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Date: Team: Pos:

Norris Cole suffered a dislocated left middle finger and is questionable to return.

He is back on the bench and chances are X-rays were negative. If Cole does miss time, rookie Shabazz Napier could be looking at a major bump in minutes.
Nov 20 - 9:04 PM

Rodney Hood (foot) will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.

He'll be able to do some limited workouts with the team, but he is out indefinitely and plantar fasciitis has claimed another young player. Hood could be back on the court in less than a month, but his outlook is bleak right now. Joe Ingles will get more run.
Nov 20 - 8:16 PM

Jarnell Stokes (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

While he was impressive at summer league, Stokes usually receives DNP-CDs when the Grizzlies are hit with a mutant strain of the flu. He won't have fantasy value while the team is healthy.
Nov 20 - 7:42 PM

Jon Leuer (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

Johnny Basketball has made some exciting plays for the Grizzlies, but he's not a regular contributor. Leuer has no fantasy value right now.
Nov 20 - 7:41 PM

Kosta Koufos (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

He has been backing up Marc Gasol, but Koufos doesn't have much fantasy value while Gasol and Zach Randolph are healthy.
Nov 20 - 7:39 PM

Ben Udrih (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

The Grizzlies will need a backup point guard, so Udrih is more important than some of the other bench guys. He's still not going to get more than minutes in the teens while Mike Conley is playing.
Nov 20 - 7:36 PM

Quincy Pondexter (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

He looks like he's a little behind schedule on the illness, so Pondexter might have a smaller chance to play. He's not a fantasy option as long as Courtney Lee and Tony Allen are out there.
Nov 20 - 7:34 PM

Tony Allen (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

The Grizzlies were missing half of their team on Wednesday, but they look like they could play on Friday because they waived their emergency guys. Allen owners will want to check back tomorrow evening.
Nov 20 - 7:32 PM

Updating a previous report, coach Kevin McHale is saying that the Rockets will probably be without Dwight Howard (knee) for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

That means that Tarik Black will draw another start on Saturday, but he really doesn't do much aside from rebound. Dwight's minutes will likely be split up between Black, Donatas Montiejunas, and Kostas Papanikolaou. Kostas is coming off a 19-point game from Wednesday, and could make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned for an official update on Dwight's status, but have your Plan B in place as it's looking like he'll be unable to go.

P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

This will be Hairston's second consecutive missed game, but he really wasn't doing much when he was healthy. Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start on Friday with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) also sidelined, and he'll look to bounce-back from a scoreless performance vs. the Pacers on Wednesday. Hairston doesn't offer enough upside to be worth a stash, and he can be cut in most leagues.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

With P.J. Hairston (ankle) also sidelined, Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start and get all the minutes he can handle. Henderson is coming off a disappointing two rebound, zero-point dud from Wednesday, but he'll look to bounce-back with a favorable matchup vs. Orlando. MKG is considered day-to-day, but remains without an official return date.
Nov 20 - 7:15 PM

Gary Neal (concussion) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

Neal still needs to pass the leagues' concussion protocol, but it's looking like he's very close to making a return. He's averaging 12.2 points and 1.2 three-pointers per game this season, so he's worth a look for owners seeking a 3-point specialist upon his return. Just know that he's also shooting 39.8 percent from the field.
Nov 20 - 7:08 PM

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Achilles) will not play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

Douglas-Roberts has not stepped on the court since Nov. 5, and remains without an official return date. The Clippers are stacked on the wings, so even upon his eventual return, CDR will have zero fantasy value. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 20 - 7:02 PM

Matt Barnes will again draw the start on Thursday as the Clippers take on the Heat.

Barnes looks to have won his starting job back, and has scored in double figures in two of his last three outings. Hopefully he can continue his solid play tonight, as he has a favorable matchup vs. the Heat. He's worth a speculative add in standard leagues for his ability to contribute to each category on the stat sheet.
Nov 20 - 6:50 PM

Justin Hamilton (groin/hip) will be "available if needed" for Thursday's game vs. the Clippers.

Hamilton is averaging 4.8 points and 3.5 rebounds with the Heat this season, and it sounds like he may not even get off the bench tonight. It'll take more than a few catastrophic injuries to Miami's frontcourt for Hamilton to gain any sort of relevancy in standard leagues, and owners can continue to leave him untouched on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Nov 20 - 6:48 PM



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