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Andrew Bynum (knees) will have another MRI on Dec. 10, and the Sixers are leaving his return date entirely in Bynum's hands.

"We’re anticipating he’ll be back at some point," said GM Tony DiLeo. "We hope he will be back. We have plans for the future if he is not back with us, but we are anticipating this is a short-term thing." It's hard to imagine Bynum's knees looking much different in a few weeks, and DiLeo even said that Bynum's "knees now in the MRIs are not the same as they were at the time [the 76ers acquired him] so it’s a different type of situation."
Source: Phillyburbs
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 09:27:00 AM

Kevin Durant scored 26 points during a 110-97 win over the Spurs on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

He did tweak his left ankle as he was going for loose ball and he did not return. Although, he didn't have a bad limp and the Warriors had the game in hand. Ankle injuries have been a major problem for the Warriors this year, but for now this one doesn't sound serious. As for the Warriors team, they've now won 18 straight Western Conference games and will go for the sweep on Sunday.
Apr 20 - 12:03 AM

Anthony Davis scored 28 points with 11 boards, two assists, three steals, two blocks and no turnovers in 36 minutes during a 119-102 win over the Blazers to take a dominating 3-0 lead in the series on Thursday.

He did have to go to the locker room at the end of the first quarter because of a minor left thumb injury, but returned for his normal playing time -- he checked out with 7:05 in the fourth thanks to garbage time. Davis did also take a shot to his right side near the basket, but he stayed in the game to shoot the free throws. The Pelicans have some important pieces around AD and their perimeter defense has made The Brow even more valuable as a rim protector. We might get a long series against the Warriors in the second round, assuming the Pelicans win just one more game in their series with the Blazers. Game 4 is at New Orleans on Saturday.
Apr 19 - 11:35 PM

Nikola Mirotic had a playoff career-high 30 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block, three steals and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Blazers during a Game 3 win on Thursday.

All those Smoothie King Center struggles went away as Niko got off to a hot start to give the Pelicans a massive lead to start the game. He continues to be an outstanding fit with Anthony Davis and he continues to show he's more than just a perimeter player. Plus, his defense doesn't get enough attention. It'll be interesting to see how the Warriors guard him in the second round.
Apr 19 - 11:34 PM

Damian Lillard made 5-of-14 from the field for 20 points with three rebounds, two assists, eight turnovers and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes during a loss to the Pelicans on Thursday.

Yeah, the Blazers are about done and a lot of it is on Dame. He keeps dribbling into double teams and Jrue Holiday has dominated him in basically every facet. Since Game 1, coach Terry Stotts has needed to find a way to get Dame off Jrue and it still hasn't happened yet. The Blazers are down 0-3 and will have to start a miracle comeback in New Orleans on Saturday.
Apr 19 - 11:33 PM

Joel Embiid returned to action with a high-tech mask during a 128-108 win over the Heat in Game 3 on Thursday, scoring 23 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

This hero should probably should get a cape to go with the mask. Embiid needed three masks to get through this game with Justise Winslow stepping on one, and a second one breaking after he was fouled on the baseline. Embiid's defensive impact was highly apparent as he changed shots, while he and Ben Simmons put up a whopping 135.0 offensive rating in 24 minutes together. It's also worth a mention that he didn't play the final 1:59, so Embiid was likely headed to 32 minutes had the game been close. With The Process back, a run the NBA Finals could be in the cards for Philly.
Apr 19 - 10:22 PM

Ben Simmons did his thing with 19 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and four steals in 40 minutes against the Heat during a 128-108 win on Thursday.

He terrorized the Heat with cuts and drives to the basket, and the Heat really don't have anyone who can guard him. Simmons was also 7-of-8 from the line to up his postseason free throw shooting to 75.0 percent -- up from 56.0 in the regular season. He and Joel Embiid were incredible together today with 24 minutes together, posting a 135.0 offensive rating to get them to a +33.7 net rating. This team is going to be really good for a long time.
Apr 19 - 10:16 PM

Justise Winslow scored a playoff career-high 19 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

He was on fire in the first half to get some added minutes throughout the game. Winslow's defense was the best on the team and he even had Dwyane Wade passing up open shots to get Winslow the rock on offense. He's been very good since the break and he will likely see more minutes in Game 4.
Apr 19 - 9:58 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored five points with two rebounds and one block in 13 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

Not good. He got worked in the post and he was late on a lot of help defense plays. Whiteside did get some fourth-quarter minutes, but he was on a very short leash with Joel Embiid working him while he was out there. He'll probably start Game 4, but he's not someone most DFS players should trust right now. His ADP will be sliding next year, too.
Apr 19 - 9:57 PM

Moe Harkless is getting the start for Game 3 against the Pelicans on Thursday.

In case you missed it, Evan Turner (toe) is out tonight. Harkless doesn't have a hard cap for his minutes, but his playing time will be monitored in his second game back from injury. Harkless was one of the Blazers' best players in March and he was a big part of their winning streak, so expect him to get all the minutes he can handle.
Apr 19 - 8:47 PM

JaVale McGee (quad) will play in Game 3 against the Spurs on Thursday.

He went through some pre-game work already and should be out there after suffering a quad contusion. McGee has made a big impact early in games and he should be looking at minutes in the teens today.
Apr 19 - 8:02 PM

Evan Turner (toe) will not play in Game 3 on Thursday.

That means we'll see more of Moe Harkless in his second game back from a minor knee procedure. Shabazz Napier and Pat Connaughton should also see a few extra minutes, but Harkless is the guy to target in DFS today.
Apr 19 - 6:54 PM




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