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James Young is not expected to play on Thursday vs. Boston.

The 76ers signed Young to a two-way contract and he might get a handful of minutes while J.J. Redick (leg) is out, but fantasy owners can watch his progress from the waiver wire.
Jan 18 - 10:58 AM

Iman Shumpert (knee surgery, foot) will not play on Thursday vs. the Magic.

He did practice on Wednesday and is getting closer, but Derrick Rose (ankle) will beat him back to the court. Shumpert isn't going to have a big role when he returns with Dwayne Wade, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver all healthy, and the Cavs may shop his contract at the deadline.
Jan 18 - 10:57 AM

Derrick Rose (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. the Magic.

Rose will go through the morning shootaround, so he should be ready to return tonight barring any setbacks. With Isaiah Thomas ramping up his workload, there's no reason to add Rose in most formats.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 18 - 10:52 AM

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have gauged interest on Jerian Grant.

Kris Dunn is obviously locked in as the starter, Zach LaVine can play some backup point and the Bulls want to get a look at Cameron Payne (foot) once he's healthy, so Grant is expendable. Unless he's traded to another lottery-bound team, a move may not help Grant's outlook.
Jan 18 - 10:28 AM

On ESPN's The Jump, Adrian Wojnarowski said that Derrick Favors is "available" and that teams are calling about him.

Wojnarowski mentions the Cavaliers as a potential suitor, and it's no secret that they could use some rim protection -- they've also been linked to DeAndre Jordan. Favors has an expiring contract which is attractive to a team like Cleveland, and it makes sense for Jazz to entertain offers or he could simply walk as a free agent this summer.
Jan 18 - 10:25 AM

The Hawks have recalled Josh Magette from the G-League.

Atlanta just sent down Isaiah Taylor for a G-League stint, so Magette may get a handful of minutes as the third-string PG.
Jan 18 - 10:12 AM

Isaiah Taylor has been assigned to the G-League.

The Hawks are recalling Josh Magette, so he will get Taylor's reps as the third-string PG for now. Taylor belongs on the waiver wire.
Jan 18 - 10:10 AM

Tyler Cavanaugh has been assigned to the G-League.

He's irrelevant with Dewayne Dedmon back in the lineup.
Jan 18 - 10:09 AM

DeAndre Bembry has been assigned to the G-League.

Coach Mike Budenholzer said Bembry "still has a ways to go" in his rehab from his groin injury, so he belongs on the waiver wire. The Hawks are interested in moving Kent Bazmore and Marco Belinelli at the deadline, so Bembry could be relevant later on.
Jan 18 - 10:08 AM

Bucks reporter Gery Woelfel said they are no longer the favorites to trade for DeAndre Jordan.

Woefel didn't mention who the frontrunner was, but the Cavaliers have been heavily linked to him in recent weeks. Jordan is an obvious trade candidate with his expiring contract and we'll hear plenty of rumors before the Feb. 8 deadline. For now, this update should be a slight relief for John Henson's owners.
Jan 18 - 10:05 AM

Blazers coach Terry Stotts said he may tweak the rotation to get Shabazz Napier more minutes.

"Coach talked to us a little bit about doing some different things with the rotation," C.J. McCollum said. "Trying to figure out different ways to get us on the court together and have [Shabazz] out there." We've seen some 3-PG lineups for the Blazers in recent weeks with Napier sharing the floor with Damian Lillard and McCollum, and it makes sense for Portland to get Napier more involved because he's been really solid on offense. He's an excellent handcuff for Lillard's owners and will have some standalone value if this trend continues.
Source: Oregon Live
Jan 18 - 9:40 AM

Damian Lillard said his calf isn't 100 percent, but he believes he's getting closer.

"When I came back I knew that it would take some time just to be able to move comfortably," Lillard said after Tuesday's win vs. the Suns. "The last few games each game it's gotten better. In Minnesota [on Sunday], I just felt good moving around. Tonight, I just felt good. I felt almost normal at times." He certainly hasn't looked unhealthy since returning to action, putting up 26.0 points per game in his last four outings with at least seven dimes in each.
Source: Oregon Live
Jan 18 - 9:36 AM

Furkan Korkmaz (foot) is likely going to be out until the All-Star break.

This means he isn't going to get a chance to help the 76ers while J.J. Redick (leg) is out. Assuming the Philly roster is healthy once Korkmaz is cleared, he'll remain buried on the depth chart.
Jan 18 - 9:28 AM

The Nuggets kept Lou Williams in check on Wednesday, but he still finished with 17 points, five assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 36 minutes.

Williams encountered waves of defenders and a lot of Gary Harris tonight, which limited him to 6-of-18 shooting and a modest four free-throw attempts. This is the first time in nearly a month that he's been held under 20 points, ending an incredible 13-game stretch during which he averaged 31.2 points and 4.4 triples while shooting 47.9% from the field and 91.9% from the line. He's shattered all expectations in his 13th NBA season, and it's hard to 'sell high' on him unless you're getting back a definite top-50 value.
Jan 18 - 2:06 AM

Tyler Johnson (ankle) will see a specialist in New York on Thursday.

The team says it is just a precaution. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Johnson tried to play on Wednesday and he called the guard "a psycho" to want to play, but Spo said "not a chance." Johnson also said he's hoping to be back in days not weeks, so he should still be held in fantasy. Wayne Ellington should be owned in 12-team leagues while Justise Winslow is the next man up after that.
Jan 18 - 2:01 AM



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