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  • Seth Curry (shoulder) plans to play vs. NO
    Seth Curry (shoulder) was a full participant during shootaround and said he feels like he's "good to go" for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: It looks like the shoulder issue will only end up costing Curry one game on the sidelines, and if he is indeed able to get back to the court tonight, Yogi Ferrell will return to the bench and J.J. Barea's playing time could be confined to the teens. Check back for official confirmation on Curry's status closer to tip-off. 31 minutes ago
  • Marc Gasol (foot) will not play Wednesday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Advice: This will mark Gasol's third straight game on the sidelines, and with just two games remaining on the schedule for Memphis this week, owners in head-to-head leagues without an IR-spot fighting to advance to the next round may need to seriously consider cutting the three-time All-Star. Zach Randolph should be looking at another start tonight, and Mike Conley will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. 45 minutes ago
  • Report: IND looking to bring back Stephenson
    The Pacers are reportedly working on a deal to bring back Lance Stephenson.

    Advice: Indiana opened up a roster spot by waiving Rodney Stuckey on Wednesday, so it appears that three years after Born Ready declined a five-year, $44 million deal from the Pacers, Larry Bird will be able to get him on the books for the veteran's minimum. While Stephenson did have a nice season the last time he put on a Pacers' jersey in 2013, he's been dreadful for the past three years, so this is wait-and-see territory just about everywhere. 48 minutes ago
  • Joakim Noah will begin serving suspension Wed
    Joakim Noah (knee) will begin serving his 20-game suspension on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been medically cleared by an independent doctor, but with just eight games remaining on the schedule this year, Noah will need to spend an additional 12 games on the sidelines during the 2017-18 season. Phil Jackson took a risk on Noah by signing him to a four-year deal worth $72 million this past offseason, which was a pretty obvious swing and a miss. The 32-year-old won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season. Today, 9:04 am
  • Marc Gasol (foot) questionable Wednesday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Indiana.

    Advice: Gasol has spent the past two games on the sidelines with this foot issue, and if he's again forced to the sidelines tonight, Zach Randolph will likely earn another start with Mike Conley doing the heavy lifting on offense. After Wednesday, Memphis will only have two more games on the schedule this week, so owners in head-to-head leagues fighting to advance in the fantasy playoffs may need to seriously consider moving on from Gasol. Stay tuned. Today, 8:47 am
  • Manny Harris will not be retained by Dallas
    The Mavs will not be retaining Manny Harris.

    Advice: Harris' second 10-day contract has expired, so he's headed back to the D-League. Leave him on the wire. Today, 8:14 am
  • Guerschon Yabusele joins the Main Red Claws
    Guerschon Yabusele has officially joined Boston's D-League affiliate, the Main Red Claws.

    Advice: Yabusele came back stateside on March 16 after wrapping up his season in the CBA where he compiled averages of 20.9 points and 9.4 rebounds, but it took him a while to get his US work visa approved. There's a chance he could be suiting up for the Red Claws on Friday, but it's extremely unlikely he'll make a meaningful impact with the Celtics this season. Today, 8:00 am
  • Report: Indiana will waive Rodney Stuckey
    The Pacers will reportedly waive Rodney Stuckey (knee) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Stuckey will be injured throughout the postseason, and the Pacers need healthy bodies for a playoff run, so Stuckey gets the ax after only managing to suit up for 39 games for the Pacers this season. Additionally, with Indiana getting him off the books prior to April 10, Stuckey will no longer have a player option of $7 million for next season, so he'll need to find his next contract via free agency. Today, 7:42 am
  • Whiteside still experiencing pain in hand
    Hassan Whiteside acknowledged that it's been painful playing with 13 stitches in his right hand, but he doesn't intend to miss any games.

    Advice: "It's a little less pain, but it's still pain," he said of his healing process, "like if I shoot a lot of jump shots or if I do a lot, because it just bends back your hand. So that's what it is now." Whiteside has been fighting through the pain over his past three games, and while his shot blocking numbers have dipped to 1.3 during that span, he's still been taking care of business with 17.3 points and 12.7 boards a night. He's obviously a must-start guy every time he steps on the court. Today, 7:06 am
  • Khris Middleton gets 3 stitches to forehead
    Khris Middleton required three stitches to close a gash in his forehead following a freak collision with Marco Belinelli during Tuesday's win over Charlotte.

    Advice: Middleton was still able to log 35 minutes on Tuesday, and it doesn't sound like he's in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's game vs. Boston. Owners can expect official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. Today, 6:36 am
  • Seth Curry (shoulder) questionable Wednesday
    Seth Curry (left shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: The minor shoulder issue forced Curry to the sidelines on Monday night, which allowed Yogi Ferrell to return to the starting five and J.J. Barea was able to flirt with 30 minutes off the bench. It'll be more of the same if Curry is again out tonight, with both Barea and Ferrell qualifying as potential DFS targets. Stay tuned. Today, 6:24 am
  • Sean Kilpatrick returned to action on Tuesday March 28. Today, 12:34 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 22 points
    Jordan Clarkson (hand) scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was playing with a bruised fifth metacarpal, but it didn't seem to bother him as he finished with four rebounds, three assists and two triples in 39 minutes. "He’s been one of our more consistent players and we have a lot more and higher expectations of the player he’s going to become," coach Luke Walton said of Clarkson earlier this week. Nick Young isn't even in the rotation anymore, so Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell are both poised to finish the season strong. Yesterday, 10:54 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 28 w/ nine assists
    D'Angelo Russell posted a gem of a line on Tuesday vs. the Wizards with 28 points, nine assists, six rebounds, one block and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was well on pace for a triple-double, but the Lakers had a meltdown in the fourth quarter when they were outscored 37-13. Regardless, Russell shot 10-of-21 from the field and hit all four of his free throws, drawing the praise of head coach Luke Walton after the game -- Walton said he looked "brilliant" and praised him for his aggressiveness, passing and how he pushed the pace. Russell's value is locked and loaded the rest of the way, assuming Walton doesn't bench him again. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (back) returns to action
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Maybe the Wizards were taking it easy on him, as he only played 16 minutes with one rebound, one assist and one steal. It also doesn't help that Kelly Oubre is playing much better these days. He did score 17 points in his previous game before missing Saturday's contest vs. Cleveland, but standard-league owners should probably look elsewhere for consistent production. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • John Wall scores 34 w/ 14 assists in win
    John Wall lit up the Lakers for 34 points and 14 assists in Tuesday's 119-108 win.

    Advice: Trailing by 13 points entering the fourth, the Wizards outscored the Lakers 37-13 in the final quarter. Wall finished 14-of-25 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line with three rebounds, four steals and one triple in 37 minutes, improving the Wizards to 30-12 since the new year. The Wizards play three more times this week against the Clippers on Wednesday, the Jazz on Friday and the Warriors on Sunday. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Will Barton scores 13 points in loss
    Will Barton scored 13 points with one rebound, one assist and one block vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He shot 6-of-14 from the field and only played 20 minutes, so his value has fallen off a cliff since Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari returned to the lineup. Barton's owners outside of deeper leagues can move on since the Nuggets only play two more times this week. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Nikola Jokic flirts with a triple-double
    Nikola Jokic flirted with a triple-double on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, eight assists, eight rebounds, two blocks and one triple in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets didn't get the win and Jokic was outplayed by former teammate Jusuf Nurkic, but the good news for his fantasy owners is he should be locked in the rest of the way as the Nuggets try to steal the No. 8 seed back from Portland. The Nuggets have the best offensive rating in the NBA since Jokic moved back into the starting lineup on Dec. 15, so the future is bright for Denver regardless of where they finish the year. Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 23 points in loss to POR
    Jameer Nelson matched his season-high with 23 points in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: He logged 34 minutes and shot an impressive 8-of-11 from the field with four assists, three rebounds and four triples. The Nuggets trail the No. 8 seed (Portland) by a single game with eight games remaining on the schedule, so there's no reason to think that coach Michael Malone will reduce Nelson's workload in favor of Jamal Murray or Emmanuel Mudiay while the Nuggets are in the mix for a playoff spot. Denver only plays two more times this week, so Nelson might be on a lot of benches in weekly formats. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 15 off the bench
    Al-Farouq Aminu scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aminu's minutes are trending down with Noah Vonleh playing well, but he got a small bump with Moe Harkless in foul trouble tonight. He was only averaging 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in March prior to tonight, and keep in mind that the Blazers only have two more games this week. He's more of a streaming option in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • James Johnson scores 16 in win over Pistons
    James Johnson hit 5-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, six rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes of Tuesday's tough 97-96 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He's quietly been playing very well again, scoring in double figures in 10 straight games and averaging 16 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last five. And tonight's game was his first without a block and a steal in his last five games, as well. The fact the Heat are fighting for their playoff lives also works in his favor, so just keep rolling him out there. Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Josh Richardson struggles, still produces
    Josh Richardson hit just 3-of-11 shots for nine points, but also had a 3-pointer, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: We're done making excuses for Richardson, but it was nice to see him come through with a decent line on a poor shooting night. However, he hit just 3-of-10 shots on Sunday, making him 6-of-21 over his last two games. The minutes are there and the time is right for Richardson to finally have one of those epic fantasy lines. Maybe it will happen against the struggling Knicks on Wednesday night. Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Rodney McGruder plays well in big win
    Rodney McGruder hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 33 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's played pretty well in two of his last three games, but he's not a stat stuffer and is just as likely to cool off over the next few games as he is get hot. He belongs on waivers in most formats. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside hits game-winner over DET
    Hassan Whiteside hit 7-of-13 shots for 17 points, nine rebounds and no blocks, and had the game-winning tip in a big win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: It wasn't his best game, by far, but he came through in the clutch, keeping the Heat one game in front of the Bulls for the final playoff spot in the East. And because of that, you can expect the Heat regulars to keep playing heavy minutes until further notice. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Tyler Ulis double-doubles in loss
    Tyler Ulis double-doubled vs. the Hawks on Tuesday with 15 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, one steal and one triple in 40 minutes.

    Advice: This was his fourth double-double of the season and they have all come in March. He only shot 6-of-16 from the field and his field goal percentage has been an issue, as he was hitting just 40.0 percent in his previous 14 games. Still, it's hard to complain about a player you picked up off the wire who's averaging 11.6 points, 7.5 assists and 1.4 steals this month. Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Alan Williams gets into foul trouble
    Alan Williams couldn't stay out of foul trouble vs. the Hawks on Tuesday, finishing with four points, eight rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Williams and Marquese Chriss combined for 10 fouls in 34 minutes. He's no stranger to foul trouble, as he has picked up at least four fouls in 11 out of 15 games in March. That limits his upside and he's not a great free throw shooter by any means, but he's still worth owning for his points, rebounds and blocks -- he was averaging 11.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in his previous 14 games this month. Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Jon Leuer fizzles in surprise start
    Jon Leuer started over Tobias Harris on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and finished with just two points, four boards, a steal and a block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Harris came off the bench for 19 points, six boards, two steals and four 3-pointers, even though Stan Van Gundy said previously that Harris would start the rest of the way. Either way, Leuer has been pretty bad whether starting or coming off the bench lately, and belongs on waiver wires. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Marquese Chriss gets into foul trouble
    Marquese Chriss got into some early foul trouble on Tuesday vs. the Hawks and finished with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, one block, one triple and five fouls in 19 minutes.

    Advice: When you average 5.6 fouls per 36 minutes, you're going to be prone to duds like these. The rookie also shot just 2-of-11 from the field, but he will have three more chances to redeem himself this week and has been solid for the most part since the All-Star break. Stick with him. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 14 despite illness
    Khris Middleton played through a stomach illness on Tuesday and had 14 points and five rebounds on 4-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: It was a pretty empty line for Middleton tonight, but he's been pretty awesome since returning from his torn hamstring. He fought through his stomach problem tonight and should bounce back in his next one. Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (hand) will play Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (hand) will play on Tuesday vs. Wizards.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, but he was able to play through the injury. We'll let you know how he fares tonight, but his fantasy owners can go ahead and deploy him in lineups. Yesterday, 5:53 pm
  • Jon Leuer starting, Tobias Harris to bench
    Jon Leuer is starting in place of Tobias Harris on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Interesting. Coach Stan Van Gundy previously said that Harris would start for the rest of the season, but the Pistons have lost four straight games and SVG is going to shake things up. Leuer's numbers only get a modest bump in the first unit, so he's just a low-end pickup. The big man is averaging 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.4 triples in March. Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will play Tuesday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will play Tuesday night vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Kilpatrick had missed seven straight games. Coach Kenny Atkinson said that Kilpatrick will get some minutes "here and there," so we can expect him to see limited playing time on Tuesday. Kilpatrick will eat into the minutes of K.J. McDaniels and Randy Foye. Yesterday, 2:56 pm
  • Khris Middleton (illness) will play Tuesday
    Coach Jason Kidd said that Khris Middleton (stomach virus) will play Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Middleton missed shootaround this morning, but fortunately is feeling better. Fantasy owners can breathe a sign of relief and feel comfortable inserting him into their starting lineup. Middleton is averaging 16.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 treys over the Bucks last 15 games. Yesterday, 2:41 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (knee) to miss 4-6 weeks
    Rodney Stuckey (left patellar tendon strain) is expected to miss four to six weeks.

    Advice: Stuckey sustained the injury in Sunday night’s victory over Philadelphia. With less than three weeks left in the regular season, we have seen the last of Stuckey. He should be on waivers in all fantasy leagues. 2016-17 was a frustrating and injury-filled campaign Stuckey. He'll finish the season having appeared in just 39 games. Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles will see additional minutes with Stuckey on the shelf. Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • Khris Middleton (ill) questionable Tuesday
    Khris Middleton (stomach virus) missed shootaround this morning and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: The flu bug has claimed many a victim this season. Here's hoping that Middleton is not added to the list of players that have been forced to miss a game. If Middleton is unable to suit up, Mirza Teletovic would likely see the biggest bump in playing time. Tony Snell and Jason Terry may log a few extra minutes as well. Yesterday, 10:05 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. Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Marc Gasol (foot strain) ruled out Monday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) will not play on Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He was considered doubtful, but now we have official confirmation from coach David Fizdale that he will miss his second game in a row. JaMychal Green and Zach Randolph will each see a healthy dose of minutes in the first unit, while Brandan Wright gets a slight bump off the bench. Monday, 6:07 pm
  • Seth Curry (shoulder) ruled out for Monday
    Seth Curry will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder due to a "minor shoulder injury."

    Advice: Curry tweaked his left shoulder back on Mar. 21 and has been playing through the issue, but he'll get the night off this time around. With Curry out, Yogi Ferrell could move back into the starting lineup and we should see more of J.J. Barea and Devin Harris. Curry's status for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans is up in the air. Monday, 4:36 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (back) says he'll play Tues
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) said he'll play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: "I feel way better," Bogdanovic said following a brief practice at UCLA. "I'll be ready for tomorrow's game. I just woke up like that. I was stiff. Cramps in my back. Still sore but way better." Bogdanovic was a full participant during Monday's practice, so it's looking like the back issues will only end up costing him one game on the sidelines. With Bogdanovic back in action on Tuesday, Kelly Oubre won't play as much. Monday, 3:44 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. Monday, 3:13 pm
  • Marc Gasol (left foot strain) doubtful Monday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The Grizzlies have said very little about this injury, but it looks like Gasol will miss his second straight game. The Grizzlies will play three more times this week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, but Gasol's status going forward is unclear. Zach Randolph and JaMyhcal Green will benefit the most sans Gasol, while Brandon Wright will likely get a small bump as well. Monday, 3:03 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (knee) questionable Tuesday
    Rodney Stuckey (knee) is officially being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Stuckey left Sunday's game with a sore knee, but we should have a better idea on his status for Tuesday night once the results of his MRI are made public. If Stuckey can't give it a go on Tuesday, Monta Ellis and Aaron Brooks would have the opportunity for some extra minutes. Monday, 1:34 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) probable Tuesday
    Sean Kilpatrick (strained left hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: Kilpatrick has spent the past seven games on the sidelines with the hamstring issue, but it sounds like he'll be back in action on Tuesday night. With Kilpatrick expected to be active, there won't be quite as many minutes available for guys like Randy Foye, Archie Goodwin and K.J. McDaniels. Monday, 12:58 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic, Mahinmi practice in full
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) and Ian Mahinmi (hip) practiced in full on Monday.

    Advice: Bogdanovic sat out Saturday's game with a stiff back, and Mahinmi was limited to nine minutes after catching a knee to the hip via Richard Jefferson on Saturday night, but them going through a full practice is a good sign regarding their status for Tuesday night's matchup with the Lakers. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if Bogdanovic is able to return to the court, Kelly Oubre's minutes will take a hit. Monday, 12:52 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey's status is unclear
    Rodney Stuckey's (knee) status for Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves is up in the air.

    Advice: He left Sunday's game against the 76ers due to a sore left knee and wasn't able to return. "We haven’t taken X-rays yet," McMillan said on Sunday night. "He was walking a little better coming off the floor. I’m sure [the training staff] will give me an update tomorrow." Stuckey will undergo an MRI on Monday afternoon, and if he misses time, both Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles could see a bump in minutes. Monday, 8:56 am
  • Whiteside says playing w/ bandage is tough
    Hassan Whiteside said that playing with his heavily wrapped right hand is "tough."

    Advice: "It's tough rebounding. It's tough to do a lot," Whiteside said. "But I try to give everything I can possibly give to help the team." The big man is playing with 13 stitches in his right hand in addition to a tweaked right ankle, but with the Heat in a playoff race, he can't afford to take any time off. His fantasy owners don't mind, as he was still able to post a dominant line of 19 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, one steal and a blocked shot in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday. Monday, 6:32 am
  • Jordan Clarkson OK after hand injury Sunday
    X-rays were negative on Jordan Clarkson's bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, and he returned to finish with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists, going 4-of-16 from the field with one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Clarkson dropped a career-high 35 points on Friday and he seems to have avoided any serious injury tonight, although he was ice-cold after returning. "He has the ability to be so dynamic," Luke Walton said before the game. "He’s been one of our more consistent players." His long-term outlook is terrific, and barring a setback owners can also expect him to be ready for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Sunday, 9:42 pm
  • Nikola Jokic cooled off by Pelicans
    Nikola Jokic misfired on 10 of his 14 field goal attempts to finish with just eight points in Sunday's 115-90 loss against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Jokic salvaged the stat line with 13 rebounds, but he missed all three of his 3-pointers and he did not record a blocked shot or steal, either. It was his worst scoring performance in over a month, as he entered averaging 20.4 points through his first 10 games in March. He'll look to bounce back Tuesday in Portland. Jokic is averaging 12.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in three previous outings against the Blazers this season. Sunday, 7:51 pm
  • James Johnson scores 20 points off bench
    James Johnson finished with 20 points, six assists, five rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal in 29 minutes off the bench Sunday in Boston.

    Advice: Johnson has tied a season best with 10 or more points in nine consecutive games. He is averaging 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.7 steals per outing during the impressive nine-game run. Johnson worked hard to whip himself into better shape for the season and it is paying off with career numbers across the board. In his first eight NBA campaigns he averaged single-digit point totals, but he is averaging more than 12 points per contest this season. Sunday, 6:11 pm
  • Josh Richardson shaky from the floor
    Josh Richardson hit just 3-of-10 from the field to finish with nine points, five assists, two steals and two blocked shots in 37 minutes on Sunday at Boston.

    Advice: The Heat aren't likely to give up on Richardson after one poor outing. Head coach Erik Spoelstra recently said Richardson has started to turn the corner and likes the improvement he is making. Richardson remains a solid short-term fantasy option as long as Dion Waiters (ankle) is on the shelf. Sunday, 5:53 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside snags 15 boards in loss
    Hassan Whiteside finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over 30 minutes in Sunday's 112-108 loss against the Celtics.

    Advice: Just another night at the office for Whiteside, who now has double-doubles in each of his 13 games in the month of March, and 15 straight games dating back to Feb. 24. He is also working on a streak with at least one blocked shot in 29 consecutive games since he was last held off the board Jan. 19 against the Mavericks. Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey exits Sunday's game
    Rodney Stuckey (knee) left Sunday's game against the 76ers due to a sore knee and he was unable to return.

    Advice: With the Pacers up by a considerable margin, it's uncertain if Stuckey was unavailable due to the severity of his injury or if he was just rested since the game was well out of reach. If Stuckey misses any time it's good news for Aaron Brooks. Stuckey finished with just two points on 1-of-8 shooting before departing. Sunday, 5:18 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) out Sunday, Z-Bo starting
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Warriors, and Zach Randolph will start in his place.

    Advice: Brandan Wright should also see minutes, and Memphis even recalled Deyonta Davis from the D-League for emergency depth tonight. Gasol should be considered day-to-day, with his next chance to play coming in Sacramento on Monday. Sunday, 3:36 pm
  • Khris Middleton gets 14 points on 17 shots
    Khris Middleton needed 17 shots to score 14 points on Sunday, connecting on six attempts while adding six rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers without a turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Middleton had an atrocious night vs. Atlanta on Friday, going 1-of-13 from the field with three turnovers, and he's going through a prolonged slump at a brutal time for fantasy owners. He's too good to struggle much longer, though, and should benefit from a cupcake matchup with the Kings' defense on Wednesday. Sunday, 3:19 pm
  • Marquese Chriss scores 13 points
    Marquese Chriss scored 13 points with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: The Suns are really looking to expand Chriss' game and he is taking a ton of jumpers. With great addition of range, comes with great responsibility of shot selection. Chriss has gone 1-of-8 from deep in his last two, but he's getting enough dunks and close-range shots to offset that. Despite a down weekend after a massive 23-point Thursday, Chriss should be locked in to all fantasy lineups. Sunday, 12:53 pm
  • Tyler Ulis scores 16 with nine dimes
    Tyler Ulis scored 16 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: Not having Leandro Barbosa is a factor for Ulis, who just dominates in playing time when the Brazilian Blur isn't out there. While Ulis is really struggling as a shooter, he's turned in solid averages lately with 11.0 points, 3.4 boards, 8.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.8 turnovers over his last five. Teams seem to understand how to defend him better once he gets inside, so Ulis has some work to do. He's still someone worth owning in all leagues. Sunday, 12:35 pm
  • Alan Williams back to his double-double ways
    Alan Williams scored 11 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: Somewhat surprisingly, this is his first double-double since Mar. 13. His little slump looks to be over and he's doing a little more high screening than he was before his illness on Tuesday. Williams should continue to see around 24 minutes and continue to hang double-doubles. With four games next week, he should be in just about all lineups. Sunday, 12:24 pm
  • Mavs recall Manny Harris
    The Mavericks have recalled Manny Harris and Jarrod Uthoff from the D-League.

    Advice: Neither player is close to being in the rotation right now. Sunday, 10:10 am
  • Hassan Whiteside (ankle) expected to play
    Hassan Whiteside (sprained ankle) feels "a lot better" and is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The big man sat out of Saturday's practice as a precaution, but it sounds like he's ready for a full workload. He was also talking about the matchup with Boston, so his status doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. We'll confirm that he's starting, but go ahead and get him active. According to Heat reporter Ira Winderman, Whiteside will be a "full go." Daily Slant: Boston has gotten a rep as one of the worst rebounding teams – on the season they’re the 5th-worst in rebounding percentage (48.4%) – but they’re the 11th-best since the all-star break (50.3%) and 8th-best over the past five games (52.3%). They have the 6th-best defensive rating since the break (102.5) and have allowed 44.6 points in the paint per game (13th), where Whiteside scores 74.5% of his points. While the league’s leading rebounder should produce today, his upside may be limited. Sunday, 8:44 am
  • Seth Curry flops as PG vs. Raptors
    Seth Curry scored 11 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mavs want to get a look Curry as a point guard, but it just wasn't there against a vastly improved defense. We've seen coach Rick Carlisle turn trash to treasure on a lot of point guards, so this should be a positive for Curry after an adjustment period. Of course, fantasy owners in redraft leagues may not enjoy said adjustment period. He still has to be starting in almost all formats. Saturday, 9:20 pm
  • John Wall drops 37 points in win at Cleveland
    John Wall scored 37 points during a 127-115 win over the Cavs on Saturday, adding four rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was red hot and made his first seven shots from the field during this win. Wall and the Wizards just dominated in the paint with 58 points from that range, and they also had a 27-4 advantage in fast-break points during this win. The Wizards are within shouting distance for the top seed and are just 2.5 behind the Cavs while they're 2.0 behind Boston for No. 2. Wall's shot is back with two efficient games in a row, so his owners can expect monster stat lines with four games this week. Saturday, 8:02 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) questionable for Sunday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) is questionable for Sunday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The good news is that this isn't the same foot that needed surgery last season. For what it's worth foot strain is typically not as worrisome as a sprain, but of course every injury is different. Gasol has played a whopping 37.6 minutes per game over his last five games and the Grizzlies may slightly dial him back even if he's OK. If he can't go, we'll see a lot more Brandan Wright with some added Zach Randolph and JaMychal Green. Saturday, 6:12 pm
  • Wall good to go for Saturday
    John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Wall looks like he's good to go and didn't have a water jug as he arrived to the arena this time around. Get him in your lineup and feel free to have high expectations, especially with a thin second unit lacking Bojan Bogdanovic (back). Saturday, 4:17 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (lower back stiffness) out
    Bojan Bogdanovic (lower back stiffness) is out for Saturday night in Cleveland.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Bogie after he played 26 minutes on Friday night. Bogdanovic also doesn't have a history of back problems in his NBA career, so it's likely just a short-term thing. His absence affects a slew of players here. Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter should all have much higher floors for this evening. Kelly Oubre could pick up some extra run, too. Plus, John Wall and Bradley Beal should be very busy. Saturday, 3:35 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: This hamstring strain will cost him at least two weeks and the Nets haven't indicated much on his progress. Kilpatrick did have an interesting tweet about his time on the sidelines today. "Our road trips be memorable," Kilpatrick tweeted. "Learning, getting better, and analyzing the game of basketball." It sounds like he'll be studying a little while longer. K.J. McDaniels has seen some minutes while Randy Foye has slightly benefited. Saturday, 2:22 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (ankle) probable for Sunday
    Hassan Whiteside (sprained ankle) did not practice with the team on Saturday but is expected to play Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Whiteside, who is playing with 13 stitches in his right hand, rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Raptors. However, he did downplay the injury after the game and, fortunately, it appears he will not be forced to miss any time. We are still awaiting an official announcement from the team or coach Erik Spoelstra regarding Whiteside's availability for Sunday. Saturday, 10:59 am
  • Mavs assign Harris & Uthoff to D-League
    The Mavs assigned Manny Harris and Jarrod Uthoff to their D-League affiliate on Saturday.

    Advice: No fantasy impact here, as neither Harris nor Uthoff is part of Dallas' rotation. Saturday, 10:00 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. Saturday, 9:03 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. Saturday, 7:47 am
  • 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. Friday, 11:08 pm
  • 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. Friday, 10:26 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 30 points with 17 boards
    Nikola Jokic scored 30 points during a 125-117 win over the Pacers on Friday, adding 17 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had his usual magical no-look dimes with two over his head while looking the complete opposite way. He had his 20-10 at halftime and really there is nothing left to say about him anymore. Jokic is still just 22 years old and is already an elite offensive big man. He'll be a no-brainer first-round pick in fantasy next year. Friday, 10:09 pm
  • Will Barton scores 10 points
    Will Barton scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He'll be losing some run now that Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler are back. Barton was in a serious slump before the Gallo injury last week with only a two-point, 16-minute game in the game prior to the Gallo injury, so Barton's fantasy owners should be expecting a drop in production. If there's a hot free agent or you want to stream, Barton is a possible drop candidate. Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Middleton shoots 1-of-13, Bucks win anyways
    Khris Middleton shot 1-of-13 from the field and only scored six points, but the Bucks won their third straight game in a 100-97 win over the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: With the win, the Bucks are now tied with the Hawks for the No. 5 seed in the East. Middleton played 32 minutes and added three rebounds, three assists, three steals and three turnovers, but this will likely be an outlier in what has been an incredible month -- he was averaging 18.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.9 triples in his previous 13 games. Friday, 8:43 pm
  • John Wall scores 22 points vs. Nets
    John Wall (migraine) needed just 24 minutes to score 22 points during a 129-108 win over the Nets on Friday, adding four rebounds, nine assist and one steal.

    Advice: Thankfully, the Wizards had this game in hand early to limit Wall's playing time. Wall said he's dealt with migraines in the past and he took a nap until about 4:30. He had a gallon of water as he arrived to the arena and warmed up wearing a hoodie. The Wizards have a massive game in Cleveland on Saturday, so hopefully Wall will be back to 100 percent. Friday, 8:42 pm
  • Alan Williams plays better vs. Boston
    Alan Williams scored nine points with 14 boards and one steal in 24 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He had some major issues holding onto the ball lately, but he was better in that regard tonight. Perhaps his bad four-point game on Thursday was because he was still getting over his illness from earlier this week. He should still be owned in standard leagues, assuming you're OK with bad foul shooting. Friday, 7:39 pm
  • Marquese Chriss flops vs. Boston
    Marquese Chriss made 1-of-10 from the field for three points with six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: Not the best game after he had a lot of momentum coming into this one. Al Horford did a fine job on him on defense, but Chriss missed a lot of jumpers and couldn't get his easy dunks. He'll be getting another tough matchup against Marvin Williams, but Chriss should be owned in all leagues. Friday, 7:35 pm
  • John Wall (migraine) will play Friday night
    John Wall (migraine) will play Friday night against the Nets.

    Advice: He is not 100 percent and did not go through shootaround. As he arrived to the arena, he had a gallon of water, was wearing sunglasses and didn't exactly look healthy for this one. His fantasy owners in season-long leagues have to start him, but DFS owners may want to be careful on using him even in a plus matchup. Friday, 3:02 pm
  • Brooks expects Wall (migraine) to play Friday
    Coach Scott Brooks said he expects John Wall (migraine headache) to play Friday vs. the Nets, but Wall's status has not yet been confirmed.

    Advice: Wall was unable to participate in shootaround on Friday morning and is listed as questionable. This update from Brooks certainly qualifies as good news, but we are still awaiting confirmation. Check back soon, as we should have our final answer within an hour. Brandon Jennings will get the start if Wall is unable to play. Friday, 2:30 pm
  • John Wall (migraine) questionable for Friday
    John Wall (migraine headache) is considered questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Wall did not participate in the team's shootaround on Friday morning. He will be re-evaluated pregame on Friday night to determine his availability. This is shaping up as a game-time decision. It is worth noting that the Wiz are playing the lowly Nets. Many teams have used games against Brooklyn to rest their star players. Luckily, the game tips off at 7 pm, so we will have an official update before DFS lineups get locked in.Daily Slant: In the event that Wall does sit, both Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris will become much stronger DFS plays. Beal carries a strong 31.0% usage rate with Wall off the floor this year, while Morris leads the starters with a 7.8% usage bump. Bojan Bogdanovic actually leads the Wizards in usage without Wall on the floor, but it's in a smaller sample size. A match-up with the lowly Nets only makes Beal and Morris more intriguing. Friday, 10:40 am
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) ruled out Friday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This will be the sixth consecutive game Kilpatrick has missed. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. K.J. McDaniels has been the biggest beneficiary of late. McDaniels has played over 20 minutes in each of Brooklyn's last two games and posted season-highs in both points (16) and rebounds (8) Thursday night in a blowout victory over the Suns. Friday, 9:58 am
  • John Wall (headache) does not practice Friday
    John Wall (headache) did not practice Friday and will be checked on later in the day.

    Advice: It doesn't seem as if Wall is currently in any danger of missing Friday's game, but we will have to wait for confirmation from the team. It should also be noted that the Wizards play the Nets on Friday night. Many teams have rested star players this season when playing against Brooklyn, the NBA's worst team. Check back later for an update. Friday, 9:48 am
  • Whiteside (ankle) plans on playing Sunday
    Hassan Whiteside downplayed the ankle injury he suffered Thursday night and said he plans on playing Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Whiteside, who received 13 stitches in his hand on Tuesday, rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Raptors. "It’s not crazy like Dion’s," Whiteside said of the injury, referring to the badly sprained ankle of his teammate Dion Waiters. "More just annoying." Coach Erik Spoelstra was not quite as confident. "We'll know more, how severe or not severe," he said after the game. Stay tuned for updates out of Miami this weekend. Friday, 6:12 am
  • Alan Williams (illness) plays 16 mins vs Nets
    Alan Williams (illness) returned to action on Thursday, scoring four points and grabbing seven rebounds in 16 minutes.

    Advice: Williams was sidelined on Tuesday, but it turned out to be just a one-game absence. Thursday was the first time he had failed to score in double figures since the All-Star break. He had been averaging 13.3 points and 10.3 boards in his previous 12 contests. Williams will likely log his typical 20-plus minutes of action on Friday in Boston. Friday, 6:02 am
  • Alan Williams returned to action on Thursday March 23. Friday, 1:08 am
  • Seth Curry will get more minutes at PG
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs "need" to take an extended look at Seth Curry as a point guard going forward.

    Advice: Interesting. Curry played mostly the two during a win over the Clippers and he's played a lot of two since his breakout. Curry was not a very good point guard earlier in his career, and the change to the SG is part of the reason he's been so good. Regardless, Curry has a big role coming his way and he should continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Curry turned in a strong Thursday game, scoring 23 points with three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in a win over the Clippers. Thursday, 9:08 pm
  • Marc Gasol gets quiet double-double in defeat
    The Grizzlies suffered their second straight loss on Thursday, as Marc Gasol finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Gasol made one 3-pointer and blocked a shot, so it wasn't a total loss, but he shot just 6-of-15 from the field with six turnovers. Mike Conley was better with 22 points (7-of-18 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs), six assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and three turnovers, but the Grizzlies' twin pillars didn't have enough to earn a road win in San Antonio tonight. Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • The Marquese Chriss Show continues on Thurs
    Marquese Chriss posted another terrific stat line in Thursday's blowout defeat to the Nets, tallying 23 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and a block in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The high-flying Chriss is playing at a very high level right now. Over Phoenix's last five games, he is averaging 18.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals. Chriss is also shooting 53.3 percent from the floor and 40.9 percent from 3-point territory over that stretch. He is providing a wonderful boost for those fantasy owners that plucked him off the wire. Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Tyler Ulis double-doubles on Thursday night
    Tyler Ulis recorded another double-double in a game-high 45 minutes on Thursday night in Brooklyn, finishing with 10 points, 12 assists, five rebounds and four turnovers.

    Advice: Phoenix was obliterated on Thursday night (126-98). However, the Suns simply don't have any other healthy point guards on the roster, so Ulis was forced to play nearly the entire game. As a result, Ulis has been fantasy gold for those shrewd enough to pluck him off the wire. The poor field goal percentage is an issue (he was just 5-of-19 on Thursday), but his overall production has been fantastic. Over his last five contests, Ulis is averaging 13.6 points, 10.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in a whopping 41.8 minutes. Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside sprains ankle late vs. TOR
    Hassan Whiteside rolled his ankle at the end of Thursday's game.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra said he doesn't know how severe the ankle injury is, so we'll have to wait on the details. Whiteside had a right ankle injury before the All-Star Game and there's a chance that injury affected him for arguably the worst part of his season. As for this new injury, the schedule helped the Heat out this week because they won't play again until Sunday. Whiteside already was playing with 13 stitches in his hand, finishing with 16 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in this loss to the Raptors. Thursday, 7:39 pm
  • Josh Richardson scores 12 points vs. TOR
    Josh Richardson scored 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra is finally playing Richardson consistently with 34.7 minutes per game over his last three, averaging 12.0 points, 1.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.3 steals and 1.2 treys. We still don't know how long Dion Waiters (ankle) is going to be out, but we could get a hint if the Heat do sign someone to a 10-day deal. Regardless, Richardson makes sense as a pickup until Waiters has a target date to return. Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • Seth Curry in the starting lineup
    Seth Curry (shoulder) is in the starting lineup against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a minor shoulder injury against the Warriors, but there was no word of any lingering damage heading into this game. While he has been struggling, get him in your lineup. Thursday, 5:25 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside will start on Thursday night
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) will start on Thursday night against the Raptors.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently is good to go. Whiteside also went through morning shootaround and has intended to play all day. Fantasy owners can fire up Whiteside, but the Raptors did a good job against him in their last meeting with just 12 points. Thursday, 3:46 pm
  • Alan Williams (illness) expects to play
    Alan Williams (illness) is expecting to play on Thursday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Williams was on the active list on Tuesday vs. the Heat, but left the team right before tip-off because he was dealing with some food poisoning. If he looks good during pre-game warmups, expect him to be out there tonight. If not, Alex Len will have a heavy workload at center and Marquese Chriss will have to play some five as well. Through 10 games in March, Williams is averaging a double-double with 13.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. Thursday, 9:07 am
  • Hassan Whiteside goes through shootaround
    Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) was able to go through the morning shootaround.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra said that Whiteside still intends to play on Thursday vs. the Raptors, but did add that most of the stuff he did at the shootaround was left handed. With the Heat fighting for a playoff spot, the chances of Whiteside playing should be pretty good. Check back for an update after the pre-game warmups. Thursday, 8:50 am
  • John Wall recovers after ice-cold start Wed
    John Wall made 6-of-21 FGs and 9-of-12 FTs vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, finishing with 22 points, 10 assists, four steals, two rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Wall went into halftime scoreless on 0-of-8 FGs and 0-of-2 FTs, but he was on a mission in the third and fourth quarters, helping Washington come back for an impressive home win. Wall also threw down a decisive dunk on a breakaway late in the fourth quarter, which you can enjoy via the link below. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic gets five points Wednesday
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored five points in 15 minutes on Wednesday, going 2-of-6 from the field with one 3-pointer, two rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was riding a 10-game streak with double-digit points, but he took a backseat in the rotation tonight -- the Wizards deployed 10 players, and only Brandon Jennings logged fewer minutes than Bojan. This is a perfect example of his hollow fantasy value, as he doesn't help you when he's not scoring. Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey gets a DNP-CD
    Rodney Stuckey was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Nate McMillan changed his rotation and went with Aaron Brooks over Stuckey for today. He mentioned this before the game, so maybe it sticks in the short term. Although, not winning today probably isn't going to help. Leave Stuckey on the wire. Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick out again for Thursday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: This will be his fifth game out of the lineup. The Nets have taken a look at K.J. McDaniels lately, giving him 21 minutes on Tuesday with 11 points. Archie Goodwin has also got some run, but these two are tough to own in most leagues. Caris LeVert should also benefit. Wednesday, 2:00 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 18 points
    D'Angelo Russell started alongside Jordan Clarkson again on Tuesday vs. the Clippers, finishing with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: The game was a 24-point blowout, but at least D Russ filled it up with five assists, two rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers. He was coming off a career-high 40 points in his previous outing with seven triples, and his value should be safe as long as coach Luke Walton doesn't take him out of the starting lineup. Tuesday, 11:02 pm
  • Khris Middleton helps Bucks beat Blazers
    Khris Middleton racked up 26 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and three 3-pointers on 11-of-22 shooting in 33 minutes of Tuesday's big 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Wow. He was worth the wait if you stashed him long before he came back and there was some risk involved, as no one was really sure how he'd look or fit in with the new-look Bucks. He's been fantastic, averaging 18.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five games. With the Bucks fighting for their playoff life and seeding, Middleton should continue to roll the rest of the way. He's also played in all 12 of the Bucks' March games, scoring in double figures in all of them. Tuesday, 10:15 pm
  • Seth faces off with Steph, hurts shoulder
    Seth Curry started against brother Stephen Curry on Tuesday and hit 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Seth on facing off against Steph: "It was a lot of fun until the game started and they were beating up on us." On a serious note, Curry suffered some sort of left shoulder injury during the game and said it was sore afterwards. We're going to throw him on the injury report, so make sure he's good to go before the Mavs face the Clippers on Thursday. He dealt with shoulder issues earlier this season, so it's definitely something to keep an eye on. Tuesday, 8:44 pm
  • Marc Gasol held to 10 points
    Marc Gasol was held to 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting in a loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Memphis. Gasol salvaged his line with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block, but the bad news for his fantasy owners is that the Grizzlies only have two more games this week. The Grizzlies are fighting for playoff seeding, so Gasol hopefully won't be rested any time soon. Tuesday, 8:32 pm
  • Josh Richardson plays 36 minutes in start
    Josh Richardson hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and a block in a team-high 36 minutes and a start in Tuesday's 112-97 win over the Suns.

    Advice: Dion Waiters is basically out indefinitely with an ankle injury, so Richardson is starting for the Heat. He's scored in double figures in two straight games now, but is averaging just 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five games. If Waiters is going to miss time, we might finally be on the verge of seeing Richardson get hot. He's been a headache to own for most of the season, but if you have some dead weight to drop, now might be the time to give him a serious look. He's played 30-plus minutes in four of his last five games. Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Tyler Ulis scores nine in loss to Heat
    Tyler Ulis hit just 4-of-11 shots for nine points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal in 42 minutes of Tuesday's 112-97 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He also had five turnovers in a forgettable night, but the minutes were there (he's played at least 39 in four straight), he's double-doubled in two of his last four games, and is averaging 13. 6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.4 steals over his last five. His shooting is a problem, as he's at just 39 percent over that stretch, but as long as the minutes are there, he's a must-own, must-start player. Tuesday, 8:01 pm
  • Marquese Chriss drops 24 & 7 on Heat
    Marquese Chriss hit 7-of-9 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 8-of-10 free throws on his way to 24 points, seven rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes of Tuesday's 112-97 loss to the Suns.

    Advice: We've been touting Chriss as as pickup for some time now and he's hit double digits in scoring in four straight, averaging 17.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers over that stretch. He's averaging 31 minutes a game right now and if you were lucky enough to snag him before he blew up, congratulations! Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Jon Leuer goes 0-for-7 in loss
    Jon Leuer missed all seven shots from the bench in 22 minutes and finished Tuesday's loss with two points, five rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Advice: The Pistons are fighting for a playoff spot, so losing to the Nets was not how they envisioned their Tuesday night going. Leuer had scored in double figures in his previous two games, but is averaging just 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last five, meaning you can do better off your waiver wire. Tuesday, 7:21 pm
  • Alan Williams (illness) will not play Tuesday
    Alan Williams (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Wow. He's not even with the team, but the Suns didn't even bother to mention this -- this report came as the first quarter was wrapping up. With Williams out, Alex Len gets a nice boost and Marquese Chriss will have to play more center. Tuesday, 5:21 pm
  • Josh Richardson will start again on Tuesday
    Erik Spoelstra said that he'll stick with Josh Richardson in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Dion Waiters (ankle) is looking at a lengthy absence, so Richardson should be the starting two-guard in Miami moving forward. Richardson produced 10 points, one triple, one board, two dimes, one steal and one block through 33 minutes as a starter on Sunday night, so he could be worth a look for deep league GMs seeking to bolster the 3-point category. Waiters is a cut candidate in leagues without an IR-spot. Daily Slant: With Waiters and Winslow off the floor this season, Goran Dragic and James Johnson see the biggest bumps in usage rate (1.9%). Dragic is an elite across the board play against the Suns, who rank 3rd in pace and 26th in defensive efficiency on the season. Hassan Whiteside, James Johnson and Josh Richardson are all nice upside targets, although Richardson's per minute ceiling is capped a bit with Dragic, Whiteside and the Johnson's likely to carry the load offensively. Tuesday, 2:58 pm
  • Coach Walton wants Russell to remain engaged
    Coach Luke Walton wants D'Angelo Russell to remain engaged, even when his shots are not falling.

    Advice: The Lakers are hoping Russell can build off the momentum of his career-high 40 point explosion on Sunday. However, coach Walton wants his young playmaker to stay focused, even if he's struggling offensively. "It’s when he’s engaged and doing other things, it allows him to make those type of shots because you’re in rhythm," Walton said. "He seems to be disengaged when the ball is not going in for him." Russell will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers. Tuesday, 9:19 am
  • Will Barton efficient in Monday's loss
    Will Barton finished with 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds with a steal and a blocked shot in 30 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss at Houston.

    Advice: After a handful of uneven performances Barton is back on track. He is averaging 22.8 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds over his past four outings. Barton stepped up his game with Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) sidelined, but his fantasy value will take a hit once those two are healthy enough to return. Monday, 9:23 pm
  • Nikola Jokic flirts with triple-double
    Nikola Jokic finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists over 40 minutes in Monday's 125-124 loss in Houston.

    Advice: Jokic rebounded after a subpar effort in the front end of the home-and-home, as he managed to stay out of foul trouble in the rematch. He has 10 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in eight of his past 10 outings, including three triple-doubles. Jokic has emerged as a top-10 fantasy option and he should continue to put up huge numbers as the Nuggets fight for a spot in the postseason. Monday, 9:07 pm
  • John Wall scores 16 points in loss
    John Wall scored 16 points with eight assists in Monday's loss to Boston.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, adding four rebounds, three steals and five turnovers in 34 minutes. Wall received treatment under his left knee and on the side of his thigh after the game, but he didn't sound concerned and said that he would be "alright." We'll look for an update after Tuesday's practice, but for now his owners should expect him to play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. Monday, 8:22 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will start Tuesday vs. LAC
    D'Angelo Russell will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Luke Walton said that he'll be going with the same starting five that he deployed on Sunday night, so it'll be Jordan Clarkson, Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac getting the call on Tuesday. Walton also added that he intends on having a different starting lineup before the season ends, so it'll be interesting to see how long Russell can keep his spot as a starter. Randle could also be a candidate to eventually head to the bench if Walton wants to see how Larry Nance fits with the starters. Monday, 2:37 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick, Harris out Tuesday vs. DET
    Sean Kilpatrick (left hamstring) and Joe Harris (shoulder) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: With both these guys set to spend Tuesday night on the sidelines, and Jeremy Lin (ankle) looking unlikely, Brook Lopez will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Caris LeVert and K.J. McDaniels. LeVert could be someone to consider using as a streamer on Tuesday. Monday, 1:36 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell to play off the ball more
    The Lakers want to evaluate how D'Angelo Russell plays off the ball for the remainder of the season.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said Russell will continue to start next to Jordan Clarkson, and if Sunday was any indication, he should finish the season strong -- he scored a career-high 40 points with six assists, two rebounds, two steals and seven 3-pointers vs. the Cavs. Looking at the big picture, it's possible the Lakers want to see Russell off the ball because the top prospects in this year's draft are point guards and the Lakers have a great chance of keeping their top-3 protected pick. Walton added that Russell is a great cutter and his highest 3-point percentage is off a screen, and it sounds like Russell is on board with the idea. "I’m a basketball player, not a point guard or a shooting guard," he said. Mar 20, 7:22 am
  • D'Angelo Russell scores career-high 40 points
    D'Angelo Russell scored a career-high 40 points as a starter on Sunday, going 14-of-22 from the field (7-of-12 from downtown), with six assists, two rebounds and two steals in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Russell played the entire first quarter and scored 18 points in that frame alone, looking revived as a member of the starting unit. He got the nod in place of Nick Young (illness) tonight, and after his career night coach Luke Walton said he'll continue pairing D-Russ with Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt. Russell has been alternately frustrating and exhilarating to own this season, but we should get more of the latter over L.A.'s final 12 games. Mar 19, 9:21 pm
  • James Johnson discovers true 9-cat gem Sunday
    James Johnson turned in a 9-cat gem on Sunday with 24 points on 9-of-13 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks, two 3-pointers and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Johnson did his damage in 31 minutes, to the delight of anyone benefiting from his unique production with Miami's second unit. The veteran lost weight and re-shaped his body for this season, and the hard work has clearly paid off -- at age 30, he's averaging career-high numbers in most categories. Mar 19, 6:49 pm
  • Josh Richardson logs 33 minutes as starter
    Josh Richardson started in place of Dion Waiters (ankle) on Sunday, posting 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, one 3-pointer, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters was concerned about his injury and said his goal is to return before the end of the season, so J-Rich could be looking at more starts if coach Erik Spoelstra sticks with this lineup -- he wouldn't commit to it after the game, though. Grab him if you have a guy you've been itching to cut. Mar 19, 6:48 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu held to single digits...again
    Al-Farouq Aminu was held to single-digit points for the fifth straight game on Sunday, making his only shot attempt to score three points with five rebounds in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Aminu was playing well to begin the month, but he's fallen off a cliff in the past 10 days. Noah Vonleh is playing very well, Evan Turner is healthy, and the Blazers' simply have too many interchangeable parts to expect Aminu to emerge as a reliable asset down the stretch. Mar 19, 6:44 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell starting for Nick Young
    D'Angelo Russell will start Sunday's game in place of Nick Young (illness).

    Advice: Russell scored 14 points in 21 minutes off the bench in L.A.'s last game, before getting ejected in the third quarter, and his role should expand with the starting unit. If you were on the fence about him tonight, Young's absence should make it easier to deploy him. Mar 19, 6:02 pm
  • Tyler Ulis double-doubles w/ 17 pts, 11 dimes
    Tyler Ulis double-doubled vs. Detroit on Sunday, handing out 11 assists while scoring 17 points on 7-of-24 shooting.

    Advice: The FG percentage is horrible, but Ulis also pitched in three rebounds, three steals and just two turnovers. He helped get Reggie Jackson in foul trouble, too, but his efforts weren't enough to get the short-handed Suns a win in Detroit. As we've been saying, Ulis is a must-own player now that he's been handed the keys to the offense. Mar 19, 4:19 pm
  • Josh Richardson will start for Dion Waiters
    Josh Richardson will start for Dion Waiters (ankle) against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: With Waiters out indefinitely and possibly for the rest of the season, Richardson now has a big chance to turn his season around. He was expected to break out this year, but Waiters was a gigantic road block for him. Richardson can do a little bit of everything on the stat sheet, so he makes sense as a player to add in standard leagues. Mar 19, 2:22 pm
  • Seth Curry scores eight points
    Seth Curry scored eight points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He's finally in a slump. On top of that, the usage is really tailing off, too. In his last five games, Curry averaged just 8.4 points, 1.6 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on just 35.9 percent from the field. His minutes are still there at with at least 31 in the four games without garbage time, so his role is still solidified. He was too good for too long to not trust, so keep him active. He gets his brother on Tuesday for his next time out. Mar 19, 12:32 pm
  • Manny Harris signs second 10-day deal
    Manny Harris has signed a second 10-day contract with the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wesley Matthews is a little banged up, so Harris could be relevant later in the season if the Mavs fall out of the playoff hunt. Ignore him for now. Mar 19, 8:39 am
  • Tyler Ulis says he's still adjusting to role
    Tyler Ulis said he's still adjusting to his new role as the starting point guard.

    Advice: "I think I'm playing pretty well," Ulis said. "I just need to adjust to my new role. [Coach Earl Watson] wants me to be a lot more aggressive coming out. I'm used to coming in as the backup, facilitating and getting guys involved early. I'm just trying to adjust to it." Watson wants Ulis to find a balance between being aggressive and facilitating for his teammates, but added that rookie is getting "better and better." He's averaging 16.0 points, 10.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.5 triples through his first two starts, and he's going to have a long leash going forward with Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight shut down for the season. After Sunday's game vs. Detroit, the Suns play four times next week. Mar 19, 6:42 am
  • Khris Middleton scores 11 points
    Khris Middleton scored 11 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The minutes were solid and he likely would've been in the mid-30s had the Bucks been in this game. Middleton is heavily involved in the offense and is playing on the ball a lot more than expected after he said he was focusing more on shooting late in his rehab. We're not expecting him to rest until the Bucks have something clinched, so keep rolling Middleton out there. Mar 18, 10:33 pm
  • Nikola Jokic gets into foul trouble
    Nikola Jokic scored 16 points with five rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes during a 109-105 loss to the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Yuck. He picked up two fouls in the first quarter and never really could get it going after that. Jokic is obviously fine and two of these fouls were on the offensive end, so it's not like it was on bad shooting fouls -- that tends to be his undoing in bad games. Expect Jokic to be a top-10 player the rest of the way. Mar 18, 10:08 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 15 with 11 assists
    Jameer Nelson scored 15 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: It looked like Nelson's playing time was going to drop, but that's two really strong games with a 16-point, five-dime game on Thursday. Nelson still wasn't doing much before this weekend and Jamal Murray won't be going away, so the limited upside makes him more of a player to stream. Nelson does have four games this week, so maybe he is worth a look for you. Plus, he also slightly benefits from Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) not playing. Mar 18, 10:00 pm
  • Will Barton flops after big game
    Will Barton made 2-of-13 from the field for 10 points with one rebound, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Live by the Thrill, die by the Thrill. He was coming off a career-high 35 points and just couldn't hit open shots with a 1-of-9 shooting line from deep. Barton will be playing big minutes while Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) are out, so he should be worth owning in standard leagues until we get a timeline on those two. Mar 18, 9:49 pm
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