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  • C.J. McCollum scores 32 points on 100.0 eFG%
    C.J. McCollum made scoring 32 points look easy during a 112-100 win over the Wolves on Saturday, making 11-of-13 from the field and all six free throws with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Not bad on efficiency with a 102.3 true shooting percentage. Damian Lillard said McCollum is the best midrange player in the league, but McCollum said on the Blazers broadcast that he's the best "in the world." He may be right with C.J. way above league average in non-restricted paint scoring, midrange and on 3-pointers. For a guy who gets 48.3 percent of his shots on pull-ups, McCollum is vastly underrated as an elite scorer in the NBA. His fantasy owners certainly don't underrate him thanks to his top-20 value in standard leagues this season. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 21 in win
    Damian Lillard made 8-of-13 from the field for 21 points with six points, eight rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: The garbage time could've been the main reason why his three-game streak of scoring at least 30 has been snapped. On the other hand, Lillard does have a great efficiency streak still alive with at least a 54.0 true shooting percentage (TS%) in nine straight, totaling a pristine 68.3 TS% and a 35.2 usage rate in that span. He's arguably the hottest scorer in the league and is a big reason why the Blazers won't go away in the race for eighth. Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 16 points vs. POR
    Ricky Rubio scored 16 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: This loss puts the Wolves down six games from the No. 8 spot with only 10 games to go, so they're basically dead in the water. We'll see how coach Tom Thibodeau plays this one with Rubio, but it's obvious more minutes are going to Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn. To be clear, the low minutes today had to do with garbage time. With only three games this week, Rubio's fantasy owners may have to weigh their options. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Tyus Jones scores one point
    Tyus Jones scored one point with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Wolves are making a change to their rotation with Kris Dunn as more of a wing and Jones locking down the backup PG minutes. Jones has also played 18 minutes next to Ricky Rubio in the last two, so he's filling in there. Jones isn't really a pickup unless you're desperate now or want to stash him for the five-game week starting on Apr. 3. Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Kris Dunn scores career-high 17 points
    Kris Dunn scored a career-high 17 points against the Blazers on Saturday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: It's looking like Kris Dunn shooting guard time. In the last two games, Dunn has played a combined 31 minutes next to Ricky Rubio and 37 minutes next to Tyus Jones -- the Dunn-Rubio lineups have been torched. Now that the Wolves are basically out of it, Dunn looks like he'll be contributing on a nightly basis. If you need a point guard, he's worth a look. He could be a sneaky player to have in the last full week of the season with five games, but only has three next week. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Delon Wright scores eight points
    Delon Wright scored eight points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: That will work as the Raptors went smaller to help offset not having DeMarre Carroll (back) out there today. Wright does appear to be trending up, but he's still only worth a look in very deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell scores 10 points in 18 minutes
    Yogi Ferrell scored 10 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not check for the first 15 minutes of this game. Ferrell gave the Mavs a nice spark after a strong start, so it's fair to say Ferrell's minutes were likely going to be in the low double digits had he not played well early. He's a drop candidate in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Avery Bradley (illness) was in hospital Sat.
    Avery Bradley (illness) wasn't released from the hospital Saturday morning.

    Advice: That obviously doesn't bode well for his chances to play on Sunday. The Celtics are only 0.5 games behind the Cavs, so Bradley probably would want to be out there. If he can't, Jaylen Brown figures to get another start and maybe Marcus Smart can do better than the 1-of-13 he had on Friday. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 24 points
    Derrick Rose (foot) scored 24 points with five rebounds, five assists and one turnover against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: Considering he had Kawhi Leonard on him quite a bit during this game, this is a positive for Rose. His sore foot that kept him out for the last game looked like a non-issue, as well. There's always risk of Rose resting and he usually doesn't play when he's banged up, so he'll be a tough player to rely on the rest of the way, especially because the Knicks will likely be eliminated from the postseason on Monday. Start him at your own risk with four games next week. Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Ron Baker moves back to bench
    Ron Baker scored two points with three rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Knicks gave Derrick Rose a full workload, so Baker only picked up the backup minutes. Even if Rose did miss time, Baker would likely only split minutes with Chasson Randle. There isn't enough upside to stash him. Yesterday, 8:07 pm
  • Chasson Randle gets just three minutes
    Chasson Randle did not score in three minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: Derrick Rose played huge minutes, so Randle took a backseat. If Rose does need to miss games, we'll see Randle again. Leave him on the wire for now. Yesterday, 8:04 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. Yesterday, 8:02 pm
  • Kyrie Irving gets torched by Wall
    Kyrie Irving made 8-of-23 from the field for 23 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a game Irving may want to forget. He couldn't knock down jumpers while John Wall just did whatever he wanted on shot selection. The Cavs are now just 0.5 games ahead of the Celtics for the No. 1 seed, which could make it less likely Irving gets additional rest. Yesterday, 7:21 pm
  • Rose, Lee, Kuz, Porzingis & Willy starting
    Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: It sounds like Rose should be fine, but we'll see how long the he lasts in what is shaping up to be a blowout. Yesterday, 5:26 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 14 points vs. Jazz
    Chris Paul made 5-of-18 from the field for 14 points during a 108-95 win over the Jazz on Saturday, adding three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He is in a rough shooting slump right now, making just 7-of-31 from deep in his last five. He has been solid as a midrange guy with 11-of-21 (52.4 percent) in that span, so it's really just about the long-range stuff. CP3 has struggled in particular on pull-up treys, so that's the missing piece right now. Despite his subpar play, Paul should still be an elite option. Yesterday, 4:27 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). Yesterday, 4:17 pm
  • Derrick Rose is available to play vs. Spurs
    Derrick Rose (foot) is available to play against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: The "available to play" tag can be a little worrisome, especially when it's on a tanking team and for Derrick Rose. Rose has also said he doesn't care too much about free agency because he saved his money, so that's a whole different story. There are a lot of red flags on Rose, so most owners may just want to steer clear. Ron Baker and Chasson Randle will lose playing time, assuming Rose is a full go. Yesterday, 4:06 pm
  • George Hill scores just nine points
    George Hill scored nine points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He did suffer what looked like a groin injury, but he stayed in the game after a timeout. He also was shut down by Chris Paul in this game, so there's no need to worry. Hill's minutes were climbing with 36.7 minutes per game over his previous three, but it's worth a mention he hasn't played in a back-to-back set since before this recent spike. The Jazz have games every other day from now until Apr. 4, so Hill should be all set for this four-game week coming up. Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Avery Bradley (illness) questionable Sunday
    Avery Bradley (gastroenteritis) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Sunday's matchup against Miami.

    Advice: Bradley had to stay overnight in the hospital on Friday to make sure he remained hydrated, so it was expected he would be labeled as questionable in the game notes for Sunday's contest. Still, this doesn't give us much insight into the actual chances of him suiting up vs. the Heat. We may have to wait until the Celtics shootaround on Sunday morning to get a reliable update on Bradley's status. Yesterday, 10:47 am
  • Derrick Rose to test foot at shootaround
    Derrick Rose said he will test his sore right foot at shootaround to see if he will be able to play Saturday night vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Rose, who injured his foot Wednesday night and did not play Thursday vs. the Blazers, is listed as questionable in the game notes. This may come down to a game-time decision. Ron Baker and Chasson Randle would split minutes at point guard if Rose is unable to play. Yesterday, 8:53 am
  • Ty Lawson returned to action on Friday March 24. Yesterday, 8:00 am
  • Ty Lawson happy court date is behind him
    Ty Lawson says he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders after getting through a court appearance on Thursday.

    Advice: Lawson denied he violated his probation stemming from a drunken driving case in 2015 and had his next hearing pushed back to May 4. This means he will not be disciplined by the NBA this season. Lawson started at PG on Friday vs. the Warriors and finished with 20 points, two assists and two 3-pointers. "He looked much more relieved," said coach Dave Joerger. "He was the Ty that we know that he is still." Yesterday, 7:43 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 27 with 12 dimes in win
    Stephen Curry handed out a season-high 12 assists during a 114-100 win over the Kings on Friday, adding 27 points, seven rebounds, six steals and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors assists were all over the place early with 20 in the first half, which was the second straight time they did so in the first half. As for Curry, he also made his 277th triple this season for the third most in NBA history -- he has the first and second most. Not that anyone should've been worried about Curry's shooting slump, but now he's made 52.5 percent from deep with 5.3 treys per game over his last four outings. Expect a big finish until the Warriors lock up their top seed. Yesterday, 12:24 am
  • Ty Lawson scores 20 points
    Ty Lawson scored 20 points with two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He did his damage early with 18 points in the first half, but the Kings went away from him in the second half. Considering Lawson will likely be rested for several games, he can stay on the wire in fantasy. Friday, 11:46 pm
  • James Harden scores 38 points with 17 dimes
    James Harden scored 38 points during a 117-107 win over the Pelicans on Friday with 17 assists, seven rebounds, one block, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's his NBA-high eighth 30-plus scoring game this month. Harden also scored or assisted on 77 points tonight, and he's currently on pace to set the record for that department this season with 57.7 points per game -- Nate Archibald has the record with 56.8 in 1972-73. He has scored at least 38 points in four straight and will get a big MVP-caliber matchup with Russell Westbrook Sunday afternoon. There will be triple-doubles. Friday, 11:38 pm
  • Pat Beverley scores 17 points
    Patrick Beverley scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: That's two great games in a row with a 14-point game coming on Wednesday. While Beverley isn't known for his offense, he does get a 3.3 usage rate increase when Ryan Anderson (ankle) is on the bench. He should have a solid week and is a must-start player in standard leagues. Friday, 11:30 pm
  • Lou Williams scores five in 20 minutes
    Lou Williams scored five points with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He has been ice cold lately, but the Rockets may need him more with Ryan Anderson (ankle) going down tonight. Expect Williams to heat up as a scoring and treys specialist. Friday, 11:22 pm
  • Kris Dunn scores 11 points in loss
    Kris Dunn scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: There's a lot to be excited about with this line, but the biggest takeaway is that he logged 25 minutes next to Ricky Rubio. He finished 5-of-12 from the field and his path to minutes will be wider if the Wolves keep using more two-PG lineups, so he's someone to keep an eye on in the final few weeks of the season. Let's see if he can keep it going on Saturday vs. the Blazers. Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Tim Frazier doesn't score in start
    Tim Frazier did not score with three rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: Starting isn't everything, especially when a guard is playing next to three players who demand the ball as much as DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Leave Frazier on the wire. Friday, 11:05 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 19 points w/ 15 assists
    Ricky Rubio scored 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting with 15 assists, three rebounds, three steals, one block and one triple in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: This was the fifth straight loss for the Wolves and they now trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 6.5 games. However, Rubio's owners may not have to worry about DNPs or a potential shut-down just yet -- the Wolves used more two-PG lineups tonight and Rubio logged 25 minutes next to Kris Dunn. Even though Dunn's workload should rise, he will likely take minutes away from Brandon Rush and not Rubio if tonight was any indication. Friday, 10:59 pm
  • 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. Friday, 10:27 pm
  • 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. Friday, 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 Greek Freak slowed down a bit in March, but he's rolling again and should finish the season as a top-3 fantasy asset. Friday, 9:03 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
  • Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos starting Friday
    Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos are starting vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are starting Lawson, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein. Lawson was rested last game, but he's looking at a heavy workload tonight with Darren Collison resting this time around. He's still a low-end option going forward. Friday, 7:14 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. Friday, 6:53 pm
  • Bradley (illness) to spend night in hospital
    Avery Bradley (stomach illness) is being kept overnight at a local hospital as a precaution, to keep him hydrated.

    Advice: The Celtics next game is Sunday vs. Miami. At this point, Bradley can be considered questionable for that contest. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown will soak up extra minutes with Bradley sidelined. Friday, 3:58 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
  • Avery Bradley out vs. PHX; Brown starting
    Avery Bradley (illness) will not play against the Suns on Friday and Jaylen Brown will get the starting

    Advice: At least it's not Bradley's Achilles injury from earlier in 2017. Bradley should be considered questionable for Sunday against the Heat. For tonight, Marcus Smart should pick up minutes in the low 30s while Brown should get 20-24 minutes in a plus matchup and Terry Rozier could get added run in a blowout. Isaiah Thomas' revenge game also got a little sweeter. Friday, 2:40 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
  • Carlisle calls Yogi a utility player
    Coach Rick Carlisle said Yogi Ferrell can be great as a "utility player."

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

    Advice: The Associated Press reported that Lawson "wanted his vehicle equipped with an interlock device that would test him for alcohol consumption so he could prove he's not drinking." The judge agreed and will hold another hearing in May to determine if Lawson should face more severe punishment. Thus, it appears he won't face any discipline from the NBA this season. Lawson may have to deal with a suspension at the start of the 2017-18 season, depending on what happens in his next court hearing. Friday, 7:13 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 9:19 pm
  • Seth Curry will get more minutes at PG
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs "need" to take an extended look at Seth Curry as a point guard going forward.

    Advice: Interesting. Curry played mostly the two during a win over the Clippers and he's played a lot of two since his breakout. Curry was not a very good point guard earlier in his career, and the change to the SG is part of the reason he's been so good. Regardless, Curry has a big role coming his way and he should continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Curry turned in a strong Thursday game, scoring 23 points with three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in a win over the Clippers. Thursday, 9:08 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell scores just five points
    Yogi Ferrell scored five points off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: It's not looking great for Yogi right now. Coach Rick Carlisle said he wants to get a longer look at Seth Curry at the one, and obviously the Mavs can't use Ferrell at the two for more than a handful of minutes. It was a fun ride, but Ferrell is a drop candidate in most leagues. Thursday, 8:50 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 15 points in loss
    Chris Paul scored 15 points with six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one 3-pointer during a 97-95 loss to the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He did suffer what looked like a minor left arm injury, but Paul stayed in the game. After the game coach Doc Rivers said he liked the Clippers pushing the ball more, so maybe that'll help out CP3 with some better output in a more fantasy-friendly setting. He's a stud regardless of pace, of course. Thursday, 8:43 pm
  • Delon Wright scores 13 points in win at Miami
    Delon Wright scored 13 points in a 101-84 win at Miami on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The younger Raptors came to the rescue to earn this comeback victory with Wright posting a +26 in +/- today. We've seen Wright play important minutes before and did so against John Wall back on Mar. 3, but he still wasn't able to get consistent run even after his coach talked him up. This is probably only going to be a timeshare for Wright and Cory Joseph, so most fantasy owners may want to steer clear. Thursday, 8:06 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. Thursday, 6:40 pm
  • Yogi to the bench
    Yogi Ferrell will come off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did receive his Western Conference Rookie of the Month for February, but Ferrell won't get to start against Chris Paul. He hasn't played well for a few weeks now, so he was shaping up to be a drop even before this news. Thursday, 5:38 pm
  • Derrick Rose out for Thursday
    Derrick Rose (sore right foot) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury late on Wednesday night and was limping after the game. Rose missing a game due to injury is nothing new and he could miss more time as he approaches free agency this summer. The Knicks should get a look at Chasson Randle and Ron Baker tonight, but both are not really great fantasy adds unless Rose is ruled out for multiple games. Thursday, 5:31 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
  • 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
  • X-rays negative on Derrick Rose's left foot
    X-rays were negative on Derrick Rose's left foot, but he exited the arena after Wednesday's game with a brace and a noticeable limp.

    Advice: Rose did return after the injury, finishing with 17 points and six assists in 32 minutes, but we're considering him questionable to face the Blazers on Thursday. Rose said that his foot was injured, not his ankle, and his oft-injured knees don't seem to have been affected. If he is forced to miss any time, Ron Baker and Chasson Randle would absorb the PG duties. Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Derrick Rose returns to action
    Derrick Rose (right ankle) returned in the fourth quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had a sore right ankle and did go to the locker room. Rose appears to be fine, but the Knicks may take it easier on him. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) questionable to return
    Derrick Rose has a sore right ankle and is questionable to return to Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: It looked like he tweaked his ankle on a drive to the basket. Rose stayed in the game and shot the free throws, but he checked out and went to the locker room. While it didn't look bad, the Knicks will probably play it safe with their point guard. If he's out, it'll be Ron Baker and Chasson Randle getting the PG minutes. Wednesday, 9:30 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
  • 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
  • Avery Bradley scores 18 points vs. Indiana
    Avery Bradley played 39 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Celtics obviously are not limiting his minutes anymore and the team is leaning on him more offensively. After the game, someone told Bradley he played 39 minutes and Bradley responded that he wasn't even tired. Bradley played 34 minutes in each of his previous three games, so he'll be in the upper 30s going forward. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Ty Lawson, Kosta Koufos resting Wednesday
    Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos will both be rested for Wednesday's game vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Darren Collison and Langston Galloway should pick up extra minutes with Lawson out of the picture, while Koufos' absence opens things up for Georgios Papagiannis, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. Wednesday, 4:44 pm
  • Chris Paul drops 27 points in blowout win
    Chris Paul scored 27 points in a 133-109 blowout win over the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: CP3 didn't touch the floor in the fourth quarter for the second straight game due to blowouts. That might not be a bad thing for his fantasy owners, as the Clippers play three more times this week including a back-to-back set -- his low minutes early this week decreases the chances that he will be rested for a game. He finished 9-of-15 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four triples, so his owners should be in great shape. Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 in big win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 8-of-21 shots for 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes of Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Giannis tweaked an ankle on Saturday, but was never really in jeopardy of missing this game. This was a huge win for the Bucks, who now sit just 1/2 game in front of the No. 8 seeded Heat. This is good news for his owners, as the Bucks are going to need everything he has to offer in order to ensure the Bucks make the playoffs. 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
  • Tim Frazier scores two points
    Tim Frazier started his second game in a row on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies, but flopped with two points in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He missed all three of his shots from the field and added five assists, two rebounds, three steals and one turnover. He's playing beside three usage rate monsters in Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday, so Frazier is a low-end option if you're targeting assists -- he had three points, two boards and eight dimes in his previous start. The Pelicans only play two more times this week. Tuesday, 8:55 pm
  • Steph Curry plays well in easy win
    Stephen Curry faced off against brother Seth Curry on Tuesday and hit 7-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, five boards, nine assists and two steals in a 112-87 win over the Mavs.

    Advice: Klay Thompson stayed red-hot, hitting 9-of-15 shots and five 3-pointers for 23 points and three steals, and the Warriors have now won five straight games without Kevin Durant. And that number should improve to six with a date against the Kings on Friday night. Tuesday, 8:55 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tim Frazier will start again Tuesday vs. MEM
    Tim Frazier will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Memphis.

    Advice: Gentry said he liked how having Tim Frazier as the primary ball handler forces Jrue Holiday to be more of a scorer, so this is a lineup switch that could hold moving forward. Frazier put up three points, two boards and eight dimes through 23 minutes as a starter on Sunday, so he could be worth a look as a deep league assists specialist. Hopefully, with Frazier in the starting group, Holiday will be able to build off his 21-point, seven-dime, four-triple performance from Sunday. Tuesday, 3:33 pm
  • Avery Bradley in the running for MIP award
    Avery Bradley, one of the NBA's most underrated players, is also one of the leading candidates for this season's Most Improved Player award.

    Advice: Bradley is averaging career-highs in multiple categories this season, including scoring (16.9 points per game), rebounds (6.2), assists (2.3) and 3-pointers (2.1). Avery's monstrous jump up in rebound rate is the most startling. He averaged 2.9 boards in 33.4 minutes per game last season. In 2016-17, he is averaging 6.2 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game. Tuesday, 6:38 am
  • Giannis tweaks ankle in Saturday's loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday and immediately left the game.

    Advice: He scored just nine points in the blowout loss and played 31 minutes, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We expect him to play on Tuesday night, but owners of the Greek Freak should watch for injury updates prior to game time in order to be certain he's playing tonight. Tuesday, 3:08 am
  • Chris Paul double-doubles in easy win
    Chris Paul double-doubled in a 114-105 win over the Knicks on Monday with 13 points and 13 assists in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He had one of his worst games of the season on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers when he missed all eight of his shot attempts, so it was good to see CP3 start the week off right in this one. He finished 5-of-11 from the field and hit his only free throw, adding five rebounds, one steal and two triples. The Clippers play four more times this week and play the Lakers on the second night of a back-to-back set on Tuesday, but considering CP3 didn't play in the fourth quarter tonight, he should be relatively fresh. Monday, 10:07 pm
  • James Harden does his usual thing
    James Harden scored a game-high 39 points with 11 assists, seven rebounds, four steals and four 3-pointers in Monday's win against the Nuggets.

    Advice: The Beard has 38 or more points in three straight games and four of his past five outings. He has managed three or more 3-pointers in five of his past six contests while rolling up two or more steals in four straight and six of the past seven. Harden continues to post huge fantasy totals and the Rockets will not rest their players until they're locked into a playoff seed, so the good times will continue to roll. Monday, 9:34 pm
  • Jamal Murray tries to protect his job
    Jamal Murray hit five of his eight field goal attempts to finish with 13 points and four rebounds over 23 minutes in Monday's 125-124 loss at Houston.

    Advice: Murray continues to hold down the backup point guard job between veteran Jameer Nelson, and he is trying to hold off Emmanuel Mudiay. He did nothing to hurt his standing in Monday's game, as the rookie out of Kentucky continues to play well. He remains a nice depth option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams and in long-term keeper formats. Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 23, hits seven triples
    Stephen Curry scored 23 points and hit seven 3-pointers on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Curry and Thompson combined to score 57 points with 14 triples in an easy win. He shot 8-of-17 from the field with six assists, four rebounds and five turnovers, and the good news is that he was able to rest for the entire fourth quarter. Considering he only played 30 minutes, his fantasy owners should be expecting him to play vs. the Mavericks on the second night of a back-to-back set on Tuesday in Dallas. Monday, 8:44 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
  • Avery Bradley scores 20 points
    Avery Bradley scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight, racking up nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and four triples in 34 minutes. Bradley had his minute restrictions lifted on Mar. 12 and he's played 32+ minutes in four straight games since then. He's finally healthy and is peaking at the perfect time for his fantasy owners. The Celtics have three more games this week, so his owners should be in good shape. Monday, 7:46 pm
  • George Hill posts 16-6-6 against old team
    George Hill finished with 16 points, six rebounds and six assists over 38 minutes in Monday's loss at Indiana against his former teammates.

    Advice: Hill is good for 16 or more points in four of his past five outings as he appears back on track after dealing with a toe injury earlier in the month. The only complaint from fantasy owners Monday is his 0-for-7 mark from the perimeter. As long as he can stay healthy he is a must-start fantasy option in most formats. Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Gentry likes Frazier in the starting lineup
    Alvin Gentry said that he liked how bringing Tim Frazier back into the starting five on Sunday allowed Jrue Holiday to become more of a scorer.

    Advice: Frazier played relatively well through 23 minutes as a starter during Sunday's win, producing three points, two boards and eight dimes, and it sounds like he'll be in the starting five again on Tuesday night. Frazier still isn't really doing enough to warrant ownership in standard leagues, but he might be worth a flier in deep leagues for those seeking to bolster the assist category. Monday, 11:20 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. Mar 19, 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. Mar 19, 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. Mar 19, 6:22 pm
  • Tim Frazier gets eight assists as starter Sun
    Tim Frazier earned the start on Sunday and had eight assists, three points and two rebounds in 23 minutes vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Wayne Selden isn't with the team any longer, following the expiration of his 10-day contract, so coach Alvin Gentry decided to mix things up. This was Frazier's first start since early December and he played well enough in the home victory, so he's likely to earn another start on Tuesday. Just keep an eye on the lurking threat from E'Twaun Moore (14 points in 28 minutes). Mar 19, 5:59 pm
  • Kris Dunn quiet in road loss vs. Pelicans
    Kris Dunn had another quiet night on Sunday with two points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 13 minutes during a loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: The Wolves lost five straight road games and tonight's defeat dropped them below the Pelicans into the No. 12 seed. They trail the Nuggets by five games for the No. 8 seed with just 13 games remaining, so it's possible that Dunn will be unleashed if they eventually decide to rest key players like Ricky Rubio (10 points, 14 assists). Even if that does happen, however, it would likely be too late for Dunn to help many owners. Mar 19, 5:47 pm
  • Tim Frazier will start next to Jrue Holiday
    Tim Frazier will start next to Jrue Holiday against the Wolves on Sunday.

    Advice: With Wayne Selden in Memphis, the Pelicans needed a new starting shooting guard. Coach Alvin Gentry apparently likes Jordan Crawford in the second unit, which makes sense to keep him away from the high-volume first unit guys. Frazier was also very good on Friday against the Rockets, but he's still not someone fantasy owners should be grabbing unless it's as a stream. He is on the radar and a strong game today could change that. Daily Slant: Not surprisingly, Frazier’s fantasy production takes a big hit when he shares the court with Holiday. His usage drops 5.2% to 13.2% and his fantasy production per minute drops 19.7% to 0.65 FanDuel points per minute (255.1-minute sample). Of course, the vast majority of that time, all but 10.7 minutes, was without usage monster DeMarcus Cousins. With Boogie on the team, it will be even harder for Frazier to make an impact. It’s probably best to avoid him. Mar 19, 1:39 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 13 points vs. 76ers
    Avery Bradley scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed his last eight attempts from deep and maybe some of that is because of no Isaiah Thomas, but he was actually hot before this slump and had 2.0 treys in his previous games since returning from injury. Bradley does have better efficiency when he's next to Thomas with his 56.4 true shooting percentage next to IT compared to 54.3 without him. Bradley's minutes are back up again, so his fantasy owners should consider him a total must-start player. Mar 19, 1:04 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
  • Yogi Ferrell fizzling out
    Yogi Ferrell scored eight points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, three blocks and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: The defensive stats are nice, but that's now four straight games with single-digit scoring and he's really not doing much in other areas. Ferrell is really tough to trust in most leagues right now, especially with just three games this week. Plus, J.J. Barea turning it up doesn't help either. Mar 19, 12:24 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 28 points in 117-92 win
    Stephen Curry scored 28 points during a 117-92 win over the Bucks on Saturday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: Hopefully, this can get him going. Curry has shockingly made just 31.0 percent from deep in his previous games since the break. What's more, Curry has been open on 74.8 percent of those 3-pointers, and he also made just 27.9 percent of his pullup treys. This is Stephen Curry we're talking about here, so he could drop 50 points in his next game with no notice. The Warriors do have a road-road back-to-back set to kick off their four-game week, so check back if coach Steve Kerr wants to rest his guys for one of those. Mar 18, 10:55 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. Mar 18, 10:42 pm
  • James Harden scores 40 in triple-double
    James Harden had another triple-double against the Nuggets during a 109-105 win on Saturday, scoring 40 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, eight turnovers and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: That extends his NBA record seven 40-point triple-doubles in one season. Harden also has four consecutive triple-doubles, and it does help he's camping out under the rim more often these days. The Rockets are not expected to rest their players until they are locked in to their seed to allow them to grow as a team and develop chemistry. That is music to the ears of Harden fantasy owners. Mar 18, 10:31 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. Mar 18, 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. Mar 18, 9:17 pm
  • George Hill scores 18 points in loss
    George Hill scored 18 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: After just 18 minutes in a bad game from the first unit in his return last week, Hill has played at least 31 minutes in each of his last four games. He hasn't really looked hobbled, but the offense is going through Gordon Hayward more compared to when Hill was going strong. Still, Hill averaged 15.8 points, 5.3 boards, 3.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 treys on 45.8 percent from the field. As long as he's healthy, Hill is a must-start player. Mar 18, 8:45 pm
  • Chris Paul shoots 0-of-8 in blowout win
    Chris Paul missed all eight of his field goals in Saturday's 108-78 blowout win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He didn't look too interested in this game but we can't really blame him -- the Cavs rested Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love and were held to 31 points at the half. CP3 hit all five of his free throws with seven assists and four rebounds in 27 minutes, but this was a night to forget by his standards. The good news for his fantasy owners is that the Clippers play five games next week. Mar 18, 8:14 pm
  • John Wall scores 19 points in a loss
    John Wall made 5-of-16 from the field for 19 points during a 98-93 loss to the Hornets on Saturday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: After some trendy talk of the Wizards competing for the No. 1 seed, they've won just one of their last four games. That has pushed them down to two games behind the Celtics for the No. 2 spot and the Celtics get the 76ers on Sunday. Some of that is on Wall because he has made just 38.5 percent from the field -- he's made just 20.6 percent on jumpers in those four games. The more he attacks, the better he is. Mar 18, 7:05 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. Mar 18, 6:35 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 22 points
    C.J. McCollum scored 22 points with six rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and no turnovers against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: That eight-point Tuesday dud is forgiven now and C.J. has been very effective in his other recent games. Even with that game factored into his last five outings, McCollum averaged 23.2 points, 3.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 1.6 treys on 51.1 percent from the field and 94.1 percent from the line. He's elite and has been a second-round player this season. Mar 18, 6:25 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. Mar 18, 4:09 pm
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) shows no sign of injury
    Stephen Curry (ankle) showed no lingering signs of injury at practice on Friday.

    Advice: Curry tweaked his ankle in the first quarter of Thursday's victory over Orlando and ended up heading to the locker room with about seven minutes left in the game to get treatment on the ankle. However, Curry seems to have avoided even a minor injury and is fully expected to suit up Saturday night vs. the Bucks. Mar 18, 7:05 am
  • 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. Mar 17, 10:18 pm
  • Tim Frazier plays 23 minutes
    Tim Frazier played 23 minutes with 14 points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The Pelicans had a lot of success with their small-ball lineups and it helped keep the 3-point shooting of Houston in check. Don't expect Frazier to clear 20 minutes too often unless Jrue Holiday is hurt or in foul trouble. Mar 17, 9:54 pm
  • James Harden drops 41-14-11 line in loss
    James Harden had no help in a 128-112 loss in New Orleans on Friday, scoring 41 points with 14 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Nobody else in the starting lineup scored more than eight points for the Rockets in this blowout loss. Harden played the entire third quarter and may have played the entire fourth, but the Rockets were just too far behind and coach Mike D'Antoni pulled the plug. This makes sense for the Rockets because they'll have to play in Denver on Saturday. Harden set the franchise record for most assists in a season, and he did it with almost a month to spare. He also has the most 40-point triple-doubles in a single season with six. Mar 17, 9:49 pm
  • Lou Williams scores just 14 points
    Lou Williams scored 14 points with one rebound, two assists and no 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He'll be all over the place with eye-popping lines of 30 points like Wednesday, but then he'll have letdown like this one. Williams should have a bumpy ride as a mid-round guy, but that's fine. Mar 17, 9:41 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 16 points in win
    Avery Bradley scored 16 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 34 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: That's the most minutes he's played since returning from his Achilles injury. Bradley has also scored 16-plus points in each of his last four games with 11 treys in that span, so his offense is back. He'll have another big opportunity on Sunday against the 76ers with Isaiah Thomas (knee) out again. Bradley is an absolute must-start player again. Mar 17, 9:12 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 20 points in loss to MIA
    Ricky Rubio stayed hot on Friday vs. the Heat with 20 points, six assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He finished 8-of-14 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line with three turnovers in 33 minutes. Coach Tom Thibodeau has been encouraging Rubio to shoot more often and it's paying dividends, as he's now scored 20+ points in four straight games which is the longest streak of his career. As long as the Wolves are within striking distance of the No. 8 seed, Rubio's workload will be safe -- they are 4.5 games behind Denver. Mar 17, 8:00 pm
  • Seth Curry scores just seven points
    Seth Curry scored seven points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The 17 minutes can be chalked up to the Mavs losing by 42 points here. On the other hand Curry has slowed down considerably with single-digit scoring in three of his last four. We've seen his brother go through some slumps, so it's likely just another case of one of those. Curry has been flirting with early-round value since the start of 2017, so his owners have to just keep using him until he figures it out. Mar 17, 6:37 pm
  • Doc wants Chris Paul to shoot more 3-pointers
    Doc Rivers and the Clippers coaching staff has been encouraging Chris Paul to shoot more 3-pointers this season.

    Advice: Paul is on pace to set career-highs in 3-point attempts (5.0 per game), makes (2.1 per game) and 3-point percentage (42.4 percent). "You can see in games he still passes some [3-pointers] up if it’s early in the clock," Rivers said. "I always get on him about those. I don’t think you can get a better shot... we want you to shoot it." CP3 has posted phenomenal fantasy numbers when healthy this season, and he's returning first-round value due in part to his increased accuracy and aggressiveness from downtown. Mar 17, 7:09 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. Mar 17, 6:09 am
  • Steph Curry ices ankle early in blowout
    Stephen Curry, who left during the first quarter in Thursday's game to have his right ankle attended to, headed to the locker room for good with about seven minutes remaining with a 114-78 blowout lead against the Magic.

    Advice: Steph appears to be fine (and coach Steve Kerr said as much after the game) and he finished with 25 points, nine assists and two 3-pointers in an incredibly easy win. He basically got a new ankle brace and tape job on his first trip to the locker room, and then went in to ice it early with the game completely out of reach for Orlando. Curry could be a sit candidate any time the Warriors are in a back-to-back situation, but they'd still like to finish with the league's best record and they'll need Curry in order to make it happen over the Spurs. Consider him very probable for Saturday's game against the Bucks. Mar 16, 9:33 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. Mar 16, 9:32 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 18 with 14 dimes
    Chris Paul scored 18 points during a blowout 129-114 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday, adding three rebounds, 14 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He just didn't have the help and the Clippers continue to get thrashed on defense lately, ranking 27th in the NBA over their last six games. The Clippers have also lost three straight and are only 0.5 games up on the Thunder to hold they No. 5 seed. CP3 should be a first-round player going forward and hopefully coach Doc Rivers won't rest him until mid April. Mar 16, 8:59 pm
  • Stephen Curry returns to game action
    Stephen Curry went to the locker room in the first quarter on Thursday and returned to the floor minutes later.

    Advice: The team called it a minor right ankle tweak and he made it back fairly quickly. Curry did look to have a new ankle brace on, so he likely just got retaped and added that. Mar 16, 7:49 pm
  • George Hill struggles on Thursday
    George Hill hit just 3-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, two assists and a steal in Thursday's loss to Cleveland.

    Advice: He scored just nine in his return to action from a toe injury on Saturday, but then played very well on Monday and Wednesday before struggling tonight. The good news is that his minutes were there and he's healthy again, so he should bounce back against Rajon Rondo and the Bulls on Saturday. Mar 16, 6:47 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. Mar 16, 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. Mar 16, 6:08 pm
  • Ty Lawson returns to action
    Ty Lawson returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday with 11 points, three rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Suns.

    Advice: After Lawson rested on Monday, it was Darren Collison's turn tonight. Lawson is likely going to get multiple rest days going forward, so he's just going to be too annoying to own in fantasy. Mar 15, 11:36 pm
  • Chris Paul struggles in loss to Bucks on Wed
    Chris Paul struggled mightily vs. the Bucks on Wednesday, shooting 2-of-10 from the field for six points with seven assists, five rebounds, one steal and six turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: CP3 has the highest net rating differential of any qualifying player this season -- the Clippers are outscoring opponents by 13.3 points with him on the court, while being outscored by 5.2 points without him. Every L.A. starter had a positive rating tonight, but the bench was once again their undoing in a tough 97-96 home loss. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan won't travel for Thursday's game in Denver for rest purposes, but it sounds like CP3 will play his usual role, so owners can expect an immediate bounce-back performance. Mar 15, 11:10 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. Mar 15, 11:06 pm
  • James Harden posts another double-double
    James Harden scored 18 points during a 139-100 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, adding 12 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, nine turnovers and one 3-pointer in just 31 minutes.

    Advice: That's triple-double No. 17 for Harden and also his league-leading 53rd double-double. As great as Harden is on the positive side, he's going to absolutely shatter the record for turnovers in a season, but who cares? His post-break stats are slightly down from his pre-break numbers due to a slight dip in usage, though. Harden isn't expected to rest going forward, so he's likely to be on a lot of championship fantasy squads. Mar 15, 10:47 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 30 points in win vs. LA
    Lou Williams scored 30 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and seven 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Revenge game? Williams was having a nightmare March coming into this game, averaging 9.0 points, 2.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.2 treys on just 24.6 percent from the field in his previous six games. This wasn't about garbage time with Lou making all seven shots from the field in the first half. Williams is just the third player since 1983-84 with two 30-point, 7-assist games off bench in a season (Sleepy Floyd, Jamal Crawford). This monster game moved him back into the mid-round range after the break. He'll likely be more of a top 75-100 guy going forward. Mar 15, 10:40 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. Mar 15, 9:45 pm
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