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Nerlens Noel (knee) said "4-4-14" on his Twitter account on Sunday.

To be clear, there has been no confirmation from the team. The Sixers play the Celtics on that Friday, so the first thought on that day is a possible target date for Noel to make his NBA debut. Interestingly, the Sixers play on Apr. 5 at home, so one would think they'd be more inclined to play him in front of the home folks rather than at TD Garden. Although, Noel is from Massachusetts and lived about 15 minutes away from Boston. The 76ers are obviously going to keep his minutes in check, but he could make his debut this year especially after finally taking on some contact in practice. He's not a must-stash player.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. (wrist) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Celtics, and he's unlikely for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

With Hardaway Jr. and Alexey Shved (ribs) sidelined, Langston Galloway will get all the run he can handle. Ricky Ledo could also enter the rotation, but Galloway is the better play in standard leagues.
Mar 27 - 5:55 PM

Mason Plumlee will start in place of Thaddeus Young (knee) on Friday night against the Cavs.

The last time Thaddeus Young was out of the starting lineup, the Nets went with a forward combo of Joe Johnson and Alan Anderson, but they'll go big against the Cavs. Plumlee and Brook Lopez were on the court together for about 12 minutes on Wednesday, so that should continue and both could play for about 20 minutes next to each other. Give Plumlee a look because he'll have a chance at a double-double.
Mar 27 - 5:50 PM

Dewayne Dedmon (left ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

It appears that Dedmon suffered a setback when he returned to action on Wednesday, and he could be looking at additional time on the sidelines. Channing Frye will have the opportunity to slide back into the starting lineup tonight, but he can only be viewed as a 3-point specialist in extremely deep leagues. On such a busy Friday night, there should be much better options available to slide into your active roster.
Mar 27 - 5:34 PM

Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is making significant progress and rode a stationary bike on Friday.

If the progress continues, Jones could resume on-court activity as soon as Tuesday. This is great news to hear on Jones after suffering a very scary partially collapsed lung. Fantasy owners can probably keep him on the wire unless you have the luxury of stashing players right now.
Mar 27 - 3:18 PM

Kevin Durant (foot) will have season-ending foot surgery and will be held out of basketball activities for 4-6 months.

He is going to have a bone graft procedure because he is "showing signs of regression," according to the team. This will be his third surgery on his right foot and he's not a complete lock to be ready for training camp. If Durant needs six months to get back to basketball-related activity, he'll be looking at an October return. After five consecutive seasons of being the number one player in fantasy leagues, Durant's fantasy stock has plummeted more than almost anyone could have imagined. We hope we see the 2013-14 KD next season.
Mar 27 - 2:55 PM

Nicolas Batum (back) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

He missed the last two games and should be ready to play tonight. Batum reportedly looked good in warmups on Wednesday, but the team still held him out. Hopefully he doesn't aggravate his back injury and puts up a big line in what should be a high-scoring game. Dorell Wright can be dropped in most leagues while C.J. McCollum will also take a big hit.
Mar 27 - 2:41 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Trail Blazers.

Knight has missed the past seven games, so if he is able to go, he'll likely have his minutes held in check, as his conditioning is likely not where it needs to be. Owners will need to check back for another update closer to tip-off, but with 13 games being played tonight, Knight is not necessarily a must-start guy in standard leagues. Stay tuned.
Mar 27 - 2:02 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) still has not been able to practice, and he remains without an official timetable to return.

"I’m just trying to take it slow, don’t want to re-aggravate it. Obviously last time I tried to do a little bit more, it flared up on me," said Holiday. "I think the doctor kind of has a timetable, which they know about. I don’t really know. I don’t ask questions, because I might try to test the waters a little bit too soon. So I just do what they tell me." With just 11 games remaining for the Pelicans, and no clear return date in sight, Holiday belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 27 - 1:44 PM

Dennis Schroder will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. Miami with Jeff Teague (ankle) unavailable.

We've seen this movie before, and basically every time Schroder starts, he's an excellent guy to target in daily leagues. Through seven starts this season Schroder has compiled averages of 14.0 points, 7.4 assists, and 0.9 steals per game. With a favorable matchup against Miami tonight, he's a great, low-budget play in daily leagues.
Mar 27 - 1:32 PM

Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (knee) will likely be cleared for contact by next week.

Rose has been doing some non-contact work for a little over a week now, and he's been making steady progress without experiencing any setbacks, which is welcome news for a guy who has spent much of the past three years on the sidelines. It appears he's going to make it back in time for the playoffs, but his fantasy season is essentially kaput, and he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all re-draft leagues.
Mar 27 - 1:21 PM

Steve Kerr said he doesn't plan to rest anyone for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala are usually the guys in danger of the random rest day, but owners can feel confident plugging those guys into their active rosters tonight.
Mar 27 - 1:12 PM




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