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Negotiations went down to the wire on Friday before the Marlins were able to reach one-year contract agreements with Giancarlo Stanton and Steve Cishek. The deals mean the club came to terms with all three of its arbitration-eligible players, avoiding hearings in February. The Marlins haven't confirmed the deals. All three were arbitration-eligible for the first time, and they will receive significant raises in 2014. Per team policy, the Marlins don't release financial terms. But according to sources, Stanton will earn $6.5 million, Cishek will receive $3.8 million and Mike Dunn will make $1.4 million. In 2013, Stanton made $537,000, while Cishek received $505,000 and Dunn earned $492,500.

Cishek will close and have a good shot at 30 saves with strong ratios. As for Stanton, he walked a bit more last season which could lead to him finally "figuring it out." Stanton has failed to appear in 125 games each of the last two seasons so his health will likely be the determining factor we turn to when trying to assess his 2014 campaign.ANALYST: Ray Flowers

Austin Rivers won't need surgery on his broken hand.

Rivers will likely miss four-to-six weeks with his broken hand, but won't require surgery. The Clippers rotation is depleted and this injury doesn't help that at all. Without Rivers, Pablo Prigioni and Jamal Crawford will likely take Rivers minutes.  Analysis: James Grande

Update: Rudy Gay (ankle) is going to try and give it a go on Monday night.

Gay sprained his ankle in Friday's game against the Nets, forcing him to leave after just four minutes of action. He missed Sunday's game and after being listed as doubtful all day Monday, will actually give it a go. If his ankle doesn't respond well, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi will reek the benefits. Analysis: James Grande

Amar'e Stoudemire will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game.

It's not as if Stoudemire is lighting it up each game, but Hassan Whiteside has responded wonderfully since moving to the bench. Whiteside has dominated opposing second-units, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Stoudemire may be starting, but has absolutely no fantasy value. It's no longer 2011 and he's not in Mike D'Antoni's system. Analysis: James Grande

Wesley Johnson will start for the Clippers on Monday.

With Paul Pierce resting on Monday, Wesley Johnson will draw his sixth start of the season. After being taken with the fourth pick of the 2010 draft, Johnson simply hasn't panned out. That being said, he's a very reliable rotation player and will most likely give the Clippers solid minutes on Monday. Analysis: James Grande

Paul Pierce (rest) will not play on Monday.

The 38-year old will not play on Monday due to rest. With Pierce sitting, Wesley Johnson will start in his place. Pierce has only topped 10 points in a game once over his last four games. Analysis: James Grande

James Anderson will start for injured Rudy Gay on Monday.

There is now conflicting reports as to what the Kings will be doing on Monday. There was a report coming out that Gay will give it a go on Monday, but now a different report has Anderson starting for Gay. Either way, neither is a very reliable fantasy play. If Gay plays, it's likely a limited role. Same with Anderson. Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi are the two Kings wings worth touting in DFS. Analysis: James Grande

John Henson (back) did not practice Monday and has been ruled out for Tuesday's game.

Henson will miss his sixth straight game on Tuesday as his back remains a problem. The Bucks only have one more game (Thursday) before the all-star break, so we could see him then. Miles Plumlee will remain the backup center for the time being. Analysis: James Grande

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