|Sun Mar 9||03:00||Jamal Crawford plays 10 minutes in return||Jamal Crawford||SG||Hawks||Doppelganger|
Jamal Crawford returned from his calf injury on Saturday and missed both his shots, finishing with three points in 10 minutes.
Baby steps, right? Crawford is back in action for the Clippers and he didn't tweak anything on Saturday night, so he should be better than this going forward. He's going to eventually crush the value of Darren Collison, but he didn't see many minutes tonight and could take a few game to ramp up his minutes. If you own Crawford, you have to think about putting him back in your lineup for next week, when the Clippers play four times.
|Sun Mar 9||01:57||Darren Collison plays 41 minutes in win||Darren Collison||PG||Pacers||Def Fresh Flow|
Darren Collison played 41 minutes in another start on Saturday and had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in a win over the Hawks.
The end is near for Collison, as Jamal Crawford returned from a calf injury tonight. Crawford was 0-of-2 in 10 minutes, but should quickly eat into Collison's minutes going forward. If you are looking for a player to drop in order to pick up a hot free agent, Collison is a prime candidate despite tonight's big minutes. He also had a couple costly turnovers last in a close game against the Hawks, which may not sit well with coach Doc Rivers, either.
|Sun Mar 9||01:53||Chris Paul double-doubles in win over Hawks||Chris Paul||PG||Hornets||Def Fresh Flow|
Chris Paul hit 7-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, 10 assists and a steal in Saturday's win over the Hawks.
He hasn't posted a monster line in a while, which means he's due for one very soon. But even without the mind-blowing lines, he's still producing like one of the top point guards in the league, which is exactly who he is. His thumb injury is quickly becoming a distant memory.
|Sun Mar 9||01:51||DeAndre Jordan has nice game vs. Hawks||DeAndre Jordan||C||Clippers||Def Fresh Flow|
DeAndre Jordan had 13 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and a block against the Hawks on Saturday.
He does this every night and his poor free throw shooting isn't enough to slow him down. He's a beast.
|Sun Mar 9||01:49||Matt Barnes stays hot in win over Hawks||Matt Barnes||SF||Lakers||Def Fresh Flow|
Matt Barnes hit 6-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Saturday's win over the Hawks.
He missed six 3-pointers as well, but has been on fire for a couple weeks. Danny Granger isn't slowing him down, although we would have liked to see Barnes play more in fourth quarter of tonight's win. The Clippers play four times next week and Barnes should now be owned in all leagues.
|Sun Mar 9||01:46||Blake Griffin leads Clippers with 27 points||Blake Griffin||PF||Clippers||Team Lorin|
Blake Griffin hit 11-of-19 shots and 5-of-9 free throws for 27 points, eight rebounds, five assists and a steal to lead the Clippers to a 109-108 win over the Hawks on Saturday.
Griffin missed a pair of clutch free throws down the stretch, but Jeff Teague bailed him out by missing the front of his set near the buzzer. Griffin's big season continues and despite tonight's troubles at the line, he's been much better there all year, increasing his fantasy value in the process.
|Sun Mar 9||01:37||Elton Brand plays 18 minutes in loss||Elton Brand||PF||76ers||Iavaronis|
Elton Brand came off the bench for 18 minutes and had eight points, five rebounds, two assists and zero blocks in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
Brand has been pretty fun to own with Pero Antic and Paul Millsap injured for the Hawks, but both players are back and in the starting lineup, meaning Brand's run is over. If they get hurt again, Brand will re-emerge as a fantasy factor, but if not, he's not worth holding.
|Sun Mar 9||01:21||Kyle Korver posts big line on Saturday||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Kyle Korver, who saw his 3-point streak end on Wednesday, hit 6-of-7 shots and 3-of-3 3-pointers for 17 points, four rebounds, six assists and two steals in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
Korver had a great line tonight and is back on track. And with the Hawks having a great schedule from here on in, deserves to be in a lot of fantasy lineups the rest of the way. He had seven points and a 3-pointer on Friday, meaning his new streak for 3-pointers made stands at two games.
|Sun Mar 9||01:18||Jeff Teague hits 3-of-9 shots, misses FT||Jeff Teague||PG||Hawks||Free Agent|
Jeff Teague hit just 3-of-9 shots for nine points, nine assists and a steal, but also missed a key free throw late as the Clippers held on for a one-point win over the Hawks.
Teague missed the front end of a free throw at the end of the game, and then accidentally banked his second one in as he was trying to miss it. Teague's hot run is over, as he's scored either nine or 10 points in each of his last three games. The return of Paul Millsap and Pero Antic may help his assist numbers, but Teague won't be counted on to score as much as he was a week ago. He's still a solid point guard option in fantasy leagues and the Hawks play four games per week to end the season after next week's three-game slate.
|Sun Mar 9||01:12||DeMarre Carroll scores 19 in loss to Clips||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
DeMarre Carroll hit 7-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 19 points, two rebounds and a steal in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
The one-point loss was the sixth in a row for Atlanta, and 14th in their last 15 games, as they're clinging to playoff hopes. Carroll has been a fantasy surprise this season and looked great tonight. The Hawks play three games next week, and then go on a four-game per week run to end the season, meaning Carroll should be owned in all leagues.
|Sun Mar 9||01:08||Paul Millsap scores 14 in close loss||Paul Millsap||PF||Jazz||The Schellackers|
Paul Millsap hit 5-of-12 shots for 14 points, five rebounds, four assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
Millsap had 16 points and seven boards in Friday's return from a knee injury, and while he's not exactly beasting, he is worth playing with four games next week.
|Sun Mar 9||00:30||Trevor Ariza scores 28 points on 12 shots||Trevor Ariza||SF||Hornets||Doppelganger|
Trevor Ariza shot 9-of-12 from the field for 28 points against the Bucks on Saturday with seven boards, two assists and five 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
He's so hot right now. Ariza's made an astonishing 67.7 percent of his makes from downtown in his four March games, which is good for 5.2 treys per game and an effective field goal percentage of 81.9. He has first-round value on the season in standard leagues and nobody will be sleeping on him next year.
|Sun Mar 9||00:23||Drew Gooden scores 13 points vs. Bucks||Drew Gooden||PF/C||Bucks||The Sith Lords|
Drew Gooden kept up his productive ways on Saturday vs. the Bucks with 13 points, five boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks.
He did all of this in just 17 minutes of action and he was able to build off a 12-point game on Wednesday. Gooden's minutes haven't really taken off and they're probably not going to at age 32, but he still knows how to get free in the low post and is a nice fit around all the Wizards' 3-point shooters. His last two games came against the Bucks and Jazz, so his potential owners might want to take that into consideration before adding him. Plus, Kevin Seraphin (knee) should be back at some point.
|Sun Mar 9||00:16||Martell Webster (back) scores 15 points||Martell Webster||SG||Timberwolves||Buchanalia|
Martell Webster returned from a back injury on Saturday with 15 points, one board and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes vs. the Bucks
He had some serious back issues a couple seasons ago and he's been able to avoid them for the most part in his two years with the Wizards. Webster's minutes dropped to just 24.4 per game in February due to the Wizards dropping the minutes cap on Bradley Beal, so he'll be tough to own as anything other than a 3-point specialist.
|Sun Mar 9||00:05||Ramon Sessions scores 14 points off bench||Ramon Sessions||PG||Cavaliers||Team Lorin|
Ramon Sessions scored 14 points off the bench during Saturday's loss to the Wizards to go with two boards, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.
He played down the stretch and he shot 4-of-11 from the field. The Bucks have been using him as a sixth man and he's played a lot of guard next two Brandon Knight in his time with his new teammates. Sessions doesn't really take 3-pointers and his field goal shooting isn't great, so there isn't really enough upside to keep him owned in most formats.
|Sat Mar 8||23:54||Jeff Adrien still plays well on Saturday||Jeff Adrien||PF||Warriors||Free Agent|
Jeff Adrien was solid against the Wizards on Saturday with eight points, eight boards and one block in 22 minutes.
He was outstanding on Friday with a 20-10 line against the Pelicans, but he was still able to contribute in tonight's game even with Ersan Ilyasova back from his one-game suspension. Adrien has actually become a solid offensive weapon and he's athletic enough to play in up-tempo games, so he's not just a rebounding guy. He's worth a look in deeper leagues while the Bucks are at full strength.
|Sat Mar 8||23:41||Jameer Nelson struggles through illness||Jameer Nelson||PG||Magic||Team Lorin|
Jameer Nelson returned from an illness on Saturday but hit just 3-of-10 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for nine points and five assists.
Tony Parker blistered him for 30 points tonight, but the good news is that Nelson was able to return. He's having a good season and should be better than this on most nights now that he's healthy.
|Sat Mar 8||23:39||Manu Ginobili hits 10-of-17 shots off bench||Manu Ginobili||SG||Spurs||Team Lorin|
Manu Ginobili came off the bench to hit 10-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 24 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in 27 minutes on Saturday.
Ginobili is heating up, averaging 14.2 points, 5.4 assists and 1.8 3-pointers over his last five games, but that probably means that Gregg Popovich is ready to cool him off. Ginobili has played in nine straight games after missing eight straight with a hamstring injury, so it would not be surprising to see him take a night off in the near future. But if he's in the Spurs' lineup, he should probably be in yours.
|Sat Mar 8||23:36||Boris Diaw quiet off Spurs bench||Boris Diaw||SF||Bobcats||Buchanalia|
Boris Diaw moved from the starting lineup to the bench on Saturday and hit 3-of-5 shots for eight points, eight rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes.
We've been getting a lot of questions about dropping decent players to pick up Diaw, and tonight's line is a reason why we've been reluctant to recommend doing so. Diaw came into this one hot and still put up some numbers, but the 22 minutes and move to the bench are both a concern. And as long as he plays for the league's best coach, things aren't likely to change.
|Sat Mar 8||23:33||Ersan Ilyasova scores 13 points in return||Ersan Ilyasova||PF||Bucks||Free Agent|
Ersan Ilyasova returned from a one-game suspension on Saturday with 13 points, eight boards, one steal, one block and one turnover.
His shot selection was as bad as ever, but he did manage to make 4-of-10 from the field. Ilyasova has to be frustrated by his terrible play and it doesn't help his team has the worst record in the NBA. His body of work this season suggests he's probably not going to have any season-saving miracles at this point.