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Jerry Sloan is being "seriously considered" for the Bucks' vacant head coaching job, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

The same report suggests that "a reunion [of Sloan] with ... Deron Williams is not on the horizon." Sloan is one of at least five coaches to have interviewed with the Bucks, joining Nate McMillan, Kelvin Sampson, J.B. Bickerstaff and Steve Clifford, the latter of whom interviewed on Monday.
Source: USA Today
Mon, May 13, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Jared Sullinger will start vs. San Antonio on Tuesday, bumping Lucas Noguiera to the bench.

Sullinger has played in just three games after missing the first 41 games of the season, and is averaging 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds over those three games. Despite being named the starter on Tuesday he's still not a very attractive add, especially with Patrick Patterson (knee) returning to the lineup on Tuesday night. Lucas Noguiera is averaging 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game in the 29 contests he has appeared in off the bench this season.
Jan 24 - 6:33 PM

Norman Powell will move into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Spurs, with DeMar DeRozan (ankle) unavailable.

Toronto will go with a new starting group today featuring Kyle Lowry, Powell, DeMarre Carroll, Jared Sullinger and Jonas Valanciunas with Lucas Nogueira heading back to the bench. Powell could see some increased opportunity on the offensive end tonight sans DeRozan, but with a tough matchup against San Antonio, he's a risky play in daily leagues. Lowry and JV figure to do the heavy lifting on offense sans DeRozan, and Terrence Ross could see some extended minutes off the bench.
Jan 24 - 6:32 PM

Updating a previous report, Kawhi Leonard (hand) has now been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

With Leonard, Pau Gasol (hand) and Tony Parker (foot) all set to spend Tuesday night on the sidelines, we should see LaMarcus Aldridge and David Lee tasked with some increased responsibilities on offense. Kyle Anderson will be drawing another start tonight, and he'll look to build off Monday's 14-point outing, putting him on the radar in DFS. Leonard's hand injury seems relatively minor, so there's a chance he could be back in action Friday in New Orleans.
Jan 24 - 6:21 PM

Manu Ginobili (back) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Toronto.

Ginobili was rested on the front end of a back-to-back set on Monday, but he should both be back in action tonight without a minutes restriction. Tony Parker (foot) is out tonight, so Ginobili might be able to see his minutes in the mid-20s, although he's that's still not enough time to consider him an attractive option in most settings.
Jan 24 - 5:48 PM

Blake Griffin (knee) will start Tuesday's game vs. the 76ers, but will be on a minutes restriction.

Heeeeee's back. Coach Doc Rivers did say that Blake will have his minutes capped, but it has not been publicly disclosed exactly how much he will play. It should be noted that Griffin (once fully healthy) will see his scoring opportunities and usage rate increase with Chris Paul (thumb) sidelined until next month. Sam Amick of USA Today notes: "Back in early 2014, Paul suffered a right shoulder injury that sidelined him for five weeks. Griffin played some of the best basketball of his career during that 18-game stretch, leading the team in scoring (27.5 points per game on 55.4% shooting) while serving as a pivotal playmaker (4.4 assists per)"
Jan 24 - 5:41 PM

Jerian Grant (illness) will start Tuesday vs. the Magic.

It was announced this morning after shootaround that Grant would replace Michael Carter-Williams in the starting lineup. MCW had been struggling (scoring a total of five points in Chicago's two previous games), but Grant had been a DNP-CD in three of the Bulls last five games. This is proof of just how far Rajon Rondo has fallen in the eyes of the Chicago coaches. Despite being healthy, Rondo has now been passed over by two less accomplished point guards. It will be interesting to see whether Rondo or MCW see the majority of minutes backing up Grant.
Jan 24 - 5:35 PM

Jeff Green will enter the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Bulls, sending C.J. Watson back to the bench.

Watson was doing a whole lot of nothing as a starter, so it's not all that surprising to see Frank Vogel turn to Green with the hopes of infusing some offense into the first unit. Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join Green in the starting five tonight, and Payton should be logging major minutes with both D.J. Augustin (ankle) and Evan Fournier (heel) on the sidelines. Green is as inconsistent as they come, so he's not worth much more than a punt play in DFS.
Jan 24 - 5:25 PM

Joel Embiid (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Clippers, as expected.

He also won't travel for Wednesday's game against the Bucks, but there's a good chance he'll be back in action on Friday vs. the Rockets. Jahlil Okafor (knee) is being listed as questionable for tonight's game, and if he's also out, Nerlens Noel would soak up most of the five-man minutes with Richaun Holmes having the opportunity to get into the rotation.
Jan 24 - 5:21 PM

Patrick Patterson (knee) will play Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

Patterson has spent the past six games on the sidelines, so he might not be working with a full complement of minutes tonight. With Patterson getting back to the court, and Jared Sullinger working his way into game shape, Lucas Nogueira could be in danger of losing some playing time.
Jan 24 - 4:45 PM

Updating a previous report, Luke Walton confirmed that Luol Deng (wrist) will play Wednesday in Portland.

Deng missed the scrimmage portion of Tuesday's practice, but he'll be good to go for Wednesday's game after logging 19 minutes in his return from a two-game stint on the sidelines on Sunday. Deng is starting and getting solid run for the Lakers, but statistically, his production just hasn't been there and his rest-of-season outlook isn't looking great as an older guy playing on a rebuilding team.
Jan 24 - 3:36 PM

Frank Kaminsky (nasal fracture), Cody Zeller (quad) and Jeremy Lamb (foot) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

It's unclear exactly when Kaminsky broke his nose, but he'll likely be fitted for a mask and his ability to play will be a matter of pain tolerance. If both Kaminsky and Zeller can't give it a go on Wednesday, Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes would split the center minutes, and Marvin Williams would get all the run he could handle. Lamb has spent the past six games on the sidelines, which has translated to more minutes for Marco Belinelli.
Jan 24 - 3:21 PM




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