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J.J. Redick, G, LAC4/16/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick did not travel to Portland for Wednesday's game, according to espn.com.
Insight: Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday that Redick wouldn't play in the final game of the regular season. Redick played just 35 games due to injuries and averaged 28.2 minutes, 15.2 points, 2.2 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 3-pointers per game.
Chris Bosh, C, MIA4/16/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Heat center Chris Bosh (rest) will miss the last game of the regular season on Wednesday, the team announced via Twitter.
Insight: Miami is letting Bosh rest for the playoff run. He averaged 32 minutes, 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and a career-high 0.9 threes per game in 79 contests.
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.
Timofey Mozgov, C, DENHot4/16/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov went to the locker room during Tuesday's game due to a knee injury but he returned and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Insight: Mozgov has averaged 17.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his last eight games and has double-doubled in three straight.
Timofey Mozgov, C, DENHot4/15/2014 11:06:00 PM
Description: Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov went to the locker room with a right knee injury during Tuesday's game, according to ESPN.com.
Insight: The Nuggets have been crushed by injuries this season. Mozgov entered Tuesday's game having averaged 15.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his previous 10 games. He's questionable to return.
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.
Marcus Thornton, G, BRK4/15/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton put in a game-high 24 points Tuesday in a loss to the Knicks.
Insight: He played more minutes (30) than most of Brooklyn's starters on Tuesday. The high-scoring two-guard should be in for another big game Wednesday against Cleveland.
Roy Hibbert, C, INDCold4/15/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert will start the regular season finale Wednesday against the Magic, but he is only expected to play the first half, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: Paul George, Lance Stephenson and David West will rest tomorrow, but the Pacers need Hibbert to have a positive performance going into the playoffs. He went 2-for-22 from he field over his last three games and averaged 8.6 ppg on .356 shooting his last 17 games. That's unacceptable for a 7-foot-2 player.
Cole Aldrich, C, NYK4/15/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Cole Aldrich was New York's top performer Tuesday in a win over Brooklyn.
Insight: He netted 13 points to go with 13 rebounds. Both totals were season-highs. Aldrich played 25 minutes for the Knicks and should see a similar workload in tomorrow's season finale against the Raptors.
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.
C.J. Watson, G, IND4/15/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard C.J. Watson will not play in the final game of the regular season for rest purposes, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: Watson missed most of March and three games in April due to injuries. The Pacers may have realized how much they will need him in the postseason when he scored 20 points in 25 minutes Sunday against the Thunder.
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.
J.J. Redick, G, LAC4/15/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick will start Tuesday but won't play in the regular season finale Wednesday, according to Madelyn Burke of clippers.com.
Insight: Redick has averaged 26.6 minutes, 11 points, 3.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 threes over four games since he returned from his back injury.
Lance Stephenson, G, IND4/15/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: The Pacers will rest all their starters Wednesday against the Magic and that includes shooting guard Lance Stephenson.
Insight: Indiana was able to clinch home court advantage when Miami lost to the Wizards on Monday night. That renders Wednesday's regular season finale meaningless. Stephenson will finish the year with averages of 13.8 ppg, 4.6 apg and 7.2 rpg in 78 contests. He was the NBA's leader in triple-doubles this season with five.
Mo Williams, PG, POR4/15/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Mo Williams might not play in Wednesday's regular season finale. SOURCE: Mike Tokito, The Oregonian
Insight: The Blazers have already locked up the No. 5 seed and have nothing to gain from winning Wednesday night's contest against the Clippers. It might be in Portland's best interest to rest Williams (9.7 ppg, 4.3 apg) and some of the team's other important players with the postseason only a few days away.
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.
Shaun Livingston, G, BRK4/15/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: As expected, Brooklyn guard Shaun Livingston won't be in the lineup Tuesday versus the Knicks. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
Insight: He's still out with a big toe injury. Backup guard Marcus Thornton (9.4 ppg) has averaged 25.7 mpg during Livingston's three-game absence.
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).
Deron Williams, G, BRK4/15/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams will play Tuesday against New York. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
Insight: He had been a game-time decision because of knee tendinitis. A win tonight will give Brooklyn the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and a date with Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The Bulls won in seven games when these teams met a year ago.
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.
Goran Dragic, G, PHO4/15/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Now that Phoenix has been eliminated, the Suns will rest ailing point guard Goran Dragic Wednesday in the regular season finale. SOURCE: Matt Petersen, Suns.com
Insight: He's been playing through a painful ankle injury. Eric Bledsoe (18.0 ppg, 5.5 apg) will start at point guard with Gerald Green (15.8 ppg) occupying the two-guard spot.
Mike Conley, G, MEM4/15/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Memphis point guard Mike Conley injured his right hamstring in Monday's win, but played through the pain.
Insight: Conley has averaged just 17.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 6.1 apg this season. The hamstring could tighten before Wednesday's regular season finale as the Grizzlies clinched a playoff spot with Monday's win over the Suns.
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.
Deron Williams, G, BRK4/15/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams along with most of the Nets are game-time decision as the team rests up for the playoffrs.
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.
Shaun Livingston, G, BRK4/15/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Nets guard Shaun Livingston is not expected to play on Tuesday, according to Tim Bontempts of the New York Post.
Insight: Livingston (8.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.2 spg) is still dealing with a bruised toe. He's expected to be ready when the playoffs begin.
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.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU4/14/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Houston center Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds in 31 minutes Monday against the Spurs.
Insight: Howard sat out eight games due to an ankle strain before returning to the lineup Saturday with 13 points and six rebounds in 29 minutes.
Al Jefferson, C, CHAHot4/14/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson extended his streak of 20-point, 10-rebound games to seven with 27 points and 15 boards Monday at Atlanta.
Insight: Jefferson has been good for 25.4 points and 11.0 rebounds per game over his last 37 games.
Tony Wroten, G, PHI4/14/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia guard Tony Wroten had 20 points Monday against Boston.
Insight: Wroten has scored double-digit points in five straight games after failing to do so in his first four games back from an ankle injury.
Kelly Olynyk, C, BOSHot4/14/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Boston C/PF Kelly Olynyk had another big game Monday at Philadelphia, scoring a career-high 28 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
Insight: Olynyk has played 37 minutes per game over his last two with both Jared Sullinger and Kris Humphries out of the lineup and had 25 points and 12 boards Saturday.
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.
Andrew Bogut, C, GSW4/14/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: Warriors center Andrew Bogut (fractured rib) said he has been advised that the rib is too close to the right lung to play through the pain, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle. That means he may have to miss the entirety of the postseason.
Insight: Bogut (7.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.8 bpg) took a shot to the ribs in overtime Sunday night and sustained a fracture. If he plays with the injury there's a risk he'll suffer a punctured lung. The Warriors are going to have to get more out of Jermaine O'Neal and Draymond Green than expected in the playoffs.
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.
Austin Rivers, SG, NOP4/14/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Pelicans guard Austin Rivers was ejected from Monday's game against Oklahoma City for getting into an altercation with Nick Collison.
Insight: Collison was also ejected. The Pelicans were already extremely thin at the guard position with Jrue Holiday, Brian Roberts and Eric Gordon all out. They'll need Tyreke Evans (knee), who was a late addition to the starting lineup, to handle the point and will give more minutes to Anthony Morrow.
Andrew Bogut, C, GSW4/14/2014 8:51:00 PM
Description: Warriors center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely due to a fractured rib, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Bogut (7.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.8 bpg) took a shot to the ribs in overtime Sunday night and he'll miss the last two games of the regular season. Jermaine O'Neal and Draymond Green will see more minutes as a result of Bogut's injury.
Steve Nash, G, LAL4/14/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Steve Nash (nerve irritation) will not play Monday and is doubtful for the final game of the season Wednesday, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Insight: Nash has continually aggravated his nerve issue when he has attempted to play. He has appeared in just 15 games this season.
Chris Kaman, C, LAL4/14/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Chris Kaman (strained calf) is out Monday and doubtful for the final game of the season, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Insight: This is his seventh straight absence. With Pau Gasol (vertigo) out for the season, Jordan Hill, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre will continue to handle the frontcourt minutes for Los Angeles.
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.
D.J. Augustin, G, CHI4/14/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Bulls point guard D.J. Augustin (personal) will not play Monday against Orlando.
Insight: Augustin has been a superb fantasy option since he joined the Bulls and has averaged 17.6 points on .454 shooting, 4.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds over his last 22 games.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC4/14/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will be suspended for Wednesday's game against the Suns without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Cousins has averaged a monstrous 27.9 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last eight games, but he let his temper get the better of him again on Sunday and he'll miss the season finale. That 23-year-old will finish with averages of 22.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks in 71 games this season.
Tiago Splitter, C, SAN4/14/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter (rest) will not play Monday, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Splitter is averaging just 21.5 minutes, 8.1 points and 6.1 rebounds this season. Boris Diaw should see more minutes with Splitter out.
Patty Mills, G, SAN4/14/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Spurs guard Patty Mills won't play Monday, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Mills (10.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.9 apg) only has fantasy value when Tony Parker is out. This is his first absence of the season.
Danny Green, G, SAN4/14/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Spurs guard Danny Green (rest) is getting the night off Monday against Houston, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Green made 12 threes on 19 attempts his last two games and is coming off a 33-point explosion Friday against the Suns, but he'll take a seat.
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.
Jameer Nelson, G, ORL4/14/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Jameer Nelson (groin strain) will not play Monday, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: It's his second straight absence. Victor Oladipo and E'Twaun Moore will see more playing time.
Reggie Jackson, G, OKC4/14/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (neck) will play Monday against the Pelicans, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Jackson wasn't expected to play Monday after suffering a neck injury Sunday but he's going to play. Even better for Jackson owners is that Russell Westbrook will sit out to rest.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKCHot4/14/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook (rest) will sit out Monday. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: Westbrook played 33 minutes Sunday and has been sitting out back-to-back games. He has averaged 27 ppg in April.
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.
D.J. Augustin, G, CHI 4/14/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Bulls point guard D.J. Augustin will be a game-time decision Monday due to personal reasons, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Augustin shot just 3-of-13 on Sunday but has averaged 17.6 points on .454 shooting, 4.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds over his last 22 games.
Rajon Rondo, G, BOS4/14/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Boston guard Rajon Rondo (shin) will start Monday against Philadelphia, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Rondo missed the last two games with a bruised shin. He has averaged 11.8 points, 9.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 29 games since he returned from a torn ACL, but shot a career-low 40.1 percent from the field. The career 25.2 percent 3-point shooter never attempted more than 1.3 threes per game prior to this season but has hoisted 3.1 per game in 2013-14.
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.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA4/14/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Dwyane Wade will start for the Heat on Monday against the Wizards, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
Insight: Wade missed nine straight games due to a hamstring injury before returning Saturday. He had 24 points in just 23 minutes against the Hawks. Neither LeBron James nor Chris Bosh (rest) are playing, so Wade will get to experience what life was like before "The Decision" for one night.
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.
Ty Lawson, G, DEN4/14/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: He didn't travel to Los Angeles after missing the last four games. The Nuggets finish the season by hosting Golden State on Wednesday.
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.
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS4/14/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal (illness) said he'll play Monday against the Heat, according to csnwashington.com.
Insight: Beal was able to participate in shootaround despite the illness. The shooting guard has averaged 18.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game over his last eight contests despite making just 24.2 percent of his threes during that span.
Goran Dragic, G, PHO4/14/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Phoenix guard Goran Dragic (ankle) will play through his injury "no matter how it feels at this point," coach Jeff Hornacek said. SOURCE: Paul Coro, Arizona Republic
Insight: Dragic played through his sprained ankle Saturday and will do so again Monday against the Grizzlies in what is a huge game for both teams.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA4/14/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: The Heat will rest Chris Bosh and LeBron James on Monday but shooting guard Dwyane Wade still has a chance to play. SOURCE: Miami Herald
Insight: Wade missed nine straight games due to a hamstring injury before returning Saturday. He had 24 points in just 23 minutes against the Hawks.
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.
Jared Sullinger, C, BOS4/14/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Celtics PF/C Jared Sullinger (ankle) will miss Monday's game, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of csnne.com.
Insight: He's out with a left ankle sprain. Kris Humphries (knee) is also out, so Brandon Bass and Kelly Olynyk should get most of the frontcourt minutes against the 76ers.
Nene , PF/C, WAS4/14/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene (knee) is probable for Monday's game against Miami.
Insight: Nene played two games then sat out Saturday's contest. He may have tweaked his knee in Friday's game and sat as a precaution.
Jameer Nelson, G, ORL4/14/2014 2:23:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Jameer Nelson (groin strain) missed Sunday's game and is questionable for Monday's game against Chicago.
Insight: His absence would open up more playing time for Victor Oladipo and E'Twaun Moore.
Reggie Jackson, G, OKC4/14/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson left Sunday's game with a neck injury and is doubtful for Monday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: He should be fine for the playoffs, but with Russell Westbrook back in the limit his value is limited.
Brian Roberts, G, NOP4/14/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Pelicans guard Brian Roberts is doubtful for Monday's game against Oklahoma City.
Insight: He sprained his ankle Friday in a loss to OKC and didn't play on Saturday. Austin Rivers has averaged 19.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 5.5 apg over the past two games and is a viable option.
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.
Chris Bosh, C, MIA4/14/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Bosh is expected to miss Monday's game against Washington.
Insight: Bosh and James are going to rest for the playoff run. It appears Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Michael Beasley, Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem will start on Monday.
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.
Chris Kaman, C, LAL4/14/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Chris Kaman (strained calf) participated in a light practice on Saturday and could possibly make an appearance in the final two games.
Insight: He didn't play Sunday, his sixth consecutive missed game. His absence has allowed Jordan Hill (two straight double-doubles) and Ryan Kelly to start in the frontcourt with Pau Gasol (vertigo) also still sidelined.
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.
Andrew Bogut, C, GSW4/14/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Warriors center Andrew Bogut is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Bogut (7.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.8 bpg) took a shot to the ribs in overtime Sunday night. We're still await word on the x-rays. Jermaine O'Neal (7.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg) would start if Bogut can't go.
Kemba Walker, G, CHA4/14/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Charlotte guard Kemba Walker is probable for Monday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Walker (17.8 ppg, 6.1 apg) made it through the shootaround and should be fine. Charlotte is a game behind Washington for the sixth seed.
Rajon Rondo, G, BOS4/14/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Boston guard Rajon Rondo missed both Friday and Saturday and can't be counted on for Monday's game with Philadelphia.
Insight: He's been out with a bruised shin. Don't be surprised if the Celtics keep Rondo sidelined for the rest of the season. He's posted 11.8 ppg, 9.7 apg and 5.3 rpg in 29 contests since returning from a torn ACL.
Jerryd Bayless, G, BOS4/14/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Jerryd Bayless (knee) did not travel with the team to Philadelphia.
Insight: Bayless has had his moments this season but at only 9.3 ppg, he isn't your best fantasy option. Kris Humphries and Jared Sullinger will also miss the game.
Brandon Knight, G, MIL4/14/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight, a late scratch Saturday, made it through the shootaround and is expected to play against Toronto, according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Knight (17.7 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.5 rpg) and Ramon Sessions (12.3 ppg, 4.1 apg) should eat up most of the guard minutes.
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.
Kyle Lowry, G, TORHot4/13/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Toronto guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 58 points Sunday at Detroit.
Insight: Lowry has averaged 27.3 ppg in three games since he returned from a bruised left knee.
C.J. Watson, G, IND4/13/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard C.J. Watson had 20 points, four threes and three rebounds in 25 minutes Sunday.
Insight: He played 25 minutes and starter George Hill saw just 23. "I didn't think George was playing bad," coach Frank Vogel said. "I just think C.J. was playing out of his mind."
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.
Joakim Noah, C, CHIHot4/13/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah missed a triple-double by one assist Sunday at New York, picking up 13 points, 17 rebounds and nine dimes in the loss.
Insight: Noah had the tougher two legs of a triple-double Friday with 12 rebounds and 10 assists but he shot only 2-of-10 for six points. Meanwhile, Lance Stephenson had a triple-double Sunday to take back the NBA lead, which Noah tied with his fourth of the seson on Wednesday.
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.
Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN4/13/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is doubtful to return this season, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Rookie Gorgui Dieng should be owned in all leagues after he averaged 11.8 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals in his last 15 games.
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 Martin, G, MIN4/13/2014 8:51:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (foot) will return to the lineup Sunday, according ot Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Martin missed the last five games with a sharp pain in his foot. He's averaging 19.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 threes per game this season.
Isaiah Thomas, G, SAC4/13/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas (quad) is available to play Sunday night against Minnesota.
Insight: Thomas (20.7 ppg, 6.4 apg) missed the last 10 games due to a deep thigh bruise. Ray McCallum has been starting in his place.


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