|Sun Mar 29||17:48||Allen (hamstring) will not play Sunday against Spurs Sideline Re...||Tony Allen||SG||Celtics||Free Agent|
Allen (hamstring) will not play Sunday against the Spurs Sideline Reporter Rob Fischer reports.
Allen missed the end of the Grizzlies' previous game, but that game was a blowout, so the severity of the injury was unknown. Look for Jeff Green and Courtney Lee to soak up the minutes left by Allen on Sunday.
|Sun Mar 29||17:26||Wade (knee) will play and start Sunday against Pistons||Dwyane Wade||SG||Heat||Buchanalia|
Wade (knee) will play and start Sunday against the Pistons, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Wade had his knee drained of fluid Saturday, but felt well enough during warm-ups to pay Sunday. Wade is no stranger to playing through injuries, so use him as normal, as this does not seem to be anything major.
|Sun Mar 29||16:46||Andersen (calf) will not play Sunday against Pistons||Chris Andersen||C||Nuggets||The Sith Lords|
Andersen (calf) will not play Sunday against the Pistons, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sentinel reports.
Andersen and teammate Hassan Whiteside will both miss Sunday's game, leaving plenty of minutes available in the Miami frontcourt. Look for Michael Beasley to get some extra playing time, along with veteran Udonis Haslem
|Sun Mar 29||16:41||Terry had five points, two assists, and rebound in 19 minutes Su...||Jason Terry||SG||Mavericks||The Sith Lords|
Terry had five points, two assists, and a rebound in 19 minutes Sunday as the starting point guard.
Terry has had just one good game since moving into the starting lineup for the injured Patrick Beverley. He has bookended his 17 point outing against Minnesota with two and five point performances. Pablo Prigioni actually played more minutes (29) than Terry did on Sunday.
|Sun Mar 29||16:25||Martin (hamstring) will not play Sunday against Pelicans||Kevin Martin||SG||Rockets||Doppelganger|
Martin (hamstring) will not play Sunday against the Pelicans, the reports
Look for teammates Andrew Wiggins, and Zach Levine to play heavy minutes with Martin and other teammates out.
|Sun Mar 29||16:15||Gay could be rested couple games down final stretch of NBA seaso...||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Iavaronis|
Gay could be rested a couple games down the final stretch of the NBA season, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Gay does not typically take nights off due to rest, but head coach George Karl said he wants to experiment with new lineups. Other reports have also stated that Gay has been playing through nagging injuries, so this might give him a chance to heal any lingering ailments. Daily and season long players hoping to use Gay will need to monitor his playing status before every game from here on out.
|Sun Mar 29||16:14||Howard posted double-double in just 19 minutes on floor Sunday a...||Dwight Howard||C||Magic||Doppelganger|
Howard posted a double-double in just 19 minutes on the floor Sunday against Washington. He finished with 11 points (3-6 FG, 5-8 FT) to go with 10 rebounds.
Howard has scored in double figures in two straight games after returning to the floor on Wednesday. It looks like he'll rarely play more than 20 minutes in a given game until he's fully back into game shape. As a result, his production is capped well below what you'd want out of Howard.
|Sun Mar 29||16:01||Crawford (calf) has tentative return date of April 7||Jamal Crawford||SG||Hawks||Iavaronis|
Crawford (calf) has a tentative return date of April 7, Arash Markazi of ESPN reports.
This return date could easily change, and it's unlikely that he would come back prior that day. With that said, it's safe to drop Crawford from your team if your fantasy playoffs end before the end of the NBA season, if you haven't already. Even if the playoffs go until the end of the NBA season, dropping Crawford now would be a smart move if there's someone on the waiver wire who can help you win now.
|Sun Mar 29||15:14||Garnett will not play Sunday due to illness||Kevin Garnett||PF||Celtics||Back in the Saddle|
Garnett will not play Sunday due to an illness, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports
Garnett appears to have a significant illness here, as he has been unable to eat for the past few days. Don't be surprised if he site out a few more games since the sickness has not yet shown signs of relenting.
|Sun Mar 29||14:37||Williams (illness) will play Sunday||Deron Williams||PG||Jazz||The Schellackers|
Williams (illness) will play Sunday, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.
Williams was held out of practice Saturday, so it's possible that he's not completely over the sickness that held him out Saturday. If Williams plays fewer minutes Sunday, they will likely go to Jarrett Jack, though Jack likely won't get enough playing time to be a viable option either.
|Sun Mar 29||14:31||Hill will play Sunday against Nets||Jordan Hill||PF||Rockets||Back in the Saddle|
Hill will play Sunday against the Nets.
Hill was held out of the last three games to rest as the Lakers not-so-subtly attempt to ensure they do not have to send their top-five-protected first-round pick to Philadelphia. He'll return to action Sunday and is expected to see his usual workload of 25-30 minutes. Carlos Boozer, who has also been resting of late, will be held out again.
|Sun Mar 29||14:29||Boozer will be held out again Sunday against Nets||Carlos Boozer||PF||Jazz||The Sith Lords|
Boozer will be held out again Sunday against the Nets.
Coach Byron Scott continues to rest the veteran, and Sunday will mark his fourth straight absence. However, Jordan Hill, who was also resting, will return to action.
|Sun Mar 29||14:28||Ellington will get start in place of Jeremy Lin (Illness) on Sun...||Wayne Ellington||SG||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Ellington will get the start in place of Jeremy Lin (Illness) on Sunday.
Lin is out with an upper respiratory infection, so Ellington will get the start alongside Jordan Clarkson. Both players should see increased minutes, but Clarkson, in particular, will see a heavy workload as the only true point guard available.
|Sun Mar 29||13:53||Williams (illness) game-time call for Sunday's matchup with Lake...||Deron Williams||PG||Jazz||The Schellackers|
Williams (illness) is a game-time call for Sunday's matchup with the Lakers, Rod Boone of Newsday reports.
Williams was quiet in Friday's win over the Cavs, but he registered double-digit assists in each of the previous two games. While his numbers are still down considerably across the board, he's still an excellent passer and consistently produces solid assist numbers (6.4 per game in March). If he's held out Sunday, Jarrett Jack would likely enter the starting lineup in his place.
|Sun Mar 29||12:24||Gibson scored 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with nine r...||Taj Gibson||PF||Bulls||Buchanalia|
Gibson scored 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with nine rebounds and one block in 24 minutes Saturday against the Knicks.
This was Gibson's best game since returning from injury, but it did come in a blowout victory where none of the Bulls starters played more than 28 minutes. The emergence of Nikola Mirotic may limit Gibson's value down the stretch as he's not likely to play as many minutes off the bench as he has in the past.
|Sun Mar 29||12:19||Hinrich did not score (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt), but recorded three assi...||Kirk Hinrich||SG||Bulls||Team Erik|
Hinrich did not score (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt), but recorded three assists in 21 minutes Saturday against the Knicks.
Hinrich hasn't scored in double-figures in over two months despite the Bulls dealing with injuries in their backcourt. He is likely to still play around 20 minutes a game, but doesn't carry much fantasy value at this time.
|Sun Mar 29||12:13||Mohammed held scoreless (0-1 FG), but grabbed two rebounds and b...||Nazr Mohammed||C||Bobcats||Iavaronis|
Mohammed was held scoreless (0-1 FG), but grabbed two rebounds and blocked one shot in six minutes Saturday against the Knicks.
The Bulls big men are finally getting healthy, meaning Mohammed will return to his role of playing limited minutes off of the bench if he even gets into a game.
|Sun Mar 29||12:08||Howard (rest) will play Sunday against Wizards||Dwight Howard||C||Magic||Doppelganger|
Howard (rest) will play Sunday against the Wizards, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.
After going through a light workout, Howard has been given the green light, and he'll get the start at center. Coach Kevin McHale will cap his workload at 20 minutes, however, so don't expect major production from the center. Howard playing Sunday means that he'll be held out Monday in Toronto, as the Rockets will keep him on the bench for one half of back-to-back sets going forward.
|Sun Mar 29||12:05||Jefferson will get start in place of Monta Ellis on Sunday||Richard Jefferson||SF||Spurs||Team Lorin|
Jefferson will get the start in place of Monta Ellis on Sunday, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
Jefferson has played only sparingly of late, but with Ellis sitting due to a lower-leg injury, he'll enter the starting lineup for the 12th time this season. Obviously, when Ellis is healthy he's the starting shooting guard, but his injury was significant enough to put him on crutches for a couple of days, so it's possible Jefferson could log a few more starts in the short-term.
|Sun Mar 29||12:00||Ellis (calf) will not play Sunday against Pacers||Monta Ellis||PG||Warriors||The Schellackers|
Ellis (calf) will not play Sunday against the Pacers, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Ellis was not present at Sunday's shootaround, indicating he'll be held out of action, as expected. The shooting guard is battling a right calf injury, which forced him out of Friday's loss to the Spurs. Ellis' absence Sunday will snap a streak of 237 consecutive games played.