Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Injury Update 3/2
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: The Latest News and Outlooks on Ailing Players
March 2, 2016
We’ve got a big NBA schedule coming up tonight, which makes this morning a nice time to check out some of the notable injury situations out there affecting our seasonal and daily fantasy basketball leagues. Let’s take a closer look and see if we can figure anything out on some of these guys’ statuses.
The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant missed last night’s game against the Nets, thanks to his sore right shoulder.
Tonight marks the second game of a back-to-back, and we’d imagine Kobe will be okay for the game in Denver. Any time he’s out, look for more action from Anthony Brown, Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell.
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Owners of Gorgui Dieng will want to double-check and make sure he’s available for tonight’s game against the Wizards.
Dieng was away from practice yesterday for personal reasons, so we’d imagine he’ll be okay for tonight. In the event he’s not, look at Adrien Payne and Karl-Anthony Towns to pick up the slack.
Luc Mbah a Moute won’t play tonight against the Thunder. He’s nursing an eye injury.
In his place, Jeff Green should pick up more minutes, but isn’t anything more than a low-range fantasy option.
The Raptors’ DeMarre Carroll is reportedly doing a lot better in his progression after his knee injury.
Carroll still doesn’t have a target date for a return, so it seems he’s still a ways off. Terrence Ross will continue to soak up those minutes.
Anthony Davis owners will want to monitor his status going into tonight’s game against the Rockets, but it’s looking like he’ll be good to go after his toe sprain.
We’ll get a definitive answer at game time, and a better idea of his status after this morning’s shoot around. Ryan Anderson won’t get as many minutes if Davis returns, but he’s still fantasy-relevant.
The Pistons’ Anthony Tolliver isn’t anywhere near a return to the lineup, according to coach Stan Van Gundy.
Tolliver is still getting over his sprained right knee, and we’re probably looking at a couple more weeks before he’s back on the court. Furthermore, Tobias Harris has done fine in the meantime, so Tolliver isn’t a must-hold in fantasy anymore.
Mo Williams will be sidelined for two more weeks following a platelet-rich plasma injection in his knee.
Cleveland is gunning for a healthy postseason for Williams, but he’s not really fantasy-worthy in most formats now anyway. Leave him on the wire.
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