Carter-Williams has a right knee infection and will stay overnight at UPenn Hospital, the Delaware County Times reports. There is no timetable for his return.
Originally MCW was out with a typical injury after knocking knees, but word that he has an infection is not what his owners wanted to hear. He has been at the hospital for three nights now, which is not encouraging. Make sure he's out of your lineups, and we would expect Tony Wroten to be a pretty useful fantasy option in his absence.
12/07/13 - 1:02PM ETNene (Foot)
: Wants To Take His Time Recovering
Nene wants to take his time with his barrage of injuries (leg/foot/Achilles), the Washington Post reports. "I need to step back and I need to walk away a little bit," Nene said. "I been suffering with this thing, the last few weeks... suffering, playing in pain, that's no fun."
It certainly seems unlikely he'll take the court Monday against the Nuggets, and it sounds like he wants to be shut down for a stretch of games. For a traditionally injured big man like Nene, this is not surprising, but it is disappointing considering how well he had been playing.
Parsons said his back is "more sore than it's ever been" after undergoing another round of acupuncture treatment Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm just trying to do what I can to play," Parsons said. "I'm definitely not 100 percent."
While coach Kevin McHale sounded positive earlier on Saturday about Parsons' chances of taking the court for Sunday's game, Parsons certainly doesn't sound like a lock to take the court. Continue to monitor the situation, as this is something that could linger for a while.
Bryant (Achilles) will likely see between 20 and 30 minutes in his return to action Sunday, the Lakers' official site reports. "Somewhere in the twenties, but not more than that," coach Mike D'Antoni said.
This should still be enough time for Bryant to contribute a useful stat line, so owners who have been stashing Vino should feel comfortable deploying him Sunday against the Raptors.
Olynyk (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game, the Celtics' official site reports. "He told me he's feeling a little better but I don't know exactly what that means," coach Brad Stevens said. "I know he won't be playing tomorrow."
Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger have emerged as the two fantasy options in Boston's frontcourt, so Olynyk's value upon return isn't likely to be very high.
Williams (ankle) made the trip to Milwaukee with the team and will go through a workout before Saturday's game, and according to coach Jason Kidd, he remains "on track" to make his return on Tuesday, The Record reports.
Hopefully there will be a more concrete stance out of the Nets' camp before weekly lineups lock, but it would appear that, barring a setback, Williams will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Celtics.
12/07/13 - 9:57AM ETLuol Deng
: Could Sit Saturday With Calf Injury
Deng is a game-time decision Saturday because of a calf injury, ESPN Chicago reports.
Deng didn't go through shootaround and has some stiffness, according to coach Tom Thibodeau, so this sounds like he is a little closer to doubtful than questionable. Mike Dunleavy would be the likely starter if Deng does not play.
Douglas (leg) participated in the morning shootaround Friday, but did not play in that evening's game in Houston, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Douglas has been lobbying to return to action, but head coach Mark Jackson wants "to make sure that he's 100 percent" because he wants to avoid any setbacks. At any rate, Douglas is now a day-to-day proposition.
Parsons got relief from back spasms in part with the help of an acupuncturist, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I was so glad to be out there and to be playing," Parsons said. "Obviously, I'm still a little rusty. I missed a lot of easy ones that usually I am going to make, but that's going to take some time with coming back. I'm definitely sore but it felt good to be back out there."
The treatment helped to reduce the pain in time for Friday's game, but even though Parsons played, it's unclear whether he's out of the woods.
Irving was held scoreless (0-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-3 FT) for the first time in his career in the loss to Atlanta on Friday. He did have four rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes.
Irving was coming off a nice game (23 points) in the win over the Nuggets on Wednesday, but could not get it going against the Hawks. Because of his struggles, he ceded minutes to Jarrett Jack and Matthew Dellavedova. Hopefully, this game was a blip in the radar rather than a sign of problems to come.
12/06/13 - 2:23PM ETOtto Porter
: Will Make NBA Debut Friday
Porter (hip) will be available to play in Friday's game against the Bucks.
Porter will be available to make his NBA debut in Friday's game against the Bucks. He went through practice Thursday without any setbacks, so the third overall draft pick in the 2013 NBA Draft will make his first appearance for the Wizards.
12/06/13 - 1:21PM ETKobe Bryant
: Will Make Season Debut Sunday
Bryant (Achilles) will make his season debut Sunday against the Raptors, CBS Sports.com reports.
Bryant was confirmed to be returning Sunday through an announcement by the Lakers on Friday. It will be a highly anticipated return and it remains to be seen the exact workload the Lakers will start him out with. With his return, it will likely send Jodie Meeks back to a bench role at shooting guard.
12/06/13 - 12:57PM ETKobe Bryant
: Possible Sunday Return?
Bryant (Achilles) has a "pretty good" chance of making his season debut Sunday against the Raptors, the Orange County Register reports.
Bryant was close to making his season debut Friday, but it appears there is a good shot he will be back Sunday. He has ramped up his practice activities to about full-speed, so it looks like he is ready for game action. Official word will likely be announced in the next day.
Carter-Williams (knee) will not play Friday and is doubtful for Saturday's game, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Carter-Williams did not travel with the team and will miss Friday's game. He is dealing with some infection and inflammation in his knee, so the team may be leaning towards holding him out Saturday as well. The next game for the Sixers after the weekend is Monday against the Clippers.
Westbrook is feeling ill and will be game-time decision Friday against New Orleans, The Oklahoman reports.
Not normally the type to be sidelined by a mere illness, Westbrook is still worth keeping an eye on as tip-off approaches. He hasn't been playing well of late, producing 19.0 points on 36/35/77 shooting splits over the last five games. Should Westbrook miss Friday's contest, Reggie Jackson would likely start, with Derek Fisher serving as the backup point guard.
Iguodala (hamstring) traveled with the team on its three-game road trip that begins Friday in Houston, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Iguodala still hasn't been able to practice, but his presence on the trip is an encouraging sign.
Thursday, December 5
12/05/13 - 5:05PM ETDwyane Wade
: (Ilness) Out Thursday
Wade (illness) will not play Thursday against the Bulls, Heat.com reports.
Wade has been dealing with an illness for the past couple of days. He isn't expected to miss much time with it, but owners are undoubtedly disappointed, as Wade had missed his last game due to soreness. Expect James Jones to possibly start in his place.
Randolph (toe) will play Thursday against the Clippers. He may have limited minutes.
This comes as good news as Randolph had missed two games due to an ingrown toenail. While he is expected to have limited minutes Friday, Randolph can be inserted in most lineups on a day with only three games.
Carter-Williams did not join the team in their trip to Charlotte for Friday's game against the Bobcats, Yahoo! Sports reports. He is listed day-to-day with knee soreness.
Carter-Williams has been excellent over his last five games, averaging 20.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 4.2 steals during that span. It appears he will be unable to go against the Bobcats on Friday. This comes as a major blow to owners, but his injury does not appear to be too serious, and he is not likely to miss significant time because of it.
Cousins will return to action Friday against the Lakers.
Cousins missed one game due to a sprained ankle that was announced shortly before the game. It appears he will not miss more time, and should continue to play well for owners this season.
12/05/13 - 2:39PM ETDerrick Rose
: (Knee) Possible He Could Return During Playoffs
Rose (knee) could be back for the playoffs, the South Florida SunSentinel reports. Rose stated that, "If I'm healthy and the situation is right, I'm going to be back playing."
Rose spoke to the media for the first time and hinted that under the right circumstances, he would be back to play for the playoffs. Even though this information is not useful for his fantasy value this year, it does show that he should be completely ready for next season.
Williams (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Knicks, The Record's Andy Vasquez reports.
Williams has not played since Nov. 20 and will miss his eighth consecutive game Thursday. Brooklyn is floundering without him, and the Nets have not set a date for when they think their point guard might return. His next opportunity to take the court will be Saturday at Milwaukee.
Durant had 33 points (11-23 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 10-12 FT) and grabbed seven rebounds in 39 minutes, but it wasn't enough to beat the red-hot Blazers.
It's hard to believe, but Durant's actually off to a pretty cold start from the floor by his standards. His field goal percentage is down 5.5 points from a year ago, but he's still averaging 28 per game. Along with his rebounds and assists noticeably up, he could be on his way to an MVP season, if he finds his usual shooting stroke.