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Jimmy Butler doesn't miss in Bulls' blowout win

Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler went 6-of-6 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line vs. Detroit on Wednesday, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, two steals and zero turnovers in 34 minutes.

What It Means:

Butler poured in 37 points during an overtime loss on Tuesday, and he ranks sixth in the league in minutes per game (36.8), but he certainly didn't let exhaustion impact his play tonight.

Butler's 43.03 nERD was second-best on the Bulls tonight.

Source: Rotoworld.com

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Nikola Mirotic scores 28 points for Bulls

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic went off for a season-high 28 points on Wednesday, going 12-of-15 from the field with four 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and just one turnover in 39 minutes.

What It Means:

Mirotic shot a combined 14-of-42 from the field (33.3 percent) in his previous four games. He's averaging just 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.9 blocks in March, while shooting 37.0 percent from the field. Tonight's game is a vivid reminder of his upside, but as every former Mirotic owner already knows, he's wildly inconsistent.

Mirotic led the Bulls with 48.65 nERD tonight, and was the best DFS value on FanDuel, with 44 points at a cost of $4400 (10x value).

Source: Rotoworld.com

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Arron Afflalo starting, Garrett Temple to Kings bench

Sacramento Kings guard/forward Arron Afflalo (personal) will start on Wednesday, sending Garrett Temple to the bench.

What It Means:

The Kings' rotations are perpetually in flux, and tonight it'll be Afflalo getting the nod against Milwaukee. He's done nothing this season to encourage owners to pick him up.

Despite our models projecting a strong 25.6 minutes for Afflalo tonight, we peg him for just 8.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.

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David Lee (foot) is probable for Spurs' Thursday game

San Antonio Spurs forward/center David Lee (foot) is probable for Thursday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

He said he is expecting to play, so this is essentially a non-update. Lee is likely looking at minutes in the teens now that the Spurs are healthy up front.

Lee is averaging 18.6 minutes with 7.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this season.

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Magic's Nikola Vucevic scores 14, with 12 boards and three blocks

Orlando Magic forward/center Nikola Vucevic came up big on Wednesday, with 14 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks, and one steal in 30 minutes.

What It Means:

He hit six of 12 shots from the field and both of his free throws. Vooch felt soreness in his troublesome right Achilles this weekend, but he looked sharp on Monday and obviously wasn't at all limited tonight. Considering how tricky Achilles injuries can be, Vucevic's owners have to be overjoyed with his recent production.

Vucevic's 18.71 nERD led the Magic in this contest.

Source: Rotoworld.com

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Guillermo Hernangomez to come off Knicks' bench Wednesday

New York Knicks center Guillermo Hernangomez is listed as a reserve for Wednesday's game, with guard/forward Lance Thomas starting.

What It Means:

The Knicks are mixing things up against Utah's imposing defense, with Kristaps Porzingis lining up across from Jazz center Rudy Gobert. Hernangomez hasn't been great as a starter in his past few games, so hopefully the benching will fire him up.

In a starting role tonight, Thomas projects for 28.4 minutes, but just 8.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.

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Boris Diaw starting, Joe Johnson to bench for Jazz Wednesday

Utah Jazz forward/center Boris Diaw will start at power forward and Joe Johnson will move to the bench.

What It Means:

The Jazz will go with their bigger lineup with Kristaps Porzingis starting for the New York Knicks. Diaw is likely just going to play minutes in the teens, so he's not someone fantasy owners should be counting on tonight. The minute allotment shouldn't change too much here.

Our models still project Diaw for just 4.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists on 15.5 minutes tonight.

Source: Rotoworld.com

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Bucks' John Henson (thumb) will not play against Kings Wednesday

Milwaukee Bucks forward/center John Henson (left thumb sprain) will not play against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Greg Monroe stands to gain some minutes in Henson's absence, with Thon Maker and Mirza Teletovic also in the equation. It's possible that we'll even see Spencer Hawes or Terrence Jones crack the rotation. Henson is day-to-day so this doesn't have significant long-term implications.

Our models project Monroe for 13.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists on 23.03 minutes tonight, the highest fantasy projection among Milwaukee big men on the night.

Source: Rotoworld.com

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Kings rest Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos Wednesday against Bucks

Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson and forward/center Kosta Koufos will both be rested for Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

What It Means:

Guards Darren Collison and Langston Galloway should pick up extra minutes with Lawson out of the picture, while Koufos' absence opens things up for big men Georgios Papagiannis, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. It's a home game for the Kings, so they'll give their fans a look at the youth today.

Cauley-Stein should earn a ton of playing time tonight, as our models project him for 33.8 minutes in which to earn 15.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.

Source: Rotoworld.com

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Juan Hernangomez takes a seat for Nuggets Wednesday

Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

What It Means:

Wilson Chandler (groin) will be getting the start at the three-spot tonight to matchup with Cavs small forward LeBron James, and with Darrell Arthur (knee) also set to return to action, Hernangomez' minutes could take a hit. He's not the best option tonight with a tough matchup and a return to the second unit.

Our models project Hernangomez for 8.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists on 24.3 minutes.

Source: Rotoworld.com

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