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  • Richaun Holmes starting for Kings Wednesday
    Richaun Holmes (conditioning) is in the starting lineup for the Kings again on Wednesday. 

    Advice: Holmes, who will likely be on a minutes count, will be joined by De'Aaron Fox, Terance Davis, Harrison Barnes and Marvin Bagley, while Tyrese Haliburton is out due to protocols. Chimizie Metu started the last one but will come off the bench with Bagley back in action.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 3 minutes ago
  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) doubtful to return Wed.
    Patrick Beverley suffered a right ankle sprain in Wednesday’s game against the Hawks and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: His night is likely over, and if it is, he’ll finish with just a rebound and two dimes in six minutes. D’Angelo Russell is cooking as we speak and could get a few more looks if Beverley doesn’t returns, while Malik Beasley and Jaylen Nowell may get a few more shots coming their way as well. NBCSportsEDGE.com 9 minutes ago
  • Marcus Morris (personal) out Wednesday vs. Denver
    Marcus Morris (personal) won't play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nicolas Batum (protocols) is also out so the Clippers will have a makeshift lineup tonight. Amir Coffey and Terance Mann should both see a big bump tonight, while Brandon Boston Jr. should get more minutes than usual, as well.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 15 minutes ago
  • John Konchar starting for Grizzlies Wednesday
    John Konchar still get the start against the Bucks on Wednesday, joining Ja Morant, Ziaire Williams, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Steven Adams in the starting lineup.

    Advice: The obvious choice to take Desmond Bane’s (protocols) place would’ve been De’Anthony Melton, but the team will opt to keep him in his usual bench role. Still, neither Melton or Konchar will lack for opportunities with key guys like Bane, Tyus Jones, Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks all sidelined, so feel free to fire away on either with Melton being the more proven asset. NBCSportsEDGE.com 46 minutes ago
  • Jrue Holiday not starting for Bucks Wednesday
    Jrue Holiday is not in the starting lineup for the Bucks on Wednesday but it's still possible he makes his return from a left ankle injury against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: George Hill, Grayson Allen, Khris Middleton, Giannis and Bobby Portis are starting tonight, but Holiday is on the active roster. However, that doesn't guarantee he'll play tonight.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 58 minutes ago
  • Aaron Wiggins starting, Bazley back to bench
    Aaron Wiggins will re-enter the starting lineup in place of Darius Bazley for Wednesday’s game against the Spurs, joining Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Lu Dort and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl in the first five.

    Advice: Bazley looked pretty awful in his first start in a while on Monday, so a demotion is actually good news for him. Even when starting, Wiggins is still not the best guy to target, and we’d still prefer Bazley of the two despite their roles switching. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 4:24 pm
  • LaMelo Ball back in starting lineup for Hornets
    LaMelo Ball (illness) is back in the starting lineup for the Hornets on Wednesday after missing Monday's game.

    Advice: That will send Cody Martin back to the bench tonight. LaMelo is joined by Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges and Mason Plumlee in the starting five tonight. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 4:16 pm
  • Jaylen Nowell (ankle) will play Wednesday
    Jaylen Nowell (left ankle sprain) will play in Wednesday’s game against the Hawks.

    Advice: He’s coming off of a nice second half in a win over the Knicks last night, and he’s been scoring pretty consistently. He’s just a deep-league guy even when he’s good, however. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 4:11 pm
  • Gary Trent Jr. (ankle) out again Wednesday
    Gary Trent Jr. (left ankle swelling) will not play in Wednesday’s game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: He’ll miss his sixth consecutive game tonight, and with Nick Nurse being stingy with six- or seven-man rotations lately, most other Raptors with prominent roles will be worth utilizing this evening. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 4:07 pm
  • Maxi Kleber (knee) will play Wednesday
    Maxi Kleber (left knee soreness) will play in Wednesday’s game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis is back in action, so we don’t recommend Kleber as someone to consider for the time being. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:56 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (knee) will play vs. TOR
    Reggie Bullock (right knee soreness) will play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bullock plays decent minutes but his shaky shooting and lack of touches should be reasons enough to dissuade you from utilizing him. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:56 pm
  • Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) will play Wednesday
    Dennis Smith Jr. (right ankle sprain) is good to go for Wednesday’s game against the Heat.

    Advice: Anfernee Simons is ballin’ out and C.J. McCollum returned the other day, so DSJ isn’t a viable fantasy option by any means despite a couple good showings earlier in the season. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:49 pm
  • CJ Elleby (ankle) good to go Wednesday
    CJ Elleby (right ankle sprain) will be active for Wednesday’s game against the Heat.

    Advice: Elleby only plays minutes in the teens and isn’t a fantasy option, even with Portland down a few guys. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:48 pm
  • Lonzo Ball (knee) won’t travel on road trip
    Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion) will not travel for the Bulls upcoming three-game road trip that begins when they face the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: The same goes for Zach LaVine (left knee soreness), so feel free to make the most of Ayo Dosunmu while you can. Alex Caruso is back and only playing 22-24 minutes tonight, but that could change as soon as Friday, while Coby White will continue to be a good for some points and triples. The soonest that either Ball or LaVine will be able to play is in this coming Wednesday's home game against the Bulls. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:47 pm
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  • LaVine, Ball won’t travel for 3-game road trip
    Zach LaVine (left knee soreness) and Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion) will not travel with the team for their three-game road trip that begins in Milwaukee on Friday.

    Advice: This means that the soonest either guy can return will be for their home game against the Raptors on January 26. Anyone lucky enough to scoop Ayo Dosunmu off the wire will be overjoyed with this news, while Alex Caruso should make an immediate impact on the trip and should be starting everywhere one he’s off his minutes limit. Coby White is also a guy that will benefit, but his fantasy game isn’t as exciting as the other two. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:43 pm
    INJ
  • Charlie Brown Jr. will start for Philly Wednesday
    Charlie Brown Jr. will enter the starting lineup in favor of Furkan Korkmaz ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Magic, joining Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey and Seth Curry in the first five.

    Advice: Danny Green (hip) and Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) remain out of the lineup, and the Furkan Korkmaz experiment hasn’t worked all too well, so enter Charlie Brown Jr. It’ll be Brown Jr.’s first start of the season and the second of his career, but he hasn’t done anything that shows we can trust him to produce. Plus, with 25 other teams playing tonight, you can probably look elsewhere for cheap DFS options. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:38 pm
  • Alex Caruso (foot) will play 22-24 minutes vs. CLE
    Bulls coach Billy Donovan said that Alex Caruso (foot) will play around 22-24 minutes in Wednesday’s game against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: It’s The Carushow’s first game back in nearly a month, and the Bulls will welcome him back with open arms with Zach LaVine (left knee soreness) and Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion) out of the lineup. He’s admittedly hard to keep out of the lineup, but Donovan will try his best to ease Caruso back into things. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:31 pm
  • Juancho Hernangomez won’t play Wednesday
    Juancho Hernangomez is not yet with the Spurs and will not be active for Wednesday’s game against Thunder.

    Advice: San Antonio just acquired him in a three-team deal, but we’ll have to wait another couple days to see how he fares with his new team. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:27 pm
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (protocols) available Wednesday
    Kelly Oubre Jr. (health and safety protocols) will return to action for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics.

    Advice: He’s back after four missed games, and he was on a nice little run before entering protocols with six double-digit scoring efforts over his last seven games in which he was active. Jalen McDaniels and Cody Martin may lose some minutes with Oubre back in action. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:16 pm
  • Deandre Ayton (ankle) officially out Thursday
    Deandre Ayton (right ankle sprain) has officially been ruled out of Thursday’s game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: No surprises here given Ayton didn’t even make it through practice today, and it’ll be Javale McGee and Bismack Biyombo that play more with Ayton out. McGee will likely get the start again, but he was far outplayed by Biyombo on Monday evening and it’s really a toss up regarding which of the two bigs decides to show up tomorrow. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:07 pm
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