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2017 Fantasy Hockey Injury Report: January 16 Cover Image


Brandon Ingram Headshot

Ingram tweaked his left ankle during Wednesday's game against the Thunder, though he apparently could have returned if the game were closer, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

Ingram returned to action Wednesday after missing the team's last game with a sprained ankle. He played 26 minutes -- recording eight points (3-7 FG), three assists and one rebound -- but sat out the final 15 minutes of the contest after aggravating the injury. Luckily, the issue doesn't appear to be anything serious, and it sounds like Ingram would have played were the game closer. Consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers, though at this point, it would be surprising if he were held out. His status should clear up following Thursday's practice.
12:52 am (EST)
Kris Dunn Headshot

Dunn was cleared of concussion symptoms following Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

Dunn fell hard on his face following a dunk attempt late in the fourth quarter Wednesday, and while he appears to have avoided a concussion, the guard wound up dislocating his two front teeth. Though he showed no concussion symptoms following the game, he'll be reevaluated Thursday to make sure he's still symptom free.
12:38 am (EST)
Julius Randle Headshot

Randle scored 16 points (8-11 FG, 0-2 3 Pt) to go along with three assists, one rebound and one block across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 114-90 loss to the Thunder.

Randle was the lone bright spot on what was a poor offensive night for the Lakers, converting on 73 percent of his field-goal attempts. He curiously pulled down exactly one rebound for the third time this season, though he played more minutes in this one than he did on either of the previous two occasions. Randle should continue to see plenty of run due to the mounting injuries across the team, and he should make more of an impact on the box score most nights.
12:34 am (EST)
Tyler Ennis Headshot

Ennis scored nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3pt) while adding three rebounds and three assists across 20 minutes during Wednesday's 114-90 loss to the Thunder.

Ennis started his second straight game due to the injury to Lonzo Ball (knee), but he struggled at both ends in a head-to-head matchup with Russell Westbrook and finished with a rather pedestrian stat line. He enjoyed one tremendously successful game against the Rockets on New Year's Eve, but he's otherwise failed to catch the eye in any of his extended outings this season. Ball's health will directly determine Ennis' role for Friday's game against the Pacers.
12:26 am (EST)
Russell Westbrook Headshot

Westbrook scored 19 points (8-22 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go along with seven assists, six rebounds and two steals across 28 minutes during Wednesday's 114-90 win over the Lakers.

Westbrook struggled with his shot as he failed to reach 20 points for the second straight game, and he failed to reach double-digits in rebounds or assists for the first time in nearly a month. Luckily, Westbrook received some offensive support from his teammates in the blowout win, which also capped his minutes a bit early. He remains one of the most productive players in all of fantasy, but nights like these could happen on the occasion due to the caliber of his supporting cast this season.
12:21 am (EST)
Zach LaVine Headshot

LaVine will meet with team doctors and trainers Thursday to discuss his minutes restriction, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

LaVine believes he's ready for more minutes after being capped at 20 minutes through his first three games of the season, though Chicago's management has previously gone on record saying the guard would increase his workload weekly. He played 20 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors, recording five points (2-12 FG, 0-5 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one steal. Depending on how Thursday's meeting goes, LaVine could be in line for an increase in minutes as early as Saturday against the Hawks.
12:14 am (EST)
Carmelo Anthony Headshot

Anthony scored 27 points (10-15 FT, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 114-90 win over the Lakers.

Anthony's minutes were suppressed a bit by the blowout nature of the game, but he still managed his second-highest scoring total of the season thanks to an efficient night at the offensive end. He drained four treys for the second straight game but he contributed minimally in other areas -- a trend that has become increasingly common as he continues to assimilate into his new team. Despite this solid showing, Anthony is still averaging career lows in scoring, rebounding, assists and minutes played.
12:10 am (EST)
Steven Adams Headshot

Adams notched 21 points (10-12 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one block across 26 minutes during Wednesday's 114-90 win over the Lakers.

Adams had his way with a soft Lakers frontcourt, finishing second on the team in scoring while converting 83 percent of his shot attempts. He also pulled down double-digit rebounds for the third consecutive game and is averaging a career-high 8.8 per game this season. Adams is also averaging personal bests in points, steals and field goal percentage as he continues to develop into a rather reliable fantasy asset.
Yesterday 11:52 pm (EST)
Kyle Kuzma Headshot

Kuzma (finger) is hopeful to play Friday against the Pacers, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.

Kuzma sprained his left metacarpal phalangeal joint during Wednesday's loss to the Thunder, though it doesn't appear to be anything overly serious. While the rookie said his hand was sore following the contest, there was no swelling and given the injury is to his non-shooting hand, he may not be forced to miss any action. His availability for Friday should clear up following Thursday's practice.
Yesterday 11:41 pm (EST)
Marcin Gortat Headshot

Gortat tallied zero points (0-3 FG, 0-2 FT), eight rebounds, two steals and one assist across 20 minutes during a 133-109 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday.

Gortat attained his second scoreless game of the season as he was one of numerous starters who struggled in the blowout loss. The poor effort followed up just a four-point outing on Monday. Gortat has now scored below 10 points in three of his last five outings.
Yesterday 11:26 pm (EST)
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