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  • Patrick Beverley goes scoreless in 28 minutes
    Patrick Beverley missed all six of his shot attempts during Sunday's win over the Thunder, contributing just two boards, one steal, five dimes and five turnovers through 28 scoreless minutes.

    Advice: Beverley is prone to the occasional scoring dud, particularly when his primary responsibility is to chase around a guy like Russell Westbrook, and unfortunately, it could be tough for him to immediately bounce back with another tough matchup against the Warriors on Tuesday. Still, he's been a steady top-50 play on the year with his steady contribution of treys (1.7), dimes (4.2) and steals (1.5), so he's worth hanging onto in most leagues. 28 minutes ago
  • James Harden double-doubles, tweaks wrist
    James Harden put up a 22-point, 12-assist double-double during Sunday's win over OKC, but exited the game with 30 seconds left in the fourth after a hard fall on his left wrist, and did not return.

    Advice: Harden added five boards, two triples and five turnovers through his 36 minutes of floor time, but this wrist issue is definitely a concern. Harden's left (shooting) wrist was heavily wrapped up in ice after the game, and he acknowledged during his post-game interview that he initially suffered the injury during Monday's win over Denver. Head coach Mike D'Antoni said it's something Harden will likely be dealing with the rest of the season, and admitted that he'll rest the MVP-candidate if need be. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State, and if he's out, Lou Williams would likely emerge as the primary beneficiary. Stay tuned. 36 minutes ago
  • Malcolm Brogdon solid in lopsided loss to CHI
    Malcolm Brogdon finished Sunday's 109-94 loss with 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: Brogdon shot 5-of-11 from the field and 4-of-4 at the line in another solid performance, but it wasn't enough to extend his team's win streak to four games. Milwaukee is in a virtual tie with the Hawks for the No. 5 seed, but it's almost impossible for them to catch the Raptors at No. 4. Brogdon is sitting pretty with mid-round value over the past eight games, and should maintain that pace with his team eager to rack up wins down the stretch. 36 minutes ago
  • Rajon Rondo post efficient 18/9/9 line Sunday
    Rajon Rondo racked up 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting, nine rebounds, nine assists, one 3-pointer and one steal in 34 minutes on Sunday, as the Bulls ran away with a win in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Rondo has scored double-digit points in consecutive games just once in March, but he's been solid in other areas with averages of 3.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals. He's even hitting 1.4 triples per game on 51.5 percent from deep this month, and is knocking down 83.3 percent of his free throws (albeit on very few attempts). He could cool off at a moment's notice, but the playing time should be there with Chicago chasing a playoff spot. 41 minutes ago
  • Jeremy Lin scores 19 with eight dimes
    Jeremy Lin scored 18 points with four rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: The Nets are actually a respectable basketball team when Lin plays, posting a 9-19 record when he suits up. Yes, that's not great, but a 32.1 win percentage puts them a lot closer to the Knicks than how the Nets have played without Lin. He's also turned it up over his last three since returning from injury, averaging 15.3 points, 2.7 boards, 5.3 assists, .07 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 treys. There is always risk on playing him for weekly leagues, but he makes sense to start in most cases right now. Today, 2:14 pm
  • Randy Foye doesn't score
    Randy Foye did not score in 13 minutes against the Hawks on Sunday, adding one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: If you like fun, you're probably rooting for Foye to get shut down for guys like K.J. McDaniels. Fun aside, Foye's had a really nice NBA career and is still productive at age 33. Today, 2:07 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead plays well in his 26 minutes
    Isaiah Whitehead scored nine points with two rebounds, three assists, one block and three steals in 26 minutes against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: After Kris Dunn passed him for the rookie guard lead in blocks on Friday, Whitehead passed him right back. Whitehead has been a pleasant surprise in the second half and has seen his mistakes drop on both ends. He's starting to sniff value in deeper leagues over his last five, averaging 9.4 points, 2.8 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 blocks. We'll see how much more the Nets play him down the stretch, so just keep an eye on him. Today, 2:05 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 31 points in win vs. PHX
    Kemba Walker made 10-of-18 from the field for 31 points against the Suns during a 120-106 win on Sunday, adding four rebounds, nine assists and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: That's his 13th game with 30-plus points this season to match his career high from last year. Even with a really rough six-game slump earlier this month, Kemba is performing very well since the break with averages of 24.2 points, 3.7 boards, 5.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.7 treys. The main reason why is Kemba has put up an awesome 70.3 effective field goal percentage on his catch-and-shoot attempts in his previous 16 games -- also 71.4 percent on his one-dribble treys. He's ballin'. Today, 1:36 pm
  • Ty Lawson (knee) a late scratch vs. Clippers
    Ty Lawson (right knee stiffness) was a late scratch vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Lawson's injury wasn't reported until well after the game began, so this will burn more than a few owners in DFS and deep leagues. He's a perpetual DNP risk even when healthy, and there should be many more reliable options on the waiver wire. Today, 12:57 pm
  • Tony Parker, Danny Green expected to play Mon
    Tony Parker (head) is expected to play vs. the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: Danny Green (rest) is also expected to return to action as the Spurs try to close the gap with the No. 1 seed Warriors, who are currently two games up. Parker has been playing well when healthy lately, but he's not a reliable option outside of deep leagues. Today, 12:53 pm
  • Avery Bradley (illness) says he'll play Sun
    Avery Bradley (illness) said that he will play Sunday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Bradley went through shootaround, and there's been no discussion of a minutes limit, so owners can feel free to get him active. With Bradley back in action, Jaylen Brown will more than likely shift back to the second unit, and Marcus Smart will likely see his minutes reduced to the 20s. Today, 12:51 pm
  • Tyler Ulis scores 16 with nine dimes
    Tyler Ulis scored 16 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: Not having Leandro Barbosa is a factor for Ulis, who just dominates in playing time when the Brazilian Blur isn't out there. While Ulis is really struggling as a shooter, he's turned in solid averages lately with 11.0 points, 3.4 boards, 8.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.8 turnovers over his last five. Teams seem to understand how to defend him better once he gets inside, so Ulis has some work to do. He's still someone worth owning in all leagues. Today, 12:35 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (rest) expected to start Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (rest) is expected to be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers, according to Kings' Insider James Ham.

    Advice: Evans will likely remain on a minutes limit today, and with 10 other games on the slate, fantasy GMs should have more attractive options to put on their active roster. With Evans active, guys like Buddy Hield and Ben McLemore will take a slight hit. Today, 12:33 pm
  • Darren Collison (rest) will start on Sunday
    Darren Collison (rest) will return to the starting five for Sunday's matchup with the Clippers.

    Advice: This could mean that Ty Lawson will be returning to the second unit, and his value figures to take a hit with Collison active. In his two games against the Clippers this season, Collison has compiled averages of 18.0 points, 2.0 triples, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists and just 1.0 turnover per contest on 58.3 percent shooting, so feel free to get him active. Today, 12:24 pm
  • Austin Rivers will start Sunday vs. the Kings
    Austin Rivers will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with Sacramento, with J.J. Redick (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: Rivers could have a nice game tonight going up against Sacramento's weak defense, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer. Chris Paul, Luc Mbah a Moute, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan will join Rivers in the starting five, and there will be some more opportunity for Jamal Crawford in the second unit sans Redick. Today, 12:18 pm
  • Avery Bradley (illness) attends shootaround
    Avery Bradley (illness) was with the Celtics during shootaround on Sunday, but his status for the matchup vs. Miami is still uncertain.

    Advice: It's unclear how active Bradley was, but his very presence is encouraging after his recent hospitalization. Check back closer to tip-off for confirmation, one way or the other. If he can't suit up, expect Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown to gain the most in his absence. Today, 12:09 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (hamstring) out Sunday
    Leandro Barbosa (hamstring) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He has a "left hamstring issue" and will join Ronnie Price (leg), Eric Bledsoe (rest) and Brandon Knight (rest), Tyson Chandler (rest) on the shelf. Expect heavy workloads for Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker the rest of the way. Today, 9:51 am
  • Ronnie Price (left leg contusion) out Sunday
    Ronnie Price (left lower leg contusion) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This is his fifth game in a row on the shelf, meaning Tyler Ulis will continue to flirt with 40+ minutes on a nightly basis. Today, 9:48 am
  • C.J. McCollum scores 32 points on 100.0 eFG%
    C.J. McCollum made scoring 32 points look easy during a 112-100 win over the Wolves on Saturday, making 11-of-13 from the field and all six free throws with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Not bad on efficiency with a 102.3 true shooting percentage. Damian Lillard said McCollum is the best midrange player in the league, but McCollum said on the Blazers broadcast that he's the best "in the world." He may be right with C.J. way above league average in non-restricted paint scoring, midrange and on 3-pointers. For a guy who gets 48.3 percent of his shots on pull-ups, McCollum is vastly underrated as an elite scorer in the NBA. His fantasy owners certainly don't underrate him thanks to his top-20 value in standard leagues this season. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 21 in win
    Damian Lillard made 8-of-13 from the field for 21 points with six points, eight rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: The garbage time could've been the main reason why his three-game streak of scoring at least 30 has been snapped. On the other hand, Lillard does have a great efficiency streak still alive with at least a 54.0 true shooting percentage (TS%) in nine straight, totaling a pristine 68.3 TS% and a 35.2 usage rate in that span. He's arguably the hottest scorer in the league and is a big reason why the Blazers won't go away in the race for eighth. Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 16 points vs. POR
    Ricky Rubio scored 16 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: This loss puts the Wolves down six games from the No. 8 spot with only 10 games to go, so they're basically dead in the water. We'll see how coach Tom Thibodeau plays this one with Rubio, but it's obvious more minutes are going to Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn. To be clear, the low minutes today had to do with garbage time. With only three games this week, Rubio's fantasy owners may have to weigh their options. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Tyus Jones scores one point
    Tyus Jones scored one point with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Wolves are making a change to their rotation with Kris Dunn as more of a wing and Jones locking down the backup PG minutes. Jones has also played 18 minutes next to Ricky Rubio in the last two, so he's filling in there. Jones isn't really a pickup unless you're desperate now or want to stash him for the five-game week starting on Apr. 3. Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Kris Dunn scores career-high 17 points
    Kris Dunn scored a career-high 17 points against the Blazers on Saturday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: It's looking like Kris Dunn shooting guard time. In the last two games, Dunn has played a combined 31 minutes next to Ricky Rubio and 37 minutes next to Tyus Jones -- the Dunn-Rubio lineups have been torched. Now that the Wolves are basically out of it, Dunn looks like he'll be contributing on a nightly basis. If you need a point guard, he's worth a look. He could be a sneaky player to have in the last full week of the season with five games, but only has three next week. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Delon Wright scores eight points
    Delon Wright scored eight points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: That will work as the Raptors went smaller to help offset not having DeMarre Carroll (back) out there today. Wright does appear to be trending up, but he's still only worth a look in very deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Seth Curry flops as PG vs. Raptors
    Seth Curry scored 11 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mavs want to get a look Curry as a point guard, but it just wasn't there against a vastly improved defense. We've seen coach Rick Carlisle turn trash to treasure on a lot of point guards, so this should be a positive for Curry after an adjustment period. Of course, fantasy owners in redraft leagues may not enjoy said adjustment period. He still has to be starting in almost all formats. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell scores 10 points in 18 minutes
    Yogi Ferrell scored 10 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not check for the first 15 minutes of this game. Ferrell gave the Mavs a nice spark after a strong start, so it's fair to say Ferrell's minutes were likely going to be in the low double digits had he not played well early. He's a drop candidate in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Avery Bradley (illness) was in hospital Sat.
    Avery Bradley (illness) wasn't released from the hospital Saturday morning.

    Advice: That obviously doesn't bode well for his chances to play on Sunday. The Celtics are only 0.5 games behind the Cavs, so Bradley probably would want to be out there. If he can't, Jaylen Brown figures to get another start and maybe Marcus Smart can do better than the 1-of-13 he had on Friday. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Tony Parker returns from face injury
    Tony Parker scored 10 points with one rebound, three assists and two steals in 22 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: He did return after his face ran right into Willy Hernangomez's hip, and Parker looked fine after that. The Spurs have a big matchup against the Cavs in San Antonio on Monday, so Parker will likely be ready for that one. He's not a fantasy option. Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • Tony Parker (head) returns to the game
    Tony Parker returned to action in the third quarter.

    Advice: He looks to be just fine. The Knicks had a big run after Parker checked out, so that may have been a factor for his return. Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Tony Parker (head) goes to the locker room
    Tony Parker (head) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Saturday.

    Advice: He was on a drive and lowered his head to collided into Willy Hernangomez's left hip. Parker was able to walk to the bench under his own power, but he went straight to the locker room. With the Spurs up 20 at the time of the injury, Parker may be done for the night. He's likely being evaluated for a concussion. Yesterday, 6:56 pm
  • Avery Bradley (illness) questionable Sunday
    Avery Bradley (gastroenteritis) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Sunday's matchup against Miami.

    Advice: Bradley had to stay overnight in the hospital on Friday to make sure he remained hydrated, so it was expected he would be labeled as questionable in the game notes for Sunday's contest. Still, this doesn't give us much insight into the actual chances of him suiting up vs. the Heat. We may have to wait until the Celtics shootaround on Sunday morning to get a reliable update on Bradley's status. Yesterday, 10:47 am
  • Ty Lawson returned to action on Friday March 24. Yesterday, 8:00 am
  • Ty Lawson happy court date is behind him
    Ty Lawson says he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders after getting through a court appearance on Thursday.

    Advice: Lawson denied he violated his probation stemming from a drunken driving case in 2015 and had his next hearing pushed back to May 4. This means he will not be disciplined by the NBA this season. Lawson started at PG on Friday vs. the Warriors and finished with 20 points, two assists and two 3-pointers. "He looked much more relieved," said coach Dave Joerger. "He was the Ty that we know that he is still." Yesterday, 7:43 am
  • Ty Lawson scores 20 points
    Ty Lawson scored 20 points with two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He did his damage early with 18 points in the first half, but the Kings went away from him in the second half. Considering Lawson will likely be rested for several games, he can stay on the wire in fantasy. Friday, 11:46 pm
  • James Harden scores 38 points with 17 dimes
    James Harden scored 38 points during a 117-107 win over the Pelicans on Friday with 17 assists, seven rebounds, one block, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's his NBA-high eighth 30-plus scoring game this month. Harden also scored or assisted on 77 points tonight, and he's currently on pace to set the record for that department this season with 57.7 points per game -- Nate Archibald has the record with 56.8 in 1972-73. He has scored at least 38 points in four straight and will get a big MVP-caliber matchup with Russell Westbrook Sunday afternoon. There will be triple-doubles. Friday, 11:38 pm
  • Pat Beverley scores 17 points
    Patrick Beverley scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: That's two great games in a row with a 14-point game coming on Wednesday. While Beverley isn't known for his offense, he does get a 3.3 usage rate increase when Ryan Anderson (ankle) is on the bench. He should have a solid week and is a must-start player in standard leagues. Friday, 11:30 pm
  • Kris Dunn scores 11 points in loss
    Kris Dunn scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: There's a lot to be excited about with this line, but the biggest takeaway is that he logged 25 minutes next to Ricky Rubio. He finished 5-of-12 from the field and his path to minutes will be wider if the Wolves keep using more two-PG lineups, so he's someone to keep an eye on in the final few weeks of the season. Let's see if he can keep it going on Saturday vs. the Blazers. Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 19 points w/ 15 assists
    Ricky Rubio scored 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting with 15 assists, three rebounds, three steals, one block and one triple in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: This was the fifth straight loss for the Wolves and they now trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 6.5 games. However, Rubio's owners may not have to worry about DNPs or a potential shut-down just yet -- the Wolves used more two-PG lineups tonight and Rubio logged 25 minutes next to Kris Dunn. Even though Dunn's workload should rise, he will likely take minutes away from Brandon Rush and not Rubio if tonight was any indication. Friday, 10:59 pm
  • Rondo not happy about the loss
    Rajon Rondo scored four points with four rebounds, five assists and four steals in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He had some interesting comments after the game when he was asked what went wrong. "Everything," Rondo said. "Obviously, it gets magnified when you lose to Philly or a team you’re supposed to beat. But it’s been the same pretty much all year." Sounds about right. Rondo is what he is as a volatile fantasy asset. Friday, 10:27 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 28 points in loss
    Kemba Walker's 28 points weren't enough in Friday's 112-105 loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Hornets and they are now 3.0 games behind the No. 8 seed (Heat). Walker shot 10-of-20 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line with five assists, two rebounds, two steals, one block and five triples in 39 minutes. His value will be safe until the Hornets are mathematically eliminated from a playoff spot. Friday, 7:35 pm
  • Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos starting Friday
    Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos are starting vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are starting Lawson, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein. Lawson was rested last game, but he's looking at a heavy workload tonight with Darren Collison resting this time around. He's still a low-end option going forward. Friday, 7:14 pm
  • Jeremy Lin scores 14 points vs. Wizards
    Jeremy Lin scored 14 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: He did have a very slight tweak of his right ankle in the first quarter, but he did stay in the game. The Nets will likely keep Lin's minutes under 30, so his fantasy upside isn't the greatest for owners needing volume stats. Friday, 6:55 pm
  • Tyreke Evans resting on Friday
    Tyreke Evans will rest on Friday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This decision is coming from the Kings, as Evans just said that he feels "better than ever with my knee." With the Kings tanking, he's going to pick up too many DNPs to help most fantasy owners. Buddy Hield and Ben McLemore should be busy tonight. Friday, 5:43 pm
  • Collison, Tyreke and Tolliver resting vs. GSW
    Darren Collison, Tyreke Evans and Anthony Tolliver are all out for planned rest against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: This is pretty much status quo for the Kings as they get a look at their youth. Ty Lawson should get big minutes in the first unit while the Kings piece it together in the second unit. Collison isn't worth owning now that he's basically resting every other game. Friday, 5:42 pm
  • Ronnie Price (leg) will not play Friday night
    Ronnie Price (left lower leg contusion) will not play Friday night vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Price has missed. Tyler Ulis, the only healthy point guard on the roster, will once again be forced into playing heavy minutes. Ulis is averaging 41.8 minutes per game over the Suns last five games, the most in the NBA over that stretch. Friday, 4:23 pm
  • Bradley (illness) to spend night in hospital
    Avery Bradley (stomach illness) is being kept overnight at a local hospital as a precaution, to keep him hydrated.

    Advice: The Celtics next game is Sunday vs. Miami. At this point, Bradley can be considered questionable for that contest. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown will soak up extra minutes with Bradley sidelined. Friday, 3:58 pm
  • Avery Bradley out vs. PHX; Brown starting
    Avery Bradley (illness) will not play against the Suns on Friday and Jaylen Brown will get the starting

    Advice: At least it's not Bradley's Achilles injury from earlier in 2017. Bradley should be considered questionable for Sunday against the Heat. For tonight, Marcus Smart should pick up minutes in the low 30s while Brown should get 20-24 minutes in a plus matchup and Terry Rozier could get added run in a blowout. Isaiah Thomas' revenge game also got a little sweeter. Friday, 2:40 pm
  • Carlisle calls Yogi a utility player
    Coach Rick Carlisle said Yogi Ferrell can be great as a "utility player."

    Advice: This confirms Carlisle's talk of the Mavs playing Seth Curry more at the point. Ferrell only played 16 minutes on Thursday and that was because Curry played a lot of two. It's possible Ferrell's minutes drop even more going forward, so he's a drop candidate in most leagues. Friday, 11:38 am
  • Ronnie Price (leg) doubtful for Friday night
    Ronnie Price (left lower leg contusion) is listed as questionable but is not expected to play Friday night vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: No Price means Tyler Ulis will once again have to play nearly the entire game. Despite the fact that the Suns got blown out by 28 points Thursday in Brooklyn, Ulis still logged 45 minutes. Over his last five contests, Ulis is averaging 13.6 points, 10.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in a whopping 41.8 minutes. Friday, 10:37 am
  • Ty Lawson denies violating his probation
    Ty Lawson denied that he violated his probation is a court hearing on Thursday.

    Advice: The Associated Press reported that Lawson "wanted his vehicle equipped with an interlock device that would test him for alcohol consumption so he could prove he's not drinking." The judge agreed and will hold another hearing in May to determine if Lawson should face more severe punishment. Thus, it appears he won't face any discipline from the NBA this season. Lawson may have to deal with a suspension at the start of the 2017-18 season, depending on what happens in his next court hearing. Friday, 7:13 am
  • Tyreke Evans says he 'feels better than ever'
    Tyreke Evans says he feels "better than ever with my knee."

    Advice: Evans is averaging only 22 minutes per contest and has sat out six of the Kings last 11 games. However, he believes he can handle a more significant workload. "I’m still maintaining," said Evans. "I feel better than ever with my knee. No pain, just playing free." Evans will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and is eager to prove he still has plenty left in the tank. "A lot of teams know I had tough injuries so they want to see how I’m moving, how I’m playing every night." Friday, 6:55 am
  • Jeremy Lin returned to action on Thursday March 23. Friday, 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. Thursday, 10:04 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. Thursday, 9:08 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell scores just five points
    Yogi Ferrell scored five points off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: It's not looking great for Yogi right now. Coach Rick Carlisle said he wants to get a longer look at Seth Curry at the one, and obviously the Mavs can't use Ferrell at the two for more than a handful of minutes. It was a fun ride, but Ferrell is a drop candidate in most leagues. Thursday, 8:50 pm
  • Tony Parker scores 13 points w/ seven assists
    Tony Parker went 5-of-12 from the field on Thursday for 13 points with seven assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Parker shot 8-of-10 from the field on Sunday, but he followed that up with 0-of-6 shooting on Tuesday, so tonight's game basically split the difference. The veteran has been open about the fact that he's no longer needed as an aggressive scorer, and he's very hard to trust on a night-to-night basis for fantasy purposes. Thursday, 8:40 pm
  • Delon Wright scores 13 points in win at Miami
    Delon Wright scored 13 points in a 101-84 win at Miami on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The younger Raptors came to the rescue to earn this comeback victory with Wright posting a +26 in +/- today. We've seen Wright play important minutes before and did so against John Wall back on Mar. 3, but he still wasn't able to get consistent run even after his coach talked him up. This is probably only going to be a timeshare for Wright and Cory Joseph, so most fantasy owners may want to steer clear. Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • Tyler Ulis double-doubles on Thursday night
    Tyler Ulis recorded another double-double in a game-high 45 minutes on Thursday night in Brooklyn, finishing with 10 points, 12 assists, five rebounds and four turnovers.

    Advice: Phoenix was obliterated on Thursday night (126-98). However, the Suns simply don't have any other healthy point guards on the roster, so Ulis was forced to play nearly the entire game. As a result, Ulis has been fantasy gold for those shrewd enough to pluck him off the wire. The poor field goal percentage is an issue (he was just 5-of-19 on Thursday), but his overall production has been fantastic. Over his last five contests, Ulis is averaging 13.6 points, 10.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in a whopping 41.8 minutes. Thursday, 8:06 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. Thursday, 7:30 pm
  • Yogi to the bench
    Yogi Ferrell will come off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did receive his Western Conference Rookie of the Month for February, but Ferrell won't get to start against Chris Paul. He hasn't played well for a few weeks now, so he was shaping up to be a drop even before this news. Thursday, 5:38 pm
  • Seth Curry in the starting lineup
    Seth Curry (shoulder) is in the starting lineup against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a minor shoulder injury against the Warriors, but there was no word of any lingering damage heading into this game. While he has been struggling, get him in your lineup. Thursday, 5:25 pm
  • 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. Thursday, 4:19 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. Thursday, 2:48 pm
  • 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. Thursday, 6:48 am
  • Tyreke Evans scores 18 points
    Tyreke Evans scored 18 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not play in the previous two games and will continue to be rested going forward. Evans will be a free agent this summer and it'll be interesting to see who pays up for him with all of his injury history. Wednesday, 10:00 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 18 points vs. Indiana
    Avery Bradley played 39 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Celtics obviously are not limiting his minutes anymore and the team is leaning on him more offensively. After the game, someone told Bradley he played 39 minutes and Bradley responded that he wasn't even tired. Bradley played 34 minutes in each of his previous three games, so he'll be in the upper 30s going forward. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 22 points on 21 shots
    Kemba Walker needed 21 shots to score 22 points on Wednesday, adding seven assists, three rebounds and one clutch 3-pointer in 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Walker is jacking up nearly 10 three-pointers per game in March, putting him in Steph Curry and James Harden territory. He was 1-of-6 from deep tonight and all his owners can do is wait for him to snap out of his current cold spell. His next chance comes vs. Kyrie Irving and the Cavs on Friday. Wednesday, 6:41 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. Milwaukee
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans went scoreless in 14 minutes his last time out, and even if his ankle has fully recovered he's a dubious fantasy option at this stage of the season. Wednesday, 5:13 pm
  • Ty Lawson, Kosta Koufos resting Wednesday
    Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos will both be rested for Wednesday's game vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Darren Collison and Langston Galloway should pick up extra minutes with Lawson out of the picture, while Koufos' absence opens things up for Georgios Papagiannis, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. Wednesday, 4:44 pm
  • 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
  • Austin Rivers scores 18 points
    Austin Rivers scored 18 points in 31 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The last four games for the Clippers haven't been close at all, so Rivers' minutes have been on the rise. He hit 6-of-11 shots from the field with four rebounds, four assists and one steal, and with a 17-point game on Monday, Rivers is off to a great start during the Clippers' five-game week. Tuesday, 10:35 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon quiet in big win over PDX
    Malcolm Brogdon hit 4-of-6 shots for eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal in 26 minutes of Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Brogdon went off for 18 points in 41 minutes on Saturday, but still hasn't been able to put together long streaks of big games. But the minutes are there, the Bucks love him and he should continue to start the rest of the way for Milwaukee. And as long as he's starting for them, he should be starting for your fantasy team. Tuesday, 10:10 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
  • Tony Parker misses all six shots
    Tony Parker missed all six of his shots on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, finishing with two points, five assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He doesn't look healthy right now and did miss four games earlier this month due to a bad back. We expect him to pick up some DNP-rest days down the stretch, but even when he's active, he's a low-end option that's better suited for deeper leagues. Tuesday, 9:36 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
  • Leandro Barbosa plays 18 minutes in loss
    Leandro Barbosa played through an illness on Tuesday and hit 4-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points and an assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He missed Sunday's game with the illness and while he played fairly well tonight, he only gets around 15-18 minutes a night, which aren't enough to make him fantasy-worthy. Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Tyler Ulis scores nine in loss to Heat
    Tyler Ulis hit just 4-of-11 shots for nine points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal in 42 minutes of Tuesday's 112-97 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He also had five turnovers in a forgettable night, but the minutes were there (he's played at least 39 in four straight), he's double-doubled in two of his last four games, and is averaging 13. 6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.4 steals over his last five. His shooting is a problem, as he's at just 39 percent over that stretch, but as long as the minutes are there, he's a must-own, must-start player. Tuesday, 8:01 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead plays 28 minutes off bench
    Isaiah Whitehead played 28 minutes off the bench on Tuesday and hit 2-of-9 shots for seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a block.

    Advice: Whitehead has scored eight or fewer points in four of his last five games and the starting job officially belongs to Spencer Dinwiddie, while Jeremy Lin is currently out with an ankle injury. Whitehead's worth keeping an eye on right now, but that's about it. He was outplayed by Aaron Goodwin, who hit 5-of-10 shots for 10 points, five boards, three assists and two blocks in just 18 minutes. In addition to Lin creating some extra minutes for Whitehead, the absence of Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) also works in his favor. Tuesday, 7:41 pm
  • Rajon Rondo scores season-high 24 points
    Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 24 points in Tuesday's 122-120 overtime loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: He had 19 points alone in the first half, but slowed down after the break and was a little careless with the ball when it mattered the most. Rondo finished 9-of-16 from the field with eight assists, five rebounds, four steals and four 3-pointers, so his owners will live with the four turnovers. Other than a dud on Saturday vs. the Jazz, Rondo has been solid since he moved back to the starting lineup and his fantasy owners can deploy him three more times this week. Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Barbosa (illness) likely to play Tuesday
    Coach Earl Watson said Leandro Barbosa (illness) is likely to play Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Barbosa was upgraded to probable earlier in the day, so it certainly appears he is on track to return after missing the Suns previous two contests. Devin Booker (right ankle) is also expected to play, so Barbosa will likely log his usual 12-15 minutes. Tuesday, 3:14 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
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) probable Tuesday
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: The Suns are badly in need of healthy backcourt bodies and it appears they will get both Barbosa and Devin Booker (ankle) back on Tuesday night. Derrick Jones, Jared Dudley and Jarell Eddie will see their minutes reduced with Barbosa and Booker back in the mix. Tuesday, 9:44 am
  • 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
  • Barbosa (ill) participates in walk-through
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) participated in the Suns' walk-through on Tuesday morning.

    Advice: Barbosa has missed each of Pheonix's last two games. As of yesterday, he was listed as questionable in the game notes and we don't know if his odds of playing have increased. Devin Booker (ankle) is now probable, so the Suns will likely have at least one healthy shooting guard active on Tuesday. Tuesday, 8:37 am
  • Tony Parker is embracing his new role
    Tony Parker has embraced his late-career role as a facilitator of the Spurs offense.

    Advice: Once a main cog in the San Antonio attack, Parker is now merely a minor contributor. "Just try and get Kawhi [Leonard] and [LaMarcus Aldridge] rolling early in the game to make sure they’re in the best rhythm as possible," said Parker. "That’s my job right now. It’s not my job anymore to try and be a scorer or try to be aggressive." Parker is averaging fewer than 11 points and five assists per game for the first time since his rookie season in 2001-02. Add in his injury issues, and it's tough to trust Parker down the home stretch of this fantasy season. Tuesday, 6:56 am
  • Avery Bradley in the running for MIP award
    Avery Bradley, one of the NBA's most underrated players, is also one of the leading candidates for this season's Most Improved Player award.

    Advice: Bradley is averaging career-highs in multiple categories this season, including scoring (16.9 points per game), rebounds (6.2), assists (2.3) and 3-pointers (2.1). Avery's monstrous jump up in rebound rate is the most startling. He averaged 2.9 boards in 33.4 minutes per game last season. In 2016-17, he is averaging 6.2 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game. Tuesday, 6:38 am
  • Austin Rivers scores 17 points vs. Knicks
    Austin Rivers scored 17 points in 23 minutes vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with two assists, one rebound and one triple. This game was basically over at halftime, so most fantasy owners shouldn't read too much into this line. With that said, Rivers is a sneaky low-end option with four more games on the schedule this week. Monday, 10:14 pm
  • James Harden does his usual thing
    James Harden scored a game-high 39 points with 11 assists, seven rebounds, four steals and four 3-pointers in Monday's win against the Nuggets.

    Advice: The Beard has 38 or more points in three straight games and four of his past five outings. He has managed three or more 3-pointers in five of his past six contests while rolling up two or more steals in four straight and six of the past seven. Harden continues to post huge fantasy totals and the Rockets will not rest their players until they're locked into a playoff seed, so the good times will continue to roll. Monday, 9:34 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 20 points
    Avery Bradley scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight, racking up nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and four triples in 34 minutes. Bradley had his minute restrictions lifted on Mar. 12 and he's played 32+ minutes in four straight games since then. He's finally healthy and is peaking at the perfect time for his fantasy owners. The Celtics have three more games this week, so his owners should be in good shape. Monday, 7:46 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. Mar 20, 1:59 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) questionable Tues
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Devin Booker (ankle) and Ronnie Price (leg) are also questionable, and if none of these guys can give it a go on Tuesday night, Tyler Ulis and T.J. Warren will be forced into heavy minutes. Barbosa is not worth a roster spot in any scenario. Mar 20, 1:57 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. Mar 20, 1:35 pm
  • Tony Parker playing his way into shape
    Tony Parker (back) said he played in both games of the back-to-back set on Saturday and Sunday in order to improve his conditioning.

    Advice: "I need to get back into shape," said Parker, who is averaging a career-low 25.5 minutes. "Too much rest can go against me sometimes. That’s why I told [coach Gregg Popovich] I wanted to be out there and get a rhythm, because the playoffs they’re coming real fast." Parker hinted that he was over his back strain that cost him four games last week and also added that it shouldn't be a chronic issue. We still think he will be rested a bit more going forward, so he will be a shaky fantasy option the rest of the way. Mar 20, 6:36 am
  • Darren Collison struggles in Sunday's loss
    Darren Collison misfired on seven of his eight field-goal attempts in Sunday's 118-102 loss against the Spurs, finishing with just two points, four assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Collison has turned in back-to-back disappointing efforts, hitting just five of his 21 field goal attempts. He had the chance to shine and be the focal point of the offense with Arron Afflalo (personal), Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Ben McLemore (rest) sidelined, but his shot was not falling and he struggled mightily against San Antonio's defense. He'll have two full days to rest before the team's next outing against Milwaukee on Wednesday. Mar 19, 7:07 pm
  • Tony Parker scores 16 points w/ seven assists
    Tony Parker made the most of his 20 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, finishing 8-of-10 from the field for 16 points, with seven assists, three rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: Parker was on a strict minute-limit tonight, after logging 25 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday. He looked great with 12 points in the second quarter alone, his most in a quarter all season, and at this point his deep-league owners will take what they can get. Gregg Popovich said Parker hasn't been able to find a "rhythm" this season due to injuries, so maybe they'll be less inclined to rest him down the stretch. As a footnote, Parker is now No. 22 in NBA history with 6,590 career assists. Mar 19, 7:02 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. Mar 19, 6:43 pm
  • Kris Dunn quiet in road loss vs. Pelicans
    Kris Dunn had another quiet night on Sunday with two points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 13 minutes during a loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: The Wolves lost five straight road games and tonight's defeat dropped them below the Pelicans into the No. 12 seed. They trail the Nuggets by five games for the No. 8 seed with just 13 games remaining, so it's possible that Dunn will be unleashed if they eventually decide to rest key players like Ricky Rubio (10 points, 14 assists). Even if that does happen, however, it would likely be too late for Dunn to help many owners. Mar 19, 5:47 pm
  • Tyler Ulis double-doubles w/ 17 pts, 11 dimes
    Tyler Ulis double-doubled vs. Detroit on Sunday, handing out 11 assists while scoring 17 points on 7-of-24 shooting.

    Advice: The FG percentage is horrible, but Ulis also pitched in three rebounds, three steals and just two turnovers. He helped get Reggie Jackson in foul trouble, too, but his efforts weren't enough to get the short-handed Suns a win in Detroit. As we've been saying, Ulis is a must-own player now that he's been handed the keys to the offense. Mar 19, 4:19 pm
  • Tony Parker to play limited minutes Sunday
    Tony Parker will play limited minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Dejounte Murray (groin) is out for at least a few weeks and the good news is that Parker is healthy enough to play at all, following his recent back injury. Given his minute-limit, though, he's not an enviable fantasy asset. Mar 19, 2:43 pm
  • Tyreke Evans, Afflalo, McLemore out Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) will all sit out vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is also out tonight, so once again it will be all hands on deck for the Kings. Darren Collison, Ty Lawson and Buddy Hield should do the heavy lifting, with some help from Langston Galloway and Garrett Temple. Mar 19, 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. Mar 19, 1:21 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 13 points vs. 76ers
    Avery Bradley scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed his last eight attempts from deep and maybe some of that is because of no Isaiah Thomas, but he was actually hot before this slump and had 2.0 treys in his previous games since returning from injury. Bradley does have better efficiency when he's next to Thomas with his 56.4 true shooting percentage next to IT compared to 54.3 without him. Bradley's minutes are back up again, so his fantasy owners should consider him a total must-start player. Mar 19, 1:04 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. Mar 19, 12:32 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell fizzling out
    Yogi Ferrell scored eight points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, three blocks and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: The defensive stats are nice, but that's now four straight games with single-digit scoring and he's really not doing much in other areas. Ferrell is really tough to trust in most leagues right now, especially with just three games this week. Plus, J.J. Barea turning it up doesn't help either. Mar 19, 12:24 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. Mar 19, 12:11 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead gets 23 minutes
    Isaiah Whitehead scored 10 points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: He should have more minutes coming his way with Jeremy Lin (ankle) getting hurt in this game. While Lin's injury didn't look bad, the Nets have always said things like "super cautious" when it comes to injuries. Whitehead was playing more two guard lately, so maybe he can get minutes in the upper 20s. His shot is going down more often and he does block shots, but he's still not a strong speculative add unless Lin is certain to miss time. Mar 19, 11:34 am
  • Leandro Barbosa is out for Sunday night
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: That makes it 2.5 games for Barbosa with this illness. If Devin Booker (ankle) can't go, the only natural shooting guard the team will have will be newly-signed Jarell Eddie. Barbosa can remain on the wire in most leagues. Mar 19, 10:59 am
  • 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. Mar 19, 10:56 am
  • Tyler Ulis says he's still adjusting to role
    Tyler Ulis said he's still adjusting to his new role as the starting point guard.

    Advice: "I think I'm playing pretty well," Ulis said. "I just need to adjust to my new role. [Coach Earl Watson] wants me to be a lot more aggressive coming out. I'm used to coming in as the backup, facilitating and getting guys involved early. I'm just trying to adjust to it." Watson wants Ulis to find a balance between being aggressive and facilitating for his teammates, but added that rookie is getting "better and better." He's averaging 16.0 points, 10.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.5 triples through his first two starts, and he's going to have a long leash going forward with Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight shut down for the season. After Sunday's game vs. Detroit, the Suns play four times next week. Mar 19, 6:42 am
  • Malcolm Brogdon plays 41 minutes
    Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points in 41 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: After that two-game absence for a bad back, Brogdon is looking good again with averages of 12.5 points, 3.3 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 treys in those four. Brogdon's upside is still somewhat low with Khris Middleton cruising, but he looks to he locked in as a late-mid value. Mar 18, 10:38 pm
  • James Harden scores 40 in triple-double
    James Harden had another triple-double against the Nuggets during a 109-105 win on Saturday, scoring 40 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, eight turnovers and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: That extends his NBA record seven 40-point triple-doubles in one season. Harden also has four consecutive triple-doubles, and it does help he's camping out under the rim more often these days. The Rockets are not expected to rest their players until they are locked in to their seed to allow them to grow as a team and develop chemistry. That is music to the ears of Harden fantasy owners. Mar 18, 10:31 pm
  • Rajon Rondo plays just 21 minutes
    Rajon Rondo played 21 minutes with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Fred Hoiberg went with Michael Carter-Williams more in this game for defense and it worked in the win. Rondo played at least 33 minutes in each of his last three starts, so he should be back to being in the 30s his next time out. Somehow, Rondo has made 13-of-29 from deep (44.8 percent) in his 12 games since the break. He's an OK player to own, but he obviously has his faults for percentages and turnovers. Mar 18, 9:17 pm
  • Austin Rivers returns to bench
    Austin Rivers returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers and scored 11 points in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan returned from a day of rest, but maybe Rivers will draw another start in the near future -- the Clippers have five games next week which includes two back-to-back sets. Rivers missed all three of his triples tonight with three rebounds, but he could be a sneaky low-end streaming option next week if the Clippers rest their veterans in a game or two. Mar 18, 8:35 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 16 points vs. Wizards
    Kemba Walker made 5-of-18 from the field for 16 points with two rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes during a 98-93 win over the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: It took a while, but Walker is finally cold. In his last four, he's made just 33.8 percent from the field for his 17.0 points per game. Walker has been getting killed with mid-range misses, making just 3-of-14 in that span while he's also been below average at the rim at 50.0 percent -- league average was 60.3 percent. Walker's owners shouldn't worry and this is nothing new for the streaky guard. Mar 18, 7:41 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. Mar 18, 6:35 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 22 points
    C.J. McCollum scored 22 points with six rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and no turnovers against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: That eight-point Tuesday dud is forgiven now and C.J. has been very effective in his other recent games. Even with that game factored into his last five outings, McCollum averaged 23.2 points, 3.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 1.6 treys on 51.1 percent from the field and 94.1 percent from the line. He's elite and has been a second-round player this season. Mar 18, 6:25 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 10 points
    Darren Collison scored 10 points with three rebounds in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: It was somewhat disappointing for Collison, who has a decent chance to rest on Sunday. Most fantasy owners may want to jump ship and the Kings do only have three games for the upcoming week, so one day off would make an undesirable player to use. Malachi Richardson returning next week won't help him either. Mar 18, 2:32 pm
  • Collison, Temple, Buddy, WCS & Kosta starting
    Darren Collison, Garrett Temple, Buddy Hield, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos will start against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Collison is back after a day off. With plenty of resting players behind him, he should be getting some heavy minutes against Russell Westbrook. The bad news is more rest is likely coming, so he probably won't be very fun to own when he's not starting. Mar 18, 11:40 am
  • Evans, Afflalo, McLemore ruled out Saturday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle), Arron Afflalo (personal) and Ben McLemore (personal) have all been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Evans has been battling a nagging ankle injury. He played just 14 scoreless minutes on Wednesday. There will obviously be plenty of minutes available for the Kings guards that are active on Saturday. Darren Collison sat out Wednesday's game to rest but will be back on Saturday. Buddy Hield should see plenty of playing time. Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple and Langston Galloway will also likely log additional minutes. Mar 18, 9:33 am
  • Tyler Ulis scores 19 points in second start
    Tyler Ulis lived up to expectations during his start against the Magic on Friday, scoring 19 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 40 minutes.

    Advice: It's going to be the Tyler Ulis show the rest of the season and nothing can get in his way. Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight have both been shut down, so Ulis will continue to flirt with 40 minutes and have the ball in his hands a ton. He could be a top-15 point guard in fantasy going forward, so he should be owned in even the shallowest of leagues. Mar 17, 10:47 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. Mar 17, 10:40 pm
  • James Harden drops 41-14-11 line in loss
    James Harden had no help in a 128-112 loss in New Orleans on Friday, scoring 41 points with 14 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Nobody else in the starting lineup scored more than eight points for the Rockets in this blowout loss. Harden played the entire third quarter and may have played the entire fourth, but the Rockets were just too far behind and coach Mike D'Antoni pulled the plug. This makes sense for the Rockets because they'll have to play in Denver on Saturday. Harden set the franchise record for most assists in a season, and he did it with almost a month to spare. He also has the most 40-point triple-doubles in a single season with six. Mar 17, 9:49 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 20 points in loss to MIA
    Ricky Rubio stayed hot on Friday vs. the Heat with 20 points, six assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He finished 8-of-14 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line with three turnovers in 33 minutes. Coach Tom Thibodeau has been encouraging Rubio to shoot more often and it's paying dividends, as he's now scored 20+ points in four straight games which is the longest streak of his career. As long as the Wolves are within striking distance of the No. 8 seed, Rubio's workload will be safe -- they are 4.5 games behind Denver. Mar 17, 8:00 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. Mar 17, 6:37 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) ruled out Friday
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) will not play on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight will not play again this season, so with Barbosa out, Ronnie Price will likely see a handful of minutes off the bench behind Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker. Mar 17, 6:23 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) a game-time call
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) is a game-time call on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: With Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight shut down for the season, Barbosa will get a small bump in minutes off the bench behind Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker. Ulis and Booker are the only guards you want to own in Phoenix, so leave Barbosa on the wire. Mar 17, 5:46 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa is doubtful to play
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) is listed as doubtful in the game notes for Friday against the Magic.

    Advice: If Barbosa can't go and Brandon Knight (back) doesn't play for whatever reason, the Suns should have to give big minutes to Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker. We should see some Ronnie Price and maybe T.J. Warren plays some two -- he did play a little shooting guard earlier in the season. Ulis needs to be owned everywhere. Daily Slant: With Bledsoe, Knight, Chandler and Barbosa off the floor this year, Devin Booker leads the Suns in usage at 39.4%, along with a healthy 1.12 FPPM mark, making him a core target industry wide. Tyler Ulis should also command big minutes this evening, and he carries an ample 21.3% usage rate and 0.85 FPPM mark, and both of those figures are likely to rise with the Suns looking towards the future. Both Booker and Ulis should push for 40 minutes of court time on Friday. Mar 17, 12:32 pm
  • Austin Rivers gets a start at forward
    Austin Rivers scored 17 points with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes during his start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He started at forward because of no Blake Griffin (rest) tonight. He's actually been effective on the stat sheet as a starting forward, averaging 18.3 points, 3.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.7 treys in those previous 13 starts at that position. He'll be moving back to the bench on Saturday against the Cavs and isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Mar 16, 8:43 pm
  • Austin Rivers is starting
    Austin Rivers will start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's an expected move for the Clippers with Blake Griffin (rest) out. Rivers should see minutes around 30 in this game while we might see Wes Johnson in the rotation to help out on the wings. Rivers is a decent DFS punt in a great matchup. Mar 16, 5:31 pm
  • Ty Lawson returns to action
    Ty Lawson returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday with 11 points, three rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Suns.

    Advice: After Lawson rested on Monday, it was Darren Collison's turn tonight. Lawson is likely going to get multiple rest days going forward, so he's just going to be too annoying to own in fantasy. Mar 15, 11:36 pm
  • Evans doesn't score in return
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) did not score in 14 minutes with two rebounds, three assists and one steal against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He didn't look right and couldn't really separate from his defender. Evans is going to be resting more as the season goes on, so he's really not a great property to own in most leagues. Mar 15, 11:25 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon plays 26 minutes as starter
    Malcolm Brogdon was back in the Bucks' starting five on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points, two rebounds, five assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jason Kidd is obviously comfortable with his rookie guard, who resumed starting after initially coming off the bench following a back injury. Brogdon played alongside Matthew Dellavedova for a crucial five-minute stretch late in the fourth quarter, which is a good sign. He may be inconsistent, but he's still a standard-league option with a starting job and proven fantasy upside. Mar 15, 11:07 pm
  • Tyler Ulis goes for 13 & 13, must-own player
    Tyler Ulis made his first NBA start on Wednesday with 13 points, one rebound, 13 assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: While he didn't shoot the ball well with his 6-of-18 shooting line, Ulis became the first Suns rookie with at least 12 points and 12 assists in a game since Steve Nash in 1996. Eric Bledsoe is reportedly going to be shut down for the remainder of the season, so Ulis has to be owned in all leagues right now. Hopefully you stashed him. Mar 15, 10:51 pm
  • James Harden posts another double-double
    James Harden scored 18 points during a 139-100 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, adding 12 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, nine turnovers and one 3-pointer in just 31 minutes.

    Advice: That's triple-double No. 17 for Harden and also his league-leading 53rd double-double. As great as Harden is on the positive side, he's going to absolutely shatter the record for turnovers in a season, but who cares? His post-break stats are slightly down from his pre-break numbers due to a slight dip in usage, though. Harden isn't expected to rest going forward, so he's likely to be on a lot of championship fantasy squads. Mar 15, 10:47 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. Mar 15, 9:45 pm
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