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Nikola Mirotic    F  Bulls

 

 

Nikola Mirotic will earn another start on Wednesday in place of Lauri Markkanen (back). Markkanen was expected to return tonight, but this last-minute change suggests he didn't feel good during pre-game warmups. Bobby Portis also benefits with a bigger role in Markkanen's absence, but this is just a day-to-day situation.

Rotoworld

Dec 13 - 7:50 PM

Lauri Markkanen    F  Bulls

 

 

Updating a previous item, Lauri Markkanen (back) will not play against the Jazz and Nikola Mirotic will start in his place. Oh boy. We get late news from the team here after the he was listed in the starting lineup. Markkanen must not be feeling well after his warmup today, but he should just be day-to-day. Besides Mirotic playing more, this should open up some minutes for Bobby Portis and Paul Zipser.

Rotoworld

Dec 13 - 7:50 PM

Anthony Davis    PF  Pelicans

 

 

Davis (groin) will get the start in Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks, Will Guillory of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. After missing the four of the past six games with a groin injury, Davis will get the start against Milwaukee. Davis has averaged 35.0 minutes per game this season, and his return will likely cause Dante Cunnigham and Darius Miller's minutes to decrease.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 7:45 PM

Tyson Chandler    C  Suns

 

 

Chandler is tending to a personal matter and has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports. It's unclear exactly how long Chandler will be away from the team, so he can also be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Timberwolves. With Chandler sidelined, Greg Monroe will start at center and see an increased workload, while Alex Len should step into the backup role and also see an uptick in minutes.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 7:39 PM

Greg Monroe    C  Suns

 

 

Monroe will start at center in place of Tyson Chandler on Wednesday against the Raptors, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports. With Tyson Chandler out for personal reasons, Greg Monroe will be slotted into the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest. Monroe has started the last three games he's played in, averaging 11.3 points and 9.3 rebounds over 25.0 minutes per game.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 7:36 PM

Nikola Mirotic    PF  Bulls

 

 

Mirotic will shift back to a bench role for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Bulls radio play-by-play announcer Chuck Swirsky reports. Mirotic picked up the start Monday in place of an injured Lauri Markkanen (back), posting an impressive 24 points, eight rebounds and one block across 32 minutes. However, with Markkanen rejoining the lineup Wednesday, Mirotic will head back to the bench and will likely see a few less minutes. Look for Mirotic to battle for minutes off the bench with Bobby Portis, though all three could potentially have some sort of timeshare at the position.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 7:35 PM

Trey Lyles    PF  Nuggets

 

 

Lyles will start at power forward for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports. The Nuggets are getting Nikola Jokic (ankle) back from a six-game layoff, but he'll come off the bench in his return, which opens up a spot in the starting lineup. It was originally expected to be Kenneth Faried, but the Nuggets have now made a last second switch and will go with Lyles instead. That's likely because of back-to-back strong performances from Lyles, who scored 20 and 25 points, respectively, over his last two games off the bench.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 7:30 PM

Tyson Chandler    C  Suns

 

 

Tyson Chandler (personal) will miss Wednesday's game against the Raptors. With Chandler unavailable, Greg Monroe will draw the start and there will be more minutes available for Alex Len. Chandler belongs on the wire in most leagues.

Rotoworld

Dec 13 - 7:29 PM

Kenneth Faried    PF  Nuggets

 

 

Updating a previous report, Faried will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports. Nikola Jokic (ankle) is returning from a six-game absence, but will come off the bench. While Faried was originally expected to start because of it, the Nuggets will now go with Trey Lyles instead and bring Faried off the bench. Whether starting or not, Jokic's return should signal a slight decrease in Faried's overall workload.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 7:27 PM

Lauri Markkanen    PF  Bulls

 

 

Markkanen (back) will start Wednesday against the Jazz, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports. After experiencing pain during warmups earlier today, Markkanen is good to go and will get the start Wednesday. The injury likely isn't anything serious, as Markkanen would likely be held out if there was any cause for concern.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 7:26 PM