NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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Vince Carter - G/F - Nets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>The Nets are listening to offers for Vince Carter and his remaining $33 million contract, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The Nets have reportedly talked to San Antonio, Cleveland, Chicago and Toronto. Everything is preliminary and speculative at this point, so don't get your hopes up.
Feb. 7 - 11:13 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Drew Gooden - F/C - Bulls </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Drew Gooden (abdominal/groin) is questionable to play in the Bulls game on Saturday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Gooden has missed eight consecutive games. He will come off the bench when he first returns, but should bump starting center Joakim Noah to the bench before long.
Feb. 7 - 10:38 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Chicago Sun-Times</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Delonte West - G - Cavaliers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Delonte West had the cast removed from his right wrist on Friday, but there is still no timetable for his return.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>West is hoping to return prior to the All-Star game, but isn't likely to help fantasy owners until after the break. His return will diminish the role of fill-in starter Sasha Pavlovic as well as backup Wally Szczerbiak.
Feb. 7 - 10:26 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Akron Beacon-Journal</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Sasha Pavlovic - G/F - Cavaliers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Sasha Pavlovic (flu) will be back in the starting lineup against the Lakers on Sunday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Pavlovic will start the game defending Kobe Bryant, and his defensive duties will probably detract from his already-limited offense.
Feb. 7 - 10:23 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Jose Calderon - G - Raptors </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Raptors coach Jay Triano said that Jose Calderon's hamstring injury is not a lingering issue, despite the fact that he didn't play on Wednesday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"It was precautionary in a back-to-back situation," Triano said. "We just thought if we gave him a day now, he'll be able to go right through the all-star break." This is definitely good news for Calderon's owners...with Chris Bosh (knee) questionable to play before the All-Star break, Calderon will be leaned on heavily during Toronto's upcoming two-game week.
Feb. 7 - 10:17 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Toronto Sun</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Andris Biedrins - F/C - Warriors </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Andris Biedrins will have his sprained right ankle reexamined when the Warriors return home on Saturday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Biedrins, who was wearing a compression sock and an ankle brace, said, "I thought it was a pretty bad sprain, but actually, now I don't feel like that." While that's certainly encouraging, we'd still be surprised if he plays before the All-Star break. Get him benched until we have an update.
Feb. 7 - 9:40 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: San Francisco Chronicle</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Brad Miller - C - Kings </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Brad Miller (left hip flexor strain) will miss at least the next three games and will be reevaluated in a week.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>More bad news for Miller's owners. It sounds like he is out through the All-Star break, so keep him on your bench next week. Spencer Hawes will continue to start at center -- his three-point shooting has vanished, but he remains a solid source of blocks and rebounds.
Feb. 7 - 9:32 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Sacramento Bee</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Tracy McGrady - G/F - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Ron Artest, diagnosing the Rockets problems on Friday, mentioned that Tracy McGrady is "very inconsistent on defense".</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"I’m sure he’ll get better with his knee getting more healthy," Artest added. This isn't exactly a revelation, and we're not as confident in T-Mac's ability to elevate his effort on defense.
Feb. 7 - 9:24 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Houston Chronicle</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Ron Artest - F - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Ron Artest is shooting a career-low 37.8% from the field this season -- in the Rockets losses, that number drops to 29.9%.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"He really forces it," coach Rick Adelman said. "He’s trying to turn something around, make something happen." The Rockets are focusing on getting Artest easier opportunities -- fantasy owners can only pray that they succeed.
Feb. 7 - 9:19 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Houston Chronicle</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Yao Ming - C - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Yao Ming (upset stomach) didn't participate in Friday's practice but he is expected to play on Saturday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Yao will be asked to slow down Al Jefferson, a tough assignment even in full health.
Feb. 7 - 9:15 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Aaron Brooks - G - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Rockets guard Aaron Brooks returned to practice on Friday after missing Wednesday's game with the flu.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The second-year guard has had his moments this season, but as long as Rafer Alston is healthy he doesn't have much value in average leagues.
Feb. 7 - 9:09 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Houston Chronicle</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Shaquille O'Neal - C - Suns </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Shaquille O'Neal had 12 points and seven rebounds in Friday's win over the Warriors.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Shaq got into early foul trouble and didn't block a shot tonight, but did score his 27,000th point in the win. Only six other players have scored 27,000 points, and they were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Moses Malone and Elvin Hayes.
Feb. 7 - 2:07 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Amare Stoudemire - F/C - Suns </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Amare Stoudemire had 19 points and 15 rebounds in Friday's win over the Warriors.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>He threw Steve Nash under the bus prior to the game, but played well tonight. He was aided by the fact that Shaquille O'Neal picked up two fouls within the first minute, and remains a must-start for fantasy owners even if he's not getting along with his teammates. Amare is now a top candidate to be traded before the deadline.
Feb. 7 - 2:05 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Leandro Barbosa - G - Suns </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Leandro Barbosa hit just 2-of-5 shots for eight points, two rebounds and four assists in Friday's win.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>He had scored in double figures in five of his last six games coming in, but has had trouble staying consistent this season. Grant Hill caught fire tonight, limiting Barbosa's minutes off the bench.
Feb. 7 - 2:02 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Grant Hill - G/F - Suns </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Grant Hill hit 12-of-17 shots for a season-high 27 points to go along with five boards, one assist, two steals and a block in Friday's win over the Warriors.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Hill has been hot lately, scoring 14 or more in four of his last five games. Pick him up if you need a swingman, as Matt Barnes has fallen out of favor in Terry Porter's rotation.
Feb. 7 - 2:00 a.m. ET</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=left width=843><TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>League leaders
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bodyCopy><TD colSpan=3><FORM name=formcheatsheet action=leaders.asp method=get> </FORM></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3>
</TD></TR><TR class=smalSubHead><TD colSpan=3>Through Feb. 6, 2009 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3>
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bodyCopy><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Games </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>G</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Paul Pierce</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>52 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Richard Jefferson</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>MLW</TD><TD align=right>52 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>Andrea Bargnani</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>TOR</TD><TD align=right>52 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Rajon Rondo</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>52 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Leon Powe</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>52 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Luc Richard Mbah a Moute</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>MLW</TD><TD align=right>52 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Ray Allen</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>52 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Eddie House</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>51 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Bosh</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>TOR</TD><TD align=right>51 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Jarrett Jack</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>IND</TD><TD align=right>51 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Points per game </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>PPG</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Dwyane Wade</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>MIA</TD><TD align=right>28.5 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>LeBron James</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>CLE</TD><TD align=right>28.5 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>Kobe Bryant</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>LAK</TD><TD align=right>27.5 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Danny Granger</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>IND</TD><TD align=right>25.5 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Dirk Nowitzki</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>DAL</TD><TD align=right>25.4 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Kevin Durant</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>OKC</TD><TD align=right>25.3 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Kevin Martin</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>SAC</TD><TD align=right>24.4 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Al Jefferson</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>MIN</TD><TD align=right>22.8 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Bosh</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>TOR</TD><TD align=right>22.7 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Brandon Roy</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>POR</TD><TD align=right>22.5 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Field Goals made </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>FGs</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Dwyane Wade</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>MIA</TD><TD align=right>494 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Kobe Bryant</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>LAK</TD><TD align=right>487 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>LeBron James</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>CLE</TD><TD align=right>479 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Al Jefferson</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>MIN</TD><TD align=right>459 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Dirk Nowitzki</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>DAL</TD><TD align=right>446 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Kevin Durant</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>OKC</TD><TD align=right>441 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Antawn Jamison</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>WAS</TD><TD align=right>403 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Bosh</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>TOR</TD><TD align=right>401 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Danny Granger</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>IND</TD><TD align=right>393 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Tim Duncan</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>SA</TD><TD align=right>378 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
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</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>3-Pointers made </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>3FG</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Rashard Lewis</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>ORL</TD><TD align=right>142 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Ray Allen</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>127 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>Danny Granger</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>IND</TD><TD align=right>124 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Mike Bibby</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>ATL</TD><TD align=right>119 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Ben Gordon</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>CHI</TD><TD align=right>111 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Peja Stojakovic</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>NO</TD><TD align=right>109 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Daequan Cook</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>MIA</TD><TD align=right>105 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Jason Terry</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>DAL</TD><TD align=right>104 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Roger Mason Jr.</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>SA</TD><TD align=right>103 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Al Harrington</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>NY</TD><TD align=right>98 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Free Throws made </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>FTs</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Bosh</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>TOR</TD><TD align=right>349 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>LeBron James</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>CLE</TD><TD align=right>345 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>Dwyane Wade</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>MIA</TD><TD align=right>340 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Devin Harris</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>NJ</TD><TD align=right>324 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Paul Pierce</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>307 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Kobe Bryant</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>LAK</TD><TD align=right>305 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Kevin Durant</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>OKC</TD><TD align=right>291 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Dwight Howard</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>ORL</TD><TD align=right>290 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Danny Granger</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>IND</TD><TD align=right>289 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Amare Stoudemire</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>PHO</TD><TD align=right>288 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Assists per game </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>APG</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Paul</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>NO</TD><TD align=right>10.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Deron Williams</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>UTA</TD><TD align=right>10.0 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>Steve Nash</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>PHO</TD><TD align=right>9.5 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Jose Calderon</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>TOR</TD><TD align=right>8.5 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Jason Kidd</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>DAL</TD><TD align=right>8.3 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Rajon Rondo</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>8.2 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Duhon</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>NY</TD><TD align=right>7.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Baron Davis</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>LAC</TD><TD align=right>7.8 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Dwyane Wade</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>MIA</TD><TD align=right>7.2 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>LeBron James</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>CLE</TD><TD align=right>7.0 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Total rebounds </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>REB</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Dwight Howard</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>ORL</TD><TD align=right>659 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Andris Biedrins</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>GS</TD><TD align=right>588 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>David Lee</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>NY</TD><TD align=right>579 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Marcus Camby</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>LAC</TD><TD align=right>530 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Troy Murphy</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>IND</TD><TD align=right>525 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Emeka Okafor</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>CHA</TD><TD align=right>522 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Al Jefferson</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>MIN</TD><TD align=right>512 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Tim Duncan</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>SA</TD><TD align=right>490 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Bosh</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>TOR</TD><TD align=right>486 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Antawn Jamison</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>WAS</TD><TD align=right>456 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Steals </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>ST</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Paul</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>NO</TD><TD align=right>125 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Rajon Rondo</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>107 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>Jason Kidd</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>DAL</TD><TD align=right>106 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Dwyane Wade</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>MIA</TD><TD align=right>103 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>LeBron James</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>CLE</TD><TD align=right>91 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Mario Chalmers</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>MIA</TD><TD align=right>91 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Andre Iguodala</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>PHI</TD><TD align=right>86 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Gerald Wallace</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>CHA</TD><TD align=right>79 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Raymond Felton</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>CHA</TD><TD align=right>78 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Trevor Ariza</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>LAK</TD><TD align=right>77 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Blocks </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>BL</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Dwight Howard</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>ORL</TD><TD align=right>138 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Ronny Turiaf</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>GS</TD><TD align=right>109 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>Marcus Camby</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>LAC</TD><TD align=right>100 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Brook Lopez</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>NJ</TD><TD align=right>95 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Tim Duncan</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>SA</TD><TD align=right>86 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Samuel Dalembert</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>PHI</TD><TD align=right>86 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Emeka Okafor</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>CHA</TD><TD align=right>86 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Andrew Bynum</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>LAK</TD><TD align=right>86 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Tyrus Thomas</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>CHI</TD><TD align=right>85 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Andersen</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>DEN</TD><TD align=right>84 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Rebounds per game </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>RPG</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Dwight Howard</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>ORL</TD><TD align=right>14.0 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Marcus Camby</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>LAC</TD><TD align=right>12.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>David Lee</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>NY</TD><TD align=right>11.8 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Andris Biedrins</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>GS</TD><TD align=right>11.8 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Carlos Boozer</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>UTA</TD><TD align=right>11.7 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Troy Murphy</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>IND</TD><TD align=right>11.4 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Al Jefferson</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>MIN</TD><TD align=right>10.7 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Emeka Okafor</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>CHA</TD><TD align=right>10.7 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Zach Randolph</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>LAC</TD><TD align=right>10.6 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Tim Duncan</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>SA</TD><TD align=right>10.4 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Steals per game </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>SPG</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Paul</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>NO</TD><TD align=right>2.8 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Jason Kidd</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>DAL</TD><TD align=right>2.2 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>Dwyane Wade</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>MIA</TD><TD align=right>2.1 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Rajon Rondo</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>BOS</TD><TD align=right>2.1 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>Gerald Wallace</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>CHA</TD><TD align=right>1.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>LeBron James</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>CLE</TD><TD align=right>1.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Mario Chalmers</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>MIA</TD><TD align=right>1.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Andre Iguodala</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>PHI</TD><TD align=right>1.8 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Baron Davis</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>LAC</TD><TD align=right>1.7 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Ron Artest</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>HOU</TD><TD align=right>1.7 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=bodyCopy><TD height=15> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="33%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="95%"><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD colSpan=5 height=20>Blocks per game </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD align=right height=15>Rk</TD><TD>Player</TD><TD>Pos</TD><TD>Tm</TD><TD align=right>BPG</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>1</TD><TD noWrap>Dwight Howard</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>ORL</TD><TD align=right>2.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>2</TD><TD noWrap>Marcus Camby</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>LAC</TD><TD align=right>2.4 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>3</TD><TD noWrap>Ronny Turiaf</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>GS</TD><TD align=right>2.2 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>4</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Andersen</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>DEN</TD><TD align=right>2.1 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>5</TD><TD noWrap>D.J. Mbenga</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>LAK</TD><TD align=right>2.0 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>6</TD><TD noWrap>Brook Lopez</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>NJ</TD><TD align=right>1.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>7</TD><TD noWrap>Jermaine O'Neal</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>TOR</TD><TD align=right>1.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>8</TD><TD noWrap>Andrew Bynum</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>LAK</TD><TD align=right>1.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>9</TD><TD noWrap>Chris Kaman</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>LAC</TD><TD align=right>1.9 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLink><TD align=right height=15>10</TD><TD noWrap>Tim Duncan</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>SA</TD><TD align=right>1.8 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5>
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Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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Allen Iverson - G - Pistons </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Allen Iverson missed Tuesday's shootaround with an illness, but is expected to be in the starting five against the Bulls.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Iverson could be slightly slowed by the illness, but he is coming off a 25-point, seven-assist game on Sunday and owners will no doubt want to keep him in the lineup against Chicago.
Feb. 10 - 1:14 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Detroit Free Press</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Joe Johnson - G - Hawks </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Joe Johnson will participate in the inaugural All-Star H-O-R-S-E competition, along with Kevin Durant and O.J. Mayo.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>We're not too high on Johnson's chances to win the event, in part because he's been mired in a shooting slump, and in part because he may be thrown off by the unfamiliar sight of an uncontested shot, something that's a rarity in Mike Woodson's offense.
Feb. 10 - 12:16 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Marquis Daniels - G/F - Pacers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Marquis Daniels (back) is not expected to play in Tuesday night's game.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Daniels could see a small increase in value after the All-Star break if Mike Dunleavy is on a minutes limit due to his recent knee troubles, but Daniels won't have significant value as long as Dunleavy is active.
Feb. 10 - 12:08 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Pacers.com</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Jeff Foster - F/C - Pacers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Jeff Foster (back) will not play until after the All-Star break, coach Jim O'Brien said on Tuesday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Foster could return on February 17th, though that remains tentative. The Pacers have been favoring a small lineup with Troy Murphy at center, minimizing Foster's value even when healthy. Roy Hibbert and Rasho Nesterovic will continue to play extended minutes while he's out.
Feb. 10 - 12:01 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Pacers.com</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Mike Dunleavy - G/F - Pacers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Pacers swingman Mike Dunleavy (knee) will not play until after the All-Star break, it was announced on Tuesday. When he returns his minutes will likely be restricted.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"Structurally he's fine, it was just more of a pain threshold," said O'Brien. "When he comes back after the All-Star break, we'll re-evaluate his minutes." This doesn't sound promising for Dunleavy's owners, as a minute-share with Marquis Daniels appears unavoidable.
Feb. 10 - 11:56 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Pacers.com</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Paul Millsap - F/C - Jazz </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Paul Millsap admitted on Monday that he is starting to wear down physically, specifically mentioning his less-than-100% right knee.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"The physicality of the game, a lot of dirty work that I do...I think it's all just taking a toll on me right now," Millsap said. The All-Star break can't get here soon enough, though with Carlos Boozer and Andrei Kirilenko each targeting late-February returns, Millsap's stock continues to slide.
Feb. 10 - 11:33 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Deseret News</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Chris Duhon - G - Knicks </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Chris Duhon is questionable to play on Tuesday because of a sprained left ankle.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The injury occurred during the third quarter of Sunday's game, and forced Duhon to sit out the Knicks practice on Monday. Mike D'Antoni expects him to play, however, so weekly owners might not be out of luck.
Feb. 10 - 11:15 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Newsday</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Vince Carter - G/F - Nets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>The Nets are listening to offers for Vince Carter, but it appears unlikely that they'll trade him before the February 19th deadline.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The Cavaliers have expressed interest in Carter, but their primary bargaining chip is Wally Szczerbiak's expiring contract. Other interested teams include the Spurs, Rockets and Mavericks.
Feb. 10 - 10:53 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Bergen Record</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Darrell Arthur - F - Grizzlies </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Grizzlies forward Darrell Arthur (personal reasons) will not return to action until following the All-Star break.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>With Darko Milicic healthy, it's doubtful Arthur will play enough to have much fantasy value the rest of the season.
Feb. 10 - 10:48 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Kobe Bryant - G - Lakers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Kobe Bryant skipped Monday's practice because of the flu, but he will play on Tuesday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"(Monday) was just a recovery day for me, to get some rest," Bryant said. That's all his fantasy owners need to hear -- keep him active.
Feb. 10 - 10:34 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Los Angeles Daily News</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Danny Granger - G/F - Pacers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Danny Granger is recovering from the bone bruise below his right knee and reported no added pain after Sunday's game.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Granger hasn't practiced in two weeks, and it sounds like the time off is doing the trick. According to coach Jim O'Brien, he no longer has to consider restricting Granger's minutes.
Feb. 10 - 10:30 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: 1070thefan.com</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Mike Dunleavy - G/F - Pacers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Mike Dunleavy (sore right knee) is doubtful to play on Tuesday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>No word on the severity of Dunleavy's injury, but the fact that he's not 100% ruled out seems promising. With Marquis Daniels (back) also doubtful to play, rookie swingman Brandon Rush could get significant minutes.
Feb. 10 - 10:25 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: 1070thefan.com</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Rafer Alston - G - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Following Monday's embarrassing loss to the Bucks, Rockets point guard Rafer Alston called out his teammates for playing lazy defense.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"We don’t try to play ‘D’," Alston said. "The mind-boggling thing is how do you race around on offense and walk around on defense. To me, that’s not even trying. It’s embarrassing." Based on these comments it's unclear whether Alston is trying to motivate the Rockets, or embarrass and demoralize them.
Feb. 10 - 10:17 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Houston Chronicle</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Rodney Stuckey - G - Pistons </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey has played 40 minutes in just one game since January 7th.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Stuckey has gone 5-of-18 from the field in the past two games, averaging just 28 minutes. The dip could be due to the play of super-sub Rip Hamilton, or because Stuckey is fatigued, or because of his lingering left hand injury. Either way, the All-Star break can't hurt.
Feb. 10 - 10:08 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Detroit Free Press</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Corey Maggette - G/F - Warriors </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Corey Maggette skipped Monday's practice to get treatment on his sore back in Los Angeles. He isn't expected to miss any time.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>This is the third time in the past two weeks that Maggette has missed practice to have treatment on his back. Hopefully the All-Star break will provide enough rest that he can put this behind him.
Feb. 10 - 10:00 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: San Francisco Chronicle</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

Injuries
<TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=10>
</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Atlanta Hawks</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Mike Bibby</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 7</TD><TD>foot</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Mike Bibby "might play" on Tuesday despite his sprained foot, according to Hawks coach Mike Woodson. The Hawks have back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday, so Bibby's owners will catch a break if he plays in both games. If he can't suit up, backup PG Acie Law is expected to get another start. 2/7/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Speedy Claxton</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Oct 15</TD><TD>hamstring</TD><TD>Questionable to start season</TD><TD>Speedy Claxton suffered a serious hamstring injury Saturday leaving his future with the Hawks in doubt. He will likely be sidelined for all of the team's preseason games, but the good news is it's not a knee injury. Claxton has been sucking up a valuable roster spot for three years now and the Hawks might be on the verge of cutting him loose. 10/15/2007</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Boston Celtics</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Brian Scalabrine</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 27</TD><TD>concussion</TD><TD>Targeting February 19th</TD><TD>Brian Scalabrine (concussion) told reporters from the Boston Globe that he is targeting February 19th to rejoin the team on its trip to Utah. Scalabrine's absence has very little impact on fantasy leagues, other than reducing the depth of the Celtics' somewhat injury-prone frontcourt. 1/27/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Charlotte Bobcats</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Juwan Howard</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>toe</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Juwan Howard sat out again on Monday because of an inflamed big toe. As a result, DeSagana Diop started and Sean May was the first big man off the Bobcats bench. Howard is day-to-day. 2/10/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Raja Bell</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 6</TD><TD>groin</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Bobcats guard Raja Bell will miss at least the next two games with a strained groin. Bell could return for Wednesday's game --giving him a one-game week-- but it seems reasonable that he won't return until after the All-Star break. Shannon Brown is expected to replace him in the starting lineup because coach Larry Brown feels D.J. Augustin is still tentative following his abdominal strain. 2/6/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Gerald Wallace</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 27</TD><TD>ribs</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Gerald Wallace spoke with the media prior to Friday's game and said he is targeting Feb. 17 against Orlando for his return from a punctured lung and broken rib. His rib and lung healed very quickly and even if he doesn't play on the 17th, he should be ready to go sooner than later. If he was dropped in your league, hurry up and grab him. 1/27/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Chicago Bulls</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Michael Ruffin</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 9</TD><TD>achilles</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Michael Ruffin, who hasn't played for the Bulls this season with ankle and Achilles' injuries, practiced on Monday. Ruffin has yet to play this season after first spraining an ankle and then suffering Achilles problems, and isn't expected to play on Tuesday. He shouldn't have any fantasy value when he finally makes his debut in the near future. 2/9/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Drew Gooden</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 20</TD><TD>groin</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Drew Gooden practiced with the Bulls on Monday, but is still not expected to play on Tuesday due to his groin and abdominal injuries. We're guessing he's out until after the All-Star break, but we do know that Joakim Noah should make at least one more start at center this week. 1/20/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Cleveland Cavaliers</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Sasha Pavlovic</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 3</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Targeting mid-March</TD><TD>Sasha Pavlovic will miss four to six weeks after suffering a high sprain in his right ankle on Sunday. An MRI taken Monday revealed the extent of the injury and this is just another reason to pick up Delonte West, who should return soon from a broken wrist. 2/3/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Lorenzen Wright</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 3</TD><TD>flu</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Lorenzen Wright missed Tuesday's game with the flu. The veteran center hasn't appeared in a game since January 19th and shouldn't be a consideration even in the deepest of fantasy leagues. 2/3/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Tarence Kinsey</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 29</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Targeting early-March return</TD><TD>Cavs reserve guard tarence Kinsey is expected to miss three-to-five weeks with a severely sprained ankle sustained Thursday. He had no fantasy value, but it could mean a few more minutes for Wally Szczerbiak and Sasha Pavlovic. 1/29/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Delonte West</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 15</TD><TD>wrist</TD><TD>Targeting mid-February</TD><TD>Cavaliers guard Delonte West (fractured wrist) will likely be sidelined until a full week after the All-Star break. West was aiming to return prior to the All-Star break, but apparently that was wishful thinking. Considering how well he was playing, and the recent injury to Sasha Pavlovic (ankle), it's probably worth stashing him away. 1/15/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Dallas Mavericks</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Jerry Stackhouse</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Nov 16</TD><TD>heel</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Rick Carlisle is not planning on Jerry Stackhouse playing a big role in the absence of Jason Terry when he returns from his heel injury. "He's not ready to play yet," Carlisle said after Monday's practice. "I'm not sure what the timetable is. It's been a long road back for him, and we certainly don't want to set him back by rushing him back too soon. But he's certainly one of our options when he becomes healthy." Stackhouse might be worth an add in very deep leagues, but his minutes will likely be minimal in the beginning. 11/16/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Jason Terry</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 8</TD><TD>finger</TD><TD>Targeting late February</TD><TD>Although no timetable has been set for Jason Terry's return after hand surgery, the Dallas Morning News reports that "injuries of this nature usually keep an athlete out for three to six weeks". "We will know more in the next week or so as his recovery progresses," said Mark Cuban, "but according to the doctors, he certainly will be back this season." If J.J. Barea is still available in your league, don't hesitate to grab him. 2/8/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Shawne Williams</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 23</TD><TD>personal</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Shawne Williams left the Mavericks for personal reasons and is day-to-day. He's not expected back before they play the Celtics on Sunday, but he plays so little, you probably won't notice that he's gone. 1/23/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Denver Nuggets</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Steven Hunter</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Oct 15</TD><TD>knee surgery</TD><TD>Doubtful for 08-09 season</TD><TD>Nuggets center Steve Hunter (knee surgery) began running in a pool on Monday and expects to return no later than early March. Hunter could be back shortly after the All-Star break, bolstering Denver's thin frontcourt. Just don't expect him to have any fantasy value while Kenyon Martin and Nene are healthy. 10/15/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Golden State Warriors</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Andris Biedrins</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 6</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Andris Biedrins (sprained ankle) will probably not return until the Warriors' first game after the All-Star break, at the earliest. The Warriors first game after the break is on February 18th against the Lakers -- just bench Biedrins and watch for updates. In the meantime, Ronny Turiaf will continue to start and deserves a look if you need some quick blocks. Rob Kurz is also expected to pick up extra minutes off the bench. 2/6/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Marco Belinelli</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 11</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>The Warriors revealed in a release that guard Mario Belinelli (ankle) should resume basketball skill work prior to All-Star weekend and then return to full practice after the break. What kind of role he has when he returns remains to be seen, but he was playing well before suffering the injury on Jan. 11. 1/11/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Brandan Wright</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 7</TD><TD>shoulder</TD><TD>Out until after All-Star break</TD><TD>The Warriors issued a press release Wednesday saying that Brandan Wright (shoulder) is "continuing his rehabilitation and is anticipated to return to advanced basketball skill work after the All-Star break." In other words, he's still at least a couple weeks away from returning, and with the Warriors' roster at full strength, there probably won't be consistent minutes available for Wright upon his return. 1/7/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Houston Rockets</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Luther Head</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 13</TD><TD>foot</TD><TD>Out until at least Jan. 23</TD><TD>Rockets guard Luther Head (sore foot) is no longer wearing a protective boot and hopes to be cleared to play next week. Head hasn't played since January 10th, and won't have a big role as long as the Rockets stay healthy. 1/13/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Indiana Pacers</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Jeff Foster</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 9</TD><TD>back</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Jeff Foster (back) will not play until after the All-Star break, coach Jim O'Brien said on Tuesday. Foster could return on February 17th, though that remains tentative. The Pacers have been favoring a small lineup with Troy Murphy at center, minimizing Foster's value even when healthy. Roy Hibbert and Rasho Nesterovic will continue to play extended minutes while he's out. 2/9/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Mike Dunleavy</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 8</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>Pacers swingman Mike Dunleavy (knee) will not play until after the All-Star break, it was announced on Tuesday. When he returns his minutes will likely be restricted. "Structurally he's fine, it was just more of a pain threshold," said O'Brien. "When he comes back after the All-Star break, we'll re-evaluate his minutes." This doesn't sound promising for Dunleavy's owners, as a minute-share with Marquis Daniels appears unavoidable. 2/8/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Marquis Daniels</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 6</TD><TD>back</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Marquis Daniels (back) is not expected to play in Tuesday night's game. Daniels could see a small increase in value after the All-Star break if Mike Dunleavy is on a minutes limit due to his recent knee troubles, but Daniels won't have significant value as long as Dunleavy is active. 2/6/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Jamaal Tinsley</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 9</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Healthy/Out indefinitely</TD><TD>The NBA Players Association is expect to file a grievance against the Indiana Pacers this week on behalf of exiled point guard Jamaal Tinsley. Pacers president Larry Bird was adamant that Tinsley will not rejoin the team. "We're doing everything we can to move him," Bird said. The difficulty is that Tinsley, who will soon turn 31, has two years and $14.7 million left on his contract. Potential outcomes of a grievance could include an arbitrator forcing the Pacers to buy Tinsley out of his contract or waive him. 2/9/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Los Angeles Clippers</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Mardy Collins</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 23</TD><TD>calf</TD><TD>Targeting early-February</TD><TD>A left calf strain will keep Mardy Collins sidelined for another week or two, according to coach Mike Dunleavy. That means Fred Jones, who had 19 points, four boards, seven assists and three 3-pointers Monday should probably be given a look if you need a short-term fix in your league. Just keep in mind that Baron Davis is due back soon, which will obviously limit Jones' value as a point guard. 1/23/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Mike Taylor</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Dec 19</TD><TD>thumb</TD><TD>Return late January</TD><TD>Clippers rookie Mike Taylor had surgery on his fractured right thumb on Tuesday. He is expected to miss up to eight weeks. Taylor didn't have fantasy value anyway, but his absence leaves the Clippers thin behind starting PG Baron Davis. 12/19/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Chris Kaman</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Nov 26</TD><TD>foot</TD><TD>Targeting mid-February return</TD><TD>Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said on Monday that Chris Kaman (foot) is scheduled to return after the All-Star break. It remains to be seen how Kaman will be deployed when he does return, but owners of Marcus Camby and Zach Randolph probably shouldn't be too concerned at this point. Kaman hasn't played since late November, and it's probably going to take him some time before he's ready to play significant minutes. 11/26/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Los Angeles Lakers</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Andrew Bynum</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 31</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>Andrew Bynum (torn right MCL) is expected to begin the first phase of his rehab when he rides a stationary bike on Thursday. The Orange County Register lists Bynum as being out eight to 12 weeks, but as we've written before, there have been indications that Bynum could make it back sooner than that prognosis. Regardless, he remains a long way from playing, and there's still no guarantee he makes it back to peak form this season. 1/31/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Memphis Grizzlies</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Rudy Gay</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 7</TD><TD>hip</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said after Monday's game that Rudy Gay (hip flexor) won't play until after the All-Star break and is out of the dunk contest. Hopefully owners were able to see this coming and get Gay benched for the shortened week. We don't have reason to think the injury is serious, so odds are he'll be back at full speed after the All-Star break is over. 2/7/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Darrell Arthur</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 6</TD><TD>personal</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Grizzlies forward Darrell Arthur (personal reasons) will not return to action until following the All-Star break. With Darko Milicic healthy, it's doubtful Arthur will play enough to have much fantasy value the rest of the season. 2/6/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Kyle Lowry</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 2</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Grizzlies point guard Kyle Lowry will not play on Wednesday due to a grade-2 right ankle sprain. There is no timetable for Lowry's return, giving Mike Conley unlimited minutes for the foreseeable future. If you still own Lowry, for whatever reason, make sure he's on your bench. 2/2/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Shaun Livingston</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 6</TD><TD>-</TD><TD></TD><TD>The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Shaun Livingston won't have to report to the Grizzlies after all, and may stay in Miami to rehab his knee. This situation has become somewhat convoluted, but the end result is that Livingston is unattached to a team right now and appears unlikely to have fantasy value any time in the near future. 1/6/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Miami Heat</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Dorell Wright</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Nov 24</TD><TD>knee surgery</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>Injured forward Dorell Wright (knee) traveled with the Heat on Thursday, and will practice on Friday according to the Miami Herald. Coach Erik Spoelstra said vaguely that Wright is closer to returning to game action, which only serves to muddy up the waters in Miami's current rotation, which is in constant flux and contains 11 players. Wright is unlikely to offer much fantasy value, unless a major trade or injury occurs with the Heat. 11/24/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Minnesota Timberwolves</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Al Jefferson</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 8</TD><TD>knee surgery</TD><TD>Likely out for the season</TD><TD>Al Jefferson is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee on Sunday and will have surgery in 6-10 days. He was coming off the best game of his career (36 points, 22 rebounds), but owners who saw him go down last night had to know this was probably coming. Hopefully he'll make a full recovery and be ready to go next year. Kevin Love, Ryan Gomes and Rodney Carney should all see a boost in value after this devastating news. 2/8/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Craig Smith</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 4</TD><TD>ribs</TD><TD>Targeting late-Feb. return</TD><TD>Craig Smith is expected to miss at least two weeks after X-Rays showed a small break in his ribs. This clears the path for an extended audition in a starting role for Kevin Love, who had 16 points and 14 rebounds in his start on Wednesday. 2/4/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Kevin Ollie</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 3</TD><TD>elbow</TD><TD>Targeting early February</TD><TD>Wolves guard Kevin Ollie, who hasn't played since dislocating his left elbow on January 3rd, isn't sure when he'll return to action. "I had a fracture in there, too, and they say that's healing," Ollie said. "I started shooting this past week...I just can't dribble with my left hand." It sounds like Ollie won't be back until after the All-Star break, so keep him benched an expect Sebastian Telfair to continue playing unchallenged minutes at PG. 1/3/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Corey Brewer</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Dec 1</TD><TD>knee surgery</TD><TD>Out for regular season</TD><TD>Wolves forward Corey Brewer underwent surgery Wednesday to repair the ACL he tore Nov. 29 against Denver. The team called the surgery successful, but Brewer is still expected to miss the rest of the season. 12/1/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Milwaukee Bucks</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Luke Ridnour</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 5</TD><TD>thumb</TD><TD>Targeting early-March return</TD><TD>Confirming a report from Thursday, Luke Ridnour will be out four weeks due to a broken thumb. Ramon Sessions is the only real point guard on the Bucks roster and is in position to put up big numbers with Ridnour out. If for some reason he's still a free agent in your league, make it a priority to get Sessions on your squad. 2/5/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Andrew Bogut</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 2</TD><TD>back</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>Andrew Bogut is expected to miss at least eight weeks with an "incomplete lower back fracture." There's a chance Bogut will return for a handful of games late in the season, but at this point that alone isn't enough to make him worth a roster spot in most leagues. Feel free to cut him loose if you haven't done so already. 2/2/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Michael Redd</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 24</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Out for 2009-09 season</TD><TD>Bucks' shooting guard Michael Redd is out for the rest of the NBA season with tears in the ACL and MCL of his left knee. Redd suffered the injury in the third quarter of Saturday night's game against the Kings and the tears were revealed in Sunday's MRI. Charlie Bell is the early favorite to win the starting job, but Ramon Sessions and Tyronn Lue will also get some extra minutes with the loss of Redd. In addition, Charlie Villanueva's stock should remain fairly high for the rest of the year. 1/24/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>New Jersey Nets</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Vince Carter</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 8</TD><TD>elbow</TD><TD></TD><TD>The Nets are listening to offers for Vince Carter, but it appears unlikely that they'll trade him before the February 19th deadline. The Cavaliers have expressed interest in Carter, but their primary bargaining chip is Wally Szczerbiak's expiring contract. Other interested teams include the Spurs, Rockets and Mavericks. 2/8/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Eduardo Najera</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 2</TD><TD>abdomen</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Nets forward Eduardo Najera (lower abdominal strain) is expected to be out through the All-Star break. "They think it's something that maybe with a few a days rest could go away," said Najera, who has all symptoms of a hernia. He hasn't been a fantasy factor since signing with the Nets this past summer. 2/2/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Bobby Simmons</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 31</TD><TD>abdomen</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Bobby Simmons (strained abdomen) is likely to be out until after the All-Star break. Trenton Hassell has been starting in Simmons' absence, but the offensively challenged swingman isn't even a good start in a 30-team league at this point. 1/31/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Yi Jianlian</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 9</TD><TD>finger</TD><TD>Targeting late-Feb. return</TD><TD>Yi Jianlian (broken pinkie) says that doctors have told him he'll be ready to return to action after the All-Star break. It's probably worth looking to see if Yi's sitting out there on waivers if you're playing in a deeper league or have an open roster spot. Meanwhile, Ryan Anderson, who has been playing well lately, stands to take a significant hit in value when Yi does return. 1/9/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Stromile Swift</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Dec 10</TD><TD>personal</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Nets forward Stromile Swift returned to practice on Tuesday after missing significant time for personal reasons. Swift has appeared in just six games this season, never playing more than 17 minutes, and he hasn't played since December 12th. He's barely worth watching in deep leagues even while Yi Jianlian (finger) is sidelined. 12/10/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>New Orleans Hornets</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> David West</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Suspended </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 9</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>Suspended for Monday</TD><TD>Hornets' forward David West was suspended for one game for Sunday's Flagrant 2 foul on Mike Miller and will not play on Monday night. This should not come as a surprise if you've been following our news blurbs since his ejection. Sean Marks and Ryan Bownen will likely get his minutes, while we expect a nice line from Rasual Butler. Chris Paul is also not likely for tonight, but West should be benched for the upcoming week now that he plays just one game. 2/9/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Bonzi Wells</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>PUP </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 3</TD><TD>-</TD><TD></TD><TD>Former NBA guard Bonzi Wells has agreed to terminate his contract with the Chinese team Shanxi Zhongyu. The team wasn't happy that Wells delayed his return after traveling to the U.S. during the Chinese New Year. It's been a rough year for former NBA players overseas -- Wells joins Earl Boykins and Nenad Krstic in the "terminated contract" camp, while Josh Childress' season was cut short by a sports hernia. 2/3/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Chris Paul</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 2</TD><TD>groin</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Chris Paul (groin) missed his fourth straight game on Monday. Antonio Daniels got the start in Paul's place and had 11 points and four assists on 2-of-10 shooting Monday. CP3 hasn't yet been definitively ruled out for Wednesday, but at this point we're not counting on seeing him prior to the All-Star break. 2/2/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Morris Peterson</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 28</TD><TD>foot</TD><TD>Targeting mid-February</TD><TD>Hornets shooting guard Morris Peterson could be sidelined for up two weeks with a sprained ligament in his left foot. Peterson's injury means less competition for Rasual Butler and James Posey, though Devin Brown might be the guy who absorbs his minutes. Brown hasn't done much for fantasy owners this season, but the streaky shooter is still worth watching. 1/28/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Tyson Chandler</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 19</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>There are an increasing number of trade rumors involving Hornets center Tyson Chandler, including a Chandler-for-Shawn Marion deal with the Heat. One stumbling block is the Hornets lack of depth at center -- Hilton Armstrong, Melvin Ely and Sean Marks aren't exactly a fearsome trio. On the other hand, New Orleans has incentive because they may not be able to re-sign Chandler as a free agent in 2010. Also, his $11.8 million salary next season is inflating their projected luxury-tax. Stay tuned. 1/19/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>New York Knicks</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Chris Duhon</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Chris Duhon is questionable to play on Tuesday because of a sprained left ankle. The injury occurred during the third quarter of Sunday's game, and forced Duhon to sit out the Knicks practice on Monday. Mike D'Antoni expects him to play, however, so weekly owners might not be out of luck. 2/10/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Jerome James</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 19</TD><TD>achilles</TD><TD>Out for regular season</TD><TD>Jerome James, who has been injured for most of the past three years, is out for the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Given James' history and age (32) our guess is that his career is over. 1/19/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Eddy Curry</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 12</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Eddy Curry was in attendance for the Knicks game against the Cavs Wednesday after a leave of absence following the murder of his ex-girlfriend and young daughter. Curry has yet to practice, and coach Mike D'Antoni sounded unsure as to when that might happen. "I think he's still experiencing some pain in his knees," D'Antoni said, "and he's not quite ready to go yet." 1/12/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Stephon Marbury</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Inactive List </TD><TD noWrap>Nov 11</TD><TD>personal</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>Despite their much-publicized need for a point guard, the Magic don't appear to be likely suitor for exiled Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury. Between Marbury's huge contract and the fact that no one has seen him play in ages, it just isn't in the cards, although that could change with a buyout, but nothing appears imminent on that front either. 11/11/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Oklahoma City Thunder</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Desmond Mason</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 29</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Out for remainder of season</TD><TD>Desmond Mason will miss the remainder of the season due to a hyperextended right knee that will require surgery to remove debris from the injured area. Mason wasn't much of a fantasy factor, but he was starting and playing 27 minutes a game for Oklahoma City. It hasn't been determined how coach Scott Brooks will alter the lineup, but the potential options include Damien Wilkins, Nenad Krstic, Chris Wilcox or Earl Watson joining the starting five. Watch this situation closely, as added playing time would give any of these players' value a much-needed boost. 1/29/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> D.J. White</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Oct 9</TD><TD>mouth</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>Thunder forward D.J. White will miss at least 12 weeks after having a second surgery to remove a benign growth from his jaw. The rookie has yet to appear in a game for Oklahoma City, and it appears that his entire season is now in jeopardy. 10/9/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Orlando Magic</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Jameer Nelson</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 2</TD><TD>shoulder</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>A doctor studying his MRI up in NYC will help Jameer Nelson make a decision on surgery some time in the next week, according to Dave D'Alessandro of the Newark Star-Ledger. Nelson seems to have the support of everyone in the organization should he choose to have surgery, as even owner Rich DeVos has given him the advice to take care of his body. The long-shot chance that he rehabs and plays this season stands only to frustrate owners who have to hold a roster spot while waiting for his decision. 2/2/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Mike Wilks</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Oct 16</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Out for regular season</TD><TD>Magic point guard Mike Wilks will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ACL he sustained during the preseason. His recovery is expected to take six months or longer, and the six-year veteran does plan to continue his career. His injury is one reason the Magic are so thin at point guard this season. 10/16/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Philadelphia 76ers</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Elton Brand</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 5</TD><TD>shoulder</TD><TD>Out for the season</TD><TD>Elton Brand underwent successful season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced Monday. That makes two straight lost seasons for Brand, but hopefully his Achilles' and shoulder will be 100 percent in time for the start of next season. 2/5/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Jason Smith</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Aug 20</TD><TD>knee surgery</TD><TD>Doubtful for 2008-09</TD><TD>The 76ers have exercised their third-year option on the contract of forward/center Jason Smith. Smith tore his ACL this summer and will likely miss the entire season, but Philadelphia obviously likes his potential. Hopefully he'll have better luck next year. 8/20/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Portland Trail Blazers</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Steve Blake</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 26</TD><TD>shoulder</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Steve Blake (shoulder) is scheduled for an examination on Wednesday and is doubtful for the Blazers' game that evening. It's unlikely he'll play before the All-Star break, so don't consider using him during this shortened week. The last report we got was that his shoulder wasn't healing, so hopefully we'll have a more positive update on Thursday. 1/26/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Martell Webster</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Dec 9</TD><TD>foot</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>Martell Webster (foot) was fitted for a new walking boot on Wednesday, which he will need to wear for the next two weeks according to Jason Quick of the Oregonian. This timetable puts him out of his boot around Feb. 4th, and Quick believes he will start practicing the week before the All Star game. Quick also predicts that Webster will return to the Blazers' rotation on February 18th, their first game after the break. 12/9/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Raef LaFrentz</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Sep 12</TD><TD>shoulder</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>The Trail Blazers announced Friday that center Raef LaFrentz underwent successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He is expected to miss six to eight months and his absence could provide a boost to guys like Channing Frye and Ike Diogu. 9/12/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>San Antonio Spurs</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Robert Horry</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>PUP </TD><TD noWrap>Jun 28</TD><TD>-</TD><TD></TD><TD>Robert Horry announced on Friday that he will delay his retirement for at least one year. He hopes to sign a contract with either the Spurs or the Rockets. "My last game I want to walk off the court sweating," Horry said. "My last game so far, I walked off the court with a DNP." Horry is 37 years old and averaged a career-low 2.5 points last season, but he only wants the minimum salary and we'll be surprised if the Spurs pass on him. 6/28/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Sacramento Kings</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Bobby Jackson</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 8</TD><TD>wife having baby</TD><TD>Available for Tuesday</TD><TD>Bobby Jackson did not play on Sunday due to the birth of his baby girl on Saturday, but will be available for action on Tuesday. Jackson would be someone to watch if Beno Udrih continues to struggle, but Udrih scored 29 points tonight so it looks like he is ready to turn it around. Unless Jackson is able to earn at least a timeshare with Udrih, he won't have enough value for owners even in the deepest leagues. 2/8/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Brad Miller</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 31</TD><TD>abdomen</TD><TD>Questionable for Sunday</TD><TD>Brad Miller (left hip flexor strain) will miss at least the next three games and will be reevaluated in a week. More bad news for Miller's owners. It sounds like he is out through the All-Star break, so keep him on your bench next week. Spencer Hawes will continue to start at center -- his three-point shooting has vanished, but he remains a solid source of blocks and rebounds. 1/31/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Toronto Raptors</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Chris Bosh</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 4</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Chris Bosh (knee) will not play on Tuesday and is doubtful for Wednesday. The Raptors get six days off following Wednesday's game, so the decision to rest Bosh seems like an easy one. Hopefully this injury won't linger beyond the All-Star break. 2/4/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Kris Humphries</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 19</TD><TD>leg</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>Kris Humphries (broken right fibula) told the Toronto Star that he's still not sure of his treatment program, and that he'll see team doctors on Friday in Toronto. As beat writer Doug Smith put it "he's many, many weeks away", and wing players for the Raptors like Joey Graham, Jamario Moon, and Jason Kapono will benefit from the addition-by-subtraction principle. 1/19/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Utah Jazz</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Brevin Knight</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 8</TD><TD>quadriceps</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Brevin Knight did not play on Sunday, due to a bruised left quadriceps he sustained on Friday against the Kings. Ronnie Price assumed Knight's backup point guard minutes, and later said he "tweaked" his lower back in the game's final seconds. If these injuries continue to be a problem on Wednesday, Deron Williams could see some big minutes against the Lakers. 2/8/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Kyrylo Fesenko</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 8</TD><TD>flu</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Kyrylo Fesenko did not play on Sunday because of a stomach virus. Fesenko scores just two points per game, and does not have any fantasy value. 2/8/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Andrei Kirilenko</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 20</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Targeting mid-Feb. return</TD><TD>Andrei Kirilenko told Gordon Monson of the Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday that his ankle "feels great" and that he started cardiovascular training a few days ago. He did say that the incision point still hurts, and that he's not sure how that will respond, but this is obviously great news for owners. While a timetable hasn't been set, a return by AK-47 just after the All Star break sounds like it's not out of the question. 1/20/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Carlos Boozer</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Nov 19</TD><TD>knee surgery</TD><TD>Targeting mid-Feb. return</TD><TD>Carlos Boozer told the Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday that he is targeting February 17th for his return from knee surgery. This would be the first game back after the All Star break, but as we've seen this year his timetables have never been that accurate. He has been working out on an elliptical machine the past few days, calling it "a big step," and is hopeful to be on the practice court running either this weekend, or early next week. 11/19/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
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</TD></TR><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Washington Wizards</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> DeShawn Stevenson</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 2</TD><TD>back</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>DeShawn Stevenson (back) is not likely to play in the Wizards game on Tuesday. He's played a grand total of 35 minutes over the past month due to his back troubles and appears to be nowhere close to having fantasy value at this point. 2/2/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Andray Blatche</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 26</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Andray Blatche's left knee is not quite healed yet and he now says he won't play again until after the All-Star break. Blatche has missed the last seven games and participated in part of Monday's practice, but said he will not try to play in one of the Wizards' next two games. That makes JaVale McGee a decent option this week. 1/26/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Etan Thomas</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Jan 12</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Out indefinitely</TD><TD>Etan Thomas (torn MCL) will not be able to run for two to four weeks, and won't be able to practice until two weeks after he starts running. Thomas is trying to avoid surgery on his knee, but fantasy owners shouldn't be holding their breath. He's averaging just 3.1 ppg this year and was not playing significant minutes prior to his injury. 1/12/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Brendan Haywood</TD><TD>C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Oct 7</TD><TD>wrist</TD><TD>Questionable to play in 08-09</TD><TD>Wizards center Brendan Haywood recently had pins removed from his wrist, but hasn't been cleared to practice. It's unclear if Haywood will play this season, but Washington has zero incentive to hasten his return since they're indisputably lottery-bound. 10/7/2008</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Gilbert Arenas</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Apr 30</TD><TD>knee surgery</TD><TD>Targeting January return</TD><TD>Gilbert Arenas told the Washington Times this weekend that he's "not even close" to returning from his knee injury. He also expressed some doubt as to whether it's worth returning to a losing team, saying, "I don't know. I mean, seven wins? Would you?" This isn't particularly shocking, but it does serve as an important reminder that absolutely nothing is guaranteed with Arenas this season, and relying on him to to come back and ignite the Wizards and fantasy teams is not a good idea. 4/30/2008</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Steve Nash is expected to play on Wednesday despite dealing with nagging injuries to his back, shoulder, hamstring and knee.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>It's safe to say the Suns plan to 'rest' Nash has gone out the window, and the cumulative wear is taking its toll. He struggled shooting the ball on Monday, finishing 1-of-8 from the field, and we're hoping the All-Star break will rejuvenate him.
Feb. 11 - 8:44 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Yi Jianlian - F/C - Nets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Yi Jianlian (broken pinkie) is hoping to return to action next Tuesday, though Nets GM Kiki Vandeweghe isn't so sure.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"He has to go to the doctor and get an X-ray and then we have to wait for the doctor's evaluation," Vandeweghe said. Either way, Yi will be back in action soon -- it's likely he and Ryan Anderson will limit each other's value.
Feb. 11 - 8:30 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: New York Post</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Tim Duncan - F/C - Spurs </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Gregg Popovich now says that he benched Tim Duncan in Denver last week because Duncan had a sore knee.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"It's sore every day," Duncan said on Tuesday. He also flirted with a triple-double on Tuesday, so there's probably nothing to worry about. Just be thankful that he's a warrior.
Feb. 11 - 4:47 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: San Antonio Express-News</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Chris Paul - G - Hornets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Chris Paul (groin) and Tyson Chandler (ankle) will both be game-time decisions against the Celtics on Wednesday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Both players will participate in the Hornets shootaround, so with any luck we'll have an update in the afternoon. If Paul plays on Wednesday he is required to participate in the All-Star game, which he said he would play in all along.
Feb. 11 - 4:39 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Mike Taylor - G - Clippers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Clippers rookie Mike Taylor (broken thumb) is hoping to play soon after the All-Star break.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Taylor had his cast removed during the first week of February and did some drills after practice on Tuesday, albeit under limited circumstances. He won't have any value with Baron Davis around.
Feb. 11 - 4:31 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Los Angeles Times</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Mardy Collins - G - Clippers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Clipers guard Mardy Collins (strained left calf) is expected to return after the All-Star break.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Now that Baron Davis is starting again, Collins is sure to have a much smaller role than he had in early January.
Feb. 11 - 4:29 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Los Angeles Times</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Chris Kaman - C - Clippers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>The Clippers had hoped Chris Kaman (strained arch) would return just after the All-Star break, but it now appears he'll be out through the February 19th trade deadline.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>This isn't a big surprise -- Kaman's return date has been pushed back at least three or four times. He said in a recent interview that he essentially tore a tendon 60% of the way through, so plenty of rest is the only option. After months of inactivity, his conditioning is another concern.
Feb. 11 - 4:27 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Los Angeles Times</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Mike Conley - G - Grizzlies </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>During an interview on Tuesday, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley gave a blunt --and none too flattering-- assessment of ex-coach Marc Iavaroni.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"I was the facilitator -- get O.J. and Rudy open and that was it," Conley said. "If I was given a choice it was almost like a mixed signal because when I got out there and called something, (Iavaroni) would override it and do something else." Things have improved greatly under new coach Lionel Hollins, and Conley is finally a reliable fantasy PG.
Feb. 11 - 4:26 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Mario Chalmers - G - Heat </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Mario Chalmers limped off the court after banging knees with another player during the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>There is no word yet on Chalmers' status for Wednesday's game, so we're calling him questionable until we get an update.
Feb. 11 - 4:25 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Miami Herald</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Craig Smith - F/C - Timberwolves </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Kevin McHale said the Timberwolves starting lineup will fluctuate for the rest of the season, particularly when Craig Smith gets back from his rib injury.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Smith is due back in approximately two weeks, and it's possible he'll emerge as a starter. For now, just keep him on your radar.
Feb. 11 - 4:24 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Jason Collins - F/C - Timberwolves </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Timberwolves center Jason Collins played nine minutes on Tuesday, going scoreless with three rebounds.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Collins hadn't played since Kevin McHale became coach two months ago, but Al Jefferson's injury has forced the reserves into action. Don't give him a second thought.
Feb. 11 - 4:20 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Kevin Ollie - G - Timberwolves </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Timberwolves guard Kevin Ollie (dislocated elbow) still cannot straighten his left arm and isn't expected to return for two weeks.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Ollie is averaging over 16 minutes per game this season but might have fewer opportunities now that Sebastian Telfair is locked in as the starting PG. And it definitely doesn't help that he can't straighten his arm.
Feb. 11 - 4:19 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Mike Miller - G/F - Timberwolves </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that on Tuesday Mike Miller "again turned that
ankle he hurt twice in December."</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>It only gets a brief mention, and Miller did play almost 44 minutes, so we're not too concerned. The Wolves play again on Wednesday.
Feb. 11 - 4:18 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Eddy Curry - C - Knicks </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Eddy Curry hopes to get back on the court after the All-Star break, though it's unknown if he'll play again this season.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Everything indicates that Curry won't play -- Mike D'Antoni isn't sure Curry could fit into the rotation, Curry openly admitted that his conditioning is an issue, and he can't even run because of pain in his right knee. That's three strikes.
Feb. 11 - 4:17 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Newsday</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Derrick Rose - G - Bulls </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Derrick Rose had a sore neck after a collision late in Tuesday's game, but said afterward that he will be fine.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>False alarm. Keep him active for the Bulls next game, which is Thursday
Feb. 11 - 2:27 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Chicago Sun-Times</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>​
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Tony Allen</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>thumb</TD><TD>Out Indefinitely</TD><TD>Celtics guard Tony Allen actually tore ligaments in his thumb during practice on Tuesday, according to a team source. Allen will rejoin the team following the All-Star break, when he is scheduled to meet with the team doctor. There is no timetable for his return, but torn ligaments would likely sideline him for quite a while. Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Eddie House will each be asked to do a bit more in his absence. 2/10/2009</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

<TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Charlotte Bobcats</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Juwan Howard</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>toe</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Juwan Howard (inflamed big toe) is not expected to play on Wednesday against the Wizards. With Gerald Wallace set to return from his rib and lung injuries after the All-Star break, Howard's already limited fantasy value is set to take another hit. 2/10/2009</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Chris Andersen</TD><TD>F/C</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>wrist</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Chris Andersen left the Nuggets game on Tuesday after spraining his left wrist and bruising his left hip. X-rays were negative. Andersen was flagrantly fouled by Shawn Marion while attempting a fastbreak basket. He made the subsequent free throw but did not play in the second half. We should have an update sometime on Wednesday. 2/10/2009</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Mario Chalmers</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>knee</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Mario Chalmers limped off the court after banging knees with another player during the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game. There is no word yet on Chalmers' status for Wednesday's game, so we're calling him questionable until we get an update. 2/10/2009</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Rashad McCants</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>flu</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Timberwolves guard Rashad McCants missed Tuesday's game because of illness. McCants has been in and out of the rotation for weeks and shouldn't have been in many lineups anyway. He might get steadier playing time now that Al Jefferson is out, but is only worth watching in deep leagues. 2/10/2009</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Tim Thomas</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>groin</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Knicks forward Tim Thomas exited Tuesday's game late in the first half because of a sore left groin. Thomas' minutes have been limited so hopefully he wasn't in many fantasy lineups. We'll be surprised if he attempts to play on Wednesday. 2/10/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Chris Duhon</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Chris Duhon left Tuesday's game after spraining his left ankle during the third quarter. He finished with 13 points and nine assists in 31 minutes. Duhon was questionable for this game with a sore left ankle, so it's probable that he aggravated an existing injury. He is questionable for the Knicks game on Wednesday. 2/10/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Quentin Richardson</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>ribs</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Quentin Richardson sat out on Tuesday because of bruised ribs. Q-Rich is questionable for Wednesday's game, so he could still give you something if you started him this week. He was supposed to replace Wilson Chandler in the starting lineup, but those plans are obviously on hold. 2/10/2009</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Jason Kapono</TD><TD>G/F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>ankle</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Jason Kapono scored 18 points off the Raptors bench on Tuesday, making 7-of-10 field goals and 3-of-5 three-pointers before leaving with a turned ankle. Kapono recently got the green-light to start taking more shots, but he's not going to be this accurate every game. Unless his minutes increase (he played 22 minutes on Tuesday) he will continue to be a risky fantasy option. 2/10/2009</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

<TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=vaLabel><TD class=vaLabel>Washington Wizards</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Pos</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Status</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Date</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Injury</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Expected Return</TD><TD class=vaLabel>Details</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=22>
</TD></TR><TR class=valink><TD class=valink noWrap> Darius Songaila</TD><TD>F</TD><TD>Out </TD><TD noWrap>Feb 10</TD><TD>arm</TD><TD>Day-to-day</TD><TD>Darius Songaila left Tuesday's game with numbness in his arm following a collision with teammate Juan Dixon. Dixon collided with Songaila, who was setting a screen for him, and the ball popped right into Mike Bibby's hands for an easy layup. Things can't get much worse for the Wizards, but this could be the opening JaVale McGee needs to finally get close to 30 minutes. Let's hope so, anyway. 2/10/2009</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 
Re: NBA Fantasy Basketball News 2008-2009

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Larry Hughes - G - Bulls </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Rumors have been swirling about a potential trade of the Bulls Larry Hughes to the Wizards for Etan Thomas and Mike James, but a league source said the deal is unlikely to happen.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The two teams were close to a deal earlier in the season before Hughes sustained a shoulder injury.
Feb. 12 - 11:04 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Washington Post</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Shaquille O'Neal - C - Suns </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>In addition to Amare Stoudemire, Suns center Shaquille O'Neal has also seen his name surface in trade chatter around the league.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"Usually guys get brought up (in trade talks) if they're not playing well," O'Neal said. "Every businessman is going to do what's good for his business. I just know that I'm playing well. I've done everything that they've asked me to do." The All-Star would be tough to move with his $21 million salary, but the Suns appear prepared to shake things up.
Feb. 12 - 10:44 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Arizona Republic</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Chris Duhon - G - Knicks </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Knicks point guard is scheduled for an MRI on his injured left ankle today in New York.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Duhon will have the All-Star break to rest, so hopefully he's back to normal for the second half provided the MRI doesn't reveal anything too serious.
Feb. 12 - 10:18 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: New York Post</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Amare Stoudemire - F/C - Suns </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Sources say the Grizzlies rejected the Suns demands in a potential Amare Stoudemire trade, saying the asking price was too high.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The Grizzlies did not confirm details, but Rudy Gay, Hakim Warrick and Mike Conley Jr. are thought to have been involved. Memphis appears to be a long shot to acquire Stoudemire straight up, but could participate as a third team to facilitate a larger trade.
Feb. 12 - 9:58 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Rasheed Wallace - F/C - Pistons </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Rasheed Wallace missed the final 16 minutes of the game Thursday against the Hawks.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"He said he was fatigued and tendinitis in his knee was bothering him," coach Michael Curry said. Curry added that he asked Wallace if he wanted back in the game at several points but Wallace said he couldn't go. It doesn't sound too serious, but hopefully it doesn't turn into a problem.
Feb. 12 - 9:23 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Detroit Free Press</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Andres Nocioni - G/F - Bulls </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Bulls forward Andres Nocioni is questionable for their Thursday game against the Heat after suffering a lower leg contusion Tuesday against the Pistons.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Nocioni's performance has been up and down since the return of Luol Deng, so he's a risky play even without injury concerns.
Feb. 12 - 9:02 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Derrick Rose - G - Bulls </TD></TR><TR><TD>
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"At the end of the game you get away with a little bit more," coach Vinny Del Negro said. "He's a veteran guy. He was trying to free up his player. But we'll take a closer look at it." You can bet the Bulls will be vigilant about any teams they perceive as taking shots at Rose.
Feb. 12 - 8:59 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Marvin Williams - G/F - Hawks </TD></TR><TR><TD>
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The good play began after Williams missed two games (Jan. 19-20) with a concussion. We'll see if Tuesday was just a blip.
Feb. 12 - 8:43 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Travis Outlaw - F - Trail Blazers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Outlaw has scored 20 or more in three straight and has hit double figures in six in a row. He had a great week and probably helped you win your game this week if you had the foresight to play him.
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Baron Davis - G - Clippers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>NBA Hall of Famer and former Clippers executive Elgin Baylor alleges in a civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in L.A. that team owner Donald Sterling employs a "vision of a Southern plantation-type structure" for his NBA franchise, accusing him of racist behavior. </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"It's hard to believe that he would now make these ridiculous claims after the organization stood by him for 22 years and only three playoff appearances," said Robert H. Platt, who will represent the Clippers. "It would be hard to find any sports team that has demonstrated greater loyalty to its general manager. The team intends to vigorously defend itself against these false allegations and will prevail when all the facts are heard."
Feb. 12 - 2:30 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Carlos Boozer - F/C - Jazz </TD></TR><TR><TD>
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Boozer has missed 41 games since injuring his left knee Nov. 19 and undergoing surgery Jan. 9. "We'll see," Boozer said. "I'm going to go home, I'm going to rehab in Miami, and continue my regimen and push it as hard as I can and we'll see what happens when I get back." We're still calling him out indefinitely, but it does sound like he should play again this season. And the Jazz need him with Paul Millsap also dealing with a sore knee.
Feb. 12 - 2:25 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Jameer Nelson - G - Magic </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>According to Magic GM Otis Smith, Jameer Nelson is likely to opt for season-ending surgery on his torn labrum in his right shoulder.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The Magic are expected to announce next week that Nelson will undergo an arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder that will require six months of rehabilitation. "You can rehab it and still play, but that's usually when it's the off (nonshooting) shoulder," Smith said. "He goes down four or five times a game and that shoulder just wouldn't hold up...We can't let him play through this." It's probably safe to cut Nelson, but official word is still not expected until next week.
Feb. 12 - 2:19 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Tracy McGrady - G/F - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>The Rockets issued a news release that says Tracy McGrady's MRI revealed no change in his injured left knee.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>However, a report by Houston's Local 2 television station suggests that T-Mac needs season-ending microfracture surgery on the knee, and McGrady still says his knee injury is very serious in nature. "For everybody that thought I was just playing with some (imaginary) knee injury, my (injury) is real," he said. "It’s big. It’s not just some pain. I have a real significant problem with my knee." He's doing everything he can to be shut down for the rest of the season, but the Rockets are not playing along. In any case, plan on benching T-Mac until further notice.
Feb. 12 - 2:06 a.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Steve Novak - F - Clippers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>We still don't really trust Novak, but if you need threes, he's probably the best option you'll find on your waiver wire.
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Chris Kaman - C - Clippers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Clippers center Chris Kaman is scheduled to return to practice, and possibly game action, next week.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>He’s been out since late November with a strained left arch and the reports about his injury have been dismal, but coach Mike Dunleavy finally thinks he might be close to a return. "We should get him back for 25-plus games," Dunleavy said after Wednesday's game. While we're still not completely convinced he'll return to form this season, this news is a good reason to pick him up if you need a center and he's been dropped in your league.
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David Lee - F/C - Knicks </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Newsday cites an NBA executive saying that David Lee is "off the market."</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>It sounds like fantasy owners can continue to enjoy Lee's breakout season without much concern of a change of scenery disrupting his flow. Lee is averaging career-bests in points (16.4), rebounds (11.8), assists (2.0) and steals (0.9).
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Dwyane Wade - G - Heat </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>The Associated Press is reporting that Dwyane Wade has filed a lawsuit against his estranged wife, Siohvaughn, and two of her attorneys over allegations that he contracted a sexually transmitted disease through an affair.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>"It has been difficult to see false allegations, rumors and gossip repeatedly discussed in public about my personal life," Wade said. "I had no other choice but to file this action in order to clear my name." The turmoil off the court has not affected Wade's statistical performance -- he's averaging a career-best 28.3 ppg.
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Ike Diogu - F/C - Trail Blazers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>In addition to dealing Brad Miller and John Salmons to Chicago, the Kings also traded Michael Ruffin -- received in the trade with the Bulls -- to the Blazers in exchange for Ike Diogu and approximately $1 million.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Diogu is still just 25 and has some fantasy potential, but he's unlikely to get much of an opportunity with the likes of Spencer Hawes, Jason Thompson and Drew Gooden all in Sacramento. Ruffin's contract expires after this season and he shouldn't have any fantasy value in Portland.
Feb. 18 - 5:15 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Brad Miller - C - Kings </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>TNT's David Aldridge is reporting that the Kings have agreed to send center Brad Miller and swingman John Salmons to the Bulls in exchange for forwards Drew Gooden and Andres Nocioni.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>This will be Miller's second stint with the Bulls and he should start at center. Salmons will likely come off the bench in Chicago, Nocioni should come off the bench in Sacramento, while Gooden could start at power forward, or come off the bench behind Jason Thompson. Spencer Hawes now looks like the starting center for the Kings, as soon as this deal is finalized.
Feb. 18 - 4:38 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Zach Randolph - F/C - Clippers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Zach Randolph has been suspended for two games without pay for the punch he threw at Louis Amundson during Tuesday's embarrassing loss to the Suns.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>He will miss Wednesday's game against the Suns as well as Sunday's contest at Portland. Brian Skinner could have a couple good games with Zach sidelined, but then again, he's a risky play. Randolph essentially posted a goose-egg for his owners this week, but should be ready to return for Monday's home game against the Warriors.
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Brad Miller - C - Kings </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Sources have confirmed that the Kings and Bulls have talked about a trade that would send Drew Gooden and Andres Nocioni to the Kings for John Salmons and Brad Miller.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>If anyone is going to be moved in the next 23 hours it's Miller. He would probably start at center for the Bulls, pushing Joakim Noah to the bench, while Gooden and Nocioni would just give the Kings more forwards they don't need. Spencer Hawes would start at center for the Kings, while John Salmons would likely be the sixth man for the Bulls - if this trade were to happen.
Feb. 18 - 3:51 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Mehmet Okur - F/C - Jazz </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Mehmet Okur returned to practice on Wednesday after missing Tuesday's game with the flu.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Okur was trying to explain that he didn't drink the water while he vacationed in Mexico over All-Star weekend, but the Jazz coaching staff is probably still not happy with him. He is expected to play Thursday against the Celtics.
Feb. 18 - 3:39 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Andrei Kirilenko - F - Jazz </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Andrei Kirilenko reported no soreness in his right ankle Wednesday after playing 18 minutes on Tuesday night.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>It may take him a week or or so to get back close to full speed, but the fact he's even playing this soon after surgery is a big break for his owners.
Feb. 18 - 3:35 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Carlos Boozer - F/C - Jazz </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Carlos Boozer has been ruled out for Thursday's game as he continues to recover from knee surgery.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>He is still hoping to practice this week and still hasn't suffered any setbacks, which is good news. But don't plan on being able to use him this week.
Feb. 18 - 3:32 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Tracy McGrady - G/F - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Tracy McGrady has announced that his season is over on his personal website, writing that he will have season-ending microfracture surgery on his left knee.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>It's interesting that the Rockets have not said anything about the news, which broke much earlier on Wednesday, courtesy of ESPN, but it's not surprising that T-Mac would choose alternative methods of sharing his news. In any case, it does sound like we've finally heard the last of McGrady this season, so you can go ahead and safely cut him.
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Andray Blatche - F/C - Wizards </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Despite saying that his left knee was "a little sore," Andray Blatche made it through all of Wizards practice Wednesday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Blatche looked good in his return to action on Tuesday, and should reclaim the starting center job soon. It should be safe to activate him for Friday night's game.
Feb. 18 - 2:59 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Caron Butler - G/F - Wizards </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Caron Butler missed Wednesday's due to soreness in his right hip, but coach Ed Tapscott says Butler probably would have practiced if the Wizards were getting ready for a game Thursday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>This injury doesn't appear to be serious, and odds are that Butler will be back in uniform when the Wizards play on Friday night. Keep him active as usual.
Feb. 18 - 2:58 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Tony Allen - G - Celtics </TD></TR><TR><TD>
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Eight weeks would sideline him for the rest of the regular season, and even if he did return slightly ahead of schedule, he's not valuable enough of a fantasy contributor to make him worth keeping. Go ahead and cut Allen loose if you own him in a deep league.
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Jeff Foster - F/C - Pacers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Foster may return at some point this week, and in the meantime, Roy Hibbert and Rasho Nesterovic should continue to see additional minutes. None of the Pacers centers are particularly useful options in most leagues.
Feb. 18 - 2:53 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Mike Dunleavy - G/F - Pacers </TD></TR><TR><TD>
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>There's still no concrete word on how much time Dunleavy might miss, so for the time being the best course of action is to keep him benched and hope that this is just a short-term issue. Jarrett Jack should start in Dunleavy's place again on Wednesday.
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Vince Carter - G/F - Nets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Vince Carter is still a Net with the trade deadline having passed.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Considering that the alternative would have been a trade to a contender and a reduced role, staying in New Jersey is probably the best thing for his fantasy value. Carter is happy to stay in New Jersey, so assuming he stays healthy, he should remain motivated and productive for the rest of the season.
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Manu Ginobili - G - Spurs </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Manu Ginobili is expected to miss two to three weeks with a stress reaction in his right ankle.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Assuming that the two to three week timetable is accurate, Ginobili should still come back to salvage some good value this season. In the meantime, Roger Mason looks like the main beneficiary of Ginobili's injury and is worth a look for owners in need of scoring and threes.
Feb. 19 - 4:56 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Mikki Moore - F/C - Kings </TD></TR><TR><TD>
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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The veteran could catch on with another team before the season's over, but he's not likely to end up with fantasy value no matter where he lands.
Feb. 19 - 4:38 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Patrick O'Bryant - C - Raptors </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Patrick O'Bryant has landed with the Raptors as part of a three-team deal with the Kings and Celtics.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The Celtics made the deal to O'Bryant's 2009-10 contract from their payroll, and the Raptors get a rather inexpensive look at a seven-foot former lottery pick. O'Bryant is still likely to fill a reserve role in Toronto, and should not have much in the way of fantasy value.
Feb. 19 - 4:35 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Willie Solomon - G - Kings </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>In a three-team deal, the Kings have reportedly acquired Will Solomon and cash from Toronto, while the Raptors get Patrick O'Bryant from the Celtics and Boston receives a conditional future second round pick from Sacramento.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Solomon probably won't have much fantasy value in Sacramento backing up Beno Udrih and belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. A more significant offshoot of this trade is that it's a vote of confidence for Roko Ukic as Jose Calderon's backup, and given Calderon's hamstring issues, Ukic is a name to file away in the event of another injury.
Feb. 19 - 4:34 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Willie Solomon - G - Kings </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>In a three-team deal, the Kings have reportedly acquired Will Solomon and cash from Toronto, while the Raptors get Patrick O'Bryant from the Celtics and Boston gets a conditional future second round pick from the Sacramento.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Solomon probably won't have much fantasy value in Sacramento backing up Beno Udrih, and belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. A more significant offshoot of this trade is that it's a vote of confidence for Roko Ukic as Jose Calderon's backup, and given Calderon's hamstring issues, Ukic is a name to file away in the event of another injury.
Feb. 19 - 4:32 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Thabo Sefolosha - G/F - Thunder </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Thabo Sefolosha has reportedly been dealt from the Bulls to the Thunder in exchange for a first-round pick.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Considering that Kyle Weaver has been starting at shooting guard in Oklahoma City, there's certainly a chance for Sefolosha to play significant minutes on his new team. He's probably not worth adding in a 10-team league right now, but owners in deeper leagues should certainly take a look.
Feb. 19 - 4:26 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Malik Rose - F - Thunder </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Malik Rose was traded to the Thunder from the Knicks on Thursday in exchange for Chris Wilcox.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Both players have expiring contracts, but Rose has far less value than Wilcox, regardless of where he's playing.
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Mike Conley - G - Grizzlies </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>With Kyle Lowry traded to the Rockets on Thursday, it's become pretty clear that the future belongs to Mike Conley as the point guard of the Grizzlies.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Conley has played very well since Marc Iavaroni was fired and the Grizzlies have basically told Conley he (along with Rudy Gay and O.J. Mayo) is the future by trading his primary back up and competition. If you still had doubts about Conley, this should close that book.
Feb. 19 - 3:52 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
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Jerry Stackhouse - G/F - Mavericks </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Jerry Stackhouse could be activated for Friday's game against the Rockets.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>At age 34, Stackhouse isn't durable enough to handle big minutes on a consistent basis, so leave him on the waiver wire unless you're playing in a very deep league.
Feb. 19 - 3:51 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Dallas Morning News</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Kyle Lowry - G - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Kyle Lowry was traded from the Grizzlies to the Rockets on Thursday and will likely back up point guard Aaron Brooks in Houston.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Brooks has had some big games in Rafer Alston's absence this season and appears to be a bit more established than Lowry. Lowry still has skills and could emerge as a solid point guard down the line, but the player to own out of this trade is Brooks.
Feb. 19 - 3:49 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Houston Chronicle</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Brian Cook - F - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Brian Cook was traded to the Rockets as part of the Rafer Alston deal on Thursday's trade deadline.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Cook will line up behind Luis Scola, Carl Landry and Chuck Hayes for minutes, so don't count on him seeing the light of day in Houston.
Feb. 19 - 3:43 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Houston Chronicle</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Shaquille O'Neal - C - Suns </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Shaquille O'Neal, Amare Stoudemire and all the rest of the Suns are still with their team after Thursday's trade deadline.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The Arizona Republic's Paul Coro reports that no deals will trickle through for the Suns as the night drags on, so owners of Suns don't have to worry about a change of scenery.
Feb. 19 - 3:34 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Arizona Republic</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Aaron Brooks - G - Rockets </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Aaron Brooks should be in line to start the rest of the season at point guard for the Rockets, who sent Rafer Alston to the Magic in a three-team deal on Thursday.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>The Rockets got Kyle Lowry and Brian Cook back in the deal, but Brooks appears to be the clear favorite to start and get the heavy minutes. That could change at some point, but we recommend picking Brooks up if you can.
Feb. 19 - 3:26 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Houston Chronicle</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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Rafer Alston - G - Magic </TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bodyCopy>Rafer Alston has been traded to the Magic in part of a three-team deal. The Rockets will receive point guard Kyle Lowry and PF Brian Cook, while the Grizzlies get a first-round draft pick from Orlando in return.</TD></TR><TR><TD>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Alston, who should already be owned in most leagues, will take over the point guard duties in Orlando, but owners of Anthony Johnson should rush out immediately and pick up Aaron Brooks, who should now be the starting point guard for the Rockets.
Feb. 19 - 3:16 p.m. ET</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=vaLink>Source: Houston Chronicle</TD></TR><TR><TD>
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