UPDATES & NEWS
The 76ers are considering buying out JaVale McGee so he can sign with a contender.
Even the most staunch 76ers defenders have to wonder if they are ever going to try to actually win games. McGee has all of the physical gifts in the world, but that has never translated into quality basketball. He makes sense for Philadelphia as a high-upside gamble, but it is hard to imagine any contender giving him significant minutes. At this point, he doesn't belong on fantasy rosters no matter what jersey he wears. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Kemba Walker (knee) will be evaluated on Wednesday.
Kemba Walker, 24, underwent a procedure to repair the meniscus in his left knee on Jan. 28th. He did some very simple running and shooting last week and is scheduled to be reevaluated on Wednesday, which will be exactly five weeks out from surgery. The initial timetable for Walker's return to action was no sooner than six weeks. If for some odd reason he was dismissed in your league, go scoop him up pronto. Walker is averaging 18.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.2 assists for the Hornets this season. Analysis: Keith Tro
Taj Gibson has been ruled out for Sunday.
The injury bug has made itself at home in Chicago. Taj Gibson, 29, suffered a sprained ankle in Friday's win over the Timberwolves. He missed six games earlier in the season after tweaking the same ankle. Nikola Mirotic is likely to be the primary beneficiary as a result of Gibson's absence. Analysis: Keith Tro