• Ineligible for finale
    Pistons head coach Monty Williams confirmed last week that Evbuomwan isn't eligible to play again this season, as the rookie forward has already reached the limit of games in which he can be active as a two-way player, Motown Lowdown reports.

    Advice: Two-way players prior to the start of the season are eligible to be active for up to 50 of a team's 82 regular-season games at the NBA level, but the number of active games becomes prorated if a player is signed to a two-way deal in-season. After initially joining Detroit on a 10-day deal, Evbuomwan didn't sign his two-way deal with the Pistons until Feb. 23, after which he appeared in 10 of Detroit's subsequent 22 games while averaging 7.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.8 three-pointers in 23.8 minutes per game. He's proceeded to sit out each of Detroit's last four games with a "G League assignment" designation on the official injury report, even though the Pistons' affiliate, the Motor City Cruise, had its season end March 29. Evbuomwan will remain out for Sunday's season finale in San Antonio, but he'll remain on Detroit's books through the 2024-25 campaign, since the two-way deal he signed in February was a two-year contract. Rotowire.com 13 minutes ago
  • Drills five threes again in loss
    Murray contributed 23 points (9-19 FG, 5-12 3Pt), seven rebounds and three steals across 43 minutes during Friday's 108-107 loss to Phoenix.

    Advice: Murray was efficient from downtown for a second consecutive game and broke the 20-point barrier for the first time in seven games. The second-year Iowa product has improved in almost every major category as a starter in the 2023-24 campaign, averaging 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 76 games. Rotowire.com 54 minutes ago
  • Solid with 17 points in loss
    Ellis contributed 17 points (7-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, one assist and two steals across 33 minutes during Friday's 108-107 loss to Phoenix.

    Advice: The Kings are trying to find production for the spot abandoned by Kevin Huerter (shoulder), and although players like Harrison Barnes and Keegan Murray have propped things up, the team is looking to Ellis on a nightly basis. He put up 26 points earlier in the week but has been inconsistent over 14 starts. The Alabama product has a reputation as a streaky sharpshooter, and the Kings will need solid three-point runs from him to continue their playoff quest. Rotowire.com 59 minutes ago
     
  • Scores seven points in return
    Beauchamp (ankle) played eight minutes and logged seven points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one block in Friday's 125-107 loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Beauchamp was back in action after missing the Bucks' previous four games with a left ankle sprain, but he wasn't featured in head coach Doc Rivers' rotation. The second-year wing didn't enter the game until 7:35 remained in the fourth quarter, when the Bucks were trailing by 18 points and had essentially conceded the victory to Oklahoma City. The Bucks are assured home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs but can still secure the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a win Sunday over the Magic, so expect Beauchamp to remain outside of the rotation in the regular-season finale. Rotowire.com Today, 5:38 am
  • Spurs late rally in return
    Allen registered 19 points (6-12 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes during Friday's 108-107 win over the Kings.

    Advice: Allen was back in the starting lineup after ceding the starting role to Royce O'Neale Wednesday evening. He scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and was the biggest contributor to the late-game rally that eventually gave Phoenix the victory. Allen's replacement on Wednesday was an outlier event without much explanation, and although O'Neale has two inches on Allen, the Suns are likely to continue with Allen in a starting role as they enter the playoffs. Rotowire.com Today, 5:29 am
  • Poats team-high 28 points
    Durant chipped in 28 points (11-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds and three assists across 42 minutes during Friday's 108-107 victory over the Kings.

    Advice: Although Durant didn't play a huge part in the fourth -quarter rally that brought Phoenix back into contention, he kept the team relevant with 18 of his 28 points during a disappointing first half for the rest of the team. The Suns will lean on Durant and Devin Booker in the final game against Minnesota, as a win will vault them into the last guaranteed playoff spot. Rotowire.com Today, 5:24 am
     
  • Logs 12th double-double of season
    Thompson chipped in 17 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 15 rebounds and six assists in 35 minutes during Friday's 116-107 victory over the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Thompson has followed a similar arc to Jabari Smith last season, where a promising rookie began to see increased numbers as the season ended. The 2023 first-round pick is arguably one of the most versatile options on the roster. His 6-7 frame provides defensive aggressiveness in the paint, and he complements that skill set with solid numbers on the other side of the ball. Depending on Houston's off-season moves, Thompson could be poised for a breakout sophomore campaign. Rotowire.com Today, 4:58 am
     
  • Nets three points in return
    Griffin (ankle) scored three points (1-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and added four rebounds and one assist across 18 minutes in Friday's 109-106 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Griffin made his first appearance for Atlanta since the All-Star break and his first at any level since March 5, when he suited up for the G League's College Park Skyhawks. The second-year wing missed over five weeks with a right ankle sprain, but he was able to make it back for the Hawks' penultimate game of the regular season. With the Hawks announcing Thursday that Jalen Johnson will miss at least three weeks with a Grade 2 ankle sprain, Griffin could retain a spot in the rotation heading into Sunday's game at Indiana, as well as for the duration of the Hawks' run in the Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament. Rotowire.com Today, 4:41 am
     
  • Has three steals in return
    Dort provided 11 points (3-7 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, three assists and three steals across 27 minutes during Friday's 125-107 win over the Bucks.

    Advice: Dort returned to the lineup, back in action after missing the previous game due to rest. Although he is a key piece for the Thunder, Dort has been unable to establish himself as a viable standard league asset. At best, he can be viewed as a situational streaming consideration for both threes and steals. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:50 pm