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Tim Quarterman (ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

The undrafted rookie has suited up for a total of 12 games this season and has never exceeded the eight-minutes mark, so his playing status is irrelevant in fantasy hoops.
Jan 24 - 4:15 PM

Ed Davis (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday against the Lakers.

Davis averages just 16.9 minutes a night, so his playing status doesn't carry much weight in fantasy hoops. If he can't give it a go on Wednesday, Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh would split his minutes, but that doesn't mean all that much.
Jan 24 - 4:12 PM

Mike Muscala (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls.

Kris Humphries and Mike Scott will continue to split Muscala's minutes, but neither guy will be on the floor enough to make a difference in most leagues. Muscala, Humphries and Scott belong on the waiver wire in most settings.
Jan 24 - 4:10 PM

Joe Harris (left ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

Wednesday will mark Harris' third straight game on the sidelines, and it's currently unclear exaclty when he'll be able to get back to the court. Caris LeVert, Randy Foye and Sean Kilpatrick will continue to split Harris' minutes, with LeVert offering the most upside out of that group.

Luke Walton is uncertain if he'll give Brandon Ingram another start at point guard on Wednesday.

The first time Walton allowed Ingram to start at point guard, the rookie flirted with a triple-double in a close loss to the Cavs, but the second time around Ingram committed three turnovers and zero assists while the Lakers suffered their worst loss in franchise history; so it's been a mixed bag. Walton may want to temporarily suspend the point-Ingram experiment, but regardless of what position Ingram plays at, he's sure to log significant minutes for the rebuilding Lakers.
Jan 24 - 3:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Luke Walton confirmed that Luol Deng (wrist) will play Wednesday in Portland.

Deng missed the scrimmage portion of Tuesday's practice, but he'll be good to go for Wednesday's game after logging 19 minutes in his return from a two-game stint on the sidelines on Sunday. Deng is starting and getting solid run for the Lakers, but statistically, his production just hasn't been there and his rest-of-season outlook isn't looking great as an older guy playing on a rebuilding team.
Jan 24 - 3:36 PM

Jeremy Lamb (foot) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

This is the first time Lamb has been designated with the questionable tag since going down with the foot issue, so maybe he can get back to the court on Wednesday night following a six-game absence. If he does, he could take away some minutes from Marco Belinelli, but it's unlikely he'll earn enough minutes to matter in most leagues.
Jan 24 - 3:29 PM

Cody Zeller (quad contusion) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

This is the first we're hearing of a quad contusion for Zeller, but it hasn't taken much to force him to the sidelines this season. If he's out, Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes will split the five-man minutes, but neither of those guys can be considered viable targets in most settings. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Jan 24 - 3:27 PM

Frank Kaminsky (nasal fracture), Cody Zeller (quad) and Jeremy Lamb (foot) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

It's unclear exactly when Kaminsky broke his nose, but he'll likely be fitted for a mask and his ability to play will be a matter of pain tolerance. If both Kaminsky and Zeller can't give it a go on Wednesday, Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes would split the center minutes, and Marvin Williams would get all the run he could handle. Lamb has spent the past six games on the sidelines, which has translated to more minutes for Marco Belinelli.
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Quin Snyder said on Monday that Rodney Hood's (knee) initial timetable was set at 2-4 weeks, and he hasn't deviated from that proposed timeline.

Hood went down with the knee injury on January 15, so we're currently just a little over a week into his rehab, and if he requires the full four weeks off, we won't see him back on the court until mid-February. Hood wasn't playing very well at all prior to going down, so if you're in a standard league without an IR-spot and struggling in the standings, you may be forced to outright cut him. Joe Ingles will continue to start in Hood's absence, and he's worth a look if you want some steals and triples.
Jan 24 - 3:15 PM

Luol Deng (wrist) is probable to play Wednesday in Portland.

Deng went through a majority of Tuesday's practice, but sat out the scrimmage portion after a minor collision with Tarik Black in which he got popped in the face. He should be good to go for Wednesday night, although over the past month he's ranked outside the top-150 with forgettable averages of 8.0 points, 5.9 boards and not much else on 40.5 percent shooting. As Larry Nance works his way into game shape, Deng's value will likely continue to trend in the wrong direction.
Jan 24 - 3:05 PM

LeBron James said that the Cavs need to improve their roster if they want to repeat for a championship.

"I not mad or upset at management cause [David Griffin] and staff have done a great job, I just feel we still need to improve in order to repeat," James Tweeted. "If that's what we wanna do." More specifically, James wants management to add another playmaker, but with the Cavs current roster construction, it'll be tough to bring in another piece without a major shakeup. The cost of assembling a Superteam tends to be a lack of depth (in addition to $54 million in luxury taxes).
Source: NBA.com
Jan 24 - 2:52 PM

Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) practiced on Tuesday, and there's a chance he could return to action Thursday vs. Minnesota.

"We'll see how he feels tomorrow," said head coach Nate McMillan. "Then we'll make a decision if he's ready to go on Thursday." Stuckey just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, and he'll likely be brought along slowly. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 24 - 2:41 PM

Jeff Hornacek hinted on Tuesday that he's ready to give more minutes to Willy Hernangomez.

Hernangomez has been impressive any time he's been given meaningful run this season, but his playing time has fluctuated too wildly for him to be deserving of a standard league roster spot. It'll be interesting to see if Hornacek holds true to his words, but this is more of a wait-and-see situation in most settings.
Jan 24 - 2:35 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

He's likely going to spend at least another week on the sidelines, and there's a chance his absence extends beyond that. Joe Ingles will continue to start in his absence, with Gordon Hayward seeing an uptick in usage. Ingles is worth owning in most leagues while Hood is on the sidelines.
Jan 24 - 2:30 PM



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