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Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams is scheduled to undergo surgery on both ankles on Tuesday, May 27, General Manager Billy King announced.

As soon as the Nets were knocked out of the playoffs, Williams explored the possibility of immediate surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery, but there is no timetable for his return or what his recovery plan will be. That will obviously be determined post-op, once the doctors have had a chance to see what's what on the inside.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Alan Anderson scored 20 points (7-11 FGA, 3-3 FTA) after hitting 3-of-4 from deep and also grabbing two rebounds in the Nets' 111-106 win over the Pacers.

Anderson had his second-best night of the season Tuesday, contributing from behind-the-arc. He his three three-pointers for the first time in March and was able to secure over 24 minutes of playing time for the fourth straight game. He has not gotten consistent minutes all season, so don't look for signs now that this is changing. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Brook Lopez scored 24 points (11-17 FGA, 2-2 FTA) with 11 rebounds while also providing two assists and two blocks in the Nets' 111-106 win over the Pacers.

The center has established himself as one of the best players in the NBA with a ferocious March, averaging 20.7 points with a majority of them coming in the last two weeks. He has scored over 20 points a game for seven straight and had a double-double in four of them. He contributes small in other categories, but his big-time numbers have the Nets in the hunt for the Playoffs. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Joe Johnson had 21 points (6-13 FGA, 6-6 FTA) and going 3-of-6 from three-point land to go with six rebounds and four assists in Brooklyn's 111-106 win over Indiana.

Tuesday night was the third straight double-figure night for Johnson as they have coincided with him hitting three three-pointers in each of those contests. The veteran shooting guard has fallen on tough scoring times in March, averaging only 11.7 point a night, but has been able to pick-up the rebounding slack with at least five rebounds in four straight games. He's seen his role reduced over the last month so he becomes a borderline starter in fantasy leagues with teams that are still alive. Analysis: Rob Trayah

C.J. Watson hit two three-pointers en route to 13 points (4-5 FGA, 3-4 FTA), six rebounds, six assists, and two steals in Indiana's 111-106 loss against Brooklyn.

The back-up point guard has seen his minutes increase to an average of 26.6 a game over his last five and proportionally to that, his production has increased. He's been in double-figures in four of his last five games with 4.2 assists a night. He's been a good find off the bench for Indiana, but he's only going to see fantasy time in the deepest of leagues, even for the rest of the year. Analysis: Rob Trayah

David West scored 14 points (4-10 FGA, 6-7 FTA) to go with six rebounds and six assists in Indiana's 111-106 loss to Brooklyn.

West has been able to reach double-figures in scoring in his last five games played, but has only recorded one double-double in that time period. March has been his worst month by far, as it looks like the veteran is tiring. He's shooting 45% from the field and only averaging 9.1 PPG. With Indiana struggling for the final playoff berth in the East, West might be reaching the end of his career in a Pacers' uniform with a year left on his contract and due over $12 million. Analysis: Rob Trayah

George Hill scored 28 points (10-17 FGA, 4-5 FTA) to go with six rebounds and three assists in the Pacers' 111-106 loss to the Nets.

Another solid performance from Hill in a play-off type of atmosphere; however, his Pacers squad fell short and now sit on the outside looking in at the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. In his last five games, Hill is averaging 23 PPG with 5.2 rebounds and five assists to put up a fantastic stat-line for all of his fantasy playoff owners. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Dwayne Bowe plans on revitalizing his career in Cleveland in 2015.

LOL. Literally. Bowe failed to reach 100 receiving yards in a single game last year and didn't catch a single touchdown pass. Alex Smith is no Peyton Manning, but he's significantly more capable than anyone who will be throwing the ball to Bowe in Cleveland. The Browns have brought in Josh McCown this offseason and obviously still have Johnny Manziel in tow. It wouldn't be all that surprising to see third-stringer Thad Lewis get some reps at some point. Maybe it's possible that Johnny Football is better than he looked last year and he can get a little something going with Bowe, but that seems like a long shot. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jamal Crawford went through a full workout Tuesday and is eying a return next week.

Assuming no other Clippers get injured before Crawford gets back, this will be the first time in awhile that Crawford, J.J. Redick, Blake Griffin and Matt Barnes have all been healthy at the same time, so there's no recent example of who draws the short straw when it comes to minutes when everyone is healthy. The last time they all played together was in January, and it was Crawford who got the short straw. Given how well Redick has been going, the best bet is that Crawford comes up a bit short in the minutes department. But the Clippers keep the rotation pretty short, so Crawford will still get a decent amount of work most likely. Analysis: Brett Talley

Kelly Johnson has made the Braves' 25-man roster, according to Yahoo's Jeff Passan.

As of this writing, Johnson only showed up on Atlanta's online depth chart as the fourth option at third base, so it's unlikely he'll see regular work despite making the team out of Spring Training. Jace Peterson and Chris Johnson figure to start at second and third base, and Alberto Callaspo is expected to be the primary backup at those positions, so it's hard to see Johnson getting much work. Johnson hasn't been a decidedly above average offensive producer since 2010, so it would be hard to get too excited about him even if won a starting job. Analysis: Brett Talley

The Rays have acquired RHP Erasmo Ramirez from the Mariners in exchange for LHP Mike Montgomery.

It hasn't been long at all since Erasmo was a darling of the sabermetrically-inclined fantasy world. He was once labeled "the next Kris Medlen" for his breakout potential by more than one writer, although Medlen undergoing his second Tommy John surgery and missing all of 2014 has watered down the meaning of that comparison. But this seems like a classic Rays move, acquiring a guy many thought had serious breakout potential. It's a little hard to see that now, but Ramirez has missed bats at an above average rate with a career swinging strike rate in the double digits. That's never quite translated to an above league average strikeout rate, but it easily could. Seattle was a good home ball park, but Tampa is better, and he should have a better defense behind him there as well. Those factors along with the absence of bad luck could lead to some decent run prevention. Perhaps more importantly. Ramirez might have a clearer path to a starting role with Tampa who has a pretty beat up rotation already. Analysis: Brett Talley

Rudy Gay (concussion) has been officially ruled out of Wednesday's game.

Gay is a top 10 fantasy option at his position and arguably in the top five. Concussions can certainly cause a player to miss a few games, but they only occasionally cause an extended absence. With only 10 or so games remaining, let's hope Gay and his 22.9 points per game don't miss much time. Analysis: Brett Talley

The Rangers have announced their affiliate rosters. Joey Gallo and Jorge Alfaro will begin the season at Double-A Frisco and Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez will begin the season at Triple-A Round Rock.

These are arguably Texas' three best prospects and all of them should excite fantasy players. Gallo and his prodigious power is the most well known of the three, but Alfaro has plenty of power himself and plays a very shallow offensive position, catcher. If Alfaro can stick there and his power translates to the big leagues, he'll be a regular on fantasy rosters for years just like Gallo is expected to be. But as the assignment to Triple-A indicates, it's Gonzalez that is most likely to make it to the majors first. The Rangers pitching depth is pretty thin, especially without Yu Darvish, so Gonzalez will probably make his debut at some point this year. He sits 92-95 with a good fastball, and he has a plus slider. He's not relegated to relieving because he also has a curve and a change, although those pitches need to develop a bit. His command isn't awful, thought that too could stand to improve a bit. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jon Lester, who has been dealing with dead arm, thinks the adrenaline of Opening Night will kick him into gear.

With names like Adam Wainwright and Masahiro Tanaka being drafted around the same spot as Lester, you can't really fade Lester because of injury concerns. Tanake in particular seems especially risky. Plus, these dead arm concerns early in the year typically tend not to be cause for concern. If we start hearing buzzwords like 'pain' or 'soreness,' then it might be time to get a little concerned. Analysis: Brett Talley

Tony Romo says he would have taken a $5 million paycut to keep DeMarco Murray in Dallas.

As a Cowboys fan, this particular notes author was thrilled that Jerry Jones was able to make a smart decision and let Murray go. Of course, letting DeMarco go meant making sure Dez Bryant gets locked up long term. So will Tony give up that five mil to help Dez's deal get done? Don't hold your breath. Analysis: Brett Talley

Spencer Dinwiddie has a left ankle sprain and will not return to Tuesday's game.

Lots of updates on Dinwiddie's injury tonight. Again, if Dinwiddie misses time, it could lead to a bump in minutes for Reggie Jackson. Analysis: Brett Talley

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