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Kevin Love was diagnosed with a right thumb contusion following Friday's game and is listed as day-to-day.

"Whatever you want to call it, it's stiff right now, real stiff. It hurts," Love said. He was non-committal about whether or not he'd be able to suit up against the Mavericks on Saturday. The Wolves may have Love get a precautionary MRI to make sure, and we'll wait for the next report before we say one way or another if we think he'll miss considerable time. He should be considered questionable for Saturday and Dante Cunningham makes for a short-term speculative add.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 11:03:00 PM

Ryan Anderson (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

Anderson went through his first full-court scrimmage on Tuesday and now has a chance to play against the Lakers. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but fantasy owners with an extra roster spot will want to see if Anderson is available on waivers.
Mar 31 - 1:42 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) participated in some five-on-five scrimmages on Tuesday.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose looked good and added that he's "in a good place" with rehab. While Rose could see game action before the end of the season, he's still likely to see some DNPs in that case and is tough to recommend as an add in standard fantasy leagues. Aaron Brooks owners will want to keep a close eye on this situation as he's due to lose value if and when Rose is on the court.
Mar 31 - 1:21 PM

Deron Williams (illness) will play against the Pacers on Tuesday.

This is good news for fantasy owners after Williams missed practice on Monday and he can now be slotted into lineups for Tuesday. Jarrett Jack will continue to serve as Williams' backup and is no longer a potential spot-start option on Tuesday.
Mar 31 - 1:13 PM

Patrick Beverley had surgery on his left wrist on Tuesday and the surgery has been deemed a success.

Beverley will be in a cast for the next 10 weeks and will need four months of recovery. While the Rockets have Jason Terry, Pablo Prigioni, and Nick Johnson to fill in for Beverley, none are a fantasy option outside of the deepest of leagues. James Harden will have to carry even more of the load for the Rockets for the rest of the season and will have a good chance to bolster his case for MVP.
Mar 31 - 12:21 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) has been officially ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

It wouldn't be a huge shock to see the Pistons shut Monroe for the rest of the season at this point as they're firmly out of the playoff picture. Anthony Tolliver will again pick up the start on Tuesday, while Monroe can be dropped by fantasy owners who are fighting to get to the next round of their playoffs.
Mar 31 - 12:16 PM

Kevin Durant (foot) had bone graft surgery for the fifth metatarsal of his right foot on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next four to six months.

While we've yet to see a team say a surgery was unsuccessful, it's worth noting that the Thunder deemed the surgery a success. The optimistic end of Durant's timetable would put him back on the court by training camp, while the longer end of of that timetable would having him returning at some point in October. We'll be keeping close tabs on Durant's recovery, but the 2015-16 season will mark the first in years where he's not the top option in fantasy drafts.
Mar 31 - 11:38 AM

Deron Williams (illness) was present at shootaround on Tuesday.

Williams missed practice on Monday, so it's good news to see him able to go through shootaround before Tuesday's game against the Pacers. We'll update this status closer to game-time, but Jarrett Jack would be in line for a spot-start and would make for a solid fantasy play if Williams is unable to go.
Mar 31 - 11:14 AM

LeBron James shared some insight on his relationship with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

While article below gives more of a peek behind the curtain of the Big 3's relationship, James shared some interesting thoughts about his relationship with his two star teammates. "People get so infatuated with the best of friends, things of that nature," James said. "First of all, I've got three very good friends in this league, and that's Carmelo [Anthony], and that's C.P. [Chris Paul], and that's D-Wade. And after that I have a bunch of teammates. I have guys I ride for every day." Relationships aside, James is averaging 24.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 three-pointers over his last five games and is a must-start player any time he takes the court.
Mar 31 - 10:49 AM

Thaddeus Young (knee) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

The words "available to play" would seem to insinuate that Young won't start after missing the Nets' previous two games with a left knee strain. We'll update Young's status as more information is available, but he's a risky start for fantasy owners if he's coming off the bench behind Miles Plumlee.
Mar 31 - 10:41 AM

Nerlens Noel called Ish Smith the first true point guard he's ever played with.

In what can also be construed as a shot at former teammate Michael Carter-Williams, Noel said, "I love that kid. He just finds me whenever I’m open and honestly, he’s the first true point-guard I’ve ever really played with." Smith has taken the Sixers' starting point guard job and ran with it with averages of 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers over his last five games. Smith has been averaging 30.4 minutes per game over that span and is currently a must-start player in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 31 - 10:38 AM

Ryan Anderson (knee) said he's ready to return to the Pelicans' lineup at some point over the next three games.

Anderson is expected to go through his first full-court scrimmage workout Tuesday after missing the team's previous 17 games. "'I'm definitely going to be back on this road trip,'' Anderson said. ''That's my full intention." While Anderson isn't a must-add player in standard fantasy leagues, he's worth a flier for owners with an extra roster spot as long as he's able to stick to his outlined timetable.
Mar 31 - 10:31 AM




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