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  • Willy Hernangomez starting again on Monday
    Willy Hernangomez is starting again on Monday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: The Knicks will start Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy. The rookie center is coming off his best game of the season, as he racked up 24 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block vs. the Spurs on Saturday. He might not start every game depending on the matchups, but he's worth deploying in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:07 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) out Monday
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf, but he's day-to-day unlike Kyle Korver (foot) -- Korver is out for the week. Look for J.R. Smith to log heavy minutes on the wings tonight, but he's a boom-or-bust option because of his volatile FG percentage. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:36 pm
  • Kyle Korver (foot) out at least 3 more games
    Kyle Korver (foot) will miss at least the next three games for Cleveland.

    Advice: Korver is going to miss Monday's game in San Antonio, Thursday's game in Chicago and Friday's game against Philadelphia, and with the Cavs saying "at least three games," it seems there's a good chance he could miss Sunday's matchup with Indiana as well. Iman Shumpert (knee) will be joining Korver on the sidelines tonight, so J.R. Smith should get all the minutes he can handle. At this point in the fantasy season, Korver isn't worth hanging onto in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:35 pm
  • Al Jefferson (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
    Al Jefferson (left ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota.

    Advice: Nate McMillan said that at the very least he's expecting Jefferson to spend a couple days on the sidelines, and considering Jefferson was recently spotted on crutches and in a walking boot, we'd considered him doubtful for Wednesday's game in Memphis as well. Lavoy Allen and Kevin Seraphin will likely pick up most of Jefferson's minutes, but that really doesn't mean much at all in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:31 pm
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  • Ish Smith will remain a starter on Monday
    Ish Smith will remain in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: This will be Smith's third start in a row, although it's worth pointing out that he hasn't exceeded 28-minute mark in any of those outings. The point guard situation in Detroit has entered value-killing timeshare territory with Reggie Jackson and Smith, so this is something that should be avoided in standard leagues. Joining Smith in the starting five will be Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:52 am
  • Kyle Korver (foot) will be re-evaluated Thurs
    Kyle Korver (foot) said he will be re-evaluated prior to Thursday night's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Korver will not play Monday vs. San Antonio, so J.R. Smith should be looking at minutes in the 30s tonight. Korver has now undergone two MRIs on his sore left foot, both of which have come back clean, but he acknowledged that his foot "never really felt all the way right," when he returned on March 19 from a seven-game absence. With the Cavs focused on the Finals, Korver may not play again during the regular-season, so he's a cut candidate in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:36 am
  • Taurean Prince expected to start again Tues
    Mike Budenholzer said that Taurean Prince will more than likely earn another start on Tuesday vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: Thabo Sefolosha (groin), Paul Millsap (knee) and Kent Bazemore (knee) will all be on the sidelines for Tuesday's game, so it would be surprising if Prince weren't in the starting lineup. In his first career start on Sunday, Prince popped off for 17 points, six boards, one assist, three steals, one block and two triples in 38 minutes, so he'll be someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer or DFS punt play on Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:22 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) ruled out Tuesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He will miss his second game in a row and he could be looking at more time on the shelf -- he was using the StairMaster at Monday's practice. With Kent Bazemore (knee) out at least one more game, Taurean Prince is worth a long look after the rookie scored a career-high 17 points with six rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:53 am
  • Kent Bazemore (knee) targeting Wednesday?
    Kent Bazemore (knee) could return on Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: This means he will miss at least one more game vs. the Suns on Tuesday. Thabo Sefolosha (groin) is also out on Tuesday, meaning Taurean Prince will be a solid streaming option vs. the Suns -- Prince scored a career-high 17 points in his first NBA start against the Nets on Sunday with six rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to be a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:49 am
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  • Goran Dragic playing through a foot injury
    Goran Dragic is playing through a "nagging foot injury."

    Advice: The injury is so painful that the Heat training staff has been cutting a hole in the side of his sneaker to alleviate the pressure while he’s playing. There aren't any specifics, but this likely explains why Dragic has slowed down with averages of 15.6 points, 5.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.2 triples on 35.7 percent shooting over his last five games. The good news for fantasy owners is that DNPs will be unlikely down the stretch for Dragic with the Heat clinging onto the No. 8 seed. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:38 am
  • Al Jefferson (ankle) out at least a few days
    Al Jefferson (ankle) is expected to miss at least a few days according to coach Nate McMillan.

    Advice: This means it's safe to rule him out for Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves. X-rays came back negative after he sprained his left ankle on Sunday, but Big Al woke up on Monday morning with a lot of swelling. He's also still on crutches and in a walking boot. In his absence, Lavoy Allen, Kevin Seraphin and Rakeem Christmas are all candidates for more minutes, but there are no fantasy pickups here. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:44 am
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  • Raptors recall Bruno Caboclo
    The Raptors have recalled Bruno Caboclo from the D-League.

    Advice: He's nowhere close to being in the rotation and is also dealing with a bit of shoulder soreness. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:44 am
  • Shumpert (sore right knee) is questionable
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This isn't the same knee that Shumpert has had multiple surgeries on, and with Kyle Korver (foot) on the shelf, hopefully Shumpert will try to give it a go. If not, look for J.R. Smith to take on a heavy workload vs. the Spurs. Shumpert belongs on the waiver wire anyways. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:18 am
  • Kyle Korver (foot) ruled out for Monday
    Kyle Korver (foot) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Not good. He's dealing with left foot soreness again, the same issue that sidelined him for seven games earlier this month. Fantasy owners can't mess around during the playoffs, and considering coach Tyronn Lue doesn't know when the sharpshooter will return, it makes sense to evaluate other options. With Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) considered questionable, J.R. Smith should get a lot of burn. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:12 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
  • Stevens not worried about Smart's slump
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he isn't concerned about Marcus Smart's shooting slump.

    Advice: Smart is shooting just 29.8 percent from the field and 17.6 percent from 3-point range in March, but he's helping out in other areas. "You know what? I've said this before. Hey, Marcus could score 30 in a game and hit every shot, or he could score zero and not hit his shots, and his two biggest strengths are still his competitiveness and his brains," Stevens said. "He's really smart, and he's really tough. And those two things mean more than any points or no points that he could score." He's averaging 10.2 points, 4.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 0.7 triples in March, so he's still a decent asset in points formats even when his shot isn't falling. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:17 am
  • Wade Baldwin was signed by MEM on Sunday March 26. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:11 am
  • Tyler Ennis scores season-high 14 points
    Tyler Ennis took advantage of expanded minutes on Sunday to post a season-high 14 points (6-of-15 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs) with five assists, four steals and three rebounds in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Ennis was a big winner in the rotation tonight as the only true guard in the second unit. He hit season-highs in nearly every category and benefited from L.A.'s unusual rotations in a blowout loss without Brandon Ingram (knee). We'll need to see a few more solid performances before approaching him as a fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Noah Vonleh grabs career-high 14 rebounds
    Noah Vonleh racked up a career-high 14 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding eight points on 4-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Vonleh posted 12 boards on Thursday vs. the Knicks and it didn't take him long to exceed that mark -- he could have gone even higher, but Portland's starters were reined in during tonight's blowout win. Vonleh is thriving lately and he's making the most of limited attempts on offense, but fantasy owners shouldn't rely on him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • X-rays negative for Al Jefferson (left ankle)
    X-rays were negative on Al Jefferson's sprained left ankle, and he was in good spirits after Sunday's game.

    Advice: "Everything seemed normal so it's just an ankle sprain," Jefferson said. He was in a great deal of pain after the injury and left the court in a wheelchair, however, and the veteran center could easily miss extended time here. If he does get some DNPs, that would open up a few extra minutes for Lavoy Allen, Kevin Seraphin and Rakeem Christmas. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:23 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:47 pm
  • Al Jefferson (ankle) won't return Sunday
    Al Jefferson won't return after spraining his left ankle during Sunday's game vs. the 76ers, finishing with 14 points and seven rebounds in 11 minutes.

    Advice: X-rays were negative but Jefferson appeared to be in considerable pain, as he was screaming in agony after the injury. The team brought out a wheelchair to take him back to the locker room. It's uncertain how much time he'll need before he returns, but his absence could be a big blow to the depth of the Pacers down the stretch. Rakeem Christmas and Kevin Seraphin figure to pick up the scraps if Jefferson is forced to the shelf. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:01 pm
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  • Taurean Prince scores 17 points in start
    Taurean Prince matched a career-high 17 points in his first NBA start against the Nets on Sunday, adding six rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Not a bad start and obviously not having Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore and Thabo Sefolosha helped him get some added run. Plus, it helps to go against the Nets with those extra minutes. Prince still has a lot of work to do as a scorer and he really struggles around the rim, but the opportunity is there for him right now and he's been adept at adding defensive stats. With Millsap and Bazemore in doubt this week, Prince is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Taurean Prince will start on Sunday vs. BKN
    Taurean Prince will start on Sunday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be the rookie's first career NBA start. With Paul Millsap (knee), Kent Bazemore (knee) and Thabo Sefolosha (groin) all out, Prince does have some streaming appeal with per-36 minute averages of 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 triples. He's looking at a heavy workload this afternoon and does offer plenty of upside in the money categories. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) ruled out Sunday
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will not play on Sunday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He joins Kent Bazemore (knee) and Paul Millsap (knee) on the injury report. This isn't the same groin that sidelined him for nine straight games earlier this season, but it's not clear how severe the issue is. It's possible the Hawks are giving him the night off against the worst team in the league as well. Taurean Prince will get his first NBA start and is worth a look if you want to stream some rebounds, triples and defensive stats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 am
  • Hornacek praises Willy Hernangomez
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek praised Willy Hernangomez after he scored 24 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: "He’s getting better and better every game,’’ Hornacek said. "The experience against this team with LaMarcus [Aldridge], [Dewayne] Dedmon, Pau [Gasol], those are long, long guys. You see how smart a player he is. He didn’t try to jump over the guys and challenge them — he shot his little floaters over them.’’ Hornacek said he isn't ready to commit to Hernangomez as the starting center for the 2017-18 season, but with Joakim Noah suspended for the first 12 games of that campaign, the rookie has to be the heavy favorite. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:28 am
  • Willy Hernagomez scores 24 with 13 boards
    Willy Hernangomez scored 24 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: With Kristaps Porzingis having a nightmare performance, the Knicks needed Willy to come through inside. The Knicks could be resting more players the rest of the way, so Hernangomez could be a difference maker in fantasy. He was still turning in value worth starting before Carmelo Anthony (knee) was out, but the added value with possible shutdowns makes him a very strong start. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:33 pm
  • Kyle Korver doesn't get much vs. Wizards
    Kyle Korver scored 10 points with two rebounds and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: His playing time didn't change much even with Iman Shumpert (knee) not playing in this game. Korver isn't getting enough usage or minutes to be counted on while the Cavs are close to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:13 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) out vs. Wiz
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: This is his "good" knee and not his left one, which required multiple surgeries including an ACL reconstruction. Shumpert being out tonight should help J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver get some added run tonight. Smith is a short-term option and the obvious risk to go along with it. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:30 pm
  • Kent Bazemore out again for Sunday
    Kent Bazemore (knee) will not play against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was expected to miss 7-10 days, so he was not expected to play since that prognosis back on Mar. 19. With Bazemore out at least one more, Tim Hardaway Jr. should see all the run he can handle while Thabo Sefolosha, Mike Dunleavy and Taurean Prince pick up the scraps on the wing. Bazemore should be dropped in most leagues. Prince has the most value of that bunch and gets a great matchup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:06 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:59 am
  • Marcus Smart has brutal game off bench
    Marcus Smart made 1-of-13 from the field for nine points with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He was also on Devin Booker a lot late in this game, so his defensive stats will be taking a hit. Smart really needs to figure out some new ways to score because he shouldn't be shooting this much with such awful efficiency. If Avery Bradley (illness) needs to miss Sunday, Smart should get heavy minutes again. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 pm
  • Ish Smith scores six in start
    Ish Smith scored six points in the starting lineup during a start against the Magic on Friday, adding three rebounds and one turnover in 16 minutes.

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

    Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy wanted to shake things up on Wednesday and inserted Smith into starting five. Smith finished with nine points, seven assists, three steals, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes. Reggie Jackson had just six points and four assists in 19 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:40 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:12 am
  • Noah Vonleh grabs 12 boards
    Noah Vonleh matched his career-high 12 rebounds against the Knicks on Thursday, adding four points, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He's actually making an impact on the stat sheet and for coach Terry Stotts. The problem is Stotts just has another weapon to use and make his rotation even more complicated. Most fantasy owners will just want to avoid this situation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:50 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez scores 10 in start
    Willy Hernangomez scored 10 points in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks are not getting much out of their Willy and Kristaps Porzingis frontcourt these days, giving up 30 points in the paint in the first half tonight. Since the break, that combo has a woeful 121.8 defensive rating, so something has to give here. Whatever coach Jeff Hornacek decides to do, Hernangomez should get enough minutes to remain owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:33 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 pm
  • Willy getting the start
    Willy Hernangomez will start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He should get some serious minutes with Kyle O'Quinn backing him up. Plus, the Blazers have given up some big lines to centers, so Willy could be in for a big night. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:42 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:46 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:50 am
  • Willy Hernangomez logs 17 minutes off bench
    Willy Hernangomez came off the bench vs. Utah on Wednesday, playing 17 minutes to finish with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting, 10 rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis started at center in a frontcourt that also featured Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas, which bumped Willy to a reserve role. His inconsistent minutes have been frustrating at the most important time on the fantasy calendar, but his upside is undeniable. He's worth holding in most leagues, unless there's a very compelling free agent available. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:54 pm
  • Iman Shumpert benched, logs 17 minutes
    Iman Shumpert came off Cleveland's bench for five points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Shump even knocked down his lone 3-point attempt tonight, but the playing time is a glaring red flag. With J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver both healthy, there's no reason to touch Shumpert unless Cleveland is resting LeBron James. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Kyle Korver (foot) scores nine points on Wed
    Kyle Korver (sore left foot) returned to action on Wednesday with nine points on 3-of-9 shooting, including a 3-of-8 mark from downtown.

    Advice: "A lot of my shots are turning over this left shoulder," Korver said, explaining the cause of his recent injury. "That’s kind of the foot I’m planting on more. I think that’s kind of where I get the wear and tear I’ve had over the years." Korver logged 19 minutes in his return but he should be in the mid- to high-20s before long. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Taurean Prince chips in across the board Wed
    Taurean Prince played 28 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, finishing a road loss with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting, four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The rookie has entrenched himself in coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation, and his role has increased with Paul Millsap (knee) and Kent Bazemore (knee) both out of commission. His ability to chip in threes, steals and blocks is crucial to his fantasy value, and he's worth holding in most roto leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Ish Smith dishes seven assists as starting PG
    Ish Smith moved into Detroit's starting lineup on Wednesday, where he posted nine points, seven assists, three steals, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy threatened lineup changes after Tuesday's loss to the lowly Nets, saying, "We'll find out [Wednesday]," and it wasn't an idle threat. The fact that Detroit got destroyed tonight doesn't help Smith's case, but SVG will probably roll with him for at least a few more games. He's a decent pickup if you missed out on guys like Tyler Ulis and Malcolm Brogdon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez to come off bench Wednesday
    Willy Hernangomez is listed as a reserve for Wednesday's game, with Lance Thomas starting alongside Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

    Advice: The Knicks are mixing things up against Utah's imposing defense, with Porzingis lining up across from Rudy Gobert. Hernangomez hasn't been great as a starter in his past few games, so hopefully the benching will fire him up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Iman Shumpert will come off the bench vs. DEN
    Iman Shumpert will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: J.R. Smith will be replacing him in the starting five, and Kyle Korver (foot) will be back in action tonight, so Shumpert's minutes will likely dip to the lower-20s. He's not a viable target in most settings with Smith and Korver active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:39 pm
  • Kyle Korver (foot) will play against Nuggets
    Kyle Korver (foot) will play against the Nuggets on Wednesday night.

    Advice: It will be his first action since Mar. 6. With Korver back, it'll be interesting to see how coach Ty Lue divides the minutes on the wing. Korver will have a lower upside, but he should be a solid specialist for treys going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • Ish Smith starting, Jackson to the bench
    Ish Smith will enter the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, sending Reggie Jackson to the bench.

    Advice: Smith has been heating up over the past month, while Jackson has been trending in the wrong direction, so this could be a lineup change that holds. Through 21 games as a starter this season, Smith owns averages of 10.8 points, 6.4 assists, 1.0 steal and just 1.5 turnovers per game on 43.1 percent shooting, so he's worth a look if those numbers fit your needs. Jackson, on the other hand, is quickly approaching cut candidate territory. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • Whiteside (right hand laceration) is probable
    Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) is listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. Raptors.

    Advice: He cut his hand on Tuesday night and has said he wouldn't miss additional time. Whiteside looks healthy again and turned in averages of 21.8 points, 15.2 boards and 2.2 blocks in his last five games. The Raptors did shut him down last time with just 12 points and 14 boards back on Mar. 11. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:43 pm
  • Whiteside (hand) 'intends to play' Thursday
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) said that he "has the intent to play" in Thursday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: It was widely assumed Whiteside would miss multiple games after receiving 13 stitches on his right hand Tuesday night. He left the arena with his hand heavily bandaged. However, Whiteside was working out in the weight room at the Heat's practice facility on Wednesday and told reports that he plans to play. We still haven't heard from a team official or coach Erik Spoelstra on the matter, so you'll obviously want to check back for updates. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:22 am
  • Kyle Korver (foot) questionable Wednesday
    Coach Tyronn Lue said he was unsure whether Kyle Korver (sore left foot) will be able to play Wednesday night vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Korver has not played since March 6th due to the foot injury. He did state that he felt "a lot better" on Tuesday, so Korver is clearly headed in the right direction. We may be looking at a game-time decision Wednesday night. The issue for Korver owners is that even once he is fully healthy and active, Korver will have to divvy up minutes with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. Thus, it will be very difficult for him to match the numbers he was putting up his first few weeks in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:58 am
  • Tyler Ennis returned to action on Tuesday March 21. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:20 am
  • Ish Smith gets hot late, outplays Jackson
    Ish Smith scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's tough 98-96 loss to the Nets and finished with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block, and hit 8-of-15 shots in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Starter Reggie Jackson played just 20 minutes and hit 3-of-9 shots for seven points and two assists, and gave way to Smith in the fourth quarter when Smith caught fire. Jackson is still the starter and it's still his job to lose, while we've seen Smith turn in games like this one before. As usual, Smith is always worth keeping an eye on and might even be worth a deep-league flier, but Jackson played well in his previous two games and probably isn't in jeopardy of losing his job this deep into the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Kyle Korver (left foot) feeling much better
    Kyle Korver (sore left foot) said on Tuesday that he was feeling "a lot better," and "well rested."

    Advice: Korver added that his foot is feeling stronger, and with him getting in a full practice on Tuesday, it's looking like there's a chance we could see him back in action on Wednesday night vs. the Nuggets. Korver was playing well prior to going down, but that was with J.R. Smith on the sidelines, so it could be tough for him to replicate that production fighting for minutes with Smith and Iman Shumpert. We should get another update following shootaround, but this is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:42 pm
  • Tyler Ennis (shoulder) available to play Tues
    Tyler Ennis (left shoulder) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Ennis tweaked his shoulder during Monday's practice, but it's not going to be something that forces him to the sidelines. That being said, Ennis has been a non-factor in the rotation as of late, so whether he plays or not will be irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:19 am
  • Al Jefferson busy in small window
    Al Jefferson jacked up nine shots in just 11 minutes off the bench Monday against the Jazz, hitting five field goals to end up with 10 points.

    Advice: Jefferson certainly made the most of his small amount of playing time, and for that his remaining fantasy owners in deeper leagues thank him. Perhaps this decent showing will get him more intertwined in the team's rotation, as he has been limited to fighting for scraps lately behind the likes of Rakeem Christmas and Kevin Seraphin. It was Seraphin who didn't leave the bench in this one because Jefferson was so hot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:36 pm
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  • Marcus Smart limited to 20 minutes
    Marcus Smart returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Wizards, scoring 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting in 20 minutes.

    Advice: The Celtics are whole again with Isaiah Thomas (knee) returning to action, so Smart's value is going to trend down. He added just two rebounds, two assists and one block, and considering he's shooting 32.7 percent from the field over his last five games, you can probably find a better option on your wire with so many hot pickups available this time of year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:26 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 11 points
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 11 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one block and three triples in 28 minutes vs. the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: That's a quite a game for Sefolosha, but lines like those have been few and far between. He finished 4-of-7 from the field and should get a small bump with both Kent Bazemore (knee) and Paul Millsap (knee) on the shelf, but he's more a low-end streaming option if you're targeting steals. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:46 pm
  • Taurean Prince scores 11 points
    Taurean Prince scored 11 points with four rebounds, one assist and one triple vs. the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: Kent Bazemore (knee) is going to miss at least another week and Paul Millsap has been ruled out for at least one more game, so Prince may continue to be a workhorse. He didn't shoot the ball well tonight (4-of-13 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), but he logged 30 minutes and was the first player off the bench. He averaged 11.5 points, 4.0 boards, 1.3 dimes, 0.8 steals, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 treys in his previous four games, so there's some upside here and he's someone to consider streaming with three more games on the schedule this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:29 pm
  • Tyler Ennis tweaks left shoulder at practice
    Tyler Ennis tweaked his left shoulder during Monday's practice and he'll be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ennis wasn't able to finish the scrimmage portion of Monday's practice following the shoulder tweak, so there's a chance he could be forced to the sidelines on Tuesday night. That being said, Ennis has been a negligible part of the rotation over the past three, so his potential absence from the rotation won't have any real consequences in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 1:15 pm
  • Goran Dragic shoots 6-of-22 in home defeat
    Goran Dragic couldn't find the range on Sunday, going just 6-of-22 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Dragic missed some shots he usually makes, but credit is also due to the Blazers, who dogged him on the perimeter and didn't let up when bigger guys switched onto him. Tonight's loss dropped Miami to the No. 9 seed, in a virtual tie with Detroit and just half a game behind the Bucks. The Eastern Conference playoff race is going to have a fun finish, and it helps ensure that key players like Dragic won't see any rest in the next few weeks. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:51 pm
  • Noah Vonleh hits 10+ pts in 3rd straight game
    Noah Vonleh logged 29 minutes during Sunday's impressive road win, chipping in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vonleh has now scored double-digit points in three straight games, something he's never done before in his NBA career. The low-usage forward is getting it done thanks to extreme efficiency, connecting on 72.2 percent of his shot attempts during his double-digit streak. There are higher-upside guys on the vast majority of waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:42 pm
  • Kent Bazemore has right knee bone bruise
    Kent Bazemore has a right knee bone bruise and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Saturday night and did not return. Bazemore had an MRI to confirm the diagnosis and the Hawks will now have to move on to start this week without 40 percent of their starting lineup -- Paul Millsap (knee) is out for two games. With those two out, Ersan Ilyasova will be firing away from three, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get big minutes, Taurean Prince should play more than 20 minutes, the Hawks will likely use Malcolm Delaney at the two and maybe even DeAndre Bembry gets in the mix again. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 1:34 pm
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  • Marcus Smart misses jumpers once again
    Marcus Smart made 3-of-12 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 35 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: That makes it 6-of-26 in his two starts without Isaiah Thomas this weekend. As you might expect, Smart killed his team with missed jumpers, making just 4-of-20 with one 3-pointer to give him an awful 22.5 effective field goal percentage on those. He really needs to find other ways to score or maybe not try to score at all. Smart continues to be a FG% killer, but he can fill it up in other areas. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 12:48 pm
  • Kyle Korver remains out
    Kyle Korver (foot) remains out and said there's "still something in" his left foot.

    Advice: "It's getting better but it hasn't come along like I'd hoped," Korver said. "I should've stopped playing on it a week and a half earlier. Now that I'm out, we might as well let it come all the way back, but it just hasn't yet." Considering the Cavs have been careful with their guys, we're likely not going to see Korver for a few games at least. J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert will play a little more. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 9:45 am
  • Iman Shumpert scores 10 points
    Iman Shumpert (shoulder) scored 10 points with five rebounds and three assists vs. the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered a minor shoulder strain in his previous game, but played through the issue tonight with the Cavaliers resting their studs. Shumpert finished 5-of-11 from the field in 25 minutes, but his upside is way too low when the Cavs have everyone available. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 7:54 pm
  • Noah Vonleh posts a double-double
    Noah Vonleh scored 10 points with 11 rebounds and five turnovers in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He may be playing his best ball of the season and turned in his first double-double of his third-year campaign. Vonleh is still just 21 and he did slide in the 2014 draft because he was raw, so maybe better days are ahead. That said, there's very little reason to add him in fantasy unless you're streaming on a light night. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 6:21 pm
  • Taurean Prince scores eight with three blocks
    Taurean Prince scored eight points with six rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 31 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: That's multiple blocks in three of his last four games. In that span, Prince averaged 11.5 points, 4.0 boards, 1.3 dimes, 0.8 steals, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 treys. Some of this is due to the Hawks getting blown out and Paul Millsap (knee) not playing gave Prince more minutes at SF, so Prince is still only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 5:29 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha has another bad game
    Thabo Sefolosha did not score with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 19 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: Low scoring is nothing new for Thabo, but his minutes continue to drop. Taurean Prince is coming on strong and is clearly earning more playing time. Sefolosha isn't worth owning right now unless you're really searching for steals. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 5:25 pm
  • Kent Bazemore suffers right knee contusion
    Kent Bazemore suffered a right knee contusion in the fourth quarter on Saturday.

    Advice: He drove to the basket and his had some contact on the drive, but he was walking around fine. He did not return because the game was basically over after his injury. Bazemore did not go to the locker room right away and had the trainer look at him on the bench. Bazemore finished with 12 points, two assists and one block in 32 minutes. This injury didn't look serious. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 5:23 pm
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  • Iman Shumpert will start on Saturday
    Iman Shumpert will start on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: With the Cavs resting their stars, Shumpert could get some decent usage today. He's still not someone fantasy owners will want to trust outside of just a streaming spot for today. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 4:17 pm
  • Marcus Smart does Marcus Smart things
    Marcus Smart made 3-of-14 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Smart's fantasy owners can pretty much shrug their shoulders on this one because this is your typical Smart line. He'll be looking at a similar role again on Sunday and gets another favorable matchup against T.J. McConnell. He'll be a high-upside player to use in season long and in DFS. Of course, he could miss everything he shoots. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 9:01 pm
  • Kyle Korver (foot) listed as out for Saturday
    Kyle Korver (left foot soreness) is listed as "out" in the game notes for Saturday's matchup with the Clippers.

    Advice: This is merely a 'game notes designation,' so we will have to wait for a complete medical update from the Cavs before Saturday's game in L.A. Korver, who has missed five straight games, has begun participating in team practices and is headed in the right direction. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 9:26 am
  • Smart to start in place of Isaiah Thomas
    Coach Brad Stevens said that Marcus Smart will start in place of Isaiah Thomas on Friday vs. Brooklyn.

    Advice: Thomas will also miss Sunday's game vs. the Sixers, so Marcus will remain in the starting lineup all weekend. Smart has started 22 games this season and is averaging 12.1 points, 4.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 34.3 minutes over those 22 contests. He makes for an intriguing DFS play and is also a streaming option if you can deal with the potentially poor FG percentage. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 8:14 am
  • Iman Shumpert (shoulder) is day-to-day
    After Thursday's game, coach Tyronn Lue said Iman Shumpert (shoulder) "is going to be day-to-day, he's fine."

    Advice: Shumpert injured his shoulder in the third quarter of Thursday's victory over Utah when he tried to dunk on Rudy Gobert. Shumpert didn't talk to reporters after the game, but J.R. Smith said that Shump told him "it was nothing serious." There is no guarantee that Shumpert will play Saturday vs. the Clippers, but it certainly appears he is dealing with only minor discomfort. He can be left on waivers in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 6:27 am
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