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Bulls in the process of finalizing a free agent deal with Pau Gasol. It will not be a sign-and-trade with the Lakers.

Gasol previously turned down a 2 year, $10 M-plus deal from the Lakers and a $11 M-plus a year contract from Atlanta. He had stated that he wanted to play for a contender, so that, in addition to a larger contract, likely played a major role in his decision. The Bulls will be looking for big contributions from their new center in his first year with the team. ANALYST: Ben Diamond

Derek Holland (shoulder) will likely throw a bullpen later this week before making his Cactus League debut.

Holland is a pitcher that every owner wants on his team, but health remains an issue. Upon returning last year for a few starts, he looked solid, registering two wins with a 1.46 ERA. Holland can provide great value in the later rounds of your drafts if he can stay healthy this season. Monitor his health over the course of spring training. Analysis: Colby Conway

Sean Marshall (shoulder) has resumed throwing from flat ground.

Marshall was shut down at the beginning of spring training with shoulder soreness, but has resumed throwing. Last June, Marshall underwent season ending shoulder surgery after making just 15 appearances in 2014. The only thing scarier than last season's 7.71 ERA is the fact that he has had some sort of shoulder injury in each of the last three seasons. Leave this guy off your draft board. Analysis: Colby Conway

Alex Gordon (wrist) continues to hit soft toss. He says he knows when he will face live pitching but is keeping that info private.

While that remains a secret, it is expected that Gordon will serve as a leadoff hitter for the team this year. The durable Gordon appeared in 156 games last season and hit .266 with 19 homers, 74 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. Gordon should again be a valuable fantasy asset if he can prove that he is fully healthy. Wrist injuries can be detrimental to a player's offensive power and consistency, just ask Mark Teixeira. Analysis: Colby Conway

Update: Lucas Duda (intercostal muscle) could start to swing a bat on Wednesday.

The latest report says that he should be able to swing a bat on Wednesday at the earliest. Last season, Duda hit .253 with 30 home runs and 92 RBIs in 153 games. To take another step forward as a fantasy asset, Duda will need to hit lefties much better than he did in 2014. Duda hit .273 against righties while only hitting a paltry .180 against southpaws.  Analysis: Colby Conway

Asher Wojciechowski will compete for the fifth spot in the Astros' starting rotation.

While he will be competing for the fifth and final spot for the revamped Astros, he seems like an outside shot to win the job. Dan Straily seems to be the favorite to win the final spot, but a good spring for Wojciechowski could vault him into the rotation. While neither two pitchers are enticing fantasy options, Straily would be the safer one of the two to own. Analysis: Colby Conway

Dragic had 21 points(5-9 FGA, 9-9 FTA) and hit both of his three-point shots to go along with four rebounds in just 15 minutes of action in the Heat's 115-98 win over the Suns on Monday Night.

The former Phoenix Sun got to face his former team on Monday night, but was in foul trouble most of the game and only saw limited action. He still was able to reach 20+ points for the third time in five games. He has been inconsistent in terms of scoring, but is usually a solid contributor to fantasy team assists. As the season continues on, Dragic will still a be a good PG play in fantasy leagues as he will get the majority of minutes since his acquisition from Phoenix. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Whiteside's 17 points(8-12 FGA, 1-3 FTA), 10 rebounds, and two blocks lead the way in Miami's Monday night win over Phoenix, 115-98.

This was the fifth double-double in six games in for Whiteside, who has been this season's best bargain. If you got him before, he has been a double-double machine, you found the best in-season discount you can find. He is consistently providing points and rebounds every night and is showing no signs of slowing down. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Johnson was 10-of-13 from the field, 3-of-3 from three-point land on his way to 26 points (3-3 FTA) and three steals in Miami's Monday night win over Phoenix, 115-98.

Johnson had his best game as a professional, scoring his points off the bench in just 26 minutes. He did not play in Miami's previous three games, before going off Monday night so it is nearly impossible to figure out Johnson's fantasy impact going forward, but he is someone to put on your fantasy radar. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Knight had 13 points (3-11 FA, 5-6 FTA) while handing out seven assists and making 2-of-7 three-pointers in Phoenix's 115-98 loss to Miami on Monday.

Knight also turned the ball over a team-high five times, not what fantasy owners are looking for from a decent PG. It was an improvement from his disastrous Saturday night game (a point, two assists), but that was to be expected. It appears his hip was fine to allow him to play, but it might be a lingering issue for Knight the rest of the season so keep an eye on his injury status as the season continues to unfold. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jesus Sucre is the favorite to take the backup catcher role behind Mike Zunino.

Sucre didn't do much offensively in a brief stint with the team last year, but is still expected to hold down the backup backstop role for the team. In Seattle, Zunino is the catcher to own as he has shown that he is able to hit for power in the majors. Analysis: Colby Conway

Tucker had a double-double Monday night, scoring 20 points (8-13 FGA, 3-4 FTA) with a one three-pointer made to go along with 14 rebounds and three assists in the Suns' 115-98 loss loss to the Heat.

Tucker has been seeing an increase in minutes; thus, his fantasy value continues to rise. He has double-digit rebounds in three of his last five games, and has scored in double-digits in eight of his last nine games. If he continues to start, grab him in fantasy leagues as his 41 minutes were a season high. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Bledsoe went 6-of-10 from the field, making one three pointer on his way to 20 points (7-11 FTA), four rebounds and three assists in Monday night's 115-98 loss loss to Miami.

Bledsoe has been a consistent scorer for Phoenix this season, averaging 17.2 PPG, well above his career average. Although he does not hit that many three-pointers, Bledsoe is still able to score from all over the court. He's been adding more rebounds and assists to his game so his fantasy value continues to rise. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Matt Harvey (elbow) could pitch around 180 to 190 innings this season, according to pitching coach Dan Warthen.

Harvey will throw 35 to 40 pitches against David Price and the Tigers this Friday. Harvey could've returned near the end of 2014, but the Mets made the wise decision to hold him out for extra rest. Although he won't start Opening Day, he is expected to start one of the team's first five games, and fantasy owners are going to jump for the righty. He could return great value as long as you don't reach too much for Harvey. Analysis: Colby Conway

CC Sabathia (knee) will face hitters for the first time this spring soon, and he could pitch in a Grapefruit League game as soon as next week.

Sabathia is still recovering from knee surgery and is going to take his rehab slowly this spring. For his bullpen on Friday, Sabathia was sporting a brace on his surgically repaired knee. It's almost certain that he won't receive a seventh straight Opening Day start for the Yankees. He is on the decline of his career and owners need to be very wary of drafting the southpaw. Analysis: Colby Conway

Nathan Eovaldi has been working on improving his splitter during spring training.

Eovaldi is more of a thrower than a pitcher right now, but the Yankees are hoping he can develop into a mainstay in their rotation. Even though he hasn't had a winning season in his four year career, his velocity is hope for optimism. Eovaldi got knocked around a lot last year, but he doesn't walk many batters, something else the Yankees are excited about. Eovaldi is going late in drafts and there is some solid value to be had if he can take the next step forward. Analysis: Colby Conway
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