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  • Alexis Ajinca (hip) questionable Friday
    Alexis Ajinca (hip) is questionable for Friday against the Kings.

    Advice: The Pelicans won't really need him with DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis fully expected to play. Ajinca was not in the rotation on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:44 pm
  • Lance Stephenson will be available Sunday
    Lance Stephenson will be available Sunday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Fire up those videos of Lance blowing into LeBron James' ear. Stephenson has had a tough time staying healthy this season and the Pacers will likely only keep him in the teens for minutes. His return would take away from Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles. Plus, Glenn Robinson III would likely not be in the rotation upon his return. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:17 pm
  • Robert Covington (knee) out at least 2 games
    Robert Covington (right knee) will not make the trip for games on Friday and Sunday as doctors continue to evaluate results of his MRI.

    Advice: He's already missed one game with his right knee soreness and had an MRI on Wednesday. Considering the 76ers are in the mix for the No. 4 to No. 8 spot in the lottery, they may just hold Covington out to get a longer look at Justin Anderson and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Covington's fantasy owners may have to consider dropping him while Anderson makes for a solid pickup the rest of the week. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 pm
  • Pondexter out for the season
    Quincy Pondexter (knee) will not play again this season.

    Advice: He underwent left knee arthroscopic surgery on Jan. 4 and hasn't played all season. Pondexter is under contract for next season, so the Pelicans will be hoping the oft-injured forward can have a healthy offseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:07 pm
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  • Jon Leuer starting again on Thursday
    Jon Leuer will start again on Thursday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He's still not a great fantasy option and is coming off a poor game on Tuesday when he finished with just two points, four boards, a steal and a block in 17 minutes. As for Tobias Harris, he looked great off the bench with 19 points, six boards, two steals and four 3-pointers. Leuer is more of a deep-leauge streaming option since this is a great matchup. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:03 am
  • Iman Shumpert (knee) is available Thursday
    Iman Shumpert (knee) is available to play on Thursday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: He was "expected" to play, so there are no surprises here after he went through a full practice on Wednesday. While Shumpert isn't a fantasy option outside of very deep leagues, his return will take away some minutes from J.R. Smith. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:41 am
  • Dario Saric struggling with fatigue
    Dario Saric said fatigue was a factor in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: "I was tired, really," Saric said. "So many games. Like everybody knows, the Olympic games, national team, my professional team, [Andalou Efes Istanbul], how many games in a season. Now I feel like really, really, really bad. I was so excited in my head, in my heart, to shoot every ball but sometimes your body does things a little bit different." Saric is having to log heavy minutes because the 76ers are only dressing 8-9 players lately, but his owners probably don't have to worry about any DNPs with the 76ers so banged up. Despite shooting just 5-of-18 on Wednesday, Saric has been a beast for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 am
  • Paul George thinks Stephenson will help
    Paul George said he's excited about having Lance Stephenson back in Indiana.

    Advice: "We had a special memories," George said. "We've definitely got a bond on that court. Hopefully we pick up where we left off. He’s excited. He’s always considered Indiana home, so he’s very excited to play with me and us again. This is where he made his name and made his mark. He’s got that in the back of his mind." After signing a three-year, $12 million deal, Stephenson is expected to suit up for Sunday's game vs. LeBron James and the Cavaliers. You can't make this stuff up. Unless he blows us away and recaptures the form he once had in Indiana, leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:49 am
  • Rodney Hood hits 5-of-5 triples for 18 points
    Rodney Hood went 5-of-5 from deep on Wednesday, finishing with 18 points, two assists, two steals and one rebound in just 24 minutes of action.

    Advice: Hood had 20 points, six boards and three assists on Monday with Gordon Hayward (quad) in street clothes. His efficiency tonight is a welcome sight for fantasy owners, especially since both Hayward and Alec Burks (personal) were back in action. He's been banged up and erratic for most of the season, shooting 41.3 percent overall, so hopefully he can finish strong for a Jazz team that holds a 1.5-game lead on the Clippers for the No. 4 seed. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard struggles in home loss to GSW
    Kawhi Leonard had a rare off night vs. Golden State on Wednesday, making 7-of-20 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs for 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and five turnovers.

    Advice: Kawhi noted after the game that defenses have been loading up against him with double-team coverage and extra help on pick-and-rolls. That's a natural step for one of the league's MVP candidates, and the hope is that he'll figure out how to get to his spots more quickly, while potentially getting more assists by finding open teammates. Tonight's line is an aberration, of course, due to the Warriors' elite switching defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Kelly Oubre scores 10 points
    Kelly Oubre scored 10 points with six rebounds and two steals against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's three very solid games for Oubre, averaging 13.3 points, 6.0 boards, 1.3 steals and 0.7 treys in those three. For fantasy, Oubre's strong play is more about how it's killing Bojan Bogdanovic's value than Oubre becoming an add. Oubre is better suited for deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Bogie plays just 16 minutes
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored three points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just not going well for him these days. The Wizards are struggling on defense and Kelly Oubre is playing the best basketball of his life, so Bogdanovic is a clear drop in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Andre Iguodala excels again in win vs. Spurs
    Andre Iguodala finished an impressive road win in San Antonio on Wednesday with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting, two 3-pointers, six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and zero turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Golden State has won nine straight games and coach Steve Kerr singled out Iguodala as a reason for the success. "Andre’s been our best player here the last few weeks," Kerr said. "He’s been fantastic. He looks incredibly athletic, bouncy, and fresh. He’s a pro. This guy just knows how to take care of his body. I think he’s done a great job in stepping up in KD’s absence and recognizing what we need from him — he’s brilliant." He's posting top-40 value in 9-cat leagues over the past two weeks, so his fantasy owners will echo that sentiment. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • James Ennis starts Wed for JaMychal Green
    James Ennis started in place of JaMychal Green (sore left shoulder) on Wednesday, finishing with seven points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: We've seen what Ennis can do as a starter, and it's not thrilling -- in 24 starts this season, he's averaged 8.5 points, 1.1 threes, 4.6 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.3 blocks and 1.3 assists. Green is just day-to-day with his shoulder injury, so there's no clear incentive to add Ennis in most situations. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Paul George posts 28.6 percent usage rate
    Paul George finished Wednesday's 110-97 road loss with 22 points (8-of-17 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), three 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

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

    Advice: Stephenson inked a three-year, $12 million deal earlier in the day, and he could be active in a critical game vs. Toronto on Friday. The Pacers are desperate to get more firepower in their beleaguered second unit, especially after waiving Rodney Stuckey due to his left knee injury, but nothing about Stephenson's recent play suggests he'll help fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets ejected on Wednesday
    Markieff Morris was ejected on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went up for a block attempt on DeAndre Jordan and the refs called a foul on him, but he obviously didn't agree to lead to the ejection. He shouldn't be suspended for this infraction going forward. Morris finished with 14 points, four rebounds and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • James Ennis starting Wednesday vs. Pacers
    James Ennis will start Wednesday's game for the short-handed Grizzlies.

    Advice: Ennis joins a starting lineup that includes Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Vince Carter and Brandan Wright. He's an interesting streaming play but isn't a great add in most situations with JaMychal Green (shoulder) day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:55 pm
  • Robert Covington (knee) will not play vs. ATL
    Robert Covington (right knee soreness) will not play on Wednesday against the Hawks.

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

    Advice: He went through a full practice on Wednesday with no issues, so he should be all set. With all of their losses lately, the Cavs could use him because J.R. Smith has not had much success in the starting lineup. Shumpert has missed his last two games and was playing minutes in the low 20s before his injury, so he's not really someone fantasy owners should add here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:41 am
  • Report: IND inks Stephenson to 3-year deal
    The Pacers have reportedly signed Lance Stephenson to a three-year deal worth $12 million.

    Advice: First off, wow. On the open market this season, Stephenson was only able to snag a non-guaranteed deal for $1.2 million from New Orleans, and a few 10-day contracts from Minnesota, so there really wasn't much reason for Bird to throw this sort of money at Born Ready. The first two years of this contract will reportedly be fully guaranteed with Year-3 being a team option. Stephenson put up career numbers the last time he was in Indy, but with how awful he's been over the past three years, fantasy GMs in most settings can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 am
  • Report: IND looking to bring back Stephenson
    The Pacers are reportedly working on a deal to bring back Lance Stephenson.

    Advice: Indiana opened up a roster spot by waiving Rodney Stuckey on Wednesday, so it appears that three years after Born Ready declined a five-year, $44 million deal from the Pacers, Larry Bird will be able to get him on the books for the veteran's minimum. While Stephenson did have a nice season the last time he put on a Pacers' jersey in 2013, he's been dreadful for the past three years, so this is wait-and-see territory just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 am
  • 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 Tuesday, 10:29 pm
  • Jon Leuer fizzles in surprise start
    Jon Leuer started over Tobias Harris on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and finished with just two points, four boards, a steal and a block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Harris came off the bench for 19 points, six boards, two steals and four 3-pointers, even though Stan Van Gundy said previously that Harris would start the rest of the way. Either way, Leuer has been pretty bad whether starting or coming off the bench lately, and belongs on waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:02 pm
  • Andre Iguodala plays well in win over HOU
    Andre Iguodala hit 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points, six rebounds and six assists off the bench on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Warriors plan on giving us an update on Kevin Durant on Wednesday, but we'll be shocked if he's due back any time soon. In the meantime, Iguodala has been a nice plug-and-play option for fantasy owners fighting for a championship. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Paul George drops 37 points in tough loss
    Paul George racked up 37 points, seven boards, two assists, four steals and four 3-pointers on 12-of-21 shooting in Tuesday's tough one-point loss to the Wolves.

    Advice: This was his fifth 30-point game in March and he's pretty much been killing it ever since the All-Star break. He's a no-brainer start the rest of the way and looked great against the Wolves, despite his team losing in the end. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Dario Saric scores 23 points on 8-of-15 FGs
    Dario Saric scored 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting vs. the Nets on Tuesday.

    Advice: This was his 14th game with 20+ points which ranks second in the NBA for rookies -- Joel "The Process" Embiid still ranks 1st with 19 such games. Saric grabbed seven rebounds with one assist, one block and one triple, and he also had to play a bit of center tonight with the 76ers only having nine available players. The 76ers play three more times this week and Saric should eat the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Robert Covington scores 21 w/ 13 boards
    Robert Covington went off for 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 106-101 win over the Nets on Tuesdays.

    Advice: The 76ers only dressed nine players, so RoCo logged 38 minutes and posted a gem of a line with one assist, two steals, two blocks and one triple. The biggest knock on him is that he doesn't shoot it efficiently from the field, but he hit 9-of-15 shots in addition to a pair of free throws. He's been a top-12 player in standard fantasy leagues for two months and is a monster in real life too -- he's ranked inside the top five in the entire league in Defensive Real Plus-Minus. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Jon Leuer starting, Tobias Harris to bench
    Jon Leuer is starting in place of Tobias Harris on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Interesting. Coach Stan Van Gundy previously said that Harris would start for the rest of the season, but the Pistons have lost four straight games and SVG is going to shake things up. Leuer's numbers only get a modest bump in the first unit, so he's just a low-end pickup. The big man is averaging 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.4 triples in March. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:26 pm
  • Andre Iguodala finishing the season strongly
    Andre Iguodala has stepped up since Kevin Durant (knee) went down and has played his best basketball of the season this month.

    Advice: The 33-year old Iguodala credits yoga, cryotherapy and salt floating with keeping him fresh this late in the season. "He’s been fantastic," coach Steve Kerr said. "He looks incredibly athletic, bouncy and fresh." Over his last nine games, Iggy is averaging 12.4 points (on 63.1 percent shooting), 3.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals. The only real concern going forward is Kerr intermittently resting him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 am
  • Rodney Hood scores 20 points in win
    Rodney Hood snapped out of his funk with 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting vs. the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: Hood scored a combined 23 points in his previous three games, but stepped up with Gordon Hayward (quad) and Alec Burks (personal) out -- Hood gets an 8.2 usage rate bump with Hayward off the court. He added six rebounds with three assists and four triples, but he's had a lot of trouble staying healthy this season and his FG percentage has been all over the place. If Hayward sits on Wednesday, Hood could be poised for another solid night. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard posts 25-6-6 in rout of Cavs
    Kawhi Leonard finished with 25 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals and a blocked shot in 30 minutes on Monday against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: About the only thing fantasy owners can complain about is the fact Leonard missed all seven of his 3-pointer attempts. He could have blown through the lane for an easy deuce most of the evening, but elected to go outside rather frequently. He still was 11-of-21 overall from the floor, so fantasy owners cannot complain too loudly. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:05 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
  • Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) out Monday
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf, but he's day-to-day unlike Kyle Korver (foot) -- Korver is out for the week. Look for J.R. Smith to log heavy minutes on the wings tonight, but he's a boom-or-bust option because of his volatile FG percentage. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:36 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
  • Shumpert (sore right knee) is questionable
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This isn't the same knee that Shumpert has had multiple surgeries on, and with Kyle Korver (foot) on the shelf, hopefully Shumpert will try to give it a go. If not, look for J.R. Smith to take on a heavy workload vs. the Spurs. Shumpert belongs on the waiver wire anyways. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:18 am
  • Andre Iguodala posts all-around gem vs. MEM
    Andre Iguodala had a hyper-efficient game on Sunday, making 7-of-8 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs with two 3-pointers for 20 points, while adding seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Iguodala logged 32 minutes tonight and he's been critical to the Warriors' success since Kevin Durant went down. For what it's worth, Steve Kerr didn't explicitly rule out resting Iguodala over the next week, which includes a back-to-back set vs. the Spurs and Rockets. He has been awesome lately, and owners should simply monitor his status prior to each of Golden State's games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:00 pm
  • James Ennis logs 30 minutes off MEM bench
    James Ennis played 30 minutes on Sunday to finish with seven points, eight rebounds, two steals, one assist and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Ennis hadn't logged this many minutes since Feb. 4, but Memphis was forced to go small early and often with Marc Gasol (foot) out against the run-and-gun Warriors. He's been a staple of the rotation with Chandler Parsons (knee surgery) likely done for the season, but has done nothing to merit fantasy owners' attention in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:57 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca pulls down seven boards
    Alexis Ajinca finished with six points, seven rebounds, two steals and a blocked shots in Sunday's 115-90 win at Denver.

    Advice: Head coach Alvin Gentry told reporters after the game that Ajinca was the team's MVP in the win due to the energy he provided off the bench. Ajinca has plenty of energy because he averaged just 9.2 minutes per game over his past five outings. Despite the coach's nice words and the decent stat line, Ajinca doesn't have much fantasy appeal outside of the deepest of leagues. He was playing more than usual because DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) was sidelined and the team was involved in a lopsided game. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:44 pm
  • Paul George scores 21 points in win vs Philly
    Paul George scored a team-high 21 points to help Indy snap a two-game losing streak on Sunday, making 7-of-17 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with eight boards, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: PG-13 got more help than usual tonight with six teammates in double-digits, which has to be sweet relief. "If I have to put up 30 shots to win, I'll put up 30 shots to win," he said recently. "When I go off I'm looked at as the ball-stopper or the ball-hogger ... so within games I try to move the ball and get other guys the ball. And when that doesn't work I get labeled as the lone wolf." Whatever else he might be called, fantasy owners call him a stud. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:22 pm
  • Dario Saric shoots 3-of-15 in loss to Indiana
    Dario Saric went just 3-of-15 from the field on Sunday, finishing a loss vs. the Pacers with nine points, 10 rebounds, one assist and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Sixers coach Brett Brown said that Saric has been able to "figure out the NBA quicker than [he] thought," and he's peaking at a perfect moment for fantasy owners. "When I start to shoot well, I can play easy," Saric said. "I can do good things here in the NBA." Tonight's quiet game was atypical and he's going to be on plenty of winning fantasy squads. He won't come cheap on draft day next season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:15 pm
  • Scott Brooks praises Kelly Oubre
    Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Kelly Oubre has been a "superstar" in his role off the bench.

    Advice: "The game for Kelly, to me, is simple. Just compete," Brooks said. "Deflections. Getting into the passing lanes. Contesting at the rim. Switching on our pick-and-roll coverage because he can guard one through four depending on the matchup and then rebound. The game rewards him when he does that." The second-year wing had one of his best games of the season against LeBron James and the Cavs on Saturday, finishing with 16 points, seven rebounds, one steal and no turnovers in 26 minutes. However, unless we learn that Bojan Bogdanovic (back) will miss more time, most fantasy owners can leave him on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:36 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 29 points vs. Knicks
    Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points during a 106-98 win over the Knicks on Saturday, adding five rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes continue to be there and it looks like for the second year in a row, Kawhi will play more minutes per game after the break than he did before it. Leonard also hinted that he won't be seeing a decrease in minutes based on the tough upcoming schedule. "It's going to get us mentally prepared," Leonard said. This tough stretch starts against the Cavs on Monday as the Spurs start a four-game week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:56 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points vs. Cavs
    Markieff Morris scored 14 points with six rebounds and one block in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Morris at the five lineup has been useful and it certainly was in this win. In seven minutes today with Kelly Oubre in next to the four starters and Marcin Gortat out, they had a 67.8 net rating against the Cavs. Bojan Bogdanovic (back) not playing also gave Morris a slight bump. If Bogie does miss more time, Morris could be more of the mid-round guy we saw most of the season and not the late-round one since the break. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:48 pm
  • Kelly Oubre scores 16 points in 26 minutes
    Kelly Oubre was superb off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday, making 7-of-8 from the field for 16 points with seven rebounds, one steal and no turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: It was a fantastic showing for Oubre, who went up against LeBron James throughout this game. You could say this was his best game of the season with terrific play on offense, defense and especially in transition. If Bojan Bogdanovic (back) misses more time, maybe Oubre is worth a look in deep leagues. Most owners can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:34 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
  • Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) out vs. Wiz
    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: This is his "good" knee and not his left one, which required multiple surgeries including an ACL reconstruction. Shumpert being out tonight should help J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver get some added run tonight. Smith is a short-term option and the obvious risk to go along with it. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:30 pm
  • Rodney Hood has another rough day
    Rodney Hood made 4-of-13 from the field for nine points with four rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He has not shown up since returning from his knee soreness, averaging 7.7 points, 3.0 boards, 0.7 steals and 1.0 treys on just 33.3 percent from the field in those three. Joe Ingles has outplayed Hood for the majority of the season and his knee issue may be the reason. Regardless, Hood isn't a fantasy option for most owners in this crucial part of the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:15 pm
  • Pondexter (knee) unlikely to return this year
    Coach Alvin Gentry said Quincy Pondexter (left knee) is unlikely to return for the remainder of the regular season.

    Advice: Pondexter underwent a third surgery on his left knee in January and has not appeared in an NBA game since the 2015 postseason. Gentry said that Pondexter "will be gearing toward the summer and next year, really." Pondexter should obviously be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:52 am
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  • Andre Iguodala scores nine points
    Andre Iguodala scored nine points with one rebound, three assists and no turnovers in 27 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He did go to the locker room in the last few minutes, but the game was over. Iguodala did not give much indication he was going to miss time, so he should be fine for Sunday. Although, the Warriors will likely rest him again at some point. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:10 am
  • Dario Saric scores career-high 32 points
    Dario Saric scored a career-high 32 points during a 117-107 win over the Bulls on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Homie Dario just will not let up. As he has all season, coach Brett Brown talked up his future Rookie of the Year. "When you can find someone that competes at his level and also has a selfless side, that's a hell of a package," Brown said. When the 76ers add so much talent to their roster next year, it'll be very interesting to see how Brown uses Dario. Until then, Saric's fantasy owners can just enjoy the ride. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:03 pm
  • Paul George scores 27 points in loss
    Paul George scored 27 points with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Nuggets during a 125-117 loss on Friday.

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

    Advice: While this bad game is due to garbage time, Morris is kind of a shell of himself compared to what he was doing in February and January. In his previous March games, Morris only averaged 10.5 points, 6.2 boards, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals. He's still worth owning in most situations, but his owners should be lowering their expectations. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:37 pm
  • Andre Iguodala not on the injury report
    Andre Iguodala (hip) is not on the injury report for Friday against the Kings.

    Advice: After missing the last game on Tuesday, Iguodala could be back for this home game. The Warriors are not on a back-to-bac set, but they really won't need Iggy as 18-point favorites tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:47 pm
  • Rodney Hood struggles in 21 minutes Wednesday
    Rodney Hood had another forgettable game on Wednesday, logging 21 minutes to finish with three points on 1-of-4 shooting, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: Hood was in foul trouble during his return from a knee injury on Monday, but tonight he was the victim of his own inefficiency -- Joe Ingles played 25 minutes, Joe Johnson played 23 minutes, and even Alec Burks logged 19 scoreless minutes. With his uninspiring play and recurring knee soreness, Hood is tough to trust if you're battling for the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Iman Shumpert benched, logs 17 minutes
    Iman Shumpert came off Cleveland's bench for five points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Shump even knocked down his lone 3-point attempt tonight, but the playing time is a glaring red flag. With J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver both healthy, there's no reason to touch Shumpert unless Cleveland is resting LeBron James. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 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
  • Paul George scores 37 points in loss to BOS
    Paul George scored 37 points in a 109-100 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: After a down February with only 17.8 points per game, George is on a roll in March. Even before this explosion, he was averaging 25.7 points, 7.7 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.0 treys in his previous 10 outings. George gets another friendly matchup against Denver on Friday, so he may be flirting with 40 for that game, as well. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:09 pm
  • Iman Shumpert will come off the bench vs. DEN
    Iman Shumpert will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: J.R. Smith will be replacing him in the starting five, and Kyle Korver (foot) will be back in action tonight, so Shumpert's minutes will likely dip to the lower-20s. He's not a viable target in most settings with Smith and Korver active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:39 pm
  • Jon Leuer goes 0-for-7 in loss
    Jon Leuer missed all seven shots from the bench in 22 minutes and finished Tuesday's loss with two points, five rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Advice: The Pistons are fighting for a playoff spot, so losing to the Nets was not how they envisioned their Tuesday night going. Leuer had scored in double figures in his previous two games, but is averaging just 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last five, meaning you can do better off your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:21 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (hip) ruled out Tuesday
    Andre Iguodala (left hip strain) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of a hip injury for Iggy. We should get an update on its severity soon. Iguodala has missed a few games to rest this season but has been remarkably healthy all year long. With Kevin Durant (knee) already sidelined, this leaves the Warriors a bit thin at small forward. Patrick McCaw and Matt Barnes will both see an uptick in minutes, but it would be difficult to place too much trust in either player. Daily Slant: With Durant and Iguodala off the floor this season, Klay Thompson leads the Warriors in usage at 32.2%, and produces at a 1.17 FPPM clip compared to a 1.11 FPPM mark for back-court mate Stephen Curry. Ian Clark carries a considerably higher usage rate (25.6%) than either Matt Barnes (17.0%) or Patrick McCaw (15.2%) in that split, but targeting any of those three players is best left for GPP play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:51 am
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points in return
    Markieff Morris (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

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

    Advice: Covington posted a tremendous all-around stat line for his fantasy owners. He has eight or rebounds in four consecutive games while averaging 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocked shots during the span. He was much hotter on the offensive end toward the end of February, but he remains a solid fantasy option for his work on the glass, as well as on the defensive end of the floor. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:58 pm
  • Foul trouble limits Rodney Hood
    Rodney Hood (knee) was in the starting five Monday in Indiana, and he finished with 11 points, two rebounds and a pair of 3-pointers over 16 minutes.

    Advice: Hood was limited to 16 minutes due to foul trouble, not his ailing knee. That meant Joe Ingles, who Hood supplanted in the lineup, saw more action. It might be a slow go for Hood to knock off the rust and get back into the swing of things, but he is a decent play when he is active and healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:21 pm
  • Rodney Hood starting, Joe Ingles to the bench
    Rodney Hood (knee) will return to the starting lineup following a two-game stint on the sidelines for Monday's matchup with Indiana, sending Joe Ingles back to the bench.

    Advice: Hood has been a frustrating guy to own this season, but at the very least, he could be someone to consider deploying as a deep league streamer or DFS punt play. George Hill, Gordon Hayward, Joe Johnson and Rudy Gobert will join Hood in the starting five for tonight's game. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 3:31 pm
  • Markieff Morris starting, Smith to the bench
    Markieff Morris (illness) will return to the starting five for Monday's game against the Celtics, sending Jason Smith back to the bench.

    Advice: Morris will be returning from a two-game absence tonight, and there's been zero talk of a potential minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smith had a nice run in his previous two starts, but he'll likely return to being a non-factor with the second unit on Monday. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 3:15 pm
  • Rodney Hood (knee) expected to play Monday
    Rodney Hood (knee) is expected to play Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Hood has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a sore right knee, but it sounds like he'll be back in action tonight, which will likely result in Joe Ingles heading back to the bench and there won't be as many minutes available for Joe Johnson. Hood has been woefully inconsistent this season, but if you've got someone to cut in a deep league, he could be someone to take a flier on. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 2:58 pm
  • Markieff Morris (illness) is probable Monday
    Markieff Morris (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Morris has been battling the flu and missed the previous two games, but he went through shootaround and it sounds like he's fully expected to return which will bump Jason Smith back to the bench. Morris has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues with four games on the schedule this week and next week. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 9:32 am
  • Rodney Hood (knee) questionable for Monday
    Rodney Hood (knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He can't shake this knee issue and even if does manage to play tonight, he will likely get some DNPs down the stretch. He's too frustrating to trust in the fantasy playoffs in standard leagues. Joe Ingles will be a solid streaming option if Hood is ruled out. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 9:04 am
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