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Date: Team: Pos:

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek doesn't expect Isaiah Thomas (ankle) to play on Wednesday.

"I think he's out," Hornacek said, when questioned before the game. If Thomas does sit out there will be more minutes available for Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Gerald Green, which is welcome news for their fantasy owners given the nightly tug-of-war for playing time in the Suns' backcourt.

Devin Harris will start at point guard against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He and J.J. Barea are likely going to split the point guard minutes right down the middle, but Harris' steals and treys do make him a slightly more attractive option. Barea is certainly a capable option as well. Jameer Nelson isn't expected to miss much time, so Harris doesn't gain too much value.
Nov 26 - 7:21 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo could play some center against the Wolves on Wednesday with John Henson (foot) out.

"Giannis can find himself there, too," coach Jason Kidd said. "Why not? He's 7 feet." He's playing every position, but the Bucks have cooled on him as a point guard. He was a big letdown on Tuesday, but maybe he gets it going in a matchup full of young players tonight.
Nov 26 - 7:11 PM

Matt Bonner (illness) is ready to play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

It's going to be interesting to see how coach Ettore Messina uses Bonner tonight. Boris Diaw has been great, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned about Bonner returning.
Nov 26 - 6:58 PM

Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday, as expected.

Joseph was doubtful to play but he remains day-to-day, so he could be back as soon as Friday's game vs. the Kings. The Spurs don't have a pure backup PG but they're comfortable handing the ball to Marco Belinelli and Manu Ginobili.
Nov 26 - 6:57 PM

Gregg Popovich will miss Wednesday's game and possibly a few more due to a "minor medical issue."

Spurs assistant Ettore Messina will take over as head coach in Popovich's absence, and it will be interesting to how he handles San Antonio's ever-changing rotations. The good news is that Pop's condition isn't serious. Fantasy owners should deploy their players as usual.
Nov 26 - 6:51 PM

Thaddeus Young is active against the Bucks on Wednesday.

The team is honoring his mother with pink shoelaces, which is pretty cool. Young will get a decent matchup tonight and we'd love to see him have a huge game. He's a strong play tonight and should be in most lineups.
Nov 26 - 6:51 PM

Mo Williams (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

He's missed practice the past two days and has been sick since Sunday, so this is a surprise. Williams is dealing with strep throat and pink eye, which shouldn't keep him out much longer. Zach LaVine is going to get all the minutes he can handle. The Wolves might need Corey Brewer and Andrew Wiggins to handle the ball more, too.
Nov 26 - 6:46 PM

Zach LaVine will start at PG for the Wolves on Wednesday due to Mo Williams' absence with an illness.

LaVine has started four games this season and his averages are a cautionary tale for fantasy owners -- 7.5 points on 34.4 percent shooting, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.3 steals and 3.3 turnovers. Williams is day-to-day and LaVine is best left untouched in standard formats.
Nov 26 - 6:45 PM

Andrew Bogut is in the starting lineup against the Magic on Wednesday.

Coach Steve Kerr did say he wants to take it easy on his starting unit tonight, so Bogut owners should temper expectations. Marreese Speights should still be a decent play, but not considering there are so many games in the NBA tonight.
Nov 26 - 6:40 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (illness) will not play on Wednesday.

It's the time of year when "flu-like symptoms" make their rounds throughout the NBA, and Sefolosha is the latest victim. He's playing a small role off the Hawks' bench with Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll both healthy, so his absence shouldn't cause any problems for fantasy owners.
Nov 26 - 6:30 PM

Kevin McHale indicated that he doesn't expect Dwight Howard (knee) to play Friday.

Howard has not been ruled out but his status is bleak at the moment, as he's still recovering from a strained knee that prompted him to get platelet-rich plasma injections last week. McHale will likely want to see Dwight make it through a practice before playing him, so fantasy owners should have advance warning once he's ready to get back on the court. Tarik Black is a poor fantasy option as a fill-in center, and more minutes will be available for Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou.

Patrick Beverley (hamstring) is doubtful to play on Friday.

It would be a shock to see him out there. Coach Kevin McHale said he expects to miss significant time, so we're expecting him to return in December. Isaiah Canaan will start with Jason Terry backing him up.
Nov 26 - 6:25 PM

P.J. Hairston (ankle) is active against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He is not expected to see major minutes, but he should definitely be in the rotation with Gary Neal (shoulder) out tonight. Hairston is not a fantasy option.
Nov 26 - 6:21 PM

Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

His absence should affect many fantasy lineups, though it means more playing time for guys like Patrick Patterson, Amir Johnson and Chuck Hayes. Hansbrough remains day-to-day.


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