News for Free Agent Players - 2011 Ezra Stiles NBA League

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Wed Nov 2613:05Chris Andersen: Out 2-3 Weeks With High Ankle SprainChris AndersenCNuggetsFree Agent
Andersen has a high ankle sprain and will miss two-to-three weeks, the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports.
While Andersen is sidelined, Josh McRoberts, Shawne Williams and Udonis Haslem will take the frontcourt minutes alongside Chris Bosh.
Wed Nov 2612:55Douglas-Roberts (Achilles) ruled out for Wednesday's gameChris Douglas-RobertsSG/SFBucksFree Agent
Douglas-Roberts (Achilles) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, the Orange County Register's Dan Woike reports.
With Matt Barnes also out, Reggie Bullock should see significant run on the wing Wednesday. Consider Douglas-Roberts questionable for Friday's game in Houston.
Wed Nov 2612:31Chalmers left Wednesday's practice early due to illnessMario ChalmersPGHeatFree Agent
Chalmers left Wednesday's practice early due to an illness, the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports.
The Heat are off until Sunday when they travel to New York to play the Knicks, so it would seem likely that Chalmers will be healthy enough to take the court by then.
Wed Nov 2611:58Miller expected to enter starting lineup WednesdayMike MillerSGHeatFree Agent
Miller is expected to enter the starting lineup Wednesday, the News Herald's Bob Finnan reports.
Shawn Marion had been starting out of place at shooting guard, and coach David Blatt will opt to go with a more traditional option at the position in Miller. While this could mean a slight bump for Miller's value, he has played very sparingly this season, and will likely see much less run than a typical starter.
Wed Nov 2611:50Clark expected to sign one-year deal with LakersEarl ClarkSFMagicFree Agent
Clark is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Lakers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! sports reports.
Clark was waived by two teams in the preseason, and has spent the regular season up to this point with the Rocket's D-League affiliate. Clark's role will likely not be more than a depth guard, which will not allow him much fantasy value, barring any significant injuries to teammates.
Wed Nov 2611:41Watson (foot) will not play WednesdayC.J. WatsonPGBullsFree Agent
Watson (foot) will not play Wednesday, Project Spurs' Paul Garcia reports.
His bruised right foot will continue to hold him out, as the Pacers will once again rely on Donald Sloan, Rodney Stuckey and A.J. Price to do most of the ball handling.
Wed Nov 2611:17Turiaf (hip) will not play Wednesday against BucksRonny TuriafPFKnicksFree Agent
Turiaf (hip) will not play Wednesday against the Bucks.
Turiaf will miss his fifth straight game because of the hip injury, and doesn't appear to have any timetable for return. With Nikola Pekovic also ruled out, Gorgui Dieng and Anthony Bennett will likely continue to receive big minutes.
Wed Nov 2611:10Nikola Pekovic: (Wrist) Out WednesdayNikola PekovicCTimberwolvesFree Agent
Pekovic (wrist) will miss Wednesday's game against the Bucks.
Pekovic was ruled out last week, but coach Flip Saunders had no update on his status after Monday's practice. With the news that he is out Wednesday, Gorgui Dieng will likely receive the start again in his place.
Wed Nov 2608:55West (ankle) could return to lineup as early as Friday against M...David WestPFNO HornetsFree Agent
West (ankle) could return to the lineup as early as Friday against the Magic, Candace Buckner of The Indy Star reports.
The report also means that West will not play Wednesday versus the Spurs, but the news is still good news for owners. If West doesn't enter the lineup Friday, his next chance to play would be Saturday on the road against the Cavaliers.
Wed Nov 2603:36Speights scored eight points (4-of-5 FG) in 15 minutes in Tuesda...Marreese SpeightsC76ersFree Agent
Speights scored eight points (4-of-5 FG) in 15 minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Heat. This ended a four-game stretch of double-digit scoring.
Speights (25 minutes, 28 points) had filled in well when Andrew Bogut (orbital contusion) left Golden State's previous game early, but Bogut was able to go Tuesday. Despite having his double-digit scoring streak end, Speights continued to shoot well and is positioned a role in the rotation. Looking ahead, the return of David Lee will reduce Speights' minutes.
Wed Nov 2603:30Rush scoreless in 12 minutes of action in Tuesday night's win ov...Brandon RushSGPacersFree Agent
Rush was scoreless in 12 minutes of action in Tuesday night's win over the Heat.
Rush is averaging just seven minutes per game this season and typically only plays in blowouts, but got some extra run Tuesday with Leandro Barbosa (four minutes) hobbled by a sprained knee.
Wed Nov 2603:28Barbosa (knee) played four minutes in Tuesday night's win over H...Leandro BarbosaSGRaptorsFree Agent
Barbosa (knee) played four minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Heat. He had sprained his knee in the Warriors' previous game and was considered probable to play against Miami.
The playing time was well below average for Barbosa, who is averaging 16 minutes per game. It appears head coach Steve Kerr is bringing him along slowly. Much of Barbosa's normal playing time was given to Brandon Rush (12 minutes).
Wed Nov 2603:24Bogut (orbital contusion) played 32 minutes in Tuesday night's w...Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
Bogut (orbital contusion) played 32 minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Heat. He was limited to eight minutes in the Warriors previous game after getting elbow to the eye by Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins.
Bogut finished with eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and two blocks in the win. Continue to deploy Bogut in your starting lineups.
Tue Nov 2523:07Martin made his debut with Pistons on TuesdayCartier MartinSGWizardsFree Agent
Martin made his debut with the Pistons on Tuesday. He played two minutes off the bench in garbage time.
Martin missed the start of the season with strained plantar fascia in his right foot, and since being cleared to play, Martin has simply failed to carve out a role in the rotation. While he's unlikely to earn significant minutes this season, if Marting were to ever get consistent run with the Pistons, he'd be a decent source of three-pointers and great hair.
Tue Nov 2522:32Casspi scored 22 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), with four re...Omri CasspiSFKingsFree Agent
Casspi scored 22 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 36 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Pelicans.
While Casspi was expected to get solid minutes with Rudy Gay (achilles) out, I don't think many saw this coming. He led the team in scoring (tied with DeMarcus Cousins), and while he's not a consistent fantasy option for most fantasy leagues, you'll want to keep him on your radar to see if he continues to get minutes when Gay returns.
Tue Nov 2521:46Korver scored two points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), with four re...Kyle KorverSGBullsFree Agent
Korver scored two points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), with four rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Wizards.
Korver has been pretty consistent to his point in 2014, but he had an off night and really didn't attempt many shots. Owners shouldn't worry too much, and keep Korver locked into your lineups if you have him in there.
Tue Nov 2521:40Teague scored 28 points (8-18 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 12-15 FT), with three...Jeff TeaguePGHawksFree Agent
Teague scored 28 points (8-18 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 12-15 FT), with three assists, two steals, one rebound and one block in 32 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Wizards.
Teague showed an impressive ability to get to the free throw line in this one, and truly lead the team to this big road win. Teague's been up and down at times in his career, but he's playing strong basketball currently, and fantasy owners are loving it.
Tue Nov 2519:27Rudy Gay: (Achilles) Hopes To Return FridayRudy GaySFGrizzliesFree Agent
Gay (Achilles) hopes to return to action Friday against the Spurs, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
This essentially rules him out for Wednesday's game as well. Omri Casspi is getting the start at small forward Tuesday, and the Kings will likely struggle offensively, as Darren Collison is also out Tuesday. Monitor Gay's status leading up to Friday's tilt.
Tue Nov 2519:22Asik (back) will start at center TuesdayOmer AsikCBullsFree Agent
Asik (back) will start at center Tuesday.
He will return from a four-game absence, as the Pelicans will need his post defense against DeMarcus Cousins on Tuesday.
Tue Nov 2519:21Casspi will start at small forward TuesdayOmri CasspiSFKingsFree Agent
Casspi will start at small forward Tuesday.
Rudy Gay (Achilles) is out, giving way to Casspi at the three. Gay hopes to be back for Friday's contest, so Casspi's value is primarily limited to daily leagues.
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