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Meyers Leonard    F/C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Meyers Leonard’s right hip has been in so much pain recently he said he hasn’t been able to sleep at night. He also has two herniated discs in his back, so he said it's almost like playing on one leg."It’s a very bizarre feeling to be playing the highest level of basketball while feeling like I have one leg,’’ Leonard said Wednesday. "It’s frustrating to say the least.’’ He actually had an MRI to reveal the damage, but didn't go into detail. It sounds like he'll play through it, but he doesn't have much fantasy value.

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Mar 22 - 5:46 PM

Allen Crabbe    G/F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Allen Crabbe came off the bench and played 31 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points, five rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting. Crabbe's not a must-own player, averaging just 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 36 percent shooting over his last five games. But he's also averaging 30 minutes a night over that stretch and can get hot at any time. If he starts seeing his shots drop, he might be worth grabbing in case he's getting ready to go on a run.

Mar 22 - 1:00 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu    F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Al-Farouq Aminu was held to single-digit points for the fifth straight game on Sunday, making his only shot attempt to score three points with five rebounds in 23 minutes. Aminu was playing well to begin the month, but he's fallen off a cliff in the past 10 days. Noah Vonleh is playing very well, Evan Turner is healthy, and the Blazers' simply have too many interchangeable parts to expect Aminu to emerge as a reliable asset down the stretch.

Mar 19 - 9:44 PM

Damian Lillard    G  Trail Blazers

 

 

Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pionters in 34 minutes during a 113-97 in Saturday's win over the Hawks. It's Lillard time right now. Dame's confidence as a shooter is back with at least three treys in each of his last five games, averaging 32.8 points per game on 50.0 percent from the field and 97.3 percent from the line on his 7.4 attempts per outing. Lillard's Blazers will not go away and are just 2.0 games behind the Nuggets before the Denver vs. Houston game tonight. Lillard looks like he'll be a top-20 player going forward.

Mar 18 - 9:35 PM

Jusuf Nurkic    C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Jusuf Nurkic filled it up against the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds, six assists, five blocks and two steals in 32 minutes. That's his sixth game of his career with at least five blocks and three of those have come in his 13 games with the Blazers. Besides the eye-popping stats, Nurkic's screening and passing has been huge and it's a big reason why the Blazers guards aren't missing Mason Plumlee whatsoever. Expect several Nurk Alerts the rest of the season as he continues to flirt with early-round value.

Mar 18 - 9:31 PM

C.J. McCollum    G  Trail Blazers

 

 

C.J. McCollum scored 22 points with six rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and no turnovers against the Hawks on Saturday. That eight-point Tuesday dud is forgiven now and C.J. has been very effective in his other recent games. Even with that game factored into his last five outings, McCollum averaged 23.2 points, 3.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 1.6 treys on 51.1 percent from the field and 94.1 percent from the line. He's elite and has been a second-round player this season.

Mar 18 - 9:25 PM

Noah Vonleh    F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Noah Vonleh scored 10 points with 11 rebounds and five turnovers in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday. He may be playing his best ball of the season and turned in his first double-double of his third-year campaign. Vonleh is still just 21 and he did slide in the 2014 draft because he was raw, so maybe better days are ahead. That said, there's very little reason to add him in fantasy unless you're streaming on a light night.

Mar 18 - 9:21 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu    F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Al-Farouq Aminu scored eight points with seven rebounds in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday. He shouldn't be affected too much with the return of Evan Turner (hand). Aminu has shifted to a straight PF these days and he's shot the ball better lately, making 50 percent from the field in March. Aminu has been a ninth-round player in standard leagues this month, which is pretty close to his peak value going forward. You could do worse, but you could possibly do better, too.

Mar 18 - 9:18 PM

Moe Harkless    G/F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Moe Harkless scored 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday. Since Evan Turner went down, Harkless' playing time actually hasn't changed too much. He's been somewhat quiet this month with previous March averages of 8.5 points, 3.9 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 treys -- he did make just 46 percent from the line this month. Harkless is more of a fit guy in fantasy depending on what your team needs.

Mar 18 - 9:14 PM

Allen Crabbe    G/F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Allen Crabbe scored 16 points with three rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers against the Hawks on Saturday. The Hawks struggled to pick Crabbe up in transition to help the Blazers pull ahead early. Crabbe's playing time hasn't changed too much with Evan Turner missing time, but he has hit the mid-30s more often because that's how coach Terry Stotts rolls. Crabbe has been a mid-round guy, but his upside isn't the greatest and he is kind of

Mar 18 - 9:10 PM

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Pos Name
C Robin Lopez    
C Meyers Leonard    
C Terry Stotts    
F Omari Johnson    
F Thomas Robinson    
F Victor Claver    
F/C Mehmet Okur    
F/C Joel Freeland    
F/C Chris Kaman    
F/C LaMarcus Aldridge    
G Will Barton    
G Earl Watson    
G Damian Lillard    
G Steve Blake    
G Allen Crabbe    
G C.J. McCollum    
G/F Dorell Wright    
G/F Coby Karl    
G/F Wesley Matthews