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K.J. McDaniels    G/F  Nets

 

 

K.J. McDaniels played 21 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds and a block in Tuesday's win. He hadn't scored more than nine points in a game since Nov. 5 and didn't exactly kill it tonight, so there's no reason to move on him. But with the Nets having nothing to play for, anything is possible over the last few weeks of the season.

Mar 21 - 10:49 PM

Paul Zipser    F  Bulls

 

 

Paul Zipser scored 12 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples vs. the Raptors on Tuesday. Out of nowhere, the Bulls played Zipser a career-high 41 minutes in the overtime loss. The Bulls had to go small with Robin Lopez getting ejected and Cristiano Felicio leaving the game early with a hard fall, so most fantasy owners will want to see him do this again. In nine previous starts, Zipser averaged 5.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.6 triples.

Mar 21 - 10:49 PM

Robin Lopez    C  Bulls

 

 

Lopez scored 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding four rebounds, three blocks and an assist in 25 minutes before being ejected from Tuesday's 122-120 overtime loss to the Raptors.

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Mar 21 - 10:48 PM

Isaiah Whitehead    G  Nets

 

 

Isaiah Whitehead played 28 minutes off the bench on Tuesday and hit 2-of-9 shots for seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a block. Whitehead has scored eight or fewer points in four of his last five games and the starting job officially belongs to Spencer Dinwiddie, while Jeremy Lin is currently out with an ankle injury. Whitehead's worth keeping an eye on right now, but that's about it. He was outplayed by Aaron Goodwin, who hit 5-of-10 shots for 10 points, five boards, three assists and two blocks in just 18 minutes.

Mar 21 - 10:41 PM

Isaiah Whitehead    G  Nets

 

 

Isaiah Whitehead played 28 minutes off the bench on Tuesday and hit 2-of-9 shots for seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a block. Whitehead has scored eight or fewer points in four of his last five games and the starting job officially belongs to Spencer Dinwiddie, while Jeremy Lin is currently out with an ankle injury. Whitehead's worth keeping an eye on right now, but that's about it. He was outplayed by Aaron Goodwin, who hit 5-of-10 shots for 10 points, five boards, three assists and two blocks in just 18 minutes. In addition to Lin creating some extra minutes for Whitehead, the absence of Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) also works in his favor.

Mar 21 - 10:41 PM

Jimmy Butler    G/F  Bulls

 

 

Jimmy Butler's 37 points weren't enough in Tuesday's 122-102 overtime loss to the Raptors. The Bulls blew a 15-point fourth quarter lead, but Butler was a monster all night. He finished 11-of-21 from the field and 12-of-14 from the line, adding 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks, three triples and zero turnovers in 44 minutes. The Bulls are trailing the Bucks by 1.5 games for the No. 8 seed in the East, So Butler is locked in as a top-10 player as long as his team has their eyes on a playoff spot. Chicago has three more games this week.

Mar 21 - 10:40 PM

Caris LeVert    G  Nets

 

 

Caris LeVert started, played 25 minutes and hit 5-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds, one assist and a steal in Tuesday's 98-96 win over the Pistons. LeVert had scored just five points in each of his previous two games, so it was nice to see him get his scoring back on track tonight. But he's averaging just 10.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.4 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. He's a borderline player in 12-team leagues right now and is still going to be iffy in back-to-back sets. However, he did play in both games last Thursday and Friday, and may do so again when the Nets play the Suns and Wizards this Thursday and Friday. Watch for updates to make sure he's playing in both of those games if you plan on using him.

Mar 21 - 10:38 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie    G  Nets

 

 

Spencer Dinwiddie, who will start at point guard the rest of the way for the Nets, hit 3-of-9 shots for 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 30 minutes. Jeremy Lin sat this one out with a sprained ankle and Dinwiddie is worth a look in most leagues, now that we know he's going to start. But don't expect monster numbers from him and look for both Lin and Isaiah Whitehead to steals some of his minutes going forward. Dinwiddie did have 18 points and seven dimes in his previous game, so it's not unreasonable to think that he'll play better than he did in this one on most nights.

Mar 21 - 10:34 PM

Hassan Whiteside    C  Heat

 

 

Whiteside posted 23 points (9-18 FG, 5-6 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and two turnovers across 31 minutes in Tuesday's 112-97 win over the Suns. However, he suffered a laceration between his fingers and will get stitches, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Mar 21 - 10:33 PM

Nick Young    G  Lakers

 

 

Young (illness) will be active and available to play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Serena Winters of LakersNation.com reports.

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Mar 21 - 10:33 PM