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Doc Rivers said Rajon Rondo (ankle) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Raptors.

Rondo missed Thursday's game against the Nets after suffering the injury Wednesday night. The Celtics struggled to make up for his absence with Leandro Barbosa and Courtney Lee covering most of the PG duties. Get Rondo back in your lineup for the afternoon affair.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 11:48:00 AM

LeBron James (back) is expected to play against the Rockets on Sunday.

He was held out of Friday's game vs. the Pacers for precautionary reasons, but the Cavaliers are going to need him against the formidable Rockets. Kyrie Irving has already been ruled out due to a shoulder strain, so James and Kevin Love are going to be busy Sunday. It's safe to activate James in all lineups.
Source: Fox Sports
Mar 1 - 11:56 AM

Pau Gasol (illness) is good to go for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

He missed just one game due to illness, but with Taj Gibson sidelined with an ankle injury, Gasol should see his normal allotment of minutes vs. the Clippers. Even if he isn't quite 100 percent, Gasol has been an animal this season and is obviously a must-start option in all leagues.
Mar 1 - 11:20 AM

Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Clippers.

He was limping pretty severely when he left Friday's game and he is probably going to see some additional time on the sidelines. Pau Gaol is returning from an illness, so the Bulls should be able to cope without him for a game or two. Nikola Mirotic is loaded with upside, and is worth a look for owners in need of short-term value.
Mar 1 - 11:17 AM

Kemba Walker (knee) is expected to be reevaluated on Wednesday.

He was expected to be out for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery on his torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Jan. 28, and while it will take him some time to regain his conditioning, he can now be stashed in most leagues with the Hornets pursuing a playoff berth. Walker got up some shots before Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls for the first time since his surgery, and he is still said to be targeting a return to the lineup on March 16. Mo Williams has been filling in admirably at PG for Charlotte, and though his value will take a hit when Walker returns, he is still worth holding onto to see how things play out.
Mar 1 - 10:59 AM

Nerlens Noel is dealing with a sore quad and calf, and he is considered questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

The 76ers are arguably the most cautious team in the NBA, so it wouldn't be surprising if they err on the side of caution and rest Noel tonight. We should know more closer to tip-off, so owners will have to stay on alert for an update. If Noel does sit, Thomas Robinson will likely be the primary beneficiary and is worth a look in deeper leagues after he scored nine points with nine boards in just 13 minutes vs. the Wizards on Friday. Henry Sims and JaVale McGee could see a bump in minutes as well, though they aren't reliable options in almost any league.
Mar 1 - 10:26 AM

After sitting out of Saturday's game vs. the Heat, Jeff Teague was seen getting treatment on his hamstring at practice on Sunday.

There is no word on how severe the injury is, but good news is that the Hawks don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Rockets, so there is plenty of time for him to recover. Dennis Schroder, who is coming off a 16-point, 10-assist performance vs. the Heat, will continue to be the primary beneficiary if Teague misses more time. We will continue to monitor Teague's status closely in the coming days and will pass along any additional updates.
Mar 1 - 10:10 AM

Derrick Favors was simply fantastic against the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 12 boards, three blocks and three steals in 37 minutes.

He shot 7-of-11 from the field and hit his only two free throw attempts on the night, but he did come dangerously close to fouling out in this one. He has now double-doubled in three out of his last four games, and it's obvious that Enes Kanter bolting town has done wonders for the value of both Favors and Rudy Gobert.
Mar 1 - 12:42 AM

Rudy Gobert scored 12 points with 10 boards, two steals and thee blocks in 32 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

He is one of the most exciting players to watch in the NBA and his upside is through the roof. Gobert has seen his playing time steadily increase now that Enes Kanter is gone and he has averaged 9.8 points with 10.6 boards, 4.0 blocks and 1.0 steal in 31.0 minutes per game over his last five. Gobert's owners should be calling Kanter's agent and thanking him for demanding a trade out of Utah.
Mar 1 - 12:36 AM

Nikola Pekovic's troublesome ankle flared up on him during Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies, and he is expected to be reevaluated on Monday.

Not good. Pekovic hasn't exactly been the most durable player in recent years, and it looks like the Wolves were playing with fire when they decided to play him in the second game of a back-to-back set. Pekovic lasted just two minutes in the second half on Saturday, and we would be surprised if he ended up playing against the Clippers on Monday. Gorgui Dieng stands to benefit the most if Pekovic misses time, while rookie Adreian Payne will see a bump in his minutes as well.
Mar 1 - 12:21 AM

Trey Burke replaced Dante Exum in the starting lineup at halftime and did not disappoint, scoring 23 points in a 82-75 win over the Bucks on Saturday.

Exum looks lost out there, and it's surprising that Burke hasn't yet reclaimed his starting spot. Burke has been on fire recently with averages of 18.2 points, 3.8 assists, 2.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.2 3-pointers in 28.8 minutes over his last five games, and it's obvious that the Jazz desperately need his scoring punch . Even if coach Quin Snyder opts to keep bringing Burke off the bench, he is still worth owning in most leagues and should continue to see his minutes trend up.
Mar 1 - 12:11 AM

Kawhi Leonard dominated on offense during a 101-74 win over the Suns on Saturday with 22 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

After a very rough start to the second half, Leonard is back. He was taking too many jumpers and he's gone back to being more aggressive. Kawhi had a nice line of 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal on Friday, so his fantasy owners can finally start to feel great about him. We're expecting a big finish thanks to a friendly schedule.
Feb 28 - 11:44 PM




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