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  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) rested as precaution
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) sat out the second half of Tuesday's game as a precaution, and he "didn't feel anything pop or pull" prior to his exit.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau asked Rose to sit out the second half and Rose agreed. The Bulls' former MVP was very tentative during the first half, as he was during Monday's game, but Thibodeau is hopeful that a few days of rest will have Rose ready to go for Friday's game in Boston. When asked if Rose would require an MRI, Thibs replied, "I don’t believe so. I think he's fine." Fantasy owners have played this game long enough to distrust the Bulls' injury updates, however, and we're unlikely to learn Rose's status until close to tip-off on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:16 pm
    Injured
  • Aaron Brooks scores 16 points in 22 minutes
    Aaron Brooks scored 16 points in 22 minutes in Tuesday's road loss, taking advantage of extra playing time following Derrick Rose's departure with hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Brooks has scored double-digit points in four straight games and he's worth deploying if you need scoring and 3-point shooting, with a trickle of steals and assists. Rose is questionable to return for Friday's game, so anyone targeting Brooks should keep an eye on Chicago's ever-changing injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (chest) plays well in return
    Kirk Hinrich returned from a chest injury vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday, scoring 10 points with eight assists and one steal in 31 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: He made two 3-pointers and Derrick Rose left early with hamstring tightness, which opened up more minutes in the second half for Hinrich and Aaron Brooks. Hinrich should start vs. the Celtics on Friday if Rose can't suit up, but even as the Bulls' starting PG he's a mediocre fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Ty Lawson leads Nuggets w/ 20 pts, 12 dimes
    Ty Lawson posted 20 points, one 3-pointer, 12 assists, three steals and a rare block in Tuesday's win over the visiting Bulls.

    Advice: This was Lawson's second 20 & 10 game of the season, the last one coming on Nov. 17, and he's averaging a terrific 16.3 points, 0.8 threes, 2.4 rebounds, 9.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He started out slow and missed one game with a lingering ankle injury but has since played without any physical limitations, so fantasy owners can look confidently toward his rest-of-season output. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Austin Rivers logs 27 minutes in bench role
    Austin Rivers didn't start at SG on Tuesday, instead coming off the bench for eight points, three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Darius Miller started tonight but did absolutely nothing to keep the job, so there's still a chance Rivers will earn the SG job with Tyreke Evans moving back to SF. Eric Gordon's indefinite absence with a separated shoulder makes Rivers a low-risk gamble worth taking in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:35 pm

NBA Roster Changes

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Nov 25
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Nov 21
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Nov 21
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Nov 20
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Nov 16
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Nov 12
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Nov 11
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Nov 11
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Injury Reports

PlayerInjuryStatusEffective
Joakim Noah (Chi - PF,C)Eye abrasionINJNov 26, 2014
Derrick Rose (Chi - PG)Left hamstringINJNov 25, 2014
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