• Wedesday's most added players (as of 2pm PT):
Jordan Crawford(notes), G, WAS - Crawford started for the Wizards and played all 48 minutes in place of an injured Nick Young(notes) Wednesday (27 points, 10-21 FG, 3 threes, 4 assists) and has averaged 19.3 points, 1 three, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals in 32 minutes over the past four games. Crawford is in line for a ton of minutes and usage for as long as Young and Andray Blatche(notes) remain sidelined, and Young's knee is in bad enough shape that Crawford does have some role assurances the rest of the way.
Tyler Hansbrough(notes), PF, IND - Hansbrough set career highs for scoring in each of the past two games (29, 30) and has averaged 22.3 points on 56-percent shooting, 7.3 boards, and 1.7 steals in 33 minutes over the past seven games.
Toney Douglas(notes), G, NYK - Douglas turned in another strong game Tuesday (29 minutes, 17 points, 4 threes, 4 assists, 2 steals) and the Knicks have three games left in the current week (Thu MEM, Fri @DET, Sun @MIL). In 12 games since the Carmelo Anthony(notes) trade, Douglas has averaged 12.8 points on 47-percent shooting, 2.2 threes, 4.9 assists, and 0.9 steals in 28 minutes.
Brandon Roy(notes), GF, POR - Roy played 28 minutes and scored 21 points on Tuesday, both high marks since his return from knee surgeries in late-February. Over the past six games, Roy has averaged 13.2 points on 48-percent shooting, 1.3 threes, 2.2 assists, 0.2 turnovers, and 0.7 steals in 24 minutes. What remains to be seen is how much Roy plays during the team's weekend back-to-back (Fri PHI, Sat @LAL).
Shawne Williams(notes), F, NYK - Williams has had a steady role for the Knicks since the Anthony trade, culminating with a start and 34 minutes on Tuesday (10 points, 2 threes, 6 boards, 1 steal). Over the past eight games, Williams has averaged 9.6 points on 48-percent shooting, 2.1 threes, 3.5 boards, 0.8 steals, 1.4 blocks, and 0.4 turnovers in 27 minutes.
• Wednesday's most dropped players (as of 2pm PT):
Nick Young, GF, WAS - Young's knee has been bothering him for some time now and figures to at least limit his availability for the remainder of the season. The Wizards would be silly to continue to allow Young to play through injury at this point, so a drop is likely in order if you need some help in the current week's matchup.
Randy Foye(notes), G, LAC - Foye is still playing plenty, but his fantasy impact has really suffered lately. In seven March games, Foye has averaged 9.4 points on 37-percent shooting, 1 three, 1.9 boards, 4.4 assists, 2 turnovers, and 0.7 steals in 31 minutes.
Kirk Hinrich(notes), G, ATL - Hinrich was already looking fringey and his role has taken a hit with the promotion of Jeff Teague(notes) to the starting five. Over the past three games, Hinrich has averaged 5.7 points on 47-percent shooting, 0.7 threes, 1.3 assists, and 0.7 steals in 23 minutes.
• Andre Iguodala's(notes) knee was feeling better after lots of therapy on Tuesday and he's been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers. Iggy added that his knee first started bothering him "a couple of weeks ago," but that he doesn't see it as anything more than "something that you deal with when playing a lot of basketball."
• Other status updates: Paul Millsap(notes) is out again Wednesday, while Devin Harris(notes) will be a game-time decision for the Jazz ... Tyrus Thomas(notes) woke up with a sore knee on Wednesday, missed the team's shootaround, and will be a game-time decision for the matchup with the Rockets ... For the Suns: Steve Nash(notes) is expected back Wednesday, Channing Frye could return Friday ... Luis Scola(notes) (knee) is expected to miss his fourth straight game on Wednesday ... Darko Milicic(notes) (illness) is questionable for Wednesday ... Amir Johnson is out again Wednesday.
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