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Brandon Roy (knee) remains out indefinitely and is a long shot to play again this season.

Roy is traveling with the team and was previously hopeful that he'd be able to play in at least one more game this year, but time is simply running out.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 08:53:00 AM

Justin Anderson will make his first start as a 76er against the Hawks on Wednesday for Robert Covington.

He finally gets his chance to start and he should be looking at huge minutes. The 76ers will have to play Nik Stauskas at the one to open up some wing minutes and coach Brett Brown may even need Anderson to play minutes at the four. Anderson is coming off a 4-of-14 from the field outing against the Nets on Tuesday, so there should be a lot of usage with minutes around 30. If you're in a competitive league, it makes sense to add JA speculatively until Covington is back.
Mar 29 - 5:30 PM

Robert Covington (right knee soreness) will not play on Wednesday against the Hawks.

He had an MRI on his right knee and the results have not been revealed yet. This could be related to the right knee injury from Mar. 10, which caused him to miss one game. With the 76ers looking for lottery balls, it's possible they are very careful with RoCo. Justin Anderson gets a massive boost here and is worth a pickup for owners looking to add some up-and-coming wings. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot should also benefit and Shawn Long also should step up because the 76ers can't use Dario Saric as a five man as often.
Mar 29 - 5:22 PM

Jahlil Okafor (right knee soreness) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

This will be his fourth consecutive game watching from the sidelines, and it's starting to look like Okafor could start trending in shutdown territory, particularly with how well Richaun Holmes has played in his absence. Okafor's upside isn't great, so if you're in a standard league without an IR-spot, there's not much incentive to hang onto him.
Mar 29 - 5:22 PM

Kevin Durant (knee) will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

ESPN's Marc Stein adds a report that KD's comeback window is for the final three home games from Apr. 8 to Apr. 12. According to the team, Durant has been doing some running, shooting and jumping with the plan to intensify his level of movement over the next several days. He is expected to have a return to contact in practice once he's progressed to more high-intensity workouts. The team adds "the end of the regular season remains a possibility" for KD to make his return. All this stuff said, Durant could make his return late next week, but he will likely have a limitation upon his return. He'll be tough to stash unless you can afford to wait until at least Apr. 8 against the Pelicans and possibly later than that.
Mar 29 - 3:02 PM

Gordon Hayward (quad) went through shootaround on Wednesday and remains questionable to face the Kings.

This is a good sign for Hayward to suit up in the road game with a late tip. Hayward did take a knee to his lower quad on Saturday and it kept him out of action on Monday. If he can go, Hayward should be busy with George Hill (groin) out based on a 3.0 usage rate increase while also turning in a higher assist percentage. If things change and he can't go, Joe Ingles, Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson will have to carry the load on the wings.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: It's sounding like Hayward is going to give it a go tonight, especially considering the Jazz will be without George Hill. Hayward gets a modest usage bump with Hill, Favors and Neto off the floor this season (1.3%), with Rodney Hood getting the biggest bump among the Utah regulars (2.9%). Hood's playing time has been fairly erratic of late, but if he sees 25-30 minutes against the Kings, he'll have a nice shot at returning value.
Mar 29 - 2:59 PM

George Hill (groin) and Raul Neto (groin) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

Hill looked like he may have suffered this injury on Saturday, and he suffered another groin injury on Monday, as well. He has been a very slow healer and he's had groin injuries before, so the Jazz could take it easy on him until he's 100 percent. His fantasy owners may have to weigh their options on dropping him. With Hill and Neto out, Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack should be splitting the minutes at the point while Joe Ingles could be more of a primary ball handler. If Gordon Hayward can't go, there may be enough shots to go around for Exum to shoot the ball enough to use in DFS. He's a risky option, of course.
Mar 29 - 2:54 PM

JaMychal Green (sore left shoulder) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

With Marc Gasol (foot) already having been ruled out for tonight's game, the Grizzlies will be thin up front if Green joins him on the sidelines. Brandan Wright or James Ennis would likely get the start sans Green, and rookie Deyonta Davis may be able to work his way into the rotation. Check back for another update closer to tip-off.
Mar 29 - 1:27 PM

Solomon Hill (sore right foot) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Mavs.

This is the first we're hearing of a foot issue for Hill, and if both he and DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) can't give it a go tonight, Alvin Gentry will need to get creative with his rotations. It's possible that Dante Cunningham could move to the three, with Domantas Motiejunas starting at the four and Anthony Davis at the five, and if that's the situation that plays out, Motiejunas may be someone to consider as a deep league streamer or DFS punt play. Stay tuned.
Mar 29 - 1:10 PM

Kent Bazemore (knee) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

Bazemore has spent the past five games on the sidelines, but he said on Tuesday that he was planning to return to the court tonight, and at this point, it would be surprising if he didn't play. That being said, he wasn't playing very well prior to going down, owning averages of just 12.4 points, 1.3 triples and 1.5 dimes per contest on 44.3 percent shooting, so he's basically just a low-end pickup in deep leagues. Tim Hardaway Jr. may be heading back to the bench tonight.
Mar 29 - 1:08 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will not suit up for Wednesday's matchup with the 76ers.

Sefolosha was doubtful heading into this one, so him getting ruled out is far from surprising. Expect Kent Bazemore (knee) and Taurean Prince to split most of Sefolosha's minutes tonight. The Hawks don't play again until Saturday vs. Chicago, so maybe Sefolosha will be able to get back for that one after spending three games on the sidelines.
Mar 29 - 1:07 PM

The Pacers have reportedly signed Lance Stephenson to a three-year deal worth $12 million.

First off, wow. On the open market this season, Stephenson was only able to snag a non-guaranteed deal for $1.2 million from New Orleans, and a few 10-day contracts from Minnesota, so there really wasn't much reason for Bird to throw this sort of money at Born Ready. The first two years of this contract will reportedly be fully guaranteed with Year-3 being a team option. Stephenson put up career numbers the last time he was in Indy, but with how awful he's been over the past three years, fantasy GMs in most settings can use a wait-and-see approach.
Mar 29 - 12:58 PM




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