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Rick Adelman expects Andrei Kirilenko (calf) to be out for "a while."

"I don't know how long, but he'll be out for a while," he said. Kirilenko has already been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Lakers, and his availability moving forward is very much up in the air. "And that will really hurt us again because we're just so small offensively," Adelman added. Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio will be asked to do even more for a short-handed Wolves team.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 09:08:00 AM

C.J. Miles (groin) will play in short stretches for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

It sounds like he's going to come off the bench, as Frank Vogel would like to ease him back into the rotation. Although he has a favorable matchup against the Knicks tonight, the minutes limit makes him a risky option in daily leagues.
Jan 29 - 5:28 PM

Nicolas Batum's (wrist) status for Friday's game against the Hawks is unknown at this point.

Batum is likely headed for another game-time decision, but owners can expect another update on his status following Friday morning's shootaround. If Batum is forced to sit, there will be more touches on offense for Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Jan 29 - 5:18 PM

J.J. Redick (back) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans, but he will try and play.

Doc Rivers said that he's hopeful to have Redick available for Friday, so it's looking like he has a good chance of suiting up. We'll have a better idea of Redick's status following Friday morning's shootaround, but his return to action would likely send Jamal Crawford back to the bench, and he'd see a minor decrease in value.
Jan 29 - 4:55 PM

Evan Turner (thumb) was not a participant during Thursday's practice.

Turner played during the Celtics' last game despite the thumb issue, so we'll consider him probable for Friday's game against Houston. However, with a tough matchup against Patrick Beverley, and a busy schedule on Friday, there are probably better options you can plug into your active roster tomorrow.
Jan 29 - 3:47 PM

Avery Bradley (thumb, hand) did not practice on Thursday.

Bradley was able to fight through his ailments during Boston's last game, and he ended up logging 37 minutes. His absence from practice is likely to just get him some rest, and we'll be considering him on the probable side of questionable for Friday's game vs. Houston. Stay tuned.
Jan 29 - 3:44 PM

Gordon Hawyard (sinus congestion) did not practice on Thursday, but he is expected to play Friday vs. the Warriors.

Sinus congestion seems about as minor of an ailment as they come, so owners should not be fretting about him missing any game-time action. He will however have a tough matchup against Golden State on Friday, so that is something to consider for people playing daily leagues.
Jan 29 - 3:16 PM

Steve Kerr said that Andrew Bogut (illness) went through practice on Thursday, and that he is good to go for Friday's game against Utah.

Bogut will likely slide back into the starting lineup upon his return, which will hurt the value of both Marreese Speights and David Lee.
Jan 29 - 3:01 PM

Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak said that Kobe Bryant will be ready for training camp next season.

"We spoke last night, he's in great spirits," said Kupchak of Bryant. "He's excited about the prognosis and being ready for training camp. The big key is we have to improve the talent level on the team." This is an interesting statement, because Kobe's initial timetable of nine months would have him out until November of next year. Kupchak also said that retirement was not discussed when talking with Kobe, and we'll continue to track The Black Mambas' status closely on his road to recovery.
Jan 29 - 2:48 PM

Deron Williams (ribs) went through the majority of Thursday's practice, however, he remains out for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

Williams was able to go through some contact portions of Thursday's practice, so he is certainly making progress. We'll continue to monitor his status closely, but with Williams out, Jarrett Jack will continue to play heavy minutes for Brooklyn. Jack had taken the starting gig away from Williams even before the injury, so there are no guarantees that Williams will immediately return to the starting lineup when he's 100 percent.
Jan 29 - 2:41 PM

Nick Young (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

Young will travel with the team on their upcoming four-game road trip, and head coach Byron Scott said he expects Young to return soon. In the meantime, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson, and Jeremy Lin will all have some increased opportunity for as long as Swaggy P is unavailable. However, with a tough matchup against Chicago tonight, all these guys figure to be risky options in daily leagues.
Jan 29 - 2:28 PM

Updating a previous report, Anthony Davis (groin) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers.

He is dealing with a Grade 1 abductor strain, and he'll be re-evaluated during Friday morning's shootaround. "[Davis is] getting treatment," said head coach Monty Williams. "He’s walking around normally and doing some stuff, but nothing to break a sweat. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow." If Davis sits, Ryan Anderson, Alexis Ajinca, and Omer Asik will be the primary beneficiaries. Stay tuned.
Jan 29 - 2:25 PM




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