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Jared Dudley returned from his kneecap injury on Thursday, scoring two points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover.

He had the worst shot you'll see all season with a backwards shot in the corner. We know that doesn't make sense, so click the link below to check it out. Dudley can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Mar 27 - 12:17 AM

O.J. Mayo returned to action against the Pacers on Thursday, scoring three points with one rebound, four assists and one 3-pointer.

He didn't look too bad considering his hamstring issue has bothered him for most of the post-break run. Still, Mayo is likely going to have a 20-minute cap for the next week or so. Keep him on the wire.
Mar 27 - 12:09 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored a career-high 34 points on 12-of-14 from the field against the Pacers during a 111-107 win on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

He gets the fantasy equivalent of a Grammy for posting an effective field goal percentage of 103.6. Back in January, it was a winter war for Ghostface Ilya with his minutes per game at just 17.2. Now, he’s finally been consistent with at least 29 minutes in each of his previous five, averaging 17.0 points, 8.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 treys on 45.9 percent from the field. He's spitting hot fire right now and is a must-start player.
Mar 26 - 11:11 PM

John Henson played 16 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with eight points, two boards, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

It’s no coincidence that Henson played just 13.5 minutes per game in his previous two and Zaza Pachulia has exploded. Henson hasn’t topped 24 minutes in a game since Mar. 9 and he’s probably going to need a Zaza injury to be more than a one-category guy for his blocks.
Mar 26 - 10:59 PM

Zaza Pachulia played 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with 12 points, six boards, three assists, two steals and three turnovers.

He came in red hot over his previous three, averaging 15.7 points, 13.7 boards, 5.7 dimes, 2.7 steals, 0.3 blocks and 3.3 turnovers on 58.8 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the line. Perhaps the most important stat is 34.6 minutes per game in that span. Even though this game wasn't as great as his previous ones this past week, he’s a must-start player right now.
Mar 26 - 10:57 PM

Khris Middleton scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers against the Pacers on Thursday.

He’s been fantastic as a spot-up shooter all season, but he’s also been an above-average player in isolation. Middleton has seen his usage rate rise to 21.6 since the break, which is up from 18.4. What’s even more impressive is he’s logging 10 more minutes per game since the break — he now ranks first in total minutes played since the break. He’s emerged as an early-round guy in fantasy right now.
Mar 26 - 10:56 PM

Michael Carter-Williams fouled out in 29 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, making 3-of-11 from the field for 13 points with five rebounds, eight assists, four steals and two turnovers.

He finally stopped shooting on Tuesday with just four shots from the field and he seemed to making a conscious effort to not force shots -- a very good thing. In his previous March games, Carter-Williams made just 28.1 percent on his shots from outside of the paint, which accounted for over 40 percent of his shot total. Plus, his turnovers are way too high at 4.0 per game in 33.3 minutes per game. What’s makes it even worse is that the 76ers are playing great ball right now without him.
Mar 26 - 10:55 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 points on 7-of-10 from the field against the Pacers on Thursday with four boards, two assists and one block in 43 minutes.

He’s really honed in on how to score, which explains why he’s been so much better with respect to efficiency like tonight. In his previous March games, Antetokounmpo attempted 69.4 percent of his shots in the paint. That helped him get to 49.7 percent from the field with averages of 16.6 points, 8.2 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.2 treys. If he develops his jumper, the sky is the limit.
Mar 26 - 10:53 PM

George Hill stayed hot against the Bucks on Thursday during a 111-107 loss with 24 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal and six 3-pointers on 7-of-12 from the field.

His six 3-pointers were a career high and the Bucks just left him open way too often. He's scored at least 20 points in four of his last five, averaging 23.0 points, 4.2 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 triples. Hill no longer has a minutes limit and is one of the hottest properties in fantasy in the past two weeks with second-round value in that span.
Mar 26 - 10:48 PM

C.J. Watson served as the sixth man against the Bucks on Thursday with 23 points, seven boards, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-9 from the field and 13-of-15 from the field.

His minutes jumped back up after playing just 19 on Wednesday. Watson has slid right into Rodney Stuckey's role while the guard deals with a calf injury, but Stuckey could be back on Sunday. If Watson is still floating on the wire, he probably only has one more game of decent value headed his way.
Mar 26 - 10:47 PM

C.J. Miles was the good version of himself against the Bucks on Thursday, making 7-of-14 from the field for 26 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

He briefly left the game due to a leg injury and was able to return about seven minutes later in real time. Miles has been able to knock down 2.1 treys per game in his previous 16 games since the break, but he's been detrimental to most fantasy categories. Congrats if you streamed him on the light night.
Mar 26 - 10:45 PM

Luis Scola drew a start against the Bucks on Thursday with David West (illness) out, finishing with 15 points, nine boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

He has a knack for getting free on cuts and he had a lot of success with that tonight on the weak side of plays. David West (illness) only had an allergic reaction, so he's probably going to be ready to play in the near future. Considering his upside isn't too high and the Pacers are off until Sunday, Scola isn't a great add.
Mar 26 - 10:42 PM

Roy Hibbert scored 10 points with three rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.

After a zero-point stinker on Wednesday, he looked really, really tired again tonight and started slowly. This isn't a surprise because Hibbert is routinely sub-par when he has no rest, making just 40.4 percent from the field on the season. He'll get a couple more days off before he gets to face Tyson Chandler on Sunday.
Mar 26 - 10:41 PM

Wizards waive G Toure Murry.

The ankle injury cost him his roster spot and the Wizards will need some healthy bodies right now. Garrett Temple (hamstring) is already hurt and now Bradley Beal (ankle) is banged up. Murry could be back with the team soon.
Mar 26 - 9:17 PM

Jazz waive G Ian Clark.

He hasn't been getting playing time even with the Jazz becoming very thin on the wing. Clark was the 2013-14 Summer League MVP, but it hasn't translated to NBA production.
Mar 26 - 8:03 PM



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