The Cavs will waive Jordan McRae.
This has been the story since the buyout talks heated up for Andrew Bogut and Deron Williams. Once the moves become official, McRae will become a free agent and would likely get some interest on a 10-day deal. If he lands on a really bad team, he could be an interesting target in deep leagues.
Jameer Nelson (illness) is expected to be a game-time decision to face the Bucks on Wednesday.
He played 30 minutes on on Tuesday and looked fine with 12 points. Denver would certainly miss Nelson based on his play in his last five, averaging 12.0 points, 3.4 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 treys in 29.6 minutes. If he can't go, Emmanuel Mudiay would be in the rotation while Jamal Murray could get close to 30 minutes. Murray would be an attractive DFS play, especially with a lack of value PGs tonight.
Coach Dave Joerger said Skal Labissiere is closer to getting some consistent minutes.
Excluding the garbage time minutes from Saturday, Labissiere has been hanging in the low teens for minutes since the trade deadline. The Kings are using Kosta Koufos and Anthony Tolliver slightly more than expected, but that may change once the Kings fall out of the playoff race. Labissiere is someone to watch in deep leagues, but he still isn't stuffing the stat sheet outside of points and boards to add in standard leagues yet.
Arron Afflalo (hamstring) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Nets.
Afflalo has spent the past three games on the sidelines, but it sounds like he'll get back out there tonight. Afflalo has no fantasy value, but his return to action could cut into Buddy Hield and Ben McLemore's minutes.
Georgios Papagiannis has been sent down for another D-League stint.
Even with DeMarcus Cousins no longer in Sacramento, Papagiannis hasn't been able to establish himself in the rotation. Leave him on the wire.
Deron Williams will make his Cleveland debut on Wednesday vs. Boston.
"Deron is going to have to run the offense and get us into some of our sets and pick up things quickly, which I know he can," Cavs coach Ty Lue said. "So, just having him here just to sustain leads when we get leads and having that veteran leadership on the floor is going to be big for us." Williams will have a limited role behind Kyrie Irving, so he won't be making an impact in most fantasy leagues now that he's playing for the Cavs.
Tyler Hansbrough has been claimed by the Pacers' D-League affiliate, the Mad Ants.
Hansbrough will attempt to make an NBA comeback via the D-League route, but even if he snags a 10-day deal somewhere, his fantasy value will be non-existent.
Nerlens Noel has apologized to his teammates for being 10 minutes late to their flight to Atlanta on Tuesday.
With Wesley Matthews (hip) out for Wednesday’s matchup with the Hawks, Noel was expected to get his first start as a member of the Mavericks, but Rick Carlisle will now give Dorian Finney-Smith the start and bring Noel off the bench as punishment. "Coach has been real tough on me since I've been here, memorizing plays and the little things that will bring things to fruition that much faster," said Noel. "I've been trying to learn as fast as possible. You definitely got to be on point with everything." Carlisle did confirm that Noel will play, so feel free to get him active.