Fantasy Basketball News: Injury Update 1/14/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: The Latest News and Outlooks on Ailing Players
January 14, 2015
We’re coming off a pretty quiet evening in the NBA, and heading into a busy night of matchups. That makes this morning a pretty good time to talk fantasy basketball, and more specifically talk about some of the injury issues that could be dogging your team right now. Here’s a look at some of the recent developments regarding ailing players out there.
If you’re still hanging on to Omri Casspi in fantasy, it might be time to cut the cord and go looking for something else. He was out last night against the Mavericks due to that knee injury, marking the sixth consecutive matchup he’s sat for.
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Similarly, Ramon Sessions had to sit out the Mavs game due to his ongoing back issues. He has now missed 10 consecutive games due to injury. Ray McCallum steps in as a replacement option, but you can probably do better elsewhere.
What to do with Derrick Rose? He was back on the floor in Monday’s game, a 121-114 loss to the Magic, and was able to score 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting. He also put up a pair of rebounds, seven assists and a couple steals in 30 minutes.
Rose is obviously no longer the star of the show in Chicago. His play bottoms out at times and he simply looks lost during certain situations. Then there’s the injury risk with the knee; he could go back on the shelf at any time. He seems to be a sell-high player--if you can get someone else interested in him and get fair value back, pull the trigger.
The Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova was able to practice yesterday and reportedly will be able to play tomorrow’s game against the Knicks in London.
Ilyasova has been out of action for the past 10 games due to a concussion.
Speaking of the London game between the Bucks and the woeful Knicks, both Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire are considered questionable for that game. Both players have knee issues.
Anthony has been out for a half-dozen games and Stoudemire has been gone for nine. In their absence, the Knicks can’t find any offense (or defense, or anything else positive).
Even though New York is openly tanking, both Carmelo and Amar’e are solid fantasy options for their respective levels. Keep a watch on them for signs they’re returning.
The Nuggets’ Randy Foye has missed out on the last 24 games, but appears to be making some good progress. He was able to practice for the first time early this week, and took some contact from his teammates.
Foye is getting back from a quad tear and will steadily increase his workload if he doesn’t suffer a setback. As of right now, however, there’s really no timetable for his return. It’s anyone’s guess when we’ll see him on the court again.
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