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Jose Calderon left Friday's exhibition against the Pistons due to left hamstring tightness and did not return.

Even with the notoriously injury-prone Calderon, we'll need to hear more before assuming this is serious (we're already hearing that he was pulled so adversary Rodney Stuckey wouldn't pummel him on the court). While Kyle Lowry's groin injury is trending toward being less serious, Calderon should be watched closely for the chance that Lowry can't get himself right. Should the both of them struggle to stay on the court, then newly acquired John Lucas would have some short-term appeal.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 09:07:00 PM

Reggie Jackson battled nausea throughout Tuesday's game, which he still finished with 12 points, two 3-pointers, four boards, 11 assists and two turnovers.

Jackson played only 22 minutes and was clearly exhausted after short stints, requiring near-constant attention from Detroit's trainers throughout the game. It's to his credit that he gutted out a double-double in the Pistons' unexpected win vs. the Hawks, but fantasy owners should consider him questionable to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets. Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) is also iffy for that game, which could lead to huge minutes for John Lucas III.
Mar 31 - 10:01 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (sprained left ankle) will not return on Tuesday.

He rolled his ankle in the first half and his absence leaves Detroit very thin at PG, as Reggie Jackson is battling an illness and John Lucas III has barely played recently. Dinwiddie has averaged 16.5 minutes over Detroit's previous 10 games, playing time that will shift to Lucas if he can't suit up for Wednesday's road game in Charlotte.
Mar 31 - 9:16 PM

Updating a previous report, C.J. Miles (sprained ankle) is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game.

He sprained his ankle in the first quarter and was able to return for a while, but Rodney Stuckey took his place in the starting lineup to begin the second half. We'll pass along an update after the game.
Mar 31 - 9:09 PM

Dennis Schroder's X-rays and MRI revealed a sprained toe, and the injury isn't believed to be serious.

Schroder himself Tweeted the update and this is terrific news for the Hawks, especially since they're likely to rest Jeff Teague and other starters down the stretch. When Schroder will return is still unclear but he'll be a nice pickup once he's active -- he finished March with solid averages of 13.9 points, 1.2 threes, 2.6 boards, 6.0 assists and 0.5 steals in just 24 minutes per game.
Mar 31 - 7:38 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) is expected to play on Tuesday.

Whiteside will come off the bench behind starting center Chris Andersen. His pain tolerance is a main concern for the Heat, as well as the fear that he'll re-tear his stitches before the wound fully heals. His offense is likely to suffer due to the bulky protective bandage on his hand, but his talent is great enough that he belongs in all active lineups.
Mar 31 - 7:28 PM

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said he was not concerned about Dwyane Wade's knee.

Spoelstra added that Wade is past last week's issue, and he seems relatively fine. Wade will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs, and with Luol Deng (knee) out, he's going to be asked to do more on offense. He's coming off a 40-point performance from Sunday, so owners should feel confident plugging him into their active roster despite tonight's tough matchup against San Antonio.
Mar 31 - 6:56 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) hopes to return for the Pistons' "last five games," according to Stan Van Gundy.

Monroe is slowly ramping up his activity and could return as soon as this weekend, according to SVG, though a return for the final five games would have him in uniform on Wednesday, Apr. 8. Anyone struggling to win this week should look for safer options, but this at least gives some hope to owners holding Monroe until the bitter end.
Mar 31 - 6:47 PM

Chris Andersen (calf, shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

Andersen will warm up with the intention of playing tonight, and things will be very interesting for Miami if he can't play. Udonis Haslem (flu) has already been ruled out, and Hassan Whiteside (hand) will be a game-time decision, so there's a chance we see some Michael Beasley at the center spot. Tim Duncan should have any easy time scoring tonight.
Mar 31 - 6:33 PM

Udonis Haslem (flu) will not play Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

Chris Andersen (calf shoulder) and Hassan Whiteside (hand) will warmup with the intention of playing tonight, but both guys are going to be limited, so Erik Spoelstra is going to need to get creative with his rotations tonight with no truly healthy big man on the roster.
Mar 31 - 6:26 PM

Luol Deng (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

With Deng out, Henry Walker will have the opportunity for another start, with Michael Beasley and James Ennis seeing extended minutes off the bench. Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic will run the show on offense, and both guys are worth a look in daily leagues. Walker can be viewed as a streamer option for those seeking some 3-point shooting and steals.
Mar 31 - 6:21 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) said that pain tolerance will dictate whether he can play.

"It felt weird, but I’m gonna do the best I can," Whiteside said. "You’re gonna see a lot more lefty. As long as I don’t spread my fingers and they keep them taped together, I can’t reopen the stitches. It’s surrounded by a pad, so it can be slapped and everything. It’s just about what I can tolerate on the court with the pain. They cleared me. It’s just the performance and how well I can play." Whiteside remains questionable for tonight's game, but it sounds like even if he does play, he's going to be very limited on the offensive end. Udonis Haslem's won't be worth using in most leagues if Whiteside suits up.
Mar 31 - 6:17 PM

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