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  • Anthony Davis scores 36 w/ 17 boards in loss
    Anthony Davis' 36 points weren't enough in a 108-100 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: AD did everything he could, finishing 12-of-23 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line with 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one triple in 41 minutes. This was his third straight game with 30+ points and 15+ rebounds which is tied for the 2nd longest streak in the last 20 seasons. The loss means the Pelicans are now 4.5 games behind the No. 8 seed (Blazers) with eight games remaining, so Davis' owners do have to worry about a potential shut-down once his team is mathematically eliminated. 41 minutes ago
  • Zach Randolph posts double-double in loss
    Zach Randolph finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shots over 32 minutes in Monday's 91-90 loss against the Kings.

    Advice: The double-double was nice, but if you're a Z-Bo owner in a rotisserie leagues you're still feeling some pain. He misfired on 13 of his 18 field goal attempts to hurt his owners in that category. Still, it was his first double-double since March 9, and just the third in March, so fantasy owners cannot complain too much. 46 minutes ago
  • Kosta Koufos swats three in Monday's wins
    Kosta Koufos finished with 11 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and an assist in 30 minutes Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Koufos has rested in two of the past three outings, and these were his most minutes since logging 37 back on March 5 against Utah. The big man out of Ohio State has been a cheap source of rebounds and blocked shots for DFS players when he is in the lineup, and he has been a decent low-end option in deeper seasonal rotisserie formats down the stretch. Today, 10:28 pm
  • Skal Labissiere doesn't see much time
    Skal Labissiere finished with just three points and two rebounds in nine minutes off the bench in Monday's 91-90 win against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Labissiere ran into foul trouble, picking up three personals in his brief time on the floor and he didn't play in the second half. Couple that with the fact head coach Dave Joerger wanted this one badly against his former employer, and it wasn't the best night to own stock in the rookie out of Kentucky. Better days are ahead. Today, 10:23 pm
  • Pau Gasol sharp in 21 minutes off bench
    Pau Gasol hit five of his eight field goal attempts, including both of his 3-pointer tries, to finish with 14 points and four rebounds over 21 minutes in Monday's blowout win against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Gasol has been coming off the bench with Dewayne Dedmon starting, almost splitting the minutes. However, the veteran Gasol is the big man you want between the two, as he has much more scoring upside without losing much in rebounds. Gasol is also a solid option from behind the arc, hitting nine triples on 13 tries over the past five outings. Today, 9:03 pm
  • Nerlens Noel looks great in loss to OKC
    Nerlens Noel stuffed the stat sheet on Monday vs. the Thunder with 15 points, eight rebounds, one assist, four steals and two blocks in 28 minutes.

    Advice: There we go. Noel had a nightmare showing against the Raptors Saturday, but he's now posted two monster lines over his last three games. As good as Seth Curry (shoulder) is, it may have helped Noel that the Mavs deployed two pass-first point guards in Yogi Ferrell and J.J. Barea tonight. He finished 6-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line and was even showing off his new mid-range jumper, so the future looks bright for Noel in Dallas. Today, 9:02 pm
  • Kevin Love scores just nine in San Antonio
    Kevin Love was limited to just nine points with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals over 27 minutes in Monday's 103-74 lopsided loss in San Antonio.

    Advice: The Big 3 combined for just 34 total points across 83 minutes in a game which looked like a JV team taking on the Varsity side. Sure, the Cavaliers are banged up, but who isn't at this point of the NBA grind? The defending champs looked completely underprepared and overwhelmed against the Spurs. Love is averaging just 12.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over his past four games. Those numbers aren't close to his season totals. Today, 8:41 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis busy in Monday's win
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points with eight rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals in 37 minutes on Monday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Porzingis had a disastrous outing March 14 against Indiana, but he has tightened things up in the past five games. Porzingis is averaging 19.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocked shots and 1.4 steals per game during the five-game span. He remains fairly safe to keep using in all fantasy leagues. Today, 7:47 pm
  • Andre Drummond snags 15 boards in loss
    Andre Drummond finished with 10 points, 15 rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes Monday against the Knicks.

    Advice: In typical Drum fashion he made five of his seven field goal attempts yet missed each of his four tries from the free throw stripe. He'll go toe-to-toe against Miami's Hassan Whiteside in a battle of the big men on Tuesday night at the Palace. Today, 7:30 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle sprain) out Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He is getting ruled out nearly a couple hours before tip-off, so that's usually not a good sign. His next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. Dallas. Dante Cunningham will start again, but he's a poor fantasy option. Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will benefit the most with Cousins out. Today, 6:05 pm
  • Paul Millsap (knee) out at least three games
    Paul Millsap had a non-surgical procedure on his left knee and will miss at least the next three games.

    Advice: He has been diagnosed with left knee synovitis and will miss Tuesday's game vs. the Suns, Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers and Saturday's game vs. the Spurs. He will be re-evaluated after those three games, meaning the earliest we would see him back in action is on Sunday vs. the Nets. That's not a lock by any means, though. Ersan Ilyasova should be a nice source of points, rebounds and triples this week. Today, 5:05 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas will come off the bench
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas will return to the bench for Monday's matchup with Detroit.

    Advice: Carmelo Anthony (knee) will be back in the starting five tonight, so Kuzminskas will likely see his minutes reduced to the teens. With Melo active, Kuzminskas can't be considered a viable target in most settings. Today, 4:05 pm
  • Joakim Noah (knee) could practice on Tuesday
    Jeff Hornacek said there's a possibility that Joakim Noah (knee) will be able to return to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah was initially given a 3-4 week timetable after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and Sunday marked the end of Week-4. He's going to be re-evaluated by the Knicks training staff tomorrow morning, and if cleared to play, he'll be able to begin serving his 20-game suspension. Noah will not play again this season, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats. Today, 3:13 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) out Monday vs. Orlando
    DeMarre Carroll (back) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

    Advice: This will be Carroll's second straight game on the sidelines, and P.J. Tucker will be earning another start tonight. Tucker produced nine points, nine boards, three dimes, four steals, one triple and one turnover through 34 minutes as a starter his last time out, so he could be someone to consider throwing out there as a deep league streamer. For now, we'll consider Carroll questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets. Today, 2:58 pm
  • Al Jefferson (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
    Al Jefferson (left ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota.

    Advice: Nate McMillan said that at the very least he's expecting Jefferson to spend a couple days on the sidelines, and considering Jefferson was recently spotted on crutches and in a walking boot, we'd considered him doubtful for Wednesday's game in Memphis as well. Lavoy Allen and Kevin Seraphin will likely pick up most of Jefferson's minutes, but that really doesn't mean much at all in fantasy hoops. Today, 1:31 pm
  • Paul George praises Myles Turner
    Paul George said he wants Myles Turner to keep dominating on the glass.

    Advice: "That’s the Myles that we need," George said after Turner pulled down 16 rebounds to go with 17 points, two blocks, one assist and one steal vs. the 76ers on Sunday. "At his position, with us playing small, he’s got to do that. He’s got to rebound the ball. He had that mindset and that motor to go get every rebound. That’s how he should approach every game." Turner is averaging 7.2 rebounds on the season, but he's still returning second-round value in standard leagues because of his 2.1 blocks per game and his excellent shooting percentages -- he's hitting 51.2 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line. Today, 7:31 am
  • Durant (knee) will have minute restrictions
    Kevin Durant (knee) will have minutes restrictions if he is cleared to return to the court.

    Advice: "It’s something we’ll consult the training staff on," head coach Steve Kerr said. "I imagine we’ll ease him back by playing him shorter minutes to start, so he can build up his rhythm and his conditioning." Durant's timetable is still murky, but he's scheduled to be re-evaluated by team doctors in less than a week and it sounds like there's a good chance he will return before the end of the regular season. Durant has been seen running wind sprints, shooting jumpers and even dunking, but his return will likely come when most fantasy seasons have concluded. Today, 7:12 am
  • Larry Nance confident in his 3-point shooting
    Larry Nance missed both of his 3-point attempts on Sunday, but he finished 4-of-7 from the field for nine points, seven rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.

    Advice: "At the beginning of the season it was, ‘All right, I’ve got [an open 3-point shot], who else is open?’" Nance said before the game. "Now it's, ‘I’ve got it. Where’s the shot clock at?’ I’m confident in it, our team’s confident, the coaches have given me confidence. I’m ready to let it go." He's just 6-of-23 from deep this season and his owners shouldn't be eager for more long-range attempts, since his 53.3 percent shooting is a key aspect of his fantasy value. Better luck next season. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Julius Randle cools off in loss to Blazers
    Julius Randle cooled off during Sunday's lopsided defeat, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with nine boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He played 27 minutes and this was a big letdown after Friday's huge all-around game. Such is life for Randle's fantasy owners, who can anticipate a bigger line vs. the Wizards on Tuesday -- in his previous 10 games, Randle was averaging 14.7 points, 0.7 threes, 10.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.8 blocks. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Noah Vonleh grabs career-high 14 rebounds
    Noah Vonleh racked up a career-high 14 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding eight points on 4-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Vonleh posted 12 boards on Thursday vs. the Knicks and it didn't take him long to exceed that mark -- he could have gone even higher, but Portland's starters were reined in during tonight's blowout win. Vonleh is thriving lately and he's making the most of limited attempts on offense, but fantasy owners shouldn't rely on him in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
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