UPDATES & NEWS
Manny Machado (back) is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Thursday.
Machado will get the night off in favor of Ryan Flaherty, which makes for the first straight game in which the Orioles will be without his services. Although the injury was not expected to land him on the disabled list, there is some concern that this minor back tightness may keep him out past this weekend. Until the Orioles update us with his status consider him day-to-day.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Nikola Mirotic scored a game high 29 points with nine rebounds and one block in the Bulls 96-86 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
With Taj Gibson out of the lineup Mirotic stepped up in a big way as the Bulls only big man off the bench. Gibson was seen in a walking boot leaving the locker room after injuring his ankle against the Timberwolves on Friday which could mean more playing time for Mirotic. Earlier this week Gibson sat out because of an illness and Nikola impressed, scoring 16 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Its likely given his prior role in the rotation that Mirotic could be available in your league and is worth an add. In daily leagues as long as Gibson remains out Mirotic should be considered a must start due to his very low price tag. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba