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Manager John Gibbons is not planning to move Dustin McGowan out of the rotation despite some concern about his stamina. McGowan will make his next start on Tuesday.

McGowan was punished by the Orioles his last time out (4 IP, 6 ER) and he's now failed to go past four innings in three of his four outings this year. Gibbons will let him face the Royals, always a good confidence booster of a game, next week, but if he doesn't right the ship soon, Gibby will be forced to make the change.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Damian Lillard scored 14 points (4-10 FGA, 4-4 FTA) going 2-for-5 from three-point range with six rebounds, five assists and two steals in Thursday's 94-75 win over the Mavericks.

After scoring only five points in his previous game, Lillard was able to bounce back nicely on Thursday as he helped lead the Trail Blazers to victory. He is now averaging 19.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.0 three-pointers over his last five games which makes him one of the better point guards to own moving forward.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Nicolas Batum scored 15 points (6-12 FGA, 1-1 FTA) going 2-for-5 from three-point range with 12 rebounds, six assists and one block in Thursday's 94-75 win over the Mavericks.

Batum has picked up the pace of late as he is now averaging 17.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 3.0 three-pointers over his last two contests. With Wesley Matthews suffering an Achilles tear on Thursday night, Batum should now receive more opportunities on the offensive side of the court which should lead to increased fantasy success the rest of the way.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points (7-16 FGA, 2-2 FTA) goign 1-for-2 from three-point range with 12 rebounds in Thursday's 94-75 win over the Mavericks.

Aldridge is now averaging 22.4 points, 13.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists over his last five games as he continues to be one of the best big men to own this season. As long as he is able to keep battling through pain in his non-shooting hand there is no reason to think that he can't continue him dominance in the paint over the final stretch of the regular season.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Tyson Chandler scored only four points (1-4 FGA, 2-2 FTA) with 14 rebounds, one assists, one steal and one block in Thursday's 94-75 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Although Chandler only scored four points on Thursday he did manage to reach double-digits in the rebounding column in his return to the court after missing three games due to a hip injury. Considering he was able to play 32 minutes is a strong indication that he is at or near 100 percent health, so fantasy owners will want to get him back into starting lineups as soon as possible after having some time off.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Rajon Rondo scored 10 points (5-13 FGA,) with seven rebounds, nine assists and one steal in Thursday's 94-75 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Rondo did a little of everything on Thursday night as he continues to adjust to his role with the Mavericks. He is now averaging 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.2 steals through 28 games with his new team, which is still good enough to warrant fantasy consideration, although his production is clearly down from his days with the Celtics.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points (5-13 FGA) with four rebounds and one steal in Thursday's 94-75 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Nowitzki has now shot under 40.0 percent in four of his last five games, as he continues to struggle with from the floor down the stretch. Now averaging 13.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 three-pointers over his last five games, Nowitzki owners will want to search for other alternatives until he gets out of this current funk. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Devin Harris will have an x-ray on his injured right hand.

Harris played 28 minutes Thursday but struggled along with all of his teammates. J.J. Barea is in line to pick up most of Harris's minutes if this injury is serious though Raymond Felton could wind up in the rotation as well. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Wesley Matthews suffered a torn left Achilles tendon Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.

Arron Afflalo should see a spike in minutes, possibly higher than the 33 he averaged with the Nuggets this season. Steve Blake and C.J. McCollum should see more playing time as well. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Update: Wesley Matthews is having an MRI on his left leg.

Everything to this point seems to indicate Matthews's lower leg injury is serious, and the MRI only seems to confirm that suspicion. If Arron Afflalo is available in your fantasy league you should probably add him now. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Update: Wesley Matthews will not return Thursday due to a foot injury.

We probably will not know more until after the game, but early indications are the injury is quite serious. Arron Afflalo has averaged just 27.6 minutes per game since joining the Trail Blazers, but he would certainly see more playing time if Matthews is out. Steve Blake and C.J. McCollum would likely pick up some more minutes as well. Analysis: Steve Pimental

E'Twan Moore scored 19 points off the bench (9-10 FGA) and grabbed four rebounds in the Bulls 108-105 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night.

Moore had arguably his greatest game as a professional on Thursday night, as he scored 19 points off the bench and shot an unfathomable 90-percent from the field. He also hit the go-ahead three with time expiring and entrenched himself in the memories of Bulls fans forever. This game by no means renders him a legitimate fantasy option, but maybe this performance is something to build off of.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Nikola Mirotic scored 26 points (14-16 FTA), grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded two blocks in the Bulls 108-105 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night.

Mirotic did an excellent job in getting to the line on Thursday night, as he had 16 attempts and converted 14 of them from the charity stripe. His 26 points off the bench were critical to the Bulls nail-biting victory and he should be viewed as an excellent pickup option when the Bulls are shorthanded. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Joakim Noah scored four points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and recorded nine assists in the Bulls 108-105 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night.

Where Noah struggled to score on Thursday, he made up for in rebounding and assist totals. These are the types of games that Noah is capable of considering his unique skill set. When healthy, consider him one of the top tier centers in the fantasy realm. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Addison Reed (shoulder) still has not thrown from a mound this spring.

This is a bit troubling, but as of now, Reed is still on track to be ready for Opening Day. If he were to have a setback, Brad Ziegler or Oliver Perez would likely be the top choices to see save opportunities. Reed posted a 4.25 ERA and notched 32 saves in 2014. Analysis: David Kerr
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