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Sun Feb 109:05Vince Carter: (Foot) Says He Tore A Tendon In FootVince CarterSGSunsTeam Erik
Carter has a tear in a tendon in his left foot, but will wear a boot for stabilization and begin rehab right away, Grizzlies' sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports.
Carter has opted to forgo the surgery, as the required recovery time post-surgery might have cost him the remainder of the NBA season and playoffs. He was already a fringe fantasy option at best, as he's averaging an abysmal 6.0 points (33.4 FG, 27.3 3Pt, 76.9 FT), 1.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks in 17 minutes per game. At this stage in his career, he certainly won't be rushed back until he is 100 percent healthy, and that might not be quite for a while.
Sun Feb 108:41Stuckey scored two points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with two reb...Rodney StuckeyPGPistonsThe Schellackers
Stuckey scored two points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with two rebounds and two assists in the loss to the Kings on Saturday.
Stuckey came back to earth Saturday after back-to-back 20 point performances. He has a now-healthy George Hill along with C.J. Miles to fend off for playing time, so it'll be tough for trust Stuckey for consistent production. He's a borderline utility option in 12 team leagues and above.
Sun Feb 108:17Gortat scored two points (0-3 FG, 2-4 FT) with two rebounds, two...Marcin GortatCSunsDoppelganger
Gortat scored two points (0-3 FG, 2-4 FT) with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in the loss to the Raptors on Saturday.
Gortat posted one of the weirdest and ineffective lines of the season, totaling exactly two in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and fouls on Saturday. He's seen his minutes dip slightly this season (29 minutes per game) but has still been reasonably effective, averaging 11.8 points per game and eight rebounds on the season. Gortat is still a starting center in most formats.
Sun Feb 108:06Curry scored 25 points (9-23 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with four rebo...Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Curry scored 25 points (9-23 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in the win against the Suns on Saturday.
Curry has been in a mini-slump, failing to shoot above 40 percent from the field in just one of past five games. It hasn't affected him too much overall, as he's cracked the 20-point mark in all but three games in January. Curry is still a lock as a top three fantasy option this season.
Sun Feb 101:39Splitter returned to starting lineup after missing Wednesday's g...Tiago SplitterCSpursThe Schellackers
Splitter returned to the starting lineup after missing Wednesday's game against Charlotte, scored eight points (3-3 FG, 2-2 FT) with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes.
Splitter has yet to see over 30 minutes this season as he still looks to regain full fitness after missing most of November due to a calf issue. The limited minutes and production mean that Splitter should be reserved for deeper fantasy league.
Sun Feb 101:34Green scored 16 points (5-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with two rebou...Danny GreenSGSpursFree Agent
Green scored 16 points (5-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with two rebounds, three steals and three blocks in 30 minutes Saturday.
In his last three games, Green is averaging 11.7 points, 3.3 three-pointers, 2.7 steals, and 2.3 blocks, ludicrous numbers, especially for a guard. If someone was foolish enough to drop Green, you need to find room for him on your roster.
Sun Feb 101:16Lawson had 10 points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine assists, an...Ty LawsonPGNuggetsDef Fresh Flow
Lawson had 10 points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine assists, and five rebounds in 32 minutes Saturday against the Hornets.
Lawson is in a bit of an offensive slump, managing just 24 points in his last three games. He finished January averaging 17.6 points, 9.3 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. His next chance to come out of this mini-slump will come Monday against the Wizards.
Sun Feb 101:13Martin moved back into starting lineup Saturday after playing fi...Kevin MartinSGRocketsThe Schellackers
Martin moved back into the starting lineup Saturday after playing the first two games since his return off the bench, scoring 14 points (6-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with six rebounds, one assists and one steal in 37 minutes.
Martin has failed hit over 40 percent of his shots in his three games back, but has still been productive, averaging 18.0 points with 1.7 three-pointers and 4.0 rebounds. If Martin has been left on your waiver-wire, you should be pouncing on him.
Sun Feb 101:03Gallinari got start Saturday and recorded 15 (5-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, ...Danilo GallinariSFNuggetsDef Fresh Flow
Gallinari got the start Saturday and recorded 15 (5-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) points, four rebounds, and two assists in 24 minutes.
Gallinari moved into the starting lineup after Kenneth Faried was ruled out with an illness. He finished January shooting just 35 percent from the floor in six games. He'll return to his usual role coming off the bench once Faried returns.
Sun Feb 100:49Mozgov played just 17 minutes Saturday, accumulating four fouls ...Timofey MozgovCNuggetsTeam Lorin
Mozgov played just 17 minutes Saturday, accumulating four fouls in that time and scoring 14 points (7-10 FG) with four rebounds and one block.
Mozgov has gone over 20 minutes just once in his last four games and has tailed off a little after a strong start in Cleveland. He has blocked at least one shot in his last eight games, but with the Cavs able to go with Tristan Thompson due to matchups or foul trouble, Mozgov may continue to have games where his court time is limited.
Sun Feb 100:45Stephenson had career-high 13 assists Saturday against Denver, w...Lance StephensonSGPacersFree Agent
Stephenson had a career-high 13 assists Saturday against Denver, which made up for his four points on 2-of-10 shooting. He also added five rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes on the floor.
Stephenson's 30 minutes were the most he's played since returning from a pelvic injury and his 13 assists were a career-high. His shooting should improve as he rounds into form, but his contributions in other categories are encouraging. It remains to be seen when he'll crack the starting lineup, but he has been averaging a solid 25.4 minutes over his last five games.
Sun Feb 100:43Udrih returned to his familiar backup role with Mike Conley retu...Beno UdrihPGBucksThe Schellackers
Udrih returned to his familiar backup role with Mike Conley returning from a wrist injury, scoring two points (1-4 FG) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 18 minutes.
While Udrih made a nice fill-in with Conley out, his fantasy value is minimal at best unless the Grizzlies' starting point guard goes down again. He averaged 9.5 points and 4.0 assists in his two starts.
Sun Feb 100:39Conley made his return after missing last two games due to wrist...Mike ConleyPGGrizzliesDoppelganger
Conley made his return after missing the last two games due to a wrist injury and scored 10 points (4-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt) with two rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.
The Grizzlies had the game in hand so there was no need to extend Conley in his first game back. He may be a nice buy low candidate if his owner is frustrated with the injury and this underwhelming return.
Sun Feb 100:31Durant scored 15 points (5-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with seven re...Kevin DurantSFThunderThe Schellackers
Durant scored 15 points (5-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with seven rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 37 minutes in his return to the lineup after missing the previous two games with a toe injury.
Obviously, this sort of output is not what we will expect from Durant moving forward and all owners will have their fingers crossed that this marks the end of the injuries for this season. If we were drafting again now, Durant would find himself picked in the top four once again.
Sun Feb 100:10Matthews put up 19 points (7-15 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-3 FT), four rebou...Wesley MatthewsSGTrailblazersDef Fresh Flow
Matthews put up 19 points (7-15 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block in 34 minutes as the Blazers fell at Milwaukee on Saturday.
Matthews has brushed aside the Blazers' recent shooting woes, drilling at least three three-pointers in five consecutive games, and six of the past eight. During that stretch, he's averaged 18.4 points (on 41 percent shooting), 3.8 treys, 3.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 steals in 36 minutes. While he continues to hold a slim lead over Kyle Korver in terms of three-pointers made -- 148 versus 146 -- Matthews has nonetheless cobbling together the most productive season of his six-year career.
Sat Jan 3123:55Blake didn't score (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT) but added one assis...Steve BlakePGLakersFree Agent
Blake didn't score (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT) but added one assist and one rebound in 12 minutes during Saturday's defeat in Milwaukee.
Blake is generally good for a contribution on a nightly basis, but the veteran guard was largely invisible in the Blazers' eighth loss in 10 contests. His production in January fell all the way to 3.5 points (on 34 percent shooting) and 3.1 assists in 17 minutes per game, after averaging 22 minutes through the first two months of the season. The slump that has engulfed Portland could experience a turnaround once Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder) revitalize the frontcourt. However, Blake's nightly lines aren't enough to garner interest in his age-35 season.
Sat Jan 3123:46Dwight Howard: (Knee) Expected To Miss One MonthDwight HowardCMagicBuchanalia
Howard (knee) is expected to miss about a month, ESPN's Mark Stein reports.
Howard has already missed three consecutive games for the Rockets, but the recent development suggests he'll miss a handful more. The big man will continue to explore potential treatment options with hopes of returning at full strength for any potential playoff run. Look for Joey Dorsey, Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones to see heavy minutes down low for the duration of his absence.
Sat Jan 3123:36Humphries had 10 points (3-8 FG, 4-4 FT) with 14 rebounds in ove...Kris HumphriesPFNJ NetsThe Sith Lords
Humphries had 10 points (3-8 FG, 4-4 FT) with 14 rebounds in the overtime loss to Toronto on Saturday. He played 30 minutes.
Humphries returned to the bench with Nene Hilario (foot) back on the court. He still played more minutes and had his second straight double-double (and third in four games).
Sat Jan 3123:35Wall (Achilles) had 28 points (8-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 11-15 FT) with ...John WallPGWizardsBuchanalia
Wall (Achilles) had 28 points (8-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 11-15 FT) with eight rebounds and 12 assists in the overtime loss against Toronto on Saturday. He played 45 minutes.
Wall missed morning shootaround on Saturday with the stiff heel. He was able to play a huge number of minutes and had a productive game. Wall did not attempt a free throw against the Suns on Wednesday, but took it to the rack against the Raptors.
Sat Jan 3123:32Hilario (foot) returned from one-game absence and provided 16 po...Nene HilarioCNuggetsThe Schellackers
Hilario (foot) returned from a one-game absence and provided 16 points (6-12 FG, 4-6 FT) in the overtime loss to the Raptors on Saturday. He played 38 minutes.
Hilario missed the loss to the Suns on Wednesday, so he was well-rested against Toronto. In his last four games, he has averaged 10.2 points and 3.8 rebounds.
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