the starting five. Fred Hoiberg has talked up Lauvergne a lot since he got to Chicago, so maybe he'll be worth a punt play in DFS as his minutes could be in the 30s tonight. Bobby Portis still seems like a more attractive DFS target, though. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:27 pm
  • Cris Felicio ruled out; Lauvergne starting
    Cristiano Felicio (back) will not play against the Pistons on Wednesday and Joffrey Lauvergne will get the start.

    Advice: The Bulls are running out of centers for today with Robin Lopez also suspended. Felicio would've been in a great spot, but now the Bulls will likely mix in some Bobby Portis at the five. That should also open up some minutes for Nikola Mirotic. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 pm
  • John Henson (thumb) questionable Wednesday
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Henson appeared to injure his left thumb on Tuesday night when Damian Lillard crossed him up, causing Henson to fall to the floor. If Henson is unable to play on Wednesday, Greg Monroe would soak up most of his minutes. Thon Maker would likely see an uptick in playing time as well. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:59 am
  • Cristiano Felicio suffers hard fall in loss
    Cristiano Felicio took a hard fall in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors and never returned to the game.

    Advice: Felicio landed hard on his back and hobbled to the locker room, but he joined his teammates on the bench shortly after. It looked like he was available to return, but we'll put him on the injury report to be safe. With Robin Lopez likely looking at a suspension, Felicio could be a low-end source of rebounds if he's able to give it a go on Wednesday vs. the Pistons. He finished with five points, two rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:56 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl earning trust of coach Casey
    Jakob Poeltl's improved play has helped earn the trust of Raptors coach Dwane Casey.

    Advice: "Every time you put him in, he does something positive," coach Casey said Monday. "There’s that trust, not only with myself but with his teammates. He’s doing positive things... He’s always in the right place, (makes) very few mistakes." Poeltl scored a career-high 12 points with seven rebounds in 23 minutes on Sunday. He's averaging 16.9 minutes over Toronto's last five games. While not on the radar in standard fantasy leagues, those in keeper leagues should keep an eye on him over these final few weeks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 am
  • Bobby Portis expected to come off the bench
    Bobby Portis is expected to come off the bench again on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He scored a career-high 22 points off the bench against the Jazz on Saturday with five rebounds and a triple in 31 minutes, but regardless of who starts at PF, coach Fred Hoiberg will usually ride the hot hand in the fourth quarter. Portis was brutal in his previous six games with averages of 7.3 points and 6.2 rebounds on 39 percent shooting, but he said he was thinking too much and wasn't playing the game the right way. "I feel like the last couple games, I was just kind of hesitant to shoot," he said. "I've got to get that out of my system. I've got to, when the shot is available, just take it. I worry too much about shooting too much." We're not ready to add him after one solid game, but feel free to put him on your watch list to see if he can keep it going Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 7:09 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
  • 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
  • Jakob Poeltl shoots well in extended minutes
    Jakob Poeltl scored a career-high 12 points with seven rebounds and two blocked shots in 23 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 116-91 victory over the Pacers.

    Advice: The rookie out of the University of Utah has been seeing plenty of playing time lately, but this was his most effective stat line. The minutes, points and rebounds were each career bests. For now, he is only worth monitoring in most seasonal fantasy leagues, but he is worth adding in the deepest of leagues as well as long-term keeper formats. The 7-footer has played 12 or more minutes in each of his past five outings and it appears he has jumped Lucas Nogueira in the pecking order in the middle. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:05 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 11 in lss
    Kenneth Faried scored 11 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He's playing well and is back to seeing minutes at mostly power forward. In his last two games, he's played 15 minutes next to Nikola Jokic, 22 minutes next to Mason Plumlee and four minutes as the lone big man. Faried's upside still isn't that high with Mason Plumlee being successful and Wilson Chandler (groin) returning would hurt him even more, so he's not the best pickup. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 9:55 pm
  • Mason Plumlee plays well in start
    Mason Plumlee scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: While the offense wasn't great in big minutes for him, you could call this a win for Plumlee's minutes going forward. Before the game, coach Mike Malone stressed covering the 3-point line and the Nuggets actually held them to a season low in treys. The fact that Malone can still go big and cover the 3-point line will be huge in certain spots for the former Blazer. While Plumlee did benefit a ton from Nikola Jokic being in foul trouble, he looks like he's earned a handful of minutes at PF. He's a hold. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 9:44 pm
  • Bobby Portis scores a career-high 22 points
    Bobby Portis scored a career-high 22 points off the bench against the Jazz on Saturday, adding five rebounds and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Uhh, what? Portis was terrible coming into this game and that's why he came off the bench after starting every other game this month. Portis' defense was non-existent in his recent games and he only scored 5.3 points per game in his previous three. He will be coming off the bench the next time out and will continue to share minutes with Nikola Mirotic. Coach Fred Hoiberg will ride the hot hand, so this will be a very annoying fantasy situation -- the Bulls have the most inconsistent rotation in the NBA right now. We'd like to see Portis do it a couple more times before adding him. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 9:28 pm
  • Marreese Speights plays 15 minutes
    Marreese Speights returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers and scored seven points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one triple in 15 minutes.

    Advice: He's a per-minute monster, but he usually doesn't play much when Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are both active. Give him a look in DFS the next time Griffin or Jordan rest. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 8:38 pm
  • Bobby Portis back to the bench
    Bobby Portis will move back to the bench against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Nikola Mirotic is on one of his heaters while Portis has not been able to string together games since a solid finish to his first half. He should see minutes tonight, but it likely won't be more than minutes in the teens. He's a drop candidate. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 4:21 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Denver's defense much improved with Plumlee
    The Nuggets defense has improved significantly since the team traded for Mason Plumlee.

    Advice: As the Denver Post article points out, before Plumlee’s arrival, the Nuggets ranked last in the NBA with a defensive rating of 110.8. However, Denver is allowing 108.4 points per 100 possessions in the 13 games Plumlee has played as a Nugget. Plumlee is averaging 9.4 points (on 58.3 percent shooting), 7.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 24.7 minutes with the Nuggets. Denver is also having great success playing Plumlee alongside Jusuf Nurkic, which means his minutes will likely increase going forward. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 8:06 am
  • John Henson blocks four shots in win
    John Henson blocked four shots on Friday vs. the Lakers with eight points, nine rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Greg Monroe was ejected in the third quarter, so Henson closed this game out for the Bucks and played well. He's averaging 6.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his last five games, but the problem is that he's getting just 17.6 minutes per game in that span and coach Jason Kidd has pulled him out of the rotation in the past without warning. For now, he's more of a deep-league pickup if you need blocks. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 10:30 pm
  • Mason Plumlee drops 10-10-6 line vs. LAC
    Mason Plumlee scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: While the Nuggets were destroyed with their old big lineup back when Jusuf Nurkic was on the team, they're thriving with it now. In the 47 minutes Plumlee played with Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets have a +26.6 net rating and just smash teams with their offense. That bodes extremely well for Plumlee, who is averaging 10.3 points, 8.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.3 blocks and 0.5 steals in the last four games with Jokic. Given that success, Plumlee looks like he's going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Plumlee also said this was the best passing team he's ever been on. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 9:14 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 12 in return
    Kenneth Faried (back) returned from a nine-game absence on Thursday with 12 points, six rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone said he wanted to keep his minutes down and he was able to do so in the easy win. Faried played well and even had some confidence on some jumpers. "I'm happy to be back. Watching them from the bench was hard. You want to be out there having fun. I felt like a kid again," Faried said. Given the success of Mason Plumlee, Faried isn't really a great add. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 9:07 pm
  • Mo Buckets scores eight in a start
    Marreese Speights scored eight points with five rebounds, one turnover and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's his second start this season after he didn't make a start at all last season. That first start also came in Denver, so there may be a trend here for coach Doc Rivers next season. Speights will be moving back to the bench against the Cavs on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 8:38 pm
  • Willy doesn't do much in his start
    Willy Hernangomez did not fare well his start against the Nets on Thursday with four points, six rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Foul trouble was the culprit here and he could not handle Brook Lopez down low. There's really nothing to this game besides rookies just having bad games. Hernangomez should remain owned in standard leagues even if Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) can return this weekend. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 7:38 pm
  • Kenneth Faried coming off the bench
    Kenneth Faried is available off the bench on Thursday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone hinted Faried my not be where he needs to be, which is to be expected after he had such serious back pain. It may take him a few games to get going, so his potential fantasy owners may not want to add him if they have to wait a week for decent production. His upside isn't great anyway with Mason Plumlee playing well. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 5:33 pm
  • Mo Speights, Austin Rivers will start vs. DEN
    Marreese Speights and Austin Rivers will start for DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin on Thursday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: It's just a spot start with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan out for tonight. Speights should have plenty of treys coming his way and he will have his hands full against Nikola Jokic. We should see some Brandon Bass behind him, as well. Mo Buckets is a solid stream or DFS play tonight in a high-scoring game, but isn't really an add beyond today. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 5:29 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez starting vs. Nets
    Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Lance Thomas, Carmelo Anthony, and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nets defense can be the most porous in the league, so Hernangomez should have ample opportunity in this game. He should he owned in all standard leagues going forward. We should see plenty of Kyle O'Quinn behind him, too. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 4:35 pm
  • Larry Sanders is back up
    The Cavs recalled Larry Sanders.

    Advice: He surprisingly made his NBA season debut with two minutes in garbage time. The Cavs are not likely to use Sanders unless it's garbage time for most of the season, but he might be a producer in the last week of the season with players resting. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 12:52 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (back) will play Thursday
    Kenneth Faried (low back) will play on Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Faried has looked good in practice and he's ready to return from a nine-game absence. Wilson Chandler (groin), Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Darrell Arthur (body) have all been ruled out already, so Faried is a low-end pickup if you need to stream some boards. He could be limited right out of the gate, but we'll pass along his restrictions if the Nuggets provide another update. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 10:23 am
  • Kosta Koufos looks good in his return
    Kosta Koufos scored 13 points with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 20 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Koufos was back in the starting lineup after getting rest on Monday. He looked to be on his way to a really strong game, but Skal Labissiere went scorched-earth mode in the fourth and Koufos never checked back in. Koufos did rest on Monday and there's a very good chance he's not going to play on Friday. He can't be owned in fantasy with so much uncertainty about his status going forward. Rotoworld.com Mar 15, 11:43 pm
  • Papa G blocks three shots
    Georgios Papagiannis blocked a career-high three shots with three rebounds in 13 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did need three stitched under his chin due to some contact in the fourth. Papagiannis may have turned in his best game, but he's still a major project. Rotoworld.com Mar 15, 11:30 pm
  • Skal Labissiere explodes for career-high 32
    Skal Labissiere scored a career-high 32 points against the Suns on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The youth movement is on. Skal went berserk in the fourth quarter, scoring the Kings' first 15 points of that frame and scoring 21 total in the fourth. Clearly, he's going to be getting more minutes as the Kings pick their spots on what veterans they will rest next to him. He's been extremely efficient and he's also shown improvement on the glass on defense. He won't be this good, but he should be picked up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 15, 11:24 pm
  • Marreese Speights likely to start Wednesday
    Marreese Speights posted five points, six rebounds and one block in 11 minutes on Wednesday, and he's likely to start vs. the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Clippers are resting both DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, who won't even travel, so Speights is all but assured big minutes in a starting role. Denver has been stingy against opposing PF/Cs over the past three weeks, with Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee patrolling the paint, but Speights is still worth a look as a dirt-cheap DFS play. Rotoworld.com Mar 15, 11:11 pm
  • Boris Diaw comes off bench Wednesday
    Boris Diaw headed to the bench vs. Detroit on Wednesday, finishing the road victory with seven points, three assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Diaw played just 21 minutes in a start vs. the Clippers on Monday, and his role isn't going to change much whether he's starting or coming off the bench. Quin Snyder said he'd play the matchups until Derrick Favors (knee) can return, so the PF position is likely to be fluid. Rotoworld.com Mar 15, 9:25 pm
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