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  • Sean Kilpatrick returned to action on Tuesday March 28. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:34 am
  • David Nwaba scores eight points
    David Nwaba scored eight points with eight rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 23 minutes vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He finished 4-of-5 from the field and it's clear that the Lakers want to take a long look at him -- Nick Young is completely out of the rotation. Nwaba is looking at a short-term boost in minutes with Brandon Ingram (knee) on the shelf and coach Luke Walton said he's been "spectacular," but he's only worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:00 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 22 points
    Jordan Clarkson (hand) scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was playing with a bruised fifth metacarpal, but it didn't seem to bother him as he finished with four rebounds, three assists and two triples in 39 minutes. "He’s been one of our more consistent players and we have a lot more and higher expectations of the player he’s going to become," coach Luke Walton said of Clarkson earlier this week. Nick Young isn't even in the rotation anymore, so Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell are both poised to finish the season strong. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:54 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 28 w/ nine assists
    D'Angelo Russell posted a gem of a line on Tuesday vs. the Wizards with 28 points, nine assists, six rebounds, one block and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was well on pace for a triple-double, but the Lakers had a meltdown in the fourth quarter when they were outscored 37-13. Regardless, Russell shot 10-of-21 from the field and hit all four of his free throws, drawing the praise of head coach Luke Walton after the game -- Walton said he looked "brilliant" and praised him for his aggressiveness, passing and how he pushed the pace. Russell's value is locked and loaded the rest of the way, assuming Walton doesn't bench him again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (back) returns to action
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Maybe the Wizards were taking it easy on him, as he only played 16 minutes with one rebound, one assist and one steal. It also doesn't help that Kelly Oubre is playing much better these days. He did score 17 points in his previous game before missing Saturday's contest vs. Cleveland, but standard-league owners should probably look elsewhere for consistent production. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Will Barton scores 13 points in loss
    Will Barton scored 13 points with one rebound, one assist and one block vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He shot 6-of-14 from the field and only played 20 minutes, so his value has fallen off a cliff since Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari returned to the lineup. Barton's owners outside of deeper leagues can move on since the Nuggets only play two more times this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • C.J. McCollum drops 39 points on 15-of-24 FGs
    C.J. McCollum went off for 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting in Tuesday's crucial win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: Portland has now won a season-high tying four straight games and improved to 12-3 in March which ties them with San Antonio for the league's best record in that span. As for McCollum, this was the second- highest scoring game of his career and he finished four points shy of his career-high (43). He hit all six of his free throws with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and three triples in 40 minutes, and with the Blazers holding a 1.0 game advantage over Denver for the No. 8 seed, McCollum should be an elite option the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Goran Dragic leads Heat with 28 points
    Goran Dragic hit 9-of-16 shots, a 3-pointer and 9-of-13 free throws for 28 points, four rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes of Tuesday's one-point win over the Pistons.

    Advice: There was once a time when everyone was worried about him being traded, but those days are long gone. Now he's simply the Heat's most reliable player as they fight for their playoff lives. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Josh Richardson struggles, still produces
    Josh Richardson hit just 3-of-11 shots for nine points, but also had a 3-pointer, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: We're done making excuses for Richardson, but it was nice to see him come through with a decent line on a poor shooting night. However, he hit just 3-of-10 shots on Sunday, making him 6-of-21 over his last two games. The minutes are there and the time is right for Richardson to finally have one of those epic fantasy lines. Maybe it will happen against the struggling Knicks on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Rodney McGruder plays well in big win
    Rodney McGruder hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 33 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's played pretty well in two of his last three games, but he's not a stat stuffer and is just as likely to cool off over the next few games as he is get hot. He belongs on waivers in most formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope bounces back
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 9-of-22 shots and a couple 3-pointers for 25 points and five rebounds in 37 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Heat.

    Advice: KCP had been mired in a slump, scoring a grand total of 25 points over his last three games while connecting on just 7-of-27 shots over that stretch. Maybe tonight signals an end to the funk and we'll find out when the Pistons play the lowly Nets on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Gordon Hayward is questionable Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This isn't really an update, but his owners can expect a real one after Wednesday's morning shootaround. If Hayward misses his second game in a row, Joe Ingles is the clear pickup in fantasy after he scored 19 points with five triples on Monday. Joe Johnson will also benefit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (hand) will play Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (hand) will play on Tuesday vs. Wizards.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, but he was able to play through the injury. We'll let you know how he fares tonight, but his fantasy owners can go ahead and deploy him in lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will play Tuesday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will play Tuesday night vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Kilpatrick had missed seven straight games. Coach Kenny Atkinson said that Kilpatrick will get some minutes "here and there," so we can expect him to see limited playing time on Tuesday. Kilpatrick will eat into the minutes of K.J. McDaniels and Randy Foye. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:56 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) listed as out for Wednesday
    Jeff Green (back spasms) is listed as "out" for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: This would be the fourth straight game Green has missed. Mario Hezonja has seen playing time increase with Green sidelined, but has been ineffective. Hezonja is averaging 5.7 points (on just 21.4 percent shooting) and 4.3 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game over Orlando's last three contests. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 am
    New Player Note
    Jeff Green Orl - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
  • Darren Collison sharp from the floor
    Collison scored a team-high 23 points with seven assists and four rebounds in Monday's 91-90 win against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Collison helped give head coach Dave Joerger a much-wanted victory against his former team. The veteran coach has leaned upon Collison heavily down the stretch, as he has been a constant in the ever-changing starting lineup since the team dealt DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:17 pm
  • J.J. Barea hands out eight assists
    J.J. Barea scored 10 points and dished out eight assists in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Seth Curry was out with a minor shoulder injury, so Barea logged 29 minutes and finished 3-of-9 from the field with one rebound, one steal and two triples. It isn't clear if Curry will miss more time, but if he does, Barea will have some streaming appeal for owners in need of assists since the Mavs have three more games this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:18 pm
  • KCP struggles with shot in lopsided loss
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope connected on just three of his 12 field goal attempts for 12 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 32 minutes Monday in New York.

    Advice: The Knicks CAN play defense. Who knew? KCP salvaged the stat line by at least hitting a pair of 3-pointers, giving him 38 triples over his past 18 games (2.11 3PT per game). That's two stinkers in a row for the guard, as he has misfired on 18 of his past 23 field goal attempts. He'll look to turn things around against Miami on Tuesday at the Palace. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:12 pm
  • Report: Gordon Hayward (quad) out Monday
    According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) will not play on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: His owners probably saw this coming because Hayward wasn't able to go through the morning shootaround. The Jazz do have three more games this week, so hopefully he'll be able to give it a go on Wednesday vs. the Kings. Joe Ingles will likely start in Hayward's place and is a decent streaming option if you need assists, steals and triples. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:48 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (back) says he'll play Tues
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) said he'll play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: "I feel way better," Bogdanovic said following a brief practice at UCLA. "I'll be ready for tomorrow's game. I just woke up like that. I was stiff. Cramps in my back. Still sore but way better." Bogdanovic was a full participant during Monday's practice, so it's looking like the back issues will only end up costing him one game on the sidelines. With Bogdanovic back in action on Tuesday, Kelly Oubre won't play as much. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:44 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) probable Tuesday
    Sean Kilpatrick (strained left hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: Kilpatrick has spent the past seven games on the sidelines with the hamstring issue, but it sounds like he'll be back in action on Tuesday night. With Kilpatrick expected to be active, there won't be quite as many minutes available for guys like Randy Foye, Archie Goodwin and K.J. McDaniels. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:58 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic, Mahinmi practice in full
    Bojan Bogdanovic (back) and Ian Mahinmi (hip) practiced in full on Monday.

    Advice: Bogdanovic sat out Saturday's game with a stiff back, and Mahinmi was limited to nine minutes after catching a knee to the hip via Richard Jefferson on Saturday night, but them going through a full practice is a good sign regarding their status for Tuesday night's matchup with the Lakers. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if Bogdanovic is able to return to the court, Kelly Oubre's minutes will take a hit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:52 pm
  • Goran Dragic playing through a foot injury
    Goran Dragic is playing through a "nagging foot injury."

    Advice: The injury is so painful that the Heat training staff has been cutting a hole in the side of his sneaker to alleviate the pressure while he’s playing. There aren't any specifics, but this likely explains why Dragic has slowed down with averages of 15.6 points, 5.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.2 triples on 35.7 percent shooting over his last five games. The good news for fantasy owners is that DNPs will be unlikely down the stretch for Dragic with the Heat clinging onto the No. 8 seed. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 am
  • Gordon Hayward sits out morning shootaround
    Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) did not participate in Monday's morning shootaround.

    Advice: To be clear, he remains questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans. This means he will likely test out his quad in pre-game warmups. X-rays were negative and it shouldn't be a long-term issue, and Hayward does have a lot of incentive to play since the Jazz currently hold a 1.0 game lead over the Clippers for the No. 4 seed. If he can't go, Joe Ingles will be a solid streaming option in his absence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:03 am
  • Jordan Clarkson OK after hand injury Sunday
    X-rays were negative on Jordan Clarkson's bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, and he returned to finish with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists, going 4-of-16 from the field with one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Clarkson dropped a career-high 35 points on Friday and he seems to have avoided any serious injury tonight, although he was ice-cold after returning. "He has the ability to be so dynamic," Luke Walton said before the game. "He’s been one of our more consistent players." His long-term outlook is terrific, and barring a setback owners can also expect him to be ready for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:42 pm
  • David Nwaba plays well in 29 minutes Sunday
    David Nwaba came off the bench on Sunday for nine points on 4-of-4 shooting with one 3-pointer, one rebound and one steal in 29 minutes of action.

    Advice: Luke Walton said Nwaba was "spectacular" filling in for Brandon Ingram (knee) late in Friday's game. Corey Brewer got the start in place of Ingram tonight, but the D-League call-up wound up playing more minutes in the blowout home loss. Nwaba's made 3-pointer was the first of his career, and he has a long way to go before earning a spot on fantasy rosters. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:37 pm
  • C.J. McCollum quiet in easy win vs. Lakers
    C.J. McCollum shot just 5-of-13 from the field on Sunday, finishing with 13 points, one 3-pointer, three assists, one rebound, one steal and four turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Portland has won three straight games and they're tied with Denver for the No. 8 seed. McCollum's struggles tonight didn't really matter because Portland had this game in hand early, and he could have played more minutes if it weren't a blowout. Expect a more robust line in a critical home game vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:23 pm
  • Josh Richardson shaky from the floor
    Josh Richardson hit just 3-of-10 from the field to finish with nine points, five assists, two steals and two blocked shots in 37 minutes on Sunday at Boston.

    Advice: The Heat aren't likely to give up on Richardson after one poor outing. Head coach Erik Spoelstra recently said Richardson has started to turn the corner and likes the improvement he is making. Richardson remains a solid short-term fantasy option as long as Dion Waiters (ankle) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:53 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (quad) questionable for Monday
    Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and coach Quin Snyder said that Hayward was "fine" after the injury occurred on Saturday, but Hayward did ask to check out of the game. Utah holds a slim one-game lead over the Clippers for the No. 4 seed, so Hayward will do everything he can to stay on the court, but owners should check for updates following shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:48 pm
  • Darren Collison hits 8-of-11 FGs, scores 19
    Darren Collison started Sunday's game and had 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four assists, one board and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: DC was rested on Friday and the random DNPs make it hard to trust him in critical situations for fantasy purposes. He got a boost tonight with Ty Lawson (stiff knee) ruled out at the last minute, but it doesn't sound like Lawson will miss too much time with the injury. It's worth noting that DC was also riding the bench while Langston Galloway (six points, three assists in 25 minutes) played PG during the Kings' huge run to steal this win in L.A. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:01 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:24 pm
  • Jeff Green (back spasms) ruled out Monday
    Jeff Green (back spasms) will not play on Monday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He's not even making the trip and this will be his third straight game on the shelf. With the Magic playing for lottery balls, it wouldn't be a surprise if the veteran missed more time. Mario Hezonja is getting a nice bump in minutes in Green's absence, but he's only worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:34 am
    New Player Note
    Jeff Green Orl - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:24 pm
  • Gordon Hayward with left quad contusion
    Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a left quadriceps contusion suffered during the fourth quarter on Saturday.

    Advice: X-rays were negative, so he didn't suffer a fracture due to the contact from Austin Rivers. Hayward did return from this injury, but he asked out for a second time. Coach Quin Snyder also said Hayward is "fine" from this injury, so most signs point to him being ready for Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:49 pm
  • Quin Snyder: Gordon Hayward (leg) is fine
    Coach Quin Snyder said he thinks Gordon Hayward is "fine" after bruising his left leg.

    Advice: The coach added Hayward's injury wasn't to his knee joint and it was to a muscle in his leg. Hayward was not available to comment after the game, but the Jazz said that's their standard procedure for an injured player. For now, Hayward sounds like he'll be ready to roll for Monday against the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (lower back stiffness) out
    Bojan Bogdanovic (lower back stiffness) is out for Saturday night in Cleveland.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Bogie after he played 26 minutes on Friday night. Bogdanovic also doesn't have a history of back problems in his NBA career, so it's likely just a short-term thing. His absence affects a slew of players here. Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter should all have much higher floors for this evening. Kelly Oubre could pick up some extra run, too. Plus, John Wall and Bradley Beal should be very busy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:35 pm
  • Gordon Hayward has left knee soreness
    Gordon Hayward had left knee soreness in the fourth quarter against the Clippers on Saturday, finishing with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He banged knees with Austin Rivers and came out of the game on the next possession. After about two minutes on the bench, Hayward did return to action for two minutes and even hit a trey in that time, but he asked out of the game after that and did not return. Hayward had a big ice pack on his left knee and went to the locker room before the game was completed. It didn't look bad and hopefully he'll be ready to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday to start his four-game week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:58 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: This hamstring strain will cost him at least two weeks and the Nets haven't indicated much on his progress. Kilpatrick did have an interesting tweet about his time on the sidelines today. "Our road trips be memorable," Kilpatrick tweeted. "Learning, getting better, and analyzing the game of basketball." It sounds like he'll be studying a little while longer. K.J. McDaniels has seen some minutes while Randy Foye has slightly benefited. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:22 pm
  • David Nwaba scores career-high 10 points
    David Nwaba scored a career-high 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Nick Young picked up another DNP-CD, and considering the Lakers gave Nwaba a two-year deal, it's clear that they want to get a long look at him going forward. He's more of a defender, but he played 26 minutes tonight with seven rebounds and two assists. He's worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues if he keeps getting this type of run, and it's worth noting that he was playing down the stretch of the overtime win. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:37 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 33, hits 8 triples
    Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting with eight 3-pointers, five assists and two rebounds in 47 minutes in a 130-117 overtime win over the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: What a way to respond after he scored five points on 1-of-9 shooting vs. the Clippers on Tuesday. It's no secret that Clarkson is a high-volume shooter, but Walton said earlier this week that he wants him to find other ways to impact the game if his shot isn't falling. "He’s too good of an athlete. He’s one guy who loves to compete, but you can’t get locked in and focus on the fact you can’t make any shots," Walton said. "That’ll come eventually. Get into someone on defense, make some steals, make some passes, take a charge, do something." Clarkson has been a beast since the Lou Williams trade and should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:26 pm
  • Will Barton scores 10 points
    Will Barton scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He'll be losing some run now that Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler are back. Barton was in a serious slump before the Gallo injury last week with only a two-point, 16-minute game in the game prior to the Gallo injury, so Barton's fantasy owners should be expecting a drop in production. If there's a hot free agent or you want to stream, Barton is a possible drop candidate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:50 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:42 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) ruled out Friday vs. DET
    Jeff Green (back spasms) will not play Friday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: This is the second straight game Green has missed due to low back pain. Mario Hezonja is expected to soak up the majority of minutes left behind by Green. Hezonja played 23 minutes on Wednesday, scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:24 pm
    New Player Note
    Jeff Green Orl - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
  • Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) ruled out Friday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This will be the sixth consecutive game Kilpatrick has missed. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. K.J. McDaniels has been the biggest beneficiary of late. McDaniels has played over 20 minutes in each of Brooklyn's last two games and posted season-highs in both points (16) and rebounds (8) Thursday night in a blowout victory over the Suns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:58 am
  • Jeff Green (back spasms) a GTD for Friday
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Jeff Green (back spasms) will be a game-time decision on Friday night vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Green did not play on Wednesday due to the back issue. With Green sidelined, Mario Hezonja logged 23 minutes, finishing with eight points and seven rebounds. Mario would likely see 20-plus minutes again on Friday if Green is unable to play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:23 am
    New Player Note
    Jeff Green Orl - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
  • Josh Richardson scores 12 points vs. TOR
    Josh Richardson scored 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra is finally playing Richardson consistently with 34.7 minutes per game over his last three, averaging 12.0 points, 1.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.3 steals and 1.2 treys. We still don't know how long Dion Waiters (ankle) is going to be out, but we could get a hint if the Heat do sign someone to a 10-day deal. Regardless, Richardson makes sense as a pickup until Waiters has a target date to return. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • J.J. Barea ejected for flagrant 2 foul
    J.J. Barea was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Blake Griffin in the third quarter on Thursday.

    Advice: This was probably one of the worst flagrant 2 fouls of the season. Barea only have Griffin a shove and may have made some contact to his face. He won't be suspended for this one and will be ready for Saturday against the Raptors. Barea finished with five points, three assists and one 3-pointer. He isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:14 pm
  • Gordon Hayward shoots 6-of-17 from the field
    Gordon Hayward couldn't find the range on Wednesday, making 6-of-17 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs to finish with 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: In Utah's previous three games, Hayward was tasked with defending LeBron James, Jimmy Butler and Paul George, so he may have just run out of energy tonight. The Jazz don't play again until Saturday, which is bad if you're relying on him for immediate value, but at least it'll give him a chance to recharge his batteries. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:00 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic gets five points Wednesday
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored five points in 15 minutes on Wednesday, going 2-of-6 from the field with one 3-pointer, two rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was riding a 10-game streak with double-digit points, but he took a backseat in the rotation tonight -- the Wizards deployed 10 players, and only Brandon Jennings logged fewer minutes than Bojan. This is a perfect example of his hollow fantasy value, as he doesn't help you when he's not scoring. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope quiet in blowout
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was quiet on Wednesday, going 2-of-4 from the field for five points, one rebound, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes.

    Advice: KCP simply wasn't involved offensively tonight, and his usage should jump vs. the Magic on Friday. Detroit is now 3-11 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season, which is the worst mark in the NBA. Tonight's setback leaves them a full game behind the No. 8 seed Heat, with the Bulls breathing down their neck just one game back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick out again for Thursday
    Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: This will be his fifth game out of the lineup. The Nets have taken a look at K.J. McDaniels lately, giving him 21 minutes on Tuesday with 11 points. Archie Goodwin has also got some run, but these two are tough to own in most leagues. Caris LeVert should also benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:00 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) will not play Wednesday
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Jeff Green (back spasms) has been ruled out of Wednesday night's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This will be just the third game Green has missed all season. However, he has apparently played through back spasms intermittently. Green had been averaging 17.5 minutes per game off the Magic's bench in March. Mario Hezonja will likely soak up the majority of the extra minutes available on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 am
    New Player Note
    Jeff Green Orl - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
  • Report: Nets to make a run at Caldwell-Pope
    The New York Post is reporting that pending free agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be a top target of the Nets this summer.

    Advice: Caldwell-Pope will be a restricted free agent, so the Pistons will have the right to match any offer he receives. However, the Nets will have more than $30 million in cap space this offseason and can make KCP a very lucrative offer, up to $103 million over four years. Moving to Brooklyn would be a boon to KCP's fantasy value, as the Nets play at an incredibly fast pace and he would become a focal point of Brooklyn's offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:03 am
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 18 points
    D'Angelo Russell started alongside Jordan Clarkson again on Tuesday vs. the Clippers, finishing with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: The game was a 24-point blowout, but at least D Russ filled it up with five assists, two rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers. He was coming off a career-high 40 points in his previous outing with seven triples, and his value should be safe as long as coach Luke Walton doesn't take him out of the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:02 pm
  • Josh Richardson plays 36 minutes in start
    Josh Richardson hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and a block in a team-high 36 minutes and a start in Tuesday's 112-97 win over the Suns.

    Advice: Dion Waiters is basically out indefinitely with an ankle injury, so Richardson is starting for the Heat. He's scored in double figures in two straight games now, but is averaging just 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five games. If Waiters is going to miss time, we might finally be on the verge of seeing Richardson get hot. He's been a headache to own for most of the season, but if you have some dead weight to drop, now might be the time to give him a serious look. He's played 30-plus minutes in four of his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Josh Richardson will start again on Tuesday
    Erik Spoelstra said that he'll stick with Josh Richardson in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Dion Waiters (ankle) is looking at a lengthy absence, so Richardson should be the starting two-guard in Miami moving forward. Richardson produced 10 points, one triple, one board, two dimes, one steal and one block through 33 minutes as a starter on Sunday night, so he could be worth a look for deep league GMs seeking to bolster the 3-point category. Waiters is a cut candidate in leagues without an IR-spot. Daily Slant: With Waiters and Winslow off the floor this season, Goran Dragic and James Johnson see the biggest bumps in usage rate (1.9%). Dragic is an elite across the board play against the Suns, who rank 3rd in pace and 26th in defensive efficiency on the season. Hassan Whiteside, James Johnson and Josh Richardson are all nice upside targets, although Richardson's per minute ceiling is capped a bit with Dragic, Whiteside and the Johnson's likely to carry the load offensively. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:58 pm
  • Report: David Nwaba to sign 2-year deal w/ LA
    David Nwaba is reportedly finalizing a two-year deal with the Lakers.

    Advice: Nwaba will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Clippers, but that doesn't mean much as he's averaging just 3.6 points, 2.0 boards and not much else on 48.1 percent shooting with the Lakers this season. The second year of his contract will reportedly be a team option for Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:04 pm
  • Coach Walton wants Russell to remain engaged
    Coach Luke Walton wants D'Angelo Russell to remain engaged, even when his shots are not falling.

    Advice: The Lakers are hoping Russell can build off the momentum of his career-high 40 point explosion on Sunday. However, coach Walton wants his young playmaker to stay focused, even if he's struggling offensively. "It’s when he’s engaged and doing other things, it allows him to make those type of shots because you’re in rhythm," Walton said. "He seems to be disengaged when the ball is not going in for him." Russell will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:19 am
  • Will Barton efficient in Monday's loss
    Will Barton finished with 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds with a steal and a blocked shot in 30 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss at Houston.

    Advice: After a handful of uneven performances Barton is back on track. He is averaging 22.8 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds over his past four outings. Barton stepped up his game with Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) sidelined, but his fantasy value will take a hit once those two are healthy enough to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:23 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores career-high 38 at IND
    Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 38 points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals, a blocked shot and three 3-pointers in Monday's 107-100 loss at Indiana.

    Advice: It was likely extra special for Hayward since he spent his college days in Indy playing for the Butler Bulldogs. He was on point, connecting on 16 of his 24 field goal attempts. He now has at least one 3-pointer in all 11 games in March, and 22 straight outings dating back to Jan. 28. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:31 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will start Tuesday vs. LAC
    D'Angelo Russell will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Luke Walton said that he'll be going with the same starting five that he deployed on Sunday night, so it'll be Jordan Clarkson, Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac getting the call on Tuesday. Walton also added that he intends on having a different starting lineup before the season ends, so it'll be interesting to see how long Russell can keep his spot as a starter. Randle could also be a candidate to eventually head to the bench if Walton wants to see how Larry Nance fits with the starters. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:37 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick, Harris out Tuesday vs. DET
    Sean Kilpatrick (left hamstring) and Joe Harris (shoulder) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: With both these guys set to spend Tuesday night on the sidelines, and Jeremy Lin (ankle) looking unlikely, Brook Lopez will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Caris LeVert and K.J. McDaniels. LeVert could be someone to consider using as a streamer on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:36 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell to play off the ball more
    The Lakers want to evaluate how D'Angelo Russell plays off the ball for the remainder of the season.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said Russell will continue to start next to Jordan Clarkson, and if Sunday was any indication, he should finish the season strong -- he scored a career-high 40 points with six assists, two rebounds, two steals and seven 3-pointers vs. the Cavs. Looking at the big picture, it's possible the Lakers want to see Russell off the ball because the top prospects in this year's draft are point guards and the Lakers have a great chance of keeping their top-3 protected pick. Walton added that Russell is a great cutter and his highest 3-point percentage is off a screen, and it sounds like Russell is on board with the idea. "I’m a basketball player, not a point guard or a shooting guard," he said. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:22 am
  • David Nwaba does well in 22 minutes
    David Nwaba scored seven points with five rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes off the bench Sunday against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Cal Poly product is getting a look for the Lakers, as they see if he is a player in their plans for 2017-18. He has a pretty decent stroke, but he doesn't do any one thing particularly well to help fantasy owners outside of the deepest leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 9:25 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores career-high 40 points
    D'Angelo Russell scored a career-high 40 points as a starter on Sunday, going 14-of-22 from the field (7-of-12 from downtown), with six assists, two rebounds and two steals in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Russell played the entire first quarter and scored 18 points in that frame alone, looking revived as a member of the starting unit. He got the nod in place of Nick Young (illness) tonight, and after his career night coach Luke Walton said he'll continue pairing D-Russ with Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt. Russell has been alternately frustrating and exhilarating to own this season, but we should get more of the latter over L.A.'s final 12 games. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 9:21 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 7:07 pm
  • Goran Dragic shoots 6-of-22 in home defeat
    Goran Dragic couldn't find the range on Sunday, going just 6-of-22 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Dragic missed some shots he usually makes, but credit is also due to the Blazers, who dogged him on the perimeter and didn't let up when bigger guys switched onto him. Tonight's loss dropped Miami to the No. 9 seed, in a virtual tie with Detroit and just half a game behind the Bucks. The Eastern Conference playoff race is going to have a fun finish, and it helps ensure that key players like Dragic won't see any rest in the next few weeks. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:51 pm
  • Josh Richardson logs 33 minutes as starter
    Josh Richardson started in place of Dion Waiters (ankle) on Sunday, posting 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, one 3-pointer, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters was concerned about his injury and said his goal is to return before the end of the season, so J-Rich could be looking at more starts if coach Erik Spoelstra sticks with this lineup -- he wouldn't commit to it after the game, though. Grab him if you have a guy you've been itching to cut. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:48 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell starting for Nick Young
    D'Angelo Russell will start Sunday's game in place of Nick Young (illness).

    Advice: Russell scored 14 points in 21 minutes off the bench in L.A.'s last game, before getting ejected in the third quarter, and his role should expand with the starting unit. If you were on the fence about him tonight, Young's absence should make it easier to deploy him. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:02 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 23 w/ five 3s
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got hot in 33 minutes vs. the Suns, scoring 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting with five 3-pointers, eight assists and three rebounds.

    Advice: KCP turned it over just once tonight, and this is easily his best game of the month. He shot no better than 37.5 percent in his previous four games, but tonight's eruption is a reminder of his upside. He's holding top-100 value (9-cat) this season on the strength of his scoring (14.0), threes (2.1) and steals (1.2), with a dash of assists (2.6) and low turnovers (1.1). Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 4:26 pm
  • Josh Richardson will start for Dion Waiters
    Josh Richardson will start for Dion Waiters (ankle) against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: With Waiters out indefinitely and possibly for the rest of the season, Richardson now has a big chance to turn his season around. He was expected to break out this year, but Waiters was a gigantic road block for him. Richardson can do a little bit of everything on the stat sheet, so he makes sense as a player to add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 2:22 pm
  • J.J. Barea scores 20 points vs. Nets
    J.J. Barea scored 20 points with one rebound, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He carried the Mavs late with nine consecutive points in the fourth quarter in a 2:32 span. The Mavs are still likely to limit him, and this was his first game over 20 minutes since his January injury. Barea is playing well and even had a 13-dime game, but we'd like to see him play over 20 minutes again before suggesting he's an add. Give him a look in deep leagues. The Mavs only have three games this upcoming week. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 12:20 pm
  • Will Barton flops after big game
    Will Barton made 2-of-13 from the field for 10 points with one rebound, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Live by the Thrill, die by the Thrill. He was coming off a career-high 35 points and just couldn't hit open shots with a 1-of-9 shooting line from deep. Barton will be playing big minutes while Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) are out, so he should be worth owning in standard leagues until we get a timeline on those two. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 9:49 pm
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