Lots of crazy things going on in the NBA!! As a Knicks fan, I am excited Carmelo Anthony will be calling Madison Square Garden his home, but at the same time, I am leery. Why was the cost so exorbitant? Who were the Knicks bidding against? Themselves? Why couldn't they let Wilson Chandler walk at the end of the year and simply sign Anthony? This deal wreaks of Isiah Thomas. For fantasy purposes, Ty Lawson gets the biggest bump in value as he's expected to start at PG for the Nuggets with Raymond Felton spelling him off the bench. Get him ASAP. Let's talk about the other important items in FANTASY basketball pertaining to injury, after the jump...
Sacramento Kings Guard Tyreke Evans is out for at least three weeks with his troublesome left foot. He will be in a walking boot for three weeks and will be sidelined until at least mid-March. Evans should be re-evaluated at that point, but he is no sure thing to return as his foot has bothered him all season. In the meantime, Beno Udrih looks like an excellent play in the three or so weeks, and Jermaine Taylor warrants a pickup.
Brandon Roy practiced on Tuesday, but he is questionable to play on Wednesday for the Blazers. Keep an eye on his status before gametime. Marcus Camby is doubtful for the same game, but he may not even be on the team's roster by then. Rumor has it Camby and Andre Miller are on their way out...
Rashard Lewis of the Washington Wizards may actually play against the Pacers on Tuesday despite tendinitis in his knee. As I mentioned on Friday, I would generally avoid the Wizards' situation, but if in need of 3's roll the dice and play Lewis. Just know his knee may act up at any moment during the game.
The Clippers' Eric Gordon is out this entire week with his wrist injury. It appears Gordon will be ready to go by Monday against Sacramento at the latest, barring a setback. His doctors have noted positive analysis, so Gordon may try to return over the weekend. Keep an eye on this situation. Gordon has developed into a stud.
For those in need of rebounds and blocks, Tyrus Thomas should return to the Charlotte Bobcats' lineup in possibly two weeks, per coach Paul Silas. Thomas is targeting a late March return, but he may return before then.
Joakim Noah is expected to return to Chicago's lineup tomorrow night against Toronto. Noah couldn't ask for a juicier matchup. Let's hope he bangs out double-doubles right away.
Cleveland Cavaliers PG Mo Williams tried to practice yesterday, but he was shut down by coach Byron Scott. Williams is not expected to play on Wednesday, and Ramon Sessions stands to benefit the most. Sessions was riding high before the ASB, and I assume he keeps it up. Continue to start Sessions and monitor Williams' health as both guards will be impacted.
In wake of Rudy Gay's shoulder injury, coach Lionel Hollins has named Tony Allen his replacement. If Allen is available in your league, pick him up immediately. Allen and Sam Young will continue to get big minutes in Gay's absence.
New Orleans Center Emeka Okafor is officially listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers. Considering he practiced Monday, I'd bet for Okafor starting against LA. Feel free to pick up the big man and start him.
Any other injuries to note? Share in the comments...