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Ersan Ilyasova is wearing a wrap on his right wrist and will undergo an MRI on Thursday.

Ilyasova said he'll play in Game 1 on Sunday regardless of the results, but the injury could have a negative impact on his shooting. Owners drafting a playoff fantasy basketball team will want to be mindful of that and the fact that Milwaukee is facing Miami in round one and figures to exit the postseason quickly.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Tim Duncan played 48 minutes against the Grizzlies during a triple-overtime loss on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with 16 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals.

Yeah, he's probably not playing on Friday against Portland. Duncan actually hit a buzzer-beater to send this game to triple-OT, but he missed 10 of his 15 free throws -- tied his most misses in a game in his career (happened four other times). Again, his fantasy owners should plan on him sitting out one if not both back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday.
Dec 18 - 12:45 AM

Danny Green had one of the most unique stat lines in NBA history on Wednesday during a triple-overtime loss to Memphis, scoring a season-high 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks and seven 3-pointers in 52 minutes.

He became the first player in NBA history to make seven triples and block five shots in a game. Unlike last year, Green is seeing consistent minutes and it's led to him flirting with first-round value on the season. He's not going to be this great, but he's absolutely going to smash his ADP.
Dec 18 - 12:36 AM

Al Jefferson scored 18 of his 28 points in the first quarter against the Suns on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

He scored more points in the first quarter than any of his previous three games, so this outburst was a surprise. The Suns have been soft on the inside, so kudos to Jefferson for capitalizing. He gets another tasty matchup against the 76ers on Friday, so his fantasy owners should have high hopes.
Dec 18 - 12:18 AM

Goran Dragic looked terrific in his return against the Hornets on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

He missed the previous two games due to a strained back and was his aggressive self tonight. Dragic was really turning it on while Isaiah Thomas was out earlier this month and that might be due to his mentality and not because of the personnel. He should be able to flirt with top-50 value.
Dec 18 - 12:00 AM

Andre Drummond went off for 19 points, a season-high 24 rebounds, four steals and three blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Mavericks.

His early-season slump is officially over as he posted one of the best big-man lines of the season. Yeah, he hit just 1-of-6 free throws, but you knew that was part of the deal when you drafted him. Drummond is averaging 16.4 points, 15.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five games.
Dec 17 - 11:47 PM

Multiple sources are reporting that the Mavs and Celtics are having serious discussions about a trade that would include Brandan Wright going to Boston for Rajon Rondo.

Wright had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Magic, but it's hard to say what would happen to his fantasy value if he goes to Boston. Tyler Zeller is starting, Kelly Olynyk is playing at a high level and Jared Sullinger can also play center. In other words, a move to Boston may not be a bad thing for Wright, but we doubt it makes him a must-own player, either, as long as the aforementioned bigs remain in Beantown.
Dec 17 - 11:35 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

The Bucks are not having a good week. Jabari Parker tore his ACL on Monday and Antetokounmpo could be looking at some time on the sidelines. He was playing terrific in this game, finishing with 10 points, six rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes. Khris Middleton started the second half in his place and is worth a long look in standard leagues.
Dec 17 - 11:34 PM

The Mavericks have emerged as the frontrunners for Rajon Rondo and could offer at least one first-round pick along with Brandan Wright to get him.

The Rondo rumors are flying around from all different angles, so it's sounding like a deal could be in the works. There is nothing imminent, but Rondo owners can probably start assuming he's headed to Dallas at some point -- Jameer Nelson did not score tonight. The Kings, Knicks and Rockets are also in the mix, though. Stashing Marcus Smart is making more sense right now.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 17 - 11:25 PM

Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and hit 6-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes on Wednesday.

Olynyk isn't starting for Boston, but he should be treated like he is by fantasy owners. He's averaging 16.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 3-pointers in 29 minutes over his last five games, and is clearly a better option than Jared Sullinger or Tyler Zeller right now. However, that could change, as the Celtics are said to be in serious talks with the Mavericks in a deal that would send Rajon Rondo to the Mavs for C Brandan Wright. If that happens, the Celtics will truly have a logjam in the middle, if they don't already.
Dec 17 - 11:22 PM

The Mavericks and Rockets are interested in trading for Rajon Rondo.

Both teams make plenty of sense with Dallas as a much better fit. The Rockets have James Harden as their maestro while Patrick Beverley is a near perfect fit for his defense and improved shooting. Dallas also has Monta Ellis, so it's not like they're a tremendous fit either. Rondo would lose some fantasy value with a move. If you're in a deep league, it makes some sense to stash Marcus Smart (Achilles).
Dec 17 - 10:37 PM

Thomas Robinson will start in place of Robin Lopez on Wednesday.

Coach Terry Stotts said he is going to mix up his lineups, so T-Rob is not likely going to draw all of the starts. Joel Freeland is expected to get some starts here and there, so keep an eye on him, as well. Chris Kaman should also get a handful of extra minutes and is the best pickup for owners needing a big man.
Dec 17 - 10:09 PM




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