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Sam Dekker is expected to start for Corey Brewer against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

It makes sense after Dekker showed some promise on Friday while Corey Brewer was exploited against the Warriors. Dekker's versatility has always been a favorite attribute for coach Mike D'Antoni, so he might be sticking until Ryan Anderson (illness) can make it back.
Jan 21 - 5:16 PM

D'Angelo Russell (knee) did not travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Mavs.

The team is still awaiting the results of his MRI. There's no word of him rejoining with the team, so he's almost certainly out. Russell doesn't seem to be concerned about this injury long term and hopefully he only needs one game off. With him out, Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson should be starting in most formats while Jose Calderon will see more run.
Jan 21 - 5:13 PM

Noah Vonleh and Evan Turner are starting over Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless again on Saturday.

This is the second straight day they Blazers have used this lineup, but it may just be a temporary thing. There's no need to make a move for anyone in most leagues.
Jan 21 - 5:10 PM

Marcus Smart is in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Saturday.

He was never in jeopardy of missing time due to the ankle issue. We'll see if Smart is limited at all on either end, but he has an important week on his hands with Avery Bradley (Achilles) out for the upcoming week. If you're OK with bad shooting, Smart should be a solid asset for you.
Jan 21 - 4:58 PM

Chandler Parsons will play against the Rockets on Saturday.

Revenge game? Probably not. Parsons has been a shell of himself all season and will have a minutes cap likely until at least the All-Star Game. If you think someone else in your league will add a hot free agent and you're sitting there with Parsons, it's not a bad idea to make the switch.
Jan 21 - 4:48 PM

Troy Daniels (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Rockets due to a Grade 1 MCL sprain.

He is day-to-day with the injury. A Grade 1 MCL sprain is not a very serious injury and usually means very little damage to the ligament. It's too bad he won't get a revenge game, but the Grizzlies will have Chandler Parsons back tonight to get a revenge game of his own.
Jan 21 - 4:37 PM

Jon Leuer (knee) will come off the bench against the Wizards on Saturday.

The Pistons are making a change compared to when Leuer was healthy. Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Leuer missing five games is why he's going to bring him off the bench. In other words, a good game from Leuer could get him back in the starting lineup. He's worth a look now that he's back.
Jan 21 - 4:30 PM

Joel Anthony is expected to sign with the Spurs.

The team is looking for another big man, so they'll go back to Anthony to add some depth. He was with the team at training camp, but was waived on Oct. 22. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 21 - 4:15 PM

Ed Davis (ankle) is out for Saturday against the Celtics.

He didn't exactly look right on Friday and it wasn't just because he had to guard Joel Embiid. With Davis back, there could be a few extra minutes for Meyers Leonard, Al-Farouq Aminu and Noah Vonleh. There's no need to react to this news.
Jan 21 - 3:50 PM

Demetrius Jackson (illness) is not available for Saturday.

He's not in the rotation right now.
Jan 21 - 3:29 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) is likely out for the upcoming week.

It makes a lot of sense for Boston. If you've seen what happened to J.J. Barea (calf, Achilles) and Kristaps Porzingis with their multiple stints off due to Achilles/lower-calf issues, the Celtics clearly want to get Bradley back and keep him back. While he's out, we'll get Marcus Smart in the starting lineup while Terry Rozier gets some combo guard minutes. Jaylen Brown would also be in the rotation.
Jan 21 - 3:28 PM

James Young (ankle) is available to play on Saturday against the Blazers.

He's been out for basically the entire month. Young is not expected to be in the rotation.
Jan 21 - 3:24 PM

Jonas Jerebko (illness) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

He was probable, but the team will keep him out. With Jerebko and Tyler Zeller (illness) out, we might get a little Jordan Mickey action. There should be some extra run going to Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk as we ll. Olynyk has played well and is a viable option today. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but we've seen him fall off several times.
Jan 21 - 3:23 PM

Tyler Zeller (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Blazers.

OK then. Zeller did go through some practice and he is getting closer, but the team will keep him out.
Jan 21 - 3:20 PM

Jonas Jerebko (illness) has a cold and is probable to play against the Blazers on Saturday.

Considering he's probable, we'll assume Jerebko is good for minutes in the low teens. Although, coach Brad Stevens may opt for Tyler Zeller to be his last big in the rotation. There's little reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective.
Jan 21 - 3:03 PM


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