Fantasy Basketball News: Injury Update 2/4/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: The Latest News and Outlooks on Ailing Players
February 4, 2015
We’re heading into a loaded NBA evening tonight, so that makes today a good time for our weekly injury report in the world of fantasy basketball. We’ve got our usual crop of notable names on tap for today, so let’s take a closer look at the latest news and see when you can expect these guys to be contributing to your roster once again.
One of the big injury situations out there right now belongs to OKC’s Kevin Durant. There’s good news on the horizon for him, as it was recently determined that he’s dealing with a sprained toe, and not turf toe as initially feared.
Durant has already been out for 26 games this season and has been quite a source of frustration for fantasy owners. That said, he’ll be back sooner rather than later from this particular ailment.
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Is it time to reclaim Paul George from the waiver wire? Probably not quite yet, but he’s worth keeping an eye on. Pacers president Larry Bird says George may be able to return this season after suffering an ugly leg injury over the summer.
The timetable for George’s healing was set at seven months, and that mark is coming up next month. Bird says that if the big man gains clearance and is willing to play, he’ll be out there as the season draws to a close. More on this as the recovery timeline draws to a close.
When Amar’e Stoudemire has been healthy, he’s provided some nice lower-end scoring for fantasy owners. Unfortunately, he’s suffered a steady stream of injuries over the past several weeks and hasn’t been able to stay on the floor.
The Knicks don’t have much else to go with, so when Stoudemire is healthy he’ll get quality minutes. The trick for fantasy owners is simply keeping an eye on his availability form game to game.
The Spurs’ Marco Belinelli was able to practice yesterday and he’s expected to be a game-time decision for tonight’s game against the Magic.
Belinelli has missed out on the last 11 games due to a groin injury, but sources close to the team seem to think this is the game he’ll make his return.
The Clippers’ J.J. Redick had to leave Monday’s game against the Nets due to back spasms, stemming from an injury suffered last week.
The team is going to rest Redick until his back issues have subsided, but there’s no concrete timetable here as yet.
We’ve got some updates on a few Bucks players who will likely be game-time decisions. Brandon Knight, Zaza Pachulia and Ersan Ilyasova are all questionable for the Lakers game.
The Pacers’ Lavoy Allen will be out tonight against the Pistons due to a knee injury suffered last week.
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