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Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 24 points on Sunday, including 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting during a failed fourth-quarter rally in Detroit.

Ilyasova also had two assists, two rebounds and a critical drawn-foul to keep the Bucks afloat in crunch time, causing a momentary flashback to the Ersanity of 2011-12. He posted a strong double-double on Wednesday before disappearing vs. the Heat on Saturday, so we're not ready to project reliable value off Scott Skiles' bench. He remains a nice if-you-can-afford-it stash option.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 10:56:00 PM

Omri Casspi will miss the next 1-2 weeks of action with a right calf injury.

Casspi randomly moves in and out of the rotation in Sacramento, so this injury won't have any major consequences in fantasy hoops.
Jan 17 - 5:19 PM

The Timberwolves are reportedly actively shopping Ricky Rubio.

The Wolves are reportedly trying to package Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad in order to bring in another guard that would initially start, but eventually, accept a backup role behind Minnesota's No. 5 overall pick Kris Dunn. Thus far the Kings have been the only team to express strong interest in acquiring Rubio, but the Wolves don't like what they can offer, and there's reportedly no traction between those two clubs on the trade front. It's tough to predict what Rubio's outlook will look like on another team, but this report firmly puts Dunn on the radar as a quality deep league stash.
Jan 17 - 4:48 PM

Evan Fournier (heel) and Bismack Biyombo (knee) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Fournier missed five straight games with this same injury earlier this month, and that wasn't enough time off to get himself right, so he could miss more time this time around. Considering he's only sat out the past two, we feel he's much closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game, but we should get another update after shootaround. Biyombo had a nasty fall on Monday, and while he played through it, it looks like the knee swelled up on the flight to New Orleans.
Jan 17 - 4:26 PM

Phil Jackson reportedly met with Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday to ask him if he wants to remain in New York.

A source of Ramona Shelburne described the meeting as "far more contentious" than previous sit downs, and it looks like things in New York are reaching a boiling point with the Knicks falling out of the playoff hunt, and a Jackson confidant Charley Rosen recently publishing an extremely negative piece on Melo stating he's "outlived his usefulness in New York." Time and again Melo has stated that his desire is to remain with the Knicks and that he's not interested in waiving his no-trade clause, and neither of those sentiments changed during Tuesday's meeting.
Jan 17 - 3:40 PM

Steven Adams (concussion) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

To be clear, this report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, so we'd recommend checking back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Jerami Grant got the start in his place on Monday night vs. the Clippers, although the game was a massive blowout, so head coach Billy Donovan might want to rethink that strategy. If Adams can't give it a go on Wednesday, both Grant and Enes Kanter should see an uptick in minutes. Stay tuned.
Jan 17 - 3:27 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) could get back to the court for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

Head coach Jeff Hornacek also hinted that he'd like to start Porzingis at center with Carmelo Anthony moving to the four-spot, a move that would result in Joakim Noah going to the bench, and that demotion likely wouldn't go over very well with the underperforming 31-year-old center who is due $17 million this season. The losses in New York have been piling up as of late, so Hornacek needs to make some changes, even if it upsets the veterans.
Jan 17 - 3:15 PM

Luke Walton is that skeptical Larry Nance (knee) will be able to get back to the court this week.

Nance recently went through some 1-on-1 work with Ivica Zubac, but he's still yet to go through a full practice with the team, and until that happens he won't be getting back to the court. As long as Nance is on the sidelines, Julius Randle will continue to see his playing time in the mid-30s.
Jan 17 - 2:57 PM

Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Davis hit the ground hard on Monday, and given that he tends to be a slow healer, we feel he's probably a bit closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game. If he's out, Terrence Jones would likely move back into the starting five, and there would be more minutes available for Donatas Motiejunas, while Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans would be tasked with more offensive responsibilities. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Jan 17 - 2:47 PM

Jordan Clarkson (ankle) and Tarik Black (ankle) are expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

Both guys were active at shootaround, and this ankle injury for Clarkson seemingly came out of nowhere (he hasn't missed any games because of it), so owners can go ahead and get him on the active roster. We'll have official confirmation closer to tip-off.
Jan 17 - 2:22 PM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) said he expects to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

"It's still a little sore, but I definitely should be able to go [Wednesday]," said Noel after practice on Tuesday. Noel had been playing well prior to injuring his ankle on Saturday, which forced him to sit out Monday's game. If Noel is available, coach Brett Brown will have a tough decision to make. Does he send Jahlil Okafor back to the bench to collect DNP-CD's, or limit Noel's minutes as the sole center on the second unit? Stay tuned...
Jan 17 - 1:49 PM

T.J. McConnell (wrist) is "going to try to play" on Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

McConnell missed Monday's game after spraining his right wrist on Saturday. He has been fitted with a splint and will attempt to give it a go. We will likely have to wait until after pre-game warm-ups on Wednesday before we get official word. For what it's worth, he is listed as doubtful in the game notes. If T.J. can't play, Sergio Rodriguez will likely draw the start, with rookie Chasson Randle seeing minutes off the bench.
Jan 17 - 1:18 PM




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