Chris Bosh won't play on Sunday night
Chris Bosh | MIA
(December 20, 2014 3:14 PM EST)
Chris Bosh (calf) will not play against the Celtics on Sunday.
He is also questionable to play on Tuesday and on Christmas. Bosh could be out until 2015, so his fantasy owners should plan on using someone else this week. With Bosh out, Shawne Williams, Luol Deng, Udonis Haslem, Chris Andersen and Hassan Whiteside will benefit. Although, Dwyane Wade will do just about everything, so there's very little fantasy impact as far as pickups go.
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Landry Fields practices, cleared of concussion
Landry Fields | TOR
(December 20, 2014 2:16 PM EST)
Landry Fields was cleared for a concussion and was at practice on Saturday.
He needed stitches to his head from Friday and it appears he will be fine. Fields plays about 20 minutes per night and only has value in extremely deep leagues. James Johnson doesn't get a bump in fantasy value.
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Kevin Durant listed as out for Sunday vs. NO
Kevin Durant | OKC
(December 20, 2014 2:09 PM EST)
Kevin Durant (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
This is a little bit of a surprise considering he was ruled out until a few hours before on Friday. Still, Durant's injury was scary and the Thunder are still going to have Russell Westbrook. Reggie Jackson will likely benefit most while the rest of the wing guys just help out.
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C.J. Watson (illness) now questionable
C.J. Watson | IND
(December 20, 2014 2:02 PM EST)
C.J. Watson is questionable for Saturday against the Nuggets with an illness.
He was probable as of Friday with a sinus infection, so a downgrade doesn't sound promising. Watson would be looking at a chance to start, but he hasn't been involved in the offense much since his return. If he's out, Donald Sloan would be worth a look.
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Brook Lopez (back) out Sunday vs. Detroit
Brook Lopez | BKN
(December 20, 2014 1:53 PM EST)
Brook Lopez (back) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Detroit Pistons.
The fact that he was ruled out so quick is a little worrying, but Lopez has been doing some conditioning work and even did some light basketball activities on Saturday. Lopez is expected to be evaluated on a daily basis so we should know more soon, while Mason Plumlee will continue to be a must-start player until he returns.
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Deron Williams has calf strain, doubtful Sun
Deron Williams | BKN
(December 20, 2014 1:46 PM EST)
Deron Williams was diagnosed with a calf strain after an MRI on Saturday, and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game.
This is good news, and the Nets are optimistic that he won't miss too much time. Williams obviously didn't practice on Saturday, but he is expected to be evaluated daily. Check back before tip-off on Sunday, but don't count on him playing in this one. Jarrett Jack would be the main beneficiary if Williams sits, and is worth a look in most leagues.
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Zach Randolph (knee) questionable Sunday
Zach Randolph | MEM
(December 20, 2014 1:36 PM EST)
Zach Randolph (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.
This comes out of nowhere, and we just learned that he had an MRI, but luckily it came back clean. Randolph didn't practice Saturday, and there is some swelling in his right knee. He looks like he could be in serious danger of missing Sunday's game, and if he sits Jon Leuer and Kosta Koufos would pick up some extra playing time. Stay tuned.
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Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker out Saturday
Kawhi Leonard | SA
(December 20, 2014 1:28 PM EST)
Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Tony Parker (hamstring) will not play in Saturday's game vs. Dallas as expected.
Leonard is said to be targeting a return on Monday, while Parker is still without a timetable. Kyle Anderson will likely continue to play big minutes in place of Leonard, while Cory Joseph will continue to run the point in Parker's absence.
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Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobil out Saturday
Tim Duncan | SA
(December 20, 2014 1:24 PM EST)
Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will rest on Saturday and won't play vs. Dallas.
We saw this coming from a mile away, as Duncan and Ginobili played heavy minutes in their last two triple-overtime games. Boris Diaw and Aron Baynes will pick up the slack for Duncan, while Danny Green and Marco Belinelli will see a boost in minutes due to Ginobili's absence.
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Jeff Teague (hamstring) doubtful Saturday
Jeff Teague | ATL
(December 20, 2014 12:55 PM EST)
Jeff Teague (hamstring) is still listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.
Even if he was active, he would have gotten the Patrick Beverley treatment so owners can go ahead and bench him. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect Dennis Schroder to draw another start. Shelvin Mack will also see some extra run as well, and just scored a career-high 24 points on Wednesday. Both players are worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of short-term value.
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