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  • Marshall Plumlee assigned to D-League
    Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour have been sent down for another D-League stint.

    Advice: Even with the Knicks tanking, fantasy owners can safely leave Plumlee and Ndour on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
  • Ty Lawson returned to action on Wednesday March 29. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:36 am
  • Buddy Hield shoots 1-of-7 in blowout defeat
    Buddy Hield made just 1-of-7 shots in 30 minutes on Wednesday, finishing a blowout loss to the Jazz with two points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: The Kings won their previous two games but they were decimated tonight, falling into a 20-point hole after one quarter. Hield will be a focal point of the Kings' attack as they develop younger talent down the stretch, and he came in scoring double-digit points in 13 of his past 14 games. He should have extra motivation to score the ball vs. the Pelicans on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:25 pm
  • Skal Labissiere plays 33 minutes as starter
    Skal Labissiere started Wednesday's game with Kosta Koufos resting, and he finished with nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Skal logged 33 minutes despite racking up five fouls, and owners in roto leagues won't appreciate his 1-of-4 mark at the free throw line. He's at 55.3 percent FGs and 71.4 percent FTs on the season, however, so efficiency hasn't been a recurring issue. The Kings are leaning into their youth movement, which means Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis (20 minutes) should see their roles increasing down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:21 pm
  • 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
  • Shelvin Mack looks good in 29 bench minutes
    Shelvin Mack played well in 29 minutes on Wednesday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-8 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs, with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: George Hill and Raul Neto were both out with groin injuries tonight, so Mack logged more playing time than he'd seen since early January. Groin injuries tend to linger but Hill and Neto are both day-to-day, so Mack is little more than a streaming option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 26 points in win vs. Wiz
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points with 10 rebounds, nine assists and two steals against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Clippers offense was on fire and Blake's bucket with 5:43 left in the third made the Clippers the fastest team to 100 points in a game this season -- Lawler's law worked again today. Griffin's numbers were trending down with only 17.7 points per game over his previous 10, which has knocked him down to just fifth-round value per game on the year. Hopefully, this big game gets him going again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 31 points vs. Wizards
    J.J. Redick scored a season-high 31 points with one assist and seven 3-pointers against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nobody told the Wizards that Redick can shoot a little bit, and maybe they thought he wasn't playing despite his ankle injury from the weekend. Redick should also be a bigger part of the offense in the short term now that Austin Rivers (hamstring) is going to miss time. He was trending down, but now he's trending back up due to the Rivers injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Austin Rivers (hamstring) out for Thursday
    Coach Doc Rivers said Austin Rivers (hamstring) "will be out for a little while" and will not play on Thursday against the Suns.

    Advice: He has hamstring soreness and the Clippers won't need to rush him back now that J.J. Redick is healthy. Redick is coming off a season-high 31 points and should benefit the most until Rivers comes back. Jamal Crawford figures to pick up some minutes and perhaps Raymond Felton plays a little more SG. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 pm
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  • Danny Green solid in tough loss to Warriors
    Danny Green was one of the only bright spots for San Antonio on Wednesday, as he posted 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting, four 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: Green logged 30 minutes tonight and the scoring was his highest total since late December -- he came in averaging a mere 6.6 points per game in March. He's a fine roto option thanks to reliable 3-pointers and defensive stats, but he's a tougher sell in most other formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge gets 17 & 6 w/ four blocks
    LaMarcus Aldridge tied his season-high with four blocks on Wednesday, adding 17 points, six rebounds and one 3-pointer, but it wasn't enough to beat the visiting Warriors.

    Advice: San Antonio blew out the Cavs on Monday and they're a combined 4-1 vs. the Cavs and Warriors this season, with tonight's game as their only loss. The Spurs are now 3.5 games behind the Warriors with eight games left in the regular season, so veterans like Aldridge are prime suspects for precautionary DNPs down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 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
  • Dante Cunningham comes through off bench
    Dante Cunningham scored 15 points with two rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's a pretty good outing for Cunningham, but he's just too inconsistent to trust almost anywhere when the Pelicans are healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 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
  • Jeff Teague struggles in 20 minutes Wednesday
    Jeff Teague played just 20 minutes on Wednesday, going 2-of-6 from the field for four points, five assists, one rebound and one turnover.

    Advice: Mike Conley ran wild offensively to open the game and Teague seemed to shrink into himself after that onslaught -- he never found a rhythm offensively, and was outplayed by backup Aaron Brooks. As disappointing as this is for Teague's owners, he's still primed for a bounce-back effort vs. Cory Joseph and the Raptors on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Monta Ellis very quiet as starter Wednesday
    Monta Ellis made another start on Wednesday vs. Memphis, but he shot just 1-of-5 from the field for two points with three rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

    Advice: Ellis played 32 minutes but he posted a mere 10.0 percent usage rate -- the only player lower was Lavoy Allen (9.4 percent usage in 14 minutes). Pacers coach Nate McMillan wants Ellis to stay aggressive offensively with the starting unit, but recent returns haven't been good. Leave him on the wire in most formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell scores 15 points vs. NO
    Yogi Ferrell scored 15 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was a huge game and the Mavs didn't play Seth Curry at straight one. He did get a slight bump from the Mavs losing Devin Harris in the first half, so the minutes are a little higher than expectations. Ferrell is still tough to add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • P.J. Tucker heads to bench w/ Carroll active
    P.J. Tucker shifted back to the bench with DeMarre Carroll active on Wednesday, playing 23 minutes to score six points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

    Advice: Toronto has a vastly superior net rating (+12.6) with Tucker playing in the post-Lowry starting unit, compared to Carroll (-6.7), albeit in a small sample size. The two veteran forwards split their time tonight, with Carroll logging 25 minutes, and this looks like a no-win situation for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) quiet in return Wed
    DeMarre Carroll (back) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he posted just three points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Carroll has struggled with injuries and inconsistency all season, and there's no reason to think that will change in Toronto's final seven regular-season games. He's better in 9-cat leagues due to minimal turnovers, and is a decent source of 3-pointers with some defensive stats, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
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