Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Chris Paul and Paul Millsap Out Wednesday
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Whether you play daily fantasy basketball games or are knee-deep in a run for your league's playoffs in a season league, I've got you covered on all the latest injury buzz for tonight's NBA games.
Read on for the latest news on which guys are playing, along with the guys that bring some solid value in their place for Wednesday night's action:
Chris Paul, PG, New Orleans Hornets (Out)
Paul is still out with a concussion, so look for backup point guard Jarrett Jack to get significant run again. Jack put up 23 points in his last start in place of the injured Paul. I'd stay away from Paul the rest of the week until we know he's got his head on straight. Sorry, but yes, pun was intended.
Trevor Ariza, G/F, New Orleans Hornets (Questionable)
Ariza is listed as questionable for tonight's game, but you're probably better off staying away, as his shooting percentages are awful, and he's no lock to play significant minutes, even if he does take the court. Marco Belinelli has been playing pretty well in Ariza's absence, so continue to us him if needed.
Tyrus Thomas, F, Charlotte Bobcats (Out)
Which back-up do you like the most for tonight?
Thomas was supposed to get back into action tonight, but reportedly had a setback and will not play tonight. I'd be careful in using him too early anyways, but obviously tonight isn't the night. Boris Diaw benefits the most from Thomas missing this game.
Stephen Jackson, G/F, Charlotte Bobcats (Questionable)
Jackson has been dealing with a bad hammy and from the star himself, is expected to be a game-time decision on Wednesday night. Game-time decisions are no fun, no matter the sport, so keep away from Jackson. Hamstrings are tricky, too, so monitor him before using him when he does make it back. In the meantime, Gerald Henderson should continue to see a solid amount of shots for Charlotte.
Baron Davis, PG, Cleveland Cavaliers (Out)
Davis will miss tonight's game due to a death in his family. It's definitely unfortunate, but Ramon Sessions owners can at least take solace in the fact that his fantasy value sky rockets for at least one night. Davis has been hot for the Cavs and it has been putting a slight damper on Sessions' production.
Andrei Kirilenko, F, Utah Jazz (Doubtful)
Doubt was already cast of AK-47's availability, but now head coach Ty Corbin has said that he's likely out. Kirilenko is no stranger to playing through injury and randomly finding himself in the starting lineup, but there is no reason to risk it. Rookie Gordon Hayward could get the start and, at the very worst, should see solid minutes with Kirilenko out.
Andrea Bargnani, F/C, Toronto Raptors (Questionable)
I'm leaning very close to marking Bargnani as Doubtful, as he's kind of a "weaky" and has been battling the flu lately. He's missed two straight practices and can't be a safe play for tonight's game against the Utah Jazz. Rookie Ed Davis could start in his place.
Paul Millsap, PF, Utah Jazz (Out)
Millsap has been trudging around with a bad knee, so he'll rest it tonight in hope for a quick recovery. Al Jefferson's night just got a lot more interesting.
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