Fantasy Basketball Daily News (1/31/10)

Nine games on the fantasy schedule today.  Denver @ San Antonio tips off at 1:00 pm EST, so set your rosters early.   I’ll update and add the late game previews this afternoon, so check back.  The best game of the day should be the Lakers-Celtics matchup at 3:30 pm EST.   

Fantasy Basketball Daily Articles:

 

Today’s NBA Game Previews and Matchups:

 

Fantasy Basketball Player News and Notes:

  • Michael Beasley missed Saturday with a knee injury.  He might be back on Monday.    Joel Anthony again got a start, but only got 14 minutes.  Udonis Haslem got 31 minutes, but had a terrible game going 1-8 shooting.
  • Mario Chalmers also missed the Milwaukee game with a left thumb injury.
  • It might be a good idea to avoid Chris Kaman today, he’s still dealing with a sore ankle.
  • Tyreke Evans aggravated his bruised left hip against the Bobcats.   This injury wasn’t suffered against the Bobcats, but rather happened in a the previous game.   I never saw it reported prior to Saturday’s game.  The Kings are very secretive with injuries and Evans has been a surprise DNP a couple of times this season, so check his next gametime status and probably go with a safer option anyway.
  • Al Harrington missed Saturday with a sore knee and is likely out Sunday as well.
  • Mike Miller had his first good game in awhile.  I don’t know if he can keep it going, but this my be your only opportunity to grab him off the waiver wire
  • Delonte West is out Sunday.  Daniel Gibson will get another start.
  • Steve Nash is dealing with an abdominal strain.  Might be a safe play to bench him Sunday if you have better options.
  • Vince Carter is having problems with his shoulder and should be benched until he heals up.  J.J. Redick is playing better right now and makes a good fill in if you need points and threes.
  • Chris Paul missed Saturday, Darren Collison got the start.
  • Kyle Lowery will miss 1-2 weeks with a knee injury.  Houston called up Will Conroy from the D-League.  Keep an eye on Conroy, he’s the D-League’s all-time leader in assists and scoring.  Chase Budinger might also see some extra minutes.
  • Jerry Sloan says Paul Millsap could get more minutes after Carlos Boozer returns.
  • Dwyane Wade is really having problems with his back.  I’ve also noticed that he’s been dealing with foul problems a lot more than usual lately.  I could see him getting a few days off soon to get this healed up, especially sometime close to the all-star break.  Be careful starting him in daily cash games, he’s just not worth the high salary with this injury.
  • I’ve seen some chatter that Austin Daye might get more playing time soon.  Put him on your radar.
  • Carmelo Anthony says he’s going to try to play Sunday.  Keep him benched until he proves to be healthy.  Update 12:53:  Melo is out today.
  • It doesn’t seem like Antawn Jamison’s shoulder injury is limiting him.  He put up 21pts/23rebs against the Knicks.  Keep an eye on him.
  • Darren Collison did a great job filling in for Chris Paul.  He makes a nice play in daily cash games if Paul misses anymore time.

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