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2017 NBA Fantasy Basketball Waiver Advice: Feb. 24
Justin Fensterman
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Quinn Cook Headshot

Cook has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Mavericks, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

The 23-year-old point guard has not played in an NBA regular-season game this season, though he managed to record a 20 point, eight assist outing with the Pelicans this preseason. With the Mavericks waiving Deron Williams on Thursday and J.J. Barea (calf) out likely until sometime in early March, the team seems interested in bolstering their young backcourt options.
Yesterday 10:05 pm (EST)
Ben Bentil Headshot

Bentil signed a 10-day contract with the Mavericks on Friday, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

The second-round pick was waived by the Celtics prior to the season. He subsequently headed to China before returning to the D-League in January. Bentil figures to have a hard time cracking the rotation, but the Mavericks may intend on giving him some extra run to see what he can provide.
Yesterday 10:03 pm (EST)
Pau Gasol Headshot

Gasol will come off the bench Friday against the Clippers for the first game back from his injury, despite being listed as the starter earlier in the day, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

It was reported earlier by Paul Garcia of Project Spurs that Gasol would start Friday's contest, but coach Gregg Popovich has seemingly had a change of heart, and has opted to continue starting Dewayne Dedmon at the five for the time being. It's unclear whether or not Gasol will be on a minutes restriction, or see less than his usual 26.4 minutes per game, but it's likely that he'll regain his role as a starter sooner than later.
Yesterday 9:18 pm (EST)
Dewayne Dedmon Headshot

Dedmon will remain in the starting lineup at center for Friday's game against the Clippers, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Dedmon has started at center the last nine games while Pau Gasol has been sidelined. The Spurs listed earlier in the day that Gasol would return in the starting lineup, but apparently coach Gregg Popovich has changed his mind. The team likely wants to ease Gasol back into action, but Dedmon still figures to see his recent workload reduced. Expect him to return to his reserve role sooner than later.
Yesterday 9:15 pm (EST)
Chris Paul Headshot

Paul (thumb) will take the floor during Friday's tilt against the Spurs, Rowan Kavner of Clippers.com reports.

Paul will take the floor Friday after a month-long absence due to a torn ligament in his left thumb, which will likely result in Austin Rivers moving back to the bench. There's no indication that Paul will be on a minutes restriction, so look for him to assume his normal workload. On the season, Paul is averaging 17.5 points, 9.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.3 steals across 30.9 minutes per game. He should continue to be owned in all fantasy formats.
Yesterday 8:58 pm (EST)
Reggie Williams Headshot

Williams will sign with the Pelicans for the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Williams made five appearances for the Pelicans earlier in the season before being waived on Jan.1. However, they'll need his presence now after Omri Casspi broke his thumb during his Pelicans debut. Williams is a three-point threat, knocking down five of his 10 attempts from that distance during his five-game stint with the team earlier in the season.
Yesterday 8:26 pm (EST)
Omri Casspi Headshot

Casspi (thumb) will be waived by the Pelicans, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Casspi fractured his right thumb during his Pelicans debut, and with a timetable for return set at late March or early April, the team has opted to waive him and sign Reggie Williams with the open roster spot. It's possible that another team claims him hoping he could make a difference in a playoff run, but Casspi's fantasy season seems all but over with this move.
Yesterday 8:15 pm (EST)
Seth Curry Headshot

Updating a previous report: Curry is in the starting lineup at shooting guard for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Eddie Sefko of mavsblog.dallasnews.com reports.

It was originally announced at the Target Center in Minnesota that A.J. Hammons was in the starting lineup, and Curry coming off the bench. However, there was either an error or joke being played, as it has since been announced that Curry is indeed in the starting lineup. Expect him to take on his usual role with the team.
Yesterday 8:13 pm (EST)
Seth Curry Headshot

Curry will be bumped to a reserve role in Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Kyle Ratke of timberwolves.com reports.

The Mavericks are opting to go big by starting A.J. Hammons at center and sliding the Wesley Matthews, Harrrison Barnes, and Dirk Nowitzki down a postion. The decision is likely matchup related, but the situation will have to be monitored going into the next game. Curry still figures to see a healthy workload, but potentially slightly reduced from what he has been playing.
Yesterday 8:06 pm (EST)
Alex Abrines Headshot

Abrines will draw a spot start at shooting guard in Friday's game against the Lakers, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

Victor Oladipo is missing his first game of the season due to back spasms, so Abrines will get the start as a result. Oladipo's injury was unexpected, and the severity is unknown, so should he miss any more time Abrines could continue to be in line for an increased workload. Both he and the newly acquired Doug McDermott figure to get the majority of Oladipo's minutes on Friday.
Yesterday 7:59 pm (EST)
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