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Henderson scores 21 points with five assists 03-04-2015
Gerald Henderson G CHA
Gerald Henderson scored 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, five assists and three steals on Tuesday. Henderson had slid a little bit last week and moved off of must-own status, but he has come roaring back this past week with early round value in his last four games. During that time he has averaged 15.5 points, 1.5 treys, 4.0 boards, 2.8 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.5 blocks and shot the ball very well. We can't guarantee this will continue and Kemba Walker's eventual return will hurt, but for now he should be owned in standard formats.
Darren Collison out six weeks after surgery 03-04-2015
Darren Collison G SAC
Darren Collison will miss approximately six weeks after Tuesday's surgery to repair a core muscle, effectively ending his season.

Sacramento Bee
"My gut right now from the standpoint of basketball is it would probably be silly to try to rush him back," coach George Karl said. Ray McCallum has crept into standard-league relevance as the starting PG in Collison's absence, with both Andre Miller and Nik Stauskas playing larger roles off the bench.
Jimmy Butler (elbow) given 3-6 week timetable 03-04-2015
Jimmy Butler G CHI
The Bulls have given Jimmy Butler (elbow) a 3-6 week timetable for his return, but he's hopeful that he can play before the end of the regular season.

ESPN Chicago
Initial reports suggested a 3-4 week timetable so this is somewhat discouraging, though Butler said on Tuesday that the pain in his elbow is already subsiding. "I'm doing all right," he said. "I'm just trying my best to hurry back, being careful, of course ... My ligament just has to heal, and I've got to be able to move my left arm like I move my right before I can get out there and do anything." With no firm return date and the fantasy playoffs looming, Butler is only worth stashing if you're confident your team can succeed without his production until at least late March.
Hornets coach criticizes rookie P.J. Hairston 03-04-2015
P.J. Hairston G CHA
Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that rookie P.J. Hairston "hasn't developed any way to play to make his teammates better."

Rick Bonnell on Twitter
Charlotte is jockeying for a playoff spot and Clifford's rotation has no room for player development, so we're unlikely to see Hairston or fellow rookie Noah Vonleh on the court in the season's final weeks.
Michael Carter-Williams scores 11 in defeat 03-04-2015
Michael Carter-Williams G MIL
Michael Carter-Williams shot 4-of-11 from the field during Tuesday's road loss, finishing with 11 points, four rebounds, five assists and one block in 33 minutes. The Bucks are 2-5 since trading Brandon Knight in their deal to acquire MCW, and they now trail the Wizards by 2.5 games for the No. 5 seed in the East. Carter-Williams is making an abysmal 15.4 percent of his jumpers this season (51-of-331), and tonight he was a mere 3-of-7 from within four feet of the hoop.
Khris Middleton fills up boxscore vs. Nuggets 03-04-2015
Khris Middleton F MIL
Khris Middleton shot just 6-of-20 from the field on Tuesday, but still finished with 20 points, three 3-pointers, seven boards, six assists, two steals and one block. He made all five of his free throws and didn't turn the ball over, putting him a few made shots away from a pure nine-cat gem. Middleton has been one of the nicest surprises this season and his scoring is even more essential with Brandon Knight in Phoenix, so he's poised for steady top-50 value down the stretch.
Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 19 & 11 vs. DEN 03-04-2015
Giannis Antetokounmpo G MIL
The Bucks fell in Denver on Tuesday despite a strong game from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who posted 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks. Giannis turned the ball over five times but he also drained a 3-pointer and was able to log 35 minutes despite persistent foul trouble. He and Khris Middleton have proven to be a formidable wing duo for the Bucks, and both guys are returning top-40 value over the past 10 games.
Zaza Pachulia awful in 13 minutes vs. Denver 03-04-2015
Zaza Pachulia C MIL
Zaza Pachulia started Tuesday's game but was awful in 13 minutes of action, going scoreless with three turnovers, two fouls and no other stats to his credit. Pachulia was completely out of sorts in an awkward matchup vs. Kenneth Faried, and Jason Kidd wisely opted to limit his playing time after a brutal start to the game. He's off the radar in all but the deepest leagues, regardless of where he begins the game. John Henson (10 points, five boards, one block) is still the center to own in Milwaukee.
Ersan Ilyasova scores team-high 21 points 03-04-2015
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL
Ersan Ilyasova sank 9-of-15 shots including three 3-pointers vs. Denver, finishing Tuesday's loss with a team-high 21 points. He added three boards, two assists, one steal and one block with only one turnover in 30 minutes of action, and has come to life since re-entering Jason Kidd's starting lineup. The Bucks have lost momentum since the All-Star break, however, and tonight marked their third consecutive defeat. They'll have a tough time snapping the skid during Wednesday's road game vs. the Warriors.
Jared Dudley (knee) struggles in return Tues 03-04-2015
Jared Dudley G MIL
Jared Dudley (knee) finished Tuesday's loss in Denver with two points, five boards and one assist in 20 minutes off the bench. He shot just 1-of-6 from the field and may not be 100 percent healthy. Standard-league owners can leave him on the waiver wire as long as he's playing 20-25 minutes behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova.