Carmelo Anothony – strained his groin last night. He’s been hampered by a wrist and an ankle already. Don’t be surprised if he takes a few games off to get completely healthy. Which he didn’t do last time and it cost him and his owners.
Nene – has a heel injury, I think he should be back soon but, any type of foot/nagging injury to big men is a pain in the….
Raymond Felton – sprained foot. worried this may cause him to miss a couple of games. Already wasn’t playing well and out of shape.
Jarret Jack – The ever mysterious knee. Thought he should have been back last night but, with vasquez playing well, guess the ever crappy hornets will keep him out until his is 100%.
Danillo Gallinari – Chip fracture in his ankle. This one isn’t good. More tests today and my guess is that we are looking at weeks. Weeks that could exceed a month.
Derrick Rose – Didn’t return in the second half with back spasms. I’d normally forget this one since they were playing the nets. But, he was seen stretching his back in the second half of his previous game. Let’s hope it’s not a nagging injury.
Chauncey Billups – Achilles. Looks BAD. Season ending Bad. More testing to be done and if you can’t put weight on it, good sign it’s going to be serious. Pickup Randy Foye or Mo Williams immediately if word comes down that it’s serious.
Manu Ginobili – The only bit of injury good news. He’s expected to return within a week and I have a feeling he will return by the end of the week. Pick him up NOW if by some miracle he is still available. I’m hoping for a quick return to one of my injury stricken teams.
Last Nights Action
Jeremy Lin – Huge night in a Knicks win. Keep in mind no Amare, Melo left early with an injury and Chandler battled foul trouble all night. While I would love to see this kid keep it up (GO KNICKS), I have concerns. He’s never played this many minutes and the turnovers are high. He looked EXHAUSTED last night. With Lin pushing this hard, andthe condensed season, I worry D’Antoni is pushing him to hard to early and we’ll see some kind of strain under the phsyical pressures of the NBA. You have to own him and I hope for the best (Again, GO KNICKS), this is a ton of minutes for the guy. #LINSANITY
Kevin Love – Tossed him in here to remind you he’s suspended the next two games.
Jerryd Bayless and Kleiza – Both had huge nights with 30 points. I’d say pick them up (especially Bayless) but, we can’t count on the rotation in Toronto. Looks like Bayless is the guy they love to play and will get minutes going forward.
Lamarcus Aldridge – He was HUGE last night with 39 pts. Having a great season, even better than expected. Keep putting him out there and enjoy the numbers. If not on your team, try to get him if you can. Good luck on that.
Grevis Vasquez – 20 pts and 9 assists. Keep him out there as long as Jack and Gordon are out. Even when Jack returns he should be nice. Don’t expect this when Jack AND Gordon are back though.
Quicker Rundown if you don’t like my ramblings
Bynum had 20 and 20
Jameer Nelson had 15 and 12 assts
Dwight Howard had 33 and 14 with his usual bad free throw shooting
CP3 had 29, 7 and 8
Nash had 24 and 11 assts
Frye had 19 and 9
Demarcus Cousins was huge with 28 and 19
Duncan with 19 and 17
Al Harrington had 12 and 15 (I include him because picked him up off the wire early and loving the production)