Coach Joe Philbin said Knowshon Moreno (knee) is "starting to look like his old self."
Can we be more specific about which "old self" we're talking about, Coach? Is last year's version of Moreno considered his "old self"? Or are we talking about the old 2012 version that saw him rush for only 525 yards and four touchdowns? Or how about the 2011 version who sat out injured most of the season and only ran for 179 yards? Let's be specific, Philbin. We've seen lots of versions of Moreno over the years and most of them have stunk.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Victor Oladipo will come off the bench Friday.
After struggling over a number of games, Oladipo was moved to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. He responded with 24 points and four rebounds over 26 minutes, so coach Scott Skiles is going to use him in the same fashion to see if it works for him again. Should he continue to perform as well, he should see closer to his usual 30 minutes that he was playing earlier in the year. Analysis: Howard Bender
Brett Lawrie is "likely to be traded" by the A's according to reports.
Oakland's trade for Jed Lowrie means the A's don't have room for both Lawrie and Danny Valencia, and Lawrie stands a better chance of getting traded. Lawrie finally stayed healthy last season, batting .260/.299/.407 in 149 games. Moving to a different ballpark and a better lineup should help Lawrie's fantasy production, but at this point he is nothing more than a solid middle infielder. Analysis: Steve Pimental