Raymond Felton PG NY 4 Hrs
Raymond Felton aggravated his pulled left hamstring during Tuesday's game and he admitted afterward that he may need to sit out a few games.
"The way I feel right now, I have no chance [for Wednesday]," Felton said. He may have returned too soon from his recent left hip injury and the Knicks' medical staff is telling him to rest, so fantasy owners should prepare to be without him for a while. Pablo Prigioni and Beno Udrih will both need to step up in the rotation if Felton does miss time.
D. J. Augustin PG TOR 4 Hrs
The Bulls are "strong frontrunners" to sign D.J. Augustin if he clears waivers on Wednesday, according to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Mike James is still recovering from a sprained knee and Marquis Teague has been ineffective, which leaves Kirk Hinrich playing huge minutes in the backcourt. Augustin is worth a glance for deep-league owners in need of assists, but he can be ignored in typical 12-team leagues.
Robert Sacre C LAL 11 Hrs
After starting for two games, Robert Sacre was sent back to the bench and got a DNP-CD on Tuesday.
It was just a few days ago Mike D'Antoni was talking about rolling with Sacre at center long term, but that's obviously no longer in the cards. Drop him if you picked him up.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 11 Hrs
Jordan Hill came off the bench to play just 19 minutes on Tuesday, but hit 5-of-6 shots on his way to 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists.
More minutes, please. For whatever reason, Mike D'Antoni chose to start Shawne Williams over Hill tonight, as D'Antoni thinks Hill has more value to his team in that role. We'll agree to disagree and the bottom line is that Hill needs more than 19 minutes to be an effective fantasy player. Keep an eye on this situation going forward.
Jodie Meeks SG LAL 11 Hrs
Jodie Meeks replaced Wes Johnson in the starting lineup on Tuesday and hit 5-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes.
Johnson came off the bench and had five points in 20 minutes, and it's unclear what Mike D'Antoni's next move will be. But if Meeks sticks in the starting lineup going forward, dropping Johnson to pick him up makes a lot of sense.
Kobe Bryant SG LAL 12 Hrs
Kobe Bryant hit 6-of-11 shots and 8-of-8 free throws for 20 points, two rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes on Tuesday.
The minutes and scoring are good news, and while he still doesn't look like the Kobe of old, he's making his way back to form. Keep putting him in your lineups as long as he's going to play for the Lakers that night, as he's only going to get better with time.
Steve Blake PG LAL 12 Hrs
Steve Blake played through his elbow injury again on Tuesday and had nine points, five rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-7 shooting.
Blake had just three points and four assists on Sunday and may have been dropped after his two-game week, but as long as Steve Nash is out, Blake should be worth owning in most leagues. Even with Sunday's dud and the return of Kobe Bryant, he's averaging 8.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 12 Hrs
Pau Gasol hit 6-of-11 shots for 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and a block in 29 minutes on Tuesday while playing on a sprained ankle.
Gasol's ankle is an ongoing problem but the fact he played so many minutes is encouraging. The injury is affecting his play and owners have to hope he doesn't need some extended time off in order to get fully healthy, but for now, he's going to continue to try to play through it.
Shawne Williams SF LAL 12 Hrs
Shawne Williams started for the Lakers at power forward on Tuesday, sending Robert Sacre to the bench, but had just four points and four rebounds in 15 minutes.
Jordan Hill played just 19 minutes off the bench, but hit 5-of-6 shots for 13 points and seven rebounds. Williams didn't do much with his starting opportunity the last time he got it, so just keep an eye on him for now.
Marcus Morris PF PHO 12 Hrs
Marcus Morris made the most of his 27 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 10-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, four rebounds and a block.
Markieff Morris played two more minutes and hit 6-of-10 shots for 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block. Both Morris twins outplayed Miles Plumlee and got a lot more minutes, but there's no way to tell if that will become a trend in the future. Both Morris boys are playing well enough to be added in any league, while both are also going to have bouts with inconsistency going forward. But if you're interested in adding rebounds, Markieff is probably the Morris brother you'll want to look at.