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Josh Smith is in the starting lineup for the Hawks on Monday after missing Saturday's game with a hip injury.

Smoove will be joined in the starting five by Jeff Teague, Lou Williams, Kyle Korver and Al Horford against the Rockets tonight, and all five are worthy of being in fantasy starting lineups, as well.
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 05:39:00 PM

Kyle Lowry (rest) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

The team is still calling it "rest" despite how he has a hand injury. Lowry is likely going to miss one more game and should be considered questionable to play against the Hornets on Friday. With Lowry out, it'll be Greivis Vasquez making his third start in a row. In his previous two, he averaged 13.0 points, 5.5 boards, 0.5 steals and 3.0 treys. He's worth starting in standard leagues tonight.
Mar 4 - 5:59 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will return against the Jazz on Wednesday and come off the bench.

He has been out since January with a severe ankle sprain. Olynyk made it through most of practice back on Feb. 28, so he should be able to play close to 24 minutes tonight. With Olynyk back, Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko are going to lose playing time. Olynyk should be owned in all standard leagues, especially with Jared Sullinger out for the season.
Mar 4 - 5:37 PM

Tobias Harris (knee) is questionable to play on Wednesday, according to Magic beat writer John Denton.

Harris was limited during Tuesday's practice and can't seem to shake this knee injury. He was originally expected to play on Wednesday so there's some cause for optimism, but his status may not be determined until pre-game warmups. If he doesn't play there will be more opportunities for guys like Aaron Gordon (ankle), Moe Harkless, Andrew Nicholson, and more shots available for Orlando's go-to scorers Nikola Vucevic and Victor Oladipo.
Mar 4 - 5:29 PM

Roy Hibbert (rest) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

Perhaps the Pacers are a little worried about Hibbert falling on his face in the second half again. While he did play well against the sub-par Philly team on Sunday, Hibbert struggled in his first four game games after the break. He is still worth owning in all leagues and should be fine for Friday. Ian Mahinmi will start and is not worth streaming in most leagues tonight.
Mar 4 - 5:22 PM

Evan Fournier (hip) and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

Fournier will miss his third game in a row and he is dealing with a day-to-day issue. Aaron Gordon is back and he should get some minutes for the Magic. Fournier is not worth owning in most leagues while Gordon is not worth owning either.
Mar 4 - 5:19 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) has been cleared for basketball activities without restrictions.

He was re-evaluated today and it must have went very well. Walker was hoping to return on Mar. 16 and that target date seems well within his grasp. He didn't have a severe surgery and Walker was playing through it before, so he should be able to get it going once he's able to play. Mo Williams has been fantastic, but his playing time will be cut. Walker should be stashed in all leagues.
Mar 4 - 4:28 PM

Ray Allen will not play in the 2014-15 season.

"Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me," Allen said. "I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season. I’m going to take the remainder of this season, as well as the upcoming off-season, to reassess my situation, spend time with my family and determine if I will play in the 2015-16 season." Allen is a machine, so we certainly shouldn't rule out the possibility of him playing next year.
Source: Tandem
Mar 4 - 2:47 PM

Zach Randolph (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

He was held out of Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz and his presence was clearly missed, as Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors destroyed the Grizzlies in the paint. If Z-Bo is cleared to play tonight he will be a must-start option in all leagues even if he isn't quite 100 percent. Kosta Koufos will shift to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues if Z-Bo is given the green light.
Mar 4 - 1:59 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is no longer in a walking boot, but he still hasn't been cleared for basketball activity.

This is definitely a step in the right direction, but it still sounds like Gibson will need another week or so before he will return to the lineup. In the meantime, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah will each see a small bump in value, while Nikola Mirotic will continue to see an increased role off the bench and will be a must-own player until Gibson returns.
Mar 4 - 1:47 PM

James Harden will return from his one-game suspension vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday, shifting Corey Brewer back to the bench.

The MVP candidate is boasting averages of 27.1 points, 6.9 assists, 5.8 boards, 1.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers per game this season, so plugging him back into active lineups will be the easiest thing his owners can possibly do today. On the other hand, Brewer will return to his normal role off the bench and can be dropped outside of deeper leagues.
Mar 4 - 1:45 PM

Tony Allen will return from his one-game suspension vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

He was suspended for Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz due to an altercation between him and Nick Calathes during practice, but he should resume his normal role off the bench against the Rockets. Allen has season averages of just 8.1 points, 4.0 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.9 steals, so he is only worth a look in deeper leagues for the time being.
Mar 4 - 12:55 PM




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