Fantasy NBA
Forward Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Terrence Jones, F, HOU4/1/2015 12:14:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones (ribs, lungs) will play Wednesday against the Kings.
Insight: Jones will probably be on a minutes limit, but makes for an intriguing option. He will be a nice option as long as he can stay on the court.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC4/1/2015 9:25:00 AM
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin went off on Tuesday night.
Insight: He shot 16-of-25 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line for 40 points, 12 boards, five assists, one steal, three blocks, and three turnovers. It was arguably his best performance of the season.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN3/31/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the, 95-81, victory over the Heat on Tuesday.
Insight: Duncan shot 50 percent from the field and also had three blocks, one steal and one assist. Duncan is very consistent, recording a lot of double-doubles in games this season, but he has very little upside.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN3/31/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 22 points in the, 95-81, victory over the Heat on Tuesday.
Insight: Leonard shot 8-for-13 from the field with nine rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks. He has scored at least 22 points in each of the last three games, and Leonard averaged 19.1 ppg in March.
Udonis Haslem, F, MIA3/31/2015 6:54:00 PM
Description: Heat power forward Udonis Haslem will not play on Tuesday versus the Spurs according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Haslem has the flu. Chris Andersen and Hassan Whiteside are going to try and give it a go, but if owners have either of those players, it would be wise to double check they are playing before tip.
Luol Deng, F, MIA3/31/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng is out for Tuesday's game versus the Spurs according to South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Henry Walker will probably start with Michael Beasley and James Ennis coming off the bench. Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic, however, will see the biggest increase in value without Deng.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/31/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young will start on Tuesday versus the Pacers according to the New York Post.
Insight: Young will not be on a minutes limit, so he should go back into lineups in standard leagues. Mason Plumlee will return to a bench role and can be dropped in most leagues.
David Lee, PF, GSW3/31/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee could be a solid option tonight against the Clippers.
Insight: He will start for the second consecutive game, with Draymond green getting some more rest. This game could be a shootout, and Lee should see some nice minutes.
Draymond Green, F, GSW3/31/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green did not play Saturday and has been downgraded to out for Tuesday against the Clippers, according to Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Green has a shin issue which isn't too serious, but having clinched the top spot the team can rest him. Green is averaging 11.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.3 bpg - in other words, he's a box score filler.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC3/31/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay led the team with 24 points during Monday's loss to the Grizzlies, but suffered a concussion and will miss 4-5 days, according to coach George Karl.
Insight: Gay could be joined on the sidelined by Demarcus Cousins as the coach originally said he would get one or two games off and sat out Monday's contest. The Kings will likely be extremely short-handed on Wednesday.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET3/31/2015 1:03:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe (knee) is out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.
Insight: At this point the team could easily shut him down for the remainder of the season. This makes Andre Drummond a top play again as he'll surely grab double-digit rebounds.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC3/31/2015 12:03:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery on his right foot Tuesday the team has announced.
Insight: He is now officially out for the season, and will need four-to-six months to recover. The Thunder offense now belongs to Russell Westbrook with help from Enes Kanter, Dion Waiters, Steven Adams and when he returns Serge Ibaka.
Udonis Haslem, F, MIAHot3/31/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Miami power forward Udonis Haslem is the only healthy body up front for the Heat and he has played well over the last few games.
Insight: Haslem has averaged 33 minutes over the last three games and posted 12 ppg and 11 rpg over that span. If Hassan Whiteside, Chris Andersen and Michael Beasley are all sidelined, Haslem could be a cheap source of production.
Michael Beasley, F, MIA3/31/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Heat forward Michael Beasley could only play seven minutes Sunday after injuring his elbow and is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: The Miami front line is decimated by injuries and Beasley is just one of them.
Luol Deng, F, MIA3/31/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng left Sunday's game with a right knee contusion that swelled up and is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: Deng used to be a reliable source of production, but leg injuries have plagued him for much of the season. Deng's 12.4 ppg in March is his worst output since of the season.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/31/2015 9:57:00 AM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young (hyperextended left knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Indiana.
Insight: Young is averaging 14.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, but has missed the past two games. He did participate in the Monday shootaround.
Paul George, SF, IND3/31/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George will not play on Tuesday as he has not received final clearance from the medical staff, according to an AP report.
Insight: here has never been an announced timetable for his return, but he's been practicing for a while. He's likely to be used is a small role for the rest of the season and would have limited fantasy value in all but keeper leagues.
Draymond Green, F, GSW3/31/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green did not play Saturday and is questionable for Tuesday against the Clippers.
Insight: Green has a shin issue which isn't too serious, but having clinched the top spot the team can rest him if they wish. Green is averaging 11.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.3 bpg - in other words, he's a box score filler.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/30/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored a team-high 22 points on Monday night.
Insight: He did so in a 104-84 win over Minnesota. Hawayrd shot 7-of-15 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the line, and also had six rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers, four steals, and four turnovers. Solid all-around night.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC3/30/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay led the team with 24 points during Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Insight: With DeMarcus Cousins getting the night off, Gay went 10-of-18 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line to shoulder the load. He also had four rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and one turnover.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR3/30/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 42 points during Monday's victory against the Rockets.
Insight: Despite having six turnovers, DeRozan was fantastic. He shot 14-of-27 from the field, 12-of-17 from the line, and 2-of-4 from deep, and also posted 11 boards, one assist, one steal, and one block.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL3/30/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll scored a team-high 23 points during Monday's win over the Bucks.
Insight: Carroll had a nice outing, going 9-of-13 from the field, 3-of-5 from the line, and 2-of-6 from downtown. He also had eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and one turnover.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA3/30/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota due to back spasms.
Insight: He only played 19 minutes on Friday before being sidelined and missed Saturday's game against OKC. Trevor Booker should get most of his minutes and posted 12 points and three rebounds on Saturday.
Kevin Love, F, CLE3/30/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love left Sunday's game with a back injury and is questionable for Thursday's game against Miami.
Insight: Love will not return, but said he wouldn't miss any games because of it. The Cavs don't play until Thursday which may be while he can make that statement. Love is averaging 14.7 ppg in 13 March games, his lowest monthly production of the season.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA3/30/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained left ankle) is expected to miss another week due to the injury.
Insight: Youngster Jeff Taylor got the start in his place and played 27 minutes on Saturday. He scored nine points with a pair of rebounds and assists. Not really fantasy worthy, but maybe he'll improve over the next several games.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA3/30/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Antonio due to a sore left calf and shoulder.
Insight: Miami doesn't have very much depth with Hassan Whiteside and Michael Beasley also hurting which could leave the big man role to Udonis Haslem.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL3/29/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons recorded a double-double during Sunday's loss versus Indiana.
Insight: He had 27 points and 10 boards, along with one assist, two 3-pointers, one block, and three turnovers. Parsons shot 11-of-20 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN3/29/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 25 points during Sunday's victory over the Grizzlies.
Insight: He also had 10 rebounds, along with one assist, one steal, and three turnovers. Leonard shot 11-of-17 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. He is the top option on the Spurs.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM3/29/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph posted a double-double during Sunday's loss against the Spurs.
Insight: He had 20 points and 13 boards, while shooting 9-of-16 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. Randolph is one of the most underrated power forwards in the game.
Luol Deng, F, MIA3/29/2015 8:39:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng left Sunday's game with a knee contusion.
Insight: He will not return, as the injuries continue for Miami.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/29/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James shot just 8-of-24 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line, but still managed a team and game-high 20 points during Sunday's victory versus Philadelphia.
Insight: James also had 11 boards, six assists, one 3-pointer, one block, and five turnovers. James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving were a combined 19-of-52 from the field.
Robert Covington, F, PHI3/29/2015 6:50:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington scored a team-high 19 points during Sunday's loss against the Cavaliers.
Insight: The young Sixers played Cleveland very tough, losing 87-86 with chances to pull the upset. Covingtonshot 7-of-13 fromt he field and 5-of-9 from downtown. He also had four rebounds, one assts, one steal, and one turnover.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/29/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis shot 10-of-21 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line during Sunday's win over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He recorded a team-high 28 points, along with nine rebounds, five dimes, two steals, one block, and zero turnovers.
Jordan Hill, PF, LAL3/29/2015 6:34:00 PM
Description: Lakers PF/C Jordan Hill posted an impressive double-double during Sunday's loss versus Brooklyn.
Insight: He did so off the bench and finished with 22 points, 16 boards, one assist, one block, and one turnover. Hill shot 10-of-17 from the floor and 2-of-3 from the line in 27 minutes of action.
Kevin Love, F, CLE3/29/2015 6:33:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love left Sunday's game with a back injury.
Insight: Love will not return. He had 10 points and 10 boards before departing.
Richard Jefferson, F, DAL3/29/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson will start on Sunday again for the injured Monta Ellis.
Insight: Jefferson could be the starter for awhile as Ellis has not official return date. Jefferson is averaging 10.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 1.8 3-pointers per game in 11 starts this season, so he is definitely worth a look.
David West, F, IND3/29/2015 1:19:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West will play on Sunday versus the Mavericks according to Indy Star Sports.
Insight: West didn't play on Thursday due to an allergic reaction, but he is good to go on Sunday. Luis Scola will return to the bench.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN3/29/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried did not shoot well on Saturday but still recorded a double-double versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Faried was 3-for-10 from the field but hit eight free throws to finish with 14 points. He also had 10 rebounds. Faried has been very disappointing this season, averaging just 12.0 ppg and 8.7 rpg in 68 games this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR3/29/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a game-high 32 points in the, 120-114, victory over the Nuggets on Saturday.
Insight: Aldridge was 13-for-20 from the field and 5-of-6 at the line. He also had 11 rebounds and two assists. Aldridge has continued to play despite his torn thumb ligament, averaging 23.5 ppg and 8.5 rpg in the last five games. He needs to remain in lineups.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL3/28/2015 11:12:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton led Milwaukee had 14 points in the, 108-95, loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Insight: Middleton was 5-for-14 from the field with three assists, two rebounds and two steals. Middleton has been really good the last five games, averaging 17.6 ppg.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI3/28/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic had continued to be productive even with Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson back in the rotation for Chicago.
Insight: Mirotic proved his worth to Chicago when both Butler and Gibson were out with injuries, so coach Tom Thibodeau has continued to give Mirotic big minutes. He played 26 minutes on Saturday and led the Bulls with 24 points. He made three 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK3/28/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani led New York with 14 points in the blowout loss to the Bulls on Saturday.
Insight: Bargnani also led the Knicks with seven rebounds. The fact he led the team with 14 points and seven rebounds really just says how bad the Knicks really are. Bargnani shot 7-for-15 from the field.
Mike Muscala, F, ATL3/28/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Mike Muscala recorded his double-double of the season on Saturday versus the Hornets.
Insight: Muscala had 18 points and 10 rebounds. He doesn't play much normally, though, and had 13 shots on Saturday because Atlanta was resting their starters.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN3/28/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will not play on Saturday versus the Trail Blazers due to a shoulder injury.
Insight: This is not a surprise. Gallinari will probably miss at least one more game with the shoulder issue.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA3/28/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is doubtful for Saturday's game against Oklahoma City due to back spasms. UPDATE: Favors will not play on Saturday.
Insight: He only played 19 minutes on Friday before being sidelined. Trevor Booker should get most of his minutes but doesn't have much fantasy value. Jeremy Evans will also get significant playing time.
David Lee, PF, GSW3/28/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Lee scored 13 points in his last start, shooting 4-for-12 from the floor. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson didn't play in that game, so owners shouldn't expect Lee to receive that many shot attempts again.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL3/28/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will not play Saturday night.
Insight: The Hawks locked up everything in the east with a win on Friday night. He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Al Horford (rest), Paul Millsap (rest) and Kyle Korver (rest) on the sidelines.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL3/28/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver (rest) won't play Saturday night.
Insight: You will have to look elsewhere for three-pointers. He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Al Horford (rest), DeMarre Carroll (rest) and Paul Millsap (rest) on the sidelines.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL3/28/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Paul Millsap will not play on Saturday. No injury, just a day of reat after clinching home court in the east.
Insight: Millsap is coming off a 21-point, nine rebound performance. He's been solid all season averaging 17.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.8 spg. He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Al Horford (rest), DeMarre Carroll (rest) and Kyle Korver (rest) on the sidelines.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA3/28/2015 3:17:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and is out for Saturday against the Hawks.
Insight: He had 11 points and eight rebounds before leaving. Gerald Henderson ended up playing 40 minutes Friday night and should see the biggest benefit without MKG on the floor.
Andre Iguodala, SF, GSW3/28/2015 2:00:00 PM
Description: Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala (rest) will not play on Saturday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: He and other Warriors will continue to receive random nights off. Iguodala should be back out there next time Golden State takes the court.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/28/2015 12:45:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young (hyperextended left knee) missed Friday's game against the Cavs and will miss Sunday's contest against the Lakers as well.
Insight: Young is averaging 14.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, but of late has been overshadowed by Brook Lopez.
Darrell Arthur, F, DEN3/28/2015 11:06:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur is doubtful for Saturday's game against Portland due to a strained right calf.
Insight: Arthur (6.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.0 apg) has already missed the past two games with the injury. Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hickson will continue to see extended playing time.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA3/28/2015 10:57:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and figures to be doubtful for Saturday against the Hawks.
Insight: He had 11 points and eight rebounds before leaving. gerald Henderson ended up playing 40 minutes Friday night and could see the biggest benefit in MKG can't run.
Draymond Green, F, GSW3/28/2015 1:58:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green will not play Saturday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: No injury, just a day off. The Warriors can afford to rest their guys whenever they feel like it ... to the dismay of their fantasy owners. Green is averaging 11.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.3 bpg - in other words, he's a box score filler.
Brandon Bass, F, BOS3/27/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass led all Boston starters with 16 points during Friday's victory against the Knicks.
Insight: He also had 10 rebounds, two assists, and three turnovers. Bass shot 4-of-7 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line. Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 18 points.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK3/27/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani scored a team-high 25 points during Friday's loss versus Boston.
Insight: He played well, going 10-of-20 from the field, 3-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-5 from deep. Bargnani also had seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and two turnovers. He is the top option for New York right now.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/27/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans recorded a double-double during Friday's win against the Kings.
Insight: He shot 10-of-15 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the line for 25 points, 10 assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers. Evans has looked fantastic running the point.
Luol Deng, F, MIA3/27/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng posted a double-double during Friday's loss versus Atlanta.
Insight: Deng finished with 17 points and 10 boards, along with one assist, one steal, one block, and three turnovers. He is a top-90 player this season.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL3/27/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll was very efficient in scoring a team-high 24 points during Friday's win against the Heat.
Insight: He shot 8-of-11 from the field, 5-of-7 from the line, and 3-of-4 from downtown. Carroll also had five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and five turnovers in 32 minutes of action.
Josh Smith, F, HOU3/27/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Josh Smith will start Friday night against Minnesota.
Insight: Terrence Jones and Donatas Montiejunas are both out, paving way for Smith to enter the starting lineup. He should see an increase in value.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC3/27/2015 3:04:00 PM
Description: The news continued to get worse for Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant, who will now undergo bone graft surgery on his right foot.
Insight: He is now officially out for the season, and will need four-to-six months to recover. That would put him on track to enter training camp healthy, but that is a major question at this point in time. Russell Westbrook's value has just risen more, if that is even possible.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/27/2015 2:34:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is probable for Friday's game against Denver. Update: He made it through the morning shootaround without any problems.
Insight: Make sure he's back in your lineup. Hayward is averaging 19.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.4 spg and 1.6 threes per night. He's missed the past two games.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/27/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is probable for Friday's game against Denver.
Insight: make sure he's back in your lineup. Hayward is averaging 19.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.4 spg and 1.6 threes per night. He's missed the past two games.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR3/27/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum is questionable for Friday's game against Phoenix due to a strained lower back.
Insight: Batum is a box score filler when healthy, averaging 9.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.1 spg. Dorell Wright would benefit the most if Batum can't run.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA3/27/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen is questionable for Friday's game against Atlanta due to a sore left calf.
Insight: Miami doesn't have very much depth with Hassan Whiteside also hurting which could leave the big man role to Udonis Haslem.
Donatas Motiejunas, F, HOU3/27/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas is questionable for Friday's game against Minnesota due to a sore lower back.
Insight: If Motiejunas can't play it would open the door for Josh Smith to play big minutes.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN3/27/2015 10:57:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is questionable for Friday's game against Utah due to a shoulder injury.
Insight: At least it's not his knee. Gallinari said he expected to be ready for Friday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL3/26/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova had a memorable game Thursday versus Indiana.
Insight: He scored a career-high 34 points by going 12-of-14 from the field, 5-of-6 from the line, and 5-of-6 from downtown. Ilyasova also had six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and zero turnovers. Quite a night.
David West, F, IND3/26/2015 7:20:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West (illness) will miss Thursday's game against the Bucks.
Insight: Luis Scola will start, and could make for an intriguing daily play.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/26/2015 2:10:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young left Wednesday's game with a hyperextended left knee and is out for Friday's game against the Lakers.
Insight: Young is averaging 14.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, but of late has been overshadowed by Brook Lopez.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET3/26/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe (knee) did not practice Thursday so figure him as doubtful for Friday against Orlando.
Insight: With nothing to play for there is no need for him to rush back. This makes Andre Drummond a top play again. Drummond has averaged 15.6 ppg and 17.8 rpg over the last five games Monroe has missed.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/25/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had a big night in his return to action.
Insight: Evans missed Sunday's game, but returned with 28 points, seven assists, two boards, four 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and six turnovers. He shot 10-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line. Evans needs to be activated everywhere.
Kevin Love, F, CLE3/25/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love had a big night Wednesday versus Memphis.
Insight: He shot 10-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from downtown for 22 points, 10 boards, four assists, one steal, two blocks, and five turnovers.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI3/25/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 23 points on very efficient shooting Wednesday night.
Insight: Butler shot 7-of-8 from the field, 7-of-9 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown. He also recorded five rebounds, three assists, and one turnover. Butler is a top-10 option in standard leagues.
Cleanthony Early, F, NYK3/25/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Small forward Cleanthony Early scored a team-high 18 points during Wednesday's loss against the Clippers.
Insight: Early shot 5-of-12 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. He also had four rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal, and four turnovers.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL3/25/2015 9:23:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Paul Millsap posted a double-double during Wednesday's win over the Magic.
Insight: Millsap finished with 25 points and 11 boards, along with three assists, two 3-pointers, four blocks, one steal, and one turnover. He also shot 9-of-20 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR3/25/2015 9:06:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) will start Wednesday versus Utah.
Insight: Nicolas Batum will also return, but will come off the bench. Get Aldridge back into your lineups ASAP.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/25/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young left Wednesday's game with a hyperextended left knee.
Insight: Young will not return, but it was good news he was able to leave the court on his own power. Stay tuned.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/25/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward (shoulder) has been downgraded to out.
Insight: This will be the second consecutive game Hayward misses. There has been no reports of when he will be able to return.
Jordan Hill, PF, LAL3/25/2015 6:42:00 PM
Description: Lakers PF/C Jordan Hill and forward Carlos Boozer will not play on Wednesday night.
Insight: Both are expected to miss the next four-to-five games. Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will start in the absence.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/25/2015 3:08:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward did not participate in the shootaround on Wednesday and is doubtful to play on Wednesday versus the Trail Blazers according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Hayward could miss his second straight game. Utah could be very thin if Hayward can't play because Rodney Hood is out as well.
Rodney Hood, F, UTA3/25/2015 2:50:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Rodney Hood will not play on Wednesday due to an illness according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Hood has been great for fantasy owners lately, averaging 12.2 ppg over the last five games. Hood might not miss much time, though, and his fantasy owners should consider him day-to-day.
Michael Beasley, F, MIA3/25/2015 2:41:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Michael Beasley will likely start if center Hassan Whiteside cannot play according to The South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Whiteside cut his hand on Tuesday and needed 10 stitches. Chris Andersen is also banged up with a calf injury, so by default, Beasley will start if Whiteside can't go. Beasley will be a cheap plug-in play option for daily leagues.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/25/2015 1:06:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans and center Omer Asik is expected to play versus the Rockets on Wednesday.
Insight: Evans missed Sunday's game, but should return to his normal amount of minutes Wednesday. This will cause Norris Cole to lose most of his fantasy value.
Cody Zeller, F, CHA3/25/2015 12:45:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller will not play on Wednesday against the Nets according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Zeller is still having problems with his shoulder. Zeller can be dropped in standard leagues. Marvin Williams is a viable replacement for Zeller, especially for owners needing 3-pointers.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL3/25/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will be a game-time decision on Wednesday against the Hawks according to OrlandoMagic.com.
Insight: Harris has been feeling better lately after missing the last three games with a sore ankle. His owners will want to check back Wednesday night before the game. Harris should be in fantasy lineups if he plays.
Draymond Green, F, GSW3/25/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green nearly had a triple-double on Tuesday versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Green had 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. He also had three blocks and one 3-pointer. Golden State will play four games next week, so Green is a great pickup for the last push in the fantasy playoffs.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC3/25/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay had 21 points in the, 107-106, victory over the 76ers on Tuesday.
Insight: Gay was 6-for-19 from the field with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Gay has at least 21 points in the last four games.
Robert Covington, F, PHI3/25/2015 9:14:00 AM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington led the team with 21 points versus the Kings on Tuesday.
Insight: Covington was 7-for-9 from the field, hitting five 3-pointers. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as Philadelphia lost by a point. Covington also had three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL3/24/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova scored a team-high 19 points on Tuesday night.
Insight: He also had 11 boards to complete his double-double. Ilyasova shot 7-of-15 from the floor, 3-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-5 from deep, and also managed two assists, one steal, three blocks, and one turnover.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL3/24/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton hit a crazy game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer as Milwaukee beat, 89-88, on Tuesday.
Insight: Milwaukee trailed Miami, 85-71, but allowed just nine points in the final quarter. With about 10 seconds left, Jarryd Bayless forced a jump ball in Miami's end off of a missed free throw. Bayless won the tip, and Milwaukee then drove to the basket. The lay up was no good, but Zaza Pachulia grabbed the rebound and dished the ball to Middleton, who threw up a 3-pointer at the buzzer. It was a perfect swish. The ending was one of the most exciting this NBA season. Middleton finished with 13 points, four rebounds and two assists.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR3/24/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's contest.
Insight: Nicolas Batum is also out with a sore back. Consider them both day-to-day for now.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL3/24/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki recorded a double-double on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in a win over San Antonio, and finished with 15 points, 13 boards, three assists, one 3-pointer, and one turnover. Nowitzki shot 6-of-16 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN3/24/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 19 points during Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks.
Insight: He shot just 7-of-16 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line. Leonard also chipped in nine rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block, and zero turnovers.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR3/24/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points in the loss to the Pistons on Tuesday.
Insight: Point guard Kyle Lowry started the game, but he only played 11 minutes before his back spasms returned. That game DeRozan free reigns again, though, he shot just 5-of-17 from the field. DeRozan did shoot 12-for-12 at the line with 10 rebounds and four assists in addition to the 22 points. If Lowry misses more time, DeRozan will once again see an uptick in fantasy value.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET3/24/2015 5:27:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe (knee) will not play on Tuesday against the Raptors according to Pistons radio play-by-play announcer Mark Champion.
Insight: This makes Andre Drummond an even better play. Without Monroe the last four games, Drummond has averaged 14.3 ppg, 15.3 rpg, 1.0 spg and 2.8 bpg.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI3/24/2015 2:45:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler made through Monday's game, scoring 19 points and adding nine rebounds.
Insight: Butler didn't shoot well, going 6-of-20, but fantasy owners should assume that's just rust and take away that he's healthy again.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL3/24/2015 2:43:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris practiced Tuesday and could be ready to go on Wednesday.
Insight: Harris has been dealing with this ankle issue. He's been a solid producer when on the floor averaging 16.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg. Moe Harkless usually gets the start if Harris can't go.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI3/23/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic had another exceptional game as he led the Bulls in scoring off the bench versus the Hornets.
Insight: Anything fantasy owners are getting from this guy, who was likely a waiver wire pickup a few weeks ago, has been a huge plus, but now he is likely carrying some fantasy teams. He had 28 points, shooting 10-of-19 from the field on Monday with eight rebounds, two assists and a block. He was also 7-for-10 at the line and 1-for-6 from downtown. Mirotic must be started in all leagues.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM3/23/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph shot 9-for-12 from the field on his way to 23 points in the, 103-82, victory over the Knicks on Monday.
Insight: Randolph was also 5-of-6 at the line with seven rebounds and five assists. He is averaging 19.0 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 2.8 apg in the last five games.
Evan Turner, G/F, BOS3/23/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner had triple-double in the, 110-91, victory over the Nets on Monday.
Insight: Turner had 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. This is Turner's second triple-double of the season. He is averaging 15.4 ppg, 7.8 apg and 5.4 rpg in the last five games.
Josh Smith, F, HOU3/23/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Josh Smith came off the bench and scored the second-most points for the Rockets on Monday.
Insight: With James Harden scoring 44, no one else scored more than 20, but Smith registered 18 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. He was 4-for-6 from downtown. Smith also had five rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/23/2015 7:39:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward will not play on Monday versus the Timberwolves due to a shoulder injury according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: This should help Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert quite a bit as they will see more opportunities in the front court. Hayward is leading the Jazz in scoring this season.
Cody Zeller, F, CHA3/23/2015 7:38:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller will not suit up versus the Timberwolves on Monday.
Insight: Zeller also missed Sunday's game. Marvins Williams will once again start.
Josh Smith, F, HOU3/23/2015 6:42:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Josh Smith will play versus the Pacers on Monday according to the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Smith sprained his ankle on Saturday, but he was fine during the team's shootaround. Smith will come off the bench and play about 30 minutes.
Trevor Ariza, SF, HOU3/23/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza, along with guard Patrick Beverley, will play on Monday against the Pacers.
Insight: Ariza was questionable with an illness, but he will play. Ariza is a must-start player in all formats.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR3/23/2015 4:35:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) is doubtful for Tuesday's game.
Insight: Aldridge missed Monday's practice. The Blazers can't win in the playoffs without the big man, so for them losing a game in March is preferable to at playoff time. Fantasy owners won't agree. Meyers Leonard should see an increase in playing time, but has little fantasy value.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/23/2015 1:56:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota due to a shoulder issue.
Insight: Hayward missed the morning shootaround. He's been a very good fantasy asset this season averaging 19.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.4 spg and 1.6 threes per contest.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI3/23/2015 1:38:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic could see fewer opportunities at the offensive end as the Bulls continue to get healthier.
Insight: Mirotic had just eight points in 24 minutes on Saturday as Taj Gibson saw to see normal minutes and Monday Jimmy Butler is set to return. That's good for Chicago, but not great news for Mirotic owners who have been riding his uptick in production.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI3/23/2015 1:34:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler made is successfully through the morning shootaround and is now expected to play Monday night, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Butler, who has missed the past 11 games, has been a very good performer this season averaging 20.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.7 spg. Make sure he's back in your lineup, though the blossoming of Nikola Mirotic could steal some offensive opportunities from Butler.
Josh Smith, F, HOU3/23/2015 1:28:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Josh Smith is questionable for Monday's game against Indiana while dealing with an ankle issue.
Insight: Smith did make it through the morning shootaround, so he's likely closer to probable than questionable. He's averaging 11.6 ppg and 5.9 rpg in 42 games with the Rockets.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL3/22/2015 11:48:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons had 19 points in the loss on Sunday to the Suns.
Insight: Parsons was 7-for-17 from the field, including two 3-pointers. He also had four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Parsons has been great the last five games, averaging 18.4 ppg with 2.6 3-pointers per game.
Evan Turner, G/F, BOS3/22/2015 8:46:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner led Boston with 23 points on Sunday versus the Pistons.
Insight: Turner was 10-for-21 from the field and filled the stat sheet with eight assists, six rebounds and three steals. Turner has been coming on a bit as of late, averaging 12.4 ppg, 6.8 apg and 4.8 rpg in the last five games.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN3/22/2015 8:37:00 PM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried had 11 points and five rebounds in the victory over the Magic on Sunday.
Insight: Those are modest numbers. Faried didn't shoot well going 4-for-12 from the field. With Gallinari going off for 40 points and Faried struggling from the field, he wasn't able to have a big night. Faried, however, is still averaging 17.5 ppg in the last five games.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN3/22/2015 8:33:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari dropped a 40-burger on the Orlando Magic Sunday.
Insight: Gallinari was 12-of-21 from the field, including 6-for-13 from the 3-point line and 10-for-11 at the line on his way to a season-high 40 points. Gallinari also had seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. This was obviously Gallinari's best game of the season, but it is hard to count on him repeating it.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC3/22/2015 8:22:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay carried Sacramento to a, 109-86, victory over the Wizards on Sunday.
Insight: Gay did a little bit of everything, leading the Kings in scoring with 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting. He shot a perfect 4-for-4 at the line and hit two 3-pointers. Gay also had five rebounds, two assists and a block.
Lance Thomas, F, NYK3/22/2015 6:53:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Lance Thomas led the team with 24 points against the Raptors on Sunday.
Insight: With Alexey Shved leaving with an injury, the Knicks were even thinner than they usually are. That left Thomas with plenty of opportunities, and he shot 9-for-12 from the field. If Shved misses Monday's game, Thomas will be a decent plug-in option.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR3/22/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points in the, 106-89, victory over the Knicks on Sunday.
Insight: DeRozan also had seven rebounds and five assists. We said on Friday that owners don't get much besides scoring with DeRozan, but he has proved he can fill the stat sheet if Kyle Lowry doesn't play. As long as Lowry is out, DeRozan is an elite fantasy option.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC3/22/2015 6:49:00 PM
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin had 23 points in the, 107-100, victory over the Pelicans on Sunday.
Insight: Griffin led the team in field goals, 10, and field goal attempts, 21, so he appears to be finding his rhythm. Griffin and Paul led Los Angeles in scoring with 23 points. Griffin also had five rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/22/2015 6:44:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds in the, 107-100, loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Insight: Davis was 11-of-13 from the field and 4-for-5 at the line. He also had five assists, two steals and two blocks. Owners are going to have to keep an eye out for DNP for Davis, but when he plays, he must be in the lineup.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN3/22/2015 6:27:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the, 114-95, victory over the Hawks on Sunday.
Insight: Leonard was 8-of-14 from the field and hit one 3-pointer. Leonard was also fantastic setting up his teammates as he had seven assists with four steals. Leonard is averaging 16.8 ppg in the last five games.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL3/22/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 22 points and seven rebounds in the blowout loss to the Spurs on Sunday.
Insight: Millsap was the only Hawk who had a decent fantasy game. He was 8-for-17 from the field and 4-of-6 from downtown. Millsap also had three assists and two steals.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/22/2015 6:01:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James filled the stat sheet on Sunday with 28 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, five steals and one block versus the Bucks.
Insight: James was 10-for-17 from the field in the, 108-90, victory. He was also 7-of-7 at the line. James is averaging 25.3 ppg, 7.5 apg and 5.5 rpg this month.
Cody Zeller, F, CHA3/22/2015 5:34:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller will not play on Sunday versus the Timberwolves according to the team's twitter page.
Insight: That means Marvin Williams will start. He is averaging 7.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 1.6 3-pointers per game as a starter this season. If owners need 3-pointers, he is your guy.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/22/2015 2:57:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game against the Clippers. Update: Davis will play.
Insight: This is fantastic news for owners. Get him back into your lineups ASAP.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/22/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's contest. Update: Evans has been downgraded to out.
Insight: Omer Asik is also questionable with a calf injury. Evans left Friday's game with the ankle injury and was unable to return, so he may be on the lower end of the questionable tag. Norris Cole would start in his place, while Alexis Ajinca would start for Asik.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL3/22/2015 1:58:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver (nose) will play Sunday versus San Antonio.
Insight: He missed the past three games with a broken nose, but is ready to get back at it. Kent Bazemore will be sent back to the bench.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/22/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's contest.
Insight: Omer Asik is also questionable with a calf injury. Evans left Friday's game with the ankle injury and was unable to return, so he may be on the lower end of the questionable tag. Norris Cole would start in his place, while Alexis Ajinca would start for Asik.
Draymond Green, F, GSW3/22/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green did not shoot well from the floor, but still produced a solid game on Saturday night.
Insight: Green went just 2-of-10 from the field, but did go 11-of-13 from the line for 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers. He may win the NBA Most Improved Player Award.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA3/22/2015 9:20:00 AM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors posted a double-double during Saturday's loss to the Warriors.
Insight: He finished with 21 points and 11 boards, along with two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, two blocks, and two turnovers. Favors shot 8-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the line.
Jeff Green, F, MEM3/21/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies forward Jeff Green nearly posted a double-double during Saturday's victory over the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Green started in place of Courtney Lee and scored a team-high 23 points with nine rebounds and five 3-pointers. He will head back to the bench once Lee returns.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR3/21/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge left Saturday's game with a left hand injury.
Insight: He will not return, which is the same for Nicolas Batum who is dealing with lower back pain. Portland will finish up the night short-handed.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET3/21/2015 6:50:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe (knee) will not play on Saturday.
Insight: He is likely out on Sunday as well, but coach Stan Van Gundy is hopeful Monroe will return to action on Tuesday.
Nick Collison, PF, OKC3/21/2015 2:04:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City PF/C Nick Collison will join the Thunder's walking wounded front court.
Insight: Collison is expected to miss about 10 days, according to head coach Scott Brooks. he joins Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter. Steven Adams and Mitch McGary should see all the minutesd they can handle.
Jeff Green, F, MEM3/21/2015 2:03:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies forward Jeff Green will come of the bench after asking coach Dave Joerger for the change.
Insight: green thinks he can come off the bench firing instead of at the beginning of the game being more concerned about getting everyone involved in the offense. It didn't hurt him Friday night as he scored 15 points.
Trevor Ariza, SF, HOU3/21/2015 1:59:00 PM
Description: Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza should be considered questionable for Saturday's game against Phoenix.
Insight: Ariza missed the morning shootaround due to illness. Ariza has scored well of late with double-digit points in five of the last six outings.
Paul George, SF, IND3/21/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George will not play on Saturday, but he could be in line to see some action next week.
Insight: The Pacers are expected to update his status on Monday. There has never been an announced timetable for his return, but he's been practicing. He's likely to be used is a small role for the rest of the season and would have limited fantasy value in all but keeper leagues.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN3/20/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 22 points as San Antonio defeated Boston, 101-89, on Friday.
Insight: Leonard also had seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and two 3-pointers. Leonard converted on all four free throw attempts too. Leonard is averaging 17.6 ppg and 5.8 rpg in the last five games.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/20/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young finished with 24 points, five rebounds and three 3-pointers in the, 129-127, triple-overtime victory over the Bucks on Friday.
Insight: Young was 8-of-20 from the field and 3-for-5 from downtown. He also had three assists and a steal. Young has averaged 17.6 ppg and 5.4 rpg in the last five games.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL3/20/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton hit four 3-pointers in the triple-overtime defeat to the Nets on Friday.
Insight: Middleton finished 11-of-23 overall and 4-for-8 from the 3-point line on his way to a team-high 29 points. He also had eight rebounds, six assists and three steals. When Middleton is clicking like this from downtown, he is a nice fantasy player, but that usually doesn't happen often enough.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR3/20/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points in the loss to the Bulls on Friday.
Insight: DeRozan doesn't usually do much besides score, but he did hit three 3-pointers, grab seven rebounds and dish out three assists as well. Kyle Lowry, who dressed but did not play, should be back soon though, and DeRozan should go back to just scoring.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI3/20/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic came off the bench and scored 29 points on Friday against the Raptors.
Insight: Mirotic didn't shoot well from the 3-point line, 3-for-11, but was 11-of-21 from the field overall. He also had 11 rebounds, four blocks and an assist. He did all of this with Taj Gibson back although Gibson played just 11 minutes. With Gibson back, Mirotic's role might become a bit murky again, but for now, fantasy owners have to roll with Mirotic. His upside is too great.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN3/20/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried had a decent scoring night, going 10-for-15 from the field with 20 points.
Insight: Unfortunately, Faried had a goose egg at the line, going 0-for-5. He also had six rebounds, four steals, two assists and two blocks. It was nice to see Faried fill the stat sheet on Friday, but he has been overall disappointing in the 2014-15 season.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR3/20/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge left Saturday's game with a left hand injury.
Insight: He will not return, which is the same for Nicolas Batum who is dealing with lower back pain. Portland will finish up the night short-handed.
Kevin Love, F, CLE3/20/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love had just 11 points and 13 rebounds in the victory over the Pacers on Friday.
Insight: Owners have pretty much given up on Love increasing his scoring numbers. Love took nine shots, hitting three of them. If he has a big 3-point shooting night, he can produce big numbers, but that doesn't happen very often. Love also had just one assist and one block.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/20/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James had a game-high 29 points in the, 95-92, victory over the Pacers on Friday.
Insight: James went 13-for-26 despite having a cold. He also had seven rebounds and five assists. James is averaging 25.8 ppg, 7.4 apg and 5.7 rpg this season.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/20/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans will play versus the Warriors on Friday according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Evans is a bit of a risky play versus Golden State, but he will be out there on Friday.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/20/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will not play on Friday according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Davis is dealing with an ankle injury and missed Thursday's game. With Davis out, Alexis Ajinca should benefit the most.
Matt Barnes, SF, LAC3/20/2015 9:06:00 PM
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes will play against the Wizards on Friday according to the Orange County Register.
Insight: Barnes was playing very well before his injury and with Jamal Crawford still out, owners should definitely consider adding Barnes.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI3/20/2015 8:24:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson is suited up for Friday's game versus the Raptors according to the Bulls play-by-play announcer Chuck Swirsky.
Insight: Gibson went through the shootaround on Friday morning, but there is still no word whether or not he is going to play. Either way Gibson is a high risk, and Nikola Mirotic should still remain in fantasy lineups.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/20/2015 7:10:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James will play on Friday against the Pacers according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: James is sick, but he will give it a go. Make sure he is in the lineup.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL3/20/2015 6:23:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will not play on Friday against the Blazers according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Harris has been dealing with this ankle issue for awhile, but this is his second straight game he will miss. With the Magic basically just trying to improve their draft position at this point, Harris is not going to rush back to the floor.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/20/2015 3:09:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis did not play on Thursday and will be a game-time decision on Friday night.
Insight: Due to the back-to-back nature of the schedule, the Pelicans didn't have a morning shootaround, so it will be a last-second call. Fantasy owners hope and pray he returns quickly from his ankle issue.
Matt Barnes, SF, LAC3/20/2015 3:01:00 PM
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes (right hamstring) participated in the shootaround and could play against Washington.
Insight: Barnes is averaging 9.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.5 apg so his fantasy value is limited, but the Clippers could use his athletic ability in the lineup.
Terrence Jones, F, HOU3/20/2015 2:59:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones (pneumothorax) will miss the next three games
Insight: That's a partially collapsed lung, for non-doctors. Jones just can't keep himself on the floor. He's played 25 games this season. Fantasy owners will have to turn to Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith for production in the front court for the Rockets.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET3/20/2015 2:50:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe did not play Wednesday due to his knee injury and is doubtful for Saturday and Sunday.
Insight: Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have averaged about 17 shots each in the two games Monroe has been sidelined.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN3/20/2015 1:19:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (rest) will sit out Friday night's game.
Insight: The Nuggets will rest him in back-to-back sets and he played Thursday night. Wilson Chandler and Will Barton should see an increase in playing time.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC3/20/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant (foot) has stopped all basketball activities, according to GM Sam Presti.
Insight: This is horrible news for owners. He's out indefinitely and that could include the playoffs too.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/20/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James was not at the morning shootaround (illness) and should be considered questionable for Friday versus Indiana.
Insight: Obviously there is no replacing an MVP like James who posted 25.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 7.4 apg. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love would see more opportunities if James can't go.
Jared Dudley, F, MIL3/20/2015 12:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley (sore knee) will not play Friday.
Insight: Dudley has very little fantasy value averaging 7.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.9 spg.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI3/20/2015 12:02:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson made it through the morning shootaround and could try to play Friday night, according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.
Insight: Gibson's return, when it comes, would cost Nikola Mirotc playing time, though there is no way the Bulls don't keep using the rookie as he's played very well. Gibson is averaging 10.6 ppg and 6.6 rpg this season.
Brandan Wright, F, PHO3/20/2015 12:27:00 AM
Description: Suns power forward Brandan Wright had a very efficient night against he Pelicans on Thursday.
Insight: Wright was 8-for-10 from the field on his way to 16 points. Incredibly, he also had eight rebounds and seven blocks. If Wright ends up playing more than 30 minutes in a game, he is a quality fantasy option.
Markieff Morris, F, PHO3/20/2015 12:23:00 AM
Description: Suns power forward Markieff Morris led the team with 17 points in the, 74-72, victory over the Pelicans.
Insight: Kentucky, Arizona and Villanova each scored more points than Phoenix did on Thursday, but the Suns will take it as they stay alive for the playoffs in the Western Conference. Morris also had eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
Trevor Ariza, SF, HOU3/19/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza had three 3-pointers as he finished second on the team in scoring on Thursday versus the Nuggets.
Insight: That's saying a lot considering James Harden went off for 50 points. Ariza had 17 points with six rebounds, four assists and a steal.
Wilson Chandler, G/F, DEN3/19/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler shot 10-of-17 from the field on his way to 23 points on Thursday.
Insight: Chandler made two 3-pointers and finished with six rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block. The 20-point game is his second one this month.
Terrence Jones, F, HOU3/19/2015 9:01:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones suffered a rib injury during Thursday's game and will not return according to the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: The injury was so bad, Jones committed a foul to get out of the game. It's too bad because Jones was having a nice night with 10 points and two rebounds in nine minutes before the injury. Fantasy owners will have to turn to Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith for production in the front court for the Rockets.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/19/2015 8:45:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will not play on Thursday against the Suns according to AZCentral.com.
Insight: Davis twisted his ankle in the morning shooting Thursday. This is a big loss for owners as the fantasy basketball playoffs are in full swing. Without Davis, Alexis Ajinca should see the biggest boost in fantasy value. Hopefully Davis returns on Friday.
Terrence Jones, F, HOU3/19/2015 8:39:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones has returned to the starting lineup versus the Nuggets on Thursday according to Fox 26 Houston.
Insight: Either way, Jones is probably going to see about 30 minutes of action. Jones is a must start player as long as Dwight Howard is still out.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/19/2015 3:38:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis rolled his ankle in the morning shootaround and should be considered questionable for Thursday night's game.
Insight: That would be a huge blow to fantasy owners as he's a fantasy stud in multiple categories. Check back before tipoff.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL3/18/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had a game-high 25 points in the, 107-102, victory over the Magic on Wednesday.
Insight: Nowitzki was 9-of-15 from the field, hitting five 3-pointers. He also had eight rebounds and two assists. Nowitzki has had a tough month, averaging just 14.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg, so it was nice to see him score like he did.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN3/18/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan had 19 points in the victory over the Bucks on Wednesday.
Insight: Duncan also had seven assists, five rebounds, three blocks and a steal. He is truly defying father time.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F, MIL3/18/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and nine rebounds in the loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.
Insight: Antetokounmpo was 8-for-16 from the field and also had three assists, two blocks and a steal. Antetokounmpo is having a great March, averaging 15.8 ppg with 7.0 rpg.
Mike Dunleavy, G/F, CHI3/18/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy hit five 3-pointers in the, 103-86, victory over the Pacers on Wednesday.
Insight: Dunleavy was 50 percent from the field overall and finished with 21 points. He also had five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. It was nice to see Dunleavy have a nice game after he went four games without reaching double figures.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI3/18/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic led Chicago in scoring again on Wednesday.
Insight: Mirotic continues to play an extremely important role for Chicago off the bench. He was 8-for-15 versus the Pacers to score 25 points. He also had nine rebounds, two blocks, two assists and two steals. Mirotic should be owned in all standard leagues.
Solomon Hill, F, IND3/18/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Solomon Hill led Indiana with 13 points in the loss to the Bulls on Thursday.
Insight: Hill was 5-for-10 from the field with one 3-pointer. He also had six rebounds, three assists and a steal.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR3/18/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan had a poor shooting night, but he still led Toronto with 21 points versus the Timberwolves.
Insight: DeRozan shot just 4-for-14 from the field, but he was 12-for-12 at the line. DeRozan also had seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. The Raptors shooting guard has been Mr. Consistent lately, scoring between 18 and 22 points in each of the last five games. With Kyle Lowry potentially out for a few games, DeRozan has the potential for even more.
Kevin Love, F, CLE3/18/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love recorded a double-double in his first game back from resting his back.
Insight: Love had 10 points and 11 rebounds, so it wasn't a dominating double-double. He was 4-for-9 from the field with no 3-pointers and four assists.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/18/2015 9:19:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James had 16 points and seven assists as Cleveland demolished the Nets, 117-92.
Insight: All 12 Cavaliers players scored at least three points, so no one stood out. Timofey Mozgov and J.R. Smith led the team with 17 points. James was 5-for-13 from the field.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC3/18/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay is listed as probable against the Clippers on Wednesday according to NBA.com.
Insight: Gay should get a ton of shots on Wednesday since DeMarcus Cousins is out. Gay is averaging 20.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 3.7 apg this season.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET3/18/2015 6:33:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe will not play again on Wednesday due to his knee injury according to Pistons.com.
Insight: Monroe was out Tuesday as well. Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond will likely see an uptick in value Wednesday. Hopefully Monroe can play on Sunday.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/18/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James will play against the Nets on Wednesday according to the New York Post.
Insight: James has the potential to have a big day versus the Nets. Brooklyn has allowed 103.0 ppg in the last 10 games. James, as always, should be in every lineup.
Kris Humphries, F, WAS3/18/2015 6:24:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Kris Humphries will not play on Wednesday according to CSN Washington.
Insight: This will be Humphries 10th straight game he will miss. Nene and Marcin Gortat should continue to see a lot of minutes.
Donatas Motiejunas, F, HOUHot3/17/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas led Houston with 23 points in the, 107-94, victory over the Magic on Tuesday.
Insight: Motiejunas was 8-for-12 from the field, going 2-for-2 at the 3-point line. He also had seven rebounds and four assists.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/17/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis scored a team-high 20 points during Tuesday's victory against the Bucks.
Insight: He also had 12 boards, four assists, three blocks, one steal, and two turnovers. Davis continues to produce unworldly numbers.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/17/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans did not shoot well from the floor, but found a way to contribute on Tuesday night.
Insight: He shot 5-of-18 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line for 12 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and four turnovers. Evans is the guy who is running New Orleans' offense at the moment.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F, MIL3/17/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo was very efficient during Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: Antetokounmpo shot 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line for 15 points, nine boards, five assists, three blocks, and one turnover. He has the ability to fill the stat sheet on a nightly basis.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL3/17/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris sprained his left ankle against the Rockets and will not return according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Harris suffered the injury in the first half, and tried to stay in the game but eventually had to leave. Harris missed five games this season with an issue in the same ankle, so it is likely the Magic will proceed cautiously.
Serge Ibaka, F, OKC3/17/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (knee) will miss the next four-to-six weeks.
Insight: He underwent surgery on Tuesday, and will be sidelined for at least the remainder of the regular season. Owners can drop Ibaka for the playoff run.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI3/17/2015 3:00:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson returned to practice Tuesday as did Jimmy Butler. Still no official timetable but Gibson must be getting close.
Insight: Gibson's return, when it comes, would cost Nikola Mirotc playing time, though there is no way the Bulls don't keep using the rookie as he's averaged 20.3 ppg and 8.1 rpg in nine March contests.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI3/17/2015 2:11:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler went through a full practice on Tuesday, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Butler is only in the second week of a 3-6 week timetable for return, so it appears he'll come back sooner rather than later. He's been a very good performer this season averaging 20.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.7 spg.
Kostas Papanikolaou, F, HOU3/17/2015 2:09:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Kostas Papanikoloau has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Orlando.
Insight: Papanikoloau has been dealing with an ankle issue. He doesn't play enough to be considered by fantasy owners.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET3/17/2015 2:02:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe will miss Tuesday's game against Memphis due to a right knee strain.
Insight: It happened during Monday's practice. It's hopefully just a one-game injury that will allow him to return on Friday. Monroe is averaging 16.0 ppg and 10.4 rpg, but is averaging 1838 ppg since the All-Star break.
Shawn Marion, F, DAL3/17/2015 1:58:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion (hip) came back Monday night after missing 13 games.
Insight: Marion only played nine minutes and put up five points. He is only averaging 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds this season, so his appearance in the rotation shouldn't change any fantasy lineups.