Tony Battie PF/C PHI Mar 07 '12

Tony Battie will get a start against the Celtics on Wednesday.

With Thaddeus Young (illness) sidelined, Doug Collins is shifting his rotation to move the veteran into the starting five. Battie is averaging just 2.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in nine starts this year.

Tony Battie PF/C PHI Feb 22 '12

Tony Battie and Lavoy Allen will start for the Sixers on Wednesday, leaving Nikola Vucevic and Thaddeus Young to come off the bench.

Battie is starting in place of Elton Brand one night after Andres Nocioni started in his place. Nocioni didn't do much of anything last night, but we're not expecting any miracles for Battie, either. Allen, on the other hand, is an interesting fantasy option right now.

Tony Battie PF/C PHI Feb 15 '12

Tony Battie (ankle) was healthy enough to play but did not step foot on the floor for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Battie is the third-string center behind rookies Lavoy Allen and Nikola Vucevic, and has no fantasy value.

Tony Battie PF/C PHI Feb 15 '12

Updating a previous item, Tony Battie (ankle) will play on Wednesday.

Battie's ankle issue won't keep him out of action but this news should have zero impact on your fantasy league.

Tony Battie PF/C PHI Feb 15 '12

Tony Battie rolled his ankle and "might not play" on Wednesday.

With Spencer Hawes (Achilles) already out, Battie's absence would mean a heavy helping of rookies Lavoy Allen and Nikola Vucevic.

Tony Battie PF/C PHI Jan 30 '12

Tony Battie started for injured Spencer Hawes (Achilles) on Monday, scoring eight points on 3-of-5 shooting with nine rebounds and no other stats in 17 minutes.

This is Battie's ceiling, and owners would have to be in very deep leagues and be very desperate to take a chance that he can repeat this down the road. Hawes has been day-to-day for a very long time and Nikola Vucevic (knee/quad) was active but not called upon in a game that wasn't as close as the 74-69 score would entail.

Tony Battie PF/C PHI Jan 30 '12

Tony Battie will start Monday's game against the Magic.

Even if Nikola Vucevic (game-time decision, knee/quad) is a go, Battie will get the nod. The veteran has no prayer against Dwight Howard. In five starts this year, Battie is averaging 2.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.2 blocks.

Tony Battie PF/C PHI Jan 23 '12

Tony Battie started at center with Spencer Hawes (Achilles) and Nikola Vucevic (quad) both out, and scored two points on 1-of-3 shooting with two rebounds and a steal in 17 minutes.

This is not unreasonable to expect every night, so obviously owners should not be looking at Battie as a fantasy asset.

Tony Battie PF/C PHI Jan 23 '12

Tony Battie will start Monday's game against the Wizards.

Spencer Hawes (Achilles) and Nikola Vucevic (quad) are out. Battie has started one game earlier this year, but hasn't topped 13 minutes all season. He'll be 36 in February and all his shot-blocking athleticism has been sapped. Even the most desperate owners should be able to do better. Thaddeus Young is expected to log heavy minutes Monday as an undersized big.

Tony Battie PF/C PHI Dec 12 '11

The Sixers re-signed C Tony Battie on Monday.

Marreese Speights is likely done in Philly, while Battie should be nothing more than a backup.