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Date: Team: Pos:

Jose Calderon (knee) is questionable to play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He is a little closer to doubtful to play after a knee injury from the weekend. Calderon has really struggled on both ends and the team might not want to put him at the mercy of Russell Westbrook. Fantasy owners can plan on him sitting while Langston Galloway figures to start again.
Jan 28 - 2:35 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) is expected to make his return to the lineup against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He's not a complete lock because the team will want to see how he performs in pre-game workouts, and he's technically questionable to play. Most signs do point to him playing despite an earlier report today. Martin has been doing a lot of non-contact work and missed some practice over the weekend. He's someone worth grabbing in standard leagues. Meanwhile, it should be interesting to see what happens with the other starters. Andrew Wiggins may slide to the small forward spot, which would bump Gorgui Dieng or Thaddeus Young from the starting unit.
Jan 28 - 2:17 PM

The Heat are expected to sign Tyler Johnson to another 10-day contract.

The deal is expected to be completed on Thursday or Friday, so we will let you know when it becomes official. Even with Dwyane Wade picking up another hamstring issue, Johnson's role will likely be limited and he can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Jan 28 - 1:56 PM

Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery on his knee Wednesday and he is expected to be out a minimum of six weeks.

There's a chance he could be out even longer than that, and his owners may be forced to evaluate other options with fantasy playoffs looming. Brian Roberts will take over as the starting point guard in Charlotte and should be picked up in most leagues, while Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson should handle the ball more as well.

C.J. Miles (groin) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

He got a chance to rest on Tuesday against the Raptors but his status likely won't be determined until closer to tip-off. If Miles is forced to sit again, expect Rodney Stuckey to be the primary beneficiary, with C.J. Watson and Damjan Rudez picking up some additional minutes as well.

JaVale McGee (leg) will return either Wednesday night vs. the Pelicans, or thursday night vs. the Grizzlies.

Considering that he has missed 23 straight games, the Nuggets will likely bring him along very slowly so there is no need to consider adding him in most leagues. Owners in deep leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here unless they are desperate for blocks.
Jan 28 - 1:39 PM

Evan Turner (thumb) said that his thumb has improved and that he will play vs. Minnesota.

X-rays taken on his thumb were negative so this news confirms that the coast is clear for Turner. He has been solid since being named the starting point guard in Boston, and while he is much better in points formats, he's still worth owing in most leagues.
Jan 28 - 1:33 PM

Mo Williams (personal) will not play on Wednesday against the Celtics, but will join up with the team on Thursday.

He has also been battling a hip injury, so Williams probably wouldn't have been able to play anyways. With Ricky Rubio (ankle) still sidelined, rookie Zach LaVine will likely step into the starting lineup while newly acquired Lorenzo Brown could see some action as well. However, neither LaVine or Brown are reliable enough to use outside of deeper leagues, so feel free to leave them on the wire.

The Spurs have officially signed Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract on Wednesday.

Williams will provide the Spurs with another 3-point threat in the absence of Marco Belinelli (groin), but his role likely won't be large enough to warrant attention in most leagues. You can safely leave Williams on the wire for now.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 28 - 12:51 PM

Minnesota has signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, and he is expected to be available to play against the Celtics.

The uncertainty surrounding Ricky Rubio's (ankle) return and the latest injury to Mo Williams (hip) may have forced their hand, so Brown may end up seeing some action right out of the gate. There's no need to consider an add outside of ridiculously deep leagues just yet, but we will let you know if he pops up on the fantasy radar.
Jan 28 - 12:43 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics as expected.

There is simply no telling when we will see Rubio back in action, and all his owners can do is simply wait until we get a positive report. Mo Williams is questionable on Wednesday with a hip injury, meaning rookie Zach LaVine could see big minutes against the Celtics. Stay tuned.
Jan 28 - 12:35 PM

The Spurs are closing in on signing Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract.

There's no doubt that Williams can hit 3-pointers like nobody's business, but it's hard to imagine him having a sizable role in San Antonio. We will let you know if the deal becomes official, but it's safe to leave Williams on the wire for now.
Jan 28 - 12:28 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract on Wednesday.

The Jazz decided against signing Elliot Williams to a new deal, meaning johnson will now have a chance to stake his claim for a spot in Utah's rotation. While Johnson will be available to play on Wednesday, owners in deeper leagues would be advised to use a wait-and-see approach here.
Jan 28 - 12:21 PM

Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

It will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and though the injury isn't serious, this has to be frustrating for his owners. Durant is still listed as day-to-day, so we will update his status as soon as more details become available. Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he is too unreliable to use in most leagues. Instead, expect Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka to carry the load for the Thunder tonight, and be sure to give them a long look in daily leagues.

Terrence Jones participated in shootaround, and he will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

Rockets coach Kevin McHale is a huge fan of Jones' game, but after missing nearly three months of action he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Jones is more than worth a flier in deeper leagues, but it will be interesting to see how coach McHale tweaks his crowded frontcourt rotation that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard (ankle).



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