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Date: Team: Pos:

Kenyon Martin said he is "definitely interested" in joining the Cavs.

"I believe I can immediately help in that system," Martin said. "I'm healthy and ready to play now." There have been some rumors before and now it's Cleveland's turn with Anderson Varejao (Achilles) out for the season. There is no reason to add Martin in any league.
Dec 24 - 6:21 PM

Josh Smith cleared waivers on Wednesday at 5 pm EST.

Obviously no team was going to claim Smith and help out the Pistons for their awful contract. He is going to sign with the Rockets for the bi-annual exception at $2.077 million. Interestingly, 25.8 percent of Smith's field goal attempts are long two-pointers of at least 16 feet. On the other hand, only 6.8 percent of the Rockets field goal attempts are long twos. Smith was just the 188th best player in standard leagues and is dead last in true shooting percentage among players with at least 26 minutes per game. Fantasy owners will probably not want to set their hopes too high for any Rockets power forward.
Dec 24 - 5:59 PM

Kawhi Leonard (hand) has been listed as out for Thursday's game against the Thunder.

There was some optimism that he would play on Christmas, but it doesn't look like it. Leonard's damage to his hand doesn't sound too serious and hopefully he can make it back on the court at some point in 2014. Kyle Anderson will start, but Manu Ginobili, Boris Diaw and Marco Belinelli are benefiting the most.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 24 - 5:30 PM

Jannero Pargo (back) will not play on Friday.

He has low back soreness and the injury is not considered serious. Pargo doesn't get minutes anyway, so he's not worth owning in any league.
Dec 24 - 5:21 PM

Lance Stephenson (hip) will not play against the Thunder on Friday.

He is not close to a return and coach Steve Clifford isn't exactly Lance's biggest fan. He is one of the least efficient players in the NBA and his defense has fallen off, too. Stephenson isn't necessarily a must-own player anymore. Gary Neal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Gerald Henderson will benefit.
Dec 24 - 5:19 PM

Festus Ezeli (ankle) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Thursday night.

The Warriors could be without their top two centers and may have to call upon Marreese Speights to move into the starting lineup. They have used David Lee at center in some spots, so he would likely get a little extra run, too. Ezeli isn't worth owning in most leagues even with Andrew Bogut (knee) out.
Dec 24 - 4:16 PM

Kevin Durant (ankle) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Spurs.

The team could change his status tomorrow, but for now he's not expected to play. This is a bit of a surprise considering the team called it a mild sprain and his owners will want to check back tomorrow morning to see if he goes through shootaround. For now, Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson benefit.
Dec 24 - 3:46 PM

Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring, everything) will not play on Christmas against the Wizards.

The most important piece of information on Bargnani is that free agency starts on July 1, 2015. He can be left on the wire and it's certainly possible he might not play all year.
Dec 24 - 2:54 PM

Clint Capela has been called up from the D-League on Wednesday.

He moves down even further on the depth chart and this is just a formality. Capela is a major project, so keep him on the wire.
Dec 24 - 2:26 PM

Terrence Jones (leg) did some working out with the team on Wednesday.

He is still without a timetable and it's possible the Rockets may have had interest in Josh Smith because of the severity of Jones' leg injury. Regardless, the Smith signing has essentially put the kibosh on a breakout for Terrence Jones, so patience has not paid off for his fantasy owners. His ceiling is severely capped and he is a cut candidate in standard leagues.
Dec 24 - 2:03 PM

Martell Webster (back) will not play on Thursday vs. the Knicks.

He is reportedly making a lot of progress and should be able to return soon. However, Webster likely won't be in the rotation anytime soon and can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Dec 24 - 1:47 PM

Amare Stoudemire will play on Christmas vs. the Wizards.

He has missed the past two games in order to rest but he is all set to play in an exciting matchup with the Wizards. It will be interesting to see if the Knicks opt to bring him off of the bench or start him, but we will pass along any updates as soon as we know more.
Dec 24 - 1:30 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (calf) is doubtful to play on Christmas vs. the Cavaliers.

He was initially targeting this game for his return so it is a little disappointing to hear this news one day before tip-off. Owners should check back on Thursday morning just to verify, but it looks like Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem will continue to soak up his minutes.
Dec 24 - 1:23 PM

Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire will play on Christmas vs. the Wizards.

There was no chance that they would this miss this game, but it is great that we are able to confirm it this early. Both players should be in all lineups with just five games being played on Thursday.
Dec 24 - 1:21 PM

Donatas Motiejunas will likely return to a bench role once Josh Smith signs with Houston Wednesday evening.

It really is a shame considering how well Motiejunas had done after filling in for Terrence Jones (leg) in the starting lineup, but it looks like his time for fantasy relevancy in standard leagues is coming to an end. Owners may want to give it a few games before making a decision, but we won't blame you if you decide to move on.
Dec 24 - 1:15 PM



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