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Carlos Boozer will be a game-time decision due to a hamstring injury on Wednesday.

Boozer did not participate in shootaround, so we'll have to await further word on his playing status. It's rather ironic that Boozer has an injury occur after he credited his season to remaining healthy, but that's neither here nor there. If Boozer sits, Taj Gibson should be a very solid plug and play option.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (illness) will not play on Monday against the Pelicans, and Larry Drew II will make his first NBA start.

Drew has been the backup point guard since Tony Wroten (knee) went down, but he hasn't eclipsed 24 minutes in any contest. He's got a great chance to do that on Monday without MCW available and nobody else behind him. His career-high for assists in a game is nine, the same number as his career-high in points. We're not expecting a miracle, but he's got a sizable opportunity in front of him.
Jan 26 - 12:29 PM

Kemba Walker is in New York to get a second opinion on his knee injury.

It's not ideal, but it's not necessarily bad news, either. There has been a lot of smoke suggesting that Walker needs surgery and would be better off doing it now, but a final determination has not been made. Walker's MRI results will give us a much better idea of what to expect going forward. Losing Kemba for an extended period of time would be detrimental, and the void would leave Lance Stephenson, Brian Roberts and Gary Neal picking up extra time.
Jan 26 - 12:13 PM

Bismack Biyombo (knee) has been diagnosed with a bone bruise, and he's expected to be reevaluated in approximately 10 days.

Biyombo will not do any impact activities during that stretch of time. Biyombo had found his groove after not playing earlier this season, and he's averaged 6.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks on 55.6 percent shooting over 13 games as a starter. Big Al Jefferson should move back into the starting lineup, but the Hornets are now dangerously thin behind him with just Jason Maxiell, Cody Zeller and Noah Vonleh.
Jan 26 - 11:21 AM

The Blazers vs. Nets game scheduled for Monday has been postponed due to inclement weather.

With the impending blizzard impacting the New York and surrounding areas, the league is making this call early, and the affair will be rescheduled for April 6. The Kings-Nets game has been postponed, as well. Those in daily formats will want to avoid deploying players from any of those four teams.
Jan 26 - 11:16 AM

Isaiah Thomas, who has made 15 of his last 30 3-pointers, had his troublesome left wrist drained of fluid recently.

Thomas had a "lump of fluid" removed from the area, and he's been a different player since. "It affected my shot when I released," Thomas said. "It feels better. I got it done last week when we got home." Thomas said this was the third time he's been drained this year, but it was an expected part of the post-surgical process. Jeff Hornacek also added Thomas has done a "better job of pushing the ball" of late, as well.
Jan 26 - 10:55 AM

Monday's game between the Knicks and Kings has been postponed, and it will be made up on March 3.

With the pending blizzard threatening New York and the surrounding areas, the league will play it safe. It's the right call. Be sure your daily lineups don't include any Knicks or Kings on Monday night.
Jan 26 - 10:34 AM

Avery Bradley, who had already been dealing with a jammed left thumb, is now dealing with a bruised right hand as well.

Bradley said the bruised hand is something he's been dealing with "for a while." It doesn't appear as if either issue is going to keep him off the floor for now, but the injuries will likely be slow to heal since Bradley needs his hands to play basketball. It may become an issue of maintenance and pain tolerance as Bradley continues to play through it for now.
Jan 26 - 10:10 AM

Amare Stoudemire (wrist, ankle) is expecting to miss time.

"I'm sure it's going to be a little time for me to get over this ankle sprain and my wrist sprain," Stoudemire said. Assuming STAT is out on Monday at the very least, it would mean more minutes for guys like Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson. From a fantasy perspective, Thomas is the most interesting name as he has back-to-back games with 16 points, and is averaging 16 points, six rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals on 15-of-29 shooting over that span.
Source: Newsday
Jan 26 - 9:40 AM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) has an appointment with a specialist on Monday, after which he'll decide whether to have surgery or pursue a different treatment option.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reiterates that so far "everyone has recommended surgery." It's safe to assume that Kobe is done for the season but he's performing his due diligence to explore every rehab possibility, and he and the Lakers should make an official announcement early this week. Assuming he does have rotator cuff surgery, he'd be looking at approximately six months of recovery.
Jan 26 - 1:03 AM

Nick Young went scoreless in eight minutes off the Lakers' bench on Sunday, and Byron Scott said afterward that Young looked as though he "didn't want to be here."

There was no swag tonight as Young missed both of his shot attempts and turned the ball over three times in a sloppy performance which led Scott to bench him. L.A.'s rotations are a complete mess and Young doesn't do much beyond scoring on a good night, so owners must brace themselves for some turbulent production.
Jan 26 - 12:09 AM

James Harden ran roughshod over the Lakers' defense in Sunday's road win, scoring 37 points (12-of-20 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs) with four 3-pointers, eight boards, five assists, two steals and six turnovers.

Harden is averaging 37.0 points over Houston's past four games and continues to lead the NBA in scoring at 27.3 points per game, well ahead of LeBron James (26.0), Kevin Durant (25.3), Anthony Davis (24.2), DeMarcus Cousins (24.2) and Carmelo Anthony (24.1). Just get comfortable and enjoy the fireworks.
Jan 26 - 12:07 AM




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