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Tobias Harris stayed hot on Wednesday with a career-high 23 points to go along with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 9-of-12 shooting in 31 minutes.

Harris has exploded on the scene in Orlando and is now averaging 17.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks, hitting 21-of-31 shots over his three games with his new team - off the bench. Moe Harkless' role appears to be safe, as he had 12 points and four boards on 5-of-7 shooting in 28 minutes, but Andrew Nicholson has taken the Harris hit, and played just 17 minutes again for eight points and four rebounds. We have no idea if Harris is going to keep this up, but dropping Nicholson or another struggling player to pick him up makes a ton of sense right now.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 11:31:00 PM

Chandler Parsons (lower back) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

Parsons is reportedly dealing with lower back soreness after someone fell on him during Wednesday's game, but the injury is "not considered serious." Memphis does have back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, however, so don't be surprised if Parsons is limited at some point this weekend.
Dec 14 - 5:52 PM

Will Barton (lower back contusion) is questionable for Friday's game vs. New Orleans.

Gary Harris and Jamal Murray went off in Barton's absence on Wednesday, and both players would be in line for extra work if Barton is ruled out again. We'll know more after Denver's shootaround, so check back Friday afternoon for an update.
Dec 14 - 5:28 PM

Evan Fournier (sprained right ankle) is listed as 'out' for Friday's game vs. Portland.

Fournier hasn't even resumed running so this isn't a surprise. The good news is that he's walking without a limp and was spotted shooting some free throws on Thursday, but the earliest we could see him is Sunday in Detroit. His absence opens up extra minutes for Jonathon Simmons, Mario Hezonja and Wesley Iwundu.
Dec 14 - 4:12 PM

Jusuf Nurkic (sprained right ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

The Blazers had been ruling Nurk out a day in advance for the past few games, so this is a very promising step. Meyers Leonard (illness) isn't even on the injury report, so he'll be available, which will cut into the playing time of Zach Collins and Ed Davis regardless of Nurk's status. Check back after Friday's shootaround for another update.
Dec 14 - 3:37 PM

Markieff Morris (sore right hip) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Clippers.

This comes from the game notes, however, which are rarely reliable. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said that Kieff was dealing with "discomfort in his ankle and groin," despite being listed out Wednesday with a hip injury, so there's a lot going on here. It doesn't sound too serious, given the 'probable' tag, but we'll know more after Friday's shootaround.
Dec 14 - 3:03 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute's MRI revealed no significant damage in his shoulder, and the Rockets are optimistic that he'll return in 2-3 weeks.

He was diagnosed with a dislocation, which has since been re-set, and he will be re-evaluated in one week. This is great news for the Rockets, since Mbah a Moute's defense is part of the reason they rank No. 6 in defensive efficiency. P.J. Tucker and Ryan Anderson stand to gain the most in his absence, but there are no clear-cut fantasy winners here. It shouldn't take long for Houston to establish an official timetable for Mbah a Moute's return.
Dec 14 - 2:57 PM

Hassan Whiteside (left knee bone bruise) won't travel with the Heat for Friday's game in Charlotte.

The good news is that Whiteside went through some on-court work on Thursday, and he's now two weeks into his initial 1-2 week timetable. Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo will continue to split the center minutes on Friday, but we'll consider Whiteside questionable to return for Saturday's home game vs. the Clippers.
Dec 14 - 2:43 PM

Joe Johnson (wrist) has been cleared to play vs. Boston on Friday.

Rodney Hood (ankle) returned to action on Wednesday and Alec Burks has been playing well lately, so Johnson's minutes are likely to come at the expense of Jonas Jerebko. Johnson hasn't played since Oct. 30, of course, so we're not expecting him to log heavy playing time in his first game back.
Dec 14 - 2:15 PM

Aaron Gordon (concussion) returned to practice on Thursday and he's questionable to play vs. the Blazers on Friday.

This is a big step in Gordon's return from the concussion he suffered on Dec. 8. He said that he felt good and had "no symptoms" on Monday, so the odds are good that he'll be cleared to play, but owners should double-check his status after Friday's shootaround. His return would be bad news for Mario Hezonja's temporary streaming appeal.
Dec 14 - 2:12 PM

Robert Covington (lower back contusion) will play vs. the Thunder on Friday.

Richaun Holmes started in place of Covington on Tuesday, as the Sixers went big, but he'll return to a backup role vs. OKC. There's no suggestion of restrictions for Covington going forward, so make sure he's back in your active lineups.
Dec 14 - 2:07 PM

Draymond Green (shoulder) will not play on Thursday vs. the Mavericks.

Green wasn't spotted at the morning shootaround and was originally considered doubtful. The Warriors will have the next three days off before Monday's game vs. the Lakers, so hopefully the soreness in his shoulder subsides. Jordan Bell is a candidate for another start and is a strong streaming option vs. the Mavs. David West and Kevon Looney could be more involved as well.
Dec 14 - 1:51 PM




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