Fantasy Basketball News: Injury Update 2/11/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: The Latest News and Outlooks on Ailing Players
February 11, 2015
The NBA is heading into its last busy night before the All-Star break (12 games), which makes this a perfect opportunity to visit with some of the key injury situations around the league and see what their impact on your fantasy roster will be. We’ve got our usual lineup of notable ailments today, so let’s see what we can make of the latest news.
The Trail Blazers’ Chris Kaman will be out of action during tonight’s game against the Lakers. He’s fighting off a sprain in his right ankle.
Kaman is averaging 8.9 PPG and 6.7 RPG and has been a reasonable low-end center when healthy.
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In a related situation, the Blazers’ Joel Freeland still has no recovery timetable, according to the coaching staff. He’s dealing with a tear in his rotator cuff and hasn’t seen the court since early January. We’re likely looking at a few more weeks before he gets back to it.
The Warriors’ Draymond Green will be out tonight, thanks to a sprained ankle sustained during Monday’s win.
The good news is that Green’s X-rays were negative. He’ll simply be resting until his ankle feels strong enough to go, so watch the lineups each day if you’re relying on him in fantasy.
He’s carrying averages of 11.2 PPG and 8.2 RPG this year.
Even though the Heat’s Tyler Johnson took five stitches in his head during yesterday’s practice (which, incidentally, was non-contact), he’s still expected to be just fine for tonight’s game against the Cavaliers.
Most people are expecting Johnson to step up in a big way with Dwyane Wade gone. We’ll see how he does tonight.
Mike Dunleavy was active for last night’s game against the Kings. It was his first action since January 1. He’s been recovering from a foot injury.
Heading into action last night, Dunleavy was carrying averages of 9.6 PPG and 3.8 RPG through a 33-game stretch.
Let’s check out a couple of names on the Pacers. Lavy Allen and Ian Mahinmi are both questionable for tonight’s game against New Orleans.
Allen (knee) has been out for five games, while Mahinmi (ankle) has been out three.
The Wizards’ John Wall sustained a sprained ankle on Monday against the Magic, which is something of a troublesome thought.
Wall says he’s okay, but could end up limited if the sprain nags at him.
The Pelicans’ Anthony Davis is questionable for tonight’s game due to a sprained right shoulder that kept him out of Monday’s game.
If Davis can’t go, look for big minutes from Alexis Ajinca.
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