Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) out 7-10 days?
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | CHA
(March 28, 2015 5:30 PM EDT)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) could miss 7-10 days due to his ankle sprain.
This isn't a big surprise considering he wasn't in great shape on Friday following his injury. His fantasy owners should consider cutting him with only two more full weeks remaining in the season. Jeff Taylor should get some starts and most of the minutes, but there will be more scoring chances going to Marvin Williams and Gerald Henderson.
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Jeff Taylor expected to start for MKG (ankle)
Jeff Taylor | CHA
(March 28, 2015 5:25 PM EDT)
Jeff Taylor (ankle) is expected to start against the Hawks on Saturday.
It'll be his third start for the Hornets. In his previous two, Taylor averaged 9.0 points, 2.5 boards 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.5 treys in 26.5 minutes per game. He will likely be in the mid 20s for minutes again and these stats serve as a fair expectation. Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams are much better players tonight.
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Aron Baynes (ankle) probable for Sunday
Aron Baynes | SA
(March 28, 2015 5:18 PM EDT)
Aron Baynes (ankle) is probable to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.
Baynes is having a tough time battling injuries, but he'll be back. Still, he fights like a a younger man with nothing held back. The Spurs will have Baynes back in their precious armory on Sunday, but they will not need it.
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Denver claims Ian Clark off waivers
Ian Clark | DEN
(March 28, 2015 5:07 PM EDT)
Denver claimed Ian Clark off waivers on Saturday.
The Jazz waived him on Thursday to clear a spot for Chris Johnson, but he wasn't getting playing time with them. Clark is unlikely to be in the rotation unless the Nuggets rest multiple backcourt players.
Cody Zeller (shoulder) out again on Saturday
Cody Zeller | CHA
(March 28, 2015 5:03 PM EDT)
Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.
He was questionable to play yesterday and apparently is not getting any closer. With Zeller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) out, Marvin Williams and Gerald Henderson may have a shot at 40 minutes tonight. Expect Lance Stephenson, Mo Williams and Jason Maxiell to also benefit.
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Paul George still not saying positive things
Paul George | IND
(March 28, 2015 4:05 PM EDT)
Paul George (leg) said "everyone has to feel good" and "has to be on the same page" about his return this season.
"The last is just doing it consistently and over a long period of time of having great practices," George said. "It’s not about the plays. That’s the last step." This doesn't sound like a guy eager to come back and he's likely going to have a minutes cap when he plays, so it's hard to stash him in almost any league.
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Rodney Hood is probable for Saturday
Rodney Hood | UTA
(March 28, 2015 3:55 PM EDT)
Rodney Hood (illness) is probable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.
He has been sick since Monday due to a stomach problem and is finally feeling better. Hood may have more shots headed his way with Derrick Favors (back) likely out tonight. He's worth a look in standard leagues.
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Derrick Favors doubtful to play vs. Thunder
Derrick Favors | UTA
(March 28, 2015 3:54 PM EDT)
Derrick Favors (back) is doubtful to play against the Thunder on Saturday.
He was having a tough time walking on Friday night and he's likely going to miss more games. With Favors almost certainly out, Trevor Booker figures to benefit most and is a good bet for a double-double. Jeremy Evans and Jack Cooley should also get run. Fantasy owners in do-or-die situations can consider cutting Favors.
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DeMarre Carroll out against the Hornets
DeMarre Carroll | ATL
(March 28, 2015 3:46 PM EDT)
DeMarre Carroll (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.
The Hawks will rest their entire starting five for the first time and it's probably not going to be the last. They will likely have nine players available for tonight: Dennis Schroder, Shelvin Mack, Kent Bazemore, Thabo Sefolosha, Austin Daye, John Jenkins, Mike Muscala, Elton Brand and Pero Antic. Schroder is a no-brainer play while Kent Bazemore, Shelvin Mack, Thabo Sefolosha and Mike Muscala are interesting plays. Carroll isn't a must-own player anymore with all the rest coming his way.
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Kyle Korver out for Saturday vs. Charlotte
Kyle Korver | ATL
(March 28, 2015 3:41 PM EDT)
Kyle Korver (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.
He's going to get some rest for the first time since his broken nose. Korver's fantasy owners may actually have to consider cutting him in weekly leagues because his fantasy value isn't high right now and he likely will sit in three or more games the rest of the way. With Korver out, Kent Bazemore and Thabo Sefolosha should get the starts on the wings.
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