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Dante Cunningham missed shootaround with an illness Saturday and is a game-time decision tonight against the Rockets.

The Wolves are already down Nikola Pekovic (quad contusion) and Kevin Love (broken hand), so any absences in the frontcourt are going to hurt. That said, Cunningham hasn't exactly been lighting it up as of late. Check back closer to tip-off to see if Cunningham can shake whatever bug is ailing him. If he can't go against Houston, look for Derrick Williams to take a large chunk of his minutes.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Steven Adams has been diagnosed with a concussion and he will not play Monday vs. the Clippers.

Adams won't be able to return until he clears the league-mandated concussion protocol testing, and whether or not Enes Kanter moves into the starting five, he's sure to be flirting with minutes in the 30s so he could have a huge game tonight. For now, we'll be considering Adams questionable for Wednesday's game in Golden State.
Jan 16 - 2:58 PM

Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will miss at least the next four games for the Pacers.

Stuckey has suited up for just 17 of Indiana's 42 games this season, and there's no scenario out there where he would warrant a hold. Monte Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to earn minutes in the 20s off the Pacers' bench, and Miles is worth a look for deep league GMs looking for some 3-point help.
Jan 16 - 2:52 PM

T.J. McConnell (wrist) is currently without an official timetable to return.

The only positive here is that the MRI results came back negative, but with the way Philly tends to handle injuries, McConnell could be looking at a lengthy absence here. Sergio Rodriguez will likely move back into the starting five, and with McConnell on the sidelines, he may be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues for those looking for an assist specialist. McConnell could be a tough guy to hang onto in standard leagues without an IR-spot.
Jan 16 - 2:42 PM

Joel Embiid (rest) will return to the starting lineup on Monday, sending Jahlil Okafor back to the bench.

Embiid was rested on the second leg of a back-to-back set on Saturday, but he'll be back in action with his usual 28-minute workload for MLK day. Nerlens Noel will be serving as Embiid's backup today, so Okafor could have a tough time finding meaningful minutes. Embiid, however, is a must-start guy every time he takes the court.
Jan 16 - 2:37 PM

Mindaugas Kuzminskas (lacerated right cheek) is probable to return.

Kent Bazemore made a kick-out pass and the follow through from his hand caught Kuzminsaks near the right eye, which opened up a cut, and he's now getting patched up in the locker room. It sounds like he'll get back out there, and we'll let you know how he finishes after the game.
Jan 16 - 2:32 PM

Moe Harkless (left calf strain) will start on Monday vs. the Wizards.

He just finished his pre-game warmups without any setbacks, so Harkless' fantasy owners can activate him in season-long lineups. Allen Crabbe will return to the bench, but his numbers are actually better in the second unit anyways.
Jan 16 - 1:25 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

Revenge game! Dwight Howard is resting, so the Hawks are going to go small with Paul Millsap at center. THJ was already trending up before this news with averages of 16.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 3.0 triples per game in January, so give him a look if those numbers mesh well with your fantasy team.
Jan 16 - 12:50 PM

Dwight Howard is resting Monday vs. the Knicks.

Howard logged 32 minutes against the Bucks on Sunday night, so the Hawks are going to give him the day off since the Knicks don't have the most imposing frontcourt with Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out. Paul Millsap will slide over to center and is a strong DFS play, while Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting lineup.
Jan 16 - 12:47 PM

Josh Richardson (foot) will miss at least the next two weeks of action.

We were waiting for a timetable but this is the best we are going to get. Unless you can stash Richardson in an IR spot, standard-league owners in a bad spot should probably move on. With that said, we still like Richardson's outlook for the rest of the season. Dion Waiters will get the bulk of the SG minutes in Richardson's absence and is worth a look if you need points. The Heat will also sign PF Okaro White to a 10-day deal on Monday.
Jan 16 - 12:46 PM

Ed Davis (sprained left ankle) is available to play on Monday vs. the Wizards.

He was considered questionable, but he said his ankle felt fine after warmups. Davis has played 21 or less minutes in three straight games, so he shouldn't be in many fantasy lineups.
Jan 16 - 12:41 PM

Otto Porter (hip) will play on Monday vs. the Blazers.

He looked fine during the morning shootaround and he previously said that he was going to play. Porter has been a top-20 stud in standard leagues and his owners will want to make sure he's active, even he's not 100 percent.
Jan 16 - 12:24 PM




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