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Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday night.

He tried to test out his ankle, but apparently wasn't as healthy as expected. With Lawson out tonight. Garrett Temple should get some minutes as the backup point guard to go with some minutes at the two. Darren Collison is also coming off a 21-pont game and could have some success against his former team.
Jan 18 - 9:24 PM

Ty Lawson (ankle) remains expected to play on Wednesday against the Pacers.

This is a pretty much non-update, but it may also be the last one with how the Kings report their injuries. For now, expect Lawson to play and get minutes in the low 20s.
Jan 18 - 9:14 PM

Jerami Grant will start again on Wednesday against the Warriors.

The Warriors attack Enes Kanter like he is four feet tall, so the Thunder will go small again with Domantas Sabonis shifting over to the five. Both Grant and Sabonis are worth using in DFS tonight while Grant is worth a look for short-term value.
Jan 18 - 9:13 PM

Klay Thompson (personal) has arrived at Oracle Arena and he will play vs. the Thunder.

Thompson flew back from Portland and he made it to the arena with enough time to ensure that he'll be in the starting lineup. Get him into your active lineups.
Jan 18 - 9:12 PM

DeMarre Carroll (sore neck) will not return to Wednesday's game.

Carroll took a knee to the head while falling and the good news is that there's no mention of a concussion -- tests came back negative and it's being described as something similar to whiplash. Terrence Ross should gain the most if Carroll is forced to miss any games, with Norman Powell also stepping into a bigger role. The Raptors next game is Friday in Charlotte.
Jan 18 - 9:03 PM

Klay Thompson (personal) is a game-time call against the Thunder on Wednesday.

His plane landed at 5:40 local time, so he has almost two hours to get to the arena and play. Thompson will get some shots up before the game and see how he feels after that. For now, we are considering him as closer to probable.
Jan 18 - 9:01 PM

Anthony Davis (left thumb, left hand sprain, right hip) returned to action on Wednesday.

X-rays were negative on his left hand and he should be OK. Hopefully, he can stay healthy for the rest of the game tonight.
Jan 18 - 8:57 PM

DeMarre Carroll went to the locker room in the third quarter on Wednesday.

He was falling to the ground and Pascal Siakam's knee caught him as he was falling. Carroll was down for about two minutes and he needed some help off the court, so he may be dealing with a concussion. If he's out, Terrence Ross and Norman Powell would benefit. Ross is the better speculative add because he's played better late;y.
Jan 18 - 8:46 PM

Anthony Davis (left hand) is questionable to return against the Magic on Wednesday.

It looks like he'll be OK. Davis had a right thumb injury before today, but he now has a new splint on his ring and pinkie fingers. Davis had a trainer go to the locker room walk back there with him, so maybe he's getting an X-ray. It sounds like he's OK.
Jan 18 - 8:40 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

The Hawks will roll out a starting five featuring Dennis Schroder, Thabo Sefolosha, Kent Bazemore, Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard (rest), but Hardaway should still be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s regardless of how he enters the game. He's been averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 triples per contest through the month of January, so he's worth owning while he's this hot.

Dwight Howard is back in the starting lineup to face the Pistons on Wednesday and Tim Hardaway Jr. will move to the bench.

He should see his normal playing time, assuming he can avoid foul trouble against Andre Drummond. Even though Hardaway Jr. is coming off the bench, he's still a hold.
Jan 18 - 7:44 PM

Ben Simmons (foot) "could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break," according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

The report adds the No. 1 pick has a chance to make his NBA debut "near March," assuming he doesn't have a setback. He went through 5-on-5 for the first time last week and continues to do some work pre-game, including on the road. He'll likely have a minutes limit upon his return, so it may be a while before he's contributing reliable production. Simmons is a questionable stash in standard leagues, especially if you need to make up ground in the standings.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 18 - 7:36 PM

Marcus Smart will start Wednesday's game in place of Avery Bradley (Achilles).

Bradley can't shake the injury and his absence opens things up for Smart, who is a nice plug-and-play option until the Celtics' backcourt is at full strength.
Jan 18 - 7:19 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He returned to action on Monday, but the Celtics will hold him out. Presumably, this is more of a precaution than anything with the Celtics not on a back-to-back set. With him out, Marcus Smart figures to get the start while Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and Jaylen Brown could play more. Bradley was off to a fantastic start this season, but it may take him some time to get right with this nagging injury.
Jan 18 - 7:16 PM

Kristaps Porzingis is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore left Achilles on Thursday.

"He’s fine if he’s shooting a jump shot or something, but when he really pushes off hard to drive the ball he’s feeling a little pinch in the heel," said head coach Jeff Hornacek. "They’re giving him treatment and trying to get rid of that but I think that’s the last step and then he can play." Porzingis will miss his fourth consecutive game on Wednesday, but we should get a better idea on his potential return date once the MRI results are released. Stay tuned.
Jan 18 - 7:02 PM



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