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  • Carmelo 'at peace' with reduced role
    Carmelo Anthony said he's "at peace" with playing a reduced role for the Knicks going forward.

    Advice: "I see the writing on the wall. I see what it is," Anthony said. "I see what they're trying to do, and it's just me accepting that. That's what puts me at peace. Just knowing and understanding how things work. I'm at peace with that." The Knicks haven been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs and Melo's usage rate and minutes are both trending down, and with just seven games remaining on the schedule, the shutdown watch is on. Today, 6:26 am
  • Maurice Ndour was signed by NY on Wednesday March 29. Today, 12:36 am
  • Draymond Green returned to action on Wednesday March 29. Today, 12:36 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins returned to action on Wednesday March 29. Today, 12:36 am
  • Skal Labissiere plays 33 minutes as starter
    Skal Labissiere started Wednesday's game with Kosta Koufos resting, and he finished with nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Skal logged 33 minutes despite racking up five fouls, and owners in roto leagues won't appreciate his 1-of-4 mark at the free throw line. He's at 55.3 percent FGs and 71.4 percent FTs on the season, however, so efficiency hasn't been a recurring issue. The Kings are leaning into their youth movement, which means Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis (20 minutes) should see their roles increasing down the stretch. Yesterday, 11:21 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 26 points in win vs. Wiz
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points with 10 rebounds, nine assists and two steals against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Clippers offense was on fire and Blake's bucket with 5:43 left in the third made the Clippers the fastest team to 100 points in a game this season -- Lawler's law worked again today. Griffin's numbers were trending down with only 17.7 points per game over his previous 10, which has knocked him down to just fifth-round value per game on the year. Hopefully, this big game gets him going again. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge gets 17 & 6 w/ four blocks
    LaMarcus Aldridge tied his season-high with four blocks on Wednesday, adding 17 points, six rebounds and one 3-pointer, but it wasn't enough to beat the visiting Warriors.

    Advice: San Antonio blew out the Cavs on Monday and they're a combined 4-1 vs. the Cavs and Warriors this season, with tonight's game as their only loss. The Spurs are now 3.5 games behind the Warriors with eight games left in the regular season, so veterans like Aldridge are prime suspects for precautionary DNPs down the stretch. Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Jason Smith scores 14 points
    Jason Smith scored 14 points with eight rebounds and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: That puts him at 30 triples on the season, which is double his previous career high in a season. Smith did benefit late in this game from Markieff Morris getting ejected, so the playing time is slightly inflated. He's been in the mix and does play minutes in the teens most nights, but he's not someone fantasy owners should add here. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • David West goes off vs. Spurs on Wednesday
    David West was terrific during Wednesday's win vs. the Spurs, coming off the bench for 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, five assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: "I don’t like to [rest players] but I’m trying to get us ready for the playoffs, keep our guys fresh," said coach Steve Kerr. "If they need a rest, I’ll do it." West is 36 years old and could be a DNP-CD candidate down the stretch, but it really helps that he's averaged just 12.1 minutes this season. Despite his big game tonight, he's not a trustworthy fantasy asset. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 30 with 13 boards
    Anthony Davis scored 30 points during a 121-118 win over the Mavs on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He had two different trips to the locker room due to diving on the scorer's tables. He dinged up his chin from the incident, but it didn't affect him with Davis having a very high activity level. He's been racking up the stats and Davis is the first player since Shaquille O'Neal with four consecutive games of 30 points and 13 rebounds. As long as he's healthy, he's a monster. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 29 points in win
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) scored 29 points with 16 rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain that cost him two games didn't seem to bother him too much while he was out there. Interestingly, Cousins wasn't out there for a handful of possessions in the clutch. Plus, coach Alvin Gentry was a bit perturbed by the lack of post touches for Cousins late in the fourth when he had major size advantage, so that was a factor. Cousins himself said the team was "terrible" down the stretch, as well. All this said, Boogie looks good to go and the Pelicans still have a small chance for the playoffs. It's extremely unlikely, though. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Dante Cunningham comes through off bench
    Dante Cunningham scored 15 points with two rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's a pretty good outing for Cunningham, but he's just too inconsistent to trust almost anywhere when the Pelicans are healthy. Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Brandan Wright solid as fill-in starter
    Brandan Wright started at center on Wednesday as the Grizzlies deployed their 22nd unique lineup of the season, and he finished with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, four boards, two blocks and one assist.

    Advice: Marc Gasol's strained left foot cost him another game tonight, bumping Wright into the starting lineup, but it's unclear if Gasol will miss any more games. Head coach David Fizdale referred to it as a day-to-day issue, adding, "I think it’s just swelling and soft-tissue type stuff ... It’s nothing structural that we have to be totally concerned about." Wright logged 28 minutes tonight and should see similar action if Gasol misses more games. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki scores 23 points vs. Pels
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points during a 121-118 loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs really needed this one to make the postseason and now they're 5.5 behind the Blazers for the No. 8 seed with just eight games to play. Nowitzki's minutes have increased to 27.4 minutes per game since the break, so it'll be interesting to see how the Mavs play it once they are eliminated. Nowitzki's fantasy owners should still have him active, but keep an eye out for some planned rest. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Zach Randolph posts all-around line off bench
    Zach Randolph had 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Memphis was playing without both Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) tonight, and David Fizdale opted to mix things up -- Brandan Wright and James Ennis started, with Z-Bo anchoring the second unit. The Grizzlies snapped a four-game losing streak while improving to 2-4 without Marc Gasol this season, so it's reasonable to assume Randolph will come off the bench if Marc isn't ready to play this weekend. Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Paul George posts 28.6 percent usage rate
    Paul George finished Wednesday's 110-97 road loss with 22 points (8-of-17 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), three 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: George lit into his teammates after Tuesday's loss to the Wolves, saying that his team had "no sense of urgency, no winning pride." He also stated bluntly, "I don't think I got the ball enough down the stretch." He finished with 28.6 percent usage tonight, and it would be surprising if he hits a lower mark than that over Indy's final seven games. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets ejected on Wednesday
    Markieff Morris was ejected on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went up for a block attempt on DeAndre Jordan and the refs called a foul on him, but he obviously didn't agree to lead to the ejection. He shouldn't be suspended for this infraction going forward. Morris finished with 14 points, four rebounds and two 3-pointers. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Thaddeus Young posts double-double...finally
    Thaddeus Young got hot in 33 minutes on Wednesday, sinking 8-of-12 shots to finish with 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Al Jefferson (ankle) is out at least two weeks, and Glenn Robinson (calf) will miss at least one more week, so the Pacers need their key guys to be effective in big minutes. Young has struggled since he injured his left wrist -- he was 0-of-7 from the field on Sunday, but over the past two games he's a combined 15-of-27. This was his first double-double since late December. Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) quiet in return Wed
    DeMarre Carroll (back) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he posted just three points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Carroll has struggled with injuries and inconsistency all season, and there's no reason to think that will change in Toronto's final seven regular-season games. He's better in 9-cat leagues due to minimal turnovers, and is a decent source of 3-pointers with some defensive stats, but that's about it. Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Cody Zeller fouls out scoreless in 27 minutes
    Cody Zeller fouled out of Wednesday's game without scoring a single point in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Zeller grabbed six rebounds with four assists and one block, but overall it was a flop for fantasy purposes -- he's been on a steals binge lately, but didn't have any of those tonight, either. Zeller's been fabulous for the past few weeks, so most owners should simply shrug off this random dud. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo does it all in road win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo did it all during Wednesday's road win in Boston, scoring 22 points with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Giannis finished 8-of-17 from the field, and the only area in which he wasn't dominant was free throw shooting -- he went 4-of-7 from the stripe. He earned well-deserved praise from Celtics coach Brad Stevens before the game. "I don't know if I've ever seen anybody like him [in transition]," Stevens said. "Obviously, LeBron is the guy you would compare [him] to with the size, the length, the speed, the ability to change direction and finish." As a reminder, he's still just 22 years old. Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony sees a drop in usage again
    Carmelo Anthony made just 4-of-12 from the field for nine points with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's good for just a 21.5 usage rate and that continues to be a trend. Melo's usage rate has consistently been in the low-to-mid 20s these days and only has a 24.4 usage rate in his last 10 games. Anthony had a 29.7 usage rate before the break, so it's a sharp decline there. Interestingly, Melo had some strange comments after the game. "I don’t even know my role," Anthony said. "I don’t know my role to be honest...I get in where I fit in." Shutdown watch is on. Yesterday, 7:58 pm
  • Collison, Hield, Evans, Skal, WCS starting
    Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos resting again, the Kings will go back to Skal here. The rookie has been a disaster in a past handful of games, but now he gets a tough matchup against the Jazz. Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Anthony Davis back after trip to locker room
    Anthony Davis went to the locker room in the first half on Wednesday, but he has since returned.

    Advice: He dove into the scorers table with Dante Cunningham, but he did return to the bench a few minutes later, and has since returned. It looks like Davis is OK. Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Kevin Durant already taking on contact
    Kevin Durant (knee) did some 1-on-1 with assistant coach Willie Green on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played full-court and half-court 1-on-1, so this is a great sign to see him taking on contact already. Durant was expected to take on contact at some point in the next 7-10 days, and coach Steve Kerr also said he would like to see KD get back out there for some regular-season action. For now, Apr. 8 seems like a possibility for the former MVP. Yesterday, 5:23 pm
  • Brandan Wright starting; Randolph to bench
    Brandan Wright will start against the Pacers on Wednesday and Zach Randolph will move to the bench.

    Advice: The Grizzlies need some scoring in their second unit, so they'll have their 22nd different starting lineup today. Wright should be looking at minutes in the 20s and is a viable play in fantasy. He will only have short-term value until Marc Gasol (foot) can return. Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Zach Randolph to bench, B-Wright starting
    Zach Randolph will come off the Grizzlies' bench on Wednesday, with Brandan Wright starting at center.

    Advice: Randolph should still see plenty of minutes in the absence of both Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder), so this doesn't do much to impact his fantasy value. He'll be the go-to option offensively for the Grizzlies' thin second unit. Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony listed as the starter
    Carmelo Anthony is listed as the starter against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Derrick Rose (knee) out, Melo should be looking at quite a few shots tonight. He'll likely get a couple nights off in the near future, but go ahead and get him in your lineup for now. Yesterday, 3:58 pm
  • Dante Cunningham will return to the bench
    Dante Cunningham will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Mavs.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will be back in the starting lineup tonight following a two-game stint on the sidelines, so Cunningham will go from irrelevant starter to even more irrelevant bench player. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Hill will play Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Solomon Hill (foot) will play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Cousins will be returning from a two-game absence, which will shift Dante Cunningham back to the second unit, and both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage rates will take a hit. Feel free to get Boogie active for a favorable matchup with the Mavericks. Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll will start, Tucker to bench
    DeMarre Carroll (back) will start and P.J. Tucker will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Carroll is back after missing his last two games. He was only playing around 20 minutes before his injury, so he should be in that neighborhood. With his return, Tucker, Norman Powell, Delon Wright, Jonas Valanciunas and Jakob Poeltl could lose a few minutes with the rotation change. Leave Carroll on the wire in most cases. Yesterday, 3:20 pm
  • Robert Covington (knee) will not play vs. ATL
    Robert Covington (right knee soreness) will not play on Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He had an MRI on his right knee and the results have not been revealed yet. This could be related to the right knee injury from Mar. 10, which caused him to miss one game. With the 76ers looking for lottery balls, it's possible they are very careful with RoCo. Justin Anderson gets a massive boost here and is worth a pickup for owners looking to add some up-and-coming wings. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot should also benefit and Shawn Long also should step up because the 76ers can't use Dario Saric as a five man as often. Yesterday, 2:22 pm
  • Quincy Acy will not play on Thursday
    Quincy Acy (ankle soreness) will not play on Thursday against the Pistons.

    Advice: The Nets will hold him out in a non-back-to-back game, so it's possible he misses additional time. With him out, Justin Hamilton should get most of the backup minutes at the five. Yesterday, 1:55 pm
  • Kevin Durant to be re-evaluated in 7-10 days
    Kevin Durant (knee) will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

    Advice: ESPN's Marc Stein adds a report that KD's comeback window is for the final three home games from Apr. 8 to Apr. 12. According to the team, Durant has been doing some running, shooting and jumping with the plan to intensify his level of movement over the next several days. He is expected to have a return to contact in practice once he's progressed to more high-intensity workouts. The team adds "the end of the regular season remains a possibility" for KD to make his return. All this stuff said, Durant could make his return late next week, but he will likely have a limitation upon his return. He'll be tough to stash unless you can afford to wait until at least Apr. 8 against the Pelicans and possibly later than that. Yesterday, 12:02 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll will try to play Wednesday
    DeMarre Carroll (back) was a full participant during shootaround, and he'll try to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Dwane Casey confirmed that if Carroll is able to give it a go tonight, he'll reclaim his spot in the starting five, which will result in P.J. Tucker returning to the second unit. Carroll has been woefully inconsistent this season, so even if he is able to get out there, he can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Yesterday, 8:21 am
  • Mason Plumlee goes scoreless in 16 minutes
    Mason Plumlee failed to score in 16 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jusuf Nurkic (33 points, 16 rebounds) believes in revenge games, but Plumlee apparently doesn't. He missed all four of his shots from the field with two rebounds, three assists and one block, and he also had a couple of key turnovers during Portland's run to end the third quarter. The Nuggets are healthy and playing more small-ball, so Plumlee isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Tuesday, 10:02 pm
  • Jon Leuer fizzles in surprise start
    Jon Leuer started over Tobias Harris on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and finished with just two points, four boards, a steal and a block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Harris came off the bench for 19 points, six boards, two steals and four 3-pointers, even though Stan Van Gundy said previously that Harris would start the rest of the way. Either way, Leuer has been pretty bad whether starting or coming off the bench lately, and belongs on waiver wires. Tuesday, 9:02 pm
  • Draymond Green says left ankle is OK
    Draymond Green sprained his left ankle on Tuesday, but finished the game and says he's good to go going forward.

    Advice: Dray had 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on Tuesday and hit 9-of-15 shots in 33 minutes for one of his better games in recent memory. The Warriors will play again on Wednesday night against the Spurs, and coach Steve Kerr said after the game he has no plans to rest anyone, adding "guys are good to go." Green should still be considered a game-time decision until we get final word on whether he'll play or not, but for now, it sounds like he's a lot closer to probable than doubtful. Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Paul George drops 37 points in tough loss
    Paul George racked up 37 points, seven boards, two assists, four steals and four 3-pointers on 12-of-21 shooting in Tuesday's tough one-point loss to the Wolves.

    Advice: This was his fifth 30-point game in March and he's pretty much been killing it ever since the All-Star break. He's a no-brainer start the rest of the way and looked great against the Wolves, despite his team losing in the end. Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Thaddeus Young plays well vs. Wolves
    Thaddeus Young had 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal on 7-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's tough 115-114 loss to Minnesota.

    Advice: Young played for the Wolves for a cup of coffee in 2014, so maybe he had some revenge in mind. He's been pretty awful, scoring no more than eight points in any of his previous four games, and this was just his second double-digit scoring night over his last eight. Maybe this is a sign he's about to finally get hot, but we'll need to see it a few more times before actually getting excited. Tuesday, 7:23 pm
  • Robert Covington scores 21 w/ 13 boards
    Robert Covington went off for 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 106-101 win over the Nets on Tuesdays.

    Advice: The 76ers only dressed nine players, so RoCo logged 38 minutes and posted a gem of a line with one assist, two steals, two blocks and one triple. The biggest knock on him is that he doesn't shoot it efficiently from the field, but he hit 9-of-15 shots in addition to a pair of free throws. He's been a top-12 player in standard fantasy leagues for two months and is a monster in real life too -- he's ranked inside the top five in the entire league in Defensive Real Plus-Minus. Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Draymond Green tweaks ankle, will return
    Draymond Green tweaked his left ankle during the second half of Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets, but he's available to return.

    Advice: He was in the locker room for about five minutes and had a noticeable limp at first, but he had his ankle re-taped and looked much better walking back to the bench. We'll have an update after the game, but it looks like his owners dodged a bullet. Tuesday, 6:46 pm
  • Cody Zeller quiet in loss to Bucks
    Cody Zeller hit all three of his shots on Tuesday, but finished with just eight points, one rebound, two steals and a block in 29 minutes of a 118-108 loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Zeller had scored in double figures in three straight games and was putting up solid numbers over his last several, but just sort of disappeared tonight. He's shooting it lights-out right now and should bounce back in his next game, as he came in averaging 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds on 19-of-25 shooting over his previous three games. Tuesday, 6:42 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is questionable Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: The big man has missed two games in a row and the Pelicans haven't said much about the injury. The Pelicans will hold a shootaround Wednesday morning, so that's when his owners will have a better idea of his status. If he's out, Dante Cunningham will likely start, but you would have to be very desperate to look his way. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will have higher ceilings if Boogie sits. Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • Jon Leuer starting, Tobias Harris to bench
    Jon Leuer is starting in place of Tobias Harris on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

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

    Advice: Durant has looked great while going through his pregame routines as of late, and he'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday, after which, the Warriors will offer an update. Durant was initially targeting a mid-April return, but we'll have to wait for tomorrow's update to see if anything has changed on that speculative timetable. He might be worth a speculative add in deep leagues with things trending in a positive direction, but know that he'll be on a strict minutes limit upon his return. Tuesday, 3:40 pm
  • Anthony, Rose not listed as starters vs. MIA
    Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose are not being listed as starters in the game notes for Wednesday's matchup with Miami.

    Advice: First and foremost, the game notes are notoriously unreliable, so things certainly could change as we get closer to Wednesday's tip, but it does seem like New York is at least contemplating dishing out rest days to their veterans. The game notes list Ron Baker, Courtney Lee, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez as the starters for Wednesday night, and owners can expect to get a more official update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 1:55 pm
  • Maurice Ndour sent down to the D-League
    Maurice Ndour has been sent down to the D-League.

    Advice: Ndour is rarely in the rotation for New York, so there won't be any fantasy consequences with this D-League send down. Tuesday, 11:43 am
  • Anthony Davis scores 36 w/ 17 boards in loss
    Anthony Davis' 36 points weren't enough in a 108-100 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: AD did everything he could, finishing 12-of-23 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line with 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one triple in 41 minutes. This was his third straight game with 30+ points and 15+ rebounds which is tied for the 2nd longest streak in the last 20 seasons. The loss means the Pelicans are now 4.5 games behind the No. 8 seed (Blazers) with eight games remaining, so Davis' owners do have to worry about a potential shut-down once his team is mathematically eliminated. Monday, 10:47 pm
  • Zach Randolph posts double-double in loss
    Zach Randolph finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shots over 32 minutes in Monday's 91-90 loss against the Kings.

    Advice: The double-double was nice, but if you're a Z-Bo owner in a rotisserie leagues you're still feeling some pain. He misfired on 13 of his 18 field goal attempts to hurt his owners in that category. Still, it was his first double-double since March 9, and just the third in March, so fantasy owners cannot complain too much. Monday, 10:42 pm
  • Skal Labissiere doesn't see much time
    Skal Labissiere finished with just three points and two rebounds in nine minutes off the bench in Monday's 91-90 win against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Labissiere ran into foul trouble, picking up three personals in his brief time on the floor and he didn't play in the second half. Couple that with the fact head coach Dave Joerger wanted this one badly against his former employer, and it wasn't the best night to own stock in the rookie out of Kentucky. Better days are ahead. Monday, 10:23 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony hits 21 in return to lineup
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) was back in the lineup Monday against the Pistons, finishing with 21 points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals in 35 minutes.

    Advice: 'Melo didn't play with any kind of a minutes cap and he dropped in three triples to make his rotisserie owners happy. He'll look to keep it going against the Heat on Wednesday night. He scored 35 points in the first meeting in Miami back on December 6. Monday, 8:04 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle sprain) out Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He is getting ruled out nearly a couple hours before tip-off, so that's usually not a good sign. His next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. Dallas. Dante Cunningham will start again, but he's a poor fantasy option. Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will benefit the most with Cousins out. Monday, 6:05 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) out Monday vs. Orlando
    DeMarre Carroll (back) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

    Advice: This will be Carroll's second straight game on the sidelines, and P.J. Tucker will be earning another start tonight. Tucker produced nine points, nine boards, three dimes, four steals, one triple and one turnover through 34 minutes as a starter his last time out, so he could be someone to consider throwing out there as a deep league streamer. For now, we'll consider Carroll questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) will play on Monday
    Carmelo Anthony (left knee) will play Monday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Anthony has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a sore left knee, but he'll get back out there tonight, which will likely result in Mindaugas Kuzminskas returning to the second unit. Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis also won't be quite as active on offense with Melo out there. Anthony owners can feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup against Detroit. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry also said on Sunday that Cousins would be questionable, but he will likely end up being a game-time call since the Pelicans aren't expected to have a morning shootaround. Dante Cunningham could earn another start if Boogie sits, but he's not a good fantasy option. Instead, look for Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday to carry the Pelicans if Boogie can't go. Monday, 7:35 am
  • Durant (knee) will have minute restrictions
    Kevin Durant (knee) will have minutes restrictions if he is cleared to return to the court.

    Advice: "It’s something we’ll consult the training staff on," head coach Steve Kerr said. "I imagine we’ll ease him back by playing him shorter minutes to start, so he can build up his rhythm and his conditioning." Durant's timetable is still murky, but he's scheduled to be re-evaluated by team doctors in less than a week and it sounds like there's a good chance he will return before the end of the regular season. Durant has been seen running wind sprints, shooting jumpers and even dunking, but his return will likely come when most fantasy seasons have concluded. Monday, 7:12 am
  • Mason Plumlee very efficient in home loss
    Mason Plumlee connected on eight of his 10 field goal attempts in Sunday's game against the Pelicans, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

    Advice: Plumlee has pulled down five or more rebounds in 11 of his past 12 outings and he has also been a cheap source of occasional blocked shots and steals in deeper rotisserie formats. He should be amped for Tuesday's trip to Portland to face his former teammates. Sunday, 7:56 pm
  • Zach Randolph scores 15 points in 29 minutes
    Zach Randolph started Sunday's game and posted 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes during a tough road loss.

    Advice: Marc Gasol was out tonight with a strained left foot, which left Z-Bo to start alongside Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Vince Carter and JaMychal Green. He finished 7-of-15 from the field (0-of-4 from deep), which ties his high for FG attempts since late January. Fantasy owners can expect similarly inflated usage until Gasol gets back on the court. Sunday, 7:46 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Cousins took some shots during halftime on Sunday with a pronounced limp. The Pelicans may not hold a shootaround prior to the second game in a back-to-back set, but owners should check for updates in the afternoon. Dante Cunningham will likely earn another start if Cousins isn't ready to go vs. Utah. Sunday, 7:40 pm
  • Anthony Davis goes for 31 and 15 on Sunday
    Anthony Davis hit 12-of-17 shots from the floor to finish with 31 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 28 minutes in Sunday's 115-90 win in Denver.

    Advice: Davis has 14 games with 30 or more points and 15 or more rebounds, most in the NBA. The 25-point margin of victory was the largest of the season for the Pelicans, as they pulled within four games of the Nuggets for a playoff spot with nine games remaining. Davis stepped up and helped the Pelicans stay alive, and they're now 3-0 in games when DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is sidelined. Sunday, 7:24 pm
  • Dante Cunningham doesn't do much in start
    Dante Cunningham finished with six points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots in 31 minutes against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: Cunningham was making the start with DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) sidelined. He is only worth a look in the very deepest of seasonal fantasy leagues even if he makes another start in place of Cousins. Cunningham has a low usage rate even in a starting role. However, he is worth a roll of the dice as a low-priced DFS option if he makes another start. Sunday, 7:21 pm
  • Paul George scores 21 points in win vs Philly
    Paul George scored a team-high 21 points to help Indy snap a two-game losing streak on Sunday, making 7-of-17 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with eight boards, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: PG-13 got more help than usual tonight with six teammates in double-digits, which has to be sweet relief. "If I have to put up 30 shots to win, I'll put up 30 shots to win," he said recently. "When I go off I'm looked at as the ball-stopper or the ball-hogger ... so within games I try to move the ball and get other guys the ball. And when that doesn't work I get labeled as the lone wolf." Whatever else he might be called, fantasy owners call him a stud. Sunday, 6:22 pm
  • Thaddeus Young awful in 13 minutes Sunday
    Thaddeus Young had a terrible night on Sunday, going 0-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line to score two points in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Thad chipped in two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block, but that isn't enough to compensate for his lousy shooting tonight. He missed multiple layups and it seems like his wrist is still bothering him, even though he said recently that it's "feeling better." The Pacers need him to start knocking down shots if they hope to advance deep into the playoffs -- Paul George can't do it alone. Sunday, 6:18 pm
  • Blake Griffin hits 6-of-11 shots for 17/6/4
    Blake Griffin shot 6-of-11 from the field to score 17 points on Sunday, adding six rebounds, four assists, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: Griffin did his damage in 32 minutes and the shooting was a welcome sight -- in his past three games he was a combined 17-of-48 from the field (35.4 percent). The Clippers struggled to find him down the stretch, however, as their offense sputtered and they gave up a double-digit lead, resulting in a crushing loss that leaves them a full game behind the No. 4 seed Jazz in the standings. Sunday, 4:07 pm
  • Skal Labissiere quiet as fill-in starter Sun
    Skal Labissiere started Sunday's road game but fouled out in 19 minutes with just two points on 1-of-7 shooting, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Kosta Koufos was resting so there were extra minutes available for Skal as a starter, but he couldn't get out of his own way with the fouls. It's just the second time in seven games that he's been held to single-digit points, and he was coming off a near triple-double, so most owners should give him a pass. Expect a bounce-back effort vs. the Bucks on Wednesday. Sunday, 3:59 pm
  • Dante Cunningham starts for DeMarcus (ankle)
    Dante Cunningham will start vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) has been ruled out tonight, so Cunningham should get significant minutes. He sports an extremely low usage rate, however, and even as a fill-in starter he hasn't done much to merit fantasy owners' attention. Sunday, 3:45 pm
  • Zach Randolph will start Sunday vs. Warriors
    Zach Randolph will move into the starting five for Sunday's matchup with the Warriors, with Marc Gasol (left foot) unavailable.

    Advice: Gasol wasn't even on the injury report today, so it's surprising to see him suddenly ruled out with this foot issue, but the positive takeaway here is that it's not Gasol's surgically repaired foot. Bigs like Randolph tend to get abused by the Dubs' small ball attack, so while he'll see some increased opportunity tonight, he's not necessarily a "must-start" option. Mike Conley figures to do the heavy lifting on offense sans Gasol, and JaMychal Green could be forced into heavy minutes. Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out Sunday vs. DEN
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: Dante Cunningham will start and Solomon Hill stands to benefit from Cousins' absence, while both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will also have less competition for usage. Cousins was essentially a game-time decision tonight, so there's a chance he'll return vs. the Jazz on Monday. Check back for updates after New Orleans' shootaround, assuming they hold one in the second half of a back-to-back set. Sunday, 3:40 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 pts in defeat
    Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 22 points (8-of-14 FGs, 6-of-10 FTs) with eight rebounds, four assists and three turnovers during Sunday's home loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo was solid offensively but he lost Nikola Mirotic on multiple defensive possessions, which is part of the reason Mirotic blew up for a game-high 28 points. It was only the Bucks' third loss in their past 14 games, but they can't be complacent with three games separating them from the No. 10 seed Pistons. Sunday, 3:18 pm
  • Skal Labissiere will start Sunday vs. LAC
    Skal Labissiere will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Kosta Koufos is getting a rest day, so Labissiere might be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s tonight. Joining him in the starting five will be Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Willie Cauley-Stein, with Ty Lawson shifting to the second unit. Labissiere is coming off a 10-point, 10-board, eight-dime game, so he could be someone to consider streaming. Sunday, 12:43 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is a game-time call
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is a game-time call vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't go through the morning shootaround, but he will do everything he can to play in tonight's must-win game -- the Pelicans trail the Nuggets (No. 8 seed) by 5.0 games. If Boogie can't go, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill will get a bump, but they aren't great options in fantasy. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will get a nice usage bump as well if Boogie sits. Sunday, 9:21 am
  • Ndour gets some run vs. Spurs
    Maurice Ndour scored three points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Forest Moon actually started the second half, which was most likely due to Kristaps Porzingis being in foul trouble. Unless the Knicks go in heavy shutdown mode, leave Ndour on the wire. Saturday, 8:18 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points vs. Cavs
    Markieff Morris scored 14 points with six rebounds and one block in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Morris at the five lineup has been useful and it certainly was in this win. In seven minutes today with Kelly Oubre in next to the four starters and Marcin Gortat out, they had a 67.8 net rating against the Cavs. Bojan Bogdanovic (back) not playing also gave Morris a slight bump. If Bogie does miss more time, Morris could be more of the mid-round guy we saw most of the season and not the late-round one since the break. Saturday, 7:48 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: This may have been sustained late in the game when he had some contact with Ryan Anderson. Cousins did finish the game and played the entire fourth quarter. We should have an update at shootaround, but there's a decent chance Boogie can give it a go. If not, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill should benefit. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis would do the heavy lifting, of course. Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) out against the Mavs
    DeMarre Carroll (back) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: It's being called a sore lower back, so this isn't his nagging knee injury or his ankle issue from earlier this month. Carroll just can't stay healthy, and you can expect the Raptors to limit him even more. We'll see some Norman Powell and P.J. Tucker this evening. Even if Tucker starts, Powell is still a better fantasy option. Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 15 points
    Blake Griffin scored 15 points with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a big game for the Clippers and Griffin said having the tiebreaker over the Jazz could be important. Griffin also talked about how the Clippers will use the last part of the season to get better as a team, so that's an encouraging sign about him not getting rest. He's not playing his best, but his owners just have to keep rolling him out there. Saturday, 4:23 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) ruled out on Saturday
    Carmelo Anthony (left knee) will not play against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: His troublesome sore left knee will keep him out for his second consecutive game. The Knicks have almost no chance at the postseason and actually moved up to the No. 5 spot in the lottery, so they may try to tank it and get all the way up to No. 4. Melo should be considered questionable for Monday at home against the Pistons. While he's out, Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Kyle O'Quinn will benefit. Daily Slant: Kuzminskas and Porzingis have played 260.7 minutes together without Anthony. Kuzminskas delivers 0.75 FanDuel points per minute and Porzingis sees a 2.1% increase in usage and a 16.1% rise in FD ppm. Kuzminskas picked up 32 minutes in his last start and could do the same here. Of course, the Spurs are a great defensive team - the Knicks’ implied total of 94.75 is 10.35 below their average – so both players are better for tournaments than cash. Saturday, 4:03 pm
  • Anthony & Rose questionable for Saturday
    Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) and Derrick Rose (sore right foot) are all listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Melo sat out Thursday's game vs. the Blazers, but it was widely believed that was primarily for rest purposes. As always, it is unwise to read too much into the game notes. Thus, we will have to wait for a formal update from coach Jeff Hornacek following the team's shootaround on Saturday. Mindaugas Kuzminskas will likely draw the start if Anthony is unable to suit up. Saturday, 8:38 am
  • Draymond Green scores season-high 23 points
    Draymond Green scored a season-high 23 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: It's just his fourth 20-plus scoring game of the season. Green has scored in single digits for each of his last four games, which was somewhat surprising due to how he did have some added usage while Kevin Durant (knee) was out. Green's assists have still been great and the Warriors handed out 37 dimes in this win. The Warriors still only have a 2.5 game lead over the Spurs, so they may not rest too many games until they lock up the No. 1 seed. Saturday, 12:17 am
  • More Skal stats coming?
    Skal Labissiere handed out a career-high eight assists against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 points, 10 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It was very clear he was being used differently in this game. When Labissiere does get the ball, it's not usually in a set and most of it is when the game is out of hand. However, coach Dave Joerger made it seem like there will be some changes. "I think we've got to play through him," Joerger said. Labissiere should make an impact going forward for owners in standard leagues. Friday, 11:44 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 33 points vs. HOU
    Anthony Davis scored 33 points during a 117-107 loss to the Rockets on Friday, adding 16 rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's four straight double-doubles for Davis, who hasn't really dropped off at all with Boogie Cousins back in the last three games. In those three, Davis averaged 26.7 points, 13.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. The drop in blocks could be due to Boogie because he's away from the basket more often, though. The bad news is the Pelicans are basically out of the playoffs, sitting in the No. 11 spot and trailing the Nuggets by 5.0 games. Friday, 11:20 pm
  • Mason Plumlee only plays 16 minutes
    Mason Plumlee played 16 minutes off the bench for nine points with two rebounds, one assist and two steals against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone only went with Plumlee for just two minutes next to Nikola Jokic, so obviously Plumlee's playing time will be taking a hit. He's probably more of a drop now that the Nuggets are healthy for the first time since Plumlee established he can play the four. Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Paul George scores 27 points in loss
    Paul George scored 27 points with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Nuggets during a 125-117 loss on Friday.

    Advice: After the game, George said he's OK with being a "lone wolf" in the offense when he's going strong. George has seen his usage rate climb to 33.5 in his last five games, including 36.1 in the fourth quarter. George has also been extremely efficient with a 77.7 true shooting percentage in that fourth quarter time, so the Pacers should be leaning on him big time. George looks poised for a big finish as the Pacers look to fight for playoff seeding. Friday, 9:21 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
  • Markieff Morris doesn't do much vs. Nets
    Markieff Morris scored five points with one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: While this bad game is due to garbage time, Morris is kind of a shell of himself compared to what he was doing in February and January. In his previous March games, Morris only averaged 10.5 points, 6.2 boards, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals. He's still worth owning in most situations, but his owners should be lowering their expectations. Friday, 8:37 pm
  • Cody Zeller double-doubles w/ two blocks
    Cody Zeller double-doubled vs. the Cavaliers on Friday with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

    Advice: He hit all six of his shots from the field and finished 3-of-7 from the line with three assists and two blocks in 32 minutes. He was shooting 65.8 percent from the line prior to Friday and that's his only glaring weakness right now, so he's worth owning for his boards, blocks and FG percentage. The Hornets also play four times next week after Sunday's game vs. the Suns. Friday, 7:26 pm
  • Mason Plumlee bumped to the bench Friday
    With Danilo Gallinari (knee) returning to the starting lineup, Mason Plumlee will get bumped to the bench Friday night vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Plumlee had started five straight games for Denver. He averaged 10.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in those five contests. With Gallo back in the mix, the Nuggets entire frontcourt is finally healthy. Coach Mike Malone will be challenged to split up minutes amongst Plumlee, Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Kevin Durant doing sprints, some dribbling
    Kevin Durant (knee) was doing some full-court sprints at shootaround on Friday.

    Advice: He was also doing some dribbling moves and some shooting. Durant is coming along faster than expected and it may not be long before he's taking on some contact. There still is no timetable, but a return in early April seems feasible. Friday, 11:53 am
  • Kevin Durant (knee) making steady progress
    Coach Steve Kerr said that Kevin Durant (knee) continues to take encouraging steps in his rehab.

    Advice: Kerr told reporters that Durant "did a little more" on Thursday, including some lateral movement. Kerr also said that Durant would be re-evaluated by doctors next Thursday and the team would provide their "first real update" at the end of next week. It's quite possible KD appears in some regular seasons games next month, but the Warriors will likely limit his minutes if he is able to suit up. Friday, 7:53 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge posts 28 & 8, three blocks
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting vs. Memphis on Thursday, going 1-of-2 from downtown with eight rebounds, three blocks, one assist and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Aldridge's mid-range shot was falling tonight, and even praise-stingy Gregg Popovich said afterward, "He looks pretty comfortable shooting the ball." His recent absence due to a heart issue was very brief, and he's been excellent since his return -- in his previous four games, he averaged 21.0 points (48.1 FGs, 100.0 FTs) with 7.5 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.5 triples. Thursday, 8:44 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 21 points vs. Dallas
    Blake Griffin scored 21 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He was coming off a mega dud with only 12 points against the Lakers on Tuesday, and still this line could've been better with only a 9-of-23 shooting line in this loss. Griffin's March has been underwhelming with only 18.0 points per game in his previous outings this month, so Blake just hasn't been right. The good news for his fantasy owners is that he still has two more games to go. Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Zach Randolph quiet in loss vs. Spurs
    Zach Randolph had another quiet game on Thursday with eight points on 2-of-7 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs, seven rebounds, two assists, and zero defensive stats.

    Advice: Z-Bo took the blame for the Grizzlies' loss on Tuesday, in which he grabbed 10 rebounds but went just 2-of-11 from the field to score four points. He didn't redeem himself tonight, and there are assuredly better options on your waiver wire -- over the past five games, Randolph is averaging 9.2 points on 33.3 percent shooting, 1.8 assists, and precisely zero defensive stats. Thursday, 8:37 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose out vs. POR
    Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) and Derrick Rose (sore right foot) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: It will be Melo's second half off this month and his first March DNP was also due to his sore left knee. With the Knicks quickly falling out of the playoff race, the likelihood of Melo missing games goes up each day. With him out, the Knicks will give some big minutes to Mindaugas Kuzminskas while Kristaps Porzingis should be busy. Thursday, 5:29 pm
  • Kevin Durant does some 5-on-0
    Kevin Durant (knee) went through some 5-on-0 drills at practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was wearing a knee brace for some of his shooting drills and there is no word of him taking on contact yet. On Wednesday, ESPN reported Durant could be back for part of the regular season, so the news today coincides with that. KD is likely going to travel with the team and could be re-evaulated next week. If you can afford to stash KD, it makes some sense. Thursday, 12:31 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
  • Skal Labissiere scores eight points
    Skal Labissiere scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes during a 116-98 loss.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos resting, Labissiere was able to make his third NBA start. In his previous two, he only averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 boards, 2.5 blocks and 0.5 steals in just 17.5 minutes. He is clearly earning more run and the Kings will continue to rest players to allow Skal to play more. He's worth a long look in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:08 pm
  • Paul George scores 37 points in loss to BOS
    Paul George scored 37 points in a 109-100 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: After a down February with only 17.8 points per game, George is on a roll in March. Even before this explosion, he was averaging 25.7 points, 7.7 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.0 treys in his previous 10 outings. George gets another friendly matchup against Denver on Friday, so he may be flirting with 40 for that game, as well. Wednesday, 8:09 pm
  • Collison, Hield, Afflalo, Skal & WCS starting
    Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein are starting against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings are resting Kosta Koufos, so Skal should be getting some good minutes in the first unit. The Kings should also roll with Georgios Papagiannis off the bench. Skal is worth a look in standard leagues. Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • Warriors hoping KD can return in season
    Kevin Durant's (knee) progress has the Warriors hopeful he can return before end of regular season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: KD is doing some on-court work these days, but he still doesn't have a target date. He was expected to miss four weeks, which means his original target window will be at the end of this month. The Warriors would likely ease KD back in and perhaps do so in the first round of the postseason. If you're going to stash him, there's a decent chance he won't make much of an impact upon his return. Wednesday, 1:16 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
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 26 points in win
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points on 12-of-24 shooting vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: He got it going early with 12 points in the first quarter, his third-highest scoring quarter this season. This was one of his most complete games of the season, as he racked up five rebounds with three assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes. The Spurs don't have another back-to-back set until Apr. 4 and Apr. 5, so LMA hopefully won't be rested too much since the Spurs are within striking distance of the No. 1 seed. Tuesday, 9:30 pm
  • Draymond Green scores seven points in win
    Draymond Green hit just 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, seven rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout win over the Mavs.

    Advice: That makes four straight single-digit scoring nights for Dray, who is averaging just 6.5 points over his last four games. But he's also averaging 9.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five, so it's the 32 percent shooting that is holding him down. Even when he got loose for 20 points and a monster line a week ago, he hit just 4-of-13 shots in doing so. He's still obviously a must-start player and he probably doesn't care how bad his shooting is as long as the Warriors are winning, but it would be nice to see him make some shots against the Kings on Friday. Tuesday, 8:52 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 19 points in 40 minutes
    Anthony Davis played through an illness on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies and led his team to a 95-82 win with 19 points.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins carried the Pelicans with 41 points, but AD deserves a lot of credit for playing even though he clearly wasn't 100 percent. He finished 9-of-18 from the field after a rough start to the game, adding 13 rebounds in 40 minutes. The Pelicans are only 3.5 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so Davis will finish the season strong if his team remains competitive. Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Jon Leuer goes 0-for-7 in loss
    Jon Leuer missed all seven shots from the bench in 22 minutes and finished Tuesday's loss with two points, five rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Advice: The Pistons are fighting for a playoff spot, so losing to the Nets was not how they envisioned their Tuesday night going. Leuer had scored in double figures in his previous two games, but is averaging just 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last five, meaning you can do better off your waiver wire. Tuesday, 7:21 pm
  • 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
  • Carmelo Anthony's minutes to be reduced
    Carmelo Anthony's minutes will be reduced over the final 12 games of the season.

    Advice: The change will be immediate, with Melo playing fewer minutes on Wednesday vs. Utah. "[Coach Jeff Hornacek] mentioned today that he's going to start shortening minutes," Anthony said. Melo did not give details as to exactly how many minutes he might play. He logged only 25 on Monday, but that game was a blowout. The Knicks have a back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday, so there is a possibility Melo sits out Thursday's contest. "That's not (anything) that we've discussed so far as of yet," Anthony said of missing the second night of a back-to-back. Tuesday, 4:47 pm
  • Anthony Davis (illness) will play on Tuesday
    Anthony Davis (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Davis also got poked in the eye and hit in the shins during Sunday's game, but none of these ailments will force him to the sidelines. Make sure you've got The Brow active. Tuesday, 3:43 pm
  • Giannis tweaks ankle in Saturday's loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday and immediately left the game.

    Advice: He scored just nine points in the blowout loss and played 31 minutes, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We expect him to play on Tuesday night, but owners of the Greek Freak should watch for injury updates prior to game time in order to be certain he's playing tonight. Tuesday, 3:08 am
  • Blake Griffin drops 30 points in win over NYK
    Blake Griffin dropped 30 points in Monday's easy win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in just 31 minutes, shooting 12-of-19 from the field with six rebounds, one steal and one block. He also tied his career-high with three triples. Griffin didn't play in the fourth quarter tonight, so hopefully that means he won't be rested on Tuesday vs. the Clippers on the second night of a back-to-back set. The Clippers have four more games this week, so his owners should be in great shape. Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Draymond Green held to two points
    Draymond Green scored two points with 10 rebounds, six assists and one steal vs. the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: He was 0-of-4 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line, but this is basically his floor when his shot isn't falling. Green only played 26 minutes in the blowout win, so the good news is that he should be reasonably fresh for Tuesday's game in Dallas on the second night of a back-to-back set. Just double check his status to make sure he isn't rested. Monday, 8:57 pm
  • Jason Smith fouls out in 17 minutes
    Jason Smith fouled out in 17 minutes vs. the Celtics on Monday, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: He returned to the bench with Markieff Morris (illness) back, but he was on his way to a big game until foul trouble ruined his night. He added five rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples, but standard-league owners should look elsewhere while Morris and Marcin Gortat are healthy. Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points in return
    Markieff Morris (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: He didn't look limited and it's safe to say he's over his flu. Morris added four rebounds, one block and one triple in 31 minutes, and while he has slowed down significantly since the All-Star break, he's still a decent low-end option with three more games this week and four games next week. Hopefully he heats up soon. Monday, 8:08 pm
  • Robert Covington active in Monday's OT loss
    Robert Covington scored 24 points to go along with 13 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots in Monday's 112-109 overtime loss in Orlando.

    Advice: Covington posted a tremendous all-around stat line for his fantasy owners. He has eight or rebounds in four consecutive games while averaging 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocked shots during the span. He was much hotter on the offensive end toward the end of February, but he remains a solid fantasy option for his work on the glass, as well as on the defensive end of the floor. Monday, 7:58 pm
  • Cody Zeller limited by foul trouble
    Cody Zeller got into some foul trouble on Monday vs. the Hawks, finishing with eight points and five rebounds.

    Advice: He picked up five fouls and only lasted 22 minutes, but feel free to blame it on the matchup with Dwight Howard. This dud comes on the heels of a 19-point game on Saturday with five rebounds, four steals and two blocks in 33 minutes, so his owners should give him a chance to redeem himself on Wednesday vs. the Magic. Monday, 7:01 pm
  • Jason Smith returns to the bench
    Jason Smith will return to the bench on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This is an expected move with Markieff Morris (illness) returning from a two-game absence. Smith played well in Morris' absence, so he will be back on the radar if Morris or Marcin Gortat ever pick up an injury. For now, he can be dropped in most leagues. Monday, 3:18 pm
  • Markieff Morris starting, Smith to the bench
    Markieff Morris (illness) will return to the starting five for Monday's game against the Celtics, sending Jason Smith back to the bench.

    Advice: Morris will be returning from a two-game absence tonight, and there's been zero talk of a potential minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smith had a nice run in his previous two starts, but he'll likely return to being a non-factor with the second unit on Monday. Monday, 3:15 pm
  • Markieff Morris (illness) is probable Monday
    Markieff Morris (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Morris has been battling the flu and missed the previous two games, but he went through shootaround and it sounds like he's fully expected to return which will bump Jason Smith back to the bench. Morris has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues with four games on the schedule this week and next week. Monday, 9:32 am
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