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Marreese Speights was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Celtics on Sunday.

Boston went very small with their second unit, deploying Jonas Jerebko at center, so the matchups didn't favor Speights at all. He's averaging just 13 minutes over Golden State's past 10 games and has no fantasy upside while Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Draymond Green are healthy.
Mar 2 - 12:54 AM

The 76ers have agreed to waive JaVale McGee in time for him to sign with a playoff contender, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

Philadelphia will reportedly pay McGee the full amount he's owed, including a $12 million payout next season, and he's likely to sign a minimum deal to give a playoff-bound team more frontcourt depth. He's not a fantasy asset no matter where he lands after clearing waivers.
Source: USA Today
Mar 2 - 12:07 AM

Ty Lawson scored only five points on 2-of-6 shooting during Sunday's loss, but he stole the ball twice and dished out a game-high 11 assists in just 27 minutes.

Lawson wasn't in foul trouble but he tied Kenneth Faried for the fewest minutes of any Nuggets starter, and this marks his third single-digit scoring performance in the past four games. The Nuggets are riding a six-game losing streak and may shift toward player-development down the stretch, but Lawson remains a must-start fantasy PG despite his recent struggles.
Mar 1 - 11:08 PM

Wilson Chandler started alongside Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried on Sunday, posting 14 points, two 3-pointers and eight rebounds in 34 minutes while shooting 6-of-10 from the field.

Denver lost 19 of their previous 21 games and coach Brian Shaw is grasping at straws. He switched three starting positions tonight and might do the same vs. the Bucks on Tuesday, so at the moment it's hard to rely on Chandler in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 11:07 PM

Joffrey Lauvergne missed all five of his shots during Sunday's home loss, finishing scoreless in 11 minutes off the bench.

Lauvergne's stint as a starter was short-lived and he can be cut by any opportunistic owners who claimed him this week. We'll let you know if the Nuggets' intriguing rookie gains any momentum over the final 23 games of the season.
Mar 1 - 11:06 PM

J.J. Hickson resumed a backup role vs. New Orleans on Sunday, scoring six points on 3-of-11 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in just 16 minutes.

He also blocked a shot and was extremely active when on the court, but the value-killing lack of playing time has become common-place for Hickson. He's averaging 13.4 minutes since Feb. 20 and belongs on the waiver wire in all standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 11:06 PM

Kenneth Faried started at center in the Nuggets' small lineup on Sunday, but he made only 1-of-6 shots to finish with three points, six boards, three assists, one steal and one block.

Faried logged 27 minutes and may have played more if it weren't for foul trouble. The starting job and increased playing time are both silver linings for exasperated fantasy owners, and for now it seems likely that he'll stick at center for Tuesday's game vs. Milwaukee.
Mar 1 - 11:05 PM

The Nuggets couldn't keep Tyreke Evans out of the paint on Sunday and he finished with 22 points (7-of-14 FGs, 8-of-11 FTs), seven rebounds and seven assists in the Pelicans' road win.

Evans turned the ball over five times with one steal to his credit, but his relentless attack kept Denver's defense on its heels all night -- in addition to drawing copious fouls, all but two of Evans' shots came within five feet of the hoop. He'll continue to be the engine of the offense as long as Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday out of commission.
Mar 1 - 11:04 PM

Omer Asik secured a game-high 16 rebounds in 25 minutes vs. Denver on Sunday, while scoring nine points on 3-of-5 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws.

Asik also had three assists and one steal, and the 60.0 percent FT shooting actually raised his season average. His fantasy value is restricted to the traditional big-man categories, but he's a decent option this week with the Pelicans' frontcourt desperately thin.
Mar 1 - 11:04 PM

Dante Cunningham's surge continued on Sunday with 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in a road win at Denver.

Cunningham doesn't have 3-point range but that hardly matters when he's scoring efficiently, rebounding well, and chipping in reliable defensive stats. He's bound to drop off once Anthony Davis (shoulder) and/or Ryan Anderson (knee) return to action, but their uncertain timetables make Cunningham a solid pickup for the near future.
Mar 1 - 11:03 PM

Eric Gordon scored 18 points vs. the Nuggets on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

He's now made a 3-pointer in 25 consecutive games which is huge for a Pelicans team that ranks in the bottom-10 for 3-pointers made. With Ryan Anderson (knee) out of commission, it's safe to say Gordon will have a neon-green light to shoot from downtown in the coming weeks.
Mar 1 - 11:03 PM

Gary Harris shifted back to Denver's bench vs. the Pelicans, playing 16 minutes to finish with two points, one rebound, one steal and one turnover.

Harris' minutes have spiked to 20.0 over his past five games, but he's a combined 10-of-33 from the field during that stretch and has done nothing to earn a bigger role. Fantasy owners should let him bob along on the waiver wire.
Mar 1 - 11:02 PM

Randy Foye made his first start of the season on Sunday, finishing with 19 points, five 3-pointers and two steals as the Nuggets lost their sixth consecutive game.

Foye is shooting 30.5 percent from the field this season and his lack of supporting stats makes him primarily a 3-point specialist. To wit, he finished tonight's game without any rebounds, assists or blocks in 30 minutes. He's worth a speculative add in most leagues, however, in the hopes that he can hold down a big offensive role as a starter ahead of Gary Harris.
Mar 1 - 11:01 PM

Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 21 points on Sunday, making 7-of-18 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with four rebounds and one block in 32 minutes.

Gallinari is one of the only positive stories in Denver this season, as he's rounding into form after an injury-plagued start to the season. He's scored double-digit points in six straight games and is averaging 2.8 triples during that span. Get him into your active lineups and hope that he can avoid the injury-bug in the coming weeks.
Mar 1 - 10:59 PM

Will Barton came off Denver's bench for 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds in Sunday's home loss, adding two steals without any turnovers in 27 minutes.

The Nuggets are going nowhere this season but at least Barton is proving to be a solid acquisition, averaging 18.8 points, 1.3 triples, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in his last four games. How long he can keep it up is anyone's guess, but he's earning his minutes and makes for a nice speculative addition in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 10:51 PM



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