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There have been conflicting reports about whether Kyle Korver or Devin Harris will start on Wednesday, but Korver will come off the bench behind Harris.

The Hawks Twitter feed posted recently that Korver would start, but that was not in line with what we've been hearing all day out of Atlanta. And Hawks play-by-play man, Bob Rathbun, listed Harris, and not Korver as the starter just minutes ago. Either way, Korver should get plenty of run, but it does look like he'll come off the bench for the second straight game.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Patrick Beverley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee Wednesday and he will be out indefinitely.

We'll have a better idea on Beverley's potential return date once we know exactly what kind of surgical procedure he had, but he's guaranteed to be looking at a lengthy absence here and will be tough to hold in leagues that don't offer an IR-spot. Sindarius Thornwell will likely be the L.A.'s starting PG moving forward, but with averages of just 8.4 points, 1.4 triples, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steal per game through five starts, he's basically just a deep league guy. Austin Rivers and Lou Williams will be getting all the run they can handle, with Williams offering the most upside.
Nov 22 - 11:48 AM

Joel Embiid (knee) was a full participant at shootaround and is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

Embiid looked fine playing through a sore left knee on Monday, so there's no reason to believe he'll be taking the night off. On another note, Embiid recently spoke on if he's concerned about people going after him due to his constant trolling and he responded in typical Embiid fashion with: "I’m 7-2 and I’m a big dude, so I don’t think you wanna try me. And I’m African too. That’s the whole point of playing basketball. Having fun, go out there, have fun, kick someone’s a—, and just play."
Nov 22 - 11:39 AM

Paul Millsap has been diagnosed with a left wrist ligament injury and he's currently mulling over his options to determine the best course of treatment.

Both Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that Millsap was set to undergo surgery and expected to miss 2-3 months, but it looks like surgical intervention hasn't officially been decided upon just yet. We'd advise on holding onto him until we have an official timetable and treatment option, but in the meantime, Kenneth Faried should be starting at the four with additional minutes falling to Juan Hernangomez and Trey Lyles. Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic should all see an uptick in usage as well.
Nov 22 - 11:32 AM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) got in some light contact work during Wednesday's shootaround.

Thomas continues to make steady progress in his recovery from the torn labrum in his right hip, and this is the first time we've seen of him go through any type of contact work. The next big step in his recovery will be incorporating hard cuts into his workouts, so we'll be watching for any updates there, but he certainly appears to be on track to be back in action by January at the latest.
Nov 22 - 11:06 AM

Wilson Chandler (sore back) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Chandler said he was "confident" he'd be able to take the court on Wednesday night following Tuesday's practice, but we'll get a better idea on his status based on his activity level at shootaround. If he's out again, Will Barton would be in line for another start, and Juan Hernangomez would have the opportunity for some increased minutes with the second unit. Stay tuned.
Nov 22 - 9:49 AM

Denzel Valentine scored 17 points in another start on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and matched his career-high of five 3-pointers.

The second-year wing hit 6-of-12 shots and missed his only free throw, racking up nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 38 minutes. He's a great fit in the first unit because he can take the pressure off Kris Dunn with his playmaking skills, and his floor spacing is also crucial. He put up 12.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 3.0 triples in three previous starts and looks like a hot fantasy pickup with his new role.
Nov 22 - 1:54 AM

Kris Dunn started at point guard on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting with six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, one triple and four turnovers in 32 minutes.

Poor shooting and high turnovers have been a theme for Dunn this season, but he's still flirting with top-100 value in standard 9-category leagues with his averages of 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.9 triples. His fantasy arrow is pointing straight up and coach Fred Hoiberg made it sound like he'll have a long leash as the starting PG going forward, so make sure he's not floating on the wire.
Nov 22 - 1:48 AM

Brook Lopez scored a season-low four points on Tuesday vs. the Bulls with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in just 25 minutes.

His brother Robin won this matchup, posting 14 points on 7-of-11 shots while Brook finished just 2-of-10 from the field. He's had some awesome games this season, but some major duds as well with six games in single digits. Things are only going to get more frustrating with Larry Nance (hand) due back next week.
Nov 22 - 1:24 AM

Kyle Kuzma scored a game-high 22 points in Tuesday's 103-94 comeback win over the Bulls, hitting 7-of-15 shots and 4-of-7 free throws.

The Lakers climbed back from a 19-point deficit and Kuzma kept them in striking distance with a monster first half. He finished with five assists, three rebounds, four 3-pointers and two turnovers in 40 minutes. Larry Nance (hand) is targeting a return to the court next week, but it's hard to imagine the Lakers taking Kuzma out of the starting lineup because they need him to space the floor for Lonzo Ball and they need his offense in general -- the Lakers rank 28th in offensive rating this season.
Nov 22 - 1:13 AM

Lonzo Ball hit just 3-of-13 shots for eight points, 13 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two triples and one turnover on Tuesday vs. the Bulls.

His efficiency is still horrendous, but Ball makes up for it other areas such as rebounding, assists and defensive stats. So how inefficient are we talking? According to ESPN, just 12 players since the advent of the 3-point line in 1979 have posted a true shooting percentage worse than Ball's .368 mark (with at least 500 minutes). Until Ball improves as a scorer, he'll continue to be a much better fantasy asset in leagues that don't punish his shooting woes.
Source: ESPN
Nov 22 - 1:13 AM

Kris Dunn will replace Jerian Grant in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

This move was long overdue. "He’s really played well these past few games and has been very aggressive," coach Fred Hoiberg said of Dunn. His ball security and shot selection have improved, and while he'll still struggle with turnovers and shooting percentages, Dunn should be a really nice source of dimes and steals going forward. Denzel Valentine, Justin Holiday, Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez will also start.
Nov 21 - 9:06 PM




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