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  • Rondo not happy about the loss
    Rajon Rondo scored four points with four rebounds, five assists and four steals in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He had some interesting comments after the game when he was asked what went wrong. "Everything," Rondo said. "Obviously, it gets magnified when you lose to Philly or a team you’re supposed to beat. But it’s been the same pretty much all year." Sounds about right. Rondo is what he is as a volatile fantasy asset. 33 minutes ago
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 33, hits 8 triples
    Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting with eight 3-pointers, five assists and two rebounds in 47 minutes in a 130-117 overtime win over the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: What a way to respond after he scored five points on 1-of-9 shooting vs. the Clippers on Tuesday. It's no secret that Clarkson is a high-volume shooter, but Walton said earlier this week that he wants him to find other ways to impact the game if his shot isn't falling. "He’s too good of an athlete. He’s one guy who loves to compete, but you can’t get locked in and focus on the fact you can’t make any shots," Walton said. "That’ll come eventually. Get into someone on defense, make some steals, make some passes, take a charge, do something." Clarkson has been a beast since the Lou Williams trade and should be owned in standard leagues. 34 minutes ago
  • Jamal Murray gets 17 minutes
    Jamal Murray scored six points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 17 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Now that the Nuggets have their offensive weapons back, they won't be needing Murray to do nearly as much. Plus, his shooting guard minutes will likely evaporate. If you added him, it's probably time to drop him. Today, 9:58 pm
  • Giannis scores 34 w/ 13 boards, five dimes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points with 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks, two steals and one triple in Friday's 100-97 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: He was unconscious in the first quarter, racking up 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks, one steal and a triple in 12 minutes. He was coming off a monster 32-point game on Wednesday and is now the first Bucks player with 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in consecutive games since Terry Cummings in 1985. The Greak Freak slowed down a bit in March, but he's rolling again and should finish the season as a top-3 fantasy asset. Today, 9:03 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 18 points
    Brandon Jennings scored 18 points with three rebounds, nine assists and four 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: This was about the garbage time with the Wizards having this one in the bag. Plus, John Wall was also dealing with migraines in this game. Feel free to ignore this outing from Jennings. Today, 8:29 pm
  • Marcus Smart has brutal game off bench
    Marcus Smart made 1-of-13 from the field for nine points with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He was also on Devin Booker a lot late in this game, so his defensive stats will be taking a hit. Smart really needs to figure out some new ways to score because he shouldn't be shooting this much with such awful efficiency. If Avery Bradley (illness) needs to miss Sunday, Smart should get heavy minutes again. Today, 8:05 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 28 points in loss
    Kemba Walker's 28 points weren't enough in Friday's 112-105 loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Hornets and they are now 3.0 games behind the No. 8 seed (Heat). Walker shot 10-of-20 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line with five assists, two rebounds, two steals, one block and five triples in 39 minutes. His value will be safe until the Hornets are mathematically eliminated from a playoff spot. Today, 7:35 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 26 points in win over CHA
    Kyrie Irving scored 26 points on 11-of-22 shooting in Friday's win over the Hornets.

    Advice: He hit a pair of throws and added seven assists, one rebound, four steals and two triples. Irving played 38 minutes in the win, so his owners will want to make sure he's active for Saturday's game vs. the Wizards on the second night of a back-to-back set -- the Celtics are two losses behind the Cavs, so the big three will likely play for Cleveland as they fight for seeding. Today, 6:53 pm
  • Elfrid Payton turns in another triple-double
    Elfrid Payton posted a triple-double against the Pistons on Friday, scoring 14 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: That's the fourth triple-double of his season and sixth of his career. On top of the increased output in dimes and boards, Payton is also up in efficiency with his 53.4 percent from the field and 85.0 percent from the line in his previous March games -- those are by far his best percentages in any full month this season. He's kind of peaking right now, so keep rolling him out there in season long. Today, 6:41 pm
  • Ish Smith scores six in start
    Ish Smith scored six points in the starting lineup during a start against the Magic on Friday, adding three rebounds and one turnover in 16 minutes.

    Advice: This isn't going to end well for the Pistons with two bad losses in a row. While Smith should remain in the first unit for the short term, it's still going to be a timeshare and his usage figures to take a hit with better players around him. He's more of a steals and dimes specialist than a guy fantasy owners should count on the rest of the way. Today, 6:27 pm
  • Tyreke Evans resting on Friday
    Tyreke Evans will rest on Friday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This decision is coming from the Kings, as Evans just said that he feels "better than ever with my knee." With the Kings tanking, he's going to pick up too many DNPs to help most fantasy owners. Buddy Hield and Ben McLemore should be busy tonight. Today, 5:43 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. Today, 12:29 pm
  • Ish Smith will start again on Friday night
    Ish Smith will remain in the starting lineup Friday night vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy wanted to shake things up on Wednesday and inserted Smith into starting five. Smith finished with nine points, seven assists, three steals, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes. Reggie Jackson had just six points and four assists in 19 minutes. Today, 9:40 am
  • Tyreke Evans says he 'feels better than ever'
    Tyreke Evans says he feels "better than ever with my knee."

    Advice: Evans is averaging only 22 minutes per contest and has sat out six of the Kings last 11 games. However, he believes he can handle a more significant workload. "I’m still maintaining," said Evans. "I feel better than ever with my knee. No pain, just playing free." Evans will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and is eager to prove he still has plenty left in the tank. "A lot of teams know I had tough injuries so they want to see how I’m moving, how I’m playing every night." Today, 6:55 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 30 points in win vs. NY
    Damian Lillard scored 30 points during a 110-95 win over the Knicks on Thursday, adding four rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's seven 30-plus scoring games in March to tie him with James Harden for the most in the NBA this month. Since the break, Lillard averaged 31.1 points, 4.6 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.4 treys on 49.5 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. His Blazers are just 1.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so this will likely come down to the wire. Lillard has been the No. 2 player for total value in standard leagues since the break. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Chasson Randle scores 13 points
    Chasson Randle scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: If Derrick Rose (foot) misses more time, coach Jeff Hornacek may look at Randle more to help add some points for the second unit. Randle is still only a speculative add in very deep leagues, but he does have a higher upside than Ron Baker. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Ron Baker scores four in start
    Ron Baker scored four points in a start against the Blazers on Thursday with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: It's never easy to tell how long Derrick Rose (foot) is going to be out, but his track record suggests he could miss additional time. Still, Baker just doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to add speculatively. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Ron Baker getting the start
    Ron Baker will start for Derrick Rose (foot) on Thursday against the Blazers.

    Advice: Baker should be splitting the minutes with fellow rookie Chasson Randle tonight. Plus, the Knicks would likely run some two-PG lineups against the quicker Blazers backcourt. Randle has the higher upside, but most fantasy owners can ignore this situation unless Rose gets ruled out for multiple games. Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 32 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in a 116-98 win at Sacramento on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: It's just the second time this month he's hit the 30-point mark, and Antetokounmpo scored at least 20 points in just two of his previous six games. The Bucks finally had their six-game road trip end and they'll be heading back home this weekend. Antetokounmpo is much better at home with a 54.0 field goal percentage with better averages in points, boards, steals, blocks and threes at home compared to being on the road. After a down couple weeks, Giannis should go back to being a top-three guy going forward. Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 18 points
    Tyreke Evans scored 18 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: Starting PG Jameer Nelson had three points and nine dimes in 28 minutes, as the two continue to share the position. Mike Malone likes to play the rookie alongside Will Barton (20 points in 33 minutes), to take pressure off him as a ball-handler, and the tandem displayed terrific chemistry tonight. Murray is trending up and he makes sense as a cheap pickup for 3-pointers, steals and a trickle of other stats. Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 33 points in 27 minutes
    Kyrie Irving scored 33 points in 27 minutes vs. Denver, making 11-of-22 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, but it wasn't enough to avoid a 126-113 defeat.

    Advice: Kyrie went 4-of-5 from downtown with three assists, two rebounds and zero turnovers tonight. LeBron James was also efficient with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, but offense wasn't the problem -- Cleveland put up no defensive resistance and the Nuggets finished 53.1 percent from the field. They'll try to right the ship in Charlotte on Friday. Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Ish Smith dishes seven assists as starting PG
    Ish Smith moved into Detroit's starting lineup on Wednesday, where he posted nine points, seven assists, three steals, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy threatened lineup changes after Tuesday's loss to the lowly Nets, saying, "We'll find out [Wednesday]," and it wasn't an idle threat. The fact that Detroit got destroyed tonight doesn't help Smith's case, but SVG will probably roll with him for at least a few more games. He's a decent pickup if you missed out on guys like Tyler Ulis and Malcolm Brogdon. Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 22 points on 21 shots
    Kemba Walker needed 21 shots to score 22 points on Wednesday, adding seven assists, three rebounds and one clutch 3-pointer in 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Walker is jacking up nearly 10 three-pointers per game in March, putting him in Steph Curry and James Harden territory. He was 1-of-6 from deep tonight and all his owners can do is wait for him to snap out of his current cold spell. His next chance comes vs. Kyrie Irving and the Cavs on Friday. Wednesday, 6:41 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. Milwaukee
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans went scoreless in 14 minutes his last time out, and even if his ankle has fully recovered he's a dubious fantasy option at this stage of the season. Wednesday, 5:13 pm
  • Ish Smith starting, Jackson to the bench
    Ish Smith will enter the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, sending Reggie Jackson to the bench.

    Advice: Smith has been heating up over the past month, while Jackson has been trending in the wrong direction, so this could be a lineup change that holds. Through 21 games as a starter this season, Smith owns averages of 10.8 points, 6.4 assists, 1.0 steal and just 1.5 turnovers per game on 43.1 percent shooting, so he's worth a look if those numbers fit your needs. Jackson, on the other hand, is quickly approaching cut candidate territory. Wednesday, 4:22 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. Wednesday, 8:46 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 in big win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 8-of-21 shots for 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes of Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Giannis tweaked an ankle on Saturday, but was never really in jeopardy of missing this game. This was a huge win for the Bucks, who now sit just 1/2 game in front of the No. 8 seeded Heat. This is good news for his owners, as the Bucks are going to need everything he has to offer in order to ensure the Bucks make the playoffs. Tuesday, 10:05 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 31 in loss to Bucks
    Damian Lillard hit 13-of-26 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 31 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals in Tuesday's tough loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Lillard did his job tonight and C.J. McCollum was right there with him, hitting 9-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points in the loss. The Blazers didn't get much from their bench and Noah Vonleh and Moe Harkless are generally lacking as starters, and the Blazers are still on the outside looking in at the playoffs, 1.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed. So this was a very tough home loss. Tuesday, 9:51 pm
  • Rajon Rondo scores season-high 24 points
    Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 24 points in Tuesday's 122-120 overtime loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: He had 19 points alone in the first half, but slowed down after the break and was a little careless with the ball when it mattered the most. Rondo finished 9-of-16 from the field with eight assists, five rebounds, four steals and four 3-pointers, so his owners will live with the four turnovers. Other than a dud on Saturday vs. the Jazz, Rondo has been solid since he moved back to the starting lineup and his fantasy owners can deploy him three more times this week. Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Ish Smith gets hot late, outplays Jackson
    Ish Smith scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's tough 98-96 loss to the Nets and finished with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block, and hit 8-of-15 shots in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Starter Reggie Jackson played just 20 minutes and hit 3-of-9 shots for seven points and two assists, and gave way to Smith in the fourth quarter when Smith caught fire. Jackson is still the starter and it's still his job to lose, while we've seen Smith turn in games like this one before. As usual, Smith is always worth keeping an eye on and might even be worth a deep-league flier, but Jackson played well in his previous two games and probably isn't in jeopardy of losing his job this deep into the season. Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) starting vs. Blazers
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is starting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday, but wasn't listed on the injury report and should be fine. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Tuesday, 7:00 pm
  • Giannis tweaks ankle in Saturday's loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday and immediately left the game.

    Advice: He scored just nine points in the blowout loss and played 31 minutes, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We expect him to play on Tuesday night, but owners of the Greek Freak should watch for injury updates prior to game time in order to be certain he's playing tonight. Tuesday, 3:08 am
  • Jamal Murray tries to protect his job
    Jamal Murray hit five of his eight field goal attempts to finish with 13 points and four rebounds over 23 minutes in Monday's 125-124 loss at Houston.

    Advice: Murray continues to hold down the backup point guard job between veteran Jameer Nelson, and he is trying to hold off Emmanuel Mudiay. He did nothing to hurt his standing in Monday's game, as the rookie out of Kentucky continues to play well. He remains a nice depth option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams and in long-term keeper formats. Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Elfrid Payton grabs 13 more rebounds
    Elfrid Payton finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a blocked shot over 31 minutes in Monday's 112-109 overtime win against the 76ers.

    Advice: Payton continues to help fantasy owners in multiple categories, and he has been on fire in the month of March. He is averaging 11.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game over his past 10 outings. Payton has been one of the most unheralded fantasy options out there, giving his owners early-round production lately. Monday, 8:50 pm
  • Marcus Smart limited to 20 minutes
    Marcus Smart returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Wizards, scoring 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting in 20 minutes.

    Advice: The Celtics are whole again with Isaiah Thomas (knee) returning to action, so Smart's value is going to trend down. He added just two rebounds, two assists and one block, and considering he's shooting 32.7 percent from the field over his last five games, you can probably find a better option on your wire with so many hot pickups available this time of year. Monday, 7:26 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. Monday, 9:06 am
  • Cavs win, Kyrie Irving has season-high 46 pts
    Kyrie Irving blitzed the Lakers on Sunday with a season-high 46 points, making 15-of-21 field goals and 10-of-10 free throws with six 3-pointers, three assists and two rebounds in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Irving exited Thursday's game due to a sore and tight left knee, and he sat out Saturday's game as a precaution -- the rest obviously served him well. He dealt with left knee tendinitis late in the 2014-15 season, and eventually required surgery to fix a fractured kneecap, so the Cavs will likely play it safe with their star PG with the postseason looming. Owners can expect him to play in Denver on Wednesday, but a DNP wouldn't be shocking during the Cavs' back-to-back set on Friday and Saturday. Sunday, 9:43 pm
  • Damian Lillard erupts for 49 points & nine 3s
    Damian Lillard was unstoppable vs. the Heat on Sunday, pouring in 49 points on 14-of-21 field goals and 12-of-12 free throws, while tying the Blazers' franchise record with nine 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lillard has been awesome in March, helping the Blazers move to within one game of the No. 8 seed Nuggets, and he earned a ton of milestones with tonight's performance. He fell just two points shy of his career-high in scoring, matched his career-best streak with six consecutive games of 25+ points, and became the first player in Blazers' history to make 1,000 three-pointers in his career. His recent onslaught is carrying fantasy owners at the ideal moment. Sunday, 6:43 pm
  • Kyrie Irving, LeBron, K-Love all back Sunday
    Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love will all return on Sunday after sitting out Saturday's game to rest.

    Advice: There was never any doubt that they Cavs' Big Three would be active tonight, but it never hurts to confirm. Irving did have minor left knee tightness that flared up on Thursday, so we'll keep an eye on that tonight. Sunday, 6:22 pm
  • Tyreke Evans, Afflalo, McLemore out Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) will all sit out vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is also out tonight, so once again it will be all hands on deck for the Kings. Darren Collison, Ty Lawson and Buddy Hield should do the heavy lifting, with some help from Langston Galloway and Garrett Temple. Sunday, 2:27 pm
  • Marcus Smart misses jumpers once again
    Marcus Smart made 3-of-12 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 35 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: That makes it 6-of-26 in his two starts without Isaiah Thomas this weekend. As you might expect, Smart killed his team with missed jumpers, making just 4-of-20 with one 3-pointer to give him an awful 22.5 effective field goal percentage on those. He really needs to find other ways to score or maybe not try to score at all. Smart continues to be a FG% killer, but he can fill it up in other areas. Sunday, 12:48 pm
  • Giannis Anteotokounmpo gets held to 9 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored nine points during a blowout 117-92 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes.

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

    Advice: He had three really bad fouls early in this game and never really got it going. Coach Mike Malone has said he wants to give Murray to help develop him faster while also trusting him in clutch spots. That was the case in this game for Murray with plenty of important shots, but he did not come through -- he missed two big free throws late. Murray's usage and minutes are rising, so that makes him a pickup in competitive leagues while Danilo Gallinari (knee) is out. Saturday, 9:51 pm
  • Rajon Rondo plays just 21 minutes
    Rajon Rondo played 21 minutes with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Fred Hoiberg went with Michael Carter-Williams more in this game for defense and it worked in the win. Rondo played at least 33 minutes in each of his last three starts, so he should be back to being in the 30s his next time out. Somehow, Rondo has made 13-of-29 from deep (44.8 percent) in his 12 games since the break. He's an OK player to own, but he obviously has his faults for percentages and turnovers. Saturday, 9:17 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 16 points vs. Wizards
    Kemba Walker made 5-of-18 from the field for 16 points with two rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes during a 98-93 win over the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: It took a while, but Walker is finally cold. In his last four, he's made just 33.8 percent from the field for his 17.0 points per game. Walker has been getting killed with mid-range misses, making just 3-of-14 in that span while he's also been below average at the rim at 50.0 percent -- league average was 60.3 percent. Walker's owners shouldn't worry and this is nothing new for the streaky guard. Saturday, 7:41 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pionters in 34 minutes during a 113-97 in Saturday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: It's Lillard time right now. Dame's confidence as a shooter is back with at least three treys in each of his last five games, averaging 32.8 points per game on 50.0 percent from the field and 97.3 percent from the line on his 7.4 attempts per outing. Lillard's Blazers will not go away and are just 2.0 games behind the Nuggets before the Denver vs. Houston game tonight. Lillard looks like he'll be a top-20 player going forward. Saturday, 6:35 pm
  • Kyrie Irving (knee, rest) ruled out Saturday
    Kyrie Irving (knee, rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He left Thursday's game early with left knee tightness, and while the issue isn't considered serious, the Cavs will hold him out as a precaution. LeBron James and Kevin Love are also resting, but hopefully all three will be good to go for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers. With Irving out, Deron Williams will get the start and is a nice short-term option. Saturday, 4:09 pm
  • Evans, Afflalo, McLemore ruled out Saturday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) have all been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Evans has been battling a nagging ankle injury. He played just 14 scoreless minutes on Wednesday. There will obviously be plenty of minutes available for the Kings guards that are active on Saturday. Darren Collison sat out Wednesday's game to rest but will be back on Saturday. Buddy Hield should see plenty of playing time. Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple and Langston Galloway will also likely log additional minutes. Saturday, 9:33 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21
    Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points in 38 minutes vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He made his third consecutive start at point guard and got a few extra minutes with Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell getting ejected in the third quarter. Clarkson shot 8-of-20 from the field with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and four triples, and he's thriving in his new role with averages of 18.5 points, 3.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.0 triples in his previous two starts. Coach Luke Walton hinted before the game that his lineups aren't set in stone going forward and that he wants to keep trying out different combinations, but Clarkson should be owned in most leagues right now. Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 26 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points before fouling out of Friday's 107-103 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He fouled out of a game for the fourth time this season, but at least this time he fouled out in the final minute. Giannis shot 11-of-16 from the field in 35 minutes, adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one triple and four turnovers. The Bucks have won eight out of their last nine games and are seventh in the East, so the Greek Freak will feast the rest of the way with four games on the schedule in each of the next two weeks. Friday, 10:18 pm
  • Marcus Smart does Marcus Smart things
    Marcus Smart made 3-of-14 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Smart's fantasy owners can pretty much shrug their shoulders on this one because this is your typical Smart line. He'll be looking at a similar role again on Sunday and gets another favorable matchup against T.J. McConnell. He'll be a high-upside player to use in season long and in DFS. Of course, he could miss everything he shoots. Friday, 9:01 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Saturday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Mack has not played since February 11th. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Friday, 3:17 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson starting; SG is undetermined
    Jordan Clarkson will get another start against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said he didn't know who he would start next to Clarkson. We've seen D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young and David Nwaba get starts, but nobody has really stepped up. Walton also said on Thursday it would be "by committee" at guard, so it's likely to change on a nightly basis. Clarkson should be owned in standard leagues while Russell's fantasy owners have to hang tight for him to snap out of this brutal funk. Friday, 11:11 am
  • Smart to start in place of Isaiah Thomas
    Coach Brad Stevens said that Marcus Smart will start in place of Isaiah Thomas on Friday vs. Brooklyn.

    Advice: Thomas will also miss Sunday's game vs. the Sixers, so Marcus will remain in the starting lineup all weekend. Smart has started 22 games this season and is averaging 12.1 points, 4.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 34.3 minutes over those 22 contests. He makes for an intriguing DFS play and is also a streaming option if you can deal with the potentially poor FG percentage. Friday, 8:14 am
  • Irving (knee) 'hoping' he doesn't miss time
    Kyrie Irving (knee tightness) said he is going to receive treatment and is "hoping" that he doesn't have to miss any time.

    Advice: Irving told reporters that his left knee had been sore for 48 hours and that it tightened up after sitting to start the fourth quarter on Thursday night. He took himself out with 8:31 remaining and did not return. "I knew what was best for my body at the time," Irving said. "I'm hoping that I don't have to miss any days, but if it really comes down to that and the bigger picture is way more important than a few days, then that's what it's going to be. But as of right now I'm fine." Deron Williams would draw the start if Kyrie is unable to play on Saturday in L.A. Friday, 6:09 am
  • Elfrid Payton leads Magic with just 13 points
    Elfrid Payton hit 6-of-11 shots for a team-high 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and five turnovers in Thursday's ugly 122-92 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Payton actually played pretty well, but the game was over in the first half and he played a total of just 22 minutes, as the Warriors really broke it open by winning the third quarter 36-21 and opening up a 103-71 lead. Even with tonight's line, Payton is still averaging 12.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks over his last five games, while shooting 49 percent. Nik Vucevic had 10 points and eight boards, Terrence Ross scored eight, Evan Fournier had 12 points and Aaron Gordon added six points in a lost cause for the Magic starters. Jeff Green also scored 13 points off the bench in 18 minutes, but isn't worth owning. Thursday, 9:57 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 10 points
    Jamal Murray made 4-of-14 from the field for 10 points with five rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He struggled with his shot, at least the usage was there and he didn't turn the ball over. The combo guard minutes are coming with 11 minutes tonight, which is way more than his average since the break. Of course, Danilo Gallinari (knee) not playing slid Will Barton to more of a straight three, so there were minutes available at SG. Regardless, Murray looks like he's part of the next crop of rookie pickups after guys like Tyler Ulis, Ivica Zubac and Skal Labissiere. If you're looking for a rookie with upside, Murray might be your guy. Thursday, 9:32 pm
  • Ty Lue says Kyrie Irving (left knee) is fine
    Coach Ty Lue said Kyrie Irving (knee tightness) is fine.

    Advice: Lue made it sound like Irving would be able to play in the next game on Saturday against the Clippers. Although, the Cavs are on a L.A. back-to-back, so there is a chance he rests in the national game. If not, maybe he rests on Sunday. Whatever the case, there will be multiple rest days coming for Kyrie. Deron Williams isn't really an add, though. Thursday, 6:42 pm
  • Kyrie Irving dealing with left knee tightness
    Kyrie Irving is dealing with left knee tightness and will not return on Thursday night.

    Advice: He hasn't really had any noteworthy left knee injuries since his left knee injury during the 2015 Finals against the Warriors, so hopefully it's just a minor flare up. The Cavs were just about to get healthy, but now they have this dark cloud hanging over their heads. Hopefully, this is just precautionary. Even if Irving gets the all clear, the likelihood he gets rest goes way up for next season. Deron Williams is a speculative add if you have something to cut. Irving finishes with 21 points, four rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. Expect an update after the game. Thursday, 6:08 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) ruled out Thursday
    Shelvin Mack (ankle) is listed as out on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Mack is out of the rotation anyways, so this doesn't have any impact for fantasy owners. Leave him on the wire. Thursday, 8:10 am
  • Evans doesn't score in return
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) did not score in 14 minutes with two rebounds, three assists and one steal against the Suns on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: Antetokounmpo picked up two fouls in the first eight minutes of the game, forcing a substitution, and he picked up a third foul after playing 4:24 in the second quarter. Jason Kidd was playing it safe, in other words. Giannis came in leading his team in points (23.1), rebounds (8.6), assists (5.5), blocks (1.9), and steals (1.8), and he's successfully guided the Bucks into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Wednesday, 11:06 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 36 pts in win at Spurs
    Damian Lillard scored 36 points on 12-of-22 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs during Wednesday's road win in San Antonio, hitting three 3-pointers in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Blazers were coming off a blowout loss to the Pelicans, which makes tonight's win at San Antonio even more impressive and unexpected. Dame also had four assists, three rebounds, two steals and just two turnovers. He sank four free throws in the final five seconds to seal the victory for his team, and is on pace to do the same for fantasy owners in weekly matchups. Wednesday, 9:45 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 16 points, makes 6-of-9 FGs
    Detroit lost at home on Wednesday despite getting 16 points from backup PG Ish Smith, who made 6-of-9 shots with three rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: The loss leaves the Pistons into a virtual three-way tie for the No. 7 seed, joining Milwaukee and Miami. The Heat have been terrific over the past few months, and the Bucks are 7-3 in their previous 10 games, so the pressure is on Detroit -- if Smith is playing better than Reggie Jackson on a given night, Stan Van Gundy hasn't hesitated to give the backup more minutes. He's holding steady as a low-end PG since the break. Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Shelvin Mack (ankle) still out for Utah
    Shelvin Mack (sprained left ankle) was inactive again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Mack hasn't played in over a month and he might not be in the rotation even once he's fully healthy. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Rajon Rondo gets 35 minutes, scores 17 points
    Rajon Rondo played 35 minutes in his second straight start on Wednesday, making 7-of-16 from the field for 17 points with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Maybe it was the green uniforms, but Rondo looked like his old self. He played the entire first quarter, had very high usage and he didn't even turn the ball over. He's likely locked up big minutes with just about every other bit of competition fading away. He's not the most fantasy-friendly guy, but he's worth a look if you're OK with bad percentages. Plus, Dwyane Wade (elbow) getting hurt also helps his upside. Wednesday, 8:10 pm
  • Kemba Walker struggles in lopsided loss Wed
    Kemba Walker struggled in 30 minutes during a lopsided loss on Wednesday, scoring seven points on 3-of-11 shooting with four assists and one rebound.

    Advice: Nicolas Batum (migraines) was out tonight and the Hornets sputtered at both ends, shooting just 40.0 percent from the field while allowing the Pacers to shoot 53.4 percent. Kemba didn't have any 3-pointers or defensive stats to ease the sting tonight, but he should bounce back vs. the Wizards on Saturday. Wednesday, 6:51 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) probable vs. Suns
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is probable against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: It looks like the Kings are going to play all the guys they rested on Monday and rest Darren Collison and Anthony Tolliver. Evans is almost certainly going to be rested again, so he's not really worth owning. Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Rajon Rondo will make another start Wednesday
    Rajon Rondo will remain in the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Rondo played great on Monday, scoring a season-high 20 points to go with three triples, six dimes, seven boards, one steal and three turnovers in 36 minutes, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do with a tough matchup against Memphis tonight. Rondo's season-high performance did feel a bit flukey, but at the very least, Rondo qualifies as a deep league streamer to see if he can keep his momentum going. Wednesday, 9:21 am
  • Kyrie Irving scores 26 points in blowout win
    Kyrie Irving played 30 minutes and hit 9-of-14 shots and 4-of-4 3-pointers for 26 points and six assists in an easy win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Just another day at the office for Kyrie, but it might have been even better had the score not been so lopsided. Tuesday, 7:14 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 12 points in blowout loss
    Ish Smith hit 6-of-12 shots and finished with 12 points, one rebound, three assists and a steal in 21 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

    Advice: We were hoping for more with the Pistons getting blown out so badly in this one, but Smith basically split time with starter Reggie Jackson, who hit just 3-of-13 shots in the loss. We're probably well past the point of Smith starting over Jackson still being a real possibility, but a timeshare isn't too much to ask for. However, Ish hasn't played very well lately, averaging just 7.6 points and 5.0 assists in 19.8 minutes over his last five. Now that starting doesn't look like a real possibility for Smith, you might be able to find more value on your waiver wire. Tuesday, 6:52 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 22 points w/ five triples
    Jamal Murray scored 22 points with five 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds, one block and two steals in Monday's easy win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Nuggets were missing two key pieces in Wilson Chandler (groin) and Kenneth Faried (back), so that opened up some minutes for the rookie. He played a total of 30 minutes with 19 of those coming at PG, but coach Michael Malone said a few days ago that the rookie isn't ready to unseat Jameer Nelson as the starter. This was Murray's sixth game of the season with 20+ points, but just his first since Feb. 4. While his dynasty owners should be pumped, his re-draft value is still limited and the Nuggets only have two more games this week. Give him a look if Chandler misses another game. Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 19 points in start
    Jordan Clarkson started at point guard on Monday vs. the Nuggets and scored 19 points in 33 minutes.

    Advice: While Clarkson did OK, it probably didn't help his case that the Lakers were blown out by 28 points which included a 12-point deficit in the first quarter. Clarkson shot 7-of-18 from the field with three assists, two rebounds and three triples, but he's going to eat on offense regardless of where he starts the game. For what it's worth, coach Luke Walton wouldn't commit to Clarkson starting at PG going forward and said he's simply experimenting with different lineup combos. He should be owned in standard leagues. Mar 13, 10:28 pm
  • Elfrid Payton turns in triple-double vs. SAC
    Elfrid Payton posted 13 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds in Monday's 120-115 loss against the Kings for his third triple-double of the season.

    Advice: Payton has turned up the intensity lately, as all three of those triple-doubles have come over the past five games. He is averaging 13.4 points, 11.0 assists and 9.4 rebounds over the impressive five-game stretch. As long as he is performing at these levels he is an obvious must-start in seasonal fantasy play, but also a steal in DFS play until his salary rises to meet his production. Mar 13, 10:23 pm
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