Rudy Gay SF TOR 44 Mins
The Raptors and Kings are reportedly "near agreement" on a trade centered around Rudy Gay, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The report was passed along by Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears, which lends it instant credibility. It may be unrelated, but this follows a rumor earlier in the week that Toronto and Sacramento were mulling a trade involving Jimmer Fredette. It's still unclear which pieces would be involved other than Gay, but there's little doubt that Raptors GM Masai Ujiri is eager to deal Gay, who is underperforming this year and has a massive $19.3 million player option for next season. Check back frequently for more details as they're disclosed.
Nikola Vucevic PF/C ORL 2 Hrs
Nikola Vucevic (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Sunday night.
It'll be his third game on the sidelines and the team will have to lean on Glen Davis and Andrew Nicholson as the main options in the paint. If that sounds like trouble, it definitely is after the Magic could account for just 22 points in the paint against the Knicks on Friday. Vucevic should be considered questionable for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.
Chandler Parsons SF HOU 2 Hrs
Chandler Parsons (back) is expected to play against the Magic on Sunday.
Parsons played 34 minutes on Friday in his return and didn't quite look like himself against the Warriors. It's easy to see he's not all the way back and this issue could be lingering for most of the season. Parsons was putting up second-round value before going down, so his fantasy owners should really stick with him unless someone makes them an offer they can't refuse.
Jeremy Lin PG HOU 2 Hrs
Jeremy Lin (knee) could return to the lineup on Thursday, according to coach Kevin McHale.
The Rockets play on Sunday, then get a few days off before taking on the first-place Blazers at the Moda Center on Thursday. They haven't missed Lin too badly and still rank first in the NBA in points per game on the season, and their offensive efficiency hasn't dropped too much ranking sixth in the NBA with Lin out over the last six games. That said, Lin was outstanding before going down and he should have his 30-minute, 10-shot-per-game role waiting for him.
Michael Beasley F MIA 3 Hrs
Michael Beasley will not play against the Pistons on Sunday due to a left hamstring strain.
It's his second game on the sidelines and he has no timetable to return. Beasley would have actually been a key piece in the rotation today with his 15-point game on Thursday and Dwyane Wade out, but the team will have to look to guys like Rashard Lewis, Norris Cole and Ray Allen to step up.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 3 Hrs
Dwyane Wade and Michael Beasley will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.
It's the second game of a back-to-back set for Wade, so it's not a big surprise to see him in street clothes. He had a minor knee injury on Saturday and was in some pain, but he was able to return to the game. Even though his value is in the cellar, the massive injury concerns does not make Wade a buy-low player in most formats.
Jeff Taylor F CHA 4 Hrs
Jeff Taylor was diagnosed with a left heel contusion and is questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors.
Contusions are usually good news for players, but Taylor is still far from a sure thing for Monday's home game. He was terrific in his second start of the season on Friday with 20 points, so fantasy owners shouldn't downgrade him too much based on this news. If he can't go, Anthony Tolliver would get most of the minutes at small forward.
Avery Bradley G BOS 5 Hrs
Avery Bradley scored 13 points with 10 boards, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Knicks on Sunday.
It was the first double-double in his career, an incredible feat considering this is his 167th NBA game in the regular season. That's a big reason why Bradley doesn't have much value and not producing much else outside of scoring makes him someone worth leaving on the wire in most leagues.
Jordan Crawford G BOS 5 Hrs
Jordan Crawford didn't turn the ball over against the Knicks on Sunday and was effective all afternoon on offense with 23 points, three boards, seven assists and six 3-pointers on 8-of-14 shooting.
He was cooking all game and the Knicks didn't even want to defend him on the perimeter. This was just the seventh time the Celtics were able to build a 40-point lead since 2001 and the fourth time they were able to win the game by that score. Crawford has been one of the hottest point guards in the NBA, averaging 19.8 points, 4.6 boards, 7.0 assists and 2.8 triples on 50.0 percent shooting over his last five. Rajon Rondo will hurt his value, but his owners should enjoy the ride for the next month or more.