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Date: Team: Pos:

The Warriors have recalled Ognjen Kuzmic from the D-League.

Kuz is averaging under five minutes in 15 appearances this season. He has no fantasy value, especially with Andrew Bogut is healthy and Festus Ezeli (ankle) nearing a return.
Jan 28 - 7:46 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

He's not even on the active roster and will be in street clothes. The Rockets might not have him for Friday against the Celtics, so his fantasy owners just have to bench him for now. Expect Joey Dorsey to start again with Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones to help out.
Jan 28 - 7:36 PM

Tyreke Evans will start against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

He was basically probable for this one and should be able to resume his normal role. Evans figures to run the offense and he'll attempt to keep Ty Lawson out of the lane on defense. He's a must-start option tonight.
Jan 28 - 7:34 PM

Shawn Marion will start at SF on Wednesday with LeBron James (wrist) unavailable.

LeBron is also doubtful for Friday's game, giving Marion a small window of opportunity with an expanded role. He's worth a glance for daily-league owners seeking a cheap option, but everyone in standard leagues should steer clear given the Cavs' plethora of options on the wings.
Jan 28 - 7:12 PM

Alan Anderson will start in place of Bojan Bogdanovic against the Hawks on Wednesday.

Bogdanovic is back in the doghouse after five really bad games. Anderson has not been great or anything and the move is more about the struggles of the rookie. Anderson is only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Jan 28 - 7:09 PM

Flip Saunders said that Ricky Rubio (ankle) isn't likely to return until next week.

Rubio won't play on Wednesday and this makes him very doubtful for games on Friday and Saturday. The Wolves play four games next week, beginning Monday in Dallas, so owners should keep an eye out for updates over the weekend. Zach LaVine will be running the show on Wednesday with Mo Williams (personal) unavailable.
Jan 28 - 6:59 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) is active to face the Pelicans on Wednesday.

This doesn't necessarily mean he's going to play tonight. McGee is expected to play tonight or Thursday, so fantasy owners should exercise some caution here. He won't play big minutes regardless, so leave him on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 28 - 6:56 PM

LeBron James (wrist) is considered doubtful to play against the Kings on Friday.

It's weird day to see LeBron James and Kevin Durant out on he same night. James has been extremely durable before this season, but he's had knee and back issues before this injury. The Cavs are on a back-to-back this weekend, so James should be considered questionable for Saturday in Minnesota. Expect to see more of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion with Smith as the only reliable option.
Jan 28 - 6:50 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Celtics.

It will be his first game back since November and he might see some limited playing time. Martin will likely bump Andrew Wiggins over to small forward, which may cut minutes Thaddeus Young,, Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic. Martin should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 28 - 6:45 PM

Tyreke Evans (illness) is a game-time decision to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Coach Monty Williams said he does expect Evans to play. If he doesn't for some reason, the Pelicans are going to have to unleash Jimmer Fredette while Eric Gordon will have to run the offense for. For now, fantasy owners can play on 'Reke playing.
Jan 28 - 6:37 PM

LeBron James (wrist) will not play vs. the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

He took a hard fall during Tuesday's game and was a game-time decision vs. Portland, but ultimately wasn't able to suit up. His absence means more shots for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and more playing time for J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion. Consider LeBron questionable to return Friday vs. the Kings.
Jan 28 - 6:35 PM

Amare Stoudemire (wrist, ankle) is not expected to play until next week.

That means he won't play on Thursday against the Pacers as well as tonight. Stoudemire misses game as much as any player, so his fantasy owners are probably not going to want to bother. Expect to see more of Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Cole Aldrich.
Jan 28 - 6:28 PM

Carmelo Anthony will start vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

He missed Saturday's game to get some rest, which may be a theme during busy stretches of the schedule. The good news is that his knee is still holding up, but owners will have to monitor his status on a daily basis -- New York plays a back-to-back vs. the Pacers on Thursday, and there are no guarantees that Melo will be available. Stay tuned.
Jan 28 - 6:27 PM

Kobe Bryant had surgery to repair his right rotator cuff on Wednesday, and he's expected to miss nine months.

This is a longer-than-expected timetable which would keep him out until roughly next November, so it's very unlikely he'll be in uniform for the start of the 2015-16 season. The Black Mamba's unfortunate injury will open up more playing time for Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young and especially Wayne Ellington, the last of whom is a very nice pickup as the Lakers' starting SG.
Jan 28 - 6:26 PM

Travis Wear (hip) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He hurt his hip recently and the injury does not sound serious. Wear doesn't play much while Carmelo Anthony is in the lineup, so he can be left on the wire in most cases unless you're stashing in a very deep league.
Jan 28 - 6:25 PM



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