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January 25, 2020, 2:41 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (left ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Wolves on Saturday.
Adams sprained his ankle two minutes into Monday's game and has missed the subsequent two games. Noel has been filling in nicely but underwent surgery to repair a fractured cheek so if Adams remains out, the Thunder may need to give Mike Muscala all of the center minutes.
Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter
January 25, 2020, 2:36 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture to the zygomatic arch of his left cheek and will not play on Saturday against the Wolves.
Noel basically fractured his cheek and the report adds that his status will be updated next week so this might be more than a one game absence. He is an absolute hold until we get another update as he has been a top-60 standard league player on the season and with multiple teams inquiring about Steven Adams, Noel's value could be even higher to close the year.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
January 25, 2020, 2:17 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown Jr. (right thumb sprain) is expected to play on Saturday against the Nets.
Brown missed the last two games but should be able to get decent minutes on Saturday with Tony Snell and Reggie Jackson both ruled out. He has been a top-175 player in standard leagues this year in 27.1 minutes with 8.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 triples, shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the line.
January 25, 2020, 2:12 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond (lip laceration) is listed as probable ahead of Saturday's game against the Nets.
Drummond was listed probable for Friday's game before eventually being ruled out so nothing is imminent but he should be very close returning after now missing the last two games. This would cut into the minutes of Thon Maker, Markieff Morris and Christian Wood.
January 25, 2020, 2:07 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari (sore left thumb) will not play against the Wolves on Saturday.
Gallinari is missing a back-to-back game now for the third straight time and it appears this will be the trend for the rest of the year. The Thunder have three more back to backs left this season with the last one occurring during finals week in most leagues. Darius Bazley and Mike Muscala should see plenty of minutes in Gallo's absence and even more so if Steven Adams is ruled out with Nerlens Noel ruled out already.
Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter
January 25, 2020, 1:58 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell (body;flu) will miss Saturday's game against the Nets.
Snell missed Friday's game with a undisclosed body injury but perhaps that was flu related. Although starting and playing in 26.4 minutes per game he is only useful as a three-point specialist in super-deep leagues. The Pistons starting lineup will look much different this game than lost but Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk are expected to soak up even more minutes than usual with Reggie Jackson also out.
January 25, 2020, 1:47 pmReggie JacksonPG, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (left lumbar spine; stress reaction- injury recovery) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.
This is basically a rest day for Jackson after playing in the last two games following a three-month absence. He played better than anyone would have expected in those two games with 18.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples in only 21.1 minutes. He was moved into the starting lineup last game and should be able to provide consistent late-round value as his workload increases but more recovery days are expected as well.
January 25, 2020, 1:41 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden (bruised left thigh) is listed as questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.
Harden has struggled lately, shooting under 40 percent from the field in six of the last nine games. He briefly left Friday's game as his thigh tightened up and finished with probably his quietest game of the season on with just 12 points on 3-of-13 shooting with no three pointers. Austin Rivers, Danuel House and Ben McLemore may all see an increase in minutes if Harden has to miss any time.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
January 25, 2020, 1:31 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
The Willie Cauley-Stein trade is now official as announced by both teams involved.
The Mavs get Cauley-Stein to fill the void of Dwight Powell's season ending injury while the Warriors have received Utah's 2020 second round pick. Dallas has also requested waivers on Justin Patton to create a roster spot for WCS. Stein was a top-100 player in 22.9 minutes on the Warriors and you would expect for him to get similar minutes on the Mavs so he is a hold. Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic lose some value while Marquesse Chriss and Omari Spellman gain some.
Source: Mark Followill on Twitter
January 25, 2020, 12:32 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
R.J. Barrett (right ankle sprain) will remain out for at least another week.
The Knicks PR issued a medical update on Twitter that Barrett has progressed from crutches to a walking boot and will be re-evaluated in one week. The third overall pick missed the last four games and will miss at least the next three and quite possibly more. Damyean Dotson has made the most of his increased opportunity with top-80 value over the last three games averaging 16.7 points, 3.7 triples, 1.0 steals and a 58.1 field goal percentage in 25.2 minutes.
Source: Knicks PR o nTwitter