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Shawne Williams shot 4-of-11 from the field for 11 points with five boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers against the Jazz on Friday.

He had the green light from Mike D'Antoni, attempting nine shots from beyond the arc. D'Antoni has turned trash to treasure before and guys like Earl Clark last year have busted out. It looks like Williams is in line to start and considering his 3-point upside, he'll be on the radar in standard leagues.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 12:57:00 AM

Shabazz Muhammad is expected to get more playing time with the trade of Corey Brewer.

He's played very well and has a superstar-like usage rate of 29.2 over his last seven games. Muhammad has also been playing more time at small forward these days, so that bodes very well for his outlook. He's not going to do much outside of scoring, but he does have two three-steal games in his last four. 'Bazz is better suited for points leagues, but he's worth a look in standards, as well.
Dec 19 - 2:52 PM

Corey Brewer has been traded to the Rockets.

This has been in the works for a few days and was expected to get done today. Brewer will come off the bench to help a very thing second unit for the Rockets right now. He's a great fit in reality, but it's certainly not going to translate to solid fantasy value. Cut him in most leagues. Meanwhile, Shabazz Muhammad will get some extra minutes and is worth a look, especially in points leagues.
Dec 19 - 2:36 PM

Jordan Hill (illness) is expected to start against the Thunder on Friday.

He is expected to have a limitation on his minutes. Hill has been sick for the past two days and was not at shootaround. His owners will want to check back and may want to consider him benching him considering this is a late game. If he's out, Robert Sacre will likely pick up his minutes while Ed Davis may also play a little more.
Dec 19 - 2:22 PM

Rajon Rondo is expected to make his Mavs debut Saturday vs. the Spurs.

It's worth noting that the Mavs still intend to use Monta Ellis as their primary pick-and-roll ball handler, so while the spacing on the floor will change, Ellis' role will not. Rondo should be able to get some easier looks on offense with the offensive weapons that surround him, so perhaps he can improve on his current 40.5 percent shooting from the field.
Dec 19 - 2:13 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) was limited to some light shooting drills during Friday's practice, and he's questionable to play Saturday vs. Portland.

There remains some swelling in Evans knee, and he will take some anti-inflammatory medication and test his knee during shootaround Saturday morning. Austin Rivers stepped into the starting lineup on Thursday with Evans sidelined, but only managed to put up 10 points and six assists over 35 minutes of action. If Evans is unavailable, there will be more shots to go around for guys like Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis. Stay tuned.
Dec 19 - 2:06 PM

Paul Pierce (sore right toe) was a full participant during shootaround, and all signs are pointing towards him being available for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

If Pierce is a go, Otto Porter will head back to the bench where he'll be irreverent in nearly all leagues. Pierce has a favorable matchup today with the Heat, so owners will want to check back for an official update on his status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. Stay tuned.
Dec 19 - 1:48 PM

Brandan Wright will be inactive for Friday's game vs. Minnesota.

Tyler Zeller's starting spot is safe for now, but it'll be interesting to see how Brad Stevens' rotations develop with Zeller, Wright, and Kelly Olynyk all vying for minutes. Stay tuned.
Dec 19 - 1:46 PM

Joakim Noah (ankle) is probable to play Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

The Bulls sure could use him going up against Memphis, and owners can probably feel comfortable plugging him into their lineups. We'll let you know if anything changes.
Dec 19 - 1:33 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

Gibson is likely headed for another game-time decision in what will be a difficult matchup going up against an imposing Memphis frontcourt. If he's unable to go, expect Nikola Mirotic to get most of his reserve minutes, but know that a matchup vs. the Grizzlies is not ideal for daily leagues.
Dec 19 - 1:28 PM

Derrick Rose (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

Expect Kirk Hinrich to draw the start, Aaron Brooks to see extended minutes off the bench, and Jimmy Butler to be tasked with running the offense. The Bulls don't play again until Monday, so we'll consider Rose questionable for that one. Stay tuned.
Dec 19 - 1:21 PM

Tony Allen (right corneal abrasion) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

If Allen is forced to sit, Quincy Pondexter would likely draw another start, but he doesn't do enough statistically to be considered an option in most leagues. While Allen averages 25.8 minutes per game, he's not a large part of the offense (6.5 FGAs per game) so his absence doesn't have too much of a statistical impact on the player replacing him.
Dec 19 - 1:12 PM




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