DFS NBA Position Coach: March 26 Cover Image
DFS NBA Position Coach: March 26
Brett Squires
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Headshot

Hollis-Jefferson (illness) scored 11 points (3-13 FG, 5-6 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 25 minutes during Sunday's 107-92 win versus the Hawks.

Hollis-Jefferson was listed as a game-time decision, but ultimately he was healthy enough to give it a go. He now has five double-doubles this season, three of which have come in March, and the sophomore forward figures to continue receiving decent minutes as the Nets look to finish the campaign on a high note. Hollis-Jefferson has also attempted at least 10 shots in seven of 17 games following the All-Star break, this after doing so in only seven of his first 52 appearances in 2016-17.
4:45 pm (EST)
Jaylen Brown Headshot

Brown will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Heat, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com reports.

Brown drew the start on Friday against the Suns in place of the ailing Avery Bradley (illness), posting nine points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block across 25 minutes. While Bradley is set to take the starter's role back, he could see limited minutes after spending Saturday in the hospital, so Brown may not see a huge drop in playing time despite the demotion to the bench.
4:43 pm (EST)
C.J. Miles Headshot

Miles will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the 76ers.

Coach Nate McMillan is looking to speed up the game flow Sunday, so he's opted to go with Monta Ellis over Miles as the team's starting shooting guard. It remains to be seen if this is just a one-game experiment or if this will be a lineup used more frequently as the season comes to a close, but either way, it likely means a few less minutes for Miles.
4:32 pm (EST)
Monta Ellis Headshot

Ellis will start at shooting guard for Sunday's game against the 76ers.

Coach Nate McMillan said he was hoping to play a little faster Sunday, which was his reasoning for inserting Ellis into the top unit. C.J. Miles will head to the bench in the corresponding move and could see a slight down tick in minutes. In 23 previous starts this season, Ellis has averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists across 31.2 minutes.
4:29 pm (EST)
Tyler Ulis Headshot

Ulis supplied 16 points (7-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, and one steal in 41 minutes during Sunday's 120-106 loss to the Hornets.

Ulis bounced back from a subpar showing in Friday's loss to the Celtics, and fell just one assist shy of what would've been his fourth career double-double. Ulis has posted all three of his career double-doubles in the last seven contests, and he makes for an excellent fantasy option down the stretch since the Suns are resting veterans.
4:14 pm (EST)
Malachi Richardson Headshot

Richardson (hamstring) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Richardson, who has been out since Feb. 15 with a partially torn right hamstring, looked to be on track to return to action at some point over the next handful of games, but with the season set to end in two and a half weeks, the Kings decided it was best to have the rookie focus his efforts on getting healthy for the summer. After playing in just 22 games with the big club this season and averaging 3.6 points and 1.0 rebound in 9.0 minutes per contest, Richardson is expected to log extensive time for the Kings' Las Vegas Summer League entry before potentially competing for a rotation spot in training camp.
4:12 pm (EST)
T.J. Warren Headshot

Warren (foot) went for 21 points (9-16 FG, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, four steals, and two assists in 39 minutes during Sunday's 120-106 loss to the Hornets.

Warren didn't appear to be bothered by the bruised left foot that kept him sidelined for the last two bouts. He now has three double-doubles in 12 appearances this month, this after recording just one in his first 134 career contests.
4:07 pm (EST)
Ty Lawson Headshot

Lawson won't be available off the bench Sunday against the Rockets due to right knee soreness, Kings sideline reporter Kayte Christensen reports.

The Kings didn't list Lawson on the injury report prior to Sunday's game, so the point guard may have tweaked the knee in pregame warmups. It's likely not a major concern for the point guard, as Sacramento has been holding out their veterans fairly liberally for minor injuries or rest purposes in an effort to evaluate younger options and improve their odds in the draft lottery. Lawson was coming off a 20-point, two-assist performance over 24 minutes in Friday's loss to the Warriors, but don't expect him to deliver many outings of that caliber over the final two and a half weeks of the season. He was averaging just 8.0 points, 5.0 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 three-pointer in 22.8 minutes per game in his prior six appearances before the 20-point outburst.
4:04 pm (EST)
Marvin Williams Headshot

Williams finished with 21 points (6-8 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 120-106 win over the Suns.

Williams matched his season high in made threes on the way to an extremely efficient night on offense. He is in the midst of his best month of 2016-17, with impressive March averages of 13.6 points (on 50 percent shooting), 9.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.
4:01 pm (EST)
Avery Bradley Headshot

Bradley (illness) said that he would be available to play Sunday against the Heat, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports.

It wasn't looking promising that Bradley would suit up Sunday after he remained hospitalized due to the stomach flu as of Saturday morning, but he was present for the team's morning shootaround and seems to have made dramatic improvement over the last 24 hours. Given the brevity of his absence, Bradley figures to rejoin the starting five in place of Jaylen Brown, who spelled him at shooting guard during Friday's win over the Suns. However, it wouldn't be surprising if coach Brad Stevens was cautious with Bradley, who could see his minutes restricted on some level, making him a less-than-appealing DFS play.
3:57 pm (EST)
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