|Thu Mar 26||15:03||Humphries (groin) did not practice Thursday but did some individ...||Kris Humphries||PF||NJ Nets||The Sith Lords|
Humphries (groin) did not practice Thursday but did some individual work, J. Michael of CSN reports.
Humphries has now missed more than a month with a nagging groin injury. While the individual drills are a step in the right direction, he doesn't appear overly close to returning, and his absence from Thursday's actual practice should rule him out Friday versus Charlotte.
|Thu Mar 26||14:46||Smith (ankle) listed as probable for Friday's matchup with Wolve...||Josh Smith||PF||Hawks||Def Fresh Flow|
Smith (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday's matchup with the Wolves, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.
The Rockets are listing a number of players on their injury report, and Smith is one of three regulars considered probable, joining Dwight Howard (knee) and Corey Brewer (oblique). Smith is dealing with a mild right ankle sprain, but he hasn't missed any time. With Donatas Motiejunas considered questionable and Terrence Jones still out, Smith could see a heavy workload Friday, though the game could be a blowout.
|Thu Mar 26||14:43||Howard (knee) listed as probable for Friday's matchup with Wolve...||Dwight Howard||C||Magic||Buchanalia|
Howard (knee) is listed as probable for Friday's matchup with the Wolves, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.
Howard made his long-awaited return Wednesday night, logging 16 minutes and posting four points and seven rebounds. He's considered healthy at this point, though the Rockets will closely monitor his workload as the regular season winds down. If he experiences any soreness or discomfort in the knee, he'll likely be held out.
|Thu Mar 26||14:41||Brewer (oblique) listed as probable for Friday's matchup with Wo...||Corey Brewer||SG||Mavericks||Free Agent|
Brewer (oblique) is listed as probable for Friday's matchup with the Wolves, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.
Brewer has a mildly strained oblique, which he played through Wednesday night to score two points with two rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes. He'll take it easy Thursday with the hope that any discomfort is no longer present Friday night.
|Thu Mar 26||14:10||Young (knee) will not play Friday against Cleveland and doubtful...||Thaddeus Young||SF||76ers||The Sith Lords|
Young (knee) will not play Friday against Cleveland and is doubtful to play Sunday against the Lakers, Andy Vasquez of The Record reports.
Young hyperextended his knee Wednesday day and had to be helped off the court. While it's nothing that will keep him out long-term, he could miss a handful of games as the Nets battle for a playoff spot in the East. In his absence Bojan Bogdanovic figures to pick up some extra minutes.
|Thu Mar 26||14:05||Williams (knee) did not practice Thursday and listed as question...||Mo Williams||PG||Clippers||Def Fresh Flow|
Williams (knee) did not practice Thursday and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards.
Williams played 30 minutes and struggled Wednesday, shooting 2-of-10 from the floor. He's dealing with some minor knee soreness, and it remains to be seen whether it's severe enough to cause him to miss a game.
|Thu Mar 26||14:00||Jefferson (knee) listed as probable for Friday's game against Wi...||Al Jefferson||C||Jazz||Def Fresh Flow|
Jefferson (knee) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Wizards.
Jefferson had some fluid drained from his knee earlier in the week, and he played 35 minutes in Wednesday's contest. He's still experiencing a little bit of discomfort, so the team has added him to the injury list, likely as a precaution. Both Mo Williams and Cody Zeller are considered questionable for Friday's game.
|Thu Mar 26||13:58||George (leg) will remain out Thursday against Bucks||Paul George||SF||Pacers||The Schellackers|
George (leg) will remain out Thursday against the Bucks.
As expected, George will continue to sit out as he's essentially a game-to-game decision. He's said that he hopes to return before the end of the regular season, but the Pacers are yet to clear him for game action.
|Thu Mar 26||13:56||Stuckey (calf) officially listed as questionable for Thursday's ...||Rodney Stuckey||PG||Pistons||The Schellackers|
Stuckey (calf) is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's matchup with Milwaukee.
Stuckey is battling a strained left calf, which kept him out of Wednesday's win over the Wizards. He'll test it out in pregame before a final determination is made.
|Thu Mar 26||12:29||Monroe (knee) did not practice Thursday||Greg Monroe||C||Pistons||Iavaronis|
Monroe (knee) did not practice Thursday, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Monroe has missed the last five games with a lingering knee issue, and his absence Thursday suggests he could miss another contest Friday when the Pistons face the Magic. That call likely won't be made until after he's evaluated Friday morning, however.
|Thu Mar 26||10:38||Rose (knee) said he has no pain or swelling in his knee and hope...||Derrick Rose||PG||Bulls||Doppelganger|
Rose (knee) said he has no pain or swelling in his knee and hopes he can start taking contact in practices "this week or next," ESPN Chicago reports.
Rose and the Bulls have been non-committal as far as a return date, with Rose saying "whenever I'm ready to come back, that's when I'm going to come back." The Bulls have only 10 regular season games remaining, and it's Rose's goal to play in at least a few contests to find a groove prior to the start of the playoffs. He said Wednesday that he thinks he'll be able to return after a week or two of full contact practice.
|Thu Mar 26||05:56||Diaw posted 19 points, six rebounds,and one assist in 25 minutes...||Boris Diaw||SF||Bobcats||Buchanalia|
Diaw posted 19 points, six rebounds,and one assist in 25 minutes of action Wednesday against the Thunder.
Diaw made the most of extended minutes in a blowout, and it'll be hard to keep up this kind of production. Still, he's averaging 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists over the last five games, which means he's worth owning in 16-man leagues or deeper.
|Thu Mar 26||05:53||Westbrook posted 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists, and tw...||Russell Westbrook||PG||Thunder||Buchanalia|
Westbrook posted 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in 26 minutes of action Wednesday against the Spurs.
This was perhaps is worst performance in two months, and that says a lot about his value in fantasy. He's averaging 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 10.8 assists, and 2.7 steals per game in March, and Wednesday's game was certainly an anomaly in the midst of a blowout loss.
|Thu Mar 26||05:49||Lin scored 19 points in his second straight game Wednesday again...||Jeremy Lin||SG||Warriors||Free Agent|
Lin scored 19 points in his second straight game Wednesday against the Timberwolves. He added three rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes of action.
Lin is averaging 16.8 points and 5.0 assists over the last five games, and seems to be set to start until the season is over. He'll hold value in standard leagues in spite of his inconsistency.
|Thu Mar 26||05:41||Budinger posted 22 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, ...||Chase Budinger||SF||Rockets||Team Lorin|
Budinger posted 22 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 40 minutes of action Wednesday against the Lakers.
Budinger made the most of Kevin Martin (hamstring) sitting, and was able to post a spectacular line. Still, he's not going to see 40 minutes a night moving forward, and his value is limited to 14-man leagues or deeper.
|Thu Mar 26||05:39||Martin (hamstring) sat out Wednesday against Lakers||Kevin Martin||SG||Rockets||The Schellackers|
Martin (hamstring) sat out Wednesday against the Lakers.
Martin was available to play, but ultimately did not see court action against the Lakers. Martin isn't expected to miss much time, so keep an eye out for the next game on Friday.
|Thu Mar 26||05:35||Smith (ankle) posted nine points, four rebounds, one assist, and...||Josh Smith||PF||Hawks||Def Fresh Flow|
Smith (ankle) posted nine points, four rebounds, one assist, and one block in 24 minutes of action Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Smith was considered questionable to play, but ultimately was able to go. He's averaging 14.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game over the last five contests. Considering he's shooting 55 percent from the field during that span (13 percent higher than his season average), owners should be happy in spite of his lack of counting stats.
|Thu Mar 26||05:31||Brewer (oblique) posted two points, two rebounds, two assists, a...||Corey Brewer||SG||Mavericks||Free Agent|
Brewer (oblique) posted two points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 27 minutes of action Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Brewer struggled from the field, going just 1-for-7. It appears he was limited by his injury, but it doesn't appear like he'll miss much time moving forward. He's a solid option in 16-man formats.
|Thu Mar 26||05:27||Favors posted 26 points, 13 rebounds, one steal, and one block i...||Derrick Favors||PF||Jazz||Free Agent|
Favors posted 26 points, 13 rebounds, one steal, and one block in 32 minutes of action Wednesday against the Blazers.
Favors has been on fire lately, averaging 19.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks over the last five games. Although he has been struggling from the line (66 percent on 5.8 attempts per game), he's still worth starting in all leagues.
|Thu Mar 26||05:19||Wright posted 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one ste...||Dorell Wright||SF||Warriors||Team Erik|
Wright posted 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 27 minutes of action Wednesday against the Jazz.
Wright returned to the bench with LaMarcus Aldridge back in the lineup but still managed to see extra minutes with Nicolas Batum out. Still, Batum isn't expected to be out for too long, which means Wright won't hold much value moving forward.