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Avery Bradley did not suffer a separation of his injured left shoulder and "should" play in Game 4 on Sunday.

Bradley normally pops his shoulder back into place "like a Lego," but this time trainers couldn't do it. The Celtics are saying the injury is "like a stinger" and it'll be something to watch as the games go on. Bradley is a necessary part of the Celtics' rotation right now.
Fri, May 4, 2012 11:59:00 PM

Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

Noah was able to go through a full practice on Thursday without any setbacks, and the Bulls listing him as probable is an encouraging sign. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip. If Noah is a go, Cameron Bairstow who was a surprise start on Tuesday would head back to the bench.
Nov 27 - 7:05 PM

Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

Rose has said that he was targeting Friday, so things are looking positive towards him giving it a go. If Rose does indeed play, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Nov 27 - 7:00 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Celtics.

With Gibson out, Nikola Mirotic could see some extended minutes off the bench. However, Mirotic was only able to muster 20.8 minutes of action during his last outing with both Gibson and Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) sidelined, so there's no certainty that he will see major minutes.
Nov 27 - 6:50 PM

Jameer Nelson (back spasms) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

Owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, but if Jameer is unable to go, J.J. Barea, Devin Harris, and potentially Raymond Felton (ankle) will all see some extended minutes. Barea and Harris offer the most upside, and would make for decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues, stay tuned.
Nov 27 - 6:39 PM

Pelicans' head coach Monty Williams wants Anthony Davis to be taking at least 20 shots a game.

"Anthony cannot be in a game and not touch the ball," said Williams. "We have to have an effort to get him at least 20 shots every night." Monty's comments came a day after Davis shot 4-of-12 from the field during a 99-89 loss to the Kings. Davis also only attempted one shot during the entire fourth quarter of that one, which is simply not acceptable. Williams' desire to force feed Davis the rock has to be music to fantasy owners years, and it can only improve his already gaudy averages of 25.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, and 2.1 steals per game. He's an early MVP candidate, and the best player in fantasy basketball right now, enjoy.
Nov 27 - 2:44 PM

Carmelo Anthony (back spasms) said he hopes to return soon, but won't play with back spasms.

Anthony said he could barely walk before sitting out Wednesday's game against the Mavericks and later said that he was still sore and stiff. "I don’t think it will be too long,’’ Anthony said. "I think the spasms will go away. But I’m not going to play with spasms." Melo will travel with the Knicks to Oklahoma for Friday's game against the Thunder, but his owners may want to plan on being without him for at least another game. If Anthony is unable to suit up Friday, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith would be the biggest fantasy beneficiaries.
Nov 27 - 10:17 AM

Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman reports there is a growing belief around the Thunder that Kevin Durant (foot) could return as soon as Friday against the Knicks.

Mayberry cites the Thunder's decision to release Sebastian Telfair as a reason Durant may be closer to a return and writes that, "The Thunder’s decision to waive Telfair as opposed to apply for a third 10-day stint on Smith serves as confirmation that the team is confident that either Durant, [Russell] Westbrook or rookie forward Mitch McGary will be available at some point over the next three games." If Durant doesn't return on Friday, he'll have two chances over the following week as the Thunder visit the Pelicans and 76ers.
Source: Oklahoman
Nov 27 - 9:30 AM

Gerald Green scored 24 points against the Nuggets during a 120-112 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and six 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

When he's on, he's on. Green has been very busy in the fourth quarter when he plays and he's racked up a whopping 13 triples over his last three games. Isaiah Thomas (ankle) did not play tonight and it's pretty clear Green will see a massive bump in production when Thomas, Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic need to miss game action. He is still going to be inconsistent, but feel free to give him a look until IT3 is back.
Nov 27 - 3:19 AM

Markieff Morris was all over the court against the Nuggets on Wednesday, posting a monster line of 15 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four blocks and three steals in 37 minutes.

He made the Manimal look like a pedestrian tonight and had a highlight-reel block in transition. Morris is filling it up like few others in his last five, averaging 14.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.8 steals and 0.2 treys on 50.8 percent from the field and 92.3 percent from the line. He's a fantasy star and he's going to do this all year.
Nov 27 - 3:03 AM

Timofey Mozgov scored 18 points with 13 boards, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the Suns on Wednesday.

That triple is not a misprint and it was his the fifth of his career and first of the season. Mozgov's role is solidified with JaVale McGee (leg) out and Jusuf Nurkic not getting minutes. He should be a top-100 player for the foreseeable future and should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 27 - 2:46 AM

Manu Ginobili hit 10-of-18 shots, two 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws for a season-high 28 points, four rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

There was no way to see this one coming, as he had totaled just 19 points over his last four games and hasn't scored more than 28 points in a game since last February. He ruined Danny Green tonight, but it's nice to know he can still produce on occasion. He's not trustworthy enough to be owned in most leagues, but is worth keeping an eye on.
Nov 27 - 2:33 AM




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