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Isaiah Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Raptors.

Coach Brad Stevens called Thomas' groin strain "unpredictable" on Wednesday and Thomas even had a PRP injection, so seeing Thomas ruled out a day ahead of Friday's game makes sense. Marcus Smart was terrific in his start on Wednesday with 13 points while Terry Rozier turned in arguably his best game with 16 points. Jaylen Brown also saw an uptick in playing time sans Thomas.
Dec 8 - 4:33 PM

Nets sign G Spencer Dinwiddie.

He was an interesting prospect in the 2014 draft, but the ACL tear caused him to slide to the second round. Dinwiddie did turn some heads with the Bulls in the preseason and even had a 19-point game. He also took some minutes away from Reggie Jackson at times last season. All that said, he may not get minutes.
Dec 8 - 4:25 PM

Marc Gasol (right groin) is questionable for Thursday against the Blazers.

This is a new injury for Gasol. He played a whopping 80 minutes combined on Monday and Tuesday, which is by far the most he's played in a back-to-back set. Gasol did play down the stretch on Tuesday night and didn't appear to be hurt. That said, the Grizzlies could choose to be careful with their best player even though they're not on a back-to-back set tonight. If he's out, Zach Randolph and Jarell Martin figure to pick up extra run. JaMychal Green's upside also goes up here.
Dec 8 - 4:12 PM

D'Angelo Russell (knee) went through practice on Thursday.

There is still an outside shot Russell can play on Sunday night. Most signs are pointing to Russell coming back for Monday against the Kings, which would make it 22 days since his last action. Russell was originally slated to miss 2-3 weeks due to PRP treatment for knee soreness, and also had an MRI for knee soreness before the season. Hopefully the time off gets him going to be the breakout pick many expected.
Dec 8 - 4:03 PM

Nick Young (calf) practiced on Thursday and remains out for Friday against the Suns.

There was a report on Wednesday saying Young is targeting a return on Monday night, so going through practice today makes it seem possible. Young's initial timetable was expected to keep him out to the second half of December for his calf strain. He was putting up top-100 value before his injury, so he may be worth a pickup now. Although, his start does seem slightly unsustainable.
Dec 8 - 3:59 PM

Tarik Black (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Friday night.

He suffered an ankle sprain on Monday and has been out of the lineup since. With Black out, Thomas Robinson has seen some extra minutes, but he hasn't done much with that playing time.
Dec 8 - 3:53 PM

Vince Carter (hip) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday night.

He was listed as questionable on the injury report on Wednesday, but Carter will miss his sixth straight game. Since he's been out, it's been Troy Williams, Troy Daniels and Tony Allen picking up most of the wing minutes. Daniels will have the greatest upside with his red-hot scoring numbers. The Grizzlies aren't on a back-to-back, so Allen could get decent run tonight.
Dec 8 - 3:15 PM

Robert Covington (knee) is free of restrictions for Thursday night against the Pelicans.

The 76ers will monitor Covington after missing the last three games. Since Covington has been out, it's been Ersan Ilyasova and Dario Saric really stepping up with the tandem playing a total of 41 minutes together over their last three. Covington hasn't been an effective scorer, but he's doing enough in other categories to add in most leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 8 - 3:07 PM

Shaun Livingston (rest) will not play against the Jazz on Thursday night.

The Warriors haven't announced any other players sitting tonight, so perhaps everyone else will be a go. Livingston has played 17.3 minutes per game on the season as the backup point guard behind Stephen Curry. Those minutes should be going to Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw, so both of those guys could be a factor tonight in a possible blowout.
Dec 8 - 3:03 PM

Coach Mike Malone said he's hoping he can get Gary Harris (foot) back "in the next week or so."

This quote comes after his first unit played some horrible defense, so it also suggests Malone really wants Harris back out there to help. Emmanuel Mudiay has also suggested how much Harris means. Y’all don’t understand. That man there makes my life so much easier." Mudiay said earlier this season. While he may not make it back next week, Harris is starting to make sense as a stash. His return would hurt Will Barton and Jamal Murray.
Source: BSN Denver
Dec 8 - 2:50 PM

Moe Harkless (left ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Thursday night.

He may have suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and didn't play in the final 31 seconds. Harkless has played almost all small forward lately and has seen a nice scoring bump with double-digit points for 11 straight games. If he can't go, it should be Allen Crabbe moving into the starting lineup while Evan Turner would also see a bump in minutes.
Dec 8 - 2:47 PM

The Rockets will hold Donatas Motiejunas to the offer sheet he signed, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

This means they won't be returning him to restricted free agency. The Rockets are going to play the waiting game and hope D-Mo changes his mind, as he is reportedly at odds with Houston because of a difference of nearly $6 million from the offer sheet he signed with the Nets. He won't have much fantasy value in Houston, so he's not a great stash unless his situation changes.
Dec 8 - 2:10 PM

Rodney McGruder (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Cleveland.

The Heat will only have eight available players if McGruder sits, but he already vowed to play Friday. He's played 31 or more minutes in four straight games, but he's just a low-end punt in DFS until the Heat get some bodies back.
Dec 8 - 2:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (hip) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (wrist), James Johnson (rotator cuff) and Josh Richardson (ankle, wrist) were already ruled out, meaning Josh McRoberts will once again get the bulk of the PF minutes on Friday.
Dec 8 - 1:56 PM

76ers coach Brett Brown said Nerlens Noel could debut as early as Saturday vs. Detroit.

He is traveling with the team again as coach Brown wants him to integrate with the players and staff. His fantasy outlook is cloudy at best in Philly because he's not going to take away minutes from Joel Embiid, meaning he will have to fight for scraps with Jahlil Okafor off the bench. If you're stashing him, you simply have to hope he's traded to a better situation.
Dec 8 - 1:52 PM


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