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The Dec. 26 game between the Pacers and Bulls that was postponed due to a blizzard has been rescheduled for Week 15 on Monday, Feb. 4 at the fieldhouse in Indy.

The Pacers are going to be tired that week with games on three consecutive nights, but it changes their four-game week to a five-game week, while the Bulls go from a three-game week to a four-game week. This is just another reason for the owners of Paul George to celebrate.
Thu, Jan 3, 2013 04:28:00 AM

Dwight Howard (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Sacramento.

Howard is going to sit either Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, or Thursday's game vs. the Mavericks, and owners can expect another update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. When he sits, Joey Dorsey will slot into the starting center spot, although he can only be viewed as a rebounding specialist in extremely deep leagues. Josh Smith, however, will get all the run he can handle when Dwight is out of commission, and he's the guy that should be targeted in daily leagues.
Mar 31 - 4:41 PM

Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

Jones offers plenty of upside, and with Donatas Motiejunas (back) on the shelf, and Dwight Howard still with a minutes limit, Jones could potentially get some decent run upon his return. He's worth a speculative add in most leagues with this news, so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Josh Smith's value would take a minor hit with Jones back in the rotation.
Mar 31 - 4:33 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

That leaves Justin Hamilton and Adreian Payne as the only truly healthy big men on the roster, and Payne will again be forced into heavy minutes on Wednesday. Hamilton will get the start again on Wednesday, and he's slowly been seeing his minutes increased, so he's worth a look in most leagues given his upside. Payne logged 32 minutes of action on Monday, but only managed to put up five rebounds, two assists, and a steal with four turnovers while missing all seven of his field goal attempts, so he's not a great option in standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 4:24 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (illness) are doubtful to play Wednesday against the Raptors.

The Wolves are playing for draft picks, so it's extremely unlikely we'll see either Rubio or Garnett in uniform on Wednesday. Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown will be forced into heavy minutes with the Minnesota backcourt banged up, while Justin Hamilton and Adreian Payne will be the few healthy frontcourt options for the Wolves.
Mar 31 - 4:20 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstring) is questionable for play Wednesday vs. Toronto.

Martin said last week that he was hoping to return sometime this week, so there's a small chance he'll be in uniform on Wednesday. That being said, there's just too much uncertainty right now to recommend adding him in most leagues, but there should be another update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's unable to go, Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger will continue to log major minutes for the Wolves.
Mar 31 - 4:16 PM

Anthony Bennett (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

Bennett re-sprained his ankle on Sunday, and he was limited to just seven minutes of action on Monday. He'll likely be able to give it a go on Wednesday, but he'll also likely have his minutes held in check, making him an extremely risky play in most leagues. Until he's back to 100 percent healthy, Bennett can't be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 4:12 PM

Kevin Durant took to Instagram following his season-ending bone graft surgery on Tuesday, and described his recovery process as "a small obstacle" in the "big picture."

We wish Durant the best in his recovery, and you can click the link below to see the full post for yourself. Durant, once seemingly invincible, has for the first time in his career had his season derailed by injuries, and there are no guarantees he's ready to go by the start of training camp next season. He's going to be a risky first-round selection next year, which is a very weird sentence to read/write.
Source: Instagram
Mar 31 - 4:07 PM

J.J. Barea (ankle) went through a full practice on Tuesday.

We'll be considering Barea questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder, and if he is able to return to the lineup, Raymond Felton will likely fall out of the rotation. Devin Harris and Rajon Rondo would also likely lose some minutes upon Barea's return.
Mar 31 - 3:34 PM

Monta Ellis (calf) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and head coach Rick Carlisle implied that there's a good chance Ellis will be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

"Nothing's for sure tomorrow, but it looks promising," said Carlisle of Ellis potentially playing on Wednesday. If Ellis is indeed able to return on Wednesday, he will have only spent a mere one-game on the sidelines. His return to action will push Richard Jefferson back to the bench and irrelevancy in most leagues. Owners can expect to get another update on Ellis' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
Mar 31 - 3:29 PM

George Karl said that he expects Rudy Gay (concussion) to be out at least 4-5 days as he undergoes the leagues concussion protocol.

It doesn't sound likely that Gay will be back this week, so owners in a playoff format that ends at the end of this week should really consider sending Gay to the wire. Omri Casspi and Derrick Williams will have the opportunity for some extended minutes with Gay sidelined, and Casspi is worth a look in deep leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting.
Mar 31 - 3:19 PM

David Lee will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

Lee will replace Draymond Green (rest) in the starting lineup, and he's good for some points and rebounds, although he really doesn't do much else. Through two starts this season, Lee has put in averages of 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 50.0 percent shooting from the field. He can be viewed as a low-end streamer option in deep leagues, but he's not a great play in daily leagues.
Mar 31 - 3:13 PM

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