3:49 AM EDT, Sat March 25, 2017
6 hours ago

Brandon Ingram (knee) will play Friday for the Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (knee tendinitis) will play on Friday versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. What It Means: Ingram's knee is a little sore after Wednesday's game but looks to be minor enough the tanking Lakers are letting him play through it. The rookie forward has been on a roll recently and should not have any restrictions on Friday. Our models project Ingram for 11.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.1 three-pointers on Friday. Source: Rotoworld.com
7 hours ago

Derrick Jones Jr. in the starting lineup for the Suns

Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr. is in the starting lineup against the Boston Celtics on Friday. What It Means: Jones hurt his wrist on Thursday and needed X-Rays. However, with T.J. Warren out another game, the Suns need the rookie in their lineup. Don't expect him to play extended minutes with Jarrell Eddie and Jared Dudley earning extra time. None of them are worthy of playing in any fantasy format. Jones is averaging 3.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per game while posting a -0.2 nERD rating, ranking him 202nd out of 478 NBA players. Source: Rotoworld.com
8 hours ago

T.J. Warren (left foot contusion) to miss his second straight game for Phoenix

Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren (left foot contusion) will not play on Friday versus the Boston Celtics. What It Means: Warren will miss his second straight game with the injury and remains questionable to play on Sunday. The Suns will also be without Derrick Jones Jr, who started in Warren's place on Thursday. Jarell Eddie and Jared Dudley will see extra time with Jones and Warren out. Warren is averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while posting a 0.4 nERD rating, ranking him 240th out of 478 NBA players. Source: Rotoworld.com
8 hours ago

Michael Porter Jr. commits to Missouri after leaving Washington

The nation's top high school recruit Michael Porter Jr. has committed to the Missouri Tigers after leaving the Washington Huskies, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN. What It Means: Porter had initially committed to play for the Huskies when his father was on the coaching staff. After Washington had decided to fire coach Lorenzo Romar, Porter asked to be released from his commitment. They allowed it and the National High School Player of the Year followed his dad to Missouri. The Tigers finished the 2016-17 season 8-24 and 2-16 in the SEC. Source: Jeff...
8 hours ago

Mike Lewis has asked Duquesne for his release to trnasfer

Duquesne Dukes freshman guard Mike Lewis has asked the school to be released so he can transfer, per Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. What It Means: The Dukes fired head coach Jim Ferry, prompting Lewis' request. If he is denied the release, the freshman would have to sit out an entire season before playing again. If the Dukes release Lewis, he can play for whichever school he chooses in the fall. Lewis averaged 14.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 2.0 three-pointers per game his freshman season. Source: Jon Rothstein, FanRag Sports
8 hours ago

E.C. Matthews returning to Rhode Island for his final year

Rhode Island Rams junior guard E.C. Matthews will return to school for his senior season, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. What It Means: Matthews returning is a big get for the Rams as they will return one of the leaders of a team that made it to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. The junior led the Rams in scoring and three-point shooting in 2016-17. Matthews averaged 14.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers per game. Source: Jon Rothstein, FanRag Sports
8 hours ago

Oklahoma State's Jeffrey Carroll will test the NBA Draft waters

Oklahoma State Cowboys junior guard Jeffrey Carroll has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, according to Nate Feken of KFOR TV. What It Means: Carroll will now be able to take part in all pre-draft activities, like the combine, to get a good read on his draft stock. If he doesn't like where he is projected to fall, Carroll can return to school for his senior year if he withdraws from the draft by May 24. The guard is currently not in any experts top 100 prospects and is projected to go undrafted. Carroll averaged 17.5 points, 6.6...
9 hours ago

Jahlil Okafor (knee) won't play as 76ers battle Bulls

Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (knee soreness) will not play against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. What It Means: Okafor has been bothered by soreness in his right knee for the better part of the last 12 months, so this could be an extended absence. Richaun Holmes is a must-start fantasy play with Okafor out of the lineup. Dario Saric could also get a little run at the five, but Shawn Long will be Holmes' primary backup. numberFire's algorithms project Holmes for 14.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.9 blocks across 29.1 minutes of...
9 hours ago

John Henson (thumb) spending second straight game on sidelines Friday

John Henson (thumb) will not play against the Hawks on Friday. What It Means: Spencer Hawes scored 10 points in just under 20 minutes on Wednesday with Henson out, so he should be in line for a similar workload tonight. Greg Monroe will likely benefit the most, but he's ideally more of a deep-league option. Without yet accounting for Henson's absence, numberFire's models project Monroe to record 12.6 points and 7.0 rebounds with 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 23.1 minutes versus the Hawks. Source: Rotoworld.com
9 hours ago

Jonathan Isaac is leaving Florida State for the NBA

Florida State Seminoles freshman forward Jonathan Isaac has declared for the 2017 NBA Draft and will hire an agent, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports What It Means: Isaac was expected to be a one-and-done player at Florida State ever since he came in as a top 15 recruit. In his only college season, Isaac was named to the ACC All-Freshman team. He is currently the ninth-overall prospect, according to Draft Express, and a potential lottery pick come June. Isaac averaged 12.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game this season. Source:...
9 hours ago

Danilo Gallinari starting for Nuggets, Mason Plumlee to bench

Denver Nuggets small forward Danilo Gallinari (knee) will start and forward/center Mason Plumlee will move to the bench for Friday against the Indiana Pacers. What It Means: Wilson Chandler will join Gallinari as Denver's other starting forward. There shouldn't be any minutes limit for Gallinari, who is returning from a four-game absence, but he'll cut into the playing times of Plumlee and Kenneth Faried (shoulder). numberFire's models project Gallinari to turn in 18.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 3-pointers in 33.8 minutes on Friday...
9 hours ago

Cavaliers not sitting anyone Friday on front end of back-to-back

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, guard/forward J.R. Smith, forward LeBron James, forward/center Kevin Love and forward/center Tristan Thompson will start against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday. What It Means: The Cavaliers play again on Saturday as they host the Washington Wizards, so it's possible that the first unit is on restricted minutes ahead of tomorrow's contest. Head coach Tyronn Lue said Love is no longer limited on back-to-back sets, so it sounds like he'll be available for both. numberFire's NBA Team Power Rankings currently have the Cavaliers in 7th place,...
9 hours ago

Trevon Bluiett drops 25 points as Xavier stuns Arizona

Xavier Musketeers junior guard Trevon Bluiett scored a game-high 25 points with 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal in Thursday's 73-71 upset win over the Arizona Wildcats. What It Means: Bluiett went 9-for-17 from the floor and 3-for-8 from beyond the arc as he eclipsed 20 points for the 19th time this season. The next challenge for the Cinderella Musketeers is the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday. Bluiett is averaging 25.0 points per game on 52.2% shooting in three NCAA Tournament games.
9 hours ago

John Wall (migraine) officially active Friday for Wizards

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (migraine) will play Friday night against the Brooklyn Nets. What It Means: Wall remains below 100 percent and missed shootaround, so he's a risky DFS proposition, even in such an appealing matchup. Season-long owners should keep him active, but he could see a shortened workload if the game gets out of hand early. numberFire's models project Wall for 22.8 points, 10.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in 36.5 minutes versus the Nets. Source: Rotoworld.com
9 hours ago

Derrick Walton's big game not enough as Michigan loses

Michigan Wolverines senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. scored a team-high 20 points with 5 rebounds, 8 assists, and 1 steal in Thursday's 69-68 loss to the Oregon Ducks. What It Means: Walton did all he could by shooting 6-for-10 from the field and 3-for-5 from three. He also had a chance to win the game, but his final shot came up short. Thursday was Walton's 13th game with at least 20 points this season. The senior averaged 18.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.7 three-pointers in his three NCAA Tournament games.