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Nene (foot) will be a game-time decision vs. the Spurs on Monday.

Although Nene didn't actually aggravate his plantar fasciitis, he's dealing with a variety of aches and pains, and his feet will be sore for the foreseeable future. Media members "seem skeptical" that he'll play, and if you plan on using him off the waiver wire, strap yourself in for a roller coaster ride.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 05:50:00 PM

Ed Davis (ankle) is out for Saturday against the Celtics.

He didn't exactly look right on Friday and it wasn't just because he had to guard Joel Embiid. With Davis back, there could be a few extra minutes for Meyers Leonard, Al-Farouq Aminu and Noah Vonleh. There's no need to react to this news.
Jan 21 - 3:50 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) is likely out for the upcoming week.

It makes a lot of sense for Boston. If you've seen what happened to J.J. Barea (calf, Achilles) and Kristaps Porzingis with their multiple stints off due to Achilles/lower-calf issues, the Celtics clearly want to get Bradley back and keep him back. While he's out, we'll get Marcus Smart in the starting lineup while Terry Rozier gets some combo guard minutes. Jaylen Brown would also be in the rotation.
Jan 21 - 3:28 PM

Jonas Jerebko (illness) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

He was probable, but the team will keep him out. With Jerebko and Tyler Zeller (illness) out, we might get a little Jordan Mickey action. There should be some extra run going to Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk as we ll. Olynyk has played well and is a viable option today. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but we've seen him fall off several times.
Jan 21 - 3:23 PM

Luol Deng (wrist) went through a full practice on Saturday and is questionable to play against the Mavs on Sunday.

That's a great sign for Deng to return. Deng was previous ruled out "indefinitely" earlier this week, but it was just their way of saying they didn't know how long his shooting wrist would bother him. With Brandon Ingram playing much better and Larry Nance back, Deng may not be returning to the same role he had before the injury. Most owners can take a wait-and-see approach.
Jan 21 - 2:55 PM

Anthony Davis (right quad) did not practice on Saturday.

Coach Alvin Gentry said he doesn't believe it will be a long-term issue. Davis has been taking an absurd amount of bumps and bruises lately and he was limping around for most of the second half on Friday. He's gone to the locker room more often than not lately, which has been a thorn in the side of his fantasy owners in DFS and in season long. The Pelicans are off until Monday, so he should be better for that one. Terrence Jones should still be owned in standard leagues.
Jan 21 - 2:23 PM

Ricky Rubio (personal) is away from the team and will not play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

It's been a very eventful week and hopefully his personal stuff is nothing serious. As far as basketball goes, Rubio hurt his hip on Thursday and did not return, and he also popped up in a very credible trade rumor for Reggie Jackson from ESPN. With him out, it'll likely be Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn splitting the minutes. Jones makes more sense because he's playing better and is a better scorer. Rubio is expected to be back on Monday.
Jan 21 - 2:14 PM

Blake Griffin (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday night but coach Doc Rivers said that Griffin is "close to 100 percent."

Griffin is clearly trending in the right direction and the odds seem to be improving that he returns some time next week. After Saturday, the Clips next game is Tuesday in Philadelphia. Luc Mbah a Moute, Austin Rivers, Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass will all see their minutes and production impacted by Griffin's return.
Jan 21 - 1:23 PM

Kevin Love (back) went through shootaround Saturday morning but is questionable for Saturday night's game vs. the Spurs.

Love missed Thursday's game due to the back injury. James Jones started in place of Love on Thursday, scoring 14 points in 20 minutes. Channing Frye played 30 minutes off the bench, finishing with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four 3-pointers. Frye is the preferable DFS play and/or streaming option if Love does not pay Saturday. In addition, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will be asked to shoulder more of the offensive load if Love is sidelined.
Jan 21 - 11:12 AM

D'Angelo Russell suffered a mild medial collateral ligament sprain of his right knee and a right calf strain on Friday night and will undergo an MRI test on Saturday.

Russell and the Lakers seemed to downplay the severity of the injury after the game, which is good news. "I don’t think it’s as bad as I initially thought," said coach Luke Walton said. "When I saw him go down, I was pretty worried, but he said he felt all right when I checked on him at halftime." Here is what Russell himself had to say: "The awkward position I fell in caused a little pain, but I’m all right. It’s just sore." If Russell does miss time, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will see a major uptick in minutes.
Jan 21 - 11:04 AM

Jon Leuer (knee) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Washington, but will not be in the starting lineup.

It appears Leuer is ready to roll after missing each of the Pistons last five games. However, assuming he does play, coach Stan Van Gundy said that he will not start. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris will start at the forward spots. With Leuer back in the mix, Stanley Johnson's minutes will take a hit. Prior to the injury, Leuer was enjoying his best season as a pro, averaging career-highs in minutes (26.8), points (10.9) rebounds (6.1), field goal percentage (.509) and free-throw percentage (.895)
Jan 21 - 10:42 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

This will be the fourth straight game KCP has missed. Reggie Bullock started in place of Caldwell-Pope in the Pistons previous game on Wednesday and posted a solid line (15 points, six rebounds four assists and two 3-pointers) while playing a game-high 36 minutes. Bullock will likely draw another start on Saturday. Stanley Johnson played 32 minutes off the Detroit bench on Wednesday, but will likely lose playing time to Jon Leuer (knee), who is expected to return to the team after a five-game absence.
Jan 21 - 10:40 AM




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