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  • 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. 36 minutes ago
  • 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. 41 minutes ago
  • 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. 44 minutes ago
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine points
    P.J. Tucker scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: With DeMarre Carroll (back) out, coach Dwane Casey pulled a page out of Suns coach Earl Watson's playbook with heavy run of Tucker against strong offensive players. The Raptors are getting some serious value out of Tucker from their second-round pick at the deadline and he could make a big impact in the postseason, but most fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere unless he's being added as a steals specialist. There are a lot of hot pickups out there. 59 minutes ago
  • Norm doesn't step up without Carroll
    Norman Powell scored six points with one assist and one steal in 14 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Even with DeMarre Carrol (back) out, coach Dwane Casey used some two-PG combos to offset that loss along with plenty of P.J. Tucker. Powell isn't really an add unless you're fishing for points at the bottom of the barrel. Today, 9:31 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. Today, 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're 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. Today, 9:20 pm
  • Wes puts up another dud
    Wesley Matthews made 2-of-12 from the field and missed both free throws for four points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Besides the missed shots, that's a pretty good line for Matthews. Still, Matthews is now down to just 28.6 percent from the field in March, and a lot of that is because he's only made two shots at the rim for the entire month. The downside is outweighing the upside by a lot these days. He did go to the locker room today, but quickly returned. Today, 9:09 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. Today, 9:04 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 29 points vs. Knicks
    Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points during a 106-98 win over the Knicks on Saturday, adding five rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes continue to be there and it looks like for the second year in a row, Kawhi will play more minutes per game after the break than he did before it. Leonard also hinted that he won't be seeing a decrease in minutes based on the tough upcoming schedule. "It's going to get us mentally prepared," Leonard said. This tough stretch starts against the Cavs on Monday as the Spurs start a four-game week. Today, 8:56 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 27 points vs. Cavs
    Bradley Beal scored 27 points with four rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Night after night Beal just puts up effective games. He's crushed in the 11 wins since the break, posting a 64.8 true shooting percentage for his 26.5 points per game. Beal has been cruising as a second-round player in the 2017 part of the season. By the way, Otto Porter and John Wall share that distinction. If you're a homer Wizards fan and grabbed those three at reasonable value, you probably have some fantasy titles coming your way. Today, 7:55 pm
  • Ty Lawson returned to action on Friday March 24. Today, 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." Today, 7:43 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. Yesterday, 11:46 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 11:10 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 10:27 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. Yesterday, 7:14 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. Yesterday, 11:38 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. Yesterday, 7:13 am
  • Seth Curry will get more minutes at PG
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs "need" to take an extended look at Seth Curry as a point guard going forward.

    Advice: Interesting. Curry played mostly the two during a win over the Clippers and he's played a lot of two since his breakout. Curry was not a very good point guard earlier in his career, and the change to the SG is part of the reason he's been so good. Regardless, Curry has a big role coming his way and he should continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Curry turned in a strong Thursday game, scoring 23 points with three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in a win over the Clippers. Thursday, 9:08 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores five points
    Wesley Matthews made 1-of-8 from the field for five points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He just is stuck in one of his brutal slumps again. In his last five, Matthews made just 28.9 percent from the field with averages of 6.6 points, 3.0 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. The Iron Man has some of the longest slumps among NBA starters, so some fantasy owners may want to just leave him on the wire until he snaps out of it. Thursday, 8:54 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
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine as starter
    P.J. Tucker started for Serge Ibaka on Thursday with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Heat.

    Advice: The Raptors have gone with Tucker at power forward quite a bit since they signed him, but most of the time it's when he's next to Ibaka. Tucker isn't exactly a stats guy for fantasy unless he's racking up the steals, but he has to be pumped about getting some playoff action. "I know the intensity goes up but my intensity never goes down. So for me, I'm excited about it," Tucker said about the upcoming playoff run. Tucker still isn't going to be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Thursday, 8:15 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
  • Norman Powell scores 14 points vs. Heat
    Norman Powell scored 14 points with three rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: With P.J. Tucker in the first unit to start for the suspended Serge Ibaka, there were more minutes available for Powell. Ibaka will be ready to go for the next one and Powell only playing in 15.5 minutes per game in his previous two, so fantasy owners can keep him on the wire. Thursday, 7:51 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
  • 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
  • P.J. Tucker likely to start for Serge Ibaka
    P.J. Tucker is likely to start for Serge Ibaka against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Ibaka is serving his one-game suspension for throwing a punch earlier this week. The Raptors can get away with going smaller against the Heat with the Heat not having many options at power forward. Besides Tucker, there should be more minutes going to Norman Powell and Pat Patterson may also play slightly more. Without Serge, Jonas Valanciunas should also play more against Hassan Whiteside, assuming he can go.Daily Slant: With Ibaka out of action, Tucker figures to see more than 30 minutes of court time and sets up as one of the best punt plays at the SF spot on Thursday. He's not typically a strong per-minute producer, but his 0.79 FPPM with Lowry/Ibaka off the floor this month would be enough for him to hit value. Patrick Patterson should also see increased run off the bench, but his ceiling is fairly limited. Thursday, 3:11 pm
  • Bradley Beal's 28 points lead Wiz to victory
    Bradley Beal chipped in a team-high 28 points during a hard-fought win vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, making 10-of-21 shots with four 3-pointers, nine rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block.

    Advice: Beal scored under 20 points in each of his past two games, but he busted out tonight to keep the Wizards afloat in an otherwise brutal first half. He's likely to detonate vs. the Nets' defense on Friday. Wednesday, 8:39 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
  • 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
  • Wes Matthews back in a funk on Tuesday
    Wesley Matthews, who had 15 points and two 3-pointers on Sunday, hit just 3-of-8 shots for eight points, three boards, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: If you throw out Sunday's mini-explosion against the lowly Nets, he's scored a grand total of 13 points in three of his last four games. The emergence of Seth Curry has hurt him, but if he doesn't show improvement immediately, owners may have to think about hitting the waiver wire, since fantasy seasons are on the line here. He's hit just 33 percent of his shots over his last four games, although the rest of his line was pretty good tonight. Tuesday, 8:37 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
  • 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. Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores 15 points
    Wes Matthews scored 15 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was in a rough slump since the break, so luckily he got the slump-busting Nets today. Hopefully, this game could get Matthews going, but his shot total is also down because there are more mouths to feed with J.J. Barea getting in the mix. Matthews is usually a mid-round guy, but his month-long slump makes him a questionable player to own in standard leagues. He only has three games this week, too. Sunday, 12:36 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. Sunday, 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. Sunday, 12:24 pm
  • Rajon Rondo plays just 21 minutes
    Rajon Rondo played 21 minutes with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Fred Hoiberg went with Michael Carter-Williams more in this game for defense and it worked in the win. Rondo played at least 33 minutes in each of his last three starts, so he should be back to being in the 30s his next time out. Somehow, Rondo has made 13-of-29 from deep (44.8 percent) in his 12 games since the break. He's an OK player to own, but he obviously has his faults for percentages and turnovers. Saturday, 9:17 pm
  • 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. Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell scored 11 points with two rebounds and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He did play some big minutes late, but the return of DeMarre Carroll clearly hurts Powell. We'll see him again at some point, but he's a drop candidate in most leagues. Friday, 8:10 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. Friday, 8:00 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 24 points
    Bradley Beal scored 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting vs. the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He hit 3-of-4 triples with four rebounds and three turnovers in 32 minutes. We're still not sure why he wasn't an All-Star, but he's having his best month yet and was averaging 26.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.4 triples in his previous nine games. His fantasy owners should be cruising right now and they should be pumped that the Wizards play four times in each of the next two weeks. Friday, 6:55 pm
  • Wes Matthews' rough second half continues
    Wes Matthews (calf) returned from a one-game absence during a 116-74 loss to the 76ers on Friday, making 1-of-8 from the field for three points with two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He looked frustrated throughout the game and maybe he wasn't 100 percent. Matthews is not exactly having a great post-break run so far, averaging 8.5 points, 3.5 boards, 2.9 dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.5 treys on 30.5 percent from the field in his previous games since the break. We've seen some brutally long slumps from Wes, so a couple more bad games could make him a drop candidate. Considering it's the fantasy playoffs in many leagues, he already is for shallow formats. Friday, 6:45 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. Friday, 6:37 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (calf) will start on Friday
    Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) will start Friday night vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Matthews ends up missing just one game; he sat out Wednesday night after injuring himself on Monday. Dorian Finney-Smith will get bumped back to the bench with Matthews back in the mix. Friday, 2:41 pm
  • Wes Matthews (calf) expected to play Friday
    Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) is expected to play Friday night vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Matthews injured himself on Monday night and did not play in Wednesday's win over Washington. On Thursday, coach Rick Carlisle did say he was hopeful that Wes would return for the Chicago game and it appears that is the case. Matthews' return will bump Dorian Finney-Smith back to the bench. Friday, 8:27 am
  • P.J. Tucker scores six points in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored six points with three rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He somewhat surprisingly didn't get an increase in playing time while DeMarre Carroll was out. The problem has been the Raptors have been trailing more often, so they need offense more than Tucker's defense. He's not a fantasy option. Thursday, 6:56 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell scored 13 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes off the bench against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He played a little more than expected because the Raptors needed some late offense. Powell does have a four-game streak of scoring at least 12 points, but he's really not doing anything else besides that. He's not really worth owning right now and does need to work on his defense. Thursday, 6:27 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell will move back to the bench on Thursday against the Thunder.

    Advice: Norm is coming off a strong game with 19 points in 31 minutes, but he should see a noticeable drop in minutes. In the last game Carroll played, Powell was at just 18 minutes, so expect him to be around 20 in this home game. He's not the strongest player to own while Carroll is in the lineup. Thursday, 2:27 pm
  • Wes Matthews (calf) questionable Friday
    Wes Matthews (calf) is considered questionable to play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is hopeful that Matthews will play and the SG hinted on Wednesday that he's expecting to give it a go. With Matthews on the sidelines Wednesday, Nicolas Brussino played 23 minutes off the bench and Dorian-Finney Smith played 20 in the first unit. If Matthews is unable to play, there are no great pickups. Thursday, 11:17 am
  • 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. Wednesday, 11:36 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. Wednesday, 10:40 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard puts up 9-cat gem on Wednesday
    Kawhi Leonard turned in 34 points, nine rebounds, six assists, three steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to beat the visiting Blazers.

    Advice: It was a true 9-cat gem from Leonard, who also made 12-of-21 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs with just two turnovers in 37 minutes. Tonight's loss dropped the Spurs a full game behind Golden State for the No. 1 seed and the league's best record, so there shouldn't be any concerns about DNPs during fantasy playoffs. Only Russell Westbrook and Karl-Anthony Towns have been more valuable since the All-Star break. Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Ricky Rolling: Rubio gets 23 pts, seven dimes
    Ricky Rubio followed up Monday's massive double-double with 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, hitting three 3-pointers with seven assists, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He dished out 19 dimes vs. Washington on Monday, setting a franchise record, and he's been terrific ever since the Wolves opted not to trade him at the deadline. He committed just one turnover in 32 minutes tonight, and over his past three contests he's averaged 22.3 points on combined 25-of-43 shooting (58.1 percent). Let the good times roll. Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Rajon Rondo gets 35 minutes, scores 17 points
    Rajon Rondo played 35 minutes in his second straight start on Wednesday, making 7-of-16 from the field for 17 points with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Maybe it was the green uniforms, but Rondo looked like his old self. He played the entire first quarter, had very high usage and he didn't even turn the ball over. He's likely locked up big minutes with just about every other bit of competition fading away. He's not the most fantasy-friendly guy, but he's worth a look if you're OK with bad percentages. Plus, Dwyane Wade (elbow) getting hurt also helps his upside. Wednesday, 8:10 pm
  • Seth Curry shoots 6-of-10, scores 19 points
    Seth Curry shot 6-of-10 from the field on Wednesday to finish with 19 points, two steals, one assist and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Dirk Nowitzki said that the Mavs' poor shooting has been "putting a lot of strain on the defense," and Curry was a prime culprit over the past two games. He shot a combined 3-of-16 from the field in those games, a far cry from his red-hot play since the All-Star break. It helped that Wesley Matthews (calf) was out tonight, but owners should feel confident deploying Curry on Friday and Sunday. Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell quiet in 25 minutes on Wednesday
    Yogi Ferrell was quiet in 25 minutes on Wednesday with nine points (2-of-7 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), three assists, one rebound and a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: Meanwhile, veteran J.J. Barea handed out 13 assists in 20 minutes off the bench. Ferrell was limited by foul trouble tonight but his shaky FG percentages, combined with and Barea's return to health, make him tough to recommend in standard leagues. Feel free to scour the wire for a higher-upside replacement. Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • Wes Matthews (calf) will not play vs. Wiz
    Wes Matthews (calf) will not play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: He warmed up and apparently his calf injury is still bothering him. The team is hopeful he can make it back for Friday's game, though. With him out, Dorian Finney-Smith and Devin Harris figure to pick up some added minutes while Seth Curry and others could see more shots come their way. Wednesday, 3:08 pm
  • Wes Matthews is still a game-time call
    Wesley Matthews (calf) will warm up for Wednesday against the Wizards and is a game-time decision.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle said he didn't know Wes' status for this game just yet. Matthews usually doesn't miss games when he's banged up, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him back after his calf injury on Monday. If he can't go, that's more minutes for Dorian Finney-Smith would get some added run while Devin Harris could help out. Both are not fantasy options in most leagues while Seth Curry would get a bump. Wednesday, 2:51 pm
  • Rajon Rondo will make another start Wednesday
    Rajon Rondo will remain in the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Rondo played great on Monday, scoring a season-high 20 points to go with three triples, six dimes, seven boards, one steal and three turnovers in 36 minutes, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do with a tough matchup against Memphis tonight. Rondo's season-high performance did feel a bit flukey, but at the very least, Rondo qualifies as a deep league streamer to see if he can keep his momentum going. Wednesday, 9:21 am
  • Seth Curry trying to bust out of slump
    Seth Curry knows that teams are game planning for him now, and he understands he needs to make a stronger effort to try and find his shots.

    Advice: "Seth is seeing a lot of physical defenders and guys attacking him at the offensive end to make it tough on him,’’ Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "So, he’s in situations where he’s going to see a lot more of that and we’ve got to help him adjust." Over the past two games, Curry has gone just 3-of-16 from the field, but it should only be a matter of time until the sharpshooting gets his groove back. Stick with him. Wednesday, 7:50 am
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