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Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer on 5-of-17 from the field against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He did bang knees in the first quarter, but didn't need to miss time. Since starting back on Feb. 25, Hardaway Jr. hasn't been great with averages of 13.6 points, 3.6 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.4 treys on 40.0 percent from the field. He is showing signs of improvement, but fantasy owners can keep him on the wire in standard leagues for now. Keep an eye on him, though.
Mar 4 - 9:30 PM

Andrea Bargnani scored a game-high 25 points during a 105-82 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He bounced back from scoring only three points on Tuesday. Bargnani has been somewhat consistent besides Tuesday, averaging 17.8 points, 5.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.4 steals and 0.8 treys in 29.6 minutes per game over his last five. He's worth owning in standard leagues with the lack of talent around him, but his fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting lines like this one most nights.
Mar 4 - 9:24 PM

Matt Barnes (hamstring) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He will miss his second game in a row and it's unknown how much time he'll miss. With Barnes and Jamal Crawford (calf) down, there should be plenty of minutes for Jordan Hamilton. J.J. Redick will also get some more minutes at small forward.
Mar 4 - 8:59 PM

Jamal Crawford (calf) and Matt Barnes (hamstring) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

Crawford suffered a calf injury on Monday and could not return. It was just a leg contusion, which continues to occur an inordinate amount of times this season. J.J. Redick is going to have to play a lot along with Austin Rivers stepping up. Jordan Hamilton may also play more.
Mar 4 - 8:55 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will have a minutes limit against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Maybe the Wolves finally learned their lesson because Pek can't play over 30 minutes and stay healthy. He's still a risky player to own because the probability of him missing time is extremely high. Gorgui Dieng should be owned in all leagues.
Mar 4 - 7:04 PM

Vince Carter (foot) is inactive for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

Carter was questionable for games on Tuesday and Wednesday and he's nearing a return, but the 38-year-old will take his time to avoid any setbacks before the postseason. Even when he's healthy, Carter's limited bench role isn't conducive to fantasy value.
Mar 4 - 7:04 PM

Robbie Hummel (hand) is "pretty much fully healed" from his hand injury, according to coach Flip Saunders.

The Wolves would likely get him in the rotation upon his return. Hummel is still likely going to return in a week or so and can remain on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 4 - 7:02 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will be available to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

There is still no word on how many minutes he's going to play. The Wolves continue to play him big minutes and he keeps dealing with ankle discomfort. We're still not sure how many times they're going to touch the proverbial hot stove with Pek, but he's still a very risky player to start or even own. Gorgui Dieng should be owned in all leagues.
Mar 4 - 6:48 PM

Beno Udrih (illness) is available to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger isn't sure how many minutes Udrih will play, as he's not yet 100 percent recovered. Mike Conley and Nick Calathes will absorb extra playing time if Udrih is limited in a tough matchup vs. the third-seed Rockets.
Mar 4 - 6:42 PM

Zach Randolph (illness) will play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

The Grizzlies missed him badly on Tuesday and lost to the Jazz. Randolph has really started slow in the second half, averaging 13.8 points, 9.0 boards and 1.6 assists in his last five. He can be started in all leagues tonight.
Mar 4 - 6:42 PM

JaKarr Sampson will earn another start on Wednesday with Robert Covington (elbow) on the sidelines.

Sampson played only 21 minutes sans-Covington on Monday, and in 16 starts this year he's averaged 6.8 points, 0.6 threes, 2.5 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals in under 20 minutes per game. There's not enough upside to consider Sampson a source of temporary value.
Mar 4 - 6:40 PM

Robert Covington (elbow) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

The team said he was hopeful to play today, but this isn't that surprising considering how often the 76ers sit guys down at less than 100 percent. Hopefully Covington will play over the weekend. He should be owned in all leagues. JaKarr Sampson will start, but can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Mar 4 - 6:38 PM

Cody Zeller will come off the bench on Wednesday for matchup purposes, with Marvin Williams starting at PF.

Charlotte is going small vs. the Nets but Zeller is still expected to see heavy minutes with the second unit, and he's only averaging 24.9 minutes as a starter this season anyway. Use him as you normally would.
Mar 4 - 6:31 PM

Marvin Williams will start at power forward with Cody Zeller coming off the bench against the Nets on Wednesday.

It's a matchup-based move against a smaller Brooklyn lineup. Williams and Zeller will likely play a similar amount of minutes tonight, so there's no need to adjust projections or fantasy value. In his previous 17 starts, Williams averaged 6.7 points, 3.4 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.3 treys, which obviously isn't great. Plus, the Hornets might switch back to Zeller starting over the weekend.
Mar 4 - 6:29 PM

Steven Adams (hand) will not play vs. the 76ers on Wednesday.

Enes Kanter gets another start without any significant competition for minutes, and the matchup vs. Philly makes him a solid option in all formats. Scott Brooks was coy about who would start once Adams is healthy, but either way Kanter is the center to own in OKC.
Mar 4 - 6:26 PM



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