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The Heat will re-sign Chris Andersen to a one-year deal, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Birdman said he wanted to return and the Heat wanted him back, so this should come as no surprise. Terms weren't immediately available, but they should come in a little higher than the veteran's minimum. Andersen should provide the Heat with some solid defense, rebounding and energy off the bench.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 08:46:00 PM

George Hill (leg) missed practice on Wednesday.

"To not be able to start the season with these guys and go through all these battles with them and then coming back for a couple games and it's [another injury], that [is bad]," Hill said. Not good. He just can't stay healthy this season and is almost a lock to miss games at some point. We should consider him questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.
Jan 28 - 4:58 PM

Paul Pierce (toe) will play against the Suns on Wednesday.

He was questionable for the late game and we get an early report tonight, which is a nice change from Tuesday. Pierce rested on Tuesday and he should be right back to around 28-30 minutes tonight. With John Wall also not on the injury report, basically all of the wings become slightly less attractive, especially Otto Porter and Rasual Butler.
Jan 28 - 4:51 PM

Matt Barnes (abdomen) said he will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

Back on Sunday, Barnes had a wrap around his waist during warmups. This wasn't reported by the team until he aggravated it on Monday. He should get minutes as long as he's able to play, so give him a look in standard leagues. Plus, this should be an up-tempo game.
Jan 28 - 3:41 PM

Tayshaun Prince said he would rather play with a contender than with the Celtics, according to the Boston Herald.

"Obviously I want to be in a winning situation," Prince said. "Everybody wants to be in a winning situation, make no mistake about it, especially toward the end of your career." He has been playing well with his new team and even played 30 minutes on Monday. Once Prince departs, it should open up some minutes for Marcus Smart, Evan Turner and Jae Crowder.
Jan 28 - 3:05 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said he will not have a "hard-and-fast rule" but he "may still sit [a player who picks up a technical foul] for the end of the game."

"We're just going to try to do a better job as teammates to corral each other when they start to argue," Hornacek said. "The guys [said] they would do that." The Suns lead the NBA in technical fouls and Markieff Morris was benched for almost the entire second half for his 10th technical of the season on Sunday. Goran Dragic was also benched last week for a tech. Fantasy owners should know there is some risk in starting the Morrii Twins or anyone else.
Jan 28 - 2:57 PM

Nick Young (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday night.

He has a moderate ankle sprain and missed Tuesday's game against the Wizards. The Lakers seem to be committed to their young guys, so don't expect Young to play at less than 100 percent. Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson are both worth a look.
Jan 28 - 2:47 PM

Jose Calderon (knee) is questionable to play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He is a little closer to doubtful to play after a knee injury from the weekend. Calderon has really struggled on both ends and the team might not want to put him at the mercy of Russell Westbrook. Fantasy owners can plan on him sitting while Langston Galloway figures to start again.
Jan 28 - 2:35 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) is expected to make his return to the lineup against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He's not a complete lock because the team will want to see how he performs in pre-game workouts, and he's technically questionable to play. Most signs do point to him playing despite an earlier report today. Martin has been doing a lot of non-contact work and missed some practice over the weekend. He's someone worth grabbing in standard leagues. Meanwhile, it should be interesting to see what happens with the other starters. Andrew Wiggins may slide to the small forward spot, which would bump Gorgui Dieng or Thaddeus Young from the starting unit.
Jan 28 - 2:17 PM

C.J. Miles (groin) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

He got a chance to rest on Tuesday against the Raptors but his status likely won't be determined until closer to tip-off. If Miles is forced to sit again, expect Rodney Stuckey to be the primary beneficiary, with C.J. Watson and Damjan Rudez picking up some additional minutes as well.
Jan 28 - 1:47 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) will return either Wednesday night vs. the Pelicans, or thursday night vs. the Grizzlies.

Considering that he has missed 23 straight games, the Nuggets will likely bring him along very slowly so there is no need to consider adding him in most leagues. Owners in deep leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here unless they are desperate for blocks.
Jan 28 - 1:39 PM

Evan Turner (thumb) said that his thumb has improved and that he will play vs. Minnesota.

X-rays taken on his thumb were negative so this news confirms that the coast is clear for Turner. He has been solid since being named the starting point guard in Boston, and while he is much better in points formats, he's still worth owing in most leagues.
Jan 28 - 1:33 PM




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