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  • Chasson Randle scores 13 points
    Chasson Randle scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: If Derrick Rose (foot) misses more time, coach Jeff Hornacek may look at Randle more to help add some points for the second unit. Randle is still only a speculative add in very deep leagues, but he does have a higher upside than Ron Baker. Today, 9:36 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 16 points vs. Blazers
    Courtney Lee scored 16 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 41 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

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

    Advice: It's never easy to tell how long Derrick Rose (foot) is going to be out, but his track record suggests he could miss additional time. Still, Baker just doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to add speculatively. Today, 9:19 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine as starter
    P.J. Tucker started for Serge Ibaka on Thursday with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Heat.

    Advice: The Raptors have gone with Tucker at power forward quite a bit since they signed him, but most of the time it's when he's next to Ibaka. Tucker isn't exactly a stats guy for fantasy unless he's racking up the steals, but he has to be pumped about getting some playoff action. "I know the intensity goes up but my intensity never goes down. So for me, I'm excited about it," Tucker said about the upcoming playoff run. Tucker still isn't going to be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Today, 8:15 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. Today, 8:06 pm
  • Norman Powell scores 14 points vs. Heat
    Norman Powell scored 14 points with three rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: With P.J. Tucker in the first unit to start for the suspended Serge Ibaka, there were more minutes available for Powell. Ibaka will be ready to go for the next one and Powell only playing in 15.5 minutes per game in his previous two, so fantasy owners can keep him on the wire. Today, 7:51 pm
  • 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. Today, 7:21 pm
  • Wayne Ellington doesn't score
    Wayne Ellington did not score in 13 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra went with his starters more than expected, so Ellington didn't see much court time as a proud papa. Now that Josh Richardson looks healthy, Ellington may be more of a situation guy going forward. Today, 7:11 pm
  • Ron Baker getting the start
    Ron Baker will start for Derrick Rose (foot) on Thursday against the Blazers.

    Advice: Baker should be splitting the minutes with fellow rookie Chasson Randle tonight. Plus, the Knicks would likely run some two-PG lineups against the quicker Blazers backcourt. Randle has the higher upside, but most fantasy owners can ignore this situation unless Rose gets ruled out for multiple games. Today, 6:40 pm
  • Lance Thomas (hip) out for Thursday night
    Lance Thomas (sore right hip) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday night.

    Advice: Thomas played 32 minutes in a start on Wednesday and apparently picked up an injury along the way. With Thomas and Carmelo Anthony (knee) out, the Knicks will likely play more Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn next to each other. We should see more Mindaugas Kuzminskas and a little bit of Justin Holiday at the three. Today, 5:34 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) in a walking boot
    Dion Waiters (ankle) was in a walking boot on Thursday.

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

    Advice: He should be back with the Bulls this weekend. Payne has not played in an NBA game since Mar. 13 and is basically the fourth PG on the depth chart. Today, 3:25 pm
  • P.J. Tucker likely to start for Serge Ibaka
    P.J. Tucker is likely to start for Serge Ibaka against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Ibaka is serving his one-game suspension for throwing a punch earlier this week. The Raptors can get away with going smaller against the Heat with the Heat not having many options at power forward. Besides Tucker, there should be more minutes going to Norman Powell and Pat Patterson may also play slightly more. Without Serge, Jonas Valanciunas should also play more against Hassan Whiteside, assuming he can go.Daily Slant: With Ibaka out of action, Tucker figures to see more than 30 minutes of court time and sets up as one of the best punt plays at the SF spot on Thursday. He's not typically a strong per-minute producer, but his 0.79 FPPM with Lowry/Ibaka off the floor this month would be enough for him to hit value. Patrick Patterson should also see increased run off the bench, but his ceiling is fairly limited. Today, 3:11 pm
  • Wayne Ellington likely to be available
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said he's planning on Wayne Ellington (personal) being available for Thursday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He was with his family to witness the birth of his son. With Ellington back, he should be looking at minutes in the upper 20s with several attempts from deep. In his last two, Ellington averaged 10.0 points in 25.0 minutes per game. He's a specialist for owners looking to add more treys. Today, 2:56 pm
  • Ellington (personal) is expected to play
    Wayne Ellington (personal) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Ellington became a father on Wednesday and wasn't with the team at the morning shootaround, but he's expected to make it to Thursday's game on time. With Dion Waiters (ankle) out indefinitely, Ellington will continue to be a nice source of 3-pointers in deeper formats, but Josh Richardson is a better pickup. Today, 8:59 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) still has no timetable
    Dion Waiters (ankle) still has no timetable to return.

    Advice: The good news is that the swelling is down and coach Erik Spoelstra said he's "feeling better." With Waiters out, Josh Richardson has emerged as the clear pickup in his absence. Richardson is averaging 12.0 points, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.5 steals and 1.5 triples in his last two games. Today, 8:56 am
  • Terry Rozier picks up a DNP-CD
    Terry Rozier picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Rozier is shooting just 27.3 percent from the field in March, so maybe coach Brad Stevens is trying to send him a message. "That's not easy from their standpoint, and I respect that," Stevens said of not playing Rozier or Jonas Jerebko on Wednesday. "And that's hard. But we're going to need all those guys and we're going to need them to be playing great." Avery Bradley played 39 minutes in the win and Marcus Smart is basically a sixth starter, so Rozier is only looking at a handful of minutes at best in the near future. Today, 8:22 am
  • Goodwin likely to get second 10-day deal
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson hinted that Archie Goodwin will likely get a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: "We’ve got to discuss it as an organization but I would say it’s trending very positive," Atkinson said. "And that’s not just from a basketball standpoint but from a culture standpoint. From the first day I met him, how he presents himself every day." He scored 10 points with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 18 minutes vs. the Pistons on Tuesday, but with Jeremy Lin (ankle) expected back, Goodwin will likely take a hit -- Atkinson said he's looking at Goodwin as a point guard. Today, 6:44 am
  • Raul Neto scores season-high 10 points
    Raul Neto scored a season-high 10 points in 14 minutes on Wednesday, going 4-of-4 from the field with two 3-pointers and one assist.

    Advice: Dante Exum has been unimpressive lately, so coach Quin Snyder rolled with Neto as his primary backup PG tonight. The veteran made the most of the opportunity, knocking down some easy looks from the corner for his first double-digit scoring performance since Mar. 17 last season. Yesterday, 11:02 pm
  • Lance Thomas quiet in 32 minutes as starter
    Lance Thomas moved into the Knicks' starting unit on Wednesday, where he posted four points, nine rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks went smaller tonight vs. the Jazz and they jumped out to an early lead thanks to a 34-point first quarter. Thomas isn't a great fantasy option even if he continues to start -- in 14 previous starts this season, he averaged a modest 9.5 points, 1.2 threes, 4.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocks. There are better options on your waiver wire. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Arron Afflalo returns to action in loss
    Arron Afflalo scored 12 points with two rebounds and two 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings will continue to rest their veterans and chances are Afflalo won't play either Friday or Sunday. Afflalo can remain on the waiver wire in just about all leagues. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Arron Afflalo starting, Temple to Kings bench
    Arron Afflalo (personal) will start for the Kings on Wednesday, sending Garrett Temple to the bench.

    Advice: The Kings' rotations are perpetually in flux, and tonight it'll be Afflalo getting the nod vs. Milwaukee. He's done nothing this season to encourage owners to pick him up. Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Lance Thomas starting vs. Utah on Wednesday
    Lance Thomas is starting against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks will go with their smaller lineup and put Kristaps Porzingis at the five. Thomas only averaged 9.5 points per game as a starter, so he's not really someone fantasy owners should be using. Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Cameron Payne recalled from the D-League
    The Bulls have recalled Cameron Payne (foot) from the D-League.

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

    Advice: He's coming along just fine and the team may not give him an MRI this week. As of Wednesday, he doesn't have an MRI scheduled, so maybe Waiters is more day-to-day. Josh Richardson is a solid add in standard leagues and dropped 14 points on Tuesday. Yesterday, 2:15 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores 11 with three 3s
    Wayne Ellington played 27 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, two assists and a steal on Tuesday.

    Advice: With Dion Waiters out indefinitely with an ankle injury, Josh Richardson is starting. But the Heat know that Ellington can hit open threes, and his minutes should see a bump as long as Waiters is out. If. you need 3-pointers, he might be the best pure shooter on your waiver wire and he's averaging 13 points and 3.4 3-pointers over this last five games. Tuesday, 8:18 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. Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Dion Waiters spotted without walking boot
    Dion Waiters (ankle) was spotted without a walking boot on Tuesday.

    Advice: Waiters is still on crutches, and his ankle is still swollen, but he was at least able to put some weight on his injured left ankle while making his way through the Miami locker room on Tuesday. Waiters remains without an official timetable to return, and him gingerly making his way through a locker room on crutches suggests that he's still not very close, so those without an IR-spot will need to strongly consider moving on from Waiters. Josh Richardson will continue to start in his place. Tuesday, 3:51 pm
  • Coach Atkinson praises Goodwin and McDaniels
    Kenny Atkinson praised Archie Goodwin and KJ McDaniels on Tuesday and said they would "get some opportunities" in Tuesday's contest vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: With Jeremy Lin (ankle) ruled out, Spencer Dinwiddie will draw the start but Goodwin will likely see extra minutes off the Nets bench. Archie made his Nets debut on Sunday and played 14 minutes after Lin had to leave the game due to the ankle issue. Goodwin could see 15-plus minutes on Tuesday. However, with Dinwiddie starting and playing the lion's share of minutes, Goodwin still belongs on waivers. McDaniels is averaging 17.5 mpg and that could continue to rise. Tuesday, 3:08 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. Tuesday, 2:58 pm
  • Lance Thomas returns to bench
    Lance Thomas scored just two points with one assist and one rebound in 15 minutes off the bench against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Thomas was back to a reserve role with Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) back in action. As such, Thomas is back to having very minimal fantasy appeal. However, with the Knicks all but eliminated from a spot in the postseason the team could shut down some key members and Thomas might return to a starting role. For now, most fantasy owners can leave him to the waiver wire. Monday, 10:28 pm
  • Courtney Lee has off shooting night
    Courtney Lee scored just two points, missing five of his six field goal attempts, in Monday's 114-105 loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: That's two poor outings over the past three games. Ron Baker picked up the slack in Monday's loss, but it's hard to see him eating into the veteran Lee's minutes just yet. Despite the rough patch recently he has been a solid source of 3-pointers and rebounds for most fantasy owners while also chipping in with a steal or two in rotisserie formats. Monday, 10:16 pm
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Suns.

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

    Advice: On the bright side, at least this means his foot must be better. Payne can be left on the wire in re-draft leagues. Monday, 10:25 am
  • 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. Sunday, 6:48 pm
  • Wayne Ellington goes 3-of-10 from deep Sunday
    Wayne Ellington came off the bench on Sunday, hitting 3-of-10 shots for nine points in 23 minutes, with all of his attempts coming from downtown.

    Advice: This is precisely why we always refer to Ellington as a 3-point specialist. He chipped in five rebounds but didn't have any other stats to his credit tonight. There's a chance that he or Tyler Johnson (14 points in 31 minutes) will earn a start in the near future, because Dion Waiters (ankle) is out for an extended period and coach Erik Spoelstra wouldn't commit to tonight's starting unit. It's just something to watch for this week. Sunday, 6:48 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (personal) out Sunday vs. Spurs
    Arron Afflalo (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

    Advice: No reason has been given for Afflalo's absence, so it's unclear when he might rejoin the team. The Kings are tanking, with their young guys getting more and more minutes, so there's no reason to think the 31-year-old Afflalo will play a big role down the stretch. Sunday, 2:29 pm
  • Ellington is coming off the bench
    Wayne Ellington will come off the bench on Sunday against the Blazers.

    Advice: The Heat will go with Josh Richardson's defense first against the Blazers. Ellington should still get minutes in the upper 20s, so he's a points and treys specialist while Dion Waiters is out. Sunday, 2:28 pm
  • Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches
    Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches and is hoping he can return before the end of the regular season.

    Advice: Waiters said this ankle sprain is worse than his last one and he did break this ankle back in high school. The Heat are going to give him treatment every day and have not provided a timetable on his return. While Waiters is out, Josh Richardson gets a big chance and is starting on Sunday. If you need a guard and the wire dried up, J-Rich could be your guy with his nice upside. Sunday, 2:27 pm
  • 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. Sunday, 2:22 pm
  • Terry Rozier scores 14 points
    Terry Rozier scored 14 points during a 105-99 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Celtics missed Isaiah Thomas (knee) badly and this loss could be costly for the No. 2 seed. Rozier bounced back nicely from an 0-of-8 on Friday, but his playing time would likely drop upon Thomas' return. The Celtics are hopeful IT is back for Monday. Sunday, 2:12 pm
  • Archie Goodwin gets 14 minutes
    Archie Goodwin played 14 minutes with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: Jeremy Lin (ankle) got hurt and Spencer Dinwiddie got some early fouls, so we saw Goodwin for the first time as a Net. The Nets may get another look at him, but he's still not close to seeing consistent minutes. Sunday, 11:45 am
  • Wayne Ellington likely to start for Waiters
    Wayne Ellington is likely to start for Dion Waiters (ankle) on Sunday.

    Advice: This is expected to be the move after Ellington started the second half on Friday. Josh Richardson should still be getting plenty of minutes off the bench as coach Erik Spoesltra wants to keep his second unit guards together. Richardson is the better speculative pickup while Waiters is down. Sunday, 9:35 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Sunday
    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: He does not have a timetable to return right now and coach Erik Spoelstra had some comments about his shooting guard on Saturday. "He was in the locker room doing treatment pretty much all night, last night, and then early this morning," Spoelstra said. The Heat won't put a grade on it, but it's fair to guess he's going to miss multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson makes sense as a pickup in standard leagues while Wayne Ellington could be a scoring and threes specialist. Saturday, 11:37 am
  • Arron Afflalo (personal) won't play Saturday
    Arron Afflalo (personal) is not with the team and will not play Saturday vs. OKC.

    Advice: The Kings are in full tank mode and continue to shuffle their lineup haphazardly on almost a nightly basis. Afflalo has been putting up decent numbers, averaging 11.6 points and 2.9 rebounds over his last seven games, but it's hard to rely on him due to the frequent nights off. He should be left on waivers in most leagues. Saturday, 9:45 am
  • Dion Waiters (ankle) without a timeline
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters (ankle) is currently without a timeline to return.

    Advice: Waiters sprained his left ankle late in the second quarter and had to be carried off the court. Coach Spo said the sprain is "similar to the way he did last time. There's no timeline on it. There's no way to really tell until we get to the next day." The previous sprain Spo is referring to sidelined Waiters for three games over six days. We should have an update this weekend, but the safe assumption is that Waiters will likely miss at least a couple of games. Josh Richardson is expected to soak up most of Waiters minutes. Wayne Ellington should also see a bump in playing time. Saturday, 6:18 am
  • A not so happy birthday for Rozier
    Terry Rozier missed all eight shots from the field and didn't go to the line against the Nets on Friday, adding six rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Not the best birthday for Mr. Rozier. He did get minutes and decent usage, so he may have a chance to produce on Sunday against the 76ers. Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Josh Richardson looking at a bump in minutes
    Josh Richardson scored five points on 1-of-5 shooting with four boards, three assists and three blocks vs. the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Dion Waiters suffered an ankle injury tonight and it looked pretty serious, so Richardson is on the radar as a pickup. While he didn't play particularly well, Richardson logged 32 minutes off the bench compared to Wayne Ellington's 18. He hasn't lived up to the hype this season, so it makes some sense to see how he looks on Sunday vs. the Blazers before making an add. Friday, 8:39 pm
  • Wayne Ellington starts second half
    Wayne Ellington started the second half of Friday's game vs. the Wolves, finishing with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: He only played 18 minutes with two rebounds, one triple and one assist, and while it looks like Dion Waiters is going to miss some time with an ankle injury, Josh Richardson looks like the better speculative add -- Richardson played 32 minutes. Unless you need to stream some triples on Sunday, leave Ellington on the wire. Friday, 8:35 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell scored 11 points with two rebounds and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He did play some big minutes late, but the return of DeMarre Carroll clearly hurts Powell. We'll see him again at some point, but he's a drop candidate in most leagues. Friday, 8:10 pm
  • X-rays negative on Dion Waiters' left ankle
    Dion Waiters (left ankle sprain) had X-rays taken and the results were negative.

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

    Advice: He had a really bad ankle rolled he couldn't put weight on his left foot as he went to the locker room. Waiters was in a lot of pain and he may need to miss time here. We should have an update shortly. In the meantime, Josh Richardson is a speculative add for those with something to cut. He also will not return tonight because he did not shoot his free throws after the injury. Friday, 5:55 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) to miss at least 2 games
    Cameron Payne (foot) will not play Friday vs. the Wizards or Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This is not surprising news, as Payne had already been ruled out of Friday's contest. Rajon Rondo will continue to see the bulk of playing time at point guard. Michael Carter-Williams may see an increase in playing time as well, especially with Dwyane Wade (elbow) out for the season. Payne should be left on waivers. Friday, 8:53 am
  • Lance Thomas scores 15 points
    Lance Thomas scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes during his start against the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he is not expected to miss much time beyond Thursday, so there's little reason to react to this line for Thomas in the short term. On the other hand, the Knicks are now 6.5 games out of the No. 8 seed and only have 13 games to play, so maybe guys get shut down to open up minutes for Thomas. Most owners can leave him on the wire. Thursday, 7:32 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores six points in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored six points with three rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He somewhat surprisingly didn't get an increase in playing time while DeMarre Carroll was out. The problem has been the Raptors have been trailing more often, so they need offense more than Tucker's defense. He's not a fantasy option. Thursday, 6:56 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell scored 13 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes off the bench against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He played a little more than expected because the Raptors needed some late offense. Powell does have a four-game streak of scoring at least 12 points, but he's really not doing anything else besides that. He's not really worth owning right now and does need to work on his defense. Thursday, 6:27 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell will move back to the bench on Thursday against the Thunder.

    Advice: Norm is coming off a strong game with 19 points in 31 minutes, but he should see a noticeable drop in minutes. In the last game Carroll played, Powell was at just 18 minutes, so expect him to be around 20 in this home game. He's not the strongest player to own while Carroll is in the lineup. Thursday, 2:27 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) out for Friday
    Cameron Payne (foot) is listed as out and not with the team for Friday against the Wizards.

    Advice: The Bulls have a one-game road trip, so they'll keep Payne home and hope he can play Sunday. Rajon Rondo is playing his best ball of the season and could get 30 minutes, so he may be worth owning if that's your cup of tea. With Dwyane Wade (elbow) out for the season, we'll see if Michael Carter-Williams plays more two-guard minutes. Jerian Grant was also a DNP-CD on Wednesday. Thursday, 11:55 am
  • Archie Goodwin won't debut Thursday
    Archie Goodwin won't make his debut vs. the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: Goodwin signed his 10-day deal with the Nets on Wednesday and did go through a full practice, but coach Kenny Atkinson said he won't play until Friday or Sunday. "He’s got to get his feet under him and hopefully in this 10-day period," Atkinson said. "Probably right, not the first game. Get a few practices under his belt we can throw him in against the Celtics or the Mavs and see where he is." If he impresses and earns a long-term deal, Goodwin could be interesting later in the season if the Nets start shutting veterans down. Thursday, 8:46 am
  • Arron Afflalo returns to the lineup
    Arron Afflalo scored 14 points with four rebounds in 30 minutes as a starter against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: While he did play well, Afflalo is likely going to get rested at some point again. Afflalo can stay on the wire in just about all leagues. Wednesday, 11:50 pm
  • Wayne Ellington w/ five 3-pointers, scores 19
    Wayne Ellington sank five 3-pointers en route to 19 points during Wednesday's 120-112 win vs. the visiting Pelicans.

    Advice: Miami has won 18 straight games when making at least 10 triples, and they poured in 16 tonight. Ellington is shooting very well lately and makes for a fine specialist, as long as you're not expecting more than his 12.3 points and 3.5 triples per game since the break. Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Cam Payne not worried about foot
    Cameron Payne (foot) said he isn't concerned about his foot long term.

    Advice: "They got a big ol' screw in there so I'm not worried at all," Payne said. He also said he'll work on keep his turnovers down on his new team. So far, Payne has not been very good, averaging 6.0 points, 1.6 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.4 turnovers in 15.3 minutes. He has some work to do this offseason. Wednesday, 3:55 pm
  • Josh Richardson will come off the bench Weds
    Josh Richardson will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Goran Dragic (eye) is back in the starting five tonight, so Richardson will return to the bench and his value will take a hit. Richardson really hasn't done much this season, so it's probably best to leave him on the wire in standard leagues. Wednesday, 3:51 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) out Wednesday vs. MEM
    Cameron Payne (sore right foot) will miss Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This is the same foot that Payne broke twice earlier in the year and required surgery to correct, so it makes sense for Chicago to take a very cautious approach when he experiences soreness there. Payne hasn't done much since landing in Chicago, so his absence won't have much of an affect in fantasy hoops. Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams will likely split his reserve minutes, but that doesn't mean much. Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • Report: BK to ink Goodwin to 10-day contract
    The Nets will reportedly sign Archie Goodwin to a 10-day deal on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring), Joe Harris (concussion) banged up, and Jeremy Lin's (ankle) status for Thursday's game in New York up in the air, Goodwin may be able to pick up some minutes in the Nets rotation. However, it's unlikely he'll be on the floor enough to matter in most leagues. Wednesday, 8:21 am
  • Lance Thomas plays 33 minutes in start
    Lance Thomas moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Pacers and scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting in 33 minutes.

    Advice: This was simply a matchup move for the Knicks as they needed his defense against Paul George. The low-usage forward added seven rebounds, one assist and three triples, and any prospective owners should be scared away by the fact that the Knicks only play one more time this week. Tuesday, 7:16 pm
  • Lance Thomas starting, Hernangomez to bench
    Lance Thomas will start on Tuesday vs. the Pacers, sending Willy Hernangomez to the bench.

    Advice: The Pacers are rolling with Thaddeus Young at the four, so the Knicks will match with their own small-ball lineup. Thomas is still a shaky fantasy option, while Hernangomez's owners should still start him. Tuesday, 4:44 pm
  • Norman Powell scores 19 points w/ five boards
    Norman Powell scored 19 points with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers vs. the Mavericks on Monday.

    Advice: Making his second straight start for DeMarre Carroll (ankle), Powell shot 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line. He usually produces when he gets the nod in the starting lineup as evidenced by his averages of 14.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.5 steals in 16 previous starts. Carroll could be back for Thursday's game vs. the Thunder, but Powell will be a streaming option again if Carroll sits. Mar 13, 8:37 pm
  • Arron Afflalo ruled out for Monday
    Arron Afflalo is out for Monday's game against the Magic due to a planned rest.

    Advice: With Afflalo (rest), Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Malachi Richardson (hamstring) out, it will be Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple and Ben McLemore seeing an increase in minutes. In fact, Hield might be a real steal in DFS play at a low price. Afflalo is likely to play in Wednesday's game in Phoenix. Mar 13, 6:13 pm
  • Norman Powell starting again Monday
    Norman Powell is starting again on Monday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: This will be his second straight start with DeMarre Carroll (ankle) out again. Carroll did go through shootaround, so there's a good chance that he's back on Thursday vs. the Thunder. Powell played 35 minutes on Saturday vs. the Heat with 14 points, so he's on the streaming radar if you need a short-term boost. Mar 13, 4:23 pm
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