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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.
Chris Paul, G, LAC3/25/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Clippers point guard Chris Paul recorded 16 assists during a blowout win over the Knicks.
Insight: The Clippers won 111-80, as Paul had 11 points, 16 dimes, three rebounds, four steals, and five turnovers. He shot 5-of-8 from the field and 1-of-2 from downtown.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/25/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson posted a double-double during Wednesday's loss against the Nets.
Insight: He finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds, along with two assists, two blocks, and two turnovers. Gerald Henderson also scored 23 points for Charlotte.
Deron Williams, G, BRK3/25/2015 9:27:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams dropped 14 dimes during Wednesday's victory against the Hornets.
Insight: Williams shot just 2-of-9 from the field for 10 points, but did have seven boards and one 3-pointer as well.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK3/25/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had a big night Tuesday versus Charlotte.
Insight: He shot 16-of-26 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line for 34 points, 10 boards, three blocks, two steals, and two turnovers. Lopez is a borderline top-40 option in standard leagues.
Elfrid Payton, G, ORL3/25/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton nearly recorded a triple-double during Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.
Insight: He had 19 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and five turnovers. Payton should be owned everywhere these days.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL3/25/2015 9:23:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Paul Millsap posted a double-double during Wednesday's win over the Magic.
Insight: Millsap finished with 25 points and 11 boards, along with three assists, two 3-pointers, four blocks, one steal, and one turnover. He also shot 9-of-20 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR3/25/2015 9:06:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) will start Wednesday versus Utah.
Insight: Nicolas Batum will also return, but will come off the bench. Get Aldridge back into your lineups ASAP.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/25/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young left Wednesday's game with a hyperextended left knee.
Insight: Young will not return, but it was good news he was able to leave the court on his own power. Stay tuned.
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS3/25/2015 8:00:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal left Wednesday's game with an ankle ijury.
Insight: He will not return, as the injury appeared to be serious. Rasual Butler and Otto Porter would see a bump in value if Beal misses time.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL3/25/2015 7:42:00 PM
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague rolled his ankle Wednesday versus Orlando, but will try to return.
Insight: We will update you if there is anything new to report on.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/25/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward (shoulder) has been downgraded to out.
Insight: This will be the second consecutive game Hayward misses. There has been no reports of when he will be able to return.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN3/25/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday night.
Insight: Chase Budinger will likely start in Martin's place, and should make for an intriguing daily option.
Jordan Hill, PF, LAL3/25/2015 6:42:00 PM
Description: Lakers PF/C Jordan Hill and forward Carlos Boozer will not play on Wednesday night.
Insight: Both are expected to miss the next four-to-five games. Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will start in the absence.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA3/25/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade (knee) will miss Wednesday's game versus Boston.
Insight: This comes out of nowhere, especially with Hassan Whiteside out as well. Wade should be back in action next time out.
Alexey Shved, G, NYK3/25/2015 6:24:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard Alexey Shved will miss two-to-three weeks with an incomplete rib fracture.
Insight: There is a good chance he miss the remainder of the season, with less than a month left. Langston Galloway will see an even bigger role.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA3/25/2015 6:10:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been downgraded to out for Wednesday's contest.
Insight: Michael Beasley will start, and will see a bump in value.
Isaiah Thomas, G, BOS3/25/2015 5:41:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (back) will play Wednesday versus Miami.
Insight: Get him back into your lineups immediately. Jae Crowder, Evan Turner, and Marcus Smart will all take a hit in value.
Patrick Beverley, G, HOU3/25/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley has a torn ligamanet in his wrist according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Beverley is still considering not having season-ending surgery as he will be re-evaluated in about a week, but fantasy owners in standard leagues can drop him. Jason Terry will be the Rockets starting point guard for the foreseeable future.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/25/2015 3:08:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward did not participate in the shootaround on Wednesday and is doubtful to play on Wednesday versus the Trail Blazers according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Hayward could miss his second straight game. Utah could be very thin if Hayward can't play because Rodney Hood is out as well.
Brandon Knight, G, PHO3/25/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Suns guard Brandon Knight is going to be a game-time decision versus the Kings on Wednesday according to Suns.com.
Insight: Knight will probably still come off the bench if he does play, so owners with Marcus Morris can role with him at least another night if need be.
Rodney Hood, F, UTA3/25/2015 2:50:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Rodney Hood will not play on Wednesday due to an illness according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Hood has been great for fantasy owners lately, averaging 12.2 ppg over the last five games. Hood might not miss much time, though, and his fantasy owners should consider him day-to-day.
Patrick Beverley, G, HOU3/25/2015 2:46:00 PM
Description: Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley will meet with a specialist, but he won't make a decision about his wrist for probably another week according to the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Beverley could need season-ending surgery on his wrist. With just about three weeks left, owners in standard leagues need to look for other options.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU3/25/2015 2:44:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard will start on Wednesday against the Pelicans. Coach Kevin McHale said he will be on a minutes limit according to the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Judging by the fact he hasn't played in two months, Howard will probably not play more than 15 minutes. If owners kept Howard on the roster this long, now is the time to start him.
Michael Beasley, F, MIA3/25/2015 2:41:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Michael Beasley will likely start if center Hassan Whiteside cannot play according to The South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Whiteside cut his hand on Tuesday and needed 10 stitches. Chris Andersen is also banged up with a calf injury, so by default, Beasley will start if Whiteside can't go. Beasley will be a cheap plug-in play option for daily leagues.
Courtney Lee, SG, MEM3/25/2015 1:12:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee is questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Cavaliers according to Memphis sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Lee has missed the last two games with a hand injury. Tony Allen will start if Lee can't go.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA3/25/2015 1:10:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside is doubtful on Wednesday versus the Celtics due to his hand injury.
Insight: Whiteside left Tuesday's game with a bloody hand and needed 10 stitches. Chris Andersen is also banged up, so Michael Beasley is projected to start versus Boston.
Patrick Beverley, G, HOU3/25/2015 1:08:00 PM
Description: Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley is still out on Wednesday due to his wrist injury according to ESPN Dallas.
Insight: It's possibly that Beverley will have season-ending surgery on his wrist. We should know that sometime Wednesday afternoon. Jason Terry will start in place of Beverley.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/25/2015 1:06:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans and center Omer Asik is expected to play versus the Rockets on Wednesday.
Insight: Evans missed Sunday's game, but should return to his normal amount of minutes Wednesday. This will cause Norris Cole to lose most of his fantasy value.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR3/25/2015 1:04:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will not play on Wednesday versus the Bulls.
Insight: Lowry is probably done for awhile after he returned for 11 minutes on Tuesday only to then leave the game with back spasms. He won't rush his return, so owners should not expect him to help much in the fantasy playoffs.
Thabo Sefolosha, G, ATL3/25/2015 1:02:00 PM
Description: Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha will play on Wednesday against the Magic according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Sefolosha has missed the last 23 games, so it will be nice to see him back on the floor. He provides depth to a very strong, team-oriented starting five.
Cody Zeller, F, CHA3/25/2015 12:45:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller will not play on Wednesday against the Nets according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Zeller is still having problems with his shoulder. Zeller can be dropped in standard leagues. Marvin Williams is a viable replacement for Zeller, especially for owners needing 3-pointers.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/25/2015 12:42:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson will play on Wednesday against the Nets according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: It's not all good news, though as coach Steve Clifford also said he expects Jefferson's knee to be an issue the rest of the season. Fantasy owners will have to hope Charlotte stays in the playoff hunt in order to keep Jefferson in games.
Rodney Stuckey, G, IND3/25/2015 12:28:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Rodney Stuckey will not play on Wednesday due to a calf strain according to The Indianapolis Star.
Insight: An MRI revealed the injury on Wednesday. This is too bad as Stuckey was really starting to hit his stride with Indiana. C.J. Watson, though, scored 23 points without Stuckey in the lineup on Monday, so fantasy owners should consider taking a flier on him.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI3/25/2015 12:25:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose told the Chicago Tribune that he isn't sore and is still planning to return before the end of the regular season.
Insight: Rose is supposed to be cleared for full contact either this week or next. This is certainly exciting for Bulls fans, but fantasy owners outside of dynasty leagues can ignore him.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI3/25/2015 12:23:00 PM
Description: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said forward Joakim Noah is expected to play on Wednesday versus the Raptors according to ESPN Chicago.
Insight: Taj Gibson will move to the bench if Noah does indeed play, but by no means is Noah a shoe-in to play. Chicago is very, very cautious with their stars. Nikola Mirotic will also see fewer minutes with Noah starting, but the rookie has been so good, it's hard to sit him.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL3/25/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will be a game-time decision on Wednesday against the Hawks according to OrlandoMagic.com.
Insight: Harris has been feeling better lately after missing the last three games with a sore ankle. His owners will want to check back Wednesday night before the game. Harris should be in fantasy lineups if he plays.
C.J. McCollum, G, POR3/25/2015 9:51:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard C.J. McCollum scored a career-high 23 points off the bench in the loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.
Insight: McCollum shot 50 percent from the field, hitting three 3-pointers. He also had three steals, two assists and one rebound. With injuries decimating Portland, McCollum is worth a look in standard leagues.
Draymond Green, F, GSW3/25/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green nearly had a triple-double on Tuesday versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Green had 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. He also had three blocks and one 3-pointer. Golden State will play four games next week, so Green is a great pickup for the last push in the fantasy playoffs.
Klay Thompson, G, GSW3/25/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 16 points in 24 minutes on Tuesday versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Thompson was expected to play 25 minutes, so this doesn't come as a surprise. As owners say Tuesday, even with a minutes limit, Thompson can still score. He was 6-for-13 from the field with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
Ish Smith, G, PHI3/25/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: 76ers guard Ish Smith didn't record a double-double, but he did come close to a triple-double on Tuesday versus the Kings.
Insight: Smith had 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes. Since becoming a starter, Smith has put up viable fantasy numbers. He is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Andrew Bogut, C, GSW3/25/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Warriors center Andrew Bogut had a nice night versus the Trail Blazers with 10 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and a steal.
Insight: This was Bogut's first double-double since Feb. 11. Bogut only took eight shots, but he hit five of them and contribued in the rebounds and assists categories.
Damian Lillard, PG, POR3/25/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard led Portland with 29 points in the loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.
Insight: Without LaMarcus Aldridge, Lillard took more than twice as many shots as any other Portland starter. He hit more 3-pointers, six, than any other starter had field goals. Lillard also had seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW3/25/2015 9:21:00 AM
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry hit five 3-pointers in the, 122-108, victory over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.
Insight: The victory clinched the Pacific Division title for Golden State. Curry finished with 33 points and 10 assists.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC3/25/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay had 21 points in the, 107-106, victory over the 76ers on Tuesday.
Insight: Gay was 6-for-19 from the field with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Gay has at least 21 points in the last four games.
Robert Covington, F, PHI3/25/2015 9:14:00 AM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington led the team with 21 points versus the Kings on Tuesday.
Insight: Covington was 7-for-9 from the field, hitting five 3-pointers. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as Philadelphia lost by a point. Covington also had three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC3/25/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins had a monster game with 33 points and 17 rebounds in the, 107-106, victory over the 76ers on Tuesday.
Insight: Cousins was just 8-for-27 from the field, but he did hit 17-of-19 at the foul line. He also had four blocks, four steals and three assists. Cousins is going to continue to see more DNP down the stretch, but he must be in the lineup when he plays.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIAHot3/24/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade led Miami with 21 points, four assists, three steals and two rebounds in the heartbreaking, 89-88, loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.
Insight: Miami had no business losing this game. The Heat led, 85-71, only to see the Bucks go on a 14-0 run to tie the game. Miami led by three with 10 seconds left with Milwaukee at the foul line. The first shot was good, but on the second attempt, there was a tie up that forced a jump ball. Milwaukee won the tip and Khris Middleton hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. This victory gives Milwaukee some breathing space over Miami in the standings.
Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL3/24/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova scored a team-high 19 points on Tuesday night.
Insight: He also had 11 boards to complete his double-double. Ilyasova shot 7-of-15 from the floor, 3-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-5 from deep, and also managed two assists, one steal, three blocks, and one turnover.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL3/24/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton hit a crazy game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer as Milwaukee beat, 89-88, on Tuesday.
Insight: Milwaukee trailed Miami, 85-71, but allowed just nine points in the final quarter. With about 10 seconds left, Jarryd Bayless forced a jump ball in Miami's end off of a missed free throw. Bayless won the tip, and Milwaukee then drove to the basket. The lay up was no good, but Zaza Pachulia grabbed the rebound and dished the ball to Middleton, who threw up a 3-pointer at the buzzer. It was a perfect swish. The ending was one of the most exciting this NBA season. Middleton finished with 13 points, four rebounds and two assists.


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