Fantasy Basketball News: Injury Update 1/7/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: The Latest News and Outlooks on Ailing Players
January 7, 2015
With a light schedule in the NBA last night, today marks a good opportunity to visit with some of the notable injury concerns out there and reflect on what they mean for your fantasy lineup. We’ve got a handful of updates on ailing players for you this morning, so let’s take a closer look and see what we can be expecting in the near future.
Bulls F Mike Dunleavy wasn’t able to practice yesterday, which doesn’t bode well for his availability tonight against the Jazz. He’s missed the last two games due to a foot injury.
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Ty Lawson of the Nuggets wasn’t able to complete the practice session yesterday, but he’s still probable for tonight’s matchup against the Magic.
Lawson is suffering from a bruised knee. He’s averaging 16.3 PPG and 10.2 APG in 34 appearances thus far.
Kyle Anderson of the Spurs had to sit out last night against the Pistons. He’s dealing with an ankle sprain. He’s not much of a factor in many fantasy leagues, though, unless you’re dealing with long-term keepers or deep leagues.
The Hornets’ Lance Stephenson hasn’t gotten much better apparently. He’s going to be missing out on tonight’s game against New Orleans due to that pelvis injury. That will make 12 straight matchups he’s been sidelined for.
Zach Randolph of the Grizzlies was able to practice on a limited basis yesterday, but his prognosis for tonight’s game against the Hawks is still up in the air.
If we had to bet, we’d say Randolph will miss his ninth straight game this evening, so don’t get your hopes up too high here.
Lakers rookie Julius Randle had surgery this week to fix the screw in his right foot. We won’t see him until next year, though. He’s dealing with a fractured tibia, suffered in his season debut.
DeMar DeRozan of the Raptors underwent some additional scans and testing on his injured groin yesterday. He’s still expected to rejoin the team this week, either tomorrow or Saturday.
DeRozan has been out of action for the Raptors’ last 18 matchups.
Back to the Heat: center Justin Hamilton was able to practice yesterday and is likely to be able to play in tomorrow’s matchup against Portland. He’s coming off a concussion that has cost him the last seven games.
The Spurs’ Tony Parker was able to play yesterday against the Pistons, but he didn’t see much action. The veteran played just 13 minutes, none of which came in the second half. The team is being very conservative when it comes to Parker and his ailing hamstring. Keep that in mind.
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