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  • Tiago Splitter gets DNP-CD vs. Atlanta
    Tiago Splitter picked up a DNP-CD vs. the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Splitter admitted that he was "a little bit [nervous]" in his return on Tuesday, but the bigger issue is rust -- he sat for over a year, and the Sixers are going to take it very slow. Tonight's DNP-CD wasn't surprising, coming in the second half of back-to-back set, and Splitter won't be helping fantasy owners this year. 36 minutes ago
  • Richaun Holmes scores 25 pts on 11-of-16 FGs
    Richaun Holmes led the Sixers on Wednesday with 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting, adding eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Holmes even went 2-of-2 from the line with just one turnover in 32 minutes, rounding out a very strong line vs. Dwight Howard and the Hawks. He made all of his attempts from within 10 feet tonight, and is a terrific fantasy option with Jahlil Okafor (knee) is sidelined. 39 minutes ago
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 14 points vs. Sixers
    Ersan Ilyasova made 5-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers to score 14 points on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot.

    Advice: Ilyasova played 32 minutes and should continue to get elevated playing time with Paul Millsap (knee) out at least two more games. He was coming off a strong double-double and played well against vs. his former team tonight, and his rebounds would have been higher if Dwight Howard hadn't dominated with 20 boards. 47 minutes ago
  • Andrew Harrison (ankle) doubtful to return
    Andrew Harrison (right ankle) is doubtful to return against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are going to be a little thin tonight and will be giving a few extra minutes to Troy Daniels. If Harrison needs to miss time, they might get Wade Baldwin in the rotation again. There's little fantasy value changing here. Today, 6:49 pm
  • Kevin Durant already taking on contact
    Kevin Durant (knee) did some 1-on-1 with assistant coach Willie Green on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played full-court and half-court 1-on-1, so this is a great sign to see him taking on contact already. Durant was expected to take on contact at some point in the next 7-10 days, and coach Steve Kerr also said he would like to see KD get back out there for some regular-season action. For now, Apr. 8 seems like a possibility for the former MVP. Today, 5:23 pm
  • Brandan Wright starting; Randolph to bench
    Brandan Wright will start against the Pacers on Wednesday and Zach Randolph will move to the bench.

    Advice: The Grizzlies need some scoring in their second unit, so they'll have their 22nd different starting lineup today. Wright should be looking at minutes in the 20s and is a viable play in fantasy. He will only have short-term value until Marc Gasol (foot) can return. Today, 4:54 pm
  • P.J. Tucker will come off the bench
    P.J. Tucker will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been a revelation on the defensive end and his ability to defender fours and larger threes has helped turn the Toronto defense around. With DeMarre Carroll (back) returning, Tucker loses a lot of his fantasy appeal. Today, 3:22 pm
  • Marco Belinelli will be available vs. Raptors
    Marco Belinelli (face laceration) will be available for Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He received seven stitches for the cut on his face and it sounds like he won't be limited. Belinelli's status means Jeremy Lamb likely won't be playing much while this also lowers the floor slightly for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Today, 3:11 pm
  • Lance Thomas (hip) out Wednesday vs. Miami
    Lance Thomas (hip) will not play Wednesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it's unclear exactly when he'll be able to return to the court. Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will continue to split Thomas' minutes, and Thomas can safely be left on the waiver wire in all settings. Today, 2:58 pm
  • Afflalo, Koufos, Temple out vs. the Jazz
    Arron Afflalo (personal), Kosta Koufos (rest) and Garrett Temple (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. Utah.

    Advice: Afflalo has spent the past two games away from the team for personal reasons, and with both him and Temple on the sidelines tonight, Buddy Hield and Darren Collison will get all the run they can handle as some of the last men standing in Sacramento's backcourt. Afflalo isn't really worth owning anywhere. Today, 2:46 pm
  • Alec Burks back with the team
    Alec Burks (personal) is back with the team and is expected to be available for Wednesday against the Kings.

    Advice: After being away from the team on Monday to be there for the birth of his daughter, Burks should be in the rotation tonight. He was playing point guard earlier in 2017 and the Jazz could look at him in that spot today. It'll still be tough to trust him in fantasy, especially if Gordon Hayward (quad) is a go. Today, 1:17 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. Today, 11:41 am
  • Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) a GTD Thursday
    Cristiano Felicio (tailbone) practiced on Wednesday and he'll be a game-time call for Thursday's matchup with the Cavs.

    Advice: Felicio has spent the past three games on the sidelines, but it's looking like he could be back on the court on Thursday night. If he is able to return to action, he'll siphon away some minutes from Joffrey Lauvergne. Today, 10:39 am
  • Marc Gasol (foot) will not play Wednesday
    Marc Gasol (left foot strain) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Advice: This will mark Gasol's third straight game on the sidelines, and with just two games remaining on the schedule for Memphis this week, owners in head-to-head leagues without an IR-spot fighting to advance to the next round may need to seriously consider cutting the three-time All-Star. Zach Randolph should be looking at another start tonight, and Mike Conley will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. Today, 9:31 am
  • Joakim Noah will begin serving suspension Wed
    Joakim Noah (knee) will begin serving his 20-game suspension on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been medically cleared by an independent doctor, but with just eight games remaining on the schedule this year, Noah will need to spend an additional 12 games on the sidelines during the 2017-18 season. Phil Jackson took a risk on Noah by signing him to a four-year deal worth $72 million this past offseason, which was a pretty obvious swing and a miss. The 32-year-old won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season. Today, 9:04 am
  • Report: Indiana will waive Rodney Stuckey
    The Pacers will reportedly waive Rodney Stuckey (knee) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Stuckey will be injured throughout the postseason, and the Pacers need healthy bodies for a playoff run, so Stuckey gets the ax after only managing to suit up for 39 games for the Pacers this season. Additionally, with Indiana getting him off the books prior to April 10, Stuckey will no longer have a player option of $7 million for next season, so he'll need to find his next contract via free agency. Today, 7:42 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. Yesterday, 10:29 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. Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Nurk Alert: Jusuf Nurkic scores 33 vs. Denver
    Jusuf Nurkic went off in a 122-113 win over his former team on Tuesday, scoring a career-high 33 points on 12-of-15 shooting (9-of-11 FTs).

    Advice: He wanted this win in the worst way and his teammates swarmed him after his career night with the Blazer crowd chanting his name like a scene in Gladiator. He ripped down 16 rebounds with two assists and three blocks in 33 minutes, giving his team a 1.0 game lead over the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed in the West. He's been phenomenal since his move to Portland and he will likely be on a lot of championship rosters in fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Tobias Harris plays well off Pistons bench
    Tobias Harris moved to the bench on Tuesday and hit 7-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 19 points, six rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes of a tough 97-96 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy tried to mix things up by benching Harris and starting Jon Leuer in the midst of a four-game losing streak, but that number is now up to five straight losses. Leuer was awful tonight and Harris has played well whether starting or coming off the bench. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
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