NBA Fantasy Injury Updates: Derrick Rose To Miss Tuesday's Action?

Kevin Roberts@BreakingKevinSenior Writer IMarch 15, 2010

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The fantasy basketball season is winding down, so it's always good to stay up to date with key injuries, especially when the right (or wrong) sub can directly affect the outcome of a late-season run.

Some of these injuries also affect how NBA teams will perform down the stretch as they vie for playoff positioning.

Read on for the latest injury and roster news for the week:


Derrick Rose Likely Out For Tuesday

Chicago Bulls head coach Vinny Del Negro leaned towards Derrick Rose missing NBA action again, likely vaulting Jannero Pargo up to the top of your "must-haves" in terms of fantasy waiver wires.

Kirk Hinrich should also see max minutes and should see a minimum of 10 shots per game, while playing more of a distributor role than he has been in recent months.

Judging by both player's last game, they should be suitable replacements for Rose until he returns to the court.

There is still a slight chance Rose could try playing, but we advise plugging Pargo or Hinrich in your starting lineup, and look for Ronald "Flip" Murray to see even more action off the bench.


Toney Douglas to Begin Starting For the New York Knicks?

It's mostly a rumor at this point, and there isn't any commitment from the Knicks side, but it's beginning to look like a real possibility that Toney Douglas could see himself in the starting lineup sometime before the season ends.

New York head coach Mike D'Antoni hasn't confirmed it, but sources say he is leaning in that direction.

The Knicks haven't gotten great production out of Chris Duhon or Sergio Rodriguez, and even traded Nate Robinson because he didn't fit their plans.

Bill Walker is a guy they tried out in the lineup for a while, and he has played well, but Douglas could have more potential as a scorer and distributor than anyone the Knicks have currently been giving chances.

Either way, it looks like Douglas is in for extended minutes, and the chance at a shot at the starting point guard job should tell you he's worth adding. That is, if you're a desperate owner in need of some real potential at the position.


Chris Paul Nearing a Return to Action

Chris Paul reportedly participated last Friday in the Hornets' shootaround, and the New Orleans brass is starting to aim for a return within the next two weeks.

It's agreed by many that Paul will be eased back into his starting role gradually, and almost certainly won't start for a game or two (and possibly more) when he does in fact return.

Darren Collison owners can finally start realizing their fears and plan for a transition, as Collison's minutes and production will undoubtedly drop in the final week or two of the season.


Other news...

New Jersey Nets starting point guard Devin Harris is questionable for Tuesdays game after missing Monday's practice with an illness. There isn't any word yet on his availability, but he's expected to play.

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is day-to-day with a neck injury. His absence would give a boost to rookie center Hasheem Thabeet, who has otherwise been a grand disappointment in his first NBA season.


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