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Joffrey Lauvergne plays seven minutes vs. MEM 03-05-2018
Joffrey Lauvergne C SA
Joffrey Lauvergne played seven minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Monday with two points and one rebound. Pau Gasol injured his shoulder on Monday and is already being considered doubtful for Thursday's game vs. the Warriors. Lauvergne may be asked to step up in Gasol's absence and could have some short-term value. In his only start of the season, Lauvergne had 11 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes. Just keep an eye on him in 14- and 16-team leagues and there's no guarantee that Lauvergne would get the nod in the first unit. Davis Bertans is another candidate to replace Gasol in the lineup.
Donovan Mitchell scores 19 in win over Magic 03-05-2018
Donovan Mitchell G UTH
Donovan Mitchell continued his run for a possible Rookie of the Year Award on Monday, hitting 6-of-16 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-8 free throws for 19 points, five boards, four assists, a steal and a block in 41 minutes of an easy 94-80 win over the Magic. The kid has been doing it all season and is particularly hot right now, averaging 22.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 44 percent shooting over his last five games. He's catching Ben Simmons in the ROY race and it should be fun to watch down the stretch. The Jazz are fighting for their playoff lives and are one of the hottest teams in the league, so they'll need Mitchell to keep it going, just like his fantasy owners.
Pau Gasol injures shoulder vs. Grizzlies 03-05-2018
Pau Gasol C SA
Pau Gasol injured his shoulder on Monday vs. the Grizzlies, putting his status for Thursday's game vs. the Warriors in doubt.

Tom Orsborn on Twitter
"He told me it was bad," Tony Parker said. "So we will see, but I'm pretty sure he's not going to play against Golden State." Hopefully the injury isn't as bad as Parker is suggesting, but expect the Spurs to run some tests on him Tuesday or Wednesday. The last thing the Spurs need is another injury, but look for several guys to step up if Gasol misses time such as Joffrey Lauvergne, Davis Bertans and maybe even Rudy Gay with the Spurs having to go smaller. To be clear, there are likely better options on your wire in a standard league.
Ricky Rubio goes for 12 & 8 in easy win 03-05-2018
Ricky Rubio G UTH
Ricky Rubio hit 6-of-9 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, eight assists and a steal in 35 minutes of Monday's win over the Magic. Rubio hasn't been the same guy since returning from his hip injury, but has scored in double digits in four straight and is averaging 11.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.6 3-pointers on 37 percent shooting over his last five games. The Jazz are hunting the playoffs, playing amazing defense and have gone 8-2 over their last 10 games, and Rubio's shot was falling tonight. He could be getting ready to get hot, which would be a welcomed sight from his fantasy owners.
Aldridge (ankle) scores just seven points 03-05-2018
LaMarcus Aldridge F SA
LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Grizzlies and struggled, scoring seven points on 2-of-8 shots. Coach Gregg Popovich said Aldridge looked rusty, but the good news is that he played 31 minutes and was moving around fine. He grabbed eight rebounds with one assist, one steal and one block, but look for him to bounce back on Thursday in a primetime matchup vs. the Warriors. The last time these two teams met, Aldridge hit 9-of-14 shots for 20 points.
Rudy Gobert torches Magic for 21 & 17 03-05-2018
Rudy Gobert C UTH
Rudy Gobert hit 9-of-10 shots and 3-of-6 free throws for 21 points, 17 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes of Monday's 94-80 win over the Magic. The Jazz have been one of the best defensive teams in the league since Gobert got healthy and they are rolling, currently sitting as the No. 10 seed in the West, just 1.5 games behind the Nuggets for the final playoff spot. The Jazz have won three straight and eight of their last 10, and Gobert's a big reason why. The Clippers, Nuggets, Thunder, Timberwolves, Spurs, Pelicans and Trail Blazers are all within striking distance for the Jazz (3.5 games behind the No. 3 Blazers), but they'll have to keep winning consistently just to get in. It should be a wild race down the stretch, but we wouldn't bet against a healthy Jazz team right now.
Deyonta Davis (left ankle) plays 11 minutes 03-05-2018
Deyonta Davis C MEM
Deyonta Davis (left ankle) played 11 minutes on Monday vs. the Spurs, scoring three points with one block. The Grizzlies rode Marc Gasol tonight for 37 minutes, so Davis didn't get much of a chance. The Grizzlies may rest Gasol with three games in four nights from Wednesday to Saturday, so maybe Davis can pick up a fill-in start. He's not worth deploying when Gasol is active.
Joe Ingles scores 18 in easy win 03-05-2018
Joe Ingles F UTH
Joe Ingles hit 7-of-15 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block in 38 minutes of Monday's easy 94-80 win over the Magic. Jingles scored 16 in the first half but was held in check after the break, in part due to the strong defense of Jonathan Isaac. He's been a bit hit-or-miss lately, but is still averaging 11 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games, despite hitting just 39 percent of his shots. He's been worth a seventh-round fantasy pick this season and should be owned in all leagues, despite the recent shooting slump.
Jonas Jerebko scores 12 in start for Favors 03-05-2018
Jonas Jerebko F UTH
Jonas Jerebko hit 4-of-6 shots and three 3-pointers for 12 points, four rebounds and a steal in a start for the Jazz on Monday. Derrick Favors was a late scratch with neck spasms, so Jerebko got the start. Favors is day-to-day and the Jazz have a lot to play for, so Jerebko still belongs on waivers for now. But he played fairly well tonight, especially with the 3-point shooting.
Dillon Brooks scores 21 points vs. Spurs 03-05-2018
Dillon Brooks F MEM
Dillon Brooks erupted for 21 points in Monday's loss to the Spurs, hitting 9-of-17 shots and his only free throw. Brooks finished one point shy of his career-high and played 35 minutes for a Memphis team that has been devastated by injuries. Apart from the scoring, Brooks was quiet in the other categories, adding four rebounds, one assist, two triples and five turnovers. He scored in single digits in four of his previous five games, so he'll need to string a couple more good games together before he becomes more than just a deep-league asset.
Mario Hezonja scores 10 points in 20 minutes 03-05-2018
Mario Hezonja G ORL
Mario Hezonja hit 4-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, three rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes in Monday's loss to the Jazz. With Aaron Gordon, Jonathon Simmons and Evan Fournier all healthy, and Jonathan Isaac finally getting some solid run, it might be tough for Hezonja to do much if he's only going to get 20 minutes a night. He's averaging just 10.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five games, and you might be able to do better off the wire with the Magic having so many options to use along with Mario.
JaMychal Green double-doubles w/ five dimes 03-05-2018
JaMychal Green F MEM
JaMychal Green had one of his best games of the season vs. the Spurs on Monday, scoring 14 points with 15 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two triples in 33 minutes. The Grizzlies were missing several players including Jarell Martin (knee), so Green put on a show against his former team. He hit 6-of-12 shots and played big minutes despite picking up five fouls, but did turn the ball over five times. He's been stuffing the stat sheet lately with 14.3 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.5 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.3 triples over his last four games, meaning he shouldn't be sitting on your waiver wire. The Grizzlies also play three more times this week.
Jonathan Isaac scoreless in 18 minutes 03-05-2018
Jonathan Isaac F ORL
Jonathan Isaac played 18 minutes and missed all five of his shots on Monday, failing to score and finishing with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks. He actually looked good out there and it's easy to see why the Magic are so excited about him. He also played some good defense on Joe Ingles after the break tonight, holding him to two points after he scored 16 in the first half. Isaac has played in three straight games after his ankle injury and is still on a minutes limit, and hasn't done enough in his three games to make us tell you to hold him. But he could come on over the last couple weeks of the season, so just keep an eye on him in case he gets hot.
Jonathon Simmons quiet again on Monday 03-05-2018
Jonathon Simmons F ORL
Jonathon Simmons hit just 1-of-3 shots for four points, one rebound, two assists, a steal and five fouls in 29 minutes of Monday's loss to the Jazz. He had 19 points and a solid stat line a week ago, but has scored a total of just 19 points over his last three games, without a lot of peripheral stats to boot. Chances are you can find a better option off your waiver wire right now.
Evan Fournier can't find shot on Monday 03-05-2018
Evan Fournier F ORL
Evan Fournier hit just 4-of-18 shots and 2-of-10 3-pointers for 12 points, two rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes of Monday's 94-80 loss to the Jazz. This was Fournier's lowest point total since he had 11 on Feb. 3, as well as one of his worst shooting nights of the year. His last single-digit scoring night came way back on Nov. 24, so it was nice to see him keep the streak alive on such a bad night. The Magic haven't shown signs of sitting their starters in a lost season, so just keep rolling Fournier out there until further notice.
Marc Gasol scores 23 w/ 10 rebounds in loss 03-05-2018
Marc Gasol C MEM
Marc Gasol dropped 23 points with 10 rebounds in a 100-98 loss to the Spurs on Monday. Gasol was on the injury report with left ankle and right quad injuries, but didn't seem limited tonight. He added four assists, one steal and three triples in a team-high 37 minutes, hitting 8-of-13 shots and 4-of-5 free throws. The Grizzlies play three games in the span of four nights from Wednesday to Saturday, so his fantasy owners are just hoping he plays in at least two of those.
Chandler Parsons plays 15 minutes 03-05-2018
Chandler Parsons F MEM
Chandler Parsons moved into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Spurs, but only played 15 minutes with two points and one assist. The Grizzlies want their money back.
Wayne Selden plays 15 minutes 03-05-2018
Wayne Selden G MEM
Wayne Selden (knee) returned to action on Monday vs. the Spurs, playing just 15 minutes with two points, two assists and a turnover. Even with the Grizzlies banged up, Selden may not be able to get much run because he's having trouble staying on the floor himself. The opportunity is there with Tyreke Evans (ribs) day-to-day and Andrew Harrison (wrist) and Mario Chalmers (hamstring) expected to miss at least a week, but Selden can be left on the wire for now.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes makes solid impression 03-05-2018
Xavier Rathan-Mayes G MEM
Xavier Rathan-Mayes made a strong impression in his NBA debut on Monday vs. the Spurs, scoring eight points with five assists, two rebounds, two steals and three turnovers in 26 minutes. He hit 4-of-10 shots and even closed the game for Memphis. It was evident that XRM has some talent and the Grizzlies will need him to play a good bit of minutes during his 10-day deal with Tyreke Evans (ribs) day-to-day and Andrew Harrison (wrist) and Mario Chalmers (hamstring) expected to miss at least a week.
Cristiano Felicio scores eight off bench 03-05-2018
Cristiano Felicio C CHI
Cristiano Felicio came off the bench and played 22 minutes, hitting 4-of-5 shots for eight points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in Monday's loss to the Celtics. Bobby Portis will start at center for the next four games, so Felicio might struggle to produce for fantasy owners in that role. He could move back into the starting lineup four games from now, but for now, he's a risky fantasy center for the next 10 days or so.
Kobi Simmons scores 13 points as starting PG 03-05-2018
Kobi Simmons G MEM
Kobi Simmons made his first career start in a 100-98 loss to the Spurs on Monday, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one triple. He picked up a couple early fouls and the Spurs took advantage of his defense late in the game, but all in all it was a solid shift for the rookie. He hit 6-of-10 shots, only turned the ball over once and made a couple highlight plays, and the Grizzlies may continue to ride him in the short term -- Tyreke Evans (ribs) is day-to-day, Mario Chalmers (hamstring) will be re-evaluated in a week and Andrew Harrison (wrist) is expected to miss a week or two. He's worth a look if you need a PG in deeper leagues and is coming off a 14-point game in 20 minutes vs. the Magic on Saturday.
Denzel Valentine scores 20 off Bulls bench 03-05-2018
Denzel Valentine F CHI
Denzel Valentine hit 7-of-11 shots, four 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws for 20 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 29 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss to the Celtics. He scored just seven points in 22 minutes on Friday, but helped pick up the slack for Zach LaVine (1-of-11) and Kris Dunn (3-of-10) tonight. He's averaging 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.2 3-pointers in 28 minutes over his last five games, and is worth a fantasy look, despite coming off the Bulls' bench.
Zach LaVine hits 1-of-11 shots in loss 03-05-2018
Zach LaVine G CHI
Zach LaVine hit just 1-of-11 shots for four points, one assist and three steals in 27 minutes of Monday's loss to the Celtics. He was 0-for-4 from downtown and hit just 2-of-4 free throws in one of his worst games of his short season. LaVine played much better in his previous two games after getting a night off to rest, but is struggling with his shot right now, hitting just 14-of-44 (32%) in his last three games. He'll look to get back on track on Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but owners have to be a little concerned the Bulls might shut him down at some point toward the end of the season. For now, just keep rolling him out there and make sure he's going to play, especially when their next back-to-back set comes around on March 23.
Kris Dunn struggles in loss to Celtics 03-05-2018
Kris Dunn G CHI
Kris Dunn hit just 3-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal in 28 minutes of Monday's 105-89 loss to the Celtics. Dunn had scored in double figures in previous four games and played very well in two of those, but struggled against the Celtics' tough D tonight. He'll look to bounce back against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, when he should have an easier time against one of the league's most banged up backcourts.
David Nwaba scores 10 in 30 minutes 03-05-2018
David Nwaba G CHI
David Nwaba played 30 minutes on Monday, hitting 3-of-7 shots, a 3-pointer and 3-of-6 free throws for 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Nwaba should get a lot of run and continue to start the rest of the way for the Bulls. He's averaging 10.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers on 56 percent shooting over his last five games. He's not likely to score a ton of points, but he's doing enough across the board to be used in 12-team leagues right now, as long as you can live with the 10 points a game.
Devin Booker scores 31 points in loss to Heat 03-05-2018
Devin Booker G PHO
Devin Booker scored 31 points in a loss to the Heat on Monday, Phoenix's third straight defeat. Booker, T.J. Warren and Marquese Chriss came to play, but the Suns never had a prayer in this blowout. Booker hit 12-of-22 shots with five assists, two rebounds and four triples, but uncharacteristically finished 3-of-6 from the line -- he was hitting 88% from the line prior to Monday. Other than that, it was business as usual for Booker as he racked up his fifth game with 30+ points out of his last six.
Bobby Portis quiet in loss to Celtics 03-05-2018
Bobby Portis F CHI
Bobby Portis hit just 2-of-8 shots and finished Monday's loss with seven points, six boards, one assist and nothing else in 27 minutes. He'll start the next four games for the Bulls, according to Fred Hoiberg, and this was his first single-digit scoring night since January. Credit the Celtics defense for shutting him down, but look for him to play much better over his next four games. After that, it's anyone's guess who the Bulls will give heavy minutes to down the stretch.
Josh Jackson posts a dud vs. Miami 03-05-2018
Josh Jackson F PHO
Josh Jackson was quiet vs. the Heat on Monday, hitting 1-of-6 shots for three points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes. The workload was there, but the production wasn't. Jackson also turned the ball over four times and missed a pair of free throws. Like with most rookies, we're going to see some inconsistency going forward, but fantasy owners should cut him some slack. He has scored 20+ points in 10 games since the new year and we still like his outlook for the final stretch.
Jayson Tatum plays well in just 20 minutes 03-05-2018
Jayson Tatum F BOS
Jayson Tatum played just 20 minutes on Monday, his lowest number since a Nov. 8 game, yet still had 14 points, five rebounds, two assists, a block and two 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting. He gets a 3.5 usage rate bump when Kyrie Irving (knee/rest) is out and his low minutes were mainly due to the fact the Celtics were playing the Bulls. If Irving's out the rest of the week, as expected, Tatum could be in line for a couple more big games, assuming he gets more than 20 minutes in them.
Alex Len plays just 12 minutes vs. the Heat 03-05-2018
Alex Len C PHO
Alex Len played just 12 minutes vs. the Heat on Monday with seven points and five rebounds. Starting center Tyson Chandler played just 18 minutes, as the Suns continued to roll with more small-ball lineups. Len played just two minutes in his previous game and fantasy owners should quickly cut bait if they haven't already. It was fun while it lasted, Len.
Greg Monroe flirts with double-double 03-05-2018
Greg Monroe C BOS
Greg Monroe played 19 minutes and hit 5-of-7 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds, a steal, a block and five turnovers in Monday's easy win over the Bulls. Monroe, who has hit 17-of-25 shots over his last three games, is suddenly becoming relevant for the Celtics, averaging 14 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks over that stretch, playing 20 minutes per night. He's impossible to trust, especially in just 20 minutes a night, but appears to have carved out a spot in Brad Stevens' rotation. And as the Celtics rest their younger (and more important) big men down the stretch in preparation for the playoffs, there's a chance Monroe could see even more minutes. Just keep an eye on him.
Marquese Chriss scores 12 points in loss 03-05-2018
Marquese Chriss F PHO
Marquese Chriss had another solid game on Monday vs. the Heat, scoring 12 points (5-of-9 FGs, 0-of-1 FTs) with six rebounds, one assist, one block and two triples in 27 minutes. He was one of just a few Suns who showed up to play along with Devin Booker and T.J. Warren. Perhaps the best part of this line is that he only picked up two fouls, and this performance comes on the heels of a 17-point effort on Sunday with four 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks. He's easily been one of the most frustrating players to own/stash/monitor this season, but maybe, just maybe he can keep this momentum going.
Jaylen Brown hits 9-of-13 shots in win 03-05-2018
Jaylen Brown G BOS
Jaylen Brown hit 9-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, four rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes of Monday's 105-89 blowout win over the Bulls. Brown had just nine points in 24 minutes on Saturday, but bounced back with one of his best shooting performances of the season. Brown's been a borderline player to own in fantasy for most of the season, but has been playing well, averaging 16.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 3-pointers on 54 percent shooting over his last five.
Whiteside dominates w/ 24 points, 14 rebounds 03-05-2018
Hassan Whiteside C MIA
Hassan Whiteside put on a show vs. the Suns on Monday with 24 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in just 25 minutes. He didn't play down the stretch, but that was due to the lopsided score. The Suns have allowed the fourth most fantasy points to centers this season and are currently starting a washed-up veteran in Tyson Chandler, so this was the perfect storm for Whiteside. He hit 10-of-13 shots and 4-of-5 free throws as Miami picked up their second straight win, and he should be relatively fresh for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards on the second night of a back-to-back.
Terry Rozier plays well off Celtics bench 03-05-2018
Terry Rozier G BOS
Terry Rozier hit 4-of-11 shots and 3-of-8 3-pointers for 13 points, three rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 32 minutes off the Celtics bench in Monday's win over the Bulls. Kyrie Irving is talking about sitting out the rest of the week and Shane Larkin is starting at point guard, but it's Rozier who is the most intriguing replacement for Irving, especially since he gets a 4.6 usage rate bump when Irving is out. Marcus Smart's also worth a look after his seven points and four assists, but Rozier seems to be the best bet for success on nights when Irving isn't playing.
Shane Larkin scores nine in 16 minutes 03-05-2018
Shane Larkin G BOS
Shane Larkin started at point guard with Kyrie Irving (knee/rest) sitting out and played just 16 minutes, but still managed to finish with nine points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and three 3-pointers. Irving might be shut down for his two remaining games this week, meaning Larkin could be worth a streaming look. He only took three shots tonight, they were all 3-pointers and he made all three of them, but he's going to need more minutes than this on most nights to be effective. We'd rather roll with Terry Rozier while Irving is out.
Tyler Johnson plays 18 minutes in return 03-05-2018
Tyler Johnson G MIA
Tyler Johnson (thigh) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Suns, playing 18 minutes with five points, two rebounds, two assists, one block and one triple. He didn't have a minutes limit, but the Heat were probably being cautious due to the lopsided score. With that said, Miami does have more depth at their disposal and Justise Winslow has been terrific lately, so Johnson may have a tough time hitting 30 minutes consistently. He's a low-end hold while we see how the rotation sorts itself out.
Victor Oladipo commits 10 TOs in win 03-05-2018
Victor Oladipo G IND
Victor Oladipo hit 5-of-19 shots for 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in 33 minutes of Monday's tough win over the Bucks, but also committed a career-high 10 turnovers. He had a nine-turnover game as a rookie and he's averaging just 2.8 turnovers on the season, which is really good considering how much he has the ball in his hands. Oladipo was due for an off night and it couldn't have worked out better for the Pacers, as he and Myles Turner both struggled, yet they still got a huge win over the Bucks in a close game.
Jonathan Isaac starts 3Q over Simmons 03-05-2018
Jonathan Isaac F ORL
Jonathan Isaac started the second half of Monday's game vs. the Jazz over Jonathon Simmons.
Kelly Olynyk matches career-high w/ 8 dimes 03-05-2018
Kelly Olynyk C MIA
Kelly Olynyk matched his career-high with eight assists in Monday's easy win over the Suns, adding 15 points with four rebounds, two steals and two triples in just 20 minutes. This game was over in a hurry, but Olynyk did some serious damage during his brief time on the floor. It's notable that Olynyk played 20 minutes compared to just five garbage-time minutes for Bam Adebayo, but this rotation is almost impossible to predict from night to night. With that said, this was Olynyk's second strong game in a row after scoring 17 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes on Saturday. With the Heat playing again on Tuesday, it's not a bad idea to pick him back up to see if he can keep it going.
Myles Turner posts another dud in win 03-05-2018
Myles Turner C IND
Myles Turner hit just 1-of-3 shots for five points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 29 minutes of Monday's win over the Bucks. Turner had a double-double in his previous game and scored 24 points with 11 boards a week ago, but he's simply had way too many stat lines like the one he had tonight. He's still returning fifth-round value this season according to Basketballmonster.com, but it sure doesn't feel like it on some nights. And tonight was one of those. Maybe he'll get it going against the Jazz on Wednesday.
Justise Winslow's strong play continues 03-05-2018
Justise Winslow F MIA
Justise Winslow's strong play continued in Monday's easy 125-103 win over the Suns, racking up 12 points (4-of-9 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 12 rebounds, five assists, four steals and one triple in 31 minutes.

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He did play all 12 minutes of garbage time to help his line and put an exclamation point on his big night with a monster dunk in the final seconds (link below). We're a bit skeptical of adding Winslow because he's a career 40.3% shooter from the field, 31.4% from 3-point range and 66.8% from the line, but he's becoming hard to ignore -- he averaged 12.3 points on 55.9% shooting with 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals in his previous four games. He will eventually cool off, but give him a look while he's hot.
Bojan Bogdanovic ties season high w/ 29 03-05-2018
Bojan Bogdanovic F IND
Bojan Bogdanovic got hot and hit 9-of-13 shots, 5-of-7 3-pointers and 6-of-8 free throws to tie his season high with 29 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes of Monday's big 92-89 win over the Bucks. He went through a funk in January, but has been killing it ever since Jan. 31 and is off to a hot start in March, averaging 21 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.7 3-pointers in his three March games. Make sure he's not available in your league.
Khris Middleton struggles through sore knee 03-05-2018
Khris Middleton F MIL
Khris Middleton hit just 1-of-7 shots for a season-low six points, five boards and three assists in 35 minutes of Monday's loss to the Pacers. He was playing through a knee injury that left him questionable for this one, but powered through it and has yet to miss a game this season, so the streak is alive. And while he's hit just 6-of-21 shots over his last two games, he's played 35 minutes in both of them and should continue to strive for an 82-game regular season. Don't be too worried about his recent struggles if you own him.
John Henson struggling for Bucks 03-05-2018
John Henson F MIL
John Henson hit just 1-of-4 shots for two points, five rebounds and one block in 26 minutes of Monday's loss to the Pacers. Henson has hit double figures in scoring just once in his last five games, and the same can be said for his rebounding. He's averaging just 5.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks, and if you want to drop him for a hot big man it makes sense.
Giannis Antetokounmpo blocks five more Monday 03-05-2018
Giannis Antetokounmpo F MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 7-of-16 shots for 18 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and five blocks in 37 minutes of Monday's tough 92-89 loss to the Pacers. Not a monster line from the Freak, but he had a season-high six blocks last Tuesday and is now averaging 3.0 of them over his last five, his best stretch of the season. He's healthy and the Bucks are fighting for playoff position, so he should be out there getting it done from now until the end of the season.
Lue: Tristan Thompson to miss two weeks 03-05-2018
Tristan Thompson C CLE
Cavaliers coach Ty Lue said Tristan Thompson (ankle) will miss the next two weeks.

Marla Ridenour on Twitter
Fantasy owners finally have a timetable to work with. Thompson's ankle is "incredibly swollen" and he's in a walking boot, so this isn't a big surprise. Larry Nance is a strong pickup and had a monster game in the starting lineup on Monday with 22 points, 15 rebounds, one assist and two steals.
Moe Harkless (left knee strain) out Monday 03-05-2018
Maurice Harkless F POR
Moe Harkless (left knee strain) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

Joe Freeman on Twitter
He said his left knee felt good at he start of his workout, but the longer he went, the "more it started to feel bad." Harkless is safe to drop in most fantasy leagues, but consider him day-to-day. Evan Turner will draw the start and is a low-end fantasy option, while Shabazz Napier could pick up some run off the bench.
George Hill's inconsistency continues Monday 03-05-2018
George Hill G CLE
George Hill hit just 1-of-5 shots for three points, three rebounds and five assists in 23 minutes of Monday's blowout win over the Pistons. Hill was a hot pickup after he exploded for 26 points, five assists and three 3-pointers last Tuesday, but he's still a highly inconsistent player for the Cavs. Hill has now played nine games with the Cavaliers and four of those have been good, where he's scored in double figures and done something to help fantasy owners. However, the other five of them haven't been great, featuring poor shooting, a lack of peripheral stats, and a lack of scoring. In his five single-digit scoring games he's scored a total of just 25 points, or one less than he had last Tuesday. He's worth holding, but expectations should be tempered with Hill playing alongside LeBron James.
LeBron James scores 31 in easy win 03-05-2018
LeBron James F CLE
LeBron James hit 11-of-17 shots and five 3-pointers for 31 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 29 minutes of Monday's easy win over the Pistons. LeBron didn't have a flashy triple-double or set any historic NBA milestones tonight, but he still racked up some big fantasy numbers, got some rest in a blowouts and got his team another win.
Larry Nance drops 22 & 15 in start 03-05-2018
Larry Nance Jr. F CLE
Larry Nance started at center on Monday and racked up 22 points, 15 rebounds and two steals on 9-of-15 shooting in 32 minutes of a win over the Pistons. Tristan Thompson is out with a sprained ankle and Nance should put up some pretty big numbers for as long as Thompson is out. Thompson is in a walking boot and is expected to at least two weeks of time, so if Nance is available and you've been thinking about picking him up, it's officially time.
Blake Griffin scores 25 in blowout loss 03-05-2018
Blake Griffin F DET
Blake Griffin hit 10-of-22 shots and three 3-pointers for 25 points, eight rebounds, five assists and a steal in 28 minutes of Monday's 112-90 blowout loss to the Cavaliers. Andre Drummond and Reggie Bullock were the only other two Pistons in double figures and neither of them had a stat line worth writing home about. Griffin's slump is over after scoring 56 points over his last two games. Prior to that, he went into a three-game funk when he scored a total of 32 points, so hopefully he's set to coast home with big lines every night.
Andrew Harrison (wrist) to miss a week or two 03-05-2018
Andrew Harrison G MEM
Andrew Harrison (wrist) is expected to return in a week or two.

Michael Wallace on Twitter
This is a tough blow for the Grizzlies with Mario Chalmers (hamstring) also expected to miss at least one week. Tyreke Evans (ribs) is still day-to-day, meaning Kobi Simmons, Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Wayne Selden will have to pick up the slack in the short term. We'll see if anyone of these guys emerges as a pickup after Monday's game vs. the Spurs.
Mario Chalmers to be re-evaluated in a week 03-05-2018
Mario Chalmers G MEM
Mario Chalmers (hamstring) will be re-evaluated a week from Monday.

Michael Wallace on Twitter
Andrew Harrison (wrist) is also expected to sit out another week or two. Tyreke Evans (ribs) is still day-to-day, meaning the Grizzlies will rely on two-way contract player Kobi Simmons at point guard in the short term. The Grizzlies also signed guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes to a 10-day contract, so he could be looking at minutes. Wayne Selden should have the ball in his hands quite a bit as well, but he's pretty banged up.
Jonas Jerebko will start on Monday 03-05-2018
Jonas Jerebko F UTH
Jonas Jerebko will start on Monday vs. the Magic. Derrick Favors is sitting out with neck spasms, but he's likely day-to-day. Jerebko is a low-end streaming option in deeper leagues and is averaging 8.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.4 triples in 17 fill-in starts this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is starting Monday 03-05-2018
LaMarcus Aldridge F SA
LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will start on Monday vs. Memphis.

Paul Garcia on Twitter
LMA will join Dejounte Murray, Patty Mills, Kyle Anderson and Pau Gasol in the first unit after a one-game absence. There's no word of any restrictions, so Aldridge is safe to plug back into lineups. The Spurs will be watching him closely, though. Davis Bertans will head back to the bench.
Favors (neck) won't play, Jerebko to start 03-05-2018
Derrick Favors F UTH
Derrick Favors (neck spasms) won't play on Monday vs. the Magic.

David Locke on Twitter
This news comes out of nowhere with under an hour before tip-off. Favors should be considered day-to-day and is a low-end hold in standard leagues. His next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. the Pacers. Jonas Jerebko will draw the start, but he isn't a great fantasy option. We also might see more small ball which would benefit guys like Jae Crowder and Royce O'Neale.
Chandler Parsons will start Monday 03-05-2018
Chandler Parsons F MEM
Chandler Parsons will start on Monday vs. the Spurs. Even with the Grizzlies missing several players, Parsons will be limited by heavy minutes restrictions. He's safe to leave on the wire and we expect him to rack up DNPs down the stretch.
Kobi Simmons and Chandler Parsons to start 03-05-2018
Kobi Simmons G MEM
Kobi Simmons and Chandler Parsons will start on Monday vs. the Spurs.

Grizzlies on Twitter
Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will also start. Mario Chalmers (hamstring) will be re-evaluated in a week and Andrew Harrison (wrist) is expected to miss a week or two, so Simmons could have some short-term value if he makes the most of his opportunity.
Deyonta Davis (left ankle) will play Monday 03-05-2018
Deyonta Davis C MEM
Deyonta Davis (left ankle) will play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

Ronald Tillery on Twitter
Marc Gasol is going to play through a couple different injuries tonight, limiting Davis' upside in fantasy leagues. Unless Gasol is limited, Davis will likely see minutes in the teens as his primary backup.
Ben McLemore (personal) will not play 03-05-2018
Ben McLemore G MEM
Ben McLemore (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

Ronald Tillery on Twitter
This comes out of nowhere with about an hour to go before tip-off. Luckily for Memphis, Wayne Selden (knee) is going to give it a go tonight and Chandler Parsons is active.
Jarell Martin and Ben McLemore ruled out 03-05-2018
Jarell Martin F MEM
Jarell Martin (knee) and Ben McLemore (personal reasons) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

Ronald Tillery on Twitter
Martin was previously listed as probable, but tanking teams can be pretty shady with their injury reports. With Martin out, Ivan Rabb should get the backup PF minutes behind JaMychal Green tonight.
Marc Gasol, Davis and Parsons will play 03-05-2018
Marc Gasol C MEM
Marc Gasol (ankle, quad), Chandler Parsons (knee) and Deyonta Davis (ankle) will play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

Ronald Tillery on Twitter
Gasol was listed as questionable with two different injuries, but he'll give it a go against his brother tonight. The Grizzlies do have a back-to-back set coming up on Friday and Saturday, so we'd expect Gasol to sit out one of those.
Tyler Johnson (thigh) is available Monday 03-05-2018
Tyler Johnson G MIA
Tyler Johnson (thigh) is available for Monday's game vs. the Suns.

Tom D'Angelo on Twitter
He's back after a two-game absence. The Heat will be missing Wayne Ellington (thigh) again and there's no word of any restrictions for Johnson, so he's safe to put back into most lineups. With Johnson active, the Heat won't have to rely on Dwyane Wade, Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder as much.
LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will play Monday 03-05-2018
LaMarcus Aldridge F SA
Gregg Popovich said that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will play on Monday vs. Memphis.

Paul Garcia on Twitter
Aldridge only missed one game, so he shouldn't have any sort of restrictions, although he could hit the bench early if the game turns into a blowout. The potential for a lopsided score makes LMA a less attractive option in DFS, but he's safe to fire up in all season-long settings. Davis Bertans will head back to the second unit.
Troy Daniels (knee) out Monday vs. Miami 03-05-2018
Troy Daniels G PHO
Troy Daniels (right knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game in Miami.

Phoenix Suns on Twitter
Josh Jackson should pick up a few extra minutes tonight with Daniels unavailable, and maybe Tyler Ulis will be able to get back into the rotation, but that's certainly not a given. Daniels belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Kyrie Irving (knee) may sit out this week 03-05-2018
Kyrie Irving G BOS
Celtics coach Brad Stevens acknowledged that Kyrie Irving (knee) may be out through the whole week.

Nick Friedell on Twitter
This means Irving should be benched in weekly formats even though he hasn't been officially ruled out for games on Thursday and Sunday. Stevens added that Irving did not get an MRI on his knee and he's not "too concerned." The Celtics are going to mix it up tonight with Shane Larkin in the starting lineup, but Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier are still strong streaming options.
Shane Larkin will start Monday vs. Chicago 03-05-2018
Shane Larkin G BOS
Shane Larkin will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Bulls, with Kyrie Irving (knee) unavailable.

Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter
Traditionally, Brad Stevens has gone with either Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier when Irving has hit the sidelines, but he said he was going with Larkin tonight because he doesn't want to disrupt the second unit's rhythm. Larkin has eclipsed the 20-minute mark just three times this season but has never really produced an impressive stat line with the Celtics, so we'd still recommend rolling the dice on someone like Smart or Rozier tonight in DFS.
Tyson Chandler will play Monday vs. Miami 03-05-2018
Tyson Chandler C PHO
Tyson Chandler will play Monday vs. the Heat.

Scott Bordow on Twitter
It's the second night of a back-to-back set, but Chandler just got back from a six-game absence due to a neck issue, so he's well rested. Alex Len only managed to log two minutes off the bench on Sunday, so it'll be interesting to see what his workload looks like tonight.
Reggie Jackson (ankle) still very limited 03-05-2018
Reggie Jackson G DET
Stan Van Gundy implied on Monday that Reggie Jackson (ankle) is still not close to a return.

Rod Beard on Twitter
"He's okay, but there's nothing imminent with him," said Van Gundy of Jackson. "He's doing his rehab and he did a little bit of 1-on-1 against one of the video guys today, but that's as far along as he is." It doesn't sound like Jackson is very close to getting back to the court, and at this point in the fantasy season, he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Tristan Thompson (ankle) is in a walking boot 03-05-2018
Tristan Thompson C CLE
Tristan Thompson (ankle) is in a walking boot and is expected to miss multiple games.

Chris Fedor on Twitter
He picked up the injury on Saturday and his ankle is still "incredibly swollen." He will try to get the swelling down over the next few days, but for now he's unsure if he'll need an MRI. Thompson was just a rebounding specialist before this news, so he can dropped in most leagues. Larry Nance should pick up a lot of run and has to be picked up in standard leagues.
Stephen Curry (ankle) will play on Tuesday 03-05-2018
Stephen Curry G GS
Stephen Curry (ankle) is not on the injury report for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

John Dickinson on Twitter
He said he didn't anticipate spending any time on the sidelines, and after getting in a full practice on Monday, he'll be good to go for Tuesday's game vs. Brooklyn. Don't be surprised to see him hit the sidelines early if the game turns into a blowout, though.
Jordan Bell (back) probable for Tuesday 03-05-2018
Jordan Bell F GS
Jordan Bell (back) is probable to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

Warriors PR on Twitter
The back issue is new, but it seems very minor considering they're listing him as probable. He should be good to go on Tuesday, but until he's getting minutes in the 20s, he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Tyler Johnson (thigh) a game-time decision 03-05-2018
Tyler Johnson G MIA
Tyler Johnson (thigh) will be a game-time call for Monday's matchup with the Suns.

Miami Heat on Twitter
Johnson was able to get through shootaround, but Miami would like to see him go through his pregame routine before an official determination is made on his playing status. If he is able to get back out there, Luke Babbitt could be bumped back to the second unit. Stay tuned.
Wayne Ellington (thigh) out Monday vs. PHX 03-05-2018
Wayne Ellington G MIA
Wayne Ellington (thigh) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Suns.

Tom D'Angelo on Twitter
Tyler Johnson (quad) remains questionable to play, but if he's forced to join Ellington on the sidelines tonight, it'll be Dwyane Wade, Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder picking up the majority of their minutes. If your playoffs have begun, or you're battling for a post-season spot, cutting Ellington is an option.
Khris Middleton (knee) will play on Monday 03-05-2018
Khris Middleton F MIL
Khris Middleton (sore right knee) will play Monday vs. the Pacers.

Matt Velazquez on Twitter
Middleton was able to get through his pregame routine without issue, so he should be out there for his regular minutes tonight, and we'd anticipate a bit of a bounce-back game following a rough shooting game on Sunday. Get him active.
Darren Collison (knee) out another week 03-05-2018
Darren Collison G IND
Nate McMillan said he doesn't expect Darren Collison (knee) to make it back to the court this week.

Clifton Brown on Twitter
Collison was hit with a 2-3 week timetable on February 5, but now he's at the beginning of Week-4 and doesn't seem to be making much progress towards a return. There's nothing wrong with stashing him if you've got an open IR-spot, but it's getting tougher to justify that decision if you're battling for a playoff spot. Basically, he's just a luxury stash for high-seeded teams at this point. Corey Joseph, Joe Young and Lance Stephenson will continue to pick up the slack in his absence.
Trevor Booker unlikely to play Monday vs. MIL 03-05-2018
Trevor Booker F IND
Trevor Booker is unlikely to make his Pacers' debut on Monday against the Bucks.

Pat Boylan on Twitter
Nate McMillan did say he envisions Booker being a part of the regular rotation in Indiana, but he just met with Booker this afternoon and would like him to at least get in a practice before throwing him out there. Booker could siphon away some minutes from Thaddeus Young and Domantas Sabonis once he's fully up to speed.
Cedi Osman will come off the bench Monday 03-05-2018
Cedi Osman F CLE
Cedi Osman will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Pistons.

Allie Clifton on Twitter
Rodney Hood will get the start tonight, and with how inconsistent Osman has been, it wouldn't be shocking to see this change stick. Osman's value will take a hit with the demotion, so owners shouldn't be clinging to him.
Larry Nance will start at center on Monday 03-05-2018
Larry Nance Jr. F CLE
Larry Nance will start at center for Monday's game against the Pistons.

Allie Clifton on Twitter
Nance should be the starting five-man in Cleveland for however long Tristan Thompson (ankle) is out, and it'll be interesting to see how he fares against Andre Drummond tonight. As long as Nance can earn minutes in the mid-20s, he's fully capable of churning out mid-round value, and him opening the game as a starter will help him accomplish that goal.
Rodney Hood, Nance starting Monday vs. DET 03-05-2018
Rodney Hood G CLE
Rodney Hood and Larry Nance will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Pistons.

Fred McLeod on Twitter
Hood will replace Cedi Osman in the starting five, and that could be a lineup change that holds moving forward. Nance will be starting in place of Tristan Thompson (ankle) for however long he's out, which will make it easier for him to consistently see his minutes in the mid-20s. Joining Hood and Nance in the starting five will be George Hill, J.R. Smith and LeBron James.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Thompson and Green out, the Cavs have very little front-court depth which should lead to upwards of 30 minutes for Larry Nance, who is neck and neck with Terry Rozier as the top value play on the slate. Rodney Hood also picks up some appeal entering the starting lineup for Cedi Osman, as Ty Lue stated he's hoping to get Hood some extra open looks playing alongside LeBron.
Emeka Okafor (ankle) questionable Tuesday 03-05-2018
Emeka Okafor C NO
Emeka Okafor (right ankle) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

Pelicans PR on Twitter
If Okafor is out again, Nikola Mirotic will be in line for another start with Cheick Diallo logging extended minutes with the second unit. Check back for another update on Okafor following Tuesday morning's shootaround.
DeAndre Bembry (abdominal) won't play Tuesday 03-05-2018
DeAndre' Bembry F ATL
DeAndre Bembry (abdominal) will not suit up for Tuesday's game in Toronto.

Atlanta Hawks on Twitter
This will be his fifth straight game on the sidelines, and he remains without a clear timetable. Bembry doesn't offer enough upside to justify stashing him through the injury.
Malcolm Delaney, Bembry out Tuesday vs. TOR 03-05-2018
Malcolm Delaney G ATL
Malcolm Delaney (ankle) and DeAndre Bembry (abdominal) have been ruled out for Tuesday's game in Toronto.

Atlanta Hawks on Twitter
Delaney rolled his left ankle on Sunday and was seen sporting a walking boot after the game, so he could be looking at a multi-game absence here, which will translate to more minutes for Isaiah Taylor. Bembry will miss his fifth game in a row on Tuesday, and he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Khris Middleton (knee) a game-time decision 03-05-2018
Khris Middleton F MIL
Khris Middleton (right knee soreness) will be a game-time call for Monday's matchup with the Pacers.

Matt Velazquez on Twitter
Middleton knocked knees with a Philly player on Sunday, and it sounds like it swelled up on him overnight. He'll go through his pregame routine before an official determination is made on his status, but if Middleton is forced to the sidelines, Jason Terry might return to the starting five and Shabazz Muhammad could see an increased role in the rotation. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker would also see an uptick in usage. Stay tuned.
Tyler Zeller (hip) out Monday vs. Pacers 03-05-2018
Tyler Zeller C MIL
Tyler Zeller (right hip, back soreness) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Pacers.

Matt Velazquez on Twitter
Zeller took a hard fall during Sunday's game, so it's not at all surprising to see him hit the sidelines for the second game of this back-to-back set. Thon Maker will pick up most of Zeller's minutes tonight, but that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops.
Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) out Tues 03-05-2018
Michael Carter-Williams G CHA
Michael Carter-Williams (left shoulder sprain) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter
MCW hurt his shoulder during Sunday's game, and while he was able to play through it, it sounds like it swelled up on him overnight. With Carter-Williams set to watch Tuesday's game from the sidelines, there will be more minutes available for guys like Julyan Stone and Malik Monk.
Marc Gasol (ankle) expected to play Monday 03-05-2018
Marc Gasol C MEM
Marc Gasol (ankle, quad) is expected to play Monday vs. the Spurs.

Jabari Young on Twitter
He's still officially being listed as questionable, but he looked fine at shootaround and spoke afterward about how much he enjoys playing against his brother, so things are trending in a positive direction here. With Tyreke Evans (ribs), Mario Chalmers (hamstring) and Andrew Harrison (wrist) all unavailable for Monday's game, Gasol is going to be very busy on the offensive end. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off.
Rashad Vaughn (knee) out Monday vs. Utah 03-05-2018
Rashad Vaughn G ORL
Rashad Vaughn (sore right knee) will not suit up for Monday's game in Utah.

Josh Robbins on Twitters
He's a negligible part of the rotation in Orlando, so his playing stats has no impact in fantasy hoops.
Jonathan Isaac still on a minutes limit 03-05-2018
Jonathan Isaac F ORL
Frank Vogel said that Jonathan Isaac will remain on a minutes limit this week.

John Denton on Twitter
Isaac logged 15 minutes on Friday and 17.5 minutes on Saturday, and Vogel said he'd like to keep him in that range, so it doesn't sound like Isaac will be touching 20 minutes anytime soon. He's on the radar as a potential low-end defensive specialist in deep leagues, but those in most 12-team settings can do better.
Nigel Hayes inking 10-day deal with Toronto 03-05-2018
Nigel Hayes F SAC
Nigel Hayes is reportedly signing a 10-day contract with the Raptors.

Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
He'll add some more depth to Toronto's already crowded frontcourt, but it's tough to see him carving out meaningful minutes with the Raptors.
Brandon Ingram (groin) out for next two games 03-05-2018
Brandon Ingram F LAL
Brandon Ingram (strained groin) will miss at least the next two games.

Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
OG Anunoby (ankle) listed as out Tuesday 03-05-2018
OG Anunoby F TOR
OG Anunoby (ankle) is listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

NBA.com
Coach Dwane Casey said that Anunoby shouldn't be out for much longer, so maybe we'll see him later this week. C.J. Miles has averaged 16.0 points with 1.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 4.0 triples in 19.5 minutes over his last two games without Anunoby. Norman Powell has been a bust, while Malcolm Miller got the start on Sunday and didn't score in 14 minutes.
Robin Lopez will not play Monday 03-05-2018
Robin Lopez C CHI
Robin Lopez will continue to sit out on Monday vs. the Bulls.

Daniel Greenberg on Twitter
The Bulls are changing up their lineup for the next five games, but it's clear that Lopez won't be involved. Bobby Portis and Lauri Markkanen are the only frontcourt players in Chicago worth owning.
MRI on Kelly Oubre's foot comes back clean 03-05-2018
Kelly Oubre Jr. F WAS
An MRI on Kelly Oubre's sore left foot came back clean.

Chris Miller on Twitter
This is great news and it's worth noting that Oubre was at practice Monday shooting some jumpers. He'll be listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat, but Oubre expects to play. If he can't go, Otto Porter will have a heavy workload, while Markieff Morris and Jodie Meeks could pick up some run.
Troy Daniels (knee) doubtful for Monday 03-05-2018
Troy Daniels G PHO
Troy Daniels (right knee hyperextension) is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Heat.

Scott Bordow on Twitter
Daniels has played an average of 14.5 minutes in his last two games, so his absence won't a have a big impact on the rotation. Josh Jackson may pick up a few minutes, but he's already a must-own player.
Josh Magette recalled from G-League 03-05-2018
Josh Magette G ATL
The Hawks have recalled Josh Magette and Andrew White from the G-League.

NBA.com
They are dealing with quite a few injuries right now, so Magette and Andrew White will provide some emergency depth. Neither player is on the fantasy radar at the moment.
Nuggets recall Monte Morris 03-05-2018
Monte Morris G DEN
The Nuggets have recalled Monte Morris from the G-League.

Nuggets on Twitter
He will provide some emergency depth, but there's a good chance he doesn't see the floor on Tuesday vs. Dallas.
Ramon Sessions signs another 10-day deal 03-05-2018
Ramon Sessions G WAS
Ramon Sessions has signed a second 10-day contract.

Wizards on Twitter
He hasn't made an appearance for the Wizards yet, as he's the third-string PG behind Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier. There's no fantasy value here.
Darren Collison (knee) listed as out Monday 03-05-2018
Darren Collison G IND
Darren Collison (knee) is still listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Bucks.

NBA.com
His timetable still has him returning at some point in early March, so fantasy owners should continue stashing him if they have an available IR spot. Cory Joseph will continue to hold down the fort as the fill-in starter, Victor Oladipo will continue to carry the offense and Lance Stephenson will have an expanded role off the bench.
Brandan Wright (sore right knee) out Tuesday 03-05-2018
Brandan Wright F HOU
Brandan Wright (sore right knee) will sit out Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

NBA.com
This will be his fourth straight game on the shelf. Wright is the fourth-string center in Houston and has no fantasy value.
Joe Johnson (illness) ruled out Tuesday 03-05-2018
Joe Johnson G HOU
Joe Johnson (illness) will miss Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

NBA.com
Johnson played just 13 minutes in his last game and isn't going to have a big role as long as Houston is healthy on the wings. With Johnson out, Gerald Green could pick up some run after a DNP-CD vs. Boston.
Ryan Anderson (hip) listed as out Tuesday 03-05-2018
Ryan Anderson F HOU
Ryan Anderson (hip soreness) is listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

NBA.com
This will be his fourth straight game on the shelf and it's not a good sign that he keeps getting ruled out a day in advance. Standard-league owners should have already moved on with fantasy playoffs starting up. Trevor Ariza, Luc Mbah a Moute, and P.J. Tucker will continue to soak up his minutes, but Ariza is the only fantasy asset in 12-team leagues.
Tyler Johnson (thigh) is questionable 03-05-2018
Tyler Johnson G MIA
Tyler Johnson (left thigh contusion) is still listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Suns.

Tim Reynolds on Twitter
The good news is that he went through the morning shootaround, so he'll likely warm up and be a game-time call tonight. The Heat could certainly use him with Wayne Ellington (thigh) expected to miss a third straight game. If Johnson can't go, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson will be locked into heavy minutes and we could see more of several players like Justise Winslow, Rodney McGruder and Dwyane Wade.
Wayne Ellington (thigh contusion) is doubtful 03-05-2018
Wayne Ellington G MIA
Wayne Ellington (left thigh contusion) is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Suns even though he's listed as questionable.

Tim Reynolds on Twitter
It sounds like Ellington will miss his third straight game, while Tyler Johnson (quad) is still considered questionable. Assuming Ellington is out, Dwyane Wade should see minutes in the mid-20s off the bench, while Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder will have to step up on the wings, especially if Johnson can't go as well. Ellington did go through shootaround, so he should still be considered day-to-day.
Kyrie Irving (knee soreness) ruled out Monday 03-05-2018
Kyrie Irving G BOS
Kyrie Irving (left knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the Bulls.

Celtics on Twitter
Hopefully the Celtics are just being cautious against the tanking Bulls. This is the first game Irving will miss this season due to left knee soreness, but it might be worth a mention that this is the knee that he reportedly threatened to undergo offseason on if the Cavaliers didn't trade him. We'll be on the lookout for more details, but check to see if Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier are available on your wire. Smart should start, Rozier gets a 4.6 usage rate bump and Jayson Tatum also gets a 3.5 usage rate bump.
Hornacek hoping Beasley finds his form 03-05-2018
Michael Beasley F NY
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek is hopeful that Michael Beasley will find the form he had before the All-Star break.

New York Post
"We want to see Michael play as he did before the break, he was active, played with great confidence,'' Hornacek said. "He's got to put some points on the board for us and defensively help out as much as he can.'' He's been ice cold since the break, averaging 7.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks over his last five. Fantasy owners can't be too patient with playoffs starting up, so he's a drop candidate if there's a hot free agent available.
Justise Winslow says he's more confident 03-05-2018
Justise Winslow F MIA
Justise Winslow said he's "getting into a better rhythm every game and playing with confidence."

Palm Beach Post
"Everybody wants to score man, regardless of what they say," Winslow said. "The winning plays thing is true, definitely true. But everybody wants to score. It's nice when you're able to do that and other stuff too." He's currently having the best stretch of his season with 12.3 points on 55.9% shooting with 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals over his last four games. His 3-point shot is falling right now (6-of-11 in that span), and he's also getting the job done in the paint, hitting 12-of-18 shots. It's hard to rely on Winslow in Miami's crowded rotation, but he's trending up for deep-league owners.
LeVert's strong play keeps Russell on bench 03-05-2018
D'Angelo Russell G BKN
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said D'Angelo Russell didn't play in the fourth quarter on Sunday because of Caris LeVert's strong play.

New York Post
"Caris was great. That's it. There was no way with the game he was having [that he was coming out]," Atkinson said. "There's only so many spots out there. So, we felt like we had to go with Caris." LeVert had a career-high 27 points with 10 of those points in the fourth quarter, so Russell's owners should shake off the quiet night and expect a bounce-back performance on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.
Snyder praises Joe Ingles 03-05-2018
Joe Ingles F UTH
Jazz coach Quin Snyder said Joe Ingles "makes other people better."

ESPN
"There just hasn't been anything that he's not willing to do for the team," Snyder said. "That's where he's found his game. He's found his game making the team better when he's on the floor. The things that he's been able to do to make the team better have continued to multiply." Ingles has lived up to his four-year, $52 million deal, averaging 10.8 points, 4.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.5 triples. His advanced stats are even better, as Ingles ranks ninth in ESPN's Real Plus-Minus and sixth in RPM wins added among small forwards.
Paul Millsap's workload to increase 03-05-2018
Paul Millsap F DEN
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Paul Millsap's workload will "increase quickly very soon."

Chris Dempsey on Twitter
Millsap has played 23, 27 and 26 minutes in his first three games back since returning, and that includes a back-to-back set. He's averaging 11.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.0 triples in that span, and it won't be long before he's playing 30+ minutes on a nightly basis, just in time for the fantasy playoffs.
Corey Brewer plays 12 minutes 03-05-2018
Corey Brewer F OKC
Corey Brewer played 12 minutes in his Thunder debut on Sunday vs. the Blazers, finishing scoreless with one rebound, one assist and two steals.

News OK
Brewer said he chose the Thunder because of his relationship with coach Billy Donovan and because it was his best opportunity for minutes, but there's obviously not much fantasy appeal here. Maybe his role grows when he gets in a couple more practices, but playing just 12 minutes with Carmelo Anthony resting says a lot.
Nikola Jokic's numbers trending down 03-05-2018
Nikola Jokic C DEN
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said that his offense still revolves around Nikola Jokic.

Denver Post
Since Paul Millsap returned, Jokic has averaged just 12.0 points over his last three games with 7.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.0 triples. "Nikola is still the focal point of our offense," Malone said. "I don't want Nikola thinking that he has to play second fiddle to anyone. I want him to shoot the ball more and be more aggressive." He was on a tear before Millsap returned with four triple-doubles in February, but his fantasy owners will be hoping that Jokic takes Malone's advice with the fantasy playoffs starting up.
03-05-2018
Tony Snell G MIL
Tony Snell returned to action on Sunday March 4.
Sean Kilpatrick plays 11 minutes on Sunday 03-05-2018
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Sean Kilpatrick made his Clippers debut on Sunday with two points on 1-of-4 shooting and one assist in 11 minutes.

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Kilpatrick was thrown immediately into the fire after signing earlier on Sunday, but the Clippers didn't have many alternatives. Jawun Evans (abdomen) and Avery Bradley (groin) are both questionable to play again this season, while C.J. Williams and Tyrone Wallace are in the G League. It wouldn't be surprising if Kilpatrick displaces fill-in starter Wes Johnson (11 minutes) vs. the Pelicans on Sunday, but most owners should monitor him from a distance.
Austin Rivers gets 27 pts w/ all-around line 03-05-2018
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Austin Rivers finished Sunday's win vs. the Nets with 27 points, five rebounds, four 3-pointers and three assists in 37 minutes of action. In his highest-scoring game since Dec. 23, Rivers went 10-of-15 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. The win bolstered the Clippers' playoff hopes while giving Rivers' fantasy owners even more cause for optimism. At worst, he should be a cheap source of 3-pointers, steals and assists.
Tobias Harris notches 26/8/3/3/2 line vs Nets 03-05-2018
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Tobias Harris bounced back on Sunday with 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting, adding eight rebounds, three steals, three blocks, two assists and two 3-pointers. Harris has never been known for his across-the-board contributions, but he's taken on new dimensions with the Clippers. Through a dozen games, he's averaging career-highs in scoring (18.4), assists (3.2) and steals (1.5), with a solid 2.1 triples, 6.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks. L.A. moved to within 1/2 game of the Nuggets for a playoff spot tonight, so Harris' rest-of-season outlook is terrific.
Wes Johnson starts, plays just 11 minutes 03-05-2018
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Wes Johnson was uninspiring as a starter on Sunday, getting three steals with two rebounds and no other stats in 11 minutes. Johnson was filling in for the short-handed Clippers tonight but he missed his lone shot attempt and went scoreless without any assists or blocks. He hasn't scored more than four points in the past month, which is about all fantasy owners need to know.
Vince Carter hits three triples off the bench 03-05-2018
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Vince Carter scored nine points, all on 3-pointer, in 24 minutes off the bench Sunday against New York. Carter also chipped in with four rebounds and just one turnover. He will finish out the season in Sacramento, and with the team in full-on youth movement he is unlikely to see this much playing time on a regular basis down the stretch. Sacramento is respecting the 41-year-old veteran by letting him show what he can do, while also trying to balance using their younger players more while in tank mode. It's a tricky dance.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson posts all-around gem 03-05-2018
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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson bounced back on Sunday with 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting, eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal. RHJ also went 3-of-4 at the FT line without any turnovers in 32 minutes. Brooklyn's bench kept them competitive all night in an eventual 123-120 loss, but this was an unqualified success for Hollis-Jefferson's fantasy owners. If he's still available on the wire in 12-team leagues, go get him.
Jarrett Allen limited by fouls, logs 17 mins 03-05-2018
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Jarrett Allen was plagued by foul trouble on Sunday, scoring seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes. Allen is among the qualifying league-leaders in fouls per minute, and he even fouled out of Thursday's loss vs. the Kings. He averaged 24.0 minutes in February, however, and that number should only trend up over the Nets' final 18 games. Occasional duds aside, Allen projects as a high-upside center the rest of the way.
Buddy Hield goes for 12 points off the bench 03-05-2018
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Buddy Hield ended up with 12 points across 27 minutes off the bench in Sunday's home victory against New York. Hield was a respectable 5-of-10 from the floor while going 2-of-4 from the perimeter, and he also chipped in with four rebounds, an assist, a steal and three turnovers. He continues to see a healthy amount of minutes, as the time is finally here. For months, it was warned that the older players would start taking frequent seats with the younger players getting longer and longer looks. That time is now.
Bogdan Bogdanovic finishes with 22 points 03-05-2018
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Bogdan Bogdanovic ended up with 22 points across 27 minutes in Sunday's 102-99 win against the Knicks. Bogdanovic was just three points shy of his career high set back on Jan. 17 against the Jazz. He finished 7-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, and a perfect 5-of-5 from the free-throw line. Bogdanovic also added seven assists and a steal while posting a team-best plus-10 rating. He is averaging 20.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 3.3 APG and 2.7 3-pointers per game in three outings in the month of March.
DeMarre Carroll w/ 20 points, all-around line 03-05-2018
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DeMarre Carroll scored 20 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes on Sunday, as the Nets fell 123-120 in L.A. Carroll shot 6-of-12 from the field with all of his makes coming beyond the arc -- that tied his career-high for made 3-pointers. At age 31, Carroll has the distinction of being the Nets' oldest player, yet he's thriving at a time when most veterans on bad teams are fading away. Over the past four games, he's averaged 19.0 points, 4.0 triples, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks, with 57.8% FGs and 80.0% FTs. Ride him until the wheels fall off.
Kosta Koufos goes for 12 and eight in win 03-05-2018
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Kosta Koufos ended up with 12 points and eight rebounds across 26 minutes in Sunday's 102-99 win against New York. Koufos hit 6-of-10 from the field and he also chipped in with an assist and only two turnovers in a starting role, as Willie Cauley-Stein (back) was resting his injury. It's uncertain if WCS will be ready to go by Wednesday, but at least he'll have a couple of days to mend. If not, Koufos is likely to draw another start. He might be a decent low-priced DFS option in the middle if he is plugged into the starting five again.
Justin Jackson scores 12 in home victory 03-05-2018
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Justin Jackson went for 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting in Sunday's 102-99 victory against the Knicks. Jackson's 15 field-goal attempts tied a career high. He also added six rebounds and two assists with just one turnover while adding a triple in his 25 minutes. It was his first game with double-digit points in the past seven outings. Jackson has been working as a starter, but he remains useful only in the deepest of formats due to his inconsistency.
Skal Labissiere hits game-winning triple 03-05-2018
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Skal Labissiere was good for 14 points with six rebounds and the game-winning 3-pointer in Sunday's 102-99 victory against the Knicks, making the start with Zach Randolph being rested. Labissiere? 3-pointer? He has managed just 11 3-pointer, and this was the biggest since it clinched the victory with just 1.6 seconds remaining in regulation. Perhaps he is adding triples to his repertoire, as he has treys in back-to-back games, and three of the past five outings. He has scored in double-digits in each of his three games in March, averaging 12.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 2.3 APG and 2.3 BPG.
Caris LeVert lights up w/ career-high 27 pts 03-05-2018
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Caris LeVert went off for a career-high 27 points on Sunday, making 11-of-19 shots with five 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 29 minutes. Savvy owners who've had LeVert stashed since his return on Feb. 26 were richly rewarded tonight, and his 27 points were the most by a Nets' reserve since Sean Kilpatrick last March. LeVert was in attack mode early tonight and it paid off -- he challenged the Clippers' guards to prevent him from getting into the paint, and when they gave him space he drained 5-of-7 triples. He won't be on your waiver wire 24 hours from now.
Trey Burke finished with 11 off the bench 03-05-2018
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Trey Burke ended up with 11 points over 27 minutes off the bench Sunday at Sacramento. Burke hit 5-of-10 from the field, although he was 0-of-2 from behind the 3-point arc, while adding six assists, two blocked shots, a rebound and a steal with two turnovers and a respectable plus-6 rating. That's five straight games with double-digit point performances, and he can be relied upon for a handful of assists and an occasional steal, too. He is worth a look in all deeper fantasy leagues.
D'Angelo Russell struggles in 20 minutes 03-05-2018
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D'Angelo Russell shot just 1-of-6 from the field in 20 minutes on Sunday, scoring six points with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said before the game that he wants Russell to improve his shot selection while limiting turnovers. He had two turnovers to go along with his three dimes tonight, and half of his shot attempts were from 26 feet and beyond. It didn't help that Caris LeVert caught fire off the bench tonight, and Russell should be back in the 30-34 minute range vs. Golden State on Tuesday.
Jahlil Okafor sits out again on Sunday 03-05-2018
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Jahlil Okafor was listed as a DNP-CD on Sunday. Okafor practiced on Saturday but the Nets don't seem eager to give him run -- he hasn't played since Feb. 12, a stretch of six straight DNPs. Suffice to say, he belongs on the wire.
Spencer Dinwiddie w/ 10 assists in mixed line 03-05-2018
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Spencer Dinwiddie had 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals on Sunday, but he scored only six points on 0-of-6 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws.

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Dinwiddie attempted one shot inside 16 feet tonight, which is an ongoing issue. "Spencer only had five drives [Thursday]," coach Kenny Atkinson said before the game. "He's top 10 in the league in drives overall." Atkinson was suggesting that Dinwiddie lost his aggressive edge while playing alongside D'Angelo Russell, but fantasy owners can't be too upset thanks to his all-around contributions in 36 minutes of action tonight. More drives would be nice, but he also needs to make some perimeter shots -- he's a combined 3-of-23 over the past five games.
Kyle O'Quinn effective off the bench 03-05-2018
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Kyle O'Quinn had a nice game off the bench Sunday in Sacramento, finishing with 14 points across 26 minutes. O'Quinn hit 4-of-6 from the field while going a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line, while adding eight rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and two steals while turning it over just twice. It was quite the bounce-back game after he was scoreless on an 0-of-3 shooting night on the road against the Clippers on Friday night. The erratic production makes him a risky fantasy play in most leagues.
Emmanuel Mudiay goes scoreless Sunday 03-05-2018
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Emmanuel Mudiay finished scoreless in Sunday's road game against the Kings across 19 minutes. Mudiay finished 0-of-6 from the field, including 0-of-3 from behind the 3-point line, and he was even 0-of-2 from the free-throw line. Mudiay had looked semi-effective in his first six games with the Knicks since coming over from the Nuggets. However, since moving into March, he is just 2-of-16 (12.5 percent) from the field while averaging just 4.5 PPG, 5.0 APG and 2.0 RPG. The March version of Mudiay is the reason he fell out of favor in the Mile High City.
Enes Kanter snags 16 rebounds in road loss 03-05-2018
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Enes Kanter rolled up 14 points and 16 rebounds across 22 minutes in Sunday's 102-99 victory at Sacramento. Kanter was a very efficient 7-of-10 from the field, hitting more shots than he missed for the third consecutive outing. He is averaging 16.0 PPG, 15.0 RPG, 2.0 SPG and 1.0 BPG in two contests since flipping the calendar from February to March. Until Friday, he hadn't had a game with two steals since Jan. 5. Now, he has games in back-to-back games with two swipes.