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Date: Team: Pos:

Chandler Parsons (illness) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

He missed Friday and the Mavs gave minutes to Richard Jefferson, Charlie Villanueva and Al-Farouq Aminu. The Mavs were awesome with their second unit in the fourth quarter, so maybe coach Rick Carlisle gives more minutes to Villanueva and Aminu. All that said, there is a lot of risk in playing any of these three guys.
Jan 31 - 5:37 PM

Nene (foot) will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

He missed Wednesday for precautionary reasons and should get his normal amount of playing time. Nene and Kris Humphries will split the minutes at power forward.
Jan 31 - 5:25 PM

John Wall (migraines, ankle, Achilles) will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

The Wizards had Garrett Temple with the first unit at shootaround, but Wall is going to suit up for this big game. The Raptors have been awful at defending point guards with Jarrett Jack's 35-point game coming on Friday, so Wall could be in for a productive night. His fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded.
Jan 31 - 5:18 PM

Amir Johnson (toe) is up in the air for Saturday against the Wizards.

His left big toenail fell off and he played through it yesterday. There has been no indication that Johnson won't play, so his owners can pencil him in as a starter for now. We'll have an update later. If he can't go, Patrick Patterson becomes an intriguing option, especially with Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) also hurt.
Jan 31 - 3:08 PM

Joel Freeland (shoulder) will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.

He has been out since Jan. 3 with his shoulder issue, but he's getting close to a return. With Robin Lopez also set to return next month, there's no need to add Freeland to almost any fantasy roster.
Jan 31 - 2:38 PM

Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against the Clippers on Saturday.

He's very close to returning, but the Spurs are still not at 100 percent as a team. With Belinelli out, coach Gregg Popovich will find plenty of guys to help fill the void.
Jan 31 - 2:31 PM

Jared Sullinger said that coach Brad Stevens asked him to take more shots.

There's been a noticeable increase in his attempts, but he's not shooting the ball well. In his last eight games, Sullinger posted a usage rate of 28.0 with averages of 15.9 points, 8.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 treys on 41.0 percent from the field. With Kelly Olynyk (ankle) out, Sully should put up bigger numbers.
Jan 31 - 2:25 PM

Coach Brad Stevens confirmed on Saturday that Kelly Olynyk (ankle) likely won't play until after the All-Star break.

Olynyk is currently in a walking boot and recently said that he is still dealing with swelling in his ankle, so it's not out of the question that he ends up sitting out longer. Olynyk is only worth stashing in deeper leagues, as his role is too inconsistent to rely upon. In the meantime, expect Jared Sullinger, Brandon Bass and Tyler Zeller to all benefit in the short-term.
Jan 31 - 2:03 PM

Shelvin Mack (calf) will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

He has increased his activity in practice, but as the the third-string point guard in Atlanta, there's no need to hold onto him in most leagues. Dennis Schroder will continue to see an uptick in minutes behind All-Star Jeff Teague.
Jan 31 - 1:55 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

He was ruled out pretty quickly just like he was on Friday, so it appears that this won't be the last game he misses due to his calf. DeMarre Carroll (Achilles) is also out, meaning Kent Bazemore should see big minutes in a favorable matchup with the 76ers.
Jan 31 - 1:54 PM

DeMarre Caroll (Achilles) and Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

Kent Bazemore will play all the minutes he can handle on Saturday, and is worth a long look in deeper leagues. Carroll should still be held onto in most leagues, and the Hawks probably just didn't want to risk him against the lowly 76ers. We will provide additional updates as needed.
Jan 31 - 1:51 PM

Amare Stoudemire (ankle) isn't expected to play against the Lakers on Sunday according to coach Derek Fisher, but he does have shot to play on Tuesday.

His role will likely be limited for the rest of the season, and with the Knicks looking towards the future, there's no reason to hold onto Stoudemire outside of the deepest of leagues. Expect Lou Amundson and Jason Smith to soak up Stoudemire's minutes in the meantime.
Jan 31 - 1:41 PM

Carmelo Anthony said that he thinks he will play against the Lakers on Sunday.

He was able to play in a back-to-back set on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, but the Knicks likely won't risk him if he's not feeling up to it. We will leave Anthony off the injury report for now, but his owners will want to check back after shootaround Sunday morning for the latest updates. Expect Lance Thomas and Tim Hardaway Jr. to benefit the most if Melo sits.
Jan 31 - 1:40 PM

Andrea Bargnani (calf) is reportedly still weeks away from a return to action, and coach Derek Fisher said that he is still limited at practice.

It's not out of the question that we might not see him in action again this season, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Knicks cut ties with him as well. Bargnani isn't an option in any fantasy league at this point, and leaving him on the waiver wire is one of the easiest decisions you can make.
Jan 31 - 1:35 PM

The Cavaliers will pick up Timofey Mosgov's $4.9 million team option for next season according to Sportando.

Mozgov is literally a huge reason why the Cavaliers have had so much success in recent weeks, and the decision to bring him back couldn't have been any easier. Mozgov is going to be a double-double threat every night from here on out, so he is going to be worth owing in most leagues.
Source: Sportando
Jan 31 - 1:28 PM


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