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O.J. Mayo will come off the bench and Gary Neal will start against the Raptors on Saturday night.

Coach Larry Drew's rotation is in complete disarray. Mayo has been lost and hasn't been able to fit into the offense, but in Mayo's defense, there really aren't many options on offense for the Bucks. It's unclear if this is temporary or if Drew is seriously considering bringing Mayo off the bench for an extended period of time. It's early, but Mayo's season is off to a bad start. His owners probably shouldn't be selling too low at this point.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 07:54:00 PM

Carlos Boozer (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Nov 23 - 3:06 PM

Jeremy Lin said that his back is fine and he will suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

The injury was never considered serious, so go ahead and get him in your lineups. Lin is not getting a lot of FGA this year playing next to Kobe Bryant, averaging just 8.0 attempts per game to go with 11.8 points, 4.8 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, and a career-worst 0.8 steals. He's not a must-start guy on a nightly basis, but as the only true starting-caliber point guard in LA, he's worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 23 - 3:00 PM

Brandon Jennings (thumb) did not practice on Sunday, and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

The good news is x-rays were negative, so Jennings is just dealing with a sprain. If he's unable to go on Tuesday, D.J. Augustin will get all the minutes he can handle, and Spencer Dinwiddie could see some extended run off the bench. Augustin makes sense as a speculative add in standard leagues, but just know his value will be short-lived.
Nov 23 - 2:51 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) did not practice on Sunday, and will not play Monday vs. the Jazz or Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

Nikola Mirotic will be the main beneficiary of Gibson's absence, and he is coming off a 24-point 11-rebound outing vs. Portland. If Pau Gasol (calf) is also unable to suit up on Monday, Mirotic is going to get all the minutes he can handle, and he makes for a decent speculative add in standard leagues for owners with roster space. Just know that Mirotic's value could be short-lived with Gasol nearing a return.
Nov 23 - 2:44 PM

Pau Gasol (calf) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and is hopeful he'll be able to suit up for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

Gasol said that he's feeling much better, and he hasn't had a setback with the calf strain so far, so things are looking positive for him returning to action on Monday. However, if Gasol is unable to go Nikola Mirotic would be in for a heavy heaping of minutes with Taj Gibson (ankle) already ruled out for Monday and Tuesday.
Nov 23 - 2:35 PM

Derrick Rose (hamstring) will practice on Sunday, but he remains a game-time decision for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

It's a constant guessing game with Rose, so owners will want to check back closer to Monday's tip for an official update on his status. With both Rose and Kirk Hinrich (chest) headed for game-time decisions on Monday, Aaron Brooks could be in for a big game, although Brooks has failed to capitalize on the increased opportunity a couple times this season.
Nov 23 - 2:25 PM

Andrea Bargnani will be out indefinitely after straining his calf muscle during Friday's workout.

Bargnani has been pretty awful for the past couple years, and he just can't seem to stay healthy. Until he can actually suit up for a game, Bargnani belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 23 - 2:07 PM

Brook Lopez sat out the entire fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to San Antonio, finishing with a mere six points, four rebounds and one block in 25 minutes.

Lopez has been very inconsistent since returning from foot surgery, and his fantasy value has relied solely upon 15.3 points, 1.0 steals, 1.7 blocks and solid percentages. He's averaging a mere 5.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists and has struggled defensively, which is part of the reason he's playing under 30 minutes per game. Fantasy owners won't complain as long as he's healthy, but it would be nice to see him find a groove before the New Year.
Source: Newsday
Nov 23 - 12:35 PM

Terrence Jones has regained feeling in his toes after damaging a nerve in his leg on Nov. 4, but he remains without a timetable.

"It was scary, very scary for me not to have any movement in my leg at first," said Jones, who has nine games and counting. "Now I’m able to move it a little bit ... Hopefully I’ll be back soon. It’s getting better. It’s hard to say, but I just know I’m coming in and it’s improving." He's dealing with nerve inflammation, which is an unpredictable injury, and fantasy owners have no choice but to shelve him and hope for the best.
Nov 23 - 9:45 AM

Nene's plantar fasciitis is in his right foot, not the left foot that derailed his 2012-13 season.

"I think he’s OK," said Wizards coach Randy Wittman. "I haven’t been able to talk with the trainer or anything to get exactly what’s going on." Nene said the pain has developed "over time" and we're considering him questionable for Tuesday's home game vs. the Hawks, the first in a back-to-back set for Washington. Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden would absorb Nene's minutes if he can't suit up.
Nov 23 - 9:07 AM

Gordon Hayward was terrific in a losing effort against the Pelicans on Saturday, making 9-of-16 from the field for 31 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He made 11-of-14 from the line, which serves as a great indicator of how aggressive he was tonight. Hayward adding some muscle to his frame was highly evident tonight and his new style should help him sustain a better shooting clip. The breakout is real.
Nov 23 - 2:16 AM




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