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Raja Bell has officially retired from the NBA.

Bell was a two-time All-Defensive team member and he finishes his career with averages of 9.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. The 37-year-old father of three is ready to focus on his family and prepare for his post-NBA life, and he's already begun doing color commentary for ESPN. His defensive tenacity and clutch 3-point shooting will be fondly remembered by fans of the six teams he played for during his 12-year career.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Avery Bradley (Achilles) will play Monday vs. the Hornets.

Olynyk got tripped up by a ball boy during Sunday's practice and rolled his ankle, but luckily the ankle tweak won't force him to spend any time on the sidelines. Bradley is likely going to start tonight, which will send Marcus Smart back to the bench.
Jan 16 - 5:57 PM

Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) will not return to Monday's game against the Magic.

Ugh. Harris just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, as he's had some major issues with his right leg. He's now missed time with a groin and foot injury (both to his right leg), and it's looking like this new ankle injury could again force him to the sidelines for at least a few games. Will Barton and Jamal Murray will benefit sans Harris, with Barton offering a bit more upside. The only positive here is that X-rays came back negative, but we should get a rough timetable after he undergoes an MRI.
Jan 16 - 5:45 PM

Anthony Davis (tailbone) is headed to the locker room.

Davis tried to posterize Myles Turner on a dunk attempt, but Turner did not let that happen, and Davis hit the floor hard. He was writhing in pain on the ground for roughly a minute, and while he stayed in the game to knock down his free throws, he went straight back to the locker room after knocking them down. Davis was barely able to walk on his way back to the locker room, so it seems unlikely he'll be able to return to this one. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 5:38 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) is probable to play Monday vs. the Hornets.

Bradley was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and was active at shootaround, so all signs are pointing to him returning from a four-game absence tonight. With Bradley back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will return to the bench and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as active on offense.
Jan 16 - 5:35 PM

Gary Harris (right groin) is headed to the locker room.

Harris appeared to tweak his groin on a drive to the hoop, and after being evaluated on the bench, the Nuggets trainers decided to take him back to the locker room for further evaluation. It's worth noting that he was walking with a noticeable limp, which isn't the greatest sign. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 5:26 PM

Kenneth Faried will move into the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Magic, sending Wilson Chandler to the bench.

This move is likely a matchup-based decision with Orlando going with a more traditional frontcourt, so Chandler could be back in the starting five as soon as Tuesday's game against the Lakers. In 15 starts this season, Faried owns averages of 9.8 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 steal and 1.1 blocks per contest in 22.5 minutes, so him running with the first unit won't result in a major uptick in value.
Jan 16 - 4:28 PM

Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic.

They were both listed as probable so no surprises here. Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic will join them in the starting five with Wilson Chandler heading to the bench. Feel free to get Harris and The Rooster active.
Jan 16 - 4:26 PM

Enes Kanter is being listed as the probable starter for Monday's game against the Clippers.

This report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, but with Steven Adams (concussion) set to sit this one out Kanter moving into the starting five does make sense. Even if Kanter doesn't start, he's sure to see a solid uptick in minutes, and per-36-minutes this season he owns averages of 24.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 blocks per game. He's in for a big night sans Adams and makes for an intriguing DFS target.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Kanter is going to be an across-the-board play tonight as his minutes should trend closer to 33-35 as opposed to the 25-30 we're typically accustomed to seeing from him. We may not see him perform at his typical 1.14 FP per minute mark - he'll be seeing more court time with the starters - but he's the only offensive threat the Thunder have in the front-court.
Jan 16 - 4:14 PM

Will Barton (illness), Gary Harris (right groin soreness) and Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) are all expected to play Monday vs. the Magic.

All these guys are probable, so owners can go ahead and plug them into their starting lineups with confidence.
Jan 16 - 4:05 PM

Jordan Clarkson (sprained right ankle) and Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

It's unclear exactly when Clarkson suffered this ankle injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, guys like Lou Williams, D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram would all have the opportunity to see an uptick in minutes. Blacks absence would translate to more minutes for Thomas Robinson.
Jan 16 - 3:58 PM

Evan Fournier (heel) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nuggets, as expected.

He's currently without an official timetable to return, and it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend the entire week on the sidelines. Jodie Meeks will draw the start in his place, and Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join him in the starting five.
Jan 16 - 3:47 PM




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