|Wed Apr 1||06:42||Speights scored 13 points off bench in Tuesday night's win over ...||Marreese Speights||C||76ers||Free Agent|
Speights scored 13 points off the bench in Tuesday night's win over the Clippers. He's scored 25 the past two games.
In both games, the Warriors played without Draymond Green (shin) and they may also rest him Thursday against Phoenix. With Golden State having clinched the top spot in the Western Conference, Speights, who's come down some in terms of production from those heady days of December and January, is expected to see a boost in playing time over the final few weeks.
|Tue Mar 31||23:10||Whiteside (hand) returned to lineup Tuesday after missing three ...||Hassan Whiteside||C||Kings||Free Agent|
Whiteside (hand) returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing three games. He had 10 points (5-7 FG), six rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two steals in 23 minutes.
Whiteside played through an injury off the bench while Chris Andersen started. Expect Whiteside to return to the starting role as he recovers. In 26 starts this season, he's averaging 13 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.
|Tue Mar 31||22:56||Andersen (calf) started Tuesday's loss to Spurs, grabbing 10 reb...||Chris Andersen||C||Nuggets||Free Agent|
Andersen (calf) started Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, grabbing 10 rebounds and scoring four points (2-8 FG) in 24 minutes while adding two steals, two blocks and an assist.
Andersen missed Sunday's game but calf and shoulder injuries but was basically forced to start given the other injuries on the Heat's roster. He's not a very valuable fantasy option, given that he averages less than 20 minutes per game and just 5.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per outing.
|Tue Mar 31||22:46||Lucas had 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three assists, two steal...||John Lucas III||PG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Lucas had 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three assists, two steals, one rebound and two turnovers in 22 minutes off the bench against Atlanta.
Lucas did a nice job in relief of Reggie Jackson, who played just 22 minutes from the starting point guard position. Lucas' minutes were also likely increased because of an ankle sprain suffered by Spencer Dinwiddie after playing just four minutes. If Dinwiddie misses time it could be Lucas who reaps all of the benefits.
|Tue Mar 31||22:09||Sefolosha finished with 19 points (7-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), fi...||Thabo Sefolosha||SG||Thunder||Free Agent|
Sefolosha finished with 19 points (7-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes on Wednesday.
This was an aberration, he's only scored in double figures six times on the season. This was an odd game for the Hawks as Sefolosha was one of nine players to play 24 minutes. He's best kept on the waiver wire unless Atlanta decides to begin resting their starters for the playoffs.
|Tue Mar 31||19:30||Whiteside (hand) expected to play off bench Tuesday against San ...||Hassan Whiteside||C||Kings||Free Agent|
Whiteside (hand) is expected to play off the bench Tuesday against San Antonio.
Chris Andersen (calf) will start at center for Miami, but Whiteside is expected to be available for reserve minutes. It's uncertain how much exactly Whiteside will play, however, after missing three games with the hand injury.
|Tue Mar 31||19:26||Andersen (calf) will get start at center Tuesday||Chris Andersen||C||Nuggets||Free Agent|
Andersen (calf) will get the start at center Tuesday.
The Heat are very banged up, with Luol Deng and Udonis Haslem ruled out and Hassan Whiteside attempting to play through an in injury off the bench. Still, Andersen is a low-upside fantasy option even as a starter.
|Tue Mar 31||18:43||Jeremy Lin: (Illness) May Return Wednesday||Jeremy Lin||SG||Warriors||Free Agent|
Lin (illness) may return to action Wednesday against the Hornets, the LA Daily News reports.
An upper respiratory infection has forced two consecutive absences, but coach Byron Scott is of the belief that Lin will be able to gut it out Wednesday. Prior to the brief run of DNPs, Lin was ripping it up, averaging 21.3 points (on 50 percent shooting), 5.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 three-pointers, and 0.8 steals in 31 minutes.
|Tue Mar 31||18:35||Udonis Haslem: (Illness) Out Tuesday||Udonis Haslem||PF||Heat||Free Agent|
Haslem (illness) won't suit up Tuesday versus the Spurs, the Miami Herald reports.
With Haslem out due to a sudden illness, the Heat's situation at center is perilous. Both Hassan Whiteside (hand) and Chris Andersen (calf/shoulder) are game-time calls, meaning the workloads for each are up in the air. In the meantime, consider Haslem questionable for Thursday's contest at Cleveland.
|Tue Mar 31||18:28||Andersen (calf) game-time decision for Tuesday's contest versus ...||Chris Andersen||C||Nuggets||Free Agent|
Andersen (calf) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest versus the Spurs, the Miami Herald reports.
The Heat's three options at center are all ailing, with Udonis Haslem out with the flu and Hassan Whiteside also a game-time call due to a laceration on his right hand. Thus, it's unclear who exactly will log the frontcourt minutes Tuesday.
|Tue Mar 31||18:26||Hassan Whiteside: (Hand) Game-Time Call Tuesday||Hassan Whiteside||C||Kings||Free Agent|
Whiteside (hand) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest against the Spurs, the Miami Herald reports.
The Heat's three options at center are all ailing, with Udonis Haslem out with the flu and Chris Andersen also a game-time call due to calf and shoulder concerns. Thus, it's unclear who exactly will log the frontcourt minutes Tuesday.
|Tue Mar 31||16:53||Brewer (oblique) again listed as probable Wednesday against Sacr...||Corey Brewer||SG||Mavericks||Free Agent|
Brewer (oblique) is again listed as probable Wednesday against Sacramento.
Brewer has been playing through a minor oblique issue for the last few games, and while he hasn't been limited in terms of minutes, the team continues to list him as probable. Expect him to play Wednesday, though Houston could look to get Brewer a game or two of rest down the stretch if the right scenario arises.
|Tue Mar 31||16:32||Rubio (ankle) considered doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with T...||Ricky Rubio||G||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Rubio (ankle) is considered doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with Toronto, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Rubio is considered questionable for the second straight game, and he looks to be on pace to miss his eighth consecutive game. The Timberwolves have little to play for at this point in the season, so Rubio won't be back on the floor until he's 100 percent. Expect Zach LaVine to continue starting in his place.
|Tue Mar 31||15:49||Gay (concussion) expected to miss at least 4-to-5 days while und...||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
Gay (concussion) is expected to miss at least 4-to-5 days while undergoing the league's concussion protocol, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Gay has already been ruled out of Wednesday's game in Houston, and this latest news all but rules him out Friday against the Pelicans. In Gay's absence, Derrick Williams and Omri Casspi are the two most likely candidates to pick up his minutes.
|Tue Mar 31||14:35||Temple (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday||Garrett Temple||SG||Bobcats||Free Agent|
Temple (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, CSN's J. Michael reports.
Temple did not participate in the session, but he did get shots up with on the side. The Wizards are yet to make a ruling on his status for Wednesday's game, but it seems unlikely he plays without a full practice beforehand.
|Tue Mar 31||14:32||Bynum (hamstring) through full practice Tuesday||Will Bynum||PG||Pistons||Free Agent|
Bynum (hamstring) went through a full practice Tuesday, CSN's J. Michael reports.
Bynum, who signed with Washington last week, made his debut with the team Friday against Charlotte, playing three minutes and recording one assist. He's still nursing a hamstring injury, which he suffered near the end of the Chinese Basketball Association, and that injury kept him out of Sunday's loss to the Rockets. After going through a full practice Monday, his first with the team, he would appear to have a good chance to play Wednesday when the Wizards host Philadelphia.
|Tue Mar 31||13:43||Collison has yet to practice on his sprained ankle||Nick Collison||PF||Thunder||Free Agent|
Collison has yet to practice on his sprained ankle, The Oklahoman reports.
Collison initially suffered the injury on Mar. 20, which was accompanied by at least 10 days of recovery. Because he continues to rehab, he'll almost assuredly miss Wednesday's game versus the Mavericks.
|Tue Mar 31||12:33||Wright could become interesting player to add if Alex Len (broke...||Brandan Wright||PF||NJ Nets||Free Agent|
Wright could become an interesting player to add if Alex Len (broken nose) has to miss any games.
Wright stepped into the starting lineup when Len was sidelined almost two weeks ago, and Wright averaged 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in 38 minutes per game in those contests. His value is largely contingent on whether or not Len plays, so only stream Wright into standard leagues or for daily games if Len gets ruled out.
|Tue Mar 31||00:12||Booker scored 17 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with 13 rebou...||Trevor Booker||PF||Wizards||Free Agent|
Booker scored 17 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with 13 rebounds and two blocks in 33 minutes during Monday's win over the Timberwolves.
The undermanned 'Wolves didn't put up much of a fight in the frontcourt, and Booker was able to take advantage. With Derrick Favors (back) possibly close to a return to the lineup though, Booker may not get a chance to repeat the performance.
|Mon Mar 30||23:55||Rudy Gay: Diagnosed With Concussion||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
Gay has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not play in the Kings' next game Wednesday against the Rockets, Cowbell Kingdom reports.
Gay exited Monday's contest with concussion symptoms, and testing done confirmed the head injury. Gay will need to be cleared before he is able to take the court again, so he could miss additional time beyond Wednesday's contest.