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Kris Humphries will enter the starting lineup in place of Nene (foot) for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

Nov 25 - 6:16 PM

Chris Andersen (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.

Erik Spoelstra has said that Andersen "will be out for awhile," so this news isn't surprising. Udonis Haslem and Justin Hamilton will split Andersen's backup minutes, but neither guy is worthy of any attention in standard leagues.
Nov 25 - 6:13 PM

Andrew Bogut (eye) has been downgraded to questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

Bogut was a full participant during shootaround, so this news is a bit surprising. If Bogut is unable to go, Marreese Speights will be the primary beneficiary with Festus Ezeli seeing some extended run off the bench. The Heat have given up plenty of big lines to opposing centers this season, so Speights could be in for another big night. Stay tuned.
Nov 25 - 6:05 PM

Norris Cole (finger) will return to the starting lineup Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

Cole had an impressive 23-point debut on opening night, but since then he's failed to eclipse 12 points. Cole is averaging just 7.4 points, 3.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer per game as a starter, and he's just not worth owning in standard leagues. His return will likely translate to a loss of playing time for Shabazz Napier, making Napier an unattractive option in daily leagues.
Nov 25 - 6:00 PM

Mo Williams (illness) was not able to practice on Tuesday.

This is the second consecutive practice that Williams has sat out, and it's not known whether he'll be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. If he's unable to go Zach LaVine would get all the minutes he can handle, and he could make for a nice low-budget option in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Nov 25 - 5:46 PM

As expected, Nene (plantar fasciitis) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

Plantar fasciitis is a tricky injury, and rest is the only cure, so Nene could be out for quite some time. It's unclear who will start with Nene sidelined, but Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin, and Drew Gooden will all vie for minutes. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with aforementioned big men.

Joakim Noah (eye/left knee) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

It's worth noting that Joakim's left knee is the one that was surgically repaired this offseason, so we'll be monitoring this situation closely. If Noah sits out, Nikola Mirotic would likely slide into the starting lineup, and would serve as an excellent plug-and-play option in daily leagues against a weak Denver interior defense. Check back for an official update on Noah's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip.
Nov 25 - 5:24 PM

Evan Fournier (right quad contusion) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors.

If Fournier is unable to go, Victor Oladipo would be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes, with Willie Green, Ben Gordon, and Elfrid Payton also seeing some extended run. Stay tuned.

Coach Byron Scott said that he may try to trim a couple minutes off Kobe Bryant's current minutes allotment, as Kobe has been struggling with fatigue during the second half of games.

Kobe is currently averaging 35.7 minutes per game, but is also shooting a career-worst 38.1 percent from the field. Scott is attributing some of those misses to fatigue, and while a minor reduction in minutes would have a minimal impact on Kobe's overall numbers, it could have a positive effect on his field goal percentage.
Nov 25 - 5:11 PM

David West (ankle) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

Head coach Frank Vogel will have the final say as to whether West suits up or not, but he did give an encouraging quote after Tuesday's practice. "I’m hopeful [West can play Friday]," said Vogel. "We’ll see how he responded to this work, but we’re hopeful for Friday." It's looking like West is very close to making his regular-season debut, and when he returns Luis Scola will head to the bench. Stay tuned.
Nov 25 - 4:49 PM

Gary Neal (sprained left shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

If Neal is unable to go, his minutes would be split up between Gerald Henderson, Brian Roberts, and potentially P.J. Hairston if he's able to suit up. However, none of those guys make for a very attractive option in daily leagues, nor are they worthy of a pickup in standard leagues.

P.J. Hairston (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

Hairston could see some extended run with Gary Neal (shoulder) listed as doubtful, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out for Wednesday's game. However, Hairston is averaging just 6.0 points and 1.5 three-pointers as a starter, so there's not much to like here.
Nov 25 - 4:36 PM

Eric Gordon is hopeful that he won't have to undergo surgery to repair his torn labrum.

"We’ll see," Gordon said regarding a potential surgery. "It’s a full tear. I still have a labrum. But it’s tough for any athlete to deal with that. If I keep on playing, it’s going to be a lingering issue. This thing doesn’t heal all the way correctly, I’ve heard, unless surgery happens." An official decision on Gordon's recovery will be made in the next couple of weeks, and while he'd like to avoid it, it's looking like surgery is probable. Darius Miller has moved into the starting lineup with Gordon sidelined, but with career averages of just 3.2 points and not much else, owners can use a wait-and-see approach.
Nov 25 - 4:29 PM

Roy Hibbert (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. San Antonio.

If Hibbert is unable to go, Ian Mahinmi would be in line to draw another start. However, a matchup against the Spurs is not very enticing, so owners may want to think twice before using Mahinmi as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Nov 25 - 4:16 PM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis (ankle) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

With Carlos Boozer (shoulder) being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, Davis could be in line to draw another start. However, a matchup vs. the Grizzlies is far from desirable, so Davis isn't necessarily a must-start guy even if he is able to draw another start for the Lakers. Stay tuned.
Nov 25 - 4:12 PM



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