Found March 31, 2012 on Give Me The Rock:

It’s a good news/bad news situation for Nikiola Pekovic. The bad news is that he did not play in the Wolves’ game last night despite targeting it as a possible return to the court. The good news is that he’ll be traveling with the team on its upcoming two game road trip starting on Sunday. So Pekovic owners will have one more chance to see if Pekovic plays or not before deciding what to do with him heading into next week. If you have a tough playoff matchup next week and it doesn’t look like Pekovic is going to play on Sunday, it my be time to drop him, especially since the Wolves only play three times the week of 4/2.

According to Joe Gerrity of ESPN’s TrueHoop and Hornets247, Eric Gordon will “definitely” be back for the April 4th home game against Denver. While it’s a little risky heading into next week with Gordon on your team since the Hornets only play three times and Gordon’s minutes will likely be limited, it’s definitely good news for everyone who has stashed Gordon. Provided he can stay healthy, Gordon has the potential to be a game changer in a playoff series.


The latest news on Jeremy Lin is that he recently had an MRI done on his sore left knee. The results of the MRI are not known, but it’s not good news for owners expecting him to be back on the court this week. Also not a good sign – Lin went out of his way to avoid a group of writers before Friday’s game. Baron Davis has been starting in his place and has been all over the place – following up a pretty good game on Wednesday with a 2-8 shooting game on Friday, where he finished with 4 points, 4 assists and 4 turnovers in 24 minutes. Given that the Knicks only play three times next week, I’d advise staying away from both Lin and Davis, possibly opting for a guy like Charles Jenkins over either of them.

Speaking of the Warriors, after missing two games with a hamstring injury, Nate Robinson returned to the lineup on Wednesday and didn’t score in 23 minutes on the court. Last night he was benched in favor of Charles Jenkins and played 11 minutes compared to Jenkins’ 37. There is no word yet on whether this move is temporary while Robinson recovers or is a permanent thing in order to develop Jenkins. I wouldn’t necessarily trust either player heading into next week, but right now it appears that Jenkins has the upper hand.

Despite being a “game time” decision, Derrick Rose missed his eighth straight game on Friday. In truth, he wasn’t close to playing. According to the Chicago Tribune:

He took part in just a fraction of the shootaround — “only the shooting part,” he said. “Other than that, I sat out the whole time.”

The Bulls play again on Sunday, but it’s doubtful that Rose plays in that game either. So Rose owners will have a tough decision heading into next week – a week in which the Bulls only have three games. The way things are going, it’s highly unlikely that Rose plays on Monday, when the Bulls face Houston. Their next game isn’t until Thursday, which could give Rose the time he needs to get up to game speed. Unfortunately, it’s an incredibly risky play to wait until Thursday to possibly get a couple games out of Rose. There is no point in holding onto a player if you are not going to win your playoff matchup and make it to the following week, so Rose owners in daily change leagues with tight matchups will probably have to dump Rose just to win the week of 4/2.

Chris Kaman, who has missed a couple games with the flu, should be back on the court either today or tomorrow for the Hornets. It’ll be interesting to see what his return does to the minutes of Jason Smith and Carl Landry. Smith will presumably slide back to PF and Landry will come off the bench, but if you are relying on either one of those guys heading into next week, you are going to want to keep an eye on the situation just to make sure that both continue to get good minutes with Kaman back in the lineup.

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