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Magic waive PF Justin Harper.

Orlando gave up two second-round draft picks to acquire Harper in 2011, but he did nothing to distinguish himself in 14 appearances last year. He's more likely to head overseas, or to the D-League, than to join an NBA roster.
Sat, Oct 27, 2012 11:25:00 AM

Devin Booker (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

Booker has been dealing with this ankle issue since March 19, and apparently aggravated it during his 70-point explosion against the Celtics, so for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Thursday's game against the Clippers. Derrick Jones Jr. will likely slide into the starting five tonight sans Booker, while T.J. Warren will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. Jones Jr. isn't a great target in most settings, but Warren makes sense in DFS, as he'll easily be Phoenix's go-to guy on offense tonight.
Mar 28 - 6:09 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

There have been recent reports speculating that the Pistons may eventually elect to shut down Jackson, but Stan Van Gundy stated during his pre-game interview that Jackson is simply day-to-day and stressed that he really wants to play. That being said, Jackson has been playing terribly for the past month, so there's little incentive to hang onto him in most leagues. Ish Smith will earn another start tonight, and he's worth a look if you need some dimes and steals.
Mar 28 - 5:53 PM

Al Jefferson (sprained left ankle) will miss at least the next 2 weeks of action for Indiana.

If Jefferson is able to meet the 2-week timetable, there's a chance he could get back to the court for Indiana's final regular season game, but there are no guarantees that will happen. Jefferson was only averaging 11 minutes a game through the month of March, so his absence won't have any real impact in fantasy hoops. Kevin Seraphin and Rakeem Christmas may play more, but that doesn't mean much.
Mar 28 - 5:06 PM

Rodney Stuckey (left patellar tendon strain) is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Stuckey sustained the injury in Sunday night’s victory over Philadelphia. With less than three weeks left in the regular season, we have seen the last of Stuckey. He should be on waivers in all fantasy leagues. 2016-17 was a frustrating and injury-filled campaign Stuckey. He'll finish the season having appeared in just 39 games. Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles will see additional minutes with Stuckey on the shelf.
Mar 28 - 5:06 PM

Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose are not being listed as starters in the game notes for Wednesday's matchup with Miami.

First and foremost, the game notes are notoriously unreliable, so things certainly could change as we get closer to Wednesday's tip, but it does seem like New York is at least contemplating dishing out rest days to their veterans. The game notes list Ron Baker, Courtney Lee, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez as the starters for Wednesday night, and owners can expect to get a more official update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Mar 28 - 4:55 PM

J.J. Redick (sprained right ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

Redick initially suffered this ankle injury on Saturday tripping over a basketball, which forced him to the sidelines on Sunday, and it's slightly concerning that his status is still up in the air despite having a full three days off to recover. We should have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but with Wednesday being the first game of a back-to-back set, the Clippers may want to err on the side of caution. Austin Rivers benefits most when Redick hits the sidelines.
Mar 28 - 2:28 PM

Brandon Ingram (right knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

With Ingram on the sidelines, Corey Brewer could be looking at another start, and guys like David Nwaba and Larry Nance should see some increased minutes with the second unit. Ingram will be traveling with the team to Minnesota for Thursday's matchup with the Wolves, so for now, we'll be considering him questionable for that one.
Mar 28 - 2:09 PM

Khris Middleton (stomach virus) missed shootaround this morning and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets.

The flu bug has claimed many a victim this season. Here's hoping that Middleton is not added to the list of players that have been forced to miss a game. If Middleton is unable to suit up, Mirza Teletovic would likely see the biggest bump in playing time. Tony Snell and Jason Terry may log a few extra minutes as well.
Mar 28 - 1:05 PM

Jahlil Okafor (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

This will be the third straight game Okafor has missed due to his troublesome right knee. Okafor has downplayed the severity of the injury and said that he could suit up if the Sixers were making a playoff push, but that coach Brett Brown and management want to err on the side of caution. Okafor should be left on waivers. Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long will continue to split minutes in Okafor's absence.
Mar 28 - 11:24 AM

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue hinted on Monday that he may be willing to sacrifice the top seed in the East in order to rest his best players.

The Cavs are currently a half game behind Boston; however, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are second and 14th in the NBA in minutes, respectively. Speaking with reporters, Lue explained he had been a part of teams in the past where the coaching staff decided resting key players was more important than playoff positioning. "It's crossed my mind," Lue said. "I might get in trouble [with NBA commissioner Adam Silver], so I don't know." For what it's worth, LeBron said: "Coach is going to have his logic of things, but at the end of the day, we need to play."
Mar 28 - 10:36 AM

Reggie Jackson (knee) is unlikely to play Tuesday vs. Miami and the Pistons may elect to shut him down for the remainder of the season.

Jackson has been fighting through a knee tendinitis injury all season after the platelet-rich plasma injections caused him to miss the first 21 games of the year. "We’ve been thinking about this for a long time. It’s hard to put a percentage, but he’s been playing at probably about 80 percent and as we get into this stretch of games in March where we’re playing a lot, the fatigue is making it worse," coach Stan Van Gundy said. Ish Smith will continue to start and play heavy minutes, with Beno Udrih backing him up.
Mar 28 - 10:03 AM




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