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Tony Parker (foot) will miss at least two more games, including Saturday night vs. the Cavs and Monday vs. the Nets.

Jan 21 - 12:01 PM

Kevin Love (back) went through shootaround Saturday morning but is questionable for Saturday night's game vs. the Spurs.

Love missed Thursday's game due to the back injury. James Jones started in place of Love on Thursday, scoring 14 points in 20 minutes. Channing Frye played 30 minutes off the bench, finishing with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four 3-pointers. Frye is the preferable DFS play and/or streaming option if Love does not pay Saturday. In addition, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will be asked to shoulder more of the offensive load if Love is sidelined.
Jan 21 - 11:12 AM

D'Angelo Russell suffered a mild medial collateral ligament sprain of his right knee and a right calf strain on Friday night and will undergo an MRI test on Saturday.

Russell and the Lakers seemed to downplay the severity of the injury after the game, which is good news. "I don’t think it’s as bad as I initially thought," said coach Luke Walton said. "When I saw him go down, I was pretty worried, but he said he felt all right when I checked on him at halftime." Here is what Russell himself had to say: "The awkward position I fell in caused a little pain, but I’m all right. It’s just sore." If Russell does miss time, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will see a major uptick in minutes.
Jan 21 - 11:04 AM

Jon Leuer (knee) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Washington, but will not be in the starting lineup.

It appears Leuer is ready to roll after missing each of the Pistons last five games. However, assuming he does play, coach Stan Van Gundy said that he will not start. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris will start at the forward spots. With Leuer back in the mix, Stanley Johnson's minutes will take a hit. Prior to the injury, Leuer was enjoying his best season as a pro, averaging career-highs in minutes (26.8), points (10.9) rebounds (6.1), field goal percentage (.509) and free-throw percentage (.895)
Jan 21 - 10:42 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

This will be the fourth straight game KCP has missed. Reggie Bullock started in place of Caldwell-Pope in the Pistons previous game on Wednesday and posted a solid line (15 points, six rebounds four assists and two 3-pointers) while playing a game-high 36 minutes. Bullock will likely draw another start on Saturday. Stanley Johnson played 32 minutes off the Detroit bench on Wednesday, but will likely lose playing time to Jon Leuer (knee), who is expected to return to the team after a five-game absence.
Jan 21 - 10:40 AM

Joel Embiid (knee/rest) will not travel to Atlanta for Saturday’s game (pre-scheduled rest) but expects to be available for Tuesday’s contest against the Clippers.

The good news is that Embiid, who was forced out of Friday's game due to a left knee issue, avoided a significant injury. "I knew it was OK. I just landed the wrong way," said Embiid. "I’m great. The knee’s fine. They did an MRI and stuff, everything looked good." Here is what coach Brett Brown had to say: "The review is that he hyperextended his left knee. There was a minor tweak again, and for precautionary reasons only, the doctors did not allow him to return." Philly and Embiid owners can breathe a sigh of relief, and can continue Trusting the Process. Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor will see additional minutes on Saturday.
Source: CSN Philly
Jan 21 - 10:28 AM

Rudy Gobert exploded for a career-high 27 points and 25 boards in a 112-107 overtime win in Dallas on Friday, adding one assist, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes.

What? Only two blocks? Kidding aside, Gobert continues to be one of the best per-possession scorers in the NBA, making 8-of-11 from the field and 11-of-17 from the line today. He put up the NBA's first 25-25 line of the season with a whopping seven offensive boards coming in the fourth quarter and overtime tonight. He's leading the NBA in blocks and in percentage at the rim against to make a strong case for Defensive Player of the Year. If you didn't think he should be an All-Star, this line has to change your mind.
Jan 21 - 3:33 AM

Lou Williams scored 27 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers on Friday vs. the Pacers.

Coach Luke Walton said before the game that he is "probably not" going to shorten his bench minutes, but now he may have to extend them with D'Angelo Russell leaving the game early with a right MCL sprain. Williams shot 7-of-15 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line in 30 minutes, so his owners can expect some monster production if Russell is unable to play on Sunday vs. Dallas.
Jan 21 - 2:14 AM

Brandon Ingram scored 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Pacers.

Coach Luke Walton was impressed after the game and said Ingram is "progressing faster than a typical 19-year-old rookie." Ingram made another start in place of Luol Deng (wrist) tonight and hit 6-of-14 shots from the field in 33 minutes, so it looks like it's time to pick him up. Deng is likely day-to-day even though initial reports suggested he would be out a while, but Ingram should see plenty of minutes going forward no matter what.
Jan 21 - 2:07 AM

Nick Young (knee) returned from an injury scare in Friday's 108-96 win over the Pacers and scored 15 points in 26 minutes.

He hyperextended his left knee in the second quarter, but X-rays were negative and he returned for the second half. Young was moving well and hit five 3-pointers with three rebounds, one assist and one steal, and while he did say his knee was "a little sore" after the game, he should be fine for Sunday's game vs. Dallas unless the Lakers want to be cautious.
Jan 21 - 1:44 AM

Kevin Durant was on his A game during a 125-108 win in Houston on Friday, making 12-of-19 from the field for 32 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

He was just awesome on the defensive end in what has been an underrated part of his game in his career. The Warriors also made all of their shots off KD passes today. Obviously, it's about his offense and you may need a microscope to spot a KD slump. Durant has turned in a true shooting percentage below 60 in two consecutive games in just one instance this year. That and the stats across the board make him fantasy's No. 1 player this season.
Jan 21 - 1:28 AM




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