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Anthony Randolph is expected to start at SF for the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Wilson Chandler (hamstring) has been ruled out, and with Danilo Gallinari (knee) on the shelf the Nuggets will temporarily hand the SF job to AntRand. The Nuggets only play twice this week, unfortunately, which limits Randolph's appeal as long as Chandler remains day-to-day.
Source: NBA.com
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 10:32:00 AM

George Hill scored a game-high 28 points in Brooklyn on Tuesday, making 10-of-17 shots with four 3-pointers, six boards, three assists and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.

The Pacers' playoff chances took a big hit with tonight's 106-111 loss to the Nets, as they're now 1.5 games behind Brooklyn for the East's final playoff spot. Hill's fantasy owners might not care, however, as he's caught fire recently with five-game averages of 23.0 points, 2.8 triples, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks. That's even sweeter for owners who suffered through his interminable absence to begin the season.
Mar 31 - 10:46 PM

Thaddeus Young (left knee) returned to the Nets' starting lineup on Tuesday with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and zero turnovers in a much-needed win vs. the Pacers.

He shot 4-of-11 from the field without any 3-pointers, but any notion of a minute-limit was abolished as he racked up 39 minutes tonight. Thad's true shooting has leaped to 55.4 percent in Brooklyn, up from 49.1 percent in Minnesota, and he should at least maintain his current late-round value as the Nets chase a playoff berth.
Mar 31 - 10:46 PM

Joe Johnson drained three 3-pointers vs. Indy on Tuesday, including a dagger late in the fourth quarter, finishing the Nets' home win with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists.

The 14-year veteran averaged 19.0 points, 3.0 threes, 6.5 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.0 steals in his previous two games, bouncing back from an extended slump in the nick of time for fantasy owners. He's very unlikely to face any DNP-CDs with the Nets vying for a playoff spot -- coach Lionel Hollins even said before the game, "I don’t think managing your minutes lengthens your career by one minute."
Mar 31 - 10:44 PM

Thabo Sefolosha got hot in the second half of Tuesday's road loss, finishing with a season-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

The Hawks lost despite deploying their usual starting lineup but Sefolosha provided a silver lining, proving that he's fully recovered from the calf injury that caused him to miss 23 games. He may be worth fantasy owners' attention when the Hawks rest starters, but is tough to rely on with competition from Kent Bazemore (24 minutes), Shelvin Mack (24 minutes) and even Austin Day (seven minutes).
Mar 31 - 10:08 PM

Reggie Jackson battled nausea throughout Tuesday's game, which he still finished with 12 points, two 3-pointers, four boards, 11 assists and two turnovers.

Jackson played only 22 minutes and was clearly exhausted after short stints, requiring near-constant attention from Detroit's trainers throughout the game. It's to his credit that he gutted out a double-double in the Pistons' unexpected win vs. the Hawks, but fantasy owners should consider him questionable to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets. Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) is also iffy for that game, which could lead to huge minutes for John Lucas III.
Mar 31 - 10:01 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (sprained left ankle) will not return on Tuesday.

He rolled his ankle in the first half and his absence leaves Detroit very thin at PG, as Reggie Jackson is battling an illness and John Lucas III has barely played recently. Dinwiddie has averaged 16.5 minutes over Detroit's previous 10 games, playing time that will shift to Lucas if he can't suit up for Wednesday's road game in Charlotte.
Mar 31 - 9:16 PM

Updating a previous report, C.J. Miles (sprained ankle) is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game.

He sprained his ankle in the first quarter and was able to return for a while, but Rodney Stuckey took his place in the starting lineup to begin the second half. We'll pass along an update after the game.
Mar 31 - 9:09 PM

Dennis Schroder's X-rays and MRI revealed a sprained toe, and the injury isn't believed to be serious.

Schroder himself Tweeted the update and this is terrific news for the Hawks, especially since they're likely to rest Jeff Teague and other starters down the stretch. When Schroder will return is still unclear but he'll be a nice pickup once he's active -- he finished March with solid averages of 13.9 points, 1.2 threes, 2.6 boards, 6.0 assists and 0.5 steals in just 24 minutes per game.
Mar 31 - 7:38 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) is expected to play on Tuesday.

Whiteside will come off the bench behind starting center Chris Andersen. His pain tolerance is a main concern for the Heat, as well as the fear that he'll re-tear his stitches before the wound fully heals. His offense is likely to suffer due to the bulky protective bandage on his hand, but his talent is great enough that he belongs in all active lineups.
Mar 31 - 7:28 PM

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said he was not concerned about Dwyane Wade's knee.

Spoelstra added that Wade is past last week's issue, and he seems relatively fine. Wade will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs, and with Luol Deng (knee) out, he's going to be asked to do more on offense. He's coming off a 40-point performance from Sunday, so owners should feel confident plugging him into their active roster despite tonight's tough matchup against San Antonio.
Mar 31 - 6:56 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) hopes to return for the Pistons' "last five games," according to Stan Van Gundy.

Monroe is slowly ramping up his activity and could return as soon as this weekend, according to SVG, though a return for the final five games would have him in uniform on Wednesday, Apr. 8. Anyone struggling to win this week should look for safer options, but this at least gives some hope to owners holding Monroe until the bitter end.
Mar 31 - 6:47 PM




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