NBA News

Kevin Love    F/C  Cavaliers



Kevin Love played only 22 minutes during Wednesday's game, posting nine points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two steals and one block. The Cavs' starters were crushed to begin the game and coach Ty Lue relied on his bench heavily tonight, to Love's detriment. He still managed to post a decent fantasy line, however, and at least he'll be well-rested for Friday's road game. The loss also makes it less likely that Cleveland will rest their key guys, as Boston is now just one game back for the No. 1 seed.

Mar 23 - 12:00 AM

Kyrie Irving    G  Cavaliers



Kyrie Irving scored 33 points in 27 minutes vs. Denver, making 11-of-22 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, but it wasn't enough to avoid a 126-113 defeat. Kyrie went 4-of-5 from downtown with three assists, two rebounds and zero turnovers tonight. LeBron James was also efficient with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, but offense wasn't the problem -- Cleveland put up no defensive resistance and the Nuggets finished 53.1 percent from the field. They'll try to right the ship in Charlotte on Friday.

Mar 22 - 11:59 PM

Markieff Morris    F  Wizards



Morris recorded 13 points (6-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one blocked shot over 33 minutes in Wednesday's 104-100 win over the Hawks.


Mar 22 - 11:58 PM

Steven Adams    C  Thunder



Steven Adams scored six points with five rebounds, one block and two steals in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday. He missed all five attempts at the line and that has been a major bugaboo for him lately. Since the break, Adams has made just 39.2 percent from the line on those 51 attempts. His scoring, rebounding and blocks are all down after the break, so Adams is in a major slump basically everywhere. He's looking more like a late-round guy going forward.

Mar 22 - 11:58 PM

Kay Felder    G  Cavaliers



Kay Felder was inactive for Wednesday's game. The promising rookie simply isn't in the rotation now that Deron Williams is backing up Kyrie Irving.

Mar 22 - 11:58 PM

Tristan Thompson    F/C  Cavaliers



Tristan Thompson (mouth) finished Wednesday's ugly road loss with six points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes. Thompson took a shot to the mouth on Monday which necessitated a minor dental procedure, but the league's preeminent iron-man obviously wasn't going to miss this game. Deploy him as usual for low-end value.

Mar 22 - 11:58 PM

Deron Williams    G  Cavaliers



Deron Williams (thumb) led Cleveland's bench on Wednesday with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting, four rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, one block and zero turnovers in 20 minutes. Williams suffered a minor thumb injury on Sunday but he returned to that game and was never in doubt for tonight. His hot shooting was a nice boost for Cleveland, but it doesn't mean much for fantasy purposes. He's yet to score double-digit points in consecutive games since joining the Cavs, but we'll see if he can do it vs. the Hornets on Friday.

Mar 22 - 11:57 PM

Iman Shumpert    G/F  Cavaliers



Iman Shumpert came off Cleveland's bench for five points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday. Shump even knocked down his lone 3-point attempt tonight, but the playing time is a glaring red flag. With J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver both healthy, there's no reason to touch Shumpert unless Cleveland is resting LeBron James.

Mar 22 - 11:57 PM

J.R. Smith    G/F  Cavaliers



J.R. Smith was back in the Cavs' starting five on Wednesday, finishing 1-of-7 from the field with one 3-pointer to score three points. Smith added three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes, but that doesn't compensate for another lousy night shooting the ball. He's a combined 6-of-31 in his past three games, and almost has to be benched in fantasy until he warms up.

Mar 22 - 11:55 PM

Kyle Korver    G/F  Cavaliers



Kyle Korver (sore left foot) returned to action on Wednesday with nine points on 3-of-9 shooting, including a 3-of-8 mark from downtown. "A lot of my shots are turning over this left shoulder," Korver said, explaining the cause of his recent injury. "That’s kind of the foot I’m planting on more. I think that’s kind of where I get the wear and tear I’ve had over the years." Korver logged 19 minutes in his return but he should be in the mid- to high-20s before long.

The Athletic

Mar 22 - 11:54 PM