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Knicks signed C Jeremy Tyler to a two-year contract.

A 2011 second-round pick, Tyler has had cups of coffee in the NBA with the Warriors and Hawks. The 6'10/260-pounder played with the Knicks in Vegas this summer, averaging 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds over 17.6 minutes. He'll be deep insurance behind Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin and Earl Barron if he makes the final roster.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 06:48:00 PM

James Johnson will start and Kelly Olynyk will move to the bench against the Pacers on Saturday.

Coach Erik Spoelstra is at it again as he shakes things up without Hassan Whiteside. Olynyk and Johnson were always going to get minutes anyways, so it's all about the combinations.
Oct 21 - 7:30 PM

Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, James Johnson and Jordan Mickey will start against the Pacers on Saturday.

Mickey was outstanding in the preseason, so he'll get a longer look tonight with Hassan Whiteside out. He played well enough to give him a look as a DFS punt, but most owners shouldn't add him in season long.
Oct 21 - 7:28 PM

Boban Marjanovic is active and Eric Moreland is inactive against the Knicks on Saturday.

He gets a great matchup here and the Knicks aren't really a strong pick-and-roll team, so maybe Boban gets run as the backup five man. If he does, coach Stan Van Gundy has said he wants him to score with two feet in the paint. Free Boban.
Oct 21 - 6:46 PM

Elfrid Payton (hamstring) had a mild to moderate strain and could miss several games.

There are not many muscle strains that can be a nagging issue like a hamstring pull, so the Magic will have to rest Payton until his muscles heal. With him out, D.J. Augustin could have short-term value in most leagues.
Oct 21 - 6:41 PM

D.J. Augustin will start for Elfrid Payton (hamstring) on Saturday.

While Shelvin Mack started the second half on Friday, coach Frank Vogel now had time to set his rotation with what he has. Augustin played 23 minutes on Friday and he should get close to 30 minutes tonight. He makes sense as a DFS punt and could have short-term value with Payton out.
Oct 21 - 6:37 PM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) will not play against the Cavs on Saturday.

This is a tough one for the Magic, who will also be missing Elfrid Payton. Jonathan Isaac got the start on Friday and played 23 minutes, but he was in serious foul trouble with three fouls in his first four minutes. He could definitely be in foul trouble again, but Isaac makes sense as a DFS option. Evan Fournier should be busy.
Oct 21 - 6:35 PM

Coach Fred Hoiberg believes Denzel Valentine (knee) will play against the Spurs on Saturday.

He missed practice on Friday due to knee soreness. Valentine is easily the best offensive weapon on the bench for the Bulls, so Hoiberg will need him out there against coach Gregg Popovich's Spurs. If Valentine is limited, it'll likely be David Nwaba getting extra run.
Oct 21 - 6:27 PM

Michael Beasley (ankle) is available to play against the Pistons on Saturday.

This is a small surprise after Beasley was in a walking boot on Thursday. If he isn't limited, Beasley should get around 20 minutes and could be busy in that time. He'll be a risky play in DFS or season long.
Oct 21 - 6:20 PM

Frank Ntilikina (ankle) will not play against the Pistons on Saturday.

He rolled his ankle while boxing out in practice on Friday. There were some positive reports on the lottery pick, but the Knicks likely won't be rushing him back and he was only the No. 3 point guard on Thursday. If you're stashing him, it might be a while.
Oct 21 - 6:16 PM

Amir Johnson will start at center against the Raptors on Saturday with Joel Embiid (rest) not playing.

Revenge game? Johnson has played just 13.5 minutes per game and he only played 20.5 minutes per game in his 77 starts for Boston last year, so 20-24 minutes seems like a fair expectation tonight. It's tough to count on Jahlil Okafor here, but coach Brett Brown said he plans on using him. Dario Saric has also played four minutes at center, so he figures to be part of the recipe without The Process.
Oct 21 - 6:08 PM

DeMar DeRozan (illness) will play against the 76ers on Saturday.

He gets a green light during warmups, but coach Dwane Casey said his All-Star is under the weather. He's coming off a subpar game with only 11 points against the Bulls on Thursday, but now he figures to get a long look at Robert Covington. DeRozan could be a DFS tournament option and should be in all season-long lineups.
Oct 21 - 5:53 PM




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