Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Injury Update 1/4
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Injury News and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
January 4, 2016
We’ve got a pretty big night of NBA basketball ahead of us this evening, so it’s a great time to check out some of the notable injury situations facing the big fantasy stars around the league. We have a fresh crop of names to peruse this morning, so let’s see what we can make of the ailing players’ statuses moving forward this week.
After chipping a tooth in Saturday’s win over the Timberwolves, the Bucks are hopeful that Giannis Antetokounmpo will be able to play tonight against the Spurs.
Antetokounmpo got his dental work done yesterday, and was able to practice before that procedure.
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Dontas Motiejnas is back in Houston, so he won’t be playing tonight in Utah. He’s having back issues just one month removed from his debut.
Terrence Jones and Clint Capela should continue to get plenty of looks at PF while Motiejunas is out, and we’ll find out more about his status when the team gets more tests.
Nene has been out of action for over a month, and according to the man himself he hasn’t even tested out his injured calf yet.
It seems Nene is quite a ways away from a potential return to the court, so don’t worry about him in any fantasy capacity.
The Magic’s Elfrid Payton will be a game-time call for tonight’s matchup against the Pistons.
Payton has a few situations he’s dealing with, namely sprains in both ankles and an illness. He didn’t practice yesterday.
The fallout from this means that Victor Oladipo should see more minutes--which he probably would have even without the injury--so grab him if you can.
The Rockets’ Terrence Jones should be okay moving forward. He was able to get in a practice yesterday.
There was some concern about Jones this weekend, as he was icing his wrist after Saturday’s loss to the Spurs. He’s worth monitoring, but should be fine.
Tony Parker will not be playing tonight against the Bucks. He’s dealing with a sore right hip.
Parker didn’t travel with the team, so that means Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili and Jonathon Simmons will get more minutes.
With Jarrett Jack done for the season with a torn ACL, it’s looking like Shane Larkin is the favorite to fill in the void left by that injury.
Larkin is coming off a pretty crummy game on Saturday, but is averaging 6.6 PPG, 3.8 APG and 2.2 RPG thus far. He’s worth a look if you’re in the market for a guard.
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