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Bradley Beal will come off the bench against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Beal exploded for 28 points off the bench on Monday and many thought that he'd be elevated to the starting lineup on Wednesday, but Randy Wittman will bring him off the bench for at least one more game. "We're playing on a good roll right now," Wittman said. "At a certain point, something is going to change again." It's just a matter of time until Beal gets back into the starting five, likely after the All-Star break. The good news is that Beal is over his wrist concern and appears fully healthy. Garrett Temple will start again against the Pistons.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 08:37:00 AM

Thaddeus Young (eye) is headed to the locker room.

Jrue Holiday inadvertently poked Young in the left eye, and after being briefly evaluated on the floor he went back to the locker room with Pacers' assistant trainer Carl Eaton. We'll have another update soon, but it didn't look like the type of thing that would force Young to the sidelines. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 4:57 PM

Kenneth Faried will move into the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Magic, sending Wilson Chandler to the bench.

This move is likely a matchup-based decision with Orlando going with a more traditional frontcourt, so Chandler could be back in the starting five as soon as Tuesday's game against the Lakers. In 15 starts this season, Faried owns averages of 9.8 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 steal and 1.1 blocks per contest in 22.5 minutes, so him running with the first unit won't result in a major uptick in value.
Jan 16 - 4:28 PM

Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic.

They were both listed as probable so no surprises here. Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic will join them in the starting five with Wilson Chandler heading to the bench. Feel free to get Harris and The Rooster active.
Jan 16 - 4:26 PM

Enes Kanter is being listed as the probable starter for Monday's game against the Clippers.

This report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, but with Steven Adams (concussion) set to sit this one out Kanter moving into the starting five does make sense. Even if Kanter doesn't start, he's sure to see a solid uptick in minutes, and per-36-minutes this season he owns averages of 24.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 blocks per game. He's in for a big night sans Adams and makes for an intriguing DFS target.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Kanter is going to be an across-the-board play tonight as his minutes should trend closer to 33-35 as opposed to the 25-30 we're typically accustomed to seeing from him. We may not see him perform at his typical 1.14 FP per minute mark - he'll be seeing more court time with the starters - but he's the only offensive threat the Thunder have in the front-court.
Jan 16 - 4:14 PM

Will Barton (illness), Gary Harris (right groin soreness) and Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) are all expected to play Monday vs. the Magic.

All these guys are probable, so owners can go ahead and plug them into their starting lineups with confidence.
Jan 16 - 4:05 PM

Jordan Clarkson (sprained right ankle) and Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

It's unclear exactly when Clarkson suffered this ankle injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, guys like Lou Williams, D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram would all have the opportunity to see an uptick in minutes. Blacks absence would translate to more minutes for Thomas Robinson.
Jan 16 - 3:58 PM

Evan Fournier (heel) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nuggets, as expected.

He's currently without an official timetable to return, and it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend the entire week on the sidelines. Jodie Meeks will draw the start in his place, and Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join him in the starting five.
Jan 16 - 3:47 PM

Dante Cunningham will return to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Pacers, sending Terrence Jones back to the bench.

Alvin Gentry just loves Cunningham, but there's nothing to like about his production in fantasy hoops. Jrue Holiday, Buddy Hield, Solomon Hill and Anthony Davis will join Cunningham in the starting five for today's matinee, and Jones' value will take a hit with the demotion to the second unit.
Jan 16 - 3:37 PM

Nerlens Noel (sprain left ankle) will not play Monday vs. the Bucks.

This injury is coming out of nowhere, and the severity of the sprain is currently unclear, so for now we'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto. With Noel on the sidelines, Jahlil Okafor will serve as Joel Embiid's primary backup, but he'll likely be working with a 20-minute workload making him an unattractive target in most settings.
Jan 16 - 3:30 PM

Sergio Rodriguez will return to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee, with T.J. McConnell (wrist) unavailable.

With McConnell on the sidelines, Rodriguez may be able to see his minutes closer to the 30-minute mark, although head coach Brett Brown may want to get an extended look at Chasson Randle who is in the final week of his 10-day contract. Still, Rodriguez is someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer for those looking for a boost in the assist category.
Jan 16 - 3:09 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




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