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76ers center Nerlens Noel had six blocks and four steals in the victory on Friday versus the Timberwolves. | 01/30/2015 10:56 PM
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76ers center Nerlens Noel had six blocks and four steals in the victory on Friday versus the Timberwolves.
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Impact
Noel filled the stat sheet with 14 points and six rebounds, going 7-of-8 from the field as well. Noel is trending upwards.
Hawks guard/forward Kent Bazemore played a season-high 40 minutes on Friday versus the Trail Blazers. | 01/30/2015 10:55 PM
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Hawks guard/forward Kent Bazemore played a season-high 40 minutes on Friday versus the Trail Blazers.
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Impact
Without DeMarree Carroll and backup Thabo Sefelosha, Bazemore saw plenty of playing time, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. He could see a lot more playing time because it appears as if Sefelosha is going to miss extensive time. Carroll, however, is expected to play on Saturday, but Bazemore is worth watching.
Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy (sprained right ankle) will miss Friday's game against the Suns. | 01/30/2015 10:51 PM
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Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy (sprained right ankle) will miss Friday's game against the Suns.
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Impact
Jimmy Butler, however, is playing and without Dunleavy, he will see big minutes despite Friday's game being the second night of a back-to-back set.
Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a career-high 35 points versus the Raptors on Friday. | 01/30/2015 10:50 PM
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Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a career-high 35 points versus the Raptors on Friday.
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Impact
Jack has surprised fantasy owners this season, averaging 11.6 ppg, 4.7 apg and 3.2 rpg this season. He has steadily improved this season, averaging 13.3 ppg in January and 17.6 ppg in the last five games.
Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had 11 points in Friday's victory. | 01/30/2015 10:42 PM
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Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had 11 points in Friday's victory.
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Impact
That was a bit disappointing since Anthony Davis wasn't in the lineup, but Evans did have 12 assists and eight rebounds to make up for it. Evans is averaging 16.6 ppg and 9.2 apg over the last five games.
Clippers guard Chris Paul led the team with 24 points in the loss on Friday to the Pelicans. | 01/30/2015 10:40 PM
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Clippers guard Chris Paul led the team with 24 points in the loss on Friday to the Pelicans.
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Impact
It was a disappointing, 108-103, loss to New Orleans, who was playing without Anthony Davis. Paul was 10-of-20 from the field, including 3-for-9 from the 3-point line. He also had eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Pelicans guard Eric Gordon scored a game-high 28 points as New Orleans defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 108-103, on Friday. | 01/30/2015 10:36 PM
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Pelicans guard Eric Gordon scored a game-high 28 points as New Orleans defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 108-103, on Friday.
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Impact
Again without Anthony Davis, Gordon shined. He was 10-of-20 from the field, making 5-for-7 from the 3-point line. He also had seven assists, two rebounds and a steal. If Davis stays out of the lineup for an extended period of time, Gordon should get some serious looks in standard leagues.
Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had 12 points and seven assists versus the Heat on Friday. | 01/30/2015 10:34 PM
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Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had 12 points and seven assists versus the Heat on Friday.
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Impact
Ellis was 4-of-9 from the field with two steals and a rebound. He is averaging 23.4 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.6 rpg and 2.2 spg over the last five games.
Heat center Hassan Whiteside posted an impressive another impressive double-double in the loss on Friday. | 01/30/2015 10:32 PM
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Heat center Hassan Whiteside posted an impressive another impressive double-double in the loss on Friday.
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Impact
Whiteside hasn't produced his block magic again he had last Sunday, but he had 16 points and 24 rebounds versus the Mavericks on Friday. He was 7-of-11 from the field. Give Whiteside a serious look in standard leagues.
Mavericks power forward Charlie Villanueva led the team with 20 points in the victory over the Heat on Friday. | 01/30/2015 10:30 PM
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Mavericks power forward Charlie Villanueva led the team with 20 points in the victory over the Heat on Friday.
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Impact
Villanueva was 7-of-15 coming off the bench, including 6-of-11 from the 3-point line. He also had five rebounds and a block. There's no way Villanueva repeats this performance. In the 14 other games in January combined, he has seven 3-pointers and 39 points.
Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 35 points versus the Raptors on Friday. | 01/30/2015 10:26 PM
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Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 35 points versus the Raptors on Friday.
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Impact
Jack has surprised fantasy owners this season, averaging 11.6 ppg, 4.7 apg and 3.2 rpg this season. He has steadily improved this season, averaging 13.3 ppg in January and 17.6 ppg in the last five games.
Raptors power forward Amir Johnson shot 10-of-11 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line on Friday. | 01/30/2015 10:24 PM
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Raptors power forward Amir Johnson shot 10-of-11 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line on Friday.
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Impact
As a result, Johnson had a great night with 24 points and seven rebounds. The 24 points is the most scoring Johnson has done in a single game since Dec. 5. This month, Johnson is averaging 9.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg, so expect him to return around those numbers in the next game.
Nets center Brook Lopez came off the bench Friday and scored 35 points versus the Raptors. | 01/30/2015 10:21 PM
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Nets center Brook Lopez came off the bench Friday and scored 35 points versus the Raptors.
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Impact
Lopez and Jarrett Jack combined for 70 of the Nets 122 points on Friday. Lopez also had 12 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. He shot 15-of-28 from the field.
Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan led Toronto to a, 127-122, overtime victory versus the Nets on Friday. | 01/30/2015 10:20 PM
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Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan led Toronto to a, 127-122, overtime victory versus the Nets on Friday.
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Impact
DeRozan led Toronto with 26 points and nine assists. He shot 9-of-17 from the field and 8-for-9 at the line. DeRozan has been hot and cold since his return this month, but overall he is averaging 15.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 2.7 apg.
Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas led the team with 26 points in the victory over the Celtics. | 01/30/2015 10:07 PM
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Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas led the team with 26 points in the victory over the Celtics.
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Impact
Motiejunas is getting a great opportunity with Dwight Howard out for the foreseeable future. With James Harden struggling Friday, Motiejunas took over, going 11-of-16 from the field, with 12 rebounds. Motiejunas is one of a couple Rockets' players that could really benefit without Howard in the lineup.
Celtics forward Brandon Bass was tied with the team lead, scoring 17 points on Friday versus the Rockets. | 01/30/2015 10:04 PM
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Celtics forward Brandon Bass was tied with the team lead, scoring 17 points on Friday versus the Rockets.
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Impact
Marcus Thornton also had 17 points. Bass was 6-of-11 from the field with eight rebounds. Bass is averaging 12.0 ppg and 7.8 rpg over his last five games.
Rockets guard James Harden had an off night for his standards. | 01/30/2015 10:03 PM
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Rockets guard James Harden had an off night for his standards.
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Impact
That's back-to-back games where Harden failed to score 20 points. He was just 4-of-21 with 14 points versus the Celtics on Friday. He did also have seven assists and six rebounds, so it wasn't a disaster, but owners are hoping Harden's shooting improves quickly.
Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving followed up his 55-point game with 21 points versus the Kings. | 01/30/2015 10:01 PM
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Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving followed up his 55-point game with 21 points versus the Kings.
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Impact
Irving made three more 3-pointers, but with LeBron James back in the lineup, Irving just wasn't going to get the same number of shot attempts. He had more 3-point attempts on Wednesday than he had shot attempts Friday with James back. Irving was still solid with six assists and three rebounds to go with 21 points and 50 percent from behind the arc.
Kings center DeMarcus Cousins recorded a double-double versus the Cavaliers on Friday. | 01/30/2015 9:59 PM
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Kings center DeMarcus Cousins recorded a double-double versus the Cavaliers on Friday.
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Impact
Cousins had 21 points and 13 rebounds. He shot an excellent 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. Cousins also had five steals and four assists.
Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love had 23 points and 10 rebounds in the team's ninth straight victory. | 01/30/2015 9:58 PM
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Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love had 23 points and 10 rebounds in the team's ninth straight victory.
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Impact
Love still isn't rebounding like fantasy owners wish, but he was pretty solid Friday, shooting 9-of-17 from the field and made two 3-pointers. He also had three assists.
Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver continues to be the best 3-pointer shooter in the NBA this season. | 01/30/2015 9:55 PM
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Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver continues to be the best 3-pointer shooter in the NBA this season.
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Impact
Korver only hit two 3-pointers on Friday, but he was 50 percent going 2-for-4. He was 5-for-7 from the field overall with 16 points. He also grabbed six rebounds.
Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 37 points in the loss to the Hawks on Friday. | 01/30/2015 9:54 PM
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Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 37 points in the loss to the Hawks on Friday.
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Impact
Aldridge was 15-of-24 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. He also shot 5-for-5 at the line. Throw in 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block, it was a very good fantasy night for Aldridge.
Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 37 points in the loss to the Hawks on Friday. | 01/30/2015 9:54 PM
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Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 37 points in the loss to the Hawks on Friday.
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Impact
Aldridge was 15-of-24 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. He also shot 5-for-5 at the line. Throw in 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block, a very good fantasy night for Aldridge.
Hawks power forward Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 21 points and eight rebounds as the Hawks won their 18th straight game Friday. | 01/30/2015 9:52 PM
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Hawks power forward Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 21 points and eight rebounds as the Hawks won their 18th straight game Friday.
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Impact
Atlanta beat Portland, 105-99. Millsap was 6-of-14 from the field and 7-for-9 from the free-throw line. He also had three steals and two assists.
Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams recorded a triple-double in the victory over the Timberwolves on Friday. | 01/30/2015 9:34 PM
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Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams recorded a triple-double in the victory over the Timberwolves on Friday.
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Impact
Carter-Williams had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He shot 6-of-13 from the field and 5-for-6 at the line. Without Tony Wroten in the lineup, Carter-Williams should continue to accumulate numbers.
Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had 18 points in the loss versus the 76ers on Friday. | 01/30/2015 9:33 PM
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Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had 18 points in the loss versus the 76ers on Friday.
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Impact
Pekovic was 6-of-9 from the field as he led all Timberwolves starters in scoring. He also had seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal.
76ers forward Luc Mbah a Moute led Philadelphia with 18 points as the 76ers beat Mbah a Moute's former team, 103-94. | 01/30/2015 9:30 PM
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76ers forward Luc Mbah a Moute led Philadelphia with 18 points as the 76ers beat Mbah a Moute's former team, 103-94.
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Impact
Mbah a Moute was 5-of-11 from the field and shot 7-for-8 from the free-throw line. He also had two steals, two rebounds and an assist.
Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and is questionable to return according to RotoWorld. | 01/30/2015 8:56 PM
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Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and is questionable to return according to RotoWorld.
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Impact
LaVine walked under his own power, but he hobbled to the locker room. Lorenzo Brown will play in LaVine's place since Mo Williams is also out. LaVine had five points, three rebounds, three assists, a steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes before leaving.
Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson will start on Friday versus the Heat. | 01/30/2015 8:28 PM
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Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson will start on Friday versus the Heat.
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Impact
Jefferson was pretty goo in the last game without Chandler Parsons, 13 points, 13 rebounds, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers, so he is an option for a plug-in play.
Heat guard Norris Cole will not start on Friday despite Dwyane Wade not in the lineup. | 01/30/2015 8:04 PM
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Heat guard Norris Cole will not start on Friday despite Dwyane Wade not in the lineup.
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Impact
The Heat will be going with rookie Shabazz Napier instead. Cole is not fantasy relevant.
Heat rookie Shabazz Napier will start on Friday versus the Mavericks. | 01/30/2015 8:02 PM
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Heat rookie Shabazz Napier will start on Friday versus the Mavericks.
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Impact
Napier has two starts this season and is averaging 11.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.5 apg, 1.0 3-pointers and 1.5 spg in those two games. Napier is an intriguing player in deeper leagues, but in standard leagues, owners can wait to see how he plays Friday.
Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha left Friday's game with a right calf strain according to AJC.com. | 01/30/2015 8:00 PM
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Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha left Friday's game with a right calf strain according to AJC.com.
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Impact
Sefolosha started versus the Trail Blazers on Friday because the team gave DeMarre Carroll the night off with an Achilles injury. Since Sefolosha is not returning, Kent Bazemore moves into the starting role for Friday. Sefolosha is a defensive guard with more real-life value than fantasy value. He's averaging just 5.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 apg. When he's out, Kyle Korver and Demarre Carroll get more minutes.
Cavaliers forward LeBron James will play versus the Kings. | 01/30/2015 6:55 PM
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Cavaliers forward LeBron James will play versus the Kings.
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Impact
James was considered doubtful, but he is going to play. James can be placed back into lineups. Kevin Love and J.R. Smith will not see the boost in value they would have saw if James didn't play.
Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick will be back on the floor on Friday versus the Pelicans. | 01/30/2015 6:53 PM
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Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick will be back on the floor on Friday versus the Pelicans.
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Impact
This sends Jamal Crawford back to his bench role. Redick should be in all lineups with a favorable matchup versus the Pelicans.
Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons will not play on Friday due to an illness. | 01/30/2015 6:52 PM
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Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons will not play on Friday due to an illness.
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Impact
He is likely just sick. Richard Jefferson will take most of Parsons' minutes on Friday. Jefferson scored 13 points and had 13 rebounds in 35 minutes in the last game the Mavericks played without Parsons.
Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis is out versus the Clippers on Friday due to a groin injury. | 01/30/2015 6:51 PM
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Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis is out versus the Clippers on Friday due to a groin injury.
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Impact
The injury is not considered serious, but as always, the Pelicans are super cautious with their superstar. Davis is considered questionable for Monday's game versus the Hawks.
MassLive.com reports that Kevin McHale said "We won't have Dwight (Howard) for a while." | 01/30/2015 6:49 PM
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MassLive.com reports that Kevin McHale said "We won't have Dwight (Howard) for a while."
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Impact
An MRI revealed fluid buildup in his right knee, so things aren't looking too good. He is seeking a second opinion, but fantasy owners should plan for him to be out for quite some time.
Heat center Chris Andersen will play versus the Mavericks on Friday. | 01/30/2015 6:47 PM
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Heat center Chris Andersen will play versus the Mavericks on Friday.
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Impact
Andersen will see about 20 minutes, so he still isn't fantasy relevant, and he shouldn't affect Hassan Whiteside's production.
Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine will start again on Friday. | 01/30/2015 6:33 PM
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Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine will start again on Friday.
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Impact
LaVine was 7-of-9 from the field, including 1-for-1 from the 3-point line, on his way to 17 points on Wednesday. He was also 2-for-2 at the free-throw line. He might be worth the gamble again on Friday to see if he can keep it going.
Timberwolves guard Mo Williams will not play versus the 76ers due to personal reasons. | 01/30/2015 6:32 PM
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Timberwolves guard Mo Williams will not play versus the 76ers due to personal reasons.
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Impact
That means Zach LaVine will start at point guard. LaVine scored 17 points, going 7-of-9 from the field, with six assists, four rebounds and three steals, so it might not be a bad idea to roll with him again.
Cavaliers forward LeBron James will be a game-time decision on Friday versus the Kings due to his wrist. | 01/30/2015 6:29 PM
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Cavaliers forward LeBron James will be a game-time decision on Friday versus the Kings due to his wrist.
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Impact
James is considered doubtful for the game, so plan to not have him. Shawn Marion will start again if James cannot go. Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, however, will see the biggest boost in fantasy value if James doesn't play.
Grizzlies power forward James Johnson will not play on Friday versus the Nets due to a hamstring injury. | 01/30/2015 6:26 PM
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Grizzlies power forward James Johnson will not play on Friday versus the Nets due to a hamstring injury.
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Impact
Johnson hasn't played much this week, but that could be because DeMar DeRozan is back in the lineup. He isn't worth owning with DeRozan back.
Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will not play versus the Trail Blazers on Friday. | 01/30/2015 6:24 PM
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Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will not play versus the Trail Blazers on Friday.
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Impact
Carroll is a bit banged up, so the Hawks want to rest him. He should start Saturday, so just take him out of the lineup for the night. Thabo Sefolosha will start Friday.
Warriors center Andrew Bogut did not play Thursday due to illness , but has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game against Utah. | 01/30/2015 3:54 PM
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Warriors center Andrew Bogut did not play Thursday due to illness , but has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game against Utah.
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Impact
Without Bogut, the Warriors have to go small and leave themselves vulnerable to opposing big men. David Lee would see additional time if Bogut can't go.
Although Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is expected to play Friday. | 01/30/2015 3:53 PM
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Although Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is expected to play Friday.
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Impact
Love's numbers this season should remind fantasy owners of Chris Bosh's numbers in Miami, but without LeBron James on the floor he could improve on them Friday night against Sacramento.
Although Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is expected to play Friday. | 01/30/2015 3:53 PM
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Although Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is expected to play Friday.
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Impact
Love's numbers this season should remind fantasy owners of Chris Bosh's numbers in Miami, but without LeBron James on the floor he could improve on them Friday night against Sacramento.
Cavaliers forward LeBron James was limited at the shootaround and has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday. | 01/30/2015 3:51 PM
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Cavaliers forward LeBron James was limited at the shootaround and has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday.
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Impact
James (26.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7.4 apg, 1.5 spg) has a sore wrist due to a hard fall from Tuesday's game and didn't play Wednesday. Should be a lot of Kyrie Irving ... again.
Cavaliers forward LeBron James was limited at the shootaround and has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday. | 01/30/2015 3:51 PM
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Cavaliers forward LeBron James was limited at the shootaround and has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday.
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Impact
James (26.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7.4 apg, 1.5 spg) has a sore wrist due to a hard fall from Tuesday's game and didn't play Wednesday. Should be a lot of Kyrie Irving ... again.
Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) played Thursday's game against the Lakers, but hurt his left knee. | 01/30/2015 3:49 PM
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Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) played Thursday's game against the Lakers, but hurt his left knee.
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Impact
Butler played through it and posted 35 points in 49 minutes of the double-overtime thriller and all signs point to him being ready to play Friday in Phoenix.
Celtics guard Evan Turner (thumb) played through the injury Wednesday and we expect him to play Friday night despite not practicing Thursday. | 01/30/2015 3:47 PM
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Celtics guard Evan Turner (thumb) played through the injury Wednesday and we expect him to play Friday night despite not practicing Thursday.
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Impact
He's been a solid fantasy option since become the Celtics starting point guard and a stat sheet filler. As a starter he's averaging 10.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 5.8 apg.
Charlotte forward Marvin Williams is expected to be cleared from his concussion in time to play Saturday. | 01/30/2015 3:40 PM
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Charlotte forward Marvin Williams is expected to be cleared from his concussion in time to play Saturday.
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Impact
Williams might pass the concussion protocol, but he doesn't pass the fantasy-worthy test. He's averaging 6.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.2 apg.
Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (sprained his right ankle) missed Thursday's game against the Bulls and was limited in Friday's shootaround. | 01/30/2015 3:37 PM
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Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (sprained his right ankle) missed Thursday's game against the Bulls and was limited in Friday's shootaround.
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Impact
Coach Byron Scott said he did some running but couldn't really cut. That makes him more doubtful than questionable. Wayne Ellington gets to take a lot fo shots when Young and Kobe Bryant aren't around.
Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is not happy about not being named to the All-Star team and that could be good for fantasy owners. | 01/30/2015 3:33 PM
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Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is not happy about not being named to the All-Star team and that could be good for fantasy owners.
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Impact
"It ain't always gone be peaches and cream, but somebody has to pay for the reason it's not," said Lillard. Sounds like someone is going to see an intense basketball player this evening in Atlanta. Lillard is having a great season, averaging 22 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.4 steals and 2.7 three-pointers per night.
Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum, a game-time decision on Wednesday, is not on the Portland injury report for Friday. | 01/30/2015 11:40 AM
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Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum, a game-time decision on Wednesday, is not on the Portland injury report for Friday.
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Impact
That's a great sign. He didn't score much in Wednesday's game (7 points), but he did pull down four rebounds, dish out seven assists, grab two steals and block a shot.
Laker swingman Wayne Ellington is seeing plenty of playing time and shot opportunities and that figures to continue. | 01/30/2015 9:28 AM
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Laker swingman Wayne Ellington is seeing plenty of playing time and shot opportunities and that figures to continue.
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Impact
Ellington backed up his 28-point effort with 23 points Thursday, including five rebounds and four assists. The only thing he wasn't good at was shooting the three-pointer (1-of-6).
Bulls center Joakim Noah nearly triple-doubled in Los Angeles Thursday night, pulling down 17 rebounds to go along with nine assists, nine points and blocked shot. | 01/30/2015 9:26 AM
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Bulls center Joakim Noah nearly triple-doubled in Los Angeles Thursday night, pulling down 17 rebounds to go along with nine assists, nine points and blocked shot.
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Impact
Noah isn't scoring a lot, but he's trying to help his team and fantasy owners in other ways, That's back-to-back big games and we like the direction he's headed now that he's healthy again.
Bulls center Pau Gasol posted more good numbers as he thrives in Chicago. | 01/30/2015 9:24 AM
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Bulls center Pau Gasol posted more good numbers as he thrives in Chicago.
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Impact
He had 20 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four blocks, but it wasn't enough as his Bulls fell to the Lakers Thursday night. He's the Bulls inside game and with Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose on the outside he has plenty of room to operate.
Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) played Thursday's game against the Lakers, but hurt his left knee and his status for Friday is up in the air, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. | 01/30/2015 9:20 AM
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Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) played Thursday's game against the Lakers, but hurt his left knee and his status for Friday is up in the air, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
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Impact
Butler played through it and posted 35 points in 49 minutes of the double-overtime thriller, but check back to make sure it doesn't get worse over the night.
Magic small forward Tobias Harris told the Orlando Sentinel that he hurt his right knee on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 11:08 PM
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Magic small forward Tobias Harris told the Orlando Sentinel that he hurt his right knee on Thursday.
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Impact
Harris left Thursday's game in the third quarter with a leg injury, which RotoWorld was speculating was an ankle injury. It turns out that it is a knee injury that doesn't appear to serious at the moment. Consider him questionable for Saturday's game versus the Mavericks.
Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is starting at small forward versus the Lakers on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 10:40 PM
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Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is starting at small forward versus the Lakers on Thursday.
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Impact
Mirotic has not been good at small forward this month, but he is getting another chance. We really like Mirotic, so we advise giving him a look in daily leagues.
Grizzlies forward Jeff Green was 4-for-9 from the field, going 2-of-6 from the 3-point line on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 10:38 PM
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Grizzlies forward Jeff Green was 4-for-9 from the field, going 2-of-6 from the 3-point line on Thursday.
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Impact
There weren't many opportunities for the Memphis starters as they blew out Denver by 30 points. Green finished second on the team with 13 points.
Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried led the team in points and rebounds versus the Grizzlies on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 10:36 PM
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Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried led the team in points and rebounds versus the Grizzlies on Thursday.
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Impact
That isn't saying much as Faried had 10 points and seven rebounds as Memphis manhandled Denver, 99-69. Faried has been alright this season, averaging 12.0 ppg and 8.9 rpg, but the expectations for him were higher.
Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph extended his double-double streak to 11 games on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 10:34 PM
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Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph extended his double-double streak to 11 games on Thursday.
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Impact
Randolph has played 11 games since returning from injury and has a double-double in every single game. Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds on Thursday. He was 6-of-14 from the field with two assists and a steal. He is averaging 19.6 ppg and 13.1 rpg over the last 11 games.
Memphis G/F Vince Carter left Thursday's game due to a foot injury according to RotoWorld. | 01/29/2015 10:01 PM
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Memphis G/F Vince Carter left Thursday's game due to a foot injury according to RotoWorld.
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Impact
He will undergo an MRI. Carter was able to walk around and put weight on his foot so that's a good sign. Hopefully, owners are not counting on Carter for much fantasy production. He averages 6.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 1.3 apg in 16.8 mpg.
Magic small forward Tobias Harris left Thursday's game versus the Bucks with a right ankle injury according to RotoWorld. | 01/29/2015 9:59 PM
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Magic small forward Tobias Harris left Thursday's game versus the Bucks with a right ankle injury according to RotoWorld.
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Impact
Harris rolled his ankle a few weeks ago, and he seems to have reinjured the same ankle. He missed five games due to his right ankle injury a few weeks ago. He finished with seven points, five rebounds and one assist. Stay tuned.
Bucks forward Jared Dudley took full advantage of the opportunity to start on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 9:29 PM
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Bucks forward Jared Dudley took full advantage of the opportunity to start on Thursday.
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Impact
Dudley played since Ersan Ilyasova was out with a groin injury. Dudley was 6-of-10 from the field, hitting 3-for-6 from the 3-point line with four rebounds and two assists.
Magic guard Victor Oladipo had a solid line on Thursday night. | 01/29/2015 9:26 PM
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Magic guard Victor Oladipo had a solid line on Thursday night.
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Oladipo led Orlando with 21 points, shooting 6-of-17 from the field. What really helped Oladipo was his 9-for-11 performance at the line. He also had five rebounds, a steal and an assist.
Bucks backup shooting guard Jerryd Bayless came off the bench and led the team in scoring on Thursday versus the Magic. | 01/29/2015 9:25 PM
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Bucks backup shooting guard Jerryd Bayless came off the bench and led the team in scoring on Thursday versus the Magic.
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That is an impressive feat considering all five of Milwaukee's starters were in double figures. Bayless had 19 points as he went 6-of-9 from the field with two 3-pointers. He also had three steals, two rebounds and an assist.
Pacers center Roy Hibbert posted a double-double in Thursday's victory over the Knicks. | 01/29/2015 9:18 PM
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Pacers center Roy Hibbert posted a double-double in Thursday's victory over the Knicks.
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Impact
Hibbert had 18 points and 10 rebounds in what was his most impressive performance for some time. He shot 9-of-11 from the field and also had an assist, a block and a steal. If only he could consistently produce these kinds of numbers.
Forward Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks followed up the impressive win on Wednesday with a more typical New York 2014-2015 performance on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 9:16 PM
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Forward Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks followed up the impressive win on Wednesday with a more typical New York 2014-2015 performance on Thursday.
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Impact
Anthony was alright, hitting 7-of-16 for 18 points, but Indiana blew out New York, 103-82. Anthony led the team in scoring and picked up a rebound, an assist and a block as well.
Pacers shooting guard Rodney Stuckey had 22 points to lead Indiana over New York, 103-82, on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 9:14 PM
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Pacers shooting guard Rodney Stuckey had 22 points to lead Indiana over New York, 103-82, on Thursday.
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Impact
Stuckey was 8-of-13 from the field with five rebounds and three assists. The 22 points were a team-high.
Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for Friday versus the Cavaliers. | 01/29/2015 9:09 PM
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Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for Friday versus the Cavaliers.
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Impact
Cousins is suffering from a right ankle sprain which is worth noting because Cousins missed time due to a left ankle injury this month.
Pacers backup center Lavoy Allen left Thursday's game with a sore right knee versus the Knicks. | 01/29/2015 8:33 PM
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Pacers backup center Lavoy Allen left Thursday's game with a sore right knee versus the Knicks.
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Impact
Allen walked into the locker room under his own power with a slight limp according to Pacers reporter Scott Agness. He had eight points, five rebounds and one assist in nine minutes before leaving.
Rockets center Dwight Howard will receive a second opinion on his right knee injury according to Yahoo Sports. | 01/29/2015 7:58 PM
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Rockets center Dwight Howard will receive a second opinion on his right knee injury according to Yahoo Sports.
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Impact
Howard will miss at least two games and could miss much more time. He missed two weeks with a knee injury at the end of last season, and at this point this injury is considered more serious. Fantasy owners should probably assume Howard will be out at least through the All-Star break. However long he is out, Terrence Jones will continue to see plenty of opportunities.
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is out for Thursday's game versus the Nuggets. | 01/29/2015 7:40 PM
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Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is out for Thursday's game versus the Nuggets.
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Impact
This is the second game Conley is missing due to his sore wrist. Beno Udrih will again start in his place.
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will be a game-time decision versus the Nuggets on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 6:59 PM
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Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will be a game-time decision versus the Nuggets on Thursday.
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Impact
Conley was active for Tuesday's game, but he did not play. We will get an official word on Conley's status right before the game. Check back in a few hours.
Denver center JaVale McGee will be active again on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 6:58 PM
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Denver center JaVale McGee will be active again on Thursday.
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Impact
McGee was active on Wednesday, but he did not play. He might get a chance to play on Thursday, though, it will be against Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.
Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is out again on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 6:21 PM
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Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is out again on Thursday.
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Impact
This was expected. He won't play until sometime next week at the earliest.
Bucks PF/C John Henson will start on Thursday instead of Zaza Pachulia, who is suffering from a calf injury. | 01/29/2015 6:17 PM
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Bucks PF/C John Henson will start on Thursday instead of Zaza Pachulia, who is suffering from a calf injury.
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Impact
Henson has a lot of upside for Thursday's game, so he is worth grabbing in daily leagues. Jared Dudley will also be starting with Ersan Ilyasova out with a groin injury.
Bucks forward Jared Dudley will start at power forward on Thursday versus the Magic. | 01/29/2015 6:15 PM
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Bucks forward Jared Dudley will start at power forward on Thursday versus the Magic.
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Impact
Fellow forward Ersan Ilyasova is out with a groin injury. Dudley is lethal from the 3-point line and is worth a look in daily leagues.
Bucks center Zaza Pachulia will not suit up for Thursday's game versus the Magic due to a calf injury. | 01/29/2015 5:57 PM
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Bucks center Zaza Pachulia will not suit up for Thursday's game versus the Magic due to a calf injury.
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Impact
Pachulia is questionable for Milwaukee's game on Saturday. John Henson will start at center for the Bucks versus the Magic and is a decent daily fantasy plug-in option.
Knicks forward Cole Aldrich will not play on Thursday versus the Pacers due to a shin injury. | 01/29/2015 5:53 PM
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Knicks forward Cole Aldrich will not play on Thursday versus the Pacers due to a shin injury.
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Impact
Louis Amundson along with Jason Smith and Lance Thomas will see a lot more minutes with Aldrich out of the lineup.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will start versus the Pacers on Thursday. | 01/29/2015 5:52 PM
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Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will start versus the Pacers on Thursday.
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Impact
Anthony and the Knicks are playing the second game of a back-to-back set on Thursday, and Anthony scored 31 points on Wednesday. He is playing and is a must-start. It would still be best to sell Anthony, however, because the chances he gets shutdown for the remainder of the season are still very high.
Pacers point guard George Hill will be on a minutes cap on Thursday versus the Knicks. | 01/29/2015 5:49 PM
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Pacers point guard George Hill will be on a minutes cap on Thursday versus the Knicks.
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Impact
Hill has been limited to 20 minutes per game over the last three games and will be held to the same limit. He has still produced in the reduced court time, however, averaging 14.3 ppg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg and 1.0 3-pointers per game over that stretch.
Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles will play on Thursday versus the Knicks. | 01/29/2015 5:40 PM
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Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles will play on Thursday versus the Knicks.
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Impact
Frank Vogel is likely going to ease him back into the rotation by playing him in spots according to Pacers reporter Scott Agness. He is a risky play in daily fantasy because it is unclear how much he will actually play.
Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward missed practice Thursday, but is still expected to play Friday. | 01/29/2015 3:30 PM
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Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward missed practice Thursday, but is still expected to play Friday.
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Impact
Hayward was dealing with sinus issues, so it would be best to check back Friday to verify that he's in the lineup. Hayward is averaging 19.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.4 apg.
Heat forward Luol Deng missed Tuesday's game a sore left calf and has already been ruled out for Friday versus Dallas. | 01/29/2015 3:03 PM
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Heat forward Luol Deng missed Tuesday's game a sore left calf and has already been ruled out for Friday versus Dallas.
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Impact
Deng was just starting to play well again and now this. Danny Granger could get some big playing time.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade left Tuesday's game with a right hamstring strain and there is no timetable for his return. | 01/29/2015 3:01 PM
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Heat guard Dwyane Wade left Tuesday's game with a right hamstring strain and there is no timetable for his return.
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Impact
Wade Wade to the media on Thursday, " You won't be seeing me for a while so get a good look at this face." With Luol Deng also sidelined, Mario Chalmers is a solid fantasy option.
Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (toe) did not play Wednesday against the Knicks and missed Thursday's practice. | 01/29/2015 2:52 PM
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Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (toe) did not play Wednesday against the Knicks and missed Thursday's practice.
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Impact
That's not a good sign for Saturday's contest. While he is still considered day-to-day, owners cannot be happy with another extended absence.
Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis' MRI revealed a Grade 1 abductor muscle strain, according to John Reid at the Times-Picayune. | 01/29/2015 2:50 PM
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Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis' MRI revealed a Grade 1 abductor muscle strain, according to John Reid at the Times-Picayune.
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Impact
He still might miss a game or two as New Orleans is very protective of their superstar, but it's not anything season threatening.
Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (sprained his right ankle) missed Wednesday's practice and has been downgraded to out for Thursday's game against the Bulls. | 01/29/2015 2:47 PM
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Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (sprained his right ankle) missed Wednesday's practice and has been downgraded to out for Thursday's game against the Bulls.
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Impact
Wayne Ellington certainly enjoyed not having to share shot attempts with Young or Kobe Bryant as he went off for 28 points Tuesday night on 20 shots. Ellington is again a viable fantasy option.
Timberwolves guard Mo Williams missed Wednesday due to a personal reason, but is expected to rejoin the team Thursday. | 01/29/2015 12:01 PM
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Timberwolves guard Mo Williams missed Wednesday due to a personal reason, but is expected to rejoin the team Thursday.
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Impact
Williams is also dealing with a hip injury. Zach LaVine would gain if Williams doesn't play again Thursday.
Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova left Tuesday's game with a sore right groin and will not play Thursday, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer C.F. Gardner. | 01/29/2015 11:58 AM
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Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova left Tuesday's game with a sore right groin and will not play Thursday, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer C.F. Gardner.
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Impact
Ilyasova's injury history has made him hard for fantasy owners to like. He appears to have peaked in 2011-12 when he averaged 13.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.2 apg.
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley dress, but didn't play on Tuesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Denver. | 01/29/2015 11:54 AM
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Grizzlies guard Mike Conley dress, but didn't play on Tuesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Denver.
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Impact
Beno Udrih started Tuesday's game and would likely get another start if Conley can't play, but Udrih has yet to prove he's fantasy worthy. Nick Calathes, Courtney Lee and Vince Carter all saw a boost in their production Tuesday.
Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (sprained his right ankle) missed Wednesday's practice making his appearance in Thursday's game against the Bulls questionable. | 01/29/2015 11:51 AM
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Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (sprained his right ankle) missed Wednesday's practice making his appearance in Thursday's game against the Bulls questionable.
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Impact
Wayne Ellington certainly enjoyed not having to share shot attempts with Young or Kobe Bryant as he went off for 28 points Tuesday night on 20 shots. Ellington could again be a viable fantasy option.
Cavaliers forward LeBron James did not play on Wednesday and is listed as questionable for Friday. | 01/29/2015 11:47 AM
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Cavaliers forward LeBron James did not play on Wednesday and is listed as questionable for Friday.
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Impact
James (26.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7.4 apg, 1.5 spg) has a sore wrist due to a hard fall from Tuesday's game and didn't give up any information after Wednesday's game as to his status.
Although Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love finished out Wednesday's game, he did suffer a left knee injury. | 01/29/2015 11:45 AM
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Although Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love finished out Wednesday's game, he did suffer a left knee injury.
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Impact
Consider his questionable for Friday's game against Sacramento, until we see how the knee came through overnight. Love's numbers this season should remind fantasy owners of Chris Bosh's numbers in Miami.
Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) did not play on Tuesday night and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Lakers. | 01/29/2015 11:41 AM
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Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) did not play on Tuesday night and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Lakers.
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Impact
Kirk Hinrich gets the start if Butler can't go, but certainly doesn't have Butler's all-around game (20.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.8 apg).
Pacers point guard George Hill missed Wednesday's practice session, but could still play Thursday against the Knicks. | 01/29/2015 11:38 AM
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Pacers point guard George Hill missed Wednesday's practice session, but could still play Thursday against the Knicks.
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Impact
It's possible the team was just protecting him. Hill has played exactly 20 minutes in each of the last three games and is averaging 14.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.6 apg. Don't expect him to see any more minutes as the Pacers are expected to limit his court time for the rest of the season.
Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles did not play on Sunday or Tuesday and is questionable for Thursday, but he was seen working at the morning shootaround. | 01/29/2015 11:34 AM
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Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles did not play on Sunday or Tuesday and is questionable for Thursday, but he was seen working at the morning shootaround.
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Impact
That's good news for Miles owners (12.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.3 apg). Bad news is that George Hill has played well the past three games which cuts down on available guard minutes.