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James Harden (foot) did not participate in shootaround on Monday and will be a game-time decision against the Magic, and Chandler Parsons (food poisoning) will also be a game-time decision.

Harden is going to test his foot prior to the game, but Kevin McHale does not expect him to play for a second straight game. If Harden's foot prevents him from playing, and it sounds like it will, James Anderson would likely start again with Francisco Garcia and Carlos Delfino seeing extended run off the bench. Meanwhile, Parsons' status won't be known until just before tipoff, and we think if he sits as well it would mean even more time for Garcia and Delfino.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Dwight Howard (rest) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

He is going to play tomorrow against the Mavs. With Howard out, Joey Dorsey will get the start and Terrence Jones should get some run at the five, too. Howard isn't a must-own player and will likely have a minutes cap for the next week or so.
Apr 1 - 6:59 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstring) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

This is not a surprise despite the Wolves saying Martin could return. There's also some hope he'll play on Friday, but we have our doubts. Lorenzo Brown and Zach LaVine will get most of the backcourt minutes tonight.
Apr 1 - 6:55 PM

Ricky Rubio's sprained ankle will sideline him again on Wednesday.

Rubio was doubtful to play and at this point we're wondering why the Wolves don't shut him down. He's missed nine of Minnesota's past 10 games and there's no clear indication when he might return, leaving Zach LaVine with a clear path to extended minutes in the backcourt.
Apr 1 - 6:54 PM

DeMarcus Cousins will play against the Rockets in Houston on Wednesday.

Coach George Karl said on Monday he would think about resting Cousins on the road, so this is a mild surprise. Cousins' fantasy owners can start him tonight in what should be a productive game with Rudy Gay (concussion) out. The other Kings' players aren't going to have as high of a ceiling.
Apr 1 - 6:52 PM

Kelly Olynyk (left eye laceration) will attempt to play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

It's a crucial game for both teams' playoff hopes, which explains why Olynyk is even considering playing -- he took a hard elbow during warmups and his eye has swelled up to nearly the size of a golf ball (you can see it via the link below). We doubt he'll be very effective tonight and there's still a chance he won't even play, which makes him a very shaky option.
Apr 1 - 6:45 PM

Dion Waiters (foot) will play vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

He didn't have any setbacks during shootaround and it sounds like his re-evaluation on Tuesday went well, so Waiters should be in the clear. That doesn't make him a reliable fantasy option, of course, as he shot just 41.7 percent from the field and 62.9 percent from the FT line in March.
Apr 1 - 6:26 PM

Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) will play against the Kings on Wednesday and will have a minutes restriction.

This is great to see after a very scary injury put him in the hospital last month. The Rockets have yet to decide on Dwight Howard, but Jones should still be able to get 16-24 minutes tonight in his first game back. The Rockets have a back-to-back, so Jones should be owned in all leagues with two games in the next two days.
Apr 1 - 6:20 PM

C.J. Miles (ankle) and Rodney Stuckey (wrist) are available to play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

Coach Frank Vogel said that both players are banged up heading into tonight, so they're likely to have their minutes limited. Miles has struggled to stay on the court even when he's entering a game at full health, so he's risky to start in any league. If he's unable to play through the injury, C.J. Watson, Solomon Hill and Damjan Rudez would step up.
Apr 1 - 6:05 PM

Updating a previous item, Jason Richardson (knee) will play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He was expected to miss tonight and a game over the weekend, so this is a surprise. Richardson hasn't played well at all and is still not worth grabbing in almost any league. His return will take some minutes away from Jerami Grant, Hollis Thompson and Robert Covington.
Apr 1 - 5:53 PM

Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) will start Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

He's missed four games over the past few weeks but didn't have any setbacks after practicing on Tuesday, so he should see his usual 20-25 minutes tonight. He's not an appealing fantasy player, though he's a decent streaming option if you need rebounds, blocks and FG percentage. Channing Frye and Andrew Nicholson lose the most with Dedmon back in action.
Apr 1 - 5:22 PM

Shabazz Napier had successful surgery for a sports hernia and will miss the rest of the regular season.

There's a chance of Napier making it back in the postseason with the Heat currently sitting the seven spot for the Eastern Conference standings. Napier was already leapfrogged by Tyler Johnson and doesn't get consistent minutes anyway. He'll look to improve next season.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 1 - 4:26 PM




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