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Kelly Olynyk returned to action on Wednesday but missed all three of his shots and failed to score in seven minutes.

Baby steps for Olynyk, who has missed a ton of time with a sprained ankle. He'll eventually eat into Tyler Zeller's minutes, but for now, Zeller is still a player to hold onto in deeper leagues.
Mar 5 - 3:08 AM

J.J. Redick stepped up in absence of Matt Barnes (hamstring) and Jamal Crawford (calf), hitting 11-of-27 shots and four 3-pointers for 26 points, four rebounds and two steals in Wednesday's loss to the Blazers.

Redick took full advantage of no Barnes/Crawford and you were rewarded handsomely if you used him in a daily league. Barnes and Crawford are day-to-day with their injuries, so don't expect another line from Redick like this one anytime soon.
Mar 5 - 3:00 AM

Chris Paul hit 14-of-29 shots and two 3-pointers for 36 points, six rebounds, 12 assists and a steal in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Blazers.

Paul is on fire, averaging 26.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 13.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games. Boo-ya.
Mar 5 - 2:57 AM

DeAndre Jordan had six points, 19 rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Blazers.

He hit just 2-of-10 free throws as the hack-a-Jordan strategy worked for the Blazers down the stretch tonight. He also mistook the shot clock for the final buzzer, and could have won the game for L.A. had he put a rebound back up just before the final buzzer. Either way, the guy is killing it in the big-man categories and you knew you were punting free throws with him long ago.
Mar 5 - 2:55 AM

Damian Lillard hit just 1-of-13 shots and was 0-for-7 from downtown for five points, but added a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with four assists in Wednesday's overtime win against the Clippers.

Lillard also had five turnovers, but the rebounds helped make up for an off night. He averaged 30 points over his last two games, so there's really no reason to panic about this one. The Blazers currently hold the No. 3 seed in the West, while the Clippers hold the No. 5 seed after tonight's loss.
Mar 5 - 2:52 AM

Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer to force overtime and then threw three alley-oops and hit a dagger 3-pointer to win the game for the Blazers over the Clippers on Wednesday.

He finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, a steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers on 6-of-11 shooting. Talk about efficiency. That makes four straight wins for the Blazers, and while Batum has been frustrating to own at times this season, lines like this one makes it easy to forget.
Mar 5 - 2:48 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points, nine rebounds and a block on Wednesday.

His thumbs aren't right, but it doesn't matter. He's determined to finish out the season and is still playing at an elite level.
Mar 5 - 2:46 AM

Shaun Livingston had 16 points and six assists on 7-of-10 shooting in 27 minutes of Wednesday's win over the Bucks.

As long as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can walk, there's no reason to think about adding Livingston, despite tonight's nice line.
Mar 5 - 2:30 AM

Stephen Curry hit just 6-of-16 shots for 19 points, one rebound, 11 assists, two steals, two blocks and six 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Bucks.

Yes, all six of his field goals were 3-pointers, and three of them came in back-to-back-to-back fashion, and he didn't even stick around to watch the last one go in (which was a dagger), running down the court while the ball was still in the air. James Harden might be the favorite to win the MVP award this season, but you would be foolish to think that Curry is out of the running.
Mar 5 - 2:26 AM

Draymond Green broke out of a funk with a monster line on Wednesday, racking up 23 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers on 9-of-14 shooting in a win over the Bucks.

While we've been the biggest supporters of Dray's run this season of anyone we've seen, even Rotoworld was a bit surprised by this line. Green had just three points on Monday, but is still averaging 14.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 2.0 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers over his last five. Beast.
Mar 5 - 2:22 AM

Alexis Ajinca stepped up in his 23 minutes off the bench on Wednesday during an 88-85 win over the Pistons, scoring 10 points with 11 boards, two assists and one block.

Apparently he's still going to get minutes because of Ryan Anderson (knee) being out. Ajinca has arguably been more consistent than Omer Asik and maybe he can play minutes in the 20-24 range. Give him a look in deeper leagues, but owners in standard leagues should be able to do better.
Mar 5 - 2:16 AM

Norris Cole made 2-of-8 from the field against the Pistons on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, three assists and one block in 27 minutes.

The minutes were still a very encouraging sign. Cole did take more shots in his previous games without Anthony Davis, but he'll likely be more of a secondary option now that the Pelicans are getting some players back. He's only worth owning in deep leagues until Jrue Holiday (leg) can return, which might not happen.
Mar 5 - 2:13 AM

Ersan Ilyasova had 13 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers on 5-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

Dude has scored in double figures in six straight games and is averaging 14.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games, making him worth a flier in any league.
Mar 5 - 2:12 AM

Eric Gordon scored just four points with two assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the Pistons on Wednesday.

He scored at least 18 points each of his three previous games with 3.7 treys per game. Obviously Gordon's usage took a nosedive with the return of Anthony Davis, but he should still be able to score in the teens with over two treys per game. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 5 - 2:11 AM

Jared Dudley started at shooting guard on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points, four rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

He was relevant a month ago, but should no longer be owned in fantasy.
Mar 5 - 2:10 AM


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