September 11, 2016, 7:44 pm
A quiet September continues as the dog days of the summer off-season drag on. (*SIGH*) Of course the staff here at Hoop-Ball has not taken a break and has been hard at work putting together the best draft guide out there. For those that haven’t checked it out yet, now is the time! With a recap of Sunday’s headlines, here’s Monday’s daily dish.
Rumours from Cleveland seem to think that Mario Chalmers might be an option as back-up point guard for the Cavs this year. With Kyrie Irving and Kay Felder as the only options right now on the current roster, it makes perfect sense. Mo Williams has been hinting at retirement and with LeBron having won a championship with Super Mario in the past, it seems likely that this rumour may have some legs to it. Chalmers could have some deep league value if there were any injuries to the Cleveland back-court.
Transitioning to Utah, it seems that point guard George Hill is likely to walk as a free agent next year. Hill was brought to Utah to help mentor young point guard Dante Exum. Despite the starting title however, owners should temper their expectations as his value will likely take a hit with more back-court options in Utah.
Lastly, the carousel in Miami continued with news on Sunday coming that Chris Bosh and the Heat are now working together to have him return to the court. Although nothing has been solidified, Barry Jackson from the Miami Herald stated that there was growing optimism that Chris Bosh would play this season. We’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out. In the meantime, Bosh will be a risky fantasy player to target on draft night with so much uncertainty surrounding his health.
I’m @radiomunoz and that does it for another tasty dish. Again, the guys here at hoop-ball.com have put together the best draft guide in the business, so make sure you get your hands on it. Don’t forget to keep it locked on hoop-ball.com and follow @hoopballtweets for the best in NBA news. Breathe folks, October’s almost here.
January 21, 2020, 9:24 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (right Achilles injury) will not return to Monday's game against the Clippers.
This could be a big blow to the Mavericks, depending on the severity of the injury. Fortunately for them, Kristaps Porzingis returned tonight. Maxi Kleber should pick up some extra minutes while Powell is out, and Boban Marjanovic should also see a bit more time.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
January 21, 2020, 9:14 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell had to be helped to the locker room after suffering a non-contact lower right leg injury.
It looks like Powell's night is done after gathering just one point, three rebounds and one assist in nine minutes. This could be very serious, so prepare for the worst if you currently count on Powell. Though, his impact was likely to be lessened with the return of Kristaps Porzingis.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
January 21, 2020, 8:42 pmMason PlumleeC, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee (right cuboid) has been ruled out for Wednesday's tilt against the Rockets.
Plumlee's absence stings as the Nuggets are already without Paul Millsap (left knee contusion). This means Jerami Grant will see all the frontcourt minutes he can handle, making him an attractive DFS play.
January 21, 2020, 8:39 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray is still not over his left ankle sprain and has been ruled out for Wednesday's game.
Murray was looking at a multiple-game absence with his injury, so the report is simply in-line with those projections. He's worth a hold as a top-50 value player when healthy.
January 21, 2020, 8:37 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (left knee contusion) will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.
With Millsap still unable to take to the court, we should see Jerami Grant and even more Michael Porter Jr., both of whom are worth owning in standard leagues while Millsap is out.
January 21, 2020, 8:35 pmGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris (right adductor strain) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.
Harris can be dropped in standard leagues, but keep him on your watch lists in case he finds his way back to Healthy Land. For now, find productive warm bodies to get you those wins.
January 21, 2020, 8:28 pmCameron JohnsonSF, Phoenix Suns
Cameron Johnson (right quad contusion) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.
Johnson is not worth a hold right now. He can be streamed for his 3s once he's healthy and active again.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
January 21, 2020, 8:21 pmAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes will miss Wednesday's game as he continues to recover from left hip soreness.
Baynes is a drop in 16-team leagues or shallower now. His reduced minutes and recent injury has made him expendable for fantasy teams in the hunt for Ws.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
January 21, 2020, 7:10 pmMaurice HarklessSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Maurice Harkless (sore lower back) will play in Tuesday's game against the Mavs.
Harkless should resume his role on the wing where he should see a few extra minutes with Paul George still out. Play him as you normally would.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter
January 21, 2020, 7:01 pmRomeo LangfordSG, Boston Celtics
The Celtics have assigned G Romeo Langford to the Maine Red Claws of the G League on Tuesday.
Langford will now get the opportunity to develop with extended minutes down in the G League. If there are injuries to the Celtics rotation, he will be back up again. Langford is off the fantasy radar.
Source: Celtics on Twitter