Luc Mbah a Moute could play on Friday
Luc Mbah a Moute | PHI
(October 31, 2014 7:17 PM EDT)
Luc Mbah a Moute will see some playing time on Friday against the Bucks.
He is not listed as a start and it'll be Chris Johnson again tonight. Mbah a Moute is still not a fantasy option.
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Khris Middleton is starting again
Khris Middleton | MLW
(October 31, 2014 7:13 PM EDT)
The Bucks are using the same starting lineup on Friday as they did on Wednesday.
Believe it. Well, maybe not since there is still some time for coach Jason Kidd to change his minutes. The Sixers have been one of the worst defenses in recent memory, so Khris Middleton might have some success tonight.
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Pacers to use a similar rotation
Frank Vogel | IND
(October 31, 2014 6:41 PM EDT)
The Pacers are expected to use a similar rotation on Friday.
Chris Copeland will come off the bench again, but one would think Rodney Stuckey gets more burn tonight.
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Josh McRoberts is probable for Saturday
Josh McRoberts | MIA
(October 31, 2014 5:59 PM EDT)
Josh McRoberts (toe) is probable to face the 76ers on Saturday.
He's been back at practice and should be good to go. McRoberts should act as a point-forward in the offense and may have a chance to duplicate his stats with the Bobcats last season. If you have Shawne Williams, you can let him loose.
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Jimmy Butler rejects contract extension offer
Jimmy Butler | CHI
(October 31, 2014 5:38 PM EDT)
Jimmy Butler rejected the Bulls' final offer on a contract extension.
"It came down to me deciding that I want to bet on myself," Butler said. After a very impressive preseason with a much higher efficiency, he's a popular pick for a breakout season. He's still a game-time call for tonight, so his fantasy owners will want to keep an eye out for news.
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Klay Thompson gets four-year max deal
Klay Thompson | GS
(October 31, 2014 5:09 PM EDT)
Klay Thompson and the Warriors agreed to a four-year max contract on Friday.
The deal is expected to be worth around $70 million and neither side has an opt-out clause. Thompson has become more than just a shooter and has done a better job at scoring around the basket. The Warriors will get the 24-year-old guard entering his prime and will play minutes in the high 30s, but this is still a lot of money even with the cap changes coming. He's an elite fantasy shooting guard and could even get better this season.
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Adreian Payne has plantar fasciitis
Adreian Payne | ATL
(October 31, 2014 5:01 PM EDT)
Adreian Payne has plantar fasciitis and will not play on Saturday.
This comes out of nowhere and the severity of his injury is not known. Payne was inactive on Wednesday and the team did not provide any information prior to that game. Payne won't have fantasy value this year anyway.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Livingston to get five-minute stretches
Shaun Livingston | GS
(October 31, 2014 4:21 PM EDT)
Shaun Livingston can probably play five-minute stretches with the Warriors.
He is still battling a toe injury and made a surprising four-minute debut on Wednesday. Livingston will back up Stephen Curry and won't have fantasy value anywhere near to what it was with the Nets last year while the Warriors are healthy in the backcourt.
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Kerr 'quietly confident' Klay gets deal done
Klay Thompson | GS
(October 31, 2014 4:19 PM EDT)
Coach Steve Kerr said he is "quietly confident" that the Warriors and Klay Thompson will come to terms on a contract.
He added Thompson will not be affected regardless of the outcome. It would appear he's going to get a max deal as one of the league's best shooting guards and hasn't missed a game due to injury in his career. If he doesn't get a deal done today, he'll be a restricted free agent next summer.
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David Lee (hamstring) questionable Saturday
David Lee | GS
(October 31, 2014 4:15 PM EDT)
David Lee (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Lakers and did not participate in the contact portion of Friday's practice.
He was ruled out for Wednesday very early and he sounds a little closer to doubtful. Draymond Green double-doubled in the opener and the Warriors probably won't need Lee against the Lakers anyway, so Lee's owners will probably want to plan on him sitting. Draymond will be a must-start player.
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