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  • Jeremy Lin returned to action on Thursday March 23. Today, 1:08 am
  • Alan Williams returned to action on Thursday March 23. Today, 1:08 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 30 points in win vs. NY
    Damian Lillard scored 30 points during a 110-95 win over the Knicks on Thursday, adding four rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's seven 30-plus scoring games in March to tie him with James Harden for the most in the NBA this month. Since the break, Lillard averaged 31.1 points, 4.6 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.4 treys on 49.5 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. His Blazers are just 1.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so this will likely come down to the wire. Lillard has been the No. 2 player for total value in standard leagues since the break. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic puts up another double-double
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 16 points with 10 rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: Consistent Nurk Alerts? He now has a double-double in three straight games for the longest such streak of his career. Nurkic also has scored in double digits for five straight, which is also a career best. He still can't hit his free throws, but he boasts fantastic averages over his last five: 15.2 points, 11.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 steals. Coach Terry Stotts has turned him into a beast and it helps to play with such a great backcourt. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Moe Harkless plays 18 minutes
    Moe Harkless played 18 minutes with six points, two rebounds and two assists against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: He's not playing noteworthy power forward minutes anymore and Harkless will have to be at the mercy of coach Terry Stotts' matchup moves. Harkless is a drop candidate in standard leagues now that Noah Vonleh is getting consistent minutes. Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Noah Vonleh grabs 12 boards
    Noah Vonleh matched his career-high 12 rebounds against the Knicks on Thursday, adding four points, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He's actually making an impact on the stat sheet and for coach Terry Stotts. The problem is Stotts just has another weapon to use and make his rotation even more complicated. Most fantasy owners will just want to avoid this situation. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 18 points vs. POR
    Kristaps Porzingis scored a team-high 18 points during a 110-95 loss in Portland on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: The Knicks did not use Derrick Rose (foot), Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Lance Thomas (hip) in this game, so KP was the main man. In his minutes without Rose and Melo this year, Porzingis has a 26.6 usage rate while his rebounding rate and efficiency are similar, so he will be taking plenty of shots if those guys remain out. Also, Porzingis was asked about missing time earlier this month, and he kind of laughed it off. With the Knicks almost certainly going to be eliminated this weekend, it's certainly possible they rest KP. All his owners can do is just plug him in there and hope he's not going to rest. Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Kuz scores 14 points in start
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 14 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks will probably be getting an extended look at their European rookie. Kuzminskas was barely in the rotation before this game, so he would need Carmelo Anthony (knee) to get shut down. There's a decent chance that'll happen, especially with the Knicks on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention. Still, Kuzminskas' upside isn't too attractive, so most owners can wait for some concrete news on Melo before taking the plunge on Cheese. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Chasson Randle scores 13 points
    Chasson Randle scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: If Derrick Rose (foot) misses more time, coach Jeff Hornacek may look at Randle more to help add some points for the second unit. Randle is still only a speculative add in very deep leagues, but he does have a higher upside than Ron Baker. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez scores 10 in start
    Willy Hernangomez scored 10 points in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks are not getting much out of their Willy and Kristaps Porzingis frontcourt these days, giving up 30 points in the paint in the first half tonight. Since the break, that combo has a woeful 121.8 defensive rating, so something has to give here. Whatever coach Jeff Hornacek decides to do, Hernangomez should get enough minutes to remain owned in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn scores four points
    Kyle O'Quinn scored four points with seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 22 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks not having most of their depth up front allowed O'Quinn to get some decent run off the bench. O'Quinn only played 12 minutes combined in his previous two games, so he would need Lance Thomas (hip) and Carmelo Anthony (knee) to miss additional games. KOQ is only worth a speculative look until we know more about how much time Melo is going to miss. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 16 points vs. Blazers
    Courtney Lee scored 16 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 41 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks are probably going to start rolling the tank, which could mean more shots for Lee going forward. On the other hand, it's possible he gets some time off to get a look at some of their other younger players. Lee is still worth owning for now and he hasn't been rested yet this season -- he's had two different injury stints. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Ron Baker scores four in start
    Ron Baker scored four points in a start against the Blazers on Thursday with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: It's never easy to tell how long Derrick Rose (foot) is going to be out, but his track record suggests he could miss additional time. Still, Baker just doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to add speculatively. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Seth Curry will get more minutes at PG
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs "need" to take an extended look at Seth Curry as a point guard going forward.

    Advice: Interesting. Curry played mostly the two during a win over the Clippers and he's played a lot of two since his breakout. Curry was not a very good point guard earlier in his career, and the change to the SG is part of the reason he's been so good. Regardless, Curry has a big role coming his way and he should continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Curry turned in a strong Thursday game, scoring 23 points with three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in a win over the Clippers. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Nerlens Noel puts up big stat line
    Nerlens Noel scored eight points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: That's more like it. Noel played terrific defense on Blake Griffin throughout this game, so that should help coach Rick Carlisle play him big minutes. He only played 19.0 minutes per game over his last three, but now that should change after this important win. Noel should start trending up and flirt with early-round value. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 8:44 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 15 points in loss
    Chris Paul scored 15 points with six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one 3-pointer during a 97-95 loss to the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He did suffer what looked like a minor left arm injury, but Paul stayed in the game. After the game coach Doc Rivers said he liked the Clippers pushing the ball more, so maybe that'll help out CP3 with some better output in a more fantasy-friendly setting. He's a stud regardless of pace, of course. Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan puts up a double-double
    DeAndre Jordan scored 14 points with 18 rebounds, one assist and two blocks against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He actually didn't go to the line in his previous two games combined, and was only 2-of-4 from there tonight. Jordan does have double-doubles in each of his last four games since he rested on Mar. 16, making 79.3 percent from the field. Yesterday, 8:34 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. Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Devin Booker pours in 28 in loss on Thursday
    Devin Booker scored a game-high 28 points in Phoenix's lopsided loss to the Nets on Thursday night.

    Advice: Booker has been battling through an ankle injury and had been struggling with his shot coming into Thursday, as he was a just 7-of-29 from the floor over his last two games. Booker was again inefficient, shooting just 9-for-26 from the field, including 3-of-9 from downtown. He did make 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. Booker also added three steals and two rebounds. The good news is that he played 40 minutes in a blowout, indicating his ankle wasn't giving him any trouble. Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie quiet off Brooklyn's bench
    Spencer Dinwiddie, coming off the bench behind Jeremy Lin (ankle), finished with six points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and zero turnovers on Thursday in Brooklyn's victory over Phoenix.

    Advice: This game was a 28-point blowout, so Dinwiddie actually ended up playing more minutes (23) than Lin (21). However, when Lin is active, Dinwiddie simply can't be trusted as a reliable fantasy option. Yesterday, 7:44 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) scores 13 points in return
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) finished with 13 points, five assists, three boards, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 21 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: Lin ended up missing just one game after spraining his ankle on Sunday. He did not seem bothered by the injury on Thursday. The game was a complete blowout, with the Nets winning by 28 points, or else Lin would have likely played more than just 21 minutes. The good news is that the limited workload tonight probably increases the chances he won't be rested and will play normal minutes on Friday. Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Willy getting the start
    Willy Hernangomez will start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He should get some serious minutes with Kyle O'Quinn backing him up. Plus, the Blazers have given up some big lines to centers, so Willy could be in for a big night. He should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 6:42 pm
  • Ron Baker getting the start
    Ron Baker will start for Derrick Rose (foot) on Thursday against the Blazers.

    Advice: Baker should be splitting the minutes with fellow rookie Chasson Randle tonight. Plus, the Knicks would likely run some two-PG lineups against the quicker Blazers backcourt. Randle has the higher upside, but most fantasy owners can ignore this situation unless Rose gets ruled out for multiple games. Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Baker, Kuzminskas & Willy starting vs. POR
    Ron Baker, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks are extremely shorthanded with Carmelo Anthony (knee), Derrick Rose (foot) and Lance Thomas (hip) not playing. Kuzminskas should be getting some heavy run as the starter, but it's tough to pick him up unless Melo gets ruled out for multiple games. Kristaps Porzingis is going to be doing some serious heavy lifting. Yesterday, 6:38 pm
  • Nerlens Noel starting; Yogi Ferrell to bench
    Nerlens Noel will start and Yogi Ferrell will come off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Mavs will go with Noel as a start for just the second time. He blew up for 15 points and 17 boards in his first start, so hopefully coach Rick Carlisle plays him more than his 17 minutes from Tuesday. Get him in your lineup. Yesterday, 5:36 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. Yesterday, 5:25 pm
  • Ronnie Price is out again
    Ronnie Price (leg) will not play on Thursday against the Nets.

    Advice: Tyler Ulis will continue to get major minutes as the starter. Leandro Barbosa should get some minutes behind Ulis, as well. Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • T.J. Warren will not play; Jones Jr. starting
    T.J. Warren (left foot contusion) will not play against the Nets on Thursday and Derrick Jones Jr. will start.

    Advice: Warren's foot injury will keep him out of action for the first time in 2017. This is not the same foot injury that Warren fractured last year, so hopefully it's just a day-to-day thing. Jones Jr. should get a decent amount of run in the first unit while Jarell Eddie should see some added run. Yesterday, 4:13 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench
    Spencer Dinwiddie will move back to the bench on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson said he wanted to start Dinwiddie going forward, but he changed his mind with Jeremy Lin back already. Dinwiddie won't be worth using in fantasy when Lin is active. Yesterday, 4:03 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) in a walking boot
    Dion Waiters (ankle) was in a walking boot on Thursday.

    Advice: The good news is Waiters was not on crutches. The Heat have not revealed a timetable on Waiters, but he's likely out for multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson should benefit the most while Wayne Ellington should have more shots going his way. J-Rich is worth a long look in standard leagues. Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Cam Payne to the D-League
    Cameron Payne was sent down to the Windy City Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He should be back with the Bulls this weekend. Payne has not played in an NBA game since Mar. 13 and is basically the fourth PG on the depth chart. Yesterday, 3:25 pm
  • T.J. Warren unlikely to play on Thursday
    T.J. Warren (foot) is closer to doubtful for Thursday against the Nets.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson wouldn't say for sure on if Warren could give it a go. If not, the Suns would likely give more minutes to Jarell Eddie and Derrick Jones Jr. There should be another update shortly.Daily Slant: While Warren's absence may not lead to a bench player seeing a huge uptick in fantasy value, it certainly raises the floor/ceiling of Devin Booker, who sees a 6.1% usage spike with Warren, Chandler, Bledsoe, Knight and Bender off the floor. Both Booker and Tyler Ulis should approach the 40 minute mark against one of the NBA's weakest defenses, and considering the game should stay close, both players are elite targets. Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (right ankle) available to play
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) will start against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain from Sunday will only cost him one game. Lin's playing time was on the rise and he even played 30 minutes last Thursday, so the Nets may get him back up to minutes in the upper 20s. With Lin back, Spencer Dinwiddie will move back to the bench and Isaiah Whitehead will lose playing time. Lin is safe to start tonight, but the Nets may take it easy on him for Friday night. Yesterday, 2:48 pm
  • T.J. Warren (foot) listed as questionable
    T.J. Warren is listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Nets with a left foot contusion.

    Advice: Game notes aren't very reliable, but given how cautious the Suns are being with injuries these days, Warren's owners will want to be on the lookout for an update. If he's unable to give it a go, we should see more of Derrick Jones Jr., Jared Dudley and Jarell Eddie. None of those players are pickups, though. Warren is putting up averages of 16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 blocks and 0.9 steals since the break. Yesterday, 10:30 am
  • Alan Williams (illness) expects to play
    Alan Williams (illness) is expecting to play on Thursday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Williams was on the active list on Tuesday vs. the Heat, but left the team right before tip-off because he was dealing with some food poisoning. If he looks good during pre-game warmups, expect him to be out there tonight. If not, Alex Len will have a heavy workload at center and Marquese Chriss will have to play some five as well. Through 10 games in March, Williams is averaging a double-double with 13.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. Yesterday, 9:07 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) still has no timetable
    Dion Waiters (ankle) still has no timetable to return.

    Advice: The good news is that the swelling is down and coach Erik Spoelstra said he's "feeling better." With Waiters out, Josh Richardson has emerged as the clear pickup in his absence. Richardson is averaging 12.0 points, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.5 steals and 1.5 triples in his last two games. Yesterday, 8:56 am
  • Atkinson expects Jeremy Lin (ankle) to play
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he expects Jeremy Lin (ankle) to play on Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "My gut is it’s very positive," Atkinson said. "I like what I see in him shooting etcetera." Atkinson previously said that Spencer Dinwiddie will start the rest of the season, and with Archie Goodwin making a case for more minutes, Lin's workload will likely be monitored. He may have to play off the ball more as well. Lin could be shut down at a moment's notice, so his outlook going forward isn't the best. Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Mavericks were cautious with Noel in blowout
    Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said Nerlens Noel only played 17 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday due to the blowout.

    Advice: "[Noel] did a lot of good things [Tuesday] night, but I’m not going to play a guy coming off a sore knee meaningless minutes in a blowout," Carlisle said. "So if you’re asking for garbage minutes, that ain’t gonna happen." Carlisle added that Noel's knee is "doing really well," and it's worth noting that he should be looking at a nice workload on Thursday vs. DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers. He's averaging 9.5 points and 7.1 rebounds and 22.5 minutes through 10 games with the Mavs, but he should start trending up soon. Yesterday, 6:25 am
  • Willy Hernangomez logs 17 minutes off bench
    Willy Hernangomez came off the bench vs. Utah on Wednesday, playing 17 minutes to finish with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting, 10 rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis started at center in a frontcourt that also featured Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas, which bumped Willy to a reserve role. His inconsistent minutes have been frustrating at the most important time on the fantasy calendar, but his upside is undeniable. He's worth holding in most leagues, unless there's a very compelling free agent available. Wednesday, 10:54 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores team-high 24 points
    Kristaps Porzingis started at center on Wednesday and scored a team-high 24 points (8-of-17 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs) with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one steal, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: It was an interesting move from New York, but Porzingis barely avoided fouling out (thanks to multiple fouls attributed to other players), and Rudy Gobert destroyed the Knicks with 35 points on 13-of-14 shooting. Porzingis' recent Achilles injury hasn't been an issue since his return, which is the key for fantasy owners, and he's going to get his stats whether he's starting at center or power forward. Wednesday, 10:53 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez to come off bench Wednesday
    Willy Hernangomez is listed as a reserve for Wednesday's game, with Lance Thomas starting alongside Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

    Advice: The Knicks are mixing things up against Utah's imposing defense, with Porzingis lining up across from Rudy Gobert. Hernangomez hasn't been great as a starter in his past few games, so hopefully the benching will fire him up. Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Cameron Payne recalled from the D-League
    The Bulls have recalled Cameron Payne (foot) from the D-League.

    Advice: It's unclear if Payne will be available to play for Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons, but if he does get on the court, it will likely just be for limited minutes. Payne isn't a viable target in most settings. Wednesday, 2:31 pm
  • Dion Waiters out again for Thursday
    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Thursday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He's coming along just fine and the team may not give him an MRI this week. As of Wednesday, he doesn't have an MRI scheduled, so maybe Waiters is more day-to-day. Josh Richardson is a solid add in standard leagues and dropped 14 points on Tuesday. Wednesday, 2:15 pm
  • Jeremy Lin probable for Thursday
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is probable to play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: His Sunday ankle sprain looks like it's only going to cost him one game. With Lin back, Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead will be losing minutes. Lin is probably worth owning, but the Nets may take it easy on him to get a look at their younger guards. Wednesday, 1:57 pm
  • Nets 'hopeful' Lin (ankle) will play Thursday
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he is "hopeful" that Jeremy Lin (ankle) will be able to play Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Atkinson said the decision on Lin would be made on Thursday. Even if Lin is able to suit up, he will likely be placed on a strict minutes limit. Nonetheless, Lin's return will greatly reduce the fantasy value of Spencer Dinwiddie and Archie Goodwin. Wednesday, 10:50 am
  • Chris Paul drops 27 points in blowout win
    Chris Paul scored 27 points in a 133-109 blowout win over the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: CP3 didn't touch the floor in the fourth quarter for the second straight game due to blowouts. That might not be a bad thing for his fantasy owners, as the Clippers play three more times this week including a back-to-back set -- his low minutes early this week decreases the chances that he will be rested for a game. He finished 9-of-15 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four triples, so his owners should be in great shape. Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 31 in loss to Bucks
    Damian Lillard hit 13-of-26 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 31 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals in Tuesday's tough loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Lillard did his job tonight and C.J. McCollum was right there with him, hitting 9-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points in the loss. The Blazers didn't get much from their bench and Noah Vonleh and Moe Harkless are generally lacking as starters, and the Blazers are still on the outside looking in at the playoffs, 1.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed. So this was a very tough home loss. Tuesday, 9:51 pm
  • Alert: Jusuf Nurkic double-doubles in loss
    Jusuf Nurkic hit 5-of-9 shots on his way to 11 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Nurkic wasn't incredible tonight, but we doubt anyone is actually complaining about this game. He's been a blast to own for weeks now and should be ready to finish up strong. That makes back-to-back double-doubles for Nurkic and his two-point game a week ago is now a distant memory, as he's averaging 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.8 blocks on 46 percent shooting over his last five. Tuesday, 9:41 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
  • Nerlens Noel plays 17 minutes in ugly loss
    Nerlens Noel played just 17 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and a block in Tuesday's blowout 112-87 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Noel was quiet on Sunday against the Nets and failed to score, and then was the victim of the blowout tonight. He should be fine going forward, as long as he's healthy enough to play. Tuesday, 8:48 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
  • Devin Booker struggles through ankle
    Devin Booker played through his ankle injury on Tuesday but hit just 4-of-16 shots and missed all four of his 3-pointers for 11 points, four boards, five assists, a steal and a season-high seven turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Hey, at least he played, right? Booker missed Sunday's game and is really struggling with his shot right now, hitting just 13-of-55 of them over his last three games. He did have 28 points on 13-of-26 shooting a week ago Sunday, so hopefully his ankle is feeling better soon and he starts dropping his shots again. But he's not exactly helping his fantasy owners in playoff crunch time at the moment. Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie scores 10 in start
    Spencer Dinwiddie, who will start at point guard the rest of the way for the Nets, hit 3-of-9 shots for 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Jeremy Lin sat this one out with a sprained ankle and Dinwiddie is worth a look in most leagues, now that we know he's going to start. But don't expect monster numbers from him and look for both Lin and Isaiah Whitehead to steals some of his minutes going forward. Dinwiddie did have 18 points and seven dimes in his previous game, so it's not unreasonable to think that he'll play better than he did in this one on most nights. Tuesday, 7:34 pm
  • Alan Williams (illness) will not play Tuesday
    Alan Williams (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Wow. He's not even with the team, but the Suns didn't even bother to mention this -- this report came as the first quarter was wrapping up. With Williams out, Alex Len gets a nice boost and Marquese Chriss will have to play more center. Tuesday, 5:21 pm
  • Devin Booker (ankle) starting vs. the Heat
    Devin Booker (ankle) is starting vs. the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was a full participant during shootaround and was upgraded from questionable to probable early Tuesday morning. The Suns might be cautious with him going forward as they continue to tank, but his owners can deploy Booker tonight. Tuesday, 4:42 pm
  • Dion Waiters spotted without walking boot
    Dion Waiters (ankle) was spotted without a walking boot on Tuesday.

    Advice: Waiters is still on crutches, and his ankle is still swollen, but he was at least able to put some weight on his injured left ankle while making his way through the Miami locker room on Tuesday. Waiters remains without an official timetable to return, and him gingerly making his way through a locker room on crutches suggests that he's still not very close, so those without an IR-spot will need to strongly consider moving on from Waiters. Josh Richardson will continue to start in his place. Tuesday, 3:51 pm
  • Devin Booker, Barbosa likely to play Tuesday
    Devin Booker (ankle) and Leandro Barbosa (illness) are on track to play Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Booker was a full participant during shootaround and is listed as probable, so all signs are pointing towards him returning from a one-game absence on Tuesday night. With Booker back in the fold, Derrick Jones Jr. will return to the bench, and the usage rate of guys like T.J. Warren and Tyler Ulis will suffer a slight hit. With Barbosa back in action, Ulis will be less likely to see his playing time eclipse the 40-minute mark. Tuesday, 3:09 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) out Tuesday vs. Detroit
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Lin was doubtful heading into this one, so it's not surprising at all to see the oft-injured guard hit the sidelines. Head coach Kenny Atkinson has already said that Spencer Dinwiddie will close out the year as Brooklyn's starting point guard, so Lin figures to lose some value once he's eventually cleared as he'll be confined to a reserve role. Brook Lopez should be more active on offense with Lin watching from the sidelines. Atkinson did say that Lin is "trending positive" when asked about Lin's injury situation, but at this point in the season, we wouldn't recommend clinging to injured players. Tuesday, 2:50 pm
  • Ronnie Price (leg) downgraded to doubtful
    Ronnie Price (leg contusion) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: Price did not play on Sunday and was initially listed as questionable on Monday, so this represents a downgrade. Assuming Price is unavailable, the Suns will once again be forced to lean heavily on Tyler Ulis, the only healthy point guard on the roster. Ulis played 43 minutes on Sunday and will likely be asked to log 40-plus minutes on Tuesday as well. As a result, Ulis is a strong DFS option. Tuesday, 9:36 am
  • Devin Booker (ankle) probable for Tuesday
    Devin Booker (ankle) participated in morning walk-through and is probable for Tuesday night's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: We were first made aware of the fact that Booker was battling ankle issues late last week, and he was sidelined for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons. If Booker does return on Tuesday, Derrick Jones Jr. would likely get bumped back to the bench. We should have an update from the team later this afternoon confirming Booker's status, and if the Suns plan to keep him on any type of minutes restrictions going forward. Tuesday, 8:23 am
  • Spencer Dinwiddie looking to prove he belongs
    Spencer Dinwiddie is looking to secure a role with the Nets next season and beyond.

    Advice: Dinwiddie's contract has a team option for the 2017-18 season and he hoping the Nets pick it up. He started the second half for Jeremy Lin (ankle) on Sunday and finished with 18 points, seven assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes. Coach Kenny Atkinson said that Dinwiddie would continue to start if Lin (ankle) is unable to suit up. Dinwiddie is averaging 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in the 16 starts he has made this season. Tuesday, 7:47 am
  • Courtney Lee has off shooting night
    Courtney Lee scored just two points, missing five of his six field goal attempts, in Monday's 114-105 loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: That's two poor outings over the past three games. Ron Baker picked up the slack in Monday's loss, but it's hard to see him eating into the veteran Lee's minutes just yet. Despite the rough patch recently he has been a solid source of 3-pointers and rebounds for most fantasy owners while also chipping in with a steal or two in rotisserie formats. Monday, 10:16 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan double-doubles vs. Knicks
    DeAndre Jordan double-doubled vs. the Knicks on Monday with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

    Advice: He finished 7-of-9 from the field and didn't attempt any free throws, adding three blocks in 28 minutes. Jordan was rested for one game in the last back-to-back set, but since he didn't play in the fourth quarter tonight, hopefully that means he will be available in a cupcake matchup with the Lakers on Tuesday. Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis posts 18 and 11 in return
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes in Monday's loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: Porzingis looked pretty sharp in his return from a thigh injury and as expected he did not play with any kind of a minutes cap. In fact, he played all the way down to the final minute despite a lopsided score for most of the second half. With Porzingis back it was Lance Thomas sliding back to a reserve role. It appears safe to plug Porzingis back into the active fantasy lineup in all leagues. Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Chris Paul double-doubles in easy win
    Chris Paul double-doubled in a 114-105 win over the Knicks on Monday with 13 points and 13 assists in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He had one of his worst games of the season on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers when he missed all eight of his shot attempts, so it was good to see CP3 start the week off right in this one. He finished 5-of-11 from the field and hit his only free throw, adding five rebounds, one steal and two triples. The Clippers play four more times this week and play the Lakers on the second night of a back-to-back set on Tuesday, but considering CP3 didn't play in the fourth quarter tonight, he should be relatively fresh. Monday, 10:07 pm
  • Ronnie Price (leg) questionable for Tuesday
    Ronnie Price (leg) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with Miami.

    Advice: If Price can't give it a go on Tuesday night, Tyler Ulis will get all the run he can possibly handle as the only healthy point guard in Phoenix. Stay tuned. Monday, 1:59 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) doubtful for Tuesday
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: While Lin has downplayed the injury, the Nets have absolutely no incentive to rush him back to the court, so there's a good chance he could be looking at a multi-game absence here despite being listed as "day-to-day." Spencer Dinwiddie will be drawing the start in his place, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Archie Goodwin and Isaiah Whitehead. Unfortunately, at this juncture in the fantasy season, Lin is a cut candidate in all leagues without an IR-spot. Monday, 1:35 pm
  • Booker, Barbosa, Price questionable Tuesday
    Devin Booker (ankle), Leandro Barbosa (illness) and Ronnie Price (leg) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game in Miami.

    Advice: With all these guys on the sidelines on Sunday, we saw Derrick Jones Jr. move into the starting five, and it was T.J. Warren and Tyler Ulis being forced into heavy minutes while operating as Phoenix's top two targets on offense. If Booker, Barbosa and Price are all again forced to the sidelines on Tuesday night, it'll be more of the same, and owners can expect to get another update following shootaround. Stay tuned. Monday, 1:32 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Waiters is still on crutches, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season, he's most certainly going to be looking at a multi-game absence here. Josh Richardson drew the start in his place on Sunday and finished with 10 points, one triple, two dimes, one steal, one block, one board and one turnover in 33 minutes, so he could be worth a look in deep leagues. Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson should also be more active on offense. Unfortunately, Waiters is now a cut candidate in all leagues without an IR-spot. Monday, 1:26 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) will play Monday
    Kristaps Porzingis (bruised left thigh) will play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Porzingis was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and there's been no discussion of a minutes limit, so owners can feel confident plugging Porzingis back into their starting lineup following a one-game absence. With Porzingis back in action, Lance Thomas will likely return to the bench, and he'll lose most of his value with the demotion to the second unit. Monday, 11:43 am
  • Jeremy Lin says ankle injury nothing serious
    Jeremy Lin said that he's just day-to-day with his right ankle injury and he doesn't believe it will be a serious issue moving forward.

    Advice: Lin really played down the injury, calling it just a tweak, and said it wasn't comparable to the hamstring injury. Still, Kenny Atkinson saying on Monday that Spencer Dinwiddie will remain in the starting five to close out the year hints that Lin could be spending at least some time on the sidelines, and if he's brought off the bench once he is cleared, it could be tough for him to have much value in standard leagues. Monday, 11:37 am
  • Cameron Payne (foot) headed to D-Leauge
    Cameron Payne (foot) will head down to the D-League to play a couple games.

    Advice: On the bright side, at least this means his foot must be better. Payne can be left on the wire in re-draft leagues. Monday, 10:25 am
  • Dinwiddie to start at PG rest of the season?
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said that Spencer Dinwiddie will start at point guard for the remainder of the season.

    Advice: Atkinson wouldn't reveal much about Jeremy Lin's ankle injury, and while the "belief" is that he's day-to-day, it sounds like he's going to miss some time. Dinwiddie had arguably his best game of the season on Sunday vs. the Mavs with 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes, but in 16 previous starts this season, he averaged just 8.3 points, 3.6 assists and 0.9 triples. Most fantasy owners can monitor his progress from the waiver wire. Monday, 10:15 am
  • Report: Jeremy Lin (ankle) is day-to-day
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said that Jeremy Lin's ankle is still being evaluated.

    Advice: The Nets aren't being very transparent here, but the "belief" is that Lin is likely day-to-day. The Nets have nothing to play for with the worst record in the NBA all but locked up, so Lin is a prime shut-down candidate going forward. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons. Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to start at PG the rest of the way, but he's not a great pickup. Monday, 10:13 am
  • Moe Harkless can't build on Saturday's game
    Moe Harkless couldn't build on Saturday's solid performance, chipping in just two points, five rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 29 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Harkless also committed two turnovers and five personal fouls tonight. The Blazers tried to post him up a few times but he just couldn't get going, and this marks the fourth time in five games that he's attempted four or fewer field goals. There's no reason to own him at this point, especially with Evan Turner back in the rotation. Sunday, 6:44 pm
  • Damian Lillard erupts for 49 points & nine 3s
    Damian Lillard was unstoppable vs. the Heat on Sunday, pouring in 49 points on 14-of-21 field goals and 12-of-12 free throws, while tying the Blazers' franchise record with nine 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lillard has been awesome in March, helping the Blazers move to within one game of the No. 8 seed Nuggets, and he earned a ton of milestones with tonight's performance. He fell just two points shy of his career-high in scoring, matched his career-best streak with six consecutive games of 25+ points, and became the first player in Blazers' history to make 1,000 three-pointers in his career. His recent onslaught is carrying fantasy owners at the ideal moment. Sunday, 6:43 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic notches 21 & 12 in win vs. Heat
    Jusuf Nurkic had another great game on Sunday with 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes, making 9-of-15 field goals and 3-of-8 free throws.

    Advice: Owners can live with the poor FT shooting, and tonight's line was even more impressive because it came against Hassan Whiteside. The two got heated early, but Nurkic had the last laugh. If you were lucky enough to have him when he was dealt to Portland, you know the drill -- lock him into your lineups and enjoy the show. Sunday, 6:43 pm
  • Noah Vonleh hits 10+ pts in 3rd straight game
    Noah Vonleh logged 29 minutes during Sunday's impressive road win, chipping in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vonleh has now scored double-digit points in three straight games, something he's never done before in his NBA career. The low-usage forward is getting it done thanks to extreme efficiency, connecting on 72.2 percent of his shot attempts during his double-digit streak. There are higher-upside guys on the vast majority of waiver wires. Sunday, 6:42 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) practices Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (bruised left thigh) practiced on Sunday and said he hopes to play vs. the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: The official game notes have Porzingis listed as 'out' but that's usually meaningless, since game notes tend to parrot whatever happened in the previous game. Both KP and coach Jeff Hornacek have been optimistic that he'll play on Monday, so all signs are pointing in that direction. Check back for more concrete updates following shootaround. Sunday, 3:15 pm
  • Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches and is hoping he can return before the end of the regular season.

    Advice: Waiters said this ankle sprain is worse than his last one and he did break this ankle back in high school. The Heat are going to give him treatment every day and have not provided a timetable on his return. While Waiters is out, Josh Richardson gets a big chance and is starting on Sunday. If you need a guard and the wire dried up, J-Rich could be your guy with his nice upside. Sunday, 2:27 pm
  • Ronnie Price out for Sunday
    Ronnie Price (leg) is out for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Get ready for some new lineup combinations and a lot of Tyler Ulis today. Price did play 20 minutes in the last game, so losing him today does matter for coach Earl Watson. Sunday, 1:21 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
  • Nerlens Noel doesn't score vs. Nets
    Nerlens Noel did not score with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: The pace was not his friend in this game and Noel was in foul trouble. As a Mav, he was flirting with early-round value before this game, so there's no need to worry even though he's coming off the bench. The Mavs will need his pick-and-roll defense against the Warriors, Clippers and Raptors this week. Start him. Sunday, 12:28 pm
  • Ronnie Price is a GTD
    Ronnie Price (leg) is a game-time call for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He is doubtful to play, but the Suns will need all the help they can get. If Price can't go, Tyler Ulis might have to play the entire game or the Suns will have to get a look at a new ball-handler. Sunday, 12:11 pm
  • Devin Booker (ankle) will not play on Sunday
    Devin Booker (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He said on Friday that his ankle was bothering him and the Suns will be holding him out for his first game since October. Considering the Suns are looking for lottery balls, it's possible they hold Booker out for additional time. The Suns will also have to play some new guys at shooting guard, including newly-signed Jarell Eddie. We will likely see some Derrick Jones Jr. and Jared Dudley out of position in this game, as well. T.J. Warren is going to be very busy. Sunday, 12:07 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie scores 18 points vs. DAL
    Spencer Dinwiddie started the second half for Jeremy Lin (ankle) on Sunday, finishing with 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Mavs.

    Advice: It looked like it was going to be a day to forget with three quick fouls in the first quarter, but really got it going after that first stint. Lin was unable to return to this game, which allowed Dinwiddie to get big minutes and handle the ball more than usual. In his previous 16 starts, Dinwiddie only averaged 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 0.9 treys, so he will need to improve on the stat sheet to have value. He was terrific in February with his elite assist:turnover ratio, so maybe there could be some growth. He's only a speculative add in deeper leagues until we get a concrete update on Lin. Sunday, 12:02 pm
  • Ronnie Price is doubtful for Sunday
    Ronnie Price (leg contusion) is doubtful for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: It looks like Tyler Ulis is not going to have a backup tonight, so he should be very, very busy. Price played 20 minutes and even played some combo guard, so he's been a noteworthy piece in the rotation. We might see some Jarell Eddie in his Suns debut while T.J. Warren may be handing the ball a ton. Sunday, 10:56 am
  • Devin Booker (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    Devin Booker (ankle) is questionable for Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: This has been a story for the weekend with Booker saying he's been dealing with nagging injuries lately. He said he needed some treatment and even said "we'll see" when he was asked about missing time. We should have an update before tip later. If he's out, the Suns will be in desperation mode with probably more Derrick Jones Jr. and Jared Dudley playing out of position. T.J. Warren and Tyler Ulis would also benefit while we may even see some Jarell Eddie. Sunday, 10:54 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis listed as out in notes
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) is listed as out in the Sunday game notes for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: To be very clear here, this does not mean he is out for this game. Porzingis said he is expected to play in this game and coach Jeff Hornacek also added he thinks Porzingis had a good chance to play. We should have another update Monday afternoon before fantasy owners have to set their rosters. Sunday, 10:50 am
  • Spencer Dinwiddie starts second half
    Spencer Dinwiddie started the second half for Jeremy Lin (ankle) on Sunday.

    Advice: Even when Lin missed time earlier this season, Dinwiddie couldn't really perform well enough for fantasy owners. He's really just a desperation pickup in most leagues. Sunday, 10:30 am
  • Suns happy with T.J. Warren's progress
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough said the team is thrilled with T.J. Warren's progress.

    Advice: "His field-goal percentage from the All-Star break is off the charts," McDonough said. "He’s improved his rebounding, especially defensively, which is what we need with [Tyson Chandler] out and [Earl Watson] playing a smaller lineup." Since the P.J. Tucker trade, Warren is averaging 17.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 blocks, returning top-20 value in standard leagues. "Everybody knows I can score, so I just want to do all the other things that keep me on the floor," Warren said. After Sunday's game vs. Detroit, the Suns play four games in each of the next two weeks. Sunday, 6:54 am
  • Devin Booker is playing through ankle issue
    Devin Booker is playing through ankle and Achilles' pain according to coach Earl Watson.

    Advice: "Most games [the ankle] loosens up and then I'm able to go," Booker said on Friday. "Tonight, it was stiff most of the night. Came back here [to the locker room] and tried to work on it and just couldn't get it going. But like I said, I'm sure 9 out of 10 people on the floor have something going on, so no excuse there." This likely explains why he shot 3-of-13 from the field in Friday's loss to the Magic. Booker is averaging 34.6 minutes per game on the season, but the Suns have no choice but to play him big minutes because they have already shut down Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight. The Suns have six straight road games beginning on Sunday vs. Detroit and that includes one back-to-back set on Mar. 23 and Mar. 24, so maybe he will get a maintenance day in the near future. Sunday, 6:32 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 21 points in loss
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points in 34 minutes in Saturday's 104-96 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This was just his third game with 20+ points since the start of February. LMA shot 9-of-18 from the field with nine rebounds, four assists and a block, and the good news is that his heart scare appears to be behind him -- he logged 32 minutes in his first game back on Wednesday. The Spurs do play again on the second night of a back-to-back set vs. the tanking Kings on Sunday, so there's a decent chance that LMA could be rested. Keep an eye on the injury report. Saturday, 8:49 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan dominates Cavaliers
    DeAndre Jordan returned from a rest day in Saturday's win over the Cavaliers and double-doubled with 13 points and 17 rebounds.

    Advice: He only played 27 minutes in the blowout win, shooting 4-of-5 from the field and 5-of-11 from the line with two assists and a steal. The Clippers do have five games next week, but that includes two back-to-back sets and it's not a lock that Jordan won't get another maintenance day. Saturday, 8:27 pm
  • Chris Paul shoots 0-of-8 in blowout win
    Chris Paul missed all eight of his field goals in Saturday's 108-78 blowout win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He didn't look too interested in this game but we can't really blame him -- the Cavs rested Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love and were held to 31 points at the half. CP3 hit all five of his free throws with seven assists and four rebounds in 27 minutes, but this was a night to forget by his standards. The good news for his fantasy owners is that the Clippers play five games next week. Saturday, 8:14 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pionters in 34 minutes during a 113-97 in Saturday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: It's Lillard time right now. Dame's confidence as a shooter is back with at least three treys in each of his last five games, averaging 32.8 points per game on 50.0 percent from the field and 97.3 percent from the line on his 7.4 attempts per outing. Lillard's Blazers will not go away and are just 2.0 games behind the Nuggets before the Denver vs. Houston game tonight. Lillard looks like he'll be a top-20 player going forward. Saturday, 6:35 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 12 in full stat line
    Jusuf Nurkic filled it up against the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds, six assists, five blocks and two steals in 32 minutes.

    Advice: That's his sixth game of his career with at least five blocks and three of those have come in his 13 games with the Blazers. Besides the eye-popping stats, Nurkic's screening and passing has been huge and it's a big reason why the Blazers guards aren't missing Mason Plumlee whatsoever. Expect several Nurk Alerts the rest of the season as he continues to flirt with early-round value. Saturday, 6:31 pm
  • Noah Vonleh posts a double-double
    Noah Vonleh scored 10 points with 11 rebounds and five turnovers in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He may be playing his best ball of the season and turned in his first double-double of his third-year campaign. Vonleh is still just 21 and he did slide in the 2014 draft because he was raw, so maybe better days are ahead. That said, there's very little reason to add him in fantasy unless you're streaming on a light night. Saturday, 6:21 pm
  • Moe Harkless scores 12 points
    Moe Harkless scored 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: Since Evan Turner went down, Harkless' playing time actually hasn't changed too much. He's been somewhat quiet this month with previous March averages of 8.5 points, 3.9 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 treys -- he did make just 46 percent from the line this month. Harkless is more of a fit guy in fantasy depending on what your team needs. Saturday, 6:14 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Sunday
    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: He does not have a timetable to return right now and coach Erik Spoelstra had some comments about his shooting guard on Saturday. "He was in the locker room doing treatment pretty much all night, last night, and then early this morning," Spoelstra said. The Heat won't put a grade on it, but it's fair to guess he's going to miss multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson makes sense as a pickup in standard leagues while Wayne Ellington could be a scoring and threes specialist. Saturday, 11:37 am
  • Porzingis (thigh) expects to play Monday
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he believes his injury is "nothing serious" and that he plans on playing Monday night vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: KP sat out Thursday's game after injuring his thigh in Tuesday's win over the Pacers. "This is just one game, the muscle swelled up. That’s how I see it right now. Nothing serious," said Porzingis. He also quickly dismissed the notion that he would be shut down at some point later this season. "If I’m healthy, I want to be out there. Not even a question." This is encouraging news for fantasy owners. Saturday, 6:43 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) without a timeline
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters (ankle) is currently without a timeline to return.

    Advice: Waiters sprained his left ankle late in the second quarter and had to be carried off the court. Coach Spo said the sprain is "similar to the way he did last time. There's no timeline on it. There's no way to really tell until we get to the next day." The previous sprain Spo is referring to sidelined Waiters for three games over six days. We should have an update this weekend, but the safe assumption is that Waiters will likely miss at least a couple of games. Josh Richardson is expected to soak up most of Waiters minutes. Wayne Ellington should also see a bump in playing time. Saturday, 6:18 am
  • T.J. Warren scores 26 points in 37 minutes
    T.J. Warren turned in a gem during a 109-103 loss to the Magic on Friday, scoring 26 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He made all 10 from the line and 8-of-13 from the field. The Suns are suddenly in dire straits for offense with Eric Bledsoe out for the year and Devin Booker a little banged up. Warren is coming off a 24-point game when Bledsoe didn't play on Wednesday, so clearly his fantasy arrow is pointing way up. He should be owned everywhere. Friday, 10:53 pm
  • Big Sauce only gets 12 points
    Alan Williams scored 12 points with seven rebounds and two assists in just 16 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Alex Len actually showed up in this game and Big Sauce was in foul trouble, so that explains the low minutes. Williams' fantasy owners shouldn't worry here and can plan on a better game against Andre Drummond and company on Sunday. Friday, 10:49 pm
  • Ronnie Price gets 20 minutes
    Ronnie Price scored one point with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He should get minutes because he's really the only backup point guard. You're obviously not going to add Price almost anywhere while Tyler Ulis is healthy. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Devin Booker says he's banged up, is fine
    Devin Booker made just 3-of-13 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three turnovers against Magic on Friday.

    Advice: It was a bad game for Booker with the spotlight on him because of Eric Bledsoe being shut down for the season. Interestingly, Booker was asked about nagging injuries and if he'll need to miss time. "We'll see," he said. "I think I'll be fine." Booker also said he'll have the training staff take a look at him, but it doesn't sound like he'll miss time. The Suns are in Detroit on Sunday. Friday, 10:32 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
  • 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
  • Nerlens Noel scores nine in Philly return
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench in Philadelphia on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He received a standing ovation when he checked into the game and responded with a wave to the crowd. Noel's playing time likely would've been higher had this game been closer, so don't read to much into those 19 minutes. He has been third-round player in his previous 10, so keep him rolling. Friday, 6:32 pm
  • X-rays negative on Dion Waiters' left ankle
    Dion Waiters (left ankle sprain) had X-rays taken and the results were negative.

    Advice: The good news is he didn't break anything, but Waiters is likely going to get an MRI to check on ligament damage. He could not put weight on his left foot, so there's a good chance he is going to miss multiple games. With Waiters out, Josh Richardson becomes a strong speculative add. Wayne Ellington is worth a look if you need scoring and treys. Friday, 6:17 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) carried to locker room
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) was carried to the locker room in the first half on Friday.

    Advice: He had a really bad ankle rolled he couldn't put weight on his left foot as he went to the locker room. Waiters was in a lot of pain and he may need to miss time here. We should have an update shortly. In the meantime, Josh Richardson is a speculative add for those with something to cut. He also will not return tonight because he did not shoot his free throws after the injury. Friday, 5:55 pm
  • Nerlens Noel off bench; Dirk starting at C
    Nerlens Noel will come off the bench against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be Yogi Ferrell, Seth Curry, Wes Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup. Noel should still be getting some decent minutes against his former team, so he should be in all fantasy lineups. He's a viable DFS play, too. Friday, 3:53 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan will play on Saturday
    DeAndre Jordan is not on the injury report for Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: The Clippers gave Marreese Speights his second start of the season in a loss at Denver on Thursday. Jordan's efficiency has also risen since Chris Paul returned, making 74.2 percent from the field this month. He'll be a double-double threat in a game likely to have a lot of 3-point attempts. Friday, 1:41 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) to miss at least 2 games
    Cameron Payne (foot) will not play Friday vs. the Wizards or Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This is not surprising news, as Payne had already been ruled out of Friday's contest. Rajon Rondo will continue to see the bulk of playing time at point guard. Michael Carter-Williams may see an increase in playing time as well, especially with Dwyane Wade (elbow) out for the season. Payne should be left on waivers. Friday, 8:53 am
  • Doc wants Chris Paul to shoot more 3-pointers
    Doc Rivers and the Clippers coaching staff has been encouraging Chris Paul to shoot more 3-pointers this season.

    Advice: Paul is on pace to set career-highs in 3-point attempts (5.0 per game), makes (2.1 per game) and 3-point percentage (42.4 percent). "You can see in games he still passes some [3-pointers] up if it’s early in the clock," Rivers said. "I always get on him about those. I don’t think you can get a better shot... we want you to shoot it." CP3 has posted phenomenal fantasy numbers when healthy this season, and he's returning first-round value due in part to his increased accuracy and aggressiveness from downtown. Friday, 7:09 am
  • Chris Paul scores 18 with 14 dimes
    Chris Paul scored 18 points during a blowout 129-114 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday, adding three rebounds, 14 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He just didn't have the help and the Clippers continue to get thrashed on defense lately, ranking 27th in the NBA over their last six games. The Clippers have also lost three straight and are only 0.5 games up on the Thunder to hold they No. 5 seed. CP3 should be a first-round player going forward and hopefully coach Doc Rivers won't rest him until mid April. Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn goes off for 23 points vs. Nets
    Kyle O'Quinn filled it up off the bench against the Nets on Thursday, scoring a season-high 23 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on Thursday.

    Advice: Leave it to Kyle Yoyo'Quinn to have a DNP-CD on Tuesday and bust out the next game. Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) not playing in this game explains most of it and Willy Hernangomez also had some foul trouble. With KP not expected to miss many games, KOQ is only a speculative add. Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Willy doesn't do much in his start
    Willy Hernangomez did not fare well his start against the Nets on Thursday with four points, six rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Foul trouble was the culprit here and he could not handle Brook Lopez down low. There's really nothing to this game besides rookies just having bad games. Hernangomez should remain owned in standard leagues even if Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) can return this weekend. Thursday, 7:38 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
  • Willy Hernangomez starting vs. Nets
    Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Lance Thomas, Carmelo Anthony, and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nets defense can be the most porous in the league, so Hernangomez should have ample opportunity in this game. He should he owned in all standard leagues going forward. We should see plenty of Kyle O'Quinn behind him, too. Thursday, 4:35 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis hoping he's only out 1 gm
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he thinks he'll only need to miss Thursday's game and should play on the upcoming road trip.

    Advice: He was asked about shutting down, and KP said he wants to finish the season and basically laughed off the question. Porzingis suffered his injury on Tuesday and coach Jeff Hornacek also said he's only expecting his star big to miss just one game. With him out, Willy Hernangomez and Carmelo Anthony benefit while Lance Thomas and Kyle O'Quinn should step up. Thursday, 3:46 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
  • Kristaps Porzingis listed as out for Thursday
    Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) is listed as out for Thursday against the Nets.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said he wasn't sure if Porzingis will play on the road trip, so KP could miss additional games. Besides Carmelo Anthony getting a hefty bump in usage, we'll see plenty of Willy Hernangomez in the first unit while Lance Thomas helps out. Hernangomez should be owned in all leagues. Thursday, 12:21 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) out for Friday
    Cameron Payne (foot) is listed as out and not with the team for Friday against the Wizards.

    Advice: The Bulls have a one-game road trip, so they'll keep Payne home and hope he can play Sunday. Rajon Rondo is playing his best ball of the season and could get 30 minutes, so he may be worth owning if that's your cup of tea. With Dwyane Wade (elbow) out for the season, we'll see if Michael Carter-Williams plays more two-guard minutes. Jerian Grant was also a DNP-CD on Wednesday. Thursday, 11:55 am
  • Nerlens Noel hints that his knee is fine
    Nerlens Noel said he sat out three games with left knee soreness as more of a precaution.

    Advice: He said the swelling was a "result of overuse" while trying to get up to speed with the Mavericks. "It's not like I'm handicapped," Noel said. "I could move around. It's just something I chose not to play through." He looked fine on Wednesday vs. the Wizards with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one block, and as long as the Mavs can stay within striking distance of the No. 8 seed, Noel's value should trend up. Thursday, 6:49 am
  • Alan Williams drops another double-double
    Alan Williams scored 14 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 31 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Another night, another double-double. Williams has a double-double in seven of his eight March games with consistent playing time in each. Alex Len isn't taking minutes from him and Tyson Chandler is likely done for the year, so keep plugging in Big Sauce as a possible mid-round guy going forward. Wednesday, 11:11 pm
  • Chris Paul struggles in loss to Bucks on Wed
    Chris Paul struggled mightily vs. the Bucks on Wednesday, shooting 2-of-10 from the field for six points with seven assists, five rebounds, one steal and six turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: CP3 has the highest net rating differential of any qualifying player this season -- the Clippers are outscoring opponents by 13.3 points with him on the court, while being outscored by 5.2 points without him. Every L.A. starter had a positive rating tonight, but the bench was once again their undoing in a tough 97-96 home loss. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan won't travel for Thursday's game in Denver for rest purposes, but it sounds like CP3 will play his usual role, so owners can expect an immediate bounce-back performance. Wednesday, 11:10 pm
  • T.J. Warren scores 24 points in loss
    T.J. Warren scored 24 points with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He likely has some added shots coming his way. Warren is actually more efficient when he's not next to Eric Bledsoe to go with the 0.9 usage rate bump. Warren is going to play huge minutes and is part of the Suns' future for 2020 and beyond, so expect him to have a strong finish and not be shut down. Wednesday, 11:04 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan won't play Thursday in DEN
    DeAndre Jordan will not travel with the Clippers for Thursday's road game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Jordan played 37 minutes during Wednesday's rough home loss, which he finished with 22 points (9-of-12 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), 17 rebounds, two assists and two blocks. The Clippers have also decided to keep Blake Griffin in L.A. during their one-game trip, and both guys should be rested and ready to face the Cavaliers on Saturday. Moe Speights, Brandon Bass and possibly Diamond Stone (ankle) will all be called upon to fill the frontcourt void in Denver. Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) returns w/ 19 pts
    LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) was back in the Spurs' starting lineup on Wednesday, posting 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The only bad news is that LA shot 9-of-24 from the field. Gregg Popovich said Aldridge looked "a little rusty," which is obvious from the fact that he shot 1-of-5 from the 3-10 foot range. "I know my body well and I've been through this before," Aldridge said after the game, referring to his heart arrhythmia. He confirmed that he will not need any offseason procedure, and there are no indications that he'll have restrictions this season. Deploy him as usual. Wednesday, 9:50 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic posts 16 & 9 w/ four steals
    Jusuf Nurkic bounced back vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Nurk started ice cold from the field but he came through when it mattered most tonight. It wasn't an ideal line, with five turnovers and poor shooting (7-of-18 FGs, 2-of-5 FTs), but owners will happily take it after Tuesday's hollow two-point performance. Wednesday, 9:46 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 36 pts in win at Spurs
    Damian Lillard scored 36 points on 12-of-22 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs during Wednesday's road win in San Antonio, hitting three 3-pointers in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Blazers were coming off a blowout loss to the Pelicans, which makes tonight's win at San Antonio even more impressive and unexpected. Dame also had four assists, three rebounds, two steals and just two turnovers. He sank four free throws in the final five seconds to seal the victory for his team, and is on pace to do the same for fantasy owners in weekly matchups. Wednesday, 9:45 pm
  • Noah Vonleh logs season-high 26 minutes Wed
    Noah Vonleh played a season-high 26 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points, six rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Vonleh was three minutes below his career-high for playing time, and it's easy to see why coach Terry Stotts left him on the court -- he played solid defense and made the most of every offensive opportunity, making 4-of-4 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs. He's averaging below 19 minutes per game since the break, however, with a meager 12.9 usage rate, so tonight's game doesn't mean much in the scheme of things. Wednesday, 9:44 pm
  • Moe Harkless' fantasy value is trending down
    Moe Harkless had just three points, three assists and one rebound in 19 minutes of action on Wednesday.

    Advice: Harkless did have one steal and one 3-pointer, so it wasn't a total loss for roto owners, but he's trending down in a hurry. Over his past three games, the 23-year-old forward is averaging just 3.0 points in 21.0 minutes. He'll have sporadic big games, but is hard to trust while Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu and Allen Crabbe are all healthy. It doesn't help that Evan Turner (hand) is nearing a return. Wednesday, 9:44 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
  • Nerlens Noel (left knee) scores 12 in return
    Nerlens Noel (left knee) returned on Wednesday with 12 points in 23 bench minutes vs. the Wizards, making 4-of-8 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with three rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Noel missed three games with the injury but didn't appear to be limited tonight. He quickly developed good chemistry with J.J. Barea, which could be one more reason for Dallas to keep him in a reserve role. It's not the worst thing for his fantasy value, and it's safe to activate him with two games left on the Mavs' schedule this week. Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • Cam Payne not worried about foot
    Cameron Payne (foot) said he isn't concerned about his foot long term.

    Advice: "They got a big ol' screw in there so I'm not worried at all," Payne said. He also said he'll work on keep his turnovers down on his new team. So far, Payne has not been very good, averaging 6.0 points, 1.6 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.4 turnovers in 15.3 minutes. He has some work to do this offseason. Wednesday, 3:55 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) will start vs. POR
    LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Portland.

    Advice: David Lee will likely return to the bench, and he loses most of his value with Aldridge active. LMA will be without a minutes limit tonight, so he's safe to fire up in all leagues. Kawhi Leonard's usage rate will take a slight hit with Aldridge back in the fold. Daily Slant: With Aldridge on the floor this season, Kawhi Leonard's usage rate takes a 1.3% dip, so he's not quite the upside play he was with Aldridge sidelined. Still, he's a viable tournament target, especially on sites that require you to roster more than one SF. As for Aldridge himself, the Portland PF carousel should have issues slowing him down, and he's likely to carry a minuscule GPP ownership coming off an injury. Wednesday, 3:07 pm
  • Hornacek expects Porzingis to miss Thursday
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said he's expecting Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) to miss Thursday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Hornacek also wasn't clear on KP playing on the upcoming road trip. "We’ll see whenever he’s ready to play," Hornacek said. While he's out, we'll see plenty of must-add Willy Hernangomez with some Lance Thomas and Kyle O'Quinn to help out. KOQ is also a solid pickup. Considering the Knicks are basically out of the postseason, the Knicks won't be in a rush to bring him back. Wednesday, 12:58 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) out Wednesday vs. MEM
    Cameron Payne (sore right foot) will miss Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This is the same foot that Payne broke twice earlier in the year and required surgery to correct, so it makes sense for Chicago to take a very cautious approach when he experiences soreness there. Payne hasn't done much since landing in Chicago, so his absence won't have much of an affect in fantasy hoops. Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams will likely split his reserve minutes, but that doesn't mean much. Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) available to play
    LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) has been cleared to resume all basketball-related activities, and he'll be available to play Wednesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Aldridge will not have any restrictions for tonight's game, so it sounds like he'll be back in the starting five following a two-game absence, which will result in David Lee moving back to the bench where he'll lose most of his value. Aldridge was operating with a sixth-round evaluation prior to going down, so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Wednesday, 9:04 am
  • Nerlens Noel (knee) expected to play vs. WAS
    Nerlens Noel (left knee) is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Noel was a full participant during shootaround, so it would be shocking if he didn't take the court tonight. Wesley Matthews (calf) is headed for a game-time call, and if he's out, that could result in Noel moving back into the starting five. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 8:44 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
  • Alert: Nurkic struggles in ugly loss
    Jusuf Nurkic hit just 1-of-8 shots for two points, eight rebounds, four turnovers and nothing else in Tuesday's 100-77 loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: While Nurkic has basically been a beast ever since landing in Portland, he has struggled in two of his last three games. Those two bad games featured 3-of-16 shooting totals, along with nine points and 15 rebounds. But he also had a double-double in between the two bad games and it was less than a week ago that he went off for 28 points, 20 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six blocks. He'll break out of his funk soon. Tuesday, 7:38 pm
  • Moe Harkless quiet again in Tuesday loss
    Moe Harkless hit just 1-of-3 shots in 20 minutes for four points and zero rebounds in a 100-77 loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: Harkless had been struggling, then showed signs of coming back over the weekend, and has now disappeared again in two straight games. When you add it all up, he's averaging just 7.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and not much else on 55 percent shooting over his last five games. He's tough to start right now and we're still reeling from his five-game week getting ruined by a wet floor last week, but Harkless could get hot again at any time. He's not a must-start player, but he's also probably too effective to be sitting on waivers in many leagues. Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez scores 13 w/ 16 boards
    Willy Hernangomez racked up 13 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 31 minutes vs. the Pacers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Knicks moved Hernangomez to the bench tonight for matchup reasons, but it didn't matter in the end. Kristaps Porzingis left the game with a thigh contusion and didn't return, so Hernangomez closed this game out. He shot 6-of-12 from the field and 1-of-4 from the line, and while he's a must-own player for the final stretch, the bad news is that the Knicks only have one more game this week. Tuesday, 7:01 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez to come off the bench Tues
    Willy Hernangomez will come off the bench Tuesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Lance Thomas is starting Tuesday, with Kristaps Porzingis sliding over and starting at center. This change was likely made to matchup with the Pacers frontline, so it may not be permanent. Hernangomez should still see plenty of court time as the first big off the bench, but it will be difficult for him to play the 28-plus minutes he was logging as a starter. Tuesday, 4:45 pm
  • Chris Paul drops 33 in road loss
    Chris Paul finished with 33 points on 11-of-21 shooting, including 5-of-11 from behind the arc, in Monday's 114-108 loss against the Jazz.

    Advice: CP3 has back-to-back 30-point games, his first two of the season. It appears his thumb is back to 100 percent and he is ready for the stretch run. His patient fantasy owners are glad to see it. Paul is averaging 27.3 points, 7.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game over his past three outings. Monday, 9:26 pm
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