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Joe Johnson (plantar fasciitis in left foot) did not practice on Wednesday, and he is now considered a game-time decision for Thursday's critical Game 3 vs. Chicago.

Uh oh. Johnson had heel issues earlier in the season, and now he's dealing with the dreaded plantar fasciitis, which he called a "full blown" case. The Nets sorely need a healthy Johnson in the playoffs, but now it's possible he won't be able to play. If he is forced out, Keith Bogans would likely start in his place. It's worth noting Johnson said he'd attempt to play, but that's hardly set in stone.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 10:32:00 AM

Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) is doubtful to return to Monday's game against the Pacers.

The good news here is that the X-rays taken on his thumb and hip both came back negative, so it appears AD has avoided a serious injury. He was barely able to walk to the locker room, so it would be quite shocking to see him return to the game today. He'll end his evening with 16 points, three rebounds and three assists. Terrence Jones is going to be the primary beneficiary if Davis is forced to miss any additional time, so he's a solid pickup in any setting.
Jan 16 - 6:12 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will start Monday vs. the Hornets, sending Marcus Smart back to the bench.

He'll be returning from a four-game stint on the sidelines, and there's no word of any sort of minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smart's value will take a decent sized hit with the return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas' usage rate will take a slight hit.
Jan 16 - 6:01 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Avery Bradley (Achilles) will play Monday vs. the Hornets.

Olynyk got tripped up by a ball boy during Sunday's practice and rolled his ankle, but luckily the ankle tweak won't force him to spend any time on the sidelines. Bradley is likely going to start tonight, which will send Marcus Smart back to the bench.
Jan 16 - 5:57 PM

Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) will not return to Monday's game against the Magic.

Ugh. Harris just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, as he's had some major issues with his right leg. He's now missed time with a groin and foot injury (both to his right leg), and it's looking like this new ankle injury could again force him to the sidelines for at least a few games. Will Barton and Jamal Murray will benefit sans Harris, with Barton offering a bit more upside. The only positive here is that X-rays came back negative, but we should get a rough timetable after he undergoes an MRI.
Jan 16 - 5:45 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) is probable to play Monday vs. the Hornets.

Bradley was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and was active at shootaround, so all signs are pointing to him returning from a four-game absence tonight. With Bradley back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will return to the bench and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as active on offense.
Jan 16 - 5:35 PM

Gary Harris (right groin) is headed to the locker room.

Harris appeared to tweak his groin on a drive to the hoop, and after being evaluated on the bench, the Nuggets trainers decided to take him back to the locker room for further evaluation. It's worth noting that he was walking with a noticeable limp, which isn't the greatest sign. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 5:26 PM

Kenneth Faried will move into the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Magic, sending Wilson Chandler to the bench.

This move is likely a matchup-based decision with Orlando going with a more traditional frontcourt, so Chandler could be back in the starting five as soon as Tuesday's game against the Lakers. In 15 starts this season, Faried owns averages of 9.8 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 steal and 1.1 blocks per contest in 22.5 minutes, so him running with the first unit won't result in a major uptick in value.
Jan 16 - 4:28 PM

Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic.

They were both listed as probable so no surprises here. Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic will join them in the starting five with Wilson Chandler heading to the bench. Feel free to get Harris and The Rooster active.
Jan 16 - 4:26 PM

Enes Kanter is being listed as the probable starter for Monday's game against the Clippers.

This report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, but with Steven Adams (concussion) set to sit this one out Kanter moving into the starting five does make sense. Even if Kanter doesn't start, he's sure to see a solid uptick in minutes, and per-36-minutes this season he owns averages of 24.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 blocks per game. He's in for a big night sans Adams and makes for an intriguing DFS target.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Kanter is going to be an across-the-board play tonight as his minutes should trend closer to 33-35 as opposed to the 25-30 we're typically accustomed to seeing from him. We may not see him perform at his typical 1.14 FP per minute mark - he'll be seeing more court time with the starters - but he's the only offensive threat the Thunder have in the front-court.
Jan 16 - 4:14 PM

Will Barton (illness), Gary Harris (right groin soreness) and Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) are all expected to play Monday vs. the Magic.

All these guys are probable, so owners can go ahead and plug them into their starting lineups with confidence.
Jan 16 - 4:05 PM

Jordan Clarkson (sprained right ankle) and Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

It's unclear exactly when Clarkson suffered this ankle injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, guys like Lou Williams, D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram would all have the opportunity to see an uptick in minutes. Blacks absence would translate to more minutes for Thomas Robinson.
Jan 16 - 3:58 PM




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