Steve Blake says he expects to play Friday. He could barely move yesterday due to the thigh bruise, but has been working on loosening up all day.
I would be skeptical of starting Blake tonight in any format even though he is going to give it a go and is coming off his second career triple-double. There is plenty of value in the Lakers vs 76ers game this evening as you go about constructing your DFS lineup. For some specific options to target check out today's Daily Dribble article found in our NBA section of our homepage.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender