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José Iglesias (R) Headshot

Iglesias signed a one-year contract with the Tigers on Wednesday, thus avoiding arbitration.

The deal is worth a reported $6.275 million, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Iglesias is set to reprise his role as the Tigers' starting shortstop in 2018 after appearing in 130 games for the club last season. Despite his regular playing time, not much should be expected from the glove-first shortstop from a fantasy standpoint, as he hit just .255/.288/.369 with six homers and seven stolen bases in 2017.
6:55 pm (EST)
Adrian Clayborn Headshot

Clayborn racked up 21 tackles, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one touchdown over 16 games in 2017.

Clayborn smashed his previous career high of 7.5 sacks from his rookie season in 2011 en route to earning Pro Football Focus' eight-highest grade as a pass rusher among 4-3 defensive ends. He arguably had the best IDP performance of the season among all NFL defenders thanks to his Week 10 domination of the Cowboys when Reed racked up six sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. However, he wasn't a consistent fantasy option by any means considering he only netted three sacks over his 14 other games and also hasn't topped 22 tackles in any of his three seasons with Atlanta. Altogether, it's likely he'll be overvalued in 2018 drafts and should best be viewed as a middling IDP option among defensive linemen.
6:54 pm (EST)
Stanley Johnson Headshot

Johnson (hip) as been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic reports.

Johnson was unable to take part in Wednesday's morning shootaround due to a hip flexor strain, so the writing was on the wall for his eventual absence. It's now costed him seven of the Pistons' last eight games and is something to monitor moving forward, as a concrete timetable hasn't been provided. With Johnson out, look for Reggie Bullock to continue to see extended run on the wing.
6:54 pm (EST)
Avery Bradley Headshot

Bradley (groin) is active for Wednesday's contest against the Raptors, Blake Murphy of The Athletic Toronto reports.

Despite some discomfort stemming from a groin injury, Bradley will take the floor Wednesday. Over his past seven games, he's averaged 15.6 points, 3.0 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals across 33.3 minutes per game.
6:51 pm (EST)
Luke Kennard Headshot

Kennard (thumb) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic reports.

Kennard is nursing a thumb issue on his shooting hand, but he'll play through the ailment and is expected to available in his usual role off the bench. The rookie out of Duke is averaging a shade under 21 minutes per game in the month of December, and he played 25 minutes in Monday's loss to the Hornets, finishing with five points, four rebounds and one assist.
6:50 pm (EST)
James Harden Headshot

Harden (hamstring) will not be suspended for his role in an altercation with the Clippers following Monday's game, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Harden, as well as a handful of other Rockets players, attempted to enter the Clippers' locker room following Monday's contest. While the altercation drew plenty of rumors regarding potential suspensions, it will only be Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green who have to sit out the next two games as a result. For that reason, Harden is still on track to play Thursday, though if cleared, he's slated to be on a 25-minute restriction. Look for another update on his availability following Thursday's morning shootaround.
6:50 pm (EST)
Chris Paul Headshot

Paul will not be suspended for reportedly entering the Clippers' locker room following Monday's contest, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

After a tension-filled contest against the Clippers, there was some concern that Paul, among others, would be suspended by the NBA for their involvement in the conflicts during and after the game. Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green were both hit with two-game suspensions, while Paul and James Harden have not been penalized.
6:48 pm (EST)
Blake Griffin Headshot

Griffin will not face any additional punishment for his actions in Monday's game against the Rockets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Griffin was ejected from Monday's game after bumping into Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, but he will not be forced to miss any further action as a result. Expect him to be in the starting lineup as he usually is for Wednesday's matchup with the Nuggets.
6:48 pm (EST)
Brooks Reed Headshot

Reed produced 41 tackles and four sacks over 16 games in 2017.

Reed yet again proved to be a force in run support, ultimately grading out as Pro Football Focus' 10th-highest-graded 4-3 defensive end in that area. However, he's also proving to be a low-floor, low-upside fantasy option due to his modest production in both the sack and tackle departments. Since it's hard to see that changing in 2018, Reed shouldn't be on the fantasy radar in most formats.
6:44 pm (EST)
Gerald Green Headshot

Green was hit with a two-game suspension Wednesday for entering the Clippers' locker room following Monday's game, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

In one of the more bizarre stories in recent NBA history, Green and a few Rockets teammates reportedly attempted to enter the Clippers' locker room following a contentious loss Monday night at Staples Center. While the altercation did not result in violence, the league has still hit both Green and Trevor Ariza with two-game bans, which they will presumably serve Thursday against Minnesota and Saturday against Golden State. Neither Chris Paul nor James Harden were suspended, nor were any Clippers players.
6:43 pm (EST)
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