Forward Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR4/19/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Raptors swingman DeMar DeRozan couldn't find his shot and went 3-for-13, including 0-for-4 from beyond the arc, in Game 1 versus Brooklyn.
Insight: DeRozan will have to produce as he did in the regular season (22.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.1 spg) if Toronto is to do anything in the series.
Joe Johnson, G/F, BRK4/19/2014 4:05:00 PM
Description: Nets G/F Joe Johnson was certainly ready for the start of the playoffs, putting up 24 points on 8-for-13 shooting with eight rebounds, four assists and a couple of steals.
Insight: He played close to 45 minutes which likely isn't sustainable if the Nets get past the first series, but we like his production.
Danny Granger, SF, LAC4/19/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Danny Granger is probable for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Golden State.
Insight: He hasn't played since Mar 27 due to a strained hamstring. once a 20 ppg scorrt, Granger has no fantasy value these days averaging 16 mpg and 8.0 ppg in 12 contests with the Clippers.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC4/19/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin did not play in the regular season finale Wednesday after picking up his 16th technical foul Tuesday, but will be ready for Game 1 of the series with Golden State.
Insight: Griffin has had his best season in 2013-14, posting 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He averaged 26 ppg in his final 55 contests.
Alan Anderson, F, BRK4/19/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Nets have SF Alan Anderson is questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Toronto.
Insight: He's dealing with a sore abdominal muscle and missed four consecutive games to end the season. Anderson (7.2 ppg) should be ready to go for the playoffs but has little fantasy value.
Joe Johnson, G/F, BRK4/19/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Nets G/F Joe Johnson sat out Wednesday versus the Cavaliers, but he'll be ready for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Toronto.
Insight: He was officially listed as having a calf injury though we know Jason Kidd was just resting his starter. Johnson finished the regular season averaging 15.8 ppg, 2.7 apg and 3.4 rpg in 79 appearances.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR4/19/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Raptors power forward Amir Johnson (right ankle sprain) is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Brooklyn.
Insight: Johnson (10.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg) will have a tough defensive assignment - Paul Pierce. Patrick Patterson will go back to a reserve role.
Michael Beasley, F, MIA4/16/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Michael Beasley had to leave Wednesday's game against the Sixers after spraining his ankle. SOURCE: Heat on Twitter
Insight: Beasley notched eight points on 3-of-4 shooting before exiting. Consider him questionable for Miami's playoff opener against Charlotte.
Jordan Hill, PF, LALHot4/16/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles PF/C Jordan Hill finished the season in style, scoring 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting Wednesday in a win over San Antonio.
Insight: He also contributed 14 rebounds in his 28 minutes of action. It's Hill's 15th double-double of the season and his third in the last four games.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC4/16/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Kings forward Rudy Gay is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Phoenix. SOURCE: James Ham, Cowbell Kingdom
Insight: He's been in and out of the lineup with back issues. If Gay scores nine points on Wednesday, it will be the second time in his career he's averaged at least 20 ppg.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR4/16/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Portland won't play LaMarcus Aldridge Wednesday against the Clippers. SOURCE: Caset Holdahl, Blazers.com
Insight: He's just getting some rest. Aldridge slumped a bit in the second half (21.0 ppg on 42.9 percent shooting) but he's still one of the top power forwards in fantasy basketball. The Trail Blazers open their postseason slate Sunday against Houston.
Lamar Odom, F, NYK4/16/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Lamar Odom is officially a New York Knick. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: For now at least, His contract includes an option for next season. Odom averaged 4.0 ppg for the Clippers last season and probably won't fare much better in New York in 2014-15.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN4/16/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: San Antonio F/C Tim Duncan won't be available for Wednesday's regular season finale. SOURCE: Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News
Insight: He's getting a breather before the playoffs. Boris Diaw (9.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg) is going to see more minutes with Duncan (15.1 ppg, 9.7 rpg) out.
Joe Johnson, G/F, BRK4/16/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Nets G/F Joe Johnson will take a seat Wednesday versus the Cavaliers. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
Insight: He's officially listed as having a calf injury though we know Jason Kidd is just resting his starters before the playoffs. Johnson will finish the year with 15.8 ppg, 2.7 apg and 3.4 rpg in 79 appearances.
Paul Pierce, F, BRK4/16/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce is getting the night off Wednesday against Cleveland. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
Insight: So are veterans Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett and Joe Johnson. Pierce's 28 minutes per game this season respresent a career-low. His fantasy value seems to be shrinking by the minute.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA4/16/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Miami F/C Chris Andersen won't be in action Wednesday against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Keith Pompey, Philly Inquirer
Insight: Birdman is getting some much needed rest before the playoffs. His absence will open up minutes for Rashard Lewis (4.5 ppg) and Udonis Haslem (3.7 ppg) at power forward.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL4/16/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Atlanta forward Paul Millsap will not participate in Wednesday's game against Milwaukee. SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: With the Hawks slated to play top-seeded Indiana in the first round, they'll need their best player fully-rested. Look for Mike Scott (9.5 ppg) to fill in at power forward.
Kris Humphries, F, BOS4/16/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Celtics PF/C Kris Humphries won't be available Wednesday against Washington. SOURCE: Gary Washburn, Boston Globe
Insight: He's been battling knee tendinitis. It was an up and down season for Humphries, who averaged 8.4 ppg and 5.9 rpg in 69 appearances. He'll hit free agency this summer and has likely played his final game with the Celtics.
Draymond Green, F, GSW4/16/2014 2:29:00 PM
Description: Golden State forward Draymond Green isn't expected to play Wednesday in the final game of the regular season, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: The Warriors have already announced that Stephen Curry, David Lee, Andre Iguodala and Jermaine O'Neal will sit out to rest for the playoffs. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will probably dress for the game but won't play, leaving Steve Blake, Jordan Crawford, Harrison Barnes, Marreese Speights and Hilton Armstrong to get most of the minutes for Golden State against the Nuggets.
Andre Iguodala, SF, GSW4/16/2014 2:27:00 PM
Description: Golden State small forward Andre Iguodala (rest) will miss Wednesday's game, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Iguodala has been dealing with some knee tendinitis and he'll get a chance to rest up before the postseason. Iggy averaged 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 threes in 63 games this season.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/16/2014 2:19:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will miss Wednesday's game to rest for the playoffs, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Lee returned from a seven-game absence caused by a nerve irritation three games ago and had 25 points and nine boards Monday. He'll finish with averages of 18.2 ppg, 9.3 rpg and 2.1 apg in 69 games.
Chandler Parsons, F, HOU4/16/2014 1:47:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Chandler Parsons will sit out Wednesday's season finale for rest, the team announced via Twitter.
Insight: Parsons raised his scoring from 15.5 ppg last season to 16.6 ppg in 2013-14 and added 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 triples and 1.2 steals in 74 games.
LeBron James, F, MIA4/16/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James (rest) will not play Wednesday, the team announced via Twitter.
Insight: The Heat are locked into the No. 2 seed in the East and James will rest up for the postseason. With Dwyane Wade ailing for most of the season, James carried Miami with averages of 37.7 minutes, 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 77 games. He increased his field-goal percentage for the seventh consecutive season.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC4/16/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin will not play in the regular season finale Wednesday, according to ESPN. He picked up his 16th technical foul Tuesday, earning a one-game suspension.
Insight: The NBA may rescind the technical, but coach Doc Rivers said Griffin won't travel with the team to Portland. Griffin has had his best season in 2013-14, posting 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He averaged 26 ppg in his final 55 contests.
Mason Plumlee, PF, BRK4/15/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn F/C Mason Plumlee did a little bit of everything Tuesday in a loss to New York.
Insight: The rookie out of Duke contributed 16 points, nine rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes of action. He's been deadly accurate over his last five games, making 81.1 percent of his field goal tries over that span. Look for Plumlee (7.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg) to have a big role in the Nets' upcoming postseason run.
David West, F, IND4/15/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West (rest) will not play Wednesday, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: West will rest up for the postseason. The power forward averaged 15.4 ppg and 6.7 rpg over his final 45 games, compared to 12.2 ppg and 6.9 rpg the first 35.
Paul George, G/F, IND4/15/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George (rest) will not play in Wednesday's regular season finale, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: He'll join David West, Lance Stephenson and C.J. Watson on the bench. The 23-year-old George will finish with averages of 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.3 threes, but he only shot 37.7 percent from the field and averaged 19.6 ppg in his final 38 contests. He averaged 23.6 ppg on .464 shooting his first 42 games and was an early MVP candidate.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR4/15/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: The Trail Blazers are considering giving LaMarcus Aldridge the night off Wednesday against the Clippers. SOURCE: Mike Tokito, The Oregonian
Insight: Though Portland is only one game behind Houston for the No. 4 seed, the Rockets hold the tiebreaker because they won three out of four against the Blazers during the regular season. That essentially makes Wednesday's game meaningless. Even if Aldridge (23.2 ppg, 11.1 rpg) and the usual starters do play tomorrow night, they'll probably be on a minutes restriction.
Paul Pierce, F, BRK4/15/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Nets power forward Paul Pierce is ready to go Tuesday against the Knicks. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
Insight: Pierce, who had been questionable with a shoulder injury, has averaged 13.5 ppg since the All-Star break. That's the same scoring average he had in the first half, though he's been much more efficient in the second half (48.8 percent shooting versus 42.9 before the break).
Joe Johnson, G/F, BRK4/15/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn G/F Joe Johnson will be active for Tuesday night's game against the Knicks. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
Insight: There had been a rumor the Nets were thinking of resting their starters to try and get the No. 6 seed and a more favorable matchup with Toronto in the first round, though apparently that wasn't the case. A shooting guard for most of his career, Johnson has played primarily as a small forward this season. He leads the team in scoring at 15.8 ppg.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK4/15/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: New York forward Carmelo Anthony will not participate in Tuesday's game against Brooklyn.
Insight: He's been playing with a torn labrum, though according to Newsday's Al Iannazzone, the injury will not require surgery. With free agency looming, it's possible that Carmelo has played his final game in a Knicks uniform.
Mirza Teletovic, F, BRK4/15/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Nets power forward Mirza Teletovic (personal) will sit out Tuesday against the Knicks, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Insight: His wife gave birth to twins on Tuesday. Teletovic has averaged 2.9 threes, 12.1 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last 11 games and would have been in line to play increased minutes in the final two games of the regular season with Brooklyn looking to rest its stars.
Paul Pierce, F, BRK4/15/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce (shoulder) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Insight: The Nets have an "old" roster with six players 30-years-old or older, so this isn't a surprise. Starting any of the veterans on Tuesday will be a risky play. Marquis Teague, Marcus Thornton and Mason Plumlee could play big minutes.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK4/15/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) will likely miss Tuesday and Wednesday's game, according to coach Mike Woodson.
Insight: Anthony (27.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.2 spg, 2.2 threes) has been dealing with numbness in his arm due to the shoulder injury and with the Knicks having nothing to play for is not expected to play either night.
Alan Anderson, F, BRK4/15/2014 11:57:00 AM
Description: The Nets have already ruled Alan Anderson out for Tuesday's game with the Knicks, according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.
Insight: He's dealing with a sore abdominal muscle and will miss his third consecutive game. Anderson (7.2 ppg) should be ready to go for the playoffs but has very little fantasy value.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/14/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: New Orleans swingman Tyreke Evans (knee) was doubtful for Monday's game but he ended up being a last-minute addition to the starting lineup and went bonkers against the Thunder.
Insight: Evans threw up 41 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals to help the shorthanded Pelicans knock off OKC by 12 points after mising Saturday's contest.
Chandler Parsons, F, HOU4/14/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (wrist, hip) played 40 minutes Monday and had 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Insight: He missed Saturday's game due to minor wrist and hip injuries, which he suffered in a hard fall on Friday.
Jeff Adrien, F, MILHot4/14/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF Jeff Adrien had 19 points and nine rebounds in 40 minutes Monday at Toronto.
Insight: Adrien has averaged 15.2 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last eight games. The undrafted big man was a throw-in in the deadline trade that sent Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal to Charlotte for Ramon Sessions, but for some reason Milwaukee has played him 33+ mpg instead of giving more minutes to 2012 first-round pick John Henson.
Khris Middleton, F, MILHot4/14/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton has averaged 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 threes over his last five games.
Insight: The Bucks have been playing Middleton way more minutes than he should be getting over the past month in an attempt to lock down the worst record in the NBA. They clinched it Monday with a loss to the Raptors.
Andre Iguodala, SF, GSW4/14/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Golden State small forward Andre Iguodala (knee) will not play Monday, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: It's probably another precautionary absence to allow the veteran to rest his knee. Harrison Barnes will likely start like he did Friday when Iggy was out but he isn't a good fantasy option.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/14/2014 8:17:00 PM
Description: New Orleans swingman Tyreke Evans wasn't expected to play Monday but he started against the Thunder.
Insight: A knee injury limited him to just 21 minutes Friday night and he didn't play on Saturday. His return bumped Anthony Morrow to the bench, though Morrow should still see close to 30 minutes.
Chandler Parsons, F, HOU4/14/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (wrist, hip) will start Monday against the Spurs, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: He missed Saturday's game due to minor wrist and hip injuries, which he suffered in a hard fall on Friday.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN4/14/2014 6:54:00 PM
Description: Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not play Monday against the Rockets, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: He is getting the night off along with Danny Green, Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills. The 22-year-old Leonard has averaged 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 threes per game this season.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/14/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: New Orleans swingman Tyreke Evans isn't expected to play Monday, according to Jim Eichenhofer of pelicans.com.
Insight: A knee injury limited him to just 21 minutes Friday night and he didn't play on Saturday. With Brian Roberts also out, look for Austin Rivers and Anthony Morrow to play most of the minutes in New Orleans' backcourt with Darius Miller and Al-Farouq Aminu splitting time at small forward.
Chandler Parsons, F, HOU4/14/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Rockets coach Kevin McHale said forward Chandler Parsons (wrist, hip) will be a "true" game-time decision Monday, according to Jason Friedman of rockets.com.
Insight: He participated in the shootaround and said he would try to play, but he might have to miss his second straight game.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR4/14/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Raptors swingman DeMar DeRozan will get a night off to rest Monday against the Bucks, according to Josh Lewenberg of tsn.ca.
Insight: Greivis Vasquez will start in his place. DeRozan has averaged 24.1 points, 4.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals over his last 49 games and a career-high 22.8 ppg this season.
Luol Deng, F, CLE4/14/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Cleveland small forward Luol Deng (back) will not play in the season finale Wednesday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Deng (16 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.9 apg) will end up missing the last three games of the season due to a sore back. He'll be a free agent when the season concludes.
Darrell Arthur, F, DEN4/14/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur (knee) is expected to play Tuesday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Arthur (5.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg) played just two minutes Saturday due to a knee injury. He's averaging just 17.1 minutes per game this season.
Wilson Chandler, G/F, DEN4/14/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler (groin) traveled with the team to Los Angeles and is expected to play Tuesday against the Clippers. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Chandler returned from a 10-game absence on Saturday and had nine points but he went to the locker room and didn't return.
Marvin Williams, F, UTA4/14/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams (knee) is not expected to play Monday, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Enes Kanter started the last two games with Williams out and averaged 14.4 points and 11.9 rebounds over his last seven.
Kris Humphries, F, BOS4/14/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Boston PF/C Kris Humphries (knee) will sit out Monday against Philadelphia, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of csnne.com.
Insight: Humphries (8.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg) will sit out for the fourth time in his past five games due to knee tendinitis.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/14/2014 2:15:00 PM
Description: New Orleans swingman Tyreke Evans is available to play but is still considered questionable for Monday's game against Oklahoma City.
Insight: A knee injury limited him to just 21 minutes Friday night and he didn't play on Saturday. He's averaging 13.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.9 apg this season and 18.6 ppg as a starter.
LeBron James, F, MIA4/14/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James will sit out Monday's game against Washington.
Insight: This is simply a matter of resting for the playoffs. James (27.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 6.4 apg, 1.6 spg) is healthy, but the chances of catching Indiana in the standings for the top seed are small.
Chandler Parsons, F, HOU4/14/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Chandler Parsons sat out Saturday, but is probable for Monday against San Antonio.
Insight: He's battling minor wrist and hip injuries, but made it through the morning shootaround and will "give it a go," according to Jennifer Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL4/14/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll is expected to sit out Monday's game against Charlotte. Atlanta is locked into the eighth seed.
Insight: Carroll (11.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.5 spg) made a huge jump in production this season almost doubling his scoring total from his days in Utah.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL4/14/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Atlanta forward Paul Millsap is one of three Hawks starters expected to sit on Monday.
Insight: Millsap has been a fantasy stud this season averaging 17.9 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.7 spg, 1.1 bpg. The Hawks are locked into the eighth seed.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL4/14/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver will rest on Monday in preparation for the playoffs, according to Chris Vivlamore of AJC.
Insight: Lou Williams will get the start. Korver is a 3-point shooting machine, going 185-for-192 this season. He's also averaging a career-best 4.0 rpg and 2.9 apg. He's also averaged a career-high 34 mpg. DeMarre Carroll is also expected to be rested.
Terrence Jones, F, HOUHot4/14/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Houston forward Terrence Jones scored 20 points, grabbed 11 boards and had two steals in 40 minutes Monday against the Spurs.
Insight: Jones has averaged 16.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 steals over his last seven games.
Mirza Teletovic, F, BRK4/13/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Nets power forward Mirza Teletovic has averaged 2.8 triples in April despite playing just 22.8 minutes per game.
Insight: Teletovic had 20 points, six rebounds and four threes in 29 minutes Sunday and should see increased minutes in the last few games as the team gets Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett as much rest as possible before the postseason.
Mason Plumlee, PF, BRKHot4/13/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Nets rookie Mason Plumlee had 17 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in 26 minutes Sunday against the Magic.
Insight: Plumlee started when Kevin Garnett was out due to back spasms and the Nets have expanded his minutes lately. He has averaged 14.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals over his last five games.
David West, F, IND4/13/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West had 21 points and six rebounds Sunday against the Thunder.
Insight: West has dropped from 17.1 ppg and 7.7 rpg last year to 14 ppg and 6.8 rpg in 2013-14 because he has played 1.5 fewer minutes per game.
Josh Smith, F, DET4/13/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) missed his fourth straight game on Sunday.
Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence the last four games has allowed Rodney Stuckey to start, and Stuckey has averaged 21 ppg in that span.
Andre Iguodala, SF, GSW4/13/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Golden State small forward Andre Iguodala (knee) will return Sunday against the Kings.
Insight: Iguodala missed Friday's game for precautionary reasons.
Kevin Love, F, MIN4/13/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves PF Kevin Love (elbow) is expected to play Sunday, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Love hyperextended his right elbow Wednesday and was a late scratch Friday. Stay tuned in case something changes prior to the 9 p.m. ET start Sunday.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC4/13/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Sacramento small forward Rudy Gay (back) will take a seat Sunday against the Timberwolves, according to Jonathan Santiago of cowbellkingdom.com.
Insight: Gay (20.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg) missed games on Tuesday and Wednesday with his back injury before playing 34 minutes Saturday. Derrick Williams will start in his place tonight but hasn't done much when he has been given extended playing time this season.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC4/13/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant went ballistic Sunday in a loss to Indiana.
Insight: Durant put up 38 points in 42 minutes of court time. Once a tight battle, Durant has now zoomed ahead of LeBron James in the MVP race by averaging 29.9 ppg in the month of April (seven games). It looks like Oklahoma City will open against Dallas next week in the first round of the playoffs.
Alan Anderson, F, BRK4/13/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: The Nets have already ruled Alan Anderson out for Sunday's game against the Magic. SOURCE: Newsday
Insight: He's dealing with a sore abdominal muscle. Anderson (7.2 ppg) has only registered double-digit points once in his last five contests so it's not a big loss for fantasy owners.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN4/13/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried went off for 24 points, 21 rebounds and five assists Saturday in a win over Utah.
Insight: It's Faried's second career 20-point, 20-rebound performance. The Manimal has given fantasy owners 19.9 ppg in 23 games since March 1st. That's well above his career average (12.0 ppg in 204 NBA appearances).
Lamar Odom, F, LAC4/12/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: The Knicks are considering signing former Lakers and Clippers forward Lamar Odom before the end of the regular season. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: They'll have to hurry. New York's last game is on Wednesday (the Hawks officially eliminated them on Saturday). Odom last played for the Euroleague Laboral Kuxta in Spain about two months ago. Teams have been hesitant to sign Odom because of his recent off-court issues including a drunk driving arrest in August.
Wilson Chandler, G/F, DEN4/12/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler will be back in action Saturday against Utah. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: He had missed the previous ten games with a strained groin. Quincy Miller averaged 23.6 mpg during Chandler's absence but we doubt he sees that much playing time on Saturday.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/12/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: New Orleans swingman Tyreke Evans will play Saturday against Houston. SOURCE: Pelicans on Twitter
Insight: A knee injury limited him to just 21 minutes last night against the Thunder. He's averaged 13.6 ppg in April after scoring 20.4 ppg in 15 March appearances.
Marvin Williams, F, UTA4/12/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams did not accompany the team Saturday for its game against Denver. SOURCE: Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Williams, who is out with a bruised knee, missed last night's game as well. We're expecting Enes Kanter (12.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg) to start in his place.
Francisco Garcia, G/F, HOU4/12/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Rockets swingman Francisco Garcia will have the night off Saturday against the Pelicans. SOURCE: Rockets on Twitter
Insight: He's out with a back injury. Garcia (5.8 ppg) has been held to single-digit points in each of his last three games. He's not in the fantasy conversation.
Chandler Parsons, F, HOU4/12/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Chandler Parsons will sit out Saturday against New Orleans. SOURCE: Rockets on Twitter
Insight: He's battling minor wrist and hip injuries. With Parsons sidelined, Omri Casspi (6.9 ppg) will make his first start of the season at small forward.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/12/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans left Friday's game with a bone bruise in his right knee and is doubtful for Saturday's game against Houston.
Insight: The Pels are running out of bodies. Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis are done for the season and both Brian Roberts (ankle) and Evans (knee) are both hurting.
Luol Deng, F, CLE4/12/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Cleveland small forward Luol Deng missed Friday's game with a sore back and is questionable for Saturday's game against Boston.
Insight: Deng exited Wednesday's game with the continuing back issue. The Cavaliers are eliminated from playoff contention and have no reason to push Deng to play.
Gerald Green, G/F, PHOHot4/11/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Suns guard Gerald Green started with Goran Dragic (ankle) out and had 27 points against the Spurs Friday night.
Insight: Green has averaged 26 points and 4.3 threes per game over his last four games.
Andray Blatche, F/C, BRK4/11/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn center Andray Blatche missed his third straight game Friday.
Insight: Nets coach Jason Kidd said before the game that Blatche was available after he missed the last two games due to illness, but he didn't end up using the center. Mason Plumlee has moved ahead of him on the depth chart.
Mason Plumlee, PF, BRKHot4/11/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Nets rookie Mason Plumlee has averaged 14.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last four games.
Insight: Plumlee started when Kevin Garnett was out due to back spasms and the Nets have expanded his minutes lately with Andray Blatche out due to an illness.
Paul Millsap, F, ATLHot4/11/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Atlanta forward Paul Millsap had 27 points and 10 rebounds Friday at Brooklyn to knock the Hawks' magic number for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference down to one.
Insight: The Hawks will clinch with either a win Saturday against the Heat or a Knicks loss Sunday against the Bulls. Millsap has compiled seven straight double-doubles.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/11/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans left Friday's game with a bone bruise in his right knee and won't return, according to Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports.
Insight: The Pels are running out of bodies. Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis are done for the season and both Brian Roberts (ankle) and Evans (knee) left Friday.
Amare Stoudemire, F, NYKHot4/11/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire put up 24 points and 11 rebounds in 40 minutes Friday against the Raptors.
Insight: Stoudemire hadn't played more than 37 minutes in a game since 2011-12. The Knicks handled Stoudemire with kid gloves earlier this season, but he has averaged 28.8 minutes, 16.7 points and 6.6 rebounds over his last 18 games.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK4/11/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) played through his injury and had 30 points on 8-of-17 shooting Friday night at Toronto.
Insight: Anthony has been dealing with numbness in his arm due to a shoulder injury and shot 29 percent from the field his previous two games. His performance kept the Knicks alive in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.
Andre Iguodala, SF, GSW4/11/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Golden State small forward Andre Iguodala will miss Friday's game due to right knee tendinitis, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Iguodala is sitting out for precautionary reasons. Draymond Green will benefit from his absence.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/11/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee (nerve irritation) will play Friday, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Lee said he's not 100 percent yet but thinks he's healthy enough to help. Draymond Green will remain relevant with Andre Iguodala (knee) sitting out Friday.
Marvin Williams, F, UTA4/11/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Utah power forward Marvin Williams (knee) will miss Friday's game, according to Jazz announcer David Locke.
Insight: Enes Kanter, who had 15 points and 19 rebounds Tuesday and has averaged 13 points and 9.3 rebounds over his last 26 games, will get the start and should be in all fantasy lineups.
Kevin Love, F, MIN4/11/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves PF Kevin Love (elbow) was listed as probable for Friday's game but he won't play. SOURCE: Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune
Insight: Love hyperextended his right elbow Wednesday but was able to play through it. He has been dealing with back spasms as well and the Wolves have nothing to play for.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA4/11/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: The Heat will have PF/C Chris Andersen (back, knee) available for Friday's game, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Andersen missed two of the last three games with back and knee issues. He'll provide energy for Miami but isn't much of a fantasy option.
Luol Deng, F, CLE4/11/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Cleveland small forward Luol Deng will miss Friday's game with a sore back, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Insight: Deng exited Wednesday's game with the back issue. The Cavaliers are eliminated from playoff contention and have no reason to push Deng to play.
Alan Anderson, F, BRK4/11/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Alan Anderson was scratched from Friday's lineup due to sore abdominal muscles, according to Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record.
Insight: Anderson was going to get another chance to start with Shaun Livingston out, but Andrei Kirilenko will replace him. Marcus Thornton also should see a good chunk of minutes.
Paul Pierce, F, BRK4/11/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce (hip) will return to the lineup Friday, the Nets announced via Twitter.
Insight: Pierce got a night off to rest on Wednesday. He'll start alongside Jorge Gutierrez, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson and Kevin Garnett against the Hawks.
Josh Smith, F, DET4/11/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) is out Friday against the Bulls, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence the last two games has allowed Rodney Stuckey to move into the starting lineup.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR4/11/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Raptors power forward Amir Johnson (ankle) will play Friday, the team announced.
Insight: Johnson (10.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) has dealt with soreness in his right ankle on and off since February and missed the last three games. Patrick Patterson will go back to a reserve role.
Kris Humphries, F, BOS4/11/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Boston PF/C Kris Humphries (knee) will play Friday, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Humphries (8.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg) missed the last two games. He had some fantasy value earlier this season but isn't worth using with Jared Sullinger and Brandon Bass taking up most of the frontcourt minutes.
Kevin Love, F, MIN4/11/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves PF Kevin Love (elbow) is probable for Friday's game against the Rockets, according to the Star TRibune.
Insight: Love hyperextended his right elbow Wednesday but was able to play through it. He has been dealing with back spasms as well.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA4/11/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen (back, knee) will be a game-time decision Friday, according to Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Andersen missed two of the last three games with back and knee issues.
Udonis Haslem, F, MIA4/11/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Miami forward Udonis Haslem (illness) is expected to play Friday, according to Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Haslem missed the last two games with a stomach virus. The 33-year-old started the last six games he played and averaged 22.2 minutes, 7.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.5 blocks.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYKCold4/11/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) will play Friday against the Raptors, according to Jonah Ballow of nyknicks.com.
Insight: Anthony is dealing with numbness in his arm due to a shoulder injury and has shot 29 percent from the field over his last two games.
Kris Humphries, F, BOS4/11/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Boston PF/C Kris Humphries (knee) will be a game-time decision Friday, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of csnne.com.
Insight: Humphries (8.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg) missed the last two games. He had some fantasy value earlier this season but isn't worth using even if he plays Friday.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC4/11/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Sacramento small forward Rudy Gay (back) will play Saturday against the Clippers, according to Sean Cunningham of News 10 Sacramento.
Insight: Gay (20.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg) missed the last two games with a sore back.
Josh Smith, F, DET4/11/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) missed a second straight game Wednesday and is questionable for Friday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence allows Rodney Stuckey to move into the starting lineup.
Byron Mullens, F/C, PHI4/11/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Sixers F/C Byron Mullens (ankle) is probable for Friday's game against Memphis.
Insight: Mullens missed six straight games. He has averaged just 13.1 minutes per game with the 76ers, though that's nearly seven more than he was getting with the Clippers. He's got no fantasy value.
Tim Duncan, F, SAN4/11/2014 1:14:00 PM
Description: Spurs F/C Tim Duncan (rest) will sit out Friday against the Suns.
Insight: This is just coach Gregg Popovich following his usual strategy. Duncan played 39 minuters on Thursday on a sore knee so he'll get the night off. The Spurs will divide Duncan's minutes among Boris Diaw, Tiago Splitter, Jeff Ayres and Matt Bonner.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/10/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee (nerve irritation) will miss Thursday's game against the Nuggets, according to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: Lee practiced Wednesday and said he can do normal running but still feels pain in his hamstring when he makes an explosive move. Draymond Green will continue to start until Lee returns.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR4/10/2014 6:30:00 PM
Description: Toronto forward Amir Johnson (ankle) went through a light practice Thursday and is likely to play Friday, according to Eric Koreen of the National Post.
Insight: Johnson (10.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) has dealt with soreness in his right ankle on and off since February and missed the last three games. Patrick Patterson and Tyler Hansbrough have been splitting time at power forward.
Shawn Marion, F, DAL4/10/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Mavs small forward Shawn Marion (foot) is expected to play Thursday against the Spurs, according to Earl K. Sneed of mavs.com.
Insight: Marion received treatment on his injured foot Wednesday and will play through the pain to help Dallas reach the postseason.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYKCold4/10/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) is expected to play Friday against the Raptors, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.
Insight: Anthony is dealing with numbness in his arm due to a shoulder injury and has shot 29 percent from the field over his last two games.
Marvin Williams, F, UTA4/10/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams (knee) is doubtful for Friday's game, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Enes Kanter, who had 15 points and 19 rebounds Tuesday and has averaged 13 points and 9.3 rebounds over his last 26 games, will likely get the start and should be in all fantasy lineups.
Tayshaun Prince, F, MEM4/10/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Memphis small forward Tayshaun Prince (ankle) will not play Friday, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.
Insight: Prince (6.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.6 apg) suffered a sprained left ankle on April 4 and hasn't returned to the lineup. His absence has opened up more playing time for James Johnson.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/10/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee (nerve irritation) participated in Thursday's shootaround and will be a game-time decision against the Nuggets, according to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: Lee practiced Wednesday and said he can do normal running but still feels pain in his hamstring when he makes an explosive move. Draymond Green will continue to start until Lee returns.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP4/10/2014 1:47:00 PM
Description: Pelicans PF Anthony Davis (back) will miss the remainder of the season
Insight: Davis has been dealing with back spasms and averaged just 22.7 minutes, 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds over his last three games. he was a fantasy stud this season averaging 20.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 2.8 bpg.
Kevin Love, F, MIN4/9/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves PF Kevin Love suffered a hyperextended elbow during Wednesday's game but played through the injury. SOURCE: Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune
Insight: Love has been dealing with back spasms and now he has another issue to worry about with just a few games remaining in what has been a frustrating season for the Wolves.
P.J. Tucker, F, PHO4/9/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Suns swingman P.J. Tucker had 15 points, nine rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes Wednesday at New Orleans.
Insight: Tucker has been one of the top rebounders among shooting-guard eligible players this season and averaged 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.1 threes over his last 18 games.
Gerald Green, G/F, PHOHot4/9/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Suns guard Gerald Green has averaged 22.8 points over his last five games.
Insight: Green has been fine since Eric Bledsoe returned and sent him back to the bench. In 13 games since that happened, Green has generated 18.1 points and 3.0 threes per game. He had 21 points, two rebounds and four threes Wednesday.
Mirza Teletovic, F, BRK4/9/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Nets power forward Mirza Teletovic had 17 points, nine rebounds and five threes Wednesday at Orlando.
Insight: He started with Paul Pierce getting the night off. Despite playing just 19.3 minutes per game this season, Teletovic has averaged 1.9 threes per game. However, he hasn't done anything else to warrant attention from fantasy owners.
Matt Barnes, SF, LAC4/9/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes (illness) is OK to start Wednesday against Oklahoma City, according to Brad Turner of the L.A. Times.
Insight: Barnes missed Tuesday's practice due to strep throat. He has averaged just 7.5 ppg over his last two games but put up 14.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 threes, 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocks per game over his last 22.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC4/9/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Sacramento small forward Rudy Gay (back) is now out Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, according to James Ham of cowbellkingdom.com.
Insight: Gay was expected to play after he sat out Tuesday's game with a sore back, but he'll miss another one. His wife is also due to give birth, so he may miss Saturday's game at Los Angeles even if his back condition improves.
Reggie Evans, F, SAC4/9/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: Kings power forward Reggie Evans (back) is expected to return Wednesday against the Blazers, according to Sean Cunningham of News 10 Sacramento.
Insight: The rebounding specialist has averaged 21 minutes, 4.4 points, 7.2 boards and 0.8 steals over his last 12 games (all starts) before sitting out Tuesday.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC4/9/2014 8:45:00 PM
Description: Sacramento small forward Rudy Gay (back) is expected to play Wednesday, according to Sean Cunningham of News 10 Sacramento.
Insight: Gay sat out Tuesday's game with a sore back. His wife is due to give birth, so there's a chance he'll have to leave Wednesday's game early.
Udonis Haslem, F, MIA4/9/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Miami forward Udonis Haslem (illness) will miss Wednesday's game against Memphis, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: He's out with a stomach virus. Chris Andersen and Greg Oden are also out, so look for Shane Battier and Rashard Lewis to see extra playing time.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA4/9/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen (back, knee) will sit out Wednesday, according to Ethan J. Skolnick of Bleacher Report.
Insight: Birdman missed Sunday's game with knee and back injuries and played 19 minutes Tuesday. The Heat are just trying to have everyone healthy for the postseason.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOPCold4/9/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Pelicans PF Anthony Davis (back) will miss Wednesday's game, according to Pelicans reporter Jennifer Hale.
Insight: Davis has been dealing with back spasms and averaged just 22.7 minutes, 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds over his last three games.
Andray Blatche, F/C, BRK4/9/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn center Andray Blatche (illness) will miss a second straight game Wednesday, according to espnny.com.
Insight: Blatche averaged just 17.8 minutes per game over his last five contests and has been passed on the depth chart by Mason Plumlee.
Josh Smith, F, DET4/9/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) will miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Cavaliers, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence allowed Rodney Stuckey to move into the starting lineup, and Stuckey had 29 points in 39 minutes.
Paul Pierce, F, BRK4/9/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce will sit out Wednesday, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Mirza Teletovic will start in Pierce's place. The 36-year-old Pierce played 32 minutes Tuesday at Miami and will get a rest.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR4/9/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Toronto forward Amir Johnson (ankle) will sit out Wednesday, the team announced.
Insight: Johnson (10.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) has dealt with soreness in his right ankle on and off since February and will miss his third straight game. Patrick Patterson and Tyler Hansbrough have been splitting time at power forward.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/9/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee (nerve irritation) says reports that he's out for the rest of the regular season are premature, but he's still not sure when he'll be back. SOURCE: Carl Steward, Bay Area News Group
Insight: Lee practiced Wednesday and said he can do normal running but still feels pain in his hamstring when he makes an explosive move. Draymond Green will continue to start until Lee returns.
Wilson Chandler, G/F, DEN4/9/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler (groin) will miss his ninth straight game on Wednesday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Denver coach Brian Shaw said he is encouraging Chandler and Ty Lawson (ankle) to try and return before the end of the season, but he's less confident that Chandler will make it back. Quincy Miller started the last seven games but averaged just 22.5 minutes, 7.6 points and 3.4 rebounds during that span.
Trevor Ariza, SF, WAS4/9/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: Wizards swingman Trevor Ariza (flu) will play Wednesday, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com.
Insight: Ariza has been playing with the flu and made just 4-of-18 from the field on Friday and Saturday. He's feeling better and is good to go Wednesday aganst the Bobcats.
David West, F, IND4/9/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West (rest) will not play Wednesday, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: All five starters are getting a breather. Luis Scola will start in West's place.
Paul George, G/F, IND4/9/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George (rest) will not play Wednesday, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: All five Indiana starters are sitting out for rest on Wednesday. Look for Donald Sloan, Evan Turner, Rasual Butler, Luis Scola and Ian Mahinmi to start against the Bucks.
Josh McRoberts, F, CHA4/9/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts is expected to play Wednesday against Washington. SOURCE: Charlotte Observer
Insight: McRoberts (8.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg) has sat out the last three games with an injured ankle. He's averaged just under ten points per game since the All-Star break.
Shawn Marion, F, DAL4/9/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Mavs small forward Shawn Marion hurt his right foot Tuesday against Utah but expects to be back in action Thursday versus San Antonio. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: With Dallas fighting to save its season, Marion is determined to play through the pain. The Matrix has struggled against the Spurs this season, averaging 4.5 ppg on 18.8 percent shooting in two previous matchups.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC4/9/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant saw his streak of 25-point games come to an end Tuesday versus Sacramento.
Insight: Durant (23 points on 8-of-13 shooting) said earlier this week he wished the streak was over so it looks like he got exactly what he wanted. Durant's 41-game streak was one of the longest in NBA history, though he would have needed another 65 games just to tie Wilt Chamberlain's record of 106 games set during the 1962-63 campaign.
Nick Young, G/F, LALHot4/9/2014 9:17:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles swingman Nick Young was a scoring machine Tuesday against the Rockets.
Insight: Swaggy P netted 32 points in only 23 minutes of court time. He's averaged 24.2 ppg on 49.4 percent shooting during the Lakers' five-game losing streak.
Terrence Jones, F, HOU4/9/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Houston forward Terrence Jones delivered 33 points Tuesday in a 145-130 victory over the Lakers.
Insight: Lots of things happened Tuesday night at Staples Center. Defense was not one of them. Jones, who started the year on Houston's bench, has really come on strong in the second half. He's averaged 12.6 ppg on 57.5 percent shooting since the All-Star break. With Dwight Howard out of the lineup, Jones and Omer Asik are both must-starts.
Paul Millsap, F, ATLHot4/8/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Atlanta forward Paul Millsap had his fifth consecutive double-double Tuesday against Detroit.
Insight: Millsap had 24 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 37 minutes.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC4/8/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Sacramento small forward Rudy Gay (back) is officially out Tuesday, according to Sean Cunningham of News10 Sacramento.
Insight: Gay's wife is also due to give birth, so he may miss Wednesday game even if his back is healthy. With Reggie Evans also out, Derrick Williams is due to see big minutes Tuesday.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC4/8/2014 8:39:00 PM
Description: Sacramento small forward Rudy Gay has a back injury and may not play Tuesday, according to the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones.
Insight: Gay's wife is also due to give birth, so he was questionable anyway. If he doesn't play, it will lead to more minutes for Derrick Williams and Travis Outlaw.
Reggie Evans, F, SAC4/8/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Kings power forward Reggie Evans (back) will miss Tuesday's game, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.
Insight: The rebounding specialist has averaged 21 minutes, 4.4 points, 7.2 boards and 0.8 steals over his last 12 games (all starts). Jason Thompson will start in his place and Derrick Williams also will see more minutes.
David West, F, IND4/8/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West recently approached coach Frank Vogel about getting a night off to rest. He's considered questionable for Wednesday's game with Milwaukee. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: The Pacers looked totally gassed Sunday in an embarrassing 19-point loss to Atlanta. West played 38 minutes in that game, posting 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting. He hasn't missed a game all season.
Paul George, G/F, IND4/8/2014 8:23:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George could be given the night off to rest Wednesday against the Bucks. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: As bad as the Pacers have played lately, they should be able to handle Milwaukee without George's help. None of the Pacers' five starters were at practice on Tuesday.
Marvin Williams, F, UTA4/8/2014 8:16:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams will be available Tuesday against Dallas. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: His status had been in question because of a bruised knee. The 27-year-old has been held to single-digit points in each of his last four games.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA4/8/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen is back in the lineup Tuesday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Insight: Birdman missed Sunday's game with knee and back injuries. He could see a decent workload on Wednesday with Greg Oden (back) and Udonis Haslem (illness) both out of the lineup.
Dante Cunningham, F, MIN4/8/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Minnesota power forward Dante Cunningham is active for Tuesday's matchup with San Antonio. Cunningham was released from jail Monday night.
Insight: According to Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Cunningham will not be charged with making terrorist threats against his ex-girlfriend. The Villanova alum has been arrested twice in the last week though he's only had to miss one game. He's scarcely owned in fantasy leagues.
Andray Blatche, F/C, BRK4/8/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn will be without center Andray Blatche Tuesday against the Heat. SOURCE: Andy Vasquez, The Record
Insight: He's battling an illness. It's a shame because Blatche (11.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg) really could have exploited Miami's lack of size in the low post. Rookie Mason Plumlee (6.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg) should see a heavy workload at center.
Josh Smith, F, DET4/8/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith is out Tuesday due to left patellar tendinitis, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
Insight: We knew Smith wasn't in the starting lineup, and now we know he isn't playing at all. Rodney Stuckey is starting in his place.
Josh Smith, F, DET4/8/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Hawks, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
Insight: Rodney Stuckey is starting in his place. We're awaiting word on whether Smith is injured, being disciplined or out of the lineup altogether.
Kevin Love, F, MIN4/8/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Kevin Love will start for the Timberwolves on Tuesday, according to Nate Sandell of 1500espn.com.
Insight: Love was a late scratch Saturday at Orlando due to back spasms. He has averaged 26 points and 12.6 rebounds per game this season and should be started in all fantasy leagues Tuesday.
Udonis Haslem, F, MIA4/8/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Miami forward Udonis Haslem won't suit up Tuesday night against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Joe Goodman, Miami Herald
Insight: He's out with a stomach virus. The Heat haven't announced their starters yet but we're guessing Shane Battier (4.1 ppg) will fill in for him.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR4/8/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Toronto forward Amir Johnson (ankle) practiced Tuesday, according to Eric Koreen of the National Post.
Insight: Johnson (10.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) has dealt with soreness in his right ankle on and off since February and missed the last two games. He could be back Wednesday.
Matt Barnes, SF, LAC4/8/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes missed Tuesday's practice with an illness, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: If Barnes cannot play Wednesday against the Thunder, it would leave more minutes for Jared Dudley, Darren Collison and J.J. Redick.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOPCold4/8/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Pelicans PF Anthony Davis (back spasms) is questionable for Wednesday's game, according to Jim Eichenhofer of pelicans.com.
Insight: Davis has been dealing with back spasms and averaged just 22.7 minutes, 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds over his last three games.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/8/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee (nerve irritation) is not expected to play Thursday, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Lee may be out into the playoffs, so Draymond Green should have a significant role for the rest of the regular season.
Chase Budinger, F, MIN4/7/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: Wolves swingman Chase Budinger will not play again this season. SOURCE: Jerry Zgoda, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Insight: Budinger (6.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg) sprained his ankle Saturday in a loss to Orlando. He's played only 64 of a possible 164 games since the Rockets traded him to Minnesota in 2012.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC4/7/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: Sacramento small forward Rudy Gay may leave the team to be with his wife, who is nine months pregnant. SOURCE: Sacramento Bee
Insight: That puts his status in question for Tuesday's game against OKC. Derrick Williams (8.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg) is likely to start at small forward if and when Gay goes on paternity leave.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/7/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee still has no timetable for return, according to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury.
Insight: At this point his injury could last into the playoffs and the Warriors don't have anyone who can replace his 18.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.2 apg.
Kevin Love, F, MIN4/7/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: Kevin Love is expected to play Tuesday when the Timberwolves return to action. He sat out Saturday because of back spasms. SOURCE: Jerry Zgoda, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Insight: Love has been a top-five fantasy player all season averaging 26.0 ppg, 12.6 rpg and 4.4 apg. He's a must-start whenever he's in uniform.
Dante Cunningham, F, MIN4/6/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Wolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested Sunday for the second time in four days. SOURCE: Nate Sandell, 1500 ESPN Minneapolis
Insight: Cunningham (6.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg) was accused of making terrorist threats and is now in police custody. It's unknown if he'll be available Tuesday night against San Antonio.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOPCold4/6/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: As expected, New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis got the start Sunday against Portland.
Insight: He left Friday's game briefly with back spasms but returned later on. He's put up just 7.0 ppg over his last two contests, which is well below his season average (20.9 in 66 contests).
Rudy Gay, F, SACHot4/6/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: Kings forward Rudy Gay produced one of his biggest stat lines of the season Sunday in a loss to Dallas.
Insight: Gay posted 32 points, eight assists and six rebounds. The eight dimes tied a career-high. The 27-year-old has averaged 25 ppg on 50.6 percent shooting over his last five appearances. He's averaged just under 40 mpg during that span.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/6/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee won't be available Sunday against Utah. SOURCE: Geoff Lepper, NBA.com
Insight: A recent MRI revealed nerve inflammation in Lee's hamstring. There's no timetable for his return.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL4/6/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles G/F Nick Young left Sunday's game with a knee injury but expects to play Tuesday night against Houston. SOURCE: Lakers.com
Insight: He said he's "going down with the ship." Young is second on the team in scoring (17.2 ppg) despite only starting nine games this season.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYKCold4/6/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony admitted his shoulder bothered him during Sunday's loss to Miami. SOURCE: Jonah Ballow, Knicks.com
Insight: He's dealing with a "dead" arm right now. With New York a game and a half behind Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, we'd expect Carmelo (11.5 ppg over his last two contests) to continue playing through the injury.
LeBron James, F, MIA4/6/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James netted 38 points Sunday in a win against the Knicks.
Insight: By doing so, he became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1996-97 to score 30 or more points against the Knicks four times in the same season. At this point, the MVP race between James and Kevin Durant is a dead heat.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK4/6/2014 12:39:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) will start Sunday against the Heat.
Insight: Melo has a sprained shoulder and is coming off a game in which he shot 5-of-14 and had 10 points and nine turnovers, but the Knicks probably need to win out to make the playoffs because they are behind two games in the loss column to the Hawks.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA4/6/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: Heat PF/C Chris Anderson (knee, back) will not play Sunday, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Knee and back injuries will ground the Birdman, who has averaged 8.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks over his last 16 games. Miami will spread his minutes out to several players, including Chris Bosh, Shane Battier, Michael Beasley, Udonis Haslem and Rashard Lewis.
Jeff Adrien, F, MILHot4/5/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF Jeff Adrien had 19 points, 12 rebounds and one block in 41 minutes Saturday.
Insight: Adrien has averaged 17.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks his last four games and 10.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 23 games with Milwaukee.
Cody Zeller, F, CHA4/5/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Bobcats PF Cody Zeller had his first-career double-double Saturday against the Cavaliers.
Insight: With Josh McRoberts nursing an ankle sprain, Zeller played a career-high 37 minutes and had 12 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and one block. The Bobcats selected Zeller fourth overall in the 2013 NBA Draft but he has played just 17.3 mpg this season.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR4/5/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Toronto forward Amir Johnson (ankle) will sit out his second straight game Saturday, according to Eric Smith of tsn.ca.
Insight: Johnson (10.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) has dealt with soreness in his right ankle on and off since February. Patrick Patterson and Tyler Hansbrough will split his minutes and neither is a good fantasy option.
Chase Budinger, F, MIN4/5/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Minnesota G/F Chase Budinger never returned to Saturday's game due to a right ankle sprain.
Insight: Budinger suffered the injury just a minute into the game, so the Wolves had just nine players available for most of the contest.
Chase Budinger, F, MIN4/5/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Minnesota G/F Chase Budinger never returned to Saturday's game due to a right ankle sprain.
Insight: Budinger suffered the injury just a minute into the game, so the injury-riddled Wolves had just nine players available for most of the contest.
Kevin Love, F, MINHot4/5/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Back spasms will keep Kevin Love out Saturday, according to the Timberwolves on Twitter.
Insight: Love was scratched right before game-time and his absence leaves the Wolves with 10 healthy players.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA4/5/2014 6:30:00 PM
Description: Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (back) will play Saturday, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist had a hard fall Friday night and bruised his back, but the 20-year-old won't have to miss any time. MKG has averaged 24.5 minutes, 7.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks this season.
Kris Humphries, F, BOS4/5/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Boston PF/C Kris Humphries will miss Saturday's game against Detroit due to right patellar tendinitis.
Insight: Humphries is averaging 8.5 ppg and 5.9 rpg this season. Jared Sullinger should be a viable fantasy option as his replacement.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR4/5/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Toronto forward Amir Johnson missed Friday's game against Indiana and is questionable for Saturday's game against Milwaukee due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: Patrick Patterson will replace him in the starting lineup. For some reason, Patterson has actually played better off the bench this season (8.2 ppg as a starter, 8.8 as a reserve).
Josh McRoberts, F, CHA4/5/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Charlotte forward Josh McRoberts suffered a sprained left ankle on Monday and will miss another game on Saturday.
Insight: He has started 73 games for Charlotte and averaged 8.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.3 threes, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. Cody Zeller should start in his place.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM4/4/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph totaled 20 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and two steals Friday in a win against Denver.
Insight: Z-Bo shot just 7-of-22 from the field but offset that by knocking down all six free throw attempts. Randolph's scoring average (17.3 ppg in 73 games) is his highest since 2011.