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Klay Thompson, G, GSW3/28/2015 11:13:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 21 points in the, 108-95, victory over the Bucks on Saturday.
Insight: Thompson was 8-for-17 from the field with three 3-pointers. He also had five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL3/28/2015 11:12:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton led Milwaukee had 14 points in the, 108-95, loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Insight: Middleton was 5-for-14 from the field with three assists, two rebounds and two steals. Middleton has been really good the last five games, averaging 17.6 ppg.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW3/28/2015 11:10:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers on his way to 25 points on Saturday.
Insight: Curry was 6-for-9 from the 3-point line and 8-of-13 from the field overall. In addition to the 25 points, Curry had six assists, four rebounds and a steal. In the last two games, Curry has 14 3-pointers, and he is averaging 28.8 ppg in the last five games.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI3/28/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic had continued to be productive even with Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson back in the rotation for Chicago.
Insight: Mirotic proved his worth to Chicago when both Butler and Gibson were out with injuries, so coach Tom Thibodeau has continued to give Mirotic big minutes. He played 26 minutes on Saturday and led the Bulls with 24 points. He made three 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK3/28/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani led New York with 14 points in the blowout loss to the Bulls on Saturday.
Insight: Bargnani also led the Knicks with seven rebounds. The fact he led the team with 14 points and seven rebounds really just says how bad the Knicks really are. Bargnani shot 7-for-15 from the field.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI3/28/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol had 19 points and 12 rebounds in the, 111-80, victory over the Knicks on Saturday.
Insight: Gasol was 8-for-15 from the field and 3-of-5 at the line. He also had four assists. Gasol has scored a lot in the last five games, averagin 20.4 ppg, but he only has 9.4 rpg over the same stretch. He has averaged 11.8 rpg this season.
Gerald Henderson, G, CHA3/28/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson shot 9-for-10 from the field in the, 115-100, victory over the Hawks' backups on Saturday.
Insight: Henderson finished with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists. He also shot 2-for-2 from the 3-point line. Henderson has averaged 16.4 ppg in the last five games.
Mike Muscala, F, ATL3/28/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Mike Muscala recorded his double-double of the season on Saturday versus the Hornets.
Insight: Muscala had 18 points and 10 rebounds. He doesn't play much normally, though, and had 13 shots on Saturday because Atlanta was resting their starters.
Kemba Walker, G, CHA3/28/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored a game-high 21 points in the, 115-100, victory over the Hawks.
Insight: Atlanta was resting all their starters, so this was a very friendly matchup for Walker. He was 7-for-19 from the field with six assists and five rebounds. He also had just one turnover.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN3/28/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will not play on Saturday versus the Trail Blazers due to a shoulder injury.
Insight: This is not a surprise. Gallinari will probably miss at least one more game with the shoulder issue.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA3/28/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is doubtful for Saturday's game against Oklahoma City due to back spasms. UPDATE: Favors will not play on Saturday.
Insight: He only played 19 minutes on Friday before being sidelined. Trevor Booker should get most of his minutes but doesn't have much fantasy value. Jeremy Evans will also get significant playing time.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/28/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson will play on Saturday versus the Hawks.
Insight: Jefferson has an ailing knee, so he isn't 100 percent, but he is going against Hawks backups. He needs to be in lineups.
David Lee, PF, GSW3/28/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Lee scored 13 points in his last start, shooting 4-for-12 from the floor. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson didn't play in that game, so owners shouldn't expect Lee to receive that many shot attempts again.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL3/28/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will not play Saturday night.
Insight: The Hawks locked up everything in the east with a win on Friday night. He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Al Horford (rest), Paul Millsap (rest) and Kyle Korver (rest) on the sidelines.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL3/28/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver (rest) won't play Saturday night.
Insight: You will have to look elsewhere for three-pointers. He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Al Horford (rest), DeMarre Carroll (rest) and Paul Millsap (rest) on the sidelines.
Al Horford, C, ATL3/28/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward/center Al Horford will lbe among the starters who are resting Saturday.
Insight: He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Paul Millsap (rest), DeMarre Carroll (rest) and Kyle Korver (rest) on the sidelines.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL3/28/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Paul Millsap will not play on Saturday. No injury, just a day of reat after clinching home court in the east.
Insight: Millsap is coming off a 21-point, nine rebound performance. He's been solid all season averaging 17.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.8 spg. He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Al Horford (rest), DeMarre Carroll (rest) and Kyle Korver (rest) on the sidelines.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA3/28/2015 3:17:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and is out for Saturday against the Hawks.
Insight: He had 11 points and eight rebounds before leaving. Gerald Henderson ended up playing 40 minutes Friday night and should see the biggest benefit without MKG on the floor.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL3/28/2015 2:45:00 PM
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague has been downgraded to out for Saturday's game.
Insight: The Hawks clinched everything in the east so have the option of sitting guys who aren't 100 percent. Dennis Schroder put up 12 points and 11 assists Friday and could repeat that on Saturday versus Charlotte.
Andre Iguodala, SF, GSW3/28/2015 2:00:00 PM
Description: Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala (rest) will not play on Saturday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: He and other Warriors will continue to receive random nights off. Iguodala should be back out there next time Golden State takes the court.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL3/28/2015 12:53:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis is doubtful for Sunday after suffering a calf injury, according to Earl K Sneed of mavs.com
Insight: He left the arena on crutches Friday and won't practice Saturday. He's a tough guy, having played 237 consecutive games, but this might be too much to overcome.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/28/2015 12:45:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young (hyperextended left knee) missed Friday's game against the Cavs and will miss Sunday's contest against the Lakers as well.
Insight: Young is averaging 14.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, but of late has been overshadowed by Brook Lopez.
Darrell Arthur, F, DEN3/28/2015 11:06:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur is doubtful for Saturday's game against Portland due to a strained right calf.
Insight: Arthur (6.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.0 apg) has already missed the past two games with the injury. Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hickson will continue to see extended playing time.
Gerald Henderson, G, CHA3/28/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson played 40 minutes Friday night after Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went down with an ankle injury and figures to play just as much on Saturday night.
Insight: MKG is unlikely to be ready to go just 24 hours later, so figure Henderson for a full workload. He set a season mark with 14 rebounds Friday night along with 11 points, two assists, a steal and a block. Henderson could be worth a flier if MKG is sidelined.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA3/28/2015 10:57:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and figures to be doubtful for Saturday against the Hawks.
Insight: He had 11 points and eight rebounds before leaving. gerald Henderson ended up playing 40 minutes Friday night and could see the biggest benefit in MKG can't run.
Pero Antic, C, ATL3/28/2015 10:54:00 AM
Description: Atlanta center Pero Antic is questionable for Saturday's game against Charlotte while dealing with a stiff neck.
Insight: Barring injury, Antic has no fantasy value as the backup to Al Horford. He plays just 16 mpg and averages 5.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.8 apg.
Dennis Schroder, G, ATLHot3/28/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Hawks backup guard Dennis Schroder could get another start on Saturday with Jeff Teague hobbled by a bad ankle.
Insight: Schroder had 12 points and 11 assists in Atlanta's game on Friday night and has plenty of fantasy value as a starter.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL3/28/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague rolled his ankle Wednesday, missed Friday night's game against Miami and is doubtful for Saturday.
Insight: The Hawks are close to clinching everything in the east so have the option of sitting guys who aren't 100 percent. Dennis Schroder put up 12 points and 11 assists Friday and could repeat that if he gets another start on Saturday versus Charlotte.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA3/28/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade could have his knee drained on Saturday, according to Ian Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Insight: The Heat return to the court on Sunday, against Detroit, but Wade's availability will be a question mark. It's always a question mark.
Draymond Green, F, GSW3/28/2015 1:58:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green will not play Saturday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: No injury, just a day off. The Warriors can afford to rest their guys whenever they feel like it ... to the dismay of their fantasy owners. Green is averaging 11.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.3 bpg - in other words, he's a box score filler.
James Harden, G, HOU3/27/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden knocked six 3-pointers during Friday's victory over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He shot 9-of-19 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 33 points, eight assists, four rebounds, five steals, and three turnovers. Another impressive outing.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU3/27/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard made his presence felt on Friday.
Insight: After recording just four points and seven boards on Wednesday, Howard produced 18 points, four rebounds, two steals, and one block on Friday night in 20 minutes of action. Houston will continue to ease him back in.
Andrew Wiggins, G, MIN3/27/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 31 points during Friday's loss to the Rockets.
Insight: He also had four dimes, four rebounds, one 3-pointer and three turnovers. Wiggins shot 9-of-17 from the field and 12-of-15 from the line.
Mike Conley, G, MEM3/27/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley scored a team-high 16 points during Friday's loss to the Warriors.
Insight: He also had five assists, three boards, three steals, and five turnovers. Jeff Green also chipped in 16 points off the bench.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW3/27/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry was ridiculous yet again, during Friday's win against Memphis.
Insight: He shot 12-of-22 from the field, 6-of-6 from the line, and 8-of-12 from downtown for 38 points, 10 dimes, three boards, three steals, one block, and four turnovers. Boy, is he fun to watch.
Brandon Bass, F, BOS3/27/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass led all Boston starters with 16 points during Friday's victory against the Knicks.
Insight: He also had 10 rebounds, two assists, and three turnovers. Bass shot 4-of-7 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line. Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 18 points.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK3/27/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani scored a team-high 25 points during Friday's loss versus Boston.
Insight: He played well, going 10-of-20 from the field, 3-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-5 from deep. Bargnani also had seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and two turnovers. He is the top option for New York right now.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/27/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans recorded a double-double during Friday's win against the Kings.
Insight: He shot 10-of-15 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the line for 25 points, 10 assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers. Evans has looked fantastic running the point.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC3/27/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins had a huge game during Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: He had 39 points, 19 boards, two assists, one steal, three blocks, and two turnovers, while shooting 16-of-28 from the field and 7-of-12 from the line. Cousins desperately needs some help around him.
John Wall, G, WAS3/27/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall had a big game during Friday's double-overtime win against the Hornets.
Insight: He had 32 points, nine rebounds, six dimes, two 3-pointers, and two steals. The blemish Wall's line was an ugly six turnovers.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/27/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored a team-high 31 points during Friday's double-overtime loss against the Wizards.
Insight: He shot 14-of-24 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line. Jefferson also managed nine rebounds on the night as well.
Mo Williams, PG, CHA3/27/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams nearly posted a triple-double off the bench on Friday night.
Insight: He had 26 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, four 3-pointers, two steals, two blocks, and three turnovers. Williams needs to be active everywhere.
Brandon Knight, G, PHO3/27/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Suns guard Brandon Knight will not play on Friday.
Insight: He took part in shootaround, but was unable to give it a go. Look for Knight to return next time out.
Luol Deng, F, MIA3/27/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng posted a double-double during Friday's loss versus Atlanta.
Insight: Deng finished with 17 points and 10 boards, along with one assist, one steal, one block, and three turnovers. He is a top-90 player this season.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL3/27/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll was very efficient in scoring a team-high 24 points during Friday's win against the Heat.
Insight: He shot 8-of-11 from the field, 5-of-7 from the line, and 3-of-4 from downtown. Carroll also had five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and five turnovers in 32 minutes of action.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK3/27/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had a solid game during Friday's victory over the Cavaliers.
Insight: Lopez recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, one steal, and four turnovers. He shot 7-of-16 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. Lopez started and played 37 minutes.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE3/27/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 26 points during Friday's loss to the Nets.
Insight: Irving went 10-of-22 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line. He also chipped in three dimes, two boards, one 3-pointer, one steal, two blocks, and one turnover.
Jeremy Lin, G, LAL3/27/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Jeremy Lin scored a team-high 18 points during Friday's loss to the Raptors.
Insight: He also had seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, two 3-pointers, and four turnovers. Lin can be still be kept on the wire.
Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR3/27/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas led Toronto with 19 points during Friday's win against the Lakers.
Insight: He shot 8-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line, and also had one block and two turnovers. Lou Williams chipped in 18 points off the bench in 28 minutes of action.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI3/27/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel scored a team-high 30 points during Friday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: Noel is making a serious run at Rookie of the Year honors. He also finished with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, two turnovers, and shot 12-of-17 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line on the night.
DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC3/27/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan grabbed 20 boards during Friday's blowout win over the 76ers.
Insight: He was a miserable 5-of-17 from the line, but did go 6-of-10 from the field for 17 points. Jordan also had two blocks on the night. He is a borderline top-50 option in standard leagues.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL3/27/2015 9:17:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double during Friday's loss to the Pistons.
Insight: He had 20 points and 14 rebounds, while shooting 10-of-18 from the floor. Vucevic is a borderline top-20 option in standard leagues.
Reggie Jackson, G, DET3/27/2015 9:15:00 PM
Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson posted a triple-double during Friday's victory against the Magic.
Insight: He finished with 26 points, 11 boards, and 10 assists in just 30 minutes of action. Jackson shot 9-of-19 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the line, and also chipped in one steal, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers.
Josh Smith, F, HOU3/27/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Josh Smith will start Friday night against Minnesota.
Insight: Terrence Jones and Donatas Montiejunas are both out, paving way for Smith to enter the starting lineup. He should see an increase in value.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA3/27/2015 6:48:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade (knee) will start Friday against the Hawks.
Insight: He is back in the lineup after missing Wednesday's contest. Activate him ASAP.
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS3/27/2015 6:39:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal (ankle) will start Friday against the Hornets.
Insight: This is great news as Beal was questionable coming in. Get him back into your lineups immediately.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR3/27/2015 4:37:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (back) will miss Friday's game against the Lakers.
Insight: Lowry has stated that he will not rush back, so without a firm timetable, Greivis Vasquez and Lou Williams will continue to have increased value.
Jrue Holiday, G, NOP3/27/2015 4:35:00 PM
Description: Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday (leg) is still without a timetable to return.
Insight: With just 11 regular season games left, owners can drop Holiday in all re-draft leagues. Tyreke Evans will continue to run point for New Orleans.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA3/27/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside (hand) has been downgraded to out for Friday's contest against Atlanta.
Insight: This is just bad luck for Whiteside and his owners. Still consider him day-to-day, as well will list him as questionable for Sunday's game versus Detroit.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC3/27/2015 3:04:00 PM
Description: The news continued to get worse for Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant, who will now undergo bone graft surgery on his right foot.
Insight: He is now officially out for the season, and will need four-to-six months to recover. That would put him on track to enter training camp healthy, but that is a major question at this point in time. Russell Westbrook's value has just risen more, if that is even possible.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/27/2015 2:34:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is probable for Friday's game against Denver. Update: He made it through the morning shootaround without any problems.
Insight: Make sure he's back in your lineup. Hayward is averaging 19.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.4 spg and 1.6 threes per night. He's missed the past two games.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN3/27/2015 2:32:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (hamstring) did not play on Wednesday night and has been downgraded to out for Friday night as well.
Insight: He's dealing with a strained left hamstring and says he should be ready in about a week. Chase Budinger will likely start in Martin's place, and should make for an intriguing daily option after posting 22 points against the Lakers.
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS3/27/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal left Wednesday's game with an ankle injury and is questionable for Friday night versus Charlotte.
Insight: The team said it didn't seem too bad after the game and he didn't have his foot in a walking boot or on crutches, so perhaps there is a chance he returns, but he's likely to be a game-time decision at best.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/27/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is probable for Friday's game against Denver.
Insight: make sure he's back in your lineup. Hayward is averaging 19.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.4 spg and 1.6 threes per night. He's missed the past two games.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR3/27/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum is questionable for Friday's game against Phoenix due to a strained lower back.
Insight: Batum is a box score filler when healthy, averaging 9.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.1 spg. Dorell Wright would benefit the most if Batum can't run.
Brandon Knight, G, PHO3/27/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Suns guard Brandon Knight is questionable for Friday's game against Portland.
Insight: Knight has missed the past seven games due to a sprained left ankle, but could be ready to go Friday night. He'll be a game-time decision.
Eric Bledsoe, G, PHO3/27/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe missed Thursday's practice due to illness, but is listed as probable for Friday night's game against Portland.
Insight: Bledsoe posted 19 points on Wednesday as he fought through the illness, so we expect him to be ready for Friday.
Zach LaVine, G, MINHot3/27/2015 11:17:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine has started the last four games for injured Ricky Rubio and played very well.
Insight: LaVine is averaging 19 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.5 apg over the four-game span. Rubio is doubtful for Friday so get LaVine in your lineup.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN3/27/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (hamstring) did not play on Wednesday night and is questionable for Friday night as well.
Insight: he's dealing with a strained left hamstring. Chase Budinger will likely start in Martin's place, and should make for an intriguing daily option after posting 22 points against the Lakers.
Ricky Rubio, G, MIN3/27/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has missed four games in a row and is doubtful for Friday as well.
Insight: Zach LaVine gets the start when Rubio is sidelined and he's averaged 19 ppg over the last four contests.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA3/27/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against Atlanta
Insight: Frankly, Wade is questionable every game. Mario Chalmers sees extra time if Wade can't go, but most of the offense would come from Goran Dragic and Luol Deng.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA3/27/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside is doubtful for Friday's game due to a hand injury.
Insight: If Whiteside is out, Chris Andersen is next up, but he too is questionable. Udonis Haslem posted 12 points and 12 rebounds in a substitute role on Wednesday and may have to do it again on Friday.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA3/27/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen is questionable for Friday's game against Atlanta due to a sore left calf.
Insight: Miami doesn't have very much depth with Hassan Whiteside also hurting which could leave the big man role to Udonis Haslem.
Nate Robinson, G, DEN3/27/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Guard Nate Robinson has yet to be re-signed by the Clippers after his second 10-day contract expired Thursday night.
Insight: Robinson is also dealing with a sore left knee. Obviously, you shouldn't plan on him being in uniform.
Donatas Motiejunas, F, HOU3/27/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas is questionable for Friday's game against Minnesota due to a sore lower back.
Insight: If Motiejunas can't play it would open the door for Josh Smith to play big minutes.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU3/27/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard started on Wednesday against the Pelicans and came through it without incident, so we expect him back on the court Friday night.
Insight: Howard only played 16 minutes and is likely on a minutes limit after missing two months. We expect his numbers from the first game back (four points, seven rebounds) will improve dramatically over the next few games as he knocks off the rust from his game.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN3/27/2015 10:57:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is questionable for Friday's game against Utah due to a shoulder injury.
Insight: At least it's not his knee. Gallinari said he expected to be ready for Friday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
J.J. Barea, G, MIN3/27/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Guard J.J. Barea will not play in Friday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: Barea is dealing with an ankle issue. He has little fantasy value as long as Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis are healthy, which they currently are.
Mo Williams, PG, CHA3/27/2015 10:50:00 AM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams is questionable for Friday's game against Washington due to a sore left knee.
Insight: Williams missed Thursday's practice. He has continued to produce, despite the return of Kemba Walker, until the most recent game when he shot just 2-of-10 for nine points.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/27/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson is dealing with a sore right knee, but is probable for Friday's game against Washington.
Insight: He finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday, but did miss Thursday's practice. We suspect that was just extra rest and that he'll play Friday. he's averaging 17.0 ppg and 8.6 rpg this season which is down from last season's 21.8 ppg and 10.8 rpg.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL3/27/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague rolled his ankle Wednesday, but is listed as probable for Friday night against Miami.
Insight: The Hawks are close to clinching everything in the east so have the option of sitting guys who aren't 100 percent. Thought he is expected to play, check back just before tipoff, to be sure.
C.J. Watson, G, IND3/26/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Pacers point guard C.J. Watson played very well off the bench.
Insight: He went 4-of-9 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line for 23 points, seven assists, six rebounds, two steals, two 3-pointers, and four turnovers. Watson is worthy of a roster spot.
C.J. Miles, G, IND3/26/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles knocked down four 3-pointers on Thursday night against the Bucks.
Insight: He had 26 points, three boards, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers. Miles shot an impressive 7-of-14 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line.
Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL3/26/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova had a memorable game Thursday versus Indiana.
Insight: He scored a career-high 34 points by going 12-of-14 from the field, 5-of-6 from the line, and 5-of-6 from downtown. Ilyasova also had six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and zero turnovers. Quite a night.
David West, F, IND3/26/2015 7:20:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West (illness) will miss Thursday's game against the Bucks.
Insight: Luis Scola will start, and could make for an intriguing daily play.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/26/2015 2:10:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young left Wednesday's game with a hyperextended left knee and is out for Friday's game against the Lakers.
Insight: Young is averaging 14.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, but of late has been overshadowed by Brook Lopez.
Andre Drummond, C, DETHot3/26/2015 2:07:00 PM
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond has averaged 15.6 ppg and 17.8 rpg over the last five games Greg Monroe has missed.
Insight: Monroe missed practice again on Thursday and doesn't figure to be ready for Friday. Make sure Drummond is in all lineups.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET3/26/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe (knee) did not practice Thursday so figure him as doubtful for Friday against Orlando.
Insight: With nothing to play for there is no need for him to rush back. This makes Andre Drummond a top play again. Drummond has averaged 15.6 ppg and 17.8 rpg over the last five games Monroe has missed.
Al Horford, C, ATL3/26/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Hawks forward/center Al Horford will likely be among the starters who gets some rest down the stretch.
Insight: The Hawks are about to clinch home court in the east. Head coach Mike Budenholzer has indicated he's going to rest his guys, so fantasy owners will have to check in just before tipoff if they are starting Hawks players.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/25/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had a big night in his return to action.
Insight: Evans missed Sunday's game, but returned with 28 points, seven assists, two boards, four 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and six turnovers. He shot 10-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line. Evans needs to be activated everywhere.
James Harden, G, HOU3/25/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden posted a double-double during Wednesday's victory over the Pelicans.
Insight: Harden finished with 25 points and 10 assists, along with six rebounds, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. His play has undoubtedly warranted MVP honors, but the race is extremely close.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE3/25/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 24 points during Wednesday's win against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Irving shot 9-of-21 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. He also managed three boards, two assists, two 3-pointers, two steals, and five turnovers. Irving is a borderline top-10 option in standard leagues.
Kevin Love, F, CLE3/25/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love had a big night Wednesday versus Memphis.
Insight: He shot 10-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from downtown for 22 points, 10 boards, four assists, one steal, two blocks, and five turnovers.
Avery Bradley, SG, BOS3/25/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley led all Boston starters with 12 points during Wednesday loss to the Heat.
Insight: He did not do much else, with just one rebound and two 3-pointers. Bradley shot 4-of-9 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. Jae Crowder scored a team-high 16 points in the defeat.
Goran Dragic, G, MIA3/25/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Goran Dragic scored a team-high 22 points during Wednesday's win over the Celtics.
Insight: Miami need it with Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside out. Dragic went 8-of-16 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line. He also chipped in seven assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, and four turnovers.
John Wall, G, WAS3/25/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall scored a team-high 34 points during Wednesday's loss versus Indiana.
Insight: He shot 11-of-21 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line. Wall also managed six assists, four boards, two 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and two turnovers. He is arguably playing the best he has all season.
George Hill, G, IND3/25/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Pacers point guard George Hill nearly recorded a triple-double Wednesday versus Washington.
Insight: Hill had 29 points, nine dimes, seven rebounds, one steal, one block, and four turnovers. He shot 12-of-24 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line. Hill needs to be active everywhere.
Greivis Vasquez, G, TOR3/25/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez knocked down six 3-pointers during Wednesday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: Vasquez started in place of the injured Kyle Lowry and dropped a team-high 22 points. He shot 7-of-15 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. Vasquez will move back to the bench once Lowry returns.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI3/25/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 23 points on very efficient shooting Wednesday night.
Insight: Butler shot 7-of-8 from the field, 7-of-9 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown. He also recorded five rebounds, three assists, and one turnover. Butler is a top-10 option in standard leagues.
Cleanthony Early, F, NYK3/25/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Small forward Cleanthony Early scored a team-high 18 points during Wednesday's loss against the Clippers.
Insight: Early shot 5-of-12 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. He also had four rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal, and four turnovers.


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