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A.J. Price was helped to the Wizards locker room after spraining his ankle and didn't return to the game.

He was expected to return from his third-quarter sprain, but he didn't and it cost the Wizards with poor play my Jannero Pargo. Price finished Wednesday's game with 11 points, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers and should be considered day-to-day. Jordan Crawford played a lot of point guard once he left, and will become a hot pick up if Price is going to miss time.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 09:58:00 PM

Gordon Hayward had left knee soreness in the fourth quarter against the Clippers on Saturday, finishing with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He banged knees with Austin Rivers and came out of the game on the next possession. After about two minutes on the bench, Hayward did return to action for two minutes and even hit a trey in that time, but he asked out of the game after that and did not return. Hayward had a big ice pack on his left knee and went to the locker room before the game was completed. It didn't look bad and hopefully he'll be ready to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday to start his four-game week.
Mar 25 - 5:58 PM

LeBron James (right eye corneal abrasion) will play against the Wizards on Saturday night.

He gets the all clear before warmups are completed, so all signs point to LeBron not having a limitation against the No. 3 seed Wizards. James and the Cavs only have a 1.0 game lead over the Celtics, so they could use a win. Additionally, the Raptors, Wizards and Celtics have the easiest remaining schedules in the NBA. Go ahead and fire up LeBron in what should be a close game.
Mar 25 - 5:54 PM

Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Hawks on Sunday.

This hamstring strain will cost him at least two weeks and the Nets haven't indicated much on his progress. Kilpatrick did have an interesting tweet about his time on the sidelines today. "Our road trips be memorable," Kilpatrick tweeted. "Learning, getting better, and analyzing the game of basketball." It sounds like he'll be studying a little while longer. K.J. McDaniels has seen some minutes while Randy Foye has slightly benefited.
Source: Nets PR
Mar 25 - 5:22 PM

Paul Millsap (knee) and Kent Bazemore (knee) will not play against the Nets on Sunday.

Millsap will now miss at least one week for his knee tightness. The Hawks are a disaster without Millsap and have lost all six games without him this season. His fantasy owners will have a decision on their hands for the upcoming week, but he is day-to-day. With him out, Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to be a main option while Taurean Prince and Thabo Sefolosha get some added run.
Mar 25 - 5:03 PM

LeBron James (eye) could be a game-time call for Saturday against the Wizards and is listed as questionable.

He suffered a scratched cornea on Friday in the third quarter and was able to return to the game. This is a home game on a back-to-back set, so there is a chance he doesn't play in this important game for Eastern Conference seeding. If you're into factoring in the Las Vegas spreads, it does seem to be more towards the Wizards than you might expect, so perhaps the folks in Vegas think LeBron could miss this one. We should have an update at around 6:00 EDT.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Even with Kevin Love on the floor (249.1-minute sample), Irving’s rate increases 9.8% to 42.4% when LeBron is off and he delivers 1.39 FanDuel points per minute. Love gets a smaller bump, but he enjoys a 6.1% increase in FD ppm. Irving would be a top option in all formats. Love is riskier, but should get solid minutes and the Wizards are 24th in DvP against PFs; he’d be a great tournament option.
Mar 25 - 3:40 PM

Boris Diaw will start against the Clippers on Saturday.

The Jazz had the same plan against the Clippers in their last game with Diaw as the starter. In that one back on Mar. 13, Diaw scored five points with three boards in just 21 minutes, so there's not much to like here from a fantasy perspective. Joe Johnson scored 14 points in 28 minutes in that game, as well.
Mar 25 - 3:06 PM

Danny Green (rest) will not play against the Knicks on Saturday.

It'll be his first game off since November and it comes on a non-back-to-back set. Green has played 28.5 minutes per game in March, which is by far the most he's played in a full month this season. With Green out tonight, Jonathon Simmons figures to get some extra run and could get some added value in garbage time tonight.
Mar 25 - 2:44 PM

Ryan Anderson (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

This news is not surprisingly. Anderson appeared to badly sprained his ankle Friday night when he landed on the foot of DeMarcus Cousins. At this point, it is unknown if Anderson will miss additional game(s) after Sunday, but the Rockets won't place too much importance on a few relatively meaningless regular season contests with the playoffs less than three weeks away. Eric Gordon may be inserted into the starting lineup on Sunday, with Trevor Ariza sliding to power forward. Sam Dekker will also see an uptick in minutes.
Mar 25 - 1:43 PM

Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) and Derrick Rose (sore right foot) are all listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. the Spurs.

Melo sat out Thursday's game vs. the Blazers, but it was widely believed that was primarily for rest purposes. As always, it is unwise to read too much into the game notes. Thus, we will have to wait for a formal update from coach Jeff Hornacek following the team's shootaround on Saturday. Mindaugas Kuzminskas will likely draw the start if Anthony is unable to suit up.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 25 - 11:38 AM

LeBron James suffered a scratched cornea in his right eye on Friday and may miss Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

LeBron was poked in the eye by Jeremy Lamb in the final minute of the third quarter of Friday night's win over the Hornets. He was able to return to the game but then fell hard on his lower back in the fourth quarter. After the game, LeBron said his vision was blurry and was unable to keep his right eye open. "If coach decides to give me a game off [Saturday], it's not because I'm resting," said James. "It's because I'm banged up." Check back, as we should have an official update from the team following Saturday morning's shootaround.
Mar 25 - 9:16 AM

Stephen Curry handed out a season-high 12 assists during a 114-100 win over the Kings on Friday, adding 27 points, seven rebounds, six steals and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

The Warriors assists were all over the place early with 20 in the first half, which was the second straight time they did so in the first half. As for Curry, he also made his 277th triple this season for the third most in NBA history -- he has the first and second most. Not that anyone should've been worried about Curry's shooting slump, but now he's made 52.5 percent from deep with 5.3 treys per game over his last four outings. Expect a big finish until the Warriors lock up their top seed.
Mar 25 - 3:24 AM




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