Fantasy Basketball News: Injury Update 1/28/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: The Latest News and Outlooks on Ailing Players
January 28, 2015
We’re heading into a pretty heavy night of NBA basketball this evening (11 games), which makes this a perfect time to check out some of the notable injuries around the league and see what they’ll mean to your fantasy roster. We’ve got our usual crop of ailing players today, so let’s take a closer look at the latest information.
Let’s start things out today down in Phoenix and check out forward Brandan Wright. He was able to practice yesterday, and the expectation is that he’ll be able to play in tonight’s game against Washington.
Wright has had some issues with his left heel and had to sit out Sunday’s game against the Clippers. He’s carrying averages of 7.1 PPG and 3.5 RPG right now.
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Now off to Chicago to check out Joakim Noah. The veteran Bull says he’s over the recent knee and ankle issues that have plagued him, the latter of which causing him to miss four games recently.
Noah hasn’t played all that well over the last couple of games, but the vote of confidence on his health is certainly encouraging. We’ll have to see how he looks going forward.
Speaking of the Bulls, forward Mike Dunleavy was out of action last night against the Warriors. He’s dealing with a foot injury and has now missed 14 straight contests.
The latest info on Blazers forward Nicolas Batum says that he’s questionable for the Cleveland game tonight.
Batum missed out on Saturday’s game due to a wrist injury and looks like a coin-flip for tonight. He’s got a 9.1 PPG average and 5.2 RPG average so far this year.
The Nets’ Deron Williams was able to practice yesterday; that’s the good news. The bad news is that he’s still out for tonight’s game against the Hawks.
Williams looks like he needs a little more time; he’s still not to the point where he’s taking contact just yet. He’s now missed 10 games due to a fractured rib.
Dwight Howard of the Rockets is questionable for tonight’s game against intrastate rival Dallas. He’s dealing with a sprained ankle which caused him to sit for the Lakers game Sunday.
So far this season, Howard has failed to produce up to fantasy expectations. He’s carrying a 13.7 PPG average, but the good news is that he’s got 131 rebounds to his credit so far in January.
The T-Wolves’ Shabazz Muhammad traveled to Vancouver this week to visit with a specialist in an effort to figure out what’s going on with his oblique strain.
Muhammad has missed out on nine straight games.
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