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Brandon Knight, G, PHO2/28/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Suns guard Brandon Knight suffered a hip injury versus the Spurs on Saturday and will not return according to The Arizona Republic.
Insight: Knight finishes the night with one point and two assists in 17 minutes. He missed all six of his field goal attempts, perhaps indicating he was playing hurt. Check back on Sunday for updates.
Mike Conley, G, MEM2/28/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley hit two 3-pointers and scored 17 points on Saturday versus the Timberwolves.
Insight: Conley was 5-of-13 from the field overall and 5-for-5 at the line. He also had four assists, two rebounds and two steals.
Andrew Wiggins, G, MIN2/28/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 25 points in the loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Insight: Wiggins was 10-of-22 from the field and hit five 3-pointers. He also had four rebounds, two assists and a steal. Wiggins is getting better as the season goes. He is averaging 21.6 ppg in the last five games.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM2/28/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds in the, 101-97, victory over the Timberwolves on Saturday.
Insight: That was Gasol's 16th double-double this season. He also had four assists and two blocks. Gasol is averaging 18.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg this season.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK2/28/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani followed up one of his best games in New York with 19 points versus the Raptors.
Insight: Even more amazingly, New York won again. Bargnani was 6-of-12 from the field with three rebounds and an assist. Despite the recent surge, Bargnani can still be left on the waiver wire.
Lou Williams, SG, TOR2/28/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Lou Williams was just 2-for-10 from the 3-point line, but he still led Toronto with 22 points on Saturday.
Insight: Williams was 6-for-16 from the field overall. He was 8-of-9 at the line as well. Williams won't produce many other numbers, on Saturday he had three assists, two rebounds and a block, but if owners need scoring, he can provide some particularly on great 3-point shooting nights.
Tim Hardaway Jr., G, NYK2/28/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. had 22 points, seven rebounds and an assist as New York won its second game in a row.
Insight: This was just the fourth time this season New York won back-to-back games this season. Even with no Kyle Lowry for Toronto, Knicks fans will take it. Hardaway should continue to be the team's best fantasy option for the rest of the season, but that isn't saying much.
Dennis Schroder, G, ATL2/28/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Hawks backup guard Dennis Schroder recorded a double-double in the victory over the Heat on Saturday.
Insight: Schroder had 16 points and 10 assists in Atlanta's two-point victory. He was 5-for-14 shooting with two steals as well.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA2/28/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside grabbed 24 rebounds in the loss to Atlanta on Saturday.
Insight: Whiteside took full advantage of Miami's thin frontcourt and Atlanta resting Al Horford. Whiteside grabbed 16 defensive rebounds and eight offensive. He was also 6-of-8 from the field on his way to 14 points.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL2/28/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 22 points in the, 93-91, victory over the Heat on Saturday.
Insight: With the Hawks resting Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll and Al Horford, Millsap stepped up to lead the team to victory. He was 8-of-15 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Millsap also hit two 3-pointers.
Marcin Gortat, C, WAS2/28/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat finished with 16 points and 17 rebounds in the victory over the Pistons on Saturday.
Insight: The 17 rebounds was a season-high. Gortat was 7-of-12 from the field with three steals, two assists and a block. Despite the tough times for Washington, Gortat has been playing well, averaging 14.6 ppg and 13.4 rpg over the last five games.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET2/28/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded his fourth straight double-double on Saturday versus the Wizards.
Insight: Monroe finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds as he shot 53.3 percent from the field. He also had a steal and a block. Monroe has been dynamite in the last five games, averaging 19.2 ppg and 11.6 rpg.
John Wall, G, WAS2/28/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had 22 points and six assists in the, 99-95, victory over the Pistons on Saturday.
Insight: The victory snaps a six-game losing streak for Washington. Wall was 8-of-14 from the field and 6-for-7 at the line. He also had two steals and a rebound.
O.J. Mayo, G, MIL2/28/2015 8:12:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo hamstring will suit up on Saturday versus the Jazz.
Insight: Mayo is a decent plug-in option on Saturday because Jared Dudley will not play with a knee injury. Mayo has the potential to hit big in the scoring and 3-point categories.
Tyson Chandler, C, DAL2/28/2015 8:11:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler will not play on Saturday against the Nets.
Insight: Bernard James is starting at center once again. Chandler should return early next week.
Jared Dudley, F, MIL2/28/2015 8:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley is not playing versus the Jazz on Saturday.
Insight: Dudley injured his kneecap, which is something he injured last season. Dudley can be dropped in standard leagues just because it is unclear when he will return. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless are expected to receive most of Dudley's minutes.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR2/28/2015 8:03:00 PM
Description: Raptors power forward Amir Johnson is starting versus the Knicks as Patrick Patterson will come off the bench on Saturday.
Insight: Johnson still remains only a desperate pickup for standard league owners. Kyle Lowry is also not starting for Toronto, but he isn't playing at all.
Kevin Garnett, C, MIN2/28/2015 8:01:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett will start on Saturday versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Garnett might as well be considered day-to-day for the rest of the season. At his age and playing for a team in rebuild mode, it can't be surprised if he doesn't play in random games. Garnett cannot be counted on in standard leagues.
Henry Walker, G, NYK2/28/2015 7:59:00 PM
Description: Miami is starting Henry Walker at power forward against the Hawks as Udonis Haslem will come off the bench.
Insight: Walker has been playing very well lately, averaging 12 ppg in the last four games. Haslem gives Miami some depth as Chris Andersen is out on Saturday.
Greivis Vasquez, G, TOR2/28/2015 7:06:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez will start in place of the banged up Kyle Lowry on Saturday versus the Knicks.
Insight: Although it was a year ago, Vasquez hit six 3-pointers on his way to 26 points the last time Lowry missed a game. Vasquez is a great plug-in option on Saturday versus the bad Knicks.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA2/28/2015 7:04:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen is sick and will not play versus the Hawks on Saturday.
Insight: Miami doesn't have very much depth at the power forward and center positions. Expect Hassan Whiteside to get a lot of minutes.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR2/28/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will not play versus the Knicks on Saturday in order to receive some extra rest.
Insight: Lowry suffered a minor injury on Friday and played through it but against the lowly Knicks, coach Dwane Casey has decided to rest him. Although fantasy owners don't like seeing him banged up, Lowry didn't have a good February, averaging 11.9 ppg, 5.3 apg, 0.9 spg while shooting 34.2 percent from the field. Maybe the rest will help him.
Dennis Schroder, G, ATL2/28/2015 6:59:00 PM
Description: Hawks backup guard Dennis Schroeder will start on Saturday against the Heat.
Insight: Jeff Teague is out resting due to the back-to-back games, so Schorder along with Kent Bazemore and Elton Brand will receive the spot starts. Shelvin Mack, however, is a nice daily fantasy option if owners need 3-pointers.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS2/28/2015 6:57:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce will be back on the court for Saturday's game versus the Pistons.
Insight: Washington has lost six games in a row, so they could really use a victory. Pierce has averaged 12.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 1.9 apg this season.
Kris Humphries, F, WAS2/28/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Kris Humphries will not play on Saturday versus the Pistons due to a groin issue.
Insight: Humphries will be missing his second straight game. Nene and Marcin Gortat will see an uptick in value with Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin now filling in behind them.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL2/28/2015 6:54:00 PM
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague will rest on Saturday versus the Heat.
Insight: DeMarre Carroll, Al Horford and Pero Antic will also not play in order to receive more rest. This is the second time Atlanta is doing this this season. Kyle Korver, Paul MIllsap, Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore and Elton Brand will start.
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS2/28/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will play on Saturday against the Pistons.
Insight: Beal is being rushed back into action because the Wizards are on a six-game losing streak. He will be on a minutes restriction on Saturday, so he has limited upside. If owners have a better option, don't be bashful about leaving Beal on the bench.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC2/28/2015 6:50:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed practice on Saturday due to his ankle injury, and he is questionable at best for Sunday's game versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Cousins played through his ankle injury on Wednesday and suffered a setback, so it is unlikely he will try that again. Jason Thompson registered a double-double and Ben McLemore scored 21 points without Cousins on Friday, so if Cousins doesn't play Sunday, those two players are fantasy owners' best options.
Jose Calderon, G, NYK2/28/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Knicks point guard Jose Calderon will not play on Sunday versus the Raptors.
Insight: Calderon has a strained Achilles tendon, so he will probably miss more than just Saturday. Shane Larkin will start, but he isn't fantasy relevant in standard leagues.
Jusuf Nurkic, C, DEN2/28/2015 6:45:00 PM
Description: Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic has no timetable to return to the court according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Nurkic has an ankle sprain. He is expected to need at least a week and maybe even a month to recover fully. Joffrey Lauvergne will see the biggest fantasy boost in Nurkic's absence.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI2/28/2015 2:30:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson left Friday's game with an apparent ankle sprain and is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Clippers.
Insight: Pau Gasol (illness) is expected back and would see big minutes if Gibson can't run.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI2/28/2015 2:28:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Pau Gasol missed Friday's game against Minnesota due to illness, but is expected to return for Sunday's contest.
Insight: Gasol has played well this season (18.4 ppg, 12.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.1 bpg). He would likely see additional minutes with Taj Gibson (ankle) doubtful for the game.
Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS2/28/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk made it through Saturday's practice, according to beat writer Jay King. We await word whether he'll be available for Sunday's game versus Golden State.
Insight: Olynyk is averaging 11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, but could be viable if he would see more than his current 25 mpg which could happen with Jared Sullinger out for the season.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU2/28/2015 1:10:00 PM
Description: Houston center Dwight Howard doesn't appear to be much closer to returning, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Its been four weeks and he has yet to progress to on-court drills. He'll have more MRI work done next week and we will know more, but at this point fantasy owners should plan on life without the big man.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE2/28/2015 1:05:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving didn't play in Friday's game against Indiana and is questionable for Sunday against Houston.
Insight: He had an MRI Friday which apparently came back negative, so its probably about apin management. Irving is obviously a must start when playing (21.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.2 apg) with Matthews Dalladova the option is he sits again. Delladova was just 5-of-18 against the Pacers.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKCHot2/28/2015 9:16:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took a knee to the face, according to Ben Golliver of si.com and will be evaluated.
Insight: Hopefully there was no concussion. Westbrook has posted three consecutive monster triple-doubles and any lost playing time would be a disaster for his fantasy owners. D.J. Augustin would start if Westbrook can't go for any reason.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET2/27/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had a monster game during Friday's double overtime loss to the Knicks.
Insight: He finished with 28 points and 13 boards, and shot 9-of-13 from the field and 10-of-15 from the stripe. Monroe also recorded two assists, two blocks, two steals, and one turnover.
Andre Drummond, C, DET2/27/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond recorded a double-double on Friday night.
Insight: He also shot 9-of-11 from the floor and finished with 21 points, 15 boards, and four blocks. Drummond is still ranked outside the top 100.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK2/27/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani may have had his best game as a member of New York during Friday's double overtime win against the Pistons.
Insight: He went 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block, and zero turnovers. Despite the solid outing, Bargnani can be left on the wire.
Terrence Jones, F, HOU2/27/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones scored a team-high 26 points in a win Friday against Brooklyn.
Insight: He also had 12 rebounds and shot 11-of-16 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. Jones is now healthy and needs to be active in all formats.
Joe Johnson, G/F, BRK2/27/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson filled the stat sheet during Friday's loss versus Houston
Insight: He finished with 13 points, nine boards, six dimes, one steal, and one turnover. Johnson is a top-90 option.
Alexis Ajinca, C, NOP2/27/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: New Orleans center Alexis Ajinca scored a career-high 24 points during Friday's win over the Heat.
Insight: He did so off the bench in 22 minutes of action, and 9-of-19 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line. Ajinca also managed eight rebounds, three blocks, and one turnover. He can still be left on the wire.
Goran Dragic, G, MIA2/27/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Goran Dragic had a nice game during Friday's loss against the Pelicans.
Insight: He went 9-of-13 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line for 20 points, five assists, three rebounds, one steal, and just one turnover.
Chris Paul, G, LAC2/27/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul posted a double-double during Friday's victory over the Grizzlies.
Insight: He had 19 points, 13 dimes, four rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer, and one turnover. Paul is a top-five option in standard leagues.
DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC2/27/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: After grabbing 19 rebounds on Wednesday, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan topped that performance on Friday.
Insight: He finished with 15 points, 22 boards, three assists, two steals, three blocks, and one turnover. More impressively, Jordan had 17 free throw attempts, and made seven of them.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI2/27/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored scored a team-high 28 points during Friday's victory against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Butler is going to need to step up with Derrick Rose sidelined. He did on Friday, going 11-of-19 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. He also had 12 boards, one assist, two steals, two blocks, and one turnover.
Ricky Rubio, G, MIN2/27/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio recorded a double-double during Friday's loss against the Bulls.
Insight: He had 15 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block, and one turnover. An even bigger positive was that Rubio was able to play 38 minutes.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR2/27/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan shot very poorly from the field during Friday's loss versus Golden State.
Insight: He went 4-of-16 from the floor, but did go 6-of-6 from the line for 14 points, three boards, and three turnovers.
Klay Thompson, G, GSW2/27/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Klay Thompson drilled five 3-pointers on Friday night.
Insight: He finished with 25 points, five assists, one rebound, one steal, and one block. Thompson is still a top-10 player.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW2/27/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry rebounded from a poor outing on Thursday, and helped defeat Toronto on Friday night.
Insight: Curry went 8-of-13 from the field, 3-of-3 from the line, and 3-of-4 from downtown in just 25 minutes of action. He finished with 22 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two turnovers.
Isaiah Thomas, G, BOS2/27/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas can score on any team.
Insight: He has continued where he left off in Phoenix. Thomas scored a team-high 28 points off the bench on Friday night, and also had seven assists, two 3-pointers, one board, one steal, and three turnovers. He is a top-60 player.
Mo Williams, PG, CHA2/27/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams has been a major pickup for Charlotte.
Insight: He finished with 31 points, seven boards, four assists, six 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers in a loss Friday against the Celtics. Williams has amazingly been a top-30 option over the past two weeks.
Al Horford, C, ATL2/27/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Al Horford recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds during Friday's victory against the Magic.
Insight: He shot well, going 7-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line. Horford is one of the main reasons why the Hawks are in first place in the Eastern Conference.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL2/27/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had another productive night on Friday.
Insight: He went 10-of-16 from the floor and 1-of-2 from the line for 21 points, 15 boards, three assists, one block, one steal. and four turnovers. Vucevic is a top=20 player in standard leagues.
George Hill, G, IND2/27/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Pacers point guard George Hill posted a triple-double during Friday's victory over the Cavaliers.
Insight: Hill finished with 15 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds, two steals, one block, and two turnovers. Hill is a top-100 option, and any owner who rolled with him on Friday, was handsomely rewarded.
Kevin Love, F, CLE2/27/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love recorded a double-double during Friday's loss against the Pacers.
Insight: No surprise that Love led the team in shots with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving sidelined. He went 6-of-19 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line for 17 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and two blocks.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI2/27/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel played very well during Friday's victory against the Wizards.
Insight: He finished with 14 points, 13 boards, three assists, three blocks, two steals, and turnovers. Noel also shot 5-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line. He has been a top-20 option over the past 14 days. Pretty impressive.
John Wall, G, WAS2/27/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall shot just 7-of-26 from the field, but posted a double-double during Friday's loss against the 76ers.
Insight: He had 21 points and 11 assists, along with five rebounds, two steals, one block, and four turnovers. Wall is a top-30 option.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI2/27/2015 8:54:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson left Friday's game with an apparent ankle sprain.
Insight: He will not return which leaves Chicago very thin at power forward with Pau Gasol out as well. Nikola Mirotic will play most of the game.
Andre Iguodala, SF, GSW2/27/2015 7:12:00 PM
Description: Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala (rest) will not on Friday night.
Insight: He will continue to receive random nights off. Iguodala should be back out there next time Golden State takes the court.
LeBron James, F, CLE2/27/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James (back) will miss Friday's game against the Pacers.
Insight: This comes out of nowhere after James put in a season-high 42 points on Thursday night. Kyrie Irving is out as well, so Kevin Love and J.R. Smith should be in line for a big night. Consider James day-to-day.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC2/27/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed Thursday's practice due to an ankle issue and has been downgraded to out for Friday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: Cousins is a top-five fantasy asset and any loss of production from the center is a disaster. He's averaging 23.7 ppg, 12.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.7 bpg. Carl Landry and Reggie Evans should see plenty of court time though none can match Cousins' fantasy value.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE2/27/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been downgraded to out for Friday's game against Indiana.
Insight: It's a sore left shoulder. He had an MRI Friday, but he's not going to travel to Indiana with the team. Until we hear the diagnosis we will call him day-to-day. The Cavs are a lock for the playoffs so expect then to be conservative with Irving.
O.J. Mayo, G, MIL2/27/2015 3:55:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo hamstring will not play Friday versus the Lakers.
Insight: Mayo has scored in double digits in six straight games before Monday's outing. He's averaging 11.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.8 apg so his fantasy value is still limited by his one-dimensional play.
Luol Deng, F, MIAHot2/27/2015 2:28:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng is expected to be ready for Friday's game versus New Orleans.
Insight: Deng is dealing with a sore neck from a blow to the head in Wednesday's game, but is not in the concussion protocol. He's averaged 25 ppg and 5.0 rpg over the past two contests.
Kevin Garnett, C, MIN2/27/2015 2:27:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is questionable for Friday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Minnesota plays back-to-back games and Garnett is likely to rest in one of them. If he does sit, Gorgui Dieng should see a lot of minutes.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKCHot2/27/2015 2:24:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is probable for Friday night against Portland.
Insight: He tweaked his ankle late in the game against the Suns. He's been the best player in the league for about a month and Wednesday night was no different as he posted 39 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.
Kris Humphries, F, WAS2/27/2015 2:21:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Kris Humphries missed the morning shootaround and should be considered questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Humphries has been dealing with a strained left hamstring. He's coming off the bench and has yet to prove fantasy worthy on a consistent basis.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS2/27/2015 2:16:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce missed Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Pierce had one of his best games of the season on Tuesday (25 points, five rebounds) but sat out Wednesday. Old guys have trouble with back-to-back games and the team may opt for him to play against Detroit on Saturday instead of Friday versus Philadelphia.
James Harden, G, HOU2/27/2015 2:13:00 PM
Description: Rockets star guard James Harden is still questionable for Friday's game against Brooklyn while dealing with an ankle issue.
Insight: He did make it through the morning shootaround, so there is a solid chance he plays tonight. He's averaging 27.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 6.9 apg, 1.9 spg and 2.7 threes per contest. Fantasy owners must check back just before tipoff.
Rajon Rondo, G, DAL2/27/2015 2:12:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo has served hisone-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
Insight: Rondo was back at practice Friday morning and should be in the starting lineup. He's averaging just 9.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.3 spg on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs.
Tyson Chandler, C, DAL2/27/2015 2:10:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler (hip contusion) is probable for Saturday's game against Brooklyn.
Insight: He did not play on Wednesday with the ailment, but it does not appear to be serious. If Chandler is forced to miss anymore time, Bernard James would likely continue to start at center.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE2/27/2015 2:08:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is doubtful for Friday's game against Indiana.
Insight: It's a sore left shoulder. He'll have an MRI Friday, but he's not going to travel to Indiana with the team. Until we hear the diagnosis we will call him day-to-day. The Cavs are a lock for the playoffs so expect then to be conservative with Irving.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI2/27/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose (torn meniscus surgery) has a timetable of 4-6 weeks, according to the team.
Insight: Of course, Rose has not been a quick healer in the past, so fantasy owners should not expect him to come back on the short end of the timetable.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI2/27/2015 2:03:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson is expected to start Friday night for the ill Pau Gasol.
Insight: Gasol has played well this season (18.4 ppg, 12.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.1 bpg), but the Bulls can move Gibson into the starting lineup. Gibson has averaged 13.7 ppg, 8.5 apg, 1.6 apg in 13 starts.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI2/27/2015 2:00:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Pau Gasol will miss Friday's game against Minnesota due to illness.
Insight: Gasol has played well this season (18.4 ppg, 12.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.1 bpg), but the Bulls are strong at the position and can move Taj Gibson into the starting lineup. Gibson has averaged 13.7 ppg, 8.5 apg, 1.6 apg in 13 starts.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE2/26/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving briefly left Thursday's game, but returned in the fourth quarter.
Insight: He dealt with a shoulder injury, but seems to be fine. Irving finished with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, two steals, and two turnovers. He also shot 6-of-17 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line.
LeBron James, F, CLE2/26/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points during Thursday's victory against the Warriors.
Insight: It looked like James wanted to prove he should be in the MVP discussion. He went 15-of-25 from the field, 8-of-11 from the line, and 4-of-9 from downtown. He also recorded 11 boards, five assists, three steals, one block, and six turnovers.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW2/26/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: The Splash Brothers had a rough night during Thursday's loss against the Cavaliers.
Insight: Curry was just 5-of-17 from the field for 18 points, six assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers, one steal, and four turnovers. Klay Thimpson shot just 5-of-13 from the floor for 13 points.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI2/26/2015 8:17:00 PM
Description: Bulls Vice President is hopeful guard Derrick Rose (torn meniscus) will return this season.
Insight: It is wishful thinking, and the Bulls need to be as cautious as possible. However, there has not been an official timetable given, but with the surgery scheduled for Friday, we should know Rose's status soon.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI2/26/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose (torn meniscus) is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday.
Insight: This just adds to the detriment in Chicago and for fantasy owners. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rose, as he attempts to make yet another comeback.
Wilson Chandler, G/F, DEN2/26/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler (groin) will likely play on Friday.
Insight: Denver needs this, with Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur banged up. Chandler will likely return to the starting lineup, pushing Danilo Gallinari back to the bench.
Jusuf Nurkic, C, DEN2/26/2015 4:38:00 PM
Description: Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic (calf) will not play on Friday night.
Insight: Darrell Arthur is also doubtful, which means J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried will see a ton of time in Denver's frontcourt.
Tyson Chandler, C, DAL2/26/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler (hip contusion) is hopeful to play on Friday.
Insight: He did not play on Wednesday with the ailment, but it does not appear to be serious. If Chandler is forced to miss anymore time, Bernard James would likely continue to start at center.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL2/26/2015 4:34:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (knee) said he will play on Friday.
Insight: He is officially questionable, but Young did not practice Thursday, and after missing Wednesday's game, it looks like he will sit for at least one more.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC2/26/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed Thursday's practice due to an ankle issue and should be considered questionable for Friday versus San Antonio.
Insight: Cousins is a top-five fantasy asset and any loss of production from the center is a disaster. He's averaging 23.7 ppg, 12.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.7 bpg.
Ray McCallum, G, SAC2/26/2015 3:33:00 PM
Description: Kings guard Ray McCallum has posted double-digit points in four of the last five games.
Insight: With Darren Collison likely done for the season, it's McCallum and Andre Miller left to cover the PG position. MaCallum is averaging 9.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 5.0 apg over the five-game span.
Darren Collison, G, SAC2/26/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: Kings guard Darren Collison is expected to undergo hip surgery Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo.
Insight: With Collison out, Ray McCallum and just-acquired Andre Miller will have to cover the position. McCallum has scored double-digits in four of the last five games.
Jose Calderon, G, NYK2/26/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Knicks point guard Jose Calderon was seen at practice wearing a walking boot, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Insight: The Knicks are no longer trying to win, just raise their ping pong ball percentage so there is no reason for him to come back at less than 100 percent. Langston Galloway and Alexey Shved would split the point guard work.
Paul George, SF, IND2/26/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George (leg) went throught a full practice on Thursday.
Insight: Still no official timetable for his return, but if you are an owner who can hold a roster spot for an injured player, you should consider adding George.
James Harden, G, HOU2/26/2015 2:15:00 PM
Description: Rockets star guard James Harden is questionable for Friday's game against Brooklyn while dealing with an ankle issue.
Insight: There is no one on this roster and very few in the league that could put up Harden-like numbers. He's averaging 27.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 6.9 apg, 1.9 spg and 2.7 threes per contest.
DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC2/25/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan posted a monster double-double during Wednesday loss versus Houston
Insight: He finished with 22 points and 19 rebounds, along with one assist, two blocks and three turnovers. Jordan also shot 9-of-12 from the field and 4-of-8 from the line to complete his big night.
Chris Paul, G, LAC2/25/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul went for 22 points and 14 dimes on Wednesday night.
Insight: It was in a losing effort, and Paul shot 8-of-18 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. He is still a top-five option in standard leagues.
James Harden, G, HOU2/25/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden recorded a double-double during Wednesday's victory against the Clippers.
Insight: He shot just 4-of-13 from the floor, but also went 10-of-12 from the line for 21 points, 10 assists, four boards, three 3-pointers, and three turnovers. Donatas Motiejunas just missed a double-double himself, with 18 points and nine rebounds.
John Henson, C, MIL2/25/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson lost his starting job on Wednesday, but finished with a team-high 21 points.
Insight: Henson played 29 minutes and shot 9-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the line. He also managed nine boards, two assists, three blocks, two steals, and three turnovers. Zaza Pachulia started at center, but played just 19 minutes.
Michael Carter-Williams, G, MIL2/25/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams started and played 18 minutes during his first game with the team.
Insight: He went up against his former squad, going 3-of-5 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line for seven points, eight assists, two steals, and one turnover. MCW will need a little time to get acclimated, but should put up decent numbers.
Jason Richardson, SG, PHI2/25/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: 76ers guard Jason Richardson drained four 3-pointers in a loss Wednesday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: He finished with a team-high 16 points and shot 6-of-11 from the field overall. Richardson also recorded four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. He will not be a relevant option, but it is nice to see him back in action.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN2/25/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin finished with a team-high 28 points during Wednesday's win against the Wizards.
Insight: He did so shooting 10-of-15 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. Martin also had two rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, two steals, and three turnovers.
Kevin Garnett, C, MIN2/25/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett started and played 19 minutes in his return on Wednesday night.
Insight: He finished with just five points, eight boards, two assists, one steal, and two blocks. Garnett was given an emotional tribute before being announced with the starters. It is nice to see him back in Minnesota.
Marcin Gortat, C, WAS2/25/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat hauled down 15 rebounds during Wednesday's loss versus Minnesota.
Insight: Gortat scored just nine points and also had one block. He is a borderline top-70 option in standard leagues. Otto Porter Jr. finished with a team-high 13 points in the defeat.


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