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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.