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Brandon Roy (knee) experienced setbacks in his rehab and a return date is uncertain, a league source told Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Roy missed practice for the second straight day for what the Wolves called "personal reasons," but Wojnarowski reported that Roy's absence Friday and Saturday is due to issues with his knees. There were also pictures of a press conference setup at the Wolves' facility Saturday morning. If the setbacks are serious enough, it might be time for Roy to call it quits. We'll keep you updated as we know more, but it doesn't sound good.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 12:33:00 PM

Dwight Howard (right shoulder strain) is being listed as probable for Monday's game vs. Portland.

Dwight was able to fight through the strain and put up a double-double during his last outing, so we'd expect him to give it a go again on Monday. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update on his status closer to Monday's tip, and if he sits, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup.
Dec 21 - 2:53 PM

Mike Miller (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

If Miller is unavailable for Sunday, his minutes will be distributed to guys like Shawn Marion, Dion Waiters, Matthew Dellavedova, and Joe Harris. Marion and Waiters offer the most upside of the group, but none of these guys are a lock for production in an unfavorable matchup vs. Memphis. Stay tuned.
Dec 21 - 2:44 PM

Derek Fisher was not optimistic when asked about J.R. Smith (heel), and speculated that he could be out another week in order to rest his heel.

For as long as Smith is sidelined, Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to soak up all his minutes, and he should be owned in most leagues. Over the past two weeks, Hardaway Jr. is averaging 15.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers per game over 29 minutes of action and he has almost zero competition for minutes. Go grab him if he's still available.
Dec 21 - 2:18 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) was a full participant at practice on Sunday, and there is a good chance he plays on Monday.

Gibson has had some tough luck with injuries this season but he is getting very close to a return. His status will likely be determined after shootaround on Monday and his owners will have to check back for official confirmation. If Gibson can't go, Nikola Mirotic will continue to see big minutes off of the bench and will be worth a look in most leagues.
Dec 21 - 1:55 PM

Derrick Rose (illness) practiced partially on Sunday, and head coach Tom Thibodeau is hopeful he'll be able to play for Monday's game vs. Toronto.

The Bulls are always going to be cautious with Rose, but at least he has a shot to play in this one. We should have further updates after shootaround on Monday, and we will provide those as needed. Expect Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks to pick up the slack if Rose can't go.
Dec 21 - 1:52 PM

Danilo Gallinari was diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his right knee, and the tentative timetable is three weeks.

This is a huge blow both Gallinari and the Nuggets, as he was finally showing signs of improvement before this setback. He will need surgery, and he is expected to miss at least three weeks. However, we wouldn't be surprised if he was held out for even longer, and it looks like Wilson Chandler will have no competition for playing time in the near future.
Dec 21 - 1:33 PM

Amare Stoudemire (rest) and J.R. Smith (heel) will not play in Sunday's game against the Raptors.

This is a tough blow for Amare's owners, as he was expected to play after taking the day off on Saturday. On the other hand, Smith was never expected to be available as continues to recover from plantar fasciitis. Cole Aldrich will likely continue to start for Amare, but he is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Dec 21 - 12:54 PM

Carmelo Anthony will play on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

This is exciting news for Melo, and the good news is that he said his knee was feeling great after Saturday's loss. There will always be some risk of the Knicks opting to rest him, but this is definitely a good sign. Get Melo active in all lineups.
Dec 21 - 12:52 PM

Kevin Durant's (ankle) status for Sunday's game is still uncertain, and coach Scott Brooks will make a decision about 90 minutes prior to tip-off.

Durant's owners are just thankful that he has a shot to play in this one and that he didn't suffer a setback with his foot. Check back for official confirmation before deploying him in lineups, and expect Reggie Jackson and Perry Jones to pick up the slack if KD sits. Stay tuned.
Dec 21 - 12:46 PM

Kyrie Irving was named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year after helping team USA bring home the gold at FIBA World Cup this summer.

The award could have also easily gone to Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried, or James Harden, but Irving did his part too with averages of 12.11 points, 3.6 assists, 2.6 boards and 1.9 steals per game. Irving has been an elite fantasy asset for his owners this season, and if he can stay healthy he will continue to keep it rolling.
Dec 21 - 12:06 PM

Zach Randolph (knee) and Tony Allen (eye) likely won't play in Sunday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

Randolph hasn't even made the trip to Cleveland yet, so there is almost no chance he plays against the Cavs. Randolph just had an MRI on Saturday, and even though it came back clean he is still dealing with swelling in his knee. Jon Leuer and Kosta Koufos will pick up some extra minutes if Randolph sits, but neither player is a reliable option.
Dec 21 - 10:56 AM




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