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Kevin Garnett (ankle) and Jason Terry (sore legs) will not play Wednesday night.

Doc Rivers wants to keep Garnett and Terry as fresh as possible for the postseason. Even if they were active tonight, it's likely both players would've seen limited minutes. Chris Wilcox will start for Garnett while Avery Bradley should see a fair amount of minutes in the backcourt.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 07:02:00 PM

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said he doesn't know Paul Millsap's (knee) status for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

"Hopefully between now and then he makes more progress and there is a chance but at this point we don’t know about Tuesday," Budenholzer said on Sunday afternoon. Millsap has missed five games in a row due to left knee tightness, and the good news is that an MRI showed no damage. Hopefully we'll get a better idea of Millsap's status before weekly lineups lock later this evening. If he misses more time, Ersan Ilyasova will continue to benefit the most.
Mar 27 - 10:55 AM

James Harden said he will play on Tuesday vs. the Warriors despite aggravating his left wrist on Sunday vs. the Thunder.

He left Sunday's game vs. the Thunder in the final minute after a hard a fall and didn't return, but he said that he's "good." Coach Mike D'Antoni hinted that Harden may get a maintenance day at some point, but not if Harden has anything to say about it. "It's something he's probably going to have to put up with the rest of the year," D'Antoni said. "It's a tendon. He jammed it. Hopefully, he's good. If he needs to rest, he'll rest and make sure he gets well, but knowing him, he wants to play." With Harden hoping to lock up the MVP Award, his fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned.
Mar 27 - 9:52 AM

Jahlil Okafor said that the 76ers are being "super cautious" with his right knee.

He has missed two games in a row with right knee soreness and nine total games on the season, and there currently isn't a timetable for his return. "If we were like on the verge of trying to get a playoff spot or something like that, I could go out there and play," Okafor said. "But Coach Brown and all of our people behind the scenes don’t believe it’s necessary for me to play if my knee is feeling sore and stuff like that." This has been a lost season for Okafor and fantasy owners should've moved on a long time ago. Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long will continue to see a bump in value while he's out.
Mar 27 - 9:39 AM

The Blazers earned their 12th consecutive win vs. the Lakers on Sunday, led by Damian Lillard's 22 points, four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Lillard made 7-of-20 FGs and 4-of-7 FTs tonight, but he committed only one turnover in 30 minutes of action. The playing time barely topped C.J. McCollum (13 points, three assists, four turnovers) for a high among Portland's starters, as the lopsided score allowed coach Terry Stotts to lean heavily on his reserves. The Blazers are now in a virtual tie with Denver for the No. 8 seed, and owners can expect Lillard's best during Tuesday's crucial home game vs. the Nuggets -- Lillard said his team has to approach the game "locked-in like never before."
Mar 27 - 12:32 AM

Klay Thompson dropped a game-high 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting on Sunday, going 7-of-11 from deep with two rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 35 minutes.

Klay struggled on Friday with eight points on 3-of-14 shooting, but otherwise he's been on fire -- excluding that dud, he's averaging 27.7 points and 5.3 triples on 57.1 percent shooting over his previous six games. He single-handedly won the 3-point category for plenty of owners this week, making a ridiculous 21 treys.
Mar 26 - 11:03 PM

Andre Iguodala had a hyper-efficient game on Sunday, making 7-of-8 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs with two 3-pointers for 20 points, while adding seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers.

Iguodala logged 32 minutes tonight and he's been critical to the Warriors' success since Kevin Durant went down. For what it's worth, Steve Kerr didn't explicitly rule out resting Iguodala over the next week, which includes a back-to-back set vs. the Spurs and Rockets. He has been awesome lately, and owners should simply monitor his status prior to each of Golden State's games.
Mar 26 - 11:00 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

For what it's worth, Cousins took some shots during halftime on Sunday with a pronounced limp. The Pelicans may not hold a shootaround prior to the second game in a back-to-back set, but owners should check for updates in the afternoon. Dante Cunningham will likely earn another start if Cousins isn't ready to go vs. Utah.
Mar 26 - 10:40 PM

X-rays were negative on Al Jefferson's sprained left ankle, and he was in good spirits after Sunday's game.

"Everything seemed normal so it's just an ankle sprain," Jefferson said. He was in a great deal of pain after the injury and left the court in a wheelchair, however, and the veteran center could easily miss extended time here. If he does get some DNPs, that would open up a few extra minutes for Lavoy Allen, Kevin Seraphin and Rakeem Christmas.
Mar 26 - 9:23 PM

Myles Turner came up huge vs. Philly on Sunday with 17 points (7-of-9 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 16 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes of action.

Turner is the 16th player in Pacers history to block at least 150 shots in a season, and swats have been a bedrock for his fantasy value this season. He's also picked up the pace scoring-wise with 18.5 points on 16-of-25 shooting in his past two games, giving the Pacers some much-needed versatility on offense. Turner has been an absolute steal relative to his Average Draft Position.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 26 - 9:20 PM

Shawn Long came off the bench on Sunday for 15 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes during a road loss in Indiana.

Jahlil Okafor can't shake his right knee soreness and Philly has zero incentive to rush him back, so Long could become a staple of the rotation. He's now averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in Philly's past three games. The team liked him enough to give him a multi-year contract, and fantasy owners should give him a look while Okafor is on the shelf.
Mar 26 - 9:12 PM

Gordon Hayward (bruised left quad) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

X-rays were negative and coach Quin Snyder said that Hayward was "fine" after the injury occurred on Saturday, but Hayward did ask to check out of the game. Utah holds a slim one-game lead over the Clippers for the No. 4 seed, so Hayward will do everything he can to stay on the court, but owners should check for updates following shootaround.
Mar 26 - 8:48 PM




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