DFS NBA Playbook: December 8 Cover Image
DFS NBA Playbook: December 8
Ted Schuster
Spencer Dinwiddie Headshot

Nets signed Spencer Dinwiddie.

The deal is a three-year partially guaranteed contract for the previously free agent point guard. He was a prospect in the 2014 draft that slipped to the second round due to a recovery from an ACL injury and ultimately went to Detroit. However he has played just 46 total games over the last two years for the Pistons and was with Chicago in the preseason. The Nets are clearly just grasping at straws here for a guy who may not make it on the floor for the NBA team and maybe stuck in the D-League for the time being.
24 minutes ago
Isaiah Thomas Headshot

Isaiah Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game.

The shifty PG is dealing with a "unpredictable" groin strain as Head Coach Brad Stevens put it, and even received a PRP injection to make it heal faster. Marcus Smart is in line for another start following his great outing on Wednesday in the role, Terry Rozier also had a great performance too and could see similar minutes.
29 minutes ago
Marc Gasol Headshot

Marc Gasol (groin) is questionable for Thursday's game.

Gasol was a monster in the minutes early in the week with 80 played between Monday and Tuesday's back-to-backs. He didn't appear injured at any point in the run but there is a chance that it locked up on him afterwards. It could also be that Memphis is just trying to rest their top player after that kind of work load that he is unaccustomed to. In any case, Z-Bo could see a bigger minutes night on Thursday if Gasol can't go and JaMychal Green could as well.
40 minutes ago
Vince Carter Headshot

Vince Carter (hip) ruled out Thursday.

This will be the sixth straight game Carter is going to sit out with the hip injury and is seemingly going to remain sidelined until he's 100-percent. Carter turns 40 in January so his status will be monitored very closely as long as he's still playing.
1 hour ago
Moe Harkless Headshot

Maurice Harkless (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game.

Harkless sprained his ankle just Wednesday so it wouldn't shock anybody if he sat out a day later. If he sits out, Evan Turner is likely the one that will benefit the most a receive a healthy bump in minutes. If that's the case, Turner becomes a strong candidate for GPP's.
2 hours ago
Rodney McGruder Headshot

Rodney McGruder (ankle) listed as questionable for Friday's game.

The Heat have played the last few games with just nine bodies and that was including McGruder so things aren't seemingly getting any better. They don't seem to have any reinforcements coming either, so if he can play, he'll likely suit up and be listed as "in case of an emergency."
2 hours ago
Nerlens Noel Headshot

Nerlens Noel could play on Saturday.

Noel has yet to make his season debut, but is close. Philly’s crowded front-court is not ideal, and he will also most likely be on a minutes restriction. That being said, Noel is worth stashing in deeper leagues, and could also be traded out of Philly.
3 hours ago
Rodney Hood Headshot

Rodney Hood will not play Thursday.

With Gordon Hayward also out the Jazz rotation will be thin tonight. Joe Ingles and Boris Diaw could see some extra minutes with Hood and Hayward out. It is unclear who will draw the start.
3 hours ago
Robert Covington Headshot

Robert Covington (knee) will be available to play Thursday. He'll be on a minute restrictions.

Covington has been out the last 3 games dealing with the knee. Gerald Henderson and Nik Stauskas will have their minutes scaled back some with Covington coming back.
3 hours ago
Ian Mahinmi Headshot

Ian Mahinmi (knee) is questionable for Thursday.

Mahinmi has only played in 1 game so far this season, and is not worth owning in any fantasy format. When he does finally get healthy he will have to work hard to get his minutes and play well when he does get them.
3 hours ago
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