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    • Kendrick Perkins (knee) says he'll play Sun.
      Kendrick Perkins (knee contusion) said that he will play Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Perkins is averaging 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds this season, so he's not an option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      17 minutes ago
    • Perkins (knee) a game-time decision Sunday
      Kendrick Perkins (knee contusion) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: If Perkins is unable to go, Steven Adams, Serge Ibaka, and Nick Collison will see some extended minutes, with Adams and Ibaka offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      38 minutes ago
    • Perry Jones starting Sunday with Durant out
      Perry Jones will start at SF for the Thunder on Sunday with Kevin Durant (ankle) unavailable.

      Advice: A start for Jones doesn't necessarily mean that he'll have fantasy value, as he finished Friday's win vs. the Lakers scoreless without any stats to his credit in 12 minutes of action. When asked whether he needs more production from Jones as a starter, coach Scott Brooks replied, "Yeah ... yeah." Rotoworld.com
      47 minutes ago
    • Willie Green (flu) out Sunday vs. 76ers
      Willie Green (flu) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: Green plays limited minutes off the bench for the Magic, so his absence shouldn't matter for owners in standard leagues. Expect Evan Fournier to soak up a majority of his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      59 minutes ago
    • Hassan Whiteside (toe) out Sunday vs. Boston
      Hassan Whiteside (toe) will not play Sunday vs. the Cetlics.

      Advice: The center position in Miami will be manned by a collection of Chris Andersen, Udonis Haslem, and Justin Hamilton, but none of these guys make for a very attractive option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:15 pm
    • Kyle O'Quinn starting on Sunday vs. 76ers
      Kyle O'Quinn will start Sunday vs. the 76ers, sending Channing Frye to the bench.

      Advice: O'Quinn will draw a very favorable matchup today against the 76ers, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Frye has been struggling lately, and a move to the bench isn't going to do him any favors, we'll let you know how they fare after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:13 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside (toe) questionable Sunday
      Hassan Whiteside lost two toenails during Friday's game, and is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. Boston.

      Advice: If Whiteside is able to go, he'll likely see limited minutes off the bench, and doesn't offer enough upside to be considered an option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:55 pm
    • Martell Webster (back) out Sunday vs. PHO
      Martell Webster (back) will not play Sunday vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Webster is nearing a return, but Sunday will not be the day. We'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Chicago, but with Paul Pierce and Bradley Beal healthy, there's not much reason to give him any attention in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:40 pm
       
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    • Heat recall Andre Dawkins from D-League
      The Heat have recalled Andre Dawkins from the D-League.

      Advice: Dawkins has played a total of 13 minutes over three games this season. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:41 pm
    • Tony Allen (eye) out Sunday vs. Cleveland
      Tony Allen (eye) will not play Sunday vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Allen's minutes will be distributed to guys like Vince Carter, Quincy Pondexter, and Tayshaun Prince, with Carter offering the most upside out of the group. Prince and Pondexter shouldn't be considered an option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:06 pm
       
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    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) could practice soon
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) had another strong workout during Sunday's shootaround, and Derek Fisher said he might be able to start practicing before Christmas.

      Advice: The Knicks don't have much depth up front, but given Bargnani's injury history and lackluster play over the past three years, there's not a lot to like here. He can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:26 am
       
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    • Landry Fields (concussion) out on Sunday
      Landry Fields (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: He failed a concussion test on Sunday morning and he will now have to pass the NBA's protocol for concussions before being cleared again. James Johnson is the main beneficiary in Fields' absence, and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:57 am
       
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    • Jordan Adams, Jarnell Stokes return for Griz
      Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes have been recalled from the D-League on Sunday.

      Advice: They will be at the end of the Memphis bench and won't see much action. They can both be ignored in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:39 am
    • Furkan Aldemir (heel) is out on Sunday
      Furkan Aldemir (heel) is out for Sunday's game against the Magic.

      Advice: He is dealing with plantar fasciitis so it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss additional time. Aldemir is far off of the fantasy radar in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:10 am
    • Tony Allen (eye) doubtful for Sunday's game
      Tony Allen (eye) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: His eye still looks really rough, so there is almost no shot he plays in this one. Quincy Pondexter will likely start, but Vince Carter played 41 minutes the last time Allen rested and he looks like the best option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:02 am
       
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    • James Young (shoulder) making progress
      James Young is making progress in his recovery from his separated right shoulder, and was able to do some non-contact work during shootaround Sunday.

      Advice: He remains without a timetable to return, but it is great to see him making progress. Young is loaded with potential, but he won't have any fantasy value this season. Keep him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:36 am
    • Martell Webster (back) could play on Sunday
      Martell Webster (back) could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Suns.

      Advice: He has yet to play this season after coming off of his third back surgery in his career, so it will be great to see back out on the floor. He was seen getting up shots at practice on Saturday for a couple of hours, and he is reportedly feeling good. If he doesn't make his season debut Sunday, his next chance to play would be on Tuesday vs. the Bulls. However, Webster will likely be eased back into the rotation, and he won't see a lot of minutes while Paul Pierce and Otto Porter are healthy. Webster can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:51 am
       
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    • Russ Smith scores first NBA points Saturday
      Russ Smith scored for the first time in his NBA career on Saturday, finishing with five points, two boards and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes.

      Advice: He was recalled from the D-League prior to the game on Saturday, and was able to pick up some experience in garbage time against Portland. Smith was a stud at the Las Vegas summer league and was the leader in assists per game, but he has a long way to go before he will be relevant in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:33 am
    • Johnny O'Bryant plays six minutes
      Johnny O'Bryant played six minutes on Saturday with four points.

      Advice: He picked up two quick fouls and that was that. O'Bryant was able to push guys around at summer league, but that doesn't work against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. He can be cut in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:23 pm
    • Martell Webster still on schedule for return
      Martell Webster (back) is on schedule to return to action this month.

      Advice: He is going to have a minutes limit when he is able to play. Webster is a tremendous fit for the Wizards and he flourished last season while Bradley Beal was out. He'll have to fend off Rasual Butler for playing time, so most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:00 pm
       
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    • Landry Fields practices, cleared of concussion
      Landry Fields was cleared for a concussion and was at practice on Saturday.

      Advice: He needed stitches to his head from Friday and it appears he will be fine. Fields plays about 20 minutes per night and only has value in extremely deep leagues. James Johnson doesn't get a bump in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:16 am
       
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    • Russ Smith recalled from NBA D-League Sat
      Russ Smith was recalled from the NBA D-League on Saturday.

      Advice: Gal Mekel was recently waived, so Smith could potentially see some minutes as a backup point guard. However, he won't see enough minutes to matter in most leagues, so he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 am
    • O'Quinn posts versatile line off the bench
      Kyle O'Quinn posted a versatile line off the bench on Friday, scoring seven points on 2-of-4 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, one assist and three steals in 23 minutes.

      Advice: People can easily get blinded by the low minutes but he improved his season-long per-game value from top 100-115 (9/8 cat) to top 90-105 (9/8 cat) after tonight. That he's returning this value in just 19.3 mpg is a reminder of his mid-round upside if he can step into a 24-plus minute role. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:25 pm
    • Kendrick Perkins out for Friday night
      Kendrick Perkins (knee contusion) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: Steven Adams will get a little extra playing time while Serge Ibaka may play some center, as well. Perkins won't be out long, but he has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:43 pm
    • Landry Fields gets stitches, out for game
      Landry Fields received stitches to his head on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: He had a scary fall and might have suffered a concussion. Fields was in the starting lineup for the Raptors, so they might need to mix it up. James Johnson replaced Fields at the time of the injury and would make the most sense. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:26 pm
       
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    • Tony Allen (eye) out Friday vs. Chicago
      Tony Allen (right corneal abrasion) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Quincy Pondexter will likely draw the start, while Vince Carter will see extended minutes off the bench. Carter logged 41 minutes during his last outing with Allen sidelined, and put up 18 points with five 3-pointers, he does however have a difficult matchup against the Bulls, so Carter remains a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:26 pm
       
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    • Perry Jones is expected to start on Friday
      Perry Jones is likely going to start against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: He looked great before his knee contusion last month, but the return of Russell Westbrook took the gem out of his donut for stats. Jones might have a decent game against an awful defense, so he's worth a look in deeper leagues. It's worth mentioning he did only play six minutes in the second half on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:36 pm
    • Furkan Aldemir won't plan Friday
      Furkan Aldemir (heel) will not play against the Hornets on Friday.

      Advice: He has an Achilles issue and the 76ers could sit him down in hopes this doesn't linger. Aldemir is a major project and is going take a while before he's on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:23 pm
    • Tony Allen (eye) questionable Friday vs. CHI
      Tony Allen (right corneal abrasion) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: If Allen is forced to sit, Quincy Pondexter would likely draw another start, but he doesn't do enough statistically to be considered an option in most leagues. While Allen averages 25.8 minutes per game, he's not a large part of the offense (6.5 FGAs per game) so his absence doesn't have too much of a statistical impact on the player replacing him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:12 am
       
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    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) close to practicing
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) went through a full shooting workout before Thursday's game vs. Chicago, and Derek Fisher said he's getting close to practicing.

      Advice: Until Bargnani can actually step foot on the court, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. The Knicks have been devastated by injuries, so he could have some opportunity upon his eventual return, but that doesn't necessarily mean much for the constantly injured and disappointing Italian. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:54 am
       
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    • Perry Jones plays 19 minutes
      Perry Jones played 19 minutes off the bench on Thursday with four points and five rebounds.

      Advice: He picked up some extra playing time with Kevin Durant (ankle) going down tonight. Jones had a couple bright spots while the Thunder were banged up, but there is still no need to pick him up in most cases because KD should be back quickly. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:50 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant plays 17 minutes
      Johnny O'Bryant played 17 minutes in his first NBA start on Thursday with six points, one rebound and one assist against the Kings.

      Advice: He had four fouls and had several "Welcome to the NBA" moments tonight. O'Bryant is a banger and doesn't have much polish to his game, but the Bucks need someone like that right now. His minutes might climb into the 20s while Ersan Ilyasova (face) is out. He's not worth owning in almost any league, though. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:12 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant getting the start vs. Kings
      Johnny O'Bryant will start at power forward against the Kings.

      Advice: He made his NBA debut on Wednesday and he already making his first start. The Bucks are completely gutted up front and have nobody behind O'Bryant and Zaza Pachulia, so he could get big minutes. Of course, he's only worth a look in very deep leagues. O'Bryant joins Brandon Knight, O.J. Mayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Pachulia in the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:01 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani gets shots up Thursday
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring, talent) was getting shots up before Thursday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: The Knicks are completely gutted on their roster, but they're still not going to rush him back. Their front office is probably counting down the days to get him off their books. Bargnani is not worth stashing in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:50 pm
       
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    • Furkan Aldemir doubtful for Friday
      Furkan Aldemir (heel) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: Aldemir missed practice due to the plantar fasciitis he's dealing with on his right foot, and while head coach Brett Brown contends, "it's not as bad as it sounds," Aldemir is not looking likely for Friday's game against Charlotte. He played just 10 minutes in his NBA debut on Monday, so he can safely be left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:22 am
    • James Young's shoulder improving w/treatment
      James Young (shoulder) said his separated right shoulder is improving with treatment.

      Advice: Young also added that he's been able to begin basketball activities, but remains without a return timetable. The rookie is part of the Celtics' future plans, but that doesn't include the 2014-15 season so fantasy owners outside of dynasty leagues can feel free to move to the next news item. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:58 am
    • Johnny O'Bryant returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant makes his debut
      Johnny O'Bryant played five minutes in his NBA debut with two points on Wednesday.

      Advice: The good news is he's made 100 percent from the field, but the bad news is he has 9.6 fouls per 48 minutes. O'Bryant has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Tony Allen (eye) will not play on Wednesday
      Tony Allen (eye) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: He suffered a corneal abrasion to his right eye on Tuesday, and was forced from that game. There is no word as to how severe the issue is, but we will pass along updates as needed. The Grizzlies have yet to name who will start in his place, but Courtney Lee, Tayshaun Prince, and Vince Carter will also see their minutes increased. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:12 pm
       
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    • Furkan Aldemir seen icing his ankle Wednesday
      Furkan Aldemir suffered a bruised right heel and missed part of practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no indication that he will miss any time, but we will still monitor his status closely. Aldemir made his NBA debut on Monday, but saw just 10 minutes of action and looked very raw. You can leave him on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:44 am
    • Tony Allen iffy for Wednesday w/ eye injury
      Tony Allen suffered a corneal abrasion in his right eye on Tuesday and is questionable to play on Wednesday against the Spurs.

      Advice: If Allen's out it's going to leave a big dent in the defensive scheme of Memphis, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Tayshaun Prince would all see some extra minutes against the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:22 pm
       
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    • Tony Allen goes leaves game after hard fall
      Tony Allen left Tuesday's game after a hard fall and is questionable to return.

      Advice: It will be interesting to see if he returns to the game and we will be sure to update his status as soon as we know more. If Allen were to miss time, Tayshaun Prince and Vince Carter will see a bump in their minutes, but still won't be worth picking up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:22 pm
       
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    • O'Quinn still quiet but minutes improve
      Kyle O'Quinn logged 19 minutes off the bench on Monday, scoring two points on 1-of-1 shooting with six rebounds and one block.

      Advice: O'Quinn had a quiet game on Saturday but his minutes are on the lower end of where they should be on most nights. In 28 games to end last season he returned top-80 value in just 22 mpg, so owners will probably want to take the long-view here and not let two bad games shake them up. In just 18.7 mpg this season, he's a top 100-115 play as well. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:05 pm
    • Furkan Aldemir scores two in debut
      Furkan Aldemir scored two points in his NBA debut on Monday with two rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes.

      Advice: He saw first half action tonight, so it wasn't just garbage time. Aldemir is still nowhere near getting on the radar in most leagues and he looked very raw tonight. He's only worth a look in ridiculously deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 pm
    • Is Aldemir going to get minutes?
      Furkan Aldemir is officially active on Monday against the Celtics.

      Advice: "Welcome to Philly. You've got Sullinger,"coach Brett Brown said. It's an interesting quote from Brown and perhaps he's going to get in the rotation. However, fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach in almost any case. Henry Sims would likely lose minutes, if Aldemir does play. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 2:33 pm
    • Sixers officially sign Furkan Aldemir to deal
      Sixers sign F Furkan Adlemir.

      Advice: Aldemir will be immediately active, but it's not clear what his role in the rotation will be just yet. He can be left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 9:35 am
    • Andrea Bargnani's return a complete mystery
      Andrea Bargnani's (calf) return is a complete mystery.

      Advice: "Until he practices, I can’t say what I expect,’’ Derek Fisher said. "When he’s at practices and he’s out there, that’s when it will be. It isn’t a situation where we’re counting the days. He is progressing but we saw what happened last time." Bargs has been out all year, and there is no timetable for his return. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:49 am
       
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    • Report: Furkan Aldemir get 4-year, $12M deal
      Furkan Aldemir has reportedly landed a four-year, $12 million deal with the 76ers, with the first two-years guaranteed.

      Advice: Aldemir could be ready to go for Monday's game vs. Boston, but owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with the Turkish big man, as his upside is limited. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:26 pm
    • Furkan Aldemir finally receives his visa
      Furkan Aldemir finally received his visa and is expected to join the 76ers very shortly.

      Advice: If he was coming to any other team, he would not be on the fantasy map at all. However, this is the 76ers we are talking about and it wouldn't be out of the question if he became a part of the rotation at some point this season. However, Aldemir's game is limited and owners in standard leagues can monitor him comfortably from the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:38 am
    • Kyle O'Quinn takes a huge hit
      Kyle O'Quinn moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Hawks and did not score with one rebound, one steal and one block in 12 minutes.

      Advice: O'Quinn could be prone to slow nights as a backup and he's also injury prone and foul prone, too. Once you get past that he has a 2-3 month record of top 60-90 play in standards late last season in a low-minute role, and this season he's a top 90-100 value per-game over 11 contests in just 18.6 mpg. Clearly that's an uncomfortable situation, but it's the same upside equation that Gorgui Dieng and Rudy Gobert have exhibited -- with good or even great fantasy 'floors' with upside beyond that. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:02 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant is available on Saturday
      Johnny O'Bryant is available to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: He is expected to be limited and is not a lock for playing time. O'Bryant has no fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 3:02 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant (knee) questionable Saturday
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He likely won't be in the rotation upon his return and would need an injury to Zaza Pachulia or Larry Sanders before owners in deep leagues should pay him any attention. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:41 am
    • Kyle O'Quinn had a nice double-double
      Kyle O'Quinn double-doubled against the Hawks on Friday during an 87-81 loss with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Nikola Vucevic (back) is getting closer to a return, so O'Quinn's likely going to lose some value soon. He's a very good shot blocker and could have some low-end value in deeper leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:30 pm
    • Landry Fields is starting again on Friday
      Landry Fields is starting again on Friday night against the Pacers.

      Advice: Well, it wasn't a matchup against LeBron James on Tuesday after all because the Pacers do not have a big group of starters. Fields is still not going to be worth owning in standard leagues and he probably won't stick in the starting lineup much longer. Greivis Vasquez will come off the bench again. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 4:04 pm
       
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    • James Young (shoulder) hopes to avoid surgery
      An MRI revealed a slight muscle tear in James Young's right shoulder, and he is hoping to avoid surgery.

      Advice: Young will rehab over the next few weeks, after which he will be re-evaluated. He was not a part of the Celtics rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications here. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 3:37 pm
    • Grizzlies send Jordan Adams back to D-League
      The Grizzlies have sent Jordan Adams down for another D-League stint.

      Advice: The only headlines that Adams makes are his send-downs and call-ups from the D-League. He'll get some experience down there, but he has zero fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 2:40 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant does more work at practice
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) did some more work at practice on Friday.

      Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and is up in the air for Saturday. The Bucks need a big man behind Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia, so O'Bryant has an outside shot at playing time. Of course, he's not worth owning in any league. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 11:13 am
    • Johnny O'Bryant (knee) returns to practice
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) returned to practice on Thursday, and is nearing a return.

      Advice: O'Bryant isn't likely to be a key rotation player for the Bucks, and he can be left on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 1:11 pm
    • James Young dealing with shoulder subluxation
      James Young is dealing with a shoulder subluxation, and is getting x-rays to determine the severity of the injury.

      Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens is unsure of how much time Young will miss, but we'll know more once the result of the x-rays are made public. Young wasn't a part of the Celtics' rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 12:10 pm
    • Martell Webster practices in limited capacity
      Martell Webster (back) practiced on Thursday, but was unable to participate in full.

      Advice: Webster has been ramping up his rehab, but didn't participate in a full-court practice on Thursday so we're reading tea leaves as to when he'll return. Webster's eventual return will cut in the fantasy value of Paul Pierce, Rasual Butler and Otto Porter, but standard league owners can feel free to leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 10:43 am
       
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